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Ballendella Red Cross banks on the community

THE Ballendella Red Cross had a successful street stall on Friday, May 12, selling a delectable selection of baked goods and knitted beanies in Rochester.. Branch member Lyn Kyden said although the number of people out and about shopping was quieter

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May 24 2017
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395% cash hike — it pays to go private

PRIVATE schools in Rochester and district are set to receive 395 per cent more government funding than their public school neighbours.. A breakdown of data contained in Canberra’s online estimator, released just ahead of the Federal Budget, shows

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Vivienne Duck
May 24 2017
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Cancer support program

FREE information for people diagnosed with cancer and their friends and family will be available to Rochester and district residents on Wednesday June 21.. Cancer Council Victoria’s Living with Cancer Education Program is run by local health

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Campaspe News
May 24 2017
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MG job fight grinds on as Jaala Pulford joins the fray

MURRAY Goulburn workers at the Rochester factory continue to fight the decision that their factory will close.. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford met with frustrated workers, union officials and council members at the factory on Tuesday

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Vivienne Duck
May 24 2017
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Toot, toot. It’s...

TRAINS finally returned to the Echuca line on Friday after eight weeks off the tracks.. A $4.9 million program to improve detection at all level crossings between Echuca and Bendigo, including Rochester, had seen buses replace trains since March

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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Another crime wave,...

ROCHESTER Motorcycles was one of four victims of an early morning crime spree across the district early Tuesday morning which has sparked a renewed outcry for more police in the Campaspe area.. Police are investigating the smash and grabs at four

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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All for one

A SEA of orange washed over Rochester on Thursday as local schools celebrated Orange Day as part of the One and All Inclusion Project.. The project aims at shaping a community stance that values all walks of life and abilities and embraces inclusion

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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Wonderful Winston’s a winner

WINSTON is everything anyone would, or could, want in their new best friend — loyal, fun and full of adoration.. Wonderful Winston is a four-year- (and one month) old desexed mixed breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the pink of condition.. He has

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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Respect workshop still on

THE parent and guardian ‘It’s all about respect’ workshop, being run through the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service, has had to be postponed.. The workshop, which will still be run by sexologist Dr Linda Kirkman, has now been set

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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Rochy golf club burgled

ROCHESTER Golf Club was the latest victim in a burglary spree across the region on Friday night.. Leading Senior Constable Simon Pearson of Rochester Police said they were investigating a break in at the club’s machinery shed.. ‘‘Equipment and

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Campaspe News
May 23 2017
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Volunteers walk off...

THE local Rochester Heart Foundation walking group was recognised as part of National Volunteer Week last week.. The Heart Foundation in partnership with Bendigo Regional YMCA congratulate Kate Rae, the volunteer walk organiser for the past four

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Campaspe News
May 17 2017
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Burglars target Elmore...

HOODED burglars have once again targeted the BP service station in Elmore, stealing $400 worth of cigarette lighters and damaging an ATM.. Bendigo police sergeant Steve Cunningham said three males smashed their way through the front glass door with

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Campaspe News
May 17 2017
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MG collapse: ‘It...

MURRAY Goulburn workers and union officials are ready to fight following the news the Rochester factory will close next year.. In a mass meeting on Wednesday workers and union officials had an emotion-fuelled discussion about the news.. Many of the

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Campaspe News
May 17 2017
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CFA management’s new faces

THE Rochester Fire Brigade has some new faces in their management team.. Announcing the team on Tuesday night captain Luke Warren said it was great to see people stepping up.. ‘‘The number of women in our brigade management team has increased to

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Campaspe News
May 17 2017
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Red Shield appealing for more volunteers

THE Rochester Salvation Army is calling for volunteers for the annual Red Shield Appeal.. Although the annual door knock will be held on Sunday, May 28 the Salvos will be out rattling tins and collecting money from Saturday, May 20.. Donations to

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Campaspe News
May 17 2017
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Park your thirst here

ARE you thirsty Rochester?. Well the town’s newest bottle shop has just opened at The Criterion Hotel — and you won’t wear yourself out getting served because it is also the town’s only drive-through operation.. Now a Thirsty Camel outlet

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Campaspe News
May 16 2017
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Campaspe Shire looking...

CAMPASPE Shire council is looking for some specialist services — from a vet or veterinary practice.. A council spokeswoman said the shire required the services of an appropriately qualified vet or practice to provide services to the Campaspe

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Campaspe News
May 16 2017
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Visual strategy for...

VISUAL arts students at Rochester Secondary College were treated to a visit by Shepparton Art Museum’s (SAM) visual arts educator Catherine Read on Friday.. Ms Read spent time with year seven and nine students exploring visual thinking strategies

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Campaspe News
May 16 2017
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Obesity epidemic now...

A WHOPPING 67.6 per cent of us are fat. Really fat.. The new Australia’s Health Tracker by Area statistics show the majority of the region incorporating Rochester, Kyabram and Rushworth is overweight or obese.. And there isn’t any surprise

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Campaspe News
May 16 2017
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