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Division five finals clarity

The finals system for the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division’s split competition has been clarified.. Division five of weekend pennant was spilt into two sections — red and blue — ahead of this season because of necessity, but rather

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Tyler Maher
Jan 17 2018
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Punctuality suffers

As 2017 ground towards a new year, so did the Shepparton train line’s punctuality.. A hot end to the year meant regional services were delayed through last month.. Just 83.6 per cent of Shepparton’s trains arrived on time in November

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Thomas Moir
Jan 17 2018
Lifestyle

Marathon mums conquer Apple Isle challenge

Shepparton’s Marathon Mums have conquered Tassie after finishing their first marathon out of 12 on Sunday.. ‘‘It was a long way to go to get chocolate,’’ runner Kathy Fuller said.. Mrs Fuller and her running partner

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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Seymour FM gets long-term licence

After many years of operating on temporary licences, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has awarded a ‘long-term’ analogue community radio broadcasting licence to Seymour FM – 103.9.. Seymour FM president Ian

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Gus McCubbing
Jan 17 2018
News

Are you up for the challenge?

PLANS are well under way for 2018’s O’Keefe Challenge.. For the runners, organisers say they have the popular favourites including the marathon, half marathon and mile events.. They are introducing several new events, they have opened up

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The McIvor Ti...
Jan 17 2018
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Learn how to help platypuses

Benalla’s Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Learning Centre will host a free talk on platypus ecology at 3pm on Wednesday, January 24.. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is working with Benalla Rural City Council to carry-out

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Benalla Ensign
Jan 17 2018
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All happening at Tunzafun

Work is underway at Mulwala’s amusement park, Tunzafun, in Melbourne Street for a larger home to accommodate the extremely popular Dodgem Cars.. Crazy Cars and a small ride for the real youngies will also be housed in the 40m x 20m steel

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Robert Muir
Jan 17 2018
News

Lucky ticket for Daimien

Yarrawonga’s Daimien Vodusek was one of three lucky winners throughout Australia to find a platinum ticket, which was randomly placed inside the first ever batch of Tridectin.. Daimien won himself a pair of Samsung Gear VR Goggles (as featured

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Yarrawonga Ch...
Jan 17 2018
Sport

Around the Greens

Yarrawonga Bowls Club We have had a busy week at the club and have enjoyed the companionship of many visitors who have come along to the club to join in our scheduled games. The 2018 part of the pennant season has now begun with the first game of

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Contributor
Jan 17 2018
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Dog facility causes concern

A number of Tatura residents and state animal activists have shared their concerns about a proposal to expand a dog boarding and animal breeding facility in the town.. Residents fear a local government application to increase the capacity to

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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Sign shift denied

Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce and Berrigan Shire are at loggerheads over the town entry sign and two smaller signs located on parkland at the Newell Hwy roundabout.. Chamber wants to relocate all three signs and replace the town entry sign with a new

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James Bennett
Jan 17 2018
News

Trent’s new leadership skills

Tocumwal’s Trent Buckley said he’s gained a new perspective on leadership after attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).. One of two Cobram Rotary scholarship recipients, Mr Buckley recently attended the week-long RYL

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Southern Rive...
Jan 17 2018
Sport

Australian Open tennis...

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off.. This year the Open will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities and new facilities for the whole family.. More entertainers

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The Telegraph
Jan 17 2018
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Man hospitalised with...

POLICE including the Clandestine Laboratory Squad executed warrants at two properties on Wednesday, January 10 as part of an ongoing drug investigation.. One property was located in Cornella, while one property was located in Rushworth.. When police

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The McIvor Ti...
Jan 17 2018
News

What corner is this?

