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Copping a bucketing for charity

Copping a bucketing for charity

IT WAS an action packed last day of term for students and teachers at the Red Cliffs Secondary College last Friday afternoon, with a number of activities planned to raise funds to help research into the cause of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Following in the footsteps...

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Jamie Durie blitzes the Good Earth Fare

Jamie Durie blitzes the Good Earth Fare

Former Backyard Blitz star and House Rules judge Jamie Durie was the star of the show at last Saturday’s Good Earth Fare. Hosted by the Sunraysia Farmers Market, the Fare attracted thousands of people and has been hailed ‘a great success’ by organisers. Jamie was the...

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More freight off roads as part of Murray Basin Rail

More freight off roads as part of Murray Basin Rail

HEAVIER and more frequent trains are set to carry freight between Mildura and the Port of Melbourne − but the Victorian Government says they won't be going at faster speeds than what has already been achieved. Works along the rail line, part of the revised Murray...

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Support after acts of bravery

Support after acts of bravery

THE Australian Bravery Association (ABA) held its Victoria Reunion in Mildura last weekend, an event that saw 40 people attending, many of whom travelled to our region for the occasion. The event was organised by Mildura’s Coralee Lever, who is the president of the...

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Opportunity knocks

Opportunity knocks

THERE is an opportunity, now, for state governments to make every drop of Murray-Darling Basin water count while looking after the long-term prosperity of people and industry, and caring for river environs. That was one of the big ‘take aways’ from the Murray-Darling...

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Growth in Basin centres, conference told

Growth in Basin centres, conference told

THE Murray Darling Basin Authority hosted its ‘River Reflections’ conference in town this week, a two-day summit attended by more than 200 people at Mildura’s Quality Grand Hotel. While water was on the agenda, the health and prosperity of Basin communities was also...

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Lacinda loves the Eisteddfod

Lacinda loves the Eisteddfod

WHEN you've been performing in the Mildura Eisteddfod for nine years, you'd have to be considered a bit of a veteran. And in the case of Lacinda Ribarits, she's a 15-year-old veteran. "I've performed in a number of categories including dance, but mostly music...

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Mildura Day marked with a myriad of events

Mildura Day marked with a myriad of events

MAY 31 is Mildura Day and this week it celebrated its 135th anniversary with a myriad of events held in the lead-up to, and on the day. On May 31, 1887, the Chaffey Brothers and the Victorian Government, on behalf of Queen Victoria, signed an Indenture, formalising...

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Buronga works start for interconnector

Buronga works start for interconnector

WENTWORTH Shire is a step closer to taking a central position in Australia's energy grid. Work began at Buronga this week on the New South Wales portion multi-billion-dollar Project EnergyConnect, which is building an interconnector running from South Australia to...

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