Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Tue Sept 19 2017

Watt Road closed today

Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Tue Sept 19 2017 Photo: Greater Shepparton City Council

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CFA crews have battled a house fire in Rushworth this morning, bringing flames under control around 5:20am.

The single story weatherboard on Old Place Road was discovered well alight at 4:24 this morning - with trucks from Stanhope, Rushworth and Colbinabbin assisting in the near hour-long firefight.

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Watt Road Bridge in Mooroopna will be shut today between 8:45 this morning and 4pm this afternoon.

Motorists who take the back route between Kialla and Mooroopna are urged to head to the causeway, as engineers have discovered part of the bridge surface has failed and is in need of immediate repair.

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Nagambie's Tahbilk Winery, Avenel's Fowles Wines and Rutherglen's All Saints Estate are featured in the latest viral video by Buzzfeed America.

The team from the Worth It Series visited the region during winter - taste testing Tahbilk's 2016 Marsanne, Fowles' 'Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch' Shiraz, and All Saints Estate's Museum Muscat and Muscadelle.

Fowles Wines's Chief Storyteller Ian Firth says it was a great experience - and he's amazed at the views these guys garner.

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A legally blind Melbournian - who conquered the Southern 80 ski event at Echuca this year's now aiming to walk the Kokoda track.

22 year old Ben Pettingill lost his eyesight to a rare genetic disease - but says it isn't holding him back.

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The first back-to-back medal winner of the Goulburn Valley Football League's Morrison Medal in nearly 4 decades is Echuca's Simon Buckley.

Finishing last night's medal count on 20 votes - he just edged out Kyabram's Jordan Williams - who was left stranded on 19.

Buckley has at least another two seasons left in him at the Bombers.

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Meantime - Kyabram's Steph Vick has gone back to back - winning the A-grade Wellman Family medal for the second year in a row.

The Centre polling 37 votes across the season - beating Mooroopna's Maddie Wong by 7 votes.

She's the first back to back Wellman Family medal winner in 13 years.

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