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Making the impossible possible The inspirational story of Bajram vs Everest

By Sarah Knight A BOLD vision and a bucket load of determination was all it took for 52 year old former local, Bobby Bajram to leave Australia, bound for Everest, Nepal on Friday, May 10. Continued on page 14


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Capital works slows business in CBD CONSTRUCTION works are underway throughout Greater Shepparton in an effort to reduce vehicle speeds and provide safer conditions for pedestrians. Work is underway at the corner of Fryers Street and Maude Street, Fryers Street and Corio Street, North Street and Stewart Street, Corio Street between Vaughan Street and Ashenden Street, as well as significant work along Maude Street between Ashenden Street and High Street in preparation for the new bus interchange. Council has informed that several of the works will see pedestrian crossings improved throughout Shepparton by the end of June. Continued on page 13 A REGION UNDER CONSTRUCTION… There is a significant amount of roadworks and construction on the roads at the moment in Shepparton’s CBD, which is impacting local businesses. Image: Katelyn Morse.


Record $100,000 raised in a single evening HELD at Emerald Bank’s Woolshed on Wednesday, June 5, the annual Shepparton Foodshare fundraising dinner was a sell-out event that raised a record $100,000 during the course of the evening. 12 very generous local business and individuals each committed $2,500 to support Shepparton Foodshare via a ‘monthly partner package’. Significant individual pledges were also made by The Attwood Trust, The Woolshed and Greater Shepparton Connected Community who presented a cheque for $55,000; the largest single donation that has ever been presented by the grant program committee. Shepparton Foodshare chair, Rod Shubert

said, “It was a wonderful celebration of community and partnerships. We are in awe of the generous individuals and businesses that were there on the night, it is amazing what can be achieved when a group of like-minded people get together to make a real difference.” In the theme of the event, the evening’s menu was designed as a showcase of the quality food that Foodshare rescue and distribute, demonstrating the diverse variety of food available that can be used to make a tasty and nutritious meal. With no guaranteed recurrent or government funding, Foodshare relies heavily on the support of the community donations and philanthropy to ensure the critical local service can continue. The money raised will support around 75 percent of Shepparton Foodshare’s operational costs for the next 12 months.

GENEROSITY GIFTED… A record $100,000 was raised during the annual Shepparton Foodshare fundraising dinner last Wednesday, June 5. Photo: Supplied.

Shepparton Festival is evolving PREPARATIONS are already well underway for the 2020 Shepparton Festival, with the new festival theme and a new creative director recently announced. The theme for Shepparton Festival 2020 is ‘EVOLVE’ and the community is being encouraged to consider what this word means to them, especially in relation to Greater Shepparton as a whole. Further to the 2020 theme announcement, Shepparton Festival board members were also proud to announce their new creative director; Jamie Lea. A passionate and energetic local, Jamie has been a board member of Shepparton Festival for six years and is involved with a manner of local art events, including Winter Sessions, Numurkah Food Festival, Secret Garden Gigs and much more. As a teenager, Jamie grew up surrounded by Shepparton Festival and felt inspired by

community members pushing for change and celebrating local artists. She joined the board six years ago as a way of saying thank you and says her appointment to creative director is a dream come true. “I didn’t realise how much it meant to me and those around me to have the opportunity and exposure to such art on so many levels,” Jamie reflected. “Going forward, I plan to push for everincreasing creativity and growth, but to also encourage anyone and everyone with an interest in the arts to get around the festival. So, in short, the biggest change I aim to bring is an increase in participation!” Shepparton Festival has been running for 23 years and is a celebration of art in all its forms. The festival is always looking for local contributors and creative, so if you’d like to get involved, send an email to creative@

EXCITING NEW ROLE… Shepparton Festival’s newly appointed creative director, Jamie Lea (pictured here with her son, Finn) encourages everyone to start thinking about the 2020 theme ‘EVOLVE’ and what the word means to them. Photo: Supplied.

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Sod turning ceremony marks beginning of construction By Sarah Knight C ON S T RU C T ION of t he a l l - ne w, GenesisCare $11 million cancer centre on Corio Street in Shepparton was celebrated with an official sod turning ceremony on Wednesday, June 12. The event was decorated by project advocates including, Federal Member for Nicholls, MP Damian Drum, Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, GenesisCare general manager of oncology in Victoria, Shane Ryan and GV Health director of infrastructure, Sandy Chamberlin. The occasion marks a pivotal moment in time for cancer patients in the Greater Shepparton area, as it means the city is one step closer to receiving the promised, world-class radiation therapy treatment facilities. An emotional Wendy Lovell was clearly moved by the event, opening up about a close family member’s battle with cancer and how having local facilities at the time, could have made the experience much easier for the family and far less traumatic. She stated, “We’ve waited a long time for this.” Com munit y members with cancer currently need to travel to Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga or Bendigo for radiation therapy treatment, which is delivered daily for up to seven weeks depending on the case. This distance can place a significant physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals and their families, and for some, it can discourage patients from following through with their prescribed treatment. The development will mean $4.1 million of work for local subcontractors and Erilyan, the contractors assigned to the project, estimate the use of around 130 local subcontractors onsite throughout the course of construction. The world-class centre will enable local patients to access radiation therapy treatment within Greater Shepparton for the first time, with capacity to treat more than 500 patients a year.

Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is a highly effective weapon in the fight against cancer, contributing to more than 40 percent of all cures. The new centre will offer the latest in radiation oncology treatment technology, including Deep Inspiration Breath Hold for women with left-sided breast cancer, Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy, Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, 4D CT scans and innovative skin cancer treatments. It will also offer rapid access to radiation therapy treatment for patients in palliative care – another first for the community. Patient treatment will be delivered using an advanced linear accelerator machine, made possible through a contribution from the Federal Government’s Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants. The grant program enables access to high-cost equipment used to deliver radiation therapy in areas of need. When asked about the site’s progress, GenesisCare general manager of oncology in Victoria, Shane Ryan said, “Our goal is to be fully operational before Christmas; works started two weeks ago and we’re definitely on track.” Mr Drum welcomed the news that the centre would be operational by Christmas, saying the fully integrated centre would provide seamless world-class support services for patients in the Shepparton area. “T he new cent re is a wonder f u l com mu n it y asset , wh ich uses local contractors along the way, provides local health industry job creation, and is truly something the community can really be proud of.” For most patients, fighting a battle with cancer could be the toughest time of their life. This major expansion of cancer services, located at 124 Corio Street, opposite Community Health @ GV Health, has the potential to transform the experience of those affected by cancer in our region. Cr O’Keeffe added in summary, “This facility will literally change the lives of the people in our community.”

CANCER CENTRE COMING TO SHEPPARTON… From left, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell, GenesisCare general manager of oncology in Victoria, Shane Ryan, Federal Member for Nicholls, MP Damian Drum and GV Health director of infrastructure, Sandy Chamberlin gathered to mark the beginning of construction. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

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Music festival brings plenty to the table T H E complete line-up for Sheppa r ton’s ver y ow n music festival, Land of Plenty, was released last week, adding some big names to the already exciting list of acts. Having already announced Illy, Briggs, Eliott, Slowly Slowly and a heap of other stand-out acts, Land of Plenty have added festival co-headliners and Triple J Hottest 100 winners Ocean Alley, rising DJ Alex Hayes, masked mystery dance act Moji, ‘Pick of the Crop’ winner and local artist Charlie McCosh, plus a specially-curated performance by Yorta Yorta artist Drmngnow. Taking place at the Shepparton Showgrounds on November 2, 2019, the all-ages festival will also feature carnival rides, food trucks and bars, market stalls and art displays. Tickets are on sale now at www.

Intereach launch sees new partner in community By Sarah Knight A COMMUNITY-focused service-based organisation, Intereach, has officially opened its Shepparton doors in a launch event held last Wednesday, June 11. The opening marks that of the service’s 15th office, with many other locations spread throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. With service accessibility provisions, provided by the NDIS, Intereach are now funded to provide Local Area Co-ordination, Early Childhood Early Intervention, Community Engagement and Capacity Development as a National Disability Insurance Scheme ‘partner in the community’. Intereach staff are helping individuals and families plan and implement their NDIS access, working with participants, community members, community groups and service providers to deliver assistance with the rollout of the NDIS. Local MP Damian Drum, spoke briefly of the benefits of the NDIS at the launch, saying, “This will be the greatest reform in this sector that the nation has ever seen.” Reiterating the value of Intereach and the work the organisation does, Mr Drum added, “More people in our community will now

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INTEREACH OPENING… From left, Intereach board chairperson, Pat Fogarty cuts the cake with NDIS participant Nadia Chowanetz at the official opening of the Shepparton office. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

have the support they need to be the very best person they can be.” Intereach executive director, Donna Casey stated, “It’s very exciting for the local community to now be able to have this kind of access to the NDIS. It enables people to have more choice and control over how they live their lives and seeks to build a more inclusive community for people living with a disability.” One of the key benefits highlighted of the Goulburn Valley being one of the last regions

to roll out the NDIS, is that Intereach has now been working in the NDIS space for over two years and the organisation’s acquired knowledge will undeniably benefit the Goulburn Valley community. Having a disability need no longer be an obstacle to accessing everything in the community that those without a disability can, it shouldn’t stop people from pursuing their goals and Intereach say they are firmly committed to bridging any gaps to achieve that outcome.


Week two Business Awards’ nominees BEST NEW BUSINESS – UNDER TWO YEARS… From left, Greater Shepparton Business Centre administration officer, Jo Rathjen, The Wright Style owner, Sheridan Wright and White King – Pental admin, Beaudine Clark.

VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR – HOSPITALITY… From left, White King – Pental admin, Beaudine Clark, Monichino Café & Wine Bar owners, Ryan Gibson and Carlie Monichino and Tourism Greater Shepparton chair, Ross Graham.

CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR/RETAIL… From left, White King – Pental safety health and environment manager, Penelope Jamieson, PJ’s 4x4 manager, Kevin Gribble and Harvey Norman Flooring Shepparton proprietor, Matt Carey.

