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Slower than ever

Train services on the Melbourne-to-Albury line have plummeted to a new low, with the line now one of the worst in the state for punctuality and reliability.. The latest Public Transport Victoria performance results show that from November 2015 to

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 21 2016
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New woodwork members sought

The Benalla Woodworkers Association is always encouraging new members.. We have been a community-based group for the past 33 years.. During that time our members have aided many local groups/individuals by repairing/manufacturing items that assist

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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Ryan says report ‘damning’

State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says the Victorian Government has no excuse to not replace ageing rolling stock on north-east regional rail lines.. Ms Ryan says a ‘‘damning’’ report on the state of Victoria’s regional

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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Benalla fatal accident

Emergency services are attending a fatal collision on the Hume Freeway, around two minutes from the Benalla exit. . A ute has collided with a truck causing both vehicles to veer off the road. . The ute appears to have travelled a far distance off

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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20 nominate for...

A ‘‘Melbourne Cup’’ field of candidates has nominated for Benalla Rural City Council’s 2016 election with a total of 20 nominations by the deadline of midday yesterday (Tuesday, September 20).. Five of the current councillors will...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Facility to suit all...

Winton Motor Raceway is undergoing something of a revival since the Ronke family resigned from any involvement with the raceway and Benalla Auto Club a little more than 12 months ago.. Most recently the club secured the V8 Supercars at the venue for...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Senior Citz face lift

Benalla’s Senior Citizens Centre has just been granted $18125 to go towards renovation of the building.. Benalla Rural City Council Mayor Justin King said the grant was from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program to assist in the...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Hang-glider killed in crash

A West Wodonga man, 45, has died as a result of a hang-gliding accident south of Shepparton on Monday.. Emergency services were called to the scene at the Locksley airfield just off Carmodys Rd about 11.15am.. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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Bikes backflip

Benalla Rural City will offer to underwrite the full $20000 cost of holding Stage 1 of Australia’s largest cycling event, the Herald Sun Bike Tour.. In an about-face on its original decision to offer just $7000 to organisers of the race...

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Libby Price
Oct 26 2016
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Chance to join ceremony cast

Missed out on tickets to the opening ceremony of next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games?. Don’t despair — you could find yourself part of the show rather than just watching it.. Games organisers are on the hunt for members of

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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City hotspot for abuse

Benalla is ranked 11th in the state on a per capita basis for animal cruelty reports, according to figures released by RSPCA Victoria yesterday.. A shocking statistic shows the city has more reports of cruelty to cats and kittens than anywhere in

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 16 2017
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Building a reputation...

Serendipity Café owner Kathryn Svirak has only been in business since March, but is already gaining a reputation for a great coffee.. Kathryn was previously a co-owner of Hollywood’s Pizza and has been in the food and drink industry for

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 11 2017
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Focus on Winton...

It’s a busy month for Winton Wetlands with the return of the Wetlands Restoration Science forum and the launch of its ‘Shoot and Share’ photo competition.. The science forum will take place on August 17 and 18 and is the third in

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 11 2017
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Chocoholics rejoice

The Mitchelton Chocolate Festival will be held at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie on August 19 and 20.. Promoters say the event will be bigger and better than last year’s and will feature headline chefs Adriano Zumbo and Kirsten Tibbals, as well

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 11 2017
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Time for Bald Archy

Former Ensign editor Libby Price will open this year’s Bald Archy Exhibition.. Tickets for the event, which supports Benalla’s Tomorrow Today Foundation, are $30 and include entry to the exhibition, finger food and drinks.. Among the

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 11 2017
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Feedback wanted

Benalla Rural City Council is asking for feedback from the community on its Pathways to the Future project, which aims to set out a strategy for long-term improved infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and scooters.. The suggested changes include

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 10 2017
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Cooinda weighs in on...

With the debate on assisted suicide polarising the community, Cooinda Aged Care have a better perspective than most.. Following our recent article on the Victorian Government’s proposed assisted suicide legislation we spoke with Cooinda Aged

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 10 2017
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NSW Railway cards...

This week in 1917 saw introduction of time and motion cards in the NSW Railways Department.. They were to record the time taken by each worker to complete tasks.. As these cards could be used to identify and dismiss slower workers, railway workers

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 10 2017
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Eye-opening exchange

FCJ College is hosting 18 Japanese students and two teachers from their sister school, Sacred Heart College in Tokyo.. The visitors, who arrived on July 28 and will depart on August 12, are staying with FCJ College families and by all accounts are

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 10 2017
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