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Mural recognises Indigenous who fought in war A SECOND mural as part of stage two of the Aboriginal Street Art Project has just been completed, which has seen Yorta Yorta man, Private Daniel Cooper featured on the Eastbank wall, paying recognition to local Aboriginal people who fought in war. Continued on page 21
SHEPPARTON SHOWCASED IN BIG SMOKE… People are enjoying their time in Federation Square in Melbourne, which for the next week and a half has been transformed into Shepp Square to showcase the best Greater Shepparton has on offer. Photos: Supplied.
Melbournians get a taste of Shepparton MELBOURNIANS are currently getting a taste of all that makes Greater Shepparton great, with Federation Square being transformed into Shepp Square until April 21. As Federation Square is the cultural and geographical epicentre
of Melbourne where thousands of people converge every day, it provides the perfect venue to showcase all the reasons why people should visit, move and invest in Greater Shepparton. Continued on page 23
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Local makes the finals in state awards LOCAL resident, Chelsea Sofra has been announced as a finalist in the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, part of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards. Twenty-three year old Sofra spearheaded development of two important mental health literacy resources aimed at schoolgoers, a ‘Stress Less’ booklet to support young people who are struggling while undergoing exams and a ‘While You Wait’ resource for youth awaiting mental health services. Chelsea is a passionate volunteer at Headspace Shepparton, a program to enable young people to easily access help for problems affecting their wellbeing. Chelsea said, “It’s exciting to be a finalist. I work with a great team and we work with the community a lot so it’s nice to know that the community and headspace value that. It makes the hard work worthwhile. “I joined the youth advisory council at headspace after finishing university because I was looking to put what I learned into practice and give back to the community. “Community health and youth focus is a passion of mine, so it’s really nice to be able to work in that field.
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WORKING FOR THE COMMUNITY… Local resident, Chelsea Sofra has been announced as a finalist in the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award for her work and volunteering in the community. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
“I ’d l i ke to t ha n k he ad spac e for nominating me.” Chelsea will go up against other finalists with winners announced at an Awards Gala Presentation Dinner to be held at Flemington – The Event Centre on Friday,
May 18. There is a poll currently running for the ‘people’s choice award’ on the ‘Victorian Young Achiever Awards’ Facebook page, visit to vote for Chelsea.
Australia’s commitment to working with disadvantaged and marginalised youth across the state recognised HIS Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO visited Australia to attend the Commonwealth Games and undertake additional engagements to promote and recognise The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia’s commitment to supporting disadvantaged and marginalised youth across the country, including those from rural and remote areas, and the growth of funding projects in this area. I n supp or t of yout h ex p er ienc i ng disadvantage, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Victoria has formed significant partnerships to assist in this area. The first of which is a partnership with the Victorian Government to provide increased resources and support to facilitate the running of the award in remote and rural areas of the State. EO of the award in Victoria, Stephen Mason said, “The benefits of the award for any participant are significant. But what really motivates our team is when we see what impact the award can provide for those that don’t have the access to the same opportunities of the more privileged youth. “It’s energising to see how exposure to new experiences and networks can open doors and empower young people to create opportunities they might not have otherwise had. Our partnership with the Victorian Government allows us to widen that impact and benefit more youth living in rural and remote areas.” Another significant initiative in rural and regional Victoria is the award’s partnership with Victorian Police Youth Engagement officer, Marcia Parry of Ararat Rural City Council, Northern Grampians Shire and Yarriambiak Shire. The Youth Resource Officer program is a policing youth framework that increases the capacity of police to deal with police and youth issues; meeting the needs of modern policing, operational police, the local community and government. Marcia said, “As youth officers in rural Victoria, we’re focused on crime prevention and reducing recidivism through initiatives that best support the needs of our youth and that drive positive engagement with the community. “The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award development program sits perfectly
A ROYAL EVENT… His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO and the Governor General of Victoria, Linda Dessau AC at a special presentation at government house in Melbourne on Frdiay, which recognised recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Photo: Supplied.
within that umbrella. As a rural regional area, many of our school’s resources are limited, which is why I have approached Duke of Ed Vic directly to partner on providing extra resources and support to get the program in place. I have also seen the amazing impact the award has on building kids’ self- confidence, resilience, selfworth, leadership skills and goal setting. These attributes and other outcomes of the program are instrumental in improving kids educational and employment opportunities, paving a positive pathway alternative to crime.” Direct examples of the positive impact of the award for youth in remote areas can be seen in the stories from some of the Gold Award holders who were recognised last Friday at the Gold Award Ceremony at Government House. Gold Awards were presented to 70 participants by Prince Edward, who recognised long serving volunteers by awarding 13 Long Service Medals and two Distinguished Service Medals. Amongst those being recognised were two students and an assistant principal from Edenhope college; a regional state school located in Edenhope – a small town 400km west of Melbourne with a population of just under 1,000. Penelope Caldow, one of the Gold Award recipients from Edenhope College applied to La Trobe University through the Aspire program and is currently undertaking her first year in a Bachelor of Arts degree. Penelope said, “T he internationally recognised awards program helped me get as far as the UK, and benefitted me while I
was travelling and meeting new people. The university that I study at also recognises the significance of how beneficial the program is. “The university allows early applications for awards goers and gives the chance for a certified place in your dream course. The award also helped me immensely when moving from a town with a population under 1,000 to the big city. I now have the people skills that made the transition easy, and the confidence to be myself.” Assistant principle at Edenhope College, Trevor Mclure was presented with a Long Service Medal for his substantial involvement with the award. Trevor said, “I’ve been involved with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for over 12 years and been running the award at Edenhope College for the last 10 years. In that time, I’ve seen the tremendous impact it can have on a student’s life. Not only does it open doors to further education and employment, but perhaps even more importantly it gives students the confidence and self-belief to pursue their hopes, dreams and aspirations.”
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Our week three and four winners FAIRLEYS Supa IGA, Finny’s Manchester, T&M Batteries, AOK Healing Centre, Proud Traditional Thai Massage and Hip Pocket Workwear Shepparton are the participating businesses for the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway where the week three and four winners were drawn. Each winner is walking away with a $1,000 GMCU debit card and automatic entry into the grand prize draw of a $5,000 holiday voucher and $5,000 Shepparton shopping spree. Andrew Oroszvary from Shepparton spent $235 at T&M Batteries and was the first week three winner drawn in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway. Andrew said, “I don’t usually win anything. You have made my day.” Anthony Bergamin from Waaia who spent $24.85 at Fairleys Supa IGA was the second week three winner drawn. Anthony said, “How good is that.” Jolanda Parker from Kialla spent $195.85 at Finny’s Manchester and was drawn as the third winner for the third week of the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway. Jolanda said, “Oh my goodness. I’ve never won anything, but over the last fortnight I’ve entered and won three things. This is sensational news.” Andrew O’Donoghue from Shepparton spent $60 at Proud Traditional Thai Massage and was the first week four winner drawn in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway. Andrew said, “Awesome. That’s great.” Narelle Kay from Shepparton who spent $19.50 at AOK Healing Centre was the second week four winner drawn. Narelle said, “Are you serious? Thank you. This is amazing.” Brenda Brooks from Nathalia spent $101.75 at Hip Pocket Workwear Shepparton and was drawn as the third winner for the fourth week of the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway. Brenda said, “Oh my god. Wow.” Congratulations to all of this week’s lucky winners and remember, all you have to do to be among next week’s winners is spend a minimum of $10 at any of the participating businesses, fill in your form and drop it in the box provided. You can enter as many times as you like and good luck. This shopping promotion is proudly brought to you by the GMCU and The Adviser. *For a full list of participating businesses, see page 15 of this edition.
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T&M BATTERIES… The Adviser senior advertising consultant, Bronwen Timothee, T&M Batteries co-owner, Meg Cook, Paige Madgwick on behalf of 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway $1,000 week three winner, Andrew Oroszvary from Shepparton and GMCU Shepparton branch manager, Dallas Moore. Photos: Alicia Niglia.
