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The next exciting step towards the construction of the new Shepparton Art Museum was taken yesterday with the release of the winning design for the building.. Denton Corker Marshall’s bold vision for the new $35million building most impressed the

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
Opinion

Thumbs up to appeal and rolls

So now we know, and those who don’t know don’t care.. Apparently, when it comes to the new Shepparton Art Museum, there’s a whole army of don’t cares out there, but let’s not be swayed by the howling echo chamber of Facebook.. There are

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
Opinion

Not asking hard questions

This week’s Greater Shepparton City Council meeting in Mooroopna could have been described as business-like.. While running almost two hours, a five-person council made light work of the hefty agenda, with barely a disagreement in sight and nary

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Opinion

Happy trip down memory lane

The magic of Disney is hard to escape when you’re a child and as an adult it is proving impossible to avoid.. I’ve always been a fan of Disney’s animated films and growing up hasn’t changed anything — in fact, I think I’m more captivated

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Stating the facts. After reading with great amusement of my globetrotting exploits in last Tuesday’s Shepparton News (letter to the editor by Bruce Little), I felt compelled to separate fact from fiction and to educate some people in basic English

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Opinion

It’s hard after the...

What a crazy world the AFL is.. The season is only a few weeks old but already there has been several stories that highlight just how unique the system is and the bubble that players live within.. First, you have Greater Western Sydney midfielder

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
Opinion

Time to think...

Horses for Hope is a unique program with a proven track record in helping traumatised equines and people.. It has brought comfort to more than 1500 across the country for 14 years and yet it still struggles for a regular source of funding.. It has

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
Opinion

Transport mindset change

Getting cars out of inner city areas is an objective most people would agree with — until they need to access those areas.. The car has been the great leveller of the past 100 years, it has given ordinary people the chance to travel anywhere.. We

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Shepparton News
Apr 18 2017
Opinion

Win might make pain go away

This is not a tale of a Hardie’s Hero.. Instead, it is a tale of how one woman’s selfishness rendered her concussed during a Monday night mixed netball game.. As per our commitment to start a mixed netball competition, Hardie’s Heroes gathered

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Shepparton News
Apr 15 2017
Opinion

Daring to dream the dream

All grand projects require two cornerstones — a bold dream anchored in reality.. The 2030 Greater Victoria Commonwealth Games bid appears to have both with some serious players already lined up and ready to generate a productive engine of passion

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Shepparton News
Apr 13 2017
Opinion

Councillors’...

Way back in 1928, Melbourne ratepayers voted on whether liquor licences in their local area should be continued, restricted or abolished.. Only two areas, the then cities of Camberwell and Box Hill, voted to do away with them altogether.. As

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Shepparton News
Apr 13 2017
Opinion

Big losses no fun for...

Imagine taking the footy field each week knowing full well you have little to no chance of winning, or even being remotely close to competitive in the game.. It’s a feeling players in the Ardmona Football Club’s senior team must be feeling every

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Shepparton News
Apr 12 2017
Opinion

Investing in city’s...

The Greater Shepparton region has long had an ‘events and sports’ tag firmly attached to it.. But, as part and parcel of a new all-encompassing strategy, the council seems to be focused on better embracing food, the arts and culture.. And the

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Shepparton News
Apr 12 2017
Opinion

Always look on the bright side

On Sunday morning, I couldn’t get out of bed.. The thought of a hot tea or toasted sandwich couldn’t lure me from the softness of my pillows or the stranglehold of the sheets and I wondered what had led me to feel that way.. As I lay in bed, I

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Shepparton News
Apr 11 2017
Opinion

Letters to the editor

War must end. Rex Tooley, Shepparton. The American response to the use of is justified.. It matters very little who launched this inhuman attack, but I personally believe that Russia was not the perpetrator, and instead it was an apparent action

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Shepparton News
Apr 11 2017
Opinion

Appealing for generosity

With Good Friday coming around again, it is fair to say that a lot of people will use the public holiday for a much-needed sleep-in.. But there will be no time for rest for the participants of the Good Friday Ride, who will hit the road on their

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Shepparton News
Apr 11 2017
Opinion

Risk high from climate...

How is Shepparton linked to this week’s St Petersburg metro tunnel explosion?. Well, it is not really; but the news of a Russian blast that killed at least 11 people came soon after about 30 people had sat through a two-hour workshop at

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Shepparton News
Apr 10 2017
Opinion

A life lost is one too...

We are approaching one of the year’s highest-risk periods on our roads.. The Easter holidays are identified as one of the most likely times for serious crashes to occur.. The sheer volume of people using the roads at this time naturally — but

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Shepparton News
Apr 10 2017
Opinion

What is there in a...

It’s been an interesting life being John Lewis — but probably not as interesting as someone called Romanov Gargantua III.. Or Kimyonce. Or Chlamydia. Or Xzaiden Forever Kyndle.. John Lewis is an ordinary name, which is a shame because I reckon

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Shepparton News
Apr 07 2017
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