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14:05

Do you know where Emma is? The Shepparton Adviser

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Thursday, 15 November

12:52

Get to know your candidates The Shepparton Adviser

Independent Member for Shepparton District, Suzanna SheedIndependent Member for Shepparton District, Suzanna Sheed

WITH the election just around the corner, The Adviser caught up with the candidates and asked them a list of questions to find out why the community should elect them.

Independent Member for Shepparton District, Suzanna Sheed

 

What do you think you could bring to the region if re-elected?

For the past four years, I have been your independent voice in the Victorian parliament. I have worked hard to build strong relationships with all levels of government and our region is now reaping the benefits. Never before have we enjoyed so much attention from the major parties. As an independent, I cant make election promises or funding commitments, but I can deliver results. Since taking a stand and electing an independent in 2014, our community has successfully secured more than $660M for critical health, education, rail and road infrastructure. These projects are all underway, but theres more to achieve and if re-elected, I will continue to advocate for the investment we deserve.

 

What are your main points that you would focus on if re-elected?

Its incredible to see how far our community has come in such a short amount of time; the redevelopment of our hospital has started, work is underway to deliver better educational opportunities and outcomes for our young people, and $356M of upgrades to the Shepparton train line to deliver faster, reliable and more frequent services have begun. Each of these projects are the building blocks of a strong and vibrant community and need to be funded to completion, but now they are underway we have the opportunity to do even more. As a community we have many and diverse needs. Among them, is the need for a mother-baby unit to better support our families when they are vulnerable. We need delivery of the second stage of our hospital and an integrated cancer centre to offer treatment services close to home. We need a fully funded Shepparton Bypass, a redeveloped sports stadium and first-class regional education precinct.

 

 

What do you think are the main issues facing the area right now?

Irrigated agriculture is at the heart of the Shepparton district community....

12:51

Residents celebrate big race The Shepparton Adviser

ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF THE MELBOURNE CUP From left, Kensington Gardens residents, Kaye Dobson, Judy Hanlon, Alice Morrison and emcee, Warwick Long at the special Melbourne Cup Day luncheon at Kensington Gardens last week. Photo: Supplied.ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF THE MELBOURNE CUP From left, Kensington Gardens residents, Kaye Dobson, Judy Hanlon, Alice Morrison and emcee, Warwick Long at the special Melbourne Cup Day luncheon at Kensington Gardens last week. Photo: Supplied.

RESIDENTS at Kensington Gardens got right into the spirit of the race that stops the nation on Tuesday last week, holding a special Melbourne Cup luncheon.

One hundred and ten participants came together to enjoy a range of activities including a fantastic fashions on the field event that was judged by Kate Long and the residents, with best dressed lady won by Judi Hanlon, best dressed man won by Colin Morris, best dressed couple won by Bev and Peter Schumacher and best hat of the day was worn by Lorrain Rivett.

The residents were also privileged to have Ross Patterson donate a painting he had done of a racing scene, which was unveiled at the luncheon.

Kensington Gardens Social Club president, Lorraine Morris said, It was fantastic. We all had a great day.

We enjoyed a champagne and chicken luncheon with salads and sweets made by the residents.

We had sweeps on every race and we had a couple of wins.

It was quite an enjoyable afternoon.

12:50

Payroll tax cut welcomed by regional business The Shepparton Adviser

THE Liberals pledge to cut the current payroll tax rate of 2.425 percent for qualifying businesses in regional Victoria to just 1.0 percent has been welcomed by businesses in the Shepparton district.

The new rate under a Liberal Government will be less than one-quarter of the standard 4.85 percent rate and is the lowest payroll tax rate in Australia.

Gouge Linen Services director, Rob Priestly has welcomed the commitment to cutting taxes for regional business, acknowledging that in an environment of skyrocketing costs such as energy prices, this will assist business to remain competitive.

A 1 percent payroll tax for regional Victoria is a fantastic initiative. It makes regional business more competitive and will drive regional development and job growth.

At a time of rising costs this would be a great assistance to our business.

Liberal Candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer said the Liberals comprehensive plan for decentralisation includes incentives for economic development in regional Victoria.

Thats why a Liberal Government will cut payroll tax in regional Victoria to just 1.0 percent for all businesses under the existing eligibility criteria for the concessional rate.

