WEEK IN REVIEW
MORE than 50 Bundaberg macadamia growers gather at one of the region’s largest macadamia farms for the last Australian Macadamia Society “MacGroup” workshop for 2014.
Hosted by local grower John Manera, the MacGroup caps off a successful year for the Australian macadamia industry, with the AMS last week announcing a higher than expected final crop of 43,600 tonnes in-shell for 2014, an increase of 24% (8400 tonnes) on last year’s crop.
TURTLES make it five consecutive Spring Cup titles following a 20-11 win over Barbarians in the final.
WET weather wrecks havoc with the weekend’s events with most sports washed out.
Friday night’s Carols by Candlelight at Shalom College was hit hard by the weather with the relocated event drawing only 2000 people, instead of the usual 10,000 the event has previously attracted.
The Salvation Army Toy Run attracted about 100 bikes for their trip from Bargara to Sugarland.
QUEENSLAND’s state government commits to a 10-year funding deal which doubled as RACQ CareFlight Queensland’s most significant funding deals in the group’s 30-year history.
SYDNEY is brought to a standstill as a gunman takes 17 hostages in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place.
Located opposite the Channel 7 building, Man Haron Monis besieged the building at about 9.44am AEDST.
Several hostages escaped over the course of the next 17 hours, before gunfire was heard inside the building shortly after 2am Tuesday.
Police stormed the cafe and killed the gunman, though two hostages, Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, were also killed.
A BUNDABERG hostel is given 24 hours to address a shocking cockroach and bed-bug infestation. after a backpacker was left with an infection.
The council environmental health officers visited Bundaberg Backpackers on Friday in response to complaints from members of the public.
English backpacker Seonaid Dear is still in Bundaberg Hospital and can no longer walk after losing feeling in her foot.
RETIREE Jim Seiler was left devastated after a spate of dog attacks at his Avondale property left at least three sheep dead.
SHOCK: Sydney in lock-down in wake of terrorist siege.