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Students collect bottle lids for a cause

St Joseph’s School students are helping the environment and children less fortunate than themselves by turning bottle tops in to prosthetic hands.

Milbi Festival designer reveals cultural connection

Designer Rachael Sarra has shared the special connection the Milbi Festival has to her culture and her fondest childhood memories.

Bundaberg Art Prize entries close in one week

Bundaberg Art Prize ’19 is only weeks away and artist are busy putting the final touches on their masterpieces before the entries close.

Jazz music to entertain this weekend

For more than 50 years Bundaberg’s Mike Lye has been playing the bass guitar and entertaining crowds around the region sharing his love of jazz music.

Students display work through Emerge exhibition

More than 30 students from schools around the region will have their artwork displayed at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) as part of the 2019 Emerge exhibition.

Handmaid's Tale author coming to Moncrieff screen

Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood will hit the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre screen next month to launch her new book The Testaments.

Local filmmakers chart course for silver screen

Big Fish Big Adventure is a fishing series like no other and will sail across the silver screen at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Friday 25 October.

VIDEO

Elliott Heads State School choir sing their hearts out

Elliott Heads State School choir proved this week that a small school can have a big voice when they excelled at the Bundaberg Regional Eisteddfod Schools Competition.

Hughes Road construction update

A major project featuring the construction of the Hughes Road roundabout is now in its third stage with work forging ahead to provide better connectivity to residents and visitors.

Dolphins put on a show for Bargara walkers

A group of playful dolphins have been caught on camera frolicking in water off Bargara this morning.

LOCAL NEWS

Lex Greensill receives top university award

Bundaberg entrepreneur Lex Greensill was announced 2019 QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year at a celebration in Brisbane on Friday night.

BRIEFS

Student of the week goes to Police Dog Stinger

Police Dog Stinger had a role change last week and focused all of his energy on being a good student in class.

Pet adoption: two kittens need a home

The Cat Connections HQ team have been bottle feeding these sibling kittens around the clock and have now nursed them back to health.

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Students collect bottle lids for a cause

St Joseph’s School students are helping the environment and children less fortunate than themselves by turning bottle tops in to prosthetic hands.

Lex Greensill receives top university award

Bundaberg entrepreneur Lex Greensill was announced 2019 QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year at a celebration in Brisbane on Friday night.

Superheroes Flip Out at Diabuddies Day

The smallest super heroes were out in force on Saturday learning how to deal with their type 1 diabetes at the DiaBuddies Day at Flipout.

Milbi Festival designer reveals cultural connection

Designer Rachael Sarra has shared the special connection the Milbi Festival has to her culture and her fondest childhood memories.

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Lex Greensill receives top university award

Lex Greensill
Bundaberg entrepreneur Lex Greensill was announced 2019 QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year at a celebration in Brisbane on Friday night.

LOCAL HISTORY

Two Islanders hanged for murdering swagman

Pacific Islanders Miore and Narasemai were hanged at Boggo Road Gaol in 1895 for the murder of swagman Francis Macartney at Avondale.

BUSINESS

Lex Greensill receives top university award

Bundaberg entrepreneur Lex Greensill was announced 2019 QUT Outstanding Alumnus of the Year at a celebration in Brisbane on Friday night.

Oceanfest 2019 celebrated by more than 10,000 people

The Bundaberg Region’s premier seafood event Oceanfest was celebrated by more than 10,000 people on Saturday.

Global interest in Canndeo triggers site visit

Bundaberg-based medicinal cannabis manufacturer Canndeo has not yet commenced full scale production but they’re already attracting global interest from a Chinese pharmaceutical, medical and research organisation.

Bundaberg Sandblasting gets Defence Ready

Bundaberg Sandblasting is one of a number of local businesses to take part in a Defence Ready workshop offered by Bundaberg Regional Council.

SPORT

Local players take out Junior Touch State comp

Central Queensland Bulls charged through their opposition to be crowned champion region in the Queensland Junior Touch State Championships.

Big weekend for Touch Junior State Championships

The best touch football junior players from all over Queensland will make their way to the Bundaberg Region on Thursday ready for Queensland Junior State Championships this weekend in the quest to be crowned regional touch champion.

Snapper up the fish this Sunday

Sunday will be the best day to be out on the water this weekend with plenty of squire, snapper and good-sized grunter at hand according to Tackle World Bundaberg.

Vikings favoured for Raiders and Sea Eagles match

Antonio Kaufusi recaps some of last week's surprising results and admits he's on the "Viking Clap bandwagon" when the Raiders and Sea Eagles go head-to-head.

WEATHER

Icy blast pushes north to Bundaberg

The Bundaberg Region could have its coldest morning of the year on Monday or Tuesday as an icy blast pushes up from the deep south.

Winter solstice marks shortest day of the year

This Saturday will mark the shortest day of the year due to the annual Winter Solstice and will be 10 hours, 35 minutes and 28 seconds at Bundaberg.

LATEST ARTICLES

Staying healthy: Going digital helps business to grow

Linda Tindale has helped Bundy locals live healthier lives for nearly a decade and says business wellbeing requires a digital presence.

Moore Park Beach mosquitoes about to cop a spray

Mosquitoes have been bugging residents of Moore Park Beach and they're about to cop a spray from Bundaberg Regional Council.

Gathering of cocker spaniels makes for cute play date

Bundaberg Region cocker spaniel owners converged on Mary Kinross Park at the weekend for a play date with their cute pooches.

Solar option on the table for Bundaberg tenants and owners

Up to 1000 landlords and their tenants have the chance to team up and cut power bills and emissions under a trial scheme in Bundaberg, Townsville and Gladstone.

Love of law keeps Amanda on career path

International Women's Day feature: Amanda Sapolu

Scarecrow gallery: Send us your photo

There’s nothing too scary about the scarecrow perched in the front yard of the Clarke residence in Oakes Street, Childers.

Volunteer flower pickers needed

Endeavour Foundation Bundaberg needs enthusiastic volunteers to pick flowers for its popular Mother's Day fundraising sale.

Stage show brings Aussie classic Possum Magic to life

It's a much-loved children’s story that many generations have grown up with and now, Possum Magic is set to come to life when it hits our Bundaberg stage.

Bulldozers on the beach — times have changed

Bulldozers on the beach — that's a sight you won't see today, but it did occur in the 1970s to move rocks.

Bundaberg Rum wins gold at national tourism awards

Bundaberg Rum won gold at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the keenly contested Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category.

COUNCIL NEWS

Childers road widening projects delivered

The patience of users of Gelsominos Road at South Isis has been rewarded with a section of the road widened through a #BRCbudget 19 funding allocation of $60,000.

Groups can apply to host Australia Day celebrations

Throw a snag on the barbie and chuck on the green and gold - Expressions of Interest are open for community groups keen to host the 2020 Australia Day Celebrations.

Family looks forward to new Elliott Heads facilities

The McCoombes family understand better than most the value of well-planned pathways and community facilities and are eagerly anticipating the Elliott Heads foreshore redevelopment.

Road closure extended for roundabout project

Motorists are advised of changes to traffic conditions as a result of the Hughes and Watson Road roundabout project with extended road closures from Monday.
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