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A Win On The Water Burdekin Fishing Heroes Secure Lifeline In Gillnet Battle

A Win On The Water Burdekin Fishing Heroes Secure Lifeline In Gillnet Battle

In an emotional triumph for the local commercial fishing industry, six restricted licenses have been granted to commercial operators residing in the Burdekin to allow the use of nets to catch barramundi. The announcement of the new licenses came after primary commercial fishing licences no longer authorised commercial net fishing activities in Queensland from January 1, 2024, in State and Federal Government efforts to phase out gillnet fishing on the Great Barrier Reef by 2027. Alva fisher Neil

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Community Collaboration Is Key Says Home Hill’s New Officer In Charge

Community Collaboration Is Key Says Home Hill’s New Officer In Charge

In his first week as Officer in Charge (OIC) at Home Hill Police Station, Sargeant Samuel Pyke has highlighted the need for clearer avenues of communication and collaboration between police and community. Sgt Pyke started in the role on Monday, February 12, bringing over a decade of experience from some of Queensland’s busiest beats to Home Hill. Originally from the Gold Coast, Sgt Pyke joined the police force 12 years ago and has since been posted in Gladstone, Townsville, Brisbane’s Fortitude

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Rescue Pet Of The Week  Meet Oddish

Rescue Pet Of The Week Meet Oddish

Fast Facts: Rehoming Fee: $425 DOB: 31/12/2022 Sex: Male Breed: Staffy Cross Kid Friendly: Older Kids Cat Friendly: Untested Other Dogs: Yes with Slow Introduction Fences: 5ft Oddish is a friendly and loveable boy whose favourite thing to do is spend time with his people. He is food motivated and knows how to sit and is keen to learn new tricks. He walks well on a harness but can pull out of excitement when people walk past. Oddish would be best suited to a home with older kids as he isn’t aw

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Burdekin Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards And Citizenship Ceremony

Burdekin Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards And Citizenship Ceremony

Caption 1: Citizen of the Year John Wood (centre) was gifted a framed photograph of the Burdekin Bridge, pictured with Australia Day Ambassador Karen Jacobsen (left) and Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin (right) Caption 2: Young Citizen of the Year Eddie Jones Caption 3: Young Citizen of the Year Achievement Award and Junior Cultural Award Winner Emily Holmes Caption 4: Senior Cultural Award Winner Irene Richards Caption 5: Young Citizen of the Year Achievement Award Winner Martina Boj

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LOT 73, 91 & 54 CORICA RD, BARRATTA
LOT 73, 91 & 54 CORICA RD, BARRATTA

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   • Expression of Interest - closing 12 pm Thursday 22nd February 2024

   • Area: Approx 127.05 hectares. Cultivation area: 122.47Ha.

   • Spacious 3-bedroom home.

   • Water Allocation: Approx. 1, 008 megs of water allocation from Sunwater.

   • Pumps: 3 open water pumps and 2 bores.

   • Cane Crop: growing approx. 12,000 tonnes per annum.

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LOT 73, 91 & 54 CORICA RD, BARRATTA
LOT 73, 91 & 54 CORICA RD, BARRATTA
EOI Expression of Interest - closing 12 pm Thursday 22nd February 2024

   • Expression of Interest - closing 12 pm Thursday 22nd February 2024

   • Area: Approx 127.05 hectares. Cultivation area: 122.47Ha.

   • Spacious 3-bedroom home.

   • Water Allocation: Approx. 1, 008 megs of water allocation from Sunwater.

   • Pumps: 3 open water pumps and 2 bores.

   • Cane Crop: growing approx. 12,000 tonnes per annum.

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35 JOHN DORY STREET, CUNGULLA
35 JOHN DORY STREET, CUNGULLA
$415,000

   • $415,000.00

   • Stunning four-bedroom and two-bathroom home

   • Double garage and double carport

   • Fully Fenced 809sqm block

   • Peaceful and family-friendly neighborhood.

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34 RICHARD ST, AYR
34 RICHARD ST, AYR
$310,000

   • $310,000.00

   • Low-set, functional residence

   • 890m2 of low maintenance grassed grounds.

   • 3 Air-conditioned double bedrooms with robes.

   • Two single garage’s, one with internal access

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11 LISA DR, AYR
11 LISA DR, AYR
$430,000

   • 3.04 hectares of land

   • Serene and picturesque location

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A Minute With the Mayoral Candidate Pierina Dalle Cort

A Minute With the Mayoral Candidate Pierina Dalle Cort

February 22, 2024

Who are you and what do you think qualifies you for the role? Born and raised in the Burdekin and with over four decades experience in business, I truly understand the needs and challenges of our community. I have developed a strong understanding of effective governance, including through the completion of a Company Director course. Having previously served as Councillor for 12 years, I will continue to support, and leverage my wealth of knowledge and expertise to guide the region forward. My c

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A Minute With the Mayoral Candidate Lyn McLaughlin