FAIRLEYS SUPA IGA… Fairleys Supa IGA assistant manager, Steven Breen and store manager, Craig Bramley, 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway $1,000 week three winner, Anthony Bergamin from Waaia, GMCU loans manager, Rob Chaston and The Adviser advertising manager, Melanie Spencer.
FINNY’S MANCHESTER… The Adviser managing director, Geoff Adams, Tara Smith from Finny’s Manchester, 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway $1,000 week three winner, Jolanda Parker from Kialla and GMCU Shepparton operations manager, Peter Thomas.
$1,360 raised for children’s hospital By David Lee FOR the second consecutive year, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kialla have helped to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), with $1,360 for the Good Friday Appeal. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu head instructor, Scott Butler said, “My motivating factor is that our little girl was admitted to the RCH 18 months ago with Encephalitis on the brain. She was in intensive care for two weeks and at the RCH for five weeks in total. “We got to know a bit about the RCH staff and how they rely on donations. “We have a seminar held every God Friday morning where any funds through seminar participation fee Gracie Jiu-Jitsu matches it dollar for dollar.”
ASSISTING CHILDREN IN NEED… From left (back), Jeremy Messina, Glen Gamble, Trevor McKenzie, Vic Bovalino, Duncan Rees, Jarrod Hall, Tim Sali, Phil Barca, Jeg Clark and Brad Woolstencroft. (Middle), Cameron Barri, Julius Bonadiesi, Mark Zito, Phil Darlow, Laura Godden and Pete Vandergulik. (Front), Scott Butler, Ryder Darlow, Alex Barca and Mitch Darlow from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kialla. Photo: Supplied.
Improved mobile coverage for Murray MINISTER for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Murray, Damian Drum have announced the outcomes for the Murray electorate from the Priority Locations round of the Coalition Government’s $220M Mobile Black Spot Program. Mr Drum said the new and improved coverage would open new doors for local businesses and the community, enabling them to access the same mobile services as those in major cities. “Both Katunga and Gunbower will be receiving a Telstra macro base station. The base stations are due to be completed by June
2019, however I am optimistic that they may be completed sooner. These communities have had inadequate phone services for far too long. Regional communities should not be given sub-par services compared to our city counterparts,” Mr Drum said. “Reliable communications are imperative to everyone who lives in the country, particularly those on farmland. Good mobile reception can provide improved safety and productivity for a range of people who rely on mobile reception for their communications.” “This was a commitment the Coalition Government made at the 2016 election and it shows that we are continuing to deliver
outcomes for the Murray electorate and regional Australia,” Mr Drum said. Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie said construction of the new mobile phone towers will get underway soon. “We’ve committed $220M to improve mobile black spots across our vast country. $60 million of this funding is targeting priority black spot areas with poor or no mobile coverage,” Minister McKenzie said. “I’m excited to reach this next milestone of the Mobile Black Spot Program and look forward to seeing the first base stations under this round completed later this year.”
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COMMUNITY CONNECT For more information on how to register for your Community Connect listing contact The Adviser via email at email@example.com Please note listings are to be 55 words or less.
UPCOMING GV HEALTH EXTENDED CARE AUX is holding a movie fundraiser, screening ‘Victoria & Abdul’ on Thursday, May 10 at Vilage Cinema Shepparton. A 1pm arrival for a 1:15pm start. Tickets are $25 and $1 each for raffle tickets. Afternoon tea is provided. Tickets available from Mimma’s Hairdressing, Wyndham Mall Walkway or phone 5831 8220, or from members and Lolene James by phoning 5821 9182. Proceeds go to Grutzner House and Mary Coram wings of the hospital. SOUTH SHEPPARTON COMMUNITY CENTRE has an ongoing garage sale from Monday to Friday between 10am to 2pm. A variety of bric-a-brac, books, kitchen items, home wares and much more. No clothing. Most items under $10. Visit 11 Service Street, Shepparton. M I N I AT U R E T R A I N R I D E S AT SH EPPA RTON FA R M ERS M A R K ET, Emerald Bank, Kialla runs on the first Sunday each month between 9:30am and 2:30pm. Presented by Moira Miniature Rail Inc. With the journey out and back more than 1km, a pleasant and safe ride is assured. ONGOING KONNEXIONS singles social activities every weekend. Meet new friends and widen your social network. Age group 45-65. Phone Karen 5825 3484, Jeanette 0408 056 448, Irene 0407 920 104, Roger 0427 541 611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SOU T H ER N CROSS PROBUS CLU B invites all 60 years+ to join our club. This is for all active retirees. Here are five reasons to become a member, fellowship, new interests, stay healthy, travel and to stay in the loop of life. The club meets at the Terminus Hotel on High Street in Shepparton. For further information phone Greta 5822 1846. VOLU N T E E R S N E E DE D FOR 2017 HOM EWOR K CLU B, wh ich r u ns on Tuesdays from 3:50pm to 5pm or can be in- school mentoring. We are looking for volunteers who have a background in education (any level) to mentor Aboriginal children of all ages. In-school mentoring can be arranged according to your availability. On receiving your expression of interest, an application form will be forwarded together with other necessary information. Training days will be offered. You will be asked to commit one session per week. Expression of
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interest can be made to Mercy Access at ma@ mercy.org.au by phoning 0428 996 975. MO ORO O P NA C RO QU E T C LU B TWILIGHT GOLF CROQUET will operate on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm behind the Bowls Club in Mooroopna. The first night is free. Flat closed in shoes. Equipment is provided. Come on Saturday mornings at 9.30am for a more challenging game of Association Croquet. Beginners are always welcome, for more information, phone 5825 4541. T W I L IG H T G OL F C RO QU ET H A S STARTED AT MOOROOPNA CROQUET CLUB (behind the bowls club. Echuca Road) and will run on Thursday evenings for 6:15pm start. Come along for a great fun social evening. Wear flat soled closed in footwear. All equipment is provided. For more information, ring Helen on 5825 4541. MERCY ACCESS: Mentoring children of all ages with Mercy Access, reading opens doors. Do you have an educational background any level? Join us volunteering in a multi-cultural setting. On receiving your expression of interest, an application form will be forwarded with necessary details. Contact us on 04 2899 6975 or ma@mercy. org.au I N V E RG O R D O N H I S T O RY H A L L at the Community Reserve, Centre Road, I nvergordon is open to the public by appointment. Contact either Helen on 5865 5482, Vin on 5862 3448, Rosemary on 5862 1707 or David on 0413 338 783. ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and gender welcome. For further information, phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838. FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT GROUP meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at Primary Care Connect. The support group is for carers who have a loved one with alcohol or drug addiction. All welcome. For further information, contact Tina on 5823 3205. Te ll u s a bo u t yo u r ‘ n ot fo r p rof i t ’ communit y events, email classifieds@ sheppartonadviser.com.au or fax 5832 8920 (information is required at least 2 weeks before an event)
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BE INSPIRED… Local women are being encouraged to join the This Girl Can - Victoria movement, launched this week. Photo: Supplied.
This girl definitely can WOMEN in Northern Victoria will be inspired to get active thanks to the powerful new campaign This Girl Can – Victoria launched this week by health promotion foundation VicHealth. The campaign, which hit screens this week, is a local version of the worldrenowned campaign by Sport England, which inspired an incredible 3.9 million English women to ditch the couch and get active. T his Girl Can – Victoria aims to build upon this success and empower women across the state to get active and overcome feelings of judgement, fear and embarrassment which are stopping them from getting active. The ad features everyday Victorian women – no airbrushed Instagram models – overcoming their fears and giving it a
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go, curves, jiggles, wrinkles and all. The women, from all across the state, get their sweat on in a range of activities from boxing, cycling and roller-derby to netball and Aussie rules. Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell encouraged local women to become part of the This Girl Can – Victoria community. “This Girl Can – Victoria shows everyday women getting out there and having a go. That’s what this campaign is all about getting Victorian women up and moving,” Ms Lovell said. “This campaign is about empowering women to smash outdated stereotypes about what they can or can’t do in the gym, on the sporting field and in our neighbourhoods. “ We wa nt to suppor t a l l women
throughout Northern Victoria to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter their age or ability. This Girl Can – Victoria is about women supporting other women to get active and do their thing. Women in Northern Victoria can get involved too at thisgirlcan.com.au,” Ms Lovell said. VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the fear of judgment stops too many women from being physically active. “We’re hoping that our This Girl Can Victoria campaign will help more Northern Victoria women to get physically active in their day-to-day life,” Ms Rechter said. “The women featured in This Girl Can – Victoria are everyday women who’ve found the confidence to get out there and get active. They’re doing it because they love it, and because they can. “This campaign isn’t about making women feel bad about not doing enough exercise. It’s about celebrating what they can do, even if that’s just a walk around the block or a few laps of the pool.” Local women are encouraged to join the This Girl Can - Victoria movement by heading to thisgirlcan.com.au and join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow #ThisGirlCanVIC.
