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Boat found abandoned in the Kolan River

The search is on to reunite an abandoned boat with its owner. Police spotted the small punt floating along the Kolan River on June 10. It was about 250 metres upstream from the Miara Road Boat Ramp, but nobody was on board. A Queensland Police Service spokesperson says officers decided to moor the...

Burnett MP Stephen Bennett's budget wishlist revealed

There are fears locals could be slapped with higher taxes in next week's budget. The State Government will hand down its costings on Tuesday - already promising funds for the new Bundaberg Hospital. But Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett, is worried residents won't get relief from the rising cost of living. He's also...

Vaccine program winds down in Bundy

Bundaberg's Covid vaccination clinic will close its doors for the last time this afternoon. More than 97 per cent of people across the Wide Bay are doubled dosed while 65 per cent have also received a booster. It's part of a statewide wind-down of the vaccination program. Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service's...

Defective vehicles, hoons on the radar in Bundy

Locals have been urged to remove illegal modifications from their vehicles or face the consequences. Police teamed up with Queensland Transport inspectors earlier this month for Operation Uniform Horizon. They targeted high crash areas around Bundaberg cracking down on hoon behaviour. A Queensland Police spokesperson says a dozen drivers were handed defect notices...

Concreter's trailer nicked from Kensington

  Footage has been released by police, after a concreter's trailer was stolen from Bundaberg. It was taken from a work site at Commercial Street in Kensington on Sunday night. A spokesperson for Queensland Police service says footage shows a vehicle towing the stolen trailer turning right into Takalvan Street from Airport Drive. "The...

Program launches for Taste Bundaberg Festival

  There will be some star-power at this years Taste Bundaberg Festival, with celebrity chefs just some of the highlights of the 10-day event. Local fresh produce and food innovation will be showcased when the festival kicks off on Friday August 5th. Bundaberg Councillor John Learmonth says there will be unique experiences on...

ANZAC Pool to stay closed, as redevelopment moves forward

  A revitalised ANZAC Park is one step closer for Bundaberg, but it means saying goodbye to a 'much-loved' community icon. Bundaberg Regional council are moving forward with plans to redevelop the precinct, before the cost of materials and interest rates rise further. The decision means ANZAC pool will not reopen, with estimates...

Local federal election results declared

  The Member for Hinkler has retained his seat in Federal Parliament for a fourth term, after the Australian Electorate Commission made an official declaration this week. The Liberal National Party's Keith Pitt secured a winning 60.07 per cent of the vote in the recent election, followed by Australian Labor Party's Jason...

Bundy couple claim life-changing lotto win

A Bundaberg couple plan to help out their family, after claiming a $868,000 Gold Lotto win. The pair made a spur-of-the-moment decision to get an entry in the Saturday draw from Chippindalls Newsagency on Bourbong Street, becoming one of six 'division one' winners. The lucky couple says it would completely change their...

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