A Minute With the Mayoral Candidate Lyn McLaughlin

February 22, 2024

Tell us about yourself and what qualifies you for the role I have held many roles in my time in the Burdekin: I am a wife, mother, primary school teacher, and proud member of many local sporting, school, church and community associations. Having served as a Councillor for six years, Mayor for 16 years, and as a Board representative on several regional and state bodies, I have a wealth of advocacy and leadership experience. I strongly believe the Burdekin is the best place to live, work, play, v

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Sit Down With Sam

Sit Down With Sam

February 22, 2024

Hi Readers I’ve added a new item to my list of new year’s resolutions, and that’s to catch a barra. I know next to nothing about fishing and when I’ve sat in on conversations with experts talking shop, it seems to me like they’re speaking another language. But, equipped with a fishing rod and tackle box recovered from my Pa’s shed and a cast net I got for my birthday as a child, I’m determined to reel one in – you could say I’ve got all the gear and no idea. A couple of people who know a thing o

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Local Sporting news & Results

Ayr Bowls News

Ayr Bowls News

February 22, 2024

Championship Rinks and Championship Singles are now open, names wanted to be drawn February 27. Ladies Social Bowls played on February 13. Winners were R Soper, D Soper and P Power defeating R Hervey, K Page and D Cutting. Runner up on count back Merle Nixon, Joy Comollatti and S Stidston defeating K Stuckler, H Jorgensen and I Wilson. Wednesday Feb 14 Winners were Jim Murray, Dino Poli and Henry Hazle who defeated John Hall, Anthony Bull and Ron Soper Saturday Feb 17 Winners were John Hall, Mic

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Brandon Bowls

Brandon Bowls

February 22, 2024

Thanks to all the members who turned up for Saturday morning’s working bee putting the shade sails back up. Chief in command Richi Maui had everyone working hard and thanks also to Sharon Penny for smoko which was enjoyed by all. 24 members attended social bowls on Monday, February 19 in favourable conditions. Norm Storrie, Ray Panacassio and Jamie Woods played against Bernice Kugatoff, Leo Kenny, and Len Feeney. In the early stages in that game, it looked all over with Len Feeney letting everyo

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Home Hill Bowls Report

Home Hill Bowls Report

February 22, 2024

Thursday bowls went ahead even though the green was under water at 1pm after a couple of inches of rain in about an hour. Surprisingly, the new green drains very quickly so the games could go ahead at around 2:15pm. RINK 2: Mick/Hugh, Dino and Stephen were to strong defeating Judy, Dave and Wayne 17 to 11 and 8 ends to 4. RINK 3: Bob, Joe and Trevor pipped Jim, Des and Henry 10 to 9 with 6 ends to each side. RINK 4: In a pairs game Paul and Mick steamrolled Yogi and John to the tune of 12 t

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Triple M Broadcasts From Brandon

Triple M Broadcasts From Brandon

November 29, 2023

As part of the show’s Tiny Towns Tour, Triple M’s The Rush Hour paid a visit to Brandon last week, broadcasting from the Iron Works Brewery on Thursday, November 23.Brandon was the first stop on the tour which saw Townsville-based presenters AB and Elliot learn about local history and hear from local guests.“We’re travelling around Queensland visiting the unsung hero towns, the ones that aren’t on the tourist maps, the ones with really small populations and short Wikipedia pages,” said AB.

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Special Guests Excited To Mentor North Queensland’s Talent

Special Guests Excited To Mentor North Queensland’s Talent

February 22, 2024

The NQ Fast Track Talent Showcase is around the corner, and no one is more excited than the two special guests for 2024, Taylor Henderson and Ethan Beckton. The two talented artists will not only perform live at the final showcase, but also attend a workshop with performers prior to them taking the stage. Having both participated in television talent competitions, Taylor and Ethan know how much a talent showcase can mean for someone’s career. Growing up in regional Victoria, Taylor Henderson wa

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Event guide

February 15, 2024

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Get Ready For Footy Season With Local Footy History Book

Get Ready For Footy Season With Local Footy History Book

February 15, 2024

The Burdekin boasts a remarkable rugby league history, with close to 20 internationals playing in the local competitions between the 1920s and 1980s, with this history and more captured in the book ‘A Short History of the Ayr, Home Hill and Burdekin Rugby Leagues’ which was written by rugby league historian Martin Grandelis and published in 2022. Mr Grandelis grew up in the Burdekin in the 1960s in the heyday of rugby league in the Burdekin district. From the great rivalries between clubs to the

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The Tale Of The Burdekin Night Writers

February 15, 2024

There are many groups throughout the Burdekin offering residents the opportunity to pursue and develop their creative pursuits, and one of these is the Burdekin Night Writers, a vibrant online writing group with roots dating back to 2007. Founded by the visionary Cherelle Murphy, the group initially convened at her residence for a remarkable 15 years. In 2019, facing the challenge of Cherelle's move to palliative care, the group seamlessly transitioned online to ensure her continued participati

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