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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.

Welcome To The South Burnett!

Welcome To The South Burnett!

An informal Meet’n’Greet was hosted by Endeavour Kingaroy Kitchen today to welcome Downer EDi Mining to the South Burnett.

Surgery Boost For Kingaroy Hospital

Surgery Boost For Kingaroy Hospital

More surgical operations will be able to be done in the South Burnett – which means fewer trips to Toowoomba or Brisbane – when a new full-time surgeon’s position is created at Kingaroy Hospital next year.

Christine Humbled By Community Honour

Christine Humbled By Community Honour

Former National Party Minister Mike Horan and Christine Stewart go back a long way … Back in the 1990s, Christine was working for Queensland Health and advocating strongly on behalf of Cherbourg residents to her then-boss Mike, who was Health Minister.

Getting Ready For Summer

Getting Ready For Summer

Eighteen junior cricketers from Murgon and Kingaroy attended a free coaching clinic on Saturday as part of the Wanderers’ visit to Kingaroy.

Mowing Sparks Grass Fire

Mowing Sparks Grass Fire

Firefighters from Kingaroy and Wooroolin quickly brought under control a large grass fire at Memerambi this afternoon which was close to homes and the former Memerambi State School.

Heritage Gives Back To Community

Heritage Gives Back To Community

A crowd of more than 200 guests packed Nanango State High School’s Assembly Hall last night for the presentation of the Heritage Nanango Community Branch’s 2012 Community Grants.

Young Superstars Debut At Suncorp

Young Superstars Debut At Suncorp

Most Rugby League players dream at some stage in their lives of running on to Suncorp Stadium in front of massive crowd … but few ever get the chance to realise that dream.

Working Together For A Bright Future

Working Together For A Bright Future

Murgon State High School this evening hosted the official launch of MRAEL’s new Indigenous Employment and Training Project.

Vine Time To Dine At Moffatdale

Vine Time To Dine At Moffatdale

The annual Vine Dining Long Lunch at Moffatdale, hosted by local cellar doors Bridgeman Downs and Clovely Estate, drew a good crowd of partygoers on Saturday eager to sit in the sun, sip fine wine and enjoy good food.

Trivia Teams Shift Into Overdrive

Trivia Teams Shift Into Overdrive

The 19th annual Kumbia Brain Drain trivia competition – this year dubbed “The Piston Cup” – was a huge success on Saturday night with more than 200 competitors taking part and between $4500 and $5000 raised for the Kumbia State School P&C.

A Salute To Courage And Sacrifice

A Salute To Courage And Sacrifice

Vietnam veterans, their friends and families and other former service personnel gathered in Kingaroy and Nanango on Saturday to mark Vietnam Veterans’ Day.

Local Artists Debut At Nanango

Local Artists Debut At Nanango

Danielle Lawrence and Karren Bolton have the honour of being the first artists invited to hang an exhibition at Nanango’s Winds of Change Art Gallery.

Gallery Welcomes Back Artist

Gallery Welcomes Back Artist

Brisbane-based artist Harriet Posner definitely made a mark on the South Burnett when she entered the local council’s Acquisitive Art Competition earlier this year.

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

South Burnett competitors have cleaned up at the Brisbane Exhibition, especially in the hotly contested Prime Beef competition.