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SIP A RED WITH PAUL… Phillips Cellars business owner, Paul Phillips has his hands on the best of local wines available. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
The proof is in the tasting WINE makers of the Goulburn Valley and Strathbogie ranges are thriving with the production of some outstanding wines, in particular, reds. Phillips Cellars business owner, Paul Phillips talks about the latest trends and developments locally. Paul said, “The Goulburn Valley and the Strathbogie Ranges are well known for making high quality Shiraz. The soil and climate conditions in this area are ideal for Shiraz grapes and wine makers within this area who have now been making Shiraz for 30 plus years, know how to make fantastic Shiraz. The area is now known for producing
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Shiraz equal in quality to those of Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley regions. “We offer one or two wine testings on Thursdays and Fridays at Phillips Cellars and encourage people to come in and try a local Shiraz.” Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Phillips Cellars is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
GOTAFE apprentices off to nationals T W E LV E G OTA F E apprentices a re heading to Sydney this June to represent Victoria in the Tradie Olympics. From July to October the Regional WorldSkills Competitions were held at GOTAFE’s Shepparton and Wangaratta Campuses across a variety of fields including Building, Automotive, Plumbing, Retail Baking Bread, Retail Baking Pastry, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. Eleven gold medallists from GOTAFE successfully completed the selection
process for the National Championships a nd w i l l joi n t he 86 st rong te a m representing Victoria on the national stage. Held in Darling Harbour, Sydney, the WorldSkills National Championships will see 500 competitors aged 16-24 years representing 60 skills. With over 20,000 spectators, 300 judges, 120 volunteers and $10 million worth of materials and equipment, Competitors will spend up to 20 hours battling it out with the nation’s best tradies.
Name Perrin Larke Riley Waldron
Field Automotive Mechanics Beauty Therapy
Home Town Byawatha Numurkah
Hannah Wilson Hairdressing
Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
Retail Baking – Bread
Retail Baking – Pastry
Josephine Laulu Seiuli Brendan Witnish
Employer Delatite Ford, Benalla N/A The Silken Dragonfly, Rutherglen Bourke Builders, Echuca Watters Electrical, Shepparton Bright Eyes Hairdressing, Shepparton Mick Hogan Excavations, Numurkah Beechworth Bakery, Echuca Beechworth Bakery, Echuca Chris Lowen Smash Repairs, Benalla Notre Dame College Student, Shepparton Alexandra Stainless
Welcome to the first
Shepparton Wine Tasting in 2018
New Italian wine release
exclusive to RWS
Romulus Wine Selectors is delighted to invite you to a special wine tasting of our latest Italian wine offering. New to our collection is Prosecco and Soave, in addition to our popular Sangiovese, Brunello and Rosé varieties.
Saturday, 14th April, 2018 | 11am – 3pm Phillips Wine Cellars 119 Corio Street, Shepparton
A taste of Italy comes to Shepparton! All welcome - bring your friends
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Make your dream a reality By Nicholise Garner IF YOU’VE been dreaming about having a holiday, there’s no time like the present to put the wheels into motion. Whether it’s a spur of the moment trip away or you’re planning ahead, the journey begins with a conversation and the team at Lyn McNaught Travel in Mooroopna are full of great ideas to suit your travel interests and budget. Lyn McNaught Travel business owner, Lyn McNaught said, “I absolutely love helping people to achieve the holiday of their dreams…taking a break is just one of the things that you should do from time to time. Allowing yourself some time out breaks the monotony of nine to five, rejuvenates the mind and reminds people that life is for living. There are so many travel opportunities available and at Lyn McNaught Travel we go out of our way to customise fantastic holidays for our clients every single day.” Visit Lyn McNaug ht Travel at 50 McLennan Street, Mooroopna and talk to Lyn and the team about your holiday
FULL OF GREAT TRAVEL IDEAS… From left, the team at Lyn McNaught Travel, travel consultants, Joe Bovalino, Tara McPherson, Lauren Oliver, business owner, Lyn McNaught, travel consultants, Shirlie Baum and Mary Mulkeen. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
needs, that’s the first step to making your dream a reality. Phone 5825 1866 for more information. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share
of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Lyn McNaught Travel is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
Crime doesn’t smell right
between February 23 and March 2, 2018. The trailer was bearing Vic registration of Q41 432. If this jogs your memory of a suspicious observation of such a trailer; police would like for you to pass the information on to Constable Begbie at Shepparton Police on 5820 5777. The information can also be passed on using Crimestoppers at crimestoppersvic.com.au
A SHEPPARTON shop-theft in Vaughan Street on the March 11, 2018 at 1:30pm involved the theft of perfume. Police are calling on the community for assistance in identifying the male in the CCTV image that has been released, so as they can sniff out an offender. If anybody has any information on this theft, contact First Constable Williams at Shepparton Police on 5820 5777. Alternatively you can utilise Crimestoppers to pass on your information at crimestoppersvic. com.au
Trailer theft Katamatite A ‘COATES Hire’ fuel trailer (similar to the image) was stolen from a Grain Corp yard on Katamatite-Nathalia Road, Katamatite
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Farm shed burglary Congupna AN overnight burglary of a farm shed occurred in Congupna on April 2, 2018. The shed was remote from the farmhouse and the most disturbing items stolen included three firearms. While the long-arms were stored in a metal cabinet that met the minimum requirements of legislation; they were not stored in a specialised firearm safe. The shed contain tools and power tools, some of which were used in the burglary. If anybody has any further information, contact Shepparton Police on 5820 5777. The information can also be passed on using Crimestoppers at crimestoppersvic.com.au
The ‘Best Restaurant in Victoria’ is… H THE people have spoken and word is spreading. According to Menulog’s Summer Restaurant Awards for 2018, Shepparton is home to the ‘Best Restaurant in Victoria!’ Congratulations to Shepparton Pizzas who have been announced “Best Restaurant in Victoria” in Menulog 2018 Summer Restaurant Awards. Shepparton Pizzas manager, Umang Patel said, “We’re absolutely honoured to be recognised in Menulog’s Summer Restaurant Awards for 2018. We do everything we can to provide the best quality food and service to our customers, so we’re pleased that this has been reflected through our customer feedback. “We are so grateful for the continued support from the local community, and of course Menulog, in helping us grow our business to now the most popular restaurant in Victoria. With over 10,000 Menulog restaurant partners across Australia and New Zealand, to take out a title in the Restaurant Awards is a huge accomplishment.” To see the menu and to find out more about Shepparton Pizzas, head to www.sheppartonpizzas.com.au or find them on Numurkah Road, Shepparton (opposite the Shepparton Sports Stadium), or call 5821 8100. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Shepparton Pizas is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
MORE GOOD NEWS FOR SHEPPARTON… Shepparton Pizzas business owner, Cruz Patel is thrilled to have received such a prestigious award. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
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Fresh baked treats for the family LOOKING for somewhere new to take the kids this school holidays? Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Cafe will put some
smiles on their faces! Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Cafe chef/pâtissier, Ian Leslie said, “Cooking is in my blood. I started when I was 15 years old and have trained under European style chefs. My grandfather actually started baking in Shepparton in the late 1890s and his bakery survived through two world wars and the great depression. I’m thrilled to be following in his footsteps and am very proud of the food I prepare.” Business owner/chef glacier, Brandon Haughton said, “Everything we make in-store from scratch and from locally sourced ingredients where we can, so you know it’s going to be good. We have a great range 100 percent real home made beef steak pies, cakes and other pastry items along with four flavours of self service frozen yoghurt and rotating flavours of ice-cream. At the moment we have nine flavours including vanilla, Ferrero Rocher chocolate, choc-cinnamon banana, licorice, strawberry shortcake, bubble gum, green apple gelato, rum and raisin and strawberry flavour which is made using
QUALITY WHOLE MEAT PIES… Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Cafe chef/ pâtissier, Ian Leslie bakes the most mouth watering temptations fresh daily. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
strawberries from Belstack Strawberry Farm. “To complement the frozen yoghurt we also have a condiment area where you can add an assortment of sweets, which was inspired by trips to yoghurt bars in Melbourne that my daughter and I take quite frequently.” Drop into Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Cafe, Shop 10/310-318 High Street,
Shepparton (inside the Safeway Plaza). You won’t regret it. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Cafe is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
Community calls for drug support group SUPPORT for families struggling with a loved one’s drug addiction is the focus of newly established community-led group, Local Organisation of Ice Support (LOIS). Following a public event late last year, and feedback from members of the community it has become clear that families and friends of drug users are struggling to find the support they need when grappling with the issues of drug use and addiction in their homes or workplace. Many carry the responsibility of supporting a person using the drug, and need answers to questions they have about how to handle their loved one. They need practical solutions to the issues they face daily. LOIS believes education is key to opening up
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a pathway to coping with the crisis many find themselves in. LOIS members, most of who have a lived experience with drugs or a loved one who is suffering addiction, have had some opportunities for learning, and it is hoped the group will find opportunities to understand more about the issues surrounding the drug. Group members have also appreciated the support of others going through the same trauma, leading them to explore the need for a support group for others in a similar situation. LOIS plans to establish a support group for any interested families and friends, where they can share their concerns and discover they are not alone. LOIS member, Linley Walker said, “Having been through it myself, I want to support others
who are currently suffering. I feel I’m able to share what I’ve learnt through the process. “Many others in the community are having the same experiences. The plan is to establish a group that meets regularly where privacy will be respected,” Linley said. The next LOIS meeting on Tuesday, April 17, will focus on planning what form the new support group will take. Anyone interested in being involved is encouraged to attend at 5pm at the Senior Citizens rooms in Welsford Street, Shepparton. The LOIS group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are informal and open to all.
