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Students ready for move

Christmas and starting school next year are high on the list of things kindergarten children look forward to at this time of the year.. Grahamvale Primary School’s numbers will swell as the school welcomes 63 Prep students on February 1

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Sionnie Kelly
Dec 16 2017
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Barriers hindering not helping highway safety

The State member for Euroa wants to halt construction of Midland Hwy rope wire barriers.. In Parliament this week, Steph Ryan said she had heard from road users a lack of space on the road was compromising safety.. Ms Ryan said farmers, road users

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
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Individual paths to future

Shepparton students are aiming high for the future regardless of what their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank results were today and some have already started working towards their goals.. Wanganui Park Secondary College principal Ken Murray said

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Declan Martin
Dec 16 2017
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Consider cotton with field walk next week

Cotton production is an emerging industry in the local district, and to help people learn more IK Caldwell Deniliquin will host a mid-season field walk next week.. To be held on Thursday, December 21 at the Deniliquin property

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Zoo too good in thriller

Zoo claimed the Deniliquin Sports Stadium’s ladies indoor netball title in a thrilling three-goal win against CWS last week.. The game was neck-and-neck throughout, with Zoo edging in front 37 to 34 by the final whistle.. Zoo’s star

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Contributor
Dec 16 2017
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New chair’s busy start

Newly elected Southern Riverina Irrigators chair Gabrielle Coupland has wasted no time representing the organisation’s members at the highest levels of policy development, attending a two-day workshop in Sydney starting Monday.. The NSW

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Muskabeers remain unbeaten

Muskabeers completed an undefeated season to take out the Deniliquin Stadium mixed netball competition last week.. Muskabeers dominated the final, defeating Tune Squad 48 to 28.. Muskabeers’ centre Jack Tyndall was awarded with best on court

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Contributor
Dec 16 2017
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TAFE students now eligible

Students in Benalla can benefit from the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank 2018 Scholarship program.. The scholarships are open to first-year tertiary students studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time.. The program is one of

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 16 2017
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Letters to the editor

Save Presbyterian Church. There is a strong rumour circulating in Benalla that the Board of Management of the Presbyterian Church in Benalla wants to subdivide its land on the corner of Church and Mitchell Sts.. This is to enable a block containing

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 16 2017
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Top student

At the age of 27, Deniliquin’s Daniel Perdrisat has found a new appreciation for learning.. Originally leaving school in Year 11, Daniel returned to study at the Deniliquin TAFE campus and this year completed a Certificate IV in Tertiary

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Christmas shoot, AGM

Deniliquin Clay Target Club is holding its Christmas shoot this Sunday starting at noon.. It will be a fun social day offering multiple novelty events with hams and Christmas prizes up for grabs.. The club invites all of its valued sponsors from

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 16 2017
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Intersections chosen for trial

A new approach to reduce the likelihood and severity of car crashes at rural intersections could soon be used on roads around Benalla.. Side Traffic Activated Rural Speeds (STARS) is being piloted in Victoria’s north east under a $1million

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 16 2017
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Local hotel bans

Members of the Edward River Council Liquor Accord are urging locals and visitors to display sensible behaviour this ‘silly season’.. The warning comes after two men were recently served with 12-month licensed premises bans for their

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 16 2017
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Struggling with...

The festive season can be a time of increased stress and pressure for many people in Benalla, but support is available for those who need it.. The holiday period can intensify feelings of loneliness, increase financial worries, strain relationships

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Having a ball Ball...

Two young tennis players from Avenel are about to get a taste of the big league this summer when they head to the Australian Open as ball kids.. Gus Garner, 14, and Angus Murray, 12, are good mates who both started playing tennis at just six years

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Gus McCubbing
Dec 16 2017
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Farmers urged to seek assistance

As harvest continues across the state, Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Fiona Marshall is calling on grain farmers to look out for each other and themselves this season.. Recently appointed to the GRDC’s Southern Regional

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Shepparton News
Dec 17 2017
Horticulture

Govt hypocrisy is alive and well

John Pettigrew (Country News, November 21) sincerely believes in the climate change theory that has taken 50 per cent of normal availability of water from farmers and advocates for more down the river.. His biggest obstacle is Barnaby Joyce who

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Lake Eppalock and Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas

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Rodney Woods
Dec 15 2017
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Sheep get a makeover

Filmed by Joy the Sheep, these beautified sheep are looking very glamorous!

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Water

Seasonal determination update

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Scholarships offered

Young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship.. The Rural Chances scholarship is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation and is available

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Calls for "fair dinkum" review of the basin plan

Murray River Group of Council have called for a ‘‘fair dinkum’’ examination of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting.. Chair of the six council group, and Campaspe Shire mayor, Adrian

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Alana Christe...
Dec 15 2017
Cropping

Take steps to reduce grain moisture

Recent heavy rainfall through parts of the southern cropping region is likely to result in growers having to deal with grain going into storage with high moisture content.. High moisture in stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Data added

Farmers in the Riverine Plains region now have free access to two additional weather stations and moisture probes, installed at Bungeet and Miepoll.. The installation is part of a project facilitated by Riverine Plains.. Research and extension

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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April 22, 1991: Catch...

Catching a 20kg Murray Cod is a little like a hole in one at golf - that does not happen every day and for some, try as they may it never happens. . But a Mooroopna boy and his two Shepparton mates have the cod in the bag, well, in the freezer at

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
Livestock

Virtual bar for sheep

Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for southern mixed farmers.. With virtual fencing technology for cattle expected to be released in the near future, work is under way to

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Euroa rodeo set to...

More than 10 years since it hosted its last rodeo, Euroa is gearing up to join the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit with a huge event next year.. Euroa Pro Rodeo committee member Troy Spencer said the town hosted its last rodeo in 2005 and

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Angry Palestinians torch Pence placards

Palestinian protesters have set fire to placards of US Vice President Mike Pence in protest over the US decision on Jerusalem.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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UN to vote on Trump's Jerusalem decision

Diplomats say the UN will vote on a resolution calling for the US to withdraw its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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British diplomat found strangled in Beirut

A female British diplomat attached to the embassy in Lebanon has been found strangled to death by the side of a highway in Beirut.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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8000 fireys battle California wildfires

Gusty winds continue to trouble firefighters as they managed to prevent the Thomas Fire from consuming residences in Santa Barbara and Montecito.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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US tip-off thwarted Russia terror attack

The CIA tipped off Russia about a planned terror attack in St Petersburg, with President Vladimir Putin calling US President Donald Trump to thank him.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Victory back in business ahead of derby

Melbourne Victory appear to have found form just days out from their second A-League derby of the season with a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Melbourne mayor accused of sex harassment

Melbourne's Lord Mayor has stepped down while he is investigated over sexual harassment allegations.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Trad to unveil her first Qld budget update

New Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad will release her first Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook on Monday

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Turnbull starts final week with new energy

The Bennelong by-election win has given Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a confidence boost as he enters the final week before Christmas holidays.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Power bills set to drop $200 in two years

The Australian Energy Market Commission anticipates household power bills will drop by $200 over the next two years, driven by new wind and solar generators.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Talk of NSW Senate seat for Keneally

There's speculation former NSW premier Kristina Keneally will be offered the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat after her tough battle in the Bennelong by-election.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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