WEEK IN REVIEW
BUNDABERG and the Isis region go on flood watch after heavy rain, with several roads cut.
POLICE investigate the cause of a fire that reduced the Fairymead School to ashes.
CAMPAIGN group Not4Sale discover 29 of its 30 signs were stolen.
WOMEN are awarded all four national honours for the first time in Australian of the Year award history. Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty was named Australian of the Year, with Jackie French the Senior Australian of the Year. Deaf advocate Drisana Livitzke-Gray was named Young Australian of the Year while social entrepreneur Juliette Wright was Australia’s Local Hero.
AUSTRALIAN electronica artist Chet Faker took out top spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100. The popular countdown, which started in its current form in 1993, gained widespread media coverage after a campaign for Taylor Swift to be voted number one.
Triple J disqualified Swift from the countdown, though had she been included, Shake it Off would have finished 12th.
Chet Faker won with Talk is Cheap, one of his three songs that finished in the top 10, with Peking Duk’s High and Hilltop Hoods’ Cosby Sweater rounding out the podium.
A 42-YEAR-old man will appear in Lismore Court on March 9 after allegedly suffocating a dog.
Using a garbage bag, the man allegedly suffocated a one-year-old whippet staffordshire terrier cross at a property in Bexhill last Thursday before dumping the dog’s body in nearby bushland.
The body of the animal, which belonged to the man’s partner’s daughter, was discovered by bushwalkers and taken to the local pound before police were notified of the matter over the weekend.
The horrible incident is a stark reminder to a recent local case where a dog was left tied to a tree on the Isis Hwy.
THE Socceroos begin preparation for arguably their biggest game on home soil: the Asian Cup final. Australia despatched of UAE 2-0 at Newcastle on Tuesday night, and will face Korea on Saturday for the silverware.
HEAVY RAIN: Floodwater over Goodwood Rd near Mahogany Park last Thursday.