Actually achieve your 2017 goals

Dennis Hoiberg.

Goal setting is extremely important for our emotional well being.

The backpacker tax rate

BACKPACKER TAX: Natsuko Onoda sorting sweet potatoes in the packing shed.
Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Growcom attends a teleconference hosted by the tax office.

Country Kitchens brings healthy twist

EAT RIGHT: Challenging farmers to eat the correct serve of fruit and vege each day.

Improving the health of rural Australians

Flash flooding sparks 68 calls to SES for help

The massive stormfront as captured at Cunningham HWY, Mutdapilly by Amanda Bolton / Higgins Storm Chasing Facebook.

Some areas copped around 100mm of rain in an hour

Swapping red dirt for the red carpet

STEPPING OUT: Kader Boot Co owner Kara Lauder, who lives in the Pilbara, will visit Hollywood this year during Oscar week to show the stars her children's boot design.

Pilbara mum's boot designs set for Tinseltown's Oscar week

Audit leads to action

BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY: Bundaberg cane grower Dean Cayley checks up on his lateral irrigation system.

POWER prices are pushing many cane growers to the edge.

South-east saleyard wrap up: Strong prices to start year

SALE DAY: John Roots from Burnett Livestock & Realty standing in front of milk tooth spayed heifers sold on account of Trevor Gordon Holdings, Gayndah. These heifers sold from 333.2c-334.2c/kg or $1111.97 - $1138.83.

Buyer attendance and prices good across all classes remained stable

Have a guess at first China freight

MOOVE ON: The first freight booked from Wellcamp to China was definitely not cattle.

What was the first freight load from Wellcamp to Hong Kong?

Ain't no sunshine for this year's crop yields

NOT-SO-SUNNY OUTLOOK: Clifton farmer Kevin Charlesworth was disappointed with this year's crop.

Too many insects, not enough rain

CEO returns to his rural roots

Duncan Bremner is the new Cattle Council Australia CEO.

Duncan Bremner new Cattle Council of Australia CEO

Top 7 station jobs available right now

Looking for a job on a station? Here's a list of top jobs available now

Prawn import ban a long time coming: farmer

Seafood marketers are worried about the impact a ban on raw, imported prawns will have on the market.

MATT West spends large parts of a working day washing his shoes.

Resettlement of refugees could save rural towns

A vineyard at Mingoola which lies inland on the NSW/QLD border.

"Population growth is good for every area,” he said.

Fire captain responded to son's fatal accident

Luke Brownlee, the father-of-three and RFS member who died after a single vehicle rollover on Holloway's Rd.

Fire captain arrived at fatal crash scene to find son the victim

Prawn disaster: One-third of industry could be wiped out

A THIRD of the Australian prawn farming industry could be wiped out

STRAYA: Giant scrub python "chomps" on wallaby

This python was snapped eating a wallaby at Kuranda.

GRAPHIC WARNING: A scrub python caught chomping on a wallaby

Couple's 58km trek after car bogged in floods

Flooding at Ellery Creek in Central Australia. Picture: Facebook

Man, 30, and woman, 27, dehydrated after days of walking

Uluru waterfalls created, Adelaide hit by deluge

Waterfalls at Uluru as heavy rain across the Northern Territory forced the closure of the National Park. Picture: Instagram/dnjswl92

Rest of Australia in line for hot, steamy New Year's Eve

SHOALWATER: Committee to ensure win-win for all stakeholders

Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig said the call comes after the public meeting in Marlborough, which raised a number of issues with the proposal, particularly why the Australian Defence Force needs to acquire so much land.

Committee to ensure all stakeholders have a win-win outcome.

Tractor Matt: Larrikin farmer and all round good bloke

Meet social media sensation Matt Williams AKA Tractor Matt.

He's becoming a household sporting a beaten Akubra and Jackie Howe

SHOALWATER BAY: "I don't want to bury my dad over this"

Alf Collins of Belah Valley

Nurse raises concerns about mental health and shoalwater expansion

Councillors not sold on daylight saving

"Rural people don't want it”, says deputy mayor.

Vegan denied passport for being 'annoying'

Cows decorated with flowers and bells are led down to the valley during the traditional 'Entlebucher Alpabfahrt' - the ceremonial return of cattle from the high altitude pastures to the valley in autumn - in Schuepfheim, canton Lucerne, central Switzerland.

Nancy Holten has campaigned against tradition of cow bells

Detectives invesitage suspicous fire on rural property

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are at the scene of a vegetation fire burning on Eatonvale Rd at Tinana. Photo Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fire investigators to probe cause of destructive fire

US to get a taste of Bundaberg's lovely lychees

LONG-TIME LYCHEE LOVER: Bundaberg's Vicky De Louwer has packed lychees at Electra Farms for 12 years.

Never been a better time to be a lychee farmer

Locals cry fowl over a new poultry farm in Spring Creek

NOT EGGSELENT: Spring Creek Orchids farmer Fergus Tweedy (front) along with neighbours Tina Cupitt (left) and Merle Bonell, aren't looking forward to the possibility of poultry sheds on Gatton Esk Road.

Neighbours fight proposed poultry farm

Shaping up for top year

STRONG START: Elders Toowoomba branch manager Darren Hartwig is hoping for a bumper cattle year in 2017.

Elders predict 2017 will be another strong year for cattle prices

Perfect temp for mungs

WHEN TO PLANT: Paul McIntosh disucsses the ideal temperature for planting and growing mung beans.

1200 unit degrees in total for mature beans

App-based connection eases time pressures for farmers

Serious efficiencies for his grain-growing clients through the capture and use of data

Daniel takes the chair of Seafood Council

The new chair of the NT Seafood Council, Daniel Kimberley, holding a giant clam at his Monsoon Aquatics business in Darwin's rural area.

The new chairman of the NT Seafood Council enjoys a challenge.

Storm chaser struck by all things lightning

POWERFUL IMAGES: Storm chaser Mike O'Neill, from StormscapesDarwin.net, has spent the past 15 or so years capturing Mother Nature in all her fury and glory around all parts of the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Mike O'Neill's fascination with storms has developed over 16 years.

Jan Hayes bids farewell to Ooraminna

Comic raconteur Murray Hartin and Ooraminna owner Jan Hayes share a giggle between gags at Ooraminna.

Rain couldn't stop the party as Jan Hayes bid farewell to Ooraminna.