Opinion

Beware summer hair of the dog

Yep, this is a time of holiday cheer for people brimming with the possibility of universal love and peace and a trouble-free world — but not for long-haired dogs.. Springtime is the start of grass seed season for Prince Finski which means for

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Retail diversity needed. - Andrew Bock, Shepparton. Damian Drum’s comments reported in The News on December 13 seem to suggest that council is the only entity that can or should be charged with revitalising Maude St Mall.. Parking and

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Support is available. - Jason Trethowan headspace chief executive. The year is coming to an end, and this is a great time to reflect and express our gratitude for all the things that have happened this year.. For many of us, it’s a time to

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Vital issue tackled well. - Trevor Barker, Shepparton. I wanted to thank you for (Monday’s) feature on page 1 and 3 focusing on sexual assault and family violence.. Your journalist did a great job writing articles that helped raise community

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Opinion

CBD at heart of debates

For two days this week, the News is setting up camp in the heart of the Shepparton central business district.. We are canvassing the opinions of retailers, shoppers, those passing through and those working.. So much is said about the health of the

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Opinion

End of year full of...

In my younger years, I always used to look forward to the end of the year, and in particular December.. Not only did it mean school holidays arriving, but my birthday also falls in that month, just a couple of weeks before Christmas.. In fact, in my

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Opinion

Stress less this...

Christmas is almost here and I am pretty happy with my family’s practical approach to gift giving this year.. Instead of having to buy a gift for everyone, we are doing a secret Santa, but you send your suggestions to the architect of the

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Art attack. - Bruce Tuhan, Numurkah. It has come to my attention that a proposal is being formulated to bring ‘silo art’ to Numurkah.. I understand that the proposal is planned for the commissioned water tower/silo site of McKillop Way

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Opinion

Look to the night skies

As Australia gears up for the Christmas break, our warm summer evenings make the night sky come alive — and you do not need to be a professional astronomer or even have a telescope, to catch all of these celestial treats.. This summer in

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

Find positives

As I have previously mentioned, I am a list person. I love lists.. I love the Guinness Book of Records because it is just full of lists.. I own the book 1001 Films You Must See Before You Die and recently bought 1001 Classical Recordings You Must

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

Hunting the elusive cod

What a wet opening to the cod season.. A torrential downpour on Friday morning with follow-up rains caused the Goulburn River to rise to within a couple of metres of overflowing its banks; in fact my preferred riverbank fishing spot is now almost 4m

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Comments disrespectful. - Peter W Martin RFD ED, Shepparton RSL sub-branch honorary secretary. In reference to Shepparton News viewpoint, December 7, we found John Gray’s remarks in relation to the RSL and the flying of flags to be incorrect

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

Give praise where...

Doctors and nurses at Goulburn Valley Health do amazing work — every single day.. They are saving the lives of our loved ones on a regular basis, while working double shifts and caring for their own families.. Criticism is handed out on

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

The ordinariness of fame

When Sir Paul McCartney walked on stage at AAMI Stadium on Tuesday night for his first Melbourne appearance in 24 years, everyone stood up.. Everyone that is, except for some old folks behind me who remained seated.. Poor buggers, they looked about

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Opinion

It’s okay to seek support

Family violence was once a taboo topic that people averted their gaze and attention from.. But these days people, communities and public officials are taking on key roles in raising awareness about family violence.. Forums, marches, meetings and

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Council savings. - Roger Clements, Shepparton. I would like to save city council $1.7million (the estimated cost of a hard rubbish collection).. Yes, the sight of rubbish piled on nature strips would not exactly endear a visitor to our fine city

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Opinion

Waste service would...

A hard waste collection service may seem like an appealing proposition from the outset, ensuring residents no longer need to ferry items to the council’s resource recovery centres at their own expense.. Except, a hard waste collection will

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Opinion

Should be flying flag...

What two days should be the two days when the Australian national flag, currently the Blue Ensign, ought solemnly and respectfully be flown from every individual flagpole or in precedential prominence in a group of flagpoles?. Of course, Anzac Day

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Opinion

Check local before...

When I was growing up on the Gold Coast, there was one shop I visited every week without fail.. It was overpriced, the layout was a mess and the staff openly rude to customers.. But as the only dedicated comic book shop in the city, the owner knew

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Shepparton News
Dec 06 2017
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