Iconic Gannons Hotel in ashes

AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning.
Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning. Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
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BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers. THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue. OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives. A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives.
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.
3:00 AM 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...
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.
3:00 AM 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.
Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
26 Mar 15 Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
26 Mar 15 THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
IT’S been tough going for Northern graziers over the past several years with drought, limited market access and increased input costs all combining like a perfect storm to thwart producers at every turn.
26 Mar 15 IT’S been tough going for Northern graziers over the past several years with drought, limited market access and increased input costs all combining like a perfect storm to thwart...
NINETEEN years ago, almost to the day, Mick Dittman rode a horse in a lowly maiden at Kembla Grange. 
They finished an ordinary third but little did the famous jockey realise at the time he had just ridden a horse that was to become a household name in North Queensland...Party King.
24 Mar 15 NINETEEN years ago, almost to the day, Mick Dittman rode a horse in a lowly maiden at Kembla Grange. They finished an ordinary third but little did the famous jockey realise at the...
EARLY trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on cane tonnage or sugar content.
23 Mar 15 EARLY trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on cane...
LACK of good monsoonal rain has kept a lid on the region’s farmer confidence this quarter, with large parts of north-western Queensland entering a third consecutive year of drought.
23 Mar 15 LACK of good monsoonal rain has kept a lid on the region’s farmer confidence this quarter, with large parts of north-western Queensland entering a third consecutive year of drought.
THE true colour of the Northern Territory is currently on display with an eye-catching photojournalism exhibition unveiled at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre on Friday.
22 Mar 15 THE true colour of the Northern Territory is currently on display with an eye-catching photojournalism exhibition unveiled at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre on Friday.
THE long haul from North Queensland to Tamworth for the recent 2015 Australian High School Rodeo Finals has paid off for cowboy Braydon Wellby and cowgirl Katrina Hickey.
21 Mar 15 THE long haul from North Queensland to Tamworth for the recent 2015 Australian High School Rodeo Finals has paid off for cowboy Braydon Wellby and cowgirl Katrina Hickey.
THE Northern Territory Government has offered its support to Queensland, as the state’s banana industry deals with a Panama disease outbreak in Tully.
21 Mar 15 THE Northern Territory Government has offered its support to Queensland, as the state’s banana industry deals with a Panama disease outbreak in Tully.
THE Townsville Cup is the race everyone strives to win. Sure, it
is high on the bucket list of every northern-based owner, trainer, jockey and strapper.
Mackay-based John Manzelman has won three of the past six cups – an extraordinary feat – and yet another trainer from the same Ooralea base, Paul Dwyer, won two with a horse named Snippety Snip in 2004 and ’06.
20 Mar 15 THE Townsville Cup is the race everyone strives to win. Sure, it is high on the bucket list of every northern-based owner, trainer, jockey and strapper. Mackay-based John Manzelman has...
A DEMOGRAPHICALLY diverse group of 164 sugar cane industry professionals ranging from those just beginning their careers to others starting to think about succession plans convened at Palm Cove on March 16-18 for the 2015 Case IH Step Up! Conference.
20 Mar 15 A DEMOGRAPHICALLY diverse group of 164 sugar cane industry professionals ranging from those just beginning their careers to others starting to think about succession plans convened at...
BEEF industry representatives from across the district flocked to the inaugural Northern Beef Producer Expo last Friday – prompting organisers to commence planning for the next event.
16 Mar 15 BEEF industry representatives from across the district flocked to the inaugural Northern Beef Producer Expo last Friday – prompting organisers to commence planning for the next event.
THE rural industry faces many challenges, including high debt levels, increasing input costs, labour shortages, limited market access, the effects of climate change and natural events such as drought and cyclones.
15 Mar 15 THE rural industry faces many challenges, including high debt levels, increasing input costs, labour shortages, limited market access, the effects of climate change and natural events...
ATHERTON'S Carinya Home for the Aged is celebrating a milestone in its $15 million redevelopment project, with work on
stage one nearly complete and stage two about to start.
14 Mar 15 ATHERTON'S Carinya Home for the Aged is celebrating a milestone in its $15 million redevelopment project, with work on stage one nearly complete and stage two about to start.
UNLOCKING the potential of the North is the key idea for the highly anticipated Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) 31st Annual General Meeting, Conference and Gala Dinner, being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on March 26-27.
14 Mar 15 UNLOCKING the potential of the North is the key idea for the highly anticipated Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) 31st Annual General Meeting, Conference and Gala Dinner,...
IT’S hard to imagine in modern times, a situation arising where our high profile sporting stars and celebrities would be asked to give up their chosen profession, volunteer for military service, and fight overseas in a world conflict.
13 Mar 15  1 IT’S hard to imagine in modern times, a situation arising where our high profile sporting stars and celebrities would be asked to give up their chosen profession, volunteer for military...
WHO was the Racing Queensland track “expert” who proclaimed that the Home Hill track is superior, had a better surface and provided less track bias than Innisfail.
13 Mar 15 WHO was the Racing Queensland track “expert” who proclaimed that the Home Hill track is superior, had a better surface and provided less track bias than Innisfail.
A SMALL part of North Queensland’s heritage has been saved from landfill as the five properties situated on the historic Fanning River Station property near Charters Towers, will be given a new lease of life as affordable housing projects around the North.
13 Mar 15 A SMALL part of North Queensland’s heritage has been saved from landfill as the five properties situated on the historic Fanning River Station property near Charters Towers, will be...
CHARTERS Towers combined agents yarded a total of 1814 cattle at the store and prime sale held on March 11.
The yarding was comprised of 832 prime cattle and 981 store cattle.
12 Mar 15 CHARTERS Towers combined agents yarded a total of 1814 cattle at the store and prime sale held on March 11. The yarding was comprised of 832 prime cattle and 981 store cattle.
FURTHER test results support Biosecurity Queensland’s initial positive diagnosis of a case of Panama disease Tropical Race 4 on a banana farm near Tully.
12 Mar 15 FURTHER test results support Biosecurity Queensland’s initial positive diagnosis of a case of Panama disease Tropical Race 4 on a banana farm near Tully.
A VALUE-ADDING seminar for primary producers will be held at the Burdekin Theatre in Ayr on May 15 in an effort to boost the region’s economic base.
11 Mar 15 A VALUE-ADDING seminar for primary producers will be held at the Burdekin Theatre in Ayr on May 15 in an effort to boost the region’s economic base.
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
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.3:00 AM 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.3:00 AM HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...