CUSTOMER SERVICE/ PROFESSIONAL SERVICES… From left, White King – Pental safety health and environment manager, Penelope Jamieson, Commrural Lending Services director/ licensed finance broker, Gary Eckel and WDEA Works DES team leader, Shelley Blunden.

BUSINESS AWARD/ TRADE… From left, White King – Pental safety health and environment manager, Penelope Jamieson, John Crawford Painting operations manager, Stewart Keyte, owner, John Crawford and The Adviser general manager, Will Adams.

WEEK two nominations for the 2019 White King – Pental 95.3 Triple M Business Awards have been received and five businesses have been named as being outstanding in their nominated category. The Wright Style has been nominated under the Best New Business – Under Two Years category; Monichino Café & Wine Bar has received a nomination under the Visitor Experience of the Year Hospitality category; PJ’s 4x4 has been nominated for the Customer Service – Retail category; Commrural Lending Services has received a nomination for the Customer Service – Professional Services category; and John Crawford Painting has been nominated for the Business Award - Trade category. All nominees will have the opportunity to attend the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, with nominations for the business awards closing on Friday, September 13. The community will have until this time to nominate the region’s businesses under 13 categories, which include GV Healthy


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Workplace, Young Professional Under 30 Years, Visitor Experience of the Year (which incorporates three sub-categories – Tourism Hospitality, Accommodation and Attractions and Festivals), Customer Service Award (which incorporates three sub-categories – Professional Services, Retail Services and Trade Services), Best New Business Under Two Years, Best Marketing/Advertising Campaign, Entrepreneur of the Year, Apprenticeship/Trainee of the Year, the Business Award (which incorporates three sub-categories – Professional Service of the Year, Trade Service of the Year and Retailer of the Year), and of course, the illustrious Hall of Fame Award. All businesses within the Greater Shepparton City Council boundary are eligible to be nominated for an award with each category’s individual set of criteria available on the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.

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Win tickets to Winter Sessions and warm your soul ARE you looking to keep warm while enjoying the soulful sounds of local musicians? Do you want an interesting weekend escape where you can casually enjoy a drink amongst friends while being entertained by talented artists? If this tickles your eardrums, then Shepparton’s iconic seasonal music event, Winter Sessions, is the perfect evening for you. Winter Sessions is a cultural cornerstone of Shepparton that’s been quietly charming locals from The Vault for several years. Every month, a slew of hand-selected musicians provide the sonic backdrop for two evenings of fine dining and music. Friday night Winter Sessions are for the casual music fan; those who want to enjoy a chat amongst friends as the music softly plays. Saturday night sessions are for hard-core music fans, with the audience encouraged to sit quietly and truly appreciate the music on these quieter evenings. The next Winter Sessions will take place at The Vault on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29. The line-up for the weekend will feature the talents of Second Echo, Braden Pullen and Ryan Meeking.

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT… From left, Matt Head (drums), Jessica Lorraine (acoustic guitar) and Jason Giuliani (bass) from The Jessica Lorraine Trio entertaining fans at last months Winter Sessions at The Vault. Photo: More Than Words – Photography by Kayla Frizzell.

competition To celebrate the huge events, The Adviser and Winter Sessions are proud to be offering lucky locals the chance to win a general admission double pass to attend any of the four remaining events, taking place on the last weekend of every month between now and September. To enter, simply search for The Adviser Winter Sessions competition on Facebook and comment on the post the name of the lucky music fan you’d like to take along with you. Alternatively, you can enter by emailing the name of yourself and the music fan you’d like take with you to advertorial@ . Entries close next Thursday, June 27. Winners will be notified via Facebook or email and must be able to collect their prize from The Adviser.

Another $500 generously raised for kids GENEROSITY RECEIVED… From left, Southern Cross Austereo on air announcer, Billy Bradley receiving the $500 cheque donation from Kiwanis Club of Mooroopna president, Tony Nappa. Photo: Supplied.

LAST week, the generosity of locals continued with another $500 cheque for Give Me Five For Kids (GM5FK) donated by members of the Kiwanis Club of Mooroopna. Club president, Tony Nappa said, “The vision of Kiwanis locally is to help one child at a time and we

are proud to have committed the funds for such a great cause.” Now in its 25th year, GM5FK is Southern Cross Austereo’s national fundraiser and has raised over $2.5 million for paediatric wards of locals hospitals and children’s health-related charities.

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Sharing intimate stories of immigration WITH a fresh focus on celebrating food and stories from around the world, Refugee Week is currently underway. Running from Sunday, June 16 until Saturday, June 22, Greater Shepparton community will come alive with a number of events organised. The theme for Refugee Week 2019 in Australia is #WithRefugees. The ultimate aim of the week is to create a better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue to make valuable contribution to Australia. On Monday, Refugee Week launched locally with a special and intimate performance at St Paul’s African House, offering residents a chance to experience the performance, Bukjeh. Directed by Palestine-born vocalist, art producer and installation artist, Aseel Tayah, the performance combined song, dance, poetry and theatre to create an immersive art experience about immigration in Australia. In Arabic, a ‘bukjeh’ describes the small pack of belongings carried by refugees and travellers and Monday’s performance depicted a virtual swag of intimate stories of displacement from many cultures across many eras. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe encouraged all residents to get involved in Refugee Week activities. “Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees in Australian society,” Cr O’Keeffe said. “Council is committed to continuing to work for a vibrant cohesive community that celebrates and incorporates aspects of cultural diversity within daily life.” There are many Refugee Week events and activities happening throughout Greater Shepparton this week. To find out more, visit

