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B&B Opens At Sheep Dairy
August 22, 2005 - Runnymede Country Cottage, Nanango's latest B&B, has opened alongside Garry and Jean Monaghan's Runnymede Sheep Dairy.

The B&B is located on the corner of Scotts Lane and Brazier Road. Guests have the opportunity to experience farm life and try their hand at sheep milking.

The dairy produces award-winning cheese as well as yoghurt. To book the B&B, contact the Monaghans on (07) 4163-1879 or by email
Kingaroy OrchidsKingaroy Orchids On The Net
August 19, 2005 - Kingaroy Orchids at 26 Smiths Road, Kingaroy, is the latest South Burnett business to take up a poster page on Southburnett.biz.

Kingaroy Orchids is run by Judy Munro and is open from July 1 to September 30 every year (and on weekends to October 31).

Judy specialises in cymbidiums but also has native and zygo orchids and everything else for orchids, including potting mix, fertilizer and good advice. She can be contacted on (07) 4162-2977 or by email
New Owners For Maidenwell Store
August 18, 2005 - After almost 11 years of very long hours Geoff and Dennise Kennedy are handing over the reins of the Maidenwell Trading Post to new owners.

The couple has been very active in the Maidenwell Eco-Tourism Association over the years and will be missed by the local community. They are now looking forward to new ventures.

New owner Bob Stewart will take over on Monday.
KCCILast Chance To Book For Dinner!
August 17, 2005 - Today is your last chance to book for the KCCI's Women In Business dinner which will be held at Crystals on Haly on August 24.

Guest speaker is 2003 Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year Cyndi O'Meara. Cost is $33.00 which includes free drink on arrival, pre-dinner nibbles and a two-course meal.

To book, phone Lynnelle today on (07) 4162-8466.
Daisy Dell Moves To Kingaroy
August 16, 2005 - Judy Stanton's Daisy Dell Florist and Bridal Hire has relocated from Kumbia to Kingaroy and has new contact phone numbers.

Daisy Dell is now situated alongside Country Men's Oufitters at the Ryke Mobil Fuel complex on the corner of River Road and Youngman streets.

Daisy Dell offers fresh, dried and silk flower arrangements as well as bouquets and displays for weddings and corporate events. Judy can be contacted on (07) 4162-4005 or by email
Workshop To Identify Agricultural Opportunities
August 12, 2005 - A workshop to identify opportunities to improve the viability of agriculture in the Wide Bay Burnett region will be held on Thursday August 25 at the Brian Pastures Research Station, Gayndah.

The workshop will assist members of the WBB Ministerial Regional Community Forum to identify regional initiatives that could help to address trends and challenges facing agriculture and industry. Agforce SE Qld chairman Peter McIntosh will also be in attendance.

For more information, phone (07) 4151-9571.
New Guide For Tourists
To The South Burnett
August 11, 2005 - The latest edition of the popular Touring The South Burnett travel magazine, (right) produced by the South Burnett Times, has been released in time for the Brisbane Ekka.

The 2005-2006 touring guide includes articles on the history of the region as well as information on local wineries, pubs, clubs and festivals.

Tourists are guided through every town and major village with interesting suggestions for tourist stopovers. There's also an extensive accommodation guide.
For The Pampered Pooch and Puss ...
August 10, 2005 - Leeann McGovern recently opened a new pet-grooming business in Nanango and already has a loyal clientele.

The Petzarama salon is located at 33 Lowry Road and offers professional clips as well as hydrobaths (with blowdrying) and dog obedience lessons.

Leeann qualified for her certificates in Brisbane before moving to Nanango. Opening her own business was a big decision which involved six months of planning before Petzarama finally opened last Monday. Bookings can be made on (07) 4163-1109.
Thrifty-Link Hardware
Opens At Murgon
August 9, 2005 - BGA Agriservices has expanded its presence in Murgon with the opening of a Thrifty-Link Hardware outlet at its premises at 12 Macalister Street.

BGA Agriservices also operates the Thrifty-Link store in Youngman Street, Kingaroy.

Both stores also sell rural merchandise - seed, chemicals, fertilizer, produce, fencing, irrigation and animal health products - as well as large range of general hardware items.
Transport Companies Join Listings
August 8, 2005 - Two transport companies have been recently added to the southburnett.biz database.

Goomeri Transport, Lot 6 McIvor Street, Goomeri, handles general freight (with crane delivery) and supplies Maxi-Lik and molasses liquid cattle feed supplements.

Walker & Butcher Transport, Chinchilla Highway, Wondai, do livestock transport as well as general transport.
Garry EyreArt Opposite The Airport
August 5, 2005 - Kingaroy artist and photographer Garry Eyre, (right), has purchased the former Rose Cottage complex opposite Kingaroy Airport and is in the process of turning it into an art gallery, cafe and artists studio.

