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Regional funding blackspot

None of the 32 Victorian blackspots to be funded in the latest round of a Federal Government program are local.. The Andrews Government last week described news that about half of Victoria’s applications to the program had been successful by

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2016
Lifestyle

Shepparton is living large

Two reports released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) this week show Australians living in regional areas are more likely to be overweight or obese and smoke daily than their metropolitan counterparts.. The Healthy Community

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Taylah Burrows
Dec 10 2016
News

Lady luck in Tatura

If you want to win big, your odds could be better in Tatura than anywhere else in the state.. Figures released by Tattersalls of lottery winnings during the past 12 months have revealed the Tatura postcode had the biggest total division one prize

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Barclay White
Dec 10 2016
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‘Tri’ bike stolen

Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle from a west Deniliquin home.. The Giant brand triathlon bike was left at the side of the Henry St home between 9am and 12.30pm last Friday.. The bike is light green and has white tape on the

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 11 2016
Entertainment

Free Christmas Day luncheon

All community members are invited to join the Baptist Church in celebrating Christmas this year.. The church is hosting its fourth annual Christmas Day luncheon, which is the legacy of Deniliquin’s previous Baptist Pastor Heath Whiley.. The free

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 11 2016
News

Demons’ cricketing success

The Australian cricket team has had its woes of late, but not so the Mathoura Public School youngsters.. Taking part in the Big Bash Cricket Day last week were the Year 3/4 students, playing as the Mathoura Demons, who won three of their four

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Dec 11 2016
News

Toys, goods wanted for Christmas cheer

It’s easy to get swept up in the joyous Christmas celebrations.. However, many people in the region face a harsh reality at this time of year.. Many find themselves in need, and the Salvation Army is asking for local support to help others have

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 11 2016
News

Think ahead, and stay safe

It takes more than just property protection to make sure you’re fire ready this summer.. The team at Deni Automotive Electrical say looking after your machinery and tools properly is just as important in the prevention of a potentially devastating

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 10 2016
News

Riders need to take care

CJ Cycles & Marine in Deniliquin can help you get fire ready, whether it’s reducing fire risks on your property or fire safety while enjoying the outdoors.. Owner Shirley Tunny said four-wheel motorbike riders are a specific target as the

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 10 2016
News

Woman arrested for missing court

A 31 year-old Deniliquin woman has been arrested on outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court this week, according to police.. Police said the woman was due to appear in Deniliquin court on Tuesday on charges of obtaining finances by

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 10 2016
Sport

New DNA make-up

Deniliquin Netball Association’s long-running Saturday winter competition won’t be going ahead next year due to a lack of player numbers.. The DNA will instead run a Wednesday night competition at its Memorial Park courts.. Association committee

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Jamie Lowe
Dec 10 2016
News

Banned after allegedly damaging club

A Deniliquin man has been banned from all local licensed premises after an alleged incident at a local club late last month.. The 27 year-old was this week served with a 12-month ban under the Deniliquin Liquor Accord’s ‘Barred From One, Barred

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 10 2016
Sport

Croquet notes

Twenty-seven players and members attended the club’s Christmas luncheon last Sunday.. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the opportunity to catch up.. John Tainsh thanked everyone and then made the presentation of the 2016 awards.. The

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Contributor
Dec 10 2016
Out & About

Couple’s engagement

Julie Simpson and Ian Mason celebrated their recent engagement with friends and family at the Railway Hotel in Deniliquin.. Almost 30 people attended their party on November 26, with some coming from Ballarat, Bendigo and Canberra to join in the

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 10 2016
Sport

Bowling Club bowls...

