Opinion

Find strength in diversity

I am not particularly gifted in the musical realm but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying it.. Music inspires, relaxes and, at times, motivates me.. I was writing this article and listening to one of the great operatic voices of all time in Mari

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Opinion

Speakers hit the right notes

It was brilliant to hear about the overwhelming response to the fight against motor neurone disease as sufferer and AFL legend Neale Daniher visited Shepparton this week.. More than $30000 was raised by locals for the Cure for MND Foundation as part

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Opinion

Put poisonous plastic to bed

I try to do the right thing, but sometimes the world just overwhelms me and I’m left sobbing into my pillow with guilt.. Take plastic bags.. For years I’ve been putting plastic bags into the kerbside recycling bin.. Now I realise I’ve been

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Opinion

Saints sure look the goods

To paraphrase Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams, I was wrong.. After a stack of premiership players departed Benalla during the off-season, that was enough to convince me the Saints’ reign near the top of the ladder was done for now

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Opinion

Stigma needs to be...

Nic Newling did a brave thing to go public with his battle with mental illness.. It is not easy for anyone to open up about their battles with health, and many people prefer to keep their struggles and challenges to themselves.. For five years Nic

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Opinion

Posing a formidable...

Finding a team that will stop Kyabram from going back-to-back in the Goulburn Valley League this year is almost impossible.. This weekend the Bombers and Seymour face off in a grand final rematch, but it will not yield the mixed tips that came

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Opinion

The heat is on for...

The imminent removal of the lakeside service station and café and ultimate construction of the new SAM raises the question of the futures of the new whizz-bang steel barbecue shelter and the much older nearby Rotary-built barbecue structure.. Come

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Opinion

Socceroos lacking in stars

Ange Postecoglou announced his latest 30-man squad in preparation for the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifiers on Monday and it got me thinking, will the Socceroos ever produce another Golden Generation?. Can we ever reach the glory days of June 2006

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Opinion

Public art free for everyone

Yesterday was a proud day for the whole of Shepparton, but particularly our indigenous population.. The official launch of two murals depicting iconic Aboriginal leaders Sir Douglas Nicholls and William Cooper marks two great steps forward for our

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Opinion

Supercharge an AFL cup

There would be few sports fans who did not see 127kg Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw tuck into a pie as his National League club faced English Premier League giants Arsenal in the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup.. Scandal aside, Shaw’s efforts

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Be wary. There seems to be lot of schemes and deception going on in the world of computers.. After being assured repeatedly that he was a Telstra technician, I allowed a caller to get in my computer.. He was claiming that my computer was full of

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Opinion

Positives to come from...

Early indications are that Greater Shepparton City Councillors are positive about an idea for a trial opening of the Maude St Mall to traffic and parking.. A shortage of popular solutions and slow progress to improve visitation to the shopping strip

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Opinion

Wage personal war on...

The ABC television series the War on Waste definitely opened my eyes to our incredible and embarrassing food wastage across Australia.. I’ve no doubt I’m guilty of it at times and society as a whole has got to a point where ignorance is bliss

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Reports mislead. It is with genuine concern that I write regarding some reporting in the media on the topic of the recently announced new funding arrangements for schools.. Some of the reporting has been biased and divisive.. At the heart of the

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Shepparton News
May 22 2017
Opinion

Consider what they achieved

This week is a time of celebration and reflection.. Celebration as we acknowledge through the launch tomorrow of the Aboriginal Street Art Project the lives and contributions of two extraordinary men — Uncle William Cooper and Uncle Doug Nicholls

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Shepparton News
May 22 2017
Opinion

Like it or not, SAM’s coming

Just over two years ago Greater Shepparton City Council voted six against one to proceed down the long path of building a brand new Shepparton Art Museum.. At the time the prospect of a brand new Shepparton Art Museum was just an idea, and the

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Shepparton News
May 22 2017
Opinion

Letter to the editor

IGA is all we need in the north. - Peter Martin, Shepparton. Reading the article ‘Retail views at odds’ (The News, May 17), I wondered how an appreciation could be so faulty.. Riverside and Marketplace only have one supermarket, so the the

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Opinion

Binoculars a starting...

As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine that the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong!. The easiest and best way into astronomy is actually with no telescope at all. Go

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Opinion

Don’t let...

Savage staff cutbacks and now a bidding war over Fairfax Media are visible signs that the once all-powerful ship of the fourth estate is sinking.. Whether you like the cartoons and crosswords, or whether you want investigative reports into

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
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