Last Updated: March 02, 2015

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Tractorcade return sure to delight

THE Tractorcade is back at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Libs roar back in polls

Tony Abbott

TONY Abbott has staged a stunning comeback with a new poll putting the government almost into election-winning territory.

Call for senate to look at meat

barnawartha saleyards meeting

THE fallout from a buyer boycott of North East Victoria’s newest saleyards could see a senate inquiry into the meat industry.

Code to tackle supermarket rip-offs

Code to tackle supermarket rip-offs

SHOPPERS could look forward to cheaper groceries as a result of a new food and grocery code of conduct.

Nats in bed with Greens: Reith

Peter Reith talking expenses on ABC News 24. Source: ABC

LIBERAL elder Peter Reith has thrown a grenade ahead of a state by-election, saying the Nationals are “in bed with the Greens”.

Coldstream chicken farm under fire

Battery hen rescuer

A POULTRY farmer accused of cruel practices denies a pair of de-beaked chickens that have lost feathers are his.

Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.

UPDATE: FARMERS in Northern Victorian are on high alert after a dairy cow died from anthrax disease.

Fatal flaws in aid for rural ill

cancer chemotherapy

SERIOUSLY ill country residents are being financially stretched by the Victorian Government.

Building rural bridges

 Gippsland towns. Our Towns feature. The Wuk Wuk bridge over the Mitchell River at Wuk Wuk.

EIGHTEEN bridges across regional Victoria will be upgraded after a $12 million cash injection.

MG reports sales revenue decline

MG reports sales revenue decline

DAIRY giant Murray Goulburn has reported a sales revenue decline of 1 per cent but held its farmgate milk price.

Claims put CFA in Fiskville hot seat

CFA Fiskville cancer story. Main entrance sign with 'Hazchem' warning. Sign.

THE CFA has been accused of intimidation and trying to control submissions to the coming Fiskville inquiry.

Farmer Jack’s place

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Superman on show at Wimmera

IF YOU think Superman is a cartoon character, you may reconsider when you see freestyle motocross show FactoryFMX in action.

WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

Game on for MKR winner

MY KITCHEN Rules winner Bree May will show how to dissect and segment game at the Wimmera field days.

Ute swear it was new

LIKE a lot of 1950s utes, Terry Sullivan’s International L110 has seen a bit of action as a workhorse.

Time to fix labelling

Greens presser

THE berry scandal will only increase Australians desire to buy local, writes CHRISTINE MILNE

Schools need to stay open

Generic school kids walking. Thinkstock

VICTORIA’s small rural towns risk falling apart without their schools.

Nationals won’t allow risky fracking

MP David O'Brien at Carisbrook

POTENTIAL for onshore CSG activity in Victoria has generated great uncertainty across regional communities.

Weather Qld to sizzle in heatwave

Quiksilver Pro

AUTUMN will be welcomed with potentially record-breaking heatwave conditions in parts of Queensland.

Weather El Nino back on the horizon

Drought in the Mallee

AUSTRALIAN weather experts believe a drought-inducing El Nino weather pattern is forming again.

Editor's Choice

Let’s talk about hunting

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.

LIKE many Australians, I’m disappointed with former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath.

Lib-Nats feud simmers

Lib-Nats feud simmers

ANGRY Victorian Liberals want a massive overhaul of the coalition deal with the National Party.

National weather

How safe is frozen fruit?

Gemma Sutherland explains how the outbreak of Hepatitis A may have occurred, and how you can protect yourself from the risks.



Skinners Flat Reservoir, Wedderburn Shot by Chris McLennan on Friday, February 13, 2015


WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

 Coon Tasty Cheese

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

I’ll pack a lot into study, Jacqui says

I’ll pack a lot into study, Jacqui says

GRADUATE veterinary student Jacqui Poldy will study alpaca veterinary practice in the US and Peru.

TWE net profit slides

Wine Cellars for HOME WA

TREASURY Wine Estates half year results were a mere shadow of last year’s.

Ballarat, Feb 27: Prices 20c/kg up

Ballarat, Feb 27: Prices 20c/kg up

STEER prices were at least 20c/kg up on a week ago at Landmark Ballarat’s annual weaner calf sale today.

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

HEAVY steers were in demand by meat processors and feedlot buyers at Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Yavenvale, Feb 25: Keen bidding

Yavenvale Hereford sale, Adelong

UPDATE: ANOTHER Hereford stud has posted a big result with bulls averaging $6500 yesterday at Yavenvale.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Idler has the hay job rolling

Idler has the hay job rolling

BERRIMA Engineering’s BR1200 hay rake will be vying for the Machine of the Year at the field days.

US ports attack stink bug

US ports attack stink bug

ALL machines and vehicles exported from all US ports will be treated for the brown marmorated stink bug.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

Weekly Times Horse news

Picture Perfect pony tops show

Picture Perfect pony tops show

VICTORIANS had a lot to celebrate at the Royal Canberra Show.

Footy is good for us: survey

FOOTY: Auskick Superclinic

A LANDMARK report out today has found the benefits of community football extend beyond the physical health of players.

Gippsland footy review launched

Gippsland footy review launched

AFL Gippsland will launch a major review into the structure of senior football leagues in the region this year.

PUP in senate block

Clive Palmer Speech

TONY Abbott has a new political nightmare to deal with, which threatens to derail his entire agenda.

Farmer Jack’s place

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Weekly Times Travel News

Don’t let them bug you

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

How to grow corn

Peter Cundall

IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

THERE are always problems to overcome when creating a new garden.

Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab

THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Quail a game changer

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.

THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

Holes in argument

Holes in argument

GOOD to see people observing directions when given.

Sri Lanka, a taste of paradise

HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA - JUNE 26: A tourist walks along the empty Hikkaduwa beach, past a palm tree bent over from the tsunami ...

IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.

Castles on the river

Castles on the river

HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour

New York a charming great city

 View from the top of the Empire State Building towards the New York Financial District. Manhattan. May 2010.

I’M from a small country town in NSW with an official population of 99.

New fees for foreign buyers

New fees for foreign buyers

FOREIGNERS seeking to invest in real estate will face fees and tough penalties for rule breaches under a new plan.

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