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Protesters make point

A VicForests timber-felling operation in the Strathbogie State forest was met with protesters yesterday who blocked the road leading into the site.. Concerned local Sim Ayers said he attended the protest which he described as a ‘‘good

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Tara Whitsed
Feb 17 2018
Sport

Eager to shine

To be the best, you have to beat the best, and that’s the opportunity in front of the Goulburn Valley Suns tonight.. Hosting the National Premier League Two East conference’s best side, Dandenong City, the Suns face an early test of how

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Alex Mitchell
Feb 17 2018
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Drone goes under cover

Moira Shire Council has been fined thousands of dollars for breaching EPA landfill regulation at its Cobram operation.. EPA investigators used drone technology to identify that the cover of waste at the site had not been adequate and fined the

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Feb 17 2018
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Council votes to remove aviary

~ from page 1. He cited council’s November report on the matter from director infrastructure Oliver McNulty which said, ‘‘In December 2016 council contacted the RSPCA requesting that they come to Deniliquin to assess the

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Contributor
Feb 17 2018
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Greens, farmers right to protest Adani mine

Sir,. While I agreed with much of Tuesday’s opinion piece, particularly in relation to a need for strong leadership for Australia, I was disappointed to read your opinion on the Adani coal mine and your assessment that the inner city Greens

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Contributor
Feb 17 2018
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Exciting times loom for region

Last year was great for property transactions in Benalla, with a 2.2 per cent rise, compared to the 1.1 per cent decrease in regional and rural Victoria.. This is expected to rise even more to five to eightper cent by April this year, thanks to more

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
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Peacocks not cage birds

Sir,. The debate over the peacock enclosure in Waring Gardens has become very one-sided. I feel there is a need for the opposing view to be aired.. Council employees and community representatives spent a lot of time at the Napier St shop seeking

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 17 2018
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Full-scale German attacks start again

This week, 100 years ago, saw resumption of fighting on most fronts.. During winter’s worst, both sides had limited themselves to raiding.. Some raids had been large, but this week saw a resumption of full-scale German attacks in the

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
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Ridiculous rules around peacocks

Sir,. The ongoing peacock saga seems to continue and has created so much attention.. It seems the public have an overwhelming interest in it.. I read last week, and I quote, that it costs over $4000 to get a Certificate III captive animal licence

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 17 2018
News

Letters to the editor

Will you join us?. Every March for 70 years, thousands of volunteers have made a wonderful contribution to our community during Red Cross Calling.. They’ve knocked on their neighbour’s doors, said g’day and their combined efforts

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
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Moore named Hume Citizen of the Year

The Hume Citizen of the Year for 2018 was awarded to former Benalla boy Jason Moore.. He has been recognised for a variety of reasons including his contribution to junior sports, his volunteer efforts and his fundraising.. His story starts when, as

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
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Fishing frenzy

Keen anglers will have 14 hours of fishing in which to claim a prize catch in the 21st annual Deniliquin RSL Iron Jack Fishing Classic this weekend.. More than 1200 anglers are expected to take to the Edward River as part of the competition.. The

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 17 2018
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Paying it forward

A group of local ladies who attend the Benalla Aquatic Centre each week are proving to provide a major benefit to the health and wellbeing of many across our rural city.. During regular visits to the Mair St centre they join in programs including

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
News

Happy to share breast...

Last week the Benalla Breast Cancer Support Group met for the first time — 17 ladies, all recently diagnosed and living in Benalla Rural City, met at Rustik Café & Wine Bar for breakfast and a chat.. In most cases the ladies did not

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2018
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Constitutional change...

Murray Irrigation shareholders unable to attend company meetings this week can now access an online version of the presentation and feedback survey.. The survey, which closes at noon on Monday, addresses proposals for constitutional change being

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 17 2018
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New plan for land sales

The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
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Eating raw chicken puts dogs at risk

If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
Livestock

RamSelect offers buyers the information they seek

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Water

Have say on flood studies

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Bite victim identified

The heavily pregnant woman killed after a suspected snake bite in Western Australia’s mid-west region has been identified as Sinita Martin.. Ms Martin, 27, was bitten outside her home in Meekatharra last Monday night and taken to hospital

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Mangoes hit our phones

Mango lovers rejoice — an Australian mango grower-led social media campaign has resulted in the release of the very first mango emoji.. Funded through Hort Innovation during 2016-17 with the tag #mangoemojiplease, emoji authority Unicode

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Cropping

Dairy tour to visit Goulburn Valley

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE is set to welcome a delegation of dairy representatives from India next week.. GOTAFE secured the contract to deliver the study tour with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).. The delegation has been drawn

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
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Another bank bites the dust

Rochester’s ANZ branch will become the fourth northern Victorian bank to close in nine months, after it was announced it will close on April 24.. An ANZ spokesperson said customers had changed the way they banked in recent years, with more

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Viticulture

2018 the Year of the Dog? Of course it is!

Come this Friday, we start an entire year that is about ME. If last year was the year of the Donald, this one is the Year of the Dog.. And I have 1.8 billion Chinese people almost entirely focussed on me and my extraordinary qualities, to which they

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The General
Feb 16 2018
Livestock

VFF: no viable Cattle...

A committee established following a Senate inquiry into the cattle industry has failed to deliver a viable solution for the restructure of the Cattle Council of Australia, according to the VFF.. The VFF met with a number of state farming

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
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Mini Savoury Danishes...

Mini Savoury Danishes Three Ways. Makes 48.. Ingredients:. 3 sheets butter puff pastry. 1 egg, lightly beaten. 1 tbsp milk. Option 1: Feta and black olive. 100g feta, crumbled. 2 tbsp finely chopped basil. 2 tbsp finely chopped black olives. Option

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Dairy

Three and sheep-dog

How did you end up with a sheep that thinks it is a dog?. Min was very premature when she was born and she was just so tiny. I didn’t think she would even make it through the night when we brought her home. Ants had started to bite her eyelids

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
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All feared dead in Iranian plane crash

An Iranian domestic flight has come down over mountains in bad weather with fears all 65 people on board have been killed in the tragedy.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Margot Robbie in black at BAFTAs

Taking their cue from the #MeToo movement, stars including Australia's Margot Robbie have walked the red carpet for the BAFTA film awards in London in black.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Florida shooter had issues from early age

The family who fostered Nikolas Cruz, the Florida mass shooting suspect, after his mother's death say he had a number of weapons when he moved into their home.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Joyce issues with PM 'resolved' - report

Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has played down talk of a rift with his leader, saying they're both "strong personalities" who can keep working together.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Nationals hit back over PM interview

Nationals MPs have hit out after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told a TV interview he had no regrets prohibiting sex between ministers and staffers.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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SA-BEST to reveal gambling reforms

Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST party is to reveal its gambling reform package on Monday as campaigning continues for the March 17 South Australian election.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Greens, activist refer MP over gun post

Greens leader Richard Di Natale and a Queensland activist have reported federal MP George Christensen to police over a controversial Facebook post.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Wage data to show why households struggle

Figures this week are expected to show wage growth just keeping pace with inflation and close to the lowest rate in at least two decades.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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More heavy surf expected for Qld beaches

Beaches are once again likely to be closed across southeast Queensland on Monday as a heavy easterly swell continues to lash the coast.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Rugby star Hunt heading back in Qld court

Australian rugby international Karmichael Hunt is due back in a Queensland court on Monday on allegations of drug possession.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Don't test our resolve: Netanyahu to Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran "not to test Israel's resolve" as he talked up co-operation with Sunni Arabs who are against Shi'ite Iran.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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