10 years ago
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
District residents vowed to continue their fight against the proposed pipeline linking the Goulburn system to Melbourne at a public meeting in Lockington last week.
About 150 people attended a meeting on Thursday where, in an informal vote, most agreed to join a protest rally against the pipeline in Melbourne in August.
Speakers at the meeting included the Nationals’ water spokesman Peter Walsh, Member for Rodney Paul Weller and members for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell and Donna Petrovich.
Colbinabbin farmer Eril Rathjen, who started a petition to parliament opposing the pipeline, Victorian Farmers Federation water committee chairman and member of the Food Bowl Modernisation Project steering committee Richard Anderson and Andrew Leahy, a member of a committee of Kerang farmers who are fighting the pipeline, also spoke.
30 years ago
Tuesday, August 4, 1987
Big dinner event here soon
‘‘The ultimate dinner party’’ is to be held in Rochester soon.
The event is being planned at the historic Random House for August 18.
A select list of 30 guests will pay $60 for an extravagant eight-course meal and top wines.
They will rub shoulders with Tisdall wine maker John Quirk, and editor of The Age newspaper Epicurean section Peter Winiger.
And to top it off proceeds from the night of delightful decadence will aid Echuca charity Tehan House.
Co-organisers are Rich River Golf Club, its chef Chris Smith, and the master and chef of Random House, Len Keeper.
‘‘We’re looking at trying to raise $1,000 for Tehan House,’’ Mr Smith told The Riv, ‘‘It could become an annual event.’’
The chefs, the apprentices and waitresses will volunteer their time to make the special night a hit.
‘‘They’re really going to be exposed to a lot of food and wine. It’s going to be an interesting menu.
‘‘The 30 who go should be able to talk about it for years,’’ Mr Smith said yesterday.
100 years ago
Saturday, August 4, 1917
General Sir Douglas Haig in a later report says: ‘‘The enemy this afternoon violently but unsuccessfully attempted to recover ground north-eastward of Ypres. Strong forces repeatably attacked, regardless of the increasing severity of the losses. The positions he secured between Ypres-Rouler’s railway and St. Julian we in every case broke up, and dispersed the advancing lines.’’