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Community-Owned Bank Delivers … Again!

Community-Owned Bank Delivers … Again!

Heritage Nanango Community Branch will be putting a lot more than money back into the community this year … it will be helping to bring about a brighter future as well.

Holly Bowls Over Bunnings

Holly Bowls Over Bunnings

It’s been trading low-key since Friday but Kingaroy’s new Bunnings Warehouse was officially opened in style on Tuesday morning in a ceremony involving staff and invited local guests.

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Reconciliation Week  is all about sharing stories and experiences, which is exactly what dancer James Doyle did with candour and humour in Blackbutt on Saturday.

Monster Production At College

Monster Production At College

Every week, students at St Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy are turning into an ogre, a dragon, a donkey and other assorted characters.

A Heartfelt Plea From Police

A Heartfelt Plea From Police

Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, the Officer-in-Charge of Kingaroy Police, has written a heartfelt plea to the local community in the wake of the recent crashes.

Small Business Can Be A Challenge

Small Business Can Be A Challenge

Social media has put the icing on the cake for Kenilworth Country Bakery, a small business that has been operating for less than three years but now has an international reputation.

Fun And Games For Under 8s

Fun And Games For Under 8s

South Burnett youngsters – and some of the region’s overworked emergency services workers – had the opportunity to relax and have fun in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park recently.

Crowds Roll In For Bush Battle

Crowds Roll In For Bush Battle

Nanango hoop Hannah Phillips may not be taking home Lee Park’s jockey premiership this year, but on Saturday she took out something even better.

Kumbia Catholics Mark 100 Years

Kumbia Catholics Mark 100 Years

Former members of the Kumbia Catholic community travelled from near and far at the weekend to mark the Centenary of the opening of the Our Lady Of Peace church in town.

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Age may be starting to take its toll on the Blackbutt Show Society’s members but public enthusiasm for the 85-year-old Blackbutt Show gives no sign of fading any time soon.

Record Roll-Up At Fun Run

Record Roll-Up At Fun Run

The Ration Shed’s annual Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg celebrated its sixth outing on Sunday with a record attendance.

Rural Queensland Welcomes Win

Rural Queensland Welcomes Win

While city-based Labor Party supporters remain shellshocked, rural Queensland has welcomed the Coalition victory in Saturday’s Federal Election.

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.