Opinion

Letter to the editor

No bees, means no life. Susan McPherson. Lemnos. My fellow peers and I were recently discussing which ‘‘bug is best’’.. There were a lot of arguments in regards to this.. Butterflies are pretty, centipedes are cool and rollie

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Shepparton News
Jun 25 2018
Opinion

Faith needs to be tested

I suspect that every reader has gone through a period where they have asked the questions: Why is this happening to me? How could a God of love allow this pain and suffering I am undergoing?. In hindsight, we can sometimes see the reason but often

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2018
Opinion

Rail link may revitalise CBD

Progress being made towards better connections between Shepparton’s train station and the city centre are certainly welcome and long overdue.. It is no secret the location of the city’s station is far from ideal, not for the city

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2018
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Happy Refugee Week. - Rob Bryant, Shepparton. Nothing new in a neighbour’s fear, which causes anger and upset.. However, the fear disappears once you realise the object of your anger is not attacking you.. Back in 2004 Trish and I had the good

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2018
Opinion

Africans have made us...

As Refugee Week draws to a close, The News would like to draw attention to one continent’s recent contribution to our community that continues to delight and surprise.. Greater Shepparton’s African-Australians hail from a myriad of

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Shepparton News
Jun 21 2018
Opinion

Grappling with council...

Do you need to know, if you attend a Greater Shepparton City Council meeting or watch the meetings online, whether female members of staff — usually directors (or their proxies) — are married or widowed?. None of your business? Hard to

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Shepparton News
Jun 21 2018
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Secret agenda. - Bill Stockdale, Tatura. Advancement of the much-needed new Shepparton Fire Station is one positive step for the community.. The people of Shepparton and beyond should welcome such a development where career and volunteer

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Shepparton News
Jun 21 2018
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Sounds like bliss. - Maggie Turner-Miguel, Shepparton. What a terrific way to celebrate a birthday!. Four films in a weekend (John Lewis, ‘Viewpoint’, June 15); my idea of bliss.. His top choice of film was also mine recently, but an

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Shepparton News
Jun 20 2018
Opinion

Help change the conversation

The following column contains information and topics that may affect some readers who have been affected by sexual assault.. Last week Australians were shocked with the news young aspiring Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon had been raped and

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Tara Whitsed
Jun 20 2018
Opinion

Hoping door remains ajar

An accommodation centre for people undergoing drug and alcohol rehabilitation set up in a residential area of Shepparton was always going to be fraught with problems.. Last night’s large attendance at the Greater Shepparton City Council

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Shepparton News
Jun 20 2018
Opinion

Letter to the editor

Mall madness. - Marshall Richards, Shepparton. I consider the proposals for rejuvenating Maude St Mall as sheer madness, mainly because of the cost of between $15million and $18million.. There is no way, in my opinion, that such a cost is justified

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Shepparton News
Jun 19 2018
Opinion

Questions over city...

Greater Shepparton City councillors will tonight consider adopting a reworked 2018-19 draft budget.. One imagines councillors have already had detailed discussions on the changes made within, both as a result of conversations with the

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Shepparton News
Jun 19 2018
Opinion

Climate change is too...

Shepparton and Bydgaby are different in every sense, but surprisingly similar.. Both are remote from the other, with our home town in the southern parts of the driest inhabited continent in the world, while Bydgaby (a fictional town, but real in the

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Shepparton News
Jun 18 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Support thanks. Rob Bryant. Shepparton. I am the company secretary of Shepparton Area Drug Action Committee, the not-for-profit organisation that operates The Cottage.. Through your paper I express my gratitude to the community for engaging with the

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Shepparton News
Jun 18 2018
Opinion

Letters to the editor

Cottage concerns. - David Delahey, Shepparton. As a developer with a property adjacent to The Cottage I would like to express my concerns for the health, safety and wellbeing of the residents of the area.. I may not live in the area, but I am well

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Shepparton News
Jun 15 2018
Opinion

Luxuriating in grown-up time out

Sometimes the world gets noisy so it’s good to find a quiet spot and stare into space with your dog.. If you don’t have a dog or you’re a bit dogged out — shut yourself in a dark room and drink wine.. If there’s also

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Shepparton News
Jun 15 2018
Opinion

Rehabilitation is...

The important issue of residential rehabilitation services will be a key point of debate at next week’s Greater Shepparton City Council ordinary monthly meeting.. At Tuesday night’s meeting, councillors will consider a planning

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Shepparton News
Jun 15 2018
Opinion

Cruising past the...

After spending Tuesday on the couch under my heated blanket with a throbbing head cold, I came to the conclusion that I officially hate winter.. While summer days bring warmth, sunshine and an abundance of positive opportunities, I feel winter has

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Shepparton News
Jun 14 2018
Opinion

Heritage connecting...

Yesterday’s signing of an agreement between Goulburn-Murray Water and the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation was a significant day for a few reasons.. As Australia’s largest rural water corporation, managing about 70 per cent of

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Shepparton News
Jun 14 2018
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