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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Coral Coast Christian School rebrands in 2020

Coral Coast Christian School will rebrand as Hope Adventist School in January 2020 with Kristy Norman as principal.

Dynamic duo Gypsy Lane to perform Friday night

Powerful and emotional vocals coupled with inspired guitar solos makes Gypsy Lane a must-see duo and they'll be at Sugarland Tavern on Friday night.

New song: ‘Dam we need our Paradise back'

Bundaberg musician Warren Wrangell has composed a song to support Mayor Jack Dempsey's petition on Paradise Dam.

Alby's eccentric hair impresses zoo visitors

Alby the bum-breathing turtle is already making fans at Alexandra Park Zoo with his eccentric hair style and laid-back attitude.

Ex-Bundaberg student films Camino Skies documentary

Camino Skies is a film about the story of life, love and loss on the Camino de Santiago, and was co-directed by Bundaberg’s Noel Smyth.

Bollywood Dance Workshop takes Bargara by storm

The ever-popular Bollywood Dance Workshop took Bargara by storm on Saturday afternoon as part of the annual Confluence Festival.

Creative Regions launches 2020 program

Creative Regions has launched its 2020 program with an exciting new event, Red Dirt, that is sure to have all of the senses activated.

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New song: ‘Dam we need our Paradise back'

Bundaberg musician Warren Wrangell has composed a song to support Mayor Jack Dempsey's petition on Paradise Dam.

Lights out tonight for Turtle Hour

Don't forget it's lights out for 60 minutes at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 12 November for the world-first Turtle Hour.

Meet the workers who hand sort our recycling

During National Recycling Week we take a look inside the region’s recycling centre and meet the Impact Community Services’ disability workers who hand sort the material.

LOCAL NEWS

Coral Coast Christian School rebrands in 2020

Coral Coast Christian School will rebrand as Hope Adventist School in January 2020 with Kristy Norman as principal.

BRIEFS

Lights out tonight for Turtle Hour

Don't forget it's lights out for 60 minutes at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 12 November for the world-first Turtle Hour.

Donny is waiting at the RSPCA for his new home

Donny is a English Mastiff and he's waiting at the RSPCA shelter in Bundaberg to find his forever home.

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OPINION

Vote in Paradise Dam poll

Vote to have your say on whether information should be given about why the Paradise Dam wall has to be lowered by five metres.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Eddie and Sally call time on delivering for community

Eddie Stone has been delivering services to the Gin Gin community for much of his lifetime and has now sold the Gin Gin Post Office.

Mayor lauds future leaders

Mayor Jack Dempsey took the opportunity today to meet high school student leaders and Mayor's Medal recipients for breakfast.

Donny is waiting at the RSPCA for his new home

Donny is a English Mastiff and he's waiting at the RSPCA shelter in Bundaberg to find his forever home.

Mistake corrected for fallen Booyal WW1 soldier

Fallen First World War soldier, Lance Corporal Frederick Stanley Salmoni has finally been provided due recognition with the misspelling of his name on the Gin Gin Cenotaph corrected after almost 100 years.

PEOPLE

Kevin's canaries bring out a passion for life

Kevin Hick has never looked back on his decision to quit smoking eight years ago and it's all thanks to some tiny birds that have not only taken up his spare time, but also his heart.

LOCAL HISTORY

Bert Hinkler: letters home from the front

An undeniable sense of adventure and love of aviation thrust infamous pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler in to the midst of World War I.

BUSINESS

Childhood hobby wins Impact innovation award

A childhood hobby sparked the idea that has seen Impact Community Services take out a state innovation award through the Containers for Change program.

From Biggenden pub to Bundy fish and chips

Former Grand Hotel Biggenden publicans Danny and Kerry Nevins are opening a new fish and chips shop at 251 Bourbong Street.

Bundaberg impressed Germany Consul-General

The Consul-General of Germany, Peter Silberberg, learned that the Bundaberg Region is the location of choice for two successful companies, Superior Pak and Knauf when he visited both facilities on Friday.

Gold winners at 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards

Windmill Café Bargara, Bundaberg Rum and Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort walked away winners at the Queensland Tourism Awards on Friday evening.

SPORT

Cycle Fest International plans stellar 2020 event

Cyclists from around the world will spend more than eight days in the Bundaberg Region next year for the UCI Cycle Fest International 2020.

SES couple on target at Emergency Services Games

Bundaberg Region couple Nygerie Molloy and Bob Barkle won five gold medals at the NSW Police and Emergency Services Games in October.

The barra are biting at Monduran

With the closure of barra fishing in the salt, Lake Monduran is the place to go whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned barra angler, according to Tackle World Bundaberg…

Bundaberg connection to Melbourne Cup triumph

As Vow and Declare raced to Melbourne Cup glory there were plenty of locals cheering for the horse which has a strong Bundaberg connection through the Lanskey family.

WEATHER

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

New visitor centre opens following bumper holiday season

In the wake of a highly successful summer holiday season, the regional tourism community has gathered to celebrate the official opening of...

Have your say on strategy for parks and open spaces

If you are passionate about park areas or would just like to be informed about future plans, now is the time to review Bundaberg Regional Council’s Parks & Open Space Strategy 2018 – 2025.

Flat tyre can't stop Bundy para athlete

Local para athlete Nathan Donaldson took out the junior category in a prestigious wheelchair racing event on Australia Day despite racing the last half of the event with a flat tyre.

Massive military aircraft flies over Bundaberg

If you happened to hear a roaring noise in the sky this morning, you might have looked up to notice a large military aircraft racing through the clouds.

New roundabout a win for drivers, students and parents

A notoriously busy intersection in Bundaberg is now experiencing an ease in traffic congestion thanks to the construction of a large roundabout and accompanying footpaths in the area.

Club has drive to clean up region’s litter

Bundaberg 4WD Club spends a lot of time enjoying the great outdoors and on Clean Up Australia Day, they’ll be doing their...

Mayor's petition for new hospital passes 1000 signatures

A petition launched by Mayor Jack Dempsey, calling for a new level 5 hospital in Bundaberg, so far has more than 1000...

January 2019 rainfall total close to lowest on record

Bundaberg had close to its driest ever January in 2019 with just 6.8mm recorded in the gauge at the airport.

Incubator to foster creativity, innovation

Bundaberg Regional Council is throwing its support behind a collaborative space that will spark innovation, drive job creation and fuel economic growth.

Scholarship gives students opportunity to pursue engineering dream

For 17 year old Leticia Kyle, being a recipient of Bundaberg Regional Council’s First Year Engineering Scholarship has been an opportunity to kick-start the career of her dreams.

COUNCIL NEWS

Fig Tree Garden takes shape with planting program

A focus on tree health and the preservation of history has led to the creation of a fig tree garden in Alexandra Park.

Rural Fire Brigade calls for help to locate hydrants

The Rural Fire Brigade is calling on residents to support firefighting efforts by keeping an eye on the fire hydrants outside their business or property.

Meet the workers who hand sort our recycling

During National Recycling Week we take a look inside the region’s recycling centre and meet the Impact Community Services’ disability workers who hand sort the material.

Fruit and veg growers back Paradise Dam petition

Mayor Jack Dempsey has welcomed Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ support for his Paradise Dam petition which has already been signed by more than 2600 people.
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