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Author’s favourite book

The Twyborn Affair. By Patrick White. Published by Jonathan Cape, 1979.. Patrick White said he liked this book more than any other he had written, and to a certain extent one can see why.. In three parts, portraying the same character firstly as

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Feb 23 2017
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Digital divide hurts

The Victorian Farmers Federation says farmers are being crippled by unacceptable telecommunications access while the government is working with seriously outdated service standards.. It said more effort was needed to bridge the digital divide

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Feb 23 2017
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Aiming to make service better

Members of NAB’s consumer banking and wealth leadership team visited the Seymour branch recently to hear how it has become one of the bank’s better performing branches.. NAB’s chief customer officer and his team are travelling across the

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Feb 23 2017
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Great big machinery display

CLAAS Harvest Centre in Echuca will showcase the latest innovations in European spraying, spreading, cultivation and tractor technology at its Great Big Demo Day on Wednesday, March 1.. Starting at 10am, the program will include working

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Feb 25 2017
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Record highs for winter crops

Australia’s winter crop harvest is almost complete and generally favourable seasonal conditions have pushed production to unprecedented levels, with all mainland states set to achieve record highs.. According to the Australian Crop Report

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Feb 25 2017
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Government must act to fix basin plan, irrigators claim

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority says it has little influence over aspects of the basin plan which need fixing.. ‘‘That was their message during two days of meetings in Deniliquin,’’ Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman Graeme Pyle said

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Feb 25 2017
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Inquiry input sought

Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has called on regional Australians to make their support clear for more Commonwealth agencies to relocate to country towns.. The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee is holding an inquiry

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Feb 24 2017
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Turbo-charging vertical tillage

The Great Plains 2400 Turbo Max was put through its paces at a demonstration day in Echuca last week, showing off advances in vertical tillage technology that are helping to deliver an optimal soil profile for stronger, higher-yielding crops.. The

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Feb 24 2017
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Looking at soil

After bringing state-of-the art soil mapping technology from the United States, Onleys Irrigation has set about creating detailed soil maps of northern Victorian farms.. The maps — which display soil pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and

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Feb 24 2017
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Bees could boost business

Beekeepers and crop farmers across the Goulburn Valley could be a part of a $1billion revenue boost if pollination efforts were increased, according to scientists behind an Australian research project.. Funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination

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Feb 24 2017
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Get down and dirty at soil pit workshop

Riverine Plains and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning on Thursday, February 23 as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East Catchment Management Authority.. The workshop will start at 9am with a visit

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Feb 24 2017
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Call to scrutinise fire pay deal

Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement

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Feb 24 2017
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Psyllid found for...

A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six

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Feb 24 2017
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First half loss for...

Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and

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Feb 24 2017
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Deals splinter state...

The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance

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Feb 24 2017
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Apple probing report of iPhone 7 explosion

Apple is investigating after a teenager in Arizona claimed her iPhone 7 Plus exploded while charging.

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Feb 25 2017
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Borce Ristevski a 'good family man': mum

Borce Ristevski's mother has told News Ltd he was a "good family man" who did not kill his wife.

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Feb 25 2017
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'Disgust' over Vic child killer's sentence

The Victorian father of a three-year-old girl killed by a 100kg man says he feels sick the killer may only be behind bars for six-and-a-half years.

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Feb 24 2017
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Vic rape trial dropped against Wild family

Three men from the same family will not stand trial over allegations they raped a 14-year-old Victorian girl.

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Feb 24 2017
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Qld electoral map redrawn, fallout begins

Queensland's political landscape has undergone its biggest overhaul in decades, with two seats abolished, six created and boundary changes across the state.

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Feb 24 2017
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Doctor's 'negligence led to mum's death'

Former NSW doctor Graeme Reeves' negligence was a major factor in the death of a mother who passed away days after giving birth in 1996, a court has heard.

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Feb 24 2017
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Mensink returning from trip in economy

Clive Mensink's lawyers say their client is too big to fly comfortably in economy and needs business-class tickets for his return home to face Federal Court.

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Feb 24 2017
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Toxic nerve agent used in murder of Kim

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia.

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Feb 24 2017
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Fears as cancer test rollout bungled

Leaked documents reveal a new cervical cancer test due to start in May will not be ready in time, sparking fears of major delays for women getting test results.

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Feb 24 2017
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Small plane crashes at Bankstown airport

Emergency services have been called to Sydney's Bankstown Airport after a plane - believed to be an ex-military jet - came off the runway.

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Feb 24 2017
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Cousins refused bail over stalking, drugs

Former West Coast Eagles captain Ben Cousins has been denied bail over new drug charges and breaching a violence restraining order.

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Feb 24 2017
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