Category: Lifestyle

It’s time to think BIG Mildura

By VINNIE RODI “THINK different. Think big. We are only limited by our imagination.” These words form the mantra that Sydney-based biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen, PICTURED, lives by. At just 33 years old, Dr Nguyen has already taken the scientific world by storm, thanks in part to his goal of re-defining the boundaries between human and technological evolution. The guest speaker at this week’s Mallee Family Care Annual General Meeting, Dr Nguyen has built a reputation for designing life-changing, intelligent technologies to transform the lives of people with a disability. Sharing his personal story with those in attendance,...

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More mental health care to be available soon

TAKING SHAPE: Mildura Base Hospital associate director of Mental Health Services, Chris Hermans, outside the new Prevention and Recovery Care facility in Mildura. The new facility is set to be up and running next month. INSET: Inside the new facility. Photos: PAUL MENSCH By MITCH RODD GREATER assistance will soon be available for those with mental health issues in Mildura. A new, purpose-built 10-bed facility to help support people with a mental illness is set to open next month. The facility will be a joint partnership between Mildura Base Hospital (MBH), who took over the building this week, and another community-based...

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Pumping station gets a facelift…

CREATIVE COLLABORATION: Manager of Communications and Engagement at Lower Murray Water, Leesa Merrett, and Cultivator chairman, Mark Haynes, co-ordinated the beautification project for the pumping station next to the Rowing Club. A CLEVER collaboration between Lower Murray Water (LMW) and community group Cultivator, has seen the water pumping station adjacent to the newly developed Rowing Club and Cafe 1909, given a colourful facelift to its exterior and some much-needed rectifications works carried out. Manager of Communications and Engagement at Lower Murray Water, Leesa Merrett, said the project will form part of the Mildura Rural City Council’s ‘Riverfront Fest,’ marking...

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Jaki makes National L’Oreal titles

Ruby Hair Design owner Jaki Dimasi will take on the nation’s best hairdressers in the L’Oreal Colour Competition next February. LOCAL hairdresser Jaki Dimasi has earned a spot in the National L’Oreal Colour Competition in February, 2018. The owner of Ruby Hair Design on Eighth Street competed in the Victorian region competition in Melbourne this week, and came away with a top three finish in the State. The competition was suggested to Ms Dimasi by her L’Oreal business consultant, Wendy Turk, and L’Oreal colour technician Aaron Middleton, as a good way to promote her business. Thousands of entries are...

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Newspaper story prompts over adventures and book

MORE THAN A BOOK: Murray-Darling Journeys is a fascinating compendium of the hundreds of river journeys made during the past 200 years. It was written by Mike Bremers and his daughter, Angela. By JOHN DOOLEY A Canberra Times newspaper article from 1991 about a river journey completed in 1934 by out-of-work adventurers ‘Webster & Minter’ caught the eye of public-servant Mike Bremers, and he thought he’d like to do something similar. Little did he know it would be the catalyst for a book – ‘Murray-Darling Journeys’ that he, and his daughter Angela, would produce one day in the future....

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