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Italian Festa coming to Shepparton THE Shepparton Italian Festa is a new free family friendly community event that will celebrate Italian culture with fun filled entertainment by local performers, great traditional food, music, dancing, carnival rides, sideshow attractions and not forgetting an epic display of fireworks. The Italian Festa will take place on Saturday, April 14 and everyone is invited to be part of the festivities. This is the first time the event will be held at the Shepparton Showgrounds. A variety of Italian food will be available on-site. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe encourages everyone to come along to celebrate this fabulous Italian Festa. “This event will be another great addition to our major events calendar with the potential to grow into an iconic festival for the region generating strong visitation and
economic benefits for the region,” Mayor O’Keeffe said. “We are so fortunate to live in Greater Shepparton to be able to celebrate diverse cultures within our community with events like this. I am sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy at the Italian Festa whether food or entertainment. So pop on down to the Shepparton Showgrounds for a great family friendly day out.” Italian Festa Committee member, Vince Sicali said, “The Shepparton Italian Social Club are excited to be bringing a ‘Taste of Italy’ to Shepparton on this our Inaugural event. So why not come down and be an Italian for the day.” For more information on the Italian Festa, visit www. greatershepparton.com.au This free family event will be held, Saturday, April 14, from 12pm to 9:30pm at the Shepparton Showgrounds, High Street, Shepparton. Fireworks will take place at 9pm.
GET A TASTE OF ITALY… The Shepparton Italian Festa is on this weekend, so don’t miss out on the chance to get a taste of Italy. Photo: Supplied.
Locals encouraged to apply for festival grants LOCALS are being encouraged to apply for multicultural festival grants, through the Andrews Labor Government’s Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program. The program, aims to support multicultural community festivals and events across Victoria to strengthen cultural diversity and understanding, and encourage participation by all members of the community. Community groups and schools can apply for funding through the program for cultural celebrations, festivals and events held between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. This year’s program includes a new
$50,000 schools stream, to make it easier for schools to apply for funding closer to the time of their Cultural Diversity Week 2019 celebrations. Successful bids will showcase Victoria’s rich diversity through food, music and culture, strengthen ties with the public and celebrate their contribution to the wider Victorian community. The grant program also aims to build the capacity and experience of smaller or emerging community groups to deliver cultural events that benefit their communities in partnership with other organisations.
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Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott said, “This funding will strengthen community participation in our vibrant, multicultural society – giving Victorians from all walks of life ample opportunities to celebrate and engage with Victoria’s rich cultural diversity. “I encourage community organisations to apply for a grant and bring Victoria’s vibrant multiculturalism to life. “We are building a Victoria where everyone belongs, feels accepted and can freely participate and contribute.” Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp
said, “I encourage the people of Shepparton to attend the Multicultural Festivals and Events grant program information session in April. These grants strengthen the multicultural society we have in Shepparton and ensures inclusivity throughout the community.” The Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division will host a grant information session for prospective applicants in Shepparton at GOTAFE on April 11 at 1:30pm. For more information, visit w w w. multicultural.vic.gov.au
Dress to impress NOT everyone is born with a natural flare for style. Have you ever thought how nice it’d be to have someone pick and choose the perfect wardrobe especially for you? Imagine having a wardrobe full of clothes that you can mix and match and that make you look and feel fantastic. Shop 221 manager, Mary Sali said, “All of our sales consultants have extensive knowledge and experience in fashion and we pride ourselves on our service. At Shop 221, we offer our customers a free fashion styling service. “For those who would like help putting a suitable wardrobe together, we can ensure you have the key essentials to make choosing clothes each day a pleasure and to make sure you always look your best. “Shop 221 has something on offer for
every kind of woman from size 8 to 24. The winter collection consists of a range of relaxed everyday and weekend wear, casual day time pieces and stunning after five wear. New season colours include a gorgeous, classy, earthy pallets with rum raisin and grey mist musk. We have a continuous flow of fashion for all ages, women sizes 8 to 24 and offer accessories for all occasions.” Visit Shop 221 in the Maude Street Mall, Shepparton. Talk to the ladies about finding the best style to suit your body size, shape and your personality, they’ll make it easy for you. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Shop 221 is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
LOOK AND FEEL FANTASTIC… The friendly team at Shop 221, Mary Bau, Vicki de Quilettes and Mary Sali. Photo: Alicia Niglia
Consider your irrigation needs early GOULBURN-MURRAY Water (GMW) is encouraging its customers to consider their irrigation needs as early as possible due to high demand for water. GMW general manager customer operations, Scott Barber said, “We’re doing this because the end of the irrigation season is fast approaching (May 15) and demand for irrigation water increases during Autumn, which is traditionally a high water use period. “Our customers also have significant water to use after this season’s positive allocations.” For the week ending March 23, 2018, there was 797GL of
unused carryover water in comparison with 441GL this time last year. Part of the difference can be attributed to higher rainfall in the 2016/17 season which led to more water being held over until this irrigation season. Carryover refers to the arrangement that allows water entitlement holders to take their unused water allocation from this irrigation season into the next season. “Our water delivery team has also been busy – with more than 1375GL delivered to all customers so far in the 2017/18 year compared with 835GL for the same period in the 2016/17 year,” Mr Barber said. As a result, some channel congestion may occur when demand
for irrigation water increases. “In instances where irrigation water demand exceeds channel delivery capacity for only a short period, we will schedule irrigation orders - linking start orders with finish orders. “This means we are requesting that customers be flexible with start dates and times to fit demand within available capacity. Where appropriate, orders may be altered in consultation with the customer to maximise channel capacity,” Mr Barber said. “To ensure we’re working as closely as possible with our customers to manage their water needs we’re encouraging them to contact their planner to discuss their end of season and autumn irrigation needs. “With information on our customers planned irrigation needs we will be able to better balance supply for all customers.”
