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Heathcote trainer wins big

A trainer has won Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club’s top award, despite being penalised last month for mistreatment of a dog.. Heathcote-based Jason Formosa was fined $5000 and had a six-month licence disqualification fully suspended for cutting

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Adem Barolli
Feb 28 2017
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Dump rate absent

Noticeably absent from adjustments in last week’s Greater Shepparton City Council second quarter forecast review were rates at the shire’s resource recovery centres in response to dumping.. Suggestions that there was a link between rubbish

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Thomas Moir
Feb 28 2017
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News in brief

Hearing finished, now awaiting outcome. An appeal hearing for a proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre near Numurkah finished on Friday.. The proponents for the project, the Australian Community Support Organisation, appealed to the

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Missing Mulwala man

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Racheal Willett
Feb 28 2017
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Peter back behind the bar

The last time Peter Warburton stood behind the bar, pouring beers at the Tatura Hotel was during the late 1990s.. ‘‘It looked a lot different back then,’’ he said — a time when Mr Warburton owned and operated the hotel.. ‘‘It’s

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Rural property break-in

Police are investigating a break, enter and steal from a rural property on Moonee Swamp Road near Deniliquin.. A block splitter was stolen between 4.15pm and 4.22pm on Wednesday, February 22.. Police have been supplied CCTV footage showing a male

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 28 2017
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Cleanliness is not a rubbish topic

PEOPLE who care about the cleanliness of their local community and health of the natural environment will join forces across the nation next week to give rubbish the boot as part of Clean Up Australia Day.. Campaspe Shire mayor Adrian Weston said

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Campaspe News
Feb 28 2017
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Annual fete looms

It has been a busy start to the term for Tatura’s Sacred Heart Primary School staff and students who are just one month away from celebrating the annual fete.. With just four weeks until the fun family evening out, a small team of parents have

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Reflections from the past

10 years ago. Tuesday, February 27, 2007. Showgoers faced extreme weather conditions at the Great Northern Show in Rochester, with scorching temperatures on Friday night and drizzling rain on Saturday morning.. Organizers said crowd numbers were

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Campaspe News
Feb 28 2017
Sport

Galahs play on the green

The prolific scoring continued at Hill Top on Saturday for the Shepparton BMW Privilege Cup stableford competition.. Playing off a 31 handicap, John Mapson brought in an impressive 43 points yet that was not enough to win the sought-after mug as Dan

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Sport

Rochy rolled in final

ROCHESTER Bowling Club’s midweek pennant team came within three shots of a stunning victory on Friday.. The division one side almost produced the upset of the season when they were rolled in just one rink during the semi-finals at Rich River

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Campaspe News
Feb 28 2017
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Yummy way to help schools

If you buy a chicken parma at the Tatura Hotel next month, a portion of the funds will go back into the community.. The hotel is running its annual Parmathon where $1 from each parma sold next month will go to Tatura Primary School and Tatura Sacred

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Hawks hit big

The Barooga Hawks showed why they’re perched at the top of the Murray Valley Cricket Association ladder, hammering 265 runs against the Deni Rhinos on day one of their two-day match on Saturday.. In what is the final home and away match of the

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Sam Hall
Feb 28 2017
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Deni Division Two...

Deniliquin Bowling Club’s Division Two took the spotlight in Campaspe Valley District Bowls pennant action on Saturday.. The ‘twos’ played at Mathoura against the competition leaders, and what a day it turned out to be for the visitors.. Deni

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 28 2017
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Tourism reform...

Government departments, timber, water and now tourism — no industry that supports rural and regional Australia seems to be safe.. The latest in a long line of reforms designed to save money but that cut right into the heart of community viability

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 28 2017
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Course covers cover cropping

Expressions of interest are now open for managers of mixed farming operations to take part in a short course run by pasture cropping pioneer Colin Seis and beef cattle farmer and Stipa Native Grasses Association chief executive officer Graeme Hand

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Livestock

Sale prices hold steady

Dairy prices held well at last week’s autumn-calving sale run by agents Mulcahy Nelson and Flanagan Marketing Services at Shepparton Regional Saleyards.. Agent Lawrie Flanagan reported that the most pleasing aspect of the sale was the way prices

