This week’s top stories in Bunbury Herald

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Peter Needham has been moved to Busselton Hospital.
Camera IconPeter Needham has been moved to Busselton Hospital. Credit: BRING PETER HOME/ Facebook/Bring Peter Home/ Facebook

This week’s edition of Bunbury Herald is hot off the press and on your doorstep. Here are this week’s top stories.

Pride wants to out church forum

A conservative Christian organisation linked to controversial figures such as Israel Folau, right, has been slammed by a leading South West LGBTQI+ group for planning to bring a seminar that “spreads hate” to Bunbury.

WA State director of ACL Peter at the launch of the NO campaign by same-sex marriage opponents in 2017.
Camera IconWA State director of ACL Peter at the launch of the NO campaign by same-sex marriage opponents in 2017. Credit: Trevor Collens/The West Australian, Trevor Collens

Australian Christian Lobby WA co-ordinator Peter Abetz, left, will visit the city next month to present the group’s The Truth of It Live show but community advocates are calling for the event to be scrapped.

Great lost and found tail

An eight-month-old puppy who spent two days trapped at the bottom of a dark and dank mineshaft in Donnybrook is now back in the comfort of home after she was found cold, wet and hungry last week.

Family members Chloe Dunstan and Jessie Howarth with their dog Sage.
Camera IconFamily members Chloe Dunstan and Jessie Howarth with their dog Sage. Credit: Pamela Harrison/Pamela Harrison

Australian Shepherd Sage wandered off from her family’s two hectare property on Tuesday, prompting owner Cassie Warren and her family to launch a desperate search, scouring nearby bushland by foot, bike and car in a bid to locate their beloved family pet.

Terminally ill man moved in breakthrough

Family and friends of a terminally ill Bunbury man who was moved to a hospital more than an hour away, have made a breakthrough in their fight to have him moved closer to home.

Peter Needham, who has lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years, was moved from St John of God Bunbury to Bridgetown Hospital having been told his hometown hospital needed to free up beds.

Peter Needham has been moved to Busselton Hospital.
Camera IconPeter Needham has been moved to Busselton Hospital. Credit: BRING PETER HOME/ Facebook/Bring Peter Home/ Facebook

The location shift made it difficult for his Bunbury-based support system to visit, including his 87-year-old mother who struggles to travel on her own accord and relies on others to make the 70-minute trek to see her son.

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