Hemp trial crop showing promise

Mildura MP ALI CUPPER says a hemp partnership at SuniTAFE's smart farm is showing promise. The local MP's toured the site seeing the progress of the trial crop and looking at future opportunities for industrial hemp...

Council's passenger rail funded study

Mildura council's funding a study looking at the need for passenger rail to return to Mildura. Locals and lobby groups have been calling for the return of train services to the region for several years after...

Request for feedback on the new Powerhouse Precinct

Concept designs for the Mildura's new Powerhouse Precinct have been released for public feedback. The council says local priorities include shaded areas.. flexible indoor and outdoor spaces and improved public toilets. The city says once the concept...

Operation Amity for Australia Day Long Weekend

Police will be taking part in an operation focussing on road safety over the Australia Day long weekend. With January 26 falling next Tuesday some are expected to take advantage and have Monday off for a...

Farmers hurting with lack of international help

Victoria's the only state NOT bringing in Pacific Islanders to work on farms with many crops turning to mulch because of the worker shortage. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has conceded incentives to get Australians...

Oceania speedway championship postponed

The Oceania Speedway Championship due to be held in South Australia at the end of the month has been postponed. The Under 21 championship and the under 16 250cc championship, also to be held at Gillman...

Increased national park patrols this weekend

Locals and visitors taking advantage of taking a long weekend over Australia Day are being urged to be responsible in national parks and forests across the Mallee. Rangers and police will be patrolling areas to make...

Six month jail term for drink driving accident

A man's been jailed for six months after a drink driving incident in Mildura. The Mildura Court heard the 28-year-old had drunk a bottle of vodka then got a mate to blow into his interlock device...

Regional glass sorting facility moving ahead

Mildura council is receiving nearly $230,000 to build a regional glass sorting and processing facility. It's one of seven projects in Victoria to share in over $8 million under a joint initiative between the state and...