Local News 10th April 2017

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Local News 10th April 2017

A random breath test in Gol Gol has led police to seize more than 15 kilograms in Cannabis.

Dareton highway patrol stopped the station wagon early Friday afternoon finding the driver to have a disqualified licence in New South Wales.

Upon searching the vehicle they allegedly located a stash of cannabis in the boot with an estimated street value of 100 thousand dollars.

A 25 year old man and a 53 year old man were arrested and charged with supplying and possessing an indictable quantity of cannabis.

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Councillors across the Mallee have hit back at MP Andrew Broad who says council staff are more concerned with pay packets than tending to local needs.

The Sunraysia Daily report Mildura Mayor Glen Milne has told Mr Broad to get off his high horse after his remarks about unfreezing the federal assistance grants last week.

The Mayor says we get just 3 % of funding here in Mildura and provide 75% of services and if he wants to talk about wages he should look at the wage rates MP's are in control of.

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Sunraysia saleyards have been given an extension to apply for more money to transition to the new sheep and goat electronic ID system.

Agriculture Victoria will be accepting funding applications until the end of June in anticipation of the new electronic ID system for sheep and goats which is compulsory.

The department does stress however there's no change to the deadline when saleyards across the State must begin scanning electronically tagged sheep and goats which is the end of March next year.

Warren Straw, Director of Sheep Electronic ID, says it's a substantial transition for saleyards furthermore many of the e-tag providers say they're not quite ready to demonstrate the new equipment until the middle of this year.

The Australian Livestock Saleyards Association has been instrumental in securing the extension for saleyards.

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The 2017 Men's Shed Funding Round is now open calling on local communities to apply for the funding.

Up to 60 thousand dollars is available to construct new men’s sheds, redevelop an existing shed or co-locate a shed.

Refurbishment grants of up to 30 thousand are also available.

Member ofr Mildura Peter Crisp says men’s sheds play an incredibly important role in our rural communities

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Making sport: 

Our women’s and men’s heat team both won over the weekend taking on the Camberwell dragons at the hothouse.

The Lady heat played at 6pm winning 77 to 51.

While the men just came out on top winning 80 to 72.

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