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Try getting some practice as a politician

YOUNG people will be able to debate the important issues and experience what it’s like to lead the parliamentary process by applying to the 2018 Victorian Youth Parliament.. The program encourages young people to participate, speak out and

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Tears in court as mother sentenced

THERE were tears in Echuca Magistrates Court last week as an Echuca mother was sentenced to a further six months behind bars.. Debbie Mills, 30, appeared in custody charged with more than 20 offences including a string of burglaries, theft and drug

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Town’s business association gets revamped

ECHUCA Moama Business Trades Association decided on a new name and direction at a meeting last week.. Now known as the Echuca Moama Business Association (EMBA), the group has several exciting initiatives for the new year.. President Daniel Mackrell

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Barnaby not a good look but not under threat: Drum

FEDERAL Member for Murray Damian Drum has thrown his support behind embattled Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce.. The party is seemingly split in talks for a fresh leadership and a recent Newspoll survey showing 65 per cent of voters believed the

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Local man extradited

A MAN has been extradited to Echuca to face burglary and theft charges.. Graeme Jock Austin, 25, was extradited from Deniliquin yesterday, and appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court later that day where he was remanded to appear in Melbourne

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Weyrich says Mathoura...

MURRAY River councillor Tom Weyrich believes his work in Mathoura is done.. At least enough to not demand another public meeting in the town after the desperate need for action was revealed in November last year.. Cr Weyrich chaired the initial

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Second stage of second...

WORKS are about to start on the second stage of the $280 million Echuca-Moama bridge project, closing Warren St from early March 2018 to mid 2019.. ‘‘We need to close Warren St between the Murray Valley Hwy roundabout and the Campaspe

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Small farming becomes big business

MORE than just a boutique industry, alternative farming has become a global trend, with record crowds flocking to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo at the weekend to learn all about it for themselves.. There were 22,000 visitors and 500

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2018
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Billions of reasons for local lads to come home

DANIEL McDonald and Joel Dickson couldn’t resist the call of the country.. They have returned home to use their knowledge and skills in construction management and civil engineering to help deliver one of Australia’s largest irrigation

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David Rak
Feb 21 2018
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Closed court's secret decision bail shock as child sex...

AN ECHUCA man accused of child sex offences has been bailed and is free to roam the twin towns despite a strong police appeal for custody.. The court refused to reveal the reasons behind granted bail, or the bail conditions.. The decision, made by

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Ivy Jensen
Feb 21 2018
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Free ride to...

MEMBER for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging athletes across the Murray Plains electorate to apply for a grant through the latest round of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program.. Mr Walsh said the grants program provides grants to help

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Riverine Herald
Feb 20 2018
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Echuca burglar remains...

THE fate of an Echuca man accused of a raft of thefts and burglaries across the district still hangs in the balance after he rejected a sentencing indication on Tuesday.. Matthew Gary Gruber, 42, appeared via videolink at Echuca Magistrates Court on

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Riverine Herald
Feb 20 2018
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Food costs don’t...

NURSING homes are spending on average just $6 a day to feed residents — less than jails spend on prisoners.. A shocking new report revealed residential aged care facilities (RACF) across the country spent $6.08 on average to feed each resident

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 19 2018
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We’ve been royally ripped off says Walsh

DANIEL Andrews has failed regional Victoria when it comes to money, according to Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh.. Mr Walsh said “Premier for Melbourne” Daniel Andrews owes regional Victoria $723 million and a massive apology

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Riverine Herald
Feb 19 2018
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$1 million to ERH theatres

ECHUCA Regional Health (ERH) will receive almost $1 million from the Victorian Government for new medical equipment.. Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp was at the hospital on Friday to announce the funding as part of the Victorian

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David Rak
Feb 19 2018
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Bilske tipped for top job at Murray River Council

MURRAY River Council will tomorrow name its choice as the new shire’s first fulltime general manager.. And it is believed acting general manager Des Bilske is the frontrunner as preferred candidate to fill the top job.. Despite saying he was

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Riverine Herald
Feb 19 2018
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Yay for Campaspe...

THE 2018 Campaspe Shire Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is ready to go with twelve young people formally welcomed to the group recently.. Mayor Adrian Weston said the YAG is an outcome of Campaspe’s Youth Charter created in consultation with

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Riverine Herald
Feb 19 2018
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Horses for courses not...

THE ship may have sailed for Andrew Wilson at Echuca saleyards.. The horse agent, who has been staging Australia’s largest regular horse sale in Echuca each fortnight, is packing up and moving on to Shepparton — if Campaspe Shire

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Vivienne Duck
Feb 19 2018
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Burning to get CFA...

CFA brigades from across the Murray Plains electorate are encouraged to apply for funding to attract and retain volunteers.. The program offers grants to individual brigades with no minimum or maximum amount and grants to groups of at least 10

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Riverine Herald
Feb 18 2018
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