Local News 28th February 2017

NSW push for new MDBA office.

Local News 28th February 2017

The idea to decentralize the Murray Darling Basin Authority Office to Sunraysia has been backed by the New South Wales Deputy Premier, but, only if it's developed on their side of the border.

John Barilaro was in the region yesterday and he says that he hopes to see the offices placed in Wentworth, saying it makes sense to have them situated in a riverside community.

Mildura Police have attended a number of burglaries around the region in the past few days with residential addresses being targeted.

On Sunday a victim witnessed two offenders entering his garage on 8th Street and stealing a mountain bike. The victim them followed one of the offenders and called the Police who were able to charge the offender.

A resident at a Lilley Drive address in Mildura had their Xbox stolen after the front door of their house was left unlocked and a Harvest Court home and Sunny Cliffs home were broken into, but, nothing was stolen.

  

Extra info on the NBN's rollout around the region as the company's updating its ‘Check Your Address’ search engine on its website.

The NBN's Phillippa Perry says that we're now able to see when we should get onto our service providers to connect and whether the technology being installed is fibre to the node.

 

More households across Sunraysia are turning to solar and battery stored power for their homes and businesses, but, more are doing so for financial rather than environmental reasons.

That's according to figures released by Energy Consumers Australia. Their numbers showing that saving money on power bills is the number one consideration for regional customers switching technologies.

In addition, 82% were also keen to reduce their reliance on energy companies and the 'grid'.

Energy Consumers Australia Chief, Rosemary Sinclair, says that it's becoming so popular that it's causing a real market shift.

  

Women’s Premier League Basketballers will play round 16 matches tonight.

Workers are sitting on top of the competition ladder and should easily win tonight’s match up with the Wildcats who are currently lying last.

In other games, the Hawks and Alcheringa will face off while Irymple will play the Demons, the latter vying for a spot inside the Top 4 with finals fast approaching. 

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