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Morebringer School remembered

Descendants of students from the Morebringer Public School gathered recently to see the unveiling of a heritage plaque on the school site near Balldale. The plaque was revealed near the site of the original school building, on the corner of

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 23 2017
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Renewable energy and on-farm drone use

Sustainable Energy Farming Advisor Wayne Lording will speak on the benefits of renewable energy on farms as part of the Corowa District Landcare & Regional Development Australia Murray ‘Energy Options for the Murray Region’ forum on March

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 23 2017
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KVE swim-in spectacular

Military Vehicle enthusiasts from across the world descended on Corowa last week to take part in the 38th annual GPA Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering. The group of ex-military vehicle collectors gather at Ball Park Caravan Park each year to

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Alannah Green...
Mar 22 2017
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Minutes investigation calls for no action

An investigation into the minutes of the former Corowa Shire Council meeting held in April last year has confirmed the wording of a resolution in relation to the lease of land for a proposed Howlong organics facility was changed but has recommended

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Alannah Green...
Mar 22 2017
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Play space plans...

Two exciting projects are set to get underway in Corowa with the development of new play spaces at Bangerang Park and RSL Park. The new playgrounds are part of a series planned for across the Federation Council area including new developments for

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Alannah Green...
Mar 22 2017
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Look Who's Talking

This week the Free Press visited the Corowa Preschool to seek feedback on the new adventure play space plans set for Bangerang Park and the Corowa RSL Park. We asked pre-schoolers to give us their thoughts on the current parks and share with us an

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Alannah Green...
Mar 22 2017
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Letters to the editor

Happy Hampers Staff at Vinnies Corowa were delighted when a local family with three school children delivered food hampers for redistribution to needy families recently. The children regularly allocated some of their pocket money to purchase

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Mar 22 2017
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Cool Heads for safer drivers

Senior students from Corowa, Rutherglen and Beechworth high schools will have the opportunity to attend a Cool Heads program thanks to a joint community initiative among local schools and Victoria and NSW Police. This will be the sixth annual Cool

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Alannah Green...
Mar 17 2017
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Campaign targets speeding Corowa drivers

Streets in Corowa where speeding is an issue are being targeted in a major road safety campaign called ‘Drive and Arrive Safely’.The campaign is aimed at slowing down vehicles by increasing driver awareness of the dangers and consequences of

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 17 2017
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Pat continues to share those three words

For Corowa’s Pat Lawson three simple words - “I need help” - really did change his life. Alongside his most respected colleagues, the mental health advocate is headed to America at the end of March for his second appearance on the world stage

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Alannah Green...
Mar 17 2017
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The secret life of the...

Ever woken up to the eerie cry of the Bush stone-curlew at night, or have you heard family stories of the Bush thick-knee and its haunting call? Learn about one of the most elusive local birds, the endangered Bush Stone-curlew and the open woodland

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Mar 17 2017
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Preschoolers enjoy...

Corowa Preschool was buzzing with smiling, new faces when the Free Press visited their playground recently to check in on their start to the new year. A new group of children has begun their preschool experience, excited for the great learning and

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Alannah Green...
Mar 17 2017
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Art on The Grass

Gallery 294 in Corowa is hosting an Art Market showcasing the wonderful work of local and regional artists and craftspeople on Saturday, March 18 in the garden of the gallery at 294 Honour Avenue. The various stalls will offer paintings both framed

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 17 2017
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Autobiographical excellence

A self-deprecating sense of humour, a comical hat and a tin whistle – these three things sum up Australian writer AJ ‘Sandy’ Mackinnon perfectly. The author visited the Corowa Library last week to talk about his two novels which recount past

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 16 2017
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Corowa Market Report

Corowa Market was held on Monday, March 13 with 8,900 lambs yarded, an increase of 500, 2,300 sheep were yarded which was a decrease of 600 from the previous market. Lamb numbers increased in a very good quality yarding of mostly trade weights. Two

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 16 2017
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Wine lovers indulge at Tastes

Event organisers are celebrating the success of the 2017 Tastes of Rutherglen with local wineries run off their feet on the weekend as visitors flocked to the region. The highly anticipated event is a must for lovers of fine food and wine, from

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Alannah Green...
Mar 16 2017
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Federation waives...

Federation Council has resolved to waive fees for the approval to operate a caravan park for 2017 in the light of hardship suffered by flood affected parks last year. Under the Local Government Act 1993, an approval from council is required to

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Racheal Willett
Mar 16 2017
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Letters to the editor

Please move the garbage binsPlease could the garbage bins at the IGA Carpark be put at the kerb so we can ride our mobility ‘gophers’ on the footpath. They don’t go so well on grass. Thank you. Mavis White

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Mar 16 2017
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Gallop along to the...

Get ready for racing action this Sunday with the running of the 2017 Corowa Cup. The Corowa Racing Club has again welcomed Mulwala Water Ski Club as the major sponsor for this year’s event, with all the action set to take pace at Corowa Race Club

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Corowa Free P...
Mar 09 2017
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