The Border Mail
Wednesday, 19 June 2024
NSW budget bad news for those wanting Albury hospital upgrade.
Anthony Bunn
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Aalbers replaced coach Joel Mackie at the helm this season
Brent Godde
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Osborne coach Myles Aalbers has the Tigers on top of the ladder with an 8-1 record.
Leaked internal emails reveal 'immediate cost containment measures'.
Layton Holley
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Albury Wodonga Health must find ways to save $3 million in its 2024-25 budget. File image
It is the fifth consecutive time the RBA has kept rates steady.
Jemimah Clegg
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RBA governor Michele Bullock said the board had kept the cash rate on hold following its June meeting.(Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
South Australian MP Troy Bell was a trusted man who avoided scrutiny as he stole funds while working for the Education Department, a court has been told.
Abe Maddison
South Australian MP Troy Bell has pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of theft (file photo). (Lechelle Earl/AAP PHOTOS)
Ann Garling was in 'agony' years after 'botched' surgery.
Benjamin Seeder
A Tasmanian woman has been granted $755,000 in damages after she successfully claimed in court a surgeon botched her haemorrhoid operation. File picture
Victorian Parliament formally salutes the late Lou Lieberman.
Anthony Bunn
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Lou Lieberman pictured with fellow members for Benambra Bill Tilley and Tony Plowman after the 2006 Victorian election which saw Mr Tilley elected for the first time.
Unpaid community work for demanding $1K 'or else I'll post pics'.
Albury Court
An upgrade of the city's oldest preschool is taking shape.
Anthony Bunn
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Building site manager Fletcher McKenzie, of Southern Cross Developers, stands on the soil base that has been built up to allow for the expansion of Albury Preschool. Picture by James Wiltshire
Wodonga's housing supply is proposed to rise by 76 per cent.
Layton Holley
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Russell suffered the knee injury playing for Brock-Burrum
Brent Godde
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Xavier Russell played in Lavington's third flag last season under coach Ken Mansell. Picture by James Wiltshire
Albury and Wodonga juniors also made the trip for the carnival.
Georgia Smith
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Ovens and Murray League open squad coach Noel Halton has praised the representative netballers for their efforts at the Association Championships. File picture
Wodonga guide dog Keiko is 'really a part of the family'.
Madilyn McKinley
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Cheryl Newman enjoys going on walks with the support of her guide dog Keiko, something she didn't do much before. Picture by James Wiltshire
Hayes was knocked unconscious in the incident.
Brent Godde
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Fire crews called to burning Ford Falcon on Pooley Court.
Blair Thomson
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The burnt out Ford Falcon on Pooley Court in Wodonga. It was set on fire on Monday night. Picture by James Wiltshire
Multiple offenders intercepted during road operation.
Blair Thomson
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Patient, 63, had been cutting wood at his Upper Lurg home.
Blair Thomson
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An air ambulance was dispatched to an Upper Lurg property near Glenrowan on Tuesday, June 18. File photo
Robert and Thomas Phibbs say they're not mates with group.
Court Reporter
Thomas Phibbs was involved in the fight with his brother, Robert. File photo
Border Music Camp applications remain open until Sunday, June 23.
Janet Howie
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These Border Music Camp participants all took part in Murray Conservatorium's orchestra concert at The Cube Wodonga on Saturday, June 15. Pictured from left: Steve Scott (flute), Billie Paffen (cello), Esther Little (French horn), Priya Jones (flute), Joash Little (percussion), Nathanial Mudd (saxophone), Clancy Fifield (percussion), Amelia Wright (flute), Therese Scarfe (cor anglais). Picture supplied
St John's Lutheran School students take their learning outdoors.
Jodie O'Sullivan
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Wodonga councillor queries Victorian government approach.
Anthony Bunn
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Wodonga councillors Libby Hall and Danny Chamberlain have recommitted to fighting for a new hospital for the Twin Cities with the former noting Victoria's call for more homes in her city without backing a fresh medical hub.
Dean Cromb broke into cars in Wodonga, allegedly with his son.
Court Reporter
Robert and Anne Geeves to face Supreme Court trial.
Andrew Mangelsdorf
A trial over the alleged murder of Amber Haigh in 2002 took an unexpected turn even before it began in the Wagga Supreme Court on Monday. File picture
Woman who deliberately caused head-on crash 'had a death wish'.
Nigel McNay
The driver of a Toyota Hilux, pictured at the centre of the picture, told police he and his passenger "said our goodbyes" as Taylah Gilbertson's Jeep Compass sped directly at them at the Young and Wilson streets traffic lights.
A map tracking cost of living makes for stark viewing.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Tenant hasn't paid rent in 17 months, refuses to leave
Layton Holley
Lena Anderson has launched appeals in the Supreme Court over recent VCAT orders to evict her from 26 Benson Street in Benalla. Picture supplied
'I first thought it was some modern theatre theatrics.'
Anna Houlahan, Ayden Dawkins
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Sir Ian McKellen. Picture Shutterstock
Liberal senator Linda Reynolds says she will fight to clear her name after ex-staffer Brittany Higgins claimed political conspiracy following an alleged rape.
Aaron Bunch
Linda Reynolds says she is determined to get justice for those hurt by Brittany Higgins' claims. (Richard Wainwright/AAP PHOTOS)
Former NSW treasurer Matt Kean will retire from politics to join the private sector dashing hopes of Liberals keen for him to have a tilt at federal politics.
Samantha Lock
Former NSW treasurer Matt Kean has poured cold water on hopes he will run for federal politics. (Jack Gramenz/AAP PHOTOS)
Aalbers replaced coach Joel Mackie at the helm this season
Brent Godde
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Osborne coach Myles Aalbers has the Tigers on top of the ladder with an 8-1 record.
Russell suffered the knee injury playing for Brock-Burrum
Brent Godde
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Xavier Russell played in Lavington's third flag last season under coach Ken Mansell. Picture by James Wiltshire
Albury and Wodonga juniors also made the trip for the carnival.
Georgia Smith
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Hayes was knocked unconscious in the incident.
Brent Godde
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Lachie Murphy-Dale will front the Ovens and Murray tribunal on a striking charge on Wednesday night. Picture by Mark Jesser
'It was a little bit disappointing...'
Brent Godde
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Lavington youngster Ryder Corrigan was among the Bushrangers best on the weekend against Gippsland.
Julian Hayes was knocked out for the first time in his career.
Andrew Moir
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Julian Hayes has been a terrific player for North Albury now for a number of seasons.
Ex-Wangaratta Rover Brayden George suffers another knee injury.
Andrew Moir
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Brayden George (centre) celebrates with his Wangaratta Rovers team-mates after being drafted to North Melbourne in November, 2022.
It is the fifth consecutive time the RBA has kept rates steady.
Jemimah Clegg
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The home exudes character with its Murray pine flooring, high ceilings and ornate skirtings.
Relax and enjoy the views from the verandah of the established gardens framed by a white picket fence. Picture supplied.
"This is more than just a house; it's a timeless legacy."
Jacinta Dickins
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Selling agent Reg Coulston said this exceptional property is ideally situated for those who crave a life infused with both tranquillity and vibrant activity. Picture supplied.
'People associate the Southern Highlands with the English countryside.'
Grace Dudley
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The coastal hotspots with big discounts.
Jemimah Clegg
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This cosy coastal home in Venus Bay, which has seen a 11.2 per cent drop in prices in the last year, has a price guide of $529,000. Pic: Supplied
She's received some smart property advice over the years.
Melissa Kehagias
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Film star Rebel Wilson is offloading her Balmain investment in the city's inner west. Picture supplied
Unpaid community work for demanding $1K 'or else I'll post pics'.
Albury Court
Fire crews called to burning Ford Falcon on Pooley Court.
Blair Thomson
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The burnt out Ford Falcon on Pooley Court in Wodonga. It was set on fire on Monday night. Picture by James Wiltshire
Multiple offenders intercepted during road operation.
Blair Thomson
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NSW Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden and Victorian Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir at the official launch of their road safety operations on the Hume Highway in Albury on Tuesday. Picture by Mark Jesser
Robert and Thomas Phibbs say they're not mates with group.
Court Reporter
Thomas Phibbs was involved in the fight with his brother, Robert. File photo
Dean Cromb broke into cars in Wodonga, allegedly with his son.
Court Reporter
Dean Cromb broke into cars in Wodonga last year and used a stolen credit card at businesses. Picture supplied
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Tuesday, 18 June 2024

