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Fashion, food and racing

It was all about a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere at the Tatura and Shepparton Race Club yesterday for its annual Italian Plate Race Day.. The event drew around 2500 guests according to racetrack manager Jon Dight.. ‘‘It has been

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
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Pay for petrol with app

SYDNEY: Motorists across Australia can pay for their petrol without leaving their car, thanks to a new smartphone app.. The app is working at more than 500 BP service stations nationally and also helps users find their nearest servo.. The technology

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
Sport

Bats split apart by Tom-ahawk

Tatura import Tom Dinnis has torn apart Shepparton United’s frail top order.. The Englishman’s four-wicket haul ensured Tatura would dismiss the visitors for a measly 154 runs.. At 3-24 United looked to Hugh Conway to steer the ship

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Adem Barolli
Dec 11 2017
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Murray Irrigation continues upgrades

Murray Irrigation’s ongoing network modernisation journey has entered a new phase.. The project has received $114.8 million in funding from the Australian Government under its Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP) Round 3

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Southern Rive...
Dec 11 2017
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Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa is taking over the town bus before his his Christmas duties this year. . From the 11th to 22nd of December, Santa will be driving the town bus handing on free Allen's confectionery. . What a great surprise!

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The Telegraph
Dec 11 2017
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Murray Irrigation continues upgrades

Murray Irrigation’s ongoing network modernisation journey has entered a new phase.. The project has received $114.8 million in funding from the Australian Government under its Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP) Round 3

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 11 2017
Breaking News

Hay bale fire under control in Lockington

A HAY bale fire on Whinfield Rd, Lockington is now under control.. But emergency services will remain on scene for some time.. It is unknown what caused the fire

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Campaspe News
Dec 11 2017
Rural

Cattle sale report

There was a yarding of 440 cattle at Deniliquin on Wednesday.. Heavy cattle were 8 cents to 10 cents cheaper, trade and feeder cattle were firm to 5 cents cheaper and cows were firm on last fortnights sale.. Quotes. Heavy Steers– 245c to 272c

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Contributor
Dec 11 2017
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Roo cull support

Mathoura’s Tom Weyrich argues that kangaroo numbers in NSW have almost doubled in the last 10 years, and are putting residents at risk.. The Murray River councillor put a motion to the Local Government NSW conference on Tuesday calling for an

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 11 2017
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Muckatah trailer theft

On November 16, the gate chain to the Muckatah Recreation Reserve was cut with bolt cutters to gain entry. The Cobram & District Pony Club had its trailer stolen. A 8 x 5 tandem box trailer with its mounted toolbox full of horse jumping

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Courier Cobram
Dec 11 2017
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Murray Irrigation offers direction for directors

The interim board of Murray Irrigation Ltd will embark on a concerted education campaign to ensure potential board candidates completely understand the role of company directors.. Interim chairman Phil Snowden said the interim board met in full for

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Contributor
Dec 11 2017
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Relaxed dining

If you’re looking for good-quality, locally sourced food at affordable prices in a traditional pub, the Tatong Tavern is the place for you.. New owners Pedro and Shirl Schroder have employed local chef Scottie Silver to reinvent the menu with

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 10 2017
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College cancels...

Benalla College’s Year 12 students will be without formal graduation celebrations following a disciplinary decision from principal Cathy Pianta and her leadership team.. The Year 12 Formal and Graduation Ceremony have been cancelled in

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 10 2017
Out & About

Botanical Gardens...

Former local Tammy Mulcahy and her partner Adam Hunter chose the Botanical Gardens in Ballarat for their special day.. Their afternoon wedding ceremony was officiated by Sharon Opie and the reception was held at the Lake View Hotel in Ballarat

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Jamie Lowe
Dec 09 2017
News

Students can-can dance

Pictured are the smiling faces of the young students from Benalla East Primary School that put on a number of exhibition dances at the recent Fashion Extravaganza.. Rosie McFarlane, a Year 5/6 teacher at the primary school, choreographed the dances

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Rural News
Water

Pause the Plan!

