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High praise for fire brigade. I HAVE no doubt that most people in Heathcote are aware of the fire which destroyed the house next door to ours last Monday evening.. Our house was saved from suffering a similar fate thanks to the prompt arrival of the

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
Sport

Tennis team in grand final

HEATHCOTE Tennis Club is back in the winner’s circle after narrowly defeating Redesdale/Sedgwick in the semi final on Saturday.. The Redesdale and District Tennis Association final series saw first-placed Heathcote move straight into the grand

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The McIvor Ti...
Mar 23 2017
News

Marathon effort to include everyone

THE O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon is set to be one of the biggest events in Heathcote in 2017 with every member of the community catered for.. Under an all-inclusive umbrella, the marathon will have categories for runners, walkers, cyclists and

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Josh Barnstable
Jan 18 2017
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Rural News
Dairy

Working dog training day

The Victorian Yard Utility Farm Dog Association will hold a working dog training day this weekend.. The training day, on Saturday, April 1, will see four rings of action, all manned by experienced operators.. The Girgarre property of Mick Storan

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
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Call for new age rule on quad bikes

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed is calling for the Andrews Government to consider imposing a legal age for ATV licensing.. It comes as the Legislative Assembly passed the Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill last week.. Among the

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Dairy

Not bored with this lot

What are their personalities like?. They all have different personalities. The Jack Russell is energetic and is always running around, the two staghounds are calm and lazy. They don’t do much until we’re out hunting and the kelpie is also

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Upton Hill clearing sale

This is a clearing sale not to be missed, with tractors, vehicles and collectables all to go under the hammer.. Stationary engines and farm plant, and everything in between will be on offer.. Goods for sale include a tractor with front-end loader

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Rain no threat to crops at present

Wet weather at this time of year has little impact on crops, regardless of how far through the season they may be.. With winter crops yet to be sown and horticulture crops in the latter part of their season, it is summer crops such as maize that are

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

New Chinese deal

China has agreed to a trade deal to allow greater access for Australian chilled meat exports.. The deal, to expand access from 11 exporters to all eligible Australian exporters, was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a joint medi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Livestock

Program boosts profit

Red meat producers will have long-term access to specialist coaches to help boost their management skills and increase on-farm adoption of research and development under a ground-breaking new program to be launched by Meat & Livestock Australi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Dairy

Parmalat lock-out ends

After two months locked out of the workplace by their own company, employees at Echuca’s Parmalat plant have accepted a renewed enterprise bargaining agreement.. The agreement, decided upon on March 20, means the plant will re-open and Parmalat

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Rodney Woods
Mar 28 2017
News

Country- City gap needs reducing

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition took calls for better and more reliable telecommunications services to Canberra last week, with a total of 16 groups lobbying members of parliament to bridge the telecommunication divide

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
Water

Communities playing...

Cautious optimism has greeted the news that an independent body will conduct detailed analysis of more than 30 communities as it works to compile a detailed report into the socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in the southern

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
News

Organic matter...

Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
Viticulture

Last week's rain event...

The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March

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Peter Nelson
Mar 27 2017
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Govt acts on new MP expenses rules

Special Minister of State Scott Ryan says new laws governing politicians' expenses will provide greater accountability.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Riding out Debbie has been terrifying

Enduring Cyclone Debbie meant a fitful night followed by a nerve-rattling day waiting for winds like a plane flying directly overhead to stop, a witness says.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Telstra loses ACCC price ruling appeal

Telstra has lost its appeal against an ACCC ruling that it cut what it charges competitors for access to its copper network.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
News

Veteran anti-apartheid activist dies

A South African anti-apartheid activist who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela has died after brain surgery.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
News

WA dinosaur prints dubbed 'Jurassic Park'

Thousands of dinosaur prints have been identified at James Price Point in WA's north, once labelled 'an unremarkable bit of coast' in the push for a gas plant.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for his part in an anti-government protest.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
News

Secrets behind Aust's Lego Batman Movie

With Animal Logic in Sydney, Lego's headquarters in Denmark, Warner Bros in LA and stars scattered across the globe the Lego Batman movie was truly global.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Lazy Cyclone Debbie to pack punch: expert

A cyclone expert says slow moving systems like Cyclone Debbie have the potential to be the most destructive.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Senator condemns cannabis as a scourge

As Australia tests the waters with medicinal marijuana, the Canadian government is moving towards full legalisation for recreational use.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Banks reject action on credit card limits

The banking industry has rejected a call for lenders to only raise credit card spending limits when it is requested by the customer.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
News

WA Libs want Shorten to back GST floor

Bill Shorten cannot be a spectator on the GST floor issue, WA Liberal leader Mike Nahan says, reiterating his willingness to cooperate with Labor.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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