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Firies’ numbers declining

The number of CFA volunteers in Victoria has dropped significantly according to a new report released last week.. Member for Euroa and Nationals deputy leader Steph Ryan said the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services showed this

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 18 2017
News

Train hits car hard

If ever you needed evidence that trying to cross railway tracks when a train is coming is dangerous, this would have to be it.. Thankfully the occupants of the car, a Suzuki Swift sedan, had abandoned the car when it apparently got bogged in the

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Libby Price
Feb 17 2017
News

Fire warning

The Country Fire Authority is calling on landholders to take the right precautions to ensure they aren’t the cause of a damaging grass fire or bushfire after an increasing number of fires caused by machinery.. CFA operations manager Rob Van

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2017
News

Link preserved

An important part of the histories of Dookie and Katamatite has been preserved thanks to the efforts of Dookie and District Historical Society.. The Dookie & Katamatite Recorder newspaper ran from 1902 to 1920 and has successfully been digitised

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 17 2017
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

Harvesting completed

VicForests has completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.. VicForests’s Stakeholders and Planning general manager Lachlan Spencer said the operation was completed without complications and the site would now begin

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 16 2017
News

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
News

Snake takes refuge from heat in house

Benalla man Rene Martens had a rude shock while working in a Mooroopna house on Friday when he spotted a 1.5m eastern brown snake on the inside of a sliding door.. ‘‘I still have no idea how it got in and I was actually working on a server on

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 16 2017
News

Innovative homes on...

Innovative building options will take centre stage when Seymour Alternative Farming Expo opens its gates for a weekend of inventive and unique ideas on Friday.. Taking a blank canvas and turning it into something out of the ordinary, JMB

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 15 2017
News

Record 23 cases of...

Locals are being urged to beat the bite this summer, after health authorities detected a number of cases of mosquito-borne viruses in northern Victoria, including a record 23 cases of Ross River fever in Benalla.. The Victorian Government’s chief

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 15 2017
News

Evidence of broken...

When Kathy Burden and her husband were thinking about moving to Benalla, she did her homework to see if it was feasible to commute to her job in Melbourne several days a week.. On the face of it, the rail service could work.. Just a couple of hours

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Libby Price
Feb 15 2017
News

Rezoning sought

A new 5ha residential development in Benalla is one step closer with Benalla Rural City Council agreeing to seek rezoning of the land at 72-82 Samaria Rd from Industrial to General Residential, so that the land can be subdivided into 68 lots.. The

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Libby Price
Feb 15 2017
Sport

Women are Saints

By Gus McCubbing.. Building on the energy and enthusiasm created by the start of AFLW, the Benalla Saints Football Club now has a women’s footy side.. Benalla is one of four sides in the region — alongside Wangaratta, Euroa and Mansfield — to

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Contributor
Feb 15 2017
News

Chester has ticket to ride

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie welcomed a decision by Transport Minister Darren Chester to ride the North East rail line to see at first hand the problems facing the rail link.. ‘‘I have held meetings with many of the

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 15 2017
News

Letters to the Editor

There is no plan. The native forest logging debate resembles more and more the climate change debate, to which it is clearly hard-wired.. On the one hand, healthy, resilient, diverse forests are one of the best protections against climate change

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Contributor
Feb 15 2017
News

McGowan issues train...

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan challenged the Australian Government in Parliament on Monday to act now on poor rail services for North East Victoria.. Ms McGowan said for more than eight years, regional communities in North East Victoria had

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Contributor
Feb 15 2017
News

Recommendation...

Benalla Rural City councillors last week voted to override the recommendation of the council’s heritage adviser, to refuse a permit for the facade of Bertalli’s bakery in Carrier St to be painted in this year’s Wall to Wall street art

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Libby Price
Feb 15 2017
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