Berrigan Shire welcomed a new Australian citizen in a special ceremony held in the Council Chambers last Wednesday.
Finley’s Lawrence Walsh became an Australian at a naturalisation ceremony officiated by Mayor Bernard Curtin.
Mr Walsh, who lives in Finley, first came to Australia in 1996 on a working holiday from a small town in north west England.
Mr Walsh went back to England after his holiday, and later returned to Australia on numerous occasions.
But it was not until 2005 that Mr Walsh decided to take the plunge and move permanently.
He made the decision after being offered a job with his uncle.
Mr Walsh said during the ceremony that it was his ‘‘long-time wish to come to Australia’’.
Cr Curtin, along with other guests of council and attending councillors, congratulated the new citizen.
Mr Walsh was presented with a certificate, miniature Australian flags and a natural Australian plant.
A fire at Tamleugh North yesterday destroyed 120ha of crops and grass.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Sarah Beck is taking her family to New York after she won a trip for being the second highest fundraiser for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre in October's Melbourne Marathon.
Rochester’s old Courthouse is undergoing a facelift thanks to a restoration grant.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Students from St Mary's College were presented with awards for academic and sporting achievement and leadership.
Shae Willis has graduated from Finley’s Riverina Institute of TAFE Campus with top honours.
Australian sporting legends are at Heathcote Golf Club this morning for the MS Ashes Trek golf day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.
Cobram Barooga Apex Club have raised more than $3600 for Irvin House at Cobram District Health.
An 89-run victory has extended the Cannons leads on the DDCA ladder, while second-placed side Hay pumped Juniors.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
After three wins from seven starts Benalla harness racing trainer sells The Hen House House.
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