Last Updated: April 20, 2014

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Rheola Charity Festival

RHEOLA is not a big town.

Global market positive

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

PROSPECTS for the global beef market are positive.

Barmah brumby rally

 Barmah Brumbies with Ian Whitty (hat) and Andrew Hughes.

A PUBLIC rally will be held to support the Barmah brumbies on Sunday, May 4.

Meet Mike Baird NSW's new premier

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UPDATE: MIKE Baird is the new premier of NSW after he was elected unopposed by the Liberal party room in the wake of Barry O'Farrell's shock resignation.

Tinned Italian tomato price rise

 MAY 3, 2001 : Tins of Granoro Italian tomatoes for ossobuco recipe from Lamonica's IGA Supermarket in Haberfield, Sydney, 03...

SHOPPERS will notice the price of Italian canned tomatoes rise after an anti-dumping duty determination.

Gippsland TAFE merger

Student holding books in front of face in library, portrait

A THREE-WAY merger of education providers in Gippsland is in motion with AdvanceTAFE and GippsTAFE to join forces next month.

Royal security scare

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand - Day 10

UPDATE: THERE has been a security scare in the Blue Mountains after police detained and questioned two men acting suspiciously near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Panthers on the prowl

LAVINGTON coach James Saker isn’t buying into talk that anything less than a grand final berth would mean the Panthers had failed this season.

Wave mothers

FREEDOM is like a drug for Kelly Smith.

Castlemaine’s true brew

A GOOD coffee, says Edmund Schaerf, should be made from single-origin coffee beans.

FTA dud deal of the century

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Visits China

FARMERS were left wondering who their mates are after Tony Abbott’s  bumbling trip to North Asia.

Wi-fi message equals election in train

Government announcement

PROMISES often come too quick to properly digest in an election year, especially in the weeks before a budget.

Dairy pay-day arrives

 14/02/2008 NEWS: Greg Coote. Fonterra Milk Tanker Driver. Darnum. Pic. Greg Scullin

WHEN dairy giant Fonterra recently signed a deal with Woolworths to supply fresh milk, it was big news.

National weather

Behind the Scenes of Life Through Wool

Watch the making of Life Through Wool

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Life Through Wool

Country Road released this video in collaboration with The Woolmark Company

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WI-FI ON TRAINS

Is free wi-fi on trains the communication priority for country Victoria?
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Leaping lamb exports continue

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

Global market positive

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

PROSPECTS for the global beef market are positive.

Foxes linked to sheep measles

 Farmers get a little of their own back - 30 Dead Foxes hung along a farm fence just outside of Mansfield. Foxes and wild dog...

FOXES could be costing sheep producers more than lost lambs.

Livestock Sales

Wodonga, April 17: Big returns

wodonga cattle sale

RAIN delivered big returns for vendors at Wodonga’s cattle sale today.

Spring Gully, April 16: Ave $1960

 A Jersey cow at the Sydney Royal Easter show.

GETTING a slice of the final offering from Spring Gully Jerseys cost up to $8200 at their dispersal.

Latest livestock sales

 Cows at the Shepparton cattle sales. Pictured: Dairy cows. Chopper cows.

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

SPRAYING Gaining control of sprays to cut costs

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VICTORIAN farmers are trialling new nozzle control technology retrofitted to self-propelled boom sprayers.

TRACTORS Transmission revolution makes Case

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THE new Constant Variable Transmission tractor was on show at Wimmera Field Days last month.

GRAINS Chaser bin no Smale feat

Chaser bin no Smale feat

SMALE Farm Equipment showed a prototype chaser bin at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days recently.

Panthers on the prowl

LAVINGTON coach James Saker isn’t buying into talk that anything less than a grand final berth would mean the Panthers had failed this season.

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Sydney show jumping winners

 Equitana World Cup Showjumping. Pictured: Tim Clarke riding Caltango from Grassmere.

VICTORIAN riders dominate the showjumping classes at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Melbourne loses gong to London

Swans v Kangaroos

MELBURNIANS may think they live in the world’s sporting capital but a biennial global award has handed the honour to London.

Good Friday footy feast

GFL football

THE AFL’s loss is country football’s gain.

Rheola gets ready to party

RHEOLA is not a big town.

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Sweet smell of success

 Organic grown quinces on a tree. Picture: Supplied

I REFUSE to harvest our clingstone peaches until I can smell the ripeness when passing the trees.

Cundall: Spring bulbs

 Daffodils Picture: Supplied

SOME spring bulbs are so tough they can withstand the coldest winters including the most savage frosts.

Cundall: Zucchinis

 Zucchini Picture: Supplied

ZUCCHINIS have their limitations, but their relative, the pumpkin, is as popular as ever.

How to make chicken stock

Country Living Food pics with Jeremy Vincent

HOMEMADE stock is the cornerstone of any great homemade soup.

Eleanor Ozich's beetroot choc pud

 Beetroot Chocolate Pudding. WKT ONLY. Picture: Supplied

FLUFFY and light on the outside, fudgy and molten on the inside, this rich chocolate pudding contains a secret ingredient: beetroot, which adds a lovely moistness.

Eleanor Ozich's lamb leg steaks

 Lamb Leg Steaks With Mint And Apple Cider Sauce. WKT ONLY. Picture: Supplied

SOMETIMES I just crave a juicy, beautifully cooked steak.

Millewa feral festival fires up

THERE’S nothing like a bit of competition to give feral animal control a gee-up.

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In knee-deep for the club

Players from the Beauforrt netball team stomp grapes at Michael Unwin wines

THE things you have to do to raise funds for your sporting club.

Wedding idea gains traction

Wedding idea gains traction

LAST week we suggested the trend to paddock weddings was devastating the wedding venue business.

Laughing gear: Waiting game

Laughing gear: Waiting game

A COP was sitting in his car outside a pub waiting for the drunks to come out.

Ballarat raises the bar

 Mitchell Harris Cellar Door. Craig Mitchell (Left) and John Harris Picture: Andy Rogers

IT COULD be a wine bar in any metropolis.

Highway hot spot

 Photo of Tocumwal. Sarah Hudson pics Picture: Supplied

TRAVELLERS have long known of the secret charms of Tocumwal.

Old World, new treats

 Chill - Buckingham Palace in London, England. View of building exterior.

IT WAS English writer Samuel Johnson who noted “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.

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