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Singing for Santa

Hundreds gathered at the Queens Gardens last night at Shepparton’s annual Carols by Candlelight event.. The old sang tunes while the young ran around full of excitement wearing Santa hats and reindeer ears.. Classic songs including Santa Claus

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Shepparton News
Dec 18 2017
News

Farmers urged to seek assistance

As harvest continues across the state, Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Fiona Marshall is calling on grain farmers to look out for each other and themselves this season.. Recently appointed to the GRDC’s Southern Regional

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Shepparton News
Dec 17 2017
Sport

Challenging weekend for Lady Gators but full side is ready

Sporting weekends do not come much more challenging than this.. Tonight the Shepparton Lady Gators make the two hour drive to Wodonga, before heading to Wallan for a noon game tomorrow.. But team manager Michelle Judd said the obstacles were not

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
News

Barriers hindering not helping highway safety

The State member for Euroa wants to halt construction of Midland Hwy rope wire barriers.. In Parliament this week, Steph Ryan said she had heard from road users a lack of space on the road was compromising safety.. Ms Ryan said farmers, road users

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Horticulture

Govt hypocrisy is alive and well

John Pettigrew (Country News, November 21) sincerely believes in the climate change theory that has taken 50 per cent of normal availability of water from farmers and advocates for more down the river.. His biggest obstacle is Barnaby Joyce who

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Entertainment

Christmas lights by the Wardell family+map

In recent years Matthew Wardell and his family have brightened up Gordon Drive, Kialla, with their huge display of Christmas lights.. He said it was the second year the lights had appeared on their home in Kialla, but Mr Wardell has spent the last

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Echuca races moved due to heat

Echuca’s Monday races have been pushed back to Wednesday due to the extreme heat forecast early next week.. With 41°C expected for Monday and Tuesday, Echuca Racing Club and Racing Victoria decided to make the move, keeping the horses and

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Breaking News

Man clocked speeding more than 200km/h on Hume Fwy

Two men have been charged after they were caught allegedly speeding in Benalla yesterday afternoon.. Benalla Highway Patrol officers were on the Hume Freeway when they observed two vehicles travelling north in the 110km/h zone about 4pm.. A blue

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
News

HIGH ACHIEVERS

The duxes of Shepparton’s secondary schools yesterday celebrated their excellent results.. The News spoke with them at Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake to discuss the year that was and their plans for the future.. Notre Dame

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Sport

Champion on and off track

Victoria’s trots industry is mourning the loss of a gentleman of the sport after Bob Conroy died on Tuesday at age 88.. The Daylesford trainer and brilliant horseman enjoyed a life dedicated to harness racing, which he shared with his wife Pat

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Water being monitored to maintain quality

A small amount of additional water was released from Goulburn Weir in the past week to improve water quality in the lower Goulburn River.. This release of 1500Ml/day will not cause any flooding issues in the Goulburn River and downstream.. Goulburn

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Lifestyle

Our local elf

This Christmas some lucky children will receive a special gift, thanks to one committed Kyabram resident.. Kevin Andrews has always had his hands full in Kyabram, whether it was being town mayor, chairing the board of three committees or running

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Lifestyle

Meet the staff of Goulburn Valley Health

GV HEALTH: In touch with our community. Shad Ibrahim, pharmacist. Shad Ibrahim spends time in all Goulburn Valley Health departments, assessing the progress of patients currently taking antibiotics.. He visits ICU about once each week to make sure

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Opinion

True meaning of Christmas

With Christmas looming and the new year creeping up on us it can be difficult to relax.. There is a lot to think about when we hit the final months of the year, and people may feel the financial pressure of providing their family with a perfect

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Sport

Having hot Hakuna Summas

There was no more deserving winner in the past week than Hakuna, a three-year-old filly who won last Sunday night at Kilmore.. Having only her second start this campaign, the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere went into the race for her Shepparton

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Opinion

Catching Christmas gifts

Well, last week was not a complete loss, but I did not go fishing for reasons I will explain.. I was able to get some Christmas shopping done and for the first time I will not be faced with a last-minute rush to get all of it completed before time

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Sheep get a makeover

Filmed by Joy the Sheep, these beautified sheep are looking very glamorous!

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Unique challenges in intensive care unit

GV HEALTH: In touch with our community. Goulburn Valley Health liaison nurse Lynn Morcom oversees patient flow to and from the intensive care unit, following up patients on the wards.. ‘‘Once they’ve been discharged, I support the

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

In brief

Police looking for Allan Ryder. Police are looking for Allan Ryder, also known as Jessie Ryder or Jessie Jones, who is now active in the Mooroopna and Shepparton areas.. Mr Ryder, 51, has three outstanding warrants for his arrest.. Police said he

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Water

Seasonal determination update

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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