IT’S going to be a bumper Australia Day across the region with celebrations galore.. It all starts in Rochester with the Lions Club breakfast starting at 7.30am.. It is $5 per head, $10 a family and children under 12 are free.. The flag
PATIENTS at the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service are set to miss out on $65,000 of federal government funding next year.. Across the Murray Plains electorate the loss is more than $1.2 million due to the government refusing to pay the
MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sporting clubs across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant under the latest round of the 2017-18 Sporting Club Grants Program.. Mr Walsh said grants of up to $5,000 are available to
THE prosecution in the case of Rochester man Mark Williams have been given two weeks to produce CCTV footage.. Williams, 51, appeared in Echuca Magistrates’ Court via videolink last week charged with burglary and theft.. He is accused of
TEMPERATURES topping 44 degrees can stop pretty much anything.. And it stopped sport for the most part last weekend.. In accordance with their policy, Goulburn Murray Cricket abandoned play for the second time in three weeks.. As with the previous
A MAN is lucky to be alive after a single vehicle crash in Runnymede, south of Elmore.. The 20-year-old from Runnymede crashed into a tree on McNamara Rd after he lost control on a dirt road.. Leading Senior Constable Frank Scopelliti of Campaspe
MOTORISTS are playing a deadly game on our roads — using mobile phones while driving despite the potentially catastrophic risks.. And police are worried.. Sergeant Paul Nicoll of Campaspe Highway Patrol said his crews were catching about six
Nanneella’s Liz Williams said before January 12, she had only seen one snake this summer.. But that day she witnessed a fight to the death between an eastern brown snake and a tiger snake in her backyard.. Ms Williams said not only did the
North Central Catchment Management Authority is celebrating the fifth year of its popular Breakfast with the Birds event with something special.. This year it’s Hird Swamp’s turn to show off, with the wetland buzzing after environmental
International Dairy Week is drawing entries from most states of Australia, including Tasmania and Western Australia, for the annual show this week.. Western Australian dairy farmer Colin Gilbert has brought three Guernseys from North Dandalup, 80km
PetRescue-affiliated rescue groups will pay a visit to PETstock Shepparton on Sunday, February 4 to help rescue pets find families that will love them forever.. The initiative, led by PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, and its
Grahamvale stud Dajory Murray Greys will be involved in Beef Week for the 10th time this year as it celebrates the 20th year of the stud’s existence.. To mark the occasion, the McRae family will be involved in the 2018 Heifer Challenge and
Wool prices reached a record high of more than 1800¢/kg recently thanks to strong demand from China.. Prices have been on the up since October, and Fox & Lillie Rural Victorian wool brokerage manager Eamon Timms said China made up 80 per
Fonterra's Stanhope factory will be doubled in size as part of a new $165 million expansion in cheese production announced today.. Stanhope is earmarked for $125 million of capital expenditure to double the size of the plant. The investment in
Harvest labour office MADEC has moved to quell concerns about a shortage of fruit pickers and said it expected there would be enough pickers to satisfy demand.. Harvest labour services state manager Robert Hayes said while there had been some
In his five-year report of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Murray-Darling Basin Authority chair Neil Andrew refers to improved environmental health.. Given the improved climatic conditions in the five years post the worst 10 years of drought in
Can you tell us about Jet’s relationship with the cows?. He’s a very friendly dog. He spends most of his time with the cows. He sleeps with them and when we are rearing calves, he is there too. The cows don’t bother him and he
Sheep producers are being encouraged to participate in a new survey to help researchers investigate why the effectiveness of the Gudair vaccine for ovine Johne’s disease appears to vary on different properties.. Gudair is Australia’s
A teenage girl was duct-taped to the front of a fire truck as part of a pattern of hazing and poor behaviour at a Victorian fire station, a report has revealed.
A new survey shows Australian businesses are confident about the prospects for 2018.
The South Australian coroner has asked police to provide him with a full copy of their report into the death of Rodney Clavell.
A full bench of the High Court will decide whether a former NXT senator is eligible to get her job back, the latest twist in the federal MPs' citizenship saga.
An Uber driver charged with negligent driving after a man was killed last year has pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court.
Wattle Health's second-quarter sales surge to 58 per cent of the previous full-year total, as the infant formula supplier's China expansion plans near fruition.
Michael Hill International will exit its loss-making US jewellery stores and will review its Emma & Roe brands with a plan to close some shops.
Queensland's suspended chief scientist has appeared in court over allegations she used a corporate credit card to buy a scooter, drone and other items.
Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been refused bail after being accused of staging a car crash last year on his way to court.
Two teenagers have been killed and more than a dozen others injured in a shooting at a school in rural Kentucky.