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Drivers lucky to be alive

Numurkah Leader, 7 March 2018: Police say two drivers who were trapped in their cars after a serious collision in Numurkah last Wednesday are lucky to be alive. A Nissan Patrol rolled and landed on its side after colliding with a Toyota Hilux ute at the intersection of Fuzzards and Boothroyds roads around 5pm on … Continue reading

Electrical fault sparked blaze

Numurkah Leader, 28 February: A FIRE that destroyed a house in Numurkah on Friday afternoon was caused by an electrical fault, police say. The fire, at 24 Pinnuck St, started at around 1.40 pm and was attended by eight firefighting units, which took about 20 minutes to control it. After investigating the possibility of an … Continue reading

Call to depoliticise Murray Darling Basin management

Numurkah Leader, 21 February: THE Victorian Farmers Federation is calling for a depoliticisation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan after a vote in Canberra last week blocked changes proposed by the Basin Authority and prompted threats by Victoria and NSW to pull out of the $13 billion scheme. Victorian Farmers Federation Water Chair Richard Anderson … Continue reading

Wire rope barriers issue heats up in parliament

Numurkah Leader, 7 March 2018: The state opposition would suspend the installation of wire rope barriers on Victorian highways if elected and instead spend the money on road repairs and maintenace, the Nationals said last week. Wire rope barriers heated up as an issue in state parliament last week, with Nationals and Liberal MPs questioning … Continue reading

Future proofing Goulburn-Murray Water

Numurkah Leader 7 March 2018: A review of Goulburn-Murray Water has recommended financial savings and a series of changes aimed at transforming Australia’s largest rural water corporation. The review panel found that GMW “needs to achieve significant annual savings in operating and capital expenditure, particularly in the gravity irrigation business, in addition to those it has … Continue reading

Telstra to improve Strathmerton mobile network

Numurkah Leader, February 21 2018: A $12 million Telstra investment in mobile phone coverage for northern Victoria and Bendigo will include a network upgrade for Strathmerton, the company says. The money will be spent across 20 projects to deliver new or improved mobile coverage this financial year. “The investment will be delivered through capacity and … Continue reading

Numurkah CFA calls for recruits

Numurkah Leader, 28 February 2018: THE Numurkah CFA is recruiting, and not just for firefighters. People are needed to support the brigade in a variety of ways, including running operations in the office and helping maintain the trucks, the fireys say, and anyone over 16 can get involved. New recruits might be stay-at-home mums, shift … Continue reading

Assorted Numurkah community stories

A DIY calf feeder put together from 200-litre drums won over judges as well as the audience when Numurkah farmer Paul Stammer demonstrated the invention at the Australian Dairy Conference Pitch competition in Melbourne last week.       Advertorial        

‘If it’s going to kill us, OK, we’ll die’: Villagers stand firm as Cambodian dam begins to fill

Mongabay 18 October 2017: On Sept. 25, amid a continuing crackdown on media, political opposition and civil society described by commentators as “a slide into dictatorship,” Prime Minister Hun Sen officially launched Cambodia’s biggest hydropower project. At the ceremony the gates were closed on the $800 million Lower Sesan 2 dam, a joint venture between China’s … Continue reading

International investors called to account for violence and oppression in Sarawak

Mongabay 15 August 2017: On June 21 last year in Sarawak, Malaysia, opposition politician and indigenous rights campaigner Bill Kayong was shot dead through the window of his pickup truck as he waited at traffic lights on his way to work in the coastal city of Miri. Kayong was a popular land rights activist, whose … Continue reading