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LNP Locks Down Local Seats

LNP Locks Down Local Seats

The South Burnett’s three Federal seats – Maranoa, Flynn and Wide Bay – will all remain in LNP hands in line with the blue tide that has swept across Queensland.

Here Are The Candidates

Here Are The Candidates

Three Federal electorates cross the South Burnett: Wide Bay, Flynn and Maranoa. At present, all three are held by the LNP and polls suggest this will still be the case when counting in Saturday’s election is over.

Ratepayers Face Massive Hike

Ratepayers Face Massive Hike

Almost half of Gympie Regional Council’s 25,000 ratepayers will face an average rate hike of 6.39 per cent next year after recent increases in land valuations.

Punters Throw Caution To The Winds

Punters Throw Caution To The Winds

Organisers and racegoers were blown away by this year’s Burrandowan Races … quite literally.

Jason’s Pedalling A Tasty New Idea

Jason’s Pedalling A Tasty New Idea

Kingaroy chef Jason Ford is combining two of the South Burnett’s great passions – cycling the rail trail and eating local cuisine – in a special event next month.

Music Festival Scuttled By Weather

Music Festival Scuttled By Weather

An ambitious plan to create a new music festival for the South Burnett came asunder on Friday night.

Mystery Guest Is … Greg Inglis

Mystery Guest Is … Greg Inglis

The mystery third guest for this year’s Dinner With The Captains in Kingaroy was officially announced on Friday … and it’s recently retired rugby league superstar Greg Inglis!

Kingaroy Wind Farm Plans Unveiled

Kingaroy Wind Farm Plans Unveiled

Work on building the South Burnett’s second wind farm could begin as early as next year, a public meeting at Kingaroy RSL heard on Thursday night.

Rain Can’t Stop Show Smiles

Rain Can’t Stop Show Smiles

Kingaroy Show organisers would have been thanking their lucky stars it was a two-day show after heavy showers swept across the showgrounds in bursts on Saturday.

Seventy Jobs To Go At Mine

Seventy Jobs To Go At Mine

Seventy jobs will be lost at Tarong’s Meandu Mine soon when the mine shuts one of its fleets

Champions On Show At Murgon

Champions On Show At Murgon

“Top birds, equal to anything in Australia and better than the Sydney Royal.”

Sub-Branch Buys Ailing RSL Club

Sub-Branch Buys Ailing RSL Club

The Nanango RSL Sub-Branch has taken over the operation of the financially troubled Nanango RSL Club.

Brave Start For Relay Campaign

Brave Start For Relay Campaign

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston AM stirred emotions at Thursday’s South Burnett Mayor’s Breakfast in Kingaroy.

Festival Marks ‘Spirit Of Maidenwell’

Festival Marks ‘Spirit Of Maidenwell’

A small annual festival created by runners in 2015 celebrated its fifth outing in Maidenwell over the Easter break with several additions to its schedule.

Big Crowd Turns Out For Legacy

Big Crowd Turns Out For Legacy

South Burnett Race Club officials breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when big crowds turned out at Wondai Racecourse for the annual Anzac Day meeting.

Kingaroy Speedway Smashes Record

Kingaroy Speedway Smashes Record

“Absolutely sensational” … that’s how Kingaroy Speedway president Travis Barron summed up the two nights of racing at the weekend.

South Burnett Salutes Our Fallen

South Burnett Salutes Our Fallen

Towns and villages across the South Burnett paused again on April 25 to mark the 104th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.

Chinese Explore Wind Farm Project

Chinese Explore Wind Farm Project

A renewable energy company with links to the Chinese Government’s Belt and Road economic initiative is planning to hold a “community pop-up event” in Kingaroy to discuss a possible wind farm development.

$20m Promise To Replace Bridge

$20m Promise To Replace Bridge

The Federal Coalition has promised to spend $20 million to replace the single-lane John Peterson Bridge over the Boyne River near Mundubbera if re-elected.

Scouts Get Back To Basics

Scouts Get Back To Basics

A mini tent-city sprang up on the outskirts of Kingaroy over the Easter Long Weekend for the annual “Kiwi Woggle”, a celebration of everything linked to scouting.

RSL Project Hinges On Coalition Win

RSL Project Hinges On Coalition Win

Murgon RSL Sub-Branch will be hoping the Coalition secures victory at the upcoming Federal Election so their proposed Drop-In Centre can go ahead.

Big Weekend Is Off And Running

Big Weekend Is Off And Running

There’s a huge weekend of activities coming up in the South Burnett for Easter … from traditional Easter celebrations to horse racing, marathon running, a garden expo and a bullride.

Sports Program Gets $390,000 Extension

Sports Program Gets $390,000 Extension

A successful after-school and holidays sports program at Cherbourg will be funded for another three years, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced on Wednesday.

Nanango Beats The Odds

Nanango Beats The Odds

Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss says that “considering everything else that was on”, the 110th Nanango Show at the weekend had been an extremely good day.