Local News 7th March 2017

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Local News 7th March 2017

Mildura police have arrested two 16 year olds and an 18 year old in relations to a large number of thefts from motor vehicles.

As part of Operation STOMP police executed a warrant at a Walnut Avenue Premises where they recovered a large number of stolen items.

The 18 year old appeared in court last Friday pleading guilty to 33 charges of theft and attempted theft. The 16 year olds were released on bail and will appear in the children’s court in April.

Shadow Assistant Regional Minister Lisa Chester's has hit out at the Commonwealth Government's review into regional education.

Government MPs claim the review will close the gap between city and country students exploring all levels of education from school to looking for employment.

However Minister Chester says funding schools is more important.

Mildura residents are being given the opportunity be a part of the 2018 Queens Baton Relay when it arrives in Mildura next year.

Having passed through Langtree Mall 11 years ago the Baton will return in the lead up to the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Residents are being encouraged to get involved with the relay and nominate to take part - those who have contributed greatly to the community in either sports, arts, education or charity can apply.

The Confederation of Australian Sport are calling on more funds to be pumped into Sunraysia sports after figures released this week show 3.2 million Aussie Children aren't doing enough exercise to meet current health guidelines.

The CAS have devised a program that involves local schools and sports clubs and are calling on government funding to get it off the ground

CEO of the confederation Rob Bradley says it's time for the new health minister Greg Hunt to step up.

In local sport.

Round 17 of the women's premiere league basketball season tonight.

Alcheringa take on the demons in the early game.

And the workers take on Irymple.