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United In Making A Difference

United In Making A Difference

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.

Artworks Hit The Highway

Artworks Hit The Highway

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.

Boogie In The Backyard

Boogie In The Backyard

On the second Sunday of every month, Nanango-based musicians Seascape open up their backyard to musicians … young and old, learners and professionals.

In The Pink At Nanango

In The Pink At Nanango

“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.

It’s Not All Gloom And Doom

It’s Not All Gloom And Doom

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.

Ron’s Not Ready To Retire Yet

Ron’s Not Ready To Retire Yet

Well-known Kingaroy businessman Ron Oliver may have just sold Ollies Mowing … but he’s not looking at retirement yet!

Jodie Breathes Life Into Old Cottage

Jodie Breathes Life Into Old Cottage

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.

Art From Verandah To Gallery

Art From Verandah To Gallery

Nanango’s coming to Kingaroy … or at least a group of Nanango artists are!

Stocking Up For The Future

Stocking Up For The Future

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.

A Team Full Of Country Talent

A Team Full Of Country Talent

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.

Council Axes $3.7m Road Project

Council Axes $3.7m Road Project

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.

Megan’s Skills Are Back Home

Megan’s Skills Are Back Home

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.

Jobseekers Get A Foot In The Door

Jobseekers Get A Foot In The Door

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.

We’re Off To The Grand Final!

We’re Off To The Grand Final!

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.

Hot Racing At Speedway

Hot Racing At Speedway

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 Thank You To Shoppers

Christmas Thank You To Shoppers

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.

Good News For Us Mob

Good News For Us Mob

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.

Dozens Of Reasons To Celebrate

Dozens Of Reasons To Celebrate

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.

Students Realise Their Potential

Students Realise Their Potential

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.

Decked Out For The Gallery

Decked Out For The Gallery

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.

Art That Comes From The Heart

Art That Comes From The Heart

The South Burnett Disability Art Show began back in 2007 … and it just keeps on growing.

It’s A Time For Giving …

It’s A Time For Giving …

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.

New Directions For Economic Development

New Directions For Economic Development

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.

Big Weekend For Art Lovers

Big Weekend For Art Lovers

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.