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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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Bank branch opening expected in January

Berrigan is expected to have a local bank branch operating in the town by the end of January.. The town has been without a bank service since NAB closed its Berrigan branch in early July.. In August this year the Bendigo Bank announced it would

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James Bennett
Dec 06 2017
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Farmers urged to seek assistance

As harvest continues across the state, Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Fiona Marshall is calling on grain farmers to look out for each other and themselves this season.. Recently appointed to the GRDC’s Southern Regional

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Shepparton News
Dec 17 2017
Horticulture

Govt hypocrisy is alive and well

John Pettigrew (Country News, November 21) sincerely believes in the climate change theory that has taken 50 per cent of normal availability of water from farmers and advocates for more down the river.. His biggest obstacle is Barnaby Joyce who

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Lake Eppalock and Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas

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Rodney Woods
Dec 15 2017
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Sheep get a makeover

Filmed by Joy the Sheep, these beautified sheep are looking very glamorous!

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Water

Seasonal determination update

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Scholarships offered

Young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship.. The Rural Chances scholarship is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation and is available

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Calls for "fair dinkum" review of the basin plan

Murray River Group of Council have called for a ‘‘fair dinkum’’ examination of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting.. Chair of the six council group, and Campaspe Shire mayor, Adrian

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Alana Christe...
Dec 15 2017
Cropping

Take steps to reduce grain moisture

Recent heavy rainfall through parts of the southern cropping region is likely to result in growers having to deal with grain going into storage with high moisture content.. High moisture in stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Data added

Farmers in the Riverine Plains region now have free access to two additional weather stations and moisture probes, installed at Bungeet and Miepoll.. The installation is part of a project facilitated by Riverine Plains.. Research and extension

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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April 22, 1991: Catch...

Catching a 20kg Murray Cod is a little like a hole in one at golf - that does not happen every day and for some, try as they may it never happens. . But a Mooroopna boy and his two Shepparton mates have the cod in the bag, well, in the freezer at

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
Livestock

Virtual bar for sheep

Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for southern mixed farmers.. With virtual fencing technology for cattle expected to be released in the near future, work is under way to

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Euroa rodeo set to...

More than 10 years since it hosted its last rodeo, Euroa is gearing up to join the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit with a huge event next year.. Euroa Pro Rodeo committee member Troy Spencer said the town hosted its last rodeo in 2005 and

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Victory back in business ahead of derby

Melbourne Victory appear to have found form just days out from their second A-League derby of the season with a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Melbourne mayor accused of sex harassment

Melbourne's Lord Mayor has stepped down while he is investigated over sexual harassment allegations.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Trad to unveil her first Qld budget update

New Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad will release her first Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook on Monday

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Turnbull starts final week with new energy

The Bennelong by-election win has given Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a confidence boost as he enters the final week before Christmas holidays.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Power bills set to drop $200 in two years

The Australian Energy Market Commission anticipates household power bills will drop by $200 over the next two years, driven by new wind and solar generators.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Talk of NSW Senate seat for Keneally

There's speculation former NSW premier Kristina Keneally will be offered the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat after her tough battle in the Bennelong by-election.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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We hear you like our work: PM to voters

Malcolm Turnbull's colleagues believe he has secured his leadership of the party heading into a the next federal election due in 2019.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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Trad defends Queensland 'Robin Hood' tax

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has dismissed claims her government's planned property tax will hurt the state's economy.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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Morrison to reveal smaller budget deficit

Economists expect Treasurer Scott Morrison will reveal an improved budget position when he hands down his mid-year review.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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Melbourne mayor denies sex assault claims

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has declared his innocence while announcing he will stand down while being investigated over sexual harassment allegations.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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JA sorry if he offended over disabled joke

John Alexander says he's sorry if he caused any offence in his victory speech when he joked about refusing a disabled parking permit because he still had pride.

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AAP News
Dec 17 2017
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