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Ghostly presence lingers

A house notorious for its ghost sightings and caretakers wielding guns has been discussed again, almost 20 years after it was demolished.. Shepparton history buff Geoff Allemand recently brought up the mansion The Pines on his Facebook page, Lost

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Feb 19 2017
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Ways to work together

What Shepparton and Sri Lanka could do together was a key discussion point when the Colombo Chamber of Commerce president came to visit on Thursday.. Dr Amila Kankanamge enjoyed meeting with representatives from Greater Shepparton City Council, the

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 18 2017
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Parents back to school

School is not just a place for students to learn, as Grahamvale Primary School parents know only too well.. Parents were busy on Thursday getting their thinking caps on during the annual parent helper reader session.. The 20-minute session equips

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 18 2017
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Hodges’ humanitarian work is ever expanding

Growing violence and terrorist acts in the African country of Nigeria have done little to dissuade Kent and Ruth Hodge in their mission to offer humanitarian assistance to the country.. The pair have been based in Nigeria for 31 years, and in their

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 19 2017
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Wakool medical scholarship

Murray River Council is seeking applications for the 2017 Greater Wakool Ward Medicine and Allied Health Scholarship Scheme.. One scholarship will be awarded in 2017 with the recipient receiving $6000 towards their living and studying expenses

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 19 2017
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Peppin-Shaw Riverina Ewe Flock forum

Preparations are well underway for the forthcoming Peppin-Shaw Riverina Ewe Flock forum which will be held in the Hay district on March 7 and 8.. This is the second biennial event in the forum format which encourages landholders to put their

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 19 2017
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Chris joins the Baptist congregation in Deni

Deniliquin Baptist Church has welcomed a new Pastor to the congregation, with Chris Taylor (pictured) joining the local church this month.. Chris and his wife Annie made the move with their youngest child Meg, 13, from Newcastle where Chris was

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Delaney Couro...
Feb 19 2017
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Cooee: Russian munitions explode

This week, in 1917, Russia’s troubles continued.. Cheliuskin, a ship packed with 2000 tonnes of munitions, exploded in a foreharbour of Archangel.. Its explosion set off another 30000 tonnes of munitions stored in that harbour.. The explosion was

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Feb 19 2017
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FREIGHT LINK SUPPORT

A Deniliquin Airport upgrade that can help provide freight services into Asia has been described as ‘‘just what the region needs’’.. It is an exciting possibility that could provide a significant boost to the regional economy.. Speak Up

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 18 2017
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2000 roses and a whole lot of love

Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day at Deniliquin Florist.. Store owner Janine Clarke said it was a ‘‘huge day,’’ and they sold almost 2000 red roses.. ‘‘We were in the shop for more than 10 hours.. ‘‘We sold a couple bouquets

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 18 2017
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Marg’s 70th birthday a reunion

Deniliquin’s Marg Jefferies celebrated her 70th birthday with a special family lunch on Sunday.. Held in Deniliquin at her son Andrew’s home, the celebrations began on Friday as Marg’s family travelled from as far as Perth, the Gold Coast

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Delaney Couro...
Feb 18 2017
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Irrigators lament Burke’s ‘games’

Stunned disbelief coupled with extreme disappointment is how the chairman of a major food producing group has described this week’s political developments around the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. ‘‘I did not think one of the leading figures in

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 18 2017
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Author becomes our...

Like most people who visit the Edward River region, renowned Australian author Susanne Gervay had a great time.. And she has ‘told the world’ through a blog on her website.. Ms Gervay was the Edward River Council 2017 Australia Day Ambassador

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 18 2017
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Hospital’s manager...

Deniliquin Hospital’s new manager David Jackson (pictured) says he was drawn to Deni by the local community.. After his first two weeks in the new role he has commended the hospital for its ‘‘positive vibes and potential to achieve great

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Delaney Couro...
Feb 18 2017
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Build it with Beags,...

