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Rushworth gets a big tick for community’s projects

CAMPASPE Shire councillors have praised a Rushworth community group for its initiative to make the town a better place.. Rushworth Rail Reserve will soon benefit from the installation of 500 indigenous plant species.. Councillor Vicki Neele said it

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Riverine Herald
May 27 2017
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Emergency drill a rock solid success

EMERGENCY services have demonstrated they have the right tools to handle a serious river incident.. Cross-border and inter-agency capabilities were put to the test on Sunday following a simulated emergency where Murray River paddlesteamer Pride of

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Jessica Gledh...
May 27 2017
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Echuca business admits defeat

ANOTHER small business in Echuca’s main street will soon be gone.. Fruits of the Earth health shop is closing its doors next month after 22 years.. According to owner Michelle Montgomery, the popularity of online shopping and the explosion in

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Ivy Wise
May 27 2017
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Expensive trip with no licence

A TYRE fitter who drove while his licence was suspended has been convicted and fined $600.. Echuca’s Jacob Young was in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday to plead guilty to the charge.. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Dave Rennie said Young

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Riverine Herald
May 27 2017
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Fleeing driver branded...

THE act of a learner driver who fled the scene of an accident has been dubbed ‘‘un-Australian’’ by a magistrate.. Malcolm Hedges, 18, appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday to plead guilty to driving without a full licence

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Riverine Herald
May 27 2017
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Percy Armstrong’s...

LANCE Corporal Percy Armstrong will be recognised in Tongala when a plaque is unveiled in the garden alongside the recently named Armstrong roundabout on Sunday.. The street running north south at the west end of Mangan St was previously named

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Riverine Herald
May 26 2017
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Firefighters recognised

ELEVEN Moama firefighters have been recognised for a combined 242 years of service.. The highest honour went to Edward Gilmore who joined the Moama Rural Fire Brigade in 1955.. Mr Gilmore received the 5th Clasp long service medal for 61 years of

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Riverine Herald
May 26 2017
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Bupa’s latest pay offer is just not good enough

WORKERS at Echuca’s Bupa Aged Care home are being encouraged to vote down their latest pay offer.. The proposal, which includes a 2.3 per cent wage increase, will be put to workers at Bupa’s 26 Victorian nursing homes today.. But the Australian

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Rusty Woodger
May 26 2017
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Boycott Fonterra products

AN ONLINE petition calling for Fonterra to pay back their suppliers organised by Crossley dairy farmers Karrinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler has attracted more than 19,500 signatures in a couple of weeks.. The petition at change. org. au is

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Riverine Herald
May 26 2017
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Fonterra has cost long-term family business $180,000

WHAT was the real cost to Fonterra suppliers?. One dairy farming couple who left Fonterra in August 2016 after having a long family association estimate the company has cost their business $180,000 and their equity has plummeted from 60 per cent to

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Riverine Herald
May 26 2017
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Fonterra chucks its...

THE dairy industry has declared war on New Zealand processor Fonterra after it refused to repay suppliers the money it took from them during the 2016-17 season.. Landing many of them with unexpected – and unbudgeted – debts of more than

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Sophie Baldwin
May 26 2017
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Rotary Park received...

ECHUCA’S Rotary Park has reached another milestone and with it an upgrade.. Pulling up on the back of a truck with a giant crane in tow, the new modern Jayco all access amenities block arrived recently.. The upgrade is part of a 10 year

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Jessica Lamb
May 25 2017
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The next steps to...

CAMPASPE Shire Council has teamed up with Njernda Aboriginal Corporation to celebrate Australia’s shared history, culture and achievement that is National Reconciliation Week.. Mayor Adrian Weston said the week — which runs from May 27 to June 3

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Riverine Herald
May 24 2017
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Gunbower roads to be fixed

DRIVING around Gunbower Island will be a smoother ride as the annual road grading works are carried out.. Forest Fire Management Victoria officers will grade more than 70km of gravel roads throughout Gunbower State Forest over the next two weeks

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Riverine Herald
May 24 2017
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Be forewarned about scam and be forearmed

CAMPASPE police are warning residents of a counterfeit cash scam doing the rounds in country Victoria.. Inspector Geoff Owen said although he did not believe Campaspe residents had been targeted, being ‘‘forewarned is forearmed’’.. The scam

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Riverine Herald
May 24 2017
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ENH’s outdoor area is transformed

ECHUCA Neighbourhood House showed off its newly renovated outside area to the people who made it possible on Monday.. Last year the Echuca Lions Club donated the proceeds of its annual golf day fundraiser to Echuca Neighbourhood House to transform

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Riverine Herald
May 24 2017
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Port barber seeing red...

AN ECHUCA barber wants Campaspe Shire Council to remove red tape so he can paint his shop’s pole bright red with white stripes.. Rick Wilcock is a third generation barber at Echuca’s High St Barber and wants his family business to have the

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Tyla Harrington
May 24 2017
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Forced to reapply for...

MURRAY River Council’s workforce is plagued with discontent after the removal of a senior director, according to two former local mayors.. Long-time Murray Shire director of engineering Leigh Robins was recently informed he would not be continuing

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Rusty Woodger
May 24 2017
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Are you a first...

CENTURY 21 Echuca is staging an information session for first homebuyers at the Echuca Hotel tonight.. Melinda Dullard said participants will hear from builders, lawyers, financial advisers and her about the best ways to get into the property

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Riverine Herald
May 24 2017
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