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Pillars of excellence

WHEN Cameron MacKenzie fell short of an Atlanta Olympics medal he thought he kissed gold goodbye.

Tasty curry tuna bake

TRY this delicious recipe for tasty curry tuna bake, a perfect winter warmer.

How to grow a lemon tree

A THRIVING lemon tree is a gardener’s source of pride and delight. Here are some lemon growing tips.

Country pubs Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Bert moved to town.

Fishing boat’s centenary Smith family hooked on fishing

Historic fishing boat

NOBODY loved the sea more than the Smith fishing family who founded Port Welshpool on the Gippsland coast.

Woolly West Fest raises the baa

 Competition artworks and shop window decorations lining the streets in Hamilton as part of the Woolly West Fest, which is ru...

THERE is something about knitting that is pulling together rural communities into wool’s warm embrace.

Skiing Skier takes a different course

 Australian skier Jessica Gallagher with guide Christian Geiger win the Bronze Medal in the Women's Visually Impaired Giant S...

CHRI Geiger was at the summit of his skiing career when tragedy struck.

Pillars of excellence

Country Living: Four Pillars Gin

WHEN Cameron MacKenzie fell short of an Atlanta Olympics medal he thought he kissed gold goodbye.

Pristine paradise More to the island than cheese

More to this island than cheese

FOLLOW the food trail to King Island to discover gourmet delights set among some of Tasmania’s most dramatic landscapes.

Penguins — the island drawcard

THERE is something about the sight of small, furry creatures waddling up a beach that prompts gushing.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

Mt Majura Vineyard for Best Weekend Canberra Story

BENDIGO Regional Tourism today launches an app for people who want a food and wine experience.

Hottest winter holiday spot

 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Victoria Picture: Supplied

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.

How to grow a lemon tree

A THRIVING lemon tree is a gardener’s source of pride and delight. Here are some lemon growing tips.

RAT barrow makes life easy

RAT barrow makes life easy

THIS ingenious Ride-on Articulated Tipping barrow will go most places around the farm to make life easy.

Across the globe

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.

Cooking with coconut milk

COCONUT milk is a pantry staple that adds richness and luxury to everything it touches.

Tasty curry tuna bake

Tasty curry tuna bake

TRY this delicious recipe for tasty curry tuna bake, a perfect winter warmer.

FOOD Fish of the day

Food Pics

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.

Stretch and twist off to sleep

MORE proof — if it was really needed — that a mutt can sleep anywhere, anytime and in any position.

Every race a winner for Cramp

Shayne Cramp

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

Senator Canavan’s text mishap

Senate Doors

MATT Canavan, Nationals Senator, once called Barnaby Joyce “babe” and told him he loved him.

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

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

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.

The Shed

A Fergie workhorse that heals

Pete's Shed

PETER Dickinson was 14 years old when he bought his first Fergie tractor. Now he’s opened Pete’s 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.

Miranda

Searching among the debris

Searching among the debris

SUN after weeks of chill. We emerge as butterflies from cocoons for our first foray into the garden.

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.

Bookshelf

Through the Cracks

Through the Cracks

ADAM Vander, in his mid-teens, has been abused for as long as he can remember by his violent father, Joe.

Safe With Me

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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?

Top Ten Stories

  1. Thinking about a drastic hair colour change? Read this first

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    What you should know before going to the salon.

  2. David Jones to make bright start to the season

    David Jones to make bright start to the season

    BOLD and beautiful creations from some of Australia’s top designers are set to make a splash on the runway when David Jones showcases its spring-summer collections.

  3. 16 foods people spell wrong all the time

    Cup of coffee, espresso, generic.

    EVERYONE spells words incorrectly here and there and we can be as guilty as the next guy. But when it comes to food words, there are a whole slew that people misspell WAY too often.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Luxury living in a car park

    Luxury living in a car park

    CAR parks are considered one of the most ugly urban spaces but now in a nation-first, a leading Melbourne developer has turned them into luxury apartments.

  2. Big spenders make splash in Melbourne auction market

    sales results

    MORE than 40 homes smashed the million dollar mark at weekend auctions in Melbourne, including three that sold for more than $2 million.

  3. Derelict house sells for $3.2 million

    Two-bedroom house sells for $3.2 million

    IT has cracks in the walls, no electricity and is covered in spiderwebs, but this home 40 minutes from the CBD sold for $3.2 million. What is its secret?

Top Ten Stories

  1. Next hot destination on the rise

    Next hot destination on the rise

    IT’S had its share of troubles, but now this country is tipped to emerge as one of the new must-see places for Aussie travellers.

  2. Pilot’s hissy fit at air traffic control

    Pilot’s hissy fit at air traffic control

    WHEN an air traffic controller pointed out a captain’s mistake, he never expected this awkward response.

  3. World’s most stunning eco hotels

    World’s most stunning eco hotels

    GOING green can be as easy as lazing around at one of these impressive resorts. So which Aussie spot makes the list?

Stink over right to farm

Right to farm Echuca

A CAMPAIGN by Echuca residents to kick a farmer off his land will have statewide ramifications.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

 Picola & District Football League, South East Division. Senior Premiers, Tungamah

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

Russia wheat worries

Crops Harvest. North Central Victoria.

GLOBAL wheat prices are being driven down as grain traders rush to sell crops from Russia and Ukraine.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Bert moved to town.