Wayne Heidrich

Wayne "Scoop" Heidrich is a veteran journalist and writer who used to edit the Town & Country newspaper at Childers. He's an active member of Rotary and dabbles in local history.

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Childers Australia Day to celebrate community resilience

A free community event with a barbecue breakfast will be held at the Childers Pool from 7am on Tuesday to celebrate Australia Day.

Yandaran Hotel reopens after 541 days closed

The Yandaran Hotel officially reopened on Saturday much to the delight of residents who had missed their 'local'.

New crocodile Munga arrives at Snakes Downunder

A new saltwater crocodile named Munga has relocated from Australia Zoo to Snakes Downunder at Childers.

Delivering equine therapy is pure horse sense

Debora Lewis has established Rivendells Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning just off Mount Perry Road at Moolbooloman.

Beer drought ends at Yandaran Hotel

Meet the new owners of the Yandaran Hotel, Abbie Grayson and Collin Ahern who will be pouring beers at the “Yannie” from 19 December for the first time in 541 days.

Christmas Capers this Saturday in Childers

Hundreds of online registrations have already been received for the Childers Christmas Capers on this Saturday which will feature a free community movie.

Leading scientist inspires our best and brightest

One of Queensland's leading scientists, Associate Professor Derek Richard, inspired Bundaberg Region students last week. He's involved with research into a COVID-19 vaccine and drugs to combat cancer and ageing.

Imagination takes flight at Hinkler Hall of Aviation

A group of about 40 Childers State School students provided a nostalgic touch when they visited the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.

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Time to ditch mullet for Dash with barefoot bowls

All Blacks Hockey Club is fundraising to help 4yo Dash Leather who has childhood leukaemia.

Critically endangered turtles given helping hand

Brad Crosbie is one of the few people in Australia who's seen rare bum-breathing turtles hatch, and he captured it on video.

Bargara Bowls Club offers all-weather facility

The freshly renovated Bargara Bowls Club is one of only a handful of clubs in Queensland to offer a hard-top roof with full sun protection.