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Friday, December 6, 2019

Magic of Christmas takes over CBD

The magic of Christmas came to life in Bundaberg’s CBD last night as the annual Pageant of Lights parade took over Bourbong Street.

Magic of Christmas takes over CBD

The magic of Christmas came to life in Bundaberg’s CBD last night as the annual Pageant of Lights parade took over Bourbong Street.

Leah Briggs back to perform in Childers

Leah Briggs will bring her country sound to the Federal Hotel in Childers this Friday night and the Apple Tree Creek Hotel on Saturday.

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

Local RAAF pilot touches down in hometown

Born and bred in Bundaberg, Kered James always had dreams of flying high and now, the pilot has taken to the air after recently being issued his wings with the Royal Australian Air Force.

Get into festive spirit at Moncrieff

It's officially the festive season and to help get in the Christmas spirit the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre has a range of jolly events happening throughout December.

Mamma Mia to cast, Mary Poppins to start

With the sold-out season of Mary Poppins about to begin, the Playhouse is already planning their 2020 Musical – Mamma Mia.

VIDEO

Merlie the turtle tagged for science

Merlie the loggerhead turtle has been fitted with a GPS satellite tag for scientists to monitor its location as it travels the world.

Forestry sign showcases school's outdoor learning

The entrance to Gooburrum State School’s forestry area has been revitalised with a large artistic sign thanks to some professional design work undertaken by local high school students.

New song: ‘Dam we need our Paradise back'

Bundaberg musician Warren Wrangell has composed a song to support Mayor Jack Dempsey's petition on Paradise Dam.

LOCAL NEWS

STEM ambassadors get taste for innovation

About 20 of the region’s students and school STEM ambassadors had plenty to create and discover today visiting the Community Lifestyle Support Makerspace with Felicity Furey.

BRIEFS

Hummock fog creates eerie start to day

Wednesday got off to an eerie start for early risers this morning with thick fog blanketing The Hummock and coastal areas.

Gemini is a lovable lass looking for a home

Gemini is a girl who loves people! She is happy to spend all of her time showing you how much she loves you.

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OPINION

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25th annual toy run participants honour great mate

Motorcycles will be lining the streets of Bargara this Saturday when the Salvation Army Annual Motorcycle Toy Run kicks off.

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

Community event highlights disability support

People from across the Bundaberg Region stood in solidarity yesterday to observe International Day of People with Disability.

Hope joins Mayor to turn on lights

The smile on Hope Testro’s face will be as bright as the Christmas lights when she and Mayor Jack Dempsey flick the switch at this Thursday’s Pageant of Lights.

PEOPLE

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie bowls
Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

LOCAL HISTORY

Kennedy Bridge 120th anniversary

The Kennedy Bridge in Bundaberg is 120 years old today, having been opened on 25 November 1899 amid "pomp and circumstance".

BUSINESS

Economic good news at Hinkler Innovation Series

The State of the Region address at the Hinkler Innovation Series breakfast contained good news about the economic outlook through new opportunities and diversification.

Plant-based mince introduced at The Waves

Vegans and vegetarians delight! The Waves Sports Club has launched its delicious new plant-based minced spaghetti bolognaise.

Greensill family win Hinkler Innovation Award

A family with its local farming roots dating back to 1945 has been named winners of the Hinkler Innovation Award.

Macadamia crop exceeds forecast

Australian macadamia growers have produced a crop of 43,500 tonnes for the 2019 season, down from last year's record of 49,300 tonnes because of dry conditions.

SPORT

Grab yourself a grunter this weekend

A few big grunter over 60cm have been keeping anglers entertained recently on the Burnett River and mangrove jack have also been very active this past week.

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

Greg Duncan calls time on 40-year touch career

Bundaberg sports icon Greg Duncan has hung up his boots after 40 continuous years playing, refereeing, developing and administering touch football.

Competition brings 120 junior cricketers to region

More than 120 junior cricket players from around the state have converged to Bundaberg's Salter Oval and Kendall Flat today for the start of a Queensland School's Sport event.

WEATHER

Hummock fog creates eerie start to day

Wednesday got off to an eerie start for early risers this morning with thick fog blanketing The Hummock and coastal areas.

Weather Bureau says lower risk of cyclones, flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting fewer than average tropical cyclones in the 2019-20 summer season from November–April.

LATEST ARTICLES

Magic of Christmas takes over CBD

The magic of Christmas came to life in Bundaberg’s CBD last night as the annual Pageant of Lights parade took over Bourbong Street.

Economic good news at Hinkler Innovation Series

The State of the Region address at the Hinkler Innovation Series breakfast contained good news about the economic outlook through new opportunities and diversification.

Plant-based mince introduced at The Waves

Vegans and vegetarians delight! The Waves Sports Club has launched its delicious new plant-based minced spaghetti bolognaise.

Greensill family win Hinkler Innovation Award

A family with its local farming roots dating back to 1945 has been named winners of the Hinkler Innovation Award.

Grab yourself a grunter this weekend

A few big grunter over 60cm have been keeping anglers entertained recently on the Burnett River and mangrove jack have also been very active this past week.

STEM ambassadors get taste for innovation

About 20 of the region’s students and school STEM ambassadors had plenty to create and discover today visiting the Community Lifestyle Support Makerspace with Felicity Furey.

Leah Briggs back to perform in Childers

Leah Briggs will bring her country sound to the Federal Hotel in Childers this Friday night and the Apple Tree Creek Hotel on Saturday.

25th annual toy run participants honour great mate

Motorcycles will be lining the streets of Bargara this Saturday when the Salvation Army Annual Motorcycle Toy Run kicks off.

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

Aerial footage shows Hughes Road extension progress

New aerial footage shows the progress of the final stage of the Hughes Road extension set to be completed early next year.

COUNCIL NEWS

Aerial footage shows Hughes Road extension progress

New aerial footage shows the progress of the final stage of the Hughes Road extension set to be completed early next year.

Smart lighting technology to be rolled out in Bargara

Almost the entire Bargara Esplanade will soon be fitted with smart technology that will allow for greater control of lighting including dimming and motion sensor capabilities.

Council staff raise more than $8k for Movember

Bundaberg Regional Council staff have put their best mo forward in an effort to raise much-need funds for men's health this Movember.

Ergon, Council partner to deliver turtle-friendly lighting

Ergon Energy Network will replace more than 200 lights in Bargara and Burnett Heads to give turtle hatchlings along the region’s coastline a better chance of survival.
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