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Aroobark Belted Galloways
July 27, 2006 - Recently added to SBBiz is Aroobark Belted Galloways at 346 Old Yarraman Road, Nanango.

Ross and Sandy Towell breed Miniature and Standard Belted Galloway cattle at their "Magpies Rest" property. All cattle are registered with Australian Belted Galloway Association.

Aroobark can be contacted on (07) 4171-0753 or by email
Beauty Therapist On The Move
July 26, 2006 - Former Murgon businesswoman Christene Nissen has relocated to Kingaroy.

Christene Nissen Beauty Therapy and Day Spa offers hot rock massages, manicures, pedicures and personalised waxing as well as a day spa designed for lower lumbar problems.

Appointments can be made by phoning Christene on 0417-609-595 or via Context Hair at 175 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy.
SBBiz On Murgon
Council Website
July 25, 2006 - business directory is now available through the newly redesigned Murgon Shire Council website

Murgon Shire has joined Kingaroy, Nanango, Rosalie and Kilkivan councils in using this business database which is maintained by the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

So it is very important that our listings are accurate. If you see anything here that is out of date, closed or just plain wrong, please let us know! You can contact us by email or telephone (07) 4163-6854.
Latest WBBACC Newsletter Available
July 24, 2006 - The latest edition of the Wide Bay Burnett Area Consultative Committee's electronic Regional Update is now available online.

The electronic newsletter is designed to provide all the latest information on events, activities and grant opportunities distributed by the Federal Government.
To join the email mailing list, contact Cameron Bisley at the WBBACC on (07) 4121-7099 or email him
Winemakers Invited To Conference
July 21, 2006 - South Burnett wine industry operators have been invited to attend the 2006 Queensland Wine Business Conference which will be held in Toowoomba next week.

The conference will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cathedral Centre, 123 Neil Street, Toowoomba. Topics to be covered include sales and marketing advice, environmental and technical issues and developing a wine tourism destination.

Keynote speakers will include Ian Hollick (Hollick Wines, Coonawarra), Robin Shaw (Winemakers' Federation of Australia) and Shane O'Reilly (O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards).
Short-Term Stays At Wondai
July 20, 2006 - The Wondai Kookaburra Village at 15 Old Wondai Road, Wondai is one of the latest listings to be added to SBBiz.

The retirement village is currently offering short-term and overnight accommodation in luxury one-bedroom units with cooking facilities and reverse cycle air-conditioning for $55 per night.

For more information, contact Peter or Maria Griep on (07) 4169-0971 or by email
Hotline for Small Business
July 19, 2006 - The State Government has set up a small business hotline to provide a single government entry point for small business.

Small Business Minister Chris Cummins said the hotline would provide support and assistance information, including grants available to business from Queensland and Commonwealth Government agencies.

The hotline phone number is 1300-363-711 and it is manned during business hours. Information is also available on the Smart Small Business website
Change After Half A Century
July 18, 2006 - Bruce and Cecily Saunders, from Auckland, this week took over Nixon's Butchery at 71 Lamb Street, Murgon.

They have purchased the business from the Nixon family who have been serving the Murgon district for more than 50 years. Graham, Gordon and Fay Nixon are now looking forward to enjoying their retirement.

The Saunders plan to keep the familiar business name and the shop will be open from 8am-5pm weekdays and 8am-noon on Saturdays.
Workshop On Great Bunya Drive
July 17, 2006 - Tourism Queensland, in conjunction with the Fraser Coast South Burnett Regional Tourism Board, will be holding a free workshop in Nanango next week to help local tourism businesses make the most out of the Great Bunya Drive signposted route.

Guest presenter will be Mark Olsen, from Tourism Queensland, who will be discussing drive tourism and marketing.

The workshop will be held from 10:45am to noon on Friday July 28 at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street. RSVP to Mel on (07) 4122-3444 or by email by Thursday.
Budget Accommodation In Kingaroy
July 14, 2006 - Looking for budget or backpacker-style accommodation? Then the Kingaroy Lodge at 24 Albert Street, Kingaroy, may be able to help you.

The Lodge, which has been recently renovated, offers accommodation for both short and long stays. It has single and double rooms available with all linen supplied. There's a common TV room and kitchen and coin-operated laundry.

For more information, contact Chester Holliday on 0417-626-327.
Would You Like More Customers?
July 13, 2006 - Interested in doubling your customer base in 90 days? Then a workshop being organised by State Development in Kingaroy next month is for you!