Deniliquin Bowling Club teams for round nine this Saturday.. Div. 1 v Echuca (away): S Laing (s), C Slee, S Truelsen, P Chadderton; P Snare (s), G Nisbet, L Franklin, D Hessel; C Bovell (s), R Brown, M Wubbels, M Freshwater. Cars - Leads.. Div. 2 v

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Dec 10 2016
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Rural News
Water

Buybacks create ‘rural ghettos’

I am writing this letter in regard to the recent tirade the Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville and the Federal Water Minister Barnaby Joyce were subjected to by the South Australian Water Minister.. I wish I could show the South Australian

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2016
Dairy

Funding to move stock

Victorian dairy farmers will get a boost to improve farm safety and productivity with the launch of a new round of the Cattle Underpass Scheme.. The VFF is administering the $3million program, which will make available grants of up to $50000 for

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2016
Cropping

Share crop success with selfie

Exceptional rain at the right time has seen some of the best crops in 30 years in the state’s cropping belt, and to celebrate Agriculture Victoria is asking growers to send in their #CropSelfie.. While this time last year many growers were facing

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2016
News

Rare bird crosses the Great Divide

A captive-bred Regent Honeyeater released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park in north east Victoria has been found 270 kilometres away in south Gippsland. The bird was discovered on a private property in Outtrim, where it was identified by its

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2016
News

Calling for connections

Victoria’s peak farmer group is calling on the Federal Government to ramp up its investment in connecting rural and remote communities with new phone towers.. The VFF made the plea following last week’s announcement that of 266 new mobile base

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2016
Dairy

Night out for young people in dairy industry

It’s been a tough year for the dairy industry but an event this week is sure to lift spirits going into 2017.. Murray Dairy’s Young Dairy Network is hosting its annual end-of-year celebration in Shepparton this Friday to provide a social night

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2016
Water

Water register praised

Farmers are one step closer to knowing which foreign entities have a stake in Australian water supplies after legislation passed through the Senate last week establishing a foreign ownership register for water assets.. The VFF welcomed the move

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2016
Water

Floods give plants a good drink

Weeks of flooding in the Campaspe River has shown that when it comes to water, Mother Nature can be both cruel and kind.. The floods provided a much-needed drink for plants and trees higher up the banks of the Campaspe, and fast-flowing tributaries

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2016
Water

Valuable effort

A team of volunteer workers have given up their time to help remove rubbish from Lake Eppalock.. Twenty-three volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia, led by supervisor Daryl Hodson, spent five days at the lake picking up rubbish from the

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2016
Water

Aiming for better...

Landholders with frontages on Seven Creeks are being encouraged to get involved in a Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority project to improve the health of the waterway.. River health officer Sue Kosch said Goulburn Broken CMA would be

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2016
News

Caption content:...

Last week Country News ran a competition for our readership to create the best caption for the image above. With over 100 entries, The News shortlisted five finalists and then asked for you to vote for your winner.. The results are now in and we can

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2016
Water

Trading it forward

Water price uncertainty means forward allocation is the way to go, says RuralCo Water.. RuralCo water market analyst Luke Englefield said, despite greater than average rainfalls, full allocations and good storage reserves for next season, the price

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2016
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National News
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60 killed in church collapse in Nigeria

Rescue workers says at least 60 people have been removed from the debris of a collapsed church building in southern Nigeria.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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ALP blasts 'callous' violence leave claim

Labor says Finance Minister Mathias Cormann's comments on domestic violence paid leave are "callous and clueless".

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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Qantas confirms non-stop Perth-UK flight

Qantas has confirmed it will operate non-stop flights on its new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Perth and London from March 2018.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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Cormann rejects talk of recession

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann completely rejects the suggestion the economy could be in recession after this week's poor national accounts figures.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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Nervousness as US interest rate hike looms

The Australian share market is set to open higher on Monday on top of a strong week, but could slow down ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting.

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Dec 11 2016
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7 dead in gas-carrying train explodes

A train in Bulgaria carrying propylene has derailed and exploded killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.

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Dec 11 2016
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Islamic State militants enter Palmyra

Islamic State has retaken most of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra after breaking through Syrian army defences.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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Melbourne gang used 3D printer for guns

A Melbourne organised crime syndicate allegedly used a 3D printer to make guns, which were seized in police raids on Sunday morning.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
News

Istanbul blasts kill at least 29

The death toll from the two explosions near a soccer stadium in Istanbul has risen to at least 29, Turkey's interior minister says.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
News

Suicide bomber kills 50 Yemeni troops

At least 50 Yemeni soldiers are dead after a suicide bomber blew themselves up in the port city of Aden.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
News

Russia helped Trump win: US report

US intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the US presidential election to help Donald Trump win.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2016
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