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CONTRACTS AWARDED… Greater Shepparton City Council has awarded over $2M in contracts for various projects to be undertaken, including the installation of the first stage of solar panels on council buildings. Photo: Supplied.
Council awards over $2M in contracts By David Lee GR EAT ER Shepparton City Council is helping see a number of projects move forward, recently awarding $2,396,358 in contracts, including for the first stage of solar panel installations on council’s buildings. As well as the solar installation, contracts were awarded for the construction of BMX track lighting to Watters Electrical for $247,126, the provision of management services of the Victoria Lake Caravan to Australian Tourist Park Management for $337,000, the demolition of Victoria Park Lake service station and café to Paige Courtney Pty Ltd for $320,348. Contracts were also awarded for the design and construction of public toilets at Victoria Park Lake to Crow Constructions for $456,438, St George’s Road Shepparton Streetscape Improvements to Jarvis Delahey Constructions for $331,054, the Shepparton Senior Citizens Monash Park external toilets project to Moretto Building Pty Ltd for $172,293, the provision of building and quantity surveying-SAM project to Sweett (Australia) Pty Ltd for $148,830 and the design and construction of Tallygaroopna Men’s Shed to Aliki Pty Ltd for $157,762. The contract for solar installation on council buildings went to True Value Solar for a cots of $225,507, which will
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see solar systems installed on both Greater Shepparton City Council’s office building on Welsford Street and the Shepparton Sports Stadium and is expected to start at the end of this month and be completed by June. Greater Shepparton City Council Team Leader Sustainability and Environment, Sharon Terry said, “We worked on an energy reduction plan for council in 2014/15 and that document said that we needed to reduce council costs by 20 percent by 2020. To achieve part of that, it was suggested to install solar panels on council buildings which is projected to reduce the electricity use by 8.5 percent compared to our 2014 usage. “This project will be broken up over a number of years. This first year we will see solar systems installed on two buildings. The first being the Welsford Street office complex which includes SAM and Eastbank. It will have a 90kW solar panel system on it. The other is the Shepparton Sports Stadium, which will have a 30kW system installed. “Wholesale electricity prices are going up significantly from July 1 this year, so from a council perspective this is another way we can minimise expense on utilities. This will enable us to spend those savings on other service delivery.”
Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton/Ironman is your one-stop-shop PROUDLY servicing the Goulburn Valley for more than 24 years, Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton offers a vast array of services, from pick-up and delivery to vehicle servicing and repairs. Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton general business manager, John Zappala said, “Being a Bridgestone franchise, we have the added bonus of group buying power. Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton offers fantastic regular promotions and for the month of April, we are offering ‘buy three tyres and get the fourth free*’ (available on Bridgestone Ecopia, Potenza or Turanza Serenity Plus tyres). “Also our mechanical section is able to provide services such as wheel alignments, air-conditioning and mechanical services and repairs.” Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton is your Ironman one-stop-shop for everything 4x4, camping and accessories, offering clients the opportunity to purchase all of their four wheel drive tyre, wheel and Ironman accessories locally, in Shepparton. John said, “Ironman 4x4 provides great value for money, solutions for all sectors within the
FULL RANGE OF SERVICES… Solar City Tyres sales representative, Mark Walsh, retail manager, Alan Favaro and the team at Bridgestone Service Centre Shepparton can help you with a range of services, from pick-up and delivery to vehicle servicing and repairs. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
4x4 industry, with a versatile and forward thinking approach across recreational, military or commercial use.” Purchase any Ironman 4X4 products to the value of $1,500 or greater between March 1 and August 31, 2018 for your chance to win an Ultimate Xterran Camper, valued over
$60,000. Terms and conditions apply. To find out more about Bridgestone Service Centre or Ironman 4x4 and accessories or their promotions, simply phone 5831 5177 or pop in and see the team at 124 New Dookie Road, Shepparton.
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YOUR PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL STYLISTS… From left, Tis Hair & Beauty beauty stylist, Ashlea Codling, owner, Kylie Morrow and beauty stylist, Ashlea Celebrine. Photo: David Lee.
More than one shade of blonde FOR many people, taking time out for a hair cut or colour is a bit of a luxury and the team from Tis Hair & Beauty do their best to ensure that when you enter the salon, your experience will be just that. Tea, coffee, a play area for the kids, head massage and even a massage chair at the basin. Tis Hair & Beauty business owner, Kylie Morrow said, “Customer service is really important to us, we want our clients to enjoy their experience and we were thrilled to have received the ‘Customer Service Award’ in the 2017 White KingPental 95.3 Triple M Business Awards. In line with looking after our customer’s needs, we recognise that many people are sensitive to chemicals and are excited to have introduced a new, non-amonia, PPD and resorcinol free colour brand.” Tis Hair & Beauty offer all waxing, tinting, spray tan, make-up and eyelash extensions along with colours, cuts, styles
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and blow waves. Kylie said, “Beauty stylist, Ashlea Codling has returned after having been on maternity leave and it’s lovely to have the team back together. Between the three of us, we are just so proud of the service and care we’re able to offer each and every one of our clients. One of the real strengths we have here is achieving excellent blondes in our colour work and our cuts are really very good.” Find Tis Hair & Beauty at 6/326 Archer Street, Shepparton, with plenty of free, off-street parking, it’s easy to relax and enjoy your experience. Phone 5822 2992 or followg Tis Hair & Beauty on Facebook. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Tis Hair & Beauty is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
Mural recognises Indigenous who fought in war continued from front page Private Cooper, who fought in WWI died on a European battlefield in 1917 at just 21 years old and is buried in Belgium. He was the son of Yorta Yorta man, Uncle William Cooper and Agnes Hamilton. Uncle William Cooper was recognised during stage one of the Aboriginal Street Art Project and is featured alongside Sir Douglas Nicholls on the GV Water wall. While this mural pays respect to Private Daniel Cooper, the overarching purpose of the mural is much broader as it recognises all local Aboriginal people who represented Australia in war. Private Daniel Cooper is a local symbol and represents a story that is unknown by many Australians. Shepparton RSL president, Robert Wilkie said, “The Shepparton RSL is delighted to be involved with this project. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders have served in every conflict that the Australian Defence Force have been involved in and deserve to be recognised.” Yo r t a Yo r t a N a t i o n A b o r i g i n a l Corporation acting CEO, Damian Morgan Bulled said, “This mural recognises the local Aboriginal people who courageously put their lives on the line to represent their country in war. Particularly at a time
NEW MURAL COMPLETED… From left, RSL Shepparton Branch president, Bob Wilkie, artist, Cam Scale, nephew, Alf Turner, great niece, Leonie Drummond, Yorta Yorta National Aboriginal Corporation acting CEO, Damian Morgan-Bulled and Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe in front of the mural of Private Daniel Cooper, which was painted on the wall of Eastbank as part of the second stage of the Aboriginal Street Art Project. Photo: David Lee.
during the earlier wars when the Australian Government wasn’t allowing Aboriginal people to represent their country. Private Daniel Cooper is an example of such courage and he is a symbol that represents all local Yorta Yorta people who bravely defended their land.” Nephew of Private Daniel Cooper, Alf Turner said, “Uncle Dan was a courageous
Yorta Yorta man who risked his life and never returned to the country he defended so bravely. Many other local Aboriginal people fought and I am glad they are finally being recognised for their courage.” On May 27 at 11am, a dedicated service will take place at the mural to pay tribute to all local Aboriginal people who have fought in war.
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Looking for inspiration this school holidays? IT CAN be easy for kids to settle in front of a screen, but these school holidays, Big W is encouraging parents to revel in the joy of childhood. Enjoy the great outdoors close to home with backyard camping and gazing at the night sky, all you need is a tent, sleeping
bags, and a few mattresses (hot chocolates with toasted marshmallows are optional but highly recommended!) Or hit the road with the latest wheels - ride, scoot and skate and explore local tracks and parks. Looking for indoor inspiration? Get creative with family LEGO building sessions, or host nightly board game challenges. Big W has books galore for the entire family when quiet time out is needed.
