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Kiwi flock fleeced

NEW Zealanders are known round the world for their love of two things — sheep and rugby.

Alpine plea to Labor

 High country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick herding cattle on his Merrijig property near Mansfield in Victoria. Charlie has ...

VICTORIA’S mountain cattlemen are pleading for Labor to rethink its tough love stance on alpine grazing.

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Chemical leak at disused tin mine

Chemical leak at disused tin mine

TASMANIA’S environmental watchdog is investigating reports that chemicals are seeping from a disused mine near Zeehan.

Aldinga Turkeys to close

 Aldinga Turkeys managing director Terry Crabb amongst turkeys 15 Dec 2000. /Turkeys

ALDINGA Turkeys in South Australia will close in December signalling the end for another of the state’s highly regarded food businesses.

RSPCA wants mandatory reports

RSPCA wants mandatory reports

FARM managers failing report animal cruelty would face fines or prosecution under proposed laws.

Bulla is cream of the crop

Bulla is cream of the crop

WHEN shopping for a scone accompaniment go no further than Bulla Dairy Food’s Thick Cup Cream.

Thieves swipe NSW machine gun

Thieves swipe NSW machine gun

THIEVES have taken a machine gun that’s been on display in a NSW country town for 90 years.

MIS fear on forest scheme

A PLAN to plant 20 million new trees nationwide must not replicate the “fiasco” of forestry MIS, farmers warn.

Man killed by truck in NSW

Man killed by truck in NSW

A MAN has died after being hit by a truck as he stepped out of his vehicle on a highway in NSW.

Fires give dying koala CPR

Firefighters give dying koala CPR

UPDATE: AN injured koala who briefly died and was revived by CPR, may have been struck by a car 24 hours before rescuers saved him.

Bitter battle brewing in the Valley

Public meeting - horse studs v colamines

A SPAT has boiled over in the Hunter Valley between mining giant Anglo American and NSW’s two biggest horse studs.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Lucky Aussie $35.9 million richer

     Lotto Syndicates. Lotto balls.

    UP to 16 Australians are rolling in riches after two winning tickets took out Australia’s $70 million lotto draw.

  2. People in ‘tent dress’ strip ‘should be shot’

     Sarah (Red Hair - one of the Occupy Melbourne protesters who was dressed as a tent) in the Flagstaff gardens this morning. P...

    A JUDGE says the people who ordered police to remove a “tent dress” from an Occupy Melbourne protester should be “shot”.

  3. Firefighters bring koala back to life

    Firefighters bring koala back to life

    THE LOOP: FIREFIGHTERS and Wildlife Victoria volunteers have brought a koala back to life by giving it CPR. WATCH HERE

  4. Tigers fans ready to pounce on finals

    Richmond family of fans.

    RICHMOND’S bandwagon is reaching peak capacity as the red-hot Tigers march towards a fairytale finals berth on the back of a seven match winning streak.

  5. Our photographers snap up top gongs

    Our photographers snap up top gongs

    HERALD Sun photographers have walked away with two major awards after capturing some of the most outstanding images in the pacific region this year.

  6. Crown deal to inject $910m into state coffers

    Crown deal to inject $910m into state coffers

    UPDATE: THE Napthine Government will reap $910 million after extending Crown’s licence until 2050.

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  1. Theft funded clerk’s $23m pokie binge

    Millions Stolen for Pokies

    LALAINE Agtarap admitted stealing almost $3m from her employer before using it to turn over a whopping $23m through pokies.

  2. Solicitor locked up over ‘Ice, GHB dealing’

    Solicitor charged with dealing “Ice” and GHB - Sydney CBD

    A SYDNEY solicitor has spent last night behind bars, accused of dealing the drugs ice and GHB.

  3. Rules wreck outback lad’s finals footy dreams

    AFL Kid

    WHILE thousands of kids strap on their boots this weekend for the start of finals footy, Sebastian Parker will be forced by zealous officials to watch from the sidelines.

  4. Troops went in hard, but prisoners had vanished

    Troops went in hard, but prisoners had vanished

    THE Islamic State butchers who beheaded journalist James Foley were attacked by crack US soldiers sent into Syria as part of a failed rescue mission.