Well-known author and "Global Network Specialist" Robyn Henderson will be leading a workshop on August 1 dealing with the benefits of networking, generating referrals and forming strategic alliances.

Cost to attend is $27.50 (which includes workbook and light refreshments) and it will be held from 6pm-8pm at the Kingaroy RSL Club. For more information - and to book - phone 13-26-50.
Change at Ascot Lodge
July 12, 2006 - New owners have taken over at Kingaroy's Ascot Lodge Motor Inn at 69 Kingaroy Street (next door to Red Rooster).

Cherie and Rod Richards officially took over this week. They can be contacted on 1800-766-376 or by email.
New Name Set in Concrete
July 11, 2006 - KMM Concrete Pty Ltd is the new name for Kingaroy Mini Mix, located at 9 First Avenue, Kingaroy.

David and Janelle Collin launched the business seven years ago and now operate a fleet of nine concrete trucks. They also offer sand, soil and gravel supplies and service the whole South Burnett.

They can be contacted on (07) 4162-3303 or by email
Updated Tourism
Map Now Available
July 10, 2006 - Copies of the new South Burnett Tourist Map (right) are now available at Visitor Information Centres in the South Burnett.

The map, a project of the South Burnett Tourism Association and the South Burnett Local Government Association, has been updated and contains information about major annual events, local market dates and a snapshot of local shires.

It will also be distributed to visitors by tourism operators throughout the region.
Bowls Club Launches Website
July 7, 2006 - Kingaroy Bowls Club, located at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy, has unveiled its new website

The club is open daily from noon-7:30pm and holds two major carnivals every year (in July and November). Spokesman Ron Walsh said there were also competition and social events for men and women. Children are also most welcome and the club caters for bus trips.

Kingaroy Bowls Club can be contacted on (07) 4162-1404 or by email
New Face At Kingaroy Photo Lab
July 6, 2006 - Well-known Wondai photographer Aroha Millman has taken over at the Kingaroy Photo Lab at 181 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy.

The Kodak shop does photographic processing, enlargements and digital processing as well as selling camera and photographic accessories.

Aroha handles wedding and commercial photography under the business name Clair Obscur Photographics. She can be contacted on (07) 4162-3849 or by email.
Welcome Back Home!
July 5, 2006 - While not exactly business news, SBBiz would like to congratulate the team of 18 cyclists from Kingaroy State High School who rolled into O'Neill Square, Kingaroy (just outside our office) yesterday afternoon after their mammoth 1400km cycle trek.

The riders, led by teacher Eddie Groom, raised money for cancer charity Canteen along the way as well as being ambassadors for the South Burnett (see Inverell Times).

They were greeted on their return by Kingaroy Deputy Mayor Max Lehmann and school principal David Ballin (left) as well as by a throng of onlookers and parents.

Well done everyone!
Free Truck Training For Farmers
July 4, 2006 - Toowoomba-based not-for-profit organisation Ozcare has organised a free two-week course at the Kingaroy TAFE College for farmers aged 40+ to update their transport industry skills.

The course will cover dangerous goods, cargo restraints, fatigue management, occupational health and safety and will enable participants to upgrade their driving licences to light/medium/heavy rigid vehicle and gain a forklift licence.

The two-week course will be held from Monday July 31 to Friday August 11.
Places are limited. To register phone Pam on (07) 4639-7897 or 0409-681-897.
New Web Page for Radio K-FM
July 3, 2006 - Kingaroy and Nanango community radio station K-FM is the latest South Burnett business to take advantage of a free poster webpage on

Bernadette and Barry Dixon operate the station from their studio at 26 King Street, Kingaroy. They also operate stations at Gatton, Laidley and Roma.

Radio K-FM can be contacted on (07) 4162-8188 or by by email.
Funding Boost For
2006 Peanut Festival
June 30, 2006 - The Queensland Events Regional Development Program has announced that the Kingaroy Peanut Festival - a project of the Kingaroy Chamber if Commerce and Industry - has been successful in its application for funding for 2006!

The KCCI is extremely grateful for the on-going support of Queensland Events over the past few years. Their support - and the assistance of the Peanut Company of Australia and other loyal sponsors - is the main reason why the Peanut Festival has been able to go ahead in leaps and bounds.

Watch for news about some of the exciting events planned for locals and visitors to enjoy on September 9!