The nine week southern Riverina Lifestyle Challenge is now past the half way mark and so far the contestants have lost over a combined 50kg.November 22, 2012 4:14am
A version of the popular Biggest Loser initiative, the aim is to set southern Riverina residents on a path to a healthier lifestyle.
The participants, being called weight loss warriors, include Jerilderie residents Kevin A’Vard and Michelle Hack.
From Finley, there is mother daughter duo Janette and Adrianna Morris, Kathrine Spence and Ashley Haynes.
Debbie Nichols, Lyn O’Riordan and Andrea O’Neill are the Berrigan residents taking part.
Each week contestants are weighed in and at the end of the nine week program, the person who has made the biggest change in their lifestyle wins $500 to donate back to a local charity.
The combined weight loss in this first five week shows the healthy lifestyle message is sinking in.
The challenge is a joint initiative of the Southern Riverina News and local personal trainer Kat Rochford.
Weight lost to date: Andrea O’Neill - 9.7kg
Kevin A’Vard - 8.4kg
Michelle Hack - 7.4kg
Kathrine Spence - 5.8kg
Lyn O’Riordon - 5.4kg
Debbie Nichols - 4.7kg
Janette Morris - 3.6kg
Adrianna Morris - 3.2kg
Ash Haynes - 2.9kg
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
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.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
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