Saturday, January 29, 2022

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Grants for the art’s

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INDEPENDENT Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has welcomed the Victorian Government’s funding announcement for two prominent arts organisations, totalling more than $1.4M.  Kaiela Arts...

Bindii weed to blame

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By Deanne Jeffers  RESIDENTS across Greater Shepparton are being urged to keep their eye out for Bindii, with rain and warm weather producing widespread influx...

Water theft in focus

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GOULBURN-Murray Water (GMW) and Lower Murray Water (LMW) are renewing their focus on the prevention, detection and enforcement of water theft.  GMW’s water use compliance...

Funding to conserve waterways in communities

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THE Coalition announced in Shepparton last week additional grants for Nicholls will become available under the $20M Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program. This program supports...

Melding of media and minds: SAM unveils global show

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SHEPPARTON Art Museum (SAM) have unveiled their latest exhibition, COVID-Collaborations: A Shared Step on a Long Journey, an art movement initiated by Goulburn-Valley artist,...

First aid training saves lives and strain on health system

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By Grace Larson, paediatric intensive care nurse LAST week, ‘Code Brown’ was enacted across all metropolitan and major regional hospitals in Victoria. This response is...

Mobile support is on its way

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Small towns assisted by roving services  THE Federal Government’s Mobile Service Centre has been travelling through the Nicholls electorate to provide support to regional communities....

School says no to social housing

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Residents rally against proposal  By Deanne Jeffers LESS than nine months since moving to Maude Street, ACE Secondary College say that 100 children and their families...

International food festival

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FOLLOWING a two-year hiatus, the St Georges Road Food Festival will return on Saturday January 29 2022 between 5pm-9pm.   Over 20 community groups will...

Sewing marathon for a brilliant cause

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DRAMARAMA is a Shepparton based group for adults with disabilities, run by Helen Janke, that provides members with the chance to showcase their singing,...

Funding on the way for vital organisation

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SHEPPARTON Foodshare have had their calls for a new home answered, with the Federal Government promising $600,000 to the not-for-profit organisation.  Shepparton Foodshare deputy chair,...

‘A message needs to be sent’: Tatura man fined for water...

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A dairy farmer from Tatura has been fined $10,000 over water theft charges.  The matter was heard in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on December 20, 2021,...

Celebrating stroke survivors and advocates

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STROKE Foundation is looking out for unsung heroes in our community who are making the future brighter for people with stroke.  Nominations are open for...

Australia Day festivities unveiled

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Reflection, togetherness and strength in diversity IT is a controversial date in Australia, but for many down under, Australia Day, which falls on January 26...

Funding support for agricultural shows and field days

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A GOVERNMENT initiative called the 'Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program' will open round two for funding applications at the end of this...

Treble trouble: Beware of stray hooks when headed outdoors

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By Kelly LucasDOGS are great companions when fishing and camping but they are often attracted to shiny lures and bait, so it is important...

Millions of RATs for Vic

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THE first major delivery of 3 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the State Government's bulk order of 44 million has arrived, with distribution...

Firefighter’s issue stark warning to smokers

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FIREFIGHTERS are urging smokers butt out, with lit and improperly discarded cigarettes being a leading cause of house fire fatalities. In 2020-21, 17 people died...

Lunch is served: Kyabram’s koalas go gourmet

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KOALAS at Kyabram Fauna Park are set to enjoy a lifetime supply of their favourite snack from a koala ‘food forest’ planted thanks to...

McIntosh’s new look marks new chapter in vaccination

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By Deanne Jeffers SHEPPARTON'S McIntosh Centre has had a makeover and last week the first cohort of young children, aged 5-11 years, received their very...