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CHESTNUTS - Chestnuts will begin to fall by the third week in March. In readiness, the peak body Chestnuts Australia has put out a new leaflet for everyday recipes including Chestnut Pork Noodles; Chestnut Chicken Spring Rolls Chestnut Pear; Orange Powerballs. Also information on preparing them, the health benefits, storage and selection tips. Chestnuts are a great treat in autumn. People of European origin just love them and yet so many Australians have never tried them. Over 90% of Australia's chestnuts are grown in the higher areas of North East Victoria by about 100 growers. We have about 140,000 chestnut... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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So you think you might like to take up mountain bike riding? Well, watch this ..... Ever thought of taking up mountain bike riding - with ideas of easy pedalling along winding laneways through the countryside. Well today on Saturday breakfast we are going to talk to a guy who may have started his mountain bike riding that way, but has gone all the way. He is just back from amazing competitions in Europe, including the Megavalanche, one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world, with a mass start of 2000 riders on the snow covered glacier on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at ABC Victoria
A fire fighting crew from Botswana is spending a couple of days in the region to see how local crews manage fires. The visit is part of an Australian tour to learn skills and strategies that will improve fire fighting management in Botswana. Allison Jess caught up with Jeremiah Ramontsho to find out what knowledge the group hopes to take back home with them. There's nothing like a heritage tractor or steam engine event to gather a crowd of enthusiasts. And I bet the gathering will be huge to this weekend's heritage baler display at Goorambat, near Benalla. There will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at My Blog
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Yarrawonga is in need of a new bridge between the town and its NSW neighbour Mulwala. VicRoads says a new bridge crossing is needed because the road across the Yarrawonga Weir will be closed in 2020. The existing Mulwala Bridge is the only other river crossing between the towns, and has narrow lanes that may not be able to handle increased traffic volumes after the road across the weir is closed. The replacement bridge will address the narrow width and height restriction of the existing bridge and will also allow the operation of Higher Mass Limits vehicles, reducing freight costs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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It’s the opening of cod season and there’s $20,000 plus in prizes up for grabs at the 2012 Cobram Classic, a catch and release fishing competition starting this Saturday 1 December at the beautiful Thompsons Beach in Cobram. Registrations open Friday 5.30pm and the competition closes on Sunday 2 December with BBQ lunch and presentations. Have a go at the mystery length cod to win a super punt motor trailer and package. Enquiries to 03 5872 2363 How about one of the greatest shows on Australia’s bull riding calendar, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Barooga PBR – on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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It’s the opening of cod season and there’s $20,000 plus in prizes up for grabs at the 2012 Cobram Classic, a catch and release fishing competition starting this Saturday 1 December at the beautiful Thompsons Beach in Cobram. Registrations open Friday 5.30pm and the competition closes on Sunday 2 December with BBQ lunch and presentations. Have a go at the mystery length cod to win a super punt motor trailer and package. Enquiries to 03 5872 2363 How about one of the greatest shows on Australia’s bull riding calendar, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Barooga PBR – on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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It’s the opening of cod season and there’s $20,000 plus in prizes up for grabs at the 2012 Cobram Classic, a catch and release fishing competition starting this Saturday 1 December at the beautiful Thompsons Beach in Cobram. Registrations open Friday 5.30pm and the competition closes on Sunday 2 December with BBQ lunch and presentations. Have a go at the mystery length cod to win a super punt motor trailer and package. Enquiries to 03 5872 2363 How about one of the greatest shows on Australia’s bull riding calendar, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Barooga PBR – on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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It’s the opening of cod season and there’s $20,000 plus in prizes up for grabs at the 2012 Cobram Classic, a catch and release fishing competition starting this Saturday 1 December at the beautiful Thompsons Beach in Cobram. Registrations open Friday 5.30pm and the competition closes on Sunday 2 December with BBQ lunch and presentations. Have a go at the mystery length cod to win a super punt motor trailer and package. Enquiries to 03 5872 2363 How about one of the greatest shows on Australia’s bull riding calendar, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Barooga PBR – on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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There’s an antique, vintage and collectables market this morning at Riverside Plaza Shepparton from 9 till 2pm. Other markets this weekend include the Hume Murray Farmers Market on the Lincoln Causeway, and the Cobram Lions Market at Federation Park Cobram, all this morning. The Albury Community market is on tomorrow at the Tax Office Car park, the Wangaratta Community Market and the Yarrawonga Farmers Market are also on tomorrow. The Border Relay for Life is on today at the Wodonga Raiders Sports Club, and it concludes tomorrow. Shepparton's event is on this weekend as well Rutherglen’s annual Town Garage Sale... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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The alpacas will be strutting their stuff at the Wangaratta Show today. More than 100 entries have been received in the alpacas, with judging gettng underway at 9.30am. Ray will talk to alpaca breeder Julie Wilkinson from Strathbogie who is convenor of the Wangaratta Show Alpaca section. Wangaratta Show Society president Bernie Evans reports a great response to the animal sections of the show today. with good entries in cattle, poultry, alpcas, sheep and fleeces.There is also free circus performances, an Animals of Oz display as well as the usual side shows and Miss Showgirl event. Other shows on this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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It's not next month's Melbourne Cup that Benalla and district racing enthusiasts are gearing up for, but tomorrow's Benalla Gold Cup. According to CEO of the Benalla Race Club Brendan Storer, the whole district will be celebrating the return to racing after a disastrous couple of years caused by track collapses. There's something special about back roads - tree-lined meandering roads through the countryside. A group of locals in the Echuca-Moama region have banded together to make thei back roads better known and a Backroads Trail has been established between Echuca-Moama, Braham and Deniliquin. One of the founders, Don Hearn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Two mighty fine brown trout caught at lake Jindebyne this week. Catch all the fishing news on Saturday breakfast with Ray Terril at 6.20am. Ray's program includes lots of action in the Goulburn Murray region this weekend, including a talk to Mansfield Zoo owner Bronwen Wilson about her new white lions. Photo: G. Tonkin (supplied) Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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No-one who passes through Shepparton will fail to notice the city's colourful icons - cows. Each cow is different - with a clever name and a bright paint job. The life-sized fibreglass cows are everywhere! The cow concept is 10 years old this year and Ray will speak to the person who co-ordinates them - Maree Glasson. Maree will tell us how the concept began and how it has grown over the past 10 years. The Murray Brass Band are playing at Valhalla Winery in Wahgunyah tomorrow during Green Living Day. Their performance will be between 10 and 11am. A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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The Dramatic Minds Festival was created to help take the drama out of mental health issues. The Festival was recently held in Albury Wodonga and saw five high Schools each present a ten-minute play based on a mental health issues. Allison Jess went along to the performances and spoke to some of the people involved. Hear it on Ray's Saturday breakfast. Shepparton-based Valley Radio Flyers have their big annual event this weekend - the Mammoth Scale Fly in at their Karramomus (karr- an-ome-us) field 15 kilometres south of Shepparton. It's Australia biggest scale model event attracting over 100 competitors. Adrian... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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The women of Henty have been busy sewing - bonnets. They are taking part in an amazing Australian project called "Roses of the Heart" which aims to sew 25,266 bonnets made with empathy for convict woman. Each bonnet has embroidered the name of a woman convict.The blessing of the bonnets will take place at Henty on Sunday where four local women twill tell their convict story. Ray will speak with Yvonne Booth, the Henty culture and heritage group co-ordinator. Some of our listeners may have heard Gaye Pattison this week playing some terrific short radio documentaries that were produced as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Albury's Green Zebra has just been named best breakfast restaurant and best coffee/tea house at the Restaurant and Catering Associations awards for excellence (southern NSW). Ray will ask co-owner Peter Smith was his secrets are this morning on ABC Goulburn Murray's Saturday breakfast. Former ABC Foreign Correspondent Peter Cave will officially launch Somalia Cultural celebrations in Albury today. The celebrations include Nigel Brennan’s Price of Life exhibition currently on display at the Library Museum. The Price of Live exhibition adds a new layer to Brennan’s experience. In 2008 the photo journalist was reporting on the Civil War in Somalia when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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The Campase Regional Library opened with a fanfare yesterday. Now it's time for the locals to enjoy the light and bright 1300 square metre building and all the glorious books and resources inside. Ray talks to Jenny Mustey who is Library Services Manager with