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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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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 of a lifetime didn't get away!

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 return

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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Synergies between rice and frog breeding discussed in...

Partnerships between ecology and food production will be highlighted at a field trip and workshop in Deniliquin next month.. The main discussion point will be the ecological benefits of rice growing, in particular the synergies between rice and frog

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Rodney Woods
Dec 14 2017
Viticulture

Cool start to December but warm to hot days on the way

It has been a relatively cool start to December after one of the warmest spells during the latter half of November over Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and the southern half of NSW.. Melbourne has had below normal maximum temperatures for the

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Peter Nelson
Dec 14 2017
Livestock

GV cows up to the...

The Goulburn Valley has been well represented at the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition, securing four first place finishes.. A total of 1248 cows were entered in the competition encompassing Victoria and south-east South Australia, with

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Balinese-style lamb...

Balinese-style lamb forequarter chops with cauliflower rice. Serves: 4.. Ingredients:. 4 lamb forequarter chops, trimmed. 2 eschalots, thinly sliced. 2 garlic cloves, crushed. 1 long red chilli, finely chopped. cup crunchy peanut butter. 1 tbsp

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
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App for advice

Farmers from across the Southern Riverina are joining together to launch Farmer eXchange, a collaborative web application to increase knowledge-sharing among farmers.. Due to launch early next year, the brainchild of Deniliquin-based Farm Table

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
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Protesters crash PM's Bennelong appearance

A press conference with Malcolm Turnbull on the hustings in Bennelong has been crashed by protesters, a day before voters head to the polls.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Rayney wins WA govt defamation suit

Barrister Lloyd Rayney has won a defamation lawsuit against the West Australian government after he was named as a suspect in his wife's murder.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Kathy Jackson needs money for fraud trial

Former union boss Kathy Jackson cannot afford to pay lawyers to defend her when she stands trial over multiple theft and fraud charges, a court has been told.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Australia gives $600k in Bali volcano aid

Australia will give Indonesia $600,000 in humanitarian assistance to deal with the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in Bali.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Sydney Archbishop responds to abuse report

Sydney's top Catholic has assured child abuse survivors he will address issues within his church following the handing down of a royal commission report.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Court rules on Vic firefighter report

A Victorian judge says a report into bullying and harassment in the state's fire brigades should be released.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Accused Bourke St driver pleads not guilty

Accused Bourke St driver Dimitrious Gargasoulas has pleaded not guilty over the rampage that killed six people and injured dozens of others in Melbourne's CBD.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Ex-WA premier Barnett announces retirement

Former West Australian premier Colin Barnett has announced his retirement following months of speculation, bringing his 30-year political career to an end.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Former model Fischer fined by court

Celebrity Tziporah Malkah, the former model Kate Fischer, plans to fight "police treatment" after pleading guilty to a night of erratic driving in Melbourne.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Crown shares rise on $700m divestment plan

Crown shares have risen to a six-month high after announcing several asset sales, including land in Las Vegas and its stake in the Packer family's property.

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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Brisbane petrol market 'appalling': ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says the high price of petrol in Brisbane is "appalling".

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AAP News
Dec 15 2017
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