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Taste the delights of Italy at NQ Festival this weekend

The Australian Italian Festival is an annual celebration to recognise, promote and showcase the cultural attributes and contributions of Italian migrants and their descendants. This year the Australian Italian Festival will take place on 4 and 5 June 2022 at Ingham’s TYTO Parklands. The site will be transformed into a hive of entertainment, overflowing with...

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The Australian Italian Festival is an annual celebration to recognise, promote and showcase the cultural attributes and contributions of Italian migrants and their descendants. This year the Australian Italian Festival will take place on 4 and 5 June 2022 at Ingham’s TYTO Parklands. The site will be transformed into a hive of entertainment, overflowing with…

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End of Harvest Golf Day 2021

In a fitting end to a wonderful year of golf, Friday’s End of Harvest Golf Day was a roaring success with approximately 280 players making up 54 teams. Everyone got into the spirit of the event, with lots of laughter, brightly coloured outfits, and some light-hearted rivalry on display. A considerable amount of inventiveness went...

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In a fitting end to a wonderful year of golf, Friday’s End of Harvest Golf Day was a roaring success with approximately 280 players making up 54 teams. Everyone got into the spirit of the event, with lots of laughter, brightly coloured outfits, and some light-hearted rivalry on display. A considerable amount of inventiveness went…

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Choral Society celebrates 90 year milestone

Last weekend the Home Hill Choral Society presented two shows featuring songs and skits; tipping their hat to the bygone days of the Society’s 90-year history. Choral Society Vice President, Erin Brennan says the group’s roots go back to 1931 and the shows recognised this in their performances. “On Saturday night and Sunday afternoon we...

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Last weekend the Home Hill Choral Society presented two shows featuring songs and skits; tipping their hat to the bygone days of the Society’s 90-year history. Choral Society Vice President, Erin Brennan says the group’s roots go back to 1931 and the shows recognised this in their performances. “On Saturday night and Sunday afternoon we…

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Budding potters get hands-on lesson

Six enthusiastic ladies participated in a Beginners Pottery Hand-building course held at the Plantation Park Burdekin Pottery Club recently. Three basic forms of hand-building were taught, including pinch potting, coiling, and slab work. Various unique pieces were made on the day, and once the pieces were bisque fired, the students returned two weeks later to...

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Six enthusiastic ladies participated in a Beginners Pottery Hand-building course held at the Plantation Park Burdekin Pottery Club recently. Three basic forms of hand-building were taught, including pinch potting, coiling, and slab work. Various unique pieces were made on the day, and once the pieces were bisque fired, the students returned two weeks later to…

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Burdekin Cascades makes the Gold List

The Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park in Ayr has been announced on the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Gold List, recognising properties across the State which have achieved the highest rating by travellers over a 12-month period. The rating follows a very busy 18 months for the region, with many Queenslanders making the most of the opportunity […]

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The Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park in Ayr has been announced on the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Gold List, recognising properties across the State which have achieved the highest rating by travellers over a 12-month period.

The rating follows a very busy 18 months for the region, with many Queenslanders making the most of the opportunity to holiday in their own backyard.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Gold List ranking was fantastic recognition for the work of staff and the wider community.

“I want to congratulate Council’s Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park team for their tireless work welcoming travellers to our Shire and providing such well-kept amenities, and thank residents for their friendliness to other locals and visitors alike,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Being named on the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Gold List is a testament to the park’s commitment to consistently exceeding expectations and providing a high-quality experience to their guests.

“There is so much more to travelling than just the accommodation you stay at – our Shire is well-known along the Bruce Highway for being an inviting overnight stop with not only great caravan and camping facilities but a number of attractions for all tourists to enjoy, such as the views from the top of the Mount Inkerman Nature Trail, unique beach huts and untouched coastline at Wunjunga and the swirling sand dunes of Lynches Beach at Alva.”

A full list of Gold List achievers can be found at starratings.com.au/gold-list/QLD.

For more information on things to see and do in the Burdekin, search visitburdekin.com.au.

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Faces of the Burdekin: Chris Patrick

Burdekin Theatre manager Chris Patrick has met some weird and wonderful people during his various stints running theatres across regional Queensland.  The Brit from Bournemouth had been running pubs and hospitality venues in the UK before opting for a career change of a more theatrical nature and falling in love with the Australian country’s lifestyle....

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Burdekin Theatre manager Chris Patrick has met some weird and wonderful people during his various stints running theatres across regional Queensland.  The Brit from Bournemouth had been running pubs and hospitality venues in the UK before opting for a career change of a more theatrical nature and falling in love with the Australian country’s lifestyle….

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Queen Cailin

Cailin Betteridge remembers the day, in 2018, she was crowned the Home Hill Harvest Festival Charity Queen, proud to be representing the Burdekin Netball Association as its festival nominee.  Now, she’s part of the festival again, mentoring the newest round of nominees looking to win the Personality and Charity Queen titles.  “Once you do win...

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Cailin Betteridge remembers the day, in 2018, she was crowned the Home Hill Harvest Festival Charity Queen, proud to be representing the Burdekin Netball Association as its festival nominee.  Now, she’s part of the festival again, mentoring the newest round of nominees looking to win the Personality and Charity Queen titles.  “Once you do win…

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Colours of Africa exhibition wows crowds

Around 60 Burdekin residents gathered at the Burdekin Artisans gallery space, 170 Arts on the Avenue Home Hill, last week to view the work of passionate designer and craftsman Eric Moulton. Eric, a resident of Home Hill, had been inspired to create an exhibition for the public, building on his existing displays within the shop...

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Around 60 Burdekin residents gathered at the Burdekin Artisans gallery space, 170 Arts on the Avenue Home Hill, last week to view the work of passionate designer and craftsman Eric Moulton. Eric, a resident of Home Hill, had been inspired to create an exhibition for the public, building on his existing displays within the shop…

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Meet your Home Hill Harvest Festival Queens

Seven girls are representing their club’s and organisations this year as Home Hill Harvest Festival Queen nominees. The girls will be officially presented at the Harvest Festival launch on September 11 attending Harvest Festival events through September to October.  The girls have been nominated by each of their organisation’s and will spend the next few...

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Seven girls are representing their club’s and organisations this year as Home Hill Harvest Festival Queen nominees. The girls will be officially presented at the Harvest Festival launch on September 11 attending Harvest Festival events through September to October.  The girls have been nominated by each of their organisation’s and will spend the next few…

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New Library program set to connect community

ON Wednesday, September 1, the Burdekin Library will launch Tech Connect – free workshops and classes that can assist residents with common and not-so-common technology questions. Bookings are essential for the group workshops, which cover a range of topics, including internet security, social media use and smartphone navigation. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said...

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ON Wednesday, September 1, the Burdekin Library will launch Tech Connect – free workshops and classes that can assist residents with common and not-so-common technology questions. Bookings are essential for the group workshops, which cover a range of topics, including internet security, social media use and smartphone navigation. Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said…

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