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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Bundaberg Now Podcast #18

In today's episode we learn about school holiday activities, the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre reopening, and a new Art as an Act of Optimism song from Matthew Barker. Local news highlights include a vision for a new civic and cultural arts precinct, Council's plans to revamp ANZAC Park, Council's Advocacy priorities, Australian Citizenship Day, and the North Bundaberg Storywalk launch.

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Shed Door Gallery group opens to more members

Local artists have collaborated to form the Shed Door Gallery group and their door is open for more creatively minded members to join.

Moncrieff readies for reopening

It's been a long six months but on 2 October the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre will reopen to the public.

Sun shines for start of Surf Life Saving season

Local life savers are now keeping a watchful eye on the beaches in the Bundaberg Region as Surf Life Saving Queensland season has officially started.

Lake Monduran strikes a chord with ukelele group

Music lovers from across the state descended on Lake Monduran this weekend for the three day “Lakelele” gathering of ukulele devotees.

Carers undertaking specialised dementia training

Carinity Kepnock Grove aged care community staff are undertaking dementia-focused training to better understand the disease and learn how to best communicate and encourage people affected.

Land sales through the roof in housing boom

Land sales across the Bundaberg Region have skyrocketed as prospective homeowners take advantage of government incentives.

Willplay restores wonder to region's playgrounds

Bundaberg manufacturer Willplay delivers unique playgrounds from start to finish which are made from completely recyclable materials.

Kalki Moon releases Solstice Barrel Aged Gin

Kalki Moon has released its special edition of Solstice Barrel Aged Gin with a flavour profile from a Pedro Ximenez sherry barrel.

Science Experience sees students explore ag solutions

More than 20 students from high schools around the Bundaberg region are participating in a Science Experience program run by CQUniversity.

Elijah accepts no butts from litterers

Seven-year-old Elijah Richardson is cleaning up the region’s beaches and has asked people to stop littering after collecting hundreds of cigarette butts in a matter of days.

Taste of retail at Homeschool Artisan Market

The initial Homeschool Artisan Market, held on Saturday, helped give mini entrepreneurs their first taste of retail trading.

Red Frogs on board for Skate with Mates events

The weather’s warm but the action will be hot at Skate with Mates events at the Childers and Woodgate Skate Parks this week.

Bundaberg cricket season under way

In his wrap of weekend sport, Vince Habermann looks at the start of cricket season, AFL, football and junior rugby league.

History repeats at Bundaberg hockey finals

Sports columnist Vince Habermann writes about the hockey deciders, AFL, rugby league, football, cricket, racing and greyhounds.

Local river systems fishing well

The weather for the Bundaberg area over the next few days isn’t looking great for offshore anglers but the river systems are fishing well.

Weekend sports report: Hockey finals, AFL and more

In this week's Bundaberg Now weekend sports report the All Blacks claimed the blue riband hockey title for the fourth year in a row.

Adopt a pet: your new feline friend, Smokey

If you are thinking about introducing a new pet to the family, Smokey could be your new feline friend and is ready to adopt from RSPCA.

Coronavirus testing milestone reached

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service encourages anyone with even mild symptoms to be tested for coronavirus.

Red Frogs on board for Skate with Mates events

The weather’s warm but the action will be hot at Skate with Mates events at the Childers and Woodgate Skate Parks this week.

Bold vision to build new cultural precinct

A bold vision has been unveiled to create a new civic and cultural arts precinct to revitalise the Bundaberg CBD.

Film Festival coming to Bundaberg

The popular Travelling Film Festival will return tto the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre this year from 16-18 October.

Picnic at Fairymead tickets on sale Monday

If sipping wine and nibbling on delectable local goodies in an historic garden setting sounds like the best way to spend a Sunday then don’t miss Picnic at Fairymead.

History is a waiting treasure for Merv

Amateur historian Merv Hopton digs deep and the treasures he uncovers have at times turned accepted findings or beliefs on their ear.

Colonisation Through Black Eyes now available

Colonisation Through Black Eyes by Dr Kerry Blackman and Dr Lysbeth Ford tells the story of local history from an Indigenous perspective.

Sunshine and light winds this weekend

In this week's beach report, Craig Holden says the forecast is looking good for beach goers with sunshine and light winds.

Promising weather for last weeks of winter

In Craig Holden's weekly beach report he says it's going to be fine and mild for swimming this weekend but not so great for surfing.

What’s really going on with Paradise Dam?

In the second part of his commentary on Paradise Dam, Ben Artup looks at issues behind the scenes regarding water infrastructure in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Our economic security is under threat

Ben Artup writes it's essential that any decision soon to be made in Brisbane concerning Paradise Dam is underpinned by facts and evidence.

Half of Bundaberg City now has Telstra 5G

Telstra says it's reached an important milestone in the roll-out of 5G, with 50 per cent of Bundaberg now covered by the high-speed network.

Monitoring equipment helps forecast flooding

New sensors will provide valuable data to help model flood waters in urban creeks and tidal irrigation channels around Bundaberg.