Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Thur Nov 23

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Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Thur Nov 23

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Candidate nominations for the 2018 State Election will open on February 12 next year for the Nationals.

The community pre-selection window's open until March 9 - then the Shepparton community gets to pick the party's candidate.

Leader Peter Walsh says it's the first time the Shepparton community gets direct input into a Nationals candidate for the State election.

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Locals June Atkinson-Murray and the late Elizabeth Maud Morgan-Hoffmann are among 9 Aboriginal Victorians inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.

The Government's celebrated their profound contribution to the Goulburn Valley community.

Ms Atkinson-Murray's been applauded for her work for Rumbalara Aboriginal co-op - Ms Morgan-Hoffman recognised for her efforts fighting for land rights and better conditions for Aboriginal people.

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Everyone in the Goulburn Valley's urged to not swim in any irrigation channels - no matter what the heat is outside.

Despite their deceptively calm nature - water can be released down the channel at any time - meaning conditions will change very quickly.

GMW's Daniel Irwin says submerged pipes, drains, broken glass, rocks and tree branches also pose their challenges.

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Nathalia District Hospital, Cobram District Health and Numurkah District Health are aiming to combine their powers - by joining their health services.

Current services and facilities wouldn't change under the proposal - the hospitals would simply work together to provide enhanced care and treatment across the three communities.

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More achievements for Shepparton Rapper Briggs in 2017.

His band AB Original's took out Best Album for Reclaim Australia, Best Hip-Hop Album and Best Aboriginal Act at the Music Victoria Awards last night.

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Shepparton Golfer Jarrod Lyle's spending the next four days commentating the Emirates Australian Open - to take his mind off his impending major surgery.

Battling this third bout of leukaemia - LYLE will head back to hospital next week for a bone marrow transplant - which will see him in hospital for at least 5 weeks.

He says at best - he's got a 1 in 4 chance of coming out the other side successfully - but it's the strongest bout of chemotherapy he's ever done - he'll get stem cells from his brother, Leighton.

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