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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.

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