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Big solar farm to go ahead in Wunghu

A planning permit for a $112million solar farm has been approved in Wunghnu.. Chief executive Mark Henderson said the 270ha site would house more than 200000 solar panels, producing about 102megawatts of power.. ‘‘X-Elio Australia Pty

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Courier Cobram
Jan 18 2018
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Students cool down in the sunshine

Year 8 and 9 students at St Mary of the Angels Nathalia recently ditched the classroom and soaked up the summer sun.. As part of their outdoor adventures studies, students were asked to create and run their own adventure activity and guide the rest

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Courier Cobram
Jan 18 2018
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Humbled by honour

Cobram-Barooga will have strong representation when the Queen’s Baton arrives in Yarrawonga on February 15 as part of the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.. Cobram residents Adriana Fazio, Ray Sweeny and Damian Van De

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Courier Cobram
Jan 18 2018
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Livestock

New directors for sheep body

Sheep Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based board.. Chris Mirams will become executive chair and Anne Astin will be an independent, non-executive director, who will chair the Audit and Risk Committee

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
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Fined $72,000 for accident

A Shepparton fruit-packing company has been fined $72000 for its role in a scalping accident that tore off the scalp and an ear of a young Irish backpacker.. Kalafatis Packing faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday on charges

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Livestock

Plans to simplify exporting rules

Legislation is seeking to establish a one-stop shop for export rules and agricultural goods in a bid to minimise export costs and drive productivity.. Introduced to Federal Parliament by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, the bill will replace 17

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
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Solar gets funding

Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, with University of New South Wales capturing the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.. ‘‘Australia is at the

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Field days to focus on dairy

The International Dairy Week Farm and Machinery Field Days will return for 2018.. The three-day event, now in its sixth year, will see more than 50 exhibitors showing off anything and everything the dairy industry has to offer.. ‘‘We

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Livestock

Goat figures fall

A report analysing rangeland goat population figures shows numbers have declined from a record high of 5.7million in 2016 to 3.4million in 2017.. The NSW DPI report, based on figures from the Office of Environment and Heritage 2017 aerial survey of

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Dedicated to farmers

Supporting people who support it is the reason for Reid Stockfeeds’ long-standing sponsorship of International Dairy Week.. The Colbinabbin business will again venture to Tatura Park for the 2018 event, where the Goulburn Valley branch’s

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
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Talking about turtles

Turtles Australia and RiverConnect are joining forces to host the annual school holiday program, Turtle Talk, this Friday.. The free, family-friendly, interactive live turtle exhibit will feature long-necked, short-necked, broad-shelled, eastern

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Cropping

RWA battle lines drawn

Effective management of the ‘green bridge’ over the coming months will place grain growers on the front foot in their efforts to control Russian wheat aphid in 2018.. Crop pest experts say eliminating the green bridge of volunteer

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
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Donation helps CFA

The City of Greater Shepparton Country Fire Authority group has received a funding injection of almost $6000 thanks to Fairley’s Supa IGA supermarket.. Group manager Ian Martin accepted a cheque of $5694 from Fairley’s Supa IGA owner

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
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Records broken

Recreational anglers in Victoria are celebrating the release of more than a million trout in 2017 — a new record that will substantially improve freshwater fishing opportunities for keen anglers and their families.. Increasing fish stocking is

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Holsteins to go under...

Fifth generation dairy farmer Darren Crawford has owned his own farm since mid-2012 and he has been dairying ever since he left school at the end of 2000.. But after five years of ownership, the Invergordon farmer and his young family have decided

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Rodney Woods
Jan 18 2018
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Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help

The Pope has arrived in Peru in the midst of a political storm about a legal pardon to a former president.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Lung cancer biggest cancer killer in Vic

Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the biggest cancer killer of Victorian women, new data from Cancer Council Victoria reveals.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant and the baby is due in June.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Victoria faces another scorching day

Victorians are being told to brace for another scorching day with temperatures set to exceed 40C across much of the state.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Atlassian deepens loss but boosts revenue

Atlassian has deepened its net loss to $US65.2 million ($A91.3 million), compared to $US1.7 million a year ago, but has boosted revenue 43 per cent.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Aussie saleyards boss in Serbian drug bust

A saleyards director and steel importer is one of three Australians arrested in Serbia over an international drug-smuggling ring.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Manhunt over Vic funeral donation thefts

A man has stolen funeral donations for an autistic boy farewelling his father and Victoria Police say it's not the first time he's targeted grieving families.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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No one asks about Aust Day date: minister

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says not one indigenous Australian has approached him about changing the date of Australia Day.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Minister meets union over NSW train strike

Unions will meet with NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance ahead of a planned 24-hour train strike in Sydney.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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Harry, Meghan visit Wales ahead of wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have visited Wales together as Meghan's schedule of royal engagements ramps up.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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US parents taunted starving kids with pie

The parents who allegedly imprisioned their 13 kids for years in their own home have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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AAP News
Jan 19 2018
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