WEEK IN REVIEW
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.
CHILDERS Eco-lodge, Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort and Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism waved the local flag at Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
THE funeral of cricket Phillip Hughes stops the North Coast as thousands flock to Macksville.
TAKEN TOO SOON: Sawtell Cricket Club pay tribute to Phillip Hughes.