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Missing Link Creates 305km Trail

Missing Link Creates 305km Trail

The South Burnett and Brisbane Valley Rail Trails are now connected, thanks to a joint initiative by Nanango’s Heritage Bank and local cyclists.

May Opening For Bunnings

May Opening For Bunnings

The $17 million Bunnings Warehouse in Kingaroy will officially open late next month.

Charity Riders Tour The Region

Charity Riders Tour The Region

Thirty-five cyclists, accompanied by a support crew of 20, have been calling the South Burnett home this week … and it’s all for a good cause.

Racing History’s A Sure Bet

Racing History’s A Sure Bet

Hats off to Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Inc … their latest project has captured all the colour and history of thoroughbred racing in the Brisbane Valley from the 1850s through to 1940.

Iron Lady Wins $7000 Prize

Iron Lady Wins $7000 Prize

A metal mesh model of a nude has taken out the top prize in the $10,000 Kingaroy Sculpture Competition.

Murgon Enjoys A Bunny Time

Murgon Enjoys A Bunny Time

When there was a sprinkle of rain on Friday morning, everyone held their breath … was it going to rain on Murgon’s town celebrations yet again?

It’s Our 7th Birthday!

It’s Our 7th Birthday!

southburnett.com.au celebrated a milestone this week: our seventh year since we swapped to a daily news format as well as our 19th year as a 100 per cent locally owned South Burnett business.

Sun Smiles On 40th Celebration

Sun Smiles On 40th Celebration

Organisers of the fourth annual Power Up Show & Shine breathed a huge sigh of relief when Sunday dawned bright and sunny. 

New Look For Nanango Chambers

New Look For Nanango Chambers

Nanango residents had the opportunity on Wednesday night to see a preview of the $2 million upgrade of the former Shire Chambers building on the corner or Henry and Drayton streets.

Historic Actions Save Workshop

Historic Actions Save Workshop

Yarraman Men’s Shed will be the envy of every other group in the region when they shift into their new premises soon … and it’s all thanks to the Yarraman & District Historical Society and lobbying to save the buildings by local MP Deb Frecklington.

St John’s Celebrates 30 Years In Style

St John’s Celebrates 30 Years In Style

A wet Saturday failed to dampen enthusiasm at St John’s Lutheran School’s 30th birthday party in Kingaroy on the weekend, although it did require a few last-minute changes.

Tally Board Tracks Fundraising

Tally Board Tracks Fundraising

Customers at Nanango’s Heritage Community Branch will find something new in the foyer the next time they visit.

Where To Now For Goomeri Show?

Where To Now For Goomeri Show?

Goomeri Show Society is doing some soul-searching following disappointing attendance figures at this year’s show.

‘We Lose Kenny, We Lose The Election’

‘We Lose Kenny, We Lose The Election’

The Federal Government’s Drought Envoy Barnaby Joyce joined Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd on the pre-election campaign trail in the South Burnett on Tuesday.

Meeting To Focus On Crime Solutions

Meeting To Focus On Crime Solutions

South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff is hoping a community meeting in Murgon on Tuesday night will bring the communities of Murgon and Cherbourg together to tackle the problem of youth crime in the towns.

Huge Weekend Of Sport

Huge Weekend Of Sport

There’s a big weekend of sport coming up in the South Burnett, with the first round of the local soccer and rugby league competitions plus a sudden death final in the cricket.

Show Glamour Overcomes Grey Skies

Show Glamour Overcomes Grey Skies

No one in a rural area ever begrudges the rain, but Murgon Show Society probably would have been a little happier if the skies had stayed blue on Saturday.

Ex-PM Visits Cherbourg’s Recycling Plant

Ex-PM Visits Cherbourg’s Recycling Plant

Federal MP Tony Abbott has urged Cherbourg Council to put together a business case for a new $380,000 baling machine after visiting Cherbourg’s recycling plant on Wednesday.

Blackbutt, Nanango Take Key Wins

Blackbutt, Nanango Take Key Wins

The Blackbutt Timbertowners are through to the Grand Final after downing Kumbia in a keen contest in Blackbutt on Saturday.

Pumpkin Festival To Expand

Pumpkin Festival To Expand

Goomeri’s Pumpkin Festival will be expanding to a four-day event from May 23-26 this year, and introducing several new activities into the mix.

Byron Was Brave And Shaved

Byron Was Brave And Shaved

Murgon’s annual “World’s Greatest Shave” event raised almost $1000 on Friday in Lamb Street.

Kingaroy Coal Mine ‘Uneconomic’

Kingaroy Coal Mine ‘Uneconomic’

A proposed coal mine near Kingaroy would not make economic sense and should be rejected by policymakers on economic grounds, according to a new report.

Wind Farm Opening Pushed Back

Wind Farm Opening Pushed Back

Coopers Gap Wind Farm’s completion date has been extended by almost a year due to problems getting turbine components from the Port of Brisbane to the construction site.

Proston Pulls Together For Show

Proston Pulls Together For Show

The 61st annual Proston Show was another celebration of everything that’s good about life in a country town … a community pulling together to make things happen