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BY KIMBERLEY PRICE. A DECISION to suspend obstetrics at Cohuna District Hospital has left the community outraged.. And late this afternoon the Rural Doctors Associations of Victoria and Australia condemned the Victorian Health Department's
NSW police will carry out random drug testing on the Murray River as part of a new marine safety enforcement program.. The Maritime Enhanced Enforcement Program includes random alcohol and drug testing, as well as a crackdown on dangerous or
MATHOURA’S Lawn Cemetery is dying to be extended and now, thanks to Murray River Council, it will be.. Council recently decided to purchase a portion of Mathoura Common (where the cemetery is located) so the extension can go ahead.. The
THE old adage of ‘starting small’ doesn’t seem to apply to Blake Robinson.. Already the grade 1 Echuca East Primary School student is designing buildings and has built a luxury Porsche car — all at the age of just seven.. The
MOAMA Anglican Grammar’s student leaders have been officially announced.. The leaders are appointed to represent and uphold the Anglican ethos of the school in the classroom, schoolyard and wider community.. They play a major role in
This week in 1917 it was the turn of the Canadian Corps to attack in the mud and misery of Passchendaele.. Their General, Sir Arthur Currie, examined the soggy battlefield and estimated it would cost 16000 Canadian dead to take the Ridge.. The
The Victorian Government is urging residents to be wary of travelling con men with the launch of a new campaign to help people spot the signs of danger.. Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz has unveiled the new campaign, which warns Victorians
Benalla Bushrangers vice-captain Rob Saker put his body in the firing line for the club during the match against Delatite on Saturday.. Saker was the Bushies’ top performer with the bat, bashing his way to 70 runs, which included six
The Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment.. The development of the draft strategy was co-ordinated by Goulburn Broken CMA in partnership with the eight local councils in the catchment, traditional
Bill introduced. Last week the following bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament. which may be of interest to readers:. ●Service Victoria Bill 2017;. ●State Taxation Acts Further Amendment Bill 2017; and. ●Water and Catchment
Led by Seymour identity Colonel Jan McCarthy ARRC (Ret), a group visited Mansfield Cemetery recently to dedicate a plaque to Agnes Wotherspoon King.. The group included members of the Returned and Servicewomen’s Sub Branch and the Returned and
Havoc is being created on Bridge St with the present construction work being performed on the Broken River Bridge.. The work being undertaken by VicRoads is resulting in traffic banking up both sides of the bridge with one lane being closed at
With summer just around the corner the McGrath Foundation is calling on Victorian residents to step up to the crease by registering to host a Pink Stumps Day cricket match.. Pink Stumps Day, endorsed by Cricket Australia, lets cricket clubs
Female football in the Goulburn Valley has taken another leap forward with the announcement of a new competition beginning next year.. The MBCM Northern Country Women’s League will separate for 2018 with AFL Goulburn Murray and AFL Central
(The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill) if introduced, will allow an extra dimension for consideration by and on behalf of those who are dying.. It is good to hear Jaclyn Symes and Steph Ryan voicing their concerns, but where are the voices of the olds?
The North East Artisans (NEA) Gallery Gigs are proving a huge success in showcasing local musicians and drawing popular acts from across the country.. Michaela Alexander, who is a volunteer at NEA, has been organising live music acts at the gallery
Victorian and NSW riverine landholders and farmers recently found themselves yet again dragged through the mud — this time in the broadsheet pages of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald — by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Young horticulturists from northern Victoria wanting to expand their horizons have an opportunity for overseas travel in a Rotary Club program.. Successful applicants will be able to participate in an expenses-paid trip to Canada to study
A modified flow pattern will be used in the lower Darling River, with Murray-Darling Basin Authority operation water releases to be reduced to 700Ml/day to provide a more favourable flow rate for Murray cod.. In 2016-17 more than 100Gl was delivered
The decision by the remaining Murray Irrigation Limited directors to resign will clear the decks for a new governing body for the Riverina water company, but new nominees will be subject to scrutiny by outside consultants.. ‘‘Candidates
A new software application, which is being offered free to producers of cattle, sheep and goats, will provide a one-stop shop for managing livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, thereby enhancing management efficiencies and food
Agents are forecasting a strong result at Friday’s Benalla Special Sheep Sale as 12500 ewes, lambs and rams are readied to go under the hammer.. The joint Rodwells and Landmark sale has attracted 51 vendors for the 12.30pm sale at Benall
South Australia’s Water Minister has been prevented from giving evidence at a Senate inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin.. Ian Hunter made an unscheduled appearance at the hearing in Adelaide on Thursday, November 2 but was refused
With more than 2.7million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17, an estimated $130million was delivered back to beef producers through additional farm gate returns.. According to new 2016-17 data released in the
When Picola textile artist Linden Lancaster first purchased a sewing machine it was for one simple reason — to repair her husband’s clothes.. Now, more than 20 years later, the former music teacher has found a different use for her
Up to 37Gl will be delivered along the lower Goulburn River this month in an environmental flow designed to benefit golden and silver perch populations.. The flow will see Goulburn-Murray Water release about 5Gl to meet minimum river operation
Murray Goulburn says its Kiewa factory will be saved until at least the likely takeover of the company by Saputo.. In May the Kiewa factory, along with sites in Rochester and Edith Creek in Tasmania, were announced as casualties in Murray
Tim Nicholls has promised the Liberal National Party would not repeat past mistakes if Queenslanders elected him office on Saturday.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has taken leave from the Queensland election trail so she can be present for the birth of her fifth grandchild.
Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister, will return to Beirut by Wednesday when Lebanon celebrates its independence day.
World champion Queensland boxer Jeff Horn has added star power to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's state election campaign launch on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
The dramatic search for a missing Argentinian navy submarine with 44 sailors on board has captivated the nation of 44 million people.
Legendary AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died, leaving a legacy that includes one of Australia's greatest ever music exports.
Campbell Newman has delivered campaign advice to opposition leader Tim Nichols, urging him to distinguish himself from Queensland's previous LNP government.
The top US nuclear commander says he would not comply if ordered by President Donald Trump to implement an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.
Federal minister Matt Canavan says backbenchers have every right to bring forward issues like a royal commission into the banks.
Cabinet minister Matt Canavan is among conservatives calling for international covenants around religious freedoms inserted into a same-sex marriage bill.