Local News 2nd March 2017

Severe fire danger rating today

Local News 2nd March 2017

The Mallee District has been issued a severe fire danger rating today with the CFA advising all locals to ensure they stay vigilant and safe in the heat.



Mildura police are currently investigating the theft of a trailer from the Sunraysia Pistol Club.

Between the 13th and 15th of February the 6 x 4 grey trailer was stolen from the club loaded with practice targets.

Anyone with information on the stolen trailer is asked to contact constable Oates at the Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300.



A new report has revealed solar power is now more affordable than fossil fuel and nuclear power.

The report released by the Climate Council this week found costs have dropped dramatically with an increase of plants going up around the country, plus 3 locally.

The Climate Councils Greg Bourne says solar power is only set to get cheaper as time progresses.



The NSW Farmers’ Association Executive Council has passed several policy motions on the Murray Darling Basin calling for better protection for regional communities and farmers.

It’s an effort to encourage both the state and federal governments to prioritise complementary measures like carp control and addressing cold water pollution and for additional non-flow options to be explored.

Farmers President Derek Schoen says the motions are a response to Tony Burke’s calls for amendments to remove even more productive water from Basin Communities.

Mr Schoen says the agreements clearly state that there mustn’t be further recovery unless there are neutral or beneficial socio-economic impacts.


Making local sport: 


World Number 1 Quad Wheelchair Tennis player Dylan Alcottt is in Mildura today for the ANZ Charity Challenge.

A pop up tennis court was installed in Langtree Mall last night set to be the court on which local identities will challenge the Australian Open Champ for four points.

Every point Dylan wins 150 dollars is donated to local Chances for Children Charity.

It all kicks off at 10am with ANZ Tennis Hotshot Clinics with Dylan beginning at 12.30.



And in local basketball: 


Results from the women’s premiere league matches this week.

The Workers defeated the wildcats 75 to 39 points.

And Irymple were too strong they made 74 points beating the demons on 47.