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About DNS/WAMTF Writer

I'm an unapologetic Melbourne Tigers fan and I work to get them back into top level competition. Also write the Deniliquin News Service blog, seems to be liked by people which is good, I don't want to let them down.

Cinema Pop Up – January 2018

December 11 2017

Edward River Oval is set to host the airing of four movies in the first week of January.

Big Hero 6 kicks off proceedings by being screened on January 4.

Red Dog will screen next on January 5.

The Lego Batman Movie will screen on January 6.

Step Brother’s will be the last movie to be shown over the four days and that is on January 7.

To book your tickets, click on each of the movie titles, if you book the tickets are free except for VIP which is $15 plus fees which takes it to $16.37 but you do get a Bean Bed with VIP.

If you buy a ticket at the gate it is $10 for Adults, $5 for Children and VIP is $20.

Gates open from 6pm and the movie gets underway at nightfall.

Food Trucks, A Bar and Entertainment are on offer, patrons can bring in blankets and chairs but no food and drink are allowed to be taken in.

Further information can be found on this website.

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Train pictures continue to come

December 11 2017

Local train lovers will be pleased to know that more pictures have been uploaded onto Flickr.

Below are links to seven of the pictures, The Geoff Cargeeg Collection has been a treasure trove of pictorial history when it comes to local rail and the new pictures were uploaded late last week.

Among the seven pictures whose links are below is one of K176 when it was displayed on a turntable before it eventually ended up at Seymour.

1. Train at Station
2. Train being loaded
3. Station with smaller buildings beside it
4. More of the station in picture
5. K176 on display
6. A distant shot of the station with passengers
7. Station at night

This picture on Weston Langford taken in 1994 may interest people too as it does show a lot of differences of the area towards the rice mill.

It will be interesting to see if any more pictures will come up online in the near future.

Super Sunday at the Waring Gardens

December 10 2017

It may be 15 days to go until Christmas 2017 but the people of Deniliquin are already in a festive mood thanks to the The Edward River Christmas Fair and Carols by Candlelight that was held today at Waring Gardens.

Temperatures were in the low 30’s during the Christmas Fair but it did not drive away fair goers who attended the event throughout the afternoon.

Those who went to the Fair (aka Mayor’s Christmas Party) got to enjoy such things as Ice Cream and pictures with Santa.

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Carols by Candlelight was underway after the Fair and all the Christmas standards were sung no doubt getting everyone fine tuned for what will come in just over two weeks time.

The warm weather stayed throughout the Carols with the temperature reading 23.7 degrees at 9pm and the wind generally behaved itself with the highest gust being 30km/h at 6:20pm and the lowest was 9km/h at 9pm.

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As readers can see in the pictures by Daniel Clark, A fireworks display ended the night and it was well received by those who saw the action although some locals did have concerns about the safety of nearby pets and animals including the Peacocks and other animals in the Gardens itself.

While some probably wish the Carols were on a week or even two weeks from today to be closer to Christmas itself, the amount of positive responses from residents on social media will make it  interesting to see if they pair the Christmas Fair and Carols by Candlelight again next year.

One week on

December 8 2017

It has been one week since the launch of ‘Return and Earn’ and so far there has been positive feedback about the program.

The program had a soggy start as the rain came down in the early hours of operation and most likely made people wait until late Saturday or early Sunday to try it out.

For those who don’t know, ‘Return and Earn’ is where you can go to the back of Central IGA, deposit select types cans and bottles into a machine and can either give the proceeds to charity, get vouchers to use or deposit the money to your PayPal account.

The machine is operational from 7am until 10pm each day and aside from Deniliquin, Finley has an over the counter collection point at IGA Finley whilst Leeton has a machine at Woolworths.

Users have commented on the relative ease of using the machine but have also made note that the bottles and cans have to be in excellent condition otherwise they won’t be accepted.

Users also have to take care in where they are parking as the area where the machine is located at is also a loading area and so trucks and other vehicles need to come and go freely with worrying about vehicles and pedestrians.

Others are hoping to program expands to places like Hay and the lack of information that the Leeton machine was out of action and one commented that they are unhappy that prices of drinks have risen to accommodate the program.

To further elaborate, several drink makers have come aboard the program and raised prices by 10 cents per bottle or can to offset the price that is given back to consumers.

Two million containers have been deposited across NSW since the launch, that is $200,000 that depositors have received.

If you need the app for your phone, please visit the app website and the website also shows you how to use the app and the machine.

