FIVE YEARS AGO
MERGER ON CARDS
A final report released regarding the future of local government areas has suggested Narrandera shire merges with Leeton.
NO JAB, NO PLAY
Childcare centres in NSW must now be given documents from parents that show their child is fully vaccinated for their age, has a medical reason not be immunised, has a conscientious objection, or their child is on a recognised “catchup schedule” if they have fallen behind with their vaccinations. Failure to do so means a centre can ban a child from attending.
TEN YEARS AGO
NEW COUNCIL BOSS LANDS
Leeton Shire’s new general manager David Laugher took up his new role this week, lured to Leeton by change, the ability to work directly with the community and family ties. Mr Laugher relocated with his wife and pet dog from their home in Tallangatta.
Landholders have been put on red alert amid reports a second generation of locust hatchings could be about to explode in the area.
HUNTERS SNAGS MEDAL OF THE YEAR
Rob Hunter came out on top in the battle for the 2009 Medal of Medallists, securing the prestigious event with a 43 nett on countback.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
SPORT TO GET BOOST
Both the Leeton District Tennis Club and the Leeton District Cricket Association will be able to upgrade their main playing facilities with a promise of commitment from Leeton Shire Council.
LEVY NOW IN LIMBO
Plans for an increase in the national citrus levy by the Australian Citrus Growers have been put on hold after growers rejected the proposal. The majority of the 30 per cent eligible who voted in the Riverina found a further increase to their costs hard to swallow
DIGITAL TV SET TO IMPRESS
Leeton residents will now be able to experience the full benefits of digital television after Prime and WIN Television in Griffith began transmitting digitally on January 1. So far the upgrade, which has followed ABC going digital in the MIA in July last year and SBS in November, has meant no interruptions to current analogue services.
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