News

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
News

Eclectic group raring to go

The first rehearsal of the Benalla Theatre Company’s production of Nunsense II: The Second Coming was held this week.. At the rehearsal cast members introduced themselves and excitement filled the air as, not only the show, but the theatre

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Rail work to begin mid-year

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has asked the government when the electorate can expect completion of track works that will allow for the operation of new trains on the north east rail line.. Ms McGowan directed her questions last week to the

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
Sport

Get behind Jay Jay

Victorian Boxing Champion Jay Jay Curtin could miss out on the national finals if his family cannot raise the money to send him to Perth next month.. Jay Jay, who lives and trains in Bonnie Doon, took out the state title last weekend at the Reggio

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Budget underspent?

Victoria’s Nationals claim the state government training budget has been underspent by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2016-17 and no-one seems to know where the money has gone.. State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan said when she asked how

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Silo to miss festival

The Devenish Silo will not be included in the Wall to Wall Festival this year because of time constraints for Melbourne artist Cam Scale, who would not be able to finish the huge artwork in time.. With the Wall to Wall festival being brought forward

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Fence pain

Mary St resident Geoff Answekk is sick and tired of having his back fence vandalised and rocks and bits of concrete thrown at his home.. In the latest incident, several fence pales were kicked from the fence, which separates his property from

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Short films return to Benalla

Entries have now closed for the 2018 Benalla Short Film Festival, which will again be part of the Wall 2 Wall arts weekend.. The event will see the return of judges John Orcsik and Tom Long, who grew up on a farm near Benalla.. Last year’s

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 23 2018
News

Members sought

The Benalla Litter Prevention Program is celebrating 17 years of keeping the town clean.. The group, made up of local volunteers who work hard to clean up rubbish around town, are calling for new members to help keep Benalla beautiful.. Benall

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

School improvements start to take shape

Benalla P-12 College’s Faithful St campus is looking different every day as stage-one of the school’s capital improvement project starts to take shape.. The school’s Faithfull St and Avon St Campus’ will be significantly

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Active grants available

Health promotion foundation VicHealth is aiming to get more Benalla locals taking part in community sport with about $400000 in new Active Club Grants funding announced this week.. Community sport clubs in Benalla are encouraged to apply for the

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Letters to the editor

Contracts should be honoured. The Benalla Ensign, February 14, in regard to the proposed concrete manufacturing facility, noted, ‘‘the factory, which will be operated by the John Holland group, will supply the Westgate Tunnel project as

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Quick response to gas...

A gas leak on Faithfull St had residents worried on Friday, however, a quick response by CFA and police prevented the incident becoming more serious.. The leak occurred after a resident fractured a gas pipe while digging in the garden on the

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Bank supporting race club and community

The Benalla Racing Club has partnered with ANZ to give back to the community and help out the racing club in the process.. The initiative will provide the racing club with a percentage of ANZ home loans that they have recommended.. All you have to

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Geared up to walk

The Walk to D’Feet MND is taking place this Sunday, February 25, and organisers want to see as many locals as possible come out to support the cause.. Participants are being encouraged to come to Rambling Rose in Bridge St this week to

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2018
News

Record crowds

More than just a boutique industry, alternative farming has become a global trend, with record crowds flocking to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to learn all about it for themselves.. There were 22000 visitors and 500 stallholders at the 26th

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
News

Adoption fees reduced

RSPCA Victoria is planning to ‘‘Clear the Shelter’’ this weekend with a $29 adoption fee for all animals for three days.. About 1000 dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits will be available for the significantly reduced adoption

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
News

Friendships forged...

On February 7 Year 7 students at FCJ Collage departed for the annual Year 7 Orientation Camp, to Camp Howqua.. When we arrived we undertook many exciting activities that made us step outside our comfort zone and enjoy activities we wouldn’t

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
News

Facilities upgrade is...

Positive discussions have taken place regarding the future upgrade of the Benalla Arundel St Ovals precinct.. This project has been talked about in various forms for the past 15 years. It’s time to make it happen.. Currently there are no

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
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