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 […]

Andy’s new venture

Since moving to Mildura more than a decade ago, Andy Nguyen’s passion for food as seen him open the popular Mildura Noodle and Pasta Bar, Andy’s Kitchen and will soon open the doors to newest venture, Mr Bun Mi. Ashlee Falvo sat down with the talented chef to discuss his food journey. Pictures: Ben Gross […]

A collective passion

Greening Mildura has grown from strength to strength since four friends decided Mildura needed more shade and were prepared to do something about it. Caitlyn Morgan sat down with founding members and new members to discuss the history of the group and future plans. Pictures: Ben Gross WHEN four friends discussed the lack of shade […]

Finding the wine for you

Sunraysia is a region famous for its wines and endless vineyards that frames the city of Mildura, but how does a wine newbie find their palate? Jessica Cornish speaks to two local wine makers to learn more about wine, in particular learns which wines are suited for the winter months. Pictures: Ben Gross and Krystal […]

An experience of a lifttime

For more than a decade, hundreds of children from across Australia have switched off from the outside world and been given the opportunity to learn about Australia’s history in a “rare” and “special” way. Caitlyn Morgan chats to Mungo Youth Project chair Robert Biggs and event co-ordinator Bree Wakefield about the “unique experience” offered a […]

Halloween sparks passion

What started as a Halloween request from her daughter has quickly turned into a creative outlet for Robinvale mum of four, Crystal Jackson. The self-taught makeup artist has a passion and a natural ability to transform herself into characters that is hard to believe until you see it. She spoke to Ashlee Falvo about how […]