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Footpath Work In Blackbutt

Footpath Work In Blackbutt

South Burnett Regional Council workers have begun the reconstruction of a concrete footpath in Hart Street, Blackbutt.

Gala Concert Relaunches Hall

Gala Concert Relaunches Hall

If there’s any truth to the old belief that rain falling on a significant event is lucky, then Blackbutt’s Memorial Hall should have many, many happy years ahead of it.

Taromeo Brigade Holds AGM

Taromeo Brigade Holds AGM

There were almost 30 people in attendance when the Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday.

Woman Trapped In Wrecked 4WD

Woman Trapped In Wrecked 4WD

Police have advised that a serious single-vehicle crash on the Blackbutt Range has temporarily closed the Blackbutt Range.

Artists Paint Town Red, Gallery White

Artists Paint Town Red, Gallery White

Painting – in particular, painting walls – was a popular topic at a Wine and Cheese Night held at the Blackbutt Art Gallery last Wednesday.

Gala Concert To Re-Open Hall

Gala Concert To Re-Open Hall

The official re-opening of the Blackbutt Memorial Hall will be held on Saturday, October 7.

A Smashing Time In Blackbutt

A Smashing Time In Blackbutt

There was plenty of avocado fun to be had in Blackbutt on Saturday, without anyone having to worry about their mortgages!

Ava Go At This Bike Ride

Ava Go At This Bike Ride

A special social bike ride is being organised up and down the D’Aguilar Range to coincide with Blackbutt’s Avocado Festival on September 9.

Helping Hand For Firies, RSL

Helping Hand For Firies, RSL

The Blackbutt RSL Sub-Branch and Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade each received cheques for $575 this week after a massive fundraising effort by a local Blackbutt business.

$250,000 Upgrade For Blackbutt School

$250,000 Upgrade For Blackbutt School

An old, demountable-style classroom block at Blackbutt State School is about to get a $250,000 overhaul.

Two New Units For Scott Haven

Two New Units For Scott Haven

Two new two-bedroom aged care independent living units will be built at the Scott Haven Complex in Blackbutt, thanks to a $204,740 Federal Government grant.

History Comes Alive At Bush Picnic

History Comes Alive At Bush Picnic

More than 90 former residents returned to the tiny timber town of Benarkin at the weekend to swap memories, tell tales and catch up on what’s been happening in their old home town.

New Fence Is A Work Of Art

New Fence Is A Work Of Art

Drivers on Bowman Road in Blackbutt have witnessed the creation of a new piece of public art over the past few weeks.

Street Performers Needed For Festival

Street Performers Needed For Festival

The Blackbutt Avocado Festival is looking for buskers and other performing artists to entertain the crowds at this year’s event.

Australia Post Grilled Over Postcode

Australia Post Grilled Over Postcode

Australia Post officials got a surprise on Friday when they visited Blackbutt and were met by Federal and State MPs, local councillors and a crowd of more than 40 residents.

Chance To Protest Against Postcode

Chance To Protest Against Postcode

Blackbutt and Benarkin residents will finally have a chance to complain face-to-face to Australia Post representatives about their bizarre postcode problem next week.

New Executive For Aged Care Association

New Executive For Aged Care Association

The Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association appointed a new executive team at its Annual General Meeting last Thursday (July 6).

Students Give Blackbutt A Big Lift

Students Give Blackbutt A Big Lift

A large group of university students put in a month’s work on Thursday morning to help five Blackbutt community groups give parts of the town a facelift.

Crumpton Drive Upgrade Starts Monday

Crumpton Drive Upgrade Starts Monday

Motorists using Crumpton Drive in Blackbutt can expect some delays over the next two months.

Picnic Will Recall Benarkin’s Early Days

Picnic Will Recall Benarkin’s Early Days

Pioneers may have begun settling the area around Benarkin in the late 1880s, but the town was known as Well Holes until 1912.

Jason’s Sharing Our Regional Flavours

Jason’s Sharing Our Regional Flavours

The South Burnett will have a strong presence again this year at Brisbane’s premier free food festival, Regional Flavours.

Council To Discuss Car Park Costs

Council To Discuss Car Park Costs

Blackbutt Memorial Hall’s car park will be under the spotlight at next Wednesday’s South Burnett Regional Council meeting.

Hall Car Park Plan In Doubt

Hall Car Park Plan In Doubt

The future of Blackbutt Memorial Hall’s $500,000 car park and landscaping has been thrown into doubt after the South Burnett Regional Council failed to get a matching contribution from the State Government.

Three Hurt In Three Crashes

Three Hurt In Three Crashes

Police have warned drivers to take extra care when driving in foggy conditions – and rain – after a spate of accidents in the South Burnett over the past 24 hours.