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Emma brings all-abilities yoga to Bundaberg

Local yoga instructor Emma Ellul will bring the benefits of yoga to all abilities when her new classes start in Bundaberg soon.

Girraween Gardens blooming lovely

Doreen Cole has created a little slice of green heaven with her stunning Girraween Gardens at South Isis near Childers.

Explore wildflower reserve during spring bloom

Nestled between the Elliott River and Coonarr you will find Vera Scarth-Johnson Wildflower Reserve, a 93 hectare sanctuary bursting with rare plants and diverse colours.

Beneficial bugs that help your garden grow

Bundaberg Region gardening guru Diane Southwell talks about beneficial bugs and how to attract them.

The Rumbrellas kick off album release in hometown

The Rumbrellas are set to have you moving and grooving this Saturday night at Riverfeast for their album release party.

Music and movement feature at Milbi Festival gala

Event-goers at next month’s inaugural Milbi Festival gala event will become part of a world premiere of song and dance to celebrate the spirit of the Bundaberg Region.

Snappy and Toothy put some bite into Children’s Week

Lovable crocodile twins Snappy and Toothy will appear at Gin Gin State School on Friday, October 25 as part of National Children’s Week.

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Bells ring to celebrate turtle season

The bells at Christ Church in Bundaberg rang today to mark the start of turtle season after the first turtle arrived this week at Mon Repos Beach.

Weather Bureau says lower risk of cyclones, flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting fewer than average tropical cyclones in the 2019-20 summer season from November–April.

New tourism video promotes Lady Musgrave Island

Bundaberg Tourism has worked with Pedestrian TV to produce a video showcasing the unique beauty of Lady Musgrave Island.

LOCAL NEWS

Emma brings all-abilities yoga to Bundaberg

Local yoga instructor Emma Ellul will bring the benefits of yoga to all abilities when her new classes start in Bundaberg soon.

BRIEFS

PCYC fitness program attracts special guest

Year 10 students from Bundaberg State High School last week welcomed a special guest to their Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) fitness program.

Burnett Traffic Bridge to close for works

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has advised of upcoming temporary closures of Bundaberg's Burnett Traffic Bridge for ongoing rehabilitation works.

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Emma brings all-abilities yoga to Bundaberg

Local yoga instructor Emma Ellul will bring the benefits of yoga to all abilities when her new classes start in Bundaberg soon.

Exercise scientist teaches Bundaberg students

Exercise science graduate Jacob Hohn is using the latest knowledge in exercise physiology and biomechanics to teach Bundaberg students.

We are all ageing: what does that mean to you?

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland and Aged and Disability Advocacy (ADA) Australia are hosting a free community seminar on Tuesday, 22 October about ageing and what that means to each of us.

PCYC fitness program attracts special guest

Year 10 students from Bundaberg State High School last week welcomed a special guest to their Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) fitness program.

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Exercise scientist teaches Bundaberg students

Exercise science graduate Jacob Hohn is using the latest knowledge in exercise physiology and biomechanics to teach Bundaberg students.

LOCAL HISTORY

Bundaberg's connection with French pioneer aviator

Bundaberg gave a warm unplanned welcome to pioneer French aviator Henri Martinet 80 years ago when he made a forced landing on the world-first flight from New Caledonia to France.

BUSINESS

Monthly artisan markets coming to Stockland

Local businesses have an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and skills at Stockland Bundaberg’s newest monthly artisan pop-up markets.

Lifeline clearance store opening in Bundaberg North

A new Lifeline store is set to open its doors in Bundaberg North offering quality clothing from just $2 per item.

New entry signs highlight local talent

Meet the locals behind Bundaberg’s new entry signs which not only put the region’s attractions on display but also its skills and industries.

Shane Webcke talks safety in Bundaberg

Shane Webcke is in town next week to talk about safety, a subject close to his heart after losing his father to a workplace incident.

SPORT

Powerboats compete in BP Airport Pro-Classic

The powerboats were off to a flying start at the BP Airport Pro-Classic at Sandy Hook on Sunday morning as they hit the water hard.

Plenty of big fish being caught offshore

There are good reports of red emperor, coral trout and red throat sweetlip having been caught during the past weeks.

Bundaberg is Nitro's best selling regional show

After just two days of presale nearly 2000 tickets have been sold for Bundaberg’s Nitro Circus event making it the fastest selling regional Queensland show in 10 years.

Rayan jumps up to third in state for Gymnastics

Jumping on the lounge inspired Rayan Dunford’s family to enrol him in Gymfinity to help take some of the energy out of the youngster, now he’s competing at gymnastic state championships.

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Weather Bureau says lower risk of cyclones, flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting fewer than average tropical cyclones in the 2019-20 summer season from November–April.

Bundaberg Region drought worsens

The Bundaberg Region has recorded only about one third of its normal rainfall so far this year with farms and gardens suffering under the prolonged drought.

LATEST ARTICLES

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.

First stage to bed down hospital car parks

A multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Friendlies Society Private Hospital could begin soon after a works application was lodged with Council.

Isis Devils search is on for players come hell or high water

Position vacant. Wanted. 20 fit young men to form a rugby league team. Jerseys, shorts, socks and full training provided. Apply Isis Devils Rugby League Club.

Five things you may not expect to do at the library

With a range of activities on offer for all ages, Sharon Millett from the Gin Gin Library gives a rundown of what you can expect on your next visit.

RAAF fly-over requested for Anzac Day

Bundaberg Regional Council has written to the Defence Department seeking an official RAAF fly-over on Anzac Day, April 25.

COUNCIL NEWS

Explore wildflower reserve during spring bloom

Nestled between the Elliott River and Coonarr you will find Vera Scarth-Johnson Wildflower Reserve, a 93 hectare sanctuary bursting with rare plants and diverse colours.

Imagery brings Givelda Flood Evacuation Route to life

Members of the Pine Creek, Givelda and Electra communities were updated on the construction and future use of the Givelda Flood Evacuation route.

Drone survey assesses condition of water towers

A once manual and risky inspection of Council’s water towers will next week be carried out by a drone as part of an investigation into the possibilities around automation.

New entry signs highlight local talent

Meet the locals behind Bundaberg’s new entry signs which not only put the region’s attractions on display but also its skills and industries.
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