Local News March 8th 2017

MRCC behind International Women's Day.

Local News March 8th 2017

The Mildura Rural City Council is calling on locals to support International Women's Day today and help broaden opportunities for women across the globe.

People all over the world will celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness of the gender gaps that still exist.

Employees at the council office will today be wearing green, purple and white to show support for International Women’s Day and the council is encouraging others to get behind the important day.

Councillor Ali Cupper says by participating on these activities on International Women's Day it promotes the importance of developing respective and positive relationships with women throughout our community.


The Wentworth Shire Council will now have the opportunity to put in a bid aiming to bring tourism body Destination Riverina-Murray's new headquarters to our backyard.

The Riverina Murray is one of 6 bodies set to be operated on the ground in their relevant communities creating 3 local jobs to support work of the organisation's board in promoting the area.

Tourism Minister Adam Marshall says that expressions of interest close on Friday March 17.


Recent illegal dumping and vandalism at Merbein Common has shown a complete disrespect to one of our most iconic natural settings according to the Yelta Landcare Group.

Local media outlets report that the group found a large mess of plasterboard and tiles what appeared to be the inside of a bathroom interior illegally dumped at the community area on Sunday when they were at Merbein Common on Clean up Australia Day.

The group also came across a discarded TV, drums of oil and piles of green waste, believing those responsible didn't want to pay the tip fee to put the rubbish in landfill.

Yelta Landcare Group president, Gerard Doorakkers, says that the group are extremely disappointed with the disrespect shown by the community.


The Mildura Grand Tennis International is underway with tennis star travelling from all over the world to compete for the title.

Yesterday's Round 1 matches saw Gold Coast teen Sara Tomic go down to Papua New Guinea's Abigail Tere-Aspiah 6-4 6-3.

Meanwhile South Australia's Mislav Bosnjak made Number 1 seed, American star Evan King, work hard for his spot in the competition after winning the first set 6-3.

King knuckled down to come back and win the next two 6-3 and 6-4 advancing through to the next round in the Men’s singles.

The competition continues today and will finish on Sunday the 12th of March.