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Border Music Camp applications remain open until Sunday, June 23.
Janet Howie
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Burger Urge Wodonga debuts the Scorpion Death Wish offering.
Jodie Bruton
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The burger is made with a red bun, two smashed beef patties, Moruga scorpion chilli puree, Scorpion Death Wish sauce, jalapenos, cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato and an Asian forest scorpion to boot. Picture by Mark Jesser
Toby Mobbs teams with Donnie Borzestowski on Coming Back To Me.
Jodie Bruton
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Independent pop-folk, singer-songwriter Toby Mobbs is releasing his new single Coming Back To Me on Monday, June 17. Picture by Trewbella Photography
Anna Leeworthy debuts at Survivors of Suicide and Friends event.
Jodie Bruton
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Anna Leeworthy is a vibrant young independent artist whose relatability and candid storytelling has resonated with audiences around Australia. Picture supplied
Burger Urge's Scorpion Death Wish is on sale for a limited time.
Jodie Bruton
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Burger Urge Wodonga venue manager Melody Watts says the Scorpion Death Wish burger would appeal to patrons who liked a challenge. Picture by Mark Jesser
Peace, tranquility and adventure wrapped up in the comfort, service and ambience of a small luxury hotel is the experience onboard the Mekong Serenity, from Australian river cruising experts APT.
Here's an invitation to join the Queen Victoria on a cruise through Spain and Morocco.
Emma Brown
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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Picture Shutterstock
Meeting the energy need of tomorrow by training the next generation with Essential Energy's award-winning apprentice program.
Become a cable jointer, powerline worker or electrical technician with 129 apprenticeship positions available in regional, rural and remote NSW and Southern Queensland on offer for 2025. Picture supplied
These six tips from Australian broadband wholesaler, NBN Co, can help you get the most out of your internet connection.
Try these six connection tips to improve internet quality. Picture Shutterstock
Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers award-winning accommodations, safari-style dining and exclusive wildlife encounters.
Elizabeth Habermann
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Special guests often join the dining experience including white lions. Picture Jamala Wildlife Lodge

