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A Quack-ing Good Time Duck Race Takes Over Plantation Park

A Quack-ing Good Time Duck Race Takes Over Plantation Park

The Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race brought bright yellow fun to Plantation Park on Sunday, May 19. Family-friendly activities, including colouring contests and novelty races, started the morning with plenty of other activities keeping attendees entertained before the big race. Speaking on Sunday, Organiser and Rotary Club of Ayr volunteer John McVeigh said that 200 ducks were sold for the race and 31 decorated ducks were entered, although it’s too early to tell how much money was raised for Bur

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Dual Duty Dynamo Local Leader Honoured With Prestigious ADF Award

Dual Duty Dynamo Local Leader Honoured With Prestigious ADF Award

Utilising his skills from his civilian workplace in the Australian Defence Force Reserve and, indeed, vice versa, Nick O’Connor is a passionate reservist who was recently recognised for his contribution to the Air Force Reserve. As a civilian, Mr O’Connor can be found at the Burdekin Shire Council chambers filling the role of Director, Corporate & Community Services. He also works part time with the Air Force Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer and was recently awarded the Prince of Wales Award

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Pet Of The Week Meet Jumanji

Pet Of The Week Meet Jumanji

Rehoming fee: $195 DOB: 10.08.2023 Sex: Male Breed: DSH Kid friendly: Yes Dog Friendly: Yes Other cats: Yes Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors This beautiful boy still cannot believe no one wants him. He is a bit shy and can get a bit scared sometimes but his carer says he is a wonderful cat and has lots of love and cuddles to give to his new family. He is extremely well trained and is used to his litter box too. If you think you could welcome Jumanji into your home, care for him and love him

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Walton Awarded Wild Card Before Making Top 100 Debut

Walton Awarded Wild Card Before Making Top 100 Debut

One of Australian tennis’ rising stars and Home Hill Tennis Association alumni is competing in Paris after being awarded a main-draw singles wildcard into Roland Garros. The announcement came before Adam made his top-100 debut in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings after winning an ATP Challenger title in Chinese Taipei, rising 16 places to a career-high world number 95. The 25-year-old from Home Hill has tallied 32 match wins and contested four ATP Challenger finals so far in 2024, boosting hi

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57-61 QUEEN STREET, AYR
57-61 QUEEN STREET, AYR

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22 LYONS STREET, AYR
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• 3-bedroom family home
• 1 bathroom, 4 bay shed (3 enclosed / 1 Open)
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• Located close to a school.

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153 MUNRO STREET, AYR
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Sit Down With Sam

Sit Down With Sam

May 23, 2024

Hi readers It looks like I missed an epic weekend in the Burdekin! A big thank you to my colleague Chelsea who was in town last weekend and captured all of the social photos from the Burdekin Growers Race Day and the Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race – flick to pages 20-23 for all the action. I returned to Mackay for only the second time since leaving last September on the weekend and had a wonderful time catching up with family and friends and celebrating the engagement of my cousin and her fiance.

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Free Produce  One Of Race Day’s Biggest Attractions

Free Produce One Of Race Day’s Biggest Attractions

May 23, 2024

One of the biggest days on the Burdekin’s calendar, the Burdekin Growers Race Day, has come and gone and while frocks were worn and horses were raced, one of the bigger attractions of the day came when attendees got to leave with a free box of Burdekin grown produce. Local fruitmonger and “mango man” Henry Petersen said 42 bins of produce were cleaned out by 8:00pm the night of the races. “This was a gimmick I first created 26 years ago,” Henry said. “Today, it's the race day’s biggest attracti

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On The Beat

On The Beat

May 23, 2024

On 11 May 2024 at 8:40am a stolen Isuzu MU-X travelled from Townsville to Home Hill on the Bruce Highway. The vehicle was reported to be travelling at extremely high speeds on the highway. The vehicle was tracked by POLAIR helicopter to Home Hill. The driver of the vehicle crashed into a power pole on Fifth Avenue before decamping on foot into yards. Police located the driver on Eighth Street where he was arrested. A 21-year-old male from Cairns was charged with several property offences and was

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Local Sporting news & Results

Burdekin Clay Target Club May Monthly Shoot

Burdekin Clay Target Club May Monthly Shoot

May 23, 2024

Burdekin Clay Target Club held their monthly shoot on Sunday May 12 with 30 competitors competing. Conditions on the day were very pleasant, the sun was shining and clouds rolling in from time to time making seeing the targets challenging at times. Burdekin Clay Target Club would like to thank sponsors for the day Raine & Horne and Dal Ponte Electrical. The club’s next shoot will be on Saturday June 8 being the 100 Target Handicap followed by the monthly shoot on Sunday June 9.

