Opinion

City has lots to be proud of

Shepparton’s great community spirit was on show Wednesday with the Queen’s Baton Relay coming through town.. Community leaders, sportspeople and school children took part in the relay, while school groups and other members of the general

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Opinion

Life comes back to faith

Everything I write about here ultimately comes back to faith.. My whole life is founded on faith, even though some would say it is far better to have one’s life founded on something tangible rather than a nebulous concept such as faith

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Opinion

Watch out for hoodlum fish

It has been a right royal week of fishing, with the word from most of the coastline and even as far south as Flinders Island reporting an upsurge in the numbers of yellow tail kingfish coming on the bite.. But while most fish have been rat size

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Opinion

Lay of land key solar factor

No-one disagrees that embracing solar farm developments in this region would be highly valuable.. However, their location needs to be closely considered, insofar as the current, but future and best long-term interests of the area’s land

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Opinion

Add colour in city...

Quite often (not often enough) we see letters to the editor lamenting the unattractiveness of our city, especially our central business district.. Now I am not claiming that beautification is a panacea for changed locational retail trading, but I

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Opinion

Wounds raw 10 years on

Exactly 10 years on from Kevin Rudd’s national apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their wounds are clearly still raw.. This was evident at yesterday’s Shepparton Apology Breakfast in the Queen’s Gardens, where

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Shepparton News
Feb 14 2018
News

Dedicated life to...

CATHERINE MARY TAYLOR - 1923-2018. Cath was the fifth born of eight children — her siblings being Wally, Tom, Jim, Theresa (Joyce), Monica (Densley), Vera (Cameron) and Mary (Wiseman) — to William Edward and Margaret Mary Connors (nee

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Lucy Scott
Feb 14 2018
News

Cash injection for health services

Health services in Numurkah, Cobram and Yarrawonga have received funds to upgrade vital equipment and facilities.. Cobram District Health’s $378400 will provide new endoscopy equipment and other vital equipment.. Numurkah District Health

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Shepparton News
Feb 14 2018
Opinion

Our visitors are welcome

It is pleasing updated visitation statistics are trending in a broadly positive direction.. Domestic travel in particular impressed in the 12 months to September.. A 35 per cent jump in overnight visitation is nothing to sneeze at.. The region

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Shepparton News
Feb 13 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Time to go calling for Red Cross. - Wenda Donaldson, Victoria Australian Red Cross director. Every March for 70 years, thousands of volunteers have made a wonderful contribution to our community during Red Cross Calling.. They’ve knocked on

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Shepparton News
Feb 13 2018
Opinion

Heartwarming winter...

I’ve always loved watching the Olympic Games.. I can still remember the moment I found out about the Games ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.. As we discovered the long-running history behind the Games, I became more and more excited to watch

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Shepparton News
Feb 13 2018
Opinion

Many factors to...

Greater Shepparton City Council appears to be between a rock and a hard place when it comes to deciding on a number of solar farm applications for the region.. Needless to say, there is a lot of money and a lot of energy-producing capacity at

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Shepparton News
Feb 12 2018
Lifestyle

Redfin the red-hot...

The fishing action in our region has again been good with the word of the month being ‘‘redfin’’. They have come on the bite with a vengeance, taking bait and lures with equal gusto and all regular spots have fired up

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Shepparton News
Feb 09 2018
Opinion

Making most of best sky

Welcome to the best skies in the world. Out of the 88 constellations ,we have the pick of the crop. So, it’s just you, me and the starry night.. Depending on your age and your eyesight, you can see up to about 1500 to 2000 stars on a clear

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Shepparton News
Feb 09 2018
Opinion

Small town disadvantage

Poor mobile connectivity in regional areas in the modern day is concerning and should be treated as an urgent issue.. The impacts of not having what many areas of Australia take for granted as a given — a 21st century level of mobile

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Shepparton News
Feb 09 2018
Opinion

Slowly embracing Shepp life

It has been just more than a year since I left the comfort of my Melbourne life and headed to Shepparton for work.. I was definitely apprehensive, but I looked forward to embracing this new challenge and drastic change.. Growing up in the north-east

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Shepparton News
Feb 09 2018
Opinion

Searching for the...

Why do I need an instruction manual?. Pfft, I say, while staring at the manual lying on the carpet in front of me, doing everything in my power to avoid picking it up.. I have connected speakers to amps before. You think this is the first time I

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Shepparton News
Feb 08 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Absence bugbear. - Bill Brown, Shepparton. What is going on? Where are our summer insects?. Having lived in the same house for the past 48 years we have been used to the influx of flies, mosquitoes and other assorted day travellers once the summer

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Shepparton News
Feb 08 2018
Opinion

New water threat looms

Goulburn Valley water industry leaders are expressing dismay over the apparent change in policy by the Federal Government.. Our national leaders look like they are pushing to expand the 2750Gl Murray-Darling Basin Plan into a 3200Gl one, and some of

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Shepparton News
Feb 08 2018
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