ONE YEAR AGO
WIDGELLI LOCAL NAMED CEO
Former Griffith resident Nathan Dal Bon was named the first CEO of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation on this day in 2019.
The corporation was founded as part of a federal government initiative to reduce pressure on housing affordability.
MDBA UNDER SCRUTINY
David Littleproud said the cabinet had "actively considered" the decentralisation of the Murray Darling Basin Authority on this day in 2019.
Niall Blair believed the Murray Darling Basin plan should be implemented from within a community affected by its decisions, not from a high-rise building in Canberra.
CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS
The NSW government launched the Creative Kids vouchers on this day in 2019.
Parents could claim $100 per child to purchase any art or culture related expenses.
FIVE YEARS AGO
GRIFFITH DUO IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Reece Banfield and Meagan McPhee drove through a fire-engulfed forest in the Adelaide Hills on this day in 2015.
The couple were visiting the McPhee family home when the fire broke out, with the pair being overwhelmed by the magnitude of the blaze. Both Meagan and Reece escaped unharmed.
GRIFFITH PAYS AT THE PUMP
Outgoing NRMA director Graham Blight said the average price of petrol in Griffith was 15 cents dearer than Sydney and Melbourne on this day in 2015.
"We're country people but we don't expect to be ripped off," Mr Blight said.
At the time, the average price of petrol in Griffith was 134.9 cents per litre.
TEN YEARS AGO
ROADSIDE MURDER VICTIM NAMED
Police identified the name of murder victim Ranjodh Singh found at Wilbriggie on this day in 2010.
The loss of the Indian national served as a tragedy for the community. The circumstances behind the murder were not racially charged, but related to unpaid bills.
FURIOUS NURSES PLAN PROTEST
Greater Southern Area Health Service was branded as out of touch by nurses planning a protest on this day in 2010.
Hospital staff were angry about changes being made to the cardiac nurse and discharge planner positions at Griffith Base Hospital, citing GSAHS ignorance.
HELPING HAND AT FARM SHED
Farmers were made aware of a launching farm shed facility on this day in 2010.
The farm shed concept aimed to address the alarming rate of suicide and depression in the agriculture sector across the MIA.
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