TWO Rochester Secondary College students participated in a life-changing leadership camp.. The Elmore/Lockington/Rochester Community Bank branches sponsored Jordon Evans and Jasmin Malham to attend Camp Awakenings last August.. Camp Awakenings is an
ALMOST 70 landholders have realised the benefits of fencing the Campaspe River since 2012, resulting in 53km of river fencing.. But the North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is encouraging more farmers to continue the trend.. Funding is
Man dead in house. POLICE will prepare a report for the coroner after a death in Rochester on February 14.. Emergency crews were called to an address on Hopetoun Street shortly after 5pm, locating a man in his 40s who was deceased.. The death is not
Fire permit fee process deserves scrutiny. I AM compelled to comment on the Campaspe Shire’s arbitrary introduction of a $70 fee for a fire permit.. I recognise the shire’s right to introduce a permit fee; my comments concern the process
A WOMAN who stole lip balm from the Rochester IGA has been given a six-month adjourned undertaking.. Echuca’s Rosemarie Togonon appeared in Echuca Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 14 to plead guilty to theft and unlawful
FINALLY, some good news for our town.. The Victorian state government and Campaspe Shire have invested $268,500 into the revitalisation of the Moore Street precinct and the Skate Park Reserve.. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp was on hand at
An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water
First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include
The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will
The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion
A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water
The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the
Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released
The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be
If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70
Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an
Kogan.com has made a net profit of $8.3 million for the six months to December 31, more than five times what it made a year ago.
Westfield Corporation has lifted full-year profit 13.5 per cent to $US1.55 billion, and reaffirmed support for the takeover by Unibail-Rodamco.
Flight Centre has lifted its first-half net profit 37.2 per cent to $102.2 million and has raised its interim dividend 15 cents to 60 cents.
Qantas has lifted its first-half profit 18 per cent to $607 million.
Premier Jay Weatherill has pledged $100 million in loans for South Australians to buy solar panels and household batteries.
Acting prime minister Mathias Cormann has hit back at colleague Tony Abbott over suggestions Australia should cut its permanent immigration level.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad has drawn a link between "character" and his party's leadership in the wake of a media interview with Barnaby Joyce and his partner.
The United Nations has condemned the Syrian government's bombardment of eastern Ghouta district as residents said they were waiting their "turn to die".
A former Christian Brother, who is now married, will be sentenced for sex offending against his students in regional Victoria four decades ago.
The jury hearing the Tamate Heke manslaughter trial is set to retire on Thursday to consider whether he should be convicted of killing Shane Merrigan.