Friday, September 22, 2023

The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper

Publisher details

Established in 1909.

As a border town the newspaper covers both New South Wales and Victorian issues at a local level.

From Cohuna, Gannawarra, Kerang and Murrabit on the Victorian side, to Moulamein, Deniliquin, Caldwell, Wakool and Barham on the NSW side.

A weekly Thursday edition, printed 50 weeks of the year.

Website with online news and digital edition


Recent articles

Blooming beautiful

This past weekend, the Kerang Memorial Hall hosted the annual show of the Mid-Murray Orchid Club. The event was a visual and olfactory delight with stunning colours and fragrances that could rival any high-end perfume. 

I would walk 500 miles for dementia: wrap up

When I decided I wanted to do this walk for dementia awareness in honour of Mum, I thought it would be nice if a few friends joined me for a walk along the river. Maybe we would do a little bit of walking here and there across the month of September, wear a piece of tartan for fun and at a push perhaps I could raise $500.

Hay breaks 28-year drought

The 2023 Golden Rivers grand final took place against a beautiful natural backdrop as fans of football and netball gathered at the Murrabit Recreation Reserve on Saturday to witness the teams battle it out for the premiership ... On the football field, in a game of keepings off, the Lions demonstrated their fitness to play in the heat and confidence in ball handling skills.

Previous articles

Top Dog

Zoli Myers is no backyard dog. The newly awarded Australian Champion might be partial to a romp in the garden and fetching sticks, but on weekends, he transforms into a show dog. Zoli, a Welsh Springer Spaniel, is now an Australian Champion...

River Country Bio Link

51 people gathered at Western Murray Land Improvement Group’s Bio Link field day to hear about the evolution in the way big business views farmland ... With carbon targets already set in the Paris Agreement, the next could come via the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which will also factor in biodiversity (nature).

Duck hunt for some

A recent inquiry into Victoria’s duck hunting had more than 10,500 submissions, a record for a Victorian parliamentary inquiry. Labor chair Ryan Batchelor said Victoria should end recreational native bird hunting on all public and private land from 2024 ... The report did also recommend transforming hunting reserves into state recreation reserves, and excluding non aboriginals, whilst allowing traditional owners to continue to hunt ducks.

Bee aware – Varroa mite closer

Varroa mite has been detected in hives located in almond orchards at Balranald and Euston in southern New South Wales. The finds bring the total infested NSW premises to 250.

Regional Victorian Power Alliance visits Murrabit

It was a full house as Victorian and NSW community members gathered in the Murrabit Hall to hear from Vicki Johnson and Gavin Ronan from the Regional Victorian Power Alliance (RVPA). The RVPA was created in May 2023 after communities who had been battling the Western Renewables Link … expanded to include VNI West impacted communities.

Undergrounding report released

As state and federal governments continue their push to renewables, the mad scramble to build 10,000 kilometres of new power lines by 2030 has rural communities across the eastern seaboard not only gravely concerned about the social and environmental impacts, but also methodology. Last week, the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the feasibility of undergrounding HumeLink was released...

About The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper

The Koondrook Barham Bridge was established in 1909.

As a border town, the newspaper covers both New South Wales and Victorian issues at a local level.

From Cohuna, Gannawarra, Kerang and Murrabit on the Victorian side, to Moulamein, Deniliquin, Caldwell, Wakool and Barham on the NSW side.

We produce a weekly Thursday edition, printed 50 weeks of the year.

Our aim is to inform, advocate for and celebrate the amazing work of our diverse and stoic community.

Our industries range from:

Agriculture- sheep, cattle, dairy, pigs, wheat, barley, rice, canola, oranges, grapefruit, avocados, hay, goats, buffalo, aquaculture;
Forestry- predominately red gum, value added products like bridge beams, flooring, fencing, furniture etc and bulk like firewood;
Manufacturing and Engineering services for mining, agriculture, food tech and much more.



Our nature based assets include but not limited to:
Gunbower Forest
Gunbower Island Forest
Koondrook- Pericoota Forest
Guttrum Forest
Benwell Forest
Campbells Island Forest
Murray River
Wakool River
Niemur River
Gunbower Creek
Merran Creek
Billabong Creek
Eagle Creek.

We are blessed to have an amazing team that love our regions and also have roots in our community.

Our opinions may be as diverse as our population, but we strive to treat all with the love and respect that all deserve.

All the best.
Lloyd Polkinghorne


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