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 […]

Footy a sport for all

Bringing football to a wider audience is the aim of Mallee Sports Assembly’s All Abilities Football Program, and that aim is being reached thanks to the help of the South Mildura Sporting Club and in particular its volunteers. Angus Dearlove catches up with young South Mildura footballer Connor Irwin about the 2019 edition of the […]

Every child’s dream

They say the way to a child’s heart is serving a bowl of ice cream for breakfast or allowing them to skip a day of school. But Sunraysia Life may have just found the magic key to unlock a new world of fun and adventure in the backyard and make dreams come true. Lauren Adcock […]

No room for sibling rivalry

Often when brothers and sisters get together there’s a little bit of tension. But not between Arron and Teagan Hartwig. The pair caught up with Sunraysia Life motorsport guru Wade Aunger to talk about their love of their chosen chariot – a speedway sidecar. Pictures: Wade Aunger THEY aren’t in it for a joyride. There’s […]

Sowing the seeds of community

Tucked away behind Mildura’s Around Again receival station, the Mildura Eco Village is a hub of sustainability with a small but bustling community. Teagan Bell visited the village’s Community Garden for its weekly Gardening Time to discover the importance of getting back to basics when it comes to produce and what’s next for the eco-focused […]

A love for all things rusty

Travelling around Australia for a decade didn’t stop Sean “Moose” Johnston from building an impressive collection of historic tractors, trucks and Victa lawnmowers. With The Tractor Restoration and Appreciation Club of Sunraysia (TRACS) “Australian Made” Day on this weekend, Moose showcased a couple of the pieces from his collection that will be on display to […]

Brushed with talent

The Cottee’s trademark logo on a Tenth Street building, the PS Melbourne Paddle steamer signs and the new Mildura Central mural all have one thing in common, they were all hand-painted by Merbein’s Terry “Moose” McGowan. Caitlyn Morgan got to know the sign-writer behind many iconic signs and murals in Sunraysia. Pictures: Ben Gross WITHIN […]