Hit 96.9 Local News Mon Oct 16

Victoria Park Lake closed


16 October 2017

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A bushwalker in his 60s man has been rescued from dense terrain 2 k's from the GV Highway at Trawool, after falling at least 7 metres down a rock face last night.

High angle crews, including a helicopter and specialist teams from the MFB helped winch him safety at around a quarter past seven.

Paramedics accessed the drop zone via 4wd - the man suffered head, chest, pelvis and leg injuries - and was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a Serious Condition.

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A big swing against the Nationals in the NSW Seat of Murray - as the results Saturday’s by-election pile in.

Austin Evans has claimed victory with 72 percent of votes counted - he leads the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers' Helen Dalton 53.4% to 46.5% percent after preferences.

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Shepparton MP Suzanna Sheed plans on keeping the idea of a Cancer Centre in Shepparton on the State Government's agenda over the coming week and months.

She says there's an undeniable need for easy access to cancer treatment options - as part of GV Health redevelopment.

She says it's unacceptable that patients are being forced to travel to Albury or Bendigo for treatment.

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Boating and swimming will not be allowed at Victoria Park Lake this week - as council staff commence an annual Ribbonweed cutting program.

Contractors will use an aquatic harvester boat, which cuts the plant below the surface - before it's retrieved via a conveyer system

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Greater Shepparton City Council's got a 10 thousand dollar grant to encourage kids and families to get active this October.

VicHealth's Walk to School program is back on - council is incentivising the program - by offering schools a chance to receive a new bike rack and other items for participating.

Last year - four local primary schools took part in the program - council would love to see more families walking, scooting or riding to build health habits, confidence and friendships.

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To Haisman Shield results from the weekend.

Old Students and Northerners were the only travelling teams to claim victory - both sides notching their first win this season.

Old Students were set a target of 240 runs by Tatura, they managed to get there with 5 wickets in hand.

Northerners also only lost five men - as they tracked down Mooroopna’s 163 run total.

Numurkah put up a strong batting performance, reaching 181 runs while losing 4 wickets - Central Park could only manage 101 in pursuit.

Shepp United lost to Katandra, after only managing 108 runs at the crease.

Karramomus ran out of overs, falling 75 runs short of the target Kyabram set.

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