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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The pathway to Jo’s purpose

After living away from Sunraysia for many years, personal development coach, musician and “conscious content creator” Jo Kathleen Marie has found her way back home. Jo opens up to Caitlyn Morgan on the bumpy journey she took to get to where she is. Pictures: Ben Gross IT took for Jo Kathleen Marie to hit rock […]

Our world gets the taste for slow food

Over decades, food has retained a reputation of uniting people together. For committee member Elina Garreffa, Slow Food Mildura is all about sharing the joy of food with like-minded people in rustic settings. Lauren Adcock chats with Elina about the history of Slow Food and why it’s as important as ever to celebrate food culture. […]

Each number plate has a story to tell

A chance visit to a roadhouse with a bar covered in old number plates was the beginning of Paul Nicolias’ enormous collection. Paul sat down with Caitlyn Morgan to discuss how his collection came to be and the stories behind some of the standouts. Pictures: Ben Gross PAUL Nicolias admits to having always been a […]

Family takes a walk on the wild side

While most children beg their parents for a dog or cat for Christmas, in the Holmes family a crocodile is on the top of young Mali and Noah’s list of most wanted animals. This may be an unusual request for most, but for zoologists Sarah and Alex Holmes it doesn’t come a surprise, with the […]