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School’s in — and open to visitors

HEATHCOTE Primary School will go on public show at next Wednesday’s Open Day.. With classes running as usual, the open day will show visitors all the school has to offer.. Students have already sent out invitations to special people, but principal

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May 24 2017
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Police search bushland near Axedale for missing man

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing man Don Davis.. The 31-year-old US national was last seen in High Street, Axedale about 10.30am on Tuesday 23 May.. Investigators believe that Don may have entered bushland near

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May 24 2017
Sport

Ladies claim back-to-back success

CONGRATULATIONS to Alison Barrett (40 points), Roz Briggs (38) and Loretta Prowse (37) for amassing an incredible score of 115 to win the Yvonne Boyd Bowl at Neangar Park Golf Club by 15 points on Friday, May 12.. This is the second year in a row

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May 24 2017
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Call for transparency

Labor wants the Federal Government to carry out a transparent process in appointing the new boss to run the pesticides body being moved to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s electorate.. Barnaby Joyce has announced former Howard Government

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Shepparton News
May 28 2017
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More farmers planning to invest in future

Investment intentions of Victorian farmers have strengthened considerably over the past 12 months, according to new research from Commonwealth Bank.. The research, part of Commonwealth Bank’s biannual Agri Insights survey, shows investment

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Shepparton News
May 28 2017
Dairy

Concern at visa fees

The ‘‘no-frills’’ federal budget has delivered on some priorities for the dairy industry, but not without raising concerns about changes to visa fees, according to Australian Dairy Farmers.. Interim chief executive officer John McQueen said

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Shepparton News
May 27 2017
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Committee staying in Canberra

The parliamentary committee charged with looking into decentralisation will spend most of its time in Canberra.. The Senate References Committee is conducting hearings into decentralisation of Commonwealth offices but will only visit one rural

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Shepparton News
May 27 2017
Livestock

UDV calling for Q fever program

The UDV have called on the state and federal governments to fund a Victoria-wide Q fever pre-screening and vaccination program in regional areas to ensure dairy farmers and their employees are immunised against the illness.. At the UDV’s annual

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Alana Christe...
May 27 2017
Dairy

Dairy land dwindles

The land area devoted to dairying in the Goulburn Murray region has dropped by one third in less than 10 years, according to new studies released in Shepparton last night.. The reports also found the remaining dairy farms were heavily reliant on

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
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Workers allegedly underpaid

A Melbourne fruit and vegetable operator is facing court for allegedly providing false records to the Fair Work Ombudsman and for underpaying more than $130000 to two workers.. Stephen Fanous is the director of A & S Wholesale Fruit and

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
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Kicking up a stink

Perfumes in household products are causing a stink for a third of Australians who get migraines and asthma attacks from them, new research shows.. The University of Melbourne study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, found that

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Dairy

Pulford pledges support

Victoria’s next generation of dairy farmers have been celebrated with the Andrews Government continuing its support for the industry at the UDV Young Farmers Breakfast held recently.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford officially opened the UDV

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Livestock

Call to upgrade yards

A community submission says an investment into upgrading the Deniliquin Saleyards to a regional selling centre is paramount to guarantee the future of this essential service to Deniliquin and the surrounding area.. A request seeking funds for the

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Dairy

Taking a close look at...

Community Landcare and Agriculture Leadership program participants explored what dairy farming might look like in the future on a recent trip to the Goulburn Valley.. Now in its fourth year, the program is designed to assist participants develop

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Viticulture

Some record May rains...

Last week, a cut off low pressure which moved inland from the Bight region into NSW and QLD brought some heavy rainfalls at scattered places in both NSW and QLD. On Friday morning 19th May, Hay with 42 mms and nearby towns, Boorooban and Burrabogie

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Peter Nelson
May 25 2017
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Man in Qld hospital after one-punch attack

Police are on the hunt for a man following a one-punch attack that knocked another man unconscious and left him hospitalised after a fight at a Queensland bar.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Abuse victim advocate to get state funeral

High-profile child sex abuse victims advocate Anthony Foster will be honoured with a state funeral, the Victorian government has confirmed.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Family can tell Schapelle story: lawyer

A Melbourne lawyer says that Schapelle Corby's family can profit from her story as long as the money or any benefits don't flow back to Corby herself.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Senators to put Treasury under spotlight

As Senate budget estimates enter their second week, Treasury head John Fraser and his team can be expected to be grilled over his department's forecasting.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Calls for Hendra vaccinated horses re-lit

Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property after an unvaccinated horse was diagnosed with Hendra virus on the Gold Coast.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Manus Island detainee class action begins

A six-month trial seeking damages for people held at the Manus Island immigration detention centre is expected to begin in Melbourne this week.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Tax increases second-best solution: govt

A Liberal frontbencher says the government had to stoop to tax increases in the budget because slowing spending growth has not been enough to return a surplus.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Snow falls on the alps as Vic turns chilly

Thanks to a cold front passing over the state, snow has started to fall on Victoria's alps while rain and hail are forecast for Melbourne.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Don't rush referendum, indigenous MP warns

Federal minister Ken Wyatt has cautioned his indigenous compatriots that the government must balance their aspirations against what the community can accept.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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Afghanistan must not be lost terror: ALP

Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles says Afghanistan is suffering from a resurgence in al-Qaeda and Isis terrorist groups.

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AAP News
May 28 2017
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