Sports Talk (22/7/17)

July 22 2017

The Rams were away against Rumbalara whilst the Rovers played away at Berrigan.

Results as usual are split into the categories Rams Football Results, Rovers Football Results, Rams Netball Results and Rovers Netball Results followed by our conclusion where we tally up the wins to see if the Rams and the Rovers win the day overall.

Rams Football Results (vs. Rumbalara) 

Seniors won 20.13 – 133 to 10.4 – 64
Reserves lost 8.17 – 65 to 4.5 – 29
U/17’s won 20.13 – 133 to 5.1 – 31
U/14’s won 11.8 – 74 to 1.1 – 7

Rovers Football Results (vs. Berrigan)

Seniors lost 12.13 – 85 to 12.6 – 78
Reserves won 9.4 – 58 to 8.8 – 56
U/17’s won 15.14 – 104 to 1.3 – 9
U/14’s won 16.12 – 108 to 0.0 – 0

Rams Netball Results (vs. Rumbalara)

A Grade won 68 to 19
B Grade lost 49 to 48
C Grade won 50 to 27
C Reserve won 65 to 15
U/17’s won 50 to 9
U/15’s won 65 to 13
U/13’s won 36 to 13
U/12’s won 26 to 10

Rovers Netball Results (vs.  Berrigan)

A Grade won 56 to 51
B Grade won 70 to 17
C Grade lost 45 to 39
C Reserve
U/15’s won 37 to 19
U/13’s won 22 to 16


The Rams Football sides won the day by winning three of their four matches.

The Rams Netball sides won the day overall with seven wins from their eight matches.

The Rovers Football sides won the day by winning three of the four matches played.

The Rovers Netball sides won the day against Berrigan.

We’ll be back next Thursday with a roundup on how all the Rams and Rovers sides are going leading up to Round 15 (Rams) and Round 16 (Rovers).


Job opportunity for Registered Nurse

November 24 2017

A job opportunity has opened up for a Registered Nurse and below is a message from Dylan Kovacevich and he given us all the details including how to contact him by email or mobile phone in the event you want to know more.

Hi there,

I am searching for a Registered Nurse for a company based in Deniliquin. It would be great for someone new to their career as there is great career trajectory.

Please get in contact with me via or 0422 288 744 if you wish to talk further about this.

Warm regards,

Dylan Kovacevich.

Floristry workshop – November 26

November 23 2017

Deniliquin Florist will be holding a Floristry Workshop at 10am on Sunday November 26.

The cost of the workshopis $70 and everyone who goes gets to learn how to make 2 floral arrangements and they get to take both floral arrangements home plus they will get to enjoy a delicious Morning Tea and to top it all off they will get a Lions Club Christmas Cake.

But wait there’s more, every cent from the workshop will go to Can Assist Deniliquin, so if you are interested in going, please let Deniliquin Florist know (on 5881 6266, express your interest on their FB page or visit 214 Cressy Street) preferably no later than late Friday so they know many flowers, Christmas cakes, chairs and much more they will need on the day.

We hope those who go will have a great time and feel great in the knowledge that they are helping out a great cause.

Poll Time (21/11/17)

November 21 2017

We have four questions for readers to consider as we head towards December and the last month of a very insightful year.


Is it too early for Christmas ads?
Do you find the Christmas ads annoying?
How do you rate the ERC so far?
Is Deniliquin experiencing a crime wave?

Christmas ads are in full swing everywhere you look and there is just over a month to go until the big day, is it too early for the public to be bombarded by ads?

That leads us to the next question on whether or not those ads are annoying, some ad cycles have the ‘Must be Santa’ ads by Target twice in the space of two or three minutes and that has gotten some people annoyed and there is probably a lot more ads driving people nuts during a time that drives people nuts (ad breaks).

The Councillors that make up the ERC are now settled into office, have they bolted out of the gates thanks to a fantastic start or do you believe that have found the going tough early on when it comes to ideas and policy? Pick between A, B, C, D and F.

Lastly, is Deniliquin experiencing a crime wave? It is something that is being talked about after you see the police reports on social media telling you about multiple thefts and the thumbs up/down groups discuss theft after theft and there is no set pattern or set tastes in thefts but is it a crime wave?

Polls are running until December 5.

St Michael’s Twilight Fete – November 18

November 16 2017

St Michael’s are having their Twilight Fete this Saturday (November 18) from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.

The fete promises to be an afternoon/evening of fun with Pony rides, Chair-o-plane, games of Laser Tag, a Giant slide and soccer darts among the games and activities on offer.

