Local News July 17th 2017

A tragic weekend on our roads.

Local News July 17th 2017

NSW Police are investigating a head on collision that took the lives of two people on our roads over the weekend.

A sedan and utility crashed head-on 35 kilometres west of Euston with the female utility driver dying at the scene.

The male rear passenger of the sedan has also passed away, with the driver and second rear passenger sustaining critical injuries.

Yesterday’s crash is one of three to happen over the weekend on NSW rural roads, with Police urging people to anticipate unexpected hazards and to slow down in preparation.

Investigations continue into the cause of the accident.


$17,500 has been donated to Headspace Mildura following the successful sale of Powercor’s industrial line near Ouyen.

15 staff from Powercor’s Mildura, Ouyen and Horsham branches have come together to remove the line, and instead of producing waste materials, they have combined forces and volunteered their time for the community.

Some of the funds are set to go towards Headspace Mildura’s ground-breaking magazine Bold, which involves youth producing a high-quality magazine featuring the ideas, stories, issues and art of our younger generation.


The Victorian Government has announced funding this week to help with the delivery of support services for problem gambling across the region.

A program will be made using the findings of a study from La Trobe University and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, using data collected from 26 community members across the Mildura, Swan Hill and Kerang region earlier this year.

Social Health and Wellbeing Manager, Raelene Stephens, says that the funds provided will help create solutions to the social problem.


A timely reminder for local drivers that today marks the official start of Term 3 for Victorian schools which means 40 kilometre per hour zones across our region will be back in force between 8 & 9:30am and 2:30 & 4pm.

Higher fines and demerit points apply for those caught speeding in a school zone.


Round 13 of the Sunraysia Football and Netball League on Saturday afternoon saw the senior sides face off for the chance to move higher up on the ladder.

Robinvale-Euston came away victorious in their game against Merbein, Red Cliffs were only three points ahead of Wentworth when the final siren sounded, Ouyen United secured 2nd spot on the ladder by defeating Irymple and the Demons enjoyed a comfortable 68 point win over South Mildura.