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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Wemba Wemba, Ngandjon-jji and Yorta Yorta man Clayton Murray-Mitchell is planning a two-day festival in Moama featuring Archie Roach and Kevin Kropinyeri.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
Cobram Barooga Cycling Club president takes his talents on teh world stage for masters competition.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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