City drivers showing up regional Victoria

New research has found drivers in regional areas such as Mildura are more likely to drink and drive than people living in Melbourne. They're also less likely to wear seat belts and break road rules because...

Significant increase in drowning during Covid

Almost 300 Australians drowned in the last financial year, a 20% increase on the previous twelve-months. Rivers and creeks such as the Murray accounted for 28% of the deaths. Doctor HANNAH CALVERLEY from Lifesaving Victoria says age...

Local tenants struggling to cover rent

The phones of Tennant advocacy groups in Victoria are being flooded by private renters who are struggling to pay their rent because of lost jobs or hours. FAR-RAH FAROUQUE from Tennants Victoria says they recently conducted...

150 Pacific workers arrive to help farmers

More than 150 Pacific workers have been welcomed into Victoria to support the agriculture industry. Member for Northern Victoria MARK GEPP says the workers completed their 14-day quarantine in Tassie. He says the workers will help with...

Another lost event for the region, Wenty Cup

Another popular event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Organisers of the Wentworth Cup Day races have been forced to call off the event for the second year in a row. They say the meet wouldn’t...

Vax stats for Sunraysia

Nearly two thirds of residents aged 15 and over in Victoria’s north-west have had at least one dose of COVID vaccine. Figures show 65% have had one dose with 40% now fully vaccinated.   Image by cromaconceptovisual from...

Jailed in 2008 for hit and run, now caught driving illegally

Former Redcliffs man THOMAS TOWLE's been jailed over driving offences. The Herald Sun says a Bendigo court's ordered the 50-year-old to serve three months on various offences including driving an unregistered vehicle not showing L Plates...

Wanted on Warrants

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Andrew Greenaway. The 29-year-old has an outstanding warrant for dangerous driving and other related offences in the Mildura area. He is known to frequent the Mildura and Red...

New DELWP CEO starts next month

The new regional director of the Loddon Mallee region for DELWP will start in his new role next month. ANTHONY JUDD will oversee programs including climate change adaptation. He's spent the last 15-years in various management and...

Staggering rate of thefts occur from unlocked vehicles

Staggering figures show around 95% of thefts reported to Swan Hill police were from unlocked vehicles. It's prompted police to again remind locals to lock their cars and take valuables out. They say items that are being...