Last Updated: September 22, 2014

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An eye for a vintage buy

FLUFFY big white weddings were not Marnie Hawson’s thing.

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

A meeting of vines

IT WAS the night before her wedding when Jules Ashmead admits she had a moment’s hesitation.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Sailing Hobsons live life on the high seas

Wynne Hobson

THEY live the life of the rich and famous.

Let there be light

Landscape in Lancefield. Cow in morning sun.

AFTERNOON sun streams through a tree near Lancefield in central Victoria last week.

Family event Stockmans Challenge kicks off

Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge

GET ready for horse riding, whip cracking and cattle handling — the Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival is here.

Strapping in for the ride

Bull Rider

THIS bull really doesn’t want anyone sitting on his back.

News Jack ropes a big win


KURANDA teen Jack Campbell roped in a National Champion Heeler win.

Enjoy the cruise views

PERHAPS the loveliest way to see European capital cities is from the vantage point of its grand rivers.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

THE new Weekly Times travel club farming tours will take readers to some fascinating parts of the world.

Don’t forget your gun

Don’t forget your gun

A GLACIER park in the US offers spectacular scenery and also some beastly dangers.

Travel Down town to funky town

 Castlemaine. Theatre Royal

CASTLEMAINE rocks. And that’s not a reference to the renowned sweet candy — Castlemaine Rock.

Bright idea in light bulbs

LIFE’S not all about colour at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

Cundall: My inspiring journey

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

Home How to encourage birds

 Kangaroo Paw Bush Revolution, supplied by Ramm Botanicals *** For Home Magazine editorial use only. For other publications a...

A BUSH-INSPIRED garden will encourage birds to your home. Follow Tony Fawcett’s tips.

Grow as you garden

Country Living: Legendary garden designer Paul Bangay

AS a long-time gardener I reckon I’ve made my share of mistakes.

How to grow tomatoes

 Jill McCalman and Andrew Wood grow heirloom tomatoes at Glenora Heritage Produce, Tooborac. A mixed bunch of Hillbilly, Blac...

IF YOU’RE half a gardener you’ll already be in the throes of spring fever.

A blast from the parsley

ONE of the most versatile herbs used in cooking is parsley.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Lamb a spring delight

Food Pics

LAMB is a family favourite for many households and spring lamb is a popular option.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Celebrity chef Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

NOW here’s what you call a serious case of water in the carburettor.

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

THERE’S nothing like a grand final to get a fan so excited they feel the need to strip off.

Blonde on the run

 Blonde d'Aquitane bull at field day at Castella.

AND you reckon we have problems with the right to farm in this country?

Arty outlook all rammed earth

Arty outlook all rammed earth

ISN’T Mother Nature a wonderful artist?

The Shed

A journey through Geoff’s sheds

 Geoff Windridge, collection of motoring originals, near Bendigo Picture: Supplied

GEOFF Windridge has a farmer’s eye for quality machinery, of all sizes and shapes.

Fly into Maryborough

Fly into Maryborough

THIS weekend promises to be a jammed-packed one for Victorian enthusiasts.

Old Holdens get a premier home

Trafalgar Holden Museum

NEIL Joiner would be the envy of any motoring enthusiast.

Chasing the Rolls-Royce of tractors

Chasing the Rolls-Royce of tractors

IAN Hughes has built an enviable collection of historic tractors and engines near Bendigo.


Shining a light in a dark place

Shining a light in a dark place

MARYBOROUGH is leading the way on family violence.

Glamorous face of farming

Glamorous face of farming

THERE they were, two glamorous women in heels high enough to fall from, babbling about agriculture.

Asylum seeker clinging to hope

Asylum seeker clinging to hope

LET’S swap countries for a moment and imagine we have arrived in Iran.

Change is coming, be scared

Change is coming, be scared

IN 1891, a petition containing 30,000 signatures was presented to the Victorian Parliament.


Easy Luxury

Easy Luxury

IT WAS Coco Chanel who said that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”.

A Morbit Habit

A Morbit Habit

PRIVATE investigator Catherine Berlin is monitoring an industrial estate in London when she notices a suspicious van.

Top Walks in Victoria

Top Walks in Victoria

THERE is a lovely, bone-weary exhaustion that comes from exercising in the great outdoors.

From the feet up

country living

TANYA Saad’s memoir From the Feet Up is an uplifting read.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Grand plans that never got off the ground

     Grollo Super Tower. Proposed 1.7 billion tower for the Docklands.Dec.1995. /planning melbourne

    WHATEVER happened to that plan for a Disneyland-style theme park in Werribee? Here’s 10 grand ideas for Melbourne that never came to be.

  2. 20 awesome things to do in school holidays

     Melbourne Zoo bugs. 4 year old Elissa from Brighton meets a Goliath Stick insect.

    SPRING school holidays are the best - it’s not too cold, not too hot, so perfect for getting out and about. We’ve found great activities for kids to make sure you never hear those two dreaded words: “I’m bored!”

  3. 10 worst things you can do before you go to bed


    Naturopath Mim Beim talks through the big no-nos to avoid before going to bed if you want to restful night.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Historic Ned Kelly home a steal

    Ned Kelly Childhood home auction

    A BUSHRANGER, a Bomber and a bowling great were among the famous faces attached to properties being auctioned in Melbourne yesterday.

  2. Former Warne mansion for sale

    102 Esplanade, Brighton

    SHANE Warne’s stunning former home is up for sale and on the list of Dream Homes available in Melbourne right now.

  3. Clifftop house at top of auction list

    1 Wynstay Crescent, Ivanhoe

    A HOME at the top of a parkland cliff in Ivanhoe was among the top sales of the weekend with a $2.6 million price paid at auction.

Top Ten Stories

  1. 10 things you must know about Japan

    10 things you must know about Japan

    FIND out how to avoid the confusion and embarrassment of being a foreigner in Japan with our handy guide.

  2. Top holidays you need to book now

    Supplied Travel SEPTEMBER 21 2014 QLD DEALS Peppers Airlie Beach, QLD

    WHETHER your ideal getaway is adventure or relaxation, in Alaska or at Airlie Beach, here’s 10 of the best deals on offer.

  3. World’s best Doctor Who cafes

    World’s best Doctor Who cafes

    FISH fingers and custard, anyone? Here are seven cafes and bars where Whovians can indulge their Tardis obsession.

Man killed in ATV crash

Man killed in ATV accident

ANOTHER person has been killed in an ATV accident after a death in NSW this weekend.

Saints march home

Supplied Editorial FW: Hampden footy pic 1 -from Geoff Rounds

KOROIT has toppled hot favourite Warrnambool by 16 points in the Hampden league grand final.

Alpacas in demand

Alpaca National Show

ALPACAS sold to a top of $55,000 at the Alpaca National Show and Sale at Bendigo.

Axion 800 in a Claas of its own

 Axion 800 Claas tractor, built in France, former Renault factory, just won tractor of year and machine of year, 2013, at Agr...

VICTORIAN and southern NSW producers at Henty will be the first to see the all-new Claas Axion 800.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Editor’s Letter: September 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

I’M not one to be sucked in by outlandish statements or broad generalisations but I just love this one: “Deep down, everyone wants to be a farmer.”