But there’s even more with a Battle of the Bands competition entertaining the public , Jen’s DanceFit will be in action, Jess Hupfield acrobatics will amaze and the always popular market stalls will be in operation.

Raffles will also be taking place with tickets $2 each of three tickets for $5, tickets can be purchased at the first table upon entry via Harrison Street.

Nineteen businesses donated prizes in the raffle so there will be no shortage of variety in the raffle.

Ten dollars could win you $250 (or $500 if all 100 tickets are sold) by picking what numbered section of a field a cow will stop and fertilize the grass and add to greenhouse gas in the process, this game is called ‘Cow Pat Lotto’.

BoM forecasts currently predict a 60% chance of up to 2mm of rain falling with a possible storm with winds up to 35km/h on Saturday morning and afternoon but this is always subject to change.

So come on down to St Michael’s and have a great Saturday afternoon and evening and don’t forget further information can be found on their event page.

Interest in N.D history book rises

November 14 2017

Two copies of ‘100 Years of Education in North Deniliquin’ have appeared on eBay in recent weeks with one selling for $41 and the other has an asking price of $100.

The book contains just over one hundred pages and it is quite informative as it also features some history of other past and present local schools like Warragoon, Wanganella, Wandook, Conargo, Tholobin, Booroorban School, Mayrung, Pretty Pine, Elimdale, Morago, Moonah Cullah, Woodbury-Landale, Blighty, Carrigan Park, Mundiwa North and Tuppal.


The book has facts scattered across its many pages and below are just a couple

– DNPS is the third Deniliquin North school to exist
– The book explains how Veritas, Justita, Caritas was chosen
– It also explains how the design of the school badge came to be
– Council wanted the Sandhill but they only got a portion of it (for the Water Tower)
– Aside from the buildings, the Education Department did nothing else
– Bindies was a major problem in the development of the school
– A phone for the canteen was requested in 1973 and was deferred, it was installed in 1987
– Half a sandwich cost students just six cents in 1973
– Enrollment jumped from 161 in 1972 to 315 in 1973

Almost every page has a picture too and every DNPS year group in 1995 (K to 6) has a group photo towards the back of the book as well.

For those who like to know how kids got to school over between 1896 and 1996 there is even a transport section with pictures of the first buses and more.

The book is a wonderful snapshot of school history up to 1996 and we hope to be able to share more of it as soon as possible.


Events from November 10 to 12 2017

November 10 2017

It is going to be another busy Friday to Sunday period around town as there is events galore for people of all ages.


Those who love the water will probably be interested in the First Ski School Night that will be held at the Deniliquin Boat Club from 5:30pm.

Circus Royale kicks off the first of their series of shows at Memorial Park from 7:30pm, there are seats of various costs and we will quickly run through them.

VIP Ringside seats cost $40 for Adults, $35 for Concession and $30 for Children
Ringside seats cost $35 for Adults, $30 for Concession and $25 for Children
Grandstand seats cost $30 for Adults, $25 for Concession and $20 for Children
Side View seats cost $25 for Adults, $20 for Concession and $15 for Children

Children are up to 14 years old and Concession is for Aged, Disabled and Full Time Students.

Deniliquin RSL Club is having their Friday Night Raffle and the prize is a $500 Harvey Norman Gift Voucher.


The second last Naponda Farmers Market for 2017 is on at George Street
from 8am to 2pm and there will be Flowers, Goats Milk Soap, Gluten Free Food, Coffee, Jam, Strawberries, Breakfast and much more on offer.

It will be the Victorian Barefoot Ski Club Training Weekend at Deniliquin Boat Club on Saturday and Sunday so check them out as they go through their paces.

The Deniliquin Twilight Carnival that is hosted by Deniliquin Little Athletics will be on at
Hardinge Street Oval from 1:30pm to 8:30pm and it promises to be a great day of Athletics as Athletes from Deniliquin and the local area show their skills, heart determination in a variety of events.

Circus Royale will have their second and third shows in town at 4pm and 7:30pm.

Those who want to hear some music can go to Muso Night down at The Deniliquin Club
which is located at 230 George Street from 7pm to 10pm

It will be celebration time at Deniliquin Stadium as the Crystal Ball gets underway from 6:30pm, this event is for 18 years and over (so bring ID) and there are a couple of important things to remember such as bring your ticket, don’t wear Stilettos, finish your drink before getting on the bus for the ride home, don’t drink and drive and behave yourself.

Seven Car Pileup will be performing in the Beer Garden of the Exchange Hotel.


Circus Royale will be doing their last show at 11am.

Collins & Son – Tru-Frute Bottles

November 8 2017

Just over two weeks ago we wrote about how bottles from Deniliquin’s Cordial and Beer past were on eBay.

