WEEK IN REVIEW
HINKLER Central shopping centre is up for sale as owners Mirvac look to take advantage of strong growth in Bundaberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IMPERIAL FORCES: Stormtrooper Scott Loxley visits Bundaberg in his 15,000km trek around Australia to raise money for Monash Children's Hospital.