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Police have confirmed the BODY found on a porch at an Evans Street, Barmah home is of Melbourne nightclub owner Darren Thornburgh.

The 53-year-old's believed to have shot himself.

The Barmah community's been left shocked - while various celebrities and Melbourne personalities have paid tribute to the man, affectionately known as Razzle. 


Further inquiries are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding his death.

If you or someone needs support contact LIFELINE on 13 11 14.


A changing of the guard at the City of Greater Shepparton, with Kim O'Keefee elected as the new Mayor.

She won a tight vote contest against outgoing Mayor Dinny Adem 5 votes to 4.


Councillor Seema Abdullah's been elected as deputy mayor for the year ahead, uncontested.


Meantime the Mayors of Strathbogie and Campaspe Shire's remain unchanged following their vote counts last night

Councillor Amanda McClaren will spend another year as the Mayor of Strathbogie, after she was unanimously re-elected unopposed.

All attending councillors voted her back into the top job - with Councillor John Mason elected unopposed as Deputy.


Over in Campaspe Shire - Waranga Ward Councillor Adrian Weston has kept his mayoral robes - chosen as the chamber's head honcho for another year.

Vicki Neele was elected as Deputy Mayor - replacing Councillor Leanne Pentreath.


Hemp has been legalised for consumption as a food in both Australia and New Zealand.

Advocates say it provides a massive opportunity for local farmers to produce locally grown hemp seed in Northern Victoria - due to ideal climate conditions.

Australian Primary Hemp's Georgina Beasley says it's simple to integrate hemp with current farming methods - once people obtain appropriate licenses.


Tatura, Mooroopna and Merrigum's outdoor pools will be open for Summer from this Saturday.

From midday on the 18th - the pools will remain open until the third weekend of March.

Tatua and Mooroopna's pools have been freshly painted - the Tatpool also has two new accessible change rooms opening for the first time.


Briana Cossar's been appointed as the Female Talent Coordinator for the Murray Bushrangers.

If follows a successful inaugural season for our local Girls team, with Briana elevated from the role of Assistant Coach and Assistant Team Manager.


The Great Southern Endurance Run's kicking off at Mount Buller on Friday.

The three day ultramarathon has competitors running 181 kilometres through Victoria's High country from Mt Buller to Bright.

The journey includes an ascent of over 10 thousand metres, and 11 thousand metres of descent.