Goulburn Valley News - Hit GV 96.9 Monday September 11 2017

Horror Tongala smash

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Police continue to investigate a fatal crash North of Tongala that claimed the lives of a man and woman in their 60s.

The Saturday morning collision occurred at the notorious Scobie Road intersection with the Murray Valley Highway.

A vehicle entering the highway drove into the path of an eastbound car - the crash killing two people on impact.

Ambulance Victoria say they assessed a man in his 40s from the Eastbound vehicle; he was taken to GV Health in a stable condition suffering spinal and chest pain.

A teenage girl from the same car has pelvic injuries and was sent to Echuca hospital to recover.



Tocumwal police has busted a 59-year-old woman for mid-range drink driving.

At about 8pm on Friday night, officers stopped the woman on Gold Course Road Barooga.

After failing a roadside breath test, she blew point 141 back at the police station; her license has been suspended.


The Mansfield township is kicking off a week long spring cleaning effort as part of the Polish the Town for Spring campaign.

The appearance of Mansfield's business hubs along High, Highett and Erril streets will be the focus - with residents encouraged to do their bit and spruce up the town.

Council will be washing down street bins and operating the footpath scrubber to add the finishing touches.

L-R Hannah Blondell, Matthew Comerford, Michael Desmond, Mark King. “Council staff inspiring businesses to get behind ‘Polish the Town’. (Photo supplied)


The 2018 issues of the local White and Yellow pages are presenting a great opportunity to show off our gardens.

Erin Williamson from the Yellow Pages says they're taking entries now for photos to grace the cover of our next directories.


Shoppers at Shepparton's Aldi store on Wyndham Street will have to move elsewhere from September 17 to 27, as the store revamp gets underway.

It's a nation-wide overhaul - integrating new point-of-sale displays, signage, shelving, freezers and produce bays.


The Kyabram Football and Netball Semi-finals have played out on a spirited weekend of sporting action.

Violet Town have missed their express pass to the grand final - losing to Nagambie 8 9 57 to 10 13 73.

The Towners will have a second chance against Avenel, who were too good in the second half for an inaccurate Stanhope running away 25 point winners.

The Lakers netball team have also locked themselves in for a grand final showdown after beating Avenel 48 to 36.

Stanhope lost their A grade netball match too, Tallygaroopna winning by 16 points to set up a preliminary final against the Swans.