Lifestyle

Youngsters ducking out of life’s challenges

This mother duck and her brood were spotted trying to cross Riverview Dve this week.. Like any mum with a large family, she struggled to keep order as her little ones wandered about near the busy road.. News photographer Holly Daniel said while the

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Lifestyle

Indigenous fun

Academy of Sport Health and Education has come together with Activities in the Park to teach children traditional indigenous games.. ASHE student services and traditional game organiser Jamie Atkinson said traditionally indigenous games were played

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Lifestyle

Word and Mouth decide on 2018 goals

A group of like-minded individuals whose goal is to make a positive difference in Shepparton gathered yesterday for the first time this year.. The Word and Mouth youth committee offers a chance for young people to get involved with changing their

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Hayden Thomson
Jan 18 2018
Lifestyle

Sand storm comes to the lake

Yesterday’s Activities in the Park brought a sand storm to Shepparton.. More than three tonnes of sand was trucked in to Victoria Park Lake for the event, which Sand Storm Events hosted.. Greater Shepparton City Council’s healthy

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Entertainment

Rain didn’t stop the...

The heat and rain could not melt or dampen the spirits of Girgarre on the weekend.. Some events were moved out of the elements and into the town’s hall.. And while the ‘‘stinking hot, then bloody cold’’ weather made for

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Thomas Moir
Jan 17 2018
Lifestyle

Marathon mums conquer...

Shepparton’s Marathon Mums have conquered Tassie after finishing their first marathon out of 12 on Sunday.. ‘‘It was a long way to go to get chocolate,’’ runner Kathy Fuller said.. Mrs Fuller and her running partner

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Lifestyle

Hundreds join...

Almost 300 people took part in Shepparton Park Run’s fourth anniversary celebrations on Saturday morning.. Event director Alan Connolly said everyone got into the spirit of the morning, with many participants donning costumes to celebrate the

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 15 2018
Lifestyle

Secrets of bush explored

A handful of inquisitive youngsters became wildlife detectives on Friday, learning the secrets of the bush.. The event — organised in bushland between Shepparton and Mooroopna — was Parks Victoria’s second Junior Ranger program run

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Shepparton News
Jan 15 2018
Lifestyle

Feeling lighter

Shepparton’s Ryan Taylor said his head felt a lot lighter after shaving his dreadlocks at the Peter Copulos Cancer and Wellness Centre yesterday.. Mr Taylor raised $1000 in the lead up to the shave for the centre following his mother’s

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 15 2018
Lifestyle

Steve’s doing it for the kids

Steve Neff is a big bloke with a big laugh.. He is the sort of bloke who would shout g’day across a street if he saw you, scattering birds and dark clouds with a smile and a wave.. So it is no wonder he has played Santa for 18 years, bringing

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John Lewis
Jan 15 2018
Lifestyle

Fresh holiday...

Returning to work after the Christmas break is not easy for anyone.. But with a brand new holiday allocation at your fingertips, there are a few rays of hope to cling onto.. So here is some inspiration if you are planning travel adventures and

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Shepparton News
Jan 12 2018
Lifestyle

Slow to get off the...

At last, I have finally dragged myself away from the Ashes cricket following the final Test Match and opened my score down the river for this year, albeit a slow start.. The count was one small silver perch and a mega sized carp that gave me quite

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Shepparton News
Jan 12 2018
Lifestyle

Marathon motivation

Shepparton’s marathon mums are at it again, this time taking part in 12 marathons in 12 different locations across 12 months.. Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell began running for a cause in 2016 with a focus on raising funds to support the

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 12 2018
Lifestyle

Platinum plus union

Lorna Pittaway, 94, had just one week to prepare for her marriage to husband Bill Pittaway, 93, after they wed 73 years ago on January 5, 1945.. Bill had secured two weeks of leave from his World War II post and the pair wasted no time getting

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 12 2018
Lifestyle

Using imagery to give hope

Shepparton’s Jean-Michel Batakane has viewed the world through many different lenses.. The keen photographer and filmmaker, armed with a laptop and a camera, entered the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya in 2011.. The young Congolese refugee had

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 11 2018
Lifestyle

Try a new water sport — paddle boarding

Learn how to stand-up paddle board at Victoria Park Lake on Monday.. The event is part of Greater Shepparton City Council’s Activities in the Park encouraging people to get outdoors and moving.. Work on your balance in a safe, calm

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Shepparton News
Jan 11 2018
Lifestyle

New social hub for...

Tallygaroopna’s blokes are set for a new hangout.. One where they can have a cuppa, create, bond and achieve important health outcomes.. Thanks in part to Victorian Government funding, Greater Shepparton City Council is tendering for the

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Thomas Moir
Jan 10 2018
Lifestyle

Dressing to impress...

A career change six years ago had Carmel Catania and Angie Fichera open a boutique children’s clothing store in the heart of Shepparton.. Having worked together as teachers, the duo set out on a new adventure in retail.. Six years later, the

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Shepparton News
Jan 10 2018
Lifestyle

Fourth lap around the...

Shepparton Park Run event director Alan Connolly hopes to see a record 300 runners at this weekend’s fourth event.. Mr Connolly said the event started in January 2014 after he had attended a park run event in Melbourne.. ‘‘My wife

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Shepparton News
Jan 10 2018
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