Last Updated: October 25, 2014

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Farmer raises money for charity

A FARMER’S management tips, presented in a calendar, are raising money for mental health.

NSW firies to get new trucks


NSW’s firefighting forces are to set be pumped up by the delivery of more than 100 new fire trucks.

CFS volunteers refuse to fight fire

 Mount Bold bushfire scene - CFS firefighters battle bushfires at Mount Bold forest.

TWO Country Fire Service volunteers have reportedly failed to turn out to a fire on South Australia's West Coast.

Total fire ban in SA

Total fire ban in SA

TOTAL fire bans will remain in parts of South Australia for a third consecutive day.

Wynyard fire causes $50,000 damage


AN overnight fire has caused about $50,000 damage to a building within the Wynyard Showgrounds.

Primary colours on show


A CHAMPION supreme bull knew how to get the crowd to make room for him  at the Royal Hobart Show.

Rough end of the banana


PIETER Bekkers’ banana trees will be removed “over his dead body”.

Live exporters ‘pained by footage’

UPDATE: THE live export industry has condemned the latest acts of cruelty in the Middle East and Malaysia.

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Live export protest

Live export

PROTESTERS have rallied against live exports from Port Adelaide.

Girl, 6, critical after horror smash

 Category:News; Caption:At an under 16s football game in Essendon yesterday an ambulance was called for a player that laid mo...

UPDATE: THREE children have been flown to hospital after a horrific smash on the Hume Highway near Seymour.

Rocks, pipe used to kill wallabies

Rocks, pipe used to kill wallabies

TWO men allegedly used rocks and a plastic pipe to kill a pair of wallabies on a rural property in Cairns.

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  1. Dad is not coming home, boys

    Dad is not coming home, boys

    THE LOOP: THE soldier killed in Canada leaves behind a young son and these beautiful dogs, which have been photographed waiting for dad to get home.

  2. Oh, baby — I wasn’t expecting you

    Oh, baby — I wasn’t expecting you

    A MELBOURNE woman thought she was growing a “food baby” during her European adventure. But within days, she went from seeing the sights of Prague to giving birth.

  3. Our spring city sizzle is about to fizzle

     Melbourne sunrise over the CBD

    UPDATE: MELBOURNE’s early taste of summer in spring will end abruptly when a cool change brings possible rain and thunderstorms tonight.

  4. Teachers rally as 50 kinders close

     News BCM 29.4.10 kindergarten children generic Pix Derek Moore

    AT least 1000 kindergarten teachers have turned out in force in the city as they rally for better pay and conditions as kinders across the state close their doors. LIST OF AFFECTED SITES

  5. Wrestling video makes all the right moves

    Wrestling video makes all the right moves

    A MELBOURNE schoolboy’s comedic tribute to a wrestling idol has turned into a YouTube hit — attracting more than 2.6 million views in little more than a week. Watch it here.

  6. Rosie Batty: Luke’s death not my fault

    Batty inquest continues.

    ROSIE Batty has hit out at police and child protection workers, saying no one tried to stop her ex-partner until it was too late.

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  1. $5 a week rent - and worth every cent

    Auction action on site

    IN A suburb where the median rent is a whopping $1000 a week, one long-term Waverley tenant was in a rare position, paying less than $5 a week until just last month.

  2. Labor claims by-elections victory

    Labor tipped for big swings in by-elections

    LABOR has declared victory in two by-elections triggered by resignations of Liberal MPs who admitted taking banned donations.

  3. Furore over Disability Support Pensioner’s holiday

    Furore over Disability Support Pensioner’s holiday

    A DISABILITY support pensioner is heading home to Macedonia on a taxpayer-funded holiday after a tribunal overruled Centrelink.

  4. How a passport may have caused the Canada slaying

    How a passport may have caused the Canada slaying

    A day after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau launched a deadly attack on Canada’s seat of government, a portrait of the 32-year-old Canadian began to emerge.

  5. These jobs are for Chinese eyes only

    Asian shopkeepers put Chinese language job ads in shop windows

    CHINESE restaurants in Sydney are putting job vacancy ads in their front windows, written in Chinese script. But technically they do not breach the NSW Anti — Discrimination Act.

  6. Morrison: Aussie IS teen ‘betrayed his own religion’

    Bali memorial

    THE Bankstown teen who launched threats against Australia in a propaganda video for Islamic State had betrayed his own religion, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has declared.

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  1. How NOT to pay for a lap dance in Brisbane

     A Cairns stripper refuses to work in Cairns strip clubs after owners allowed patrons to touch the girls during lap dances

    A MARRIED man visiting a Brisbane adult club is now facing the ‘wrath’ of his angry wife after he tried to pay for a lap dance with something other than money ...

  2. Screaming woman attacked on bus

    Brisbane City Council bus in Brisbane City with 'Sorry Not in Service' written on it.

    WHEN a woman ran screaming onto a Brisbane bus to escape a man punching her, a witness intervened to break it up - but that just gave the attacker another target.