  5. A despicable act of pure evil

    A despicable act of pure evil

    SICKENING, despicable and pure evil — Tony Abbott spoke for the free world in condemning the brutal beheading of American photojournalist James Foley.

  6. Shorten cleared over rape investigation

    Shorten cleared over rape investigation

    OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten revealed he is the senior Labor figure who was investigated and cleared by police over an alleged rape in 1986.

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  1. $35 million pay day: We have a winner

    Tattslotto numbered balls. Lottery. Gambling. Lotto. Tatts. Picture: Supplied

    UPDATE: “I’m just waiting to wake up from this dream.” The lucky Queensland winner of a $35 million Powerball jackpot has come forward.

  2. ‘F*ck police’ bikie’s Bali bail bid fails


    AN ALLEGED BIKIE with a “f*ck the police” tattoo has failed to convince a judge that he should be allowed to change his bail condition so he can head overseas.

  3. Why did their dad have to die?


    HE WAS only 41, a nonsmoker, healthy eater and regular gym-goer. But that didn’t spare him from one of the “forgotten cancers”.

  4. The wet weather is here to stay

    Storm clouds roll in over Brisbane.

    IF YOU were planning some fun in the sun this weekend you might want to think again. Take a look at what to expect weather wise over the next few days.

  5. Simple trick in violent home invasion

     Thinkstock image. Criminal in black mask with gun isolated over white background. Focus to face.

    TWO teenagers allegedly performed a simple trick to lure a man outside during a violent home invasion in Brisbane.

  6. Why ‘redneck’ tag a win for state: Newman


    UPDATE: Premier Campbell Newman says interstate suggestion that some Queenslanders are ‘rednecks’ may work in state’s favour. COMMENTS 150+

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  1. Judge: Why are only boys charged with underage sex?

    THINKSTOCK ONE TIME ONLY Silhouette of scales of Lady Justice holding scales

    A DISTRICT Court judge has questioned why, in cases involving consensual sex between teenagers where one or both is underage, “only the boy is charged”.

  2. Mastermind mum gets eight years for inside job armed robbery

    Suzette Riede

    A SINGLE mum who masterminded the inside job armed robbery of the hotel she managed has been jailed for eight years, after the judge branded her an “accomplished shameless liar”.

  3. Protester hurt by police horse during PM’s uni visit

    Abbott at Adelaide Uni.

    IMAGES: A protester was injured by a police horse in wild scenes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke to an audience of about 400 at Adelaide University.

  4. Everyday life in SA in the 1970s

    Two women enjoy a lunch time drink in the saloon bar of a city hotel. One regular said |If women can bet at the racecourses w...

    IT was a time of change, growth, protests, hippies, leather bikinis, and big hair. Here’s what life looked like in Adelaide and South Australia in the 1970s.

  5. Female body found near railway station ‘not suspicious’

    Female body found near railway station

    THE death of a woman whose body was found near Noarlunga Railway Station overnight is not being treated as suspicious.

  6. PM: New subs project will create ‘masses’ of Adelaide jobs


    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has promised that the construction of the navy’s next generation of submarines will create a “massive amount of work’’ in Adelaide.

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  1. Shark attack: ‘It was like Jaws’

    Supplied Editorial Adam Haling and Sonia Harvey

    EXCLUSIVE: Adam Haling was spearfishing off WA when a shark attacked and bit his face and neck.GRAPHIC CONTENT

  2. WA Police must ‘get it right’: Rayney

    WA Police must ‘get it right’: Rayney

    LLOYD Rayney breaks his silence and says WA Police “owe” it to Corryn and his daughters to solve his wife’s murder.

  3. Hair tangle costs go-karts $30,000

     Enthusiasts on track at recentley opened Xtreme Indoor Racing Go Kart Racing Centre at Thornton in Newcastle, the first of i...

    A GO-KART company has been heavily fined after a girl passed out when her hair became tangled in the rear axle at a Perth track.

  4. Rare rat a golden find in Kimberley

    Rare rat a golden find in Kimberley

    HIDDEN cameras have revealed new populations of rats living in the Kimberley but conservationists couldn’t be happier.

