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Foodies set to flock to Bundy

  The cooler weather of autumn brings with it the peak produce season in Bundaberg, and according to local tourism industry, some crowds as well. Bundaberg Tourism's Ellie Tonkin says this is Bundy's 'culinary season' and attracts foodies to the region. "Bundaberg is Australia's salad bowl effectively," Ms Tonkin says. "We grow 25 per...

Man airlifted after being thrown from horse while mustering

A man has been injured after being thrown from his horse while mustering cattle, north of Bundaberg. A patient in his 50s was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics at the Gindoran property on Friday night, for a suspected broken shoulder and spinal injuries. The RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter was called to...

Mystery object catches attention across Queensland skies

    In what was quite a sight for anyone who turned their gaze towards the sky last night, a bright object lit up the darkness from the Sunshine Coast to Mackay.    We've had reports come in about the flash overhead around 10:30pm.    Higgins Storm Chasing posted on social media about the mystery, shiny...

Bundaberg's Indigenous history shared with students

Bundaberg’s traditional owners have been enriching local TAFE students with their culture and stories in a special yarning circle at Bargara Headlands. Indigenous peoples use yarning circles to create a safe space for people to be heard and for creative communication. Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation's Byron Broome led the lesson about the...

Cannabis plants discovered in Gin Gin drug raids

Four, large cannabis plants have been discovered in a makeshift greenhouse south of Gin Gin. Police from both Gin Gin and South Kolan Stations have teamed up to execute two search warrants, following recent intelligence involving the production and possession of cannabis. They raided a Wallaville address on Monday morning, with four...

Bundaberg woman makes splash as Surf Woman of the Year

At just 20 years old, Bundaberg’s Georgia Martin is nothing short of an inspiration. She has been named 2021 Elliot Heads Surf Woman of the Year. The award is all part of Surf Life Saving Queensland's Surf Woman of the Year mentoring program, aimed at empowering young women to take on leadership...

Turtle hatchlings in full swing at Mon Repos

Visitor numbers at Bundaberg's turtle centre might be down due to COVID restrictions but the hatchling numbers sure aren't. Mon Repos Turtle Centre report the season is going quite well despite tours operating at just a third of their capacity. Ranger in Charge Kathy Gatley says February is usually where we see...

Three in hospital after car flips at Isis Central

Two men have suspected spinal injuries and another is suffering from a head injury after a car rolled south of Bundaberg this morning. Queensland Ambulance say they were called to the crash at Kevin Livingston Drive in Isis Central at 5:30am. Three patients were treated by paramedics on scene; a man in...

Lifeline for cane growers after sugar mill closure

Bundaberg's title of the Sugar City is being bolstered, with more of the sweet stuff set to be trucked into the region. Isis Central Sugar Mill is undergoing a $2.5 million expansion, thanks to a federal grant. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says the cash will be used to build a transloader...

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