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What’s happening with the Grapes?

KANGAROOS are causing thousands of dollars damage to the grapes in Sunraysia because they are thirsty. The drought is causing native and pest animals to inhabit horticulture properties because the animals are thirsty.  There have been pest aninmals such as rabbits, hares and foxes found on the properties but now there are kangaroos  as well. Kangaroos cause problems by chewing drip systems, leaves and even the grapes to get some moisture. Some prperties have had to spend lots of money to keep kangaroos out. 

Reference: Information taken from Sunraysia Daily’s article.

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Dogs on Leashes! Yes or No?

 I disagree that dogs should be put on leashes for their time outdoors. It is unfair to them because going outside is usually a treat for most dogs, so what is the point if your just going to drag them around the park? How can you play fetch if you’re holding them on a lead?  Lots of people complain about dog poo going into the river in some areas, but that isn’t the dogs responsibility is it?

 There might be a high rate of dog attacks in Mildura in fact we know there have been 168 dog bites reported in Mildura, but did you think about the dog’s side of the story? Dogs don’t just attack people for the fun of it. Most times people and kids intimidate them. Most kids if a dog approaches  will run, and what does the dog do run after them.

 Because I disagree I think that there should have a special place for dogs in public places there should be a park just for dogs in about every single town so they can play and then there will not be any one being bitten or complaining!

By Zahra

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Dogs on a Leash

I disagree that dogs should be put on leashes for their time outdoors. It is unfair to them because going outside is usually a treat for most dogs, so what is the point if you’re just going to drag them around the park? How can you play fetch if you’re holding them on a lead? Lots of people complain about dog poo going into the river in some areas, but that isn’t the dogs responsibility is it?

 There might be a high rate of dog attacks in Mildura in fact we know there have been 63 dog bites in Mildura, but did you think about the dog’s side of the story? Dogs don’t just attack people for the fun of it. Most times I bet people and kids intimidate them. Most kids if a dog approaches, will run, and what does the dog do run after them.

 Because I disagree I think that you should have a special place for dogs I mean you should have a park just for dogs in about every single town so they can play and then there will not be anyone complaining of being bitten. 

 

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Our Waste Wise Mini Fete

What is meant by a wastewise event?
~A watewise event is a rubbish free event.
~That also means that you might have to bring a green bag with you to put your rubbish in.

You would plan a wastewise event by:
* Putting posters up
* Emailing people
* Sending computer advertisements
* Writing a newsletter or newspaper
* Designing a brochure
* Advertising

The customers will need to know:
* where the bins are
* a map
* it is rubbish free

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Etiwanda Wetlands Mildura

Where are they?
The Etiwanda Wetlands are situated on the corner of Cureton Avenus and Etiwanda Avenue.

How big?
The Etiwanda Wetlands are spread over a 16 hectare site taking the waters from the Etiwanda and San Mateo industrial drains.

What does it do?
This Wetland acts as a filter, improving the stormwater as it goes through all the steps before the water finally returns to the Murray River. This Wetland is also providing the perfect habitat for plants and animals.

What is the process?
On Thursday 12th June, the Water Ambassadors of Mildura West Primary School went to the Etiwanda Wetlands. There we learnt about the different areas of the wetlands and the process the water takes. The water goes to many different places throughout the journey of the constructed wetland; it starts at the Gross Pollutant Trap [GPT] then goes into the Sedimentation Pond and then goes by underground pipe to the Water Treatment areas and from there it is pumped back into a stream or in this case the Murray River.

Overall the day was great fun and all the Water Ambassadors had a lot of fun and we all learnt something new.

Written by Tanzina and Zahra