The floods in Queensland caused trucks transporting fruit from Cobram two-day delays on the NSW-Queensland border.February 8, 2013 4:00am
The floods in Queensland caused trucks transporting fruit from Cobram two-day delays on the NSW-Queensland border.
Cobram Fruit Growers Association president Frank Diaco said some trucks containing fruit he produced were stranded for two days.
‘‘There was no real financial impact on us; there may have been on the transport operator,’’ he said. ‘‘They would have had to keep their trucks running and would have been burning diesel in order to keep the refrigerators on.’’
Mr Diaco said the trucks were getting through last week and the floods had not yet increased product demand or prices.
Once water on the highway receded, the trucks were able to get through and the fruit to Brisbane for sale.
‘‘The impact might be felt later on, once they’ve found out how the citrus growing areas have been affected,’’ Mr Diaco said.
He said there was no real food shortage and the floods had not caused any panic buying, as seen during the 2011 floods, which saw supermarkets in Brisbane run out of products.
Much like the 16-year-old teenager who outgrows their childhood bedroom, it’s time for Kyabram Fauna Park’s saltwater crocodile Getcha to upgrade to a larger enclosure.
Dawn Tabor 10 January 1944 – 10 September 2016
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
MELINDA Gates once said ‘‘a woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman’’.
OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore was a sea of colour earlier this month for Footy Colours Day.
THERE were picnics galore at St Augustine’s College recently as the school celebrated St Augustine’s Day with a whole college mass and a community picnic on the school oval.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
IT’S JUST over two years since Melbourne-born Elizabeth Carr decided to make a tree change and move to Redesdale.
Former Moira Shire mayor Marie Martin will be running in the upcoming council election.
Nick Caruso will compete in tumbling at the National Clubs Championships in Bendigo tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 16
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.