A big national day planned in our region.January 23, 2013 4:13am
Your guide to Australia Day events around our region on Saturday.
This year’s event at Kings Park will start with a market and car boot sale from 9
The official ceremony with special guest from the CFA will take place at 10
There will be free cooking competitions including best tomato sauce (one jar, at least 300
All entries must be lodged by 9
Another highlight promises to be the watermelon eating competition at 11
Avenel is this year hosting the major event for Strathbogie Shire at Jubilee Park.
The event starts at 9.30
There will be light refreshments and a historical display.
The Australia Day ambassador is Royal Children’s Hospital chairman Tony Beddison, who owns a property in the area.
He is a former chairman of the Australia Day Committee, the Centenary of Federation (Victoria) a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and committee member of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
Mr Beddison is chairman of the Beddison Group, a recruitment and staffing company.
Nagambie again holds its celebration from 5
Town awards will be announced and two citizenship ceremonies will take place. There will be a family dance and free sausage sizzle.
The Australia Day ambassador is Dan Romanis, chief executive of the Royal District Nursing Service, Australia’s largest provider of home nursing and the largest employer of community nurses, with a total staff of about 1500, including more than 1000 nurses.
Mr Romanis is also a board member of Peninsula Hospice Service, a leading not-for-profit provider of palliative care services on the Mornington Peninsula.
For a number of years he was a volunteer surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards as a result of his interest in and commitment to improvements in quality standards in healthcare provision.
In 2003, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through the RDNS.
Football nut and AFL Goulburn Murray league operations manager Simon Devine is looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the proud tradition of the Goulburn Valley Football League.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Former district resident and award-winning television producer Joanna Werner will no doubt be shopping for a glitzy gown ahead of the Emmy Awards in New York on February 20.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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