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Wodonga guide dog Keiko is 'really a part of the family'.
Madilyn McKinley
No comments
Border Music Camp applications remain open until Sunday, June 23.
Janet Howie
No comments
These Border Music Camp participants all took part in Murray Conservatorium's orchestra concert at The Cube Wodonga on Saturday, June 15. Pictured from left: Steve Scott (flute), Billie Paffen (cello), Esther Little (French horn), Priya Jones (flute), Joash Little (percussion), Nathanial Mudd (saxophone), Clancy Fifield (percussion), Amelia Wright (flute), Therese Scarfe (cor anglais). Picture supplied
A cappella vocal group set to perform on Gold Coast in September.
Madilyn McKinley
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Cameron Walls, Jeremy Kerr, Joel Bartholomaeus and James Strachan will be heading to the national Barbershop Harmony Festival in the Gold Coast in September. File picture by James Wiltshire
Six residents of the region recognised for years of dedication.
Beau Greenway
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Lance Boswell said he was "humbled and proud" to receive an OAM for his service to the Albury and Howlong communities as part of the 2024 King's Birthday honours. Picture by James Wiltshire
'We are very grateful it happened when there was nothing in there.'
Beau Greenway
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The 2024 Albury Wodonga Bridal Fair will not go ahead due to damage sustained at Albury Entertainment Centre's banquet hall on Wednesday, June 5. Picture supplied
Victorian Parliament formally salutes the late Lou Lieberman.
Anthony Bunn
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Lou Lieberman pictured with fellow members for Benambra Bill Tilley and Tony Plowman after the 2006 Victorian election which saw Mr Tilley elected for the first time.
Unpaid community work for demanding $1K 'or else I'll post pics'.
Albury Court
The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been convicted and sentenced in Albury Local Court. File picture
An upgrade of the city's oldest preschool is taking shape.
Anthony Bunn
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Building site manager Fletcher McKenzie, of Southern Cross Developers, stands on the soil base that has been built up to allow for the expansion of Albury Preschool. Picture by James Wiltshire
NSW budget bad news for those wanting Albury hospital upgrade.
Anthony Bunn
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How the new clinical services building will appear at Albury hospital when completed as a centrepiece to the expansion at the Borella Road site. Image from NSW government

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Too much of a good thing is bad. Too much of a bad thing is terrible.
John Hanscombe
Junior pay rates are discriminatory.
Joseph Mitchell
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On junior pay rates, younger workers have to work longer just to get by. Picture Shutterstock
The reality is that money wields influence in politics.
Zoë Wundenberg
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A ban on political donations could be deemed unconstitutional. Picture Shutterstock

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The occupants of this Koenigsegg Jesko were lucky to escape the hypercar before it was all but incinerated in an unexplained fire.
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Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
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Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
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Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied

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Yass' Gabbie Horton is proving her passion for sheep and wool.
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Advances in drone technology offer landholders significant data
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Brooke Watts, Bralca, Molong, with a Griffin Pro drone, on display at the MerinoLink conference at Bathurst. Picture by Rebecca Nadge
Ali & Gaby's quick tips for big wins in understanding your money.
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How to ensure your furry housemate doesn't ruin the landscaping.
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