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Mallee Cliffs National Park gets ‘Stickies’

Mallee Cliffs National Park gets ‘Stickies’

Thirty-eight ‘Stickies’ (Greater Stick-nest Rats), a native and endangered animal, were released into the Mallee Cliffs National Park by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) recently as part of an ongoing ‘Saving Our Species’ program. The release is significant...

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Stefano’s new show explores the richness of our food

Stefano’s new show explores the richness of our food

Australia’s Food Bowl with Stefano de Pieri debuted on SBS Food four weeks ago and has been hailed as a wonderful ‘ambassadorial’ program, showcasing our region’s food production. In episode two Stefano introduced viewers to Cobram Estate’s expansive olive plantings...

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John seeks help to clean up the Calder

John seeks help to clean up the Calder

Mildura's John Burfitt has been spending his time over recent weeks clearing garbage from the side of Calder Highway between Irymple and Red Cliffs, an issue he believes is getting out of control. John, who is well-known for dedicating his time to bettering the...

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Veterans paddle the Murray for homeless comrades

Veterans paddle the Murray for homeless comrades

Three veteran servicemen − Robert Kilsby, Brad Grant and Matt Hanrahan − have spent the past month and a half paddling the Murray River in their kayaks to raise awareness about veteran homelessness. And the trio estimate they will arrive in Mildura on Saturday....

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Call goes out to preserve Chaffey graves

Call goes out to preserve Chaffey graves

With the recent anniversary of the signing of the ‘Indenture’ on May 31, 1837 that paved the way for the establishment of the Mildura irrigation settlement − we are reminded of the significance of the Chaffey Brothers to our city. The anniversary is celebrated...

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A career as a chef was a good move for Adam Smith

A career as a chef was a good move for Adam Smith

With the hospitality industry experiencing a serious shortage of workers, to see someone who has made a successful career as a chef is a great example of how rewarding the sector can be. Mildura born and bred Adam Smith is such a person, who chose to forge a career in...

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Hospital, uni sign up to strengthen partnership

In what is being hailed as a 'positive move', Mildura Base Public Hospital (MBPH) and La Trobe University have further strengthened their alliance, this week signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The three-year agreement will see the two organisations work...

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Ex-Mildura local calls for a hospital smoking ban

Ex-Mildura local calls for a hospital smoking ban

GEELONG'S Josephine Pedler, originally from Mildura, has started a petition for all Victorian hospitals and their immediate surroundings to become smoke-free zones. The current Victorian laws state that there is to be no smoking inside hospital buildings but it does...

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Member for Mallee hails innovative Ag Visa ‘breakthrough’

Member for Mallee hails innovative Ag Visa ‘breakthrough’

Something that has been advocated loudly for by Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, is for the Federal Government to introduce an 'Ag Visa' to enable seasonal workers from more countries to come to Australia to fill the on-farm labor shortages in our region. Dr Webster...

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