WEEK IN RE­VIEW

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THURS­DAY

HIN­KLER Cen­tral shop­ping cen­tre is up for sale as own­ers Mir­vac look to take ad­van­tage of strong growth in Bund­aberg.

FRI­DAY

SCOTT Lox­ley swings by Bund­aberg as part of his 15,000km non-stop walk around Australia dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper.

Lox­ley’s trip started in Mel­bourne in Novem­ber 2013, and aims to raise $100,000 for the Monash Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

SATUR­DAY

NEWLY sworn-in Pre­mier An­nasta­cia Palaszcuk is one of hun­dreds of peo­ple who farewelled for­mer mayor and state mem­ber Nita Cun­ningh­man.

Mrs Cun­ning­ham was Mem­ber for Bund­aberg from 1998-2006, and served as Bund­aberg mayor from 1991-1998.

SUN­DAY

FOUR cages to pro­tect tur­tle eggs from foxes and dogs will be as­sem­bled at Mon Re­pos this week.

An En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage Pro­tec­tion spokesper­son said foxes were a Class 2 pest, and a project us­ing dogs to de­tect fox move­ments and fox dens had been run­ning at Mon Re­pos and be­yond its bor­ders in re­cent weeks.

MON­DAY

EARTH-shat­ter­ing news hits homes across the state, and this isn’t at­trib­uted to the quake near Eidsvold.

ABC pro­gram 4 Cor­ners lifts the lid on the prac­tice of live bait­ing in grey­hound rac­ing.

The footage is sick­en­ing, as it shows piglets, pos­sums and rab­bits strapped to the lure and dragged around the track to train grey­hounds.

Sev­eral train­ers in Queens­land, Vic­to­ria and New South Wales are stood down.

TUES­DAY

SE­NIOR man­age­ment at Bund­aberg’s aged care fa­cil­ity Kep­nock Grove deny a cover-up af­ter shock­ing al­le­ga­tions of abuse were printed in na­tional me­dia.

Re­ports in The Aus­tralian news­pa­per al­leged the cen­tre tried to cover up se­ri­ous fail­ings in the level of care pro­vided at the fa­cil­ity.

CEO John Camp­bell spoke to the NewsMail ear­lier this week and said all is­sues had since been re­solved.

WED­NES­DAY

CEN­TRAL Queens­land re­mains on alert as a trop­i­cal low heads to­wards the coast.

Ar­eas be­tween St Lawrence and Dou­ble Is­land Point is on watch as the sys­tem ap­proaches.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

IM­PE­RIAL FORCES: Stormtrooper Scott Lox­ley vis­its Bund­aberg in his 15,000km trek around Australia to raise money for Monash Chil­dren's Hos­pi­tal.

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