Opinion

Midnight musings with mouse

Out here in lawnmower land the nights are closing in, the frogs are retreating, and there are things that go bump in the night.. Or whumpy-thump.. Or whumpety-bump-scratchety-thump.. Sometimes I think I am living in a Wuthering Heights nightmare

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2018
Opinion

Migrants’ contribution vital

Recent Federal Government legislation and changes indicate the Coalition is making it more difficult for migrants to come to Australia.. It was reported in a recent News article that the government’s Assurance of Support had had sudden

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

SAM solution. - Don Horsey, Kialla. Regarding the new SAM, I suggest council staff at Welsford St offices be moved to the existing council offices in Doyles Rd.. The space then available could be used to extend the existing SAM.. Also the council

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2018
Opinion

Celebrating our Italian heritage

It was a weekend of homemade delicacies, traditional dialect and old-school entertainment here in Shepparton.. The Shepparton Italian Festa was held for the first time on Saturday and community members gathered to celebrate the best aspects that

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Value of art. - Mary Crosbie, Congupna. I have just read two articles in Friday’s Shepparton News: letters to the editor ‘Art at what cost?’ from John Starritt and then SNviewpoint ‘Where has all the music gone?’ by

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Shepparton News
Apr 18 2018
Opinion

Trio deserves second...

It’s mid-2019 and the Australian cricket team has retained the Ashes, with a famous 2-1 series victory under captain Tim Paine and new coach Justin Langer.. The ball tampering scandal on the disastrous tour of South Africa in early 2018 has

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Shepparton News
Apr 18 2018
Opinion

Winner will be...

Three strong candidates have stepped forward to contest the seat of Shepparton in November’s Victorian poll. Whoever is elected, Shepparton will be the winner.. While no party official will admit it, safe seats are often taken for granted by

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Shepparton News
Apr 18 2018
Opinion

Intrigue with caravan park

Greater Shepparton councillors will tonight decide whether or not to move forward and buy Victoria Lake Caravan Park.. This is a promising development, especially in the long-term interests of the lake precinct.. The site has long been a difficult

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Shepparton News
Apr 17 2018
Opinion

People support vital for police

You may recall my introduction as the Local Area Commander for the Greater Shepparton Police Service Area from the Shepparton News March 1 edition following my arrival in early February.. Well, the first eight weeks have flown and my initial

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Shepparton News
Apr 17 2018
News

Letters to the editor

Efforts welcome. - Maggie Turner-Miguel, Shepparton. Congratulations to Adem Barolli (Weekend Life fitness column, April 14) for his lifestyle change and the enthusiasm that he has to share the love.. There are so many temptations out there which

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Shepparton News
Apr 17 2018
Opinion

Campaigns should compel

A fascinating experiment in democracy was staged during the weekend, with the Nationals community preselection for the seat of Shepparton.. It was interesting for a number of reasons, including the fact it was most definitely a novelty, being the

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Shepparton News
Apr 16 2018
Opinion

Letter to the Editor

We can honour history of CFA. Peter Walsh. Nationals leader. Each and every day CFA volunteer and career firefighters leave their families to fight fires, saves lives and keep us safe.. But as thanks for protecting our country communities, Victorian

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Shepparton News
Apr 16 2018
Opinion

Watch out for branches

Just before the Easter break I mentioned it was not wise to camp or sit under a red gum.. This piece of advice was reinforced this week when a branch came down on the path I would normally take to reach my favourite fishing spot.. Had the timing

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Shepparton News
Apr 13 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Art at what cost?. - John Starritt, Shepparton. Despite the possibility of being classed as a Philistine, I have serious concerns about the financing of the new art gallery and the year-to-year cost of running it in the future.. This project could

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Shepparton News
Apr 13 2018
Opinion

Where has all the music gone?

Some things are surprising in an eyebrow-raising kind of way.. Your dog does what when he wants your attention?. Or — are you really going to name your new baby Audi?. That sort of thing.. Then there is the head shake, jaw-drop kind of

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Shepparton News
Apr 13 2018
Opinion

Region deserves fund shot

Greater Shepparton shot to prominence when Mooroopna’s Emma Cox landed our first medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games yesterday.. The win adds to our region’s long history of sporting success in competitive shooting.. Fellow

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Shepparton News
Apr 12 2018
Opinion

Street trees need some...

Where is Sidney when we want him?. Sidney who, you ask? Sidney Arbor of course — the tree doctor, the bloke who ‘harbours’ all sorts of remedies for ailing saplings, native or exotic.. Why do we want Sid? W have a municipal central

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Shepparton News
Apr 12 2018
Opinion

City can thrive on...

It is clear there is room to improve the options for live music in Shepparton.. The News from time to time hears the question raised as to why the city doesn’t have more bands and artists of national prominence touring, while smaller areas in

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Shepparton News
Apr 11 2018
Opinion

Short-term gain...

‘‘Remember the days in the old school yard, we used to laugh a lot’’ — so goes the first couple of lines from an old Cat Stevens song.. I also remember the days the government ran most of the public utilities such as

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Steve Hutcheson
Apr 10 2018
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