Haines takes turn McGowan says she won’t re-contest seat of Indi
Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has confirmed she will not re-contest the seat at the next ele...
Wednesday - 9th January, 2019
New year’s joy
For the Ruscoe family, celebrating the new year meant more than just ringing in 2019. A great deal m...
Wednesday - 2nd January, 2019
Heartfelt thanks Community praised for giving gift of sight
How good was your Christmas? Did you get everything you wanted? Most importantly, anything ...
Wednesday - 26th December, 2018
MP ‘honoured’ Symes rapt to be a part of first 50-50 gender cabinet after wait on result
With Jaclyn Symes’ return to the Victorian upper house confirmed, the Labor government is now offi...
Wednesday - 19th December, 2018
Lake tree treat
Benalla Rural City Council has taken a page from Geelong’s playbook by authorising a floating Chri...
Wednesday - 12th December, 2018
Lasting legacy to officers
Last Saturday a crowd of more than 300 invited guests attended a special ceremony at Stringybark Cre...
Wednesday - 5th December, 2018
The first annual Window to Window street art festival on Friday was a massive success. Pictured are HOCUS youth group members Lucy Lindsay and Sienna Herbert who created the art displayed on the window of Andrew Vale and Associates in Carrier
For most people growing up in Benalla I’m sure an invitation from Buckingham Palace to meet the Qu...
Wednesday - 28th November, 2018
United front Benalla’s White Ribbon event was well attended, with a number of groups and business represented. For full coverage, check out our four-page feature starting on page 15. Ryan re-elected Steph bucks trend as Labor takes over state
While Labor was getting across the line with a landslide victory in the state election, the seat of ...
Wednesday - 21st November, 2018
Festive art New festival planned for businesses’ windows
Benalla is getting a second street art festival with the first annual ‘‘Window to Window’’ t...
Wednesday - 14th November, 2018
The sun arrived on cue and Benalla was out in force to enjoy the closing weekend of this year’s fe...
Wednesday - 7th November, 2018
FCJ students’ video wins
More than 35 Year 8 students recently entered the annual Benalla Live4Life competition. To ...
Wednesday - 31st October, 2018
2018 BENALLA FESTIVAL
armistice tributes art show children’s entertainment fireworks live mus...
Wednesday - 24th October, 2018
Show a winner
Despite some rain, and maybe the loudest thunder clap ever heard by human ears, the 2018 Benalla Sho...
Wednesday - 17th October, 2018
Benalla’s Graham Moore recently returned from the trip of a lifetime — a trip he never knew he w...
Wednesday - 10th October, 2018
Two men killed
Two local men are dead, killed in single-vehicle traffic accidents. Two families, and exten...
Wednesday - 3rd October, 2018
We mark 25th anniversary of the ’93 floods
On October 4, 1993, Benalla awoke to the worst flooding in the town’s history. Torrential...
Wednesday - 26th September, 2018
GOING FOR GOLD
LORD Fandango is back and raring to defend his 2017 bet365 Benalla Gold Cup crown after a slashing w...
Wednesday - 19th September, 2018
Clip goes viral Cooinda residents and FCJ students cut
Benalla’s FCJ College and Cooinda Aged Care have gone viral for all the right reasons. Th...
Wednesday - 12th September, 2018
Benalla’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Tilman Ruff hosted a unique event at BPACC on Friday evening...
Wednesday - 5th September, 2018
THE NEED FOR SPEED
Matt Stoupas (Kentucky Fried Chicken Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3) in action at Winton on Sunday....
Wednesday - 29th August, 2018
Taking shape Director excited about future of facility
Benalla’s future is looking bright as Lima South Precast forge ahead with the development of the n...
Wednesday - 22nd August, 2018
Doing their bit:
Years 4 and 6 students planted trees at Benalla P-12 College’s Faithful St Campus last Thursday as...
Wednesday - 15th August, 2018
Ryan Merrett and Austin Hazledene with the 1977 Holden Statesman they will drive more than 4000 km a...
Wednesday - 8th August, 2018
Saddle up, for Benalla’s Gold Cup
What a way to kick off the AFL long weekend with the bet365 Benalla Gold Cup race meeting run on Fri...
Wednesday - 1st August, 2018
Deal rock solid Lima South Quarry to operate facility
The pre-cast concrete facility being built in Benalla to supply the West Gate Tunnel Project is now ...
Wednesday - 25th July, 2018
Goulburn Valley Football is looking to launch an under-16 competition next year and the proposal is ...
Wednesday - 18th July, 2018
The passengers of two cars were lucky to survive a highspeed crash at a notorious Hume Fwy intersect...
Wednesday - 11th July, 2018
Join in fun
Benalla Rural City Council will host NAIDOC Week celebrations at the Sir Edward ‘‘Weary’’ Du...
Wednesday - 4th July, 2018
Residents harassed by NBN sales calls
Benalla’s elderly residents are being harassed by high-pressure sales calls, which attempt to chan...
Wednesday - 27th June, 2018
Hospital probe Benalla Health caught up in charging review
Benalla Health has been swept up in a scandal threatening to engulf some of regional Victoria’s bi...
