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ASHEfest popular again

Hundreds of students from across the region recently took part in ASHEfest.. Held annually, the event has become a popular initiative from Shepparton’s Academy of Sport, Health and Education and provides youth with a chance to learn about

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Sionnie Kelly
Sep 26 2017
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Funding for clubs to be inclusive

Sporting clubs in Shepparton will receive funding to encourage more Aboriginal residents to play.. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said clubs would share in more than $34000 from the first round of the Victorian Government’s sporting

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
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Roadworks spark debate

The inconvenience posed by lengthy city roadworks was centre stage during public question time at last week’s Greater Shepparton City Council meeting, as the executive was quizzed about the nuisance caused to nearby businesses.. Former council

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Thomas Moir
Sep 26 2017
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McLoughlin plays in state titles

Deniliquin croquet player Darren McLoughlin contested the Australian InterState Shield Golf Croquet tournament in Brisbane recently.. Competing in the five day tournament from September 6 to September 10, McLoughlin played 30 games of croquet for

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Jamie Lowe
Sep 26 2017
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Pie accolades keep rolling in

Tatura Hot Bread has had its most successful year to date when it comes to bakery awards, recently taking out 13 prizes at the Great Aussie Pie Competition in Darling Harbour, Sydney.. ‘‘It’s been our best year yet

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Tara Whitsed
Sep 26 2017
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Happiness in the air

Everywhere I look around, I can feel it. Can you feel it?. Spring has finally arrived and apart from dive-bombing magpies there is a wonderful atmosphere abounding with more daylight, new leaves and flowers blossoming, new-born ducklings scurrying

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Contributor
Sep 26 2017
Sport

Tennis registrations closing soon

The Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club is about to close off the lists for the spring competition that begins on Saturday, October 7.. This comp will be played on Saturday afternoons and will run for 11 weeks, with the grand final played on December 16

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Contributor
Sep 26 2017
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No guarantees for MG factories: Slumping milk giant yet to...

THE fate of further Murray Goulburn factories closing is up in the air as the company tries to optimise factory efficiencies in the face of an exodus of milk suppliers.. The company reported a 21 per cent reduction in milk intake last financial

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Vivienne Duck
Sep 26 2017
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Festival is growing

With organisers busily preparing for the second annual TatFest next year, they are encouraging locals to plant a pumpkin ahead of the big event.. The event is run by the Lions Club of Tatura and event organiser Malcolm Campbell said there would be

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
Out & About

Gala night for Deni High Year 12 formal

It was another night of celebrations for the Deniliquin High School Class of 2017 on Friday evening, with the traditional Year 12 Formal held at the Deniliquin RSL Club.. The Formal is the final school-organised activity for the year group before

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Deniliquin Pa...
Sep 26 2017
Sport

Seignior wins third club B&F

A fantastic season from Amelia Seignior saw her claim a second best and fairest medal for the year on Sunday, collecting the newly named Jodie Sefton Medal for the club’s A grade best and fairest.. A week earlier the talented mid-courter also

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Jamie Lowe
Sep 26 2017
Sport

Fresh face in charge

ROCHESTER Netball Club has added a fresh face to the helm for 2018.. B grade defender and 2017 vice-captain Linda Rasmussen has signed on as head coach with Clare Shalders deciding to take a step back at the end of the season.. Rasmussen came to

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Jess Gledhill
Sep 26 2017
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Deputy to Muster

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (pictured) will be a special guest at the Deniliquin Ute Muster on Friday.. Mr Barilaro’s office yesterday confirmed his appearance, where he will conduct the two-day event’s official opening.. This will

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Zoe McMaugh
Sep 26 2017
Sport

Anstee Rams’ best

John Anstee capped off a brilliant first season at the Deni Rams by claiming the Alan Graham Medal for best and fairest at the club’s presentation day on Sunday.. Held at the Rams’ clubrooms, the key defender notched up an impressive 155

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Jamie Lowe
Sep 26 2017
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Breaking down language...

