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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.

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.

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.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

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.

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.

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

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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?

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. Bragging mums, it’s time to stop

    Bragging mums, it’s time to stop

    NEW mothers are taking to social media to boast about their supposedly perfect, natural, pain-free births. And it’s bloody annoying.

  2. Girl can’t eat after abduction

    Girl can’t eat after abduction

    A TEENAGE girl who went missing for nine months has returned home weak and thin — and still can’t recall where she was before she finally returned.

  3. Missoni zigzag to hit the target

    Missoni zigzag to hit the target

    WORLD-famous fashion house Missoni has stitched up a deal to design a cut-price collaboration with Target.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Big spenders make splash in Melbourne auction market

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

  2. “New home site” sold for $4.6 million

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    A TOORAK house advertised as a “new home site” has sold for $4.6 million to top the weeks sales. SEARCH THE RESULTS

  3. How to earn $800k a year at just 27

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    UPDATE: MEET the 27-year-old Brisbane man who earns $800,000 a year, drives a Mercedes and plans to semi-retire by 30. But he’s not a doctor, lawyer or celebrity.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Emirates refuses to fly over Iraq

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    QANTAS partner Emirates has banned flights over Iraq due to fears militants could launch a surface-to-air missile, saying the MH17 disaster has “changed everything”.

  2. Revealed: The other side of Fiji

    Revealed: The other side of Fiji

    WHILE many visitors to Fiji never set foot outside their resort, another side of this country is beginning to attract tourists.

  3. 9 most annoying people on a plane

    9 most annoying people on a plane

    MUCH like your relatives, you can’t choose your fellow passengers on a plane. Escape’s Facebook followers name and shame the worst.

Charlton feedlot sold

 Charlton Feedlot. Charlton. Steve Reynolds. Manager.

UPDATE: ALL the current staff at the Charlton Feedlot will keep their jobs.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

 CHFL - Bungaree vs Waubra Paul Dodds (Waubra) tries to catch Scott Illingworth (Bungaree)

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Hemp sows up support

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THE industrial hemp industry has won the backing of the Tasmanian Government, which says it could be a valuable crop for farmers.

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.