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2QN/Classic Rock Regional News Headlines September 7

Owners of electric scooters and wheelchairs will find life a little bit easier in the shire of Campaspe thanks to the shire’s introduction of the RECHARGE scheme, placing recharge points for the scooters and wheelchairs in public and private building.

The state-wide embargo on the sale of water licences in New South Wales might not be lifted until the end of the month.

Goulburn Murray Water has come under fire for an apparent decision to send 40 gigalitres of water to Melbourne, but not allocate any water to local irrigators.

The Goulburn Ovens Murray region has been the second hardest hit in the country by the economic downturn, according to a study by Bankwest. The region has recorded a 10 per cent fall in employment since November 2007, which is only beaten by the mining area of Western Australia.

The report also found that Conargo has the highest concentration of a single industry in the country, with 81.4 per cent of people in the area employed in agriculture, far exceeding the next highest concentration which is 31% in Holroyd, Sydney, working in manufacturing.

The battle over the proposed Echuca Moama Bridge continues after VicRoads briefed the Moama Council on their preferred option last week.
Moama councillor Tom Weyrich says VicRoads option is simply not good enough.

Six AFL superstars will visit Deniliquin and Echuca tomorrow to hold specialised footy clinics with kids as part of the Toyota Aurion V6 All Star Footy Bus program.

Jerilderie are the premiers in this year’s Picola District Football League after they kicked a goal in the final moments to defeat Berrigan 9.14 (68) to 8.17 (65) in the grand final on Saturday.

Samuel