Opinion

Traffic signals: Is it really that hard?

What’s your first instinct when you’re behind the wheel and approaching an intersection and see a yellow light?. Brake and pull up before the line or chance it and try to make it through before it turns red?. The answer of many I’m

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Support for a new museum. - John Anderson, Shepparton. I read the article in Saturday’s News regarding the transport museum in Shepparton.. I want to lend my strong support for this project.. As the article states, Shepparton has a vital link

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
Opinion

Game stands Test of time

From the time I could hold a football I was hooked on the game.. When I could understand what a statistic was I would feverishly scribble them down for my favourite players every weekend, charging around the house between quarters re-enacting what I

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
Opinion

NBN should be up to speed

When it comes to the National Broadband Network, there seems to be a massive gulf between what customers expect and what is delivered.. Kylie and Greg Palmer’s experience, as highlighted in today’s issue of The News, appears to be an all

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Nation must remain united. United we stand, divided we fall.. Majority of Australians want Australia to remain a united nation.. But they are divided in too many political, ethnic and religious groups.. Rather than joining together in the fight

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Shepparton News
Oct 16 2017
Opinion

Welcoming our top...

It is pleasing to see the new person in the city’s vital and demanding job of Infrastructure Director is a local man with deep knowledge of and attachments to the area.. Phil Hoare is a former Goulburn-Murray Water manager with 20 years&rsquo

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Shepparton News
Oct 16 2017
Opinion

Change of career...

Wally Elnour had no ambition to be an actor.. Most of his spare time at home in Melbourne was spent on the basketball court.. Originally from South Sudan, Mr Elnour migrated at age five with his family to Australia in 2002, and basketball has been

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Shepparton News
Oct 16 2017
Opinion

Give to others

Picture this if you can.. In Czarist Russia it was a wild, wintry night.. The temperature had plummeted to a polar position.. Winds howled and lashed the country with deadly blasts.. But the Czar’s interests must be protected.. A Russian

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Send your ashes to space

Christmas is less than 10 weeks away and you’ll be looking for a last minute gift idea?. Looking for something different for the person who has everything — what about the gift of space?. It’s the latest fad and its appeal has been

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Platypus heralds good times

I must admit when fishing I have never seen a yowie, or a bunyip or any other mythical beast, but this week I did see close up an Ornithorhynchus anatinus, not a scary monster of the deep, but you and I know it as a platypus.. In broad daylight, I

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Support crucial in...

Ice. It’s a drug that has become a scourge on communities across the country and has torn families and relationships apart.. The substance, also known as crystal methamphetamine, has become synonymous with crime, violence and erratic behaviour

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Passing the buck. - Alan Schmedje. Shepparton. I am writing in response to Amy Jaballah, NBNco local manager.. I would like to thank her for disclosing Shepparton Optical’s dealings with NBN in public.. That alone is disgraceful and I will be

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Time to invest in a...

When I was small it rained a lot because I lived in Wales and summer was on Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4.30pm.. Because there was no Facebook or Instagram or junior pilates classes we used to cry with boredom and were often reduced to chasing

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Shepparton News
Oct 13 2017
Opinion

Parking questions abound

Free parking sounds nice.. No more scrambling for coins for that quick milk and bread run to the shops. No more need to cut lunch short to rush back to the car to avoid a parking ticket when the time paid for expires.. But a lengthy list of

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Shepparton News
Oct 12 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Safety steps welcome. - Ron Poole, Shepparton. What are people afraid of in regards to their ‘‘civil rights’’?. As was explained, the system now in place allows law enforcement agencies access to most information about us

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Shepparton News
Oct 12 2017
Opinion

Time to spruce up our entrance

How important are a town’s highway entrances? What do they tell visitors about our villages and cities?. Well, coming into the Fruit Salad City (now mis-named due to the cannery demise), from the west, currently has travellers confused &mdash

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Shepparton News
Oct 12 2017
Opinion

Experiences change...

My childhood memories of dogs are not good ones.. In fact, the most vivid of all is a terrifying experience which happened while I was in primary school.. I used to get dropped off by the school bus a little more than 1km from home and the short

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Shepparton News
Oct 11 2017
Opinion

Long, rocky road to...

I laugh to myself when I see advertisements offering ‘‘high-speed NBN’’ connections.. While some people discuss internet speeds in terms of bits per second, my experience has been weeks per month.. It all started rather

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Shepparton News
Oct 10 2017
Opinion

Questions need to be...

When it comes to the National Broadband Network it seems like everyone has a horror story to tell.. Australia is in the middle of one of the biggest infrastructure rollouts of our history and the amount of complaints continue to rise.. The NBN was

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Shepparton News
Oct 10 2017
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