Our tax cut is expected to save around 4,000 businesses an average of $11,633 a year, many of these businesses are in our region and have applauded the tax relief policy, Cheryl said.

Around 4,000 regional businesses qualify for the concessional payroll tax rate. The qualifications include that at least 85 percent of the payroll must be comprised of Victorian wages associated with regional employees and that the employer is based in regional Victoria.

12:49

Chamber elects president and vice The Shepparton Adviser

LEADING THE WAY From left, Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industrys new vice president, John Anderson and re-elected president, Carl Hainsworth. Photo: David Lee.LEADING THE WAY From left, Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industrys new vice president, John Anderson and re-elected president, Carl Hainsworth. Photo: David Lee.

AT THE recent Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry board meeting, Carl Hainsworth was officially re-elected as president of the chamber for another term. John Anderson was elected vice president and also Chair of the CBD Sub Committee having recently sold his pharmacy after almost 40 years of trading.

With over 40 years of experience in the business sector and three years on the chamber board, Carl Hainsworth said that officially being elected again as president for another term was an honour.

We have achieved a great deal in the last 12 months especially the decision from council to proceed with the partial opening of the mall. My decision to stay on as president is to oversee the implementation of the final design. I would also like to instigate through the chamber a few more programs aimed at youths that connect them with local business, which will help to show them the potentials available here in Shepparton, Carl said.

John Anderson brings much experience to the role, having been in business in retail for nearly 40 years and an active member of the local community.

John said, The chamber of commerce is moving into a new and exciting era with the great success of the iconic business awards, the planned CBD revitalisation and also construction of SAM to move Greater Shepparton forward.

We hope to continue our close relationship with council and also the other groups to help make Shepparton a prosperous destination.

12:48

Charges following thefts and burglaries in Cobram and Numurkah The Shepparton Adviser

COBRAM Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested two men and a teenager following a series of burglaries and thefts in the area.

It is alleged a number of burglaries and thefts took place at businesses as well as a residence across Cobram and Numurkah between October 19 and 26.

A 19-year-old man was charged with three counts of burglary and theft and has been bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates Court on December 12.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with two counts of handle stolen goods, deal with proceeds of crime and commit indictable offence while on bail. He has been bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates Court on November 14.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with 18 offences, including theft, burglary, theft of motor vehicle and commit indictable offence while on bail. He was bailed to appear at a childrens court at a later date.

12:48

Community Connect The Shepparton Adviser

For more information on how to register for your Community Connect listing contact The Adviser via email at classifieds@sheppartonadviser.com.au. Please note listings are to be fewer than 55 words.

UPCOMING

 

WITH INSPIRATION FROM THE MARYBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB, THE ROTARY CLUB OF MOOROOPNA is investigating ways to be involved in the say no to violence campaign. The club will host a workshop in association with Womens Health Goulburn Valley North East as part of our project on November 29 from 7pm at the Sir Ian McLennan Hall in Mooroopna. All welcome.

 

THE SENIOR CITIZENS XMAS CONCERT will be held on November 29 at the Senior Citizens Centre on Welsford Street from 1:30pm. Guest artist is Marke Kelly, a talented singer, with Paul Zito. Entry is $5 which includes afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome. Bookings can be made by calling 5821 4921 or 5821 9580.

 

ONGOING

 

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:45am at the Overlander Hotel, Benalla Road in Shepparton. Share group meets at 9am. For further information, phone Bill on 5821 1854.

 

VIEW CLUB is a ladies friendship group who help to support the Smith Family and meet on the first Friday of the month at the Terminus Hotel for lunch at 11:30am. For further information, phone Helen on 5821 7503.

 

NAGAMBIE LAKES COMMUNITY MARKET runs on the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 9am to 1pm. Lots of locally grown and made items, live music, food and drinks. Located in the main street of Nagambie on the banks of Lake Nagambie. Disabled access friendly. For further information, phone 0475 885 047.

 

SHEPPARTON MS PEER SUPPORT GROUP would like to welcome back all its members for the year, and also any new members who wish to join. Meetings and outings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from approximately 10am to 12:30pm. For further information, contact Ken Morelli on 0427 919 116 or Barry Flemming on 0411 468 489.

 

HEARTBEAT VICTORIA GOULBURN VALLEY meet on the first Monday of the month at the GV Health dining room from 6pm for a meal. Meeting and guest speaker starts at 7pm. For further information, contact Ian Powell on 0418 575 141.

