July 2016

Published a story 5th Jul 2016 11:27 AM

AFTER ticking a box on an internet job site, Kiwi woman Kerri Back found herself in a Skype interview with the recruiter of a Kimberley cattle station.

Cooking up hearty meals and laughter

AFTER ticking a box on an internet job site, Kiwi woman Kerri Back found herself in a Skype interview with the recruiter of a Kimberley cattle station.

Published a story 5th Jul 2016 9:41 AM

TODAY he is supervising the training of more than 60 horses, has his own TV show and is regarded as one of the best trainers in the lucrative US horse industry.

It’s a long ride to the top

TODAY he is supervising the training of more than 60 horses, has his own TV show and is regarded as one of the best trainers in the lucrative US horse industry.

Published a story 5th Jul 2016 9:34 AM

WHEN most people retire, they hang up their boots for an easy life of fishing or golfing. But that is not the case for Doug James.

Hard to slow down after years of work

WHEN most people retire, they hang up their boots for an easy life of fishing or golfing. But that is not the case for Doug James.

Published a story 5th Jul 2016 9:28 AM

JUST like a farmer’s paddock being brought to life with rain, a few good falls has enriched the Bourke region’s spirits.

Helping spirits prosper during the big dry

JUST like a farmer’s paddock being brought to life with rain, a few good falls has enriched the Bourke region’s spirits.

June 2016

Published a story 29th Jun 2016 9:58 AM

SHE once had a fear of heights, but now Kiara Hewton has no problem standing on the top deck of a Kenworth roadtrain to take a photo.

Riding shotgun with an outback truckie

SHE once had a fear of heights, but now Kiara Hewton has no problem standing on the top deck of a Kenworth roadtrain to take a photo.

Published a story 29th Jun 2016 9:31 AM

LIKE lots of good ideas created in the bush, clothing brand Ringers Western was formed while a few mates were sitting around a camp fire having some beers.

Western brand born in the bush

LIKE lots of good ideas created in the bush, clothing brand Ringers Western was formed while a few mates were sitting around a camp fire having some beers.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2016 2:03 PM

JOE Hughes said he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing hundreds of brumbies were killed and that he could have saved them.

WATCH: She's 17 and taming wild brumbies

JOE Hughes said he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing hundreds of brumbies were killed and that he could have saved them.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2016 1:46 PM

LOUISE Stonehouse is a camera repairman’s nightmare.

There's only one positive to come out of crippling drought

LOUISE Stonehouse is a camera repairman’s nightmare.

Published a story 15th Jun 2016 2:38 PM

WHO knew a small-town wedding could cause such a fuss?

Bush wedding creates national buzz

WHO knew a small-town wedding could cause such a fuss?

Published a story 14th Jun 2016 9:26 AM

IN THE past four years Sarah Hughes has become the joint manager of Australia’s second largest cattle property and started a family.

The young parents running the second largest station in Oz

IN THE past four years Sarah Hughes has become the joint manager of Australia’s second largest cattle property and started a family.

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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.