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Bundy family’s holiday tradition pays off

A holiday tradition has paid off for a Bundaberg family who are now $200,000 richer. The family of three say they have holidayed in Hervey Bay for the last 25 year, trying their luck on the lotto each time. After checking their tickets online last night, they were gobsmacked by their prize. One...

We're nut joking: Bundy macadamia company grows bigger

Bundaberg is already home to the world's largest macadamia company, but it is set to become even bigger. Marquis Macadamias is about to increase the amount of nuts it processes by 25 per cent, bringing new jobs and more growth to the Bundaberg economy. The $13million expansion will see the company build...

Burnett region farmers rewarded for planting trees

Local farmers will be rewarded for planting different types of trees on their land. A new pilot program's being launched by the Australian Government, to boost farm biodiversity across the country. It will test processes and protocols that measure and reward farmers, for undertaking mixed-species tree plantings, on top of eligible carbon...

E-scooter crash leaves person in hospital

A teenage girl is in hospital after an electric scooter and vehicle collided in Bundaberg Central overnight. It happened on Woongarra and Maryborough Streets at 6:32pm. The Queensland Ambulance Service say they have conflicting reports on what happened, though originally reported that crews responded to "an electric scooter into parked vehicle incident". The...

Bundaberg in running to win top tourism award

  Bundaberg could be crowned Queensland's favourite tourism hotspot after being named as a finalist in the state's first ever Top Tourism Town Awards. Thirty-seven locations, including Maryborough and Orchid Beach, have been nominated across small and large town categories, with the winner to go into the running to claim the national...

Bundaberg waterways dirtied by face masks

Face masks might protect the public's health but they're harming the environment. Bundaberg conservationists have been been picking up single-use masks from local waterway with people not disposing of them correctly by putting them in the bin. While the state requirement to wear face masks indoors ends on Thursday, Burnett River Clean's...

Marschke faces two-match ban for crusher tackle

Ben Marschke's NRL career is off to a rocky start. The former Bundaberg junior and new Sydney Roosters' hooker is facing a two-match ban, accused of a crusher tackle during Saturday's 26-18 win over the Sharks. Marschke, who played junior rugby league for the Across The Waves Tigers, has been charged over...

Police officer stood down over alleged weapons offence

A Queensland Police officer has been stood down from duty and is set to face court over allegations of weapons offences. The 49 year old sergeant from the Central Region, which extends from Beerwah in the south to Bowen in the north, has been tasked to perform non-operational duties. A Queensland Police...

Man seriously injured after motorcycle loses control in forestry

A man has sustained some serious lower body injuries after losing control of a motorcycle while riding on the Fraser Coast. Emergency crews were called to the crash site in forestry off Mungar Road at Tiaro at 10:30am on Sunday. A RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson says due to the terrain, paramedics were winched...

Man killed after motorcycle hits kangaroo

A tragic motorcycle crash in the Wide Bay has claimed the life of a Bundaberg man. The 62 year old was travelling along Gin Gin Road in Moolboolaman towards Mount Perry, when he hit a kangaroo around 8am on Sunday. Queensland Police say the rider was thrown from the motorcycle and died...

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