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Water

Seeking support

Shadow Water Minister Peter Walsh has called on the Greens and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party to support a Liberal-Nationals proposal to establish a parliamentary inquiry into environmental water management in Victoria.. The proposed

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Viticulture

Songs of the River

I'm not a great fan of humans' music. I like the songs of the bush and the river - I know what I'm doing amongst all that. I know when the Kookaburras are gathering in the morning to remind everyone of their territory; I hear the Blackbirds getting

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The General
Feb 28 2017
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Firewood season opens

More than 100 firewood collection areas will be opened in the Hume region as the autumn firewood collection season for 2017 starts across Victoria.. The collection areas will open from Wednesday, March 1, and Forest Fire Management Victoria’s

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Club gives to community

The Cobram Campdraft Club is again running its annual Campdraft at Koonoomoo Recreation Reserve in 2017.. The club’s secretary, Kalynda Jorgensen, said the club wanted to give back to its supporters.. ‘‘The club likes to give back to the

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Rodney Woods
Feb 28 2017
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Young artists display their skills

Today we are announcing the winners of the Country News Seymour Expo colouring competition.. Young visitors to the expo were invited to enter the competition.. We are happy to report that Jackson Birmingham, 11, of Seymour won the overall

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Livestock

Students take tour of studs

Thirty-three Japanese agricultural students visited Dajory Murray Greys at Concorde Park, Congupna last week as part of a five-day Australian tour.. The students, from Fukuoka College of Agriculture, were studying a range of agricultural industries

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Rural

Action sizzles

More than 220 horses from across the country descended on Tatura Park on Wednesday for the annual Summer Sizzler competition.. Hosted by Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse and Western Riding Club, the five-day event saw winners crowned in more than 100

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Dairy

Life through a lens

Stanhope Fonterra supplier Renae Moritz has taken time out of her day to capture images of a typical working day on the farm.. Renae has agreed to generate some photos for a feature in Country News, and for the mural being planned for a wall at the

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Geoff Adams
Feb 28 2017
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Bega selling a spray...

Bega Cheese is selling one of its Tatura Milk spray dryers to help fund its $460 million purchase of Vegemite and other food businesses announced in January. Bega will also sell its infant formula finishing plant at Derrimut to Mead Jonson

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Dairy

Farmers to attend...

The VFF is calling on farmers to attend a water forum at Echuca on Thursday with Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville.. VFF president David Jochinke said the forum was a perfect opportunity to hear from Ms Neville on a range of issues, including

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Police find car of missing Queensland mum

Queensland police have located the car of missing mum Hannah Cook, who went missing on Monday.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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'Prison a living death': Gordon Wood

Gordon Wood says he was assaulted by a prison guard and a notorious killer while in a NSW prison and is still recovering from the ordeal.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Labor says WA to be great for tourists

Labor's Mark McGowan says he will boost funding to make WA a great tourism destination but little extra has been provided for international students.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Politics 'hardened' banker Baird: NAB boss

NAB's CEO has waxed lyrical about the positive effect a decade in politics will have on Mike Baird when he resumes his prior career as a corporate banker.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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I'll never read killer's note: Tara's mum

The mother of slain Queensland woman Tara Brown will never read a letter from the former bikie who so brutally murdered her, saying his words are worthless.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Racist speech laws not on voter radar-MPs

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and other Nationals MPs say their constituents are not interested in debates over changing racial discrimination laws.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Pet dog taken by shark at Sydney beach

Swimmers and pet owners have been warned to stay away from a south Sydney beach after a dog was taken by a shark while swimming on the weekend.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Audit report slams govt over Centrelink

An auditor-general report has found many of the federal government's Centrelink compliance measures are ineffective.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Rural NSW electrician faces terror charges

Australian Federal Police officers have arrested a man over alleged terror offences in southern NSW.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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'I love our country', Fahour tells Hanson

A clearly hurt Ahmed Fahour has spoken out against Pauline Hanson's criticisms of his pay and faith at a Senate hearing.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Takata pleads guilty to fraud over airbags

Takata has pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of a $US1 billion deal with US prosecutors that includes compensation over faulty airbag inflators.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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