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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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Livestock

Chemical red tape cut

Victorian farm chemical users are set to benefit from reduced government red tape regarding requirements for agricultural and veterinary chemical use.. The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 came into effect on

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Dairy

Dairy youth prize open

Applications are now open for the 2017 Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship with up to $10000 on offer for those in the dairy industry looking to travel abroad.. Offered as part of this year’s Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Competition, the scholarship is

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
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Enjoy the serenity in Bonnie Doon

The famed house from iconic Australia movie 'The Castle' has gone up on Airbnb for rent. Accommodating eight people, with two bathrooms and three bedrooms, if you're looking for a weekend escape this may be the place for you! Across from Lake Eildon

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
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Solar is hot topic in region

A plethora of applications for solar farms designed to generate renewable energy are arriving on the doorsteps of northern Victorian and Riverina councils.. While the projects are touted as creating jobs and investment with clean energy, the

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Geoff Adams
Jul 25 2017
Cropping

Not us, says Victorian government

The Victorian Government has supported calls for an independent investigation into allegations aired on ABC's Four Corners last night that water from the Murray Darling Basin has been misappropriated.. The calls have come after NSW DPI deputy

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
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Journey of a Miss Show Girl

When 20-year-old Glenda Stanyer (nee Peel) arrived at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1981, she was full of excitement for the statewide Miss Show Girl competition.. It was a long road for the young woman. Having taken out the 1980 Miss Show Girl

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
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Dookie science student broke the barriers

My mother, Irene Myrtle Lowe, always proudly told us that she had been the first woman in the Southern Hemisphere to complete a degree in agricultural science.. Born in 1895, the eldest of five, Irene grew up in the gold-mining town of Cassilis

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Dairy

Dairy prices tipped to rise

The dairy industry is heading in the right direction despite weather forecast models suggesting drier than normal conditions throughout spring and summer.. That was the verdict from guest speakers at the Murray Dairy Setting Up Your Seasons workshop

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Cropping

Murray Darling allegations aired on TV

A key cross-bench senator wants an urgent inquiry after the top water bureaucrat in NSW was recorded revealing plans to abandon the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The recording, which aired on the ABC's Four Corners' program, shows NSW DPI deputy

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
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Wanalta shearing for a...

Crowds of locals flocked to Bill and Val Barlow’s Rushworth farm on Friday to support a charity shearing day raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.. Now in its third year, the day has seen more than $16000 raised in support of the

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
Viticulture

Monichino’s Winery...

One of the region’s well known and highly regarded wineries could soon have a new owner.. Monichino Wines at Katunga has been listed for sale recently, with the entire business, including a popular cellar door, branding and vineyard, up for

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Geoff Adams
Jul 25 2017
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Art potential at Dookie

The silos in the heart of Dookie have seen much love and inspiration over recent years.. From opera atop the towering concrete masses to projections upon their expansive faces, the Dookie arts community has drawn inspiration from the decommissioned

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
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Spiderbait fan admits urinating on woman

A man has been fined and placed on a good behaviour bond for urinating on a woman at a Spiderbait concert in Melbourne.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Davidson still in Indonesia: Bali police

Australian prison escapee Shaun Davidson is suspected of still being in Indonesia, as authorities face a ribbing on social media for failing to capture him.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Student tells court of alleged campus rape

A Sydney university student who was allegedly raped by the younger brother of NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has given evidence in the NSW District Court.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Cyber warfare adding extra complexities

Cyber warfare was one of the key components added to this year's joint training operation between US and Australian forces, which have now come to an end.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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States brand NSW Murray 'water guzzlers'

The NSW government is copping it from all sides over the management of the Murray Darling water system and could face a number of reviews over the issue.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Class action filed over Takata airbags

An open class action has been filed over the Takata airbag scandal, with three major car manufacturers targeted.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Bishop shrugs off China navy presence

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the presence of a Chinese spy ship had no impact on a joint Australia-US naval exercise.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Australia consistent on boats: Bishop

The federal government is facing claims it breached the trust of the UN over the US refugee deal, but Julie Bishop insists Australia has been consistent.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Helpmanns' top gong to Book of Mormon

Musical comedy The Book of Mormon has won two top gongs at the 17th annual Helpmann Awards.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Qld minister counselled over foul rant

Queensland government minister Bill Byrne has been counselled by the premier over a foul-mouthed rant directed toward her staff.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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Judge declines to taste disputed snack

A Federal Court judge has declined to sample a children's snack food at the centre of a legal dispute.

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AAP News
Jul 25 2017
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