Last Updated: November 28, 2014

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Taking culture to the people

AUSSIE pubs are more about beer than ballet.

Beware of slugs

LOOK out for pear and cherry slugs on leaves of pear and cherry trees — both fruiting and ornamental types.

Hollingworth nutures nature

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

Gippsland musician up for ARIA

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TONIGHT Cowwarr man Harry Hookey could win his first ARIA

Brewer crafts beer with bite

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NEIL Trigg didn’t have to look far for inspiration when he was creating his Bullant Brewery in Bruthen.

Taking culture to the people

Country Living: Jill Rivers has created Conversations in Pubs

AUSSIE pubs are more about beer than ballet.

Museum collection Craving for collecting

Champs Museum at Lockwood and Ken Champion

KEN Champion’s not looking to make a fortune from his amazing collection of, err, stuff.

Hear ye, hear ye ...

Hear ye, hear ye ...

THE first ever Creswick Town Crier competition was held on the weekend.

Cotton on to Morgan

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

Capturing a life on film

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ROBERT Imhoff was 21, just starting his photography career, when he shot a Vogue magazine spread.

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Get outdoors in rural Victoria

DEDICATED tracks for exploring rural Victoria’s countryside have boomed in recent years.

On safari in South Africa

On safari in South Africa

BEYOND its big game stars, South Africa delivers on many fronts, writes ROBYN JAMES

Cruise the rivers of Europe

Cruise the rivers of Europe

MARK the Anzac centenary with the tour of a lifetime on Europe’s rivers.

Penguins and breathtaking views

 RACV Inverloch Resort Picture: Supplied

NO matter how much you avert your gaze from the great blue expanse of ocean, it remains mesmerising.

A road less travelled

Anglers Rest, Great Alpine Rd

SOME of Victoria’s finest scenery is on offer on the Great Alpine Road, writes SARAH HUDSON

Pruning for new growth

SOMETIMES overgrown, congested trees or shrubs seem to sigh with relief when they are pruned.

Rid your garden of aphids

 Gardening - Pot plant dilemmas for Jon Lamb's column. Aphids on a rose bud.

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Growing your own food

 Cameron Lodge at Mt Macedon. garlic plant.

MY most successful vegetable garden was started in early summer — after most gardens had been sown.

The root of the problem

The root of the problem

IT STILL comes as a shock when I see lush, floppy carrot seedlings offered for sale at garden centres.

How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes

A LITTLE guile and preparation can make all the difference when putting in seedlings.

How to cook with cinnamon

CINNAMON is one of the world’s most widely used spices.

Lemon treacle tart

Sydney Taste restaurant review

THIS zesty lemon treacle tart has a unique flavour, created with the combination of lemon marmalade, golden syrup and cream.

Chicken dinner

Chicken dinner

TRY this simple recipe for a delicious chicken dinner.

How to make lamb salad

CL Food

THERE’S no excuse for not including salad in your diet any time of the year.

Bad to good Taste sensation in the pink

Taste sensation in the pink

A MURRAY River company is surfing a gastronomic wave by mining the river’s most feared ingredient, salt.

Jane Bunn is back

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

Simon says it’s still technically a shed

Simon says it’s still technically a shed

AT WHAT point does an old shed become a ruin? When it isn’t useful anymore or no longer keeps the rain out?

The sign of a disgruntled electorate

Back Paddock - Road sign

HERE’S one way of making a point about the dire state of country roads.

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Mirboo car collection a classic

Mirboo car collection a classic

SOUTH Gippsland businessman and car enthusiast Colin Kiel is a lucky man.

MG sportscars a choice vintage

MG sportscars a choice vintage

CAR enthusiasts often baulk when asked to choose a favourite, but MG fan Marguerite Morgan has no problem.

Museum collection Museum a tribute to Banjo

North East Victoria Trip

THINK of the Snowy River and most people imagine Banjo Paterson’s famous poem.

Shed Farm’s salute to the steam age

Lakeside Antique Machinery Museum

GIPPSLAND locals are accustomed to seeing Peter Coleman chugging along on his steam roller.

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Refrain from judging new parents

Refrain from judging new parents

I REMEMBER cooing over my siblings’ new babies, most of whom are now adults.

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

A GOOD head for sums and hard yakka help a traditional store thrive

Speak out on climate change

Speak out on climate change

IF farmers stand to lose first from a climate changing, why aren’t they, tearing down the doors of Canberra?

Farm fellas get helping hand

Farm fellas get helping hand

ON December 6, 2012 Robert Armstrong’s life changed from that of professional to cancer patient.

Bookshelf

Dust of the Land

Dust of the Land

BELLA Tucker is a literary Gina Rinehart, although one who hasn’t fallen out dramatically with her adult children.

Tumbledown Manor

Tumbledown Manor

HELEN Brown’s rollicking novel Tumbledown Manor is a jolly good read.

Outback Stations

Outback Stations

IT used to be called the bush telegraph.

Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond

MEMORIES of the heady aroma of freshly shorn sheep are recalled as you read the memoirs of Hugh Tindall.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Eva Mendes dishes on having Ryan Gosling's baby

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    Her first interview since giving birth to daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling. By Julia Frank

  2. TOP 10: Melbourne’s best fish and chips

    Taste cover story Melbourne's best fish and chips: Cerebus beach house

    WHEN the chips are golden, the batter crunchy and the fish moist, there are few foods better on a warm summer’s night. Food writer Dan Stock searched high and low to find our city’s best fish and chips.

  3. Aldi’s cheap wines shock judges

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    SIX wines from discount supermarket chain Aldi have shocked all at the Sydney International Wine Competition. One costs less than $5.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Penthouse gets Sex and the City look

    Penthouse gets Sex and the City look

    SEX and the City fans with $8 million to spare have a chance to buy a Docklands penthouse with interiors designed by the book’s illustrator, Megan Hess.

  2. Results from auction spree

    Results from auction spree

    BUYERS were spoiled for choice on the Melbourne property market, with 1425 properties facing the auction block. SEARCH THE RESULTS.

  3. Kyle Sandilands’ St Ives mansion for sale

    Kyle Sandilands’ St Ives mansion for sale

    SHOCK jock Kyle Sandilands has listed his luxury four-bedroom home in St Ives with price expectations of more than $3 million.

Top Ten Stories

  1. The 12 most incredible natural wonders on Earth

    The 12 most incredible natural wonders on Earth

    ANCIENT, intriguing trees. Lakes that have taken on alien-like colours. Here are some of the weirdest and most amazing sights on the planet, and two of them are here in Australia.

  2. Tigerair brings back $1 airfares

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    TIGERAIR is offering $1 flights across Australia to mark its seventh birthday — but you better get in quick.

  3. 9 weird effects flying has on your body

    9 weird effects flying has on your body

    EVER wondered why flying makes you feel so fuzzy and dishevelled? Here’s what happens to your body while you’re in the air.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

GVFL chairman voted out

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GOULBURN Valley Football League clubs ousted chairman Trevor Pollard from his seat at AGM.

Chinese double up on wheat

Western Plains Harvest '13

CHINA has risen through the ranks to become Australia’s second biggest wheat buyer in 2013-14.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

A fresh look at paddock to plate

A fresh look at paddock to plate

ROBERT Pascoe runs The Farmer’s Place, at Freshwater Creek on the Surf Coast. Read his story in FARM, free in The Weekly Times this week.