Local News 12th May 2017

Partly cloudy & 19 today

Local News 12th May 2017

2 young Mildura men have been arrested following investigations into the attempted armed robbery at a local Mildura grocery store last week.

Detectives have arrested a 19 year old man and a 17 year old youth both have been charged with a number of offences including attempted armed robbery and threat to inflict serious injury.

The 19 year olds been bailed to appear in court in august the youth will face the children’s court.

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Sunraysia will see a 1 million dollar grant from the Victorian government to tackle our region fruit fly problem.

The Sunraysia daily report the grant will be announced today as part of 6.7 million dollars dedicated to reducing fruit fly numbers across North West victoria and areas with high pest numbers across the greater Sunraysia, Yarra Valley and Goulburn Murray Valley areas.

The funding will go toward a mass baiting program set to be implemented toward the middle of this year the money will also pay for the removal of host trees, new hygiene officers and education sessions for the community to learn more about vital issues affecting our horticulture industry.

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As winter approaches there's no time like the present to stock up on firewood for the cold season ahead and with the collection areas near Robinvale closing at midnight tonight residents with a fire are encouraged to stock up.

To find out more about collection dates this season, including maps and opening hours visit www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood.

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Across Sunraysia locals are being encouraged to consider nominating a regional woman for the 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards.

Nominations can now be made online by anyone and local MP Peter Crisp says we need to keep behind women in the electorate a support them - while in the process encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.

Mr Crisp says "there are many women in the area who come from a diverse range of working backgrounds and are trailblazing in their industry.

Previous winner Anna Ross is encouraging local women to step forward and nominate or be nominated.

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Making local sport:

It's Mega Day weekend for the Millewa league tomorrow which will see all 6 teams play at the same venue.

In the men’s senior football the first games at 10 with Werrimull taking on Cardross those two ranked 3 and 4th on the ladder it's expected to be a pretty evenly placed match.

Fallen champs Bambill will play Meringur at 12.15

And to finish the day will be the blockbuster between Gol Gol and Nangiloc both sides winning all their matches so far.

In the women’s competition they'll play footy on Sunday while raising awareness for Breast Cancer with a Pink Mega Day.

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