The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) are continuing delivery of Food Boxes to vulnerable people including those in self-quarantine, children in need, and families suffering from domestic violence in the NSW Riverina.   Over the past few weeks, over 300 boxes have been delivered to people in the wider area to places such as Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Albury,…

Research to investigate impact of COVID-19 on delivery of mathematics and science education It is estimated one billion children worldwide have had their schooling disrupted due to COVID-19 and the startling figure has given Charles Sturt University academics an idea for research that could have wide-reaching benefits.   A team of Charles Sturt academics, including Associate…

Recreational Boating Back in NSW The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in NSW following encouraging signs of containment of COVID-19. Darren Vaux, BIA President, thanked the NSW Premier and Health Minister for their support for boating. “Recreational boating in NSW is on the road to recovery”, Vaux…

Kettles will boil across Wagga Wagga for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Since Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea began in 1994, millions of Australians have come together over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support of those affected by cancer. Last year alone, the simple act of generous participants hosting a morning tea raised more than $11.3 million…

Holbrook conservation group launching bushfire recovery activities to ‘boost community morale’ secure funding from Landcare Australia   A Landcare group in the Upper Murray is kick-starting bushfire recovery in the Holbrook region to not only support wildlife habitat regeneration – but also help the community get back on its feet.   After the area was…

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO WITH THE FAMILY THIS SUNDAY 10 MAY? REGISTER NOW FOR THE MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC VIRTUAL CHALLENGE JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY TO GET ACTIVE, STAY CONNECTED AND SUPPORT VITAL BREAST CANCER RESEARCH The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual event for families across the country and even in these tough times of social distancing…

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) will be trialling a virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic beginning this week The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program supports people with respiratory illness to maintain their current lung function and supports optimal health over the winter period. The trial will enable clients to connect virtually with a team of Respiratory Care nurses. Respiratory Care Coordinator for the…

2020 Wagga Wagga Relay For Life announces exciting new format and date Wagga Wagga Relay For Life will this year kick off on a Friday night in a bold resurgence plan for the Cancer Council’s major fundraiser. The 2020 Wagga Wagga Relay For Life will commence on the evening of Friday 20 November and conclude 24 hours later. “The…

The total number of identified COVID-19 positive patients in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District remains at 45. There are 39 recovered cases, and currently no hospitalisations. Sadly the region also reports one death. A total of 4,157 people have been tested. Most common symptoms include fever and dry cough. Some people also experience sore throat, shortness of breath, or…

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