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Women’s Day celebration

Two quality guest speakers will feature at an International Women’s Day luncheon being hosted by Edward River Council next month.. They are author Jenny Old (pictured) and founder of the Riverina Collective, Hayley Purbrick.. The luncheon will be

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 24 2017
Entertainment

Local artists to echo across the Edward

Showcasing local music talent, the Edward on the Edward Music Event will be held in Deniliquin on Saturday, March 11.. Coordinated by Edward Public School’s P&C committee, the second annual school fundraising event will be held at the ‘Lily

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Zoe McMaugh
Feb 24 2017
Rural

Top dogs go to auction

The region’s top canines will be showcased and sold at this weekend’s 12th annual Jerilderie Working Dog Auction.. Fifty working dogs will be offered for sale at the Jerilderie Racecourse this Sunday, and organisers are expecting there will be

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Deniliquin Pa...
Feb 24 2017
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Inquiry input sought

Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has called on regional Australians to make their support clear for more Commonwealth agencies to relocate to country towns.. The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee is holding an inquiry

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Turbo-charging vertical tillage

The Great Plains 2400 Turbo Max was put through its paces at a demonstration day in Echuca last week, showing off advances in vertical tillage technology that are helping to deliver an optimal soil profile for stronger, higher-yielding crops.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Looking at soil

After bringing state-of-the art soil mapping technology from the United States, Onleys Irrigation has set about creating detailed soil maps of northern Victorian farms.. The maps — which display soil pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Horticulture

Bees could boost business

Beekeepers and crop farmers across the Goulburn Valley could be a part of a $1billion revenue boost if pollination efforts were increased, according to scientists behind an Australian research project.. Funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Get down and dirty at soil pit workshop

Riverine Plains and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning on Thursday, February 23 as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East Catchment Management Authority.. The workshop will start at 9am with a visit

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Call to scrutinise fire pay deal

Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Psyllid found for first time in Perth

A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

First half loss for Murray Goulburn

Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Deals splinter state alliance

The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

White spot hits QLD...

Queensland prawn farmers are questioning their future as the white spot disease outbreak worsens, with another prawn farm on the Logan River testing positive.. The highly contagious virus has now hit every prawn farm in the area, forcing those

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Wet spring sparks...

Cereal growers are being warned to act now to counter the high disease risks following last year’s wet spring.. As the sowing season approaches, croppers face greater disease loads on their heavy stubbles and from crop regrowth after summer

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

Farmers and RSPCA do...

Chicken farmers and animal welfare groups are again facing off, with the farmers fuming the RSPCA has threatened to walk away from negotiations for a new poultry industry welfare code.. The VFF has accused the group of damaging a year’s worth of

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Alana Christe...
Feb 23 2017
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'Disgust' over Vic child killer's sentence

The Victorian father of a three-year-old girl killed by a 100kg man says he feels sick the killer may only be behind bars for six-and-a-half years.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Vic rape trial dropped against Wild family

Three men from the same family will not stand trial over allegations they raped a 14-year-old Victorian girl.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Qld electoral map redrawn, fallout begins

Queensland's political landscape has undergone its biggest overhaul in decades, with two seats abolished, six created and boundary changes across the state.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Doctor's 'negligence led to mum's death'

Former NSW doctor Graeme Reeves' negligence was a major factor in the death of a mother who passed away days after giving birth in 1996, a court has heard.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Mensink returning from trip in economy

Clive Mensink's lawyers say their client is too big to fly comfortably in economy and needs business-class tickets for his return home to face Federal Court.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Toxic nerve agent used in murder of Kim

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Fears as cancer test rollout bungled

Leaked documents reveal a new cervical cancer test due to start in May will not be ready in time, sparking fears of major delays for women getting test results.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Small plane crashes at Bankstown airport

Emergency services have been called to Sydney's Bankstown Airport after a plane - believed to be an ex-military jet - came off the runway.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Cousins refused bail over stalking, drugs

Former West Coast Eagles captain Ben Cousins has been denied bail over new drug charges and breaching a violence restraining order.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Reef authority confirms 'severe' bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has confirmed more 'severe' bleaching along the Queensland coast between Cairns and Townsville.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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ACT axe murderer jailed for 26 years

Marcus Rappel has been jailed for at least 26 years for murdering Tara Costigan with an axe in anger over a domestic violence order.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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