WEEK IN REVIEW
RESEARCH shows around two-thirds of Australians (62%) turn to their smartphones instead of their partner or kids when they first wake up.
NEW figures from Tourism Research Australia show more visitors visit Bundaberg but they stay longer at the Fraser Coast
The figures show Bundaberg visitors spent an average of 4.2 nights in the region for 2014, compared to 5.1 nights at the Fraser Coast.
ALL APN publications launch the “Terror At Home” campaign to address the issue of domestic violence.
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THE Bundaberg region is expected to make a major contribution to the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser.
The foundation’s Wide Bay Capricornia regional events co-ordinator Sue-Ellen Pitt said the target was $50,000.
Close to 50 people volunteered to be shaved at Hinkler Central Shopping Centre on Sunday in addition to other events at schools, markets and shopping
centres across the region.
A MAN who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a friend apologises to his victim’s family at Bundaberg Supreme Court.
Ronald Peter McCusker, 51, had been charged with the murder of John Douglas Dive, 63, at the time of his death on January 1, 2012.
Judge Roslyn Atkinson accepted McCusker had no intention to kill or seriously injure Mr Dive.
She sentenced him to six years and three months jail, and set his parole eligibility date at April 22, 2017.
AVENELL Heights pensioner Gerald Hooper talks about how his car was stolen from his garage in broad daylight.
The 68-year-old said he was sitting on his computer last Friday about 1.45pm, and did not realise someone entered his house, took his keys from the kitchen bench and drove off in his car.
COMMERCIAL fisher say proposed net-free zones for areas will cost jobs and remove fresh fish off the plates of locals.
Bundaberg commercial fisher Paul Grunske said there had been no consultation with the commercial fishing industry and the industry was being “shafted”.
THE TEAM: Greatest Shave at Hinkler Shopping Centre.