September 2016

Published a story 26th Sep 2016 3:15 PM

Ten years growing pineapples and Ben Clifton still loves to knock the top off a freshly picked pine and have a munch on it in his lunch break.

Sweet season for pineapple growers

Ten years growing pineapples and Ben Clifton still loves to knock the top off a freshly picked pine and have a munch on it in his lunch break.

Published a story 26th Sep 2016 2:45 PM

Kirsty McCormack's enthusiasm for the beef industry packs a punch.

Best of both worlds for Agribusiness Rising Champion

Kirsty McCormack's enthusiasm for the beef industry packs a punch.

Published a story 23rd Sep 2016 8:40 PM

She has a background as a photojournalist, crafty sense of humour and international following on her blog.

Rural mum shares life on the land

She has a background as a photojournalist, crafty sense of humour and international following on her blog.

Published a story 20th Sep 2016 4:41 PM

WHEN he was a kid, Nathan Griggs tried to make his own whips out of old pieces of rope and sticks on his parents' Western Australian hobby farm.

WATCH: This guy knows how to crack a whip with style!

WHEN he was a kid, Nathan Griggs tried to make his own whips out of old pieces of rope and sticks on his parents' Western Australian hobby farm.

Published a story 19th Sep 2016 3:34 PM

Fifty new land parcels have hit the rural market as railway giant Aurizon starts to sell of its surplus landholdings

Railway giant sells off rural land

Fifty new land parcels have hit the rural market as railway giant Aurizon starts to sell of its surplus landholdings

Published a story 19th Sep 2016 2:09 PM

The issue of protecting the Great Barrier Reef is as widespread and sprawling as the ecosystem's 2600-kilometre area.

Wave of collaboration building for Great Barrier Reef

The issue of protecting the Great Barrier Reef is as widespread and sprawling as the ecosystem's 2600-kilometre area.

Published a story 19th Sep 2016 10:49 AM

French engineer Guillaume Cornet said he was looking for something "radically different” to his desk job when he decided to work on an outback cattle station.

A French jackaroo, a GoPro and one large outback station

French engineer Guillaume Cornet said he was looking for something "radically different” to his desk job when he decided to work on an outback cattle station.

Published a story 12th Sep 2016 3:34 PM

The story of how the Bradica family started an olive grove in rural New South Wales extends over many years.

Family tradition runs deep in olive grove

The story of how the Bradica family started an olive grove in rural New South Wales extends over many years.

Published a story 12th Sep 2016 1:53 PM

Kate Ashton still remembers the feeling of dread when she sat down in front of her five-year-old daughter knowing her education was resting in her hands.

Rural mums feel pressure of educating in the bush

Kate Ashton still remembers the feeling of dread when she sat down in front of her five-year-old daughter knowing her education was resting in her hands.

Published a story 12th Sep 2016 9:04 AM

SHARON Atkinson's first memory with her dad is walking down to the stud cattle in the afternoons to look at the new calves.

Just 21 and left to run 40,000 acre station

SHARON Atkinson's first memory with her dad is walking down to the stud cattle in the afternoons to look at the new calves.

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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.