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Financial Assistance for Flood Affected Residents

19 Mar 2012 4:11 PM - Advice from SES Sunday 18/3/12

Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Lockhart, Urana, and Wagga Shires are amongst the 56 natural disaster areas now declared in NSW.

Information on assistance to farmers and application forms are available online from the Rural A...

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SES contact details

13 Mar 2012 10:23 AM -

If you need assistance from SES call 132 500

For updates on the current flood situation (NSW) you can visit the SES website by clicking on the following website address.

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NSW Government declares more Natural Disaster Areas

12 Mar 2012 2:57 PM - 2012 Floods

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today announced Natural Disaster Declarations for a further three Local Government Areas.

"This latest declaration applies to Leeton, Murrumbidgee and...

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9 Mar 2012 12:48 PM - Intelligence and Assistance

Accurate information on flood damage is critical for NSW Authorities to determine the extent of damage and assess potential support measures.
This on-the-ground information helps the NSW DPI to plan its emergency response measures such ...

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2012 Rice Field Day - CANCELLED

8 Mar 2012 4:08 PM - Cancelled due to floods and access

The 2012 Rice Field Day at Old Coree, which was rescheduled to 16 March, has had to be cancelled. Unfortunately with the current floods it is likely several presenters would not be able to participate, plus with the anticipate...

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2012 Rice Field Day Cancelled

28 Feb 2012 5:19 PM - Water water everywhere.....

The 2012 Rice Field Day has been cancelled.

Wet weather, and expected further significant rains, has meant that access to trial sites will not be possible at Old Coree (Jerilderie) this Thursday, so a reluctant decision was made to c...

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Women for a Living Basin

23 Feb 2012 4:54 PM - Delegation to Canberra - 29 February 2012

On 29th February there will be a delegation of women visiting Canberra to talk to key politicians on behalf of their communities.

Women and their families are invited to join them.

For more details on what this group stands for ...

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Rice Grower alert !

23 Feb 2012 9:17 AM - Army Worms in rice

There has been a reported increase in the incidence of Army Worms in rice in the past week.

There are products available to treat Army Worms which require specific management in terms of withholding periods which you must be aware of be...

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2012 Rice Field Day

20 Feb 2012 8:54 AM - "Adam Brand swaps rythm for rice"


The 2012 Rice Field Day will be held on Thursday 1 March at Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd (RRAPL), “Old Coree” via Jerilderie, ...

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Annual Rice Scholarships Awarded

6 Feb 2012 4:11 PM - RGA announces winners for 2012

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2012 educational scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Laura Kaylock of Moulamein (Wakool Branch) to assi...

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Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship

4 Jan 2012 3:57 PM - Reminder - Applications close 16 January 2012

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) reminds members that applications for Tertiary Scholarships are closing soon!

As part of this commitment to the industry’s long term future, each year the RGA awards tw...

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The birds are back!

20 Dec 2011 11:02 AM -

President of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, Inc (RGA), Les Gordon, welcomed news today that the 2010 annual aerial survey across eastern and central Australia shows the return of large numbers of birds across the region includ...

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MDBA Basin Plan Public Meeting

14 Dec 2011 1:48 PM - Griffith, 15 December 2011

The MDBA will be holding a meeting in Griffith on 8 December at the Yoogali Club, Griffith to discuss the Draft Basin Plan. The meeting will commence at 9am and finish at 12noon.

This is the Community's opportunity to let the MDBA know...

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MDBA Public Meeting

14 Dec 2011 1:38 PM - Deniliquin 16 December

The MDBA will be holding a public meeting in Deniliquin to discuss the Draft Basin Plan.

The meeting will be held at the Deniliquin Racecourse and commence at 8.30am, concluding at 11.30am.

This is the community's opportuity to ...

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Twilight PI Rice meeting & Xmas BBQ

13 Dec 2011 5:37 PM - Knagge's, Gogeldrie - 19 December

Attention Leeton & District Rice Growers

There will be a twilight Panicle Initiation (PI) meeting, combined with a Christmas BBQ, to be held at 5pm on 19 December 2011 at Garry & Marg Knagge's, Gogeldrie.

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