Last Updated: April 18, 2014

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Girls rush into farming

GIRLS just want to have a farming degree.

Barmah brumby rally

 Barmah Brumbies with Ian Whitty (hat) and Andrew Hughes.

A PUBLIC rally will be held to support the Barmah brumbies on Sunday, May 4.

Urban Camp under cloud

East West Protesters at Court

A SCHOOL camp that connects 8000 country kids to the city each year is facing closure as a result of the Government’s proposed East West Link.

Gippsland TAFE merger

Student holding books in front of face in library, portrait

A THREE-WAY merger of education providers in Gippsland is in motion with AdvanceTAFE and GippsTAFE to join forces next month.

Royal security scare

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand - Day 10

UPDATE: THERE has been a security scare in the Blue Mountains after police detained and questioned two men acting suspiciously near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Fire app to be upgraded

Fire app to be upgraded

THE Country Fire Authority’s controversial mobile phone application will be urgently upgraded as a result of past fire season.

Bendigo eyes gold riches

 Navarre Minerals. Gold. Geoff Mc Dermott. MD. based at Stawell. Bendigo North Project, Exploration Drilling at the Tandara s...

THERE has been a change of control over a promising greenfield gold project in Central Victoria.

Workers unpaid in visa scam

CLAIMS have emerged of overseas workers being forced to pay their employers to obtain a working holiday visa extension.

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Grape prices dive

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WINEGRAPE prices have continued to plummet as Sunraysia growers face one of their toughest years yet.

Flocking to see those sheep dogs

Easter Show

SOME dogs bark, others chase but the best sheep dogs tame a flock by staring them down. It is what stockman call the “eye”.

Kinglake no clearer on black spot

blackspot victim

BARBARA Stevens lives with the horror of Black Saturday every day.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Dig deep, Victoria, to help the little ones

    RCH Lexie Wilson

    UPDATE: THE Easter bunny, sports stars and TV celebs have arrived at the Royal Children’s Hospital as the Good Friday Appeal kicks off.

  2. Doyle defends bike lanes

    Bikes vs Cars

    LORD Mayor Robert Doyle defends the expansion of inner-city bike lanes, saying they’re needed to reduce cyclist deaths.

  3. Rate hikes ignite anger

     Ratepayers Victoria president Jack Davis at home in Oakleigh Victoria.

    COUNCILS are under pressure to rein in rate rises with some planning hikes of up to 6 per cent over the next year.

  4. Crowds flock to shopping mecca

     Mikhaela, Micah, and Carla- jubal at the front of the que for the Opening of Emporium Melbourne in Lonsdale street. Picture ...

    UPDATE: THE doors have opened on Melbourne’s new-look Emporium, and excited fashionistas have rushed to get their hands on international brands.

  5. Shoppers weather a stroll

    Fashion footbridge

    CITY shoppers and commuters can now walk all the way from La Trobe St to the Bourke St Mall under cover with the opening of a series of footbridges.

  6. Melbourne has world’s best pizza

    World Champion Pizza

    LOOKING for the world’s best pizza? You’ll find it right here in Melbourne since a Lygon St pizza maker was crowned World Pizza Champion in Italy.

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  1. Kate-oomba rocks Australia

    Their Royal Highnesses Visit Fire Affected Area

    SOMETIMES being a royal, sitting fancy free on the line to the throne, isn’t all glorious and upbeat. It can be confronting.

  2. Baird: it’s a question of having some faith

    Mike Baird and Tony Abbott in the Celebrity Surfing event which was part of the Manly festival of Surfing on Manly beach

    TIME to meet NSW’s new premier Mike Baird — surfer, millionaire, devout holy man and a rather reluctant politician.

  3. Kate effect as dress sells out

    The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand - Day 11

    THE Diane Von Furstenberg dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to the Blue Mountains has sold out on the US label’s site within minutes.

  4. A cuppa and a chat with a prince

    Royal Highness meet PM Abbott

    THE Duchess of Cambridge made baby George her priority last night at the young royals’ Sydney home-away-from-home.

  5. Mighty Mike is on a mission

    Mike Baird Pap

    BRIGHT-EYED and ready to roll, NSW’s 44th premier Mike Baird emerged this morning from his northern beaches home vowing to crack down on lobbyists.

  6. Greiner attacks ICAC ‘titillation’

    Former NSW Premier Nick Greiner arrives for the launch of his biography at the Catholic University in Canberra this afternoon...

    FORMER NSW premier Nick Greiner yesterday called for the Independent Commission Against Corruption to hold more hearings in private following Grange-gate.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Siege locks down resort for 12 hours

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    DRAMATIC pictures show the end of a 12 hour siege that saw SERT officers swarm a resort at a popular Queensland holiday spot.