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Burdekin’s Best Catches

Burdekin’s Best Catches

May 23, 2024

Dean Liotis with his 153cm Spanish Mackerel caught around Cape Upstart. Photo supplied: Tracy Liotis Jason Liotis with his 120cm Golden Trevally caught around Cape Upstart. Photo supplied: Tracy Liotis Will Smith “living the dream” after catching a cod and 81cm barramundi. Photo supplied: Will Smith A haul caught on the last weekend of April. Photo supplied: John Chandler A good catch for a Friday afternoon after school. Photo supplied: Brendan Hervey Peter hauled in a few Jewies, co grunter and

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Burdekin Roosters Old Boys Day  Marks 30 Years In RLTD

Burdekin Roosters Old Boys Day Marks 30 Years In RLTD

May 23, 2024

Rugby league has been played in the Burdekin area for over 100 years and it has been played in various competitions from club matches in both Ayr and Home Hill, Foley Shield as Ayr and Home Hill and later Burdekin, and finally as clubs Ayr and Home Hill in Townsville. Then, after a stint in the Burdekin Whitsunday competition, a club called Burdekin finally entered in the Townsville Rugby League later to have district added to the name. That came about in 1994 making this the 30th year Burdekin

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Emma Donovan To Headline Burdekin Theatre’s First Foyer Session

Emma Donovan To Headline Burdekin Theatre’s First Foyer Session

April 24, 2024

Country soul queen and revered Indigenous singer songwriter Emma Donovan has released her highly anticipated new album ‘Til My Song is Done’ and is celebrating with a regional Australian tour bringing her to the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday, May 4. ‘Til My Song is Done’ is seen as a return home for Emma, getting back to the sounds of country and her creative and performing roots, conveying a musical journey from singing those big country numbers as a kid, to joining her family performing church

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The Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club

May 15, 2024

On July 13, HIT Productions’ The Sunshine Club will light up the stage at the Burdekin Theatre. Written and directed by Wesley Enoch and showcasing music by John Rodgers, The Sunshine Club is a vibrant, energetic, and thought-provoking musical set in 1946, telling the story of Aboriginal soldier, Frank Doyle as he returns home to Brisbane after serving in World War II. The musical follows Frank and his strong, ambitious desires to transform the attitudes and prejudices within his home as he es

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Event Guide 17 May

Event Guide 17 May

May 16, 2024

Saturday 18 May Burdekin Growers Race Day Saturday, from 11am The Burdekin Growers Race Day is the Burdekin's premier 18+ social event of 2024 with thousands of locals and visitors flocking to the Home Hill Race Club. The event is not only about horse racing but also about fashion. The Fashion's on the Field is a hotly contested event amongst race goers. The day is filled with thousands of dollars worth of prize giveaways and every patron receives a free box of locally grown fruit and vegetable

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Quack-tastic Fun For The Whole Family Don't Miss The Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race This Sunday

Quack-tastic Fun For The Whole Family Don't Miss The Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race This Sunday

May 15, 2024

Offering a morning of bright yellow family fun, the Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race will return to Plantation Park this Sunday, May 19. A bunch of family-friendly activities kick off from 9:30am and will run throughout the morning including the colouring in competition and novelty races, including egg and spoon and sack races. Organisers are inviting attendees to dress themselves or their already-purchased ducks up as creatively as possible to enter the Best Duck Outfit and Best Decorated Duck com

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Barra & Boots Music Festival Where Country Music Meets Nature's Symphony

May 10, 2024

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Whitsundays region, an intimate new music festival promises an unforgettable experience for country music enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The inaugural Barra & Boots Music Festival is coming to the shores of Lake Proserpine on Saturday, June 15, and is sure to capture the hearts of attendees for years to come. Drawing from the rich tapestry of Australian country music, the festival boasts a lineup that will enchant audiences all afternoon. With esta

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