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Tree program extended

Demand for the free Urban Fruit Tree Removal Program continues, with more than 600 applications received to have unwanted fruit trees removed from residential yards across the Goulburn Murray Valley.. Property owners with unwanted fruit trees in

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Courier Cobram
Nov 16 2017
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Author lives life to the fullest

‘‘Help me, Lynette.’’. That was all David Scott could croak to his neighbour as he suffered a life-threatening asthma attack.. The former Cobram resident’s breathing ceased as he sagged in Lynette’s arms on his

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David Rak
Nov 16 2017
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Life of a hero digger explored

July 29, 1890: Born in Cobram on July 29 to Nathaniel and Sarah Louisa (Wiggins) Morehouse, who married in 1875. Lin was the fourth child of six and the second son.. August 26, 1891: Baptised in the Church of England, Cobram, on August 26.. 1901

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Courier Cobram
Nov 16 2017
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Happy Ag Day!

Today is the inaugural Agriculture and Related Industries Day, which has been created to recognise the understated contributions made by Australia’s farm sector.. Senator Bridget McKenzie said AgDay was an opportunity for Australians to

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Livestock

Get connected with MLA help

Meat & Livestock Australia is preparing to tackle one of the biggest on-farm productivity constraints with a bold plan to improve connectivity on-farm and right through the red meat supply chain.. The new connectivity program will be launched by

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Horticulture

China opens for GV stone fruit

More Australian peaches, plums and apricots will be seen in China after Australia inked a deal with the world’s most populated country allowing more local stone fruit to be exported.. The deal has been hailed as a ‘‘game

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
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Focus on bike safety

New quad bike laws could be introduced next year with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launching an investigation into the safety of the four-wheeled vehicles.. Announced last week, a new inquiry will explore the issue as part of

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Dairy

Funding figures out

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Annual Report for the 2016-17 season has been released and the foundation is increasing its funds for industry projects.. Despite the financial input into industry projects for the 2015-16 season totalling

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
Livestock

Guinea fowl rounds up the sheep

When the Jewell family makes the trek out to the paddocks to herd sheep, it’s not just the trusty working dogs that follow.. Having accidentally adopted a guinea fowl almost two years ago, the feathered friend — who they’ve dubbed

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Alana Christe...
Nov 21 2017
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Sustainable farming driven by values

On nearly 117ha at Killawarra (24km north-west of Wangaratta), you will find Blonde d’Aquitaine and Limousin beef cattle, Dorper sheep, Isa Brown chooks and a small hive of bees.. The property, Killawarra Farm, is also the home of the Kirby

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
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Demand drives wool prices higher

Strong export demand is continuing to fuel rising wool prices, delivering record highs last week and leaving producers with plenty to smile about.. The industry’s price benchmark, the Eastern Market Indicator, jumped 58¢ on the previous

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Alana Christe...
Nov 21 2017
Cropping

Byrneside farmer placed in maize competition

A maize crop grown on the property of Nathan Heckendorf of Narrandera in southern NSW has taken out the irrigated section of the inaugural National Maize Competition, beating Cooma’s Ian Hamano to the title.. Mr Heckendorf’s crop of

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
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No relief for...

Saputo’s chief executive officer has ruled out reversing the closure of Murray Goulburn’s Rochester site if the company’s bid to take over the co-operative is successful.. Lino Saputo, who is also the chairman of the

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
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Dairy crisis drives up...

Northern Victorian irrigators have racked up almost $12million in debt to Goulburn-Murray Water as the full impact of the dairy crisis continues to reveal itself.. The figures, revealed in the irrigation authority’s annual report, have largely

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Alana Christe...
Nov 21 2017
Horticulture

Claims not true

Victorian and NSW riverine landholders and farmers recently found themselves yet again dragged through the mud — this time in the broadsheet pages of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald — by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

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Shepparton News
Nov 19 2017
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Aust responsible for Manus refugees: UN

The UN is urging Australia to take responsibility for the 380 people who remain in the now closed Manus Island detention centre.

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AAP News
Nov 22 2017
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State funeral for Gillian Rolton

South Australia will conduct a state funeral for dual Olympic gold medallist Gillian Rolton

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AAP News
Nov 22 2017
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Christian Porter to spruik welfare changes

Social Services Minister Christian Porter is due to spruik his government's efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra.

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AAP News
Nov 22 2017
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Palaszczuk snubs Townsville leaders debate

The LNP, One Nation and Katter's Australian Party leaders will face off in a debate in Townsville, while Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk campaigns in Bundaberg.

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AAP News
Nov 22 2017
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Facing impeachment, Mugabe resigns

Wild celebrations broke out during a joint sitting of Zimbabwe's parliament when the speaker announced Robert Mugabe's resignation as president.

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AAP News
Nov 22 2017
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Putin discusses peace options with Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin has revealed.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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Vic MPs stay up to debate death bill

Debate on Victoria's proposed assisted dying laws is expected to drag into Wednesday's early hours with some MPs in the upper house questioning each clause.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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Inquiry in to WA fake medal MP's service

An investigation has begun in to the military and police records of Labor MP Barry Urban after he was exposed wearing a police medal he had not earned.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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Madam with detectives 'just before murder'

The inquest into the death of Perth madam Shirley Finn has heard claims she was in a police canteen with two detectives just before her 1975 murder.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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Melbourne unlicensed armed guard jailed

A Melbourne man has been jailed for working as an armed guard while unlicensed after he was spotted carrying a gun through a Bourke Street memorial.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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Mum spat on after daughter goes on 60 Mins

The Nine Network is being sued for defamation by the parents of a woman who told 60 Minutes about her forced marriage in Syria.

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AAP News
Nov 21 2017
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