Meet Elsie.. The eye-catching Erickson Air-Crane — currently housed at Kestrel’s Mangalore Airport base — is no stranger to Australia’s fierce bushfires, and will once again be a key figure in Victoria’s firefighting efforts this summer
For two years, Seymour Railway Station’s buggy service has been ferrying passengers with disabilities or mobility issues back and forth to help them access the station.. With lengthy ramps and a number of stairs surrounding the station, the buggy
Strathbogie Shire has a new mayor, Amanda McClaren, who not only has never been mayor, but also has never been a councillor.. Ms McClaren said while she was pleasantly surprised to be elected mayor at the first meeting of the newly elected council
Seymour College students will receive free eye testing and glasses at school in a Victorian-first program.. Under the Victorian Government’s Glasses for Kids program, students in Prep to Year 3 at the school will now be able to have their eyes
Mitchell Shire now has the second highest rate of family violence in the Hume region with a shocking 2313 reports to Police in 2015-16.. That’s slightly more than Greater Shepparton with 2282 reports. The only town with a higher rate is Benall
This appalling proposition by the Government to permanently ban some asylum seekers from ever entering Australia is outrageous, and I urge Labor to reject this rubbish.. To permanently ban anyone from a future activity is just a knee-jerk reaction...
Only 70 per cent of eligible voters influenced the outcome of Mitchell Shire’s north ward council elections, according to statistics from the Victorian Electoral Commission following last week’s vote.. In the Strathbogie election, 73 per cent of...
A bird’s eye view of the world. PR Newswire has announced the Top 10 Aerial Photos from Around the World as part of its 2016 Skypixel Photo Contest.. Number six on the list is a triangle formed between three different crops, something that can
Among the orchards and dairy farms along the Murray Valley Hwy is a prickly little patch of land, which is home to an interesting horticultural enterprise.. What started as a pastime for Strathmerton vegetable farmer Jim Hall has grown into
The current heat wave over the Maranoa and Warrego districts of Inland QLD reached a peak last Saturday 3rd December. Both St. George and Roma had maximum temperatures just over 44 degrees and this was very close to the record December heat for both
The Boss has been uptight about these blackwater events - they've been killing heaps of cod up on the Edwards, and down the Murray below Lake Victoria. . He likes catching a cod more than he likes scratching me and says these big breeder fish dying
Resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides has for the first time been confirmed in Australian populations of green peach aphid, a serious broadacre cropping pest.. The discovery means GPA is known to have resistance to four different chemical mode of
Have you ever seen some seriously cheap bottles of wine at major supermarket retailers and wondered how smaller vineyards survive in a market where there is such disparity?. Luckily for many winemakers in the Goulburn Valley, cheaper wines do not
Euroa beef and lamb farmer David Rutledge will farewell farming when he holds a clearing sale on his Moglonemby Rd property this weekend.. Despite only being on the land for 10 years, Mr Rutledge’s passion for farming has been around for much
Farmer confidence across the country is at record high levels going into the new year, but not all northern Victorian farmers are 100 per cent convinced.. After what has been a crisis year for the dairy industry, the survey indicated the dairy
The wet winter and spring has compromised much of the region’s hay stock, but the canola harvest is likely to put a smile on the face of many cropping farmers across northern Victoria.. Hay baling delays have set farmers back by about a month with
A report is being prepared for the NSW Coroner after a man was killed on a property near Jerilderie on Sunday night.. Police and emergency services were called to the property off the Newell Hwy at Jerilderie about 5.45pm on Sunday after
The 18 months of indecision over the backpacker tax rate has finally come to an end, giving Goulburn Valley growers some certainty about the future of their labour force.. Late last week, on the final federal parliamentary sitting day for the year
Consumer group Choice wants the consumer watchdog to investigate the airline industry, alleging customer policies are breaching consumer law.
Joe Hockey says calls to redo TPP to appease Donald Trump are "fanciful".
The White House says US officials have been in touch with Chinese officials to reaffirm that the US is adhering to the "One China" policy.
More bodies are expected to be recovered from a warehouse in California that was engulfed by flames, leaving at least 36 people dead, many of them young.
The latest Newspoll shows Labor has chalked up its sixth successive lead over the Coalition and voter support for Malcolm Turnbull has hit a new low.
Ahead of the West Australian state election, Pauline Hanson is seeking to register her One Nation party.
Fremantle Dockers forward Shane Yarran has appeared briefly in a Perth court charged over an assault and will return to court next year.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official government finance figures for the September quarter.
Pauline Hanson and Rod Culleton have traded blows ahead of a High Court case that will decide on his political future.
The Turnbull government is backing the introduction of a Financial Industry Ombusman to deal with customer complaints with their banks.