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Berrigan netball court given funding priority

Berrigan Shire Council has agreed the netball courts in Berrigan should take top priority for funding from the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.. In the past month, Berrigan Shire residents have been asked by council to

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James Bennett
Aug 23 2017
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Former councillor is settling into retirement

As the first councillors of the new Murrumbidgee Council are preparing for their first meeting, one former Jerilderie Shire councillor is settling into retirement.. Laurie Henery was first elected as a councillor for Jerilderie Shire in September

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James Bennett
Aug 30 2017
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Festival approved

Berrigan Shire Council has approved a development application for Strawberry Fields, allowing the music and arts festival to be held on private property near Tocumwal from November 16 to 19 this year.. The approval comes despite a request from

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James Bennett
Oct 11 2017
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Energy crisis leads to industry alliances

Australia’s energy crisis is helping forge new alliances between the dairy sector and industry groups hit by soaring prices and renewable energy suppliers keen to reach out to new markets.. Industry advocacy group Dairy Connect and renewables

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Shepparton News
Oct 22 2017
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Survey looks at farm use

Agriculture Victoria is working closely with the VFF to get a better understanding of on-farm energy use.. Global energy prices are rising and it is affecting farmers, who contribute more than $13billion to Victoria’s economy.. With this in

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Shepparton News
Oct 22 2017
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Wide drill folds away tight win

A 24m wide drill able to fold to a transport width of 5.4m within minutes was awarded the coveted Henty Machine of the Year Award.. The 3420 PHD Paralink Hoe Drill, entered by Canadian manufacturer Bourgault, impressed judges with its unique folding

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Shepparton News
Oct 21 2017
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Food festival will bowl you over

The Numurkah Food Bowl Festival is dishing up a range of goodies as it enters its ninth year.. With something for everyone, the three-day festival is set to showcase all Numurkah has to offer.. ‘‘Numurkah is such a rare gem and if you

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Shepparton News
Oct 21 2017
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A taste of history

The history of the Dhurringile mansion will be explained and explored at the inaugural Heritage Open Day next weekend.. Residents and visitors to Greater Shepparton will have an opportunity to visit more than 40 places of historic interest, never

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Alana Christe...
Oct 20 2017
Water

SDL adjustment will deliver a ‘good result’

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority recently released our draft determination of the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism that finds 605Gl of water can remain in consumptive use and we can still achieve the environmental outcomes we want

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Shepparton News
Oct 20 2017
Livestock

Red and white wins the day

Undera’s Jasmine Cordy is the proud owner of the Interbreed Champion Senior Cow at this year’s Shepparton Agricultural Show.. Ms Cordy’s red and white Holstein, Lindon Artie Fire Kite, took out the major prize as well as the

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Rodney Woods
Oct 20 2017
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Nationals survive swing

Meticulous vote counting will continue after the weekend’s by-elections in three NSW electorates — but the victorious Nationals are now facing a less certain future.. The Nationals watched on nervously as the Shooters, Fishers and

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Shepparton News
Oct 20 2017
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Dairy recovery coming, but not soon

Modest improvement in dairy prices is on the way, but many northern Victorian farmers are facing low cash flow, Dairy Australia CEO, Ian Halliday said this week.. "Cash flow is still very tight and for most farmers I think it will take 12 to 18

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Concerns are heard

Southern NSW grain growers have explained to the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Northern Regional Panel how issues such as a dry season, frosts, mice and irrigation water costs are reducing farm profitability.. Listening to

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
Water

Top tap water contest

Goulburn Valley Water will represent Victoria at the third Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competition on Wednesday, October 18.. Hosted by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, the awards will be held in Launceston in Tasmani

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
Rural

Horses and riders in...

More than 100 riders descended on Tatura at the weekend, as part of the Shepparton Agricultural Show’s horse show.. The Hunter Rural Shepparton Agricultural Horse Show, held at Tatura Park, is the only local show of its kind where riders can

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Young urged to vote yes at same-sex rally

A rally in Melbourne has urged young people to get their 'yes' votes in as conservative senator Cory Bernardi says he believes many people are voting no.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Woolworths facing possible staff strikes

As many as 2000 Woolworths staff at four distribution centres could go on strike, after their union applied to take protected industrial action.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Euthanasia law a slippery slope: Bernardi

Leader of the Australian Conservatives Cory Bernardi says Victoria's euthanasia laws are a slippery slope.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Xenophon a threat to SA parties: Bernardi

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi believes Nick Xenophon poses a real threat to the major state parties in South Australia.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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NZ PM hopes cross-Tasman education stays

Jacinda Ardern hopes New Zealanders won't be restricted from gaining a tertiary education in Australia as she may be forced to end a reciprocal arrangement.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Directors Guild disciplines Weinstein

The Directors Guild Of America has launched disciplinary proceedings against Harvey Weinstein after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Government to provide energy modelling

Federal Labor and state energy ministers will be provided with economic modelling on the federal government's energy policy before COAG meets in November.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Ex-NSW RSL boss expelled from league

Former president of NSW RSL Don Rowe, who admitted to using the charity's funds for personal use, has been expelled from the league.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Search continues for missing Trawler crew

Police divers have resumed their search for the bodies of four fishermen presumed dead after their trawler capsized off the central Queensland coast.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Palaszczuk launches $300m Qld energy plan

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $300m energy plan and vowed to take on private retailers if savings aren't passed onto customers.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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Airport workers to undergo explosive tests

Airport workers will be subjected to spot explosive testing as part of an upgrade of security at Australian airports.

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AAP News
Oct 22 2017
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