Goulburn Valley News - Hit 96.9 Wednesday August 30 2017

Skene Street drug charges

30 August 2017

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A Shepparton man facing 13 charges, including the trafficking and possession of close to a million dollars’ worth of drugs will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

Police allege the 41-year-old tried to flee a raid at his Skene Street property in June. 

The Shepparton News reports he'll remain locked up until September 25 for a summary offence hearing, and October 25 for a committal.


Local producers will get the chance to have all of their fruit fly questions answered during Hort Innovation's Fruit Fly Roadshow. 

Researchers will be presenting their findings to the two year study at the Connection on the Midland Highway from 9.30 today.

CSIRO Senior Research Scientist Hazel Parry says the pest can wreak havoc on crops.


The Community Council for Australia and Justice Connect says charity groups in the Goulburn Valley are being badly affected by current fundraising regulations and they've launched a campaign to cut the red tape.

It's a timely push with a meeting in Canberra tomorrow set to discuss the necessary reforms.

Acting CEO of Justice Connect Sue Woodward says fixing fundraising legislation would save charities millions of dollars and countless hours.



A freestyle expression session of skiing and snowboarding is being held this Sunday at Mt Buller - to engage enthusiastic snow-goers who're 17 and under.

Loving titled the GROM search, an award winning photographer will take professional stills of young stunt makers - who attempt to get creative on the slopes, and map out their own tricks and lines.

Tony Harrington says he can't wait to see what the kids come up with.

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