Last Updated: October 02, 2014

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Self-taught musical master

HE HAS composed some of our greatest national songs but Bruce Rowland refuses to sing his own praises.

Open Gardens’ last stand

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Temples of delight

IT IS a region that has captured the hearts of many travellers to South-East Asia.

Youth education Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

Stratford’s Turkish delight

Turkish Magic

ROMANCE was the last thing on Kim Elton’s mind when she landed in a remote Turkish town.

Self-taught musical master

Cover Country Living: Bruce Rowland Music

HE HAS composed some of our greatest national songs but Bruce Rowland refuses to sing his own praises.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

The Whistleblower Kelly’s third play on stage

Kelly’s third play on stage

A SWAN HILL playwright Andrew Kelly is making final preparations for his new play.

Heathcote’s wine, food to shine

 Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.

HEATHCOTE is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors for the wine and food festival this weekend.

Temples of delight

IT IS a region that has captured the hearts of many travellers to South-East Asia.

Domestic tour bliss

Supplied Travel MARCH 2 2014 WA DEALS Explore the Margaret River region of WA

YOU don’t need to travel far to see some of the most spectacular places on Earth.

Enjoy the cruise views

 Italy. From Swagman Tours

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.

Open Gardens’ last stand

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Pest control, naturally

Pest control, naturally

ABOUT two years ago I tried an experiment in spray-free pest control that was a great success.

Pruning is shear luxury

 Cherry blossom tree in Doncaster East.

THERE’S a certain, intensely-satisfying, therapeutic value in pruning trees and shrubs.

Bright idea in light bulbs

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

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.

What to eat for breakfast

BREAKFAST can be a rushed affair during the week.

How to cook rhubarb

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

DURING winter I regularly added some stewed rhubarb to my daily breakfast cereal.

A blast from the parsley

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

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.

Royal union has Sally throne

MEET Princess and Diana, perhaps one of the most unusual animal friendships since Milo and Otis.

Showgirls stuck in old ways

Showgirls stuck in old ways

WITH the footy behind us the Show season starts in earnest.

Workable request

volunteer group hands together

ADA Milley from Harcourt has some advice on how to get people to do their bit at a working bee.

Cow, 21, sets new age mark

Cow, 21, sets new age mark

BARB Harding reckons she can beat the benchmark for geriatric livestock set a couple of weeks ago.

Frankenstein turns pumpkin heads

Frankenstein turns pumpkin heads

HERE’s one for the “Only In America” file.

The Shed

Bike bliss on show at Motorclassica

Jon Munn

CHILDHOODS are fertile breeding grounds for far-fetched ambitions, and Jon Munn’s was no different.

Top brass in a class of its own

Top brass in a class of its own

BESOTTED with brass — that’s the only explanation David Lockhart can offer for his collecting passion.

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.

Miranda

Learning difficulties no barrier

Learning difficulties no barrier

HAVE you ever been asked who you’d invite for dinner if you could invite anyone from any lifetime?

Call for calm over ice epidemic

Call for calm over ice epidemic

FOR 10 months a committee inquired into crystal methamphetamine, ice, use in Victoria.

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.

Bookshelf

BOOKS Whisper at Dawn

Whisper at Dawn

JUST as the Boer War in Africa draws to a close, Australian soldier Dan Sullivan can take no more.

Small Space Big Ideas

Small Space Big Ideas

WHILE we all dream of living on a rural property, we don’t all have the opportunity.

Good without Gluten

country living

HOW do they do it, those French, so chic?

Arms Race

country living

FOR writers, finding a voice when penning a novel carries equal weight to plot.

Top Ten Stories

  1. White woman ‘given wrong sperm’

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    A WHITE woman in the US is suing a sperm bank, alleging the firm mistakenly gave her vials from a black donor.

  2. Worst bowel cancer hospital waits

    Please credit Thinkstock Nurse and doctor operating on patient

    BOWEL cancer patients are facing longer waits for life saving surgery than other cancer patients – and these are the hospitals with the worst waiting lists.

  3. The 8,000 calorie breakfast

    The 8,000 calorie breakfast

    THE Hibernator is an 8,000-calorie breakfast that you have to be over 18 to try, requires a disclaimer form, and no one has ever been able to finish. Tempted?

Top Ten Stories

  1. First-home buyers quit the market

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    HIGH house prices have prompted almost a quarter of prospective first-home buyers to give up, a report released today claims.

  2. House values dip in spring

    Picture that shows the mortgage rates dropping. But it can also been used for house prices dropping, number of houses droppin...

    MELBOURNE’S spring property market has opened with a modest $6000 (1 per cent) reduction in the value of a $590,000 median priced house.

  3. Collette Dinnigan sells Palm Beach home

    Real Estate

    Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has sold her luxury Palm Beach home for $3.2 million.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Lies that will get you upgraded

    Lies that will get you upgraded

    FLIGHT upgrades are highly sought after and passengers don’t mind lying to get them. We tell you the fibs that worked.

  2. What happens on the world’s most luxurious flight

    What happens on the world’s most luxurious flight

    A LUCKY passenger has chronicled his experience of the world’s best airline suite. It’s even better than first class. We’re super jealous right now.

  3. The world’s weirdest looking plane

    The world’s weirdest looking plane

    WHAT on Earth is that? This is the strangest looking plane we’ve ever seen, so why has it got such an unusual shape?

Every raindrop will count

Every raindrop will count

MOST of southeast Australia requires well above-average rain this year to be an average year.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Wheat drops to four-year low

 Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

WHEAT ­futures hit four-year lows on the Chicago Board of Trade last week.

ATV keeps up with the Holsteins

CanAm ATV

JURGEN and Corry Haselau have no problem keeping up with the cows with their Can-Am Outlander ATV.

Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.