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Shiny new transport

The Community Fund Goulburn Valley recently donated two new bikes to Victoria Police and the Shepparton Ethnic Council’s bike education program.. The bike education program has been running for about a year and sees unclaimed bikes fixed up and

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Sionnie Kelly
Feb 22 2017
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Tatura grass fire under control

Seven Country Fire Authority units are attending a grass fire on the Midland Highway at the intersection of Craven Rd,Tatura.. The helicopter water bomber has been used to support ground crews.. The fire is now under control.. Emergency services

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Stay engaged

Shepparton police descended on Harmony Village aged care centre on Friday, intent on taking fingerprints and DNA swabs at the facility.. As part of a recreational activity at the centre, police showed a group of residents how to take fingerprints

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Feb 22 2017
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Councillors agree to conduct code

A revised Code of Conduct, which set out the standards of conduct expected from each Moira Shire councillor, was unanimously endorsed at a special meeting recently.. Council was required by law to review and adopt a Code of Conduct by February 22

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Fiona Blick
Feb 23 2017
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Ian Summers to lead Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL Sub-Branch

Focusing on the welfare of veterans and their families will continue to be the focus for the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL Sub-Branch under the auspice of new President Ian Summers.. Mr Summers was elected at the recent annual general meeting and said he

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Racheal Willett
Feb 23 2017
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VCAT hearing underway for Moira drug centre

Moira Shire and the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) are halfway through a five day hearing at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) after ACSO officers appealed Moira’s decision last year to refuse a planning

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Fiona Blick
Feb 23 2017
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Seniors notes

Council lunch enjoyed. Seniors had a lovely social day last Wednesday.. There were 17 members who enjoyed the council lunch along with all the table chit-chat between courses.. What a bonus our new room is, no more cramped members all squeezing into

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Showgirl progression ends

Le Shai Morris represented the Finley Show Society at The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition at Hillston on Saturday.. Seventeen showgirls competed in the zone final, with Walbundrie’s Olivia McIntosh and Wagga’s Emma Gorman selected to

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Southern Rive...
Feb 22 2017
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Drowning victim had ‘a massive heart’

JARRYD Lee Archer was an unforgettable young man with a big heart who gave his time to many struggling communities during his short life.. Jarryd, 21, from Rushworth tragically drowned while swimming in Waranga Basin.. His uncle and adopted father

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Kyabram Free ...
Feb 22 2017
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Fires arouse suspicion in Cobram

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish two separate blazes lit near residential areas in Cobram on Friday night, which are believed to be suspicious.. Two fires were lit within half an hour of each other, one near Sturt St and another in

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Jenna Bishop
Feb 22 2017
Sport

Sporting leaders help host first school carnival

Berrigan Public School’s sporting house leaders for the 2017 school year have been settling into their new roles since the start of term one.. The first job for the leaders was to prepare their sports houses for the school swimming carnival, which

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Contributor
Feb 22 2017
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Residents wary of rail trail project

LANDHOLDERS between Wallan and Heathcote are worried their concerns over a proposed rail trail through the area won’t be heard, leaving them to deal with the possible loss of farmland.. The Mitchell Shire, together with the City of Greater Bendigo

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 22 2017
Sport

Fan’s brush with AFL...

It's not every day you run into your idol while having your morning coffee.. Heathcote’s Richard Watson did just that last week when he bumped into former AFL premiership coach Kevin Sheedy and once word spread he wasn’t the only one to happen

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The McIvor Ti...
Feb 22 2017
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Monster truck show

MOTORHEADS will get their fair share of all things mechanical with the Vintage Engine and Machinery Rally and the Australian White Truck Muster at the Kyabram Showgrounds.. The rally and muster promises an array of little known and not often seen

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Kyabram Free ...
Feb 22 2017
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Join in and get...

