SERVING as a paramedic for 37 years, Heathcote’s Danny Lumby has attended more accidents along Heathcote-Kyneton Road than he cares to remember.. With no lines, jagged edges with a four-inch drop and a shoulder washed away by rain, the narrow
LOCAL schools gathered together for a sunny day of fitness and fun at the Heathcote Sports Day.. Heathcote Primary School, Holy Rosary Primary School and Tooborac Primary School took part in the community athletics event.. With the three schools
SATURDAY saw the staging of the Farley mixed Canadian Foursomes championship at Heathcote Golf Club and it was pleasing to have 14 pairs vying for the gross and nett trophies.. The winners of the gross with an excellent score of 75 were Stephanie
HEATHCOTE has been called on to celebrate the achievements of exceptional business women in the community by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.. Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the
THE AUSSIE Farmers Foundation has launched a national search for rural heroes.. The foundation is offering up to $50,000 for a winning idea making a difference to Australian rural and regional communities in need.. The Rural Hero Grant gives
AS PART of National Volunteers Week, held last week, Heathcote Health celebrated the invaluable men and women keeping the organisation running.. Roles which cover everything from managing Meals on Wheels with the residents and organising patient
A 43-year-old Victorian MP was taken completely by surprise when he had a serious heart attack while driving to his rural home.. Nationals lower house MP Danny O’Brien said he felt unwell after leaving a conference recently and pulled into
Southern NSW faba bean growers are being urged to carefully consider paddock selection and plant in the recommended sowing window to maximise yield potential this season.. Research from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI
A $2.8million upgrade of the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus is expected to be completed by July, in time for an influx of 45 students in this year’s second semester.. The upgrade, funded by the university, includes improvements to 60
The keynote speaker for this year’s Speed Updating conference run by Apple and Pear Australia will focus on robotics and automated harvesting.. Dan Steere from Abundant Robotics will be one of the main speakers at the Tasmania conference.. He is
Water security was the topic of discussion at a Murray Dairy seminar in Katunga last Wednesday.. About 30 people attended the seminar where speakers from Goulburn-Murray Water, Waterpool and Kilter Rural talked about the seasonal outlook, ways to
After a recent dry spell of weather across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, the heavens opened up last week with most of May’s rainfall falling on Friday.. The highest recorded rainfall was at Kerang, where its Friday to Sunday total
If you’re trying to call, or have a conversation with, Creightons Creek local Jim Shovelton on his mobile phone, you might think he’s ignoring you or he just hung up.. But in fact, Mr Shovelton — who works as an agricultural consultant from
Anger and confusion has greeted the Victorian Government’s plans to restructure the Country Fire Authority, with claims of a lack of consultation and concerns about the implications on current procedures.. Under the changes, the CFA will become
Farmers have responded to news the Victorian Government is planning sweeping reforms to the labour hire industry, saying extra red tape is not necessary.. The planned changes come after an inquiry found rogue companies were underpaying workers
Record numbers of entrants attended the Cobram District Pony Club’s 2017 Grade 5 and 6 Horse Trials and Fun Day held at Muckatah recently.. About 80 people competed on May 14 and, despite it being Mother’s Day, families swarmed through the
Secondary school students tried their hands at a range of workshops designed to show them the diverse opportunities in agriculture at the Food and Fibre Careers Day at University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus last week.. More than 180 students in
Justin Bieber's army of fans have begged him to cancel his UK tour following the suicide bombing at fellow pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester.
Pauline Hanson is standing by her chief of staff as federal police consider whether he broke the law by suggesting One Nation make money out of candidates.
Roger Moore, who portrayed James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, has died aged 89 after a battle with cancer.
The terror threat level in the UK is being increased from severe to critical, indicating that a further attack is imminent, Prime Minister Theresa May said.
Environment department officials say their minister, Josh Frydenberg, was told the $2 billion Snowy Hydro project could need another $2 billion.
Kieran Read is in the box seat to be All Blacks captain at the next World Cup after extending his New Zealand Rugby contract until 2019.
Former foreign minister Bob Carr argues Australia narrowly avoided being left hung out to dry on China.
A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short after a man believed to be armed was detained.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has cut short a trip to Russia after declaring martial law in the southern Mindanao province following fierce fighting.
A shopping centre in Manchester has been evacuated after witnesses reported hearing a big bang, but it was later reopened.