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Assaults ex-wife, but criminal record clear

A 56-YEAR-OLD man who assaulted his ex-wife has avoided conviction so he could keep his job.. The Eaglehawk man, who has not been named to protect the victim’s identity, pleaded guilty in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday to aggravated

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Jan 22 2018
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Commissioner to solve border issues

THE Liberal Nationals would appoint a dedicated cross-border commissioner if elected.. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said people living and working in Victoria’s border communities alongside NSW faced unique problems, including with

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Street light relocation works commence

PRELIMINARY service relocation activities will commence along Warren Street, Echuca today.. These activities by VicRoads are in preparation for new electricity services or street lighting for the future roundabout near Campaspe Esplanade as part of

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
Lifestyle

Community Christmas lunch a success

THE 2017 Echuca-Moama Community Christmas Lunch was attended by 97 people at the Echuca Uniting Church hall.. Echuca-Moama Community Projects coordinator Julie Langdon Sands said the generosity of the twin towns continues to overwhelm them

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
Sport

Too hot for (most) sports

TEMPERATURES topping 44 degrees could not stop the triathlon.. But it stopped almost everything else on the weekend.. In accordance with their policy, Goulburn Murray Cricket abandoned play for the second time in three weeks.. As with last round

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Dementia destroys young lives as cruelly as the aged

A radical behaviour change in their husband and father signalled the end of life as Suzie Muir-Ogston and her three children knew it. Sadly dementia is a life sentence but it is the collateral damage which makes it even harder to bear. SOPHIE

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
Lifestyle

The river is set to be revved

THE festival supporting Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation will be held from January 26 to 28.. All branded motorbikes are welcome.. Friday Night will feature bands on the Echuca Wharf with entertainment by Andrew Wallace Band from 7 to 9pm and

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Court house needs an urgent overhaul

THE local indigenous community is crying out for the Old Court House in Echuca to be restored and used for its proper use.. The building sits with a window left open, graffiti marking the walls, overgrown lawns and smashed windows.. Inside the Old

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Walsh has stars in his eyes

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has jumped on the One Million Stars to End Violence bandwagon and hoped other local businesses would follow.. The ambitious project will see Echuca’s streets glow with woven stars during the Queen’s

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Getting a taste for the unusual at Seymour

THERE was Buddy Holly and the Crickets and Australians (by and large) love cricket.. But how many summer nights have you spent trying to block out the noise of a yard full of chirping crickets so you can get some sleep? Well here’s a chance

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Practitioner says Chinese medicine has a vital role

THE benefits of Chinese herbal medicine for cancer sufferers will be discussed at a free information session next month.. Dr Stephen Fawcett will be presenting a talk on treating cancer using Chinese herbal medicine at Earth Spirit and Energies in

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
News

World’s Greatest Shave cuts to the heart of the problem

REGISTRATIONS for the 20th anniversary of the World’s Greatest Shave are now open, and they couldn’t come at a better time.. Australians dying from blood cancer is now double those losing their life to melanoma, with someone dying from

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
Education

Principal named at Grammar

MOAMA Anglican Grammar School officially has a new principal.. Carmel Spry (pictured) will step into the top job in March after serving as assistant principal at Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Harbour for the past seven years.. She has experience

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
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Local producer in demand as prices for avocados are going stratospheric

AUSTRALIANS have an avocado addiction and right now they are paying through the nose to fuel their habit.. Avocados Australia chief executive John Tyas said the volume of avocado dispatched in the first week of 2018 was significantly lower than the

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Riverine Herald
Jan 22 2018
Lifestyle

Tindarra function centre looking a goer

TINDARRA Resort’s permanent function centre looks set to go ahead after a long haul through planning permits and red tape.. The popular wedding destination on Moama’s Perricoota Rd will be re-zoned from an E3 Environmental Management to

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Riverine Herald
Jan 21 2018
News

Workers’ pay talks fall flat

THOUSANDS of employees in the retail, media, transport and rental industries will struggle to keep up with the cost of living after signing wage rise agreements which are set to fall below inflation in the next two years according to the latest

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Riverine Herald
Jan 21 2018
Lifestyle

We want to see stars in our eyes

ECHUCA’S Barry McDougal is calling for community groups and sporting clubs to get behind the One Million Stars to End Violence project in the lead-up to the Queen’s Baton Relay.. Echuca-Moama Starweavers Association co-ordinator Mr

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Riverine Herald
Jan 21 2018
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Accused gets a walk from court

AN ECHUCA woman accused of a burglary at Campaspe Shire’s offices last week has been released on bail.. The 30-year-old, whose identity has been protected by the Magistrate, was taken into custody on Tuesday before appearing in Echuc

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Riverine Herald
Jan 21 2018
News

Confusion reigns for NBN deal

DESPITE the rapidly-progressing rollout of the NBN, many people are still in the dark about what it means for them.. According to a new Finder survey, 44 per cent of people not already on the NBN still don’t realise they will need to connect

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Riverine Herald
Jan 20 2018
News

Teen arrested over window smashings

AN ECHUCA teenager has been arrested in relation to the spate of window smashings around the Echuca CBD on January 8 and 9.. The 15-year-old was charged at his home address on Monday.. He was charged and bailed to appear at a children’s court

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Riverine Herald
Jan 20 2018
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