RURAL Bank has opened applications for its 2018 national scholarship program for the next generation of agricultural leaders.. This year’s program will see an increased investment in the number of scholarships available, with up to 15 tertiary
THEY say an apple a day keeps the doctor away.. And there’ll be no doctors in sight at Heathcote Primary School with the launch of their Healthy Lunchboxes Heathcote project.. The project aims to encourage students to consume healthy foods
A TOTAL of 55 men played a stableford event at the Axedale Golf Club on Thursday, sponsored by Carley Advisory Services.. In first division (for handicaps of 0-16) the winner was Paul Pyke (8 h/c, 41 points) on a countback from Brian Retallick (15
AROUND this time last year Aaron Spong and Huong Hoang realised they needed a fresh start.. After managing a restaurant in Port Fairy for 10 years, the pair decided on a move to Heathcote – and nine months later they opened a new café
THE Heathcote Historical Lock-Up and Police Residence Museum is up and running and open for business.. The museum is based at the Camp Hill Historic Precinct and is host to historic police barracks, gold office, courthouse, communications, lockup
NEW Heathcote Anglican Church Minister Reverend Doctor Margaret Wesley has enjoyed settling into Heathcote – the town she now calls home.. After residing for most of her life in Sydney, Rev Wesley moved to Bendigo last year and now finds
EXCITEMENT is in the air. Works are about to start on Heathcote’s proposed Children’s Community Hub, and it needs a name. Can you help?. All you need to do is email your suggestion (together with your contact details) to
PEOPLE came from far and wide to help celebrate the centenary of Our Lady Help of Christians Church on December 17.. The day began with a service led by Bishop Leslie Tomlinson in front of a full church and went into the afternoon as the reminiscing
The 2018 duck hunting season begins on Saturday, March 17, with the Victorian Government making changes to a number of things including the starting times for the opening weekend.. Instead of starting at the standard time of half an hour before
Dairy Australia is reminding farmers to remain vigilant and on the lookout for mycoplasma in their cows and calves.. An emerging cause of disease in cows and calves in Australian dairy herds for more than a decade, Dairy Australia said mycoplasm
Birchip Cropping Group members are invited to the group’s annual Trials Review Day with results from a number of trials to be discussed.. The Friday, February 16 event will feature a number of presentations including crop variety updates on
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority will commence a draw-down of Lake Benalla on January 29 to combat noxious weeds.. Undertaken in conjunction with Benalla Rural City Council and Goulburn-Murray Water, the draw-down will help to control
Brekky Burrito with Spicy Chilli Bacon. Serves: 1-2. Ingredients:. 2 rashers of Primo Premium Selections Spicy Chilli Bacon, chopped into 2cm pieces. 1 avocado, diced. 1 tomato, seeded, flesh diced. 1 small red onion, finely diced. 2 free-range
Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey has declared a low risk of spill in the Campaspe system.. Dr Bailey said the risk of spill in the Campaspe system during 2017-18 was now below the 10 per cent threshold needed for a declaration to be
Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association members have been busy repairing their machines in preparation for this year’s harvest days at the Quambatook Tractor Pull Complex.. Association secretary Graeme Lehmann said he had his hands
Sheep Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based board.. Chris Mirams will become executive chair and Anne Astin will be an independent, non-executive director, who will chair the Audit and Risk Committee
A Shepparton fruit-packing company has been fined $72000 for its role in a scalping accident that tore off the scalp and an ear of a young Irish backpacker.. Kalafatis Packing faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday on charges
Legislation is seeking to establish a one-stop shop for export rules and agricultural goods in a bid to minimise export costs and drive productivity.. Introduced to Federal Parliament by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, the bill will replace 17
Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, with University of New South Wales capturing the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.. ‘‘Australia is at the
Experts say the US couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them.
A private memorial service will be held to mark one year since six people died and dozens were injured as a car careened down Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall.
The first two Labor members caught in the citizenship fiasco may have to wait until March to find out if they can remain in federal parliament.
Men discharged from the military for medical reasons, or in ranks other than commissioned officer, are at much higher risk of suicide than their peers.
Sir Trevor Garland, who served as honorary consul to the Solomon Islands, has faced court over accusations he sexually assaulted a man in Sydney last year.
South Australian hospitals treated more than 50 people for health-related illnesses as the state sweltered through a third day of extreme temperatures.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she doesn't want the date of Australia Day changed but notes the importance of recognising indigenous culture.
The Victorian government has denied stacking the MFB board to push through a controversial pay deal.
Australian Associated Press journalist Luke Costin was on a tram in Melbourne's CBD one year ago when a car raced through Bourke St, hitting dozens of people.
Morningstar analyst Brian Han expects the TV industry to record "pretty challenging" results this earnings period, despite a lift in the advertising market.