WEEK IN REVIEW
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOCCEROO Marco Bresciano announces his retirement from international football.
NEW YEAR: The Bundaberg PCYC Blazers performing during the Chinese New Year celebrations.