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Rochester Invitational netball tournament

ROCHESTER Netball Club’s A grade showed promising signs for 2017 at the fifth annual Community Bank Rochester netball invitational on Saturday.. Near three-hundred people visited the town with a promise of $500 for the under 17 and open winner

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Campaspe News
Mar 22 2017
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Highway attack

A BOTTLE was thrown from an oncoming car at a truck driver about 1.30am on Friday, narrowly missing the driver’s face.. ‘‘The driver was on his regular route from a pick up in Melbourne heading to Echuca when he was struck with the

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Campaspe News
Mar 22 2017
Sport

Juniors fly the flag in CTA finals

CTA. NONE of the local Campaspe Tennis Association sides had a showing in the section one grand final at Echuca Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday.. Echuca South had the impossible task of taking out the competition powerhouse Rich River, who had gone

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Campaspe News
Mar 22 2017
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Communities playing waiting game

Cautious optimism has greeted the news that an independent body will conduct detailed analysis of more than 30 communities as it works to compile a detailed report into the socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in the southern

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
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Organic matter essential

Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
Viticulture

Last week's rain event and more to come

The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March

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Peter Nelson
Mar 27 2017
Livestock

Meat industry put on notice

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
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GMA board resolution

Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead

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Alana Christe...
Mar 26 2017
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GRDC holds meetings

Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Farmers feel upbeat about the new year

Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
News

Good health can lift happiness

New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
Livestock

Call to confine RSPCA to domestic cases

The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Farmer wants answers...

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Soil innovator visits...

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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Man charged after woman assaulted with axe

A 45-year-old man has been charged after a woman was struck multiple times with an axe in a Narre Warren shopping centre.

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Mar 28 2017
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Cyclone's eye hits Whitsundays: BoM

The eye of category four Cyclone Debbie is about to hit the Whitsunday Islands off the north Queensland coast, forecasters say.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Key report on SA blackout to be released

The Australian Energy Market Operator will release its final report on Tuesday into South Australia's statewide blackout in September 2016.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Schoolgirl pleads for refugee dad on Manus

Year 12 student Zaharah, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, is pleading with federal politicians for help to reunite her with her father who is stuck on Manus.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Majority of voters oppose race-hate reform

New polling shows a majority of voters oppose the Turnbull government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Mar 28 2017
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Last minute push to save business tax cuts

As the government's company tax cuts head to the Senate for debate, business leaders have appealed to senators to think about the national interest.

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Mar 28 2017
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Mother condemns son's London terror attack

The mother of the London terrorist says she has 'shed many tears' for the victims of his horrendous 'atrocity'.

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Mar 28 2017
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Hanson calls off Senate voting strike

Pauline Hanson has called off her Senate voting strike and changed her mind about cuts to penalty rates.

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Mar 28 2017
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Whitsundays in full grip of Debbie's power

North Queensland's Whitsunday Islands are feeling the full fury of Cyclone Debbie, with one local councillor reserving some choice words for the tempest.

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Mar 28 2017
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Storm surge risk reduced as Debbie slows

Cyclone Debbie is moving very slowly towards the north Queensland coast and is now set to make landfall around 1pm.

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AAP News
Mar 28 2017
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Japan avalanche kills 7 students, teacher

Eight people, including seven high school students, have died in an avalanche in central Japan.

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Mar 28 2017
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