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Our latest super shire seems to be doing a super sort of job

IT’S been two years since the Murray and Wakool Shires disappeared, and Murray River Council began.. And it’s been eight months since its first council was elected.. Spanning almost 12,000 square kilometres and 11,600 ratepayers, there

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Riverine Herald
May 21 2018
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Ads call for duck shooting to be banned in Victoria

REGIONAL Victorians Opposed To Duck Shooting has continued its fight to be heard with a series of TV ads airing across the state.. The group hopes Victoria will follow other Australian states and ban recreational duck shooting.. Spokesperson Kerrie

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Riverine Herald
May 21 2018
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‘Candidate for jail’

AN ECHUCA man who drove while suspended for the third time has been ordered to complete 50 hours community work.. Andrew Ralph Harland, 27, pleaded guilty to the charge in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday.. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Dave

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Riverine Herald
May 21 2018
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Brave CFA firies cop slap in the face from Andrews

THE Victorian Government’s decision to vote down the presumptive rights legislation to improve cancer compensation for CFA volunteers is a slap in the face for members, according to Echuca Fire Brigade captain Paul Nicoll.. The proposed

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Ivy Jensen
May 21 2018
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Council’s growing by...

THE Murray River Council area is growing.. And most of that growth is right here in Moama.. In council’s recently released long-term financial plan, the population is forecast to swell 0.4 per cent a year.. ‘‘That’s 40 people

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Riverine Herald
May 21 2018
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Custom cuppas, cars,...

FOR anyone who loves custom cars — and helping in the fight against cancer — this weekend is providing you with the chance to combine both passions.. The Rich River Rod and Custom Club is all revved up about staging its Biggest Morning

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Riverine Herald
May 20 2018
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Basin back from the...

STAKEHOLDERS say a return to political common sense has pulled the Murray-Darling Basin Plan back from the brink of total failure and abandonment.. Murray Irrigation Deniliquin-based chief executive Michael Renehan congratulated the government and

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Riverine Herald
May 20 2018
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Campaspe campaign to make our region smarter

REGIONAL stakeholders from Echuca-Moama attended the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnerships Assembly in Kyneton recently.. The assembly was held to discuss ways to help the region become smarter, more appealing and healthier.. Suggestions and

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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‘A trail of blood, bloody clothes and the victim was...

AN ECHUCA man has been jailed for almost five years after stabbing a woman in the leg, severing her femoral artery.. Trent Harrison, 28, pleaded guilty in Bendigo County Court on Tuesday to recklessly causing serious injury, contravening a family

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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10.3m motel gets tick for High St

A PERMIT has been granted for a three-storey motel, restaurant and basement car park on High St.. The 10.3m motel, located at the intersection of High and Tyler streets, will include 39 motel rooms, a gym, a swimming pool and a restaurant.. The

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David Rak
May 19 2018
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Digital licence...

POLICE have welcomed new technology which will allow Moama and Mathoura drivers to show their licences on their phones if they get pulled over.. NSW Parliament will introduce legislation in the next two weeks to allow the phased state-wide rollout

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Car broken into

POLICE are investigating after a car was broken into in Echuca South overnight Sunday.. Thieves smashed a back window of the car, parked on a nature strip in Shackell St, between 8pm Sunday and 5am Monday.. They stole some loose change and an iPod

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Decade ago the bridge...

■ Ten years ago. May 16, 2008. Tuesday’s Federal Budget delivered $1 million in funding for a new Echuca-Moama bridge.. The funds were part of $15 million the former Howard Government committed to the project, with the remaining $14 million

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Kyabram drainage decision is delayed

TWO petitions from land owners calling for more drainage on Kyabram’s South Boundary Rd will have to wait until the next council meeting to hear the decision.. Campaspe Shire Council voted five to four to lay the decision on the table until

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Shops hit

TWO Echuca businesses were the targets of thieves overnight Tuesday.. Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of mobile phones from Switched On Electronics and loose change from the Port of Echuca Woodturners.. Constable James Scambler of Campaspe

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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‘Governments can only fund so much’

THE Victorian School Building Authority boss has defended the government’s decision to not fund the Echuca Specialist School in the state budget.. Authority chief executive Chris Keating said the school was in poor condition and

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Twin towns obvious...

COMMITTEE for Echuca-Moama chief executive Martin Szakal believes the Victorian cross border commissioner should be based in Echuca.. The government announced $760,000 to establish the commissioner in its budget released on Tuesday.. Mr Szakal said

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Riverine Herald
May 19 2018
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Open top lift nets hit...

OPERA house nets will be banned in all public and private waters throughout Victoria from July 1, 2019.. The nets will be phased out in Victoria with new open top lift nets now more readily available to replace them.. Up until now, many fishers

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Riverine Herald
May 18 2018
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James Merlino: ‘But...

EDUCATION Minister James Merlino said he would consider ‘‘future funding as part of the usual budget process’’ for the Echuca Specialist School.. ‘‘We will continue to work with Echuca Specialist School ... But as

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Riverine Herald
May 18 2018
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