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 $700
Another positive came in February with the announcement of a $7.8
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.
Rotary market a hit. Child caught driving car in Murchison. Kath realises her dream (100 years). Expanded International Dairy Week expo a hit.
Perry our top citizen — local heroes honoured. Town’s crime rate soars. Local fights for life. Taxi turmoil after sudden office closure.
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.
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 $500
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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