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Apply now for community bank grants

APPLICATIONS are now open for the Heathcote and District Community Bank 2017 grants program.. A previous recipient was the Heathcote Bowling Club, which the bank assisted with the purchase of a dishwasher for the club’s kitchen upgrade in

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The McIvor Ti...
Jul 19 2017
Sport

Barren run continues on

HEATHCOTE’S run in A grade has gone from bad to worse in the Heathcote and District Netball League following a 25-goal hiding from Leitchville Gunbower on Saturday.. The Saints were at Gunbower Recreation Reserve for the clash which ended

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The McIvor Ti...
Jul 19 2017
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Do your bit for seniors festival

LOCAL clubs, community groups, service providers and businesses are encouraged to hold an event or activity for older residents during the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival.. The festival in October aims to promote inclusive communities and provide

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The McIvor Ti...
Jul 19 2017
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Dairy

Set up for the season

Rabobank senior analyst Michael Harvey will present on the topic ‘‘Australian dairy – climbing back off the canvas’’ at Murray Dairy workshops this week.. He will look at global and local dairy market dynamics during the next 12 months and

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Shepparton News
Jul 24 2017
Viticulture

Still very dry at many places

The long dry spell has continued last week in our regions and there is no immediate relief in sight. Many places in our regions had little or no rain last week. However, places in NE Victoria had some moderate rainfalls with monthly totals reaching

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Peter Nelson
Jul 24 2017
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Top tips for silage storage

When it comes to sealing stacks of forage harvested for silage there’s no short cuts according to Department of Environment and Primary Industries pasture and fodder conservation specialist Frank Mickan.. Mr Mickan said simply placing a few tyres

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Shepparton News
Jul 24 2017
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Commodities index unchanged

Higher wheat prices and improved dairy auction results were offset by poorer livestock prices and weakness in sugar and cotton to leave the NAB Rural Commodities Index unchanged in June.. The latest Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness

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Rodney Woods
Jul 23 2017
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Company has winning formula

Wattle Health Australia shares have soared after the infant formula supplier acquired a stake in Australian infant formula maker Blend & Pack, helping to secure its business in China.. Shares in Wattle Health gained 10.5¢, or 22.1 per cent, to

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Shepparton News
Jul 23 2017
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Entries open for fire awards

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.. ‘‘Every day across Victoria people are

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Shepparton News
Jul 23 2017
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Dealership long relied upon

O’Connors Shepparton has had a long history as a dealer for Lely Australia products, and the Mueller family from Kyabram has taken advantage of this long-time partnership.. The Shepparton company has been in partnership with Lely Australia for

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Shepparton News
Jul 22 2017
Water

New guide to Waranga waterways

Goulburn-Murray Water has released a new-look Waranga Basin Recreation Guide to provide key information about one of the state’s largest inland waterways.. The guide, printed on waterproof paper, provides visitors with important information on

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Shepparton News
Jul 22 2017
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Celebrating women’s health

A women’s celebration and information night will be held in Cohuna next week.. Guest speakers include Dr Margreet Stegeman, an obstetrician and gynaecologist who will be speaking on behalf of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.. Dr Megan Belot

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Shepparton News
Jul 22 2017
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Recipe for healthy kids

According to new research released by Medibank, Australian parents believe it is beneficial for children to help prepare meals at home because it leads to improved life skills and bonding opportunities, yet technology, late nights at work, and other

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
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Nominate your local...

The Andrews Labor Government is urging people to nominate hard-working volunteers from Northern Victoria in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards.. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said the

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
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Something for every...

Farm machinery dealer Rural Group has been around the Goulburn Valley for a while but it has only had a Shepparton branch for two years.. With Rural Group having had a presence in Echuca and Cobram for much longer, it was inevitable it would end up

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
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Alarm not raised when trawler contact lost

A WA inquest has been told the alarm was not raised when communication from a prawn trawler was lost off the Pilbara coast.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Accused found rape video funny, court told

One of the men accused of raping an unconscious teen with a bottle described footage of the incident as the funniest thing he'd ever seen, a jury has been told.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Retired dentist jailed for molesting girls

A retired Sydney dentist has again been jailed for sexually molesting girls and women while they were under the influence of nitrous oxide gas.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Unis dispute 'river of gold' funding claim

The Turnbull government has released a new analysis of the benefits university graduates get from holding a degree, in a bid to bolster its funding changes.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Govt takes first step to limit gas exports

The federal government has formally notified gas companies it will consider the likelihood of a supply shortfall in 2018, the first step to limiting exports.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Low morale risks Victorian fire response

Victoria is at risk of losing its bushfire battle this summer if it doesn't get on and reform its fire services to repair morale, an inquiry has been told.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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ACCC begins court action over Heinz snack

The consumer watchdog has opened a federal court action against food giant Heinz.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Inquiry resumes into Aust soldier's death

A commission of inquiry into the 2012 death of an Australian soldier during a training accident has resumed in Sydney.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Men guilty of vandalising war memorial

Four men who claimed they were called on by God to desecrate a war memorial were found guilty of wilful damage.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Abbott wary of gay marriage postal vote

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says having a postal plebiscite to decide same-sex marriage would be better than having a vote in parliament.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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Shot Melbourne swingers to sue police

Two people shot by police at a Melbourne fancy-dress swingers party are suing Victoria Police for damages for their pain and suffering.

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AAP News
Jul 24 2017
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