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A truck carrying nitric acid's driven off the Hume Freeway near Euroa this morning.

The Melbourne-bound vehicle left the road just before 3am.

There has been no breach of the container - Hazmat crews have helped shift the load safely.

Both lanes remain open - the male driver has been taken to GV Health for observation.


Goulburn Valley Health's fully refurbished Wanyarra Acute in-patient unit has been officially opened this week.

The Mental Health Facility maintains a 20 bed psychiatric unit, which now takes into account gender and cultural sensitivities.

Acting Divisional Director Raju Lakshmana says the adjustments make life easier for both patients and staff.



Moira Council's changing their town entrance and Shire signs - with the concept now in its early stages.

There's a major and minor entrance sign to the Shire in the works, and an option for both a major town and smaller town entrance.


63 young Australians every day of the year have their world turned upside-down by cancer.

Today's National Bandanna day - with the Goulburn Valley urged to dig deep to help support Canteen.

The charity's Peter Orchard says each purchase will help provide services to young people who are battling cancer themselves - or have lost someone close to them.



A record cycle season's expected around the High Country - as the 7 peaks ride challenge launches for another year.

The aim is to ride the lengths of Victoria's 7 cycling peaks, including Mt Baw Baw, Buffalo, Buller, Hotham, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Lake Mountain.

Tourism North East's Eddie Wilson says some adjustments have been made to the challenge to bring in more competitors.


In Cricket Shepparton’s Haisman Shield; Katandra host reigning premiers Old Students. Tatura play Kyabram. Shepp United travel to Northerners, Numurkah host Mooroopna. Karramomus play Central Park St Brendans.