Find Big W at the Sheppar ton Marketplace, 110 -120 Benalla Road, Shepparton for quality products at great prices, or shop online at www.bigw.com.au Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Big W is a participating business in the 2018 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOXâ€Ś Get the kids engaged in some good old fashioned, real life fun. From left, , Big W apparel associates, Kiara Brown and Hayley Revell, administration operations, Rhonda Hughes and fill leader, Trent North. Photo: Alicia Niglia.
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Countdown is on for Million Paws Walk H PAWS are set to hit the pavement around Victoria Park Lake on Sunday, May 20 as part of this year’s Million Paws Walk, and locals are being encouraged to sign up now. Money raised through entr y fees, don at ion s , on l i ne f u nd ra i si ng a nd merchandise will go toward RSPCA Victoria’s work to end cruelty to all animals. RSPCA Victoria CEO, Dr Liz Walker said the animal welfare charity was aiming to raise $500,000. “Million Paws Walk is a fun way to make a difference to animal welfare,” Dr Walker said. “Whether you are a dog owner or a dog lover, head to Albert Park or one of the many regional Million Paws Walk events to join in this iconic event. “Each year, RSPCA Victoria cares for more than 20,000 animals, so every dollar raised will make a big difference to supporting our programs, adoption, veterinary service and our Inspectorate.”
GET YOUR POOCHES READY… Get your pooch ready for this year’s Million Paws Walk. Photo: Supplied.
For more information, visit w w w. millionpawswalk.com.au/VIC The Shepparton walk starts at 10am and finished at 12 noon.
Melbournians get a taste of Shepparton continued from front page Passers by will be able to find out all the reasons why Shepparton was just voted as Australia’s second best and Victoria’s top place to visit, as voted by wotif.com. There will be something for everyone this April at Shepp Square, with new and exciting activities each and every day, activities like the city has never seen. An abundance of fresh local produce grown in Greater Shepparton Australia’s Foodbowl are available, and activities galore, everything from milking a not-soreal-cow and Indigenous games to African drumming. People have even been given the chance to enjoy a local wine, cider and beer or two. At the moment, there is plenty of fun for families and young ones, with next week (April 17 – 21) it will be down to business with a focus on all the reasons why Greater Shepparton is one of the most progressive regional cities to live, work and invest. A ‘Paddock to Plate Outdoor Lunch’ is on offer on Wednesday, April 18, with the menu inspired by Greater Shepparton produce and prepared by Taxi Kitchen’s
executive chef and former Shepparton resident, Tony Twitchett. The meal will be perfectly matched with local wines and ciders, with tickets now available via the Shepp Square website. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said, “This is a whole of community initiative and effort. “T he benefits of put ting Greater Shepparton on show in Federation Square are endless. It is providing the opportunity for our local businesses and organisations to directly engage with the Melbourne market, including the opportunity to direct sell and further develop their customer base. With the broad range of activities on offer, ultimate the aim is to drive visitation, investment and relocation to our region. “This is a first-of-a-kind event for Greater Shepparton and Federation Square which is very exciting. “We ask our residents to encourage their family and friends travelling to or based in Melbourne to visit Shepp Square for some fun and food. We would also love for members of our community who are visiting Melbourne to call in to Shepp Square to say hi.”
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Check heaters as cooler weather sets in WITH the cooler weather beginning to set in, Energy Safe Victoria is urging Victorians with either a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater in their home not to use them until they are tested by a qualified gasfitter. Victoria’s director of energy safety, Paul Fearon said both the Pyrox and Vulcan brands of the Heritage heater produce high levels of carbon monoxide under certain conditions. “If the house is well sealed and the heater is operating at the same time as a kitchen or bathroom exhaust fan, carbon monoxide from the heater can be drawn into living areas,” Paul said. “The manufacturer Climate Technologies has a program in place to test every household with one of these heaters.” Anyone with a Pyrox or a Vulcan heritage gas heater should call Climate Technologies on (03) 8795 2462. For people living in DHHS housing, please call 1800 148 426. Open f lue heaters, like the Vulcan Heritage or Pyrox Heritage space heater, are old technology and not necessarily compatible with many new or renovated homes with less ventilation. As a result, and in addition to the testing and replacement program now in place, all
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING… Energy Safe Victoria is urging Victorians with either a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater in their home not to use them until they are tested by a qualified gasfitter. Photo: Supplied.
Vulcan Heritage or Pyrox Heritage space heaters have been withdrawn from sale and their manufacturer has ceased production. “This is a timely reminder that everyone
shou ld have i ndoor gas applia nces , especially heaters, checked by a qualified gasfitter every two years,” Paul said.
Raising vital funds for our heroes RSL Appeals organisers at all RSL SubBranches throughout Victoria are gearing up for the 2018 ANZAC Appeal. Bob Wilkie at Shepparton is confident the local community will once again generously support the RSL’s annual ANZAC Appeal. “Our RSL volunteers, many of them veterans, are ready to offer a variety of ANZAC Appeal badges. The high level of energy and commitment shown by our subbranch volunteers as they raise the much needed funds, is truly humbling,” Bob said. “Each and every volunteer is determined to get into the community and not only sell ANZAC Appeal badges, but to share their stories and experiences. I would also like to thank the members of our local community who so generously support the ANZAC Appeal and our veterans.” RSL Victoria appeals manager, Peter Smith OAM said, “The funds raised through the
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RSL’s ANZAC Appeal enable us to deliver much needed assistance to those men and women who have served our country and who now need our support. “Funds from the ANZAC Appeal go to a variety of services and programs for veterans who need help and is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. It can include assistance such as medical bills, emergency home repairs, food vouchers and relief from social isolation. Providing premium welfare services is a top priority for RSL Victoria, and the ANZAC Appeal makes this happen. “Each RSL Sub-Branch in Victoria plays a vital role within their community and for many veterans, the Sub-Branch is the social and welfare hub that they know and love. I encourage members of the community to engage with their local RSL, attend a commemorative ANZAC service and to
show that they care by buying and wearing an ANZAC Appeal badge with pride this April,” Mr Smith said. As well as from stalls and various retailers and medical clinics across the region, you can also donate online at anzacappeal.com.au ANZAC Appeal stalls can be found at: • Fairleys Supa IGA • John Anderson Pharmacy • Coles Riverside Plaza • Ardmona Factory Sales • Target • Coles/Kmart in Vaughan St • Shepparton Saleyards Café • Bunnings (weekends only) • Woolworths Archer St • Shepparton Marketplace • Woolworths Mooroopna
PROFESSIONALS Brought to you by The Adviser
Your health and wellbeing are the perhaps the most important aspects to ensuring a happy and lasting life. If you take care of yourself, you can almost guarantee that you will remain healthy. Inside this feature, you will find some handy health tips and information provided by a variety of reputable sources including the Australian Government Health website.
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PROFESSIONALS Know how to treat a Redback bite REDBACK Spiders are found Australia-wide, but are most common in urban areas living under roof eaves, floorboards, shelves, flower pots or in garden sheds. Female Redback Spiders are black, sometimes brown, and can be identified by a red or orange stripe on top of their abdomen. They also have an hourglass shaped red or orange marking located underneath the abdomen. The male Redback Spider is usually light brown with white or yellow markings instead of red or orange. The female generally grows to 1cm while the male is a modest 5mm. Redback spiders are nocturnal and usually keep to their own web, however females are known to sometimes steal stored food items from other spider’s webs. The female is characteristically aggressive and is the only one capable of harming humans. The male’s fangs are incapable of penetrating human skin. More than 250 Redback Spider bites receive antivenom each year, while a number of envenomations probably go unreported because the symptoms weren’t as serious. Since Redback Spiders don’t stray from their webs often, it is unlikely that a human will
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be bitten unless they come into direct contact with the web or female spider.
