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Christmas in Deniliquin 2017

December 3 2017

Below is a list of festive events taking place around Deniliquin in December.

Sunday December 10

The Edward River Christmas Fair
Waring Gardens
2:30pm to 6:30pm

Carols by Candlelight
Waring Gardens

Saturday December 16 and Sunday December 17
Photos with Santa
Harvey Norman
11am till 2pm



‘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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

1977 Railway Station pictures added to Flickr

October 25 2017

Good shots of Deniliquin Railway Station have been hard to find at least ones accessible to everybody.

But there is good news, sitting on Flickr is some really good pictures from 1977 and they were uploaded just over one week ago.

Also available is pictures from the 90’s, early 00’s and the various train tours in recent times, these can be found in the general search here though you can find two 1990 examples below.

Photo 1 – 60RM is coming in with Passengers
Photo 2 – Train at the Station with pickup right beside it
Photo 3 – RT14 at the station (1990)
Photo 4 – RT14 at a different angle (1990)
Photo 5 – Train at the station
Photo 6  – 1977 Image
Photo 7 – 62RM at Deniliquin Station
Photo 8 – 63RM in 1979
Photo 9 – 60RM and MT in 1977

There are 100’s of images of Deniliquin on Flickr from Cars to Trains, Families and Students and we hope it keeps on going for some time to come.

Deni Footballers narrowly denied Premierships

September 25 2017

Deniliquin’s AFL Footballers had an agonizing close to success weekend as both their sides lost in the VFL and SANFL Grand Finals respectively.

Sam Lloyd’s Richmond went down by four points to Port Melbourne in the VFL whilst in the SANFL Todd Marshall’s Port Adelaide were defeated by Sturt by a point.

Sam was widely hailed for having a superb game, so superb that he is a chance to play in the Tigers AFL Grand Final match against Adelaide should there be an injury or selection change.

Sam had 35 possessions, 10 clearances, nine tackles and a goal, there was one additional honour for Sam as he is now etched into the history books as the winner of the Norm Goss medal for best afield.

Todd Marshall played in the SANFL Grand Final for Port Adelaide and had four kicks, two handballs, three marks, six tackles and kicked 0.2 in the loss to Sturt.

Todd spent the majority of the AFL season in SANFL but managed to play finals in both the AFL and SANFL due to meeting SANFL game playing criteria to play in finals.

Whilst losing a Grand Final is no fun, the two men should be very proud to have participated in the biggest day of their respective reserve leagues and may success find them in the AFL and VFL/SANFL in the future.

Saturday Night Playlist

September 9 2017

Its Election Night and it is also the aftermath of Grand Final Day and so we are here to make you a list of songs with the word Saturday in it to hopefully enjoy the night.

1. Saturday in the Park – Chicago
2. Saturday – Fall Out Boy
3. Saturday Night – Cold Chisel
4. Saturday Night Divas – Spice Girls
5. Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting) – Elton John
6. Saturday’s Child – The Monkees
7. Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!) – Ludacris
8. Saturday – Carpenters
9. Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke
10. It’s Another Saturday Night – The Cockroaches
11. Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Almost Saturday Night – John Fogerty
13. Dancing on a Saturday Night – Barry Blue

Finals Talk (27/8/17)

August 27 2017

Several Rovers sides played Finals at Memorial Park on Saturday and the Under 17’s Football side played in Tocumwal today.

Rovers Football

Reserves lost 12.8 – 80 to 5.1 – 31 (vs Picola United)
Under 17’s won 10.10 – 70 to 6.13 – 49 (vs Tocumwal)
Under 14’s lost 11.4 – 70 to 3.0 – 18  (vs Tocumwal)

Rovers Netball

A Grade lost 61 to 49 (vs Tocumwal)
B Grade lost 52 to 45 (vs Mathoura)
C Reserve lost 39 to 22 (vs Blighty)
Under 15’s lost 47 to 26 (vs Tocumwal)


It wasn’t the best weekend of results for the Rovers but there is still life in the 2017 season as the Preliminary Finals come calling next week.

The Football sides will be playing in Berrigan next week so if you want to give the sides a cheer make your way to Berrigan next weekend.