Positive economic outcomes start with local collaboration MANY of us in the Goulburn Valley share the same vision – one of strong, resilient families and communities. A major part of this is creating strong and resilient economies. This theme was central to a recent Grow Greater Economic Forum attended by 180 local leaders and held in conjunction between National Australia Bank (NAB) Shepparton, the Committee for Greater Shepparton and Greater Shepparton City Council. Greater Shepparton’s gross regional product for the year ending June 2018 sits at over $3.5 billion. In the past five years, healthcare and social assistance has grown to become the region’s largest employer, supporting more than 5,600 jobs. This is a very diverse region and we are seeing established economic drivers like agriculture, horticulture, construction, manufacturing and professional services continue to perform well. NA B Goulburn Valley regional and agriculture managing partner, Dave Davies was the official master of ceremonies for the forum and said there was a lot to be gained from holding such collaborative events. “The event highlighted the need for considered planning and investment into public transport and road

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GROWING A GREATER REGION… From left, NAB Shepparton senior business banking manager, Cameron Hammond, NAB Goulburn Valley regional and agriculture managing partner, Dave Davies, senior business banking manager, Michelle Marsters and senior agribusiness manager, Matthew Woods. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

infrastructure, particularly as more people come to realise our region is a great place to live, work and base a business,” Mr Davies said. “Employment was another recurring theme on the day. It seems the challenge for the Goulburn Valley is not in creating jobs, but attracting and retaining skilled labour, and training and up-skilling our local workforce, in particular those aged between 18 and 25.” The Grow Greater E conomic Forum event also highlighted the power of collaboration. The challenge for us as a region is to maintain positive momentum and dialogue, while continuing to challenge the norms to keep our community and economy growing and evolving. If you would like to know more, get in contact with NAB Shepparton by visiting their offices at 381 Wyndham Street Shepparton, or by phoning 13 22 55.

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A trusted favourite for over 60 years THERE’S even more great news in store for Pental, Shepparton’s own consumer goods manufacturing and distribution specialist. Following on from their recent success of the Huggie brand receiving customer satisfaction accolades from Canstar Blue in 2018, Pental’s Shepparton-based Janola brand is next to be achieving big things on an international scale. Recently, Janola was voted H ighly Commended in the Cleaning Products category for the Reader’s Digest New Zealand 2019 Trusted Brands awards. As a trusted and loved brand of New Zealanders for many generations, Janola is synonymous with household cleaning solutions. Effective on a range of hard surfaces, the extensive Janola range comprises toilet cleaning products that kill 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria; bathroom cleaning

products which attack mould and soap scum; and multi-purpose surface wipes that leave surfaces hygienically clean and fresh. Pental who own the market leading brands W hite K ing & Janola, has a tradition of continual innovation to provide customers with superior quality products. Dedicated in delivering expertise and value in everything it makes, Janola products are designed to help families live better. W h ite - K i ng Pent a l m a nu fac t u r i ng manager, Carmine Conte said, “The Janola brand has been New Zealand’s go-to cleaning product for over 60 years. The Shepparton team takes pride in ensuring everything we produce has the highest level of quality you can trust with your household cleaning needs.” This year, the focus for Janola is to create packaging and communication synergies

LOCALLY PRODUCED CLEANING SOLUTIONS… From left, bleach plant team leader, Jay Norris and bleach plant line process operator, Andrew Sidebottom at the Janola manufacturing plant at Pental Shepparton. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

within the brand, while launching a category-first innovation that has been in development for the past 12 months. For further information on the Janola

brand, visit and to keep updated with all the great work done at Shepparton’s Pental, visit au

Public appeal to help feed those in need WINTER APPEAL HELPING LOCALS… From left, Coles Shepparton team members, David O’Toole, Hayley Jones, Jijo Philip, Noelle Duits, Stephen Nedelkovski, Anthony Dohrman, Daniel Collins, Wendy Costa and Asad Qasimi. Photo: Supplied.

