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ELECTRICITY | Self Meter Readers Now A Thing

Image Credit: Energex Energex has launched a new, improved online service for customers who want to do self- meter reads. General Manager Customer and Market Operations Carly Irving said it was the first of many 24/7 self-service options designed to give customers more choice and control. “We understand that estimated meter reads can be a...

Local Cop Rescues Feathered Friend

Image Credit: QPS A Bundaberg police officer has rescued an injured rainbow lorikeet from the side of the road. The colourful bird made himself right at home in Constable Chrissia Perry’s fluorescent police vest. Image Credit: QPS Constable Perry took the added steps of getting her feathered friend medical help. The bird is well on...

Bundaberg Airport Redevelopment To Save Lives

More Queenslanders will receive emergency assistance in regional and remote locations in early 2021 with construction beginning on a $6 million aeromedical base and patient transfer facility at Bundaberg Airport. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt, who turned the first sod on the project today, said the new facilities, to be...

Coal Company Tax-Boosted Maroon Fund Attracts Almost Half A Bill

A proposed Maroon Fund to redirect extra cash generated by Queensland coal in the Federal Budget has reached $491 million in funding requests for community programs, initiatives and capital works said the Queensland Resources Council. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Maroon Fund should help Queensland receive its fair share...

Easter Bilby & Queensland Police Join Forces For Road Safety

Easter Bilby with local kids and police.  Image Supplied: QPS  Senior Constable Mick Gray and the Easter Bilby attended the Kalkie Primary School last week for their Easter bonnet parade. The children between Prep and Grade Three displayed some spectacular examples of Easter creativity and excitement for their Easter holiday plans. The Easter...

Bundaberg TAFE Shines Spotlight On Local Tradies

UPDATE | TAFE Queensland’s Bundaberg campus shone a spotlight on local tradies on Friday. The campus played host to several WorldSkills Regional Competitions and its first ever Trades Connect event. The winners for East Coast region are: Automotive – Light Vehicle: Gold – Jonhas Lawler Silver – Luke McKinlay Bronze – Aiden Buckler Image Credit: Bundaberg TAFE Automotive – Heavy...

Easter Holiday Arrangements For Centrelink, Medicare And Child Support

Money_in_wallet_By_Martin_Kingsley_from_Melbourne_Australia_-_Cashmoney_CC_BY_2.0 There will be some changes to payments and services over the Easter and Anzac public holidays for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support customers. All service centres and most phone lines providing Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services will be closed on Good Friday 19 April, Easter Monday 22 April and Anzac...

Bundaberg Rooftop Solar Capital Of Australia.

CC0 License  Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Queensland had reaffirmed its reputation as the Sunshine State. Referring to the Clean Energy Council report, released today, Dr Lynham said: “Queensland fills six of the top 10 rooftop solar postcodes in Australia, by number of installations. “And sitting at the top is Bundaberg with...

Apprentice Tradies Urged To Get To TAFE

TAFE Queensland’s Bundaberg campus will shine a spotlight on local tradies on Friday. The campus will play host to several WorldSkills Regional Competitions and its first ever Trades Connect event. Bundaberg TAFE.  Image Supplied  From 7.30am, eligible apprentices from across the East Coast region will descend on the Bundaberg campus to compete in five categories,...

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