Local News August 14th 2017

A crash at Wentworth, asbestos and more.

Local News August 14th 2017

A rolled Toyota Prado has led to the death of a 47-year-old woman on Wentworth's roads.

Police responded to reports of the accident at around 3.50 pm on Saturday - sending five occupants of the vehicle to Mildura Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The occupants, a 34-year-old driver, a 75-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were all treated for various injuries.

Another passenger, the 47-year-old woman, has died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established; with officers attached to Barrier Local Area Command investigating the causes of the accident.

Anyone with details on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers.



Issues have been raised with Polaris Quad Bike Youth Models with the bikes subject to a Safety Warning Notice stating some models may contain asbestos in particular parts

Brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers are the parts in question -affecting around 13 thousand supplied models to Australia since 2003

While the asbestos is unlikely to present any safety risk whilst riding, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says owners are advised not to do any repair or maintenance work

Those with the Youth Models are advised to take their 4 wheelers to a Polaris dealership to be repaired by qualified personnel.



Landholders across the western region of NSW have been offered contracts for total grazing pressure fencing projects.

The program will cover almost 600 kilometres of land - helping owners manage ground cover and provide better access for their stock.

Nine projects have been funded in the south, with fencing set to be completed in Wentworth and Hillston.

A new report into has been presented at the CanForum in Canberra looking into ways to improve funding for the rare and less common cancers.

Survival rates of rare cancers are far lower than that of other cancers, with calls made to include treatments in the Pharmaceutical benefits Scheme.

Richard Vines - Founder and Chairman of rare cancers Australia - says with 25 thousand Australians dying from rare cancers each year, and more proportional funding is needed



Saturday saw the best in the region go head to head on the footy field for Round 17 of Sunraysia Football and Netball League.

Ouyen United has claimed a 100 point victory against Wentworth.

Robinvale-Euston was bested by the Demons in an 11-10-76 to 12-16-88 finish.

Imperials got the jump on South Mildura - besting the side 21-14-140 to 8-6-54.

And Merbein dominated over Red Cliffs on the field - claiming a 17-17-119 to 11-10-76 victory.

The Demons are sitting on top of the A Grade ladder going into Round 18 - sitting on 52 points.

Ouyen United is close behind on 48 points, as Imperials settles into 3rd place on 40 points.