Thursday, December 7, 2023



Wallaroo sites welcome first lentil deliveries

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 ...

Beauties and the beasts

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.

The vessel that launched 10,000 planes

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.

Regional voices helping shape Zero Emission Bus roll out: Williams

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.

EV chargers for regional Victoria

As a part of the ongoing “Charging the Regions” project, Donald has seen the completion of its very own electric car charging station, located at 68A Woods Street.

Toy run delights as much needed funds raised

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.

Vintage gem unearthed

Back in July, David Walsh of Stringline Retaining Walls in Ferntree Gully was visiting the Maldon Vintage Machinery & Museum. After seeing the vintage cars on display there, he started to talk about a 1926 Essex Tourer...

Motoring history drives into Allora

Last week the Warwick Vintage Veteran Vehicle Club journeyed to Allora to the delight of the locals. Gathering beside the Allora Golf Course the dozen or so cars made quite a picture.

Rex cabin crew best in South Pacific

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.

PS Alexander Arbuthnot celebrations

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.

World Solar Challenge passes through Tennant

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.

Calls to remove fuel tax

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...

A puzzle in the night sky

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.

Fuel tax bite

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.

Truck drivers urged to slow down on gravel roads

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.

The Buloke Times editorial: Qatar block and farm exports

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.

Charging ahead on Yorke Peninsula

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 to make more reductions to its regional network

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 airline is the on time king

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.

Classic EV goes on show

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.

Time to show and shine – collectables come to Birchip

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.  

Would Labor treat Middle Kingdom like they treat the Middle East?

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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