ONE YEAR AGO
LANDINI THROWS HAT IN THE RING
David Landini announced he would run as an independent in the upcoming NSW election on this day in 2019.
He brought some radical new ideas to the table, including turning the Riverina into its own separate state.
MORTGAGE BROKERS MERGE TO FIGHT
Three Griffith mortgage brokers started an awareness campaign in light of some concerning recommendations made by the banking royal commission on this day in 2019.
Mary Gonzo from MIA Financial Services, Danyelle Frank from My Lending Specialist and Linda Pasquetti from Integral Finance Solutions created the campaign.
FIRST WOMEN'S WEEK IN GRIFFITH
Women from across the MIA were readying themselves on this day in 2019, for the first ever NSW Women's Week to be held in Griffith.
Women were inspired by motivational speaker and war veteran Sharon Brown, who spoke at the International Women's Day breakfast.
FIVE YEARS AGO
CASH INJECTION FOR LOCAL AMBULANCE
It was announced on this day in 2015, that if the Baird government was re-elected, a new $4 million ambulance station would be built in Griffith.
Health Minister for New South Wales, Jillian Skinner, travelled to Griffith to make the announcement.
GOLFERS TEE OFF FOR CHARITY
Griffith Golf Club announced they would donate funds raised at their pro-am tournament to MND research on this day in 2015.
Griffith and District Motor Neurone Disease Information and Support Group were thankful recipients.
BADENHORST EARNS SILVER MEDAL
Griffith's Joany Badenhorst defied the pain of a broken wrist to win silver at the Paralympic Snowboarding Championships in Spain on this day in 2015.
20-year-old Badenhorst competed wearing a cast, but didn't let the injury impact her performance.
TEN YEARS AGO
NORMA BAKER RETURNS TO REMINISCE
Norma Baker was just 17 when she back the first Griffith woman to fly an aeroplane solo, and on this day in 2010, she returned to Griffith Aero Club to reminisce.
Her first solo flight was on July 2, 1949, in which she flew a yellow Tiger Moth "unnerved."
45 DEGREE PARKING FOR BANNA
Traffic turmoil in Griffith's main street prompted fresh calls for the introduction of 45-degree parking on this day in 2010.
Some locals likened Banna Avenue traffic to Sydney peak hour.
SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES BOOMING
The Griffith Salvation Army op shop announced they were experiencing a surge in both donations and sales on this day in 2010.
The 18 months prior saw an influx of clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac, which left staff struggling to keep up.
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