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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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Pilot projects tackle supply

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) have announced 10 pilot projects which have been awarded funding under the demand response initiative to manage electricity supply during extreme peaks

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 18 2017
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Controversy on codeine risk

The medical community has been split by the announcement that popular painkiller codeine will be made prescription-only from February 2018.. GP and addiction specialist Dr Hester Wilson said the evidence shows that over-the-counter codeine products

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 18 2017
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Oktoberfest thrills crowd

Oktoberfest Benalla was even bigger than anticipated and organisers are thrilled the community supported the event.. The event attracted a range of people young and old including families, teenagers, out-of-towners and many locals.. Organisers

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 18 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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Health a priority

Benalla P-12 college students will be able to see a Doctor at their school if they need to, as part of the Doctors in Schools Program.. Principal Barbara O’Brien officially opened the program with a ribbon cutting at the Barkly St campus on

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 18 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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Ditch bus, get active

Victorian streets will soon be a flurry of colour with primary school kids encouraged to decorate their shoes, bikes and scooters as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program.. Throughout October, hundreds of thousands of Victorian primary

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Letters to the editor

United on issues that matter. Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to decentralise population growth in our state.. The nonsense claim from Labor MPs that the regional development portfolio has been cut

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Horrendous conditions

The battle of Poelcappelle, the last successful battle of Third Ypres, began this week in unrelenting rain.. Haig believed that the Germans were near collapse.. In the world of wishful thinking in which he lived, just one last push was needed.. All

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Champion spellers

October 10, 2007: As part of National Literacy Week, Benalla College recently staged a school spelling championship.. Separate competitions were held for students from years 7 and 8.. Enormous enthusiasm had been generated in English classes during

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Budding scientists head to summer camp

October 14, 1992: Benalla High School’s marvellous academic record continued when two girls were recently selected for the National Science Summer Camp.. Judy Buckmaster and Erica Sloan have been selected after first, local Rotarians and then

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Music and workshops

Quartz String Quartet will perform the works of composers Smetana and Schumann on Sunday, October 22.. Quartz’s unique programs shine a light on the string quartet repertoire by highlighting well-known pieces of beauty and energy.. The

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Get behind Mark

Australia’s number one sit-skier, local man Mark Soyer, is seeking sponsors as he aims to represent Australia at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.. State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan will introduce a fundraiser for

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 13 2017
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Scheme kicks off in...

Benalla Health held the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) becoming available to local people on Wednesday, October 4.. The NDIS is a new way for people living with a disability to receive the funding required to enable them

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 12 2017
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Police beat

Tools stolen. Benalla Police are investigating the theft of trade tools from the rear of a ute parked in Carrier St between October 4 and 5.. Police are reminding tradies, and the community, to ensure their property is secured and marked with the

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 12 2017
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Honeyeater funding...

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed the announcement that a project to protect regent honeyeaters in Indi will receive funding from the Commonwealth Threatened Species Recovery Fund.. Birdlife Australia has received $137060 for

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Benalla Ensign
Oct 12 2017
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