Almond processing plant progress

There are calls for the Victorian government to intervene and progress a mulit-million almond processing plant at Hattah. The opposition's PETER WALSH has asked the government to call in Brownport Almonds' application which is expected to...

Medical equipment purchase tribute

Nearly $60,000 has been raised to buy lifesaving equipment for Mildura Hospital's I-C-U. The local Blue Ribbon Foundation and local community raised the money to help buy two ventilators and two humidifiers. The John Glen Resuscitation Unit...

Sunraysia Footy Grand Final

It's the big day in senior men's Sunraysia Football League this weekend. Imperials will take on Irymple in the grand final tomorrow afternoon at the number one oval. The match gets underway at 2.30pm.

Broken Heel on main drag

Broken Hill is gearing up for a massive weekend hosting the Broken Heel festival. It kicks off from midday tomorrow with plenty on including the Main Drag in Drag Street Parade. Police are warning they'll be out...

Webster campaigns for more doctors

A local MP's met with the federal health minister. Member for Mallee ANNE WEBSTER says she spoke to GREG HUNT about the outcomes of a forum she held with Mallee hospital operators last week. She says the...

Auditor-general Tafe review

An auditor-general report has found TAFES need to keep up with the increased interest in the state government's free qualifications scheme. Five providers, including SuniTAFE were reviewed following the introduction of free TAFE. While most students didn't...

Botched rail project questions

Victoria's Premier's been questioned about the Murray Basin Rail Project in state parliament. The state opposition says farmers and the freight industry want to see the project completed in full. The Coalition claims DANIEL ANDREWS is refusing...

Staff paid despite fire

Mildura's K mart store could reopen as soon as late this week. The store's been closed after a fire in the loading dock on the weekend which police are investigating. The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association's...

Labor hits out at Littleproud

Federal water minister DAVID LITTLEPROUD's been called a climate-change denier by Labor as the heat rises on water management. The minister said this week he wasn't sure if climate change was man-made but has repeatedly acknowledged...

Transparency for river water market

There are calls for a single, transparent trading platform for the southern Murray Darling Basin. The Victorian opposition says it would stop anti-competitive conduct and distortion of the water market. It comes after irrigators wrote to the...