By Sarah Knight WEDNESDAY June 5, saw the launch of a new, month long initiative by Coles supermarkets that aims to provide more accessible meals to those who need it most this winter. The Winter Appeal comes as Coles and leading national food rescue organisation, SecondBite, reach a special milestone in their partnership; the equivalent of 80 million meals donated to Australians facing homelessness and hardship since 2011. This number includes more than 20 million meals donated by 200 Victorian Coles stores. The Winter Appeal allows shoppers to purchase a $2 donation card from Coles. This $2 donation helps SecondBite provide the equivalent of 10 meals to Aussies in need, giving them the chance to enjoy warming meals this winter. The funds also help pay for SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses such as fuel, transport and refrigeration. Coles state general manager, Grant Shelton explained, “Too many people in our community cannot afford nutritious food for themselves and their families. “By raising funds for SecondBite through the Winter Appeal, Coles customers can help SecondBite reach even more people experiencing hardship in local communities.” Page 10 – The Adviser. Australia No. 1:1461 Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Winter Appeal runs for four weeks and Shepparton residents are invited to join the fight against hunger this winter and support the partnership’s fundraising appeal. “Our Shepparton stores have (already) donated the equivalent of 420,000 meals to local charities like Shepparton Food Share, since partnering with SecondBite. Over the past twelve months, we’re proud to have supported more than 230 community food programs in Victoria,” said Mr Shelton. World renowned chef, Curtis Stone has also put a call out to all Australians to support The Winter Appeal saying, “It’s tragic to think that so many people around Australia are facing such hard times and can’t afford regular meals. Everyone deserves to be able to eat three meals a day and we hope that by raising funds through the Winter Appeal at Coles, we can help fill empty plates.” SecondBite CEO Jim Mullan said, “Recent reports suggest that some four million Australians required some form of food relief in the past year, whilst food waste estimates range between 5-8 million tonnes, we know there is more we can be doing to rescue food and help feed those in need.” To get involved, visit your local Coles store and ask about purchasing a donation card.

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Customer owned banking MANY of us are familiar with the ‘Big Four’ banks who are owned by their investors and as a result have a considerable focus on shareholder returns. What some Australians may not be as familiar with is that there is a customerfocused alternative - the customer owned banking model of your local credit union. Investor owned banks maximise profits to pay dividends to shareholders. This creates a tension between customers of the business and its owners (shareholders). In many cases, the majority of these sha reholders a re la rge i nst it ut iona l investment banks – not mum and dad investors. This tension doesn’t exist in the customer owned model because the customers are the owners. There is no question about who comes first – customers or investors. At all times, the customer remains the focus. This creates a different culture where customer satisfaction is key. Profits generated aren’t distributed to third party shareholders, they are used to keep more branches open in local communities, employ more local staff, support local sponsorship and donation programs and provide a genuine local banking alternative. W hile there is a big difference in ownership structure, it’s important to also recognise that customer owned banking institutions are regulated in exactly the same way as the major banks and eligible

MEET YOUR LOCAL TEAM… From left, Shepparton GMCU member services officer, Melissa Foster, loans officer, Jack Linehan and branch superviser, Rhyll Hicks. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

deposits are also protected under the government Financial Claims Scheme. Goulburn Murray Credit Union is proud to be customer owned and has been providing a local banking alternative in our region for over 60 years. Profits are used to keep ten local branches open, employ over 62 local staff, support over 120 clubs and

groups via sponsorships and donations each year and provide a genuine and convenient local banking alternative. If you are looking for banking where you are more than just a number, pop in and meet the GMCU team at your local branch today.

Popular Poplar Avenue fish and chip shop reopens

LOCAL, FAMILY OPERATION… From left, KB Chippery team member, Wendy McDonald, owner, Kylie Wileman, team member, Nicole McDonald and owner, Brendan Wileman are offering an extensive menu with delivery available after 5pm. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

THE fish and chip shop in Shepparton’s Poplar Avenue reopened its doors in 2019 on Saturday, January 12 with new owners and a new name: KB Chippery. Both the date and the name held a special meaning to new owners, Kylie and Brendan Wileman. While it may be obvious that ‘KB’ is their initials, the meaning extends further for Kylie. Her late grandfather, Ken Buckingham, of whom she looked up to growing up, also holds the initials ‘KB’. The opening date was also his birthday, making it stand out as a Page 12 – The Adviser. Australia No. 1:1461 Wednesday, June 19, 2019

symbolic time for the couple to start their new venture together. With the support of family behind them, the local owners are excited to offer an extensive menu, from classic fish and chips to mouthwatering burgers and save on meal deals. Oh, and did you know, they also offer local delivery after 5pm? KB Chippery is located at 24 Poplar Avenue, Shepparton and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until 8:30pm. To place an order, call 5822 0012 or visit their website at www.


Platypus and native fish to benefit from environmental flows PLATYPUS and native fish, including the Murray cod, will benefit from the delivery of water for the environment along the Broken River downstream of Lake Nillahcootie. Goulburn Broken Catchment Managament Authority (CMA) environmental water manager, Simon Casanelia said due to dry conditions, sections of the river were still experiencing very low or no flows. “Ideally, to maintain water quality and bank vegetation, provide shelter for fish and wildlife such as the platypus and to support water bugs, we need at least 15ML per day to flow along the Broken River,” Mr Casanelia said. “Due to limited tributary inflows and low operational releases from Lake Nillahcootie now the irrigation season has finished, this minimum flow target is unlikely to be met in

the section of the river between Nillahcootie and Hollands Creek. That’s why we’re using up to 250ML of available water for the environment to maintain a base flow until at least the end of June.” Goulburn Broken CM A CEO, Chris Norman said that if conditions remained dry, Goulburn Broken CMA would continue to work with the Victorian and Commonwealth water holders and Goulburn-Murray Water to identify opportunities to secure additional water to support the delivery of the base flow beyond June. If there is heavy rain, delivery of environmental flows will stop. Last April, for the first time, water for the environment was delivered along the Broken

River. During that event, flows below Lake Nillahcootie peaked at 300ML per day and then dropped back to around 80ML per day. Recent monitoring showed promising increases in native fish numbers including silver and golden perch, Murray River rainbow fish and Murray cod in response to environmental flows. “Anyone living by the Broken River knows how low the river is at the moment,” Mr Norman said. “Delivering this small amount of water is critical for maintaining the health of the entire river and the fish, wildlife and people who rely on it.” For more information about environmental flows visit

INFLOWS ARE VERY LOW… Water inflows to Nillahcootie have been very low, as evidenced here by this image of the upper Broken River, taken in April. Photo: Supplied.

