Indian tariff on pulse crops an unfriendly act

UNWELCOME GIFT: The Indian Government sent pulse crop farmers, like Trentham Cliffs’ Daniel Linklater, an unwanted Christmas gift in the form of a massive 30 percent tariff on the imports of chickpeas and lentils. JUST a few days before Christmas, the highly...

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James King Park $1.6million revamp end date in sight

FINISH IN SIGHT: Member for Murray Austin Evans and Wentworth Mayor Melisa Hederics visit the almost completed $1.6million redevelopment of James King Park. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By VINNIE RODI THE $1.6million redevelopment of Gol Gol’s James King Park is edging ever...

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New ATGA chairman calls for fruit fly levy compliance

By VINNIE RODI NEWLY-appointed Australian Table Grape Association (ATGA) Board Chairman, John Argiro, has called on local growers to do more in the battle against fruit fly. A long-time industry advocate and Merbein-based table grape grower, Mr Argiro, PICTURED, was...

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Man charged after Dareton house fire

NEW South Wales Police have charged a man after a fire damaged a house in Dareton. Emergency services were called to a home on Devenport Street, Dareton, at about 12.30am on today (Tuesday, December 19) after reports of a house fire. A 45-year-old man and 48-year-old...

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Dareton collection site confirmed for NSW CDS

By VINNIE RODI WENTWORTH Shire residents have been assured that they can take full advantage of the New South Wales’ new ‘Return and Earn’, 10-cent refund container deposit scheme. Officially launched on December 1, Shire residents were left scratching their heads...

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New chapter begins for Mildura quiet achiever

WHAT A BOTTLER! Best Bottlers general manager, Jim Kirkpatrick, says the new owners are a great company who have plans to expand the business. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By JOHN DOOLEY MANY people are probably unaware of Mildura’s thriving bottling industry. Bottling plant...

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