Storey wins buckle at Dirt n Dust PBR

IF there was ever any doubt of the popularity of bull riding it was put to rest in Julia Creek last week at the PBR sanctioned Dirt n Dust Bull Ride.
IF there was ever any doubt of the popularity of bull riding it was put to rest in Julia Creek last week at the PBR sanctioned Dirt n Dust Bull Ride.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
THE Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has made a comprehensive submission to Queensland and Commonwealth Governments seeking several programs to assist North Queensland growers manage Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4).
23 Apr 15 THE Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has made a comprehensive submission to Queensland and Commonwealth Governments seeking several programs to assist North Queensland growers...
THE Australian Sugar Industry Alliance has sent in two high profile Australian sugar industry representatives, Warren Males and Dominic Nolan, to critical trade talks in the United States this week.
23 Apr 15 THE Australian Sugar Industry Alliance has sent in two high profile Australian sugar industry representatives, Warren Males and Dominic Nolan, to critical trade talks in the United...
HE’S done it again! Brisbane based professional triathlete Sam Betton has taken out his fifth consecutive Dirt n Dust triathlon and this year he did the 800 metre swim leg, 25km bike ride and 5km run in just 59min 40sec, four minutes faster than his time last year.
23 Apr 15 HE’S done it again! Brisbane based professional triathlete Sam Betton has taken out his fifth consecutive Dirt n Dust triathlon and this year he did the 800 metre swim leg, 25km bike...
IT is a long way from Katoomba in the cool of the Blue Mountains to Kidston in hot and dusty north-west Queensland. But that was the route of teenager Bobby Jones who was to devote all his working life to the rugged Queensland outback.
22 Apr 15 IT is a long way from Katoomba in the cool of the Blue Mountains to Kidston in hot and dusty north-west Queensland. But that was the route of teenager Bobby Jones who was to devote all...
THE Julia Creek Artesian Express Race Meeting held in conjunction with the Dirt n Dust festival turns out to be possibly the most attended meeting in regional Queensland so far this year.
22 Apr 15 THE Julia Creek Artesian Express Race Meeting held in conjunction with the Dirt n Dust festival turns out to be possibly the most attended meeting in regional Queensland so far this year.
A Queensland grazier has unearthed the 1.6 metre long fossilised mandible (lower jaw) of a Kronosaurus queenslandicus – the enormous apex predator that dominated Australia’s great inland sea over 100 million years ago.
21 Apr 15  1 A Queensland grazier has unearthed the 1.6 metre long fossilised mandible (lower jaw) of a Kronosaurus queenslandicus – the enormous apex predator that dominated Australia’s great inland...
INCREASED Trade and Investment for North Queensland took a major step forward on April 19 in China when the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and the Port of Townsville signed Framework Agreements with Huizhou City, Huizhou Port and Guangdong Logistic Industry Association.
21 Apr 15 INCREASED Trade and Investment for North Queensland took a major step forward on April 19 in China when the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and the Port of Townsville...
WITH the releasing of records and the increased interest in our military history that has occurred in the past few years, more and more insights can be gained into those tumultuous years when Australians of all walks of life answered the call to arms in great numbers.
20 Apr 15 WITH the releasing of records and the increased interest in our military history that has occurred in the past few years, more and more insights can be gained into those tumultuous years...
SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
20 Apr 15  1 SUGARCANE growers across Queensland received some good news from the new government in Queensland late last week.
A HISTORICAL display titled 100 Years of ANZAC will be launched at Mackay Showgrounds on Monday as part of this year’s ANZAC centenary celebrations.
19 Apr 15 A HISTORICAL display titled 100 Years of ANZAC will be launched at Mackay Showgrounds on Monday as part of this year’s ANZAC centenary celebrations.
THE Banana Freckle Eradication team has taken to skies over the Top End, undertaking aerial surveillance on regions including Dundee Beach and Humpty Doo.
19 Apr 15  1 THE Banana Freckle Eradication team has taken to skies over the Top End, undertaking aerial surveillance on regions including Dundee Beach and Humpty Doo.
