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Blackbutt Gets Another Big Lift

Blackbutt Gets Another Big Lift

Blackbutt is looking a little shinier and tidier than it did on Wednesday thanks to a welcome helping hand from The Big Lift.

4WD Plunges Off Bridge

4WD Plunges Off Bridge

Three people were lucky to escape serious injury in a spectacular collision involving a caravan on the Bunya Highway just outside Kingaroy on Thursday morning

Gallery Honours Artist’s Legacy

Gallery Honours Artist’s Legacy

A retrospective of works by one of the South Burnett’s best-known artists has taken over the main room at the Wondai Art Gallery this month.

Cherbourg Celebrates With Pride

Cherbourg Celebrates With Pride

Singing, a smoking ceremony and lots of different types of dancing … a large crowd of Cherbourg residents and visitors celebrated NAIDOC Week with enthusiasm on Tuesday.

Colours Brighten Up Winter Races

Colours Brighten Up Winter Races

Colourful fashions and exciting racing brightened up a dull winter’s day at the Wondai Races on Saturday.

Community Splits Over Coal Mine

Community Splits Over Coal Mine

A recent ABC audio documentary, based on the “More Mines” sign outside Nanango, painted a picture of a community divided over the proposed Moreton Resources coal mine near Kingaroy .

Fitzgerald Anniversary Stirs Memories

Fitzgerald Anniversary Stirs Memories

The 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Inquiry report’s release stirred some painful memories at a special talk hosted by Kingaroy Library on Wednesday.

Old And New Ways Celebrate NAIDOC

Old And New Ways Celebrate NAIDOC

Kingaroy’s new-look NAIDOC celebrations went off in style in Memorial Park on Monday with an exciting mix of the traditional and the new.

Council Divisions Set To Change

Council Divisions Set To Change

Residents have until 5:00pm on Monday, July 8, to lodge objections to a realignment of the South Burnett Regional Council’s six divisions.

Smiles As Men Celebrate Their Shed

Smiles As Men Celebrate Their Shed

The rollercoaster ride that has marked the recent history of the former DPI Forestry workshop in Yarraman ended in smiles on Friday with the official opening of the new Yarraman Men’s Shed.

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

Inside The Valley Of The Giants

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to inspect the Coopers Gap project, which will be Australia’s largest wind farm when it’s completed in May or June next year.

Star Comes Out For Race Day

Star Comes Out For Race Day

South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club had a star attraction at its return-to-racing club day in Kingaroy on Saturday.

Solar Farm Gets Green Light

Solar Farm Gets Green Light

The Planning and Environment Court has removed a major obstacle to the proposed construction of a 130ha solar farm on the outskirts of Kingaroy.

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most Rates To Rise $2 A Week

Most South Burnett ratepayers can expect to see an increase of about $2 per week in their rates notices this year, but some rural ratepayers could face rises of up to 30 per cent after the Council handed down its Budget on Monday.

James Takes His Pork To The World

James Takes His Pork To The World

Two Kingaroy businesses are among an elite group of “emerging exporters” who have been selected to take part in a special three-year mentoring program which aims to help expand their markets.

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

Festival Offers Weekend Of Fun

The third annual Wondai Country Festival is on this weekend … and organisers are expecting it will be the biggest yet.

Club Gears Up For Racing

Club Gears Up For Racing

Volunteers have been hard at work at the South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club’s track in Kingaroy to get everything ready for the group’s first racing club day for more than a decade.

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

No one was injured but a house in Douglas Street, Cherbourg, was gutted by fire early on Monday evening.

CTC Looks Back On Another Year

CTC Looks Back On Another Year

South Burnett CTC held its annual CTC Day at Wondai Town Hall last week to look back over the past 12 months and prepare for the next year.

Wind Farm Ready To Power Up

Wind Farm Ready To Power Up

Coopers Gap Wind Farm is expected to begin producing its first electricity next month.

$353m Upgrade Planned At Tarong

$353m Upgrade Planned At Tarong

Stanwell Corporation is now officially “investigating options” in regards to the construction of a new fly ash plant at Tarong Power Station.

Few Surprises For South Burnett

Few Surprises For South Burnett

The State Government’s 2019-20 Budget, handed down by Treasurer Jackie Trad on Tuesday, contains few surprises for the South Burnett region.

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

App Will Track Nanango’s Stories

In spring, tourists visiting Nanango should be able to take a guided tour around the town’s historic CBD using nothing but their mobile phone.

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

No More Hell For Maidenwell?

The nine-year-old Raising Hell In Maidenwell camping weekend will not be held this year … and possibly never again.