Last Updated: September 20, 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.

Who’s your daddy?

WHAT are the odds?

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. Our game changing umpires speak out

    AFL Umpire Craig Fleer

    WHY would anyone be an umpire? One wrong decision can make you the most hated person in the world. But without them, there is no game.

  2. Disneyland dads: Cool or creepy?

    Disneyland dads: Cool or creepy?

    NEW Instagram account “DILFs of Disneyland” has parenting websites up in arms. What do you think - creepy or harmless fun?

  3. Now people 30-plus to ‘wait for dole’

    NEWS Centrelink Logo. New.

    JOBSEEKERS over 30 could be forced to wait one month before accessing the dole under another overhaul of the welfare system.

Top Ten Stories

  1. 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.

  2. Buyer beware

    Homebuyer pic in front of house

    THERE’S more to financing a property purchase than mortgage deposits and repayments. We look at the hidden costs than can catch buyers out.

  3. Super auction weekend

    Super auction weekend

    THE auction market is set for another bumper weekend, with 1090 homes scheduled to go under the hammer. SEARCH THIS WEEK’S SALES RESULTS

Top Ten Stories

  1. Our next hot school holiday destinations

    Road Trip USA. Las Vegas Nevada. Picture Campbell Brodie

    AUSSIES would rather head to Singapore, London and New York than Canberra, as the costs of term break travel soars.

  2. Why are we putting work first?

    Stressed Woman Working In Office

    IT sounds crazy, but more and more of us are choosing work over holidays. Collectively, Australians have 128 million leave days accrued. It’s time for a break ...

  3. Would you put a baby here?

    Would you put a baby here?

    THE scenery is breathtaking but would you put a baby this near the edge of a cliff with a 600 metre drop for a souvenir snap?

Bega in Chinese UHT deal

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips

BEGA Cheese is expected to generate $100 million through a deal with a leading Chinese retail group.

Hoppers eye second flag

 Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League, round 1, Carisbrook Redbacks vs Navarre, at Carisbrook, Anthony Koutoufide...

NAVARRE will take on Carisbrook in this weekend’s Maryborough Castlemaine league grand final.

Emerald Grain buys up Ardlink

 AWB Grain Handling. Harvest. Sea Lake.

EMERALD Grain is buying the Ardlink grain storage and receival site at Ardlethan in NSW.

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.”