THE VICTORIAN Government has launched the Ready When You Are campaign to attract people to regional Victoria, on the eve of payroll tax cuts for businesses and significant new support for first home buyers in regional Victoria.. The campaign
DO YOU have a child that’s ready for four-year-old kindergarten next year?. Parents and guardians are encouraged to get in quick to secure a 2018 kindergarten place for their child, with applications for first round offers closing at 5pm on
LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER’S Matt Perri caused havoc for Heathcote seniors during Saturday’s Heathcote and District Football League clash at Gunbower.. The star forward slotted 13 majors in the 185-point annihilation over the Saints &mdash
A CORONIAL inquest into the death of four men in a crash near Pyalong two years ago has cleared VicRoads of any fault.. Josh Taylor, Nick Mongta, Chris Reddin and Corey Bray were killed in a horror smash early on January 28, 2015, on their way back
APPLICATIONS are now open for the Heathcote and District Community Bank 2017 grants program.. A previous recipient was the Heathcote Bowling Club, which the bank assisted with the purchase of a dishwasher for the club’s kitchen upgrade in
HEATHCOTE’S run in A grade has gone from bad to worse in the Heathcote and District Netball League following a 25-goal hiding from Leitchville Gunbower on Saturday.. The Saints were at Gunbower Recreation Reserve for the clash which ended
Victorian farm chemical users are set to benefit from reduced government red tape regarding requirements for agricultural and veterinary chemical use.. The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 came into effect on
Applications are now open for the 2017 Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship with up to $10000 on offer for those in the dairy industry looking to travel abroad.. Offered as part of this year’s Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Competition, the scholarship is
The famed house from iconic Australia movie 'The Castle' has gone up on Airbnb for rent. Accommodating eight people, with two bathrooms and three bedrooms, if you're looking for a weekend escape this may be the place for you! Across from Lake Eildon
A plethora of applications for solar farms designed to generate renewable energy are arriving on the doorsteps of northern Victorian and Riverina councils.. While the projects are touted as creating jobs and investment with clean energy, the
The Victorian Government has supported calls for an independent investigation into allegations aired on ABC's Four Corners last night that water from the Murray Darling Basin has been misappropriated.. The calls have come after NSW DPI deputy
When 20-year-old Glenda Stanyer (nee Peel) arrived at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1981, she was full of excitement for the statewide Miss Show Girl competition.. It was a long road for the young woman. Having taken out the 1980 Miss Show Girl
My mother, Irene Myrtle Lowe, always proudly told us that she had been the first woman in the Southern Hemisphere to complete a degree in agricultural science.. Born in 1895, the eldest of five, Irene grew up in the gold-mining town of Cassilis
The dairy industry is heading in the right direction despite weather forecast models suggesting drier than normal conditions throughout spring and summer.. That was the verdict from guest speakers at the Murray Dairy Setting Up Your Seasons workshop
A key cross-bench senator wants an urgent inquiry after the top water bureaucrat in NSW was recorded revealing plans to abandon the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The recording, which aired on the ABC's Four Corners' program, shows NSW DPI deputy
Crowds of locals flocked to Bill and Val Barlow’s Rushworth farm on Friday to support a charity shearing day raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.. Now in its third year, the day has seen more than $16000 raised in support of the
One of the region’s well known and highly regarded wineries could soon have a new owner.. Monichino Wines at Katunga has been listed for sale recently, with the entire business, including a popular cellar door, branding and vineyard, up for
A man has been fined and placed on a good behaviour bond for urinating on a woman at a Spiderbait concert in Melbourne.
Australian prison escapee Shaun Davidson is suspected of still being in Indonesia, as authorities face a ribbing on social media for failing to capture him.
A Sydney university student who was allegedly raped by the younger brother of NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has given evidence in the NSW District Court.
Cyber warfare was one of the key components added to this year's joint training operation between US and Australian forces, which have now come to an end.
The NSW government is copping it from all sides over the management of the Murray Darling water system and could face a number of reviews over the issue.
An open class action has been filed over the Takata airbag scandal, with three major car manufacturers targeted.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the presence of a Chinese spy ship had no impact on a joint Australia-US naval exercise.
The federal government is facing claims it breached the trust of the UN over the US refugee deal, but Julie Bishop insists Australia has been consistent.
Musical comedy The Book of Mormon has won two top gongs at the 17th annual Helpmann Awards.
Queensland government minister Bill Byrne has been counselled by the premier over a foul-mouthed rant directed toward her staff.