Opinion

Safety lesson for bad drivers

Almost any time I get in a car I am likely to encounter a bad driver on the roads.. The most common thing that irks me is people who fail to indicate properly.. It’s almost like they think other drivers can read their mind.. If I am going to move

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Consider the cost. It’s disappointing to read (The News, December 31) that the city council has given way to business pressures to permit another liquor outlet in Greater Shepparton.. The Victorian Liquor Licensing Commission database lists 129

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2017
Opinion

Judge designs with thought

Now that the five designs for the new Shepparton Art Museum have been revealed, it is vital we all take a close look at the elements involved in each concept.. This building will represent a significant change to the physical and psychological

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2017
Opinion

Casualty of the digital world

I have never rented a movie at Video Ezy on Shepparton’s Maude St, but I got a little bit emotional when I saw it was closing down.. Its closure is a story similar to that of hundreds of video stores in towns and suburbs across Australia, which

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2017
Opinion

Family event feels big...

International Dairy Week is a remarkable success story for the Goulburn Valley and in particular for the town of Tatura.. From humble beginnings 27 years ago, the show is the largest expo event in the Australian dairy industry attracting more than

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2017
Opinion

Make mall a beautiful...

Wendy Crowe recently explained her vision for Shepparton’s Maude St Mall to about 50 people.. Her initiative warrants applause, but it collapses into the same trouble that afflicts most who seek to revitalise the city’s central business district

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Approval faulty. About the proposed depot at Cussen St, Tatura — the depot Greater Shepparton City Council approved is a variation to the farming zone.. The applicant and council have circumvented the usual two-year investigation for a potential

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Shepparton News
Jan 16 2017
Opinion

Take care in the workplace

There was a horrible reminder as to the importance of workplace safety in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.. Labour hire company T&R Contracting Shepparton Pty Ltd was hit with a $60000 fine for its role in a horrific accident in

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Shepparton News
Jan 14 2017
Opinion

Plastic poisoning environment

It’s a fact of life in modern society that plastic is everywhere. However, what we don’t see is its huge toll on marine life and the environment.. If countries across the world brought in legislation and individually we took action, we could end

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Shepparton News
Jan 14 2017
Opinion

Gardens need cash to grow

The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton has clear potential.. But questions surely remain over the site’s future growth and the funding it will continue to receive going forward.. Once completed it could certainly be a valuable tourism

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Shepparton News
Jan 13 2017
Opinion

Art lovers, knuckle...

It’s been a week of good luck, dumbfounded idiocy and nailbiting apprehension.. Because I am a watermelon commo, I believe that art is more important than real estate, sport and cars, so I depend a lot on good luck and idiocy to get by in life

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Shepparton News
Jan 13 2017
Opinion

What is goal with mall?

What is wrong with the Maude St Mall and the central business district and what needs to change?. Greater Shepparton City Council has a whole bunch of ideas — 400-odd of them to be exact — after a period of consultation.. A set of suggestions

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Shepparton News
Jan 12 2017
Opinion

Council proves...

Why not start this column with a bit of genuine praise for the Greater Shepparton City Council, with a dose of the other to follow later?. The past two council meetings have been livestreamed on the internet. While the first trial in November was

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Shepparton News
Jan 12 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Use conscience. Victorian state MPs may soon participate in a ‘‘conscience vote’’ about legalising euthanasia by doctor-assisted suicide.. What do these people think ‘‘conscience’’ means?. For most it seems to mean ‘‘what I feel

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Shepparton News
Jan 12 2017
Opinion

‘Gross injustice’ shapes a life

More than 30 years after being thrust into Australian folklore as a central figure in one of the country’s most notorious murder trials, Michael Chamberlain still railed against the ‘‘gross injustice’’ that shaped his life.. Mr

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Shepparton News
Jan 11 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Change needed. In reply to Bill Brown’s letter of January 7.. Bill, it is great to hear you are concerned. Just thought I would inform you of a few facts that obviously you and many more ratepayers do not know.. The mall traders who give the

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Shepparton News
Jan 11 2017
Opinion

Trading food for...

Petitions can be effective displays of community support for change, can serve to highlight important issues that otherwise may go ignored, or alert authorities or elected officials to concerns they may have missed.. But they often don’t tell the

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Shepparton News
Jan 11 2017
Opinion

Be prepared to stay...

Eleven suspicious grassfires in five days is cause for worry at any time of year.. But after a wet year of high vegetation growth, grassfire is now a big concern for the Shepparton district.. Fires in Tatura, Cooma, Kyabram, Tongala and Koyuga on

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Shepparton News
Jan 10 2017
Opinion

Life of luxury a slap...

First it was Bronwyn Bishop with ‘‘Choppergate’’. Now it’s Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley with her 27 taxpayer-funded trips to the Gold Coast and ‘‘impulse’’ apartment-buying on an official trip.. It makes you wonder how much

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Shepparton News
Jan 10 2017
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