Campaspe Shire about the library and its collection. Today has been pegged as Reading Hour across Australia as part of National Year of Reading and the Campapse Reagional libary will hold its special hour from 10.30am. A Shepparton resident who arrived as a refugee from the Congo in 2005 is in Sydney today where he will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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The cross country ski action at Falls Creek will be world class this weekend at the final events of the 2012 cross country skiing Australian Open and Junior Championships. This year the Australians will face tough international competition from an elite Russian team. Finn Marsland is coach of the National Cross Country Ski Team and chief of the races this weekend and will speak to Ray about the event. If skiing isn't your sport, what about canoeing? The thermals are the key to keeping warm you are a competition canoeist taking part in winter events. That of course, and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Olympic fever is still gripping the world, and at Wangaratta this weekend young swimmers are participating in their own major competition. More than 400 swimmers from all over the state are competing in the 2012 Victorian Victoria Country Short Course Championships. Anthony Foley is the president of the Ovens and Murray District Swimming Association. The fishing gurus have some good news for the keen anglers out there on Saturday morning breakfast with Ray Terrill - the yellowbelly are starting to bite. Did you know St James in north east Victoria is where GJ Coles first started up in business? And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Ray Terrill takes us on a journey through the Goulburn Murray region's happenings for the weekend on the Saturday breakfast show. The Wanganui Park Secondary College presents the musical Fame for the last time tonight at the Westside Performing Arts Centre starting at 7.30. With cycling in focus at the Olympics, and recently during the Tour De France, there’s an opportunity to Come and Try Out at the Shepparton Velodrome and BMX Track today from 11 till 2. It’s free to take part and you’ll get all the info on competitive cycling. Markets Operating this weekend include the Hume Murray... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Located on the Olympic Highway between Henty and Culcairn is the iconic “Henty Man”. But just what is the "Henty Man" and how did it come about? We'll find out whe Ray Terrill talks to local Henty historian Les Dale on Saturday breakfast. Ray will cover the gammut of weekend activities during the show. Events on this weekend include markets: Benalla Lakeside Markets, Fawckner Drive Benalla operating this morning along with the Cobram Lions Market at the Log Cabin at Federation Park Cobram. Tomorrow you can pick up bargains at the Albury Rotary Market in the Albury Tax Office Carpark,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Ray Terrill will take you on a Saturday breakfast journey through the Goulburn Murray. He will give a preview of the Border Scale Model Exhibition and competition on in Albury this weekend. Do you have a Gizmo or two at home that you are not quite sure how to operate to its capacity? That i-pad you got at Christmas, the SLR camera that you kn ow does wonderful things but you don't know quite how or how to ensure your GPS takes you to the right destination? An eight week course starting soon in Albury uses "teachers" to whom these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at ABC Victoria
Diabetes has been in the news lots this week because of national diabetes week.The action continues next week when the Albury Wodonga Diabetes Support Group holds their guest lecture night on Wednesday. Ray Terrill will speak with guest speaker Dr David Lim who is a Sydney GP and teacher of GP registrars at the University of NSW. Ray will ralk with the fishos about their week and where the fish are biting. He will also talk with a Department of Primary Industries' fish researcher Taylor Hunt about the decline in Macquarie Perch in Lake Dartmouth. There's nothing like a brass... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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"Gladiator Woman" (left) by Jillian Schneider is just one of the glorious textile pieces etered in this year's Fabric and Fibre Award in Beechworth. The hammers are out this morning in the Old School House Gallery setting up the annual Award exhibition. The 74 entries will be judged on Monday by ABC presenter ad fashion designer Claudia Chan Shaw, with the opening Monday night. The Old Schoolhouse Gallery is a co-operative of locally-based artists which transforms for the annual Fabric and Fibre Award. Bronwen will talk to Gallery owner and operator Sandra Godfrey about this year's exhibition. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Bronwen O'Shea brings you this weekend's Saturday breakfast. And the news from the snowfields is all good, with fresh dumps of snow most of this week. Bronwen will be talking to snow reporter Carol Binder about the latest conditions at 6.45am. It's a zombie shuffle and its on in Shepparton on Sunday. But don't be scared, we are assured the zombies are friendly. A teenage depression information day in Shepparton on Monday had every year 9 student in Shepparton attend, and a public forum that night had more than 100 people attend.But now its time for some fundraising fun and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at ABC Victoria