Water storage low at 54%

The drought's continuing to bite across parts of NSW and queensland even though rain has broken the dry spell in the southern Murray-Darling basin. Latest figures show water storages across the entire river system sit at...

Round 14 Cricket Draw

Just the one round in the Sunraysia Cricket Association this weekend. Round 14 will see Nichols Point host Coomealla Wentworth, Workers Gol Gol clash with Mildura Settlers, Irymple take on Mildura East and Mildura West play...

Council emergency funding on standby

Mildura and Swan Hill councils will share in just over $145,000 to get ready for emergencies. The funding is through the Victorian govenrment's Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program. The government says it's about helping make sure communities are...

Victoria's rotten deal in attracting foreign pickers

The agricultural industry will be expected to pay some of the cost of bringing in foreign workers when the state government announces a scheme to do so. Farmers are crying out for workers to pick and...

Heat days common sense reminder

As Mildura's weather heats up we're being reminded NOT to leave children and pets alone in the car. The city's forecast to his 39 today and then 40 tomorrow and 44 on Sunday. Police warn it's against...

Wave of vehicle break-ins

Another reminder to lock cars and take valuables out. Police are investigating a wave of car thefts or break-ins from vehicles in the Park and George Street areas of Robinvale. They say all vehicles involved were either...

Red alert warning for Blue Green Algae

Blue Green Algae's been detected in the Murray River downstream from Wentworth to Lock 9 with a red alert warning issued. The red alert remains in place between Red Cliffs and Wentworth after testing by Water...

Backyard fire treated with suspicion

A backyard fire's being treated as suspicious. Fire crews were called to the Walnut Avenue address yesterday afternoon quickly bringing the blaze under control. Fire Rescue Victoria says the scene was handed over to police.  

Random rushed border closures must be prevented

A local NSW MP says border towns will not survive another year of random rushed border closures. Member for Murray HELEN DALTON's among crossbench MPs in NSW and Victoria calling on the Prime Minister to intervene...

Challenging weekend of heat

Fire authorities are bracing for a weekend of severe fire danger through Victorian's north. Mildura's forecast to hit 40 on Saturday before climbing to 45 on Sunday and 44 on Monday. Emergency Management Commissioner ANDREW CRISP says...