Opinion

Join hands to fight addiction

To combat the scourge of drug and alcohol addiction in our community, whether they are labelled rehabilitation centres or crisis accommodation facilities, we need places for addicts to recover safely and securely.. A legal battle between Greater

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Shepparton News
May 18 2018
Opinion

Wedded to the perfect world

It’s been a quietly desperate week here in lawnmower land trying to convince the dogs that royal wedding fever is not here to stay.. It will pass, as all things must pass into the oblivion of memory and confetti.. But for the moment, all eyes

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Shepparton News
May 18 2018
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Cottage vital to ease malaise in society. Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Parish Priest, Mooroopna, Chairman SHADAC Inc. Dear fellow residents,. There have been some misconceptions and concerns raised about The Cottage residential housing in St Andrews Rd

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Shepparton News
May 18 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Cotton takes it all. - Timothy Ashton, former cotton grower, Rushworth. If the water is there, they (the cotton growers) will harvest it.. Figures taken from the cotton industry’s own publication prove it.. Go to www. cottonaustralia. com

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Shepparton News
May 17 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Here are facts over bypass. - Allan Wilson, Shepparton. I wish to point out to the businesses and residents of Shepparton that we are being misled that the proposed bypass road for the city will take trucks out of the Central Business District.. I

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Shepparton News
May 16 2018
Opinion

School size isn’t...

The size of a school certainly does not determine the level of education students receive.. But district small school principals came out this week and expressed their concerns about dwindling enrolment numbers.. With just 16 students, Harston

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Shepparton News
May 16 2018
Opinion

Lay down law on umpire...

AFL players making contact with umpires has been a hot topic in recent weeks with several instances referred directly to the tribunal.. Geelong’s Tom Hawkins was suspended for one match for intentionally making contact with umpire Dean

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Shepparton News
May 16 2018
Opinion

Small step forward for mall

Greater Shepparton City councillors will tonight consider releasing four concept designs for a redeveloped Maude St Mall for public comment.. It marks the latest stage in a long, drawn out discussion on the best ways forward for a precinct hoping to

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Shepparton News
May 15 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Arty farty and proud of it. - Bill Brown, Shepparton. I was moved to respond to Ron Poole’s letter, May 10, regarding the lack of contamination at the former Shell service station site.. The letter content was quite reasonable until Ron

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Shepparton News
May 15 2018
Opinion

Join together for Sorry Day

May 26 is National Sorry Day.. So what is this day and why is it important?. As May 26 draws close, it is an chance to find out more.. A chance to learn more about our history and to develop greater understanding of who we are as a nation

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Shepparton News
May 14 2018
Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Know the signs. The Stroke Foundation has welcomed the Victorian Government’s $4.2billion budget boost to health announced in the state budget on May 1, and called for increased access to emergency stroke treatment as well as improved access

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Shepparton News
May 12 2018
Sport

Taking down the...

The following article appeared in the Denver Post in 2007 headed This is going to change people.. Wadded-up tissues littered Rishel Middle School’s gym floor as tough teenagers sobbed, hugged their peers and told gut-wrenching stories about

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Shepparton News
May 11 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Hope for North Korea. - Rex Tooley, Shepparton. The sudden softening of the North Korean attitude in the current nuclear arms crisis is the result of enormous economic pressures by sanctions, but mostly by the efforts of President Xi of China, and

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Shepparton News
May 11 2018
Opinion

We all need art in our lives

Out here in the artless heart of lawnmower land, it’s not often a windfall lands in your lap in the form of free money.. But with easy money comes hard choices.. I’m torn between spending my federal budget $10 tax cut on two more strong

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Shepparton News
May 11 2018
Opinion

MPs’ bush sitting has merit

During a fiery debate in parliament this week, the merits of Victorian Parliament visiting the regions was up for discussion.. Local upper house MPs Wendy Lovell and Mark Gepp emerged as the key protagonists trading comments in parliament over an

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Shepparton News
May 11 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Grab for cash. - Alan McLean, Kirwans Bridge. Congratulations to Myles Peterson (News, May 9) for exposing the audacious attempted rip-off by Goulburn-Murray Water.. I know landholders adjacent to the Goulburn River who purchased their properties

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Shepparton News
May 10 2018
Opinion

Shoring up our footy...

Where’s Donald Trump when you need him?. The illegals are running amok at Deakin Reserve.. Now I can’t tell you for how long access to the footy, and the odd entrance-payment events, has been ‘free’ through the padlocked

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Shepparton News
May 10 2018
Opinion

Bush doctors plan...

Th announcement of funding for a joint venture between two major universities as a panacea to the perennial problem of how to retain doctors in the country is both welcome and visionary.. Any plan aimed at giving country people better access to

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Shepparton News
May 10 2018
Opinion

A new solution to bush...

By Professors John Dewar and Glyn Davis. It’s been a wicked challenge that has bedevilled policy makers, educators and communities for more than 40 years.. How do we ensure that rural and regional Australians benefit from what most city people

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Shepparton News
May 10 2018
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