WEEK IN RE­VIEW

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THURS­DAY

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.

FRI­DAY

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.

SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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.

MON­DAY

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.

TUES­DAY

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.

WED­NES­DAY

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.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

CRASH LAND­ING: The light plane which per­formed an emer­gency land­ing at the Bund­aberg Air­port on Thurs­day.

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