WEEK IN RE­VIEW

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THURS­DAY

AN OPEN let­ter from an aged care nurse sparks dis­cus­sion af­ter it was printed in the Bund­aberg NewsMail.

Writ­ten in the wake of al­le­ga­tions against Kep­nock Grove aged care fa­cil­ity, she gives a stark ac­count in her own words of a “bro­ken in­dus­try model”.

“When costs es­ca­late in an aged care fa­cil­ity, man­agers are un­der pres­sure to reach ‘low goals’ – to spend less and save money.”

FRI­DAY

A MAN was caught driv­ing more than 50kmh over the speed limit out­side a school and just 10 min­utes af­ter the end of lower school-zone speeds.

The man was one of sev­eral Bund­aberg driv­ers busted trav­el­ling more than 40kmh over the speed limit in the space of a week.

Other speed­ing of­fences in­cluded ve­hi­cles go­ing 165kmh in an 80kmh zone, 144kmh in an 80kmh zone, and 174kmh in a 100kmh zone.

SATUR­DAY

PANIC buy­ing leaves Bund­aberg shelves empty as the ap­proach­ing Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Mar­cia neared the Queens­land coast.

Ve­hi­cles were lined up at petrol sta­tions, and bread and milk sold out in

stores across the re­gion.

SUN­DAY

TROP­I­CAL Cy­clone Mar­cia might’ve been bang­ing on the door but noth­ing stopped Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

The cel­e­bra­tions were due to be held at the Bund­aberg Recre­ation Precinct but Mar­cia forced or­gan­is­ers to cancel out­door events.

The event went ahead at the Mon­crieff En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

MON­DAY

MOORE Park mother Kristy Mur­phy warns fam­i­lies on Face­book af­ter find­ing a sy­ringe at Moore Park Beach.

Ms Mur­phy said she and her sis­ter were walk­ing along the beach as her chil­dren ran ahead.

As they caught up, Ms Mur­phy said her sis­ter no­ticed the sy­ringe un­der a stick on the ground.

TUES­DAY

IN­CU­BAT­ING tur­tle eggs at Mon Re­pos have a fight­ing chance against foxes af­ter the in­stal­la­tion of two pur­pose-built cages. Ranger in charge Cathy Gat­ley said two of four cages were as­sem­bled last week.

WED­NES­DAY

SOC­CEROO Marco Bres­ciano an­nounces his re­tire­ment from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

NEW YEAR: The Bund­aberg PCYC Blaz­ers per­form­ing dur­ing the Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

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