 

EXTENDED HOURS at The Salvation Army Thrift Shop. Now open 9:30am to 4:30pm every Saturday. Come and see us for a friendly chat and find yourself some bargains at 3 Mill Street, Mooroopna.

 

COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION Congupna branch meetings are held at the Congupna Hall on the third Wednesday of the month from 11am. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Carmine Kelly on 5823 1237.

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12:47

Local schools race to raise over $9,000 The Shepparton Adviser

THREE-HUNDRED and fifty students from Mooroopna Park Primary School and Verney Road School helped to collectively raise $9,170.42 after taking part in fun runs which were organised to raise the funds for the schools.

Brad Robinson from Mooroopna Park Primary School and Matthew Gill from Verney Road Special School said the students commitment to the fun run was second-to-none.

Our students are so excited about the money theyve helped raise for school resources and they thoroughly enjoyed participating in the school fun run alongside their peers as they cheered each other on, Brad and Matthew said.

12:46

Letters to the Editor The Shepparton Adviser

CRIME STATS NOT QUITE ACCURATE

Dear Editor,

I have spoken to many people locally who have had property damage, home invasions, vandalism etc. and called to report to police, where nobody has turned up and no reports were taken.

It appears that the real numbers are very skewed against what is happening on the ground.

I have noticed that the postcode 3629 was number one for crime via RACV reporting covering Coomboona/Mooroopna/Undera/Ardmona/Mooroopna North area etc.

Yours sincerely,

Ross Farrar

Shepparton

 

KATTER MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Dear Editor,

Some may criticise Bob Katter, but no one can deny that he puts his electorate and people before political ladder climbing. He has made a real difference to his electorate and given his constituents opportunities.

How amazing is it when the leader of such a small party from Queensland can secure funding for investment in not one but two irrigation schemes in northern Queensland.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government with our local member as one of its team is throwing $13B at destroying already well established, efficient and modern irrigation systems across southern NSW and northern Victoria.

Bob Katter continues to fight for his constituents and gives them hope, instead of prioritising personal or political gain, which is rampant within the major parties.

I wonder what it would take for governments to make genuine investment in our electorate?

At present we have a national party federal water minister who seems committed to destroying our region, and a state national party member who is not prepared to stick his neck out to protect us. Even our local Nationals Senate candidate refuses to oppose the recovery of additional water, despite its potential damage.

With state and federal elections on the horizon voters in the Murray Valley need to think very carefully about what makes a good representative and who will fight for what their constituents want.

It seems neither our National or Liberal representatives are able to influence their city-based colleagues, who are more interested in environmental votes than our sustainability. If they do not show substantial change in coming months, we need to send a clear message of discontent through the ballot box.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hateley

Deniliquin

 

CONFIDENCE IN LEGAL SYSTEM ERODED

Dear Editor,

I believe our justice system has betrayed Australias often cited fair go for all and has shown no common sense or compassion in the prosecuting and jailing of Jatinder Panesar.

Jatinder Panesar was not speeding, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnoea and has shown genuine remorse. He was c...

12:46

Alternative solutions to feel good this summer The Shepparton Adviser

MOTIVATIONAL, HEALTHY HELP Naturopath and registered nurse, Jodi Campbell is passionate about assisting you in achieving your goals. Photo: Katelyn Morse.MOTIVATIONAL, HEALTHY HELP Naturopath and registered nurse, Jodi Campbell is passionate about assisting you in achieving your goals. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

AT Verdure Naturopathy, Jodi Campbell prides herself on her passion to help others achieve their health goals.

As a registered nurse and naturopath, Jodi assesses all facets of her clients lifestyle and works exclusively to assist in reaching your health target, whatever that may be.

Currently, Jodi has the perfect program to help attain and maintain body self-confidence this summer. If you commence the new Reset Program now, the first six-week portion would be completed by Christmas and you should certainly feel the results.

You can sign up alone, or save money and sign up as a group. Health objectives are easier to maintain in a group as you can lift each other up and hold one another accountable. Its surely the easiest and most enjoyable way to achieve your health goal.

Jodi said, Our aim is to start with the simple things like food and lifestyle. We also want to acknowledge that every body is different and we want clients to be able to love and appreciate themselves.

