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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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.

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.

Conrad Sewell a hit at Hinkler Central

Pop star Conrad Sewell was a hit when he performed at Hinkler Central on Sunday and signed autographs for delighted fans.

PBR Bull Mania rocks Burnett Heads

PBR Bull Mania Burnett Heads had Burnett Heads rocking on Saturday night as a big crowd turned out to watch breathtaking bull riding action.

Moore Park Beach Arts Festival underway

The crowds at The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival were on cloud nine with perfect weather, an easy-going-and-relaxed atmosphere and creativity taking the community event to a new level.

Moore Park Beach Arts winners announced

The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival is always an admired event on the seaside community’s calendar and with the plethora of quality artist in the Bundaberg Region the festival’s art competition was intense and described as world class by the judges.

Braydon Symes gets the feel-good music flowing

Braydon Symes is a talented young artist who writes his own music. He'll be performing at Riverfeast on Friday, 16 August 2019.

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

World first project to Reduce Urban Glow

The Bundaberg Region is set to become a world-leader in turtle protection with poles being erected along the coastline for the Reducing Urban Glow project light sensors.

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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OPINION

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.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Veteran Vehicle Rally attracts international interest

The Bundaberg Region is gearing up to host what could be the country’s biggest ever National Veteran Vehicle Rally with 155 cars registered for next month’s event.

Reef Guardian students to open Oceanfest Reef Room

Reef Guardian School Kalkie State School is proud to be opening the new attraction at Oceanfest on Saturday 24 August 11am.

Kasey named Quota Student of the Year

Eight local high school students had five minutes each to delve into one of their passion topics in front of a panel of judges at this year’s Quota Student of the Year Quest, held by Quota International of Bundaberg.

‘Read to me' resonates in Childers

Childers Read To Me Day Committee is literally waging war on literacy issues within the Childers community.

PEOPLE

Auswide Bank has a new boss for 24 hours

Auswide managing director
Auswide Bank has a new managing director but it's only for one day, with Alayna Lynch stepping in for Martin Barrett.

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

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.

Water trading up as dry conditions continue

Bundaberg Region irrigators are trading more water as dry conditions reduce storage capacity, according to the latest Australian Water Markets annual report.

Auswide Bank has a new boss for 24 hours

Auswide Bank has a new managing director but it's only for one day, with Alayna Lynch stepping in for Martin Barrett.

Local businesses keen to get defence ready

3i Electrical is one of about 15 local businesses who have been accepted into a Defence Ready program, after completing a short survey to determine their eligibility.

SPORT

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.

PBR Bull Mania rocks Burnett Heads

PBR Bull Mania Burnett Heads had Burnett Heads rocking on Saturday night as a big crowd turned out to watch breathtaking bull riding action.

Paddle boarders take to the water at Elliott Heads

Some of the best stand-up paddle boarders in Australia hit the water at Elliott Heads for the 4670 SUP Club’s Ocean Addicts Clearwater Classic Race Weekend.

Attila brings world-class boxing to Bundaberg

Germany is fighting Australia at the Multiplex tonight in a world-class boxing contest brought to Bundaberg by Attila Kovacs.

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

Canadian visitors enjoy Bundaberg with Friendship Force

Travellers from Brandon, Canada, are experiencing the best of Bundaberg this week as they explore the region with their own local tour guides.

Bauxite project seeks to ship from Port of Bundaberg

Australian Bauxite Limited wants to stockpile and ship product from the Port of Bundaberg if its proposed Binjour mining project near Mundubbera is approved.

Offenders give back through community service orders

Vandalised public spaces in the Bundaberg Region are being repaired and rejuvenated by offenders on Community Service orders.

Top 10 ideas shortlisted for Mayor’s innovation awards

Creative tech solutions have been presented by students throughout the region and finalists have been selected for phase two of the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards.

CBD businesswomen share success in Palace Arcade

Four successful local businesswomen say the Bundaberg CBD is thriving and full of unique places to shop.

Tourism operators urged to showcase excellence

Tourism operators are being encouraged to get involved with the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards.

Hairy Maclary leaves Donaldson’s Dairy for a trip to Bundaberg

He is the black scruffy dog usually found at Donaldson’s Dairy but soon, Hairy Maclary and author/illustrator Lynley Dodd will visit Bundaberg for a special exhibition showcase.

Craig Lamond releases title track of debut album

We love to showcase local musical talent on Bundaberg Now. Today we came across One on the Up by Craig Lamond.

Council service centre opens in heart of Bargara

Did you know Bargara’s new centrally located and more convenient Council customer service centre is now open on See Street?

Bundaberg athlete makes Paralympic long list

Young para-athlete Nathan Donaldson’s goal of representing Australia at the Tokyo Paralympics is within reach after he was selected on the Paralympian long list.

COUNCIL NEWS

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.

World first project to Reduce Urban Glow

The Bundaberg Region is set to become a world-leader in turtle protection with poles being erected along the coastline for the Reducing Urban Glow project light sensors.

Work starts to update entry signage

Bundaberg’s entry signs are another step closer to their first update in 35 years as work began yesterday to remove the dated signage.

Council invests $30m in water treatment upgrades

Water quality in Childers, Woodgate, Bargara and other coastal areas will be improved after Council awarded a $30.1 million contract to upgrade the Gregory River and Kalkie water treatment plants.
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