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Pay for councillors set

Federation Councillors have unanimously voted themselves the top payment allowable within the range determined by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.. For rural councils, the remuneration tribunal determined the fees be a minimum of $8,750

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Robert Muir
Oct 18 2017
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Greg a batonbearer

Volunteer extraordinaire for Rutherglen and district, Greg Lumby of Brimmin, will be running with the Queen’s baton in Yarrawonga next February, in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.. “It’s very exciting, a real

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Robert Muir
Oct 18 2017
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Daniher's Drive arrives in Corowa

AFL football great Neale Daniher knew nothing about Motor Neurone Disease when he was diagnosed back in 2014.. “It’s a disease you don’t want to get, that’s all I knew,” he told the Free Press.. “The disease has

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Sarah Dean
Oct 18 2017
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Red and white wins the day

Undera’s Jasmine Cordy is the proud owner of the Interbreed Champion Senior Cow at this year’s Shepparton Agricultural Show.. Ms Cordy’s red and white Holstein, Lindon Artie Fire Kite, took out the major prize as well as the

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Rodney Woods
Oct 20 2017
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Nationals survive swing

Meticulous vote counting will continue after the weekend’s by-elections in three NSW electorates — but the victorious Nationals are now facing a less certain future.. The Nationals watched on nervously as the Shooters, Fishers and

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Shepparton News
Oct 20 2017
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Dairy recovery coming, but not soon

Modest improvement in dairy prices is on the way, but many northern Victorian farmers are facing low cash flow, Dairy Australia CEO, Ian Halliday said this week.. "Cash flow is still very tight and for most farmers I think it will take 12 to 18

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Concerns are heard

Southern NSW grain growers have explained to the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Northern Regional Panel how issues such as a dry season, frosts, mice and irrigation water costs are reducing farm profitability.. Listening to

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
Water

Top tap water contest

Goulburn Valley Water will represent Victoria at the third Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competition on Wednesday, October 18.. Hosted by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, the awards will be held in Launceston in Tasmani

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Horses and riders in the ring

More than 100 riders descended on Tatura at the weekend, as part of the Shepparton Agricultural Show’s horse show.. The Hunter Rural Shepparton Agricultural Horse Show, held at Tatura Park, is the only local show of its kind where riders can

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Gardens feature fantastic flora

Open Gardens Victoria is holding an open day for two gardens near Yea next month.. On Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, Mareeba at Murrindindi and Candlebark at Limestone will be available for inspection.. Mareeba is a garden of exotic and

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Beer will be star of the day

Oktoberfest will be back in Tooborac once more, with the Tooborac Hotel and Brewery hosting its sixth annual OkTOOBerfest Beer Festival next week.. Families, groups and friends are invited to enjoy the German tradition, with the hotel set to host

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Jalapeno, lime, honey and coriander lamb shoulder

Jalapeno, Lime, Honey and Coriander Lamb Shoulder. Serves six.. Ingredients:. 1.4kg lamb shoulder, bone in. 1 tbsp olive oil. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped. 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped. zest and juice of 2 limes. 2 tbsp honey. bunch

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Old and new at the...

The 127th Annual Euroa Show will be held later this month.. The show will have a ‘Food Comes From Farms’ theme and will feature new initiatives including the Young Farmers’ Challenge, the Wild Action Show, a hay bale maze and

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
Livestock

Greenham purchase

Tongala abattoir operator HW Greenham & Sons has announced its acquisition of the currently closed Moe meatworks, with production to start again in mid-November.. Currently operating abattoirs in Tongala and Smithton (Tasmania), Greenham has

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Shepparton News
Oct 19 2017
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Sun shines on Dookie...

The Melbourne University's Dookie campus threw open the doors today for prospective students on a fine example of a northern Victorian day.. The University offered tours and exhibitions demonstrating its breadth of rural and agricultural

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
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Son of Qld MP faces child porn charges

The son of a north Queensland MP has been charged with child exploitation and grooming offences.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Merkel sends positive Brexit signal to May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes Brexit negotiations are moving forward, in a positive assessment likely to buoy embattled British PM Theresa May.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Calombaris fined after A-League assault

MasterChef judge George Calombaris has been fined $1000 following an assault at the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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NAB says rate hikes a response to APRA

NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn says the bank lifted interest-only mortgage rates primarily to meet regulatory requirements, not to make more money.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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LA police open Weinstein investigation

LA police have interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that happened in 2013.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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PM 'sad' to see end of Holden era

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says most of the workers at Holden have either transitioned into new jobs, gone into study or retired as it closes its doors.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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George W Bush condemns Trump-era America

George W Bush didn't name Donald Trump in a speech in New York, but he's attacked some of the principles that define the 45th president's political brand.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Ardern's empathy important for NZ: Clark

Former New Zealand Labour prime minister Helen Clark says she is excited by Jacinda's Ardern's leadership, empathy and willingness to work hard.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Still a no, South Aust tells PM on energy

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill insists his state won't be signing up to the federal government's national energy guarantee.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Vic assisted dying bill passes lower house

Victoria's controversial bill allowing voluntary assisted dying has passed the lower house with a 47-37 vote, after a marathon debate.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy

Madrid will impose direct rule on Catalonia from Saturday after the region's leader threatened to proceed with a formal declaration of independence from Spain.

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AAP News
Oct 20 2017
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