Goulburn Valley News - Hit GV 96.9 Tuesday August 8 2017

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Goulburn Valley News - Hit GV 96.9 Tuesday August 8 2017

Police are on the lookout for the driver and owner of burnt out car. Emergency services attended the scene at around 10.20 pm last night following reports of a car going into a drain before catching fire in Orrvale.

Once on the scene the CFA put out a fire in the car, with no occupants remaining inside.

Police then searched the surrounding area for the driver but found no one.

They've now turned their attention to the vehicle's registration, looking to find the owner.

Anyone who has any information on the driver can call police or Crimestoppers.

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Snow-goers have plenty to smile about on Mt Buller, with more than 31 centimeters of snow having fallen over the past 24 hours.

That’s created fears of avalanches, with warmer conditions and winds forecast for today.

Authorities have advised avoiding remote areas and to stay within patrolled resort areas.

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Strathbogie Shire has become the 140th official Refugee Welcome Zone, confirmed at the recent welcome scroll in Euroa.

Council made the decision following a series of successful conversation cafes across the region

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren says both council and the community have gotten behind the initiative.

 

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Greater Shepparton students with a flair for writing and illustrating have the chance to have their work included in this year's Book Bag Program.

The annual writing competition is open to students in grade five and six, with the winning story being handed out to nearly one thousand families in the area.

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The Murray Bushrangers have suffered a frustrating final term fadeout to go down to the Greater Western Victoria Rebels.

The Bushies led for much of the match and looked certain winners with their 43 point 3 quarter time lead.

It wasn't to be though, with the Rebels booting 8 unanswered last quarter goals to win 14.10 (94) to 13.10 (88).

And in Northern Country Women's League Footy, Shepparton has gone down to Benalla, being knocked out in the preliminary final.

The small final scores reflected the poor conditions and scrappy play, reading 2.1 (13) to 1.5 (11).

Benalla continues on to the final, set to travel to Bendigo for the big dance on the weekend.

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