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102 arrests at Strawberry Fields

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Murray Goulburn's confirmed 73 workers will lose their jobs in January next year as part of statewide cuts to the business.

Seven workers will be axed from the Cobram facility's production line - MG saying voluntary redundancy packages will be offered for most of the positions.

Nationals MP Danny O'Brien says it’s a devastating blow for the workers, affected towns and the milk industry.

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20 million dollars of overhauls to the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Yarrawonga are now locked in.

The State and Federal Government's are co-funding the project - to upgrade intersections, rest areas, shoulders and to install safety barriers.

Crashes are expected to fall by 40% as a result of the safety works.

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Deniliquin Police have said they're pleased with the majority of attendees at this Year's Strawberry Fields Festival at Tocumwal.

102 arrests were made by NSW police this year - 65 people have been charged so far - with more expected shortly.

58 people were arrested for driving under the influence of an illicit drug.

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All non-Shepparton based users of the Shepparton Aerodrome will be charged landing fees - commencing January 1, next year.

It's to offset the financial loss council accrues due to maintenance fees and compliance responsibilities.

Works and Waste Manager Heinz Kausche says it's a trial program Council will review quarterly.

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Eight athletes from Verney Road School are heading to the National Cheer & Dance Championships in Melbourne this weekend.

They're among over 14 hundred teams taking to the national stage - for a range of stunting, pyramids, group tumbling, jumping and dancing acts.

The School's Kelli Dodman says they'll be competing in the Special Ability group section. 

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