Opinion

Letters to the editor

Short on solar. — John Courtie, Shepparton. How impressive is the building of our new court house?. It is looking good with great progress.. Apparently when completed it will include among other things goodies such as plush, spacious ultr

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Shepparton News
Jul 27 2017
Opinion

The holiday must continue on

Six weeks ago I bid Australia a temporary farewell in favour of a European summer adventure.. I set off on a 24-day organised tour run by a well-established business which runs holidays for the under 35s.. Three days into the tour, my fellow

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Shepparton News
Jul 27 2017
Opinion

Finding the best treatment

Many of us experience some form of physical pain at some point in our lives.. It may happen from an accident or be a sport injury, but often it is forgotten about soon after it heals.. But for some, pain does not easily go away and injuries do not

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Opinion

Living with region’s extremes

‘‘How’s the weather in Shepp?’’ some of my Tasmanian family and friends have asked me.. It’s difficult to describe, and at first some don’t believe me when I say the temperatures exceed 40°C in summer

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Opinion

Starting heritage...

Almost 200 more sites, precincts and residences across Greater Shepparton have been identified as historically important.. The ball is now rolling to ensure the significance of their heritage is acknowledged and formally written into the planning

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Opinion

Supporting farmers is...

The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District produces 24 per cent of Australia’s dairy exports.. Nearly a quarter of all the milk powder, cheese and other dairy products which are sold overseas and generate critical export dollars are grown here

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Opinion

Money ruling the...

Country football is up against it.. Once thriving places full of ex-VFL/AFL players, those elite characters are not travelling to the bush like they used to and it shows by the drop in crowds at games.. The reason?. Suburban leagues and clubs have

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Opinion

No use complaining

Out west, a cowboy was driving down a dirt road, his dog riding in back of the pickup truck, his faithful horse in the trailer behind, when he failed to negotiate a curve and had a terrible accident.. Sometime later, a highway patrol officer came on

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Opinion

Cool Heads is saving lives

The Cool Heads Young Driver Program continues to play a vital role in our community by informing youth about road safety.. Founded in 2008 the program provides young drivers and parents with an understanding of the consequences associated with road

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Opinion

Aussie kids get starry eyed

Next to dinosaurs, kids love space the best.. Just ask any teacher.. There are few children who don’t love to talk about stars, planets, moons, comets and asteroids.. And the questions they ask put adults to shame.. Now, with clearing skies

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Opinion

A miracle amid the...

Some people’s lives take unexpected turns which throw them into all sorts of wild and unforgettable tunnels.. A car crash is probably the most common violent life-changing event that Western people are subjected to these days.. But it all

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Opinion

Finding elusive silver...

The submissions are in from parties wishing to redevelop Shepparton’s Maude St Mall.. Concepts for the four options Greater Shepparton City Council wanted have been put forward, and councillors and officers alike will consider the options

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Opinion

Memorial avenue...

Good to see recent publicity for the magnificent Calder Woodburn Memorial Ave on each side of the Goulburn Valley Hwy and part of the Goulburn Valley Fwy south of Shepparton.. This was re-ignited by Greater Shepparton City Council calling for

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Opinion

These Suns never rose

Football is a funny game and more often than not you get your transfer dealings wrong.. We see it across the world — clubs, who have copious amounts of money and resources, scour the globe to find the right guy to bring them success.. The

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Shepparton News
Jul 19 2017
Opinion

Home dream realistic here

It seems quality of life is about just that — quality, not quantity.. As economist Terry Rawnsley points out in today’s front page story, a large population does not guarantee a happy life for all.. If the fundamental problems of

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Shepparton News
Jul 19 2017
Opinion

Kyrgios, Tomic — follow Fed

It is difficult not to marvel at the feats of Swiss tennis great Roger Federer.. Federer, 35, this week won his eighth Wimbledon title, a record-breaking effort achieved just a month before his 36th birthday.. He was dominant too, not dropping

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Shepparton News
Jul 19 2017
Opinion

Would this side beat...

We are all feeling a bit like Bernard Tomic this season.. ‘‘I don’t know why, but I felt a little bit bored out there, to be completely honest with you,’’ Australia’s favourite whipping-boy said after yet another

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Shepparton News
Jul 18 2017
Opinion

Hey, girls can time...

Monday morning began the way any other would.. I hit the snooze on my alarm too many times, pulled the covers over my head and sank painfully into the comfort of my electric blanket as the cold house shouted at me to wake up.. After I got ready, I

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Shepparton News
Jul 18 2017
Opinion

Change our transport...

Shepparton has spent the past year or so debating possible directions for the central business district’s future.. A reliance on cars has been assumed as a reality the city needs to stomach during most of these discussions, rather than

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Shepparton News
Jul 18 2017
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