Leading up to Christmas, now is a good time to start preparing to feel healthy. Visit Verdure Naturopathy at Shop 2/69 McLennan Street, Mooroopna, or give Jodi Campbell a call at 0408 356 044 to book an appointment.

12:45

Works start of Maude Street revitalisation The Shepparton Adviser

THE Maude Street amenities, plaza and bus interchange redevelopment works commenced lasts week with the demolition of the structures near the corner of Maude and Vaughan Streets.

The demolition will allow for the construction of new public toilet facilities. The new facilities will include toilets, an adult change room, breastfeeding and baby changing rooms. The works also include construction of the plaza area and a new eight bay bus interchange. These works have been programmed to run concurrently minimising the impact of road users in the area and will cost approximately $3M. Funding for the project is coming from the Australian Governments Building Better Regions fund, Public Safety Infrastructure fund, VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria and Greater Shepparton City Council. Works are due for completion in mid-2019.

Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Phil Hoare said, The construction of new public toilets including adult change and bicycle storage facilities and a plaza area will create a user-friendly space for shoppers within the precinct.

The plaza area will provide a great space for socialising and the new facilities will be user friendly and compliment the new bus interchange, it will greatly enhance the amenity and safety of the area for our community.

The new bus interchange will improve the functionality within the CBD and the area will be safer for pedestrians and traffic. The creation of an eight bay bus interchange will provide Shepparton with a central, user friendly public transport hub with direct access to the CBD, train station and other major destinations within Greater Shepparton. The bus interchange will operate on both sides of Maude Street for north and southbound traffic.

Later stages of the overall project include streetscaping of Maude Street from Vaughan to High Street and traffic signals to replace the roundabout at the intersection of Vaughan and Maude Streets. The overall project works will be staged over the next two financial years with completion likely to be in late 2020.

12:04

Time running out to nominate for 2019 Australia Day awards The Shepparton Adviser

TIME is running out to nominate local residents for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations are open for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year (aged under 30) and Community Event of the Year for Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba.

Nominations are also sought for other categories including sports and education awards.

Greater Shepparton City Council Director Sustainable Development, Geraldine Christou encouraged residents to nominate friends, neighbours or colleagues who had volunteered their time to make a difference in their community.

We all know people who just get out there and make things happen, lend a hand when the chips are down or go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to supporting other people or a cause for the community, Ms Christou said.

Councils Australia Day Awards are a fitting tribute for these quiet achievers, and I urge anyone who has ever thought someones contribution deserves some recognition to nominate them for the 2019 awards.

Greater Shepparton Young Citizen of the Year for 2018, Brooke McCluskey said, Being nominated for the Australia Day award was such an honour and made me feel really appreciated for my efforts within the community, I think its a great way to show some recognition for the hard work put into the community every day!

Nomination forms are available from councils Welsford Street office, online at www.greatershepparton.com.au, from Australia Day committee members or by contacting council on 5832 9700.

Nominations close for Murchison on November 23, 2018 and for the other towns on November 30, 2018.

12:03

Northern Victoria shows resiliency in dry conditions The Shepparton Adviser

THE regulated rivers, catchments and storages managed by Victorias largest rural water authority, Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW), are showing their resilience to the dry conditions gripping other parts of Australia, but the region is set to face a dry outlook for the remainder of spring and early summer.

GMW interim managing director, Bill Jaboor said the water reserves established over the last few seasons have contributed to water security for all entitlement holders, including those in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.

Our astute customers, primarily made up of the farmers who provide food and fibre for us all, are increasingly taking advantage of seasonal carryover and other water management options to make the most of the regions most precious resource, Mr Jaboor said.

With the volume of water available to use this season, GMW is currently well placed to meet the demands of our entitlement holders as they arise.

12:03

Together we can mural launch The Shepparton Adviser

A COLLABORATIVE mural project undertaken by GOTAFE CUA20415 Certificate II Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Cultural Arts students and 27 pre-school students, aged three and four years from Alexander Street Kindergarten in Mooroopna, was officially unveiled yesterday.

The architectural mural which celebrates the 2018 NAIDOC Theme, Because of her, we can, features the role of family and women, using animals indigenous to the Goulburn and Murray River region.

GOTAFE students involved were Victoria Webbe, Celine Jukes, Anna Williams, Delrae Lui. These students, along with staff were involved in developing art work relating to ATSI Identity, in particular, the role of women in Aboriginal culture, working with others and planning art site installation.

