Last week started with bad news in the shape of the 9000hectare Wunghnu fire and ended with three major projects getting the nod.GEOFF ADAMS February 17, 2014 9:00am
Bruce Dighton and Terry Barnstable at GrainCorp's Numurkah oilseed factory meeting deputy Premier, Peter Ryan
Last week started with bad news in the shape of the 9000
Farmers between Tallygaroopna, Bunbartha and Wunghnu are still reeling after grass fires swept through their paddocks, destroying four homes and thousands of hectares of fencing, sheds, fodder, grain and grass.
On Thursday, the Victorian Government made good on its promise of help for SPC Ardmona in the form of a $22
Despite the lack of any money from the Federal Government, and criticism of SPC Ardmona’s enterprise bargaining agreement, CCA has signed up to a three-year innovation program, with a promise to maintain effective full-time staffing at 500, and to pay back the $22
Staff voted to freeze their pay and conditions for up to 18 months last week.
Under the restructuring Kyabram and Mooroopna factories will close, although SPC Ardmona couldn’t say when.
Product lines are expected to be transferred to Shepparton.
Meanwhile, a joint venture involving a Kyabram company, has opened a $40
Up to 50 jobs are expected to be created at the Old Dookie Rd factory.
And in Numurkah, GrainCorp, has decided to spend $35 million on the upgrade of the former Riverland oilseeds factory, to enable it to produce food grade oil for bulk shipping.
Although the upgrade will not require any more canola, the company said it was its long-term wish to grow the business based in a major canola growing area.
Police are asking for information about an assault in Shepparton that left a man with serious facial injuries and broken bones last month.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Emily Umbers has been helping members of the Maasai community to get a toilet.
St Joseph’s Primary School students took part in an extended after-school stay.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
A great day brought big numbers to Station St in Seymour.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Nominations are being sought for the annual Axedale CWA community youth award.
Access to Ulupna Island has been blocked at key points, leaving local residents and businesses rallying for a re-opening in a bid to save tourism dollars.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
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