Last Updated: April 22, 2014

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Eaglehawk soars over South Bendigo

EAGLEHAWK is celebrating a runaway win over South Bendigo in the Bendigo Football League.

Solar panel bill pain

NQ Solar, solar panels

VICTORIANS will be slugged $400 in higher electricity bills to subsidise those with solar panels.

Western Highway chase convoy

Western Highway chase convoy

DRIVERS using two-way radios have raced in convoy along a busy Victorian highway, in the style of cult street racing film The Fast and The Furious

Alpacas turn on the charm

Alpaca

THEIR fleece is highly prized, they help protect other livestock and make excellent lawnmowers.

Farmers hit with lonely hearts

Easter Show

SYDNEY’S single ladies are looking to the man on the land for love with outback farmers at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Drunken mob riot at bush pub

Drunken mob riot at bush pub

THE owner of an outback Queensland pub feared for her life barricaded inside as a drunken mob armed with iron bars and rocks rioted outside.

SES raises safety over thefts

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THIEVES have stolen thousands of dollars worth of vital tools and equipment from Victoria’s volunteer-staffed State Emergency Service.

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 a win for farmers

King Island. Beef cattle grazing on a farm by the sea at Suprise Bay.

THE Prime Minister’s trade mission to North Asia has changed the global agricultural landscape.

Have a frack at winning a Mac

Ed Gannon. HWT staff. Headshot. Weekly Times.

WIN a shiny new Apple iMac 27. What would you do if you received an unsolicited email with that in the subject line?

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.

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?
Vintage prints order

Leaping lamb exports continue

Lamb

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

FTA key to high currency flow

FTA key to high currency flow

TRADING volumes between the Australian dollar and the renminbi are expected to be one of the major beneficiaries of a FTA.

Global market positive

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

PROSPECTS for the global beef market are positive.

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

Jersey

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.

Eaglehawk soars over South Bendigo

EAGLEHAWK is celebrating a runaway win over South Bendigo in the Bendigo Football League.

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Saints march on after Lakes drain

 Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League club logos. Trentham Saints letterhead

TRENTHAM Football Club is on the mend a year after its playing stocks were decimated by a new club in outer Melbourne.

Panthers on the prowl

 New hand at the wheel. Former Werribee player and now coach of the Lavington Panthers James Saker at work for Albury City.

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.

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.

FTA a win for farmers

King Island. Beef cattle grazing on a farm by the sea at Suprise Bay.

THE Prime Minister’s trade mission to North Asia has changed the global agricultural landscape.

Farmers hit with lonely hearts

SYDNEY’S single ladies are looking to the man on the land for love with outback farmers at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

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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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