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30 Years Of Memories

30 Years Of Memories

Thirty years of memories were shared this morning when cattlemen (and women), auctioneers and their families gathered at the Coolabunia Saleyards to mark the complex’s 30th birthday.

Wondai Hails New Service

Wondai Hails New Service

After an absence of three years, Wondai will have a taxi again when a new community-based service begins operating on Monday.

SES Dials Up The Smiles

SES Dials Up The Smiles

It was Kingaroy’s turn to say “thank you” to our SES volunteers today when the “Truckload Of Thanks” rolled into Glendon Street for Day 3 of its South Burnett tour.

Launch Gets School Buzzing

Launch Gets School Buzzing

St Mary’s Catholic School in Kingaroy was buzzing this morning with the launch of the school’s new Positive Behaviour Support program.

Warm Welcome To Wondai

Warm Welcome To Wondai

The Wondai Chamber Of Commerce hosted a Meet’n’Greet on Sunday for new residents who have moved into Wondai and the surrounding area.

Workers Rally Against Job Cuts

Workers Rally Against Job Cuts

Wet weather wasn’t enough to stop a community rally against job cuts at Tarong Power Station and Meandu Mine from going ahead in Kingaroy’s O’Neill Square on Saturday morning.

It’s The Month For Moustaches

It’s The Month For Moustaches

It’s Movember! The time of year when many men choose to grow hair on their top lip. ┬áBut this year, there’s going to be quite a few high school students in Kingaroy aiming to join them …

Police Put Drinkers To The Test

Police Put Drinkers To The Test

Patrons put on their beer goggles at Taras Hall in Nanango tonight but it was all for a good cause. In a short time, they learned about alcohol’s effects on their bodies, how to drink responsibly and what their individual safe drinking limits were.

Cadets Bivouac At Showgrounds

Cadets Bivouac At Showgrounds

Army cadets from Brisbane, Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast assembled at the Nanango Showgrounds on the weekend for a Senior Cadets dinner.

Locals Enjoy The ‘Real’ Cup

Locals Enjoy The ‘Real’ Cup

There may have been an important horse race at Flemington … but all South Burnett residents know the “real” Cup was raced at Kumbia.

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.