We can now show you two of the examples we wrote about, the first one is a bottle from Collins & Son and the second is from Tru-Frute.

The Collins & Son bottle was the second example we’ve spotted on eBay in the last year and this particular bottle is a marble one complete with a stopper inside which is unusual as a Riverine Brewery Co. bottle of the same kind only has the marble, the marble is for the prevention of spelling during carbonation.

Available online newspapers do not have much on Collins & Son only reporting that Thomas Collins died in 1928 and there was a theft in cordial preparation material in 1932 when the business was Collins Bros.

Collins & Son bottles do pop up on other auction sites and can fetch around $25 to $40 apiece depending on size and quality as they made bottles of different sizes and kinds.

The Tru-Frute bottle was the second Tru-Frute bottle on eBay at the same time but the two had different designs, this bottle has Tru on one side of the logo (four point star) and Frute on the other side and inside the logo reads Cordials Maher’s Deniliquin.

Below that reads ‘This bottle remains the property of V.P & F.T Maher Deniliquin’, has number 97 on the bottom with F1984 and a manufacturing stamp.

The Tru-Frute bottle is small slightly smaller than the Riverine Brewery Co. bottle we shown earlier.

Tru-Frute bottles can also fetch around $40 but the earlier the bottle the better as it is said that bottles from times close to the present are still in plentiful supply.

There may be a way around paying high prices on eBay and that is by going through places like ABCR Auctions and they may get you a bottle at a much lower price if nobody bids for them.

If you’ve developed a taste in collected local bottles, search for the following six companies.

Elliots Brewery
Riverine Brewery Co
E Ernstsen Brewery
Collins & Son
Deniston Dairy

This concludes our series on the Riverine Brewery Co, Tru-Frute, E Ernstsen and Collins & Son bottles, we hope you have enjoyed what you have read today.

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World Sandwich Day a big success

November 4 2017

Our local Subway had a busy day yesterday and many locals taken advantage of the opportunity to buy a wrap, salad or sub and get a second one of equal or lesser value.

As reported earlier, the promotion was part of World Sandwich Day, a day in which Subway donated a meal to Foodbank Australia for every meal that was purchased in their stores.

300 meals worth of food will be given to Foodbank Australia on behalf of the customers that came in and ordered a meal from our local Subway.

The people of Deniliquin are congratulated on their wholehearted support of the day and its good cause and congratulations must go out to the staff of Subway Deniliquin for serving their customers so many fine meals.

Crime Rising

November 4 2017

There are two growing problems in Deniliquin at this present time and they are thefts and vandalism.

Readers are almost certain to see every day on social media a report of somebody having items stolen from their yard, their car(s) or their home.

Residents are mulling over what actions to take, some choose to post what has happened to them on social media in the chance the wrongdoer sees it and comes forward and others choose police action in the hopes the wrongdoer is caught and is brought to justice.

Both options do work and sometimes they don’t, people can ignore the posts and keep doing what they’re doing taking the chance nothing will come of it and on the other hand there is a lack of faith in the justice system which makes people wonder why go through all the hassle of police investigation, court appearance etc only to see a people get a fine, suspended sentence or something light.

We urge fellow residents to please make sure their belongings are secure by keeping everything not in use locked up, keep your cars locked and if possible parked in sight of a security camera, Ute owners are encouraged to not leave anything in their tray as well.

Vandalism is rising as well, we’ve seen multiple reports of graffiti and property damage, some cases have seen the vandals caught due to eyewitnesses or security cameras catching them in the act.

Again people are dealing with it in various ways from reporting it on social media or going to the Police and we hope whatever victims do, they get the best results.

We hope this rising crime wave comes to an end soon and people will no longer worry if it will be their property next to have something missing.

World Sandwich Day – November 3

November 3 2017

World Sandwich Day is on this Friday (November 3) and customers at our local Subway have a chance to participate.

All customers have to do is go in and purchase a Sub, Wrap or Salad and they will receive a second one of equal or lesser value so you can eat one sub/wrap/salad and save the other one for later or give it to a friend.

But that’s not all, every purchase means that Subway will donate on your behalf a meal to Foodbank Australia and 100% of the proceeds raised by Subway in Australia stays in Australia.

Foodbank Australia provided enough food to make 60 million meals last year and they have already provided 495 Million meals to Australians since their inception.

Foodbank Australia started in NSW back in 1992 and have grown to have 100 employees and over 3,000 volunteers and serve everyone from charities to schools.

Subway Deniliquin hopes that many locals will take up this offer in order to help assist those who need food the most.