Local News 3rd May 2017

Partly cloudy & 17 today

Local News 3rd May 2017

A woman has made a lucky escape after a truck-car collision at the intersection of San Mateo Avenue and 17th street in Mildura yesterday.

He car was completely crushed all except the small area she was in after both the truck and car flipped. Paramedics, police, CFA and SES crews were all called to the scene around 2.10 in the afternoon the woman then had to be cut from the wreckage.

Both the male truck driver and woman driving the car were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.


The state budget has delivered higher taxes and less funding to Mildura according the local MP Peter Crisp who has stated Regional Victorian's can't trust Premier Daniel Andrews and his Melbourne Centric Labor Government.

Those comments coming from a statement issued by Mr Crisp in response to yesterdays budget with Mildura only seeing a looking with mentions of minor works on the Calder and Sunraysia highway.

Despite the promise of funding from the state Merbein's p-10 college also missed out on the long awaited money they need to finish their upgrade after agreeing to merge back in 2009.


Nervous discussions among our La Trobe uni students heading into class today as the Turnbull Government's announced its plans to up course fees.

Sunraysia undergraduates look to pay upwards of $3000,600 more for their 4 year Bachelor Degree.

While they’ll have to pay HECS debts back sooner too once they earn $42,000 per year down $13,000 on the current threshold.


This week is heart week and new figures released by the heart foundation have shown a quarter of Adults in Australia have high blood pressure that is being left untreated.

Heart foundation CEO-John Kelly says its vital to visit our GP's and reduce any risk.


In sport:

Three local tennis clubs are set to benefit from upgrades in time for the 2017 season.

Alcheringa Wentworth and Nichols point tennis clubs have all had work done on their facilities.

With two new courts being resurfaced at Wentworth in time for the winter season to kick off this weekend.

Nichols point have had had their courts changed to synthetic with Alcheringa doing the same.