Something amazing is happening in Nanango … in less than a week, an idea by two women to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation has snowballed into a community effort involving more than 60 people.
Works by 16 South Burnett artists will be heading up the highway to Eidsvold next month to be featured at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre.
On the second Sunday of every month, Nanango-based musicians Seascape open up their backyard to musicians … young and old, learners and professionals.
“Purrrfect Pink” was the theme for Saturday’s Nanango Races but it could well have been “hot pink” as the mercury climbed officially to just over 37 degrees.
One of Queensland’s most senior public servants, Under Treasurer Helen Gluer, visited Kingaroy today at the invitation of local MP Deb Frecklington to brief local businesspeople and community groups on the State’s finances.
Well-known Kingaroy businessman Ron Oliver may have just sold Ollies Mowing … but he’s not looking at retirement yet!
If you’ve been seeing activity around the old Artist’s Cottage complex near Kingaroy Airport recently, you’re not mistaken … the area has been transformed into Belleville’s Cafe and Gifts.
Nanango’s coming to Kingaroy … or at least a group of Nanango artists are!
South Burnett anglers – and the visitors that flock to our dams – will be in for a tasty treat in a couple of years when the hundreds of thousands of fingerlings released recently into Bjelke-Petersen, Boondooma and Gordonbrook dams reach full-size.
Has there ever been an occasion when one town provided all the players for a Qld Country rep squad? Futsal coach Debbie Ovens can’t remember it happening before … but that’s exactly what Kingaroy will be doing at the Junior National Championships.
South Burnett Regional Council today voted to turn down a $3.7 million Federal Government grant to build a road through the proposed Sunnyvale real estate development in Kingaroy.
Who says young people don’t come back after they head off to uni? Megan Weller, from Wooroolin, graduated from the University of Queensland last Wednesday as a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and started work in Kingaroy on Monday.
Fourteen unemployed South Burnett residents graduated from a special training program on Friday designed to give them an opportunity to find work in the lucrative resources sector.
South Burnett has taken revenge for its grand final loss last season, knocking last year’s Goodchild Shield winners Gympie out of the competition with a comprehensive 190-run victory at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy this afternoon.
Lachlan Onley edged out Wayne Randall by centimetres to win an action-packed Round 3 of the National Super Sedan Series at Kingaroy [Photo: Ash Media]
Christmas is a time for giving and in Murgon, this also means giving back … the town’s popular annual Christmas Fair is designed to be a giant “thank you” to local residents from local businesses.
A phone call this week has brought some good news for Cherbourg radio station 4UM – Us Mob … after broadcasting for 14 years (or even longer if earlier trials are counted), the station has been granted a permanent broadcasting licence.
Exactly 12 years ago today Scott Landers and Michelle Simpson met at Mt Wooroolin, so it seemed fitting for the couple to plan to exchange vows there … at 12:12pm on 12/12/12.
Education is all about potential … the potential to be successful, to achieve outcomes, to gain qualifications, to improve life skills, to be happy and live life with a purpose.
Skateboards and schoolwork don’t using go hand-in-hand but for a bunch of Year 10 art students it was all part of the curriculum this term.
The South Burnett Disability Art Show began back in 2007 … and it just keeps on growing.
The spirit of giving is strong in the South Burnett at Christmas time … Year 6 students at St Mary’s Catholic College have handed over a ute-load of non-perishable foodstuffs to be distributed to local residents by the St Vincent de Paul Society.
A new peak economic and tourism development board made up of businesspeople and community leaders from throughout the South Burnett looks likely following two consultation meetings organised by the South Burnett Regional Council today.
The South Burnett’s art galleries are preparing for the Festive Season with extended showings. And two of the new summer exhibitions will go on display in Wondai and Kingaroy this weekend.