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Detectives are hoping to identify a man who they believe stole a white Ute and Ford Territory from Nagambie - sometime overnight on November 22.

A credit card from the Territory was used in a North Coburg supermarket, to buy puppy food a day later.

The Territory was used during a High Street burglary in Nagambie on November 24 - where two safes containing cash were stolen.

Both vehicles were later found burnt out, in Seymour and Sunday Creek - a suspicious man in a red ute has been spotted surveying one of the burnt out wreckages. 

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Disaster assistance has been made available to Strathbogie and Alpine residents impacted by the weekend's severe weather.

Households can claim a max of 18-hundred and 90 dollars to meet immediate needs - for shelter, food, clothing and personal items.

People can also claim personal and financial counseling - and Councils can get funding to undertake counter-disaster operations, and restore damaged public assets.

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GoTAFE will receive 1.3 million dollars to expand its existing ReConnect Service.

It's a program that reconnects early school leavers and the long-term unemployed with education and training they need to get a job.

The Skills First program will expand its eligibility - supporting high need learners aged between 17 and 64 with low levels of prior education.

Just shy of a million dollars will also be used to back the Skills and Jobs Centres in Shepparton, Wangaratta, Benalla and Seymour - which have assisted over 1500 people since opening in 2016.

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The Polyglot Theatre's Sound of Drawing Art Experience is being offered to children today at the Shepparton Art Museum.

Young artists will grab their pastel and throw on some headphones - to become completely immersed in the sounds of creating lines and scribbles on a large soundscape table.

Polyglot Theatre artist Lachlan Mcleod says the set-up allows for a beautiful meditative artist process.

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AFL Goulburn Murray's provided the Shepparton Swans 4 extra player points next season.

The remaining 11 clubs will sit on the regular cap of 40 points - the Swans have been allowed 44 after claiming the wooden spoon.

The Shepparton News reports each club has one more opportunity to be assessed for extra points, in February next year.

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