Bushfire-ravaged Violet Town and Boho farms are getting a helping hand from volunteers.MONIQUE FREER February 27, 2013 4:58am
Landcare and Uniting Church volunteers have been volunteering at properties across bushfire-ravaged Violet Town to help farmers find their feet.
Volunteers from local Landcare groups and the Uniting Church have banded together to lend their time and support to sufferers of the recent Violet Town-Boho bushfires.
A joint collaboration between Broken Catchment Landcare Network (Gecko CLaN) and Uniting Church Benalla, the voluntary project has seen small groups of locals spend a day at local farms repairing damage caused by the bushfires.
The fires struck the area during the Australia Day long weekend, causing destruction and damage to 1400
Honeysuckle Farm owners Drusilla Green and Allan O’Connor had 120
While the fire did not take any of their stock or their home, it destroyed close to 90 per cent of the fencing on their property.
Although in need of the assistance, Ms Green and Mr O’Connor were overwhelmed with worries about their stock, feed, fencing and water, making it difficult to think about co-ordinating the many offers of help they had.
‘‘From a landholder’s point of view, it just made such a difference to have someone organising offers of help,’’ Ms Green said.
‘‘Violet Town businesses, DPI, CFA and Victoria Police have also been a huge help and support; it’s been excellent,’’ Ms Green said.
With the organisation of volunteers already in place, Ms Green said that anybody who wished to volunteer to help any Violet Town or Boho bushfire victims should make contact with Melanie Addinsall at Broken Catchment Landcare Network on 5761
To read more see today's Benalla Ensign.
They may be small and rare, but they attract hordes of loyal enthusiasts from American chat show hosts to Shepparton car buffs.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs John Geary will attend a memorial for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.