FIVE YEARS AGO
SHIRE BUCKS NATIONAL TREND
New figures show Leeton is bucking the national trend when it comes to strong manufacturing performances in the past 12 years. Leeton has been highlighted in a recent national government document which used manufacturing in the Riverina as an example of scale of data from a regional perspective. The report showed significant investment has been made in Leeton in food and beverage manufacturing, with levels at 20 per cent in the town.
REP HONOUR FOR JUNIORS
Junior Phantoms players have represented ACT Brumbies against Victoria. Angus Allen and Josh Nikoro were two of three country-based under 16s players, while Pio Nakubuwai, Wilson Feagai and Damian Johnston were the only players not from the ACT in the under 15s team.
TEN YEARS AGO
‘WATER BUYBACK SCHEME USELESS’
The member for Riverina has expressed deep concern over the Prime Minister’s single-minded pursuit of water buybacks for environmental flows. Kay Hull is aghast at the lack of other options, such as efficiency measures, being pursued by the government.
FIRE, SMOKE RAVAGE HOME
A house fire at a residence in Yarran Street on Saturday night was contained to one room thanks to the swift work of firefighters.
LEETON SNARES MINOR PREMIERSHIP
A late flurry of tries from Leeton snatched a 36-22 victory over Yanco-Wamoon to secure the minor premiership and end the Hawks’ season
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
LEETON ACTOR IN AUSSIE COMEDY HIT
Leeton actor Steven Holt is well on his way to his stardom. Steven played a key role in the Australian box office hit, Danny Deckchair, playing the wacky character, Nobby Furcio from the fictitious town of Clarence.
BACKPACKING TO HELP MIA
A joint submission by Leeton and Griffith City shire councils has been rewarded with a grant of more than $30,000 towards building a stronger backpacker industry in the MIA.