Monthly Archives: May 2008

Spic and span, but still ugly as sin.

“Mummy, why does that spaceship look like a giant penis?” Wodonga’s water tower is undergoing a high pressure cleaning at the moment, an exercise arguably as futile as putting make-up on this. Nonetheless, the three days work, billed to the … Continue reading

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Without fear or favour?

Recent debate about the Albury based website “BORDERLINE Albury Wodonga” got me thinking, “where do I know this Paul Greene chap from?”. Google drew a blank, sure I saw the interview with him on the Prime news segment, and I … Continue reading

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About bloody time.

I am often critical of police, I admit it, I believe as a society we have a moral obligation to question authority as a form of vigilance to ensure our liberties are respected and our personal freedoms are maintained. I … Continue reading

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Freezing weather, now there’s ice on the Hume Freeway.

  Police have seized $175 thousand worth of the drug ice in a car in north east Victoria this morning. Officers patrolling the Hume Freeway near Wodonga pulled over the car for a random check. Police say the driver was … Continue reading

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Albury’s graffiti “war” has storeowners hopping mad.

Well I guess if truth is the first casualty, the second must be the term “war” itself. Time was when it took a prolonged and organised military engagement to earn the title “war”, remember the scemantic evasions over the “Vietnam conflict”? Of course the … Continue reading

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Climate change denial industry has it’s work cut out.

Chief executive of the Murray Darling Basin Commission Dr. Wendy Craik says fears of a perpetual drought are not alarmist and the basin may need rainfall of “biblical” proportions to reverse the drought. “The evidence suggests that the drought and lack … Continue reading

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Stanley Street development site, have your say.

Wodonga council are seeking public input on their development plans for the soon to be defunct Stanley Street pool complex, suggestions and input can be given here.  Perhaps while you’re there you can throw your hat into the ring for … Continue reading

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Underbelly under-stocked, under scrutiny.

DVD copies of the TV series at the centre of a Victorian Supreme Court decision banning it’s screening in that state have sold out virtually as soon as (and in one case even before) they hit the shelves of Albury … Continue reading

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