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Big Weekend To Bowl Over Tourists

Big Weekend To Bowl Over Tourists

South Burnett tourist operators are hoping for sunny skies this weekend to help launch Queensland’s new mini-holiday.

Artists: Start Your Engines!

Artists: Start Your Engines!

Entries are starting to roll in for NimuĂ© Gallery’s unusual Motors In Motion art competition.

Excitement Rising For Showcase Weekend

Excitement Rising For Showcase Weekend

The new October long weekend is being held this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday… and so is the very first South Burnett On Show festival.

Axe Hangs Over Alcohol Diversion Service

Axe Hangs Over Alcohol Diversion Service

Packed into some quiet offices in Murgon’s Lamb Street is a service which everyone seems to agree has been having a positive effect on people’s lives but it appears to be facing the axe in December because there’s not enough dollars in the State coffers to run it.

Healthy Fun At Tingoora

Healthy Fun At Tingoora

Pupils from Crawford and Wooroolin State schools joined with students at Tingoora this morning to celebrate NAIDOC Day.

Firies Prepare For Summer

Firies Prepare For Summer

There’s been some dire predictions recently about a hellish bushfire season ahead of us … but not if the local rural fire brigades can help it.

Mad Hatters Raise $1500

Mad Hatters Raise $1500

A brightly dressed crowd of 50 art buffs crowded into the Kingaroy Art Gallery last Saturday afternoon for a “Mad Hatters Tea Party”.

Mayor Pledges To Save Cadets

Mayor Pledges To Save Cadets

SBRC Mayor Wayne Kratzmann pledged tonight to keep the South Burnett branch of the Emergency Services Cadets going if the State Government doesn’t reverse its decision to close the program down.

Mongrel Hits The Right Note

Mongrel Hits The Right Note

It’s not often that you can say that a Mongrel stole the show … but that’s what happened on Saturday night when a Mongrel of a tractor (a “bitzer” made of a hundred different parts) took centre stage at the 2012 Tractor Tattoo spectacular.

Hornets Show Their Might

Hornets Show Their Might

Their fans call them the “Mighty” Cherbourg Hornets … and the team lived up to the nickname in Saturday’s Rugby League grand final played at Nanango.

Tractor Tattoo Ready To Roll

Tractor Tattoo Ready To Roll

Rehearsals for Saturday’s Tractor Tattoo spectacular were in full swing in Kingaroy this evening.

Question Could Save A Life

Question Could Save A Life

Are you ok? That was the question on everyone’s lips as they sipped coffee at 20 venues throughout the South Burnett

A Thank You To A Quiet Hero

A Thank You To A Quiet Hero

If you spotted 90-year-old Paul Tunn in Yarraman you wouldn’t guess the amazing stories this quiet ex-teacher could tell you …

Fetes Full Of Fun Times

Fetes Full Of Fun Times

It’s springtime and it seems that fetes are in the air … two South Burnett schools held their annual fetes at the weekend and both looked to be big successes.

What A Bloomin’ Beautiful Weekend!

What A Bloomin’ Beautiful Weekend!

The 2012 Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival wrapped up over the weekend with two days of family fun.

Champions Join Fight Against Cancer

Champions Join Fight Against Cancer

Wondai Memorial Hall was filled to capacity on Saturday evening by sports fans eager to meet their heroes and raise money for a very good cause.

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!

Tractor Tattoo trundled into Wondai tonight to coincide with the official opening of local artist Robyn Dower’s exhibition “Distraction”.

Judgment Day Arrives For Tractors

Judgment Day Arrives For Tractors

A “Gathering Of The Tractors” occurred in Kingaroy this afternoon when Tractor Tattoo judges Chris “Corky” Corcoran from CROW-FM, Nicole Connolly from Stanwell and Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell found themselves surrounded by 50 hand-decorated wooden tractors.

John Threatens Seeney Challenge

John Threatens Seeney Challenge

Former National Party candidate for Nanango John Bjelke-Petersen is peeved with the LNP State Government … so peeved, in fact, that he wants to challenge Member for Callide – and Deputy Premier – Jeff Seeney at the next State election.

Which Tractor Will Win $1000?

Which Tractor Will Win $1000?

Which tractor is going to win $1000? The excitement’s building as the judging of the Stanwell Gathering Of The Tractors competition draws closer.

A Wonderland Of Whimsy

A Wonderland Of Whimsy

What does a tractor named “Alice”, jumping ants, teapots, tractors and knitting have in common? The answer is simple: Tractor Tattoo.

Spring Brings Smiles At Wondai

Spring Brings Smiles At Wondai

Organisers of this year’s Wondai Show are smiling … perfect weather, plenty of exhibitors and gate-takings up on last year. What more could you want?

Wine Industry Says: Save Our Brand

Wine Industry Says: Save Our Brand

The SBWIA is concerned that the newly-formed “Super RTO” tourism group covering the South Burnett, Toowoomba, Southern Downs and Granite Belt (see related article August 30, 2012 below) will see ten years of hard work by local tourism operators to build “South Burnett brand awareness” washed away.

Proteco Gets The Good Oil

Proteco Gets The Good Oil

South Burnett food processor Proteco has installed a new energy-saving filtration system at its oil plant in Kingaroy, thanks to a $51,400 grant from the Federal Government.