Plenty of action and fun at the annual festival.By Chalpat Sonti
Barry Goddard has again proved himself to be like a fine wine — getting better with age.
The Goulburn Weir 75-year-old proved himself king of the water — or at least the section between the boat ramp and the overbridge to the rowing club at Buckley Park — when he repeated last year’s triumph in the Walk on Water event at the Nagambie on Water festival on Saturday.
Not only that, he smashed his own record and was the only competitor to actually complete the course, though many made valiant attempts.
Walk on Water was one of many highlights of the day, which in complete contrast to last year was held in beautiful conditions.
Hundreds of festival goers were treated to water and land-based activities, good food and wine, plenty of music and much more.
Junior female: Marnie Fothergill (first), Toni Debono (second), Grace Sutton (third).
Junior male: Max Warwick, Toby Fuhrmeister, Blake Fothergill.
Senior female: Isabelle Robinson, Amelia Elliott, Claire Sands.
Senior male: Jason Forbes, Ryan Smith.
Masters female: Rachel Nevison, Carol McGregor, Laura Smithers-Shaw.
Masters male: Stuart Shaw, Steven Orr, John Hurley.
City of Greater Shepparton councillors have chosen not to provide support for the Slap Tomorrow forum on climate change to be held next month.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
Echuca East Primary School students had to remove dog poo before they could play a game of junior football at Echuca East Recreation Reserve on Friday.
The Elmore Events Centre has received a $500,000 grant which it will put towards the centre's $1.1 million upgrade.
The call has gone out for Kyabram residents to throw open their garage doors for Kyabram Gift Inc's annual Purple Weekend fundraiser.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A fire on a historic bridge on the Heathcote Spring Plains Rd is being treated as suspicious.
Koonoomoo’s recovery from a tornado which hit the township in March is continuing — but this weekend the process will take on a lighter note.
The Roos, after losing four games in a row, have won their second straight with an 80-point thrashing of Picola United.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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