News blog, March 7: digital edition of the newspaper down; Shepparton Music Week begins

Check back to the news blog throughout the day for all the latest news.


Happy Monday! I hope the weekend treated you well and that you are all ready to face the new week.

Sadly mine, like many, was faced with the tragic news of the passing of Australian icon Shane Warne, the absolute legend will be missed.

Today looks a little hot with peaks at 30 degrees.

UPDATE, 8:50 a.m.: today’s headlines

Addition of welcome: Hello Louis! Guthrie Street Primary School’s new welfare dog. Photo by Megan Fisher

Guthrie Street Primary School has a new pupil, he’s a little hairier than the others and maybe a little cuter, but Louis the labradoodle is a welcome addition as the school’s new welfare dog. school. @Tyler Maher can we please get an office dog?

Today kicks off the very first day of Shepparton Music Week! A first for the region, the week will offer a range of workshops and live musical events to promote and foster the growth of creatives in the region. Tonight’s event is a conversation between Brady Jones and Neil Morris, check out the full program here.

Nagambie has a new fire station, officially opened last week by CFA chief Jason Heffernan. Although officially opened in June 2020, Mr. Heffernan said the $1.59 million facility will be an “asset to the thriving Nagambie Brigade.”

Unfortunately, a severe weather warning has been issued for eastern New South Wales with intense and heavy rain expected to cause more flooding in already saturated and inundated areas.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he could “understand” the frustration of flood victims in New South Wales and Queensland as cleanup efforts continue. He said there were more than 2,000 ADF members on standby.

UPDATE, 8:30 am: The digital edition still down

The Friday, March 4 digital edition is still not available through the app or website. Also, today’s edition is not yet available.

PressReader, the third-party digital replica provider, continues to experience network outages. On Friday night, PressReader’s system administrators managed to fix its sites to a level that would allow readers to access pre-Friday editions.

Their development team is always working around the clock to restore the availability of the latest editions. It is their highest priority.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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