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Possibility of new rail trail

Local Council and the State Government are working in partnership to assess the feasibility of a new 65km rail trail from Wallan to Heathcote. . The path will be potentially used by recreational walkers, cyclists and horse riders. . The groups want

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The Telegraph
Mar 06 2017
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Sunday penalty rates cut

Sunday penalty rates will be cut for hospitality, retail and fast food employees, the Fair Work Commission has announced.. Public holiday rates will also be cut for full-time employees from 250 per cent to 225 per cent.. The Fair Work Commission has

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Feb 23 2017
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The Telegraph
Feb 23 2017
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Seymour Expo done and dusted!

The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is done for another year! . The record-breaking crowds enjoyed a range of shows, exhibitions and food stalls. Take a look at the gallery below to see a range of activities that were happening across the weekend

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The Telegraph
Feb 21 2017
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Jump on a quad bike

Farmers have been quick to take up the Victorian Government’s quad bike rebate, with more than 600 farmers applying for the rebate in the first seven weeks.. New figures released last month show that out of the 635 farmers who have taken up the

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Contributor
Jan 22 2017
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Uncool to leave warm...

Forest Fire Management Victoria has this simple message for the bushfire season: if your campfire is cool to touch, you are safe to leave.. ‘‘We want this message to resonate with campers because prevention is the best way of reducing bushfire

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Contributor
Jan 11 2017
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Get a taste of life in...

A new video series which will bring to life the characters and personalities of the Victorian greyhound racing industry has been launched.. Greyhounds are my Life will profile some of the 17000 people involved in greyhound racing across the state

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Contributor
Jan 10 2017
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Kick smoking habit in 2017

Sticking to a new year’s resolution to quit smoking can be tough, but there is plenty of support available to help make 2017 a better year for your health.. Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley said tobacco use is one of the leading causes of

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Jan 10 2017
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Campers urged to be careful

After falls of more than 100mm in parts of the north east, the State Emergency Service has warned holidaymakers camping in bush and along rivers to monitor rising water levels and possible flash flooding.. Its advice is if you are camping in

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Jan 09 2017
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Facelifts now available for war memorials

Veteran organisations, councils and community groups can now apply for grants to assist with restoration work to war memorials.. Grants of up to $20000 to renew or repair local commemorative sites and honour rolls are now available through the

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Jan 07 2017
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Make sure they’re...

With new social media platforms launching every day, Kids Helpline has issued a timely reminder to parents to check-in on their children’s social media use these holidays.. There have recently been multiple cases of child grooming across Australi

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Contributor
Jan 06 2017
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Black and white, not...

Regional Victorians are being urged to be better prepared for extreme weather conditions this summer following the launch of the summer fire campaign last month.. Residents have been warned to brace for bush and grassfires and extreme heat, and be

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The Telegraph
Jan 06 2017
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Getting in the swim

The 2016 Strathbogie Shire pool season has begun with a splash, with opening day numbers on the rise.. All pools opened on December 1, and while Avenel Pool saw a decline from 168 (in 2015) to 65 this year, it was relatively good news for Nagambie

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Contributor
Jan 05 2017
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Behave responsibly in boats

With so many water sports taking place at Lake Nagambie this summer, including rowing regattas, stand-up paddle boarding and canoe polo, there has never been a better time to remind everyone to take extra care when using the lake.. Strathbogie Shire

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Jan 04 2017
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Nagambie school performs

The end-of-year celebrations for Nagambie Primary School culminated with their 2016 Christmas concert at the Mechanics Hall on December 15.. The theme for the concert was ‘Splash of Colour’ and the schoolyear dance items featured the pupils

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Jan 04 2017
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Watery fun at Wallan

If you’re looking for an easy — and free — way to keep children entertained these school holidays, take a trip down the highway to Wallan to visit Mitchell Shire’s newest adventure playground.. The new playground and splash park was

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Jan 04 2017
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Letters to the Editor

On behalf on the Leukaemia Foundation, I invite all cycling enthusiasts to join us on a week-long journey to raise awareness and funds to help more Australians beat blood cancer.. In April 2017, Ride as One will take on an 800km trek through the

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The Telegraph
Jan 04 2017
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Get fire ready now...

People living in country towns such as Seymour had ignored signs from the recent past and become complacent about bushfires, a veteran Country Fire Authority fireman said when the Fire Danger Period officially began in Mitchell and Strathbogie

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The Telegraph
Jan 04 2017
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Hunt on for new GP

Wanted: general practitioner looking to escape the city rat race for a change of pace. Could enjoy boating, fishing, skiing, bushwalking, cycling or food and wine tourism — and would be integral to a committed clinical team.. Doesn’t sound like

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Alison O'Connor
Jan 04 2017
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