Tuesday, April 16, 2024



Quilt display at Lowana

Broughton's local craft group that meet Thursday fortnightly at the Salvation Army have been very busy and have put a collection of beautiful quilts together ... made from mostly donated fabric and are available to purchase with all proceeds going to the local Days for Girls group.

Super support

Local CFA volunteers were seen in trucks and in Corryong’s main street on Good Friday, raising money for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Appeal and once again the Upper Murray community and holiday visitors dug deep for the cause.

Lowana donates to local groups

Nhill’s local craft, home made and home grown shop, Lowana donated $3,000.00 to local volunteer groups following their March meeting. Nhill Lake Committee received $1,000.00 to be used to install interpretive signs at Nhill Lake.

Frank thrives thanks to RCH

With the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Good Friday Appeal being held ... we have brought you the story of young Frank Skratulja, whose family has utilised the services of the hospital since June 2022 as well as the Mercy and Sunshine hospitals. Frank was born just before his identical twin brother Luka on May 25, 2022 at the Mercy Hospital.

Turn your cans into cash for Kaniva

The Kaniva & District Progress Association is inviting residents to turn their cans into cash to support KDPA community projects. "This is a great way for residents to contribute to further lighting for our town," said KDPA Chair Marlene Carter.

Laura partnering with Rural Aid

Former Allora local and Australian champion netballer, Laura Geitz, is partnering with Rural Aid in the lead up to Mates Day on March 20 to urge Aussies to think about the farmers behind the food we eat under this year’s campaign theme ‘Every plate tells a story’.

Bailee through to Lions Youth of the Year District Final

Bailee White from Nhill College is one of two students representing Lions clubs from the West of Victoria to move up to the District Final of Lions Youth of the Year. Bailee is joined by Emily Eastman from Casterton Secondary College.

Maldon Classic tomorrow

Mark Blythe. Tomorrow (Saturday 2 March) at the Maldon Progress Hall you can attend the third biannual Maldon Classic Bike Show ... You will be privileged to see possibly the biggest and best display of classic pre-2000 road racing bikes anywhere in Australia.

Western Ag defib project continues to support rural communities

Chris Drew. Western Ag continued their Supporting Communities Campaign through 2023 and are pushing on in 2024, equipping more regional communities with potentially life-saving automated external defibrillators (AED). The campaign, supported by Nufarm Australia, began in 2022 and at the end of 2023 had put 15 defibrillators into rural communities. The project has started strong this year, with a further 14 defibs donated to Wimmera Southern Mallee Development...

Successful Pink Stumps Day

Kaniva hosted a successful day for Pink Stumps Day and Ladies Day, raising vital funds for breast cancer research, raising over $4,000, as well as winning the day’s game against Western Flat 129-7-131. This is Kaniva’s 3rd time hosting the event and first back since covid restrictions.

Rural healthcare hubs funded

Six communities across Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra Shires will soon have new Healthcare Hubs to complement existing GP services, with nurse practitioner and allied health services much closer to home. The first four Hubs will be located in the communities of Kerang, Quambatook, Pyramid Hill and Boort. 

Antique Fair sites booked out – 3,500 visitors expected

The Maldon footy ground is looking good and green, all 125 stallholder sites are booked out, good weather for the weekend was booked in advance, and around 3,500 visitors are eager to experience a warm Maldon welcome. Gates open to the public from 8am tomorrow (Saturday) to around 2pm Sunday for this weekend’s mighty Maldon Antique Fair.

Mates paddle for vets

Three men who have experienced conflict first hand have banded together to kayak the length of the Murray River to raise awareness of Soldier On and MatesHeroHelp, two charities supporting current and former defence personnel.

Rotary’s straw bales hit the market

Rotary Club of Maitland is again selling straw bales for garden mulch. This season pea straw has been difficult to acquire, so vice-president Hugh Wearing sourced alternative options, namely wheat, lentil and bean straws.

Community spirit has been key to hall success

In 1958, the Athenaeum Hall site was completely cleared except for the front concrete steps leading up to the main entrance and prepared for the construction of the present edifice, the Corryong & District Public Memorial Hall ... When plans were approved this building was the biggest single community hall (in floor area) in rural Victoria.

Mighty marathon win for local athlete

Cassie Fikri from The Yard Narrandera won the women’s all round half marathon at Batemans Bay at the weekend. Her time was one hour and 39 minutes, which is a personal best for her.

Our Erin: `I’m proud to call Lucindale and Australia home’

Australia Day was a time to reflect, respect and celebrate for around 100 people who gathered at Lucindale last Friday ... Lucindale’s 2024 Citizen of the Year, Erin McWaters, was praised for her outstanding contribution to the community “particularly her volunteer work and fundraising contributions”.

Reconciling our past

We would have been so much better if we had reconciled our past with the First Nations people of this land. This was the message delivered by James Darling AM, a South Australian conversationalist ... Mr Darling congratulated those in Naracoorte who were granted Australian citizenship and thanked them for their loyalty towards the country.

MP diverts to make special visit to truckers

After learning that the Need for Feed Australia convey of donated hay was heading to Ardlethan Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke made a special diversion from her scheduled route to meet up with the inspiring team ... the 26-truck convoy ...

Aussie Hay Runners make hay-raising return

More than 60 heavy vehicles transporting 2144 bales of premium hay arrived in Grafton and Ulmarra on January 26 after completing an incredible 98860km journey from regional Victoria to the Clarence Valley. It was the third time the Aussie Hay Runners had returned to the region...

Lifeguards look after nippers

Lifeguards at the Corryong swimming pool have banded together to take part in Super Swim to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The team of Tony Irwin, Jorja McInness, Mia Saxon, Angus Pilli and Andrew Kendall has already exceeded its target of $3000 after covering nine kilometres to date - with the month of February to go...

School Savvy answers the call for back-to-school support & breaks new record: Centacare FNQ

With uniform, stationary and back-to-school stocks replenished and hairdressers ready, Centacare FNQ’s School Savvy pop-up series has broken all previous year’s records with four days to go ... School Savvy helped secure a scholarship to Abbotsleigh College in Sydney for Rita Tyrrell.

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