Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Tuesday September 12 2017

Emma's centre stage

Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Tuesday September 12 2017 Photo: Emma Amery Facebook

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Women are now holding over 50 percent of positions on water boards and catchment management authorities across Northern Victoria.

The State Government has aimed to achieve parity, with 2017 marking the first year where the water sector has more women than men in board positions.

Two of four members of the Goulburn Broken CMA are women, three of four on the North East board are female - and both CMA's are chaired by women.

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Low flying helicopters are inspecting electricity poles and wire around some parts of Northern and North East Victoria this week - as part of AusNet's preparation for Summer.

Helicopters are flying 100 feet above power lines in Barjarg, Maindample, Benalla, Mansfield, Lima South, Swanpool, Booroolite and Merrijig.

They'll then check out infrastructure at Murrindindi, Yea, Seymour, Ghin Ghin, Taggerty, Whanregarwen,  Molesworth, Trawool, Homewood and Whiteheads Creek from September 25.

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A Violinist from Thoona is set to play for the Melbourne Youth Orchestra this weekend - as they perform a showcase of German music Homages - to make their fiftieth birthday celebration.

18 year old Emma Amery has been playing violin for 12 years - and has made the 500 kilometre return trip to Melbourne for rehearsals every Saturday since 2014.

She says the calibre of musicians around her drives her passion for music, and her love of the performance.

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We've got our first glimpse of 2017's Greater Shepparton Masters Golf Tournament.

The two-day Pro-Am is back for its fourth year - to be played at the Mooroopna and Numurkah Golf Clubs on December 14 and 15.

The PGA's Tournament Coordinator Heath McLeod says it's the last Pro-Am of the year - proving to be the last chance for players to secure an order of merit this year - and therefore their exemption category in 2018.

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Tungamah half-back Bodhi Butts has taken out this year's Pearce Medal.

The Bears gun polled 22 votes to be named the best and fairest in the Picola Football League's South East division - 5 votes ahead of Shepparton East's Simon Russell

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The Lukies Medal winner this year is Waaia's Taylah Shanahan - she finished 3 votes clear of Dookie's Belinda Rankin during the PDL's count for the south east division netball season last night.

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