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Below are the latest news headlines for Tuesday 14 May 2019.

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NSW Senator concerned about fuel reserves

Concerns are being raised about a shortage of liquid fuel reserves and the impact this could have on the Murray-Mallee community.

It follows reports from NSW Senator Jim Molan that Australia has just three weeks' supply of liquid fuels and is exposed should international supply routes be disrupted.

Senator Molan says our regional communities depend on petrol, diesel and aviation fuel and are especially vulnerable if supplies were to dry up.

Police investigate robberies around Swan Hill, Kerang & Cohuna

Swan Hill Police are investigating burglaries and attempted burglaries in Gummow, High Streets, McBain and Harrison Crescent. The burglary in McBain Street included the theft of two children’s motor cycles.

Relating to another theft which occurred elsewhere, a 24-year-old male from Melton was arrested in Swan Hill. He was remanded in custody.

In other areas, burglaries were made around Kerang and Cohuna, including the Cohuna Football Club and three vehicles were stolen from Kerang Toyota.

Anyone with information is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

Apex Park's new facilities open

According to the Gannawarra Shire Council, new toilet facilities at Apex Park Cohuna are now open for residents and visitors to use.

The new facility was opened to the public on Friday May 10, marking the completion of four months of work.

The upgrade forms part of the Cohuna Waterfront Masterplans, which identifies improvements to Apex Park and surrounding areas.

The $180,000 project was part of Council’s $11 million Capital Works program outlined in the 2018/19 Budget.

Mayor Lorraine Learmonth has thanked the community for their patience during the construction period.

National Walk to School Day

Students, parents and carers across the Mallee are encouraged to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle.

It comes as new national research from the Pedestrian Council of Australia shows 86% of kids believe physical activity is important but only 12% are hitting the recommended sixty minutes of exercise each day.

Friday May 17 is National Walk Safely to School Day which encourages to take steps towards a healthier future.

Doctor Natasha Schranz from Active Healthy Kids Australia says walking to school is one of the simplest ways to notch-up some valuable minutes.

Central Murray Netball League Round 4 Review

In Round 4 of the Central Murray Netball League, Kerang took a close game over Tyntynder at the weekend, winning 44 - 38.

The close game now has both teams sitting just outside the top five, Tyntynder is sitting in seventh at 2-2. Kerang are one spot above them at 2-1 with a game in hand.

Kerang's Meaghan Kilderry top scored with 23 goals in the winning effort.

In other results, Koondrook Barham defeated Lake Boga 54 - 35, Woorinen won against Mallee Eagles 62 - 46, Nyah Nyah West United got their first win over the season over Cohuna Kangas and Tooleybuc Manangatang won over Balranald 69 - 34.

Golden Rivers Football League / Kerang NCWL Round Review

In Round 5 of the Golden Rivers Netball League, Nullawil took a close 10-goal win over Moulamein in a top of the table clash at the weekend.

In other results, Wandella defeated Macorna 53 - 23, Quambatook lost to Hay 36 - 25 and Ultima and Murrabit ended their game in a rare draw, 38 goals a piece.

Switching to football, in the Northern Country Women's League, Kerang had a win over Mooroonpa 22.16.148 to 3.3.21.

Sharni Ferrari led the way offensively, kicking seven majors in the win,. with Sophie Peacock and Toni Kelly kicking three goals each.

With the win, Kerang's record sits at 2-3 after five games as they look towards third place Shepparton at Deakin Reserve next week.

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