WEEK IN RE­VIEW

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THURS­DAY

A HUGE storm sweeps across Bris­bane, dump­ing cricket ball-sized hail and caus­ing flash flood­ing across many parts of the city

Win­dows are smashed, trees up­rooted and en­tire roofs are stripped off houses, with planes flipped and torn apart at Archer­field Air­port.

The dam­age bill ex­ceeds $100m.

FRI­DAY

CHILDERS Eco-lodge, Lady El­liott Is­land Eco Re­sort and Bund­aberg North Bur­nett Tourism waved the lo­cal flag at Queens­land Tourism Awards in Bris­bane.

Check out the full story on page 9.

SATUR­DAY

THE BODY of a 29-year-old Asian na­tional is found about 500m from the mouth of El­liott River at El­liott Heads.

It is un­der­stood he and a group of friends, who had lit­tle or no swimming abil­ity, were walk­ing across to the is­land.

SUN­DAY

WIDE Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice se­cure fund­ing to rein­tro­duce oph­thal­mol­ogy ser­vices across theWide Bay re­gion.

Ser­vices will be pro­vided in Bund­aberg and Her­vey Bay through a “pub­lic-pri­vate” part­ner­ship with CQ Eye.

MON­DAY

A SPE­CIAL APN in­ves­ti­ga­tion finds that high rents and soar­ing util­ity bills are caus­ing se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial strain for 45% of Bund­aberg res­i­dents.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion found 45,000 house­holds couldn’t raise $2000 cash in a week to cover a cri­sis, while 32,792 of the re­gion’s 100,000 res­i­dents re­lied on gov­ern­ment in­comes over the past two years.

TUES­DAY

HO­RACE Jones is found guilty of mur­der­ing his mother Rox­ane Gil­bert with a sa­mu­rai sword and a steak knife in Glad­stone on June 29, 2012.

Rock­hamp­ton Supreme Court heard the Bund­aberg woman was struck 25 times.

There was no in­di­ca­tion whether Jones would ap­peal his sen­tence.

WED­NES­DAY

THE fu­neral of cricket Phillip Hughes stops the North Coast as thou­sands flock to Macksville.

PHOTO: GREG WHITE

TAKEN TOO SOON: Sawtell Cricket Club pay trib­ute to Phillip Hughes.

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