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Historical society learn about data entry

The Corowa District Historical Society has benefited from one of the Federation Council’s Stronger Community Grants.. The grant covered the costs associated with running a training workshop in data entry.. Ten members of the society who have

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Jun 21 2017
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Letters to the editor

Winery Walkabout worthy of award. The Rutherglen Winery Walkabout is an outstanding event for the town and the region.. It is worthy of a national tourism award - let’s hope state MPs nominate it.. The cross border benefits are massive and

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Jun 21 2017
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Music rounds up crowd

Corowa RSL Club was a hive of entertainment at the weekend as music lovers enjoyed the last two days of the Country Music Round Up.. Held between Thursday, June 15 and Sunday, June 18 the event attracted hundreds of visitors over the four days

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Corowa Free P...
Jun 21 2017
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Corowa RSL boss appointed Albury Racing CEO

Corowa RSL Club general manager Michael Wighton has accepted a job with Albury Racing Club as its new chief executive officer.. Mr Wighton will replace John Miller who is soon to start his new role as CEO with the Sunshine Coast Turf Club after 13

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Sarah Dean
Jun 21 2017
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Howlong compost...

Howlong residents who endured a five-hour long panel hearing to decide the fate of a proposed compost facility in their town came away empty handed after the decision at the June 15 meeting was deferred.. More than 300 residents turned out at the

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Sarah Dean
Jun 21 2017
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Committee chair...

The Howlong Community Committee (HCC), which was established to fight the compost facility proposal, was happy with the way the hearing was run and the show of community numbers.. Chairman of the HCC Stuart Sizer said the community demonstrated its

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Sarah Dean
Jun 21 2017
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Complete Body Craft...

Complete Body Craft in Rutherglen is celebrating success after taking home the major award for Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle (large business) in the 2017 Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Industry Awards.. The business

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Corowa Free P...
Jun 16 2017
Sport

Rotary club changeover

The Rotary Club of Corowa held its 78th Changeover Dinner on June 1.. The outgiong President, Meredith Miegel, reported on the great year the club had, culminating in contributing more than 2500 hours of community service throughout the year

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Corowa Free P...
Jun 16 2017
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Play space upgrades

Corowa Pre-School children are looking forward to seeing some of their ideas transpire when the RSL Park Playground next to their school receives a much-needed upgrade.. A double-flying fox, monkey bars, a slide and nest swing are among the new

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Sarah Dean
Jun 15 2017
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Letters to the editor

Cinema money better spent elsewhere. The Corowa golf club cinema plan at $580,000 for 50 seats is costly and of little economic benefit.. Surely the money would have done more for the club and town if spent on a motel refurbishment that is decades

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Corowa Free P...
Jun 15 2017
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Walkabout's $3 million...

Tourist spending soared to $3 million at the weekend as thousands flocked to the Rutherglen region to indulge in fine food and wine at the annual Winery Walkabout.. Winemakers of Rutherglen Executive Officer and Walkabout organiser Natalie Ajay

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Sarah Dean
Jun 15 2017
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2017 Winery Walkabout

The 2017 Winery Walkabout was, once again, an outstanding success.. Enjoy these photographs from journalist Sarah Dean and photographer Simon Ginns.. . Raise a glass - Tom and Janine Forster, of East Gippsland, enjoying the scenery and a day out at

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Corowa Free P...
Jun 15 2017
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Toast to designated...

Parents will do most things for their children and for Peter Felstead that included driving his daughter and a bus load of her friends from one winery to the next during the weekend’s Winery Walkabout.. But the Gippsland retiree was quick to

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Sarah Dean
Jun 15 2017
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Having a grape time at Walkabout

Fine and sunny weather greeted those taking part in the Rutherglen Apex Club 2017 Winery Walkabout Grape Tread and Barrel Race on Sunday.. The race was run and won with strong participation and crowd support.. In the Andrew Campbell Memorial

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Jun 15 2017
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Volunteers help community bloom

Corowa’s Pauline Nixon doesn’t have enough fingers or toes to count the number of hard-working volunteers in her community, however she does have just one in mind for the Federation Council’s upcoming inaugural volunteer awards. Mrs Nixon is

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Sarah Dean
Jun 08 2017
News

Residents dig deep for cancer research

Corowa’s Kilara Group delivered on its Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea promise in more ways than one. The spread of delectable food and endless cups of tea and coffee was certainly the biggest the group has witnessed in its ten-year history of

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Sarah Dean
Jun 08 2017
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Dance icon inspires...

Corowa dance students were in awe during a recent visit by former So You Think You Can Dance Australia judge, Jason Coleman. Senior dancers from Judy O'Malley's School of Dance got up close and personal with their dance icon on May 30 after being

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Sarah Dean
Jun 08 2017
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Register early for...

Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are encouraged to register early for the Rutherglen Rotary Club’s annual Muscat Run at the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. Now in its 33rd year, the Muscat Run will take place at 10am on Sunday, June

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Jun 08 2017
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Record ticket sales...

Sunday tickets for Rutherglen’s Winery Walkabout sold out online within three weeks of going on sale as organisers plan for their biggest festival to date this June long weekend. More than 15,000 people are expected to descend on Rutherglen over

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Sarah Dean
Jun 07 2017
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