WEEK IN RE­VIEW

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THURS­DAY

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.

FRI­DAY

TUR­TLES make it five con­sec­u­tive Spring Cup ti­tles fol­low­ing a 20-11 win over Bar­bar­ians in the fi­nal.

SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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.

MON­DAY

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.

TUES­DAY

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.

WED­NES­DAY

RE­TIREE Jim Seiler was left dev­as­tated after a spate of dog at­tacks at his Avon­dale prop­erty left at least three sheep dead.

PHOTO: CHRIS CAL­CINO

SHOCK: Syd­ney in lock-down in wake of ter­ror­ist siege.

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