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Water-saving projects will make a big splash

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November 15, 2017

Winner of the "Filly of the Day" at the picnic races was Leanne Warner, of Rochester, seen here receiving her prize, a weekend for two in Melbourne, and a $100 voucher from Shoppe 54, from Rochester Football Club President, John Windle.

■10 years ago

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

TEN district schools, sporting groups and community groups can undertake water-saving projects after receiving grants from the federal government.

The groups are among 33 projects in Campaspe Shire to share in nearly $3.7 million in funding through the Australian Government Water Fund.

It is expected Community Water Grants projects nationally will save about 400 million litres of water a year in the Murray electorate.

In the district, the big winners were Campaspe Golf Club, Rochester Recreation Reserve, Nanneella Estate Primary School, Rochester Secondary College, Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School and the Elmore Field Days, which each received nearly $50,000 for water-saving projects.

■30 years ago

Tuesday, November 3, 1987

THE Rochester Picnic Races ended in controversy last Saturday when a horse was disqualified following allegations of a ‘‘ring in’’.

The disqualified horse finished first in the Lely Restdown Cup final, but was ruled ineligible a short time later.

Officials ruled that the horse had raced in a earlier heat, but had finished unplaced, but was later substituted for a horse that had qualified, and raced under that name.

The controversy flared shortly after the final had been run, with owners and riders of other horses claiming the winning horse had been substituted.

■100 years ago

Saturday, November 3, 1917

THE minister for Railways, the Hon. H. Mckenzie addressed the electors at the Shire Hall, Rochester, on Tuesday evening last, the chair being occupied by Cr. T. W. McMaster.

After referring to the great war and the stress it had occasioned, Mr McKenzie, who was wearmly received, gave an account of his three years’ stewardship.

Although suffering from a severe cold, the honourable gentleman spoke with considerable vigour.

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