Local News March 2nd 2017

Police are seeking the public’s help .

Local News March 2nd 2017

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a trailer stolen from the Sunraysia Pistol Club.

Sometime between the 13th and the 15th of February, the large 6 by 4 grey trailer was stolen from the club, loaded with practice targets.

The trailer has the words Sunraysia Pistol Club printed on the front of it.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the trailer, or, the theft is asked to please contact Constable Oates at the Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300.

 

A new report from the Climate Council has revealed solar power is now more affordable than both fossil fuel and nuclear power.

Dropping in price by more than 60% in the past 5 years, the experts say more and more industrial scale solar projects are popping up all over the country.

And we can expect prices to continue to fall over the next 20 years.

The Climate Council’s Greg Bourne says that with solar plants going up in Sunraysia this year the region will see great benefits.

 

The State and Federal governments are being called on to prioritise carp reduction and address cold water pollution in the Murray Darling Basin in the face of Opposition calls for more productive water to be taken.

The NSW Farmers Association Executive Council has passed several policy motions following Tony Burke’s recent comments, saying that agreements currently in place clearly state that there must be no further water recovery unless the impacts are socio-economically neutral, or, beneficial.

The Association’s calling on the Governments to focus more on methods that don’t require any further productive water to be taken from communities, but, that still deliver environmental benefits.

President Derek Schoen says that water recovery must stop, and targeted environmental projects that actually improve river health, need to get moving.

 

Tennis Superstar Dylan Alcott has spent the morning in the Langtree Mall taking on a long list of local business identities on a pop-up tennis court all in the name of charity.

The World Number 1 quad wheelchair champ played four points each against the opponents and for every point he won, $150 dollars was donated from the competing business to the local Chances for Children charity which helps financially support and mentor young people.

This afternoon ANZ will run tennis hotshot clinics, plus, there will be a chance for fans to meet and greet with the tennis champ. 

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