The Deniliquin Pastoral Times office will be closed between noon and 1pm today as our staff attend the rally opposing amendments to the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
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The amendments propose to reinstate water buybacks, which local stakeholders say are proven to impact negatively on the social and economic fabric of basin communities like ours.
Three rallies will be held across the district today ahead of the amendments being debated in the Federal Senate.
Deniliquin’s rally will be held in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens, at the Multi Arts Centre in Cressy St.
Others will be held in Leeton and Griffith.
Other local businesses are being encouraged to also close their doors and attend the rally.
Peacock on loose
Every now and then a Deniliquin local will come across a dog or cat wondering without an owner, and almost certainly ducks.
But one local was a little surprised to come across a peacock running across the road on the Finley Rd at the weekend.
The local posted a photo to a social media page for lost and found pets to inform those in the area of the unusual sighting - and to urge them to drive carefully.
Certainly not what was expected on their weekend travels.
The peacock has likely wandered off from a nearby property which is known as a local bird haven.
Art show on its way
A friendly reminder to all the art enthusiasts and those we a few pieces collecting dust in the shed, the Pre-loved Art Show will begin taking donations this Wednesday from 10am at the Deniliquin Multi Arts Centre.
Simply head on down Wednesday morning with the painting you are looking to sell (or auction off).
The exhibition’s opening night will be held on Thursday, starting at 5.30pm, with an entry fee of $25.
Following the opening night, the exhibit will be available for viewing from Friday to Sunday between 1am and 4pm.
Any items not sold during the exhibitions opening hours of 10am to 4pm will be auctioned from 12.15pm Sunday.
The entry fee for exhibition days is $5 per person.
Black Friday sale
It’s a tradition well known in the US, and the Black Friday Sale is also gaining momentum in Deniliquin.
This Friday, a number of local businesses will be participating in the Black Friday sale as part of the Deniliquin Pastoral Times’ Deni On Sale day.
The campaign aims to encourage more people to think about shopping locally before buying online.
With a total of 16 businesses offering amazing deals, you’ll be able to tick off a few things from your Christmas shopping list.
The big day is now just under five weeks away.
You can spot the participating businesses by looking for red, orange, and black balloons.
We’ll also have a full list of the participating businesses in Friday’s edition of the Pastoral Times.
Shop local to win
A bonus of the Deni On Sale Day is that any purchase made this Friday could also put you in the running to win a share of $5000 in local shopping dollars.
Every $20 you spend at a business participating in the Have Yourself a Very Local Christmas promotion - also brought to you by the Pastoral Times - earns you an entry in the draw (up to 20 in one transaction).
The first of five weekly draws will be at 3pm today, at the Deniliquin Business Chamber window display in the former McLaren’s Cafe window in Cressy St.
Don’t miss out on all the amazing deals and your chance to win one of five $1000 shop local gift cards.
Support your community and get shopping locally!
Remember to be safe
COVID-19 transmission continues to increase in NSW, with community transmission now moderate to high.
Several easy but important COVID-safe behaviours helped keep us safe during the pandemic and these little things can still make a big difference now.
– Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms;
– Stay up to date with your recommended COVID-19 vaccinations;
– Get together where there’s fresh air;
– Wash your hands regularly using soap and water or hand sanitiser; and
– Be kind to people who choose to wear a mask.
For more information, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/protecting-yourself.