Local News March 17th 2017

Coroner's report handed down.

Local News March 17th 2017

The coroner’s report has been handed down in the Bridgett Currah case finding that the Mildura Base Hospital failed to adequately take proper observation notes the night she was discharged.

The 19 month old toddler died after leaving the Hospital with her grandmother finding her un-responsive the next morning.

Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan said that she found there to be "fairly consistent failure" on the Hospital’s behalf to record any of Bridgett’s proper observations before letting her go home.

The coroner called for more education and training at the local health facility particularly in the areas of using recording charts and making entry in clinical notes.


Water Ministers will enter the Minco meeting in Mildura today to discuss the implementation of The Murray Darling Basin Plan.

With a lot of debate around amendments and changes to the plan, local irrigators, farming representatives and environmentalists have voiced their concerns that the Government’s are putting too much focus on debates about the volume of water to be recovered rather than looking at how they can deliver the achievements originally set out in the plan.

Protesters have also spoken out saying they want to see the plan delivered in full in order for the river system to reap the health benefits.


Plenty of pedal power around Sunraysia today as local schools have embraced National Ride to School Day.

Primary and Secondary students here joining more than 350,000 of their peers across the country in a bid for them to consider cycling to school in the near future.

Some of our local schools taking part include: Irymple Primary and Secondary schools, Mildura West Primary, Ranfurly Primary, St Joseph’s College and Sunnycliffs Primary.

The Bicycle Network's Anthea Hargreaves says that benefits of biking to class include a better attention span along with racking up our minutes towards daily exercise requirements.


The Christie Centre will showcase the annual Trash to Art exhibition in the coming weeks.

Locals are invited to check out both the open indoor category and outdoor acquisitive class with all art work on show created from salvaged and recycled items.

The open category featuring the communities work will open this Friday night at 6pm at the Mildura Arts Centre running every day from 10am ‘til 2pm until the 31st of March.


We've reached the pointy end of the Sunraysia Cricket Association season with this weekend’s Semi-Final winners heading straight into the Grand Final.

Top ranked Mildura West will play the 4th placed Mildura East at the Aero Ovals in one game while Mildura Settlers match up against Workers Gol Gol in the other one.