Opinion

Good on you, Toolamba

The Toolamba community deserves a huge pat on the back — for its persistence, for its well-thought-out, coherent, and ultimately successful efforts in ensuring the town was added as a stop on to the Shepparton-Melbourne coach line.. While only

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Time to reward sports bodies. - Brendan Gosstray, Kialla. One of the success stories of the Greater Shepparton City Council over the past decade has been its impressive rollout of major sporting events.. This has been well delivered by the current

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Shepparton News
Sep 19 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Freedom to choose. - Rex Tooley, Shepparton. Same sex attraction and marriage is to my mind unusual — but freedom of choice is a must, and there should be no barriers to the rights of gay people to live their lives in the way they prefer.. In

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

Science fiction now a fact

It looks like a definite case of science fiction becoming science fact.. If you remember the movie Contact with Jodie Foster, we may be seeing the storyline play out in real time.. An unexplained blip picked up a year ago by a Russian telescope has

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

We’ll miss you Bob

I start this week’s story on a sad note.. A man known to many anglers in our region and beyond, and someone I was proud to call a mate, has died.. Bob Darley taught me much about fishing; the regular morning cuppas and chats in his

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

We can all learn from...

We have all suffered setbacks at some time or another.. The rejections, defeats and failures that all of us have experienced can create enough negative feelings to destroy us.. A number of years ago the ABC presented a series of interviews titled

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

Nature one of life’s...

Things are changing — and not just the season.. Cassini is falling into Saturn in a grand finale to the light of human reason, while here on Earth we are still tumbling into the trenches of fear and suspicion.. Cassini-Huygens may be an

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

Maintain the status quo and vote ‘no’

In the 1970s quirky ads for the non-alcoholic drink Claytons promoted, ‘‘the drink you have when you’re not having a drink’’. The same could be said of the current marriage debate. One side shouts ‘‘love

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

Time gays are allowed to join the party

As I watch, listen and try to ignore the debate around marriage equality currently dominating our airwaves, I think of how today’s children would be feeling.. I remember once when I was in high school and (as usual) had to defend myself from

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Shepparton News
Sep 15 2017
Opinion

Ask R U OK? and save a life

Today is the day to take the time to ask, R U OK?. In a calendar that is filled with endless days supporting countless feel-good and charitable causes, it is easy to miss an important day.. Launched in 2009, the day is a relatively new addition to

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Shepparton News
Sep 14 2017
Opinion

No such thing as...

A bit more about the absurdity of so-called ‘free’ Shepparton central business district parking (now called ‘‘free-timed’’ parking by some vocal proponents — itself a striking oxymoron as the regulation of

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Shepparton News
Sep 14 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Society under attack. - Louis Cook, Numurkah. So we are going to have a vote on marriage equality.. What the hell is marriage equality?. Come on, we are being asked to give our blessing to a homosexual lifestyle.. When I was a child, homosexuality

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Shepparton News
Sep 13 2017
Opinion

Footy, it’s more...

How good is finals footy?. Well, it’s great if your team won on the weekend. If it has been knocked out, maybe you’re already hanging out for the start of cricket season.. But as my team is still alive (just!) this season, let me share

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Shepparton News
Sep 13 2017
Opinion

Hats off to our rescue team

Every country town has a volunteer base which contributes hours of invaluable unpaid service — from Lions clubs and CFA units to Meals on Wheels and hospital auxiliaries.. For 45 years, Shepparton Search and Rescue members have delivered

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Shepparton News
Sep 13 2017
Opinion

Time to lure Melburnians

Perhaps unsurprisingly, high salary earners are in shorter supply in regional areas like Shepparton than the Victorian average.. According to last year’s Census data, little more than one per cent of people aged over 15 in Greater Shepparton

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Shepparton News
Sep 12 2017
Opinion

Shout, shout, let it all out

When it comes to supporting your local sporting team there is a fine line between passion and pain — the latter for those around you in the grandstand.. Country football and netball fans are some of the most vocal in the world, with the

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Shepparton News
Sep 12 2017
Opinion

Check price before you...

Sometimes I feel as though my life is one big, awkward affair that involves getting into situations that will continue to humiliate or haunt me for years to come.. Last Saturday, when I ventured to the Violet Town markets with some friends to take

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Shepparton News
Sep 12 2017
Opinion

It pays to make all...

Drugs, at least those considered illicit, are something about which I know little.. However, I am aware that they cause considerable societal trouble, but despite the emotive reporting about the impact of those illicit substances and so elevation of

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Shepparton News
Sep 11 2017
Opinion

Kids learn values at...

It is wonderful to see young people developing a social conscience and helping others who may have fallen upon hard times.. Too often the youth of today are regarded as self-involved and ignorant of what is happening in the world, but children such

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Shepparton News
Sep 11 2017
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