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Events that shaped 2012 for Tatura

The Guardian looks back at the year that was 2012.

January 4, 2013 4:22am

It was a mixed bag for Tatura in 2012 with many positives and a few negatives most would wish had never occurred, such as the collapse of the Banksia Group.

Despite this, community confidence was strong early in the year with big announcements and ongoing projects, including development of the new Moyola wing, which saw more than $700000 raised in record time.

Another positive came in February with the announcement of a $7.8million upgrade for Tatura Milk Industries.

As the front page stories from the Guardian (below) show, community spirit is alive and well in Tatura, and the town has much to look forward to in the future.

January

Rotary market a hit. Child caught driving car in Murchison. Kath realises her dream (100 years). Expanded International Dairy Week expo a hit.

February

Perry our top citizen — local heroes honoured. Town’s crime rate soars. Local fights for life. Taxi turmoil after sudden office closure.

March

Rain causes havoc. Junior fire brigade crowned state champs. Moyola over halfway. End of an era at Vinnies (Marie Howley). Flood adds to challenges for local farmers. James and Pat Crawford mark 60 years together. Lake Bartlett plan advances. Tatura groups awarded multicultural grants. Sisters (former nuns) share experiences. A show for all tastes. Funds to make ICT available.

April

Coins in long line for kids. Shelly’s (Holness) change of pace. Fashions on the field a highlight of cup. Water tower brings up 100. Ideas sought for Robert Mactier Park. Tractor will be chuggin’ for charity. Solar put in focus. Donations boost funds. Sensational effort (Moyola fundraiser reaches $500000). John Kriesfeld thrilled with published book.

May

Community reflects (Anzac Day). Police issue warnings over scammers. Charity used as dump. Saving our history. Tyson Dollar is top apprentice. Rates set to jump. Lake walk a big hit. Tatura enjoys tea with the lot.

June

Energy for the future. Ryan visits Tatura. Rotary Art Show delivers. Sisters injured in car crash. Tatura is thriving. Revved and ready for Variety Bash. Census tells a story. Children enjoy a ‘secret’ garden.

July

Tatura students experience robotic fun. Council may cut rates. Park plans progress. Wintery blast leaves residents shivering. Milk price plummets. Practice is key for speaking king. Flying days relived.

August

Rewarding learning experience for principal. Tat gets hands dirty. A dream come true. Alex’s open mind key to speaking success. New garden launched. Muto arrested. Heavenly feast. Big changes in store for The Guardian. Allan’s big bash.

September

Treat for the elderly. Working for Tatura (Phyl Mactier). Junior on the rise. Thanks to Tatura (Moyola). CFA long service recognised. Group focus on transition projects. Call for candidates. Tuhans scored.

October

Dogs premiers — defeating Seymour 71 to 43. Fire warning. Chugga home. Community man (Stuart Mock). Firies upgrade their training. Working up a sweat. Dairy market has slowed down. Mock security risk. Toolamba students in new school. Primary school attracts bumper crowd. Funds frozen — Banksia Securities Ltd goes into receivership.

November

Toolamba Primary School risen from the ashes. Swift response — working group appointed to help local Banksia investors. Rotarians party. Tatura 200 hailed a success. Goulburn Murray-Water to lose 60 staff. Church marks its centenary.

December

Club hopes for another big day. Police warning — motorists not hearing drink driving message. Tatura 200 says thanks. Aboriginal honour for Atkinson. Bethel’s Finale. Carols attract.

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