Cattle station work featured on ‘Big Australia’ – 7Mate TV channel

November 26th, 2012

The most recent episode of  7Mate’s  ‘Big Australia’ TV series featured life on a northern Australian cattle station.  Over the one hour programme, 3,000 head were mustered out of Green Holes paddock on the Acton Land & Cattle Company’s ‘Millungera’ Station, in Queensland’s Gulf Country. Brothers Graeme and Evan Acton are well known in the […]

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AACo Darwin Abattoir go ahead-North Australian Beef Ltd

May 30th, 2012

Managing Director of the AACo, David Farley, has said that the AACo is now proceeding with plans to build an abattoir south of Darwin. The NT government has given approval for the project.  The Darwin abattoir has already received support from the RSPCA because it provides producers with an option other than live export, and […]

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Rural Exchange NZ – working on farms overseas

March 27th, 2012

Increasing numbers of New Zealanders are spending a year or two working on Australian cattle stations and farms, along with backpackers from many other countries. It’s a two way street – many Australians head to other countries to work in agricultural jobs also.  Rural Exchange New Zealand (RENZ)  has plenty of information on working on […]

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Keeping up with the Joneses of Coolibah Station, on NZ TV, and rural television

November 19th, 2011

“Keeping up with the Joneses’ of Coolibah Station (NT) is now screening on television in other countries. ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ debuted on TV One in New Zealand today, in prime time – 7pm on a Saturday night (filling the gap made by Country Calendars break for the summer).  And if website traffic is […]

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Amazing Race Australia – who is most likely to win, surfers or ‘farmers’?

June 14th, 2011

I’ve never watched a reality TV series before so don’t know what sort of person usually wins these contests.  Because there’s two people from outback Australia involved in the first series of Amazing Race Australia and I know many of the Warriner family, I had to watch.  And barring unforeseen bad luck or events completely out of their […]

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Outback 8 Television Programme – ABC 3

September 2nd, 2010

The ‘Outback 8’ television series has inspired many kids to dream about living and working in the bush

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Remote Area Zone Tax Rebate – Now’s our chance to fix it

August 31st, 2010

The Remote Area Tax Rebate, or ‘Zone Tax Offset’ as it has been called most recently, needs raising so that it accurately reflects the true cost of living and working in remote areas of Australia

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Pastoral Company Websites & cattle station jobs

June 10th, 2010

Pastoral Company websites – why do they exist and why do so many companies not have a website?

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Starting Work on Australian cattle stations

June 2nd, 2010

What do new employees need to take and need to know when starting work on a cattle station? Jumbuck pastoral has a useful list of information for new cattle and sheep station employees

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Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

October 5th, 2009

WWOOF-ers (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) have been around for a while, and presumably participant numbers will increase as people in Western countries look for travel experiences that are more meaningful and personal, and urban residents curious about agriculture seek out genuine hands-on experiences. There’s a good summary on WWOOF-ing on the Off-Grid website, with […]

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