Bike riders found using hand-held mobile phones while riding can be issued with a $476 spot fine under a new road rule from July 1.. This means police no longer have to charge riders and take them to court, a costly and time-consuming process that
Satisfaction ratings for Mitchell Shire Council are on the improve — and quite significantly.. But council is still quite a way behind other Victorian councils and councils also classified in the large rural group, with Mitchell’s
Mitchell Shire Council is seeking community input on its draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21.. Council has developed a new four-year plan to help improve health and wellbeing in the municipality and it is now out for the
The Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series will be heading to Seymour this spring.. Seymour has been selected as one of four venues to host the eight-leg racing series on October 22, which will form part of Seymour Cup day.. The competition is worth
Offenders have forced the rear door of the United Service Station in Nagambie.. Offenders this week gained access to the building but left empty-handed after failing to find any cigarettes on the premises.. They opened every door and drawer in the
Seymour midfield ace Jason Cole will not feature for the rest of the season after suffering a severe hamstring injury.. Cole partially tore his right hamstring against Shepparton United in round five.. But the toughness of the GV’s interleague
Seymour Football Netball Club held a full club reunion on Saturday night, with more than 100 people turning up to recognise and reflect on the club’s success.. The night served as a 10-year reunion for the footballers’ seniors and thirds
Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition, with the Hampshire Down Feature Show set to be a highlight of the program.. Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition
Charles Sturt University student Rebecca Wyper is passionate about the dairy industry and, through the help of Murray Dairy, she has been able to grow her passion into a successful career.. The 25-year-old has been working full-time with the Murray
The Melbourne Showgrounds will be the place to be next month if you love alpacas or poultry.. That’s because the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show and Royal Melbourne Poultry Show’s will be held across the weekend of July 8 and 9.. The two breeds of
The value of agriculture has hit a new high but it’s not likely to last for long, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences Agricultural Commodities Report.. The report, released last week, said
Victorian farmers are relieved Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has committed not to release dingoes into the wild.. The VFF was concerned the Victorian Government’s revamped Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee risked diluting any attempt to
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has urged the Victorian Government to inform crop growers of a recall of certain herbicides as well as their rights in relation to damages.. Ms Sheed was speaking in Victorian Parliament on June 20 and said
A joint flood operation and emergency training exercise was held recently at Dartmouth Dam to ensure staff are prepared for a range of high-risk situations.. Murray-Darling Basin Authority representatives joined AGL (power station) staff and
Despite dairy farmers’ trust in processors falling in the past 12 months, the industry looks like it is turning a corner.. That is the message from Dairy Australia’s most recent Dairy Situation and Outlook Report.. Speaking at a Murray Dairy
Sheep producers will hear about new research and technology to benefit their farm businesses at a forum in Wagga Wagga next month.. The forum, hosted by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, will bring together speakers from the Australian
As the temperature drops and Victorians turn up the heat, Environment Protection Authority Victoria is encouraging households with wood heaters to take practical steps to help reduce smoke from their heaters over winter.. Reduced air quality across
State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan is calling for an immediate injection in roads funding after a report showed cuts to Victoria’s road maintenance budget was wreaking havoc across north-east Victoria.. The report, tabled by the state’s Auditor
Two joey koalas have been born at Perth Zoo in the past 12 months, including the first in 15 years to help support the threatened species.
A court has refused to grant bail on drug charges to Domenic Perre, the man once charged over the bombing of the National Crime Authority office in Adelaide.
Olympic gold medallists Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams will spearhead Australia's squad in the women's rugby World Cup in Ireland.
Senior US military commander Admiral Harry Harris has warned against what should be shared domains in the South China Sea being closed.
A serial con artist defrauded the NSW government and charities of more than $18,000 by posing as a schoolgirl in foster care, a court has heard.
As Tony Abbott outlines his own vision for energy policy, Malcolm Turnbull has worn his trusty leather jacket to check in on his Snowy Hydro 2.0 expansion.
A mechanic who allegedly provided the gun used to kill Gold Coast businessman Philip Carlyle 20 years ago has been granted bail.
A Victorian TAFE compliance officer has told an anti-corruption hearing how a former executive pressured staff to falsely process student certificates.
NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has been temporarily excluded from the Greens party room.
Qantas says it has not been affected by the Petya ransomeware attack and an unrelated computer glitch that hit its computer booking system has been resolved.