CAMPASPE East Timor Association of Friendship members are helping young Timor Leste residents speak English.. Rochester’s Heather Watson and Robyn and Noel Lucas, as well as Echuca’s Annette Cowan, Tess Pardy and Marg McMullan recently

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Ivy Wise
Sep 26 2017
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Murray Goulburn hoses down speculation

Troubled dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative. "These proposals have ranged from the sale of certain assets to

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
Horticulture

Waste not, want not

Kerang’s Andre Henry has become the first recipient of the Nuffield Australian Alumni Scholarship, this year named in honour of Max Jelbart.. Mr Henry, who is supported by Australian Processing Tomato Growers, plans to investigate alternative

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
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Big plan for tower

Kyabram’s water tower could be set for a facelift if some residents get their way.. A number of community members, including Allan Weeks and Mary Bowman, have got together to drum up support to freshen up the Albion St tower.. Having come up

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Alana Christe...
Sep 26 2017
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Auctioneer ready for a big stage

Elders Euroa agent Joe Allen is off to the Royal Sydney Easter Show next year after finishing runner-up in the 2017 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition.. Mr Allen, who has a background in sheep and cropping, said he was ready for what was

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Rodney Woods
Sep 26 2017
Cropping

Mice are hurting crops

Significant numbers of mice present across regions of southern NSW suggests an early start to breeding, prompted in part by a warm and dry winter and last year’s high stubble load.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation invests in

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
Water

Bugs reveal poor river health

A snapshot of river health in the north central catchment region has found a number of rivers and streams are in poor ecological health.. About 50 volunteers measured the condition of the Little Murray River, Loddon River, Gunbower Creek and

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
Dairy

Kyabram company wins family award

Kyabram dairy company Kyvalley Dairy Group has received the 2017 Family Business Australia Victorian Hall of Fame award.. The announcement came as part of last week’s National Family Business Day celebrations and recognises family businesses

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
Water

No GV water visit as inquiry ends

The federal parliament’s committee inquiring into irrigation efficiency has wrapped up its public hearings without coming near northern Victoria.. The last public hearing was in Griffith on September 15.. The committee has declined invitations

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Geoff Adams
Sep 26 2017
News

Plenty to see at show and shine

The Euroa Show and Shine is back again this weekend.. Together with the event’s major sponsor, Shannons Insurance, organisers have focused on presenting some of the best cars, bikes and other ‘‘things with engines’’ to

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
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Juniors steal showgirl...

When it comes time for the showgirl competitions on agricultural days, it’s often the Miss Showgirl entrants than get plenty of the focus.. However in recent years, younger girls have been throwing their hat in the ring to compete for a title

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Alana Christe...
Sep 26 2017
Dairy

Power price hits dairy

Dairy farmers are being crushed under the weight of power prices, with climbing power bills impacting their ability to stay competitive.. The rising cost of electricity has hit farmers hard, with Australian Dairy Council figures claiming that dairy

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Alana Christe...
Sep 26 2017
Cropping

Fonterra makes bid for...

Fonterra has emerged as one of the companies making an offer to take over dairy co-operative, Murray Goulburn.. Fonterra managing director, Rene Dedoncker has told ABC radio the company is interested in Australia's biggest milk processor

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Shepparton News
Sep 25 2017
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Row over gas supply continues to bubble

The federal government is heaping pressure on the states - especially NSW and Victoria - to free up gas developments to ensure long-term domestic supply.

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AAP News
Sep 27 2017
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Penguins to pick AFL grand final winner

Ahead of fans flocking to the MCG, Melbourne Aquarium's penguins are waddling to work out if the Adelaide Crows or Richmond Tigers will take the (fish) cake.

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AAP News
Sep 27 2017
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Investigators assess fatal Qld plane site

Aviation experts will spend days examining a southern Queensland turf farm where an instructor and his student died after their plane crashed nose-first.

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AAP News
Sep 27 2017
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North Korea tortured our son, say parents

The parents of a United States man who was arrested in North Korea have called the rogue nation terrorists and say they tortured their son.

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AAP News
Sep 27 2017
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WA Police Union folds on IR action

The WA Police Union has told members to resume full duties after a legal directive from Commissioner Chris Dawson ordering them against industrial action.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Govt argues Roberts, Ludlam ineligible

The Commonwealth will argue that One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and former Greens senator Scott Ludlam were ineligible to run for parliament last year.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Bouncer's 1997 murder trial nears end

A pension form error was made by a public servant, not by a NSW man accused of murdering his wife, his barrister has told a jury.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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McEwan was 'waiting' to kill, court hears

A man accused of murdering a Korean woman in Brisbane almost four years ago told police he had been waiting his "whole life" to kill someone, a court has heard.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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More households splurging on nights out

More Australians are splashing out on "meaningful experiences" such as concert tickets, the theatre, hotel stays and eating out rather than retail goods, according to new data released by National Australia Bank.. NAB's Customer

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Culleton warned to stay on track at trial

Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton is representing himself at a trial in Perth and has been warned to stay on track.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Fatal training flight spiralled into turf

An instructor and his student are dead after a light plane crash in southeast Queensland.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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