  5. Pervert jailed for stalking, burglary

    Generic Perth Magistrates Court in Hay Street

    A PERTH pervert has been jailed for more than 20 charges of burglary, stalking and obscene acts.

  6. Bikie raids net drugs, weapons, cash

    02/06/2005 NEWS: bikie colours Colours or emblem of Sydney-based Rebels Australia bikie (motorcycle) game in undated copy pho...

    UPDATE: Four people charged as police uncover weapons, drugs and cash in Busselton, Bunbury in raids targeting Rebels bikies.

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  1. Unhappy end for stowaway frog

    Unhappy end for stowaway frog

    A GREEN tree frog is a long way from home after stowing away in a box of bananas from Queensland.

  2. Tourism chief calls for taxi lift

     Newly appointed Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin (27) of Berriedale, with a view of Museum o...

    THE equivalent of one cab a week is found to be in breach of taxi regulations, new statistics show.

  3. Beaut utes for Queenstown


    QUEENSTOWN is looking to reinvent itself as Tasmania’s ute capital.

  4. Two hurt in hotrod heartache

    Hot Rod Crash

    A VICTORIAN couple ended up in hospital when their hot rod rolled on Hobart’s Southern Outlet yesterday.

  5. Call to clean up rank taxis

     Hobart Airport taxis lined up

    TAXI drivers at Hobart International Airport have been warned to pick up their game after a crackdown revealed a raft of taxi regulation breaches.

  6. Body found near New Norfolk

    Tasmania police badge

    THE body of a man has been found in the water near New Norfolk.

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  1. No discipline over pollie’s gay slur

    Australia A training

    UPDATED: DEPUTY Chief Minister Dave Tollner will not be disciplined by the Country Liberals for homophobic comments he made about a colleague MP’s son.

  2. Shark attack: It was ‘like Jaws’

    Supplied Editorial Adam Haling and Sonia Harvey

    EXCLUSIVE: Adam Haling was spearfishing last week when a shark attacked. He describes coming face to face with one of the greatest predators. WARNING: Graphic content.

  3. CLP blunder moves inquiry

    Hidden Valley Upgrade

    CHIEF Minister Adam Giles will look into establishing a terms of reference for an inquiry into political donations.

  4. Drunken pole crash ‘sheer stupidity’

    Drunken pole crash ‘sheer stupidity’

    THE crime of a drunk man who smashed his girlfriend’s car into a metal pole was described by a prosecutor as “remarkably stupid – even by NT standards”.

  5. ‘Beheadings could happen here’: PM

    PM Tony Abbott: Deakin Community Morning Tea.

    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has warned that beheading executions, like that of American journalist James Foley, could happen here in Australia.

  6. Wacko Jacko croc killed fisherman

     The croc they dubbed ''Michael Jackson'' with a white head and a black body eyes dangling meet on Spectacular Jumping Croc C...

    A CROCODILE known as ‘Michael Jackson’ has been identified as the killer of a 57-year-old fisherman at Adelaide River.

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  1. Family home torched in repeat attack

    house fire

    A FAMILY of seven are sheltering in emergency accommodation after their house was gutted by fire in a fifth malicious attack in a week.

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  1. Police swarm at bikie murder hearing

    Police swarm at bikie murder hearing

    POLICE swarmed Southport courthouse this morning as two bikies and an associate faced charges over the murder of Bandido associate Max Waller.

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  1. Bin backlog causes a stink


    IF your garbage bin is overflowing and the street’s starting to smell, you might have to hold your nose a little while longer.

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  1. Cop feared death by own gun

    Police taser teenager

    A DEERAGUN police officer may have been shot dead with his own firearm had he not made the decision to deploy his Taser on a 15-year-old girl who was viciously attacking him.

Trout troubles run deep


IT used to be one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year.

Picola opens its books

Country footy merger

PICOLA and District president Shane Railton says the league will continue to look at options to expand its competitions.

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...

CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Massey Ferguson show and tell

Massey Ferguson show and tell

NEW Massey Ferguson tractor and farm machinery ranges will be revealed at the Vision of the Future Expo.

Extra special visit to Horsham

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.