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Sports Talk (12/4/18)

April 12 2018

This weekend is round two in the PDFNL competition and round three in MFNL competition.

The Rovers are travelling to Berrigan while the Rams get to put their feet up as they’ve got the bye.

Google Weather says there is a 93% chance of wind and rain on Saturday, any rain is expected between 2pm and 5pm and winds could be as high as 43km/h with the winds staying in the 30’s and 40’s from around 11am until 5pm.

Below is how the Rams and the Rovers stand after 2 and 1 rounds respectively.

Rams Football Ladder Positions

Seniors – 14th
Reserves – 14th
Thirds – 3rd
Fourths – 3rd

Rams Netball Ladder Positions

A Grade – 3rd
B Grade – 3rd
C Grade  – 4th
C Reserve – 2nd
17 and Under – 1st
15 and Under – 2nd
13 and Under – 3rd

Rovers Football Ladder Positions

Seniors – 6th
Reserves – 1st
Thirds – 9th
Fourths – 1st

Rovers Netball League Positions

A Grade – 4th
B Grade – 4th
C Grade – 8th
C Reserve – 3rd
Under 17’s – 9th
Under 15’s – 4th
Under 13’s – 5th

We’ll be back on Saturday with the results from the Rovers vs Berrigan matches.

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Deni’s Super Weekend – March 10 to 11

March 9 2018

There is plenty happening in Deniliquin this weekend with locals and tourists spoiled for choice and below are some of the events happening.

Saturday has the ‘Do It In Deni Street Bazaar’ from 9am to 2pm which will see the middle section of Cressy Street and the closest the National Bridge end of Napier Street closed to road traffic.

There will be sales conducted by businesses, there will be Sausage Sizzles, Buskers, Performers, A Dog Parade,  Boat Display, Tasting Tables, Displays, Promotions, Edward on Edward Music Event ticket sales and more.

The Farmers Market will also be taking place in the Waring Gardens at the same time and you can find more information on the Bazaar here

As the Bazaar winds down, there will be action at the Deniliquin Swim Centre as Channel 4 Change brings Chloe McCardel to town and the 24 time English Channel crosser will be holding two sessions during the two hour event.

The first session will have Chloe talk about her experiences as an elite athlete and will go into talking about training, nutrition and goal setting.

The second session is a swimming coaching lesson, the cost is $10 per person and $25 for families and it will be a great day for learning and swimming, readers can find out more here.

After the event, there will be a Fundraising Dinner & Auction at Deniliquin High from 6:30pm.

Ritu Mehra will be conducting Indian Food cooking lessons at Intereach on March 10, 17 and 24, the cost is $50 and it starts at 11am and runs until 2pm, more information can be found here.

If you want to check out the draft of the Community Strategic Plan and have your say on it, you can between 10am and 12pm at 42 Napier Street.

Sunday March 11 has Edward on the Edward Music Event, this event takes place at ‘The Point’ and runs from 1pm until 6:30pm

Tickets can be purchased from Deniliquin Newsagency, Peppin Planners, South West Music & Edward School and if you get one before 1pm Saturday you will go into the draw to win the raffle at the ‘Do It In Deni Street Bazaar’.

Tickets are $30 with School Children free provided they are accompanied by an Adult, Further details such as a map to the event can be found here.

Gomer & The Girl are performing at the Exchange Hotel from 5pm until 9pm.

Edward River placed on Red Level Alert

March 6 2018

Blue-Green Algae has returned to the Edward River with a Red level alert being issued by WaterNSW.

It is advised that the Edward should not be used for potable water supply (without prior treatment) as well as stock watering and for recreational uses (swimming, water skiing etc).

According to WaterNSW, the red level alert is issued once the following happens;

“A red level alert is in place when >50,000 cells of Microcystis aeruginosa are present or a biovolume of all toxin producing cyanobacteria exceeds 4mm3/L

A red alert level is also triggered if the total of all blue-green algae (toxic and non-toxic) exceeds 10 mm3/L or scums are present for long periods”

According to the map, the Edward River has a cyanobacteria count of 10.74 mm3/L, we will continue to check the map regularly for updates.

Deni Show – March 2 to 4 2018

March 1 2018

It is almost time for the Deni Show and there are a couple of things to think about

First up is admission prices

Entry for Adults is $15 for a day and $20 if they want to go on both days.

Children between 5 and 16 years old can get in for $2 each day.

Children who are under 5 years old are free.

The Family package is $30 for both days and is great for 2 adults & 2 children.

The Fireworks Special which is so you can get in to primarily watch the fireworks up close begins from 6pm on the Saturday is $5, fireworks go off at 9pm.

Laser Tag starts from 11am on Saturday, this will no doubt be a popular attraction.

South West Music will be having bands playing for the people at 5pm on Friday and Saturday.

Deni Drums & Dust will be hosting games from 1pm on Saturday and there are plenty of age groups 7yrs & under, 8 to 10 years old, 11 to 13 years old, 14 to 17 years old and
18 years & over.

Dogs will be in action from 2pm on Saturday, entry is a gold coin donation and entries can be made on the day, call into the Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic or their Facebook page.

There are three events for Dogs to enter from 2pm there will be ‘Best Dressed Dog’ followed by ‘Flat Chat Dog Race’ over 25m’ at 2:30pm and last is the ‘Dog Jump’ competition at 3:30pm, rules can be found here

There will be Poultry (that is living Poultry) on show as well as Dairy Cattle and Beef Cattle.

Horses will be going through their paces on the weekend, there are dozens of competitions, details on entry and cost of stables as well as rules can be found here.

Registration for the games hosted by Deni Drums & Dust takes place on the day at the Arena (near the entry to Willoughby’s Beach).

At 5pm on Saturday there will be a European Carp Throwing Competition, some may take pleasure in seeing a pest of the waterways being tossed around.

Schools have been making Clowns and have also been growing giant Pumpkins, which school will make and grow the best? stay tuned.

Fireworks will be going off at 9pm on Saturday March 3, as you can imagine pets will be scared by the sound of the fireworks going off so please keep your pets secure indoors and with company and if possible do not have them on a leash as there have been reports over the years of animals accidentally hanging themselves in their haste to get away.

There is plenty more that will be happening from Friday and that includes Shearing, Sheep & Wool, Rides, Tiny Tots, Ambassadors and more.

Further details can be found on the Deni Show Facebook Page and their website.

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.