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A 33 year old from near Ballarat has been charged - following a collision with a cyclist in Devenish in March.

The man stopped to assist the injured cyclist and speak with police - following the alleged collision on Benalla-Yarrawonga Road on March 23.

He will front the Wangaratta Magistrates Court on February 15 - charged with Dangerous Driving causing death.

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The State Government's chipped in 20 thousand dollars to support this week's 2017 Victorian Wine Show at Mitchelton Winery - Nagambie.

Organisers plan on using the money to establish a Premier's Trophy - which will be awarded to the best wine from the regional wine show winners that are competing.

11 wines are in the mix - the closest to us comes from Heathcote's Burke and Wills winery - and Rutherglen's Rutherglen Estate.

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A financial boost is going the way of four schools in our area, with Ardmona, Bourchier Street, Girgarre and Gowrie Street primary schools splitting 282 thousand dollars.

Coming in as part of the Victorian Governments Planned Maintenance Program, more than 100 schools across Victoria will now get vital upgrades as part of the initiative.

Education Minister John Merlino says the investment is about pinpointing poor conditions within schools so that they can be resurrected into better first class facilities.

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The 2018 Netball Victoria Beach-Netball series will be hosted in our backyard.

The netball event's joining the World Tour Beach Volleyball Championships in Shepparton in February.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem says he - along with the rest of the council is absolutely stoked to have secured the event.

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The Shepparton Stars are heading to Horsham for this weekend's Annual Tri State Games.

300 athletes from disability organisations across Victoria, NSW and South Australia are competing - during a week of friendly competition.

Connect GV's Future Directions Manager Treena Best says a team of six last year brought home a huge number of medals across multiple events.

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Tatura, Karramomus, Numurkah, Northerners and Kyabram are all at home in Round 6 of Cricket Shepparton's Haisman Shield.

 

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