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Power outage in Echuca

MORE than 2000 customers have been affected by a power outage in Echuca. Powercor says the cause is still under investigation but customers can expect power to return about 7.30pm. The fault location is in Ogilvie Avenue. Almost 200 people have also

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Riverine Herald
Dec 05 2016
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Christmas concert offers some music for the soul

THE fifth and final Sounds for the Soul will finish on a festive note on Saturday at Echuca-Moama Uniting Church.. The series has brought varied musical acts to the church on four different Sunday afternoons since August 14.. The aim of the series

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Riverine Herald
Dec 06 2016
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Petrol prices still too high

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Victorian Government’s new laws to ban display of discounted fuel prices failed to address the major concern for local motorists – high fuel prices.. A ban on fuel

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Riverine Herald
Dec 06 2016
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New Murray Goulburn plant impresses

Murray Goulburn’s new cut and wrap consumer cheese processing facility is set to officially start manufacturing early next year, with commissioning of the equipment already under way at the state-of-the-art plant at Cobram.. Media representatives

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Jenna Bishop
Dec 07 2016
Sport

Grimshaw’s rink leads the way

Deniliquin’s Division One ladies continued their winning way with a decisive 45-shot triumph over Lockington in Campaspe Valley pennant on Friday.. Jill Grimshaw, Fay Munnerley, Robyn Little and Aileen Kennedy blitzed their opponents by 32 shots

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Dec 06 2016
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Warning issued after spate of house fires

CFA District 22 duty officer Peter Dedman has reminded Greater Shepparton residents to be careful with electronic items at home after a spate of structure fires in the past week.. No-one has been hurt, but five homes have been badly damaged by fires

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
Sport

Tom helps Riv. to 5th at state carnival

Talented Deniliquin allrounder Tom Bradley had a great showing at the NSW PSSA Boys Cricket Carnival in Sydney late last month.. Representing the Riverina primary school side, Tom’s team won three of its four games.. The final game against Sydney

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Jamie Lowe
Dec 06 2016
Sport

About bowls

Rochester. Scroungers started this week and will be on Sundays between 2-4pm.. The event is an open invitation for anyone to come and have a game. You can play in flat soled shoes or bare feet. Bowls provided and help is available to anyone

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Campaspe News
Dec 06 2016
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Prospecting Club enjoys festive fun in bush

The Rushworth Prospecting Club, a group of gold-detecting enthusiasts from various towns in the north-east of the state, recently held its Christmas break-up in the bush at Whroo.. Members and friends made up the more than 45 adults and children who

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
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Flood assessment

Drone surveys have indicated Edward River Council’s flood risk management plan modelling matches up with the impacts of a real flood event.. A drone study was undertaken while the Edward River was near its highest peak during the recent floods

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Zoe McMaugh
Dec 06 2016
Rural

Best to keep rice water shallow

Rice growth is well behind where it would normally be for this time of year.. Most of the crop was sown quite late and temperatures have been well below average.. This means most crops will not reach the young microspore growth stage until after the

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Contributor
Dec 06 2016
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Spot a Santa and have a very merry Christmas

A COMPETITION challenging children to find cutouts of Santa and his elves inside Rochester businesses kicks off today.. It is organised by Rochester District Planning Group in partnership with Rochester Business Network and runs until December 20

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Campaspe News
Dec 06 2016
Entertainment

Wild ride for...

One of the handful of early morning swimmers at the Deni pool had an unlikely companion hitch a ride into town with him on Friday morning.. When exiting his ute the man heard the unmistakable clucking of a chicken, and upon inspection found one of

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 06 2016
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Council out of the...

Campaspe Shire council slashed the number of secret meetings it held in the past financial year.. According to the latest Know Your Council report, 12.44 per cent of the council’s decisions during 2015-16 were made at meetings closed to the public

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Rusty Woodger
Dec 06 2016
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Shock statistics...