It will be interesting to see if the program contains to be a success and entice Edward River Council to start kerbside recycling to ensure a wider amount of material can be recycled for later use.

2QN and 102.5 available online

December 4 2017

For those unaware, you can now listen to 2QN and 102.5 online.

Listening is easy, at the top of both pages is a play button with a description of what is playing and listeners can just press play and go from there.

When we tested both websites out, we had trouble staying connected with 102.5 and 2QN’s streams taking several attempts to get going and both stations cut out after a couple of minutes or less.

We found that you had to reload the page a couple of times to get it going at various stages.

The streamed seemed low quality with the music not coming threw as strong as it can be like listening to a well worn cassette tape

The connection troubles could be internet related but we will try again soon and we will report our findings but getting to listen to both stations is nice.

Rain almost breaks December record

December 3 2017

Rain over Friday and Saturday has pushed the December rain total just 5.6mm away from the December 2008 record of 68.8mm.

28.2mm of rain fell on Friday and that was followed by 34.4mm on Saturday with most of Saturday’s rain falling in the early hours.

The Edward River has risen 9cm since last Wednesday, while the river is expected to rise some it will not reach minimum flood levels which is 4.60m.

There is still a 150.6mm difference in rain totals from last year, 2016 also had 28 more days of rain at this point of time and the area was dealing with flooding last year compared to none this year.

When not comparing this year to last year, the difference between the average rainfall until December and the current total is 36.4mm.

Floristry Workshop Vouchers now available

Deniliquin Florist are now offering customers the opportunity to buy vouchers to the  Floristry Workshops that will be held over the course of 2018.

They have four workshops planned for 2018 and each workshop allows participants to create two floral designs to take home plus they are treated to a free lunch at the Globe.

The vouchers cost $70 which is the same price as the workshop that was held recently.

All proceeds from the workshops will be going to Can Assist Deniliquin so not only do customers have an opportunity to treat themselves or their loved ones at Christmas but they also have the opportunity to do something great for a fantastic organization.

Deniliquin Florist’s new initiative

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Deniliquin Florist have today announced a new fundraising initiative.

After their Floristry Workshop raised $700 for Can Assist Deniliquin, they have decided to once again help the organization out by pledging that they will donate $1 from every candle that is purchased.

Deniliquin Florist have all your candle needs covered, they have an wide range of colours to choose from, they have some really great fragrances on offer and a great supply of different kinds of jars to make every creation unique and very personal.

These candles are inexpensive and they make a great, personalized gift idea for occasions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and of course Christmas.

So if you are on the lookout for a great gift and you want to help a fantastic organization at the same time then perhaps buying a candle will suit your needs.

‘Return and Earn’ – December 1 2017

November 29 2017

The return of recycling is almost here in Deniliquin thanks to the installation of the ‘Return and Earn’ depot outside Central IGA.

Prices of drinks have been raised across the board to accommodate this scheme in which 10 cents is given back to consumers for every bottle they put into the machine.

Money is given either by Paypal transfer or you can receive vouchers to use at the Supermarket.

Users can also donate to organizations such as Planet Ark, Surf Life Saving New South Wales, St Vincent de Paul Society and Cancer Council NSW.

Below is some of the details we’ve cobbled together from sites.

How do you get a digital refund?

You will need to download the myTOMRA App on iTunes or  Google Play and then create a profile and follow instructions to link your PayPal account.

How to use myTOMRA?

Before you put your cans and bottles in, opp the app and scan your personal myTOMRA app barcode at the scanner, You will then see your name on the machine screen and proceed from there.

A detailed instruction guide can be found here

What is accepted in the machine?

Glass Drink Containers
Plastic Drink Containers
Aluminium Drink Containers (Coke etc)
Steel Drink Containers
Liquid paperboard (cartons) drink containers

The sizes from 150ml to three litres in volume.

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All of the above containers must be empty, must not be crushed, are not broken in any way and they must have the original label attached.

What is not accepted by the machine?

Wine, spirits, cordial and plain milk containers are generally not eligible
Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
Glass containers for wine and spirits
Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more
Sachets for wine of 250ml or more
Containers for cordials and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
Registered health tonics.

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Assuming consumers keep every cola or beer can in a pack after drinking, consumers can get back as much as $3 per box if they buy the maximum amount and whilst this amount is small, it can come in handy for those who wish to save up on PayPal to pay for things Christmas presents or Easter Eggs and of course Birthday purchases.

We hope this guide by us makes some sense to people and that when December 1 comes around, people can use the machine without a hitch.