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BCOF reunite in Corowa

Members of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force reunited in Corowa last week to reminisce, remember mates and mark the 71st anniversary of the occupation of Japan. The British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) was the joint Australian

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 29 2017
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Council live streaming meetings

Federation Council will stream its first live meeting at its next monthly meeting on April 18. Live streaming is taking off in and out of business circles because the equipment required is plentiful and cheap. With audio and visual segment broadcast

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 29 2017
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Championship Vintage Tractor Pull

The Corowa Historic Vehicle and Machinery Club tried something “a little different” for their recent event and from all reports it “went off like a rocket”.“On Saturday (March 4) at twelve noon it started with over forty Chamberlain

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 30 2017
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More blue-green algae detected

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water within the Rochester Irrigation Area channels and pipelines, including the Waranga Western Channel downstream of the Waranga Basin to the Loddon Weir, after

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Taking charge

The best young auctioneers from around the country will travel to Sydney next week for the annual Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association NSW and national young auctioneers competitions.. This year marks 27 years of the ALPA National

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Record crowd at Angus sale

A 100 per cent clearance and a record number of buyers greeted the Alpine Angus stud at its Autumn Bull Sale earlier this month.. The sale, held on March 7 at the Alpine Selling Complex, Rosewhite, saw all 93 Angus bulls sold for an average price of

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Kicking life’s goals

A country girl at heart, Sarah Last is now tackling her new career as a professional footballer.. Ms Last has been a volunteer with Powlett-Salisbury Fire Brigade (near Serpentine) since 2009.. She comes from a family of CFA volunteers with her

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Water

Lake will feed region’s wildlife

Lake Cullen near Kerang will be completely filled for the first time in six years, when more than 11000Ml are pumped into the lake in the coming months.. The North Central Catchment Management Authority filled the lake to about 30 per cent capacity

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Horticulture

Good soil health pays dividends

During his trip to northern Victoria, American soil farmer Rick Bieber said the soil in the United States wasn’t much different to any place in the world.. Visiting Pine Lodge farmer David Cook’s property last week as part of his Australian

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Rodney Woods
Mar 30 2017
Horticulture

Offices will bring MDBA closer

One of the enduring messages I’ve heard from one corner of the Murray-Darling Basin to another is the need for better connections between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and basin communities.. The MDBA’s strong commitment to public

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
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Rural award challenge

Deputy Nationals leader Steph Ryan has slammed the Victorian Government’s decision to award the Rural Women’s Award to Kirsten Abernathy from West Melbourne.. Ms Ryan said the award should go to a woman who lived and worked in rural Victori

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Shepparton News
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Successful Angus sale

More than 50 bulls went under the hammer at the Witherswood Angus sale last week, resulting in a top price of $15000 as more than 100 people descended on the stud property near Glenrowan.. Of the 59 bulls that went to sale, 52 were sold at an

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Alana Christe...
Mar 30 2017
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Women invisible no more

When thinking of a ‘typical’ Aussie farmer, city people think of someone wearing an Akubra hat with a tan from the harsh sun and a button-up shirt, often a flannel.. But above all, the image that pops into people’s minds tends to be that of

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Alana Christe...
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Donkeys sold

Shepparton Regional Saleyards is known for hosting the selling of cattle and sheep, but it was a sale of another animal that stood out recently.. Ninety-six donkeys were auctioned on March 18, as well as a camel, two alpacas and some horses.. The

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
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Blue-green algae...

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Waranga Basin after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. GMW recommends:. - People should avoid contact with the water.. - Wherever possible

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
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Jackman to star in new Barnum musical

Hugh Jackman is confident his new musical movie about PT Barnum, will be a box office success.

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AAP News
Mar 31 2017
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Company tax cuts 'rest with Xenophon'

In the early hours of Friday morning the Turnbull government postponed debating its company tax cut package, as talks continue with Nick Xenophon.

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AAP News
Mar 31 2017
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China's Xi to meet Trump for first time

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, for the first time on April 6-7 at the real estate mogul's Florida retreat.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Hawaii judge extends Trump travel ban

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his order blocking US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Toyotas recalls 2.9m vehicles over airbags

Another 2.9 million Toyota vehicles are being recalled worldwide over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Gold Coast residents could become isolated

Parts of the Gold Coast could be isolated, evacuations have been ordered in northern NSW and a hiker is missing as the heavy rain continues.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Ex-Cylone Debbie causing airport chaos

Airline passengers are stranded after heavy rain from ex-cyclone Debbie forced flights to be cancelled or delayed at several airports in Queensland and NSW.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Two days in a bathtub to survive Debbie

A Proserpine resident thought she was going to die when Cyclone Debbie unleashed its fury.

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Mar 30 2017
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Evacuated NSW residents bunker down

Residents in northern NSW have been told to evacuate as rivers flood because of heavy rains linked to ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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Shark found in puddle after Cyclone Debbie

Photos have emerged of a bull shark found dead in a puddle after flooding in north Queensland following Cyclone Debbie.

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Mar 30 2017
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Senate set for lengthy debate on tax cuts

The Senate will sit into the night as the Turnbull government tries to get its $50 billion business tax cuts package through the upper house.

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AAP News
Mar 30 2017
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