One small step, a giant feat
It was one of those moments the world literally held its collective breath.
With six lives already lost on Greater Shepparton roads so far this year, it is clear something needs to be done.
Supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society to thrive is essential in ensuring our community can prosper. National blindness and low vision not-for-profit charity Vision Australia visited the region yesterday as part of advocacy efforts to source ongoing funding for their radio services. The service gives people who are not only vision impaired the opportunity to experience the written word but also supports those from culturally diverse backgrounds to learn more about their local community and enables them to connect with their community in a more purposeful way. The Shepparton broadcasting operations are one of 10 AM/FM stations across Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and regional Victoria, with more than 700,000 people listening to the content produced across the country each year. Shepparton’s broadcast provides readings from the Shepparton News twice a day, followed by other local newspapers in the afternoon. Books, magazines and other printed resources and a variety of original programming is also produced from the Shepparton studio. Due to changes in the funding received by disability support organisations following the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Vision Australia needs to secure $700,000 per year from the Federal Government to ensure the future of the service. After 40 years of broadcasting nationwide and 19 years in Shepparton alone, the positives of this service cannot be ignored. Sharing written media is something we strongly support due to our presence in the local community. We need to ensure print is delivered to all who seek this form of news and the funding is once again provided by the Federal Government. Supporting the vulnerable to feel included in our community is vital and something we emphasise in our reporting everyday.
In recent years, people across the world are partaking in a new form of meditation.
It is disheartening to see a large number of tyres had been dumped along the side of the road in Shepparton earlier this week.
I don’t think I am alone when I say there is nothing quite so delicious as a wonderful storm.
The plight of refugees is a global problem, but it comes home to roost in our community.
NAIDOC Week is here again and it is worth remembering the important opportunity this annual cultural event offers to us all.
In the past, a number of methods have been used in television commercials to try and get a road safety message across.
In the mid-1950s there were only two places on the planet that had poker machines, Las Vegas and NSW.
Last year 372 people struggled with homelessness in Greater Shepparton.
Human remains were discovered in dense bushland in Mooroopna on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in the vicinity of Common Track by members of the public who quickly notified police. Shepparton Police processed the site in the early hours of...
Part of the Goulburn Valley Hwy is closed in Kialla West due to an incident which occurred about 4.20pm. Police are currently diverting all traffic along the highway onto Mitchell Rd, Central Kialla Rd and Union Rd. It is unknown when the road will...
A hotel in Mooroopna is currently taped off by police due to an assault that took place on the premises overnight. Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit acting sergeant Jeff Wren said a person has been hospitalised following the incident. He said the...