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MPs Mingle Under The Stars

MPs Mingle Under The Stars

Cabinet Ministers mingled with businesspeople, teachers, farmers, rural firefighters – in fact, representatives from all sorts of groups from all over the South Burnett – at an open-air Civic Reception held in Kingaroy tonight.

Nomads Muster At Murgon

Nomads Muster At Murgon

It looks like the Murgon Music Muster has well and truly become part of the grey nomad “circuit” with campervans and caravans packing the Murgon Showgrounds at the weekend for the four-day feast of music.

Why Stanwell Shut Down Two Units

Why Stanwell Shut Down Two Units

Stanwell CEO Richard Van Breda admitted his corporation had been “pretty topical” over the past few weeks when he fronted a Community Stakeholder meeting held in Kingaroy on Wednesday night.

Curtain Rises On Performing Arts Centre

Curtain Rises On Performing Arts Centre

Stage 1 of the long-discussed South Burnett Performing Arts Centre in Kingaroy has hosted its first public function to great acclaim … which means fund-raising for the all-important Stage 2 of the project can now begin in earnest!

Matt Tackles Success With Hard Work

Matt Tackles Success With Hard Work

Manly rugby league star Matt Ballin was the guest speaker at the Kingaroy State High School Sports Night. Matt, who has played more than 140 NRL games, was part of the 2008 and 2011 Premiership-winning Sea Eagles’ teams and has represented Queensland in State of Origin.

Rosalie Memories Live On In Yarraman

Rosalie Memories Live On In Yarraman

Memories of the former Rosalie Shire will live on in Yarraman with the official opening of a “Rosalie Room” as part of the Heritage House Open Day celebrations at the weekend.

Library Celebrates 50th Birthday

Library Celebrates 50th Birthday

Bookworms have had a lot to celebrate with libraries all over the South Burnett marking important milestones recently. Nanango Library celebrated its 50th birthday last week and Kingaroy Library has marked its first birthday since its total makeover. On Saturday, it was Wondai’s turn …

Motors In Motion Gets Thumbs Up

Motors In Motion Gets Thumbs Up

The 2nd annual Motors In Motion festival in Kingaroy on Saturday was engineered for excitement … with motors in motion everywhere you could look at Kingaroy Airport.

Young Artists Showcase Their Skills

Young Artists Showcase Their Skills

St Mary’s Catholic College atudents, parents and teachers celebrated everything artistic at the school’s annual Arts Showcase in Kingaroy.

Glittering Night To Aid Hospital

Glittering Night To Aid Hospital

Kingaroy Rotary club is so pleased with the charity jewellery auction it hosted last weekend, it’s planning to do it all over again next year.

Trio Capped For Queensland

Trio Capped For Queensland

Three young South Burnett cricketers have been selected to play for the Queensland U12s schoolgirls team following Wide Bay’s victory in the two-day selection championships played at the weekend in Brisbane.

Council Wants To Buy $6m More Locally

Council Wants To Buy $6m More Locally

The South Burnett Regional Council will try to put an extra $6 million a year into the pockets of South Burnett businesses by introducing changes to its purchasing policy at November’s general meeting.

Treasurer ‘Senses Optimism’

Treasurer ‘Senses Optimism’

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls says he detects a sense of optimism from the businesspeople in Kingaroy.

Rock Festival Will Roll On

Rock Festival Will Roll On

Organisers of Nanango’s new Waterhole Rocks festival are so happy with the public’s reaction they’re already planning its second outing next year.

Students Celebrate Success

Students Celebrate Success

A group of Year 10 and 11 students from St Mary’s Catholic College are celebrating after achieving scholarships that could help make their dreams come true.

Be The Best You Can Be …

Be The Best You Can Be …

Soon-to-be retired Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson was welcomed back to Kingaroy this evening by a large crowd gathered at the Town Hall for Kingaroy State High School’s annual Speech Night.

Ergon Energy Axes 500 Jobs

Ergon Energy Axes 500 Jobs

There’s no word as yet whether today’s announcement of 500 job losses at Ergon Energy will affect the five depots in the South Burnett. But local employees are worried.

Life Is Like A Tiger, Grab It By The Tail!

Life Is Like A Tiger, Grab It By The Tail!

Former Member for Nanango Dorothy Pratt shared her life story and words of advice for Year 11 students at the Quota Club of Kingaroy’s annual student breakfast

Festival Fun Takes Off In Nanango

Festival Fun Takes Off In Nanango

South Burnett residents love a parade! And it was proven true again on Saturday as crowds lined Drayton Street as part of the 2012 Heritage Mardi Gras.

A Relay For Hope

A Relay For Hope

It looks like the 2012 South Burnett Relay For Life will reach its target of $85,000 raised for the Cancer Council after another massive all-night effort in Kingaroy at the weekend.

Young Artists Shine At Gallery

Young Artists Shine At Gallery

A big crowd of students, proud parents and teachers packed into the Kingaroy Art Gallery for the opening night of the 2012 Kingaroy State High School Student Art Exhibition.

Huston’s Joins Exclusive Global Club

Huston’s Joins Exclusive Global Club

The South Burnett is now officially the home of one of Australia’s top eight Nissan dealerships.

Union Shock As Jobs Axed At Tarong

Union Shock As Jobs Axed At Tarong

The Electrical Trades Union has reacted with anger to the announcement that two of the four generating units at Tarong Power Station are to be mothballed

Businessmen Believe In Kingaroy

Businessmen Believe In Kingaroy

It’s rare these days for a new motel to be built from scratch anywhere in Australia; the cost is usually prohibitive.