In his new year message, Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey has thanked community members for showing kindness to each other during the pandemic.
Economist Ben Artup writes the Bundaberg Region is well poised to recover from COVID-19 thanks to a diverse economy and the strength of local agriculture.
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.
Ben Artup writes it's essential that any decision soon to be made in Brisbane concerning Paradise Dam is underpinned by facts and evidence.
Economist Ben Artup looks at labour force data for the Wide Bay Burnett region showing a "massive" 3 per cent increase in the participation rate.