STUCK for Christmas ideas? Wanting to avoid the usual box of chocolates or last-minute tie purchase?. Luckily for you, Heathcote’s shops are stuffed with one-of-a-kind gifts — plus helpful staff keen to give expert advice.. Here are just
SEVEN ladies played a monthly medal at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednesday on a perfectly manicured course courtesy of superintendent Greg and his equally hard-working volunteers.. The final medal for the year was shared between Joyce Safstrom
CENTRAL Victorians are facing a GP shortage.. But Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is determined to tackle this deficit — before things get critical.. Meeting with local GPs recently, Ms Chesters discussed the shortage which she
A TEAM from Heathcote’s 3523 Fitness Centre recently got their hands — and their entire bodies — dirty at the Brumby Run in Echuca.. The six, eight or 12km event, held at Echuca’s Billabong Ranch, featured 30-plus obstacles
HEATHCOTE’S Molly McLean recently shone at the School Sport Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide.. The talented young golfer was among the top four girls to qualify for the Victorian Junior State Team, with her under 12 girls team taking
WHILE it took more than 100 hours of debate across both houses of Parliament, including two all-nighters, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the voluntary assisted dying legislation was the best outcome she has ever been involved with as
Young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship.. The Rural Chances scholarship is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation and is available
Murray River Group of Council have called for a ‘‘fair dinkum’’ examination of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting.. Chair of the six council group, and Campaspe Shire mayor, Adrian
Recent heavy rainfall through parts of the southern cropping region is likely to result in growers having to deal with grain going into storage with high moisture content.. High moisture in stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so
Farmers in the Riverine Plains region now have free access to two additional weather stations and moisture probes, installed at Bungeet and Miepoll.. The installation is part of a project facilitated by Riverine Plains.. Research and extension
Catching a 20kg Murray Cod is a little like a hole in one at golf - that does not happen every day and for some, try as they may it never happens. . But a Mooroopna boy and his two Shepparton mates have the cod in the bag, well, in the freezer at
Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for southern mixed farmers.. With virtual fencing technology for cattle expected to be released in the near future, work is under way to
More than 10 years since it hosted its last rodeo, Euroa is gearing up to join the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit with a huge event next year.. Euroa Pro Rodeo committee member Troy Spencer said the town hosted its last rodeo in 2005 and
Partnerships between ecology and food production will be highlighted at a field trip and workshop in Deniliquin next month.. The main discussion point will be the ecological benefits of rice growing, in particular the synergies between rice and frog
It has been a relatively cool start to December after one of the warmest spells during the latter half of November over Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and the southern half of NSW.. Melbourne has had below normal maximum temperatures for the
The Goulburn Valley has been well represented at the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition, securing four first place finishes.. A total of 1248 cows were entered in the competition encompassing Victoria and south-east South Australia, with
Balinese-style lamb forequarter chops with cauliflower rice. Serves: 4.. Ingredients:. 4 lamb forequarter chops, trimmed. 2 eschalots, thinly sliced. 2 garlic cloves, crushed. 1 long red chilli, finely chopped. cup crunchy peanut butter. 1 tbsp
Barrister Lloyd Rayney has won a defamation lawsuit against the West Australian government after he was named as a suspect in his wife's murder.
Former union boss Kathy Jackson cannot afford to pay lawyers to defend her when she stands trial over multiple theft and fraud charges, a court has been told.
Australia will give Indonesia $600,000 in humanitarian assistance to deal with the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in Bali.
Sydney's top Catholic has assured child abuse survivors he will address issues within his church following the handing down of a royal commission report.
A Victorian judge says a report into bullying and harassment in the state's fire brigades should be released.
Accused Bourke St driver Dimitrious Gargasoulas has pleaded not guilty over the rampage that killed six people and injured dozens of others in Melbourne's CBD.
Former West Australian premier Colin Barnett has announced his retirement following months of speculation, bringing his 30-year political career to an end.
Celebrity Tziporah Malkah, the former model Kate Fischer, plans to fight "police treatment" after pleading guilty to a night of erratic driving in Melbourne.
Crown shares have risen to a six-month high after announcing several asset sales, including land in Las Vegas and its stake in the Packer family's property.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says the high price of petrol in Brisbane is "appalling".