Shaking up water rules

A Nationals Senator's push to shake up water rules to help drought-stricken farmers could get support from senior ministers. PERIN DAVEY's drafting legislation to set a trigger for releasing water earmarked for the environment back onto...

No V/Line service

The Swan Hill train service to Melbourne won't be running today as workers take industrial action. The Rail, Tram and Bus union members are stopping all V/Line services on the Swan Hill and Bendigo lines. The union...

Nichols Point Rotunda Future

Locals are being urged to have their say on the future of the Nichols Point historic rotunda, which is currently next to the primary school. It's future has been guaranteed, but Mildura Council wants to hear...

Caltex Red Cliffs break-in

Police are investigating a break-in at a Red Cliffs service station. The Caltex was targeted in the early hours of yesterday with offenders taking off with items. Anyone with information's being urged to call Mildura police or...

Legal clearance to walk from MDBP

NSW has received legal clearance to walk away from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan if the government chooses to do it. Water Minister MELINDA PAVEY's confirmed the state's government has looked at legal advice on options for...

Qantas direct to Sydney

A local MP's welcomed news there'll be direct flights between Mildura and Sydney from late March. Member for Mallee ANNE WEBSTER says it'll be less time to travel than the current Mildura, Melbourne, Sydney route. It...

Merbein Common environmental works

Environmental works have been completed at Merbein Common. The Victorian government says the common was one of 36 priority waterways in its long-term water plan. Works have been undertaken in the last 3 years which the govenrment...

43 and total fire ban

Locals are being warned to expect extreme weather today with powerful northerly winds and a forecast top of 43 expected for Mildura. A total fire ban is in place for Mallee with the fire danger rating...