IT COULD be hard giving directions to this corner.. Someone passing by noticed the street names on the sign – the spelling is the same on both sides – and thought readers of the Kyabram Free Press might be interested in (or amused by)

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Kyabram Free ...
Jan 17 2018
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Aiming for quality, not quantity

The Railtons don’t have a dairy on their property, but they will be entering five young stock in International Dairy Week.. In fact, if you see their 40ha farm near Echuca you might find more sheep than dairy cattle.. But don’t mistake

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Livestock

Survey listens to rural voices

Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to participate in a number of surveys that will contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.. Researchers from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation are calling for

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Dairy

Elite genetics for sale

High-achieving cattle sales are a regular part of International Dairy Week and the industry is still talking about the record set last year.. A Holstein calf with a superb genetic history sold for $251000 at the Wednesday night sale.. The calf was

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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Heat kills flying foxes

More than 500 flying foxes died in Sydney during the recent heatwave and experts say global warming could lead to more fatalities and a reduction in tree cover because bats are key to seed dispersal.. With temperatures reaching 45.1°C on January

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Livestock

New product a real winner

Yarrawonga sheep producer Daimien Vodusek was one of Australia’s first farmers to purchase a brand new product that’s being heralded as a huge step forward in the fight against worms — and in doing so won a pair of Samsung Gear

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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2018 duck season sees new rules introduced

The Game Management Authority (GMA) has outlined the arrangements for the 2018 duck season, including changes made by the Government to hunting regulations. The 2018 season will commence on Saturday 17 March, and will last 12 weeks, closing on

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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Embrace new lamb ad

Meat & Livestock Australia has launched its annual summer lamb campaign, which this year features singing, dancing and celebrating the one thing all Australians can agree on — Aussie lamb.. Building on the long established We Love Our Lamb

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Dairy

IDW veterans may call it a day

When December rolls around each year at Dean and Dianna Malcolm’s Zeerust property, it’s a sign that their favourite time of year is near — International Dairy Week.. Having attended dairy week for more than a decade under the

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Alana Christe...
Jan 17 2018
News

High hopes for plan

The Liberal-Nationals coalition says it will establish a new High Country Hall of Fame if it wins November’s Victorian election.. Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Shadow Minister Peter Walsh announced the plan with State Member for Ovens

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Cropping

First food hemp is...

The start of 2018 marks the first harvest of Australian-grown hemp seed since the Federal Government legalised its consumption as food last November.. Geelong-based company Australian Primary Hemp has worked with more than 10 farmers around the

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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Council makes wish...

Any plans to establish solar farms in the Edward River Council region must have limited community impact, according to Mayor Norm Brennan.. Cr Brennan said that was why council had developed a list of development conditions for RES Australia, which

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Cropping

Keeping water moving

Corowa-based company Upton Irrigation has released a new range of Australian-designed and locally manufactured linear move irrigators with extensive features and options that are designed to fulfil a range of applications.. The Upton Linear Move

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
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Bannon appears before Russia probe

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former top aide, has appeared before a probe into Russian meddling in the election, but the White House directed his answers.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Two critical after Uluru helicopter crash

Two people are fighting for their lives in hospital after a helicopter doing a sunset tour of Uluru in the Northern Territory crashed.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Keneally looks set for Senate seat

Kristina Keneally appears set to secure a NSW Senate seat being vacated by Sam Dastyari.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Unions, Sydney Trains meet as strike looms

Talks between unions and Sydney Trains management are expected to reconvene after negotiations fell through earlier this week.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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DJ to enter plea over Abbott 'headbutt'

Hobart DJ Astro Labe is listed to enter a plea to a charge over his alleged headbutt on Tony Abbott.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Winemakers raise glass to Canada complaint

Australian winemakers have backed the federal government's efforts to bring Canada to heel over its onerous restrictions on imported alcohol.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Qld mayor in court on misconduct charges

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor Chris Loft is due for his first court appearance after being charged by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Koreas to march together at Olympics

North and South Korea will debut their first unified Olympic time at the upcoming Winter games next month.

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AAP News
Jan 18 2018
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Delay in call on Aust spy case in Cambodia

An accused Australian spy in Cambodia says he "doesn't know what country (he's) supposed to be spying for."

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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PM 'gravely concerned' about truck crashes

Malcolm Turnbull has described the jump in deadly crashes involving trucks as an "ongoing tragedy" and says Australia needs to look at the issue carefully.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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South American predator fish caught in Qld

A predatory fish from South America has been caught in a Queensland river amidst fears it could wipe out native species.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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