The Edward River Art Society welcomed visiting artist Kristen Dyer from Moama to instruct a special workshop on watercolours this month.. ERAS publicity officer Pam Wettenhall said it allowed artists to get a start on new arts projects which will

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 22 2017
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Dairy farmers still struggling, report says

Victoria’s 10th wettest spring on record saw Northern Victorian dam levels up, temporary water prices down and wheat and hay prices in the area declining as well. This and more has come out of Dairy Australia’s first Dairy Situation and Outlook

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Rodney Woods
Feb 22 2017
Dairy

ACCC seeks to hear issues

Dairy farmers can tell their stories to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in Shepparton next week.. The commission will hold a hearing on Tuesday, February 28 to enable farmers to talk about their experience with processors in

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Juniors to show skills

CFA’s junior members are gearing up to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on February 25 and 26.. About 800 juniors are set to compete in the annual championships

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Water

A big flush of fresh water

The Goulburn River is about to get a big dose of fresh water as part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s program for environmental watering.. Depending on natural conditions, including rainfall, the CMA could be applying up to

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Bega Cheese profit

Bega Cheese Limited has announced an increase in first half profit after tax of 8.2% to $15.7 million. Bega Cheese Executive Chairman Barry Irvin said, “I am very pleased to present a strong first half performance particularly in the context of the

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Tradies welcome farmers

A new ‘‘tradie’’ exhibition in Shepparton has been expanded this year to include interests for farmers.. Co-organiser Craig Blizzard said the event, which has been growing since its inception three years ago, had been so successful that

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Water

South Australians say 'enough' on water

Differing views over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s extra 450Gl have spilled over the border, with the South Australian Government at odds with a farm organisation.. Citrus Australia’s South Australia region has refused to support the state

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Yea farmer building drones

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows.. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone.. ‘‘Farmers have got to look

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
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Apology for farm assistance delays

Federal Government departments have apologised for poor performance in handling some of the botched dairy applications for Farm Household Assistance.. The departments and the Federal Government have come under criticism for lengthy delays, lost

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Geoff Adams
Feb 22 2017
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Weather concerns for...

Be on high alert for fire danger tomorrow, as the Country Fire Authority has declared a Total Fire Ban across Northern Country, Mallee, Wimmera, North Central and Central districts. . Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologists, Dean Stewart says

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
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Rohan is a bee-liever

At just 19 years old, Rohan Ford already has 131 beehives under his belt, with a vision to double his stock — however daunting that process may be.. His passion for bees and beekeeping began at a young age, when he developed an interest in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Viticulture

Beef and lemongrass...

Beef and Lemongrass Stir-fry. Serves four. Ingredients:. 500g beef rump, thinly sliced. 2 tbsp oil. 2 tsp grated ginger. 2 tsp finely chopped lemongrass (white part only). 3 spring onions, cut into 3cm lengths. 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
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Woolworths cuts its way to sales victory

Aggressive discounting on food has helped supermarket giant Woolworths beat its fierce rival Coles on sales growth.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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WA man to fight murder charge

A 49-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the stabbing murder of a 41-year-old man in Perth's north in May last year.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Israeli PM feeling the love in Australia

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received a warm welcome from Sydney's Jewish community at a synagogue in Malcolm Turnbull's electorate.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Palmer withdraws pursuit of liquidators

A Brisbane court has allowed Clive Palmer to withdraw his application to have the liquidators of Queensland Nickel removed.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Turnbull, Netanyahu meet in Sydney

Malcolm Turnbull has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Coca-Cola Amatil reshapes as profit slides

Coca-Cola Amatil will close its South Australian factory and posted a 37 per cent drop in full year net profit for 2016.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Weekend penalty rate decision due Thursday

A decision on whether to slash Sunday penalty rates will be handed down in Melbourne on Thursday morning.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Tudge personally reviews Centrelink cases

The minister responsible for Centrelink has personally reviewed more than 50 debt recovery cases brought to light since late December.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Christian brothers to disappear from Aust

The Christian Brothers order is coming to an end in Australia as it no longer enrols candidates in its novitiate, a royal commission has heard.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Minister rejects four-year term idea

A fresh push for four-year parliamentary terms has been given the thumbs-down by Special Minister of State Scott Ryan.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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Tiahleigh case: 700 statements gathered

A court has heard the foster brother of Tiahleigh Palmer is still processing a substantial brief of evidence against him, including 700 witness statements.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2017
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