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Friday News Wrap 16/11

  • Friday News Wrap 16/11

The Latest News From Across the Mallee

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- Swan Hill Sweep Sees More Guns Seized

More guns have been seized from the Swan Hill area, as local police continue to sweep through the community checking firearm storage.

16 guns were seized from a Swan Hill address on Wednesday night, with a male's shooters licence cancelled amid ongoing inquiries.

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The forfeiture also follows the seizing of 25 guns from an Ultima property a fortnight ago.

Swan Hill Police Inspector Haydn Downes says the message is simple.

"People have to understand, if you've got firearms they've got to be stored correctly; if they're not they'll be seized," Insp. Downes said.

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- Sebastian Stars For Saints in Stunning T20 Debut

A blistering 105 from Robin Sebastian has led Saint Mary's Tyntynder to an extraordinary total in the inaugural round of the McDonald's Swan Hill Twenty20 last night.

The Saints made 4/299 in their 20 overs against Swan Hill thanks to Sebastian's knock, along with half centuries from Matthew Barnes and Jonty Chaponiere.

Swan Hill managed just 105 in reply to lose by 194 runs.

An inspired 61 from Sam Britton has failed to get Nyah District over the line in their match against RSL, with the Demons managing just 95 in their chase.

RSL defended its total of 141 comfortably thanks to three wickets each from Sean Bedggood and Matthew Hayward.

And Ultima TUF (140) took out a 49-run win over Woorinen (91), thanks to 54 from Stephen Lyons and three wickets each from Hinton and King.

- Ultima District Uncovered To Open Tomorrow

The long-awaited photo exhibition from former local Mick Cullin's time in Ultima will be opened tomorrow.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Director Ian Tully says with more than 40 photos on display, it represents the community well.

"It provides a great candid snapshot of the region at that time," Tully said.

"It's shining a light on the community and the industries there."

The Ultima District Uncovered showcase will open at 10am tomorrow at the Ultima Public Hall, with a launch by the Ultima Progress Association.