SYMPTOMS The bite of the Redback Spider is highly venomous. It is characterised by intense localised pain around the bite site. Other common symptoms of a Redback Spider bite include: • Nausea • Sweating • Vomiting • Muscular • Convulsions (in weakness serious cases) • Loss of coordination
HOW DO I TREAT A REDBACK SPIDER BITE? A Redback Spider bite can be lifethreatening to a child or pregnant women, but is rarely serious for an adult.
MANAGEMENT: Keep casualty under constant observation Apply an ice pack or a cold compress to lessen the pain If the casualty is a young child, a pregnant women or if collapse occurs and pain is severe, transport the casualty to emergency medical treatment. Antivenom is available. Do not use the Pressure Immobilisation Technique The bite site is likely to remain red and itchy for a few days after the bite occurs. If symptoms are still present after 7 days, revisit your doctor.
Caring for Our Community Diabetes and you FOR our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body.
WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by high levels of glucose in the blood. Blood sugar levels are controlled by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, or the body becomes resistant to insulin, or both. There are three main forms of the disease: • Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. People with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin and require lifelong insulin injections for survival. The disease can occur at any age, although it mostly occurs in children and
young adults. Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as juvenile onset diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes. • Type 2 diabetes is associated with hereditary factors and lifestyle risk factors including poor diet, insufficient physical activity and overweight or obesity. People with type 2 diabetes may be able to manage their condition through lifestyle changes; however, diabetes medications or insulin injections may also be required to control blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes occurs mostly in people aged over 40 years old, however, the disease is also becoming increasingly prevalent in younger age groups. • G estational diabetes occu rs du ring pregnancy. The condition usually disappears once the baby is born, however, a history of gestational diabetes increases a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The condition may be managed through adopting healthy dietary and exercise habits, although diabetes medication, including insulin, may also be required to manage blood sugar levels.
TREATMENT OR MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES Diabetes is a chronic condition requiring the use of a variety of health services for its control and for the early diagnosis and treatment of
associated complications. People with diabetes use a range of health services to control blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels to reduce symptoms and the risk of complications, and to enhance their quality of life. GPs are usually the initial point of contact for people with diabetes and, along with other primary and allied health professionals, will commonly manage diabetes in collaborative care arrangements. This can involve regular monitoring of a patient’s weight levels, blood levels, general health status, and more focused examinations of a patient’s eyes and feet. Where diabetes complications arise, patients will conventionally be referred, as appropriate, to endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, obstetricians and/or ophthalmologists. People with diabetes often require medication regimes to control high blood glucose levels. In addition, affected persons may also require medications to reduce high blood pressure and/ or cholesterol levels. Persons affected by type 1 diabetes require regular injections of insulin (a protein that removes excess glucose from the blood) in order to regulate their blood glucose levels (and to survive), and some persons with type 2 diabetes also require insulin in cases where their diabetic condition is difficult to control.
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PROFESSIONALS Your vitamins and minerals from A to Zinc
Vitamin K Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin, a protein and clotting factor that is important in blood clotting and bone metabolism. Deficiency is rare, but, in severe cases, it can increase clotting time, leading to haemorrhage and excessive bleeding. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, comes from plants. It is the main type of dietary vitamin K. A lesser source is vitamin K2, or menaquinone, which occurs in some animal-based and fermented foods. When people eat vitamin K1, bacteria in the large intestine convert it to its storage
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form, vitamin K2. It is absorbed in the small intestine and stored in fatty tissue and the liver. Vitamin K benefits the body in various ways including bone health, cognitive health and heart health.
Foods rich in Vitamin K • • • • • • • • •
Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Cereals Collards Eggs Fish Green leaf
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lettuce Kale Liver Mustard greens Parsley Romaine Spinach Swiss chard Turnip greens
GET THE JAB… With the flu season approaching, experts are encouraging the community to know how the flu vaccine works, and suggesting they get the jab. Photo: Nicholise Garner.
Flu vaccine facts WITH the 2017 Australian flu season being one of the worst on record since 2009, there is call on the community to read up on what the vaccine is, what it can and cannot do and then get the jab. In 2017, more that 220,000 cases were reported and as the flu season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about getting the ‘jab.’ Australian studies estimate a vaccination reduces your risk of getting the flu by 40 to 50 percent as the vaccine primes your immune system to recognise parts of the flu virus, so it can tackle the real thing if and when you get the flu. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about t wo weeks af ter vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. I n Febr ua r y a nd S eptember each year, The World Health Organization holds a conference with leading experts and influenza centres from around the
world to make recommendations about the composition of the next season’s flu vaccine. They look at all the current information about influenza, including the recent patterns of flu epidemics across the world, to decide which strains of flu are likely to be most common in the next flu season. Vaccines are created to protect against these strains. For countries in the Southern Hemisphere, like Australia, the information from the S eptember conference helps them plan for f lu vaccines for the following winter. After the conference, the Australian Influenza Vac ci ne C om m it te e me e t w it h t he Therapeutic Goods Administration to confirm which strains will be included in the Australian flu vaccines. This year’s flu vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus that global experts believe will be most prevalent during colder months.
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BEAUTIFUL OUTLOOKS… Kialla Lakes Estate Stage 38 blocks are selling fast. For all enquiries, contact Kevin Hicks Real Estate estate consultant, Terry Shiels (left) and Youngs & Co Real Estate director, Glenn Young (right). Photo: Alicia Niglia.
Your golden opportunity at Kialla Lakes When I think about the most beautiful areas I’ve lived, water has been a big feature. For me, the perfect home setting is nearby waterways and walking paths providing a peaceful and relaxing environment. By Nicholise Garner Kavant Nominees have proven themselves over and over with their beautiful, family friendly and forward thinking estate developments. I can say this from my own experience and anyone who has enjoyed walking around the Kialla Lakes Estate as
it’s developed over the years will no doubt see what a fantastic investment any one of these homes has been. Now with the expansion to Kialla Lakes Estate, there are new and affordable opportunities to have the house of your dreams. Getting in from the ground up and making your home your own is not only an excellent financial investment but a chance to have that forever home...by the water, close to
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amenities, in a beautiful neighbourhood and with excellent schooling options. Yours to personalise and develop as you wish while its value grows just as the value of all of those homes in Kialla Lakes Estate have grown from when they were first built. The Kialla Lakes development has been well thought out and is supported by some of the most experienced for minds in the business. The foresight that goes into a
Kavant Nominees development makes purchasing a very sound choice. Stage 38 is now open at the Kialla Lakes Estate, and with the development of nearby St. Anne’s school along with the parklands, wetlands and well thought out pathways, blocks are selling fast. Selling agents at Kialla Lakes Estate are Youngs & Co Real Estate, 0438 579 993, and Kevin Hicks Real Estate, 0448 573 820.
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Hotondo’s newest display is open Designed with families in mind, Hotondo Shepparton’s new Marcoola 269 display home showcases quality craftsmanship at its finest. What’s unique about this particular display home is everything you see, you get! The display only features fittings from Hotondo Homes’ standard inclusions, meaning you can see exactly what you’d pay for with any standard or modified Hotondo Homes design. Hotondo Shepparton director, Colin Mintern said, “We wanted to ensure that everything we are showcasing in this display is exactly what you get for the price you pay. You won’t be walking through and wondering how much more a particular feature would cost. For us, this display home was about two things – the beautiful design and the value for money. I think new home buyers will be very impressed with what they see.” Open in the beautiful Kialla Lakes Estate, the Marcoola 269 is complete with four
NEW HOME FOR HOTONDO… Drop down to see Hotondo Homes’ new display home at Kialla Lakes Estate, the Marcoola 269. Photo: Supplied.
bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of living space for the entire family. The master suite features an ensuite and large walk-in-robe, while the kitchen and living areas wrap cleverly around the alfresco to create one, centralised entertainment hub for the entire family. Colin said, “The layout of the home itself is quite free-flowing, yet still provides privacy for each member of the family. The potential in the home is huge!” The Marcoola 269 will help new home buyers find inspiration, whether it’s in the floor plan itself, design features or the actual fittings and fixtures. Visit the team at the new Marcoola 269 display home at 67 Sanctuary Drive, Kialla Lakes Estate. Alternatively, you can contact the team by calling 5831 2250.
