Pilots from all over the region have been flying out of Deniliquin, fighting the Moonbria Rd fire near Jerilderie.By Tyla Harrington
After two years of ‘‘wetter summer seasons’’, pilots Mark Sutherland and Mark Bagshaw faced their biggest fire in years near Jerilderie.
Both were firebombing this week, bringing the Moonbria fire under control.
From Finley and Moree respectively, both praised the efforts of local firefighters in working quickly to try and prevent the spread of the blaze.
When speaking to the Pastoral Times on Wednesday, Mr Sutherland said the pilots would be helping to ‘‘mop up’’ the last of the fire.
Both the men said the fire was ‘‘well under control’’ when they returned to Deniliquin on Wednesday, but said the firefighters ‘‘won’t take anything for granted’’.
The pilots were joined by Field Air pilot Russell Jordan and R&M Aircraft pilot Peter Jones.
They also made special mention of Harley Dohnt, Greg White and Andrew Mackay, who were responsible for re-fuelling the planes, and Field Air manager Paul Thomas.
Benalla's consistently high petrol prices are fuelling discussion.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
Visiting antique expert Bruce Lowenthal was kept very busy in Echuca on Saturday after about 130 people brought a multitude of items to be evaluated, some of them quite valuable.
Banksia Securities Limited investors received a 45-cents-in-the-dollar payment on Friday.
The talent of Kyabram and District’s up-and-coming young sports stars was highlighted at the 2013 Kyabram and District Infinity Sportstar of the Year awards night.
Seymour defeated Echuca by 37 points in an excellent effort and a thrilling performance in round six of the Goulburn Valley Football League action on Saturday.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
Much of the inspiration for Heathcote-based musician Doug Bruce's latest album came from driving on the McIvor Hwy, he says.
Detectives in pursuit of Australia’s most wanted man have not ruled out Cobram as a possible hiding place.
Record crowd predicted for the 2013 Deniliquin Ute Muster with the announcement of US country superstar Alan Jackson as the headline act.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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