12:02

Ballot draw order revealed The Shepparton Adviser

CANDIDATES ORDER ON BALLOT Victorian Electoral Commission election office manager, Mick Bastian read out the ballot paper order for the upcoming election at the reveal last week. Photo: David Lee.CANDIDATES ORDER ON BALLOT Victorian Electoral Commission election office manager, Mick Bastian read out the ballot paper order for the upcoming election at the reveal last week. Photo: David Lee.

THE Shepparton Districts Ballot Draw Order was revealed as 1 Independent Candidate for Shepparton District, Suzanna Sheed, 2 The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz, 3 Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party of Victoria Candidate, Murray Willaton, 4 Bill Heath, 5 The Greens Candidate for Shepparton, Kickee Freeman and 6 The Liberal Candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer.

The Northern Victoria Ballot Draw Order was revealed as 1 Voluntary Euthanasia Party (Victoria), 2 Derryn Hinchs Justice Party, 3 Australian Liberty Alliance, 4 Health Australia Party, 5 Sustainable Australia, 6 Animal Justice Party, 7 Australian Greens, 8 Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Vic, 9 Australian Labour Party, 10 Liberal Democrats, 11 Australian Country Party, 12 Hudson 4 NV, 13 Victorian Socialists, 14 Fiona Pattens Reason Party, 15 Liberal/The Nationals, 16 Aussie Battler Party, 17 Transport Matters and 18 Labour DLP.

11:59

Skaters on film The Star

LOCAL skaters showcased their talent in front of a camera at the Inverloch skate park on Saturday.
The YMCA hosted a clip comp.
Skaters had three hours to achieve the best clips with plenty of prizes up for grabs.
Participants could skate, BMX or scoot.
YMCA event coordinate Darren Marks said around 30 people took part, ranging in age. Most of the participants were local.
Events like this give our young people something to do. Its something a bit different and it gets them involved in skating, he said.
It keeps them off the street and off computer games.
The competition was held in conjunction with the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge.
We did something similar last year with the cycle challenge because theres a few more people around, Darren said.
Darren said there was a lot of a great young talent coming through at the skate park.
Some of the videos from the event can be viewed on Bass Coast Skate Parks Facebook page.
The YMCA is planning more events in the future to attract local skaters.
The skating culture is growing in Bass Coast, with Bass Coast Shire Councils skate strategy aiming to create and upgrade more skate parks in the region.

On film: Inverlochs Zeke Holden, Wonthaggis Angus McGillvray and Inverlochs Lloyd Edwards were at the clip comp at the Inverloch skate park on Saturday.

11:59

Help the Salvos spread hope this Christmas The Shepparton Adviser

WITH Christmas just over one month away, The Salvation Army is encouraging Shepparton locals to connect with their community, whether it is through participating in Christmas activities, giving a hand up to someone in need, or reaching out to the Salvos for help.

Christmas is one of the hardest times of year for Australians doing it tough, but Shepparton Salvation Army officer, Captain Karyn Wishart says just a small contribution can make a big difference in helping us to give hope where its needed most.

For just $29 you can provide food on the table and a present under the Christmas tree to help give hope to someone in need this Christmas, Captain Wishart said.

Research from The Salvation Army has revealed that 95 percent of all households who access the Salvos emergency services are living in poverty, with 74 percent experiencing food insecurity and 67 percent reporting that food affordability is their greatest daily challenge.

At Christmas, the Salvos will serve over 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need. But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public, Captain Wishart says.

Christmas is the busiest time of year for the Salvos. Not only is The Salvation Army in Shepparton running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, to provide toys and food for those in need, it is also putting on a community carols event and preparing for special Christmas services.

The Salvation Army is inviting the public to gather to celebrate the hope and joy of Christmas at a special service at 10am on December 23, and on Christmas Day at 9am, at The Salvation Army Shepparton, 99 Nixon Street, Shepparton. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Shepparton locals are also invited to attend The Salvation Armys carols service at 5pm, on December 16, at The Salvation Army Shepparton, 99 Nixon Street.

Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together. So, join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas, Captain Wishart said.

To give hope where its needed most this Christmas, donate to The Salvation Armys Christmas Appeal at salvos.org.au/Christmas or by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). Donations can also be made in person at any Westpac branch or at Salvo Stores.