The Artists' Cottage and Village, located at 120 Geritz Road, will open on Peanut Festival day (September 10) and will be the only private art gallery in Kingaroy Shire. Artworks will be displayed in the historic Taabinga Village buildings.

Garry can be contacted on (07) 4163-6095 or by email
Drought declared areasSeminars To Explain
Drought Support
August 4, 2005 - Seminars for producers and small businesses will be held in Kingaroy on August 22 and Murgon on August 25 to explain recent changes to drought assistance.

Small business owners in a drought-declared Exceptional Circumstances area can now apply for interest subsidies up to $10,000 per year on new and existing loans. Criteria can be downloaded here (98kb PDF). The level of off-farm assets that producers are able to possess has also been increased.

For more information on the seminars, download this invitation (262kb PDF)
Smart Way To Do Business
August 3, 2005 - More than 58,000 Queensland businesses used the State Government's SmartLicence Online service last financial year.

SmartLicence Online allows businesses to research and apply for Federal, State or Local Government licences, allowing businesses to cut red tape and save money.

SmartLicence Online can also be found on the Qld Government's useful Smart Small Business website (follow the link from the front page). Information is also available by phoning 1300-363-711.
New Listings At Nanango
August 2, 2005 - Two new Nanango listings have been recently added to southburnett.biz: McDonald's House Painting and Roof Restoration and Head Games Hair Studio.

Peter McDonald is a fully licensed housepainter for new buildings, repaints and roof painting. He handles both commercial and domestic work and one of his latest projects has been the internal repainting of the Westpac Bank in Kingaroy. He can be contacted on 0419-660-471.

Michelle Dioth operates Head Games Hair Studio at 88 Drayton Street, Nanango (former Charlie's Camera Shop). She specialises in cuts, colours, perms, waxing, acrylic and gel nails and spraytanning and appointments can be made on (07) 4163-3188.
Some Titbits For Women & Babies
August 1, 2005 - Women's lingerie and baby wares retailer Titbits has opened at Shop 3, 13 Alford Street, Kingaroy (the location of the old "B'Mused Puzzles and Gifts").

Leeann Moloney and Annie McGill describe their business as "a choice piece of something" but in reality they specialise in lingerie (including maternity and larger sizes), baby clothing, cots and other baby wares.

Titbits can be contacted on (07) 4162-4900.
Welcome To The
Country Coast!
July 29, 2005 - We're proud to announce that Lynnelle Richardson (better known as the KCCI's project officer) has won the $10,000 Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils / APN Newspapers competition to find a regional name and a regional logo for the Wide Bay-Burnett region.

Lynnelle's logo (above) and the concept "Country Coast" well describes the huge area that stretches from Fraser Island to 300km or more inland.

WBBROC is the umbrella organisation which includes all South Burnett councils as well as councils from the rest of the Wide Bay region. For more information, visit the WBBROC website
KCCIInterested In Team Training?
July 28, 2005 - The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to take part in a "team training" workshop in Kingaroy in late August.

The all-day course will be presented by Chris Murphy, former CEO of the Victims of Crime Association and the current director of a national charity.

The workshop will cover conflict resolution, rules and boundaries, roles and responsibilities etc. For more information phone Lynnelle on (07) 4162-8466 or download this information sheet (PDF 35kb)

Updated Websites Unveiled
July 27, 2005 - The Left Bank B&B at Kilkivan recently unveiled updated versions of its two websites.

More information about the B&B, cafe and art gallery, located in the old bank building in Bligh Street, Kilkivan, can be found at www.theleftbank.com.au

Owners Bruce and Rae Hurley also operate an online business South Burnett Hampers (www.southburnetthampers.com.au) where gift hampers of local produce can be ordered.
Two More Kingaroy Changes
July 26, 2005 - There's been a couple more changes in ownership in the Kingaroy Shire businessworld over the past few weeks ...

The Kingaroy IGA Supermarket in 18 Alford Street is now operating under the FoodWorks banner and there's a new manager, Phadara Chiv. All other contact details remain the same.

And Greg Horne has taken over the excavating and hire business Dino's Bobcat and Bitumen at Wooroolin. Greg can be contacted on (07) 4164-2336 or 0419-642-336.
Creative Business At Kilkivan
July 25, 2005 - Creative Figurines and Leadlighting is the latest Kilkivan Shire business to be listed on southburnett.biz.

Anne-Marie Steen handcrafts stained glass items and glass figurines and also wholesales leadlight kits and other supplies as far away as Western Australia.

Creative Figurines and Leadlighting can be contacted on (07) 5484-1642 or by email