Local News April 7th 2017

Intercepted man had outstanding warrant.

Local News April 7th 2017

The Melbourne man who was picked up in Merbein this week with $2.4m in cash and some heroin remains in custody.

It is reported that the 41 year old man didn't make an application for bail in the Mildura Magistrates Court yesterday.

He was intercepted travelling in his Semi-Trailer along the Sturt Highway early on Wednesday morning with Police identifying Adrian Miller to have an outstanding warrant.

After searching the truck they allegedly found the huge haul charging him with dealing with proceeds of crime and possessing heroin.

Miller will be back in court in June.


With the Federal Budget due to be announced next month Mildura Councillors are hoping that local funding that was frozen back in 2014 will be available again.

Councillors say it's been affected their budget here and the capacity to fund local projects.

Mallee MP Andrew Broad says that ratepayers will be worse off if it happens. He thinks Mallee Councillors are more concerned with funding their wages rather than things like road funding.


Sunraysia charities are calling for a more clear set of guidelines when it comes to staying fair and transparent when collecting donations.

A campaign has been launched to help free up volunteer resources with Sunraysia Residential Services jumping on board to see the changes made.

Justice Connect Sue Woodwood says that dozens are charities of fighting back as the sector loses $15.8m each year due to red tape.


Locals are told to make the most of this weekend’s historic RAAF event that will see 2 F/A -18s fly over the Langtree Mall tomorrow.

Squadron Leader Damon Stefani says that they don't visit country regions much and they probably won't be back for a long time.

They'll put on a bit of a show for locals as part of the anniversary celebrations on the training unit that was based in Mildura during World War 2 where many fighter pilots were trained.

There will be a march and locals can catch all the action from midday in the mall.


Just the one game for our Azzco Engineering Lady Heat this weekend as Round 4 Big V Basketball continues.

Our Division 1 Ladies did well last week and will be hoping to back it up with a win against the Camberwell Dragons tomorrow night at the Toyota Hothouse.

The Lockstar Homes Mildura Men’s Heat will also take on the Camberwell Dragons in what is expected to be an exciting encounter.

The girls tip off from 6pm with the boys to follow at around 8pm.