Opinion

Letters to the editor

Wrong location. - Ern Meharry, Shepparton. Once again the people living in central Shepparton are about to have their ears, eyes and noses assaulted by the air pollution and noise coming from the Springcar Nats.. Let me be clear — I am not

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Opinion

Something so simple can trip us up

It all started off quite pleasantly.. Some casual browsing in a Shepparton furniture store recently led my wife and I to buying a new TV cabinet.. It looked good, we needed one and we felt it would fit in well in our new home.. So, off to the

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Opinion

Echo chamber fixes little

Today we have another worrying story of problems with local internet and phone services. The News has been running a series of stories in the past few weeks highlighting readers’ experiences with services supplied through the National

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Opinion

Tough road, but they made it

The Socceroos have done it. We’re going to the World Cup in Russia 2018.. What a feeling it was being there when the final whistle blew at the qualifying final against Honduras in Sydney on Wednesday last week.. I think the 78000 people in the

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Trade and prosperity. - Rex Tooley, Shepparton. The two great wars of the 20th century created the need for lasting alliances, aimed at ensuring mutual security in the face of attack by foreign nations, as happened with the Japanese era of

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Opinion

Set goals to test free...

Councillors will bite the bullet tonight and debate one of the most contentious issues around Shepparton — free parking.. There has long been a push for things to change in the CBD in regards to paid parking to boost trade in the centre of our

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Opinion

Mungo Man restores...

‘‘Forty three years ago I was mapping ancient shorelines of Lake Mungo.. ‘‘I found evidence of past Ice Age climates and ancient shorelines, but no water.. ‘‘Instead I saw stone tools, ancient fireplaces and food

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Shepparton News
Nov 20 2017
Opinion

Sky surprise

What’s in the night sky this week?. Glad you asked!. There is plenty, and a nice surprise I will tell you about shortly.. But first, armed with your binoculars, find a nice dark place away from the glare of the street lights and pick a comfy

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Opinion

Trelly’s Spectacular on again

A year has passed in a blink of an eye and it is time once again to think about your Christmas wish list.. To make this easier for you, Steve Threlfall is again holding his Trelly’s Tackle Spectacular, where he will show off all the latest

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Opinion

Family violence is not okay

There is a high family violence incident rate in Shepparton and unless serious inroads are made locally, victims will continue to be hurt, or worse, murdered like youngster Luke Batty.. The latest Crime Statistics Agency data found 994 family

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Opinion

World is new and fresh...

There’s nothing like a good thunderstorm to clear the air, wash the windows and spark up the bones.. There’s been some refreshing thunderstorms this week across Australia as well as over my plot here in the lawnmower edge of the world

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Well done council. - Patricia Moran, Shepparton. Greater Shepparton City Council’s history is in the making.. Twenty years into the journey that started early in 1997 following the amalgamation, with an inaugural council of seven men, we now

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Opinion

Other issues to tackle...

The resounding ‘‘yes’’ vote in the the same-sex marriage postal vote is a welcome one.. It is welcome for those people whose personal lives have been on hold for the past three months while public debate on equal rights has

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Opinion

Driven to a lesson from theft

I never thought it would happen to me.. I just assumed I was responsible and this sort of thing happened only to people who weren’t really paying attention.. But I was wrong, and in hindsight I probably should have kept a better eye on my

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Opinion

There are some lucky ones

The beleaguered National Broadband Network continues to attract its fair share of criticism, but this column will not add to the chorus of disgruntled customers.. While many consumers are frustrated by the performance of their service, connection

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Shepparton News
Nov 15 2017
Opinion

Countdown to gay poll result

Millions of people will be watching their phones, computers screens and televisions at 10am today as the result of the same-sex marriage postal survey is unveiled.. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the result Canberra at the end of

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Shepparton News
Nov 15 2017
Opinion

Do away with all...

My mother has started to deadlock all of the doors in her house and I’m yet to understand why, particularly when she has a daughter like me.. It could be that she’s into her 60s now and has started to take on that ‘‘older

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Shepparton News
Nov 14 2017
Opinion

Your say over the...

Isabella Pellegrino. How can you take someone in and then desert them after a period of time? Obviously they’ve come illegally but that doesn’t mean you can treat them like rubbish.. Taylah Burrows. I think it’s pathetic of the

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Shepparton News
Nov 14 2017
Opinion

Mayor deserves full...

Greater Shepparton City councillors will tonight make an important decision.. One that will determine who will lead the council as mayor for the next year, at least.. The role of mayor in Greater Shepparton has arguably broadened significantly

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Shepparton News
Nov 14 2017
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