Volunteers grabbed their gloves and garbage bags to help clean up Deniliquin on Sunday.By Tyla Harrington
Deniliquin is looking much cleaner after several teams took to the streets for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Starting at 9am, Daryl and Lynette Whateley’s team, which included Lions members, took the north side of Deniliquin along Davidson St.
The team (pictured) filled more than 30 bags of rubbish.
Deniliquin’s Andrew Harper went a step further and canoed the Edward River, insisting Deniliquin’s asset remain as rubbish free as possible.
‘‘Myself and a team of six others spent nearly five hours removing about 2000 items from the river, from Twin Rivers to McLean Beach,’’ Mr Harper said.
Hundreds of plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans and plastic bags were among the collection Mr Harper’s team removed from the area.
But it wasn’t just typical rubbish that was found, there were also many other items including a wheelie bin, fold-up clothes line, shopping trolley, plastic chair, corrugated iron and wire, shoes/thongs, marine flotation items, wooden packing crates and car tyres.
‘‘Once again, the heaviest traffic area for rubbish was immediately downstream of the bridge, specifically near the pump station,’’ Mr Harper said.
Other teams helping to declutter the town included Deniliquin South Public School students, who tidied their school grounds on Friday, and McDonald’s Deniliquin staff.
Deniliquin High School will do its bit for the clean-up on Wednesday at Camp Four Post.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
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.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
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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