October 2017

Published a story 20th Oct 2017 4:09 PM

HE WAS showered in a 1000 tiny glass shards, but Grey Cobhorse "Cob” walked away uninjured after a kangaroo came crashing through his windscreen.

Skippy lands beside driver

HE WAS showered in a 1000 tiny glass shards, but Grey Cobhorse "Cob” walked away uninjured after a kangaroo came crashing through his windscreen.

Published a story 20th Oct 2017 1:06 PM

THE Thompson family have lived a dream 24 hours.

Meet the family behind the $190,000 heifer

THE Thompson family have lived a dream 24 hours.

Published a story 18th Oct 2017 2:40 PM

A TRADE as a small engine mechanic has allowed Jared Leaman to travel the world.

Mackay tradie snaps up jetski business

A TRADE as a small engine mechanic has allowed Jared Leaman to travel the world.

Published a story 17th Oct 2017 2:10 PM

DIAMONDS are said to be a girl's best friend, but for this Middlemount property manager a ritzy rock is just a jewel that will help her raise money for farmers.

Bling for our outback angels

DIAMONDS are said to be a girl's best friend, but for this Middlemount property manager a ritzy rock is just a jewel that will help her raise money for farmers.

Published a story 12th Oct 2017 10:25 AM

Supervisor testifying in a trial scrutinising horticulture payment rates says mushroom pickers worked slower when they chose to have "long conversations".

Big nights slow down mushroom pickers, says supervisor

Supervisor testifying in a trial scrutinising horticulture payment rates says mushroom pickers worked slower when they chose to have "long conversations".

Published a story 10th Oct 2017 6:57 PM

Court hears what the Fair Work Ombudsman says these mushroom pickers should have been earning.

Mushroom pickers testify over alleged $646k underpayment

Court hears what the Fair Work Ombudsman says these mushroom pickers should have been earning.

Published a story 5th Oct 2017 12:18 PM

HOW much would you pay for the mango season's first delicious tray?

Mango tray sells for $29,000

HOW much would you pay for the mango season's first delicious tray?

Published a story 4th Oct 2017 3:04 PM

THE snout of a trained labrador is more successful at detecting fire ants than what a human could ever be.

Government workers sniffing out fire ant threats

THE snout of a trained labrador is more successful at detecting fire ants than what a human could ever be.

Published a story 2nd Oct 2017 8:47 AM

BEES have are known as farmers friends, but could they also be a foe?

Buzz on insects spreading viruses

BEES have are known as farmers friends, but could they also be a foe?

September 2017

Published a story 27th Sep 2017 8:41 AM

LET'S put the 'culture' back into agriculture.

Fresh food direct to Brisbane customers

LET'S put the 'culture' back into agriculture.

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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.