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Creek to Coast drives visitors to region

Popular fishing show Creek to Coast has showcased the Bundaberg Region with local operators saying it's already paying dividends for visitor numbers.

Creek to Coast drives visitors to region

Popular fishing show Creek to Coast has showcased the Bundaberg Region with local operators saying it's already paying dividends for visitor numbers.

Plenty to explore in Botanic Gardens rainforest

A local ecologist has revealed some of the hidden attractions in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens rainforest, saying it’s a great place to see unique flora and fauna.

Blokart races test the sands at Woodgate Beach

Reaching speeds of up to 75kmh, blokart drivers have been testing the sand at Woodgate Beach amid hopes to race a marathon next year.

Red-hot tech gifts for Christmas

Geoff Augutis from Queensland Computers suggests red-hot technology Christmas gifts will include drones, tablets, AirPods and accessories.

Innovative art project pawfect fun in 2020

The dogs of the Bundaberg Region are about to become more cultured, with a new Exhibition and Art Trail receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund Grant.

Magic of Christmas takes over CBD

The magic of Christmas came to life in Bundaberg’s CBD last night as the annual Pageant of Lights parade took over Bourbong Street.

VIDEO

Merlie the turtle tagged for science

Merlie the loggerhead turtle has been fitted with a GPS satellite tag for scientists to monitor its location as it travels the world.

Forestry sign showcases school's outdoor learning

The entrance to Gooburrum State School’s forestry area has been revitalised with a large artistic sign thanks to some professional design work undertaken by local high school students.

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.

LOCAL NEWS

UK High Commissioner visits Bundaberg Region

The British High Commissioner's visit this week highlights the close relationship between the Bundaberg Region and the United Kingdom.

BRIEFS

Paradise Dam community drop-in sessions

Community members are invited to attend drop-in sessions regarding works planned at Paradise Dam. Sunwater staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss wet season preparedness.

New police dog squad attends Pageant of Lights

New honorary police dogs Cluedo, Buff and Dash attended the Bundaberg Pageant of Lights Parade on Thursday night.

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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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Innovators to upskill at TOM Makers Long Weekend

This week’s TOM Makers Long Weekend will attract the region’s brightest minds, including its youngest, with the introduction of free children’s workshops.

Merril starts youth clogging for fitness and fun

Local dance instructor Merril Gardner is taking her passion for clogging to the youth of Bundaberg with workshops to begin soon.

SES volunteers receive new equipment donation

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the North Coast Region are receiving more than $40,000 worth of new equipment as part of a successful partnership with Energy Queensland and Powerlink Queensland.

Vocals in tune at Moore Park Beach Christmas Carols

The Moore Park Beach community had their Santa hats and vocals ready as they kicked off the festive season with the annual Christmas Carols.

PEOPLE

Donna awarded Quota Volunteer of the Year

Quota international volunteer award
Bundaberg Quotarian Donna Somers has been recognised for 25 years of service with the Quota International 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.

LOCAL HISTORY

Avenell’s of Bundaberg has 121 year history

From the moment you stop outside Avenell’s of Bundaberg and look in their window, you are transported into a Christmas Wonderland with a 121 year tradition.

BUSINESS

Avenell’s of Bundaberg has 121 year history

From the moment you stop outside Avenell’s of Bundaberg and look in their window, you are transported into a Christmas Wonderland with a 121 year tradition.

Economic good news at Hinkler Innovation Series

The State of the Region address at the Hinkler Innovation Series breakfast contained good news about the economic outlook through new opportunities and diversification.

Plant-based mince introduced at The Waves

Vegans and vegetarians delight! The Waves Sports Club has launched its delicious new plant-based minced spaghetti bolognaise.

Greensill family win Hinkler Innovation Award

A family with its local farming roots dating back to 1945 has been named winners of the Hinkler Innovation Award.

SPORT

Blokart races test the sands at Woodgate Beach

Reaching speeds of up to 75kmh, blokart drivers have been testing the sand at Woodgate Beach amid hopes to race a marathon next year.

Mick man of match at over 60s ODI

Bundaberg cricketer Mick Kettle’s man of the match performance helped the Australian team snatch victory from England in the second Over 60s One Day International.

Grab yourself a grunter this weekend

A few big grunter over 60cm have been keeping anglers entertained recently on the Burnett River and mangrove jack have also been very active this past week.

Connie bowls to bronze for Malta, finds gold in Bundy

Connie Rixon may be a Commonwealth Games medallist but she now has her focus firmly set on promoting the Bundaberg Region to the world.

WEATHER

Hummock fog creates eerie start to day

Wednesday got off to an eerie start for early risers this morning with thick fog blanketing The Hummock and coastal areas.

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.

LATEST ARTICLES

Tighten your belt or count the cost

Bundaberg Region motorists have been warned to buckle up or pay the cost as police launch a seatbelt safety blitz on Monday.

Vikings torch Heat in Bundaberg T20 cricket

Searle's RV Centre Vikings narrowly defeated Betta Heat by 15 runs in the Bundaberg Cricket Association Aussie Homes T20 competition at Salter...

Regional Deal potential projects identified

Bundaberg Regional Council has identified potential projects to be funded under a Regional Deal with the Queensland and Australian Governments.

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...

COUNCIL NEWS

UK High Commissioner visits Bundaberg Region

The British High Commissioner's visit this week highlights the close relationship between the Bundaberg Region and the United Kingdom.

Innovative art project pawfect fun in 2020

The dogs of the Bundaberg Region are about to become more cultured, with a new Exhibition and Art Trail receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund Grant.

Aerial footage shows Hughes Road extension progress

New aerial footage shows the progress of the final stage of the Hughes Road extension set to be completed early next year.

Smart lighting technology to be rolled out in Bargara

Almost the entire Bargara Esplanade will soon be fitted with smart technology that will allow for greater control of lighting including dimming and motion sensor capabilities.
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