Wednesday - 20th June, 2018
Farm jobs boost
A new hydroponic fruit and vegetable farm will bring about 200 new jobs to Benalla. Plannin...
Wednesday - 13th June, 2018
Are you getting what you paid for?
Have you ever checked if the weight of a supermarket product is the same as what it said on the pack...
Wednesday - 6th June, 2018
Shock result 79 caught using devices while driving
In just 40 hours of monitoring, Benalla police issued infringement notices to 79 distracted drivers ...
Wednesday - 30th May, 2018
Funds raised for SES
Benalla SES was fundraising last week at BWS in Arundel St as part of National Volunteer Week’s We...
Wednesday - 23rd May, 2018
Show of support Benalla celebrates diversity
The Benalla Community came together and celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, I...
Wednesday - 16th May, 2018
Facility broken into
Trespassers broke into BPACC on Friday night causing thousands of dollars of damage before fleeing e...
Wednesday - 9th May, 2018
Costs cut for cancer drugs
Anne-Marie Greenway from Goorambat is overjoyed that two life-saving drugs, which could save the liv...
Wednesday - 2nd May, 2018
State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan joined Nationals leader Peter Walsh at Ryan & McNulty sawm...
Wednesday - 25th April, 2018
Proud show of respect
The annual Benalla P-12 College Anzac assembly was held last Friday with staff and students joined b...
Wednesday - 18th April, 2018
A landowner using illegal bait made from a common farm chemical is believed to have killed hundreds ...
Wednesday - 11th April, 2018
Emergency services have found the body of a 62-yearold man in the backyard of a Benalla house after ...
Wednesday - 4th April, 2018
McGowan joins indigenous committee
Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has announced her appointment to the Joint Select Committee on...
Wednesday - 28th March, 2018
‘I beat the bullies’
Bullying is a subject that refuses to go away, it happens in schools, it happens in work, social clu...
Wednesday - 21st March, 2018
Something to celebrate
The future is looking bright for Benalla’s train passengers after State and Commonwealth governmen...
Wednesday - 14th March, 2018
The 2018 Wall to Wall Festival finished up on Monday with locals and visitors alike full of compliments for the new pieces of art that now call Benalla home. Local, national and international artists were given the opportunity to take part and the creativ
Victoria’s Greens joined forces with the Liberal National Coalition last Wednesday to block planni...
Wednesday - 7th March, 2018
With the Wall to Wall Festival just days away, Goorambat is being lit up by magnificent artwork on i...
Wednesday - 28th February, 2018
Rehab visit proves emotional
From Page 1 Each resident was given a daily task that included a rotation of cleaning, cooking or ga...
Wednesday - 21st February, 2018
Get behind Jay Jay
Victorian Boxing Champion Jay Jay Curtin could miss out on the national finals if his family cannot ...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
New home builds in Benalla are being brought to a halt as AusNet and the Electrical Trades Union of ...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
Jobs A $60 million concrete manufacturing facility set to be built in Benalla will create 400 jobs and provide a boost to the economy. Benalla businesses will operate the factory, which will supply precast concrete for major projects including the West Ga
A man has been arrested for allegedly ramming a police car in Benalla on Saturday night, while offic...
Wednesday - 31st January, 2018
Benalla’s Robbie Adelberg with his first Winter X Games gold medal — for the best snow bike tric...
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
Letter scares family Police probe threatening note
Cyber bullying is dominating headlines, but one Benalla family discovered to its distress this week ...
Wednesday - 17th January, 2018
More train pain Services still unreliable
In 1993 Benalla was a different place. The internet was new, we listened to music on a walk...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
Benalla photographer Rene Martens captured this shot of 2018’s first full — and super — moon. ...
Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
A Benalla Rural City councillor is concerned that proper procedures have been overlooked in an attem...
Wednesday - 27th December, 2017
Storm hits hard Family spends Christmas cleaning up
The Randell farm in Lurg bore the brunt of last Tuesday’s storm, losing shed and stable roofs in t...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
DEATH-WISH DRIVER HITS 211KM/H
Two men have been charged after they were picked up for speeding in Benalla last Friday, one of whom...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
A Police sting operation at an active school crossing nabbed six drivers running red lights in Benal...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
Euroa under water While Benalla was left mostly unscathed after the weekend’s heavy rain event, residents of Euroa were less lucky and saw floodwater rise significantly, inundating the town and causing damage to properties and vehicles.
Full story and mo
A Benalla burglary victim is pleading with thieves to return her last connection to her recently-dec...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Benalla’s White Ribbon Day has been hailed a success with hundreds of locals marching down Bridge ...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
Energy supply fears
Benalla business Mirfak Pty Ltd faced paying a 100 per cent increased electricity bill, which a loca...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
A piece of Benalla history — that had stood for more than a century — has been demolished becaus...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
Art reaps rewards
The 2017 Benalla Wall to Wall Festival and its associated street art will deliver close to $6 millio...
