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Apprentices’ work pays off

Two Cobram metal fabrication apprentices took home awards at GOTAFE Shepparton and Seymour campuses’ annual trade awards last week.. The awards were attended by more than 220 apprentices, employers, sponsors and GOTAFE trainers

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Courier Cobram
Dec 15 2017
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Restored rocking horse up for grabs

An 80-year-old hand-carved rocking horse is up for grabs in a joint raffle between the Cobram Men’s Shed and the Cobram Youth Op Shop.. The horse was discovered in poor condition in a shed and has been restored by the Men’s Shed

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Courier Cobram
Dec 14 2017
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Man charged over assault

Cobram. A 44-year-old man has been charged with assaulting another man, 48, on Station St outside the Cobram Hotel last week.. The men were known to each other.. The offender was bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates’ Court.. ●A 26-year-old

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Courier Cobram
Dec 14 2017
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Viticulture

Hot weather to continue over Christmas

The next two weeks are expected to be dominated by a long sequence of hot days and very little rainfall of any consequence.. There will be a brief interruption the middle of this week when a fairly active active frontal passage which will bring some

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Peter Nelson
Dec 18 2017
Cropping

Environmental watering events a positive: NIC CEO

The National Irrigators’ Council has urged ministers to take a balanced and constructive approach to the basin water ministers meeting in Albury on December 19.. ‘‘Recent media coverage on the basin has tended to focus on an overly

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Rodney Woods
Dec 18 2017
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Farmers urged to seek assistance

As harvest continues across the state, Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Fiona Marshall is calling on grain farmers to look out for each other and themselves this season.. Recently appointed to the GRDC’s Southern Regional

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Shepparton News
Dec 17 2017
Horticulture

Govt hypocrisy is alive and well

John Pettigrew (Country News, November 21) sincerely believes in the climate change theory that has taken 50 per cent of normal availability of water from farmers and advocates for more down the river.. His biggest obstacle is Barnaby Joyce who

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Shepparton News
Dec 16 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Lake Eppalock and Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas

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Rodney Woods
Dec 15 2017
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Sheep get a makeover

Filmed by Joy the Sheep, these beautified sheep are looking very glamorous!

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Water

Seasonal determination update

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Scholarships offered

Young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship.. The Rural Chances scholarship is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation and is available

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Calls for "fair dinkum" review of the basin plan

Murray River Group of Council have called for a ‘‘fair dinkum’’ examination of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting.. Chair of the six council group, and Campaspe Shire mayor, Adrian

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Alana Christe...
Dec 15 2017
Cropping

Take steps to reduce...

Recent heavy rainfall through parts of the southern cropping region is likely to result in growers having to deal with grain going into storage with high moisture content.. High moisture in stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
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Data added

Farmers in the Riverine Plains region now have free access to two additional weather stations and moisture probes, installed at Bungeet and Miepoll.. The installation is part of a project facilitated by Riverine Plains.. Research and extension

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
News

April 22, 1991: Catch...

Catching a 20kg Murray Cod is a little like a hole in one at golf - that does not happen every day and for some, try as they may it never happens. . But a Mooroopna boy and his two Shepparton mates have the cod in the bag, well, in the freezer at

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
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Result close in South Africa ANC vote

ANC delegates have been casting their lballots for either Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - the ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Canadian billionaire and wife 'strangled'

Canadian police have released the autopsy results after the deaths of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, stating they died from strangulation.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Melbourne same-sex couple wed in hospital

After almost two decades together same sex couple Cas Willow and Heather Richard have tied the knot at a Melbourne hospital.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Power finally restored to Atlanta airport

More than 1000 flights had to be cancelled at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta after a power outage wreaked havoc on thousands of travellers.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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NSW to 'get used to' high-power cop guns

About 50 elite NSW Police officers will now carry semi-automatic rifles after completing an intensive training course.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Australian theatre unites to fight abuse

Australian theatre companies are taking action against sexual harassment and bullying within their organisations in response to a union survey.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Drunk driver's sentence 'slap in the face'

A drunk man who ran over a nine-year-old boy on Christmas night has been sentenced to seven years' jail, which the victim's family say is a 'slap in the face'.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Mum jailed for nine years for son's death

Gold Coast mother Heidi Strbak has been jailed for nine years for fatally striking her four-year-old son Tyrell Cobb in May 2009.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Cut to unis kills chance for all to study

The federal government has unveiled a third iteration of its plans to cut universities in its mid-year budget update, now slated to save taxpayers $2.2 billion.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Trump's 2017 explained 'fake news' style

Australia and the US had one of the closest relationships, but with Donald Trump's arrival the relationship has been volatile.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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Rio Tinto expands automatic Pilbara fleet

Rio Tinto says it will add up to 50 per cent more automatic mining trucks to its Pilbara operations by 2019 - part of a $5 billion productivity drive.

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AAP News
Dec 18 2017
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