WEEK IN REVIEW
NSW Police’s dog unit welcomed the first successfully accredited blood-detection dog in Australia.
Leading Senior Constable David Cole and police dog Sylvia, a two-year-old black labrador, undertook intensive training to be able to detect the presence of human blood in various environments.
The dog team can locate blood not visible at a crime scene and track people from a location through blood trailing.
Sylvia can also detect the presence of oxygenated and cadaver blood in buildings, vehicles and outdoor environments, including areas exposed to weather elements.
BUNDABERG angler Dwyne Austerberry complained about the fine he received from Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol after posting a video and photo on Facebook of a grouper he caught and released.
IT MIGHT have washed away most of the weekend’s sport and our farmers could use more but the heavens dumped 23.6mm of rain at Bundaberg Airport.
Bargara was left without power for about an hour from 6am as residents woke to sounds of thunder and lightning.
ABOUT 200 red and white, bearded runners tackled a 4km course at Alexandra Park.
The Variety Santa Fun Run was the only one to be hosted in Queensland and the only one in regional Australia.
ITWAS Bundaberg aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler’s 122nd birthday.
Crowds converged at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation in North Bundaberg to celebrate the life of the aviator, who was the first person to fly solo from England to Australia.
He was also the first person to fly solo across the southern Atlantic Ocean. He died in 1933, aged 40.
BUNDABERG man Shane Anthony Eric Hansen was released on $300,000 bail after being charged with murder in October in relation to the Gold Coast bashing death of John Britza in 2001.
THE Gidarjil’s Environmental Training Centre at Bundaberg Port has opened with celebrations after a tough battle to reinvigorate it.
RUN OR WALK: Cherry-Al Randle, Kira and Ashley Marshall on the 4k Variety Santa Run at Alexandra Park.