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New Boat Bolsters Burdekin SES

New Boat Bolsters Burdekin SES

The keys to a new flood water rescue boat were handed over to the Burdekin Shire Council last Friday, April 5 for use by the State Emergency Services (SES) Burdekin Unit. The boat was replaced as part of the Flood Boat Replacement Program, funded through the SES Major Equipment Grants, and is the third to be replaced in the region in the last 12 months. The 5.3m Swift Marine Barge has been modified to suit the needs and requirements of local SES volunteers. “They’re a very capable boat and reall

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Burdekin pet of the week  Kingsberry

Burdekin pet of the week Kingsberry

Rehoming fee: $185 DOB: 1.07.2020 Sex: Male Breed: DSH Kid friendly: Soft hands Dog Friendly: Yes, slow Introduction Other cats: Yes Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors Kingsberry’s name says it all. He is a royal man and has a liking for fine dining and treats. When alone he is nearly always found napping on the top bunk and at night time he brings out the cuddles, everyone knows he loves scratches and head rubs. He is in foster care with his sister Layla, who is also looking for her forever h

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Rotary NQ Field Days A Success For NQ Rotary Clubs

Rotary NQ Field Days A Success For NQ Rotary Clubs

Townsville’s Reid Park became an agricultural hub last week as Rotary NQ Field Days brought hundreds of exhibitors and visitors together. The Rotary Clubs of Townsville, the Burdekin and surrounding districts proudly hosted the 2024 NQ Field Days from April 4-5, showcasing best practices in all avenues of farming, agribusiness, and all other relevant industries. The profits made from Rotary NQ Field Days will go directly back into the local Townsville, Burdekin and regional communities. Member f

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20 Years Of Canefield Ashes A Legacy of Cricket, Camaraderie, and Community Spirit

20 Years Of Canefield Ashes A Legacy of Cricket, Camaraderie, and Community Spirit

Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth running of the tournament, from maintaining the grounds to organising sponsorship and hospitality—a true testament to the community's collective effort and dedication. “If we didn’t have the backing of the Home Hill Cricket Association and their volunteers, it would never happen,” Doug said. “The club has done a good job of running it over the years, so I think people enjoy coming because they feel welcome, and they want to come back,” added

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LOT 24 PERKS RD, GUMLU
LOT 24 PERKS RD, GUMLU

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• The property has 3 dams, 2
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• Fenced into 9 paddocks, set up
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LOT 24 PERKS RD, GUMLU
LOT 24 PERKS RD, GUMLU
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

• Expression of Interest - Closing
12 pm Friday 19th April 2024
• 335.10 Ha (1 title freehold).
• Large 5 bay machinery shed
with one bay fully enclosed
• The property has 3 dams, 2
solar pumps and 2 bores
• Fenced into 9 paddocks, set up
for rotational grazing, plus cattle
yards easily carries approx 150
AE cattle
• 2 Donga living quarters
(Airconditioned via generator).
• 20,000L rainwater tank with
bore water also piped to living
quarters.

View Listing
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Sit Down With Sam

Sit Down With Sam

April 11, 2024

Hi readers Let me tell you, working on this edition’s feature about the Canefield Ashes has certainly got me keen for a weekend of cricket. The concept of a social, family friendly cricket tournament in which generations of teams come together once a year sounds like a dream come true. I’m expecting a lot of fun to be had on the cricket field but I’m sure a few beers, some roast pork and a bit of live music won’t go astray either. I’ll be alternating between camera and cricket bat in hand, so

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Heartfelt Efforts To Save Injured Cockatoo

Heartfelt Efforts To Save Injured Cockatoo

April 11, 2024

Burdekin native bird carer Matt Killeen has taken to social media to thank members of the public for their role in the rescue of an injured bird. On Thursday, March 28, Matt assisted in the rescue of a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo that had hit a barbed wire fence and sustained “some terrible injuries.” “Members of the public found the bird last night and kept it in a warm, dark, quiet room overnight,” he said. “They contacted me via this page first thing this morning, I picked it up and rushed it to

