WEEK IN REVIEW
COUNTRY music networks KIX, HOT and TOP enter a new era as Bundaberg’s KIX Country team prepares to program for the whole of Australia.
Bundaberg Broadcasters general manager Trish Mears said it was an exciting development for the Bundaberg Radio Centre.
A NURSE was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined $1800 after she returned a reading of 0.260.
Joanne Elizabeth Chambers pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting or obstructing a police officer while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
AN ELLIOTT Heads Rd home was destroyed by fire, which police say they will treat as suspicious.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Trevor Duncan said the station received a phone call at about 3.20am. No one was in the home at the time.
VISITORS from as far as Mackay flocked to Tegege Sport and Recreation Reserve for the Yesteryear Machinery Rally.
The two-day event attracted a large crowd, and included events like cow milking, light horsemen and wood-chopping.
TOWARDS a Level Playing Field: Sport and Gender in Australian Media shows women feature in only 7% of Australian sports programming.
The report, compiled for the Australian Sports Commission, found watching women’s sports was a low entertainment priority, especially among women.
Bundaberg Bears captain Kylie Giles said the decline could cut junior female participiation.
A 67-YEAR-OLD Woodgate man was committed to stand trial on more than 20 charges including incest, rape and indecent treatment of children under 16 in relation to the alleged sexual assault of his daughter, adopted daughter and grandson.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the alleged victims, was refused bail at Bundaberg Magistrates Court.
BUNDABERG CIB detective senior sergeant Joe Hildred says the strange smell reported by Bundaberg residents on Tuesday night was not cannabis.
“We believe it was the burning of treated pallets of either pine or timber,” he said.
“Because of the way the weather conditions were last night the smoke and smell stuck around. It was an authorised burn.”
HOTTEST COUNTRY: Luke Cross and Dave Nicholson celebrate launch of KIX Country Australia.