WEEK IN REVIEW
CELEBRITY chefs Alastair McLeod and Matt Golinski are confirmed to return to the annual Bundy Flavours Festival.
The festival, which showcases locally grown produce and celebrates Bundaberg’s “food bowl” status, will be held at Alexandra Park on September 13.
INTRODUCTORY marketing students from CQUniversity’s School of Business and Law in Bundaberg tour Bundaberg Rum Bondstore and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.
CQUniversity associate lecturer Tim Whan said the field trip allowed students to see how marketing was done in the real world.
THOUSANDS of books are snapped up at Lifeline’s bi-annual Bookfest.
Lifeline business manager Andrew Armstrong said Saturday was very busy.
“The kids books and puzzles were very popular – we sold out of them by lunchtime,” he said.
NUMBERS were down on last year but the Truck Drive for Kids drew a big crowd for the annual event.
MAYOR Mal Forman explains how Bundaberg lost the chance to host an NRL match in 2015.
He told the NewsMail he was given strict orders to keep the plan highly confidential or risk jeopardising Bundaberg’s chances.
Cr Forman said the council would need to get $100,000 to host the game, and after it secured $60,000 was in were in discussions about the remaining $40,000.
Full story at www.news-mail.com.au.
SUNCORP urges Wide Bay Burnett locals to look for lost super after it is revealed $38.7million of lost superannuation is waiting to be claimed in Bundaberg.
There is about $3.3m in Gin Gin.
AN APN investigation reveals almost 100 Bundaberg residents took their own lives in just four years.
The figure comes on the back of Tuesday’s Australian Bureau of Statistics Causes of Death report, which revealed suicide was the leading cause of preventable mortality for Australians aged 15 to 44. Phone LifeLine on 131 114.
OPERATION: Police traffic operation in Gin Gin.