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Classic cars coming to town

By Sarah Dean. Eight million dollars’ worth of cars will roll through Rutherglen on February 17.. The convoy will include 30 classic automobiles taking part in the inaugural Rutherglen Classic. The two-day touring rally has been organised by

by
Sarah Dean
Feb 14 2018
News

Car sparks grass fire

About 50 hectares of grass was burnt 3km east of Corowa last Wednesday after a car travelling on the Hopefield-Rand Road pulled over when a fire started in the vehicle, spreading to nearby grass.. The incident happened shortly after 1pm with the

by
Sarah Dean
Feb 14 2018
News

Proposed boating ban woes

Corowa business owners fear tourist numbers will drop dramatically if the proposed trial ban on wake enhancing boating activities is enforced between Bundalong and Corowa.. There are fresh concerns that if the river closure or banning of wakeboard

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Sarah Dean
Feb 14 2018
Sport

Hawks a hit with kids

St Mary’s Corowa students Tamir Richardson and Rahni Dickins were left star-struck after meeting one of their AFL football idols and former St Mary’s student, Hawthorn’s Taylor Duryea in Corowa on Tuesday.. Duryea has played 101

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Sarah Dean
Feb 14 2018
News

Boost for Men’s Shed

Members of the Wahgunyah and District Men’s Shed Incorporated are celebrating news of a grant to purchase equipment thanks to the Veteran and Community Grants Programme.. Federal Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed the

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Boost for wine region

More jobs will be created and there will be improvements to the local wine industry thanks to a grant of more than $100,000 for wineries in the Rutherglen area.. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes recently visited Campbells

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Champion speaks at Rotary Dinner

“Skinny kid, ‘Felton’ Hopefield Buraja, Poidevins Bus Lines, St Mary’s Primary School, Corowa High School, Army. What a champion you are,” Rotary Club of Corowa, President Gary Poidevin OAM told Major General Shane

by
Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Super Moon gazing

Forget gazing at the stars, people’s eyes were on the big, bright moon and the total lunar eclipse that occurred last Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday morning.. Among many who chose to stay up and witness the rare cosmic

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Fun on first day of school

There were no first day blues for kindergarten students on their first official day of school at St Mary’s Corowa on Monday.. In fact, there were reports of children waking up much earlier than usual because they were excited for their big

by
Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Rutherglen Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day got off to a great start in Rutherglen when the Rotary Club hosted the celebrations in perfect weather at Lions Park in central Rutherglen.. With more than 200 people turning out for a great breakfast and entertained by the Golden

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Corowa cabbies face uncertain future

Corowa Taxi Manager Daryl Howard fears proposed plans for more taxi licences in country areas would kill country cabs.. Some taxi services across regional NSW have shut down and more could follow suit if the Independent Pricing and Regulatory

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

Historic former post office for sale

The former Wahgunyah Post Office, which boasts a proud history and spectacular views of the Murray River, is on the market.. It was built in 1863 by John Foord for his daughter and son-in-law, Roderick Kilborn who was the 1st Post Master in

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Sarah Dean
Feb 07 2018
News

One of the lucky ones

Ron Delezio almost lost his daughter twice in two separate tragic accidents but the Australia Day Ambassador counts himself as one of the lucky ones as she is still alive.. Mr Delezio told the large crowd gathered at Rowers Park for Australia Day

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Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Community Event of the Year

One of Corowa’s iconic events since 1980, the annual Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering was awarded Community Event of the Year at the Australia Day celebrations.. Event Secretary Jan Thompson-Creamer travelled from her home in

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Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Bill Baxter – AM

Rutherglen’s Bill Baxter, a former member of Parliament and the minister responsible for establishing Melbourne’s CityLink, has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia.. The 71-year-old was a member of the Parliament of

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Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Colin Campbell – OAM

One of the most well-known and respected figures in the region, Colin Campbell has been recognised for his long service to the winemaking industry.. The fourth generation winemaker at Campbells Wines has been awarded the medal of the Order of

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Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Frances Walsh – OAM

Rutherglen’s Frances Walsh can best be described as a community leader through and through.. From her roles as a past Indigo Shire Deputy Mayor (2007-2008) and Councillor (2003-2009) to organising Rutherglen’s entries in Tidy Towns (Keep

by
Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Solar panel ignites

Firefighters were called to a house in Wahgunyah after a solar panel on the roof ignited.. The fire just after 1pm in McDonnell Street on Tuesday, January 23 smouldered away and the occupants put it out before firefighters arrived. Wahgunyah Fire

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Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Baton bearer ‘prepared’

It’s just over two weeks before the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay passes through Yarrawonga and Wahgunyah’s sole baton carrier, Terry Johnstone is well and truly ready.. The Wahgunyah Fire Brigade Secretary received his

by
Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
News

Police praise behaviour

Corowa Police have praised the behaviour of revellers over the Australia Day long weekend with no incidents at Rowers Park where the formal community celebrations took place.. The only incidents reported involved two drink-drivers and a brawl at the

by
Sarah Dean
Jan 31 2018
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