Wednesday - 1st November, 2017
Last straw Rubbish could see end of charity bin
The illegal dumping of hard rubbish is threatening the last remaining charity bin in Benalla as elde...
Wednesday - 25th October, 2017
Show proves a
The 135th Benalla Show was held last weekend. The crowds and exhibitions were much larger i...
Wednesday - 18th October, 2017
Hard at work to stop abuse
An alarming truth was revealed at last week’s White Ribbon Day campaign launch at Benalla Health. ...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
Done deal Race fans are in for two more years of V8 action at Winton Motor Raceway after funding was secured for the Winton Super Sprint until at least 2019. Full story on page 5 Get behind Mark Help skier achieve Paralympic dream
Australia’s number one sitskier, local man Mark Soyer, is seeking sponsors as he aims to represent...
Wednesday - 4th October, 2017
Member mourned Club treasurer dies after glider crash lands in paddock
Tragedy struck the Benalla Gliding club of Victoria on Saturday when a respected member who also ser...
Wednesday - 27th September, 2017
It’s set to sizzle at the $100,000 Gold Cup
THE action on the track at Benalla this Friday is set to sizzle. The nine-race card will be...
Wednesday - 20th September, 2017
CUP FOR GRABS
The bet365 Benalla Gold Cup on September 29 will be the litmus test for the spring cups campaign of ...
Wednesday - 13th September, 2017
CARPET OF SUNSHINE
Estelle and Vienna Doig love exploring their family farm – especially the thriving canola crop –...
Wednesday - 6th September, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The All-Blacks are in the Grand Final — Chris Lockhart, Jack Ellis, Zac Amarant, and Teague McMast...
Wednesday - 30th August, 2017
Citizenship off limits for employers
Citizenship debates have no place at work, unless you happen to be standing for federal office.&...
Wednesday - 23rd August, 2017
Priorities firming Minister says rail work to start by end of year
North-east rail passengers can expect to start seeing improvements to services later this year accor...
Wednesday - 16th August, 2017
Many feel pinch Energy costs leave residents out in cold
Benalla’s residents are struggling to stay warm this winter as rising power costs are forcing many...
Wednesday - 9th August, 2017
‘I don’t want to die’ Goorambat resident faces costs of $60,000 a year
When 54-year-old Goorambat resident Anne-Marie Greenway was diagnosed with aggressive metastatic bre...
Wednesday - 2nd August, 2017
It’s a matter of life and death Proposed laws divide public and politicians
Voluntary euthanasia could soon be legal in Victoria as Premier Daniel Andrews seems determined to a...
Wednesday - 26th July, 2017
Women to the fore Innovative project looks at female life on land
The farm women of Benalla are playing a leading role in the largest ever study of Australian women o...
Wednesday - 19th July, 2017
Action on the track:
Troy Dowel secured second place in the RXA AWD Superfinal in a VW Polo S2000. Last weekend marked th...
Wednesday - 12th July, 2017
Out of line
Racism reared its ugly head at a football game in Benalla on Saturday, with a star Mooroopna player ...
Wednesday - 5th July, 2017
Hangar anger at fees More airport users threaten to move
More users of the Benalla airfield are threatening to move their aircraft elsewhere after Benalla Ru...
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
Club frustrated Gliding organisation looking to move from Benalla
The Gliding Club of Victoria is looking to move to another regional airfield because of mounting fru...
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
Taking flight Airport redevelopment completed
The redevelopment of Benalla airport has officially been completed with the unveiling of a plaque at...
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
Non-spending plan Benalla Rural City Council last week held a Special Meeting of Council to consider the Draft Council Plan for the next four years. Here’s the resultant ‘‘Message from the Mayor’’, a conversation with Mayor Don Firth.
Cr Firth: What the council hopes this time is that more of the community, because there’s lots of ...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
Peter Goldsmith nearly died, struck down by an infection of which he had never heard, and neither he...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
Deep concern turned into a nightmarish reality on Sunday as Benalla mother and daughter Isabel and J...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
Like many smaller CFA stations, the Lima South brigade is struggling for survival with not even enou...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
On the road, again!
The north-east rail line continued to live up to its reputation as being the most unreliable in the ...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
Flashmob fun Teens from different shires join forces
Anyone who has parented teenagers would know if you have more than three or four together at any one...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
There were plenty of thrills and spills during the weekend’s Australian Superbike Championships at...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
Lest we forget
Vietnam Veteran Colin Birmingham was one of several hundred who attended the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Ser...
Wednesday - 19th April, 2017
It won’t just be councils on the northeast rail line lobbying for precious funds to upgrade rail s...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
Immortalised Artist Cam Scale paints Tree as part of festival
Leonard ‘‘Tree’’ Wilhelme is as down to earth and solid as his nick-name would suggest.&...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
WALL TO WALL
The Benalla Wall to Wall Street Art Festival was born out of a challenge from former Benalla boy, Sh...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
Golden run Thousands flock to cup
Race organisers were pleased with the smaller-than-usual crowd for the 2017 Benalla Gold Cup held on...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
Service still declining
The Melbourne-to-Albury train service — which services Benalla — has continued to decline, with ...