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We are listening: helpline

KIDS Helpline would like to assure young people and families in the Echuca-Moama region that it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for telephone and online counselling support.. Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and

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Riverine Herald
Jan 18 2018
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Custody for his attack on woman

AN ECHUCA man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a metal bar last week has been remanded in custody.. The 24-year-old was arrested on Monday before appearing in Bendigo Magistrates Court later that day.. He has been charged with false

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Riverine Herald
Jan 17 2018
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Pride is the final price for our homeless, destitute

WHEN everything else is on the line, sometimes all you can cling to is your pride.. Living day to day, battling to put food on the table or keep a roof over your head, each shred of remaining dignity can become a lifeline.. A hope that when this is

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Riverine Herald
Jan 17 2018
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Water costs are draining the land of its dairy farm sector

IT’S FAST becoming a fight for survival in the face of rapid change sweeping the irrigation districts of the Goulburn Valley, northern Victoria and NSW’s Riverina.. With the purchase price of permanent irrigation water entitlement rising

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Riverine Herald
Jan 17 2018
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Got a point on the...

CAMPASPE Shire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the future vision of Echuca’s Port Precinct via a series of community sessions on January 24 and 25.. Mayor Adrian Weston said community consultation is an integral component

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Riverine Herald
Jan 17 2018
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C4EM explores Bega...

COMMITTEE for Echuca-Moama was in Bega, NSW, recently to explore the town’s tech hub and learn about the full-time employment it’s creating.. With the Echuca-Moama Incubate 208 Business Hub pilot project starting in March, it was an

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David Rak
Jan 17 2018
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Row, row, row (and row)

WHAT motivates athletes?. For many, it’s success.. For some, it’s money and fame.. For Brad McCabe, it’s love.. In August 2014, his brother Tom took his own life after a battle with depression.. ‘‘It’s something

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Andrew Johnston
Jan 17 2018
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Rotary sets the table for fundraising

WE HAVE all been touched by cancer in some way.. The Rotary Clubs of Echuca-Moama and Rochester are coming together to raise money to build a cancer wellness support facility in Melbourne.. The facility — to be named RoCan House — will

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Riverine Herald
Jan 16 2018
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Powerline works begin

POWERLINE clearance works have started in Echuca.. Vegetation in the vicinity of powerlines will be trimmed in order for the Campaspe Shire Council to comply with the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations.. Council said all effort

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Riverine Herald
Jan 16 2018
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Campaign to combat shingles

THE Department of Health is urging Campaspe Shire residents to be immunised against shingles.. Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus – the same virus that causes chickenpox.. The shingles

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Riverine Herald
Jan 16 2018
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A short term rego

LOCAL drivers with registration renewals from January 1 can take advantage of the Victorian Government’s switch to short-term vehicle registration.. Drivers now have the option of registering their vehicles in new, flexible periods of three or

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Riverine Herald
Jan 16 2018
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Man heading for court...

A MAN has been charged after a high-speed traffic incident in Echuca west on Friday morning.. Echuca’s Sergeant John Trebilcock said police observed a vehicle driving at high speeds on the Mitiamo-Echuca Rd near the Cantwell Rd intersection

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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Regional Victorians...

THE Victorian Government recently announced it has walked away from the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Programme, in favour of its own system.. The $11 million planned for the third round of the Commonwealth program will instead be redirected to

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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Gas leak in Tongala

FIRE crews were called out to a gas leak in Tongala on Thursday night.. It is believed a property owner was digging a hole for a fence along Henderson Rd when he struck and broke a plastic gas main about 7.10pm.. Three CFA crews from Tongala and one

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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Comment: Lenders are lining up their big pay day. By David...

LOAN sharking may have been outlawed but predatory lending continues to lurk in the murky depths of our society.. Like wolves in sheep’s clothing, aggressive lenders offering payday loans bait victims with quick cash before consuming them with

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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Charge made over 2016 sexual assault

AN ECHUCA man will face court later this week over a sexual assault in Hare St 16 months ago.. Bendigo’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team interviewed the 28-year-old on Thursday and charged him with sexual assault-related

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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A cast for Cats and...

MORE than half of the Campaspe Animal Shelter space is now occupied by cats.. There are so many furry felines available, the adoption rates have been heavily reduced.. And there are more cats expected to arrive in the next week.. Campaspe Shire

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Vivienne Duck
Jan 15 2018
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Vaccination program...

A FREE vaccination program for Victorian men who have sex with men (MSM) will begin this month to combat an outbreak of hepatitis A.. To help stop the spread of the disease, Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton recently

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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Roadwise ran OK

CAMPASPE’S top traffic cop is reasonably happy with the behaviour of motorists over the Christmas-New Year period.. A total of 233 traffic offences were detected across the shire as part of Operation Roadwise, which ran from December 15 to

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Riverine Herald
Jan 15 2018
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