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Adopt a Cop talk on consequences of violence, drugs

Students from Tom Quinn Community Centre heard from Bundaberg Police officers last week as part of the adopt-a-cop program.

Creative talent blossoms late at Bundaberg Art Prize

More than 460 pieces of artwork were entered into the Bundaberg Art Prize 2019 and local retirees were prominent among the entrants.

Bundaberg Art Prize quality made judging difficult

The Bundaberg Arts Prize ’19 entries are described as exceptional making it a difficult task to select one winner.

Gabrielle McDonald wins Bundaberg Art Prize

Gabrielle McDonald has taken out the Bundaberg Arts Prize ’19 first prize for her artwork Outback Avatar made with recycled material.

Lady Musgrave Experience not to be missed

The Lady Musgrave experience from the Port of Bundaberg to the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef is a world-class adventure that's not to be missed.

Shelly Waters' singing career inspired by Countdown

Shelly Waters has always loved music, Countdown was her favourite show as a child and it inspired her to start singing.

New Generation art exhibition starts a conversation

Gin Gin State High School students have been busy working on some creative pieces for their newest art exhibition, New Generation.

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Ambulance Service awards presented

Paramedics and community members were today recognised for their efforts at a special awards ceremony at the Bundaberg Multiplex as part of Ambulance Week.

Keep your garden looking lush this Spring

Spring has officially sprung in Bundaberg and gardening guru Diane Southwell has some top tips to keep your plants blooming all through the season.

Day for Daniel teaches children self protection

With the help of Denise and Bruce Morcombe, 600 Bundaberg Region students screamed "no, my body belongs to me" as part of Day for Daniel.

LOCAL NEWS

Adopt a Cop talk on consequences of violence, drugs

Students from Tom Quinn Community Centre heard from Bundaberg Police officers last week as part of the adopt-a-cop program.

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Adopt a Cop talk on consequences of violence, drugs

Students from Tom Quinn Community Centre heard from Bundaberg Police officers last week as part of the adopt-a-cop program.

Youths charged over Bargara assault and damage

Police have charged eight youths with offences in relation to a disturbance and vandalism at Bargara earlier this month.

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Reef Empress skipper has amazing office

Darryl Henderson has one of the best jobs in the Bundaberg Region — skipper of the Reef Empress for Lady Musgrave Experience.

Dementia group enjoy gardening project

Bundaberg people living with dementia and their carers enjoyed an innovative gardening project in the Botanic Gardens this morning, recalling fond times as they planted snap dragons.

Bundaberg Police donate bicycles for restoration

The Tom Quinn Community Centre Alternative School has made great use of bikes donated by Bundaberg Police.

Community fills main street for Gaslight Parade

The National Veteran Vehicle Rally filled the main street as it rolled on with the Gaslight Parade on Thursday night.

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Reef Empress skipper has amazing office

Darryl Henderson
Darryl Henderson has one of the best jobs in the Bundaberg Region — skipper of the Reef Empress for Lady Musgrave Experience.

LOCAL HISTORY

Burnett Walkway plaque relocated

A plaque commemorating Bundaberg’s riverside walkway named in honour of James Charles Burnett, the first government surveyor to enter and map the Bundaberg city area, has been relocated.

BUSINESS

Budding entrepreneurs hold Young Creators Market

Eight young entrepreneurs displayed creativity as they gathered at the art gallery park in Bundaberg on Friday evening for the Young Creator’s Market.

Finger lickin' good investment opportunity

Bundaberg has been described as a "rapidly growing economy" in documents promoting the auction of the new East Bundaberg KFC restaurant.

Sleep on the ocean with new Reality Reef Stay

Wake up to the warm waters and beautiful sights of Lady Musgrave Island with Big Cat Reality and its newest venture, the Reality Reef Stay.

Shane Webcke to visit Bundaberg for Front Row Safety

State of Origin great and former Brisbane Broncos prop Shane Webcke will visit Bundaberg on Thursday, 24 October as Queensland’s Safety Ambassador for the inaugural Front Row Safety event.

SPORT

There's 190,000 reasons to fish for the Golden Barra

The popular Bundaberg Toyota Golden Barra competition is back at Lake Monduran for the second year with this year’s prize pool swelling to over $190,000.

Fishing report: mangrove jack continue to bite

Mangrove jack are on the move in both the Kolan and the Baffle systems with fish up to 50cm responding well to soft plastics and more.

Roosters ‘look the goods' after first finals week

Antonio Kaufusi looks at the results of the first finals week with a few surprise upsets and says the Roosters "look the goods".

4WD club epic journey to centres of Australia

Members of Bundaberg 4WD Club recently completed an 8800km epic month-long adventure to the centres of Australia.

WEATHER

Dust and smoke blanket Bundaberg Region

Raised dust is making its way across the Bundaberg Region as a high pressure system from southern Australia pushes cooler, dry air across Queensland.

Bundaberg nudges September heat record

If you thought today was warm, you're right. Bundaberg came within a degree of recording its hottest ever September day.

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Virtual reality at Bundaberg Library

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Take a virtual leap into new technology at Bundaberg Library

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Bombers targeted as the Bulldogs bounce back

Many other teams might find it hard to come back after a heavy defeat, but that is not the case with Brothers Bulldogs.

Storm Boy film raises funds for school trip

Get behind this movie fundraiser to help support the students of St John's Lutheran Primary School.

Divers able to explore ex-HMAS Tobruk from February 25

The new world-class ex-HMAS Tobruk dive site will be ready for divers to start exploring on Monday, February 25.

Moncrieff to launch 2019 season

National and international touring acts are on the bill for Bundaberg Region audiences with the launch of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre’s Season 2019.

Bundy students partners in crime at university

There’s no mystery surrounding what the future holds for Bundaberg Region high school graduates Hollie Cooper and Renee Nielsen.

Plant swap program continues to grow while stamping out invasive species

A popular plant swap program is being expanded following a positive response from community members ridding their backyards of invasive plant species.

COUNCIL NEWS

Student safety focus of Walkervale School project

The Walkervale State School P&C committee is celebrating news that Bundaberg Regional Council’s design for a safer drop off zone has received State Government funding.

Dementia group enjoy gardening project

Bundaberg people living with dementia and their carers enjoyed an innovative gardening project in the Botanic Gardens this morning, recalling fond times as they planted snap dragons.

Bundaberg wins national Sister Cities awards

The Bundaberg Region has been honoured with the prestigious Sister Cities Australia award for best overall program.

Region's roads rehabilitated through Council works

Work to a number of roads throughout the region is underway, with 30 sites the focus of Bundaberg Regional Council’s road reconstruction and rehabilitation program.
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