Tougher penalties on SE Freeway

Truck drivers who flout speed limits and don’t use a low gear on the down-track of the South Eastern Freeway will lose their licences and face tougher penalties, including imprisonment, under new laws to go before Parliament. The increase in penalties are the latest set of reforms to be introduced in response to coronial recommendations […]

How much folate is too much?

A National Health Measures Survey (NHMS) has suggested women are actually obtaining substantial amounts of folate in their diets – prior to taking folate or Vitamin B supplements. Based on this finding, former Balaklava netballer, Shannon Hunt, who is studying a PhD in Sciences, majoring in Food and Nutrition Science, is conducting a study to […]

Regional revival promised

THE Federal government is planning to have its $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund up and running next year, promising “more jobs, better infrastructure and a stronger economy” for regional Australians. Read the full story in our online edition:

ASIDE from putting the grain in the bin come harvest time, there are few better feelings for a farmer than getting the last of your crop in the ground. Growers around the district are in the throes of finishing seeding for the 2014/15 season in what has been widely described as the perfect start to […]