Last Updated: April 20, 2015

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The Bundy’s rock revival

AN OLD hall has a new lease on life writes KATH SULLIVAN

Time to add colour

ADD some height to the flower garden by planting tall-growing flowers from punnets.

Sale at an easy pace

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Peter a friend in times of need

COUTRY LIVING: Landscape designer, Peter Hurry

I KNOW Peter Hurry because he buried my cat.

The Bundy’s rock revival

Bundy Hall

AN OLD hall has a new lease on life writes KATH SULLIVAN

New bloom honours Anzac spirit

Gary Matuschka

A SPECIAL rose has been bred to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.

Big Bogan vision for NSW town

IN THE grand tradition of Australia’s fondness for Big Things, the NSW town of Nyngan wants to erect a Big Bogan.

Spirit of adventure

Bass and Flinders Distillery

IF YOU’RE contemplating a career in spirit distillation, Bob Laing has one piece of advice: start young.

He’s leader of the (zoo) pack

Goslings for top fundraiser

MICHAEL Johnson’s business card shows his title as CEO of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park — and “chief dingo”.

New dance too, too much fun

Dirty Dancing

AFTER a lifetime of studying ballet, Erinn Arnel is making her debut in the musical Dirty Dancing, writes SARAH HUDSON

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Sale at an easy pace

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Halls Gap’s magic mountains

Supplied Editorial

VICTORIA’S answer to Kakadu is how Halls Gap locals like to describe the Grampians.

Where Diggers rest

Where Diggers rest

WITH the centenary of the Gallipoli landing fast approaching, the Anzacs are front of mind for many.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

Bonfire with benefits

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Enjoy the great divide

 ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE. Two varieties of Aster flowers supplied for Jennifer Stackhouse?s column in home magazine....

NOW is the time to dig out the flowering perennials to divide them and boost plant numbers in the garden.

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

Peter Cundall and his pumpkins

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Pho the love of soup

AUTUMN is a great time to start to explore the warming world of soups.

Coffee meringue roll

Coffee meringue roll

WHIP up this delicious coffee meringue roll.

Risoni, so versatile

Country Living FOOD PAGE

SMALL pasta called risoni, riso or orzo, is often used to thicken soups and add a little body to casseroles.

Banana and rhubarb pie

Banana and rhubarb pie

RHUBARB and banana is an unusual combination but it works well in this pie recipe.

Tasty potato salad

Country Living FOOD PAGE

MY LOCAL supermarket has several ready-made potato salads in the deli section.

Serving as token of home

WITH the centenary of Anzac Day approaching Back Paddock was intrigued to come across this picture.

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

“MMMMM. Quite a cheeky little shiraz with just a hint of blackberry with some notes of gum nut.”

Play time takes on new meaning

Colac store sale 10.4.15

YOU know you’re getting old when you think the police officers look like they should be still in school.

The Shed

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

Sue’s mint Marina hits the road

WHEN Sue Wilson found a 1972 Morris Marina TC Coupe Automatic for sale, she knew it was a good buy.

Gliding up where the eagles soar

Gliding up where the eagles soar

DAVE Goldsmith has flown a lot of planes in his time, but there is something magical about old wooden gliders.

Ute swear it was new

Ute swear it was new

LIKE a lot of 1950s utes, Terry Sullivan’s International L110 has seen a bit of action as a workhorse.

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

Meet Gracie, the great Defender

BY MODERN motoring standards, the Land Rover Defender falls down on many fronts.

Miranda

Weaving links with African women

Weaving links with African women

THE clicketty-clackers of Clunes are creating squares. Squares like your gran knitted to make a blanket.

Think local in media, power, water

Think local in media, power, water

SO ANOTHER big company crunches country Victoria.

Stay money smart into your 60s

Stay money smart into your 60s

“ISN’T this an asset?” the woman in her 60s says, arms opening wide in her renovated miner’s cottage.

When the going got tough ...

When the going got tough ...

HARD times, whether financial, physical or emotional, challenge us.

Bookshelf

The Zumbo Files

The Zumbo Files

FORGET the humble sponge cake, pavlova or ginger fluff.

Moonlight Plains

Moonlight Plains

BARBARA Hannay’s book Moonlight Plains, set in the North Queensland hinterland, is a page-turning tale.

Gallipoli — Centenary Edition

Gallipoli — Centenary Edition

N O AUSTRALIAN military campaign could be the subject of more study, analysis and commentary than Gallipoli.

Over The Water

Over The Water

BASED on some of William Lane’s experiences while living in Indonesia, Over The Water is a compelling read.

‘A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves’

Supplied Book extract: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

EVER wanted to know what it’s like to burn dead bodies, pick up corpses, sweep ashes and shave dead people for a living? Caitlin Doughty reveals what really happens at the crematorium.

The blow that is worse than cancer

Inge McNeil cancer case study

IT’s bad enough this woman has terminal cancer: but she’s also been denied access to her superannuation, and is struggling to pay for treatment that can help keep her alive.

Mum mocked for birthday demands

Birthday cake with number one. First. Candle. Generic image.

A MUM’s pushy email telling guests what they could and couldn’t buy her son for his first birthday has provoked a massive online backlash.

Bombers fly in house auctions too

Bombers fly in house auctions too

A BOMBERS great scored a big win at auction but it was a knockdown job in Glen Waverley that got the three votes in the real estate game yesterday. CHECK OUT ALL THE SALES RESULTS

Auction action heats up

Auction action heats up

A JUMP in auctions will give buyers 60 per cent more choice across Melbourne this weekend. Find out where the action will be.

31-storey portrait of elder unveiled

31-storey portrait of elder unveiled

A MASSIVE 31-storey portrait of indigenous leader William Barak has been built into the facade of a new city tower.

See the sights of South-East Asia

Supplied Editorial Fwd: NEON LIGHTS AND ROMANTIC SUNSETS

TAKE an epic 29-night cruise around South-East Asia or go on an Antarctic adventure with these latest cruise deals.

Lisa and Tyson’s social media road trip

Lisa and Tyson’s social media road trip

EVER been stuck for a holiday idea? Take a look inside the road trip of two Aussie reality stars as they take advice from complete strangers.

2015's hottest new hotels and resorts

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FROM Melbourne to the Maldives, and just about everywhere in between ... Check the hottest new hotels and resorts opening in 2015.

Senate split on gun laws

 Potato growers rally together near Ballarat. Bridget McKenzie Nationals Senator for Victoria.

A SPLIT has emerged in the traditionally bipartisan approach to Australia’s gun control laws.

Pyramid Hill turns 125

Pyramid Hill premiership players

ONLY four men can now claim they are part of Pyramid Hill’s premiership history.

Lake Bolac Grain Storage for sale

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site

A FARMER-owned grain storage facility at Lake Bolac is up for sale.

Handler’s in the mix

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

THE Handler batch mixer is becoming a popular choice for farmers looking for a thorough mix in quick time.

Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.