Last Updated: December 19, 2014

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The only way to have pudding

DOUSED in brandy and set alight is the only way to eat Christmas pudding.

Hollywood comes to town

HOLLYWOOD  came to Horsham last week, booking out every hotel and setting the town abuzz with celebrity sightings.

Making tracks on the world stage

IT WAS growing up on a farm in Mt Beauty that put the wheels in motion for Paul van der Ploeg.

Jingles keeps trucking

JINGLES: Graeme Neal aka 'Jingles' Livestock carrier from Swan Reach.

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.

Making tracks on the world stage

Paul van der Ploeg the current Cross Country Eliminator World Champion inspecting the World Cup downhill course ahead of this...

IT WAS growing up on a farm in Mt Beauty that put the wheels in motion for Paul van der Ploeg.

The only way to have pudding

Stephen's Fine Foods Pudding

DOUSED in brandy and set alight is the only way to eat Christmas pudding.

Hollywood comes to town

Hollywood comes to town

HOLLYWOOD  came to Horsham last week, booking out every hotel and setting the town abuzz with celebrity sightings.

Tree climbing made easy

Australian Tree Climbing Championship

TREE climbing is usually the preserve of monkeys and small children.

Good mail on Cobden rain man

Ewart Mounsey, Cobden and Post Office

‘‘IF NOT the weather, then what else is there to talk about?” says the man in the post office.

Store of goodness

The Meeniyan Store

FLEEING Melbourne in search of something sustainable has been the best decision Kirsten and Felicity Jones have made.

‘Aint no mountain he can’t climb

Outback to Icecap Dominic Romeo

DOMINIC Romeo has two more titles to add to his long list of accomplishments.

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Competitions
Weekly Times send us your recipes
Weekly Times Back Paddock
Weekly Times Travel Club

Gems hidden at Stratford

IT WAS a stroke of genius when they named Stratford, the Gippsland town east of Sale, located by the Avon River.

Learn from Europe’s farming best

Learn from Europe’s farming best

WANT to know everything there is to know about Europe’s cutting-edge agriculture practices and technology?

Getaway to the USA

Getaway to the USA

GETTING away from the farm for a holiday can be tough, but this is a tour with plenty of interest for those on the land.

A slice of river life

Supplied Editorial

THE gentle purr of the motor is the only noise that breaks the stillness and tranquillity of the Murray River.

Across the Kimberley

Across the Kimberley

OVERSEAS travel is all very well, but how familiar are you with your own backyard?

Spread love with roses

I WILL never apologise for my brutal treatment of roses.

The propagation guide

Rhodo Glen nursery

WITH little effort, it’s easy to fill your garden at virtually no cost.

Help blooms to thrive

Help blooms to thrive

SUMMER has arrived at last.

Pruning for new growth

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.

Asparagus and mint coleslaw

THIS week’s column is about to set the record straight.

Cardamom cooking

CL Food

CARDAMOM is one of the crown jewels of the spice world.

Christmas slice

 Food - CSIRO Christmas fruit mince slice.

THIS easy Christmas slice has just six ingredients and will be a sure crowd pleaser.

Cooking with figs

CL Food

FIGS are one of the true joys of the warmer months.

Taste test Best mince pies revealed

Mince pies taste test

FOOD critics munching on Christmas fruit mince pies have rated some of the cheapest on the market as best buys.

Artists emerge from the farm

ARCHIBALE Prize entries are coming in thick and fast from across Victoria.

Snake caught in hay bale

Snake caught in hay bale

THE fear of most is to be bailed up by a snake. So it makes a nice change to see a Joe Blake baled up.

Wallaby chucks a wobbly

Wallaby chucks a wobbly

THERE’S a ripper video on the Weekly Times’ Facebook page of a wallaby’s encounter with a fox.

The Shed

Noel’s chuffed with his GP Talbot

Noel’s chuffed with his GP Talbot

NO ONE is more surprised than Noel Cunningham to be behind the wheel of a 1926 Talbot Grand Prix car.

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.

Miranda

Think of the planet this Xmas

Think of the planet this Xmas

EVEN on a good day the tip is not an uplifting place.

Making our schools a priority

Making our schools a priority

VICTORIA is to become the Education State.

Bush Telegraph bridged divide

Bush Telegraph bridged divide

IT’S a sad day when the only daily radio program dedicated to rural issues and broadcast into metropolitan areas is axed.

Refrain from judging new parents

Refrain from judging new parents

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

Bookshelf

Venice: Recipes lost and found

Venice: Recipes lost and found

VENICE is hot right now, and that’s not just the weather.

Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

HOW effective is parenting based on the philosophy “do as I say, not as I do”?

Driving Holidays Around Australia

Supplied Editorial Driving Holidays Around Australia Lee Atkinson

THERE’S nothing I enjoy more than juicing up the old Porsche, putting the top down and hitting the road.

Merciless Gods

Merciless Gods

IT is a dilemma for the successful author.

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

    Aldi Wine

    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. Frequent flyers get own golf club

     10 STEPS , NETWORKING .. Group Of Male Golfers Teeing Off On Golf Course

    VIRGIN Australia and Qantas’ battle for loyalty among travellers has spilt over from the petrol station to the golf course.

  2. Passengers win as cruise ships get competitive

    Quantum of the Seas, launch photos.

    A BUMPER cruising season in Australia is delivering unprecedented deals for passengers as ships compete to get more people on board.

  3. The best places to eat in Queenstown

    The best places to eat in Queenstown

    IF you have the hunger, New Zealand's adventure capital offers more than just sports on its menu.

More grain off road

 Grain Corp. Ouyen. Loading a grain train. Josh Landon from Ouyen.

AN extra one million tonnes of grain in GrainCorp storages has been transported by rail during the past year.

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

THE JCB GT backhoe was recently crowned the fastest digger after reaching speeds of more than 116km/h.

Jingles keeps trucking

JINGLES: Graeme Neal aka 'Jingles' Livestock carrier from Swan Reach.

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.