11:58

Volunteers thanked for magnificent reserve The Star

LEONGATHAS proud sporting history starts with its exemplary sports hub.
The Leongatha Recreation Reserve has been well maintained by its committee of volunteers for many years and services an abundance of sport and community groups.
These clubs include the tennis, croquet, football, cricket, table tennis, golf, small bore, little athletics, umpires association, netball, basketball, swimming, cycling and the Historical Car Club.
The recreation reserve is home to South Gippsland SPLASH, which features an indoor pool and stadium.
On top of this, a skate park was developed in 2016 and continues to be well used. The recreation reserve is also the home of Leongathas Avenue of Honour.
The reserve is well used for its park and barbecue facility, and is frequented by walkers and joggers.
Major events have also been held at the reserve, including the Rotary Show N Shine, the circus and school sporting events.
The Leongatha Recreation Reserve is unique. According to Leongatha Recreation Reserve committee chair Mr Glenn Wright, theres only one other reserve like it in Victoria.
Its important for the community to have a facility like this and that it is kept in good repair. It reflects on the towns pride when people come in to visit and see our excellent facilities, he said.
The recreation reserve is in fantastic condition thanks to the hours put in by volunteers and the respective clubs.
Volunteers play a huge role in the upkeep of the recreation reserve. Mr Wright acknowledged the work of
Leongathas Kevin Thorn, who has taken on the role of curator and has done a magnificent job.
The committee is also grateful to South Gippsland Shire Council and the State Government for contributing to the facilitys maintenance.
We have been fortunate in the last few years to receive some government grants, Mr Wright said.
We coordinated with the shire to seal the roadway on the top end which has made a huge difference as well as some kerb and channel works. We spent around $1 million. The committee contributed $150,000, council contributed a similar amount and the rest was covered by government grants.
The recreation reserve is growing with the latest addition of Leongatha Football Netball Clubs outdoor netball courts.
Leongatha and District Netball Association also secured funding recently to bring its courts up to standard.
Mr Wright said the netball redevelopments would allow Leongatha to host more finals and championships.
Next on the committees list of improvements is to give the grandstand a revamp and improve the parking near the netball courts and velodrome.
The grandstand has a lot of historical significance but it still needs to be maintained. We will be applying for grants to give it a bit of a face lift, Mr Wright said.
Our top priority is the car parking situation and we are planning future road works. Otherwise, w...

11:55

Saario recognised for commitment to volleyball The Star

 

TOM Saario was recently awarded the Contribution to Refereeing Award for the 2018 Volleyball Victoria State League season.

Tom is a highly valued stalwart of Korumburra Volleyball Inc and a life member of Volleyball Victoria.

Contribution to Refereeing recognises an individuals outstanding dedication and contribution to refereeing within, and outside of, the State League competition.

Each State League morning, Tom would arrive pre-opening to check all nets for junior matches before travelling to Springers Leisure Centre to act as referee delegate and referee development officer; overseeing all of the referees at Springers Volleyball Centre.

Well deserved: Tom Saario (right) received the Contribution to Refereeing Award for the 2018 Volleyball Victoria State League season. He is pictured with fellow Volleyball Victoria life member and member of Morwell Volleyball Club Ian Burgess.

11:53

Holly bound for China The Star

MEENIYANS Holly DeGaris will soon be heading off to China for the experience of a lifetime.
Pony Club Australia has been working in China for the last two years to develop the equestrian industry and education for young riders.
Pony Club Australia regularly sends Australian coaches to centres in China to train and accredit the coaches and examine riders for Pony Club certificates.
A Pony Club Australia coach has been stationed at the Gold Saddle Equestrian Club in Guilin, Guangxi province, for most of 2018.
A team of eight from Australia was selected to join the coach in China, Holly among them.
The Australian riders will ride in showjumping rounds and gymkhana games, demonstrate riding to Chinese students, and do sightseeing and cultural activities.
Holly is set to leave for China on November 20 and its looking forward to the experience.
The 16 year old has been riding since she was three years old and has been a member of the Meeniyan Pony Club for the past 10 years.
She decided to apply for the experience after hearing great reviews from a friend who had been part of the program in previous years.
I am looking forward to learning about pony clubs in China and what they do differently. Im also excited to learn about a new culture, she said.
My friend said it was amazing and I wanted to find out what it was all about. I am willing to give every opportunity a go.
This is the fourth group Pony Club Australia has sent to China.
Holly said she loves being part of the Meeniyan Pony Club and has always enjoyed horse riding.
You form a great connection with your horse, she said.
Its a great feeling, whether youre competing or just going for a ride down the road.
Her greatest achievements include competing in the National Pony Club Formal Gymkhana in Toowoomba last year and taking part in the State Tetrathlon.
Her goal is to make it to the national Tetrathlon team and compete internationally in 2020.
She is committed to her goal and trains extremely hard. She swims three times a week, runs three times a week, goes to gym three times a week, rides up to six times a week and practices shooting for at least 10 minutes each day.
Pony Club Australia is part of an active global community and has sent teams to compete in the Tetrathlon in the USA, Polocrosse in the UK, Mounted Games in the UK and showjumping in France.

