SELMA Woodger’s life has been in countdown for months.. First she has been counting down the days until she could become an Australian citizen – February 5.. And most recently the days until she becomes a mother – June 9.. Canberra won’t be
SELMA Woodger’s life has been in countdown for months. . First she has been counting down the days until she could become an Australian citizen — February 5. . And most importantly the days until she becomes a mother — June 9. . Canberr
Internationally renowned, Australian born, UK based musician, composer and instrument maker Graeme Leak (pictured) is headed for Nathalia.. A classically trained percussionist and multi-instrumentalist, performer and director Graeme’s involvement
Don Gulley and his team proved they truly are the kings of the Murray River after taking out the 2016 Barrie Beehag ski race (postponed from November last year due to high water levels and racing conditions) on Saturday.. Despite a cooler-than-usual
From her earliest days treading the boards in the Paramount Cinema in ballet recitals, Echuca-Moama’s Joanna Werner has become a star of a different kind – making world-class, award-winning movies. And as JESS LAMB discovered, so much of that
Hundreds of high school students across Echuca-Moama made an important pledge on Thursday.. The students from three major local high schools put ink to paper inside Echuca College’s gymnasium, formally committing to further education, training and
THE Victorian Government yesterday unveiled a massive upgrade of the Bendigo to Echuca line to allow it to run more trains, more often.. It said the works were part of a $1.45 billion regional rail revival package to deliver major upgrades to every
It’s almost that time of year again when we get to enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, all for a good cause.. Last year, 51 hosts across the region held a morning tea with friends, family and colleagues, raising $17,084 to help beat cancer, and this
A proposal to establish an air freight hub at Deniliquin airport is to be submitted for consideration in a regional investment study.. The study has been commissioned by the NSW Government to determine the best ways to deliver key local
When the Great War finished in 1918, the parties responsible would claim that its start was an ‘‘Act of God’’ or that events leading to it had taken a totally unexpected turn.. However, long before its start, two men predicted the Great War
Although Deniliquin’s David Bridge didn’t walk away as the champion of the ‘Butcher Wars’, he wasn’t too cut-up about it.. David — the head butcher at Bimbella Beef — competed against 19 of the
The National Irrigators’ Council’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s triennial review of the National Water Initiative says objectives can be achieved without reducing agricultural productivity, and in a way that more
About 30 people attended the opening of the Bald Archy Exhibition at the Peppin Heritage Centre on Friday night in Deniliquin.. Guests were treated to snacks and refreshments as they perused the 44 canvases which are on exhibition until May 13
Sophie Conallin celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday night at The Crossing Cafe in Deniliquin.. About 80 guests attended the party, with some travelling from Narrandera, Geelong, Melbourne and Bendigo. Sophie is studying occupational therapy at
This year’s Benalla Heavy Horse Driving day will be the 20th year that the event has been run by the Victorian branch of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society.. Starting off at the Benalla Showgrounds, then at the Marriott’s farm in Tatong
Deniliquin’s Wayne and Pam Wade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday night.. The night also doubled as a celebration of Pam’s 66th birthday.. About 60 guests, some travelling from as far as Sydney, Echuca, Euroa and
Thirty-two shooters took part in the monthly Deniliquin Field & Game event in brilliant target shooting conditions on Sunday.. Chris Charlston was the High Gun winner with a score of 70 on a day that included some challenging targets.. AA grade
Locals were undeterred by light rain on Anzac Day, with hundreds of people gathering to commemorate our war heroes.. The mid-morning service started with the traditional march from the Deniliquin Town Hall, with returned service personnel and family
More people can have a say in the region’s agricultural planning, with Campaspe Shire Council reopening applications for Farming Advisory Committee membership.. The committee assists council by vetting planning applications for subdivisions and
The potency of the venom carried by a new species of funnel-web spider discovered in the Tasmanian wilderness remains a mystery.. Slightly smaller than the average Tasmanian funnel-web, the eight-legged find is being hailed as a breakthrough by
In the steamy kitchen of a restaurant in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, chef Michael Kenzo slowly stirs a big pan of dark coloured meat mixed with chilli and spices, sweat streaming down his face.. ‘‘This is dog meat,’’ he volunteers
Joint winners have been announced for the sheep and wool industry’s prestigious Peter Westblade scholarship.. Young sheep industry professionals Harrison Mulquiny and Rachael Gawne were chosen from a field of applicants from NSW, Victoria and
As the world’s largest sheepmeat exporter and second largest producer, Australia stands to benefit from growing consumer demand in many developing countries where sheepmeat consumption is increasing despite rising prices.. This is one of a number
The peak fodder industry body will run a series of workshops designed to improve production and profit for dairy farmers in the Rochester district.. The Australian Fodder Industry Association, in partnership with TPC Agriculture, will run the ‘Our
A man from Sydney’s south has channelled the late Steve Irwin and captured a freshwater crocodile on a riverbank during an afternoon stroll.. Aaron Hughes was walking with his wife and their young son Ben along Salt Pan Creek, behind their
Proving its recipe is the cream of the crop, the Country Women’s Association of NSW has sold its 50000th scone during its 70th year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.. The group surpassed its previous scone record by more than 900 floury treats last
The Federal Government’s decision to abolish the 457 visa for temporary skilled workers has received mixed reviews from the agriculture sector, with industry groups calling on the Federal Government to involve them in negotiations.. VFF president
The Terang DemoDAIRY is set to close after the co-operative decided it would be wound up.. The research and development co-operative in western Victoria said it had exhausted all options to remain open.. However, the co-operative hopes to leave
The 2017 Wagyu conference will be held at Albury from May 1 to 3 followed by a tour of Wagyu operations in north-east Victoria on May 4 and 5.. Speakers will include producers who are already using Wagyu genetics, buyers who will contract to buy the
Sydney developer Ron Medich will face a murder retrial in January, more than eight months after a jury failed to reach a verdict
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison has referred Australians to next week's budget projections to see how the budget deficit will fall.
Origin Energy will sell its Darling Downs Solar Farm to pipelines major APA Group in a deal that includes buy all renewable power from the facility.
South Australian woman Cassie Sainsbury is facing 25 years in a Colombian jail after being arrested with allegedly nearly 6kg of cocaine in her luggage.
The Ai Group's performance of manufacturing index climbed 1.7 points to 59.2 in April, the seventh consecutive month of expansion in factory activity.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison says we'll have to wait a week to see if the government is planning to return a balanced budget.
Caltex Australia has set up an assistance fund for franchisee employees who have not been paid their full entitlements.
US President Donald Trump says China could be behind hacking attacks on Democratic officials during the 2016 election.
US security forces says air strikes have killed 45 people in March.