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Agave distillery approved!

Tucked away in the Whitsundays is an Australian-first agave farm, preparing to commence production in late 2023. Top Shelf International’s agave farm is cultivating nearly half a million agave plants that will create a unique, sustainably produced spirit grown and distilled in North Queensland. The final product will be similar to tequila but, due to...

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Tucked away in the Whitsundays is an Australian-first agave farm, preparing to commence production in late 2023. Top Shelf International’s agave farm is cultivating nearly half a million agave plants that will create a unique, sustainably produced spirit grown and distilled in North Queensland. The final product will be similar to tequila but, due to…

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Faces of the Burdekin: Treena List

If you don’t know Treena List chances, you haven’t lived long in the Burdekin.   Treena has been a fixture in our community for over 70 years, including 22 years as a councillor at Burdekin Shire Council, 30 years as secretary of Ayr Surf Life Saving Club, and President of the Burdekin Tourism Association, and...

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If you don’t know Treena List chances, you haven’t lived long in the Burdekin.   Treena has been a fixture in our community for over 70 years, including 22 years as a councillor at Burdekin Shire Council, 30 years as secretary of Ayr Surf Life Saving Club, and President of the Burdekin Tourism Association, and…

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Cignalling a new Golden era

The rainbow has landed in Queen Street with Cignall Specialist Tobacconist Burdekin being appointed the Burdekin’s newest Golden Casket outlet replacing Lucky Black Cat News. As well as giving locals a convenient new location to buy their lucky Lotto tickets, the family-owned business, also sells scratchies, newspapers (including Burdekin Local News), selected magazines, milk and...

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The rainbow has landed in Queen Street with Cignall Specialist Tobacconist Burdekin being appointed the Burdekin’s newest Golden Casket outlet replacing Lucky Black Cat News. As well as giving locals a convenient new location to buy their lucky Lotto tickets, the family-owned business, also sells scratchies, newspapers (including Burdekin Local News), selected magazines, milk and…

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Burdekin Friendship Club keeps loneliness at bay

The Burdekin Friendship Club, based in Home Hill, is a group of local people who come together to enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Local band Kiradon often provides live music for the group sing-along. Their song list includes classics such as You Are My Sunshine, Log on a Fire and many more.  “They are a volunteer...

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The Burdekin Friendship Club, based in Home Hill, is a group of local people who come together to enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Local band Kiradon often provides live music for the group sing-along. Their song list includes classics such as You Are My Sunshine, Log on a Fire and many more.  “They are a volunteer…

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Younger people at risk of bowel cancer

Australia’s current bowel cancer screening program, which starts at the age of 50, has come into question with new research showing bowel cancer in younger people has significantly increased over the past three decades. In fact, ten percent of new cases in Australia are now in people under the age of 50 and findings suggest...

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Australia’s current bowel cancer screening program, which starts at the age of 50, has come into question with new research showing bowel cancer in younger people has significantly increased over the past three decades. In fact, ten percent of new cases in Australia are now in people under the age of 50 and findings suggest…

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Celebrating Australia’s musical Legacy

Burdekin’s brightest music students will take the stage at Perform Music Studios’ annual showcase.    This year’s sold-out show, Legacy, will showcase songs from the award-winning musical Hairspray and highlight the best of Australian music and will take place on Saturday 18 June at the Burdekin Theatre.   Perform Music Studios owner Amaya Licciardello said the show has...

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Burdekin’s brightest music students will take the stage at Perform Music Studios’ annual showcase.    This year’s sold-out show, Legacy, will showcase songs from the award-winning musical Hairspray and highlight the best of Australian music and will take place on Saturday 18 June at the Burdekin Theatre.   Perform Music Studios owner Amaya Licciardello said the show has…

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New police graduates join local force

Ayr Police Station has welcomed three recently graduated police cadets. Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Kelly to induct 44 recruits into the Queensland Police Service (QPS) on 2 June.   After six months...

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Ayr Police Station has welcomed three recently graduated police cadets. Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Kelly to induct 44 recruits into the Queensland Police Service (QPS) on 2 June.   After six months…

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Biggest Morning Tea Ever!

On Sunday, on a magnificent north Queensland winter’s morning, the Molongle Beach Caravan Park shelter was the venue for our 8th annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) .  Last year we reached our goal of $1000 but this year we raised a grand total of $1815 in just two and a half hours!   Around...

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On Sunday, on a magnificent north Queensland winter’s morning, the Molongle Beach Caravan Park shelter was the venue for our 8th annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) .  Last year we reached our goal of $1000 but this year we raised a grand total of $1815 in just two and a half hours!   Around…

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2022 Women in Sugar Conference

Women in Sugar Burdekin (WISB) recently hosted the 21st Women in Sugar Australia Conference, which saw women from the North Queensland sugarcane industry gather for the two-day event.  The theme for the conference was Nourish to Flourish and featured a range of guest speakers presenting on all things relating to wellness. Marisa Pilla and Julie...

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Women in Sugar Burdekin (WISB) recently hosted the 21st Women in Sugar Australia Conference, which saw women from the North Queensland sugarcane industry gather for the two-day event.  The theme for the conference was Nourish to Flourish and featured a range of guest speakers presenting on all things relating to wellness. Marisa Pilla and Julie…

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CANEGROWERS CEO visits the Burdekin

Last week CANEGROWERS CEO Dan Galligan and newly appointed Chairman Owen Menkens visited the Burdekin.    Mr Galligan said the stop was part of regular visits he makes around the state to keep members abreast of CANEGROWERS activities and news.    “At this time of the year we like to get out and meet with...

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Last week CANEGROWERS CEO Dan Galligan and newly appointed Chairman Owen Menkens visited the Burdekin.    Mr Galligan said the stop was part of regular visits he makes around the state to keep members abreast of CANEGROWERS activities and news.    “At this time of the year we like to get out and meet with…

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