Calls are growing for a halt to the transfer of water from agriculture to the environment, as the Murray-Darling Basin Plan becomes bogged down in inquiries and interstate squabbling.. Goulburn Murray Irrigation District Water Leadership Forum

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
Water

Report slams states’ compliance

Victoria, NSW and Queensland suffer from a lack of transparency and varying levels of vigilance, a report into compliance measures within the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has found.. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority report examined the compliance and

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
Livestock

Global growth for meat

Global meat production is forecast to expand in 2018, intensifying trade competition in international markets and seeing different types of animal proteins increasingly vie for the consumer dollar, according to a newly-released international

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2017
Livestock

Call to delay biosecurity plans

State Member for Euroa and Deputy Nationals Leader Steph Ryan has called for the implementation of farm biosecurity plans by the meat and livestock industry to be delayed.. Ms Ryan said there was great confusion over the plans, which farmers must

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2017
Horticulture

Growers meet

Fruit Growers Victoria continues to support and work with local young growers with another Goulburn Valley Emerging Leaders meeting being held this week.. FGV works closely with the young growers group, regularly organising orchard walks and

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
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More help for mums and bubs

More mothers and babies across Victoria will receive the support they need for the best possible start in life, thanks to the Victorian Government.. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy recently visited IPC Health in Altona Meadows to announce

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Flood study to cover levees

A $300000 flood study covering the Murray River between Barmah and Torrumbarry will be used to update flood information in surrounding areas and ascertain how current infrastructure handles varying flood conditions.. The study, which will be funded

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Interim board for water body

Murray Irrigation has announced an interim board comprising six shareholders and two independent directors.. An interim board had to be elected after the permanent board members all stood down over issues about their election.. Interim board member

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Rodney Woods
Dec 08 2017
News

GALLERY: The 1974 Floods

Following last weekend's wild weather and flooding throughout the Goulburn Valley, the Country News has thrownback to another much talked about flood event - the May 1974 floods.. Hundreds turned out to fill sandbags, as the community worked

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
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VIDEO: Farmers find...

The weekend's torrential downpour may have left crops under water and many farmers with a big clean up, but two Moama farmers decided to make the best of a bad situation.. Kate Dixon and Evan Catlow, took to their farm to have a bit of fun in

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
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Standards slammed

The RSPCA has slammed new draft national animal welfare poultry standards for not beginning to phase-out caged hens, labelling the standards inadequate and claiming they are not based on science or evidence.. The draft standards, produced by Animal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
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Flies are not all bad

There’s no need to panic just yet about the disease-carrying potential of flies, an Australian ecologist has cautioned.. A recent study of the microbiome of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents, published in the journal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
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National News
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Liberal vote collapses in Bennelong, poll

The Turnbull government is in danger of losing the Bennelong by-election this weekend, with the new Newspoll showing Labor has caught up to the Liberal party.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Trump accusers repeat sex assault claims

Three women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct during his 2016 presidential campaign have repeated their claims on US television.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Blowtorch applied to Senator Sam Dastyari

Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari is under increasing pressure to quit over China's alleged influence on him.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Frecklington favoured as LNP decide leader

Deb Frecklington looks to be the favourite ahead of a vote by the Queensland LNP to decide their new leader.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Qld mum to be sentenced for son's death

A Gold Coast mother who inflicted fatal injuries on her four-year-old son Tyrell Cobb in 2009 will be sentenced next week for his manslaughter.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Court examines coalition MP's eligibility

A failed federal Labor candidate is challenging the eligibility of Nationals MP David Gillespie to sit in parliament.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Powers wanted to close dangerous SA beach

There are calls to give lifesavers more power to close Adelaide beaches during dangerous conditions, following the drowning of an Indian girl at Glenelg.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Robbie, Jackman, Kidman score Globe nods

Nicole Kidman's TV mini-series Big Little Lies and Top of the Lake: China Girl will go head-to-head at the Golden Globes.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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NY blast attempted terror attack: mayor

A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb set it off in a New York City transport hub, wounding himself and three others in an "attempted" terror attack.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Paramedic assault laws used in Vic jailing

Two Melbourne mums have been jailed for their "vicious" and unprovoked bashing of a paramedic, preventing him from returning to work.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Oroton administrators ask for more time

Oroton's administrators have told the handbag retailer's first creditors meeting that it wants more time to find a buyer or recapitalise the business.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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