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Feds call for independent assessment of Darling fish death

AN independent panel will assess the recent deaths of fish in the Lower Darling River. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, announced the move today (Tuesday, January 22), while indicating that the panel will be chaired by University of...

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Dali education delegation arrvies in Mildura

UNITED DELEGATION: A five-member delegation from our Chinese sister-city of Dali visited Mildura this week for meetings with SuniTAFE’s executive, Mildura Mayor Simon Clemence and Councillors Glenn Milne and Mark Eckel, both of whom have travelled to Dali and knew...

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Food Next Door Co-op secures $80,000 grant for community farm

IT’S A-MAIZING! An $80,000 grant will enable the local Burundian community to establish a new farm. Pictured are Mildura Food Next Door Co-op Executive Officer, Deb Bogenhuber, and board member Joselyne Ntahomvukiye. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By JOHN DOOLEY MILDURA-based...

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Courtney’s ready to set sail!

ON DECK: Courtney Sandiman, 19, will join a 10-day voyage from Hobart to Sydney on Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour next month. By PAUL MENSCH MILDURA’S Courtney Sandiman is setting sail next month on a 10-day voyage of a lifetime. Courtney will travel from...

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BREAKING – John Katis resigns as Swan Hill Councillor

JOHN Katis, Swan Hill Rural City Council’s longest-serving Councillor, has today tendered his resignation from the position. Cr Katis represented the Robinvale Ward since 1997. In that time he served as Mayor of Swan Hill Rural City Council from December 2011 to...

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February release tipped for draft rating strategy

By VINNIE RODI MILDURA Rural City Council is on track to release a draft of its next five-year rating strategy for public comment in February. Council’s manager Corporate Administration, Richard Sexton, PICTURED, this week confirmed that external consultants, ‘Mach2...

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Top cop reveals ‘areas of focus’

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Mildura police Inspector Kevin Coughlan, Superintendent Rebecca Olsen and Inspector John Nolan look ahead to what 2019 has in store for local members. By VINNIE RODI A NEW year brings with it new challenges, with this certainly being the case...

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State funding secures QFF work for six more months

Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area regional co-ordinator Deidre Jaensch. A $441,000 commitment from Agriculture Victoria has ensured that Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) management in the Greater Sunraysia area will continue until at least June 2019. Greater Sunraysia Pest...

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