Opinion

Beautiful friendship begins

It is pleasing to see the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Shepparton City Council finally getting along.. After an extended period of time during which councillors and chamber representatives alike questioned one another’s approach

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Opinion

Take five minutes to save lives

You meet some pretty inspiring people in this job.. On any week in the life of a regional journalist, you tend to meet several people who are happy to give up almost everything for what they believe in.. From the volunteers who keep community

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Pot calling the kettle black. In reply to John Gray’s Viewpoint in The News on Thursday, March 16:. John, when will you ever stop?. The Chamber of Commerce, Carl Hainsworth, Wendy Crowe, Peter Copulos and many other community-minded citizens are

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Shepparton News
Mar 22 2017
Opinion

Multiculturalism is our way

Harmony Day is here again and multicultural celebrations are taking place in our schools, colleges and migrant groups.. Held every year on March 21, the day is an officially recognised one and coincides with the United Nations International Day for

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Shepparton News
Mar 22 2017
Opinion

Putting worries in...

Geraldine Cox — wow, what an inspiring woman.. Last week I had the pleasure of listening to the founder of Sunrise Cambodia speak at the Goulburn Valley Business Rural and Industry Network dinner.. The talk she gave was as uplifting as it was

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Shepparton News
Mar 22 2017
Opinion

Local festival...

Now that the 21st Shepparton Festival is finished for another year, it must be time to reflect on the importance of the event and what it brings to the city.. Spread across 17 days, this year’s event brought more than 50 events to the area.. This

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Shepparton News
Mar 21 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Get off high horse. In reply to John Gray’s SN Viewpoint in Thursday’s News.. Your only joy in life seems to be to cast aspersions on community-minded people willing to put considerable time, effort and money into the betterment of Shepparton as

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Shepparton News
Mar 21 2017
Opinion

Body shaming all too common

If the recent saga surrounding Emma Watson and her photo shoot with Vanity Fair magazine indicated anything, it was that women continue to be judged by their bodies and what they choose to do with them.. The actress, who was appointed a United

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Shepparton News
Mar 21 2017
Opinion

We all have a role to play

On the face of it, last week’s release of yearly statistics from the Crime Statistics Agency on reported crimes does not paint a great picture for the region.. Overall, the figures show a 9.4 per cent increase in total reported crime offences in

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Shepparton News
Mar 20 2017
Opinion

Briggs challenges our thinking

‘‘I grew up in Shepparton and was born in Echuca.. ‘‘Music was always an outlet for me.. ‘‘I love creating music, writing. I love writing full stop. Just love words.. ‘‘It’s that love of words that brings me here today.’’. And

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Shepparton News
Mar 20 2017
Opinion

Support needed -...

Alastair StarrittMoama, NSW. Congratulations to the Victorian Government and others associated with the decision to ensure ongoing employment for workers impacted by the Hazelwood power station closure.. But can someone answer this: how do we get

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Shepparton News
Mar 18 2017
Opinion

If we build it, they...

By John Anderson. I ask you to stand back and look at what Shepparton offers when you enter from the south.. Victoria Park Lake is the jewel in our city’s crown.. It is an example of proper planning and considerable investment, which will provide

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Shepparton News
Mar 18 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Limits should be enforced. I am consistently disappointed, but not surprised, at the number of drivers who ignore temporary speed restrictions on Melbourne Rd.. There are roadside maintenance teams regularly working along Melbourne Rd and the 40kmh

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Shepparton News
Mar 17 2017
Opinion

MPs must re-think plan

Government ministers responsible for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan meeting in Mildura today bear a burden on their shoulders that might not be apparent at first glance.. They will represent the water interests of the governments of NSW, Victori

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Shepparton News
Mar 17 2017
Opinion

Life’s costs still cold, but not hard

When was the last time you used cash?. I stopped at a central Shepparton ATM on the way to Violet Town Market to buy veggies and coffee on Saturday morning and I felt like a drug dealer.. The only people who use cash these days are street buskers or

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Shepparton News
Mar 17 2017
Opinion

Is One Nation our cup of tea?

In case you missed the Saturday, March 4 edition of The Australian, the nation’s last remaining national broadsheet, there was an interesting article by a leading journo headlined Shepparton; fertile ground for Pauline Hanson vote to grow

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Shepparton News
Mar 16 2017
Opinion

Energy race needs...

Sometimes it takes a rich man with an agenda to make people sit up and take notice.. US billionaire Elon Musk’s bold offer to solve South Australia’s power problems has now re-focused the debate on Australia’s future energy needs.. The South

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Shepparton News
Mar 16 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Read the reality not the dream. Water industry leaders have been placing great emphasis on the Victorian Government’s recently released report Social and Economic Impacts of the Basin Plan in Victoria.. Water industry leaders and some members of

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Shepparton News
Mar 16 2017
Opinion

Bypass must become...

If Greater Shepparton isn’t now primed for investment in the first piece of funding for the decade-spanning billion-dollar Shepparton bypass, it might never be.. The first portion — a $20million ask from the Victorian Government for preparatory

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Shepparton News
Mar 15 2017
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