PLANS for the new Wholesale Market trading floor have been so poorly designed that the aisles are too narrow to turn a forklift, growers say.
A SCUBA diver has died in waters off Cape Paterson, 150km southeast of Melbourne.
THE City of Wangaratta has been named as one of the municipalities that spends the most on bicycle infrastructure in Australia.
TARRINGTON hay bale competition organiser Colin Huf said the best way to decorate a bale of hay was to "think outside the square".
A GIPPSLAND specialist school is so overcrowded outside that play times must be rostered.
MOBILE dead spots and poor internet connections are hampering growth in rural areas and creating safety problems.
ABOUT half of Australia's 2500 wineries would be "sent to the wall" if a volumetric tax were introduced, a SA winemaker says.
THE first pip has been fired in Victoria's cherry season - and growers expect a quality crop.
TAPPING into southwest Victoria's agricultural knowledge and promoting agriculture is a no-brainer for Timboon P-12 School.
ALISTAIR Jones admires yet another batch of trout, freshly smoked soon after capture, fished from ponds on his farm at Smeaton.
AFTER almost a decade of drought and lawn-watering bans, Victoria's turf growers are nurturing the green shoots of recovery.
AN accredited teacher will run bike riding courses in Echuca and Kyabram.
ROY Shelton's rare Delahaye will be on show at the RACV Motorclassica this week.
SHEEP theft has tripled in five years as Victoria faces a wave of farm crime.
FOR Bacchus Marsh's Tyson Shea, there's only two seasons: footy season and cow season.
LIFESAVING clubs could be set up in Cobram and Yarrawonga if there is enough community support.
HAMILTON is the site of a new education hub aimed at getting more people into higher education across the region.
STONY Creek man Davis Parks is Victoria's most prolific bounty hunter.
FIRE refuges could be trialled in other parts of Victoria if a pilot program in the northeast proves successful.
- Tidy town award
- Land loss cops spray
- Farm visits blooming good
- Two men charged with kidnapping
- NZ may mash industry
- Dairy energy assessments begin
- Flood recovery ongoing
- River care still flowing
- Dam spectacular
- Echuca bridge a step closer
- Chance or rual entrepreneurs
- Echuca library opens early
- 'Crack team' helps Project Hindmarsh
- High cost of going green
- LLEN's decade of drive
IRATE Lake Bolac farmers are paying almost double the rates of their southern neighbours - and some are ready for a payment boycott.
MORE than 150 cyclists will start the five-day Tour of Gippsland in Phillip Island on Wednesday.
DAVID Snoxell has been shooting things for as long as he can remember.
FLOOD recovery is continuing at Numurkah Hospital, with its temporary urgent-care tents to be replaced by three portable buildings.
LAST drinks have been called at the Lalbert Hotel in Victoria's Mallee.
AN agrifood trainee program in East Gippsland is opening up a range of career possibilities for young people within the region.
GUMBOOT throwers are needed to help Rochford Wines break the Gumboot Guinness world record on Saturday, July 21 at 11am.
AN ambitious plan to attract more business professionals and investment to Robinvale is about taking action, the mayor says.
GROWING mushrooms is a tricky business, but not for Victoria's largest mushroom facility at Bacchus Marsh.
HEAT up those chilly nights by finding the partner of your dreams at the South Gippsland Young Farmers speed dating night.
VOLUNTEERS will continue to greet country travellers in Melbourne and assist them to medical appointments, after a fundraising campaign.
PAMELA McIntyre has always loved fungi, but she got the shock of her life when she stumbled upon a mammoth mushroom.
THE autumn firewood collection season closes tomorrow at 5pm for people collecting wood from state forests and parks.
THE Federal Opposition is under increasing pressure to commit to regional-specific policies well in advance of the election.
SOUTH Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon has applied to the Australian Electoral Commission to register his own political party.
A FOOD and Beverage Supplier Advocate will form part of the National Food Plan, the Federal Government announced today.
VICTORIAN taxpayers contributed $350,000 to Fleming's winning garden at this week's Chelsea Flower Show.