Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich has apologised to his Campaspe Shire counterpart Ian Maddison for comments one of his councillors made about the shire.TRENT HORNEMAN April 25, 2014 3:20am
Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich has apologised to his Campaspe Shire counterpart Ian Maddison for comments one of his councillors made about the shire.
Cr Weyrich apologised to Cr Maddison at a Committee for Echuca Moama breakfast meeting yesterday.
His apology follows Cr Gavin Burke criticising Campaspe Shire and its ratepayers for not taking more action to get a second Murray River crossing in Echuca-Moama.
Cr Weyrich said he should not have allowed Cr Burke to continue with his tirade at a council meeting in Mathoura last week.
While Cr Weyrich said he mostly agreed with Cr Burke’s frustration, he did not believe Campaspe Shire should have been singled out.
‘‘As the mayor I should have stepped in and not let those comments continue, so I have apologised to Cr Maddison for not doing that,’’ he said.
‘‘I am not apologising for comments I made, because I do not believe I said anything disparaging about Campaspe Shire.
‘‘These comments do nothing to enhance the relationship between Campaspe and Murray shires.’’
He's the tough footballer who was driven to the brink in a desperate attempt to preserve his bravado. If it weren't for the loving support of his family and football club, Mulwala coach Ben James would have become one of the six Australian males who take their lives each day.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
COMMITTEE for Echuca Moama revealed Monash University as the consultant for its homeless reference group on Friday last week, reinvigorating one of the committee’s key strategies; to combat Echuca-Moama’s homelessness.
PLANS are in full swing for the 18th annual Farm and Road Safety Expo in Rochester.
Merrigum’s rise to prominence in the Kyabram District League premiership battle reached new heights in Saturday’s 16th round when it became the first side to lower Avenel’s colours this season.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE is being swamped by Pokémon and wannabe trainers, armed with smart phones and iPads, who are trying to catch ‘em all.
Children have been treated to a journey through their imaginations while being encouraged to unleash their inner writers at Barooga Library.
Sixteen local students competed at the NSW PSSA and CHS State Cross Country Championships in Sydney.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
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.