Spend draw today

November 03, 2017

Indi and Savannah Bain celebrated Halloween in Blighty.

Callum and Hayden Bailey on Halloween.

Chloe Webber was a zombie fairy for Halloween.

The first of our Spend & Win promotion draws will be held today.

We’ll draw the winner of a $200 Do it In Deni gift card at 2pm, at Deniliquin Central IGA.

Another four $200 vouchers will be drawn on subsequent Fridays.

The major prizes — a $1000 voucher and a $2000 voucher — will be drawn at the Mayor’s Christmas Party in the Deniliquin CBD on Thursday, December 14.

To be in the running to be a winner in our $4000 promotion, all you have to do is shop local.

Simply spend $20 at participating stores to receive an entry envelope. Entry coupons will appear in every edition of the Pastoral Times — page 10 in Tuesday’s edition and page 10 today.

Place a coupon in the envelope, write your details on the envelope and place it in the entry box at participating stores or in the barrel at IGA — it’s that easy.

Only original envelopes and entry coupons will be accepted.

Spend & Win prize vouchers can only be redeemed at stores participating in the promotion (see page 10).

The promotion is run by the Pastoral Times, with the support of Deniliquin Business Chamber and major sponsor Deniliquin Central IGA.

Deni does Halloween

It’s the Americans who are best known for Halloween, but the fun holiday’s popularity continues to grow in Australia and Deniliquin.

Children were spotted going door-to-door in their neighbourhoods trick or treating on Tuesday night, all pre-arranged by parents who want to see the holiday supported more.

A few parents shared their Halloween photos with the Pastoral Times.

While superheroes and cartoon characters were popular among the trick or treaters, the traditional scary costumes were still a favourite for many.

Celebrated each year on October 31, Halloween has roots in age-old European traditions.

It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and soon All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.

The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns.

Hail storm

Locals were forced to make a mad dash for their cars when leaving work on Monday evening when a heavy burst of rain brought with it hailstones.

The tiny stones did not hang around long, however, with the rain dispersing rather promptly and a blast of sunshine melting it all as quickly as it fell.

A total of 2.4mm of rain was recorded for Deniliquin by the Bureau of Meteorology between 9am Monday and 9am Tuesday, adding to the 5.2mm previously recorded throughout the weekend.

It took October’s total rainfall to 17.8mm.

The 4mm delivered between 9am Saturday and 9am Sunday was the second highest for the month, with the most being 6.2mm recorded in the 24 hours to 9am on October 12.

Based on data collected from the Deniliquin Airport weather station, the Bureau records this year’s total rainfall to date as 255.8mm.

The highest monthly total so far was 64mm in August, followed closely by 54mm in April.

Business bowls night

Deniliquin Business Chamber is encouraging local businesses to put together a barefoot bowls team, and join its new social event.

The ‘Tradies versus The World’ event will be held on the Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club’s greens from 5.30pm tonight.

There will be a barbecue dinner provided and an outdoor bar.

Teams of four or more people will go head to head in a game of lawn bowls.

Registration is free for chamber members, or $25 a team for non-members.

Teams will still be accepted today. Go to for more.

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