Council decision crushes Cane Cutting Championship

The farmers and volunteers who have run the iconic Australian Cane Cutting Championships for over a decade have withdrawn support for the Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival.

After eleven years upholding a historic Burdekin tradition, Home Hill local Doug ‘Chippo,’ Chappell, with the support of local farmers and other volunteers, is pulling out of running the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The decision to end his involvement came after a meeting with Burdekin Shire Council members on August 26, when a plan to…

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more