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.
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.
The Australia Day weekend floods have provided the perfect opportunity for some local residents to help clean up their act … quite literally.
The farmers around Byee and Silverleaf are hurting … their crops, and more importantly, their topsoil was washed away during the Australia Day weekend floods.
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”.
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.
A Wilkesdale woman and her disabled daughter are lucky to be alive after a torrent swept through their home last Sunday.
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.
Sunshine Coast artist Jandamarra Cadd is bringing his travelling exhibition “Past. Present. Future” to the Wondai Regional Art Gallery in February.
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.
A decision by Australia Post to stop all counter services at its Kingaroy Delivery Centre has angered local businesspeople.
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.
“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.
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.
Time is running out for the bid to open a Bendigo Community Bank branch in Nanango.
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.
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?
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.
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 has completely destroyed one cottage and badly damaged a second at Hoopers Road, Inverlaw, this morning.
A majority of local residents surveyed in a recent telephone poll support future wind farms in the South Burnett / Dalby area.
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.