Michelle Daw. Both bulk grain handling companies operating at Wallaroo have accepted lentils into their local storage facilities for the first time this season. T-Ports loaded export lentils from the port for the first time yesterday ... Viterra will load lentils — including from YP and Mid North growers — onto a vessel at Inner Harbour ...
They would come from Queensland to Tasmania and all parts in between. Some would come ‘just over the hill there’ from a place called Perth. And as anticipated, in they came for the 35th Truck Show held last weekend at the Campbells Creek Sports Ground.
In Spanish, Reposado means ‘calm or peaceful rest’, but being shipwrecked could hardly be described as a ‘peaceful’ event ... It was an inglorious end to a top-end boat that had begun life as the Taconite, a luxury motor cruiser commissioned by Bill Boeing, the founder of the Boeing Aircraft Company.
The Allan Labor Government is working with regional bus operators to shape its nation-leading transition to a cleaner bus fleet, kicking off a series of industry roundtables ... All new public transport buses purchased from 2025 onwards will be zero emissions as part of the state’s wider goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2045.
83 bikes and 52 cars rumbled, rattled and rolled their way around the Gannawarra Shire and over the border into Barham ... “We were given a lovely lot of toys, which is very appreciated and will put a smile on many littlies’ faces Christmas morning": Event organiser, John Webb.
Rex Airlines has been recognised as having the South Pacific’s Best Cabin Service in the 2024 Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Awards. The award was presented in Singapore last night where Rex’s Executive Chairman, Lim Kim Hai, accepted it on behalf of the airline.
The 100-year celebrations for the PS Alexander Arbuthnot (AA) delighted the masses on Friday night … PS Alexander Arbuthnot was named after the former owner of the Arbuthnot Sawmills at Koondrook – Alexander ‘Squire’ James Cooke Arbuthnot. His father, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Arbuthnot was the founder of the sawmill.
You may have noticed some rather funny-looking cars coming through town earlier this week as the World Solar Challenge vehicles passed through town on their way to Adelaide from Darwin with their huge support crews. The event … encourages teams from around the world to test out designs and innovations in solar vehicle technology.
Remove the fuel tax and allow our families to save money at the pumps. That’s the call from Member of Barker and shadow transport minister Tony Pasin, claiming the Labor Government’s “cost of living crisis was out of control” and one just needed to look at the high fuel prices. Mr Pasin said Australians were paying record-high prices for their fuel when they could least afford it...
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will not comment on multiple observations by several people of a brightly lit object in the controlled airspace of Alice Springs, over a period of several months ... The sightings are always to the east of Alice Springs, at various heights in the night sky and usually still visible when all the stars are already gone from view at dawn.
Motorists in the South East are paying eye-watering fuel prices at bowsers as the end of the 22c per litre discount excise bites ... The cost of fuel rose 9 per cent in August compared to the month before, and prices are now 14 per cent higher than a year ago. Average weekly fuel prices in regional towns like Naracoorte, Keith, and Bordertown have been hitting $2.08 for the past 12 weeks.
With the 2023 harvest now underway truck drivers are being urged to slow down to 70km/h to help preserve the condition of unsealed rural roads in the Midwest. Corrugations, or washboard effect, caused by acceleration and deceleration pose the greatest risk to drivers and their vehicles.
There is no doubt that Australian airline Qantas has lost some of its shine recently. Events in the recent past include the departure of CEO Alan Joyce, pocketing a "golden handshake" which is said to total $14 million; the new CEO apologising for the poorer performance of her airline; and the scandal of selling tickets for flights that Qantas knew had been cancelled.
Michelle Daw. The RAA is set to install its second electric vehicle charging station on Yorke Peninsula, part of a planned total of eight within the region. Barunga West Council has accepted an offer by the RAA to replace its two existing Teslabranded chargers on Harvey Street, next to the Port Broughton council chambers by the end of the year.
Rex said the airline is forced to make further reductions to its regional network as the major carriers, particularly the Qantas Group, continued their relentless pillaging of Rex’s pilot group. The reductions, effective from 30 October, all involve the regional routes serviced by Rex’s fleet of Saab 340 turboprop aircraft.
Rex has again been officially recognised as Australia’s most punctual and reliable airline according to Federal Government data for the month of August ... "Besides being consistently Australia’s most reliable airline, we are proud that during COVID we did not de-staff the call centre in a disingenuous attempt to discourage requests for refund," said Rex Deputy Chairman, John Sharp AM.
Serena Kirby. Nearly 100 classic vehicles lined Strickland Street last weekend for Denmark’s annual classic car show. The event, now run for the third time, again drew a large crowd of car enthusiasts ... Owned by Albany resident Bill Dixon and one of only two in WA, the lovingly restored 1917 Rauch & Lang vehicle featured seven batteries in the boot and seven under the bonnet.
The George Cartwright oval in Birchip was transformed into a mecca for vehicle lovers on Sunday, September 17, with 154 vehicles of all kinds, including cars, motorbikes and trucks competing in the fourth Buloke Collectable Vehicle Club annual Show ‘N’ Shine.
Am I missing something or does this Federal Labor government have a problem with the Middle East? ... The government’s decision to reject extra Qatar Airways flights into Australia gives us a hint of what they are thinking ... Similar to live exports, the Government can give no coherent reason as to what makes up this social licence ...
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