Local News May 9th 2017

Armed robbers still on the run.

Local News May 9th 2017

Two men who attempted an armed robbery on a Mildura grocery store Friday are still on the run with local investigations underway.

It's believed the two men entered the Asian Grocery Store on Deakin Avenue just after 5pm on Friday the 5th of May.

Armed with a knives they approached the attendant demanding money. When the worker refused to give up the cash the men fled the scene empty handed.

Mildura Crime Investigation Unit Detectives believe there were other people in the shop at the time of the attempted robbery and wish to speak to any witnesses or anyone who might be able to provide more information.

You can report any details to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


This week across Australia, volunteers are being thanked and supported in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

As we celebrate the thousands of volunteers across Sunraysia, 4 community organisations in Wentworth have been successful in landing a share in $20,000 in the latest round of Government funding to support community organisations.

The Wentworth District Racing club, the Wentworth Angling Club, the Wentworth Show Society and the Wentworth Sporting Complex and Golf Club will all receive $5,000 each to help better support volunteers with training, transport, plus more equipment, furniture and tools.

Farrer MP Susan Ley says that National Volunteer Week acknowledges the important work of our volunteers and their organisations in building stronger communities and she’s encouraging the Sunraysia community to thank them for their ongoing efforts.


The Read Writing Hotline is still going strong with a third of its clients calling in from regional Australia.

17% of Victorian adults are ranked in the lowest band for their ability to read or write with younger males less literate and older women also less proficient in their skills in our State.

Manager of the Reading Writing Hotline, Vanessa Iles, says that it's a cheap resource for adults who are struggling to make it through basic everyday tasks.


The home court advantage couldn't pull the Lockstar Homes Mildura Heat Men’s team over the line on Saturday as they ended up going down to the Craigieburn Eagles by 5 points.

Despite a stellar shooting effort by Dallas Brown it wasn't enough to get the win and our boys have dropped to 8th on the Big V Basketball Division 2 ladder.

It was a different story for the Azzco Engineering Mildura Lady Heat as they claimed a much needed 75 to 67 victory over the Whittlesea Pacers at the Toyota Hothouse.