11:51

Locals triumph in cycle challenge The Star

TWO local cyclists raced across the line first in the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge.
Battling it out in the 121 kilometre race, both Cowes Jesse Riley and Leongathas Alex Dunbar crossed the line first with a time of three hours, 28 minutes and 31 seconds.
The cycle challenge has been running in Inverloch for eight years.
With 121, 85, 53 and 40 kilometre races, the challenges leave Inverloch and circles through Kongwak, the Glen Alvie hills, Almurta and Moyarra, taking cyclists through stunning scenery before ending back in Inverloch.
Between 600 and 700 cyclists took part this year; similar numbers to last year.
This year, the challenge was moved out of Inverlochs main street and onto Ramsay Boulevard.
We decided to move the challenge so we would have a beautiful park to use and there would be less impact on the main street, festival co-director Jess Bodiam said.
The Rainbow Park was used for childrens activities such as face painting, giant board games and the pimp my bike competition.
This competition was won by Inverlochs Anahla Cameron for her robot design.
Stalls from sponsors were also a point of interest.
A fun run was held early in the morning in conjunction with parkrun and a billy cart race took place.

Over the line: Leongathas Alex Dunbar and Cowes Jesse Riley were the first over the line in Bass Coast Cycle Challenges 121 kilometre race.

11:49

New homes for elderly a risk of homelessness The Shepparton Adviser

ELDERLY people who are struggling with homelessness in Shepparton will soon have a new place to call home thanks to $5.5M in Victorian Government funding.

Representing the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley, Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp said the funding would support a $10M project being delivered by Wintringham Housing Ltd.

The project will result in 28 to 30 one-bedroom accessible homes being built in central Shepparton on a property adjoining other homes and support services currently managed by Wintringham.

The homes will be allocated to elderly homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, with priority being given to those who have experienced family violence. Construction is expected to start in 2020 with the first residents being housed in late 2021.

Additional funding has come from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and a philanthropic body.

Wintringham CEO and founder, Bryan Lipmann AM said, We are proud to already be serving the Shepparton community, and this project means we can extend our housing and support services for those in need even further. This is a powerful example of how government and community funds can be used in partnership to deliver much needed services.

11:48

McCormack fighting for farmers The Shepparton Adviser

 

YOUR LABOUR DLP CANDIDATE Labour Democratic Labour Party Candidate for Northern Victoria, Chris McCormack. Photo: Supplied.YOUR LABOUR DLP CANDIDATE Labour Democratic Labour Party Candidate for Northern Victoria, Chris McCormack. Photo: Supplied.

THE Democratic Labour Party (Labour DLP) is dismayed at the plight of food growers in Victoria as a result of destructive policies from successive governments which have led to the demise of farming and the flow-on effect of lost jobs in rural and regional Victorian communities.

 

Labour DLP Candidate for Northern Victoria, Chris McCormack said, In the year 2000, there were 12,896 registered dairy farms in Australia. Last year there were 5,789.

This decimation of the industry has been brought about by deregulation of the dairy industry and deregulation of water. The price of temporary water rose 900 percent between 2012-2015 and in some cases is now selling for over $300 per megalitre which is making farming unsustainable while water barons profiteer.

Labour DLP believes in giving farmers back useable and affordable water allocations by immediately ceasing all water buy-backs, reviewing all water acts and an immediate moratorium on the Murray Darling Basin Plan, with those adversely affected compensated.