Mitchell Shire now has the second highest rate of family violence in the Hume region with a shocking 2313 reports to Police in 2015-16.. That’s slightly more than Greater Shepparton with 2282 reports. The only town with a higher rate is Benall

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The Telegraph
Dec 06 2016
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The recycle dam

A bird’s eye view of the world. PR Newswire has announced the Top 10 Aerial Photos from Around the World as part of its 2016 Skypixel Photo Contest.. Number six on the list is a triangle formed between three different crops, something that can

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
Horticulture

Nothing prickly about decision

Among the orchards and dairy farms along the Murray Valley Hwy is a prickly little patch of land, which is home to an interesting horticultural enterprise.. What started as a pastime for Strathmerton vegetable farmer Jim Hall has grown into

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

Inland Queensland heat wave to set up hot spell

The current heat wave over the Maranoa and Warrego districts of Inland QLD reached a peak last Saturday 3rd December. Both St. George and Roma had maximum temperatures just over 44 degrees and this was very close to the record December heat for both

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Peter Nelson
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

We dodged the blackwater bullet

The Boss has been uptight about these blackwater events - they've been killing heaps of cod up on the Edwards, and down the Murray below Lake Victoria. . He likes catching a cod more than he likes scratching me and says these big breeder fish dying

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The General
Dec 06 2016
Livestock

Pest is resistant to yet another insecticide

Resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides has for the first time been confirmed in Australian populations of green peach aphid, a serious broadacre cropping pest.. The discovery means GPA is known to have resistance to four different chemical mode of

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

Cheap wine is not a concern

Have you ever seen some seriously cheap bottles of wine at major supermarket retailers and wondered how smaller vineyards survive in a market where there is such disparity?. Luckily for many winemakers in the Goulburn Valley, cheaper wines do not

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Livestock

Farewell to farming

Euroa beef and lamb farmer David Rutledge will farewell farming when he holds a clearing sale on his Moglonemby Rd property this weekend.. Despite only being on the land for 10 years, Mr Rutledge’s passion for farming has been around for much

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Rodney Woods
Dec 06 2016
Dairy

Cautious optimism

Farmer confidence across the country is at record high levels going into the new year, but not all northern Victorian farmers are 100 per cent convinced.. After what has been a crisis year for the dairy industry, the survey indicated the dairy

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Cropping

Bumper harvest

The wet winter and spring has compromised much of the region’s hay stock, but the canola harvest is likely to put a smile on the face of many cropping farmers across northern Victoria.. Hay baling delays have set farmers back by about a month with

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
News

Man killed on property

A report is being prepared for the NSW Coroner after a man was killed on a property near Jerilderie on Sunday night.. Police and emergency services were called to the property off the Newell Hwy at Jerilderie about 5.45pm on Sunday after

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
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Backpacker tax relief

The 18 months of indecision over the backpacker tax rate has finally come to an end, giving Goulburn Valley growers some certainty about the future of their labour force.. Late last week, on the final federal parliamentary sitting day for the year

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Dairy

Murry Goulburn to...

A host of media outlets, including Country News travelled to Cobram today to get a guided tour of Murray Goulburn’s new consumer cheese facility.. Murray Goulburn is investing $91 million into the new plant, which will have the capacity to make

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Shepparton News
Dec 05 2016
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Airlines in firing line over fare policies

Consumer group Choice wants the consumer watchdog to investigate the airline industry, alleging customer policies are breaching consumer law.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Trump needs to stick with allies: Hockey

Joe Hockey says calls to redo TPP to appease Donald Trump are "fanciful".

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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US officials seek to reassure Beijing

The White House says US officials have been in touch with Chinese officials to reaffirm that the US is adhering to the "One China" policy.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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California warehouse inferno toll rises

More bodies are expected to be recovered from a warehouse in California that was engulfed by flames, leaving at least 36 people dead, many of them young.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Voter support for Turnbull hits a low

The latest Newspoll shows Labor has chalked up its sixth successive lead over the Coalition and voter support for Malcolm Turnbull has hit a new low.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Hanson seeks party registration in WA

Ahead of the West Australian state election, Pauline Hanson is seeking to register her One Nation party.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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AFL Dockers player in court over assault

Fremantle Dockers forward Shane Yarran has appeared briefly in a Perth court charged over an assault and will return to court next year.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Govt spending falls 0.7% in Sept qtr

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official government finance figures for the September quarter.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Culleton not a team player: Hanson

Pauline Hanson and Rod Culleton have traded blows ahead of a High Court case that will decide on his political future.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Govt backs small 't' banking tribunal

The Turnbull government is backing the introduction of a Financial Industry Ombusman to deal with customer complaints with their banks.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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Scouts have work to do on child sex abuse

The head of the Scouts NSW branch says the organisation has learned from policy weaknesses that kept an abuser in the branch after complaints were made.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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