Last Updated: July 25, 2014

Weather: Canberra -1°C - 12°C . A little light rain.

Hardwick’s labour of love

REBEKAH Hardwick’s story reads like a modern day fairytale, but without the wicked stepmother.

Across the globe

KEEP your women away from globe artichokes was the dire warning handed out in the 16th century.

Pottery Potter stands test of time

GRAHAM Masters works at Australia’s oldest pottery and is the region’s longest-working full-time potter.

Bald Archy, works on show

 Bald Archies Convenor Peter Batey at the TAP gallery in Darlinghurst as some of this years works are hung. The Bald Archies,...

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.

Trap guru ready to let go

 Rabbit traps. Darol Walsgott, of Pomonal near the Grampians, is selling his lifetime collection of rabbit and dog traps and ...

AUSTRALIA’S largest trap collectors’ sale will see 400 antique rabbit traps will go under the hammer.

Adelaide hosts Gallipoli film

GALLIPOLI Film

THE limestone cliffs of South Australia’s Maslins Beach doubled this week for the rocky cliff face of Anzac Cove this week.

Blind horse nursed to health

Blind horse taught to ride again

MOST people would have given up on an old, blind horse who was lost in his own paddock.

Hardwick’s labour of love

Country Living: Rebekah Hardwick - Mariana Hardwick Bridal.

REBEKAH Hardwick’s story reads like a modern day fairytale, but without the wicked stepmother.

Pottery Potter stands test of time

Country Living: Graham Masters is Bendigo Pottery's longest working potter

GRAHAM Masters works at Australia’s oldest pottery and is the region’s longest-working full-time potter.

Hottest winter holiday spot

ASIDE from the crunch of snow underfoot, all is silent at Lake Mountain.

Travel Seal of approval

 03/06/2010 FEATURES: Entry in 2012 ANZANG Nature Photography competition. (ANZANG stands for Australia, New Zealand, Antarct...

OCEAN action, wildlife and history are among the surprises hiding behind the Cape.

Chill out at Byron Bay

Supplied Travel A humpback whale breaching in Byron Bay, NSW. Picture: Keith Christie

BYRON Bay offers more than a great escape from Victoria’s bitter winter chill, writes Michael Gleeson.

Best by country mile

 Lush green fields of Gippsland.

PERHAPS it’s just sentimentality but some of the fondest childhood family holidays are not the extravagant ones.

Travel In a luxurious frame of mind

 The Frames, Paringa, South Australia, luxury accommodation Picture: Supplied

THE Murray is framed for a tourism boost in the form of luxury retreats.

Across the globe

KEEP your women away from globe artichokes was the dire warning handed out in the 16th century.

Tickled pink, by gum

 A bee investigates the flowers of a Corymbia 'Summer Glory'.

SMALLER grafted flowering gums grow true to colour and can fit in a small garden.

Quince charming

 Ted and Glenda Minty - Olives and fruit near Wodonga. Quinces.

THE relegating to granny status of this noble, versatile and delicious fruit is a disgraceful mistake.

Blooming garden group

Blooming garden group

A TEAM of Australian gardeners has claimed Best in Show honours at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Gardening Interest grows in garden

Babinda Bird Girl

AN UNEXPECTED new tourist attraction has bloomed in Babinda, with a famous private garden attracting visitors daily.

FOOD Fish of the day

LIKE steak, fish can be tricky in the kitchen, and for some cooks the chances of ruination are high.

Glorious grains

Food Pics

THERE are many tricks to making the perfect risotto.

Fried cauli can be jolly

Food Pics

CAULIFLOWER is around all year and it can be classed as one of those vegetables you love or hate.

Slice the perfect snack

Food Pics

ONE of my most vivid travel memories was a stop at a simple roadside home during a visit to Egypt.

Food A moist, tender treat

Food Pics

HEALTHY pork fillet is one of my all-time favourites in the kitchen.

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

KANGAROOS or Tasmania — that is the ultimatum a Kiwi pizza chain has presented Australia.

Case of gran designs

Bendigo Sheep & Wool

BACK Paddock loves a bit of fashion, especially when it involves at least a bale full of wool in every outfit.

No need for a mattress

No need for a mattress

UNLIKE us humans, man’s best friend doesn’t need a wussy, chiropractically correct bed to get a decent sleep.

Every race a winner for Cramp

Shayne Cramp

MILDURA trainer Shayne Cramp trained every winner in the eight-race card at Mildura last week.

Laughing Gear: Mistaken zip

Laughing Gear: Mistaken zip

A WOMAN tried to board a bus, but her skirt was so tight that she couldn’t make the step up.

The Shed

SHED Hidden gems of a true collector

 Max Kerr With Quart Pots. Pics by Genevieve Barlow Picture: Supplied

ON MAX Kerr’s farm there’s a shed with all the usual farm stuff — utes, cars, tractors.

