Waranga News

The Waranga News is a volunteer community newspaper serving the Waranga region of northern Victoria.


Way back in September 1978, an enthusiastic group of community-minded people who mourned the passing of the Rushworth Chronicle finally got their 'baby' on the road.

These days the Waranga News has a print run of 1100 each fortnight, including some 250 subscribers.

Staff & Volunteers

Editor: Mary Jo Fortuna

Office & Accounts Manager: Vicki Arnel

Committee: Gillian Schoenborn (President), Natalie Ryan (Vice President), Sue Gregory (Secretary). Tony Ford (Treasurer), Steve Gregory, Cate Fraser, Cass Alexander, Neil Short, Maureen McCarthy.

Reporters: Glenys Avard, Denise Corbin, Cass Alexander, Neil Laurie, Neil Short, Sue Gregory.

Photographers: Cass Alexander, Denise Corbin, Neil Short,

Layout and Publishing: Mary Jo Fortuna, Gillian Schoenborn, Glenys Avard, Denise Corbin

Proofreaders: Helen McRostie, Rosemary Hawking, Maureen McCarthy, Neil Laurie, Neil Short, Leonie Lewington, Cate Furphy.

Wrappers: Sue Gregory, Sue Schmitke, Gail Dunn, Cheryl Baldwin, Dianne Kennedy

Distribution: Ian Rogerson, Sue & Steve Gregory, Mary Jo Fortuna, Vicki Arnel, Denise Corbin.

Web admin: Ben Fortuna

Regular Contributors

Colbo Tit Bits: Glenys Avard, Michelle Rathjen, Natalie Ryan

Stanhope Correspondents: Bob Holschier, Floss Holschier

50 Years Ago: Alan McLean

Historical: Tony Ford

Garden Column: Carol McMillian, Mary Jo Fortuna, Neil Laurie, Natalie Ryan, Julie Wikman

Cooks Column: Glen Avard, Claire Lewington, Pauline Wilson.

Rogies Ramblings: Ian Rogerson

Kids Corner: Natalie Ryan

BoHollow: Kirsty Ramadan

Get Involved

The Waranga News is always looking for new ideas and contributions from the community.

So if you have any ideas of your own that you would like to see featured in the pages of the Waranga News, just email us at wnews@iinet.net.au or call in at the office, 33 Moora Road.