A plan to address ice addiction will see more than $80million injected into treatment and counselling services in an effort to improve early intervention and treatment for those struggling with the drug.. As part of the Ice Action Plan, the
Murray Bushrangers have the chance to impress on home ground for the first time this season as they take the field at Norm Minns Oval, Wangaratta.. The Bushrangers have played across the state during the season, including at Punt Road and Princess
The issue of car parking for guests of a group meals program run at the Treacy St Community Centre in Mooroopna has been clarified by the Department of Health and Human Services.. The twice-weekly meal program is being moved to another location by
A man previously employed to protect children in the Goulburn Valley has pleaded guilty to possessing child exploitation material.. Hundreds of images were found on a computer, hard drive and mobile phone belonging to Cameron Dale Allan, 44, who
Shepparton resident Anita Birch worked as a dental assistant for more than a decade before deciding ‘‘a career change was needed’’.. Mrs Birch said the police force tickled her fancy but she was reluctant to jump straight in without first
With one in three marriages ending in divorce these days, long-time wedding anniversaries are becoming more infrequent.. But two Lifestyle Shepparton couples celebrated 65th wedding anniversaries on Wednesday having married on the same day in 1952
A proposal to establish an air freight hub at Deniliquin airport is to be submitted for consideration in a regional investment study.. The study has been commissioned by the NSW Government to determine the best ways to deliver key local
When the Great War finished in 1918, the parties responsible would claim that its start was an ‘‘Act of God’’ or that events leading to it had taken a totally unexpected turn.. However, long before its start, two men predicted the Great War
Although Deniliquin’s David Bridge didn’t walk away as the champion of the ‘Butcher Wars’, he wasn’t too cut-up about it.. David — the head butcher at Bimbella Beef — competed against 19 of the
The National Irrigators’ Council’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s triennial review of the National Water Initiative says objectives can be achieved without reducing agricultural productivity, and in a way that more
About 30 people attended the opening of the Bald Archy Exhibition at the Peppin Heritage Centre on Friday night in Deniliquin.. Guests were treated to snacks and refreshments as they perused the 44 canvases which are on exhibition until May 13
Sophie Conallin celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday night at The Crossing Cafe in Deniliquin.. About 80 guests attended the party, with some travelling from Narrandera, Geelong, Melbourne and Bendigo. Sophie is studying occupational therapy at
This year’s Benalla Heavy Horse Driving day will be the 20th year that the event has been run by the Victorian branch of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society.. Starting off at the Benalla Showgrounds, then at the Marriott’s farm in Tatong
Deniliquin’s Wayne and Pam Wade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday night.. The night also doubled as a celebration of Pam’s 66th birthday.. About 60 guests, some travelling from as far as Sydney, Echuca, Euroa and
Thirty-two shooters took part in the monthly Deniliquin Field & Game event in brilliant target shooting conditions on Sunday.. Chris Charlston was the High Gun winner with a score of 70 on a day that included some challenging targets.. AA grade
Locals were undeterred by light rain on Anzac Day, with hundreds of people gathering to commemorate our war heroes.. The mid-morning service started with the traditional march from the Deniliquin Town Hall, with returned service personnel and family
The focus is on long-standing annual fixtures at Wagga and Warrnambool next week.. Warrnambool has three days culminating with the Grand Annual Steeplechase and Cup on Thursday.. Wagga race on Thursday and Friday with the Gold Cup on the final day
More people can have a say in the region’s agricultural planning, with Campaspe Shire Council reopening applications for Farming Advisory Committee membership.. The committee assists council by vetting planning applications for subdivisions and
The potency of the venom carried by a new species of funnel-web spider discovered in the Tasmanian wilderness remains a mystery.. Slightly smaller than the average Tasmanian funnel-web, the eight-legged find is being hailed as a breakthrough by
In the steamy kitchen of a restaurant in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, chef Michael Kenzo slowly stirs a big pan of dark coloured meat mixed with chilli and spices, sweat streaming down his face.. ‘‘This is dog meat,’’ he volunteers
Joint winners have been announced for the sheep and wool industry’s prestigious Peter Westblade scholarship.. Young sheep industry professionals Harrison Mulquiny and Rachael Gawne were chosen from a field of applicants from NSW, Victoria and
As the world’s largest sheepmeat exporter and second largest producer, Australia stands to benefit from growing consumer demand in many developing countries where sheepmeat consumption is increasing despite rising prices.. This is one of a number
The peak fodder industry body will run a series of workshops designed to improve production and profit for dairy farmers in the Rochester district.. The Australian Fodder Industry Association, in partnership with TPC Agriculture, will run the ‘Our
A man from Sydney’s south has channelled the late Steve Irwin and captured a freshwater crocodile on a riverbank during an afternoon stroll.. Aaron Hughes was walking with his wife and their young son Ben along Salt Pan Creek, behind their
Proving its recipe is the cream of the crop, the Country Women’s Association of NSW has sold its 50000th scone during its 70th year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.. The group surpassed its previous scone record by more than 900 floury treats last
The Federal Government’s decision to abolish the 457 visa for temporary skilled workers has received mixed reviews from the agriculture sector, with industry groups calling on the Federal Government to involve them in negotiations.. VFF president
The Terang DemoDAIRY is set to close after the co-operative decided it would be wound up.. The research and development co-operative in western Victoria said it had exhausted all options to remain open.. However, the co-operative hopes to leave
The 2017 Wagyu conference will be held at Albury from May 1 to 3 followed by a tour of Wagyu operations in north-east Victoria on May 4 and 5.. Speakers will include producers who are already using Wagyu genetics, buyers who will contract to buy the
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It's said to be a tighter budget than the two before it, but it won't stop Victoria's Andrews government from continued infrastructure investment.
An inquiry into the distribution of GST to states and territories has been ordered by Treasurer Scott Morrison but it isn't being welcomed by all state leaders.
Police are looking at disturbing video footage said to show former Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf quizzing his young son about how best to kill Australians.
State premiers are putting their hands up to get some of the "good debt" from the federal government's May 9 budget for their infrastructure projects.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has welcomed federal moves to give first homebuyers tax breaks to help them get into the market.
A Centre for Independent Studies analysis of school funding finds the benchmark level of per-student money has been set unreasonably high.