Substantial capital works slows business in CBD continued from front page “Council has worked closely with Jarvis Delahey Contractors to minimise impact on traffic flow and ensure that pedestrian access is available at all times,” Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said. However businesses in the Fryers Street area say the works have been significantly detrimental to their businesses, causing a substantial loss of income. “The first week I was down about 30 percent. It really has significantly impacted my business,” said Aussie Hotel business owner, Paul Tsorbaris. The works at crossings on Fryers Street, Corio Street and North Street are being performed simultaneously and involve creating raised pedestrian crossings (similar to those at the Vaughan Street shopping area), to encourage drivers to slow down and be more careful when approaching the crossings. “Rather than do one job at a time, which would make more sense to me, they’re doing all three at once which is what’s really disturbing things – seems really disorganised to me,” said Mr Tsorbaris, who took his complaints to council directly. “They (council) were quite responsive, putting on more people, who started doing longer hours, so it’s gotten better. They’re supposed to finish in two weeks – but yeah we’ll see. There’s a lot of businesses that have been affected,” he said. The current works on the Fryers and Maude Street site will see the biggest set of works, with the whole intersection being raised by 100mm. Wit h works edg i ng closer to completion, Cr. O’Keeffe said, “We appreciate the patience of Greater Shepparton businesses and residents while these works are being completed and we are committed to working with businesses and contractors to minimise the impacts of the projects on businesses in the area.” The Adviser. Australia No. 1:1461 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Page 13


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Making the impossible possible The inspirational story of Bajram vs Everest THE vision was this, to attempt the task of climbing what’s commonly known as ‘The Triple’; Everest’s initial three-peak climb. Accompanied by expedition leader, Andrew Lock, Bajram arrived at Lukla airport which sits at an altitude of 2,845m, before trekking nine days to get to Everest base camp (5,380m), then another five hours to Mt Kala Patthar (5,644m) and a further three days on to the final destination of Mt Lobuche East (6,119m). In an effort never before attempted by a disabled athlete, let alone one declared legally blind, the climb measures a total of 17,143m and is considered to be the test climb in preparation to summit Everest. The goal is one long-held by Bajram, held in-fact since he was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 13 - the youngest Australian ever to be diagnosed with the illness. “I said to myself back then; one day I’m going to walk to the top the world and see the blue sky. And that was it,” states Bajram with conviction. “I set myself the task of reaching the peak of Mt Everest by 2021 to show that having a disability does not rule my life. And also to raise awareness for those living with a disability, to show them you can have a disability but you can also try anything and have a go - stuff it, just have a crack!” After celebrating his 52nd birthday at base camp, with about 1,000 others on May 22; Bobby, climbing with the support of Andrew and his Sherpas, successfully completed the climb on Monday, May 27 and reached the final peak without the aid of oxygen. “I couldn’t even see the top of Lobuche and I was done, my body was shutting down and I wanted to give up, but I knew I had to prove I could do it, prove that I am one of the most extreme athletes in the world with a disability.

“Andrew told me now was the time to prove it and I knew I had to man up and just do it, do it for all the people with disabilities around the world,” he said. And ‘man up’ he did. The result of his effort… climbing permission permit granted for the remainder of Everest, Bajram is now just one step away from conquering his dream of reaching the summit of Everest in 2021. “Without Andrew and my Sherpas I couldn’t have done it,” he said. “He pointed me in the right direction and they spurred me on and then I crawled on my hands and knees 400m to the summit. “I couldn’t see, there were drops either side of me, but I kept telling myself ‘man up, suck it up’. It took me an hour and fifteen minutes but I did it. “When I reached the top I sat there and cried and I thought about my family and I felt proud, because - I said I would do it and I did. “I’ve done this for everyone with a disability around the world, if I can do it, then you can do whatever you want to do too,” stated a proud Bajram. The feat has been a long time coming Bajram, it’s taken years of preparation and training to prepare himself for the extremely treacherous conditions the mountain beholds, including below zero temperatures and winds up to 160km per hour. Conditions are unforgiving, unpredictable and temperamental, but Bobby still holds his fierce determination and is adamant he will achieve his goal. “I did it, I achieved the first goal but I won’t feel like I’ve proved my point ‘til I’ve conquered Everest,” said Bajram. He likes to call the mission, ‘making the impossible possible’, and with firm conviction states, “I’m going to be the first person in the world with a disability to have successfully climbed Everest.” In order to make his dream come true and inspire others to discard their perceived limitations and follow their dreams Bobby

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TRIUMPHANT MOMENT… Former Shepparton local, Bobby Bajram is well on the way to conquering his goal of reaching the summit of Mt Everest by 2021, having just returned home from trekking to Everest base camp, Mt Kala Patthar and Mt Lobuche East. Photo: Supplied.

