It was a gem of a race
To the average punter it looks like any other trophy presented at sporting events, but there is a fascinating history behind it.
Punters and trackside fanatics alike are expected to roll into Tatura tomorrow for the annual Tatura Cup.
Students at Tatura’s Scared Heart primary school caught footy fever last week when they came dressed in their favourite football team’s colours.
FOUR quarters is all that stands between Rochester and a premiership.
FOUR quarters is all that stands between Rochester and a premiership.
Tatura’s first ambulance station was officially opened yesterday by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.
There have been a couple of spring-like days for golf recently, however it was back to winter for Merrigum’s Pinehurst event on Saturday as the weather turned cold and showery.
ROCHESTER’S Andrea Yvonne Emmerson has entered a guilty plea in Bendigo’s County Court after grooming a teenage boy online. And has been told she will be a registered sex offender for the rest of her life. However, the boy at the centre of the...
AN EARLY morning shooting has robbed a small country community of its innocence, catapulted into the spotlight as detectives, uniformed police and specialist units poured into Cohuna on Friday. It was a day that began as mundane as most for the...
THE man arrested over the stabbing in Echuca has been charged with serious drug offences.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 26-year-old woman following a fatal collision in Kialla West on Sunday, July 21. The Echuca woman was today charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing death. She was...
The crumbly thick pastry and hearty beef filling is what helps Tatura Hot Bread not only produce a delicious sausage roll but one now named the best in the country.
Exciting times at the historic Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, with the official opening of the new gallery this Sunday.
Roadworks on Ferguson Rd, between Tatura and Mooroopna, start tomorrow.Greater Shepparton City Council advised motorists to expect delays when travelling between 7 am to 7 pm from tomorrow, with works expected to be completed by mid-October, and encouraged drivers to seek an alternative route when possible.Acting director infrastructure Craig Exton said the road was brought to council’s attention following a recent road condition survey.‘‘As part of council’s road condition assessment, Ferguson Rd was identified as requiring bitumen resurfacing and remediation works,’’ he said.‘‘The works will consist of stabilisation repairs along Ferguson Rd, prior to resurfacing later this year, and asphalt intersection upgrades at the Downer Rd and Turnbull Rd intersections.’’Council asked drivers to obey all work-site and advisory signage and be aware of detours.For information, go to www.greatershepparton.com.au
Fur continues to fly over the dog-napping of 10-month-old German wirehaired pointer Chanel.
SCHOOL holidays are just days away and there is plenty to be excited about if you have got school-aged children.
TONIGHT on the The Lead, Moama Anglican Grammar Grade 6 student Digby Newman has the disadvantaged in his heart as he does his part to support the Echuca Foodshare by donating food and other items to the cause
The Service NSW My Community Project announced successful applicants of the program offering up to $260,000 to each NSW electorate, but it was a disappointing program in the Southern Riverina.The public was asked to vote on projects put forward by community organisations, but all Murray electorate funding went to the Griffith area.The winning projects included a skate park in Yenda ($200,000) and to purchase a catering van for the Hanwood Can Assist ($46,000).Tocumwal Rotary Creek walk project coordinator Kerry Davies was the spearhead for the upgrade of the Tocumwal Women’s Australian Air Force Auxiliary Force Creek Walk Master Plan.She said many projects had votes go astray due to its ‘‘tedious and long-winded’’ application process.‘‘It’s just disappointing to not receive the funding and holds up the upgrade even further,’’ Mrs Davies said.‘‘I had many people come to me saying they wanted to vote but were put off by the long winded process to get through.’’After filling out their details accompanied by their Medicare card, voters had to go through a process of elimination from their electorate and selection of top projects before finally choosing which one got their vote.‘‘I really thought the project was worthwhile given the history of the track,’’ Mrs Davies added.‘‘I thought it deserved to be successful and it is even more disappointing that all the funding went towards Griffith.’’Not only was the application process difficult for voters but offered little closure to the organisations when the results came in.‘‘We were only told we didn’t have enough votes,’’ Mrs Davies said.‘‘There was no other information provided and to this day we still don’t know how many votes we got or how close we came to being successful.’’In the Murray electorate, the local community submitted five projects in Berrigan and Tocumwal and one in the Albury electorate for Jerilderie.Local projects submitted that missed out include:Murray electorate – Berrigan Community Golf and Bowling Club for automatic irrigation sprinklers; Berrigan Community Golf and Bowling Club for installation of an outdoor exercise circuit and children’s playground; Berrigan Children’s Centre to create an indoor learning space and an outdoor chill out place for school aged children; Tocumwal Football Netball Club for additional netball courts, and Tocumwal Rotary Club for the replacement of two pedestrian bridges as stage one of the WAAAF Creek Walk Master Plan.Albury electorate – Jerilderie Lions Club, for a bronze statue of a young John Monash with Ned Kelly’s horse.The successful Albury electorate projects included purchasing a refrigerated delivery van to provide emergency food relief in Albury ($35,000), installing shade sails at the Eastern View Estate Parks in East Albury ($55,088) and upgrading the Holbrook netball courts ($180,000).
Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has called on the Federal Government to replace David Littleproud as the minister for water.Ms Sheed believes Mr Littleproud is more concerned with those in the Northern Basin than those in the south.
The Salvation Army Home League of Rochester celebrated its 116th anniversary on
IN 2017 more than 3000 Australians died by suicide. It is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-44. In any given year, over 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt. Males are three times more likely than females to die this way.
A petition drawing attention to the devastating impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on rural communities has been launched. It is an initiative of the Speak Up Campaign, which wants 10,000 signatures to ensure the issue will be debated in the...
The government’s tough new trespass laws to protect farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Federal Parliament, with NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey speaking in favour of the legislation. Senator Davey said animal...
Federation Council has announced that they will be developing a new Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan. In conjunction with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services, all local Councils in NSW have a responsibility to provide safe, convenient and...
Shepparton’s independent state MP, Suzanna Sheed, has called for the sacking of federal water minister, David Littleproud, adding to the chorus of dissatisfaction over the way the Murray Darling Basin plan is being implemented. Only two weeks ago...
Allegations of investors hoarding millions of litres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin will face scrutiny from the competition watchdog after farmers urged the Federal Government to take action.
Disappointment was the main reaction of dairy farmers objecting the approval of three solar farms in northern Victoria, despite new guidelines not yet being implemented into the planning scheme. Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved three...
Murchison East’s Heathmar Poll Dorset Stud will hold its 17th on-property sale on September 26, with 80 flock rams up for auction.
THE 2018–19 season will most certainly be remembered as an exceptionally challenging season for the Australian dairy industry. Universally high feed costs, record high temporary irrigation water costs and widespread dry seasonal conditions have...
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has called on the Victorian Government to vigorously investigate claims made by Professor Peter Gell that the South Australian Lower Lakes were not freshwater but estaurine prior to human intervention.
A further $10million has been invested into sterile fruit fly research as part of a three-year Hort Innovation-managed project.
THE FINANCIAL shell of fallen dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn is sitting on $265 million in equity, but it is still unclear how much investors will see once the company is wound up. The group, which exists to fulfil financial reporting...
VISITORS TO this year’s AgQuip Field Days from August 20 to 22 at Gunnedah enjoyed a sneak peek at the next generation in Case IH’s high-horsepower tractor technology. The new AFS Connect Magnum, powered by the company’s Advanced Farming...
EVERYTHING LOOKED new. There were no marks on the walls and any manure which splashed on the milking machines was quickly pressure cleaned-off. The 80 Holsteins calmly chewing their cuds where spinning around on a shiny rotary platform. Above all...
Victorian Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan has urged Federal Water Minister David Littleproud to introduce the National Party’s new approach to Murray-Darling Basin Plan policy into parliament as soon as possible.
NSW grain and cotton growers are being encouraged to have their say in a statewide survey to gather critical information about the impact of the AgSkilled initiative in meeting the training needs of their respective industries.
The August release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) and the upcoming joining season will have dairy farmers around the country thinking about the next best sires to use over their herds. While breeding enthusiasts will delve into great detail...
Building more dams is the way out of Australia’s water and drought crisis and the scientists agree, acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack says.
Thousands of students’ VET debts have been cancelled after the federal court ruled a western Sydney training institute used “callous” recruitment tactics.
As Donald Trump heads to the UN this week his critics say he doesn’t have a single major foreign policy achievement after more than two years as US president.
Marlion Pickett was best afield in Richmond’s VFL grand final win and Sydney Stack also made a successful return from injury.
A father and son from the Gold Coast have been confirmed dead after rescuers reached the wreckage of a small plane in northern NSW.
The Nine Network says a report claiming it was moving to poach Carrie Bickmore from Ten is completely made up.