ON FRIDAY night in Melbourne, I went to watch the AFLX.. Now, to be honest, I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like.. I think our native game is the best in the world, so I can’t say I cared much for the idea of a heavily modified
DOWN by the banks of the Murray, where the twin towns meet, in the natural amphitheatre created by red gums and sloping green hills, the Riverboats Music Festival returned at the weekend for its seventh instalment.. The Aquatic Reserve was a sea of
ECHUCA’s schools were gripped with hockey fever the past week.. Hockey Victoria and the Echuca Moama Hockey Club were in schools across the week running clinics and skills sessions with young students, exposing them to a sport they may not
PARENTS, grandparents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum can attend a free two-day workshop in Echuca later this month.. Positive Partnerships is bringing the event to town and hope it will help foster productive school
ECHUCA held its first competition of the running season on the weekend and there were mixed results.. The senior competition on Sunday saw a runaway win for Kangaroo Flat, who showed their strength and speed to take out the grand aggregate.. But for
A KYABRAM man who was found with drugs on two separate occasions has been fined $200.. Carmello Zerafa, 52, appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court on Wednesday where defence lawyer Kate Freshwater asked for a sentencing indication.. He was charged
More than just a boutique industry, alternative farming has become a global trend, with record crowds flocking to Seymour Alternative Farming Expo last week to learn all about it for themselves.. There were 22000 visitors and 500 stallholders at the
IF YOU were headed down the street to grab a cold can of soft drink or a packet of snakes, and the goodies cost you 10, or 20 per cent more than yesterday, would you buy them?. Well, health professionals all over Australia are proposing such a price
A DRAWN game in Basketball Kyabram’s Years 1-4 division highlighted another exciting evening at Kyabram Sports Centre on Monday.. Kyabram Veterinary Clinic Raptors and Albion Motors Wildcats played out a thrilling draw, 18-18.. With six points
The Benalla Litter Prevention Program is celebrating 17 years of keeping the town clean.. The group, made up of local volunteers who work hard to clean up rubbish around town, are calling for new members to help keep Benalla beautiful.. Benall
Seymour. Friday social evening was better attended and enjoyable. The Members Draw was not won as Pat Paynes’ name was drawn and of course she was not there. Next Friday the draw goes to $140 — a good amount to win so we are looking
Fire fee deserves scrutiny. I AM compelled to comment on the Campaspe Shire’s arbitrary introduction of a $70 fee for a Fire Permit.. I recognise the shire’s right to introduce a permit fee, my comments concern the process of introducing
An absolute thriller at Deniliquin’s Memorial Park has enabled Nathalia to pinch top spot on the Murray Valley Cricket Association ladder.. A staggering 26 wickets fell on a second day of play totally dominated by the bowlers — and it
This season Benalla and District Junior Football League is taking a ‘‘no barriers’’ approach to playing junior football, giving all kids the chance to enjoy junior footy regardless of their situation.. The League, which
Sacred Heart School 4/5 JS students share their opinion on mandatory bike laws in Australia.. Bikes, they are really good for exercise but, have you ever thought that you would like to ride a bike, but you didn’t have your helmet with you? I
A Liberal Nationals government would secure jobs in Seymour by allowing a kangaroo pet food industry to develop, according to Member for Euroa Steph Ryan.. The current trial program, using culled kangaroos where they have become a nuisance, would
HEATHCOTE Bowling Club’s division three side scored a huge 63-shot win over Serpentine on the weekend.. On Saturday, the team travels to Golden Square where the winner will go into the top four and play finals next week.. Division three
An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water
First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include
The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will
The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion
A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water
The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the
Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released
The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be
If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70
Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an
Former Comancheros bikie boss Mick Hawi has been remembered as a man who was "staunch" to the bikie code after his daylight execution in Sydney.
WA police have charged alleged Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards with a third murder, of 18-year-old Sarah Spiers in 1996.
A Victorian Labor powerbroker has denied reports he threatened a colleague with a butterknife during a "robust exchange" at parliament house.
Israeli intelligence helped thwart a Sydney-based terror plot to bring down an Etihad airliner in 2017, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has faced court again as he fights more than 100 charges related to the 2012 election that put him on Auburn City Council.
Two gunmen wearing balaclavas have shot a man multiple times at a Melbourne tattoo parlour in what police say is a planned attack.
The latest US mass shooting at a Florida high school has sparked an unprecedented lobbying effort by teens and their parents.
An attacker has thrown an explosive device at the US embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica and then killed himself with another bomb.
Donald Trump says armed teachers and security guards could frighten off potential school shooters and prevent student deaths.
Energy continues to be the hot issue on the South Australian election campaign, with Nick Xenophon calling for price cuts of 20 per cent.