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Time to bid Shepp farewell

And now it is time for me to walk out of the Shepparton News office for the last time.. Journalism is a fast-changing business with people coming and going all the time.. The Shepp News is no exception and, since I started here 18 months ago, I have

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Barclay White
Dec 09 2017
News

Competition for retailers

Online retail juggernaut Amazon has finally launched in Australia just in time for the Christmas shopping season.. The highly-anticipated launch came after months of hype from the American retail company, which has already revolutionised online

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Barclay White
Dec 08 2017
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Debts of almost $20000 cleared in court

A former heroin addict who racked up more than $20000 in fines had his debts cleared in court.. Yarrawonga resident Shane Bartlett told the court he lived ‘‘off the grid’’ to avoid things such as fines from catching up with

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Barclay White
Dec 06 2017
News

Turning point

A man caught with methamphetamines has told a magistrate he did not regret getting caught because his arrest led him to get off drugs.. Shepparton man Matthew Roczniak, 21, sped away from police on Drummond Rd, Shepparton, on September 16 before he

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Barclay White
Dec 05 2017
News

Pause plan to probe

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has called for the Murray Darling Basin Plan to be paused until allegations of large scale water theft could be investigated.. Ms Sheed believed confidence in the basin plan was at an all time low following

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Barclay White
Nov 27 2017
News

True blue food for thought

The clock might be ticking on the deadline for Australia’s new country of origin labelling laws, but SPC is more than ready.. Businesses were given two years to adapt to the changes which will increase requirements for transparency on just how

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Barclay White
Nov 25 2017
News

Vote for people power

Euroa MP Steph Ryan was enthusiastic about potential wildcard entrants to the political scene at next year’s Victorian election.. The Victorian National Party will use the seat of Shepparton as a bit of an experiment in democracy with

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Barclay White
Nov 25 2017
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Vet clinics back online with internet, phone

SheppVets have had its internet and phone systems restored after a mystery communications blackout that caused chaos for staff and customers.. Communication was restored to SheppVets’ Kialla and Shepparton clinics on Wednesday morning, five

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Barclay White
Nov 24 2017
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Move to abolish Murray seat

A shake-up of federal electorates in Victoria is on the cards and the Liberals have made the unusual move of calling for a Coalition seat to be abolished.. In a submission to the Australian Electoral Commission, the Victorian Liberals called for the

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Barclay White
Nov 24 2017
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Human euthanasia law step closer

Controversial legislation to introduce a euthanasia scheme to Victoria passed the upper house yesterday afternoon.. Victoria will be the first state in Australia to legalise euthanasia, after the Victorian Legislative Council passed the Voluntary

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Barclay White
Nov 23 2017
News

Quiet Hour hailed

A Shepparton mother of autistic children has welcomed the expansion of ‘‘Quiet Hour’’ at Coles supermarkets across Australia.. The shopping giant recently partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to trial a low

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Barclay White
Nov 23 2017
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Shed accident guilt

A packing company will face a maximum fine of $379000 for its role in a scalping accident that tore the ear off a young backpacker.. Kalafatis Packing faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court yesterday on charges about the 2015 incident at its

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Barclay White
Nov 23 2017
News

Choose your own candidate

Shepparton voters will be be able to take part in the Nationals’ community pre-selection.. Anyone registered for the Victorian seat of Shepparton will have the chance to vote for the Nationals candidate on April 14.. The successful candidate

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Barclay White
Nov 22 2017
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Prison staff meet residents

Frustrated Dhurringile community members met prison and corrections staff to try and find solutions following recent escapes.. Tensions between the community and Dhurringile prison have been strained since last month after a prisoner escaped twice

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Barclay White
Nov 22 2017
News

Calling for help

Staff at Shepparton’s biggest veterinary clinics have had their communications thrown back into the dark ages, and it is putting animals’ lives at risk.. The internet connections and phone lines for SheppVets have been offline since

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Barclay White
Nov 22 2017
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Still reviewing GOTAFE: Minister

Member for Euroa Steph Ryan has accused the Victorian Training Minister of sweeping unpleasant news about Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE under the rug.. Ms Ryan said questions to Gayle Tierney in parliament last week about the investigations into

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Barclay White
Nov 22 2017
News

Stolen Furphy found

A landlord thought there was something a little bit strange about the Furphy water tank they saw in their tenant’s shed.. The homeowner had visited the Shepparton property for routine repairs at the home last year when they spotted the

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Barclay White
Nov 21 2017
News

Get real on Ned shooting

Another big screen adaption of the legend of Ned Kelly will soon enter production, but one local MP wants the production to stay true to its local origins.. State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan urged producers of the upcoming film to stay historically

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Barclay White
Nov 20 2017
Opinion

Dead phone opens new world

Last week I went on holidays and something happened that would terrify anyone under 40.. My phone died.. I had planned a couple of days on the road to see more of this beautiful state and like most people my age the humble mobile phone is the

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Barclay White
Nov 18 2017
News

Recognised

Musician, actor, comedian, writer, and now ... agenda setter.. Shepparton rapper Briggs has another award under his belt after Wednesday’s GQ Men of the Year awards.. Briggs was named Agenda Setter of the Year at the awards ceremony in Sydney

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Barclay White
Nov 18 2017
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