Building it with Beags has never been simpler, with the Deniliquin tradie and his team becoming a member of the Independent Builders Network.. Builder Steve ‘Beags’ Beehag said the new partnership provides a direct network between his business

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 18 2017
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Inquiry into water reform

A public inquiry into Australian water reforms has been launched by the Productivity Commission.. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has instructed the commission to investigate Australia’s water resources, with a particular eye to the National

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Feb 19 2017
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When size matters

John Deere is launching a new series of nimble utility tractors designed to meet the requirements of small and medium-sized agricultural, dairy and livestock farms, and local government.. Building on the strengths of the previous 5R models, John

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2017
Dairy

Helou ‘did not mislead’

Former Murray Goulburn Co-operative managing director Gary Helou has spoken on the record for the first time about the events leading up to the massive milk price cut by the company in April last year.. He had refused invitations to speak publicly

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2017
Horticulture

Research is taking off

Agriculture Victoria researchers are using drones to remotely sense leaf nitrogen of red-blushed pears.. Information from the drones will help the researchers develop nitrogen fertiliser management guidelines that maximise fruit quality and minimise

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Water

Happy with all his ‘red gear’

When the weather failed him and the rain disappeared, David McGennisken of Manooka Farms was glad to know CNH Industrial Capital wouldn’t do the same.. Like every farmer, Mr McGennisken knows you’ve got to roll with the punches. And like every

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Water

Something fishy about river flows

Large-bodied native fish in the Loddon River are being fitted with acoustic tags as part of a new monitoring program investigating fish responses to environmental flow deliveries across Victoria.. DELWP’s Arthur Rylah Institute, in conjunction

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Horticulture

Timber harvest is over in forest

VicForests recently completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.. VicForests stakeholders and planning general manager Lachlan Spencer said the operation was completed without complications and the site would now begin

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
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Rare bird likes rice

A rare bird discovered in a rice crop at Mayrung in January will be used to help uncover the network of wetlands the animal depends on in the colder months.. The male Australasian bittern, affectionately named ‘MILo’ by Murray Irrigation staff

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Alana Christe...
Feb 17 2017
Livestock

VFF pushing Q fever concerns

The VFF Livestock Group and the Echuca Beef Group have teamed up to host a policy dinner and information evening this week.. The information evening will look at the hot topics in livestock policy, presented by VFF Livestock Group president Leonard

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Dairy

Walsh and Pulford...

Victorian Nationals Leader Peter Walsh has labelled the Andrews Government’s dairy grants scheme ‘‘under-funded and over-promised’’, and accused the government of giving farmers ‘‘scraps off the table’’.. Agriculture Minister Jaal

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
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Letters to the editor

Oppose the basin plan if you must, but stick to the facts. One has to question not only the factual integrity of the letter ‘Flawed basin plan is a health risk’ (Country News, February 7), but also the motives behind it.. To link the size of the

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Horticulture

Fruit fly action

The Victorian Government has committed $6.7million to fight Queensland fruit fly across a number of regions, including the Goulburn and Murray valleys.. The funding, which will be used for new regional co-ordinators and a number of grants, will also

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
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Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul

US-backed Iraqi forces have begun moving towards Mosul airport following Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's formal announcement of a ground offensive.

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Feb 19 2017
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Liberals get personal at launch

The WA Liberals' campaign launch has involved personal attacks on Labor leader Mark McGowan and his shadow ministry for being influenced by union organisers.

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Feb 19 2017
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Catholic Church leaders held to account

Australia's senior Catholic leaders will be grilled by the child sex abuse royal commission this week about what they are doing to protect children.

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Feb 19 2017
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WA Labor's McGowan says he's ready to lead

Freezing TAFE fees and introducing a surcharge for residential property purchases by foreigners are among election campaign launch announcements by WA Labor.

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Feb 19 2017
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Homeless ban protest as Melb lights up

Crowds have flocked to Melbourne's White Night festival, as homeless advocates camped at the State Library to protest the city's proposed rough sleeping ban.

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Feb 19 2017

Sam Day sustains serious injury

Sam Day sustains serious injury

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LNP to compel sugar dispute arbitration

Queensland's Liberal National Party will introduce amendments in parliament next week to compel arbitration between players in the sugar industry dispute.

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Feb 19 2017
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Victorian diversity plan inspires hope

Cultural leaders in Melbourne have welcomed the Victorian government's policy to encourage cross-cultural cohesion.

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Feb 19 2017
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ANZ showing 'commercial courage': MP

Liberal backbencher Scott Buchholz believes the ANZ is showing courage in leading the change in reducing credit card rates.

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Feb 19 2017
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