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Jim the can man can do

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so when Jim Payne started to notice aluminium cans piling up on roadsides and around bins, he thought he could turn the cans into cash and raise money for palliative care.. So he started

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

More fish due to wet spring

Recreational anglers weren’t short of trout and salmon to catch last year after more than 844000 fish were stocked into Victorian waterways.. The record increase was possible because of a wetter than average spring that helped beat the previous

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Declan Martin
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

They’re best at bridge

A team of Goulburn Valley residents can now call themselves bridge champions after winning a specialised event held in Canberra last week.. Nagambie Bridge Club director Michael Goh teamed up with Bruce Minchinton and their Sydney friends John Green

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

Paddling up a storm

Paddle boarding was popular in Shepparton on Tuesday with 70 people giving the water leisure activity a try at Victoria Park Lake.. Iwaterski’s Josh Emonson co-ordinated the stand-up paddle boarding and took several groups of all ages out on the

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

Pilots parachute to...

Two glider pilots walked away relatively unscathed after a mid-air collision while returning to Benalla during the World Gliding Championships.. The pilots collided mid-air on Saturday afternoon, with both forced to bail out and parachute to

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

Waste woes

A group of concerned riverside residents in Barooga is fed up with campers dumping rubbish along the picturesque river banks following a decision to remove bins from state forests a few years ago.. At the time, the 2014 decision by NSW National

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

New Friends are sought

Ahead of the group’s 15th birthday the Friends of the Shepparton Library are looking to increase the number of younger members and diversify the group.. Member Janet Kiddle said although the current 60-strong membership worked hard, the group was

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

She’ll be wax-free apples

Two major supermarkets have opted to ditch the wax coating from their apples, after shoppers took a shine to the fruit’s natural sheen.. Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths have reported customers requesting stores embrace fruit and

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

New blood on WAM committee is keen

Nine new members were inducted into the Word and Mouth (WAM) army this week when the youth committee members gathered for the first time this year.. The 21-member committee, which is designed to be a voice for the youth of Greater Shepparton, spent

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Taylah Burrows
Jan 20 2017
Lifestyle

Encouraging some local pride

The Goulburn Valley Community Fund’s #ShepProud video competition is returning this year and is open to more young people.. The competition brief asks people between the ages of 15 and 25 to share an upbeat story about Shepparton via video, in

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Declan Martin
Jan 19 2017
Lifestyle

Dairy week winds up

Northern Victorian exhibitors are shining at International Dairy Week, which winds up at Tatura today.. Experienced handler Zoe Hayes from Stanhope was awarded most successful youth handler on Monday; April Wishart from Cohuna took home the The

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Geoff Adams
Jan 19 2017
Lifestyle

Firing up message

Children taking part in the Family Care school holiday program were treated to an educational fire display on Wednesday, when a group of professional firefighters taught them about fire safety at the Shepparton station.. Although the day was an

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Rhiannon Tuff...
Jan 18 2017
Lifestyle

Fire call heard

Bruce Sonogan had two very different yet vital roles to play during two of Victoria’s biggest bushfires — Ash Wednesday in 1983 and the Black Saturday fires in 2009.. At 59, Mr Sonogan is in his fifth season as a Forest Fire Management Victori

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John Lewis
Jan 18 2017
Lifestyle

Colour comp is on again

Children from the district’s smaller schools will get the chance to showcase their perception of Australia thanks to the Mooroopna Country Women’s Association and the Honig family.. For the past 12 years, children from Mooroopna’s four primary

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 18 2017
Lifestyle

Simba, pride of the family, returns home

It had been three years since Mitchell Fox and Nicole Touzel were in the company of playful palomino gelding Simba.. The pair, owners and operators of Marzel Park — a professional horse training and re-educating centre in Katamatite — first met

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Tara Whitsed
Jan 17 2017
Lifestyle

Museum designs unveiled

Which new SAM is the best for Shepparton?. This is what residents of the city will be asked during the next three weeks.. A first look at five highly-anticipated concepts vying to become the new $35million, multi-level Shepparton Art Museum on

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Thomas Moir
Jan 17 2017
Lifestyle

Ready for big league

Sunshine, bat, ball and big gloves — it all came together for budding cricketer Rhys Cowen, 3, at Deakin Reserve on Thursday.. Young Rhys was not deterred by gloves a few sizes too big as he swung his bat for a practice hit.. The batsman was at

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2017
Lifestyle

Which design will you...

Is this vision of a future Shepparton Art Museum exciting?. Would it make me visit Shepparton? Does it have wow factor?. And what story will it tell future generations about the region?. These are just a few of the questions Shepparton Art Museum

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Thomas Moir
Jan 17 2017
Lifestyle

Event celebrates...

A record 272 participants took to the lake on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of the Shepparton Parkrun.. ‘‘Our previous record was 188 people about six weeks ago,’’ event director Alan Connolly said.. ‘‘We have slowly been

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Barclay White
Jan 16 2017
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