ROCHESTER has continued to ramp up its preparation for the new football season with a practice match against Bendigo Football League outfit Strathfieldsaye.. The Tigers impressed in the first half before falling to a 91-82 defeat, but coach James
LET’S move into the future Rochester.. The 2017 Future Farming Expo is coming to town on April 5 and will feature farmers, scientists and industry experts sharing their research, experience and ideas on strategies to future proof farms.. The North
SETTING up a local safety hub for victims of abuse is one step closer following a meeting last week.. Nine organisations attended Campaspe Family Violence Action Group’s first operational committee meeting in Echuca last Tuesday which aimed to
APPLICATIONS for permits to burn are now available from council offices across CFA’s District 20 which includes Campaspe, Gannawarra and Loddon Shires.. Permits will only be considered for burning fine fuels less than 6mm such as grass, stubble
TENNIS Victoria is extending its hand to community clubs with a forum to be held next month.. Since the disbanding of the Victorian Country Tennis Association this year a lot of concern has been raised over the continuing support to country clubs
ROCHESTER Netball Club’s A grade showed promising signs for 2017 at the fifth annual Community Bank Rochester netball invitational on Saturday.. Near three-hundred people visited the town with a promise of $500 for the under 17 and open winner
A BOTTLE was thrown from an oncoming car at a truck driver about 1.30am on Friday, narrowly missing the driver’s face.. ‘‘The driver was on his regular route from a pick up in Melbourne heading to Echuca when he was struck with the
Cautious optimism has greeted the news that an independent body will conduct detailed analysis of more than 30 communities as it works to compile a detailed report into the socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in the southern
Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development
The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March
Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock
Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead
Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the
Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper
New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you
The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the
A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last
A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating
A 45-year-old man has been charged after a woman was struck multiple times with an axe in a Narre Warren shopping centre.
The eye of category four Cyclone Debbie is about to hit the Whitsunday Islands off the north Queensland coast, forecasters say.
The Australian Energy Market Operator will release its final report on Tuesday into South Australia's statewide blackout in September 2016.
Year 12 student Zaharah, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, is pleading with federal politicians for help to reunite her with her father who is stuck on Manus.
New polling shows a majority of voters oppose the Turnbull government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
As the government's company tax cuts head to the Senate for debate, business leaders have appealed to senators to think about the national interest.
The mother of the London terrorist says she has 'shed many tears' for the victims of his horrendous 'atrocity'.
Pauline Hanson has called off her Senate voting strike and changed her mind about cuts to penalty rates.
North Queensland's Whitsunday Islands are feeling the full fury of Cyclone Debbie, with one local councillor reserving some choice words for the tempest.
Cyclone Debbie is moving very slowly towards the north Queensland coast and is now set to make landfall around 1pm.