Shepparton

Humbling days for crushed spirits in Shepparton

SPC.

Neil McMahon Rattled Shepparton workers may become guinea pigs in an economic experiment.

Geelong, Shepparton: Can art bring new life to our ravaged regional cities?

The Federal Woolen Mills building in Geelong.

Debbie Cuthbertson, Bhakthi Puvanenthiran The narrative of doom and gloom - job losses and the decline of the manufacturing industry - looms large.

Campers robbed at gunpoint near Shepparton

Caroline Zielinski A couple have been terrorised while camping in the state's north-east after two men and a woman, armed with a gun and hatchet, demanded they hand over cash.

Shepparton may be struggling, but locals say it can survive the closure of SPC Ardmona

SPC in Shepparton.

Daniel Flitton Shepparton may be already struggling, but locals say it can survive the closure of its cannery.

Shepparton breathes sigh of relief after SPC bailout package announce by Denis Napthine

Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine announces a bailout package for SPC ardmona . Plastics operator Robyn Tuffnall hugs the premier after the announcement.
13th February 2014. Photo by Jason South

Richard Willingham Wave of relief and some loud cheers swept across Shepparton with news that the city's second-biggest employer had been thrown a lifeline.

Two dead after plane crash at Shepparton

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Rania Spooner, Nick Toscano and Stephen Cauchi Two people have been killed after a plane crashed and burst into flames near Shepparton Airport in north-east Victoria.

Pedestrian struck by truck in Shepparton

Nick Toscano A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a tree on the Hume Freeway in the state's north east this morning.

Teenager dies in house fire in Shepparton

Fire, MFB, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Caroline Zielinski and Rania Spooner A teenager has died in a house fire in north-east Victoria early on Friday morning.

Sodden Shepparton braces for another bucketing

Ian Munro Shepparton is bracing for a fresh drenching with more than 25 millimetres of rain expected today to top up the floodwaters.

Shepparton's little angels

The Angels' Voices Band

Chris Johnston The first Congolese refugee family arrived in Shepparton five years ago. There are 16 families now, the blocks of a new community.

The bush therapist

Michael Oates, Mental Health worker.

Chris Johnston It's a never-ending road for Michael Oates, helping the mentally ill.

VicRoads headquarters to move to Ballarat

Vicroads

Steve Lillebuen Hundreds of Victorian public servants face seeing their jobs driven out of Melbourne in a state government bid to boost a hard-hit regional economy.

Police make arrest in Michelle Buckingham cold case murder

Michelle Buckingham

John Silvester and Tammy Mills Homicide squad detectives have arrested a Brisbane man over the 30 year old murder of teenager Michelle Buckingham, who was stabbed to death in Shepparton in October 1983.

Victorian bushfires: February 9, 2014

Water bomber in action at the Warrandyte fire today. Photo by James Boddington. Fairfax Media. NEWS. Sunday Febuary 9 2014

Adrian Lowe Good afternoon. This is The Age's live coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency on February 9, 2014.

Homes lost as fires reach urban fringe

Houses destroyed in Warrandyte on the outskirts of Melbourne which was photographed from the air in a helicopter.
Photograph Simon O'Dwyer. Fairfax Media. February 9th 2014

Caroyln Webb, Darren Gray and Nick Toscano Up to 12 homes were destroyed and thousands of firefighters battled more than 150 bushfires across the state on Sunday amid nightmarish weather conditions, the worst since Black Saturday.

Victorian bushfires: February 10, 2014

Orbost bushfire

Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.

SPC Ardmona: Napthine laps up the praise for stepping in with $22m

Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine announces a bailout package for SPC Ardmona.

Richard Willingham and Josh Gordon Napthine government credited with saving up to 2700 jobs at SPC Ardmona after it chipped in $22m to keep fruit processor operating in the Goulburn Valley.

State government tipped to help SPC Ardmona

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The Victorian government is tipped to provide a multimillion-dollar assistance package to SPC Ardmona to ensure the cannery continues to operate.

State faces jobs crisis

Tandberg news cartoon for Wed 12 feb 2014...first of two

Mark Hawthorne and Clay Lucas Victoria's economy faces its darkest days since the Ansett collapse in 2001, with Alcoa expected to fast-track its decision to close its Geelong aluminium smelter days after Toyota announced it would...

SPC future secured after Napthine government tips in $22 million

Premier Denis Napthine.

Richard Willingham The future of SPC Ardmona in Shepparton has been secured with the Napthine government offering the company a $22 million lifeline as part of a $100 million investment with the company.