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Group celebrates 30 years of craft and friendship

TWENTY Heathcote Craft Group members attended a 30th anniversary celebration at Heathcote Health last week.. Members enjoyed morning tea while looking back at the long history of the social organisation.. Established as a friendship club to provide

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Aug 17 2017
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Treasures to be found

A PENCHANT for antique collection and restoration inspired Heathcote’s Frank and Sandra Barrie to dive head-first into the hospitality industry.. The couple always had a love of antiques – constantly on the hunt for their next project

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David Rak
Aug 17 2017
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Four arrests in police blitz

IN AN effort to crack down on crime, police in the area launched Operation Hallmark, which ran for two days.. Operation Hallmark had a focus on high-volume crime and was aimed at reducing arrest warrants across not only the Mitchell area, but also

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Aug 16 2017
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Company promises compliance after underpaying workers...

A farming waste company in regional NSW that underpaid 16 truck drivers nearly $94,000 is back-paying the workers and overhauling its workplace practices, following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.. Deniliquin-based company Downes Rice Hulls

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
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Wipe out poverty

Women from around Australia are joining forces as part of a global sisterhood to raise money and awareness for women living in poverty worldwide.. In September, Caritas Australia’s Women for the World fundraiser will bring together thousands

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

Almost as good as the Dog Star!

The Boss reckons this meteor shower, the Perseids, are worth getting up for, one of the great light shows of the year.. He was reading John Lewis's column on the subject to me the other day and said we'd better get up early over the weekend

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The General
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

More temperature records for August broken

The last few days have seen more maximum temperatures records for August at places across the Northern part of the Nation. Daly Waters recorded 37.8 ,( 100 F ) , last Saturday 19th August and this broke the previous August high of 37.5 in 1970.. New

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Peter Nelson
Aug 21 2017
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Dealership proves it’s a class act

Two staff members of CLAAS Harvest Centre Echuca have been recognised among Australia’s best farm machinery professionals at the second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently.. The awards recognise the best performing

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Dairy

Home-grown feeds and the profit matrix

As a general statement, few would dispute home-grown feeds are cheapest.. However, we need to look at this more closely. Should we talk just feeds per se, or energy?. It is energy we convert to milk.. We should be discussing the cost of energy in

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
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Harsh fines for wrong formula

Manufacturing company Accensi Pty Ltd had been fined $100000 by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for supplying herbicides with additional chemical ingredients that were not listed in the registered formulation.. APVM

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Dairy

Youth camp back for IDW

Young people with a passion for the dairy industry are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for next year’s National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp.. The camp, which runs prior to International Dairy Week, is open to participants

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
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Stop fires at source

There are two basic causes of hayshed fires.. The first is due to accident and poor preparation. In hot weather dry hay is easily set alight by sparks from machinery, hot exhausts or cigarettes.. Hay is also vulnerable to bushfires or grassfires

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
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Foreign labour...

A Queensland labour-hire company and its manager have been penalised a total of more than $84000 after flouting record-keeping and pay slip laws relating to vulnerable foreign workers, despite having previously been cautioned by the Fair Work

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Demand pushes price up

Gippsland is the main growth region where a boost in demand for quality cereal hay has resulted in a price rise recently.. The majority of cereal is now trading at between $150 and $170/tonne but there is poor quality feed available for around

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Hall set for country...

Event organisers are gearing up for this weekend’s annual Reg Poole Country Music Concert at the Harston Memorial Hall.. The concert will be hosted by the Golden Guitar winner, who will perform old-time favourites with a sing-a-long.. Harston

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Judge Trump's substance, not style: Howard

Former prime minister John Howard says the world should judge United States President Donald Trump by his substance, not his style.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Vic terror accused had sparkler mix: court

Four men accused of planning a terrorist attack in Melbourne on Christmas Day allegedly had an explosives mix in their possession.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Catholic brother jailed for abusing boys

A Catholic brother convicted of more than 30 offences relating to the mistreatment of boys has been jailed in Queensland for his historical crimes.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Shorten condemns 'disgusting' posters

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has struck out at a "disgusting" poster spotted in Melbourne weeks out from the same-sex marriage postal survey.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Cheeky, kind Aust boy dies in Spain attack

Seven-year-old Julian Cadman, a dual Australian-British national, was sightseeing with his mum when he died in the Barcelona terror attack.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Man guilty of Sydney teen's sex murder

A man has been found guilty of the bashing murder and sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy at a vacant Sydney house more than two years ago

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Bluescope CEO O'Malley to retire

Bluescope Steel CEO Paul O'Malley will retire in December, passing the reins to current Australia-New Zealand operations head Mark Vassella.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Vic mum's killer could be jailed for life

A Victorian judge struggles to see how Karen Chetcuti's killer has any chance of rehabilitation, given the murder was committed while he was on parole.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Six months' jail for ex-Dockers footballer

Former Fremantle Dockers footballer Shane Yarran has been sentenced to six months in jail for nine offences including fleeing police in a Perth pursuit.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Suspected bus with bomb given all clear

A bus parked outside a suburban Melbourne police station has been given the all-clear by bomb squad officers after a scare which sparked road closures.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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Queensland mother dies after bridge fall

Queensland mother Claire Tucker, 36, has died almost a week after police found her in a drain after a day at the races in Cairns.

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AAP News
Aug 21 2017
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