Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Friday Sept 15 2017

Men's Shed for Violet Town

15 September 2017

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A 40-year-old man accused of crashing into a Strathmerton fish and chip shop and assaulting police officers this week has had his bail application revoked.

Police reports suggest the man became irate when officers were called to the scene on Monday night, with the man allegedly refusing a breath test and spitting at authorities.

The Shepparton News reports Bradley Slade, of no fixed address, will spend over a month behind bars as he awaits his next court date.


Mooroopna's water tower will this Saturday be lit up in green to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease.

The lighting event's attempting to break the world record for most world landmarks illuminated over a 24-hour period.

The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's Shaun Murray says there's no cure, and very few effective treatments for the debilitating genetic disorder.


A new Men's shed is being funded in Violet Town, thanks to over $52 thousand dollars of state government funding.

Northern Victoria MP Jaclyn Symes says they're among a range of communities benefitting from the cash splash.


Two Campaspe Community groups are state finalists in the 2017 Tidy Towns Awards Program.

Strathallan Family Landcare and Plastic Bag Free Echuca Moama are key contenders to be rewarded for their environmental projects.

The Echuca Moama project's a state finalist in the Environmental Sustainability Award category - while Strathallan Family Landcare Group's a finalist in the Protection of the Environment Award.


A last chance for teams in the Kyabram Footy and Netball Leagues to get into the Grand Final.

Prelim final week in the netball sees Avenel coming up against Tallygaroopna.

Head to head the teams sit at 1 all this season - the Swans won back in Round 6 - Tally snagged victory in Round 19.

While the penultimate match in the footy sees minor premiers Violet Town at risk of bowing out in straight sets -  coming up against Avenel

Violet Town have momentum this year - having beaten Avenel in both clashes during the minor round.

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