Burdekin council happy with project responses

THE Burdekin Shire Council is happy with the responses they received from Queensland Government Ministers at the Community Cabinet meeting held in Townsville on Sunday.
THE Burdekin Shire Council is happy with the responses they received from Queensland Government Ministers at the Community Cabinet meeting held in Townsville on Sunday.
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IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
THE first round of surveillance has been completed on a quarantined banana property near Tully, where Panama disease Tropical Race 4 was detected earlier this month, and destruction of the diseased plants identified at that site is underway.
3:00 AM THE first round of surveillance has been completed on a quarantined banana property near Tully, where Panama disease Tropical Race 4 was detected earlier this month, and destruction of...
JIM DIXON must go down as the heaviest amateur jockey of all time. He once weighed out at Townsville amateurs a whopping 2kg overweight!
3:00 AM JIM DIXON must go down as the heaviest amateur jockey of all time. He once weighed out at Townsville amateurs a whopping 2kg overweight!
A PIECE of ANZAC history has made its way to Townsville on the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. One of the fiercest battles during the ANZAC military engagement at Gallipoli was the Battle of Lone Pine, August 6-9, 1915.
30 Mar 15 A PIECE of ANZAC history has made its way to Townsville on the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. One of the fiercest battles during the ANZAC military engagement at...
MACKAY Regional Council and the local arts community recently celebrated the launch of Animating Spaces Mackay UP! at Paxton’s Creative Space.
29 Mar 15 MACKAY Regional Council and the local arts community recently celebrated the launch of Animating Spaces Mackay UP! at Paxton’s Creative Space.
THE Burdekin’s rich cane history will be fondly revisited on Saturday May 30 at the Home Hill Showgrounds with the Wilmar Hand Cane Cutting Championships taking place.
28 Mar 15 THE Burdekin’s rich cane history will be fondly revisited on Saturday May 30 at the Home Hill Showgrounds with the Wilmar Hand Cane Cutting Championships taking place.
JULIA Creek’s iconic Gannon’s Hotel was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Friday morning.
Fire crews were called to the pub about 1am to find the pub razed with fire.
27 Mar 15 JULIA Creek’s iconic Gannon’s Hotel was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the pub about 1am to find the pub razed with fire.
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.
27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.
27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.
Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
26 Mar 15 Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
26 Mar 15 THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
IT’S been tough going for Northern graziers over the past several years with drought, limited market access and increased input costs all combining like a perfect storm to thwart producers at every turn.
26 Mar 15 IT’S been tough going for Northern graziers over the past several years with drought, limited market access and increased input costs all combining like a perfect storm to thwart...
NINETEEN years ago, almost to the day, Mick Dittman rode a horse in a lowly maiden at Kembla Grange. 
They finished an ordinary third but little did the famous jockey realise at the time he had just ridden a horse that was to become a household name in North Queensland...Party King.
24 Mar 15 NINETEEN years ago, almost to the day, Mick Dittman rode a horse in a lowly maiden at Kembla Grange. They finished an ordinary third but little did the famous jockey realise at the...
EARLY trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on cane tonnage or sugar content.
23 Mar 15 EARLY trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on cane...
LACK of good monsoonal rain has kept a lid on the region’s farmer confidence this quarter, with large parts of north-western Queensland entering a third consecutive year of drought.
23 Mar 15 LACK of good monsoonal rain has kept a lid on the region’s farmer confidence this quarter, with large parts of north-western Queensland entering a third consecutive year of drought.
THE true colour of the Northern Territory is currently on display with an eye-catching photojournalism exhibition unveiled at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre on Friday.
22 Mar 15 THE true colour of the Northern Territory is currently on display with an eye-catching photojournalism exhibition unveiled at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre on Friday.
THE long haul from North Queensland to Tamworth for the recent 2015 Australian High School Rodeo Finals has paid off for cowboy Braydon Wellby and cowgirl Katrina Hickey.
21 Mar 15 THE long haul from North Queensland to Tamworth for the recent 2015 Australian High School Rodeo Finals has paid off for cowboy Braydon Wellby and cowgirl Katrina Hickey.
THE Northern Territory Government has offered its support to Queensland, as the state’s banana industry deals with a Panama disease outbreak in Tully.
21 Mar 15 THE Northern Territory Government has offered its support to Queensland, as the state’s banana industry deals with a Panama disease outbreak in Tully.
THE Townsville Cup is the race everyone strives to win. Sure, it
is high on the bucket list of every northern-based owner, trainer, jockey and strapper.
Mackay-based John Manzelman has won three of the past six cups – an extraordinary feat – and yet another trainer from the same Ooralea base, Paul Dwyer, won two with a horse named Snippety Snip in 2004 and ’06.
20 Mar 15 THE Townsville Cup is the race everyone strives to win. Sure, it is high on the bucket list of every northern-based owner, trainer, jockey and strapper. Mackay-based John Manzelman has...
A DEMOGRAPHICALLY diverse group of 164 sugar cane industry professionals ranging from those just beginning their careers to others starting to think about succession plans convened at Palm Cove on March 16-18 for the 2015 Case IH Step Up! Conference.
20 Mar 15 A DEMOGRAPHICALLY diverse group of 164 sugar cane industry professionals ranging from those just beginning their careers to others starting to think about succession plans convened at...
BEEF industry representatives from across the district flocked to the inaugural Northern Beef Producer Expo last Friday – prompting organisers to commence planning for the next event.
16 Mar 15 BEEF industry representatives from across the district flocked to the inaugural Northern Beef Producer Expo last Friday – prompting organisers to commence planning for the next event.
THE rural industry faces many challenges, including high debt levels, increasing input costs, labour shortages, limited market access, the effects of climate change and natural events such as drought and cyclones.
15 Mar 15 THE rural industry faces many challenges, including high debt levels, increasing input costs, labour shortages, limited market access, the effects of climate change and natural events...
ATHERTON'S Carinya Home for the Aged is celebrating a milestone in its $15 million redevelopment project, with work on
stage one nearly complete and stage two about to start.
14 Mar 15 ATHERTON'S Carinya Home for the Aged is celebrating a milestone in its $15 million redevelopment project, with work on stage one nearly complete and stage two about to start.
UNLOCKING the potential of the North is the key idea for the highly anticipated Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) 31st Annual General Meeting, Conference and Gala Dinner, being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on March 26-27.
14 Mar 15 UNLOCKING the potential of the North is the key idea for the highly anticipated Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) 31st Annual General Meeting, Conference and Gala Dinner,...
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Pragmatist, your argument suggests that 'illegal and unethical behaviour of lenders...should be
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Ban the company for life and $1 mill fine.
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Anyone would think that wool production was unsustainable from this. Wool is produced by natural
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...