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Drowsy is bad, but dumb decisions are a lot worse

‘‘WE WOULD rather serve you a cuppa than cut you out of your car.”. That was the simple message from Echuca SES Controller Ian Marriott.. He and all SES volunteers know fatigue is one of the biggest killers on Australian roads

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Riverine Herald
Apr 19 2018
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Theft at Moama work site

MOAMA police are investigating the theft of about $1000 worth of goods at a work site in Moama on the weekend.. Thieves accessed some machinery at the 11 Mile rest area on the Cobb Hwy and stole tools, 250 litres of fuel and a UHF radio overnight

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Riverine Herald
Apr 18 2018
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Suddenly Girgarre’s going gangbusters

A $20 MILLION bio-conversion facility could soon call Girgarre home.. The proposed facility is expected to bring 55 full-time jobs to the area and process more than 50,000 tonnes of organic matter each year.. The project is the latest in a host of

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Riverine Herald
Apr 18 2018
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Walsh promises road cash

AN ELECTED Coalition government has pledged to fix country roads and save country lives.. Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh and Shadow Roads and Infrastructure Minister David Hodgett

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Riverine Herald
Apr 18 2018
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Tobacco raid nets $5M...

A STAGGERING $5.18 million worth of illegal tobacco was found growing at a rural property in Wyuna early yesterday.. Campaspe Criminal Investigation Unit Echuca-based detectives, along with 10 members from the Australian Taxation Office’s

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Ivy Jensen
Apr 18 2018
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CCTV for new bridge

MURRAY River Council has been awarded funding to install CCTV cameras in Moama’s crime hotspots.. Council will use funding of $76,763 to add cameras along the main street of town and the Moama Recreation Reserve.. State Member for Murray

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Riverine Herald
Apr 18 2018
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‘Heartbroken’...

A YOUNG woman is heartbroken after her car was stolen while she was camping in Moama.. Jemma Fry had parked her 1997 VS Commodore at the intersection of Old Barmah Rd and Barbers Rd about 3.30pm on Saturday.. The 21-year-old Kyabram woman locked her

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Ivy Jensen
Apr 18 2018
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Murray drivers get easier access to CTP refund

STATE Member for Murray Austin Evans has announced that more than 17,000 motor vehicle owners across the Murray electorate will now be able to more easily access their compulsory third party Green Slip refund.. The NSW Government last year

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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History’s back to the future

VISIT Out of the Archives and you’ll be taking a trip back in time.. The exhibition, to be held from April 18 to May 31 at the Discovery Centre, features a collection of photos, postcards, certificates and documents from throughout

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Man on the run from police

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate David King.. Warrants have been issued for the 33-year-old’s arrest for failing to comply with court orders.. King, known to frequent the Echuca, Ringwood and Mitcham areas, is

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Court short by a...

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh used State Parliament last week to call on the Victorian Government to fully fund the promised Echuca Courthouse upgrade in the May Budget.. On May 2, 2016 Attorney General Martin Pakula and Member for Northern

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Walsh is hot on the...

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh believed the State Government’s Fire Rescue Victoria bill would tear the CFA apart, give the United Firefighters Union control of CFA stations and assets and strip the CFA of its autonomy.. Mr Walsh said

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Partner basher gets to...

A MAN with previous convictions for assaulting his partner and smacking his daughter with a belt has escaped jail after headbutting and punching the same woman.. The Swan Hill man was sentenced to a community corrections order (CCO) after pleading

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Big help for small business

MURRAY River Council mayor Chris Bilkey believes a NSW Government program will help grow small businesses in his region.. He has encouraged businesses in MRC to access the skills for business program.. Small companies and their staff can undertake

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Campaspe announces vaccination campaign for the winter

AFTER the bad 2017 flu season Campaspe Shire Council will be offering vaccinations from late April.. Mayor Adrian Weston said this year’s focus will be to deliver most vaccinations in May and June, instead of April as has historically

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Gunbower is left in the black(spot)

THE Victorian Government has axed its contribution to a program aimed at fixing mobile blackspots despite pleas for better services from the Gunbower community.. The Federal Government’s $220 million mobile blackspot program is fixing problems

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Riverine Herald
Apr 17 2018
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Water forum speaks up...

A WATER forum organised by the Speak Up Campaign attracted more than 300 people to Moama on Friday to demand immediate and major changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan.. Primarily the forum wanted the plan to stop taking water from the southern

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Riverine Herald
Apr 16 2018
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Growing the local...

GROWTH of the local economy was on the agenda at the first Regional Economic Statement discussion.. The aim is to create a document that identifies how the region’s economy can diversify, with emphasis on things that will transform the economy

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Riverine Herald
Apr 16 2018
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Over-reaction ends up...

A KYABRAM man who damaged his neighbour’s car after she made a derogatory remark to him has been put on a good behaviour bond.. Billy Jack Rayner pleaded guilty in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday to wilful damage.. Police prosecutor Senior

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Riverine Herald
Apr 16 2018
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