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.
Woolworths this morning announced a five year deal for SPC Ardmona.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Tatura businessman Jody Vincitorio has been ‘‘celebrating for the last couple of weeks’’, having notched up one year trading as JVs Paint & Panel at 105 Ross St (next to Rob’s Radiators).
Kyabram Fire Brigade has booked a place in the Goulburn Murray Cricket grand final after defeating Echuca.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s chief executive Matt Sharp has accepted a position at Eastern Health which has seven hospitals in Melbourne.
Kyabram's 69th annual rodeo takes place this Friday.
What was expected to be a long wait was anything but as young Seymour man gets heart transplant.
NSW signs historic Murray-Darling Basin Plan agreement.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Three Cobram firefighters have returned safe from the toxic Morwell mine fire in Gippsland.
Deniliquin man Luke Moodie plans to skate from Deniliquin to Melbourne in an effort to raise funds for his nephew Parker Moodie and the Monash Health Foundation.
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