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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.

‘You Won’t Be Forgotten’

‘You Won’t Be Forgotten’

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Local Government Minister David Crisafulli made a whistlestop visit to the South Burnett this morning to check out firsthand some of the local damage from the Australia Day weekend floods.

Fight To Save Post Office

Fight To Save Post Office

A decision by Australia Post to stop all counter services at its Kingaroy Delivery Centre has angered local businesspeople.

Water, Water Everywhere …

Water, Water Everywhere …

Ironically water – or the lack of it – is one of the major concerns now for the South Burnett Regional Council in the wake of the weekend flooding.

If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

“What a bloody idiot!” These were the words of Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington as they watched a 4WD traverse flooded Alford Street in Kingaroy this morning.

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Nanango show society president Les Schloss was named the 2013 South Burnett Citizen of the Year at the council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony held in Blackbutt this evening.

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Time is running out for the bid to open a Bendigo Community Bank branch in Nanango.

Bush To The Backbone

Bush To The Backbone

Australia Day visitors to Ringsfield House in Nanango are in for a special treat … they’ll get a chance to enjoy a collection of intricate wooden horses and buggies, wagons and bullockies all hand-carved by local man John Dickfos.

Lively Socials Just Want To Have Fun

Lively Socials Just Want To Have Fun

Did you know there’s a social group based in the South Burnett just for “singles, young ladies and youthful gentlemen” over the age of 50 and under the age of 70?

Racing Is A Real Family Affair

Racing Is A Real Family Affair

Speedway is a real family affair if nominations for this weekend’s massive three days of racing in Kingaroy are any indication … there’s at least a dozen families who’ll be testing each other out on the track.

Artists Brush Up Their Skills

Artists Brush Up Their Skills

Sunshine Coast artist and tutor Don Milner travelled to Kingaroy at the weekend to lead a two-day workshop for a dozen local artists.

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire has completely destroyed one cottage and badly damaged a second at Hoopers Road, Inverlaw, this morning.

Local Residents Back Wind Farms

Local Residents Back Wind Farms

A majority of local residents surveyed in a recent telephone poll support future wind farms in the South Burnett / Dalby area.

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.