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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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One-stop shop for garden needs

Benalla Garden Supplies is your one-stop shop for anything from backyard DIY projects to commercial jobs.. Open for just six months, the gardening supplies outfit has already garnered great feedback and has repeat customers in that time.. Owner

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 23 2017
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Fast food delivered to your doorstep

FastFood2U was only started last year, but is already gaining traction within the larger Benalla area.. Pru Entjes started the fast food delivery business after working for a year as a pizza delivery driver for a local business.. The Benall

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 23 2017
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Conflicting reports

The performance of the Albury train service has continued to decline with only 67.7 per cent of train services delivered for May, down from 96.8 per cent for the same time last year.. The latest monthly report by Public Transport Victoria showed the

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 23 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
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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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Owning wildlife is a privilege

Owning native wildlife as a pet is a privilege in Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is reminding owners that they have responsibilities they need to adhere to.. ‘‘Pet owners have

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 23 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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Mega puzzle

A 24000-piece jigsaw has been assembled at Leading Edge Books Benalla as a fundraiser assisting sufferers of domestic abuse.. A donation box is available to assist those people who have to deal with domestic abuse at the shop, and customers taking

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 23 2017
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From gumboots to dog...

Open for just six weeks, Benalla Produce is already proving a hit with the locals.. Mike and Lynne Morrison opened the stock feed supplier on May 1 on Yellow Brick Rd. The Morrisons had previously owned and operated Benalla Toyota for a number of

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Taking flight

The redevelopment of Benalla airport has officially been completed with the unveiling of a plaque at the Benalla Aviation Museum to commemorate the project, by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes and Benalla Rural City Mayor Don Firth.. The

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Libby Price
Jun 22 2017
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Academy Award winner

Screening this Friday and Sunday is the Best Foreign Film Academy Award winner, acclaimed for its realism and sensitivity, The Salesman (M), which comes from Iran.. After Emad and Rana move into a new apartment, an eruption of violence linked to the

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
Sport

U15s break through

Goorambat’s under-15 netball team recorded its first win of the season over North Wangaratta on Saturday at Goorambat Recreational Reserve.. Haylea Smith slotted 15 of the Bats’ 20 goals in the match, making her best on court for her

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Bali dogs rapt with donation

When Benalla’s Kennel Club folded recently, club secretary Andrew Chester was left with a few thousand dollars in the coffers.. Not sure what to do with the money, the answer came to Andrew and wife Anita while on a holiday in Bali.. The

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Standing ovation for Classical Duo

Kristian Chong (piano) and Sophie Rowell (violin) wowed the audience at the Benalla Art Gallery last Sunday when they presented an exceptional concert of Beethoven, Mozart and Stravinsky.. Both are international performers and based in Melbourne

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Ryan calls for changes...

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is calling on the Andrews Government to reduce its proposed Uber tax on Benalla taxi users.. Ms Ryan said Daniel Andrews wanted to add a $2 tax to the cost of every taxi trip even though

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Young mums to benefit

Vulnerable young mothers living in the Benalla area are set to benefit from a new family support program said to be among the first of its kind for regional Victoria.. The state government’s Cradle to Kinder initiative has launched in the

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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We’re still waiting...

Still yet no sign of significant rainfall this month with only 1.6mm to date.. Adelaide is having its driest start to any winter since 1958, while Sydney has had heavy rain, which also happened in 1958.. Other very dry starts to winter in Benall

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 21 2017
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