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Drone goes under cover

Moira Shire Council has been fined thousands of dollars for breaching EPA landfill regulation at its Cobram operation.. EPA investigators used drone technology to identify that the cover of waste at the site had not been adequate and fined the

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 17 2018
News

Waste not, want not

The woman behind an initiative aimed at reducing the region’s waste output believes it could potentially ease the strain of the Chinese recycle ban.. Shepparton psychology student Nakita Thomson, who is based in Bendigo, began a Zero Waste

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 16 2018
News

Truckie to rescue

A truckie who helped retrieve another truck driver from his water-submerged vehicle following an accident on Monday has described the incident as unlike anything he had witnessed before.. Melbourne truck driver Brad Rowe was on a regular run out of

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 16 2018
News

Police catch up with speeder after pursuit

A man who sped dangerously fast along a Shepparton East road attempted to evade police, following a pursuit yesterday.. The man was allegedly caught travelling in an unregistered vehicle at 20km/h above the speed limit on the Midland Hwy, but fled

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 15 2018
News

Baton visit honours region

For high school student Zahra Al Hindawi, carrying the Queen’s Baton on its Shepparton leg of the Commonwealth Games was an honour.. The Verney Rd student, 17, was nominated by a teacher and staff member at the school to take part in the

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 15 2018
News

Opportunities lost

The executive of Greater Shepparton’s leading indigenous co-operative has urged the government not to abandon existing Closing the Gap initiatives, echoing the views of more than 60 prominent indigenous Australians.. Rumbalara acting chief

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 12 2018
Lifestyle

Cricket club thinks pink

Shepparton United Football Netball Club’s room was a sea of pink on Saturday, as a way to spread breast cancer awareness.. Shepparton United Cricket Club hosted a ladies day in conjunction with Pink Stumps Day as a McGrath Foundation

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 12 2018
News

Labour hire fix

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has supported changes aimed at improving fairness for labour hire workers.. But State Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has criticised the plan to overhaul the industry as only adding red tape.. The

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 12 2018
News

Orrvale shed goes up in smoke

A passerby feared a shed fire that ignited at an Orrvale property on Saturday morning placed nearby properties at risk.. Fire crews, police and Powercor were called to the Sunshine Dve property just after 10.30am, after residents alerted the

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 12 2018
News

Fire near cannery

SPC Ardmona’s Shepparton site went into a reported shutdown on Friday night, after a fire ignited outside the cannery.. Emergency crews were called to a site at Byass Rd just before midnight, where an electrical pole had caught fire

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 12 2018
News

Call to walk the talk

This Tuesday will mark 10 years since Kevin Rudd made a formal apology in the Federal Parliament for the grief, suffering and loss past governments bestowed upon indigenous Australians.. As is tradition, Shepparton will honour the Stolen Generations

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 10 2018
News

Bridge the Gap

Two prominent Shepparton indigenous identities have slammed the Federal Government’s treatment of its Closing the Gap policy, 10 years after it was first launched.. Health, education, employment, housing and social outcomes for the

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 10 2018
Opinion

Action is needed for our First People, not words

It’s been 10 years since the National Apology blanketed screens across the country, but it appears next week’s apology anniversary may only act as a reminder of how little has been achieved for our First Peoples.. Discussion around

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 10 2018
News

‘Sophisticated’ cannabis crop seized after Numurkah raid

Hundreds of cannabis plants were seized during a raid of a Numurkah home on Wednesday, in what police are calling a sophisticated, devised set-up.. A Melbourne man, 23, was arrested at a McGregor St property just after 6pm, where police allegedly

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 09 2018
News

Scary fall

A nest of wasps and a faulty harness are suspected to be the causes of an arborist falling 10m from a tree while working yesterday.. The Coffs Harbour man, 37, was doing work for an electricity company on Tom Collins Dve, Shepparton, to remove

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 09 2018
News

Bomb accused denied bail

The man caught up in a significant police raid that drew the bomb squad to a Mooroopna home posed an ‘‘unacceptable risk’’ to the public, a court has heard.. Police officers raided the Mooroopna address of Stephen James

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 09 2018
News

$40m retail complex plan

A community meeting about a proposed Cobram shopping centre will take place in the town next week.. Developers Tipalea Partners will share information about the development, detailing everything from jobs, to timing and design, as well as offering

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 08 2018
News

Model resident explores Galaxy

As a Filipino-Aboriginal teenager from the small town of Cobram, Mariah Tejones has been smashing stereotypes around modelling.. Mariah, 14, has been selected to take part in the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals on the Gold Coast next month, along

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 08 2018
News

Shepparton gets 20 police custody officers

Twenty new police custody officers will soon head to Shepparton, as part of a Victorian Government initiative to ease pressure on police.. This week more than 400 PCOs will be deployed at police stations across Victoria to release police officers

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 08 2018
News

Explosive find

Police from Melbourne’s Bomb Response Unit last night were set to detonate a quantity of explosives found in a backyard at Mooroopna.. What was believed to be homemade explosives were uncovered at a William St property during a drug raid

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Rhiannon Tuffield
Feb 08 2018
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