December 2016

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 11:06 AM

She is only 20, but Kate Harding has already made bold plans for her future.

Young woman's plans to keep family tradition alive

She is only 20, but Kate Harding has already made bold plans for her future.

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 11:02 AM

SHE may work in the centre of a capital city but Cori Brooke has a big heart for the country.

Great lesson in Christmas book

SHE may work in the centre of a capital city but Cori Brooke has a big heart for the country.

November 2016

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 3:20 PM

She is a farmer, mum, agricultural advocate and the kind of person who doesn't shy away from a challenge.

Our farmers' leading lady

She is a farmer, mum, agricultural advocate and the kind of person who doesn't shy away from a challenge.

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 3:09 PM

The cliche is a farmer with his dog, but in the future could a grower's right-hand companion be a bot?

Future tools for farmers on show

The cliche is a farmer with his dog, but in the future could a grower's right-hand companion be a bot?

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 2:43 PM

It's been a hard nut to crack but Marc Harrison has found a solution.

Cracking a hard nut problem

It's been a hard nut to crack but Marc Harrison has found a solution.

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 2:23 PM

IN a year of good news stories about rainfall reaching drought-stricken regions across the country, graziers in a small pocket of Queensland have missed out.

Rain misses Queensland graziers

IN a year of good news stories about rainfall reaching drought-stricken regions across the country, graziers in a small pocket of Queensland have missed out.

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 11:57 AM

While she is a long way from her outback origins, Madeleine Chaplain feels right at home with her music career in Melbourne.

From bush kid to songstress

While she is a long way from her outback origins, Madeleine Chaplain feels right at home with her music career in Melbourne.

Published a story 21st Nov 2016 3:37 PM

WITH research suggesting the world will demand 60% more agricultural output by 2050, how can our farmers attract large-scale investment?

How can our farmers attract large-scale investment?

WITH research suggesting the world will demand 60% more agricultural output by 2050, how can our farmers attract large-scale investment?

Published a story 21st Nov 2016 12:28 PM

NORMALLY they are dressed in their finest jeans, boots and belts at campdrafts - but for this event, they chose to wear nothing but air.

Hats on and tops off for nude shoot

NORMALLY they are dressed in their finest jeans, boots and belts at campdrafts - but for this event, they chose to wear nothing but air.

Published a story 21st Nov 2016 8:15 AM

IT'S a highly diversified product that's now in hot demand, but it wasn't that long ago farmers watched their cane mulch go up in smoke.

Turning cane trash into treasure

IT'S a highly diversified product that's now in hot demand, but it wasn't that long ago farmers watched their cane mulch go up in smoke.

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I come from a family of proud stockmen and when I was younger my weekends and school holidays where always filled with riding horses and mustering cattle. There isn’t a job I would rather be doing. There are not too many jobs where you learn something new every day. I have struck a good balance in Mackay and I love that I can work at the busy newspaper and I still have time to compete at Campdrafts on the weekends. I am still a country girl at heart and I think Mackay still feels that little bit country as well.