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GVL Seniors Results Round 1
with Matthew Chilcott Goulburn Valley League Adviser Footy Tipsters
Benalla (118) ...........def .......... Seymour (67) Shepparton (137) ...def ........Rochester (76) Euroa (76) ................def . Shepp United (47) Mansfield (178) .......def ..Shepp Swans (47) Kyabram (153) ........def ....Mooroopna (40)
GVFL & GVNL Round 2 Saturday, April 14 Shepp United ............v ...................... Benalla Seymour.....................v ......................Echuca Mansfield ...................v .............. Shepparton Rochester ..................v ..............Mooroopna Tatura .........................v ............Shepp Swans Kyabram ....................v ......................... Euroa
GVL Seniors 2018 Ladder Shepparton ....................................................8 Kyabram .........................................................4 Mansfield ........................................................4 Benalla ............................................................4 Euroa ...............................................................4 Echuca ...........................................................4 Tatura ..............................................................0 Seymour..........................................................0 Rochester .......................................................0 Shepparton United .......................................0 Sheparton Swans ..........................................0 Mooroopna....................................................0
GVL A Grade Results Round 1 Shepp Swans (49)...def .........Mansfield (24) Seymour (53) ...........def ............ Benalla (26) Shepp United (62) ..def ................Euroa (28) Shepparton (53) .....def ........Rochester (38) Mooroopna (31).....def ......... Kyabram (24)
GVL A Grade 2018 Ladder Shepparton ....................................................8 Shepparton Swans........................................4 Seymour..........................................................4 Shepparton United .......................................4 Mooroopna....................................................4 Echuca ...........................................................4 Tatura ..............................................................0 Kyabram .........................................................0 Rochester .......................................................0 Benalla ............................................................0 Mansfield ........................................................0 Euroa ...............................................................0
MATT CHILCOTT (7) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
KIM O’KEEFFE (5) Benalla Seymour Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
DAMIAN DRUM (7) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
DAVID FOX (6) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
JACQUI HUDGSON (6) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
KYLE POWER (7) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
SUZANNA SHEED (6) Benalla Echuca Mansfield Rochester Tatura Kyabram
JOHN RYAN (6) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
MARTIN GLEESON (6) Benalla Echuca Shepparton Rochester Tatura Kyabram
PHANTOM (1) Shepparton United Seymour Mansfield Mooroopna Shepparton Swans Euroa
BOMBERS START SEASON STRONG… Kyabram Bombers have started the season out strongly, beating the Mooroopna Cats 154 to 40. Pictured, Jonathan Odgers (Mooroopna Cats) and Kyle Mueller (Kyabram Bombers). Photo: Supplied.
Kyabram vs Euroa A match of the round in the second round of the GOTAFE GVL THE Bombers slaughtered Mooroopna in round one and look like not a real lot has changed for them. Kayne Pettifer and Kyle Mueller, the destroyers with 12 goals between them, will keep the Magpie defenders busy and the usual suspects of Brad Mangan, Jason MorgaSn and Sam Sheldon doing as they please. Euroa will play a lot tighter on the Bomber midfield and will not allow them to roam like unregistered dogs in the back streets of Shepparton. The Magpies have plenty of class themselves that will need to be kept in check in Ben Harrison, James
Hayes, Andrew Bell and the two Gleesons. Euroa has been one of the sides in recent years that have really challenged the Bombers and this year appears no different. In other games, Mansfield will beat Shepparton in a thriller in the mountains, Rochester will open their account at home versus Mooroopna, Seymour will bounce back at Kings Park against Echuca and Benalla and Tatura will be too strong for Shepparton United and the Swans respectively.
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Scoble receives best Easter ‘gift’ LOCAL rising running champion, Dylan Scoble has joined others from the Goulburn Valley in receiving one of the best ‘gifts’ of all, taking out the Stawell Gift over the Easter weekend. The 13 year old took out the Little Athletics handicap 1,600m final in a time of 4:44.753. Running off a handicap of 190m in the last race of the traditional Easter Monday run, he was proud to receive the winner’s sash a trophy and a Bluetooth speaker, only defeating Solomon Miesen by .3 of a second. Scoble said, “On Saturday, March 31 of March we arrived at Central Park, Stawell. My step brother, Max and I were competing in the 800m. “I was in the third heat and finished fourth in my heat, but didn’t make the finals. “The next day I was competing in the 100m and the 400m. In the 100m I placed second in my heat, but just missed out on the finals. After the 100m, I did the Easter
egg hunt…it was a very disappointing effort as I came out with seven. “In the 400m I finished seventh in my heat. On Monday I competed in the 1,600m handicap. I started off running a steady place and then at two laps to go Solomon Mieson passed me…I thought he might win. “With a lap to go I picked up the pace and caught the pack in front of me, then it was just me and Solomon. “At 200m to go I started to catch up to him. Then at the line I just got him by .3 of a second. “At the end of the race I got a sash, a trophy and a Bluetooth speaker. I also had to give a speech and if you know me you know that I hate public speaking.”
STAWELL GIFT WINNER… Dylan Scoble at Stawell Gift over the Easter weekend. Photo: Supplied.
Bushies swoop past falcons Interleague coaches announced THE Murray Bushrangers have stormed back from a 21 point quarter time deficit to defeat reigning premiers the Geelong Falcons in the Country Round at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo by 16 points. After a very slow start the Bushrangers were able to get back into the game by kicking three goals to nil in the second term to trail by just one behind at the main break. Inaccuracy threatened to be the Bushrangers biggest enemy with multiple behinds across the four quarters with 0.1, 3.6, 2.6 and 5.4 being the scores in each term. Congupna’s James Boyer made his TAC Cup debut, and showed he is eager for the contest and uses the ball well by foot. Fraser Ellis was a late omission with illness. Laitham Vandermeer and Lachlan Ash continued their excellent start to the TAC Cup season, featuring highly amongst the disposals and efficiency as they transitioned the ball from half back through the midfield while also at time driving the ball inside forward 50.w Defender, Ajak Dang played his best game
to date with numerous contested marks and an ability to dispose his opponent of the ball a highlight. Forward, Finbar O’Dwyer was lively and continually worked around the forward arc providing great passing and kicking a valuable goal in just his second game of TAC Cup football. A number of scoring assists and great ball gathering below his knees was also a highlight. Fellow forward, Bailey Frauenfelder worked into the game in the second half to be the leading goalkicker on the ground with three goals proving allusive to the Falcons defenders. Versatile big man, Jacob Koschitzke took multiple contested marks across the ground and kicked a goal to keep the Falcons at bay. In the Under 16 Country Challenge, Geelong Falcons won by 34 points after the Bushrangers closed within nine points early in the last quarter. Elijah Hollands and Harry Beasley continued their strong form and along with Charlie Crisp, Thomas Panuccio and Izac Artavilla pushed the Falcons in a very competitive and high standard match.
WITH the first round having just taken place the Kyabram District Football Netball League (KDFNL) has announced its interleague coaching line up to take on Colac and District Football Netball League in Colac on May 19. Stanhope’s Mark Patten will take on the reigns of the senior football side who will be looking to continue their good form after a comprehensive win over Golden Rivers Football League in Murrabit last year. Dean Wileman will take charge of the U18s for the first time with the U18 program making a comeback after Golden Rivers Football League were unable to field a team in 2017. In the netball, highly respected Fiona Down (Tallygaroopna) will coach the open team with Lancaster’s Zoe Backway leading the 17 and under team and Avenel’s Helen Dawson running the 15 and under team. In 2017 the open team had a rousing
win against the Golden Rivers Netball League whilst the 17 and under team faltered late in the game to lose their game. KDFNL president, Wayne Ryan said, “We are very pleased with our interleague coaching line up for this year’s campaign with quality people and quality coaches putting their hand up to be involved. “It’s going to be a very expensive exercise to take five teams away to Colac but as a league we are committed to giving our best players the opportunity to represent their clubs and their League in a higher standard. “We have high expectations on our senior football and open netball teams and we will again not be taking interleague lightly. “All coaches will be monitoring early season form over the next few weeks whilst putting together their coaching teams for the games.”
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