WEEK IN REVIEW
AN electrical fault is believed to have caused a light plane to have a belly landing at Bundaberg Airport.
Emergency crews were called around noon after a Beechcraft 36 single-piston aircraft crashed to the ground.
HINKLER MP Keith Pitt said he was overwhelmed by the support shown for young people undertaking working holidays on 417 visas.
Mr Pitt set up a campaign, “Support our Backpackers”, and said his office had taken hundreds of calls to show support.
You can find “Support our Backpackers” on Facebook.
MORE than 3000 people partied at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival at the Bundaberg Distillery.
Distillery senior brand manager Duncan Littler said the feedback they got for the line of the Bundaberg Rum blended editions series and the Australian talent on show was very positive.
MOTHER’S Day Classic Walk and Run organisers were overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up at the Bargara event.
Spokeswoman Nichola Lister said 141 people registered online when registrations closed, but more than double that turned up on the day.
AN APN investigation finds 112 Bundaberg residents are imprisoned.
About 7238 people are behind bars statewide, the majority are white, aged between 25 to 29, and are serving an average sentence of one to three years.
THE government hopes to funnel an extra $540 million into its coffers over five years with a plan to tax fruit-picking backpackers.
The proposal could have ramifications for regional towns that rely on tourist workers, with backpackers to be taxed from the first dollar they earn. More at www.news-mail.com.au and www.budget.gov.au.
STAGGERING figures from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight show the “Fight of the Century” grossed more than $600 million.
About 4.4 million pay-per-view buyers watched the fight, which many believe did not live up to the hype.
CRASH LANDING: The light plane which performed an emergency landing at the Bundaberg Airport on Thursday.