Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Shops, cafes bustling
After two COVID-19 impacted years, it’s fantastic to see a big Easter crowd enjoying Deni and district again.
The cafes have been full each lunch break this week, with visitors seemingly coming in early in the lead up to the long weekend of activities.
Local shops have also been bustling, and we can only hope more people come in to town for the Deni Fest program.
All these extra people means a great economic boost for the community, which is sorely needed after the last two years.
Let’s all make our visitors welcome, to encourage them to keep coming back.
Road safety warning
Motorists are asked be to be extra vigilant on the roads this weekend, and over coming weeks.
We’ve not only got an influx of visitors in their vehicles, it’s also school holidays.
That means more young ones out enjoying their day, on bikes, scooters and skateboards.
They are likely to be in the CBD, going to or from the Deniliquin Skate Park.
By the same token, we ask that parents also coach their children on road safety.
There have been a few reports already of youngsters cycling or scooting out in front of cars in the busy CBD.
There’s also been a few young ones spotted without helmets.
If we all work together, we can hopefully avoid any tragedies.
There will be extra police presence over Easter, ensuring everyone is staying safe.
A crack down on drink driving, as well as speeding, drug driving, not wearing seatbelts and driving distracted will be enforced over the break.
Battle of the bands
If you want to hear some awesome music from the region’s youth, then head to the Waring Gardens today at 12pm for Battle of the Bands.
Come and enjoy an afternoon of great music, food and discover your new favourite local band!
This event is brought to you by Edward River Council, South West Music and South West Arts.
It is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Office for Regional Youth Holiday Break program and NSW Youth Week.
You may be wondering why you are reading this edition of the Pastoral Times on a Thursday and not a Friday.
This is because the Pastoral Times office will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday.
The PT journalists will be back on the phones on Easter Monday.
The office will be closed Monday, but journalists will be available by phone between 8.30am and noon. Call 5881 2322.
LocalClassies bookings for Tuesday’s edition close at 10am Monday as normal. Phone 1300 660 886 or email email@example.com.
King Gizzard go international
Aussie rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is going international with their newest album Butterfly 3001.
Deni’s own Michael Cavanagh plays drums and sings for the band, who performed the first show of their international tour on Monday in San Diago, California.
They will play another 40 shows in North America, as well as shows in Mexico, Europe and the UK by the end of the year.
Fresh product recall
You may have heard that Coles is recalling packets of baby spinach sold in supermarkets across NSW, QLD and ACT due to potential salmonella contamination.
The 60g, 120g, and 280g packets have been available for sale since April 4 and have been sold in Coles supermarkets and online - but not including stores in Deniliquin, Albury or Lavington.
The affected packets have various use by date markings: 60g: 13 APR 22; 120g: 13 APR 22 and 14 APR 22; 280g: 13 APR 22 and 14 APR 22.