Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Tue Nov 14

Body found at Barmah

Triple M GV 95.3 Local News Tue Nov 14 Photio: @LanaMurphy

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Homicide squad detectives have rushed to a Evans Street home, in Barmah - owned by nightclub mogul Darren Thornburgh.

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A body was discovered at the scene late yesterday afternoon - the man is yet to be identified.

Multiple media sources say the body sustained a gunshot wound to the head - detectives are combing the scene for further evidence.

 

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A stack of tyres and silage plastic's gone up in flames at Rankins Road, Strathmerton - affecting the air quality in the area.

Over 20 CFA trucks attended the scene throughout yesterday afternoon.

Communities in Cobram, Cobram East, Katamatite, Katunga, Koonoomoo, Muckatah, Sandmount, Strathmerton, Yarroweyah and Yarroweyah South are urged to monitor conditions - and avoid all outdoor physical activity until further notice. 

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A proposed wake boating ban trial between Bundalong and Corowa has sparked plenty of attention recently with local members now set to meet with the New South Wales Maritime Minister.

Ovens Valley's Tim McCurdy and Benambra's Bill Tilley wanting to raise a number of issues with Melinda Pavey, believing the ban would be disastrous for the area.

Mr Tilley says banning wake boats would only be the beginning before we know it there will be no boats leading to the death of tourism in the area. 

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Strathbogie Shire's sent out fire prevention notices to 377 properties - that have been deemed potential fire hazards.

Fines of over 15 hundred dollars are being flagged for property owners who fail to prepare their properties adequately for the upcoming fire danger period.

Minimising fire risk is as simple as keep lawns trimmed in township areas - and slashing boundaries for any properties on the rural outskirts.

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Export opportunities for Goulburn Valley stone fruit growers have widened significantly - with Australian plums, peaches and apricots now welcome in China.

A new free trade agreement adds to previous deals that saw our nectarines heading overseas to China.

The news is particularly exciting given the GV produces 70% of the nation's peaches, 49% of Australia's plums, and 43% of the national apricot crop.

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The Shepparton Gators are the outright ladder leaders in the Country Basketball League - remaining undefeated after trouncing the Seymour Blasters and Myrtleford Saints.

 

The men’s side beat the Blasters by 4 points, and took down Myrtleford by 16.

 

The Gators got a 26 point win against Seymour in the women's - but fell 5 points short to Myrtleford.

 

Echuca lost both their men’s and women’s match against Wallan - by 41 in the men’s and 30 in the women’s.

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