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It’s cheers to a new era

When the weight of history looms, it pays to have broad shoulders.. Or better still — a pair of them.. As Greg and Brooke Brassil take the keys to Shepparton’s Terminus Hotel later this month, they will be holding not just door keys, but

by
John Lewis
Jun 14 2018
News

How Victoria saved its heritage

The story of how heritage awareness has developed in Victoria will be told at the second Greater Shepparton Biennial Bruce Wilson Memorial Heritage Lecture on Thursday.. Monash University’s Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison will deliver his

by
John Lewis
May 08 2018
News

Garage remains rise during build

Two large metal tanks hauled from the ground during work on the entrance to Shepparton’s new law courts were probably petrol tanks from the old Watson and McCabe garage which occupied the High St site for nearly 40 years.. The tanks were found

by
John Lewis
May 01 2018
News

Unwanted heat added to Saturday dinner

A unattended meal on a cooker resulted in Shepparton Fire Brigade attending a house fire in Caddell Ct, Shepparton, on Saturday.. Shepparton station officer Ryan Kervin said a fire crew attended about 5.30pm.. ‘‘They’ve been

by
John Lewis
Apr 30 2018
Blog

Dookie The Musical sells out

In a remarkable testament to the power of community passion and fantastic marketing - Shepparton Theatre Arts Group's original production - Dookie The Musical - has sold out its four performances even before the cast bumped into WestSide

by
John Lewis
Apr 23 2018
Opinion

More to Easter than chocolate

Once again the time of year arrives when the unspoken divisions among us become apparent.. And I am not talking here about whether ball tampering is plain wrong or whether it was just wrong to get caught.. I am talking about Easter.. Is it really

by
John Lewis
Mar 30 2018
News

Home-care unity

In what is believed to be an Australian first, Goulburn Valley Health is the lead agency of a new consortium of 18 health services from northern and central Victoria and southern NSW that aims to provide care at home for senior Australians.. GV

by
John Lewis
Mar 12 2018
Entertainment

To my heroes

Irish folk legend Andy Irvine (Planxty, Sweeney’s Men, Patrick Street) is coming to our pocket of regional Victoria to launch his latest album. Made in collaboration with Australian Luke Plumb, Precious Heroes is a tribute to his musical and

by
John Lewis
Mar 09 2018
Entertainment

By Design, festival is growing

More than 120 people attended the launch of the 22nd Shepparton Festival at the Eastbank Centre on Monday evening.. Festival chairwoman Fiona Smolenaars said this year’s program on the theme By Design listed 54 events over 17 days — 10

by
John Lewis
Mar 08 2018
News

Duck hunters told to wise up as season nears

Goulburn-Murray Water is reminding duck hunters to familiarise themselves with designated hunting areas ahead of the new Victorian duck hunting season, which is set to open on Saturday, March 17.. Hunting is permitted at Cairn Curran Reservoir, Hume

by
John Lewis
Mar 01 2018
News

Is unclaimed coin yours?

More than 1000 people in the City of Greater Shepparton have no idea they are sitting on an unexpected windfall of unclaimed money, according to State Revenue Office records.. Almost $120000 is waiting to be claimed in this area, ranging from $20

by
John Lewis
Feb 26 2018
Entertainment

Secret music under stars

It’s early Saturday evening in a Tallygaroopna garden spread with bunting, cushions, blankets, a few small tables and a scattering of eskies.. It’s time for music under the stars.. Shepparton singer-turned-impresario Jamie Lea has turned

by
John Lewis
Feb 26 2018
News

Quiet achievers honoured at Shepparton Australia Day event

More than 500 people saw fellow citizens recognised for their community service at Shepparton’s official Australia Day celebrations in the Queen’s Gardens yesterday morning.. Enjoying the shade of trees and a cool breeze, the crowd

by
John Lewis
Jan 27 2018
News

Contributing brings reward

Peter Ryan may have spent a busy lifetime in classrooms and boardrooms, but the roots of passion become obvious when he stops for a phone chat at his Caniambo South sheep property.. ‘‘I’ve just spent the morning chipping out

by
John Lewis
Jan 26 2018
Lifestyle

Steve’s doing it for the kids

Steve Neff is a big bloke with a big laugh.. He is the sort of bloke who would shout g’day across a street if he saw you, scattering birds and dark clouds with a smile and a wave.. So it is no wonder he has played Santa for 18 years, bringing

by
John Lewis
Jan 15 2018
News

Court fines boss

The former managing director of failed Kyabram-based investment company Banksia has been fined $25000 and disqualified from managing corporations for five years.. The Federal Court of Australia found Patrick John Godfrey failed to meet proper

by
John Lewis
Jan 02 2018
Entertainment

Festival has electric feel

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Mooroopna will showcase the sleek new cutting edge of transport, with the addition of all-electric cars to this year’s motor vehicle parade.. Organiser Santo Varapodio said the annual transport cavalcade

by
John Lewis
Dec 29 2017
News

Bird brutality

Two wedge-tailed eagles found dead and dying just before Christmas have left a property owner near Violet Town shocked and horrified they may have been poisoned.. Wildlife photographer Anita Norris said she and her husband Gordon had watched the

by
John Lewis
Dec 29 2017
Blog

Kaiela Arts summer events

There's a lot going on at Kaiela Arts during summer.. Here's a quick low down on what's happening:. Design Roots 2 - Lake. This exhibition presents the natural life of Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, with a focus on the birds and plants

by
John Lewis
Nov 28 2017
Blog

Could new SAM be a national icon?

Arts philanthropist Carrillo Gantner says the new Shepparton Art Museum is set to become a centre of community life for district people and a national and international icon of the city.. Speaking to about 80 people after the Friends of SAM annual

by
John Lewis
Nov 21 2017
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