Tragedy will meet triumph in the new year, according to Riverina psychic and clairvoyant Maria Campbell.
While 2017 “could have gone better”, Ms Campbell assured the region 2018 would be better, with “good things on the move”.
Despite the positive note, residents can expect an outbreak of Ross River Fever, accompanied by an increased number of snake bites and shark attacks on the coast.
House fires and a possible child drowning in the Murrumbidgee River are also set to bring devastation, according to Ms Campbell, in addition to a truck collision at a level-crossing, near Wagga or Cootamundra.
“I feel the police are going to be busy keeping the law under control,” Ms Campbell said. “There will be several drug busts again … and a shooting in Wagga.”
She said another scandal may yet rock Wagga City Council with possible resignations on the horizon.
Small-time retailers have been warned their financial situation may not improve, with business owners attempting to stay afloat as they compete with bigger companies.
“There’s going to be disruptions around Wagga in the retail sector,” Ms Campbell said. “People need to reconsider what they’re losing.”
On the flip-side, a police officer could be awarded a high-commendation for bravery and a “bigger than usual” march-out parade at Kapooka will be “quite a colourful event”, with one soldier making the honours list for an achievement.
A city group or syndicate are set to have a windfall, with a big win on the horizon and a new industry, launched in Wagga, will open employment doors for many job-seekers.
Ms Campbell said she felt there was still flooding on the way, but it would not be as bad as floods of the past, with farmers potentially benefiting from the increased water.