Mildura Weekly : Friday April 1 Vol 10 No 21
NEWS 11 FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU A delegAtion of South Koreans visited Sunraysia last week – to not only see more of the district, but to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mildura develop- ment Corporation. it was the second visit by a South Kore- an delegation in the past six months, and it’s hoped the MoU with Korean overseas Agro-resources-development Association (KoAA), which includes representatives from some of South Korea’s lead- ing businesses and indus- tries, will further build on the positive relationship that started late last year. international trade and investment brokers Matthew Simpson and San-Yub Roh, from Mildura-based good- farmers Pty ltd, last year or- ganised the first delegation from South Korea through their roles as independent advisors to KoAA. this resulted in several direct business relationships being created and Sunraysia produce exported to South Korea. MdC chair, Jennifer grigg, said the signing of a MoU with the KoAA last week could lead to even more op- portunities. “this agreement extends the relation- ship that’s been developing strongly over the past six months, “ Ms grigg said. “our intent from the outset has been to facilitate, encourage and promote education and industry opportunities between South Korea and the Mildura–Wentworth region, and this agreement formalises that arrange- ment. “the KoAA represents more than 68 businesses in South Korea and already has formal relationships in Rus- sia and Cambodia – we’re very fortunate it’s chosen Mildura as a key region for its Australian links. the or- ganisation is also closely as- sociated with the South Ko- rean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.” Mildura Rural City Mayor glenn Milne said that since international free trade agreements were opened, South Korean busi- nesses had shown interest in securing the region’s citrus, almonds and dried fruit. “the fact that South Korea imports 80 percent of food products points to some significant and excit- ing opportunities for our re- gion,” Cr Milne said. “KoAA is also keen to further education links with providers here, and there are opportunities for relationship-building in horticulture re- search.” We forge stronger ties with South Korea • FIRST STEP: Last year’s first visit to Sunraysia by the Korean Oversease Agro-resources- development Association was the first step towards a formal relationship with the KOAA. FROM Monday, the Big4 Mildura Gateway holiday park will have a very spe- cial guest in the form of a Big Red Kidney Bus. Kidney Health Austra- lia’s award-winning mobile holiday dialysis unit will be based at the holiday park for the next three weeks, providing people who need dialysis with the opportu- nity to enjoy their holiday without a stay in hospital. The world-first initia- tive is available to anyone on haemodialysis in a hos- pital or satellite dialysis unit, or on home dialysis. Monash Health pro- vides all clinical and medi- cal aspects of the haemodi- alysis service, staffing the bus with a dialysis nurse and a renal technician, who look after up to 12 people each week. For more information about the Big Red Kidney Bus, or for the required ad- mission criteria to use the bus, visit www.kidney.org. au. ‘Big Red’ is back 100A Langtree Avenue, Mildura | Ph: (03) 5023 4878 ARRIVING DAILY NEW WINTER STOCK TO W INSHO PH ERE CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY MILDUR A TOYOTA Cnr Dolfin Dr & Benetook Ave Mildura (Behind The House of Bounce) Phone: 5022 1700 While stocks last. Limits apply, prices only available in store. Cash or card only. Mon - Wed 5am - 5.30pm Thurs-Fri5am-6pmSat6am-1pm Open Insta www.malmeats.com.au Buy quality meat... we do! Buy qualittyy me meat we do!! Great Food, Great Price! TO W INSHO P HERE CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY MILDURA TOYOTA Specials available Friday 1st April & Tuesday 5th April only. New Gluten Free Desserts MALLEE MEATS & More $220 EA Premium Lamb Loin Chops $1299 KG CAKES $135 EA SLICES Friday only $ A gift for living If you’re aged 50-74 you’ll be sent a free bowel cancer screening kit. The kit is simple to use and can detect bowel cancer before any symptoms appear. Around 80 Australians die of bowel cancer every week, but if detected early, up to 90% of cases can be successfully treated. So be sure to complete and return your kit. It’s a gift that could save your life. If you’re over 74 talk to your GP. By 2020 people aged 50-74 will receive a kit every two years.
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