Tag Archives: Deniliquin

World Sandwich Day a big success

November 4 2017

Our local Subway had a busy day yesterday and many locals taken advantage of the opportunity to buy a wrap, salad or sub and get a second one of equal or lesser value.

As reported earlier, the promotion was part of World Sandwich Day, a day in which Subway donated a meal to Foodbank Australia for every meal that was purchased in their stores.

300 meals worth of food will be given to Foodbank Australia on behalf of the customers that came in and ordered a meal from our local Subway.

The people of Deniliquin are congratulated on their wholehearted support of the day and its good cause and congratulations must go out to the staff of Subway Deniliquin for serving their customers so many fine meals.

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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.

Ute Muster 2017 Wrap

October 2 2017

The Ute Muster is done and dusted for the year and people seemed generally satisfied with what they experienced over the weekend.

No gumboots were needed this year as the rain that threatened to show up before the start of the event did not turn up which was good for Muster folk but bad for Farmers as September was a month with very little rain ensuring the area stayed well below average rainfall.

Over 15,000 people turned up for the event with 6,313 Utes counted and 1,941 people wore the blue singlet which was way down on the record of 3959.

Most reviews left on the Ute Muster Facebook page were five star ratings which is good for them, the page over the years have received a rating average of 4.6.

A great number of comments on the internet talked about the need for additional toilets with a focus on them being available further down the site and a tweaking of the wristband cash system.

Most people did not mind an hour or two wait to get into the site fully understanding that each vehicle had to be checked for prohibited items to ensure the safety of the people.

During the weekend, statuses were seen of people wishing they could go to the Muster, one writer even putting it on their bucket list.

Two officers were reported injured by shrapnel after a gas bottle was thrown into a fire and others were hit by eggs and other projectiles, drug detection was up from 8 to 38, two dozen people are off to court and the fire brigade were called out to extinguish fires.

Below is a rundown of the Police report, further details can be found here.

RBT’s went up from 326 to 2526
Time Outs went up from 105 to 128
Charges as mentioned earlier was two dozen up from 11
Ejections went down from 35 in 2016 to 12 this year.
63 person searches were conducted
39 vehicle searches were made
There were 14 Cannabis Cautions
800 random drug tests conducted on roads surrounding Deniliquin
Out of the 800 tests, 5 were positive
There were also four drink driving charges made.

In terms of big press, the Muster got it for sure with lots of reports on the Beer Bongs, Breasts requests, Some naked guy in a mud pit and more while some publications just dished out the stats and the stars and how pleased they were to perform at the event.

Among the news services reporting on the action (Good, bad and amusing reports) were news.com.au who posted their report in their WTF section of lifestyle, The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, Brisbane Times, Daily Mail and the Newcastle Herald.

themusic.com.au also reported on the Muster with the headline ‘Punters Attack Police At Deni Ute Muster’.

The Morning Show did a piece on the Ute Muster as well.

It will be interesting to see what will happen in the 2018 edition of the Muster, no doubt they’ll be wanting to avoid a repeat of drugs and injured officers and improve on the successes.

What was the Hartwood Monster?

August 22 2017

Throughout time we’ve heard of various monsters and mysterious creatures yet most are sure that all are fictional creatures for example Dr Frankenstein’s Monster, The Loch Ness Monster, the Bunyip, Bigfoot, The Tasmanian Tiger post 1930’s, Fairies and more.

The Hartwood Monster aka the Murray River Monster was a creature spotted in the 1930’s and was described to be six to seven feet long with two flippers, fur covered skin like a possum and eyes like apricots and when it surfaced it blew water out like a Whale.

A few years later the people of Loxton reported a monster but it was apparently an Alligator and later believed it was a Crocodile.

Records available show nothing further happened until 1949 when a creature was found at Hartwood Billabong in Wakool Creek.

In August 1949, two men saw a creature in the water and said it had an estimated 18 inch long neck, was 3ft tall, was fast and it was almost black.

Newspapers were very eager to report that the two witnesses were sober perhaps to justify why this story had taken up inches of column space when monsters are not considered real.

The news was considered so interesting that it was reported as far north as Rockhampton and as far west as Perth.

It was also reported that what was spotted may of been a species of Musk Duck or it was a Seal.

The next month, a man named Bill Stewart from the Globe Hotel accompanied by three other men from the Globe shot a creature 15 times with his shotgun after a chase that lasted half a mile.

The creature was described as ‘a long black object with a squat hooded head’ and when it saw the men approaching attempted escape in a series of dives, reappearing every 80 yards.

A dog was sent in to retrieve the creature but ran off and reportedly wouldn’t go near a body of water again.

The body of the creature was never recovered, if it was a variant of the Musk Duck the unfortunate creature was a thousand kilometres south from its natural habitat, if it was a Seal it is an odd place to find one and if it was an unknown creature, we’ll never know.

Then again, maybe they didn’t get the Hartwood Monster and it is still out there or it didn’t even exist at all making it the stuff of legends.

Support Channel4Change

August 11 2017

Over the last month, DNS has reported on the latest programs and actions designed to increase awareness of Mental Health issues.

Earlier this week, Noisy Street Design uploaded onto YouTube a new video titled ‘Channel 4 Change’.

It is a video that goes for 4mins and 42 seconds and the video explains the creation and aims of ‘Channel 4 Change’.

Channel 4 Change was established to raise much-needed funds to develop and implement youth mental health initiatives in Deniliquin, aims that we completely believe in supporting in any way we can.

Channel 4 Change founder Brenda Norman is aiming to swim the English Channel in 2018 to promote the importance of mental health, the English Channel is perhaps one of the toughest swimming challenges on the planet.

The video has been put together really well as everything is explained in great detail backed by excellent quality video and beautiful shots of the area from the river to a 360 look around town from the air.

If you are interested in donating or finding out more, please visit https://channel4change.com.au/