Contact the Southern Riverina News team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.July 19, 2012 10:45am
Sam was born and educated in Deniliquin and started a three-year cadetship with the Pastoral Times in 1998.
He was named McPherson Media Group Cadet of the Year in 2000 before completing a Bachelor of Arts/Communications majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University in 2005.
Sam returned to the Pastoral Times as news editor in 2006 before taking over as managing editor in July, 2011.
For Sam, the highlight of his career was the Pastoral Times winning the prestigious EC Sommerlad Award for Community Leadership and Editorial Involvement at the 2009 NSW Country Press Awards.
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She covers general news, politics, local government, police, writes features, takes photographs, and is a sub editor.
Zoe came to the Deniliquin Pastoral Times in November 2004 after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/Public Relations) at the University of Western Sydney.
Having completed all her secondary schooling in Deniliquin, she was keen to return to her home town to start her career in journalism. It was a goal she had been aiming for since primary school.
With an interest in photography, working in a rural paper has given Zoe the opportunity to explore all facets of the newspaper industry as well as reporting.
Zoe likes to get stuck into hard news stories, but particularly delights in working on feature stories, particularly about returned services personnel for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day features.
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When Sam Atukorala addresses his children in his mother tongue of Sinhalese, they understand him completely, but they always reply in English.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Stanhope’s Fonterra plant will have cheese flowing again next week after a fire at the plant on Tuesday morning.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Scout Group hopes to raise funds for World Scout Jamboree through novel 24-hour endurance test.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
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