ONE YEAR AGO
DOCTOR BECOMES GREENS CANDIDATE
Doctor Nivanka De Silva became the Greens candidate for the seat of Murray on this day in 2019.
The then 25-year-old ran on a platform which focused on mental health, water and multiculturalism.
AREA HOTEL LISTED FOR SALE
Griffith's iconic Area Hotel on Banna Avenue was listed for sale on this day in 2019.
Estimates at the time saw prices upward of $8 million, with property directors stating that rural pubs are always high in demand and hot on the market.
SUNRICE REOPENS COLEAMBALLY MILL
SunRice announced their Coleambally Mill would be up and running again as a ruminant nutrition mill on this day in 2019.
The mill had been left dormant since 2014, with the company stating that Coleambally would become their biggest contributor of animal feed within the first 12 months of operation.
FIVE YEARS AGO
REGIONAL THEATRE REVEALS NEW LOOK
Griffith Regional Theatre unveiled its new look interior to the public on this day in 2015.
The renovations served as the first major makeover since the theatre opened in 1987, with new carpet, 520 seats and aisle lighting installed as part of the upgrades.
BRIDGE TO BE BUILT IN CARRATHOOL
It was announced that a new $15 million bridge would be built in Carrathool on this day in 2015.
The project came as part of the fixing country roads program, with the state and federal government splitting the bill 50/50.
CARRATHOOL RACES SEE GREAT SUCCESS
A total of 1200 people flocked to the Carrathool Races on this day in 2015, with the event being considered one of the most successful ever held in town.
The weather was kind to the community, with the record attendance serving as an incredible boost to the local economy.
TEN YEARS AGO
GOLFING GREAT VISITS GRIFFITH
One of the greatest Australian golfers of all time, Jack Newton, visited the Riverina as a special guest for the Griffith Pro-Am tournament on this day in 2010.
The esteemed ex-athlete, commentator and analyst competed against some of the world's greatest golfers during his playing career.
FARMERS CALLED ON TO UNITE
President of the NSW Farmers Association, Charles Armstrong, called for farmers to stand together and unite ahead of State and Federal elections on this day in 2010.
Mr Armstrong's opening speech at the association's executive council meeting in Griffith stated that ill-informed policies were damaging representation for farmers.
CALLS MADE FOR BETTER DRAINAGE
Roads resembled giant lakes after a torrential downpour on this day in 2010, with calls being made by the public for better drainage on city streets.
Griffith City Council responded by saying they were working on a flood mitigation strategy in high priority areas, including Yambil Street.
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