Health & Lifestyle

Mason’s ready to ride for his Operation 55!

Mason’s ready to ride for his Operation 55!

REGULAR readers of the Mildura Weekly will be familiar with young Mason Hayes and the annual fund raising activities that are held to raise awareness of support of the rare condition PCD − Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia which Mason was diagnosed with in 2018. PCD is so...

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Louise keeps on being her inspiring self

Louise keeps on being her inspiring self

WHEN we first met Louise Jannering she was in Mildura on holiday visiting ex-pat Swede and Christie Centre dynamo Krister Jonsson, a family friend. Since then she has gone onto to greater things, her crowning achievement to date being medal wins in the cycling at the...

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You don’t have to wait to get COVID vaccine

You don’t have to wait to get COVID vaccine

CHEMIST Warehouse Mildura is administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at its Langtree Avenue store six days a week, even to walk-ins. Managing partner Eric Oguzkaya said one customer who rang up asking about wait times was surprised when the answer was only half an hour....

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Jake takes one for the team

Jake takes one for the team

MILDURA Mayor Jason Modica has lead by example, having his fist dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the MDAS Medical Centre last Friday morning. And now Councillor Modica is encouraging everyone in the community who is able to have the vaccine administered, to do...

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ED clock to give patients a choice

ED clock to give patients a choice

IN a move designed to help reduce waiting times, Mildura Base Public Hospital has just installed a new patient information clock at the entrance to the Emergency Department (ED). The clock displays the status of the wait times for non-life threatening presentations....

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Foreshore facelift for popular lake

Foreshore facelift for popular lake

MILDURA Rural City Council has unveiled design concepts for a major redevelopment of the Lake Cullulleraine foreshore at Johansen Memorial Recreation Reserve. Plans for the $195,000 project include new paths, lighting, seating and picnic benches, upgrades to the...

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Carol the face of Daffodil Day

Carol the face of Daffodil Day

AS the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal continues throughout August, culminating with Daffodil Day next Friday, it’s a timely reminder that cancer touches so many of us and that, in 2020, the Cancer Council supported 89 people in Mildura who were diagnosed with...

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A man on a mental health mission

MCGILLIVRAY Electrical and Building Services managing director Brendan McGillivray is spearheading an initiative to raise funds to support mental health at a time when the subject is gaining even greater prominence due to COVID. "I have been sitting on this idea for a...

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Ray’s no green thumb but he’s grown a ripper!

Ray’s no green thumb but he’s grown a ripper!

IRYMPLE'S Ray Hopkins has an interesting native tree growing in his backyard that came to the attention of the 'Weekly recently and so we paid him a visit. Ray's tree is part of the Xanthorrhoea genus and is one of about 30 species of flowering plants endemic to...

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Giving kids the break they deserve

Giving kids the break they deserve

PROVIDING deprived and damaged children with a week of happy memories is at the heart of what Southern Cross Kids’ Camps does across the country. Southern Cross Kids’ Camps is an Australian Registered Charity that interrupts the cycle of abuse and neglect in primary...

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