Opinion

Educate, don’t spread the hate

I recently read an article about a group of five teenagers who defaced a historic black schoolhouse in the United States with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti, demonstrating a complete lack of respect for a racial group that was, and continues to

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
Opinion

Thanks and praise to CFA

While they can sometimes be unheralded, the efforts of Country Fire Authority firefighters and brigades in our region and across the state should regularly be acknowledged.. Their skills and quick responses to emergencies are crucial in minimising

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Shepparton News
Feb 23 2017
News

Child’s needs must come first

As someone who was homeschooled, I’ve followed with interest proposed changes to the way this method of education will be monitored in Victoria.. For 3 years, I was taught at home by my parents during a period that was one of the most important

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Opinion

Web Words

After the coldest February day in a decade, The News asked its online readers what they did to stay warm overnight. We had some interesting responses:. Tracy Reynolds Got into bed! Of course with the hairdryer under the sheets let it go for one

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Opinion

Nothing certain in...

There is a debate in state and national politics at the moment about the future of renewable energy and it could have big ramifications for the Goulburn Valley.. The Victorian opposition leader recently voiced his opposition to the Andrews

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Check drugs first. Rex Tooley, Shepparton. There is no doubt that statin drugs lower blood cholesterol levels — no-one disputes that fact.. But muscle myalgia and chronic muscle pain are not uncommon, nor is muscle weakness, and in some patients

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Opinion

Mail’s pace missing...

Just what is a fair and appropriate time to wait for a letter, gift or other parcel to get from A to B in the post?. It’s a question posed and pondered by many when they wander up to the red post box and send off a delivery to family, friends and

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Opinion

Renting trials and tribulations

A recently-released survey into the experiences of Australian renters was well and truly overdue.. Last week a study by CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations and National Shelter was revealed and pushed the issues tenants face

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Opinion

Location not the main issue

If you had to pick an ideal place for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, would you pick Canberra?. The Australian capital was picked as the base for the federal agency that oversees the complex management of the Murray-Darling Basin’s water

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Shepparton News
Feb 20 2017
Sport

Bowls division heat rule needs work

The Goulburn Valley Bowls Division has to introduce a uniform heat policy covering Tuesday and Saturday pennant.. The unisex nature of bowls highlights a flaw in the GV division’s different heat policies for its pennant competitions.. Let’s look

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2017
Opinion

Keep faith in face of...

One of literature’s greatest heroes is Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.. In the book of the same name, Robinson ignored his father’s advice and left home in search of wealth and adventure.. He led a life of recklessness and godlessness until

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Try compassion. Fiona Lyle, Shepparton. Do you know this family?. There is a local family whose parents’ estate left it a six-figure inheritance.. They decided to enrich their children’s lives by spending $100000 on artworks.. They had the place

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Opinion

Drug rehab decision...

The next seven days are likely to tell us a great deal about the future of a planned residential drug rehabilitation facility in the Goulburn Valley.. It is now more than 12 months since the Australian Community Support Organisation revealed its

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Opinion

Grass is not always greener

You get to a point in the sunset of life where you start to wonder.. Are things better somewhere else?. What if we pulled up stumps and moved to the seaside and lived in a shack with wooden shelves stacked with wine, books, fishing rods and canned

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Opinion

Watt not a suitable alternative

‘‘Watts’’ the matter with the sealed back road across the Goulburn, through Kialla Settlement, between Mooroopna and Kialla, south of Shepparton?. Let me tell you.. Some people think the bit of road through the forest floodplain is much

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

No case for mine. If the Adani coal mine proceeds, our government defies the logic of minimising global use of fossil fuels.. Pristine land will be affected, and no matter that this mine creates jobs and investment — if the coal is exported to

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Opinion

Act upon mossie...

The tiny mosquito is such an integral part of the Australian summer that it is easy to become complacent.. We are all used to the occasional annoying itch from a mossie bite after an evening outdoors, but now it seems that itch could signal

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Service no value. Fanfare, brass band, dignitaries.. All for the recent ‘‘new’’ train service to Shepparton. Well, not literally new. It is an adjustment from coach to train.. My daughter was on that particular Monday train. She left work

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2017
Opinion

Just let us enjoy the...

‘‘The whistle blows. The lights go green. The gates crash open. It’s now or never.’’. ‘‘Are you up for the challenge? Good.’’. Sound familiar?. If you’ve spent some time in front of the TV recently, there’s a fair chance

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2017
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