Contact the Country News team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.July 19, 2012 11:12am
Geoff is editor of Country News, the biggest circulating rural paper in northern Victoria.
Geoff has always lived in the country and started his career at the Kyabram Free Press.
He enjoys his Country News role, which allows him to get out and meet farmers regularly and also to help shape the coverage for the region.
Geoff dabbles in photography (he works on the principle that if you take enough photos you are bound to get a good one) and enjoys bushwalking.
Phone: 5820 3229
Cathy escaped metropolitan daily journalism and the Melbourne traffic after more than 25 years at News Limited and The Age, and has also worked for Racing Victoria and the Bloodhorse Breeders Association.
Now she unravels the politics of agriculture and water, meeting the players who make up the agricultural scene. From farmers to researchers to show secretaries and working dog owners, they all have a story to tell.
Cathy has a small flock of stud South Suffolk sheep and hopes to turn it into a bigger one. Until she grows rich on the sheep’s back (well it worked for the squatters) she’ll continue to enjoy her horse pursuits including hunting, and slipping extra equine stories into Country News when Geoff’s away.
Alexandra (Alex) Bathman is a cadet reporter with Country News and features.
Shepparton men will take a stand against violence towards women today at a White Ribbon Day breakfast in Shepparton.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Another slow start has hurt the Echuca-Moama Pirates in the Country Basketball League north-east conference, going down to Wallan.
Sharelle McMahon has opened the Opperman Sports Museum in Rochester.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
Playgroup of the Month for November.
Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Two new Neighbourhood Safer Places for the Pyalong and Tooborac communities have been announced.
Roadworks begin for new roundabout, but authorities assure shoppers, motorists and businesses of minimal disruption.
Abattoir reopening has property investors circling.
Goulburn-Murray Water says it will be taking steps to ensure industrial action will not interfere with water delivery this week.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
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