  2. Accused drug lord’s $2m bail bid

    Accused drug lord’s $2m bail bid

    SUPPORTERS of accused Gold Coast drug lord Ivan Tesic have put up $2 million in sureties in bid to secure him bail.

  3. Boy, 13, faces court for doing WHAT?

    Juvenile court

    A TEENAGER with no criminal history has faced a Queensland court - and you won't believe his crime.

  4. Town left nutty after crash

    Town left nutty after crash

    SEMI-trailer laden with peanuts rolls over in middle of Queensland town.

  5. Abduction: ‘You’re a f****** maggot’

    Abduction: ‘You’re a f****** maggot’

    UPDATE: Friends of the family of a three-year-old girl abducted from her home have hurled abuse at her alleged kidnapper in a Queensland court.

  6. Where is The Rock hiding?

    Where is The Rock hiding?

    FORMER pro-wrestler The Rock has taken up at a secret hideway while he films a movie in southeast Queensland.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Mobile madness on our roads

    Mobile madness on our roads

    MOBILE phone madness is rife on Tasmanian roads, with a sharp rise in motorists being nabbed texting, emailing or talking while driving.

  2. Jail time for drug-dealing dad

    Supreme Court

    A YOUNG dad who sold drugs to help pay for household bills has been told his kids would be better off if he stayed on the straight and narrow.

  3. Push for youngsters to use guns

    Push for youngsters to use guns

    PREMIER Will Hodgman does not support the call for 12-year-olds to use guns

  4. Seal saved from certain death

    Seal saved from certain death

    A QUICK call to Tasmania’s WHALE hotline has saved a juvenile Australian fur seal from a slow and painful death.

  5. Granville wind farm step closer

    Granville wind farm step closer

    A $200 MILLION wind farm proposed for Granville Harbour on the West Coast is a step closer after being approved by the Environment Protection Authority.

  6. ANZ ATM hit by overnight blast

    ANZ ATM hit by overnight blast

    UPDATE: THIEVES attempting to blow open an ANZ ATM with an oxyacetylene bottle at Longford overnight fled the scene without any cash, police say.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Easter opening hours guide

    Easter egg opening

    Want to know what’s open this Easter weekend? The NT News has compiled a complete list of opening hours for your convenience.

  2. Alison Anderson speaks out

    NT backbenchers Alison Anderson (centre), Larisa Lee (left) and Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu, who are resigning from the Country ...

    Alison Anderson has given the first indication of her political plans since she walked out on the Country Liberal Party.

  3. ‘Ghost car’ video spooks the world

    ‘Ghost car’ video spooks the world

    IF you don’t believe in ghosts, you will after you see a video of what many are calling the “ghost car”. WATCH IT NOW.

  4. Bound woman escorted by men

    Bound woman escorted by men

    THE terrifying sight of a woman bound and held by two men spurred a witness to call police, but police were unsure it was genuine after investigating.

  5. Tar puddles damage car

    Tar on car

    A DARWIN man has warned motorists of “puddles of wet tar” that splashed onto his car when he drove on the Stuart Hwy service road at Coolalinga early yesterday morning.

  6. Another CLP hopeful walks out

     Lingiari candidate in 2010 Leo Abbott in Alice Springs with the MacDonnell Ranges behind him.

    Alice Springs political hopeful Leo Abbott quit the Country Liberals by text message yesterday morning.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Carer stole $7000 from elderly

    Carer stole $7000 from elderly

    A FORMER nursing home carer who stole almost $7000 from the elderly residents has been jailed.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Tangled web ‘drug king pin’ Tesic wove

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    WHEN police embarked on an operation to smash an alleged drug racket they had no idea just how far it would stretch or what they would find.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Should a 13yo have been charged?

     Paul Richardson , lawyer representing Rabbitos player George Burgess speaks to the media outside the Magistrate Court, Cairn...

    A LEADING Cairns lawyer and legal expert have slammed the decision to put a 13-year-old boy with no criminal history before the court.

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  1. Body found in CBD carpark

    Body found in CBD carpark

    A Townsville man has been charged with murder just hours after the body of a young man was discovered in a CBD carpark Wednesday night.

Leaping lamb exports continue

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

Gaining control of sprays to cut costs

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VICTORIAN farmers are trialling new nozzle control technology retrofitted to self-propelled boom sprayers.

Flocking to see those sheep dogs

Easter Show

SOME dogs bark, others chase but the best sheep dogs tame a flock by staring them down. It is what stockman call the “eye”.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.