Rural stories – Gannawarra

Local residents accused in Malaysian meth syndicate case (Residents of Kerang, Robinvale and Bannerton charged and chicken farm ‘frozen’ in international trafficking case)

Tim Quilty’s secession plan (Victorian upper house Liberal Democrat visits region to promote ‘Rexit’)

Locals take council to VCAT (Residents challenge plan for rock-crushing equipment factory in rural zone outside of Koondrook)

Dairy rebellion (Frustrated irrigators launch non-payment protest)

‘Couple’s property pain’  (Murrabit couple petition DELWP on ‘crown land’ dwelling)

Liberty Swing dispute (Councillors drawn into argument over all-abilities playground equipment)

Pathology services in question (Motivation for Clinical Labs closure disputed)

‘Bogged down over rest stop’ (Lake Charm residents call for end to buck-passing over rest stop)

‘Bottleneck designed to ease speed’ (Road and streetscape changes provoke criticism in Koondrook)

‘Mixed feelings’ on Mick Keelty inquiry (New inspector general wins trust but irrigators remain sceptical as Murray Darling Basin talks proceed)

‘Lucky escape’ (Woman escapes rollover without serious injury after hitting ‘indentation’ at high speed)

‘Helping hand for endangered wanderer’ (Regeneration of native grasslands at Trust for Nature property aims to support one of the world’s most endangered birds)

‘Unwelcome find’ (Turtles Australia uncovers remains of a ‘massacre’ of Eastern long-necked turtles)

‘Snapshots of the Mallee’ (Quambatook’s share shop and bowls club are among
locations captured in a new coffee table book)

Murray Meds
‘Growing up – 350kg cannabis crop ready to be shipped’
(Murray Meds’ first harvest processed)

KerangLink interstate line expected to unlock congested grid and kickstart new large-scale solar development

‘Restoring faith in Aboriginal service’ (New CEO takes helm at scandal-plagued Mallee District Aboriginal Services with a mission of reform)

‘Highway hotel up for sale’
(The Four Posts Hotel at Jarklin is a piece of local history)

‘Medical cannabis enterprise’
(World-first ‘academy’ and growing operation to start in Gannawarra)

‘CFA divided on reforms’ (Fire services restructure met with mixed responses)

‘Black lives remembered’ (Movement strikes local chord)

‘Cultural history on display’
(Temporary keeping place for Indigenous artefacts opened at Boort)

‘History wide open’
(New community-created Tarnagulla archive welcomes the public)

‘Water quality questioned’ (Residents raise concerns about Mitiamo non-potable supply)

‘Successful water trial discontinued’ (Dingee point-of-entry purification systems to be removed)

‘Restless resorts’ (Loddon firefighters join bushfire crisis response in Gippsland)

‘Indigenous fire lessons’ (Relationships at the heart of land management, Churchill Fellow learns )

‘Tuohey promotes planning’ (Ex VFF head the first farmer to be Rural Assistance Commissioner)

‘Town tragedy’ (Emotions run high on Pyramid Hill aged care home closure)

‘Krystal Fraser mystery’ (Ongoing probe into missing Pyramid Hill woman’s disappearance)

‘Crime figures rise’ (Statistics show significant increase in Gannawarra reported crime)

‘It’s showtime’ (Local drivers get set for Kerang Show smash-up derby)

‘Local farmers release EP’ (Dip Road Dogs serve up Nashville-produced ‘Shakshuka’)

‘Koori practitioner has a lot to give’ (Mel Lane from MDAS graduates)

‘Give and take over 72 years’ (Former merino stud farmers celebrate big anniversary)

‘New recruit’ (Five-month-old Dill is in training with the health service as a therapy dog)

‘Pokie losses on the rise’ (Poker machine spending increased to $1.9 million over the last year)

Charmers‘Old charmers’ (Legendary old time dance band The Gay Charmers celebrates 60th anniversary)

‘Farmers on the fence’ (A lack of rain leaves farmers considering cutting their crops for hay)

‘Hunter and a greenie’ (SFFP and Greens electioneers make a connection)

‘Mallee candidates had their moments’ (Sense of grassroots democracy as 10 of 13 contenders front up for  federal seat forum) (May 2019)

‘Unique discovery’ (Scientists find new mineral in Wedderburn meteorite)

‘Blueprint for park created by kids’ (Arts-based consultation transforms disused park)

‘Network problem triggers solar cuts’ (Gannawarra farm at 50 per cent capacity)

‘Solar on site’ (Work starts on the Cohuna solar farm)

‘Mine Concerns’ (Goschen mineral sands project worries farmers)

 ‘Milk needs water’ (Water a top priority at dairy plan consultation)

‘Sharing means caring’ (“No BS” food share program seeks funds)

‘Pregnant focus a winner’ (Hometown girl Alana Holmberg wins prestigious photo prize)

‘People’s priest heeds call’ (Popular unconventional priest Fr Simon Robsinson bids the district farewell)

‘Shear class’ (Wedderburn shearing school a community collaboration)

‘Fame for local former Swan’  (Kid from Kerang inducted into Swans Hall of Fame)

Writing win for Matthew’ (Local screenwriter tackles “challenging” themes)

‘Veteran’s MCG honour’ (Former Navy man to take part in Anzac Day motorcade)

‘Rocky still producing’ (Local fruiterer shuts shop that has been ‘an institution’)

‘Respectful partnership’ (Natural horsemanship on display at Big Cohuna session)

‘Community inclusion’  (Piggery wins award for Filipino community support)

‘Kettlebell calling’ (Local student achieves international success in tough sport)

 ‘Late merit’ (Nonagenarian receives honorary school certificate)

 ‘Broader significance’ (Bush regeneration project aims to build resilience to climate change)

 ‘Take it as it comes’ (District dance teachers look back over their life together)

‘Family instinct for art’
(Artist Bob Heddle recognised with local association membership)

 ‘From wild to willing’ (Brumby Challenge trainer wins award and happy ending)

‘Children’s author recognised’ (Species survival story short-listed for award)

‘Duck hunting benefits disputed’ (‘Benefits’ report prompts fresh calls for ban)

‘House destroyed’ (Cause of a fire which gutted a house in Kerang overnight not yet determined)

 ‘Man arrested over shooting incident’ (Police investigate assault rifle shooting following break in)

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