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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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Rose show in Finley Saturday

The second annual Finley Rose Show is on again this Saturday at the Finley Showgrounds.. After the success of last year’s show, the Finley Show Society has this year increased the number of rose classes.. It is one of few rose shows in the

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Southern Rive...
Nov 16 2017
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Horticulture

Claims not true

Victorian and NSW riverine landholders and farmers recently found themselves yet again dragged through the mud — this time in the broadsheet pages of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald — by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

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Shepparton News
Nov 19 2017
Horticulture

Canada trip for young growers

Young horticulturists from northern Victoria wanting to expand their horizons have an opportunity for overseas travel in a Rotary Club program.. Successful applicants will be able to participate in an expenses-paid trip to Canada to study

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Shepparton News
Nov 19 2017
Water

Slower flow to help cod

A modified flow pattern will be used in the lower Darling River, with Murray-Darling Basin Authority operation water releases to be reduced to 700Ml/day to provide a more favourable flow rate for Murray cod.. In 2016-17 more than 100Gl was delivered

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Water

Fresh start for water board

The decision by the remaining Murray Irrigation Limited directors to resign will clear the decks for a new governing body for the Riverina water company, but new nominees will be subject to scrutiny by outside consultants.. ‘‘Candidates

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

App enhances stock management

A new software application, which is being offered free to producers of cattle, sheep and goats, will provide a one-stop shop for managing livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, thereby enhancing management efficiencies and food

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

Optimism high for sheep sale

Agents are forecasting a strong result at Friday’s Benalla Special Sheep Sale as 12500 ewes, lambs and rams are readied to go under the hammer.. The joint Rodwells and Landmark sale has attracted 51 vendors for the 12.30pm sale at Benall

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Water

Minister silenced

South Australia’s Water Minister has been prevented from giving evidence at a Senate inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin.. Ian Hunter made an unscheduled appearance at the hearing in Adelaide on Thursday, November 2 but was refused

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Livestock

MSA grading on the rise

With more than 2.7million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17, an estimated $130million was delivered back to beef producers through additional farm gate returns.. According to new 2016-17 data released in the

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
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Fabric art on show

When Picola textile artist Linden Lancaster first purchased a sewing machine it was for one simple reason — to repair her husband’s clothes.. Now, more than 20 years later, the former music teacher has found a different use for her

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Alana Christe...
Nov 17 2017
Water

Enviro flow aims to...

Up to 37Gl will be delivered along the lower Goulburn River this month in an environmental flow designed to benefit golden and silver perch populations.. The flow will see Goulburn-Murray Water release about 5Gl to meet minimum river operation

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Dairy

Reprieve for Kiewa...

Murray Goulburn says its Kiewa factory will be saved until at least the likely takeover of the company by Saputo.. In May the Kiewa factory, along with sites in Rochester and Edith Creek in Tasmania, were announced as casualties in Murray

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Livestock

Tagging support

The Victorian Government will continue to subsidise electronic sheep tags in 2018.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced last week ongoing support from the Andrews Government for electronic sheep tags, which will be available from 45¢

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
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Hariri will clarify position in Lebanon

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister, will return to Beirut by Wednesday when Lebanon celebrates its independence day.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Jeff Horn adds punch to Qld Labor launch

World champion Queensland boxer Jeff Horn has added star power to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's state election campaign launch on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Distress calls detected from missing sub

The dramatic search for a missing Argentinian navy submarine with 44 sailors on board has captivated the nation of 44 million people.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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AC/DC's Malcolm Young dead at 64

Legendary AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died, leaving a legacy that includes one of Australia's greatest ever music exports.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Nicholls is his own man: Newman

Campbell Newman has delivered campaign advice to opposition leader Tim Nichols, urging him to distinguish himself from Queensland's previous LNP government.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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US general would resist Trump strike order

The top US nuclear commander says he would not comply if ordered by President Donald Trump to implement an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Bank inquiry push no govt threat: minister

Federal minister Matt Canavan says backbenchers have every right to bring forward issues like a royal commission into the banks.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Conservatives eye religious protections

Cabinet minister Matt Canavan is among conservatives calling for international covenants around religious freedoms inserted into a same-sex marriage bill.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Voters turn back on old parties: Greens

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says the result in Northcote shows voters want a party that stands up for the community rather than big business.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Gerry Adams to retire from Irish politics

Ireland's veteran republican political leader Gerry Adams is stepping down as Sinn Fein president next year.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Mugabe's party set to sack him: sources

Party sources say ZANU-PF is getting ready to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace from their leadership posts and reinstate his ousted deputy.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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