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Local News Thur May 3 - Mirabella wins case against Benalla Ensign

Local News Thur May 3 

The jury in the Sophie Mirabella defamation case has sided with the former Indi MP - over the Benalla Ensign newspaper. After 5 days of testimony - the 6 person jury agreed an article published back in 2016 did defame Mirabella. The article suggested she pushed current Indi MP Cathy McGowan out of a photo for political benefit. A damages hearing will be held today.

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The risk of fire across the District and in Alpine areas remains high today due to dry conditions and expected high wind speeds. Operations officer ROWAN TAYLOR says despite the Fire Danger Period lifting. Days like today demonstrate the threat is very much still present.

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Nationals Candidate for Shepparton PETER SCHWARZ is calling for a proposed 1200 acre solar plant at Lemnos to be shifted. He says the blueprints brought before council should be focused on non-irrigated land - instead of an area in the heart of pear and apple country. Mr SCHWARZ says locals are concerned about many unknowns with the panels.

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RuralBank has revealed Murrinidindi and Mansfield have two of the three highest median prices per hectare for farmland in the greater Goulburn Valley area. In 2017 - farms were worth an average of 8 thousand 4 hundred and 81 dollars in Murrindindi, and 8 thousand and 49 dollars in Mansfield. Land in Benalla costs around 7 thousand 5 hundred an 31 dollars a hectare - it's 6 thousand 8 hundred and 18 per hectare in Shepparton.

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Shepparton rapper Briggs has been booked to play music at the SCG - before SYDNEY taken on Carlton during the AFL's Indigenous Round on June 1.

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Tallygaroopna export STEELE SIDEBOTTOM has been awarded the first AFL Players’ MVP of the Month Award for 2018. His brilliant start to the season has seen him average 30 disposals, five clearances and one goal a game for the first six rounds of the season. DUSTIN MARTIN, BEN BROWN and NAT FYFE were the other nominees for the March-April Award.

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