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What should be our priorities?

CAMPASPE Shire residents are encouraged to have their say on priority projects for the region next week.. The Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership will hold a workshop in Echuca next Thursday, July 6, to discuss and debate priority projects that

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Riverine Herald
Jun 29 2017
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Murray Valley Hwy engagement program

VICROADS says it is exploring options for the Murray Valley Hwy upgrades following the funding announcement recently.. The Victorian Government announced a $20 million investment for use between Yarrawonga and Echuca.. ‘‘We are planning

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Riverine Herald
Jun 29 2017
Education

Merged school takes shape

THE foundation has been laid for Echuca’s new super school.. The steel frame of the administration building has taken shape with expectations the school will open at the beginning of next year.. The long awaited merger will see Echuca West and

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Vivienne Duck
Jun 29 2017
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Sport

MFL and PDFL round 11 scoreboard

MFL. Seniors. Barooga 4.4, 11.7, 17.8, 24.13 (157). Tongala 2.3, 2.3, 6.3, 6.4 (40). GOALS, Barooga: W. Gorman 7, M. Demaio 5, T. Wilkinson 3, M. Jackson 2, T. Downie 2, S. Macheda, C. Sandral, B. Ryan, L. Brown, S. Vourgaslis, Tongala: B. Denham

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Jun 29 2017
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High range drink driving

A 23 year-old Tocumwal man has been charged with high range drink driving.. Police said they stopped a vehicle about 12.30am on Sunday, which was allegedly travelling 70km/h in a 50km/h zone in Kelly St, Tocumwal.. The driver was also allegedly

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Southern Rive...
Jun 29 2017
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New chair set to take her seat

Avenel’s Joanne Dwyer will begin her role as GOTAFE’s new board chair at the end of the week.. Ms Dwyer has been a member of the GOTAFE board since 2013 and has extensive experience across each of the private, public and not-for-profit

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The Telegraph
Jun 29 2017
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Truck spreads the word on bags

THE CITY of Greater Bendigo is using one of its waste trucks as a large mobile billboard to remind the community not to put plastic bags in their recycling or organics bins.. City of Greater Bendigo director of presentation and assets Craig Lloyd

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The McIvor Ti...
Jun 29 2017
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Knights’ building on proud history

KNIGHTS’ Building Supplies may have changed names, ownership and location since it was established in 1906, but it certainly hasn’t changed its goal of offering superior service to locals.. Since its beginning as the Knights’ Big

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Kyabram Free ...
Jun 29 2017
Sport

Albury too strong for Cobram

It was always going to be a tough game for Cobram Roar, taking on third-placed Albury United in Albury.. Adam Gatcum opened the scoring for the Roar with a goal in the second minute of the game, but it wasn’t long before Albury levelled to

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Courier Cobram
Jun 29 2017
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Students enjoy hike

Recently students in Benalla P-12 College’s Year 9 Outdoor Education class headed off to Mount Samaria State Park to begin their overnight hiking trip, with a focus on the value of parks within Victoria.. The class started their hike from

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 29 2017
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Mixed bags in roadside clean-up

Nine Tidy Towns members turned out on a damp Sunday morning to collect 12 chaff bags of assorted rubbish along Finley Rd.. They were somewhat bemused by the unusual number of egg cartons — 20 — adorning the south bound roadside, and not

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Judy Ryan
Jun 29 2017
Sport

Blighty A down Cutters

In round 11 of the Picola League netball season, all but one of the Blighty Redeyes’ senior netball teams were victorious against the Mathoura Timbercutters on Saturday.. Playing at home Blighty A grade showed their brute strength with an

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Jun 29 2017
Sport

Junior sport June 28

Tabilk. Under-12. Wow, what a thriller against Seymour on Sunday.. We came out strong and built a lead in the first half.. The Lions weren’t going to make it easy for us though, and Seymour took the lead in the third quarter.. We were two

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The Telegraph
Jun 29 2017
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Fresh faces on wild...

NEW FACES have been appointed to the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee.. The new committee will be chaired by Ron Harris and comprise six members who have knowledge and expertise in wild dog and biodiversity management.. The six members bring

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The McIvor Ti...
Jun 29 2017
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We’ve been fans of...

