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Look Who's Talking

The Free Press visited Corowa Public School to meet Willow, the school’s educational assistance Labrador, and discover what the students like most about their new four-legged friend. The students are pictured with their artworks featuring Willow

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Sarah Dean
May 17 2017
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If the suit fits

Community-minded residents are encouraged to swap their day attire for a bright yellow jumpsuit in an effort to boost volunteer firefighter numbers at Rutherglen’s Fire Station. Due to some volunteers leaving the area and older members stepping

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Sarah Dean
May 17 2017
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School's new best friend

Corowa Public School children look forward to class each day where they are greeted by a new furry friend. Willow, the school’s educational assistance Labrador, has become a celebrity among the students since settling in earlier this year. Relieving

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Sarah Dean
May 17 2017
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Timing is everything

Southern NSW faba bean growers are being urged to carefully consider paddock selection and plant in the recommended sowing window to maximise yield potential this season.. Research from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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‘Living laboratory’ gets million dollar upgrade

A $2.8million upgrade of the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus is expected to be completed by July, in time for an influx of 45 students in this year’s second semester.. The upgrade, funded by the university, includes improvements to 60

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Apple research update

The keynote speaker for this year’s Speed Updating conference run by Apple and Pear Australia will focus on robotics and automated harvesting.. Dan Steere from Abundant Robotics will be one of the main speakers at the Tasmania conference.. He is

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Water

Water security on the agenda

Water security was the topic of discussion at a Murray Dairy seminar in Katunga last Wednesday.. About 30 people attended the seminar where speakers from Goulburn-Murray Water, Waterpool and Kilter Rural talked about the seasonal outlook, ways to

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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Friday’s rain boosts May totals

After a recent dry spell of weather across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, the heavens opened up last week with most of May’s rainfall falling on Friday.. The highest recorded rainfall was at Kerang, where its Friday to Sunday total

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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Creightons Creek local frustrated by poor phone reception

If you’re trying to call, or have a conversation with, Creightons Creek local Jim Shovelton on his mobile phone, you might think he’s ignoring you or he just hung up.. But in fact, Mr Shovelton — who works as an agricultural consultant from

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
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CFA restructure leads to anger, confusion

Anger and confusion has greeted the Victorian Government’s plans to restructure the Country Fire Authority, with claims of a lack of consultation and concerns about the implications on current procedures.. Under the changes, the CFA will become

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Alana Christe...
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Horticulture industry doesn't need more regulation: Farmers

Farmers have responded to news the Victorian Government is planning sweeping reforms to the labour hire industry, saying extra red tape is not necessary.. The planned changes come after an inquiry found rogue companies were underpaying workers

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
Rural

Cobram Pony Club event sees record numbers

Record numbers of entrants attended the Cobram District Pony Club’s 2017 Grade 5 and 6 Horse Trials and Fun Day held at Muckatah recently.. About 80 people competed on May 14 and, despite it being Mother’s Day, families swarmed through the

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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Careers day at Dookie...

Secondary school students tried their hands at a range of workshops designed to show them the diverse opportunities in agriculture at the Food and Fibre Careers Day at University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus last week.. More than 180 students in

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Livestock

VFF steps up its Q...

Q fever is costing the livestock industry weeks in productive work and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding about the disease, according to a new VFF campaign.. The $100000 campaign spearheaded by the VFF

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Shepparton News
May 21 2017
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Mixed feelings about...

The VFF has reacted to last week’s federal budget with both praise and disappointment, with Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison receiving mixed reviews.. VFF president David Jochinke said he was pleased to see the Federal Government extend the scheme

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Alana Christe...
May 20 2017
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UK police reopen Victoria Coach Station

London's Victoria Coach Station and surrounding streets have reopened after police deemed a suspicious packaged found there to be safe.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Police criticised ahead of Lindt findings

The families of Lindt Cafe siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson have slammed the police response to the crisis.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Twenty-two killed in UK suicide attack

UK police say 22 people, including children, have been killed in a suspected terror attack after a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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We'll learn from UK blast: Comm Games boss

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee says Games' bosses will learn lessons from the bombing in Manchester.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Jakarta's governor to 'submit' to sentence

The wife of Jakarta's imprisoned incumbent governor has explained why her husband has decided to withdraw his appeal against his sentence for blasphemy.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Big four bank levy estimates 'fall short'

The big four of Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac and National Australia Bank say the new bank levy will cost them about $1.38 billion per annum.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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UK bomb disposal team in Manchester

A bomb disposal team is on site at the Manchester Arena in northern England after a fatal explosion.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Woolworths offers free food for reviews

Woolworths has created an online taste testing club, offering free food for reviews as part of the supermarket giant's effort to improve its own brand products.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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PM condemns 'vile, horrific' UK blasts

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed sympathy and "resolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom, following the fatal Manchester arena attack.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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Joyce's decision to anoint acting deputy

A Senate committee has been told the title of 'acting deputy prime minister' is Barnaby Joyce's to hand over when necessary.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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SA woman to deny terror charge: lawyer

A South Australian woman charged with being a member of jihadist group Islamic State says she's not guilty and will defend the charge, her lawyer says.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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