Barbecues and a day on the Edward River are popular choices for Australia Day celebrations in Deniliquin.CASS SAVELLIS January 25, 2013 4:22am
Many tourists had already flocked to Deniliquin this week to enjoy the river, give their boats a run and have a barbie in anticipation of the Australia Day long weekend.
The Owens, Harrison and Trewin families, from Melbourne, have been visiting Deniliquin for 38 years.
Three generations of their families camp at McLean Beach Caravan Park numerous times over summer and also in the cooler months.
There are many reasons that sway the families to return each year.
‘‘We come for the weather, people, town and lifestyle habits,’’ a member of the Owens family said.
‘‘We’ve been coming here since we were kids,’’ added a member of the Harrison family. ‘‘Now we’re passing on the lifestyle to our kids.’’
Most people are preparing the barbecue for Australia Day tomorrow, and IGA’s meat department staff are busy preparing for an influx of customers in search of sausages and chops.
‘‘We’ve had a few customers come in (this week), but the real rush starts tomorrow (Friday),’’ an IGA butcher said.
According to Elders Weather, this Australia Day will offer a delightful top of 31°C. Fine weather is expected on Sunday (29°C) and Monday (31°C).
~ Cass Savellis
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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