CHILDREN and teachers in small country schools across the region have looked forward to a visit from the Education Department MARC (Mobile Area Resource Centre) mobile library van since the early 1980s.. The shelves are filled with children’s

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Kyabram Free ...
Jun 29 2017
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No excuses, eat up your broccoli

Scientists have found another reason why people should be eating their broccoli, saying it can help people with diabetes.. A study published in the Science Translational Medicine journal found the green vegetable contains an antioxidant known as

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
Dairy

Time is running out

Victorian cattle producers are being reminded of the need to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan by the end of the month, if they wish to take up the voluntary Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) or maintain their current J-BAS.. Victoria’s

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
Water

Hatchery event

Fisheries Victoria is holding an event at Snobs Creek fish hatchery next month to celebrate 70 years of successful fish production.. The event Sunday, July 2 will be an opportunity to visit the hatchery that is Victoria’s key fish production

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
Horticulture

Waste used to feed soil

Green waste from Shepparton’s gardens is helping to grow Australia’s biggest kiwifruit crop.. Every year about 3000tonnes of composted green waste is applied to the soils of the orchard at Bunbartha near Shepparton.. The Seeka Australia business

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Geoff Adams
Jun 29 2017
News

Eagles killed

Up to 20 protected wedge-tailed eagles have been ‘possibly shot’ or poisoned and then dumped in parkland in Victoria.. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning says the latest discovery of four carcases in Black Range State Forest

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
News

Chilly -4 deg Saturday start

Keep the hot water bottle close by because Saturday morning is set to be a chiller.. Forecasters are predicting a chilly start to July with a minimum of minus four degrees set for Shepparton in the early hours of Saturday morning.. Bureau of

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
News

Blackened beef sirloin, pumpkin, broccolini and coucous

Blackened Beef Sirloin with Pumpkin, Broccolini and Couscous. Serves four.. Ingredients:. 4 350g beef sirloin steaks, trimmed. 1 tsp ground cumin. 1 tsp ground coriander. 1 tsp garlic powder. 1 lime, zested and juiced. cup olive oil. 500g butternut

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
Water

Plan comment sought

A plan to protect groundwater resources in a region stretching from the Great Dividing Range near Wallan to the Murray River at Barmah is now open for public comment.. Public drop-in sessions and feedback forms have been organised to encourage

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
Livestock

Farmers hear latest on beef

One hundred beef producers from across north-east Victoria attended the 2017 BetterBeef Conference at Alexandra last week.. BetterBeef Project acting leader Bindi Hunter said this year’s conference was one of three beef conferences happening

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
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Inquiry says halt move

A Senate inquiry into the location of Federal Government departments has recommended the move of the Australian Pest and Veterinary Medicines Authority be temporarily halted.. The committee is asking that in future, proposals to move government

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Shepparton News
Jun 29 2017
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Scaling new heights

Australian Army Reserve lieutenant, Aid Agency ‘civilian’ and Mount Everest conqueror are all titles to describe Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell.. Mr Squirrell was the guest speaker at a Murray Dairy event in Shepparton last week, where he talked

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Rodney Woods
Jun 29 2017
Livestock

Sheep show open

Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition, with the Hampshire Down Feature Show set to be a highlight of the program.. Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
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Solomon Islands future bright: Cosgrove

The 14-year-old Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands is wrapping up this week.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Vic TAFE boss denies he was 'rogue'

A former Victorian TAFE boss says he was struggling with his father's death when he signed a contract with an unregistered third-party training organisation.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Rio shareholders back Yancoal bid

More than 97 per cent of Rio Tinto shareholders have voted in favour of Yancoal's $US2.69 billion bid for the company's NSW coal operations.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Cardinal Pell takes leave to fight charges

Australia's most senior Catholic Cardinal George Pell has addressed media in Rome after being charged with historical sexual assault offences.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Embarrassed Payne cops four-week race ban

Jockey Michelle Payne will miss race riding for four weeks after pleading guilty to taking a banned appetite suppressant.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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'Internet taxes': Trump slams Post, Amazon

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to lambast Amazon and the Washington Post, accusing them of not paying 'internet taxes', the meaning of which is unclear.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Besieged May passes first parliament test

British Prime Minister Theresa May has passed the first test of her new minority government, winning a vote aimed at curbing her austerity agenda.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Trump teases 'big surprise' on health bill

US President Donald Trump has tipped a 'great, great surprise' despite his healthcare bill stalling yet again, this time in the Senate.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
News

WA police closer to more stab-proof vests

The West Australian government says the rollout of stab-proof ballistic vests will be up to the WA Police executive.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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US to try accused Bali bomb mastermind

A 53-year-old Indonesian man accused of being the operational mastermind of Jemaah Islamiyah and the Bali nightclub bombings will be tried in Guantanamo Bay.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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Financial aspirations tarnished by reality

Paying off the mortgage, having a pile of super on retirement and an annual holiday abroad are seen by many as having 'made it' in life.

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AAP News
Jun 29 2017
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