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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.

Articles by this author

When Childers really was a “knockout”

Few people would disagree that Childers, with its quaint buildings and leafy tree-lined streets can, as a rural township, be considered as somewhat of a knockout.

Woodgate Beach group funds new bus

The goal of a new community bus for the residents of Woodgate Beach appears to be within weeks of becoming a reality.

STYMIE a pathway to combating bullying, abuse

Rachel Downie, the 2020 Queensland Australian of the Year, is the powerhouse behind STYMIE, an anonymous on-line harm reporting tool that schools are using to support students to say something without fear of reprisal.

Participants fired up by Gin Gin’s Operation Ignite

A burning building, a firefighter missing, and a concussed causality dazed and wandering in bushland all part of Operation Ignite.

Bundy High attracts a multicultural student mix

Bundaberg State High School recently hosted a morning tea for its cohort of international students - those at the school on exchange programs or who have relocated from other countries.

Pharmacy display showcases sporting glory

The Old Pharmacy in Childers is featuring a popular display of local sporting photographs and memorabilia which will continue until May 2020.

Childers time capsule peeps into history

Childers residents look forward to opening a time capsule from 1970 which marks the 200th anniversary of Captain Cook's journey to Australia.

Isis Mill makes 70,000 sleepers for cane rail

Isis Central Sugar Mill at Childers is making 70,000 sleepers on site to deliver a major expansion to its cane rail network.

Latest news

Lizards love life at Alexandra Park Zoo

With days consisting of feeding, napping and basking in the sun, the lizards at Alexandra Park Zoo are certainly living their best life.

Wide-eyed puffer fish among top finds for photographer

With camera and eyes alert, a local resident has made a name for himself capturing images of coastal creatures that inhabit the region.

Norville State School students take on taiko drumming

Students are putting their drumming skills to the test by signing up to Norville State School's taiko drumming club for the year ahead.