FIVE YEARS AGO
DOG DEATH SENTENCE
A vital animal rescue service has refused to re-home any more pets from the Griffith Pound until council drastically improves conditions at the facility. Unsealed concrete, bare dirt and a “chute” that people dump their dogs down have allowed the potentially fatal parvo virus to run rampant through the pound, and Ken Rebetzke from Needy Paws has had enough.
DEATH TRAP FOR ROOS
A mysterious 200m stretch of an irrigation channel has become a kangaroo graveyard. Since Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) relined 16 kilometres of the Lake View Branch canal, 15 to 20 marsupials have been found washed up against the nearest regulator.
ROOSTERS SPEED DEMON ON THE MOVE
Yenda has well and truly begun stocking up for next season after securing the services of DPC speedster Josh Bryant.
TEN YEARS AGO
WORKER SCHEME CLEARED
The seasonal guest worker scheme has finally been given the go-ahead. Workers from Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea are expected in Griffith before Christmas to help clear the massive backlog of fruit picking work.
NO TO DPI CLOSURE
NSW Premier Nathan Rees should expect a flood of letters stamped with the 2680 postcode in the coming weeks, after The Area News last week launched a petition to stop the closure of the DPI research station in Hanwood.
TON OF TALENT
A run-a-ball century from first-drop Exies batsman Brent Harrison has laid the platform for an easy first innings win over Diggers at Exies No. 2.
SIXTEEN YEARS AGO
CLUB BACK ON TRACK
A new board overseeing operations at Griffith’s Yoogali Club claims the facility will have reduced a substantial amount of its debt before the end of next year.
As the irrigation winter crop harvest swings into action this week, dry land growers are winding their headers down after a discouraging season
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