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Vision for Finley

Finley and district community members are invited to share their vision for the town’s future.. Berrigan Shire Council will host a community session at the Finley Bowling Club on March 8, from 7.30pm, to plan for some ‘‘exciting

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Feb 23 2017
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Hostel to host garden party

Amaroo Aged Care Hostel Auxiliary will be holding a Garden Party on Sunday, March 19 at 10am.. Come along and stroll around the beautiful gardens and enjoy morning tea.. There will also be produce, plants and books for sale.. The new units will also

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Feb 23 2017
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Bandit finally has Autumn Cup

Last year’s Finley Autumn Cup has finally been awarded to its rightful owner.. Chris Morey entered his horse, Bolshoi Bandit, into the main race — the Eagle i Machinery Finley Autumn Cup — placing second at the 2016 meeting which was held at

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Kacee Johnston
Feb 23 2017
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Call to scrutinise fire pay deal

Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Psyllid found for first time in Perth

A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

First half loss for Murray Goulburn

Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Deals splinter state alliance

The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

White spot hits QLD farms hard

Queensland prawn farmers are questioning their future as the white spot disease outbreak worsens, with another prawn farm on the Logan River testing positive.. The highly contagious virus has now hit every prawn farm in the area, forcing those

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Wet spring sparks cereal disease warning

Cereal growers are being warned to act now to counter the high disease risks following last year’s wet spring.. As the sowing season approaches, croppers face greater disease loads on their heavy stubbles and from crop regrowth after summer

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

Farmers and RSPCA do battle

Chicken farmers and animal welfare groups are again facing off, with the farmers fuming the RSPCA has threatened to walk away from negotiations for a new poultry industry welfare code.. The VFF has accused the group of damaging a year’s worth of

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Alana Christe...
Feb 23 2017
Viticulture

Stanhope RSL Caricatures Book of Memories

This caricature is just one of many from the Stanhope RSL Caricatures Book of Memories which will be included in the mosaic mural.. The book is dedicated to the personnel who served Australia in time of need. The artist behind the creation of most

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Feb 23 2017
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Hay runners unite for good cause

A hay run officially left from Darlington, NSW early this morning, delivering hay to farmers in dire need in Muttaburra, QLD. . In 2014 Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
Horticulture

Funds to identify...

The Shepparton-based Australian Processing Tomato Research Council is one of six bodies to receive funding from the Horticulture Innovation Fund.. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the peak industry body would use the $50000 grant to

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
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Fish oil could cut...

Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy can help mums reduce their child’s chances of developing asthma during the first five years of life, medical researchers have discovered.. A study of 695 newborns in Denmark found that the risk of

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
Dairy

Board stoush

A boardroom battle for control of Tasmanian infant formula marketer Bellamy’s is continuing in the lead-up to a special meeting on February 28.. A group of shareholders is trying to remove some of the directors of Bellamy’s, and a private trust

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
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Melbourne archbishop wants redress scheme

Melbourne's Catholic archdiocese is in talks with other churches and the Victorian government about a state redress scheme should a national one not go ahead.

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Feb 24 2017
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RBA on China: 'That risk is out there'

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says a major slowdown in China remains a potential risk for Australia's economy.

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Feb 24 2017
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Graincorp flags strong FY profit growth

Graincorp says full-year earnings could rise by as much as two thirds and underlying profit treble to up to $160 million.

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Feb 24 2017
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Cabcharge slumps to half-year loss

Taxi payments system operator Cabcharge has slumped to a half-year loss of $106.75 million on the back of writedowns and impairments.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Netanyahu, Berejiklian meet for talks

Gladys Berejiklian has met Benjamin Netanyahu for official talks in Sydney.

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Feb 24 2017
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Knuth weighs options as Qld seat vanishes

Katter Party MP Shane Knuth won't yet commit to contesting the next Queensland election after his seat vanished in a redraft of electoral districts.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Dutch anti-Islam leader cancels events

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has cancelled his week of public appearances after a security leak.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Company tax cuts may attract firms: RBA

The head of the Reserve Bank says some companies will invest elsewhere if Australia does not cut company tax rates.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Debt risks too high for rate cuts: RBA

The Reserve Bank says cutting interest rates may benefit jobs in the short term, but will be dangerous in the long-term for household debt levels.

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Feb 24 2017
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Rate cuts now a long-term danger: RBA

The Reserve Bank is reluctant to cut interest rates further and is expecting growth of three per cent in the current calendar year.

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Feb 24 2017
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Recollections of an ABBA fan, 40 years on

It may be 40 years ago in March but, for some Australian fans lucky enough to see them in concert, the memories remain.

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Feb 24 2017
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