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New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

The current regional tourism organisation promoting the South Burnett will cease to exist at the end of the month as the Southern Downs and Granite Belt merger moves a step closer, but the process seems to have claimed one more scalp.

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Twelve years ago Kingaroy woman Josie Potter suddenly lost the use of her legs and her left arm. The symptoms grew worse over a period of just six hours. She couldn’t swallow and lost her eyesight …

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Astronomer James Barclay is expecting between 300 and 500 people to pass through the doors of his observatory at Maidenwell today to observe the rare Transit of Venus.

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

It was cold and wet but they soldiered on … but what would you expect? They’re a Cadet Unit after all!

Fledgling Eagles Eager To Play

Fledgling Eagles Eager To Play

The hopes of the South Burnett will be resting on these young shoulders at the Wide Bay 47th Battalion Rugby League competition being played in Murgon this weekend.

A Little Rain Can’t Stop The Fans

A Little Rain Can’t Stop The Fans

Rain and a cold snap couldn’t cool the intense rivalry between fans at the huge Ford vs Holden Day held next door to the Cooyar Pub on Saturday.

House Gutted By Morning Blaze

House Gutted By Morning Blaze

A highset house on Hamilton Road in South East Nanango was completely gutted by fire this morning.

A Golden Year For Local Artist

A Golden Year For Local Artist

The winner of the 2012 Wondai Art Acquisitive is South Burnett artist Trish Erkens who was presented with a $1000 cash prize this evening at the official exhibition opening at the Wondai Gallery.

Gallery Ready To Buy Another Winner

Gallery Ready To Buy Another Winner

The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is getting ready to buy another great artwork, although they don’t yet know which one it’s going to be.

Double The Fun At Wondai Markets

Double The Fun At Wondai Markets

The Wondai Markets were a special super-size event on Saturday, held in conjunction with the annual Wondai Hospital Auxiliary Fete.

South Burnett Is Bellissimo!

South Burnett Is Bellissimo!

The Lancia Club of Queensland held its annual Winter Sun Rally in the South Burnett at the weekend

Boonara Birthday Draws A Huge Crowd

Boonara Birthday Draws A Huge Crowd

Boonara Homestead’s Lorraine and Rob Goodchild have been left stunned by the success of the 150th celebrations at the historic homestead north of Goomeri on Saturday.

Crowds Bowled Over By Festival Fun

Crowds Bowled Over By Festival Fun

The 2012 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival may have got off to a coolish start this morning – we’ve been told there was ice on the ground – but by the time the pumpkins started rolling, the large crowd had been well and truly warmed up!

Murgon High Celebrates Success

Murgon High Celebrates Success

Murgon State High School celebrated it successes with an Education Week breakfast and activities on Wednesday.

History, Heritage And Heaps Of Fun

History, Heritage And Heaps Of Fun

The huge 150th celebration happening at Boonara Homestead on Saturday has grown even bigger with more music, more heritage events and a charity auction now planned to join the already exciting line-up of events.

Council Refuses To Pay Developer’s Costs

Council Refuses To Pay Developer’s Costs

The South Burnett Regional Council has rejected an application by the owner of a proposed shopping centre site in Nanango for a two-year extension to their current development permit in order to save ratepayers $136,000.

Pumpkin Festival Ready To Roll

Pumpkin Festival Ready To Roll

Pumpkin rolling only comes but once a year, but when it does everyone joins in and heads for Goomeri.

Hearts Go Racing At Nanango

Hearts Go Racing At Nanango

Nanango was the place to be at the weekend with a cross-promotion between the Big Screen Film Festival and the Nanango Races adding glamour to two already popular events.

Doggone Good Day For RSPCA

Doggone Good Day For RSPCA

The RSPCA’s annual Million Paws Walk in Kingaroy’s Lions Park was the most successful held to date, according to Kingaroy RSPCA spokesperson Kirsty Minter.

Warm Welcome On A Nippy Night

Warm Welcome On A Nippy Night

A crowd of about 200 cinema fans thronged the Nanango Cultural Centre tonight for the official opening of the 6th annual Big Screen Film Festival.

12 Challenges, 12 Months, 12 Countries …

12 Challenges, 12 Months, 12 Countries …

Former Nanango resident, and Queensland representative athlete, Meredith Bochmann is taking on an amazing 12 challenges in 12 countries in 12 months as part of a massive year-long fundraising effort for charity.

Councillors Told:<BR> Raise Rates, Cut Services, Or Both

Councillors Told:
Raise Rates, Cut Services, Or Both

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Ken McLoughlin warned today that Local Governments are at a tipping point … they must either raise rates, cut services or both.

Talent On Show As Eisteddfod<br> Winds Up For Another Year

Talent On Show As Eisteddfod
Winds Up For Another Year

The Kingaroy Eisteddfod celebrated its 80th birthday this year with six days of intense competition between students from the South Burnett, Dalby, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast.

Sun Shines On A Perfect Burrandowan

Sun Shines On A Perfect Burrandowan

A crowd of about 1500 attended the 90th Anniversary Burrandowan Picnic Races on Saturday in what turned out to be near-perfect autumn weather.