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$1.2m fire station http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/1-2m-fire-station/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/1-2m-fire-station/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:33 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49911 PHIL Holmes reports that excitement is mounting with works for Coleraine’s new $1.2 million Country...

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PHIL Holmes reports that excitement is mounting with works for Coleraine’s new $1.2 million Country Fire Authority station now under way.
Contractors will work through autumn and winter with the expectations that the new site will be completed for the next fire season.

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Nationals support landowners’ rights to say no http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/nationals-support-landowners-rights-to-say-no/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/nationals-support-landowners-rights-to-say-no/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:08:50 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49909 LOWAN MP Emma Kealy has clarified that the Nationals’ new policy to offer farmers a...

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LOWAN MP Emma Kealy has clarified that the Nationals’ new policy to offer farmers a veto for coal seam gas exploration on their land will also cover all forms of onshore gas.
The Victorian National Party announced last week that it supports “landowners having the right to say no to coal seam gas extraction activity on their property”.

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Cemetery upkeep of grave concern http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/cemetery-upkeep-of-grave-concern/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/cemetery-upkeep-of-grave-concern/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:08:08 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49907 PHIL Holmes reports on the upkeep of the grounds at the Hamilton Public Cemetery on...

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PHIL Holmes reports on the upkeep of the grounds at the Hamilton Public Cemetery on Coleraine Rd.
The cemetery’s trust group has issued a call to community groups to help bring it back to its former glory.

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Finals hopes alive http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/finals-hopes-alive/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/finals-hopes-alive/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:07:11 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49905 LLOYD Ilett puts the final home-and-away matches of the Bendigo Bank Hamilton District Cricket Association...

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LLOYD Ilett puts the final home-and-away matches of the Bendigo Bank Hamilton District Cricket Association A grade season under the microscope.
College had its best day of the summer on Saturday as it hunts down a top four place.

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Gala Day takes croquet members west of the border http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/gala-day-takes-croquet-members-west-of-the-border/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/gala-day-takes-croquet-members-west-of-the-border/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:06:18 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49903 HAMILTON Croquet Club members contested a competition where interstate rivalry went on show. Hamilton members...

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HAMILTON Croquet Club members contested a competition where interstate rivalry went on show.
Hamilton members featured in a Gala Day hosted by South Australian club Penola.

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A grade winners http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/a-grade-winners/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/a-grade-winners/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:05:28 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49901 CASTERTON and Pink Flamingos met in the A grade final of the Hamilton District Women’s...

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CASTERTON and Pink Flamingos met in the A grade final of the Hamilton District Women’s Cricket Association on Sunday.
It was a showdown where Casterton continued its ascendancy over the rest of the competition.

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Heywood Wood, Wine and Roses Festival has it all http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/heywood-wood-wine-and-roses-festival-has-it-all/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/heywood-wood-wine-and-roses-festival-has-it-all/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:19:07 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49895 IT’S a quarter past one at Heywood’s Wood, Wine and Roses Festival, and enticing things...

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IT’S a quarter past one at Heywood’s Wood, Wine and Roses Festival, and enticing things are happening all over the place.

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PDH boss says there’s no need for alarm http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/pdh-boss-says-theres-no-need-for-alarm/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/pdh-boss-says-theres-no-need-for-alarm/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:17:29 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49893 PORTLAND District Health has diminished fears that it lacks enough finance to cover its own...

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PORTLAND District Health has diminished fears that it lacks enough finance to cover its own bills.

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PDH seeks larger local contribution http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/pdh-seeks-larger-local-contribution/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/pdh-seeks-larger-local-contribution/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:16:38 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49891 PORTLAND District Health wants to increase community input, and will begin by increasing numbers on...

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PORTLAND District Health wants to increase community input, and will begin by increasing numbers on its consumer advisory committee.

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International Women’s Day event on Wednesday http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/international-womens-day-event-on-wednesday/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/international-womens-day-event-on-wednesday/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:15:50 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49889 ‘DREAM Big and Make It Happen’ is the theme behind this year’s luncheon hosted by...

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‘DREAM Big and Make It Happen’ is the theme behind this year’s luncheon hosted by National Australia Bank (NAB) as an International Women’s Day event.

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O’Brien stars in battle for fourth http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/obrien-stars-in-battle-for-fourth/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/obrien-stars-in-battle-for-fourth/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:14:18 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49887 STEPHEN O’Brien is putting on a clinic in the virtual elimination final between Gorae-Portland and...

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STEPHEN O’Brien is putting on a clinic in the virtual elimination final between Gorae-Portland and South Portland in the final round of A grade competition in the PDCA.

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Darras restrict Tiger batsmen http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/darras-restrict-tiger-batsmen/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/darras-restrict-tiger-batsmen/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:13:11 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49885 TYRENDARRA has edged ahead against Portland Tigers in a low-scoring clash at Hanlon Park in...

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TYRENDARRA has edged ahead against Portland Tigers in a low-scoring clash at Hanlon Park in the final round of the regular season in the Portland and District Cricket Association.

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Darras continue grand final run http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/darras-continue-grand-final-run/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/darras-continue-grand-final-run/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:12:22 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49883 TYRENDARRA marched into another Portland and District Cricket Association junior grand final yesterday off the...

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TYRENDARRA marched into another Portland and District Cricket Association junior grand final yesterday off the back of a dominant performance from star all-rounder Jason Pitt.

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Blay puts South in the mix http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/blay-puts-south-in-the-mix/ http://www.spec.com.au/2015/03/blay-puts-south-in-the-mix/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:11:31 +0000 http://www.spec.com.au/?p=49881 DARREN Blay gave South Portland something to defend in the Portland and District Cricket Association...

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DARREN Blay gave South Portland something to defend in the Portland and District Cricket Association B grade competition on Saturday, making an unbeaten half century at Flinders Park against Gorae-Portland.

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