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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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Blackmore report critical of MDBA benchmarking

A new report on a key mechanism used by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to determine how much water can be taken out of the basin is critical of a model used to determine the diversions. The report by an expert panel was commissioned by the NSW

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Geoff Adams
Oct 23 2017
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Cohuna beaten by Ringarooma

Ringarooma, a remote dairy farming town in Tasmania's north-east, has been named Australia’s Legendairy Capital for 2017.. Home to just 232 people, the town is the second national Legendairy Capital, after Stanhope won the title in 2015

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 2017
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Last chance to apply for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural...

Agriculture Victoria encourages Victorian women to apply for the 2018 AgriFutures TM Rural Women’s Award before applications close this Sunday 29 October. . The award has been running for two decades, supporting Australian women to use and

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 2017
Viticulture

Thunderstorms bring useful rainfalls at some places

The passage of a low pressure trough with a cold front brought scattered thunderstorms which brought useful moderate to heavy rainfalls at several places in our region last Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th October.. Some notable heavy falls

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Peter Nelson
Oct 23 2017
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Big boost for AgriBio

Agriculture Victoria has received an infrastructure boost to its metabolomics and proteomics facility at the AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience in Bundoora, Melbourne.. The enhancements represent a $1 million investment by the Victorian Government

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 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...

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
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Red and white wins the...

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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Philippines declares end to Marawi siege

The Philippines has declared an end to fighting in Marawi City, five months after pro-Islamic State militants launched a deadly siege.

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Oct 23 2017
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Crown strikes back on misconduct claims

Casinos operator Crown has taken a full-page newspaper advertisement to reject misconduct allegations made against it by federal MP Andrew Wilkie.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Supercheap owner says sales growth eases

Supercheap Auto owner Super Retail Group says soft consumer spending has slightly hurt its sales growth in the 16 weeks to October 21.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Vic keeps up pressure on Crown casino

Victoria is hoping the state's gambling watchdog wraps up its investigation into allegations that Crown casino rigged poker machines within weeks.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Scaffidi claims 'campaign' against her

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has accused two of her strongest critics of colluding with the Labor government against her.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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'Erosion in standards' forced APRA to act

Chairman Wayne Byres says APRA had to act on lending to property investors because of "an erosion in standards" in the mortgage market.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Labor hammers Bishop over expenses

Attorney-General George Brandis has defended his cabinet colleague Julie Bishop over claims about her expenses.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Rajoy moves to clip Catalonia's wings

A special commission will soon look at Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's bid to use the constitution to crush a separatist movement in Catalonia.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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Turnbull plays down Belt and Road fears

Malcolm Turnbull says economic and business concerns are reasons for Australia's delay in signing up to China's Belt and Road Initiative.

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Oct 23 2017
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Chris Gayle denies exposure reports

West Indies cricket great Chris Gayle has told a Sydney defamation jury he did not expose his genitals to a massage therapist

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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North Korea on Mattis' agenda at ASEAN

North Korea and provocations from Pyongyang will be discussed by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the upcoming ASEAN talks.

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AAP News
Oct 23 2017
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