ORGANISERS are betting on the lure of quality fields and about $90,000 in prizemoney to draw a bumper crowd to the Jim Jackson Racecourse when gates fly open for the 2015 Katherine Cup on August 8.
18 Apr 15 ORGANISERS are betting on the lure of quality fields and about $90,000 in prizemoney to draw a bumper crowd to the Jim Jackson Racecourse when gates fly open for the 2015 Katherine Cup...
BANANA growers are being asked to pay a voluntary levy to help reimburse those North Queensland growers whose farms have been quarantined after being infected by the banana plant fungus Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4).
18 Apr 15 BANANA growers are being asked to pay a voluntary levy to help reimburse those North Queensland growers whose farms have been quarantined after being infected by the banana plant fungus...
“Funny thing about Flynn, he looked like a bloke from the city but always had the smell of the bush about him” Fred McKay.
Another expression of the progressive nature of the Cloncurry community was displayed with the opening of the refurbished John Flynn Place last week.
17 Apr 15 “Funny thing about Flynn, he looked like a bloke from the city but always had the smell of the bush about him” Fred McKay. Another expression of the progressive nature of the Cloncurry...
THERE’LL be no shortage of food at the Rotary FNQ Field Days in May.
Committee chair Ida Portella said the committee has 17 food vendors lined up to serve the thousands of people expected to file through the gates over the two days.
16 Apr 15 THERE’LL be no shortage of food at the Rotary FNQ Field Days in May. Committee chair Ida Portella said the committee has 17 food vendors lined up to serve the thousands of people...
SHADOW Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Deb Frecklington, has had an ‘up-close’ look at the live cattle export industry when she visited the Townsville Port on Wednesday.
16 Apr 15 SHADOW Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Deb Frecklington, has had an ‘up-close’ look at the live cattle export industry when she visited the Townsville Port on Wednesday.
THERE was plenty of sunshine and plenty of, well, alcohol-infused rain consumed during the running of the 64th race meet at the iconic Maxwelton Race Club, 50km west of Richmond, on Saturday, April 11.
15 Apr 15 THERE was plenty of sunshine and plenty of, well, alcohol-infused rain consumed during the running of the 64th race meet at the iconic Maxwelton Race Club, 50km west of Richmond, on...
IT is 13 years since Johnny Cairns sat on a racehorse. Every day his heart aches to climb back on but his head won’t allow him.
15 Apr 15 IT is 13 years since Johnny Cairns sat on a racehorse. Every day his heart aches to climb back on but his head won’t allow him.
TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to pastoral properties across northern Australia.
13 Apr 15 TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to...
BY 1939, historical events, namely the starting of another world conflict which was to become known as the World War II, caused many of the events and  great characters that had emerged from the 1914-18 conflict to be largely pushed to the background of the public psyche.
12 Apr 15 BY 1939, historical events, namely the starting of another world conflict which was to become known as the World War II, caused many of the events and great characters that had emerged...
RACQ has stated that the State Government needs to create a realistic strategy to curb the state’s alarming road toll.
RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said the motoring body put forward a comprehensive solution to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.
11 Apr 15 RACQ has stated that the State Government needs to create a realistic strategy to curb the state’s alarming road toll. RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said the...
ATHLETES from Mount Isa to Charters Towers are readying themselves for the 10 days of sport at the Glencore Great Western Games which will be held for the fourth time from 17 to 26 July 2015.
10 Apr 15 ATHLETES from Mount Isa to Charters Towers are readying themselves for the 10 days of sport at the Glencore Great Western Games which will be held for the fourth time from 17 to 26 July...
KATHERINE watermelon growers will still be able to sell their produce in interstate markets, despite the eradication of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus being ruled out in the Northern Territory less than two weeks ago.
10 Apr 15 KATHERINE watermelon growers will still be able to sell their produce in interstate markets, despite the eradication of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus being ruled out in the Northern...
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Well OC if you see "climate alarmists" as a problem, it must be quite exacerbating for you that,
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There you go again Nico, jumping to assumptions where there are none. I never referred to the
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Yes Kanzi, I was quite wrong - now there is a triopoly - what is Canberra going to do about how
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...