‘Black Joe’ made an indelible
Joe Vraca’s big hands reached out to many people in his lifetime, and last week the community returned his generosity with an embrace of its own.
Those who knew Rod Harmer would say he was a true gentleman who maintained respect, honesty and kindness wherever he went.
While 2018 will be remembered for below average rainfall, the smallest winter crop for a decade on the east coast, record high wool and lamb prices plus high feed costs, 2019’s main players will be rainfall, horticulture exports and milk production.
Field and Game Australia has labelled changes to this year’s duck hunting season, including a shorter season and lower daily bag limit, as ‘‘flawed’’ and ‘‘secretive’’.
RSPCA Victoria believes the short- and long-term welfare issues affecting brumbies in Barmah National Park are separate but should be dealt with similarly.
Victorian Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie will not run for the lower house seat of Mallee left by Andrew Broad.
Regional Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but the 109 lives lost on country roads last year is still 109 too many.
The country’s chief weather forecaster has suggested 2018 will be one of the 10 warmest years on record.
The region’s horticulturalists, dairy farmers and grain growers received a boost in competitive export advantage on December 31 and January 1 as the world’s third-largest trade agreement and Australia’s new trade agreement with China came into effect.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is reminding people that accepting offers from businesses advertising ‘cheap block clearing’ without the correct permits can lead to prosecution and hefty fines.
A record-breaking shearer, who used his skills to educate people in Third World countries, will be honoured with an elevation to the Shearers’ Hall of Fame this year.
The Australian dollar briefly dropped to its lowest levels in 10 years against the US greenback, before rebounding slightly as currency markets experienced major volatility last week.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.
Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a vehicle south of Deniliquin. About 9.30am today (Tuesday 8 January 2019), a Holden Commodore was travelling north on the Cobb Highway, north of Mathoura, when a shot was fired from a small grey...