A new joint community / police anti-crime initiative was launched in Kingaroy on Wednesday by Police Minister Mark Ryan.
A new website that gathers all the South Burnett’s vital statistics together in one place was unveiled at the South Burnett Regional Council’s Business XL networking event held in Kingaroy on Tuesday evening.
A large crowd packed the Wondai Regional Art Gallery on Friday night to welcome in a new year of exhibitions, and begin preparing themselves for change.
The Kingaroy Speedway’s biggest weekend of the year – the Kings Royal – was massive in every way … record crowds, almost 200 nominations all up, and plenty of awesome action.
Hivesville residents went into bat for breast cancer on Sunday at their inaugural Pink Stumps Day cricket match.
The South Burnett Regional Council will apply for a grant to assess the feasibility of extending the South Burnett Rail Trail from Murgon to Proston.
Australia Day was spent in fine fashion around the South Burnett at the weekend … with meat pies, lamingtons, jumping dogs, gumboots and even a few cooee calls.
Scott Prendergast is well-known as a police officer, sports coach and administrator, and clay target shooter … but now he’s also the 2019 South Burnett Citizen of the Year.
There’s probably nothing more Australian than enjoying a long weekend … and we’re all getting an extra one this year because January 26 falls on Saturday, pushing the Australia Day public holiday to Monday.
Charges against six men laid after recent police raids in the South Burnett were mentioned briefly in Murgon Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Seven men will face a total of more than 450 drugs charges – including trafficking and supplying methamphetamine – after a series of police raids in the South Burnett over the past two days.
The hot weather didn’t scare away punters from the South Burnett Race Club’s bonus summer meeting on Saturday, much to the delight of race club officials.
Education Queensland has dipped into the budgets of Murgon State High and Cherbourg and Murgon State schools to make a new PCYC program for disadvantaged young people a reality.
Red tape and difficult Centrelink paperwork were two of the issues raised at a special Drought Forum held in Murgon on Tuesday.
Opposition police spokesman Trevor Watts visited Murgon and Cherbourg on Monday to hear at first hand residents’ concerns about youth crime in the region.
A large crowd turned out in the Kingaroy CBD on Thursday night to celebrate the Christmas season … and welcome Santa Claus to town for another year.
The Teys Australia cattle hide processing plant at Murgon plans to lift production by 20 per cent recent – and hire a dozen more staff – over the next two years.
Many Christmas Carnival organisers are nervously eyeing the sky this week, worried that Tropical Cyclone Owen could put a dampener on their Friday and Saturday celebrations.
This summer, fans will have one last chance to see the works of an artist who’s exhibited at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery for more than 25 years.
There were dark skies but the rain clouds held off for Goomeri’s annual Christmas Carnival on Saturday night.
Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.
St Patrick’s Catholic School at Nanango now has a tangible reminder of the lives lost more than 100 years ago at Gallipoli following the planting of an Aleppo pine sapling at the school on Friday morning.
If you missed the inaugural Red Pitch event in Kingaroy of Tuesday night, you missed a few odd sights … such as South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff hopping about like kangaroos.
The first two turbines have been erected at the Coopers Gap Wind Farm, and the project is expected to begin generating electricity by March or April next year.