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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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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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Get your pet chipped, meow!

Burdekin veterinarian Dr Kate Lyne of Kate’s Mobile Vet encourages all pet owners to microchip their four-legged friends. In the unlikely event a pet gets stolen, microchipping is an easy way to identify the rightful owner. “A microchip is like a tiny grain of rice planted underneath the skin. It gets coded with a number […]

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Burdekin veterinarian Dr Kate Lyne of Kate’s Mobile Vet encourages all pet owners to microchip their four-legged friends.

In the unlikely event a pet gets stolen, microchipping is an easy way to identify the rightful owner.

“A microchip is like a tiny grain of rice planted underneath the skin. It gets coded with a number that comes up on our scanners. When we log that number into our database, it brings up the owner’s details so we can contact them,” said Dr Kate.

She said it was important for owners to update their details if they changed their address or phone number.

“You need to ensure everything is updated because if the registry details are incorrect, there’s no way of finding the owner, and that’s when animals can get rehomed.

“Registries are accessible nationwide, so if you take your pet on holiday and they somehow get lost, it’s easier to find them and be reunited,” said Dr Kate.

Microchipping pets has been a legal requirement since 2010.

“Any cat or dog born after June 2010 must be microchipped,” she said.

Dr Kate will offer discounted $15 microchipping services at the Burdekin Pet Fair on Sunday, 19 June. No appointments are required.

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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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Not goodbye, just see you later

Readers may remember Dr Siva from previous editions as Burdekin Local News covered his story of bringing his family back from India when Australia shut its international borders due to COVID-19.   In early 2020, his wife Digvija went to India to stay with her family during the early months of her pregnancy. While she...

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Readers may remember Dr Siva from previous editions as Burdekin Local News covered his story of bringing his family back from India when Australia shut its international borders due to COVID-19.   In early 2020, his wife Digvija went to India to stay with her family during the early months of her pregnancy. While she…

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Works will prevent illegal turns

A raised kerb will be installed to prevent illegal right turns on the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) business service lane between Tenth Street and Ninth Street, Home Hill. Transport and Main Roads Acting Regional Director Stephen Mallows said the works would improve safety by stopping the movements, which have caused near misses in the past. […]

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A raised kerb will be installed to prevent illegal right turns on the Bruce Highway (Eighth Avenue) business service lane between Tenth Street and Ninth Street, Home Hill.

Transport and Main Roads Acting Regional Director Stephen Mallows said the works would improve safety by stopping the movements, which have caused near misses in the past.

“The raised kerb will be installed outside of the Home Hill supermarket complex, where the most illegal movements have been witnessed,” Mr Mallows said.

“This will improve safety for all road users, as motorists will be prevented from performing illegal right turns into the complex.”

Mr Mallows said the works would take place on June 13 and 14 between 9.00 am and midday.

“To ensure the safety of motorists and road workers, the business service lane will be closed to all traffic for three hours over the two days,” he said.

“People will still be able to access the complex during the works, but on-street parking won’t be available.”

Mr Mallows said once the works were complete, motorists accessing the centre from the north would need to do so via surrounding roads.

“This doesn’t change existing access to the complex as double line markings on Eighth Ave have for years made right turns into and out of the complex illegal,” he said.

“However, we are aware of ongoing reports that motorists are undertaking illegal right turns.

“Any illegal turns, even in low-speed environments like Eighth Avenue, can severely compromise road safety.

“Already in 2022, we have seen too many people killed on our roads, which is why the department is working hard on a range of safety improvement projects like this one.”

The business service lane and on-street parking will return to normal operation on the afternoon and night of 13 June, before works restart at 9.00 am on 14 June. Once works are completed on 14 June, there should be no further impacts to travel.

For more information, contact TMR Northern District’s Customer and Stakeholder Management team on 1800 625 648 or email engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au.