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Manager is our community champion

Cobram’s Mandy Hawke has taken out a statewide honour, celebrating her dedication to the community.. Ms Hawke, the manager of Cobram’s Ritchies IGA, was named the Ritchies Victorian Champion 2016 at an awards ceremony earlier this month.. She

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Jenna Bishop
May 24 2017
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Sign of the times

A sign advertising a local bakery has sparked a furious debate after Moira Shire Council said it was non-compliant and needed to be pulled down.. Strathy Hot Bread bakery’s Glenda Kelly said council had requested the sign be removed earlier this

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Jenna Bishop
May 24 2017
Sport

Golfing seniors shine

The 54-hole Cobram Barooga Senior Open Tournament this year saw a record number of 265 golfers, with 71 clubs represented.. This tournament is part of a series of 37 events under the banner of Golf Victoria.. The overall 54-hole winners were

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Courier Cobram
May 19 2017
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Dairy

Four generations on the job

What are their names?. Maryanne: We have the oldest boy, he’s one of our originals, and his name is Sam and he’s 12 years old. We also have Jilly, she’s the next generation down, she’s going on five, then we have the grandson Clarry, he’s

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
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Prawn risks probed

Biosecurity risks posed by imported prawns will be probed as part of a review by Australia’s Department of Agriculture.. The department announced on Tuesday last week it was undertaking a review of the import conditions for prawns and prawn

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Cropping

Soil carbon and its role in cropping explained

Farming systems group Riverine Plains has released a new publication for the region’s grain growers called Soil Carbon in Cropping Systems.. Riverine Plains research and extension officer Cassandra Schefe compiled the report and said the

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Livestock

One stop for quality

Australia’s world leading red meat and livestock quality assurance programs will be strengthened following the move to a single management structure, via the newly created Integrity Systems Company.. A wholly owned subsidiary of Meat &

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
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Leg Ham Club Baguette

Leg Ham Club Baguette. Serves four. Ingredients:. 12 slices of Australian leg ham off the bone. 4 fresh baguettes, warmed. cup garlic aioli or mayonnaise. 16 slices of dill pickle. 1 avocado, thinly sliced. 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced. soft lettuce

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
News

Rural and urban divide growing

There is a growing divide between the agriculture industry and a majority of Australians as direct involvement from the population in the agriculture industry continues to shrink, 2014 Nuffield Australia scholar Colin de Grussa has written in

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
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Ballan to be site for training facility

Victoria’s country firefighters will get a new training centre after the old Fiskville site was closed due to cancer-causing contamination.. The Victorian Government has bought 35ha of land at Ballan, north-west of Melbourne, to build a new

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Livestock

Tips for growing better beef

Beef producers from north-east Victoria have the opportunity to ‘power up’ their business by attending the 2017 BetterBeef Conference at Alexandra on Tuesday, June 20.. Agriculture Victoria’s Bindi Hunter said this year’s conference would

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Dairy

Sharing feed secrets

More than 30 people turned out to Tom and Mick Acocks’ Rochester dairy farm on May 12 to learn the secrets to their fodder process, as part of the Australian Fodder Industry Association workshop series.. The farm currently milks up to 850 cows

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Alana Christe...
May 24 2017
News

Attack out of the blue

A 43-year-old Victorian MP was taken completely by surprise when he had a serious heart attack while driving to his rural home.. Nationals lower house MP Danny O’Brien said he felt unwell after leaving a conference recently and pulled into

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Cropping

Timing is everything

Southern NSW faba bean growers are being urged to carefully consider paddock selection and plant in the recommended sowing window to maximise yield potential this season.. Research from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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‘Living...

A $2.8million upgrade of the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus is expected to be completed by July, in time for an influx of 45 students in this year’s second semester.. The upgrade, funded by the university, includes improvements to 60

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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Lindt siege was a terror incident: coroner

The 17-hour hostage siege at the hands of Man Haron Monis at the Lindt Cafe in December 2014 was a terror incident says coroner Michael Barnes.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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We need to be as agile as enemies: PM

The security response to the terrorism threat needs to be as agile as the perpetrators, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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NSW premier targets corrupt politicians

The NSW premier has introduced legislation to strip corrupt politicians of their tax-payer funded pensions, targeting Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Ex-Bond stars pay tribute to Roger Moore

Sean Connery, Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have joined the tributes to their James Bond predecessor Roger Moore who died after a battle with cancer aged 89.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Federal govt to consider siege findings

Attorney-General George Brandis says the federal government will carefully consider the NSW coroner's recommendations arising from the Lindt Cafe siege inquest.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Three more arrested in UK over bombing

Three more men have been arrested in Manchester as part of the investigation into the suicide bombing at a concert which killed 22 people, including children.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Hanson worried about halal cow deaths

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has quizzed federal government officials about whether cows are still alive when they're killed under halal certification.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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UK bomber 'likely didn't act alone'

The UK interior minister says it's likely the Manchester bomber didn't act alone, adding it was "irritating" details about the case have been leaked by the US.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Shoot to kill powers needed: Abbott

One solution to dealing with terrorist sieges would be to give police shoot to kill powers, says former prime minister Tony Abbott.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Adani doesn't need Aussie banks: Walsh

Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh says controversial coal miner Adani does not need any finance from any Australian bank.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Assault-accused One Nation aide bailed

One Nation staffer Sean Black has been granted bail after facing Brisbane Magistrates Court on assault charges.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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