So-called environmental flows, lacking any scientific basis, whereby up to 70 percent of water stored in reservoirs is sent out to sea is an absolute disgrace and must be reversed, Mr McCormack said.

Shepparton is among the top 20 highest youth unemployment hotspots in Australia, at 16.1 percent unemployment. Labour DLP believes in encouraging manufacturing and business in the regions through the abolition of payroll tax and industry-specific incentives, making power affordable and reliable and building new dams to drought proof Victoria. These are essential if Victorian jobs are to survive long-term.

Building new high efficiency, low emissions coal power stations, and encouraging co-operatives throug...

11:44

Local triathletes to tackle IRONMAN Western Australia The Shepparton Adviser

IRONWOMEN FOR A CAUSE From left, GV Health McGrath Foundation breast care nurse, Michelle Parish, KMD Creative logo designer, Kris Muir, triathlete due, Kylie Jones and Fiona Le Gassick, McDonalds owner operator, Tully Lyster and trainer, Anne Maclean. Photo: David Lee.IRONWOMEN FOR A CAUSE From left, GV Health McGrath Foundation breast care nurse, Michelle Parish, KMD Creative logo designer, Kris Muir, triathlete due, Kylie Jones and Fiona Le Gassick, McDonalds owner operator, Tully Lyster and trainer, Anne Maclean. Photo: David Lee.

LOCAL triathlete duo, Kylie Jones and Fiona Le Gassick are tackling the gruelling IRONMAN Western Australia in December in the name of the McGrath Foundation.

Kylie is a three times breast cancer survivor, having recently experienced her third diagnosis even after an earlier double mastectomy, and with Fionas daughter at risk of carrying the breast cancer gene, the two friends and training buddies have united in the support of the Pink Ribbon cause.

This will be both Fiona and Kylies third IRONMAN (3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42.2km run) but the first one they have competed in together.

Kylie and Fiona said, We wanted to financially support the McGrath Foundation as we believe breast care nurses make a world of difference to the lives of families experiencing breast cancer.

Under their team name, Pink Peaks IRONMAN, they hope to raise $5,000 for the McGrath Foundation to assist with continuing to provide breast care nurses for the Goulburn Valley.

To kick off their fundraising campaign local McDonalds licensees, Tully and Michelle Lyster have kindly donated $2,500 to the cause.

As a major fundraiser Pink Peaks IRONMAN will be hosting a trivia afternoon on Sunday, November 25 at 2pm at the Senior Citizens Centre. The event will be hosted by local trivia guru, Dean Waldo Walton, with tickets available via Eventbrite Pink Peaks IRONMAN McGrath Foundation Trivia Afternoon. Tickets are just $15 per person with tables of 10 encouraged.

To make a donat...

11:42

East Shepparton covered bowling green pledge The Shepparton Adviser

ELECTION PLEDGE From left, East Shepparton Bowls Club vice president, Dennis Galt, board member, Kevin Cox, Liberal Candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer, Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz and East Shepparton Bowls Club president, Chris Johnson at the recent announcement that if elected this month the Liberal Nationals Government would provide $600,000 towards a new covered bowling green at the club. Photo: Supplied.ELECTION PLEDGE From left, East Shepparton Bowls Club vice president, Dennis Galt, board member, Kevin Cox, Liberal Candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer, Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz and East Shepparton Bowls Club president, Chris Johnson at the recent announcement that if elected this month the Liberal Nationals Government would provide $600,000 towards a new covered bowling green at the club. Photo: Supplied.

A NEW covered bowling green for the East Shepparton Bowls Club could be on the cards if the Liberal Nationals Government is elected this month, pledging to provide $600,000 toward the $1.2M project.

The new undercover green will allow the 120 club members and bowlers from around the Shepparton electorate and wider area to play bowls all-year-round.

The club hosts many local and major tournaments such as the Victorian Open and the undercover green will ensure such events are not affected by inclement weather.

Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation, Peter Walsh said, Sports clubs like East Shepparton Bowls Club are experiencing strong participation and are in desperate need of better facilities to make sure they can keep up with demand...

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The word hydraulics to me evokes pictures of pumps, valves and engineers anything to do with liquids and water pressure. A little critter that wandered across my outdoor furniture setting recently is powered by hydraulics. You have probably all seen these tiny little spiders (pictured) which, with a mighty leap, suddenly disappear only to []

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