PEOPLE in Rochester are being bluntly warned that rivers, creeks and streams are the leading locations for drowning in Australia.. And many people are underestimating the dangers.. In Victoria, 74 per cent of all drowning deaths in rivers are locals
THE CFA says that while there has been recent rain in the Shire of Campaspe region, residents should still be preparing for the forthcoming fire danger period.. District 20 operations officer John Cutting said it is time for residents to clean up
THE Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society will celebrate history week with an open day on Sunday, October 22 from 10am to 3pm.. Come and explore the rich history of Rochester and district.. The day will include displays of farm machinery, early
I’M WRITING to express my disappointment at the vandalism of signage along the walk track.. The mindless individual with a can of black spray paint thought they had not done enough damage defacing the 100-plus-year-old rail bridge, they
THE Red Cross is looking for new volunteers to join their Emergency Services teams in the Campaspe Region.. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply, and provides
NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2018 Campaspe Shire Council Australia Day Awards.. Every year, Australia Day award winners are selected from each of the shire’s five regions: Echuca, Rochester, Tongala, Kyabram and Rushworth.. For each
Undera’s Jasmine Cordy is the proud owner of the Interbreed Champion Senior Cow at this year’s Shepparton Agricultural Show.. Ms Cordy’s red and white Holstein, Lindon Artie Fire Kite, took out the major prize as well as the
Meticulous vote counting will continue after the weekend’s by-elections in three NSW electorates — but the victorious Nationals are now facing a less certain future.. The Nationals watched on nervously as the Shooters, Fishers and
Modest improvement in dairy prices is on the way, but many northern Victorian farmers are facing low cash flow, Dairy Australia CEO, Ian Halliday said this week.. "Cash flow is still very tight and for most farmers I think it will take 12 to 18
Southern NSW grain growers have explained to the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Northern Regional Panel how issues such as a dry season, frosts, mice and irrigation water costs are reducing farm profitability.. Listening to
Goulburn Valley Water will represent Victoria at the third Ixom Best Tap Water in Australia competition on Wednesday, October 18.. Hosted by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, the awards will be held in Launceston in Tasmani
More than 100 riders descended on Tatura at the weekend, as part of the Shepparton Agricultural Show’s horse show.. The Hunter Rural Shepparton Agricultural Horse Show, held at Tatura Park, is the only local show of its kind where riders can
Open Gardens Victoria is holding an open day for two gardens near Yea next month.. On Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, Mareeba at Murrindindi and Candlebark at Limestone will be available for inspection.. Mareeba is a garden of exotic and
Oktoberfest will be back in Tooborac once more, with the Tooborac Hotel and Brewery hosting its sixth annual OkTOOBerfest Beer Festival next week.. Families, groups and friends are invited to enjoy the German tradition, with the hotel set to host
Jalapeno, Lime, Honey and Coriander Lamb Shoulder. Serves six.. Ingredients:. 1.4kg lamb shoulder, bone in. 1 tbsp olive oil. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped. 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped. zest and juice of 2 limes. 2 tbsp honey. bunch
The 127th Annual Euroa Show will be held later this month.. The show will have a ‘Food Comes From Farms’ theme and will feature new initiatives including the Young Farmers’ Challenge, the Wild Action Show, a hay bale maze and
Tongala abattoir operator HW Greenham & Sons has announced its acquisition of the currently closed Moe meatworks, with production to start again in mid-November.. Currently operating abattoirs in Tongala and Smithton (Tasmania), Greenham has
UNICEF says almost 340,000 Rohingya children forced into refugee camps along the Bangladesh border lack enough food, clean water and health care.
Family members of men who died in New Zealand's biggest mine disaster say it's "great news" the newly elected government will support re-entry into the mine.
There's less food to go around but it's now easier for the World Food Program to get emergency rations to people in Syria as Islamic State nears defeat.
TV star Jason Gann has lost a bid to overturn a judgment ordering him to pay more than $300,000 to a driver he assaulted at a Melbourne racecourse.
The Holden boss has thanked the company's workers at the end of local car production in Adelaide and, more widely, Australia.
The son of a north Queensland MP has been charged with child exploitation and grooming offences.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes Brexit negotiations are moving forward, in a positive assessment likely to buoy embattled British PM Theresa May.
MasterChef judge George Calombaris has been fined $1000 following an assault at the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn says the bank lifted interest-only mortgage rates primarily to meet regulatory requirements, not to make more money.
LA police have interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that happened in 2013.