Around the region

In progress: Moama’s Horseshoe Lagoon works are on time and scheduled to be completed shortly before the much-loved Moama Lights event. Photo by Steve Huntley

Lagoon works well under way in Moama

Upgrades to Moama’s Horseshoe Lagoon bridges are well under way and running on schedule for the expected completion in August — just in time for the much-loved Moama Lights event.

The project involves the removal of the existing footbridges and the replacement of them with three-metre-wide steel bridges, which will cater for shared access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Once replaced, the eastern and western bridges will also have new viewing bays, looking out over the picturesque horseshoe-shaped lagoon.

Market set to be relaunched in Shepparton

Shepparton Farmers’ and Specialty Market will be taking over the Shepparton Showgrounds on the fourth Saturday of each month, starting with its relaunch on June 25.

Lifestyle Markets Australia Incorporated is bringing the market back with a host of diverse vendors, trash and treasure, and new and unique finds.

Lifestyle Markets Australia Incorporated is a not-for-profit charity supporting regional and rural youth at risk and holds several ongoing markets and events across NSW and Victoria.

“It is so great to see the community and families come out to enjoy these markets as a day to explore new stalls, connect with local people, try and buy new things and connect with their local community,” Lifestyle Markets Australia Incorporated manager Grace Pryor said.

GV Motorcycle Club swap meet and muster

The Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club is holding a postie bike muster and a swap meet to raise money for the children’s ward at GV Health.

Thirty per cent of the profits from the day will be donated to the children’s ward.

One of the organisers of the event, Robert “The King” Palma, said it was all about supporting children in the region.

“With charity, everyone wins,” he said.

The events will be held on Sunday, May 29, at Undera Park Speedway, with the swap meet starting at 8am and the muster starting at 10am.

The postie bike muster will feature a variety of events, with blokes dressed as postmen, a competition to see who has the best postie bike-related tattoos and even a race to see who can be the slowest to the finish line.

The slowest race over 60 metres will be quite a spectacle, as the riders compete to see who can get to the finish line last.

Riders have to have both feet on the pegs and can’t touch the ground.

For more information go to or phone Rob “The King” Palma on 0419 132 297.