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Student film is matter of life and death

ABOUT a dozen locals put on black robes and launched a Viking boat onto the lake as part of an ambitious student film project.. When high school student Ben White asked Heathcote locals to appear as extras in his film, he said he was surprised by

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The McIvor Ti...
Sep 20 2017
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Show is a $750,000 boon

THIS YEAR’S Heathcote on Show was a ‘‘huge’’ success and contributed $750,000 into the region’s economy during the three days of the event, according to the number crunchers at the Regional Sustainable Development

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The McIvor Ti...
Sep 20 2017
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In brief

Safe stolen. A SAFE was stolen from the Heathcote BP yesterday morning.. Three offenders broke in through the front door after 2am and removed the safe from the premises by force.. The contents of the safe have not been disclosed yet.. Police

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The McIvor Ti...
Sep 20 2017
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Rural News
Water

No GV water visit as inquiry ends

The federal parliament’s committee inquiring into irrigation efficiency has wrapped up its public hearings without coming near northern Victoria.. The last public hearing was in Griffith on September 15.. The committee has declined invitations

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Geoff Adams
Sep 26 2017
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Plenty to see at show and shine

The Euroa Show and Shine is back again this weekend.. Together with the event’s major sponsor, Shannons Insurance, organisers have focused on presenting some of the best cars, bikes and other ‘‘things with engines’’ to

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Shepparton News
Sep 26 2017
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Juniors steal showgirl limelight

When it comes time for the showgirl competitions on agricultural days, it’s often the Miss Showgirl entrants than get plenty of the focus.. However in recent years, younger girls have been throwing their hat in the ring to compete for a title

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Alana Christe...
Sep 26 2017
Dairy

Power price hits dairy

Dairy farmers are being crushed under the weight of power prices, with climbing power bills impacting their ability to stay competitive.. The rising cost of electricity has hit farmers hard, with Australian Dairy Council figures claiming that dairy

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Alana Christe...
Sep 26 2017
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Fonterra makes bid for Murray Goulburn co-op

Fonterra has emerged as one of the companies making an offer to take over dairy co-operative, Murray Goulburn.. Fonterra managing director, Rene Dedoncker has told ABC radio the company is interested in Australia's biggest milk processor

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Shepparton News
Sep 25 2017
Viticulture

Heat records for September set at many places in NSW and VIC

Last weekend was dominated by the breaking of record high maximum temperatures for September. 61 recording stations in NSW and 35 recording stations in Victoria had their hottest September day on record; some places have had over 120 years of

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Peter Nelson
Sep 25 2017
Viticulture

Another e-flow - but do we need it?

We're on the river most days, so we were watching for the environmental flush due to start on Saturday. By Sunday morning it was creeping over the sandbar and The Boss wasn't all that happy about it.. He reckons the south- and east-facing

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The General
Sep 25 2017
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Fracking moratorium

The Western Australian Government has banned fracking in the popular south-west tourist region and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry.. Premier Mark McGowan has announced his government was banning

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
Cropping

Big crop expected in south

Southern regions have been buoyed by late August rainfall, with Dairy Australia pointing to an improved prospect for hay harvests as a result.. The organisation’s hay report said while hay trading was subdued across much of Australia as

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
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Ute bale lifter in...

A ute hay bale lifter designed to make feeding out round bales on the farm easier is an entry in the 2017 Henty Agri-Innovators Award.. Daysdale sheep producer Peter Mills came up with the idea of adapting a lifting frame to the tilt tray of his

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
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Group up for award

A Campaspe Shire community group dedicated to preserving squirrel gliders has been named as a state finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards Program, part of the 2017 Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards.. Strathallan Family Landcare is a key contender to take

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
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Bitten? There’s an...

For humans, most snakebite victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year and most bites occur in or near homes.. The brown snake caused 23 of the 35 snakebite-related deaths recorded between 2000 and 2016 by the National Coronial

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Shepparton News
Sep 24 2017
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Two in five Aussies believe demons exist

Forty per cent of people surveyed in a new poll believe angels and demons are active in the world and heaven and hell exist.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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On course for 2021 balanced budget: govt

The federal government's budget deficit for the 2016/17 financial year was $33.2 billion, smaller than predicted in May.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Parent-child marriage cited in 'no' push

A Catholic archbishop says discrimination about who can marry is not new, citing intolerance of parent-child unions in urging a 'no' vote on same-sex marriage.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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57,000 evacuated from from Bali volcano

More than 57,000 people have been evacuated from around Mount Agung in Bali because of the risk of a volcanic eruption.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Journo pleads guilty to child porn charges

A Current Affair's Ben McCormack has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Nufarm expects more growth as profit lifts

Agricultural chemicals supplier Nufarm has lifted its annual net profit to $114.5 million despite a challenging year for the industry.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Restrict gas exports to use here: Victoria

Australian gas exports should be limited so they can be used generating power at home, Victoria's government says.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Frances Abbott in 'Yes' campaign video

Tony Abbott's daughter Frances is featuring in a campaign video urging people to vote "yes" to make same-sex marriage a reality.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Families share Polygon Wood diggers' fates

A century on from the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium some Australian families are still looking for their lost loved ones.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Bali fights taking extra fuel just in case

Some Virgin planes bound for Bali are stopping in Darwin for extra fuel to ensure they can make it back home if Mount Agung erupts while they are in the air.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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Ardern hopeful of forming govt in NZ

Jacinda Ardern believes she has 'absolutely every chance' of becoming New Zealand's youngest prime minister in modern history.

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AAP News
Sep 26 2017
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