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From Kingaroy To The World

From Kingaroy To The World

Meet Global Engineering … a small business success story which started in Kingaroy and is now part of Australia’s booming resources sector.

Micra Makes A Big Impact

Micra Makes A Big Impact

One lucky person will be driving away in a new car … while flood-affected South Burnett residents will be getting some much-needed assistance, all thanks to Huston Motors and the Mayor’s Red Earth Flood Appeal.

Kawana Is Top Banana

Kawana Is Top Banana

The Evolution Solar Football 7s Carnival played in Kingaroy at the weekend was once again a resounding success.

South Burnett Wins Back Shield

South Burnett Wins Back Shield

South Burnett regained the prestigious Goodchild Shield with a decisive victory over Bundaberg in the representative cricket final played at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy this afternoon.

All Ready For Kick Off!

All Ready For Kick Off!

The weather gods smiled on Kingaroy on Friday … the rain held off and the sun shone brightly, meaning the huge Evolution Solar South Burnett Football Sevens Carnival is all set to kick off this weekend.

Josie’s Pushing On To Brisbane

Josie’s Pushing On To Brisbane

Kingaroy cyclist Josie Potter is getting ready to tackle a 50km ride in this year’s Brissie to the Bay fundraiser … not a bad effort for a woman who couldn’t walk just 13 years ago!

Memerambi School For Sale

Memerambi School For Sale

The former Memerambi State School will be put up for sale after the South Burnett Regional Council today turned down an offer from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to buy it for $215,000.

Showjumpers Get In The Zone

Showjumpers Get In The Zone

Riders from Bundaberg to Blackbutt converged on Kingaroy Showgrounds at the weekend for the annual Zone 8 Jumping Equitation Championships.

Storms Can’t Bowl Out Goomeri

Storms Can’t Bowl Out Goomeri

Goomeri Show Society could be forgiven for thinking that life’s a beach … first, the roof of their pavilion was ripped off by a freak storm, then a one metre wall of water rushed through the building during the Australia Day weekend floods.

Cadets At The Cutting Edge

Cadets At The Cutting Edge

The 135 Australian Cadet Unit held an open day at its Wondai HQ today to allow would-be members and their families to find out more about the Army Cadets.

It’s the Cats (and Dogs) Pyjamas

It’s the Cats (and Dogs) Pyjamas

The RSPCA hosted a pyjama party with a difference this evening in Kingaroy … many of the guests wore their best fur coats.

New Life For A Country Tradition

New Life For A Country Tradition

A group of local women are breathing new life into a country tradition, experimenting with Twilight meetings to help attract new members to the Queensland Country Women’s Association

Miracle Tale Of A Little Maltese

Miracle Tale Of A Little Maltese

Plaintive barking coming from Yarraman Creek prompted local residents Susan and Scott Reilly to investigate … and what they found stunned them.

Flipping Out In Kingaroy

Flipping Out In Kingaroy

Celebrating Pancake Day has been a tradition for so long at St Michael And All Angels Anglican Church in Kingaroy that no one seems to know when it first began.

Colourful Bites Of The Burnett

Colourful Bites Of The Burnett

A dozen “Bites Of The Burnett” were unveiled at the opening of the Kingaroy Art Gallery’s February exhibition on Friday night.

Can You Help The Cash Flood In?

Can You Help The Cash Flood In?

An appeal to help South Burnett residents affected by the Australia Day weekend floods has been launched by South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann in conjunction with not-for-profit local community group Red Earth Foundation.

Post Office Fight Has Just Begun

Post Office Fight Has Just Begun

A delegation of protesters has been elected to meet with South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann on Monday to help prepare an official response to Australia Post’s decision to close the Kingaroy Street business facility.

Cleaning Up With The RSPCA

Cleaning Up With The RSPCA

The Australia Day weekend floods have provided the perfect opportunity for some local residents to help clean up their act … quite literally.

Please Don’t Forget Us!

Please Don’t Forget Us!

The farmers around Byee and Silverleaf are hurting … their crops, and more importantly, their topsoil was washed away during the Australia Day weekend floods.

Facelift For A Grand Old Pub

Facelift For A Grand Old Pub

Wondai’s iconic “bottom” pub, the Wondai Hotel, is undergoing a major refurbishment which will see it emerge at Easter rechristened as the “Wondai Hotel and Cellars”.

Rain Brings Some Smiles

Rain Brings Some Smiles

There’s no doubt that last weekend’s rain caused millions of dollars damage, and brought pain and grief to many Queenslanders … but even the darkest clouds can have a silver lining.

Lucky To Be Alive

Lucky To Be Alive

A Wilkesdale woman and her disabled daughter are lucky to be alive after a torrent swept through their home last Sunday.

Discretionary Fund Helps Cadets

Discretionary Fund Helps Cadets

The South Burnett Regional Council’s new Councillor Discretionary Fund got one of its first uses this week when Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell handed over a $1400 cheque to the region’s equally new St John Ambulance branch.

Portrait Exhibition Kick-Starts New Year

Portrait Exhibition Kick-Starts New Year

Sunshine Coast artist Jandamarra Cadd is bringing his travelling exhibition “Past. Present. Future” to the Wondai Regional Art Gallery in February.