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Butler returning as Interim General Manager

Former Federation Council Director Infrastructure and Environment Adrian Butler, who quit Federation Council in May this year, will be the council’s Interim General Manager from December 1.. Mr Butler’s temporary appointment was decided

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Robert Muir
Nov 15 2017
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Flu outbreak continues, worst on record

NSW is continuing to experience one of the worst flu seasons on record with 3024 confirmed influenza cases in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District area so far this year – almost triple the same period last year.. August is traditionally the

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
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William's a top student

Year 12 student William Johnston has become the tenth Corowa High School student to receive the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.. Corowa High School Principal Dr Joanne Bellette said she was extremely proud of

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
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Water

Slower flow to help cod

A modified flow pattern will be used in the lower Darling River, with Murray-Darling Basin Authority operation water releases to be reduced to 700Ml/day to provide a more favourable flow rate for Murray cod.. In 2016-17 more than 100Gl was delivered

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Water

Fresh start for water board

The decision by the remaining Murray Irrigation Limited directors to resign will clear the decks for a new governing body for the Riverina water company, but new nominees will be subject to scrutiny by outside consultants.. ‘‘Candidates

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

App enhances stock management

A new software application, which is being offered free to producers of cattle, sheep and goats, will provide a one-stop shop for managing livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, thereby enhancing management efficiencies and food

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

Optimism high for sheep sale

Agents are forecasting a strong result at Friday’s Benalla Special Sheep Sale as 12500 ewes, lambs and rams are readied to go under the hammer.. The joint Rodwells and Landmark sale has attracted 51 vendors for the 12.30pm sale at Benall

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Water

Minister silenced

South Australia’s Water Minister has been prevented from giving evidence at a Senate inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin.. Ian Hunter made an unscheduled appearance at the hearing in Adelaide on Thursday, November 2 but was refused

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Livestock

MSA grading on the rise

With more than 2.7million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17, an estimated $130million was delivered back to beef producers through additional farm gate returns.. According to new 2016-17 data released in the

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
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Fabric art on show

When Picola textile artist Linden Lancaster first purchased a sewing machine it was for one simple reason — to repair her husband’s clothes.. Now, more than 20 years later, the former music teacher has found a different use for her

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Alana Christe...
Nov 17 2017
Water

Enviro flow aims to help fish

Up to 37Gl will be delivered along the lower Goulburn River this month in an environmental flow designed to benefit golden and silver perch populations.. The flow will see Goulburn-Murray Water release about 5Gl to meet minimum river operation

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Dairy

Reprieve for Kiewa factory

Murray Goulburn says its Kiewa factory will be saved until at least the likely takeover of the company by Saputo.. In May the Kiewa factory, along with sites in Rochester and Edith Creek in Tasmania, were announced as casualties in Murray

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Livestock

Tagging support

The Victorian Government will continue to subsidise electronic sheep tags in 2018.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced last week ongoing support from the Andrews Government for electronic sheep tags, which will be available from 45¢

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Water

Broken system to 100%

Irrigation allocations for the Goulburn and Loddon systems were increased from 91 per cent to 93 per cent high-reliability water shares earlier this month.. Northern Victorian resource manager Mark Bailey also announced the Broken system increased

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
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Lemon and Rosemary...

Lemon and Rosemary Loin Chops with Pea and Lemon Dip. Serves 6. Ingredients:. 8 lamb loin chops, fat trimmed. 1 tbsp olive oil. 3 cloves garlic, crushed. Zest and juice of 2 lemons. 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped. 1 cup frozen peas, blanched

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Australian rock legend Malcolm Young, a founding member of the band AC/DC, has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia.

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AAP News
Nov 19 2017
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Vic Greens claim victory in Northcote

Lidia Thorpe has become the first Aboriginal woman elected to state parliament after a large swing towards the Victorian Greens in the Northcote by-election.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Hariri in Paris for talks with Macron

Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has arrived in France, where he is due to meet President Emmanuel Macron.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Christians commiserate after marriage loss

The Australian Christian Lobby backs a proposal by the federal attorney-general to incorporate a civil rights covenant into the same-sex marriage legislation.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Doctors demand Manus medical checks

The Australian Medical Association says with a "worsening and more dangerous situation emerging on Manus Island" the federal government must act urgently.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Ibrahim family wedding after shooting

Ibrahim family bodyguard Semi Ngata is in a stable condition after being discovered in a western Sydney home with a gunshot wound to his back.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Criminal checks never done: Qld Minister

Queensland Parliament's employment policies have come under question after a man with criminal record for child pornography was employed by a Labor minister.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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New poll signals tight race in Bennelong

John Alexander may be punished for doing the right thing by quitting over his citizenship status as ex-NSW premier Kristina Keneally polls well in Bennelong.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Coal trumps Trump as climate talks villain

Coal and how best to phase out its use emerged as a strong theme during the UN climate conference in Bonn over the past fortnight.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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Thousands attend anti-Mugabe protest

Thousands have marched in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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MG suppliers have nothing to fear: Saputo

Canadian dairy giant Saputo says it will pay Murray Goulburn suppliers leading prices for their milk, and they have nothing to fear from the co-op's takeover.

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AAP News
Nov 18 2017
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