At the risk of sounding inflammatory, or indignant, this week I am going to challenge anyone to tell me that there is nothing to do here in Greater Shepparton.
Cheryl Hammer shares her thoughts on the announcement that Shepparton will no longer host the annual 70.3 Ironman competition and encourages the community to participate in local events.
If you have ever doubted the impact of our city council hosting events - sporting, cultural or business - then this week in Greater Shepparton should be an eye opener.
If its musical entertainment, cultural experience, exercise or a leisurely browse at a market, Greater Shepparton has got the lot this weekend.
Mostly I use this space to throw around reasons why you should be out and about enjoying all that our great region has to offer, and to invite your extended family and friends to join you. Today I encourage you to consider your actions on a slightly different level and think about getting down to SPC Ardmona Factory Sales in Shepparton and buy up some local product.
How will you spend your Australia Day long weekend this weekend? Some rest and relaxation with the family, or some more strenuous activity like skiing, boating and fishing on the numerous waterways in our region? Maybe a barbecue in the backyard?
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you are enjoying the summer break, or if you are back at work, I hope you are still taking advantage of the daylight hours and weekends while there is still plenty of holiday activity on offer.
At this time of year we experience an influx of visiting friends and relatives to both celebrate Christmas and to enjoy some down time and holiday fun.
I have an objection to make. I don't like the phrase "hidden treasure" when it comes to describing our attractions or points of interest.
Looking for something to do over the weekend Cheryl Hammer has loads of ideas for you.
Voluntary work beckons for David Gawne after deciding to retire as a paramedic.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Sixty years ago, March 5, 1954, was a red-letter day for Tatura, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the first reigning monarch to visit, came to town.
Echuca and Kyabram Fire Brigade will play in today's Goulburn Murray Cricket preliminary final.
Ritchie Aschenbrenner is exhibiting six years worth of paintings, covering a range of styles.
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.
The History of Tooborac group will be keen for gather more information about its photo collection when the publlic comes to look through its archives.
Three Cobram firefighters have returned safe from the toxic Morwell mine fire in Gippsland.
Gun Rams forward Ash Morris has signed with South Bendigo for the 2014 season and one day hopes to play VFL
Some VIP exotic animals spent the night at Shepparton Regional Saleyards on Wednesday night.
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