Country Breakfast

Rural news and issues across Australia for the week.

  • National Rural News ending March 16, 2012
  • Rural Reporter for Saturday March 17, 2012
    This week we crack the whip with a brother and sister team from Mt Gambier, national champions at just 13 and 15 years of age; we see the beauty of the Australian bush through the lens of a Cloncurry-based photographer; and it appears Tasmanians are giving the Scots a run for their money when it comes to making malt whiskey. We also travel to Wirrulla on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula to see how one small country town is trying to find a wife or two for their bachelor farmers.
  • Flood recovery
    Today we take you to the NSW Riverina where, like in parts of Queensland and Victoria, once-parched paddocks are now flooded, dams are overflowing and rivers are awash with debris.


Latest hires satellite photo

latest hires satellite image (click for larger image)

Todays Synoptic chart

Todays Synoptic chart (click for larger image)

Yesterday's Temperature & Rainfall
Minimum: Charlotte Pass, NSW -1.0°C
Maximum: Kintore, NT 32.6°C
Rainfall: Low Rocky Point, TAS 0.0mm