A focus of Sunraysia’s children

Since its inception three decades ago, Wings For Kids Inc. Sunraysia Mallee has brought joy and happiness to more than 1000 Sunraysia children and their families. Caitlyn Morgan chats to volunteers and Sunraysia residents about the impact the charity has made on the lives of those in our community. WINGS for Kids Inc. Sunraysia Mallee […]

A step back in time

There is no need to find a time travel machine to experience the life of the region’s first dry-land farmers. Driving into the township of Meringur, situated 90km from Mildura on Millewa road, the first thing you see is a series of large, black metal sculptures representing national monuments of the dry-land pioneers of Australia. […]

At home with . . . Richard Garlick

Home is not a place for Sunassist executive officer Richard Garlick. It is wherever and whenever Richard is surrounded by the happy chaos, smiling faces and infectious laughter of his number one support crew; his family. Lauren Adcock sat down with Richard and partner, Narelle Fraser to chat about blending families and rewriting the rules […]

Medium back in town

It’s been three years since self-proclaimed medium Charmaine Wilson has been in Mildura. Caitlyn Morgan chats to Charmaine about what is bringing her back next month and what her audience can expect. BY the age of 23, Charmaine Wilson had already endured enormous tragedy with death of her brother and her four year old daughter. […]

A true country show

For more than 130 years, thousands of local residents have come together for the biggest of the Wentworth calendar, the Wentworth Show. This year is expected to be no different with preparations for the 134th annual Wentworth Show in full swing ahead of this weekend. Caitlyn Morgan chats with those involved to discuss the history […]

An eye opening experience

As a nutritionist, Danielle Wilcock welcomed the opportunity to experience food in a completely different way. To forage for native foods commonly referred to as bush tucker, is something she had never done nor considered. Tracy Wise, a local business woman, Aboriginal artist, tour guide and mentor afforded her the privilege of joining her on […]

Fighting fit over adversity

A life-changing accident on the footy field had Joel Coates believing he’d never walk again. But the Mildura man was determined to make the most of his second chance at life, and through sheer determination, months of gruelling rehabilitation and a “never-say-die” attitude, he rose up to not only walk again, but to own and […]

In full bloom

From humble beginnings 12 years ago, the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival has bloomed into an event bigger than anyone could have anticipated, attracting visitors from interstate and beyond to the tiny town of Robinvale to bask in the beauty of the biggest explosion of almond blossoms in the Southern Hemisphere. Ashlee Falvo chats to committee […]

At home with Calvin and Demalza Henry

Calvin and Demalza Henry have created a home environment which has an inherent, calming presence where each family member is encouraged to be whoever it is they want to be. On court, both Calvin and Demalza dominate the basketball and netball courts. Off court, they’re role models to Ethan, Paige, Harmony and little Miyah. Lauren […]

Fitness fun for all ages

It wasn’t until having her own children that Jodie Hughes truly understood the importance of physical activity for children under six. Now the mother of two is an advocate for it, running a business purely focused on just that. Caitlyn Morgan chats to Jodie about the benefits of her program and why physical activity shouldn’t […]