Bajram has launched a GoFundMe campaign, you can learn more about the cause by visiting his Facebook page https://www. or GoFundMe campaign pages bobbybajram

FOR THE LOVE OF FORD… Recently appointed Shepparton Motor Museum curator, Shaun Lennard is inviting the community to come down and check out the great display of Ford XW and XT cars in the current exhibition. Photos: Katelyn Morse.

Fifteen marvellous Ford cars on display

CAR and bike enthusiasts across Victoria have been descending on Shepparton Motor Museum to catch a glimpse of their unique and ever-changing displays. Currently, the first proper exhibition for Shepparton Motor Museum is revving up lots of interest with fifteen beautiful Ford XW and XT vehicles from 1968, 1969 and 1970 lining the floors (with more expected to arrive soon!) The exhibit will run for a couple of months and features a mixture of old and new cars, restored and original, some untouched and others featuring expensive restorations. The Ford XW and XT exhibition will be the first exhibit conducted by Shepparton Motor Museum curator, Shaun Lennard, who was appointed to the role in November. “These cars have travelled from all across Victoria, from places as far as Griffith, Geelong and the Yarra Ranges,” Mr Lennard

explained, “And it’s merely a coincidence that the exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of the Ford XW Falcon in June 1969.” The XTs and XWs were what started to build the muscle car image of the GT Ford in the 1970s, especially following Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan’s win at Bathurst in 1968 in a Ford XT GT.” A replica of the aforementioned Bathurst-winning vehicle, complete with remarkable paint detailing, is propped front-andcentre as part of the Ford XW and XT exhibition. This fifteen-car exhibition comprises only a tiny selection of what’s always on view at Shepparton Motor Museum museum, with a wide array of wheeled vehicles from throughout history displayed alongside instructional and educational trivia. “We usually swap about two or three of the vehicles we have on display per week,” Mr Lennard said, “So even if you’ve been here before, it’s worth visiting again because we’re always updating and changing the displays.”

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COMMUNITY CONNECT Tell us about your ‘not-for-profit’ community events via email at classifieds@ or fax on 5832 8920 (information is required at least 2 weeks before an event). Please note listings are to be fewer than 55 words. renewals are due in June. H EN LEY FR I EN DS CHR ISTM AS I N JULY At 12pm on Thursday July 4, Henley Friends will be holding a fundraiser lunch at the Parkland Golf Club in Racecourse road Kyabram. The cost is $20, which includes lunch and a present from Santa. There will also be lucky door prizes and a raffle. Bookings are essential so please phone Win Crilly on 58 522 867. Henley Friends are a not for profit charity who are currently raising funds to build a facility in Kyabram that will provide home styled accommodation with no ingoing costs for disadvantaged people, aged 55 upwards. ONGOING VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUNG CARER M E N TO R P RO G R A M U RG E N T LY NEEDED. Have you got some spare time? Are you a good listener? Would you like to help a young person continue with their schooling? Not-profit organisation, Villa Maria Catholic Homes has young carers in the Shepparton area who desperately need support from an adult to help them cope with their day-today responsibilities. Contact Marion Rak on (03)5722 9046. THE GOULBURN VALLEY QUILTERS meet on the first Monday evening of each month at the Mechanics Institute, Wyndham Street, Shepparton and run activities days on the third Saturday of the month. Always looking for more members. For further information, phone Gael on 0458 215 794.

send us your snaps WA N T to se e you r photos i n t he newspaper? We are calling on all our readers to send in their photos for the chance to have it selected to go to print. This week we were sent this photo by Caitlin Absalom of the cows going back to the paddock after being milked.

Please send your photos to or message it to us via our Facebook page ‘The Shepparton Adviser.’ If you are sending via email, please keep your email’s total size to under 8mb.

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UPCOMING SINGLE 60+ CLUB Are you looking to make new friends that share similar interests? The single 60+ club meet for dinner at 6pm, on the second Tuesday of the month at Casablanca Pizza, on High Street in Shepparton. All community members are welcome and invited to come along, share a meal and plan activities. Phone Jan on 0458 211 104, Marg on 5821 2438 or Barry on 0419 323 351. Additional dates are Friday, June 21 for lunch at 12noon at Noble Monks, Maude Street Shepparton, Saturday, June 29 for 6.30pm dinner at Gallery, Tatura, Saturday July 6 at 6pm for dinner at the Vic Hotel, Shepparton and Friday, July 12 at 6pm for dinner at the Aussie Hotel, Shepparton. COUNTRY MUSIC FOR CHARITY At 12pm on Sunday, June 23 a charity day for ‘Let’s Get Together Group’ will be held at the GV Hotel. The event will feature guest artist, Venessa Waara. Walk up artists welcome to join the band ‘On The Run’. Admission is $7 per person, which includes tea and coffee. Meals and drinks are available at the venue. No outside food permitted. For all enquiries, please phone Joyce on 0408218411. SHEPPARTON SENIORS CONCERT On Thursday June 27 at 1.30pm a concert will be held at the Seniors Centre on Welsford Street. The event will feature guest artists, Jimmy Johnson and Glenn Suratman. Entry is $5 per person, which includes afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome. Bulk bookings are available by phoning 58214921 or 58219580. Membership





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5. Which local football netball team hosted the region’s first Pride Cup?


