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.
The Country Fire Authority is investigating the cause of a fire that gutted a family home at Zeerust.
At the presentations located at the half-way mark of YMGCR's Lake Course, PGA Legends Co-Ordinator Andy Rogers said, "It's been a great three days.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
THE Mistress became the first locally owned boat in 26 years to win the Superclass in the Southern 80.
ROCHESTER has welcomed a new family into the community this year.
More of the districts newest preps
No end to V/Line's troubles
The Finley community will always remember the tremendous Trevor Hendy, who was friends with everyone.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
%Cobram’s new, state-of-the-art library is a step closer to reality, with construction works expected to begin at the Punt Rd site within weeks.
World War II veteran Max Gunn reflects on town's historic recognition.
There’s been a big win for SPC and Australian tomato growers.
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