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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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State wants its own RET

The Victorian Government has indicated it wants to establish its own target to boost renewable energy.

It follows a long running standoff between the Abbott Government and Federal Labor over plans to reduce the national RET target.

Victoria has declared it wants to set up its own scheme,  but it first needs Canberra to lift legal barriers preventing it from doing so.

Witnesses sought

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Middle Creek on Wednesday morning. 

It’s believed a car was travelling west on the Western Highway around 5.40am when the driver veered into the path of an oncoming B double truck. 

The car driver, a 41-year-old Ararat man, was taken to Ballarat Base Hospital where he remains with non life-threatening injuries.

Local boy cooks up a storm on MasterChef


Former Beaufort resident Jarrod Trigg has become a household name in recent weeks as one of the contestants on MasterChef.

Jarrod was one of  hundreds of people who applied to appear on the Channel Ten program, and made it successfully to the top 24 with a “knock out curry” which the judges described as hot but delicious.

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