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Stamp Out Local Bullying – March 6

February 21 2018

Intereach will be hosting an Action Group Meeting conducted by the Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group (website here) on March 6 to discuss how to stamp out local bullying.

We now live in a world where humanity is closer to each other than ever before thanks to the internet and the array of websites and apps that keep people connected but such closeness can also bring out the worst in humanity.

It seems like only yesterday that it was still possible for a student who was bullied at school could go on home at the end of the day and be free of what taken place in the classroom and grounds but now with social media everyone is in reach and can be hassled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What became a battle to hang on for six hours a day for five days a week has turned into a battle 24/7 because even if the bullied are not online the long reach of the internet can be used to spread rumors and stories around and they can last forever.

It is not just at schools that experience bullying, businesses now have the added pressure of been scrutinized online with errors in service now pointed out online in groups or other locations and it can lead to a mob mentality when a simple word to a manager could of rectified the problems and spare conflict and distress.

Work colleagues can also push each other around online as well, creating bitterness, discontent and mental distress.

There are solutions out there and hopefully the meeting on March 6 helps people discuss, consider and act on plans on making our local area a better place when it comes to interacting with each other.

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Valentine’s Day pledge helps C.A.D

February 1 2018

Valentine’s Day is fourteen days away including today, it is considered by many to be a special day for it is a chance for people to express their love and affection for those closest to them.

For this Valentine’s Day, Deniliquin Florist is giving $5 from each order of flowers that will be sent out on the special day to Can Assist Deniliquin.

This act continues with the business continuing to be a firm supporter of Can Assist Deniliquin as contributions have been made in the past from Workshops giving 100% of proceeds to $1 for every sale of Candles.

We hope that all readers have a great Valentine’s Day no matter what they’re doing and may Can Assist Deniliquin receive a lot of well earned dollars to help those who need their help.

Red Rose Diner celebrates birthday

January 6 2017

Red Rose Diner celebrated their first year of business today with a day of activities at their place of business.

The popular business started celebrations earlier in the week by offering customers on Facebook the chance to win one of four prizes from a free Ice Cream to a Burger and Chips meal.

The party went from 10am until 1pm and the hit of the day was the free face painting as plenty of kids taken the opportunity to take advantage of being painted up as characters such as Spiderman

Cold drinks and Ice Creams were also popular as it was a 42 degree day in town and keeping cool was of course a major priority.

We hope that Red Rose Diner will have many more birthdays to come in the future.

NYE Playlist – 2017

December 31 2017

Feels like yesterday that 2017 was just hours away and now 2018 is coming and once again we are sitting here watching time tick away and thought why not put something to together to take up time and listen to music.

The people of Deniliquin do love to party and there is every chance at least one of these songs will be heard tonight as the hours go by and the fun goes on.

We got everything from the recent to the hits of the 90’s and even one from the 60’s so there is a bit of variety to choose from.

Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.
The Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Stop The Party
Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
Sam Hunt – House Party
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
Shawn Mendes – Life Of The Party (Lyric Video)
Vengaboys – We like to Party! (The Vengabus)
Jessie J – It’s My Party
Robbie Williams | Party Like A Russian – Official Video
Shania Twain – Party For Two ft. Billy Currington
S Club 7 – S Club Party
Will Smith – Party Starter
S.O.A.P. – This Is How We Party
Five – Rock the Party
Lesley Gore – It’s My Party (1965)
Beyonce – Party ft J. Cole
INXS – The Strangest Party
Ricky Nelson – Garden Party

New Years is also a celebration and there is songs with Celebration in the title, not many but one is the standard of party songs.

Kool and the Gang – Celebration
Madonna – Celebration
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

If you want something with Groove in the title, there are a couple of options of various genres, some are quite well known.

Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove – CDB
Groove – Jack & Jack
Groove is in the Heart – Dee-Lite
Into the Groove – Madonna

If you really want to stretch things out you could go with bands with ‘Party’ in their title and we can think of two, The Party Boys and The Party.

The Party Boys were a band of rotating musicians and The Party are a group that spun off from the 1980’s – 1990’s version of The Mickey Mouse Club, they’re still going after a long absence.

The Party Boys – He’s Gonna Step On You Again (Great Quality)
The Party – In My Dreams


If you want fireworks well there is one option on the table and it is a long one so if you start from 6pm December 31 it be done by 6am January 1.

10 hours of Fireworks

Enjoy your night readers, hope to see you all again soon.

‘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.

Petition to retain Peacocks launched

November 28 2017

An online petition was created late yesterday calling on the ERC to keep the Peacocks at Waring Gardens and allow them to continue their decades long stay along with the other animals in the gardens.

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Almost 30 people have signed the petition in the early going and this number is expected to rise in the coming hours and days as word spreads on social media.

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The Peacocks in particular are a popular attraction to the town and have been for many decades and the loss of them would create a small but very noticeable change to the makeup of the town.

It is felt that the facts that they are popular with locals and that the Peacocks and their fellow animals draw in tourists who spend their money in our shops is worth the cost of feeding them, maintaining their enclosure and ensuring they are in the finest of health.

If you believe that the Peacocks should stay where they are, sign the petition by visiting this link.

We wish the petition the best of luck.

Floristry Workshop a big success

November 26 2017

Deniliquin Florist had a successful Floristry Workshop today, participants of the workshop got to enjoy putting together floral arrangements, enjoyed a free morning tea and they got to take home not only their handiwork but a Christmas Cake too.

As readers will see in this linked picture, the flowers put into the arrangements were of great beauty and will brighten up any home or workplace that they end up at and the participants were very pleased with the final product.

Proceeds of the workshop went to Can Assist Deniliquin and the total amount of money raised today was $700 which is a fantastic result.

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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

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.