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Guess Who’s Back! By Chelsea Ravizza

Guess Who’s Back! By Chelsea Ravizza

April 11, 2024

Hello again! After concluding my internship with the Burdekin Life Newspaper in early March, I was more than grateful to receive a phone call offering me the opportunity to come back and undertake a cadetship! Throughout my time working alongside Sam and the team, I fell further in love with print journalism and solidified my passion for sharing people’s stories through my work and I am beyond excited to pick up where I left off. As I near the end of my Bachelor of Communications and Journalis

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Catches Of The Month

Catches Of The Month

April 11, 2024

William wasn’t short of any white meat for Good Friday after he caught this 115cm barra. Photo supplied: William Smith Caption 2: Ted’s barra. Photo supplied: Ted Shields Caption 3: Trout and parrot fish were among Kyle’s haul after a weekend at Cape Gloucester. Photo supplied: Kyle Stuart Mclennan Caption 4: Laurinda’s biggest flathead of the day at 63cm caught off the beach at Alva. Photo supplied: Laurinda George Caption 5: A 100cm plus queen fish. Photo supplied: Kristopher Stockham Caption

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Eugene Pagotto Memorial Canefield Ashes Celebrates 20 Years in 2024

Eugene Pagotto Memorial Canefield Ashes Celebrates 20 Years in 2024

April 11, 2024

Saturday, April 13 to Sunday, April 14 Home Hill Cricket Association Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, the Eugene Pagotto Memorial Canefield Ashes cricket carnival in Home Hill has become a beloved annual event, drawing participants and spectators from far and wide. Originally conceived in 2005 by Doug McCubben who was inspired by the similar concept of Bowen’s Watts Shield, the tournament has evolved into a vibrant celebration of camaraderie, cricket, and community spirit. What began wi

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Canefield Ashes  2024 Draw

Canefield Ashes 2024 Draw

April 11, 2024

FRIDAY APRIL 12 3:00pm FIXTURE FIELD Shouldawornabox v Average Joes 4 SATURDAY APRIL 13 SESSION 1 (7:45AM – 10:15AM) FIXTURE FIELD Bumbo's XI v Sugar Daddies 1 Bowen Bears v Wackers 2 Thirsty Rhinos v Bowen Chargers 3 WWW v Nomads 4 Honeycombes J.D. v Malpass Mongrels 5 Ball Burners v Cane Blisters 6 Shouldawornabox v Dirty Diggers 7 Home Hill Bandits v Average Joes 8 Castlemaine Kings v Clout and Out 9 Lager Louts v Buldgers XI 10 SESSION 2 (10:15AM – 12:45PM) FIXTURE FIELD Bendovers v The

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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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Event Guide

Event Guide

April 11, 2024

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Entries Open For 2024 Ephemera

Entries Open For 2024 Ephemera

April 11, 2024

Home Hill’s signature sculpture festival, the Canefields Ephemera, is back for 2024 and the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce is inviting all interested artists, schools, organisations or groups of fellow artists to be involved. The much loved and anticipated annual event is now in its seventh year and has continued to grow to its current standing as an outdoor sculpture exhibition which is sure to impress local and state artists exhibiting works. ‘Ephemera’ is defined by something that exists or i

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They Will Rock You Australia's Premier Queen Tribute Show Coming To The Burdekin

They Will Rock You Australia's Premier Queen Tribute Show Coming To The Burdekin

April 11, 2024

Following a hugely successful 2023 sell-out tour, Queen tribute act Bohemian Rhapsody are returning in 2024, bringing a set of the British rock band’s ‘Greatest Hits’ to the Burdekin Theatre alongside some of the most popular songs from their albums. Australia's longest running Queen tribute, performing since 1993, Bohemian Rhapsody stars the internationally acclaimed Thomas Crane and returns in 2024 with their brand new show, ‘Made In Heaven’. Prepare to be transported back in time as the grou

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April 4, 2024

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