WEEK IN RE­VIEW

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THURS­DAY

RE­SEARCH shows around two-thirds of Aus­tralians (62%) turn to their smartphones in­stead of their part­ner or kids when they first wake up.

FRI­DAY

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.

SATUR­DAY

ALL APN pub­li­ca­tions launch the “Ter­ror At Home” cam­paign to ad­dress the is­sue of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Go to www.newsmail.com.au for more.

SUN­DAY

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.

MON­DAY

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.

TUES­DAY

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.

WED­NES­DAY

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”.

PHOTO: PAUL DON­ALD­SON

THE TEAM: Great­est Shave at Hin­kler Shop­ping Cen­tre.

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