The White Ribbon Day march message took to the streets of Benalla on Saturday.November 30, 2012 12:04am
The ‘‘Not Violent, Not Silent’’ White Ribbon Day message was taken to the streets of Benalla on Saturday morning.
Members of the family violence action group hosted a march from Drill Hall to the Benalla Lake foreshore and through the weekend markets.
On the lakeside, those in attendance publicly swore an oath to not remain silent, commit or excuse violence against women.
White Ribbon Day ambassador and guest speaker Chris Thorne spoke about how rampant family violence is in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
He encouraged men from all walks of life to stand tall and pledge their support for violence against women.
Committee chairperson and community health director Neil Stott said he encouraged those in the community who were passionate about the White Ribbon cause to come forward and join the group.
‘‘It’s not about waiting ’til next year, we want to plan events throughout the year today,’’ he said.
Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Fern Summer quits nursing job to run as an independent at July's Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
ONE in seven people aged 50 and older have some evidence of macular degeneration, according to Echuca optometrist Andrew Knight.
TONY Spizzica doesn’t like to talk about himself.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
PYALONG Primary School junior students were treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at Seymour Woolworths last week.
Arriving early at school just got a little sweeter for Barooga Public School students, with the recent introduction of a breakfast program.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.