Category Archives: Current Events

Albury’s “multicultural flavour” leaves sour taste.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, it possibly won’t have escaped your attention that the sleepy city of Albury has become home to some (or rather a lot of) new arrivals of late. As featured … Continue reading

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IT’S A BIT RICH.

Anyone else struck by they utter hypocrisy of Albury Councilor Darryl Bettridge’s call for Albury police to rid “his shop” of illicit drugs and antisocial behaviour? (Border Mail, front page 17/9/11) Let’s be utterly clear on one issue right from the … Continue reading

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Albury doesn’t deserve a rare and precious flower.

It’s an oversight of town planning rather than one of nature that one of the most retrograde populations of troglodytes has been dumped on top of one of the few remaining populations of one of the rarest flowers on earth. … Continue reading

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Worthy of a Darwin award nomination?

  Now you really have to wonder when even the great bastion of tactlessness that I am has to think long and hard about an opinion piece. I saw this story in the Boredom Ale (border mail) through the week and … Continue reading

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the great organic con.

I’m in the process of searching for a course to help me become a better gardener. I enrolled in horticulture at Wodonga a couple of years ago and didn’t find it to my liking. I didn’t like the focus on … Continue reading

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Common sense prevails.

I’m no fan of Wodonga council, there I’ve said it!! Nonetheless I’m heartily gladdened to hear that common sense and what’s best for the community has prevailed over the vested interests of an overly powerful lobby group. Namely the yokels … Continue reading

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Saleyards impass, the way forward.

In light of the very public disagreement between local redneckscockies and Wodonga council over the location of the Wodonga sale-yards, I think the way forward is patently obvious, instead of moving the sale-yards to Bandiana, they should be relocated to … Continue reading

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Kerang truck driver to stand trial.

Christian Scholl, the Wangaratta truck driver facing 24 charges, including 11 counts of culpable driving and 10 of negligently causing serious injury following the now infamous Kerang rail disaster which killed 11 people in June of last year has pleaded … Continue reading

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Beijing: the ugly games.

I have a confession to make. I like the Olympics, at least, I like some aspects of the competition. The outright commercialism, the cover-ups, the political spin and rhetoric I don’t much care for, but the actual competition itself, the … Continue reading

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“Bush Tucker Man” at Albury’s Community Wood Fired Oven.

    Mark Olive (above) of the ABC’s “the Black Olive” with a fresh take on provincial cuisine. Celebrity chef Mark Olive was in Albury this weekend promoting his book “the Outback Cafe” as part of the Write Around the … Continue reading

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