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Television weather drop stirs a storm

WEATHER reports for Monto have stopped appearing on Channel Seven news and Jack Muller is furious.

The Monto resident is fighting to keep Monto included in the weather updates.

"Monto people need to complain, this is another service being taken away," he said.

North Burnett Regional Council staff used to do two readings a day, until recently it came down to once a day in conjunction with the ceasing of displaying local weather on television.

"The stop can't be due to lack of access to readings because the Bundaberg newspaper, News-Mail, prints Monto weather in the paper," Mr Muller said.

"I emailed their (Channel 7's) weather presenter, Livio Regano, he blamed the Prime Minister due to funding cuts."

North Burnett Regional Council general manager David Wiskar said the council had contacted the Bureau of Meteorology and Channel Seven.

A Channel Seven spokesperson said the weather drop was due to an inability to access the information.

Topics:  central and north burnett monto weather


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