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Students embark on China adventure

Thirteen excited year nine students from Yarrawonga College P-12 are busy filling in passport forms and organising luggage ready for a six week adventure to China.. The eager students were fortunate to be chosen for the China trip as part of the

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Racheal Willett
May 24 2017
Sport

Under 16s win against the odds

Seventeen scoring shots to 14 on a perfect Sunday afternoon at JC Lowe Oval would not normally see a team three goals up in a game with only a few minutes to go. . However, the more accurate Pigeons managed to steal a victory in what was a rather

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Contributor
May 24 2017
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Home razed in suspicious fire

Only a few smouldering pieces of wood remained of a home in Sharp Street, Yarrawonga after it caught alight on Sunday morning.. Leading Senior Constable Janis McMillan told the Yarrawonga Chronicle fire crews and police were called to the house fire

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Fiona Blick
May 24 2017
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Attack out of the blue

A 43-year-old Victorian MP was taken completely by surprise when he had a serious heart attack while driving to his rural home.. Nationals lower house MP Danny O’Brien said he felt unwell after leaving a conference recently and pulled into

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Cropping

Timing is everything

Southern NSW faba bean growers are being urged to carefully consider paddock selection and plant in the recommended sowing window to maximise yield potential this season.. Research from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
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‘Living laboratory’ gets million dollar upgrade

A $2.8million upgrade of the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus is expected to be completed by July, in time for an influx of 45 students in this year’s second semester.. The upgrade, funded by the university, includes improvements to 60

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Apple research update

The keynote speaker for this year’s Speed Updating conference run by Apple and Pear Australia will focus on robotics and automated harvesting.. Dan Steere from Abundant Robotics will be one of the main speakers at the Tasmania conference.. He is

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Water

Water security on the agenda

Water security was the topic of discussion at a Murray Dairy seminar in Katunga last Wednesday.. About 30 people attended the seminar where speakers from Goulburn-Murray Water, Waterpool and Kilter Rural talked about the seasonal outlook, ways to

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Friday’s rain boosts May totals

After a recent dry spell of weather across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, the heavens opened up last week with most of May’s rainfall falling on Friday.. The highest recorded rainfall was at Kerang, where its Friday to Sunday total

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Creightons Creek local frustrated by poor phone reception

If you’re trying to call, or have a conversation with, Creightons Creek local Jim Shovelton on his mobile phone, you might think he’s ignoring you or he just hung up.. But in fact, Mr Shovelton — who works as an agricultural consultant from

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
News

CFA restructure leads to anger, confusion

Anger and confusion has greeted the Victorian Government’s plans to restructure the Country Fire Authority, with claims of a lack of consultation and concerns about the implications on current procedures.. Under the changes, the CFA will become

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Alana Christe...
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Horticulture industry doesn't need more regulation: Farmers

Farmers have responded to news the Victorian Government is planning sweeping reforms to the labour hire industry, saying extra red tape is not necessary.. The planned changes come after an inquiry found rogue companies were underpaying workers

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
Rural

Cobram Pony Club event...

Record numbers of entrants attended the Cobram District Pony Club’s 2017 Grade 5 and 6 Horse Trials and Fun Day held at Muckatah recently.. About 80 people competed on May 14 and, despite it being Mother’s Day, families swarmed through the

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Careers day at Dookie...

Secondary school students tried their hands at a range of workshops designed to show them the diverse opportunities in agriculture at the Food and Fibre Careers Day at University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus last week.. More than 180 students in

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Livestock

VFF steps up its Q...

Q fever is costing the livestock industry weeks in productive work and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding about the disease, according to a new VFF campaign.. The $100000 campaign spearheaded by the VFF

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Shepparton News
May 21 2017
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Fans beg Bieber to cancel after UK blast

Justin Bieber's army of fans have begged him to cancel his UK tour following the suicide bombing at fellow pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Defiant Hanson stares down critics

Pauline Hanson is standing by her chief of staff as federal police consider whether he broke the law by suggesting One Nation make money out of candidates.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Former Bond actor Roger Moore dies aged 89

Roger Moore, who portrayed James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, has died aged 89 after a battle with cancer.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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UK raises threat level to 'critical'

The terror threat level in the UK is being increased from severe to critical, indicating that a further attack is imminent, Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Minister told Snowy 2.0 price higher

Environment department officials say their minister, Josh Frydenberg, was told the $2 billion Snowy Hydro project could need another $2 billion.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Read signs through to next World Cup

Kieran Read is in the box seat to be All Blacks captain at the next World Cup after extending his New Zealand Rugby contract until 2019.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Australia dodges war hawks on China

Former foreign minister Bob Carr argues Australia narrowly avoided being left hung out to dry on China.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Armed man arrested at UK blast vigil

A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short after a man believed to be armed was detained.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Duterte imposes martial law in south

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has cut short a trip to Russia after declaring martial law in the southern Mindanao province following fierce fighting.

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AAP News
May 24 2017
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Manchester centre evacuated, then reopened

A shopping centre in Manchester has been evacuated after witnesses reported hearing a big bang, but it was later reopened.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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IS claims responsibility for UK attack

Islamic State supporters have taken to social media sites to celebrate the Manchester attacks, but noone has claimed responsibilty yet.

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AAP News
May 23 2017
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