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‘Taabingo’ Draws Good Numbers

‘Taabingo’ Draws Good Numbers

Taabinga State School’s major fundraiser for the year packed out the school hall on Saturday evening.

A Girl Can Do That!

A Girl Can Do That!

 Cherie Baldacchino’s father would often say, “a girl can’t do that” … but he had a cheeky grin and an ulterior motive.

A Centenary Of History On Display

A Centenary Of History On Display

The modern fleet of ambulances that are called to Kingaroy emergencies in 2020 bares no resemblance to the first vehicles that came to residents’ aid back in 1920.

Cooyar Had Lots To Smile About!

Cooyar Had Lots To Smile About!

The 71st Cooyar Show had something for everyone … including lots of smiles because the grass was so green!

New Tourism Group Launches

New Tourism Group Launches

The immediate future of international tourism in Queensland looks bleak, but South Burnett tourism operators could benefit from a lift in domestic tourism.

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

A quarterly community forum to gather feedback and set priorities for the future of the Wide Bay-Burnett and Fraser Coast region was held in Cherbourg on Monday.

Blackbutt Housing Haven Expands

Blackbutt Housing Haven Expands

Blackbutt retirees looking to downsize have a new option available to them, thanks to the Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association

Transport Team Celebrates 20 Years

Transport Team Celebrates 20 Years

Back in 2000, it was known as SBCITS and it had just one van and volunteer drivers used their own cars. These days, Graham House Community Transport Services has a fleet of 12 vehicles which completed an amazing 9928 trips last year.

Storms Cause $1m Roads Damage

Storms Cause $1m Roads Damage

Recent storms have caused an estimated $1 million damage to the South Burnett’s road network, Council’s meeting heard on Wednesday.

Reef’n’Beef Brings Out A Crowd

Reef’n’Beef Brings Out A Crowd

Numbers were up at this year’s Reef’n’Beef Extravaganza at Ironpot … and we were assured many times this had absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming Council election!

Punters In The Pink At Nanango

Punters In The Pink At Nanango

Nanango Race Club’s Valentine’s Day meeting had one more race than initially expected, giving punters a bonus at Lee Park’s first meeting of the year.

Soccer Sevens Shine In Kingaroy

Soccer Sevens Shine In Kingaroy

The rain gods smiled on Kingaroy’s annual Soccer Sevens tournament last weekend … despite downpours elsewhere in the region, no games were disrupted during the two days of play.

Another Legendary Day Of League!

Another Legendary Day Of League!

Old footballers never die … they just keep on lacing up their boots and having fun on the field.

Moreton Withdraws Coal Mine Application

Moreton Withdraws Coal Mine Application

Moreton Resources has withdrawn its application to mine coal at Taabinga, just outside Kingaroy.

Missing Man Found Safe

Missing Man Found Safe

A man last seen with a car in floodwaters near Nanango on Monday night has been located safe and well

Winning Team Ready For Show

Winning Team Ready For Show

The annual show season is just around the corner … and Cooyar has kicked it off again with a special High Tea to select its showgirls.

$10,000 Boost For Proston Shops

$10,000 Boost For Proston Shops

The revitalisation of Proston’s CBD moved another step closer on Thursday when the Proston Village Community Group received a $10,000 donation from South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff.

Fundraiser Fires Up Despite Rain

Fundraiser Fires Up Despite Rain

Rainy weather may have slightly diluted crowd numbers at a Nanango fundraiser for bushfire victims on Wednesday night, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds who turned out to support it.

Turning Red For A Healthy Future

Turning Red For A Healthy Future

The South Burnett is turning red this week for a very important cause … the health of our future generations.

Nanango Reaches Out To Fire Victims

Nanango Reaches Out To Fire Victims

A fun evening to raise funds to help the southern NSW town of Cobargo will be held in Nanango on Wednesday (February 5).

Green Shirts Plan Kingaroy Rally

Green Shirts Plan Kingaroy Rally

A new movement that aims to put rural issues at the centre of Federal, State and local government policy-making will be holding a rally in Kingaroy on Wednesday (February 5).

Kye’s Our New Kingaroy King

Kye’s Our New Kingaroy King

About 8500 people passed through the gates of the Kingaroy Speedway over the weekend … the biggest Kings Royal event yet!

Farewell To Old England Forever …

Farewell To Old England Forever …

Back on Australia Day in 1962, four young English immigrants clapped eyes on their new homeland for the first time … 58 years later, they came together again in Kingaroy for a very special celebration.

What Unites Us, What Divides Us

What Unites Us, What Divides Us

Australia Day has become a day to remember what unites us and what divides us … but it is also a day to salute all the people in our communities that go above and beyond any divisions.