Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Opinion

Separating Xmas truth from myth

As we look forward to celebrating Christmas, how do we separate truth from myth?. Over December we will go back and look at why the Bible tells us there is more to Christmas than Santa Claus, reindeers, gifts and over-stuffed turkeys and tummies!

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Contributor
Dec 06 2016
Sport

Trotman to join brothers at Rams

The Deniliquin Rams have signed onballer Charles Trotman for the 2017 Murray Football League season.. The 21 year-old former Rams junior has spent the past three years living and working in Bendigo, playing for South Bendigo in the Bendigo Football

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Jamie Lowe
Dec 06 2016
Opinion

A frightening start to high load fire season

It was a scary start to the fire season at the weekend, with five separate fires across the district.. More frightening is the belief some may have been deliberately lit.. Two separate grassfires reported in west Deniliquin early Saturday morning

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Deniliquin Pa...
Dec 06 2016
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News

The recycle dam

A bird’s eye view of the world. PR Newswire has announced the Top 10 Aerial Photos from Around the World as part of its 2016 Skypixel Photo Contest.. Number six on the list is a triangle formed between three different crops, something that can

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
Horticulture

Nothing prickly about decision

Among the orchards and dairy farms along the Murray Valley Hwy is a prickly little patch of land, which is home to an interesting horticultural enterprise.. What started as a pastime for Strathmerton vegetable farmer Jim Hall has grown into

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

Inland Queensland heat wave to set up hot spell

The current heat wave over the Maranoa and Warrego districts of Inland QLD reached a peak last Saturday 3rd December. Both St. George and Roma had maximum temperatures just over 44 degrees and this was very close to the record December heat for both

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Peter Nelson
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

We dodged the blackwater bullet

The Boss has been uptight about these blackwater events - they've been killing heaps of cod up on the Edwards, and down the Murray below Lake Victoria. . He likes catching a cod more than he likes scratching me and says these big breeder fish dying

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The General
Dec 06 2016
Livestock

Pest is resistant to yet another insecticide

Resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides has for the first time been confirmed in Australian populations of green peach aphid, a serious broadacre cropping pest.. The discovery means GPA is known to have resistance to four different chemical mode of

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
Viticulture

Cheap wine is not a concern

Have you ever seen some seriously cheap bottles of wine at major supermarket retailers and wondered how smaller vineyards survive in a market where there is such disparity?. Luckily for many winemakers in the Goulburn Valley, cheaper wines do not

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Livestock

Farewell to farming

Euroa beef and lamb farmer David Rutledge will farewell farming when he holds a clearing sale on his Moglonemby Rd property this weekend.. Despite only being on the land for 10 years, Mr Rutledge’s passion for farming has been around for much

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Rodney Woods
Dec 06 2016
Dairy

Cautious optimism

Farmer confidence across the country is at record high levels going into the new year, but not all northern Victorian farmers are 100 per cent convinced.. After what has been a crisis year for the dairy industry, the survey indicated the dairy

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Cropping

Bumper harvest

The wet winter and spring has compromised much of the region’s hay stock, but the canola harvest is likely to put a smile on the face of many cropping farmers across northern Victoria.. Hay baling delays have set farmers back by about a month with

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
News

Man killed on property

A report is being prepared for the NSW Coroner after a man was killed on a property near Jerilderie on Sunday night.. Police and emergency services were called to the property off the Newell Hwy at Jerilderie about 5.45pm on Sunday after

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2016
News

Backpacker tax relief

The 18 months of indecision over the backpacker tax rate has finally come to an end, giving Goulburn Valley growers some certainty about the future of their labour force.. Late last week, on the final federal parliamentary sitting day for the year

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Emma Carinci
Dec 06 2016
Dairy

Murry Goulburn to...

A host of media outlets, including Country News travelled to Cobram today to get a guided tour of Murray Goulburn’s new consumer cheese facility.. Murray Goulburn is investing $91 million into the new plant, which will have the capacity to make

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Shepparton News
Dec 05 2016
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Airlines in firing line over fare policies

Consumer group Choice wants the consumer watchdog to investigate the airline industry, alleging customer policies are breaching consumer law.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Trump needs to stick with allies: Hockey

Joe Hockey says calls to redo TPP to appease Donald Trump are "fanciful".

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

US officials seek to reassure Beijing

The White House says US officials have been in touch with Chinese officials to reaffirm that the US is adhering to the "One China" policy.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

California warehouse inferno toll rises

More bodies are expected to be recovered from a warehouse in California that was engulfed by flames, leaving at least 36 people dead, many of them young.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Voter support for Turnbull hits a low

The latest Newspoll shows Labor has chalked up its sixth successive lead over the Coalition and voter support for Malcolm Turnbull has hit a new low.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Hanson seeks party registration in WA

Ahead of the West Australian state election, Pauline Hanson is seeking to register her One Nation party.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

AFL Dockers player in court over assault

Fremantle Dockers forward Shane Yarran has appeared briefly in a Perth court charged over an assault and will return to court next year.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Govt spending falls 0.7% in Sept qtr

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official government finance figures for the September quarter.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Culleton not a team player: Hanson

Pauline Hanson and Rod Culleton have traded blows ahead of a High Court case that will decide on his political future.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Govt backs small 't' banking tribunal

The Turnbull government is backing the introduction of a Financial Industry Ombusman to deal with customer complaints with their banks.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
News

Scouts have work to do on child sex abuse

The head of the Scouts NSW branch says the organisation has learned from policy weaknesses that kept an abuser in the branch after complaints were made.

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AAP News
Dec 06 2016
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