Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Meet the team that brings you Echuca and Moama's news

Contact the team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.

June 22, 2012 10:55am

Andrew MoleAndrew Mole

Andrew Mole joined the Riverine Herald as editor in August 2014 and is also responsible for McIvor Times and Campaspe News.

He is an award-winning journalist – most recently receiving a prestigious Quill award for best Victorian rural/regional news story and a Rural Media Association best news story of the year in 2011.

Before joining the Riv Andrew was running two national industry magazines – the Kondinin Group’s Farming Ahead and Australian Grapegrower & Winemaker.

Andrew has been a news, sport, rural and features editor on metropolitan papers in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, worked in television and has a strong Victorian regional background with The Weekly Times, Geelong Advertiser and Ballarat Courier after starting his career at the then Melbourne Herald.

When not at work he and his wife Helen are major fundraisers for, and supporters of, women’s shelters and underprivileged children and many years (and kilograms) ago he was an enthusiastic triathlete and ultrathon competitor (never close to winning but never last). He also attended the 1988 Seoul Olympics as media manager of the Australian baseball team.

Phone: 5482 1111


Twitter: @RivEditor

Ivy Wise

Ivy Wise

Ivy has been at the Riverine Herald for about eight years, starting as a sub-editor and general news reporter.

After two years in the role of features writer for special publications, the lure of ‘‘hard news’’ saw Ivy return as a news reporter.

Her rounds include police and emergency services, Echuca court, health and human interest stories.

She also covers the surrounding towns of Rochester, Lockington, Bamawm, Nanneella, Timmering and Strathallan.

Ivy has been working as a journalist for more than 13 years, completing her cadetship at The North West Star in Mount Isa (north-west Queensland).

She has two daughters, aged 7 and 3 1/2.

Ivy has written stories of tragedy and fortune, despair and hope, cruelty and acts of kindness, sadness and joy and those that stand out to her the most are those that illustrate the fragility and strength of the human spirit and inspire us to be better people.

She has had the chance to meet a few celebs over the years and even had the chance to chat with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she came to Echuca during the 2011 floods.

Ivy loves travelling, reading, writing, going to the theatre, socialising with friends, trying to sing and a good shiraz.

Phone: 5483 0507


Trent Horneman

Trent Horneman

Trent is a senior journalist at the Riverine Herald.

This is his second stint with the Riv, having previously worked as a cadet journalist, sports reporter and sub-editor 10 years ago.

Born and bred in Deniliquin, he returned with his family to be closer to home in 2012.

During his career he has covered almost every topic imaginable from CWA luncheons to murder trials.

Trent covers Moama court, agriculture, water issues, the bridge and Murray Shire, as well as Mathoura, Barmah, Moama, Bunnaloo, Womboota, Nathalia and Moira Shire.

Outside of the newsroom, Trent is a sports fan who loves to watch cricket, football, golf and horse racing.

Phone: 5483 0505


Tyla HarringtonTyla Harrington

Tyla Harrington joined the Riverine Herald as a digital journalist in February 2015.

She has been involved in the industry for almost three years, starting her cadetship with the Deniliquin Pastoral Times in April 2012.

Commuting from Echuca, she says she made the transition to The Riv because she wanted to start serving the community she calls ‘home’.

Tyla covers the digital world including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online.

Her rounds also include Campaspe Shire, transport and general news stories.

As well as Echuca-Moama, Tyla covers Bamawn, Bamawn Extension, Pyramid Hill, Kotta, Tennyson, Mitiamo and Lockington.

Phone: 5483 0509


Twitter: @RIV_THarrington


Lana MurphyLana Murphy

Lana joined the Riverine Herald as a journalist in March 2015.

She completed a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at RMIT University in 2014, has radio and television training and spent months working for Metro TV in Indonesia as a television journalist.

Her first work was published in the Herald Sun at age 15, where she continued to write opinion pieces and general news for the next six years.

A travel lover, sport fan, foodie and musician - Lana's interests span far and wide.

She has spent time at dozens of news organisations including Channel 10, Win News and Southern Cross Austereo.

Lana hails from Melbourne but has spent the last decade holidaying in Echuca-Moama on weekends and school holidays; she hopes to become a local soon.

A musical theatre lover and Collingwood supporter, Lana's favourite food is half-cooked hot chips and her dog makes up most of her social media content.

Her rounds include Moira Shire and Echuca Village, general news, social and arts stories from town.

Phone: 5483 0508


Twitter: @lanamurphy

Instagram: @lanabeverley


Rusty WoodgerRusty Woodger

Rusty joined the Riverine Herald as a cadet journalist in May 2015.

He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) at Deakin University in early 2015 and has experience at several newsrooms, including the ABC and Geelong Advertiser.

Before joining the Riv, Rusty published a short documentary from Bosnia, where his wife hails from.

After more than a decade living on Victoria’s Surf Coast, he has made the shift to Echuca and the magnificent Murray River.

He is a keen sports fan and Collingwood supporter – but is willing to put that to one side when chatting with locals.

His rounds include health, education, business/tourism, and he covers Gannawarra Shire, Cohuna, Gunbower, Leitchville and Torrumbarry.

Phone: 5483 0533


Twitter: @rustywoodger



Natalie Durrant

Natalie Durrant

Natalie has worked for McPherson Media Group for 16 years.

She began at the Riverine Herald in 1998 as a features journalist and moved to the Shepparton News in 2001 as a sub-editor before returning to Echuca in 2003 to work on the Riverine Herald, Campaspe News and McIvor Times.

Natalie lives on a farm with her husband and two daughters and enjoys reading, sport and cooking.

Phone: 5482 1111



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