SHED Dugal’s on an Indian adventure

Country Living: SHED Dugal James

DURING the week, orthopaedic surgeon Dugal James is a softly spoken man who puts in long hours at work.

An International love affair

 Geoff McClelland's International Tractors. Picture: Supplied

LIKE many who fall for the International tractors, Geoff McClelland’s devotion began when he was a child.

Girl power livens up Winton

Winton Preview

LINDA Devlin loves racing.

Miranda

Camp outs to warm the soul

Camp outs to warm the soul

IT’S winter. There’s snow in the alpine ranges and most of us are staying close to warmth.

Home gives heart for family

Home gives heart for family

FAMILIES find comfort when disabled loved ones gain independence.

Country kids deserve a better future

Country kids deserve a better future

IT’S time Spring Street got serious about fixing the education gap.

Wildpoldsried shows people power

Wildpoldsried shows people power

THE short, slightly bald, bespectacled, grey suited man with the smiling face stole the show.

Bookshelf

Safe With Me

QLD_TSV_EYE_BOOKS_23MAY14

SINGLE mum Hannah Scott is faced with the decision no parent wants to make regarding daughter Emily.

BOOKS The Best Feeling of All

The Best Feeling of All Picture: Supplied

THE roller-coaster experiences of two close friends, Mols and Jaz come under the spotlight.

Maximum Flavour

 Maximum flavour, by Aki Kamozawa Picture: Supplied

CHASING maximum flavour with minimum effort in the kitchen?

BOOKS The Dying Beach

Cover of the 2013 novel The Dying Beach, by Angela Savage Picture: Supplied

AUSTRALIAN-born Jayne Keeney and her partner, Rajiv, are holidaying in Krabi.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Boy has 232 teeth removed

    Indian teen getting his 232 teeth pulled out in Mumbai

    IT started as a swollen mouth that stopped this teen from chewing. When doctors took a look they were amazed what was inside his mouth.

  2. Locked in a cupboard and left to die

     CM-NEWS. 4 May 10. Photographer: Jodie Richter. Details: Domestic and Family Violence month launch. Domestic Violence surviv...

    HAVING known what it’s like to fight back Rachel Kayrooz tells of her own domestic violence nightmare and her pain at Allison’s Baden-Clay death.

  3. Why this won’t help your back pain

     Panadol tablets. pills medicine drugs /Drugs

    PARACETAMOL is recommended worldwide to treat back pain but it doesn’t speed recovery or reduce the pain, a startling new study has found.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Melbourne just keeps going up

    Melbourne just keeps going up

    WHAT will become the tallest apartment tower on the Melbourne city grid - a 75-storey monster on Elizabeth St - is now on the market.

  2. Battler suburbs set to bloom

    Battler suburbs set to bloom

    FOUR Melbourne locations have been named among some of the nation’s best “ugly duckling” areas with potential to become “real estate swans”.

  3. Planning always pays off

    Realestate Cover Photo

    MOVING house is a stressful task. Taking the time to plan what needs to be done by when could make things a whole lot easier

Top Ten Stories

  1. The seven best-kept travel secrets

    The seven best-kept travel secrets

    LONGING for some VIP treatment on your next holiday, or just want to find a bargain? An insider has revealed her top tips on how to leverage the digital world to your advantage.

  2. Luxe celeb escape you CAN afford

    Luxe celeb escape you CAN afford

    GAZING enviously at snaps of stars sunning themselves on yachts? Get a piece of the action without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

  3. New sex scandal rocks Magaluf

    New sex scandal rocks Magaluf

    SHOCKING new footage has emerged of a couple having sex in broad daylight between parked cars at the notorious holiday area.

Elders’ costly live trades

The Sahiwal Express is loaded with Northern Territory cattle at Darwin's East Arm Wharf, as the live cattle trade restarts wi...

ELDERS Ltd has fallen foul of a live cattle export partner in China.

O’hAilpin kicking goals

 03/09/2011 SPORT: Carlton training at visy park.,. Setanta O'hailpin during training.,

SETANTA O’hAilpin has moved up to fourth on the country Victorian goal­kicking table.

Call for farm labour amnesty

 FARM. Andrew Bulmer runs Bulmer's Farm Fresh Veg at Lindenow.

GIPPSLAND business calls for ‘amnesty’ on overseas workers already filling Australian labour shortages.

Antique machine rolls on

STEAM ENGINE AUCTION

ECHUCA’S Adam Auditori sells 1906 Foden traction engine to pay for steam engine restoration base.

Bald Archy, works on show

 Bald Archies Convenor Peter Batey at the TAP gallery in Darlinghurst as some of this years works are hung. The Bald Archies,...

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.