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If you’re in Shepparton North, Mooroopna, Cobram or Nagambie, we’ll pay you to walk. Interested? Great, but there’s a catch, you have to deliver our newspaper. Yep, it’s that easy and hey, why not walk your best friend too. Phone 5832 8900 or drop into our offi ce at 219-225 Wyndham St, Shepparton and become a deliverer this week!

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Adviser ALL OUT IN COLOUR FOR SUPPORT… From left (back), Ardmona Netball Club A-Grade team in rainbow colours for the first ever Pride Cup, Renee Ralph, Darci Sharp, Kat Bice, Jen Towers, Annie McKean and Jessica Lodding. (Front), Lakota Atkinson and Ann Williams. Photo: Supplied.

Diversity celebrated in region’s first

Pride Cup Pride Cup began as a powerful gesture of mateship... and has since grown into a national movement that unites communities. ALL colours of the rainbow were on display last Saturday, June 15, in a weekend dedicated to LGBTQI+ inclusion and diversity in sport. The inaugural Pride Cup saw Ardmona Football Netball Club take on Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club to celebrate and raise awareness for the local LGBTQI+ community and their allies. Pride Cup began as a powerful gesture of mateship at Yarra Glen Football Netball Club in 2012 and has since grown into a national movement that unites communities. When Yarra Glen footballer Jason Ball publically came out as gay in 2012, his

teammates came up with the idea of Pride Cup in a show of support, with players wearing rainbow jumpers and the 50-metre line painted rainbow colours. It was an event that galvanised the entire community and became the inspiration for the now annual AFL Pride Game, first played between St Kilda FC and Sydney Swans in 2016. Pride Cup has now spread its rainbow wings, connecting communities across several sporting codes around the country. A r mond a Fo otba l l N e tba l l C lub committee member, Teisha McCoy said that the inaugural Ardmona Pride Cup was a great success, with a fantastic turnout for Greater Shepparton’s first ever Pride Cup. “Murch-Toolamba took out the 2019 Pride Cup after an exciting day of football and netball. We all had a great day celebrating diversity, inclusion and the LGBTQI+ community in club sports. Thank you to GV Pride and the Greater Shepparton LGBTQI+ Community Alliance for all their help in making this event a great success.”

GVL adds under 16 age group IT was announced last week that the Goulburn Valley League has been granted permission by the AFL Goulburn Murray (GM) Commission to add an Under 16 age group commencing in season 2020. Following the junior football review of 2017, the GVL signalled its intent to add an Under 16 age group to the league. After two years of research and two formal applications from the GVL, the commission agreed to allow the addition to proceed. Regional general manager, Jamie Macri explained, “The AFL GM Commission is satisfied with the entry of the GVL Under Page 20 – The Adviser. Australia No. 1:1461 Wednesday, June 19, 2019

16s. The junior review has been the largest body of work undertaken by AFL GM and, in association with strong junior player data, has provided a strong evidence base on which this decision has been made.” Commission chairman, Peter Foott, added, “The size of this change to the junior structure in the area has been taken into consideration and the commission understands not all parties will be positive about the change. The commission is confident the change will underpin positive reform in our region and serve the best interests of the game in the AFL Goulburn Murray region.”

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GVL Seniors Results Round 10 Seymour (91)....................def......................... Tatura (90) Kyabram (104)..................def...........Shepp United (38) Rochester (86).................def.................. Mansfield (36) Benalla (119).....................def............... Mooroopna (37) Shepp Swans (106)........def...........................Euroa (88) Echuca (50)........................def.............. Shepparton (34)


Wednesday 19th June, 2019 Goulburn Valley League


GVL Seniors 2019 Ladder

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Kyabram...............................................40 (255.26) Echuca..................................................36 (186.95) Seymour...............................................26 (105.12) Tatura...................................................24 (122.79) Benalla.................................................24 (104.07) Shepparton..........................................20 (114.69) Rochester.............................................20 (107.71) Mansfield............................................... 16 (95.73) Euroa..................................................... 12 (97.02) Shepparton Swans................................ 10 (54.88) Shepparton United.................................. 8 (54.77) Mooroopna.............................................. 4 (50.81)

GVFL & GVNL Round 11 Saturday, June 22 Shepp United...................vs............................... Benalla Euroa...................................vs...................... Shepparton Seymour............................vs......................... Rochester Mansfield..........................vs................................ Echuca Mooroopna.......................vs............................ Kyabram Tatura.................................vs...................Shepp Swans

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MATTHEW CHILCOTT (46) Shepparton United Euroa Seymour Echuca Kyabram Tatura



2010 and 2011 Premierships and 200 GVFL Games WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?


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