At home with . . . Daniel Coghlan and Bianca Romeo

“Humble” is the first word that comes to mind when describing Sunraysia business-owners and sweethearts, Daniel Coghlan and Bianca Romeo. The pair met five years ago in Melbourne where Daniel was playing at the VFL AFL level for Essendon Football Club, and Bianca was running a successful personal training business back in Sunraysia. Since then, […]

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. […]

Orchids are a growing passion

Diane and Richard Cavanagh have four daughters, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, but their family extends much further. Over the past 30 years the couple has collected more than 300 orchids, which they love and care for as dearly as their own children. Teagan Bell chats with them about their love affair with all […]

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 […]

Abu Dhabi: Jewel in the crown of the UAE

With its vast shopping malls and grand hotel multiplexes, it is Dubai, the growing concrete metropolis that’s typically associated with the United Arab Emirates. Some 140km down the coastline however is Abu Dhabi, the stunning and completely understated capital of the UAE. Danielle Wilcock talks about her Arabian experience and highlights some of the amazing […]

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 […]