Mildura Weekly : Friday May 2 2014 Vol 8 No 26
Distributed FREE every Friday Vol. 8 No. 26 www.milduraweekly.com.au Friday, May 2, 2014 NEWS PEOPLE SPORT Everest, here we come! With memories of walking the Kokoda Track still fresh in their minds, three Mildura adventurers have set their sights on another epic - climbing to the Base Camp of Nepal’s Mount Everest. Neil ‘Butcher’ Bradford, Louise Woodroffe and Veronica Kidd say part of their journey will be a tribute to the 16 Sherpa guides who died in an avalanche just weeks ago. Their story is on Page 9. Photo: DARREN SEILER As locals and visitors line up to view and photograph the partially-submerged historic paddleboat Avoca on Mildura’s riverfront, Sunraysia’s latest ‘tourist attraction’ faces an uncertain future. Page 3. Former high-profile Mildura civic and business administrator Robyn Murdoch is ‘living the dream’ on Norfolk Island, taking on the hospitality trade after raising a unique breed of cattle. Page 12. Mildura-based Western Phantoms Volleyball Club has signed 203cm Italian giant Antonio Paolo Mecci ahead of the Victorian Premier League season. ‘Paolo,’ 25, is set to add significant height to the Phantoms line-up as a middle- hitter, with the club aiming for a premiership. Page 71.
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