We’ve headed to our archives to bring you our updated flashback picture gallery series, looking back on what was happening in and around Wagga in the past.
This week’s edition comes straight to you from November in the year 2000, and will be delivered in two parts.
It was a happening time for the city – here’s what was making news in the pages of The Daily Advertiser.
With a heavy sigh of relief, Wagga’s class of 2000 finished the HSC this week. It was the final HSC under the current format, with the new course exams being held next year.
After 20 years of operation, the Riverina and Western Districts sub-branch of the Rats of Tobruk has been forced to fold. Just 28 of the original 82 members remain.
Riverina motorists continue to endure some of the highest petrol prices in the state, with Wagga and Hay listed in the top 10 most expensive towns. NRMA Limited’s survey of October petrol prices revealed Wagga fuel sold for 103.2 cents per litre and Hay 103 cents per litre.
The suggestion to install a taxi stand outside the Victoria hotel was greeted with approval by the Community Consultative Committee. Licensing’s Sergeant Garry Bowden said the move would stop alcohol-affected people crossing the Sturt Highway to access Station Place, believing it was only a matter of time before someone was “cleaned up by a truck”.
Little Athletics NSW chief executive Kerry O’Keefe has defended banning the Kooringal-Wagga Athletics Club from using electronic timing equipment at a major Wagga event next year.
Kamarah paceman Jason Malone has the figures to make even the best cricketers in the world envious – and it has nothing to do with his bowling strike rate. He’s taken seven wickets in five matches, but he has accumulated an imposing 424 runs at an average of 141 in five innings for Kamarah in the Ardlethan-Barellan first grade competition.
Speed, alcohol and fatigue are believed to have been contributing factors in an accident which claimed the life of a Narrandera man late on Thursday night.
A group of Charles Sturt University students who kidnapped an alpaca could be expelled. It is believed they took the animal from a nearby flock, locked it in a student’s room and forced it to drink alcohol. CSU is attempting to identify the culprits.
Wagga father and son Kevin and David Foster are resting well in hospital after Kevin donated his kidney in a lifesaving operation.
A proposal to name the Riverina Radiotherapy Centre after noted Wagga surgeon Joseph Ziegler has been met with a lukewarm response by the appeal’s trust, who are reluctant to name the centre after any one person.
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