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Lions start a chapter on safety

The Mooroopna Lions Club has ensured the safety of staff at the Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre after its $500 donation helped buy two Lone Worker devices.. MEAC manager Sharron Kriesfeld said the devices enabled staff to discreetly contact

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 22 2018
News

A vital conversation

It was difficult to maintain a dry eye when Rosie Batty’s introductory video played ahead of her talk in Shepparton yesterday.. Vision of Ms Batty’s brave effort speaking to the media regarding matters of family violence the same day she

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 22 2018
News

Long walk to a stable life

GoTafe's Harder Auditorium was full of people on Tuesday, all eager to hear the story of Shepparton’s Thon Thon.. Launching a documentary on his story as part of Refugee Week, Thon was joined by the Interfaith Network’s Reverend

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 21 2018
Lifestyle

African styles promoted

‘Natural is beautiful’ is the message being spread through Shepparton’s African Hair Project — I Am Beautiful.. Congolese-born Jean Michel Batakane, local photographer Liz Arcus and Sydney-based artist Jagath Dheerasekar

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 21 2018
Opinion

Help change the conversation

The following column contains information and topics that may affect some readers who have been affected by sexual assault.. Last week Australians were shocked with the news young aspiring Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon had been raped and

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 20 2018
Entertainment

Let your heart speak

It was in 2015 when a pair of Shepparton businessmen came up with an idea to change the conversations about Shepparton.. Rob and Phil Priestley, owners of Gouge Linen and Garment Services, along with The Community Fund Goulburn Valley, soon began

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 20 2018
News

City celebrates refugees

Shepparton’s Maude St Mall filled with the sound of cultural music as Greater Shepparton City Council launched Refugee Week yesterday.. The week, which runs until Saturday, is Australia’s peak annual event to raise awareness about the

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 19 2018
News

Emmylou in town

Social media queen Emmylou MacCarthy from Emmylou Loves said she was incredibly excited to visit Shepparton today.. The Melbourne-based Instagram star, presenter, host and executive producer said it was her first time visiting the area.. Building

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 16 2018
News

Sharing a remarkable story

Ahead of Refugee Week which begins tomorrow, News reporter Tara Whitsed speaks to one of the most well-known people in our refugee community whose incredible story is set to take another remarkable turn.. Revisiting his emotional journey which saw

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 16 2018
Entertainment

Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra a feast for the eyes and ears

This year, Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra will be joined for its annual concert by a dance troupe choreographed and directed by the acclaimed Daphne Learoyd.. Under the direction and baton of Wendy Oakes, a 50-piece choir and four vocal soloists

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 15 2018
Entertainment

Piano awards in September

Some of Australia’s highest-calibre pianists will converge on Shepparton for the Australian National Piano Award in September.. The prestigious classical piano competition is staged every two years in Shepparton at the Eastbank Centre.. The 14

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 15 2018
Entertainment

Electric show

Featuring 22 of the pop group ABBA’s greatest hits, new production Mamma Mia! The Musical will hit the stage in Melbourne next month.. Produced by Australians Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick, the global musical phenomenon is

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 14 2018
Lifestyle

Opportunities for young actors

Young actors from the district have the chance to experience an intensive theatre-making camp, followed by three performances in Bendigo next month.. Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited is searching for local actors aged 13 to 21 years to perform following

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 14 2018
Lifestyle

Effort recognised

Shepparton’s Bev Doidge was recently crowned ‘Queen’ of the Take Off Weight Naturally (TOWN) club awards in Melbourne, with the highest annual weight loss in Victoria.. A member of the Sherbourne TOWN club, Ms Doidge said she

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 14 2018
Entertainment

Cultural celebration for end of Ramadan

Shepparton’s Hazara community will put its culture on show to celebrate Eid — a huge celebration marking the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims.. Organised by a local group of Hazara youth, the event is open to

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 14 2018
News

Cooking oil catches fire at Kialla

Emergency services attended the scene of an oil fire at Kialla Lakes Milk Bar in Kialla just after 8am yesterday.. Two CFA units and police were on scene on the corner of Kialla Lakes Dve and Waranga Dve.. Shepparton CFA station officer Paul

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 14 2018
Lifestyle

Learn from mistakes, change your life

Stan Yarramunua has come a long way since he was making trouble in Shepparton as a teenager.. The Yorta Yorta man came to the area with his father when he was 15, after spending his childhood travelling from place to place.. ‘‘From the

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 13 2018
Lifestyle

Sharing a passion for music

Numurkah’s Isobel Hodge was born with music in her veins.. The daughter of a classic violinist, Mrs Hodge was just four when she picked up her first violin, igniting a life-long passion for music.. Awarded an Order of Australia today, she was

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 11 2018
News

Family violence in spotlight

Family violence awareness champion Rosie Batty encouraged local businesses to be aware of the prevalence of family violence in their community.. Speaking to business-people at a Shepparton Chamber of Commerce event later this month, Ms Batty will

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 09 2018
News

Spreading Baby Love

In a world filled with ill-informed advice on social media, midwife Cath Curtin is helping new and expectant mothers to dispel the myths of parenting.. The trusted expert in women’s health — known as Midwife Cath — will head to

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 09 2018
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