Poll Time (15/1/19)

January 15 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Poll Time for 2019.

We have four questions for readers to think about, you might want to answer all four or maybe just one or two of them.

The first question is ‘Do you like the changed Subway menu?’ and we ask this because it has been a couple of months since Subway (the company not the local shop) changed the menu at its many locations depriving us of the fillings we crave.

The second question is ‘Are you worried that what is happening to fish in Menindee will happen in Deniliquin?‘ and this one is asked because in Menindee there are thousands of dead fish in the water as a result of what is believed to be river mismanagement and high temperatures.

The third question is ‘What rating do you give the ERC?‘, this question has been up for awhile but we are hoping to get enough votes to form a good conclusion on what locals are thinking about our local council.

The fourth and final question is ‘What grade would you give for local roads?‘, this question has been up for awhile but the answers are so far very helpful, including ones on our Facebook page and so we hope for some more votes and road suggestions so the ERC can act upon the information gathered.

Polls close on January 29 and computer users can answer on the right hand side of the page, the bottom for mobile users or you can click on each of the four links above to cast your vote.


Pretty Pine Rec Grounds For Hire

January 13 2019

The Pretty Pine Rec Grounds is available for hire for those who need a place to play host for a future event.

Think of the possibilities that the Rec Grounds could offer and you could find out in just a phone call.


It could be a great place for a corporate meeting, the right place for say a 21st birthday party, the space could be perfect for a car club or perhaps a social club and don’t forget the potential to be the scene of great moments like a wedding or a reunion and there is also the possibility of kids fun days and much more.

If you would like to know more then please contact Daniel Liphuyzen on 0429 869 437.

The Back to Deniliquin 1948 collection

January 2 2019

During December 31, we posted a couple of ads from the 1948 Back to Deniliquin programme.

Because we didn’t want to drive everyone nuts with Facebook posts all day and night and leave us in the process, we only posted a couple of the ads that were in the book.

As the book was in bad condition, we had to use an iPad’s scanner to photograph the ads and get that scanned look.

We hope that this collection gives readers an insight into local businesses in 1948 as well as bring memories to those who got to see many of the businesses run for decades.


What does the memo say?

December 27 2018

On Christmas Eve we received a copy of an 1881 memo that was written by W. H. Allanson.
Unfortunately we don’t know what the message says in its entirety but we can tell you a little about W. H. Allanson.

Mr Allanson owned a saddlery store and came to Deniliquin from Avoca in 1875.

By 1898 he was on the Hospital Committee and he was on the School of Arts Committee having been equal highest vote getter in the 1901 election.

In 1902, two trees were expected to be planted in front of Mr Allanson’s shop in End Street but were not at the time of a council meeting that among other things discussed the issue.

He donated to the Dr Noyes memorial in March 1905 and whilst other Allanson’s are mentioned in The Independent over the next couple of decades, he is not written about again after March 1905.

Can you decipher what Mr Allanson is saying?

Rainfall falls short

December 17 2018

Deniliquin received some rain last week taking the monthly past one third of the long term average amount of rainfall.

There was hopes for a 30mm day but the town had to be satisfied with a total of 11.2mm according to Weatherzone’s 9am to 9am rainfall measuring system.

The monthly total currently stands at 16.2mm with 29mm the long term average.

Unfortunately there is currently no rainfall forecast for between now and December 24 and of course hot conditions does not help matters.

According to Weatherzone, Deniliquin receives an average total of 376.6mm of rain up to December, at this time last year Deniliquin received 341mm of rain but this year Deniliquin has received 176mm.

The town has received 200.6mm less rain than the average up to December, the town has also received 165mm less than this time last year.

The town has had 25.1 less days of rain than the average up to December and when we compare today’s figures to this time last year the gap is 19 days.

The above just shows how important the request for more water resources from the Murray is, surely some water can be diverted from environmental requirements to allow farmers to make up some of the difference in the rainfall shortage?

Visitors to Speak Up 4 Water will see how desperate local farmers want change, farms are at risk, livelihoods are at risk because the less our farmer make is the less they can sell to companies then sell to the people both near and far.

It is reported by Speak Up 4 Water that the MDBP is causing the banks of the Murray to degrade,  causing European Carp to thrive, the death of native fish by hypoxic black-water events and then there is the killing of animals in flooded environmental areas.

We understand that our area will become a political battleground next year because political parties can sense the Liberals and the Nationals are in trouble but nobody cares about left wing, right wing, conservative and all the other groups right now, they only care about right and wrong and decisions made by common sense.