Goulburn Valley News - Triple M Tuesday August 29 2017

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Goulburn Valley News - Triple M Tuesday August 29 2017

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A man involved in a fatal crash south west of Tatura last year's escaped a jail term, following a conviction in Shepparton's Magistrates court.

The court heard the 40-year-old, who had a blood alcohol reading of .08 at the time of the incident, had to swerve to avoid a kangaroo seconds prior to last July's head-on crash.

The Shepparton News reports the Magistrate considered the man's deep remorse over the incident, and suspended his driver's license for 16 months.

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Greater Shepparton City Councillor Seema Abdullah has been recognised by the High Commission of Pakistan - for becoming the council's first ever elected woman of Pakistani origin.

Ms Abdullah says to her knowledge she's the first Pakistani Councillor to ever be elected in Victoria.

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Shepparton MP Suzanna Sheed's deliver an impassioned speech in State Parliament, opposing the chatter to sell Victoria's land titles office.

She says it will take money out of the state's pocket, by taking a valuable income stream away from the State Government.

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A koala's been saved from disaster at Ulupna, with a group of university students sending out a canoe to rescue the animal from a tree in the middle of the Murray River.

The group of La Trobe Uni Outdoor Ed students spotted the koala on Sunday,  and gave the thirsty animal some drinking water once it was safely back on dry land.

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The Goulburn Valley Suns won their final hit out of the season in the National Premier League, beating Dandenong City 3 goals to 2.

Playing in Shepparton, our strikers ran rampant in the first half, kicking 3 unanswered goals before city steadied in the second half.

Shaun Kane kicked his 6th goal for the season, Jamie England his 7th, Robert Hughes his 12th.

The win saw us secure 4th on the premiership ladder.

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The Murray Bushrangers have fallen to their third straight loss in the TAC Cup after they were dominated by the Northern Knights.

The Knights were too flashy for our squad who fell to a 39 point loss.

We now sit in a precarious fifth spot on the premiership ladder after an unusual slump in form sees the bushies falling behind Sandringham.

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