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Emergency services on the scene after car flips

HEATHCOTE CFA was called out to a single vehicle accident at about 7pm on December 15.. The vehicle was travelling on North Costerfield Rd when it is believed the driver lost control, causing the car to flip.. CFA, SES, police and an ambulance

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The McIvor Ti...
Dec 21 2017
Sport

Cricketers win on forfeit

HEATHCOTE Cricket Club has been afforded an extra week’s break over Christmas/New Year courtesy of a forfeit on Saturday.. In the last round before the festive break, Calivil was unable to field a side which saw Heathcote awarded the points

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The McIvor Ti...
Dec 21 2017
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Gift of cakes

HEATHCOTE Uniting Church will be adding a bit of extra sweetness to Christmas this year for families and couples around town.. Church members will be distributing 20 Christmas cakes — many impeccably decorated by a cake decorating group in

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Charmayne All...
Dec 21 2017
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Council makes wish list for solar farms

Any plans to establish solar farms in the Edward River Council region must have limited community impact, according to Mayor Norm Brennan.. Cr Brennan said that was why council had developed a list of development conditions for RES Australia, which

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Cropping

Keeping water moving

Corowa-based company Upton Irrigation has released a new range of Australian-designed and locally manufactured linear move irrigators with extensive features and options that are designed to fulfil a range of applications.. The Upton Linear Move

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Cropping

Hot weather warning for this week

Heat health alerts have been issued for northern and north central Victoria as the state braces for two days of temperatures above 40C.. Authorities have warned people in the North Central and Northern Country weather regions to watch out for the

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Viticulture

Second tropical cyclone invades WA last week

Last week a second tropical cyclone of this season hit the north west region of WA. The cyclone named Joyce brought more heavy rainfalls to Broome, Cygnet Bay, Derby and right across to Marble Bar where 115 mms fell to last Saturday morning, 13th

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Peter Nelson
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

High risk of pinkeye

Agriculture Victoria is reminding cattle producers to be on the lookout for pinkeye with current conditions meaning the risk of an outbreak is high.. District veterinary officer Jeff Cave said farmers needed to be vigilant.. ‘‘With the

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

Four-legged farm friends aplenty

Where did they get their names from?. Billy: Cookie we got off a bloke called Cookie from Elmore — Carl Cook is a living legend from Elmore. Alie is named after a cousin who lives in Melbourne. Bonnie and Bella we just made up those names, and

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Taking a shot at tequila

As if Strathmerton’s iconic Cactus Country did not have enough in common with Mexico already, it is soon set to have its own range of tequila.. The site’s general manager John Hall said the cactus farm would soon begin producing and

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

IDW starts on Sunday

The dairy industry is counting down the days until International Dairy Week starts on Sunday, with more than 1100 entries set to take to the arena throughout the five-day event.. Northern Victoria and the Southern Riverina are well represented among

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Victoria, NSW warmer than usual

If rain and cooler temperatures are what you enjoy, NSW and Victoria were not the places to be in 2017, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement.. Last year was the warmest on record for NSW, while 2017 was

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Rodney Woods
Jan 16 2018
News

Young farmer excels at...

Many of 13-year-old Darcie Stammers’ peers spend their time inside, playing video games, watching movies or glued to their mobile phones.. But sixth generation farmer Darcie’s days are filled with tractors, cows and sheep work on the

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Alana Christe...
Jan 16 2018
News

Appeal changes cruelty...

A 65-year-old dairy farmer from Cooma who was recently convicted of cruelty charges at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court for failing to feed his cattle, has escaped imprisonment after an appeal was lodged.. The farmer pleaded guilty to a total of

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
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Header sparks Miepoll...

A farmer driving a header caused a large fire in Miepoll on Tuesday last week, burning more than 25ha of grassland and crop.. About 3.20pm, multiple calls were received from the area, including one from the Mt Wombat fire tower, reporting smoke in

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
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Health premiums to rise, but at 15-yr low

Health Minister Greg Hunt wants health insurers to deliver the lowest premium rise in over 15 years, but families could still have to pay $200 a year more.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Aust launches wine trade fight with Canada

Australia has complained at the World Trade Organisation about the rules applied to sales of wine by Canada, a WTO filing has shown.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Special counsel subpoenas Bannon: report

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, according to the NY Times.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Kim Kardashian welcomes baby number three

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, better known collectively as Kimye, have welcomed a baby girl, their third child, born via surrogate.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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NSW rail workers say enough is enough

No trains will be running in NSW on January 29 after rail workers voted to strike for 24 hours, the union says, urging commuters to skip work that day.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Freeze to unis puts growth plans on ice

Universities Australia says the Turnbull government's freeze on funding means almost 10,000 student places will be effectively unfunded this year.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Trump wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

The US should have immigrants from "everywhere" says Donald Trump, amid an ongoing furore over his alleged vulgar description of some African countries.

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AAP News
Jan 17 2018
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Trump button tweet 'lunatic spasm': NKorea

North Korea has denounced US President Donald Trump's tweet suggesting he has a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-un.

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AAP News
Jan 16 2018
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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya plan

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins.

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AAP News
Jan 16 2018
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Unity on N Korea important: Xi to Trump

China's President Xi Jinping has reportedly told US President Donald Trump that unity on the issue of North Korea is extremely important.

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AAP News
Jan 16 2018
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Sex claims must bring change: Gomes

Australian supermodel Jessica Gomes says the fashion industry has to change after allegations two fashion photographers sexually exploited staff.

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AAP News
Jan 16 2018
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