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Fires Blamed For Insurance Hike

Fires Blamed For Insurance Hike

Swickers’ devastating fire in Kingaroy in 2016 – and another fire at an Adelaide abattoir two years later – have been blamed for a large rise in insurance premiums for some food processors.

SunPork Aims To Boost Exports

SunPork Aims To Boost Exports

SunPork Fresh Foods has received a financial boost from the State Government to help the Kingaroy-based company expand its international sales.

Swickers Celebrates A New Era

Swickers Celebrates A New Era

It took just 352 days – plus 700 tonnes of steel and 6800 cubic metres of concrete – for Swickers’ new boning room to officially rise from the ashes.

Swickers Gets Ready To Expand

Swickers Gets Ready To Expand

Swickers’ road to recovery after last year’s devastating fire is well on track, but the company has not forsaken its previous expansion plans, either.

Premier Salutes Kingaroy Projects

Premier Salutes Kingaroy Projects

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made a flying visit to Kingaroy on Monday to inspect progress on a string of local State Government projects and to announce support for a $100 million expansion plan at Swickers.

Swickers Protest ‘A Joke’

Swickers Protest ‘A Joke’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has labelled Wednesday afternoon’s animal rights protest outside Swickers in Kingaroy as “a joke”.

Funding Applications Open Wednesday

Funding Applications Open Wednesday

The Federal Government has reminded local residents again that applications for the pilot Regional Jobs and Investment Packages for the Wide Bay Burnett open on Wednesday.

Swickers’ Plans On Target

Swickers’ Plans On Target

Traces of Swickers’ devastating November fire are slowly disappearing with demolition crews hard at work at the Kingaroy site.

MP Drops In To Say Thanks

MP Drops In To Say Thanks

State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham made a whistlestop visit to Kingaroy on Saturday

State Government ‘On
Standby’ To Help Swickers

State Government ‘On<br> Standby’ To Help Swickers

State Government staff are “on standby” for the Kingaroy community following discussions with Swickers about Sunday morning’s fire.

$1.5m Upgrade Boosts Swickers

$1.5m Upgrade Boosts Swickers

Major Kingaroy employer Swickers has been given a shot in the arm from the “Royalties For Regions” program

Is That The Melbourne Cup?

Is That The Melbourne Cup?

The race that stops a nation also stopped a couple of well-known South Burnett citizens in their tracks last Tuesday

Swickers Hosts KCCI Members

Swickers Hosts KCCI Members

Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory has executed an amazing turnaround over the past four and a half years, Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry members were told on Monday night.

KCCI To Meet At Swickers

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s September meet’n’greet will be held at Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory on Monday, September 30.

$3925 Raised For Hospital

$3925 Raised For Hospital

This morning’s inaugural Mayoral Charity Breakfast has raised $3925 to purchase an electric examination bed for the South Burnett Private Hospital.

Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Ten young Indigenous trainees are now combining work with school in an innovative project organised by Kingaroy-based apprenticeships company MRAEL with the backing of Stanwell Corporation and the local Wakka Wakka people.

Researchers To Study
Health Benefits Of Pork

Industry-backed research body Pork CRC has allocated funds for short-term research projects – to be funded for a maximum of $50,000 for 12 months – to investigate the role of pork in a balanced diet.

New Co-Ordinator at TAFE

New Co-Ordinator at TAFE

The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in Kingaroy has welcomed a new member to their team.