Goomeri Show Society could be forgiven for thinking that life’s a beach … first, the roof of their pavilion was ripped off by a freak storm, then a one metre wall of water rushed through the building during the Australia Day weekend floods.
Despite a massive clean-up, Goomeri Swimming Pool will remain closed for the rest of the season
A fire which damaged a truck and threatened a home near Goomeri last night is now extinguished.
Goomeri and Kilkivan residents are now eligible for extra Federal Government financial assistance in the wake of the Australia Day weekend floods.
Disaster relief arrangements have been activated for residents in the Gympie and North Burnett shires.
The Goomeri Society will be holding its popular annual Family Rodeo again this year at the Goomeri Showgrounds on New Year’s Eve.
Seven volunteers at the Goomeri State Emergency Service have been presented with Certificates of Appreciation by Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss.
Multiple fire crews are on site trying to establishing containment lines for a large grass fire burning near Kinbombi Road and the Wide Bay Highway, east of Goomeri.
Flood-affected primary producers, business owners and non-profit organisations in the South Burnett have been urged to book an appointment to meet with the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority’s regional Client Liaison Officer to discuss the assistance available for their flood recovery efforts.
Goomeri is an RV Friendly Town, in fact it’s the only RV Friendly town in the South Burnett
The best of the South Burnett’s many show winners were selected on Saturday to represent the region at the Brisbane Exhibition next month.
The Goomeri Beef Bonanza was held in conjunction with the 2012 South Burnett Sub-Chamber Finals – hosted by the Goomeri Show Society – at the Goomeri Showgrounds on Saturday.
Here’s the full results from Sunday’s massive Goomeri Pumpkin Festival:
The 2012 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival may have got off to a coolish start this morning – we’ve been told there was ice on the ground – but by the time the pumpkins started rolling, the large crowd had been well and truly warmed up!
The South Burnett will be awash with activities this weekend, starting with Boonara Homestead’s 150th Anniversary on Saturday and wrapping up with the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on Sunday.
Hopes that the South Burnett Regional Council’s borders could be expanded to include Yarraman and Goomeri were dashed by the State Government yesterday.
Pumpkin rolling only comes but once a year, but when it does everyone joins in and heads for Goomeri.
A 19-year-old man from Hidden Valley was taken by ambulance to Cherbourg Hospital for observation on Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident on the Burnett Highway.
AGL Action Rescue’s Bundaberg and Maroochydore helicopters were called out to the South Burnett again this afternoon … this time to attend a two-vehicle crash on the Burnett Highway, south-east of Goomeri.
Organisers were happy with nominations for the annual Goomeri Campdraft which was held at the weekend at the Goomeri Showground.