  3. Woman’s mid-air baby tragedy

    Woman’s mid-air baby tragedy

    A PASSENGER has gone into premature labour on a plane to Brisbane, tragically losing the baby.

  4. Palmer in last-ditch effort to collar PUPs

    Palmer United Party Leader Clive Palmer

    AS the deadline looms for PUP to produce 500 paid-up members to keep the party alive in Queensland, Clive Palmer is reportedly offering an incentive.

  5. Island paradise returns to traditional owners


    THE indigenous Butchulla tribe has been granted native title rights over a popular Queensland camping and 4WD destination.

  6. Obama’s mystery route from airport

    Obama’s mystery route from airport

    BRISBANE airspace will be locked down for 80 minutes when Barack Obama jets in for the G20. But once on the ground, how will he travel the 15km from the airport to the CBD?

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  1. Man dies in suspected drowning at Glenelg

     25.10.2014. A person has drowned on the southern side of the Glenelg jetty. Police and detectives talk to the friend of the ...

    A man aged in his 40s has died in a suspected drowning at Glenelg beach.

  2. Seven projects to kickstart SA — leave the O-Bahn out first

     Messenger Standard 17/10/07 100907 Page 2 - O'Bahn bus on track . Picture: CHRIS WALLS

    THE $160 million O-Bahn expansion is a waste of money and should be scrapped, according to sacked state transport chief Rod Hook.

  3. Ronnie Wood drops in on Cleland Wildlife Park

    Ronnie Wood drops in on Cleland Wildlife Park

    ROLLING Stones legend Ronnie Wood hung out with some fuzzy friends during a surprise visit to Cleland Wildlife Park last night.

  4. Aldinga Beach crash leaves one person dead


    PICTURE: A person has died in a crash at Aldinga Beach on Friday afternoon.

  5. SA ‘criminals walking’, police prosecutors claim

     Adam Kimber, newly appointed SA Director of Public Presecutions, dressed in robes, and wig inside court room.

    SOME offenders are escaping conviction and others are facing lesser charges with reduced penalties because of flawed prosecution practices within the DPP’s office, police prosecutors claim.

  6. Priest ‘horrified’ at ‘abuse of power’

    Father John Fleming

    A SECOND priest has claimed in the Supreme Court that Father John Fleming discussed with him an alleged inappropriate relationship with a parishioner.

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  1. Long-range camera to catch drivers unaware

    Long-range camera to catch drivers unaware

    UPDATE: MOTORISTS beware – tough new traffic penalties are about to come into force and a 700m long-range camera will be used over this long weekend.

  2. ‘Historic’ stairs find halts quay work

    Elizabeth Quay / Development

    WORK on part of Perth’s waterfront project has stopped today after the discovery of possible historical stairs.

  3. $250m land sales to tackle state debt

    Perth Now Generic . Pic Ian Munro . Princess Margaret Hospital .

    SOME 20 sites, including five hospitals, will be sold by the Barnett Government to help pay off some of the state’s $21 billion debt.

  4. Innocent WA children victims of ‘terrorist’ act

    Coffee with Colin

    INNOCENT WA Muslim children are copping taunts over this week’s terrorist act in Melbourne and the illegal activities of IS extremists, Premier Colin Barnett said today.

  5. Gammy scandal: WA twin sister taken to China

    Gammy scandal: WA twin sister taken to China

    THE twin sister of baby Gammy has left WA with her Chinese mother, interrupting a child protection investigation into her convicted paedophile father.

  6. Kewdale worker crushed by beam dies

    MUST CREDIT: MICK SONNEMAN... *** HI-RES *** PERTH NOW Shark Attack. Pictures of the 55yo man who was attacked arriving at th...

    A MAN who was crushed by a falling steel beam at a Kewdale factory this morning has died.

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  1. Wide support for mountain cable car


    THE proposal for a cable car on Mt Wellington has significant statewide backing, but not from people in the electorate of Denison.

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  1. Silty mess 'not a worry'

    Silt from Inpex dredging

    SILT plumes seen trailing in Darwin's large tides from the Inpex jetty construction site pose little risk to the marine environment - that's the assurance from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

  2. Territorians ‘stay vigilant of terror’

    Giles Pressa

    TERRITORIANS have been reminded to remain vigilant by the NT Government as the National Terrorism Public Alert level has been raised from medium to high.

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  1. Williams lands fifth Geelong Cup

    Geelong Cup

    CRAIG Williams now boasts a handful of Geelong Cups after guiding Caravan Rolls On to victory in the $300,000 Group 3 race.

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  1. Drones eye in sky for agents


    AGENTS are pumping out slick videos fronted by television presenters to get punters to the front door.

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  1. Jump in steroid seizures

    Steroid use

    YOUNG bulked-up men trying to turn heads on the nightclub scene are behind a simmering steroid problem threatening to boil over in the city.

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  1. Ping pong is off the table


    THE State Government has ruled out buying a ping pong table to soothe the nerve of kiddie criminals locked up at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.