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Master apprentice

Carpentry apprentice Charles McKenna from Tocumwal was named the Master Builders Victorian north-east section Apprentice of the Year.. He was among three apprentices from the north-east region to be recognised for their dedication, skill and hard

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Mar 24 2017
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Murrumbidgee defers funds request

Murrumbidgee Council has deferred a decision on providing funds to the Murray Group until it can investigate the request further.. Murray Group — comprising representatives of Southern Riverina Irrigators, Murray Valley Private Diverters and

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Kacee Johnston
Mar 24 2017
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School program sponsored

Berrigan Public School has thanked Kellogg’s for supporting its Thursday morning breakfast club.. Teachers aid and breakfast program coordinator Jenny Fruend said the food company is generously providing the school with cereal.. ‘‘It’s

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Mar 23 2017
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Organic matter essential

Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
Viticulture

Last week's rain event and more to come

The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March

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Peter Nelson
Mar 27 2017
Livestock

Meat industry put on notice

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
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GMA board resolution

Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead

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Mar 26 2017
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GRDC holds meetings

Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Farmers feel upbeat about the new year

Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Good health can lift happiness

New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
Livestock

Call to confine RSPCA to domestic cases

The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Farmer wants answers over aerodrome

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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Soil innovator visits...

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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Blue-green algae...

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in various locations within the Central Goulburn and Loddon Valley Irrigation Areas after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. The following

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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Ayr shops boarded, sandbagged for Debbie

Businesses in the town of Ayr have been boarded up and packed with sandbags ahead of Cyclone Debbie.

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Mar 27 2017
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Tides a concern for Cyclone Debbie surge

Cyclone Debbie's estimated arrival on Queensland's north coast on a rising tide increases the storm surge threat.

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Mar 27 2017
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PM courts China extradition deal support

Malcolm Turnbull is urging parliament to green-light an extradition deal with China, saying it is an important part of law enforcement ties between the nations.

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Mar 27 2017
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Bowen to Cyclone Debbie: "Bring it on!"

The coastal town of Bowen is bracing to be in the firing line of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

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Mar 27 2017
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Ernie, 82, ready for his ninth cyclone

Lifelong Home Hill resident Ernie Woods will never forget his first cyclone; he is now about to endure his ninth.

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Mar 27 2017
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Report describes 2021 surplus as 'heroic'

Businessman Tony Shepherd has had a second look at his 2104 commission of audit and found the outlook is just as worrying as it was three years ago.

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Mar 27 2017

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Split race-hate law reforms: Lambie

Jacqui Lambie says the government must abandon the re-wording of the Racial Discrimination Act if it wants to deliver free speech reform.

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Mar 27 2017
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Turnbull works with Qld ahead of cyclone

The prime minister has discussed the cyclone response with the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Moves to extradite elusive Clive Mensink

A second arrest warrant for Clive Palmer's nephew Clive Mensink will be sought in an effort to commence extradition proceedings and bring him to court.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Home prices jump 3.7% since start of year

Home prices and auction clearances rates are rising, led by Sydney and Melbourne, but the number of properties listed for sale has fallen.

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Mar 27 2017
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