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Not all heroes wear capes – some are in high vis vests
Community
Wagga Wagga optometrist Martin Gregory finds tremendous fulfilment in his volunteering work. "There is a satisfaction when you get to help someone in trouble when their family and friends can't," he said. Mr Gregory has dedicated his volunteering time to the Wagga Rescue Squad for the past 25 years. "I know it's 25-years because I joined the squad when my...
Coalition’s $20 million election promise to Charles Sturt University
News
The Coalition has pledged to invest $20 million into Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) research and development if re-elected. Minister for Regional Education Bridget McKenzie and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announced on Wednesday (18 May) that the Coalition Government would contribute $20 million towards world-class research and development infrastructure for the AgriSciences Research and Business Park (AgriPark), as well as upgrades of...
Charles Sturt University staff and students move to end period poverty on campus
Health & Wellbeing
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has taken on an initiative to end period poverty for its students. The University has partnered with non-profit organisation Share The Dignity to provide free sanitary products to the students on campus. Share The Dignity aims to help those experiencing period poverty and break down the shame and stigma associated with menstruation. Distribution is via vending...
Honouring nurses and midwives on International Nurses Day
Community
Wagga businesses came together to "shout nurses a coffee" and celebrate their hard-working carers and healers on International Nurses Day. Representatives from NSW Health and local businesses were invited to Wagga Business Chamber's monthly Business Breakfast, this month marking International Nurses Day.  Local businesses donated vouchers and prizes for the local nurses and midwives at the event, hosted by Macarthur Real Estate Agency...
Affordable water costs for locals
News
There's some good news for Riverina ratepayers feeling the pinch with the promise that affordable water prices will continue. Riverina Water’s access charge will remain at $160 per annum for the fourth year straight. This comes as a relief for locals across the region feeling pressure from the rising cost of living. According to recent national research, 51 per cent...
Region’s largest book fair kicks off this Saturday
What's On
Wagga Wagga Showground has set the stage for a weekend of bibliophile heaven in the Riverina. Booklovers and collectors can leaf through more than 40,000 titles for sale at the annual Wagga Rotary Book Fair. "After we took over the book fair from Lifeline, we got bigger and bigger and moved here (showground)," organiser Graham Russell said. "We are proud of...
Three men to face court on Riverina drug supply charges
News
Three men have been refused bail after being charged with the alleged supply of drugs in the Riverina. The charges were laid as part of an ongoing investigation into drug supply in the region. Strike Force Morag was established in March to focus predominately on the supply of methylamphetamine in the Wagga Wagga area. During a vehicle stop south-west of...
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