POLICE are appealing for help to catch an erratic driver who dodged them in Heathcote today.. Senior Constable Stewart Probst said police attempted to stop a black Commodore sedan just south of the police station about 1.30pm when it sped off along
THE last of the winter triples tournaments at Heathcote Bowling Club was played on Sunday in near perfect weather conditions.. The Pigeon Control sponsored tournament attracted 20 teams with visiting bowlers from: Seymour, Seymour VRI, Stanhope
HEATHCOTE’S Masonic Lodge threw open its doors on Saturday to allow members of the public to get a rare glimpse of the investiture ceremony, which is usually held in private.. During the ceremony members of the Lodge were appointed into roles
THE GOLDFIELDS Ministries Foodshare cooks 300 meals every week for struggling locals and now they’ve cooked up a plan that is “so crazy it just might work”.. The not-for-profit will ask locals to donate $1 to help buy the building
ABOUT a dozen locals put on black robes and launched a Viking boat onto the lake as part of an ambitious student film project.. When high school student Ben White asked Heathcote locals to appear as extras in his film, he said he was surprised by
THIS YEAR’S Heathcote on Show was a ‘‘huge’’ success and contributed $750,000 into the region’s economy during the three days of the event, according to the number crunchers at the Regional Sustainable Development
The federal parliament’s committee inquiring into irrigation efficiency has wrapped up its public hearings without coming near northern Victoria.. The last public hearing was in Griffith on September 15.. The committee has declined invitations
The Euroa Show and Shine is back again this weekend.. Together with the event’s major sponsor, Shannons Insurance, organisers have focused on presenting some of the best cars, bikes and other ‘‘things with engines’’ to
When it comes time for the showgirl competitions on agricultural days, it’s often the Miss Showgirl entrants than get plenty of the focus.. However in recent years, younger girls have been throwing their hat in the ring to compete for a title
Dairy farmers are being crushed under the weight of power prices, with climbing power bills impacting their ability to stay competitive.. The rising cost of electricity has hit farmers hard, with Australian Dairy Council figures claiming that dairy
Fonterra has emerged as one of the companies making an offer to take over dairy co-operative, Murray Goulburn.. Fonterra managing director, Rene Dedoncker has told ABC radio the company is interested in Australia's biggest milk processor
Last weekend was dominated by the breaking of record high maximum temperatures for September. 61 recording stations in NSW and 35 recording stations in Victoria had their hottest September day on record; some places have had over 120 years of
We're on the river most days, so we were watching for the environmental flush due to start on Saturday. By Sunday morning it was creeping over the sandbar and The Boss wasn't all that happy about it.. He reckons the south- and east-facing
The Western Australian Government has banned fracking in the popular south-west tourist region and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry.. Premier Mark McGowan has announced his government was banning
Southern regions have been buoyed by late August rainfall, with Dairy Australia pointing to an improved prospect for hay harvests as a result.. The organisation’s hay report said while hay trading was subdued across much of Australia as
A ute hay bale lifter designed to make feeding out round bales on the farm easier is an entry in the 2017 Henty Agri-Innovators Award.. Daysdale sheep producer Peter Mills came up with the idea of adapting a lifting frame to the tilt tray of his
A Campaspe Shire community group dedicated to preserving squirrel gliders has been named as a state finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards Program, part of the 2017 Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards.. Strathallan Family Landcare is a key contender to take
Forty per cent of people surveyed in a new poll believe angels and demons are active in the world and heaven and hell exist.
The federal government's budget deficit for the 2016/17 financial year was $33.2 billion, smaller than predicted in May.
A Catholic archbishop says discrimination about who can marry is not new, citing intolerance of parent-child unions in urging a 'no' vote on same-sex marriage.
More than 57,000 people have been evacuated from around Mount Agung in Bali because of the risk of a volcanic eruption.
A Current Affair's Ben McCormack has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges.
Agricultural chemicals supplier Nufarm has lifted its annual net profit to $114.5 million despite a challenging year for the industry.
Australian gas exports should be limited so they can be used generating power at home, Victoria's government says.
Tony Abbott's daughter Frances is featuring in a campaign video urging people to vote "yes" to make same-sex marriage a reality.
A century on from the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium some Australian families are still looking for their lost loved ones.
Some Virgin planes bound for Bali are stopping in Darwin for extra fuel to ensure they can make it back home if Mount Agung erupts while they are in the air.