Drought relief for parched farmers
10 years ago: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 A $100 million drought-relief package announced last week will provide a much-needed boost for Victoria’s drought-stricken farmers.
Included in the package is $55 million to be spent on water rebates for irrigators facing severe allocation cuts.
The water rebates will see the government pay up to the first $1,000 of water bills for all irrigators and stock and domestic farmers receiving less than 40 per cent of their water entitlements as of December 1.
30 years ago: Tuesday, October 27, 1987 IMPROVEMENTS to the Campaspe River in Rochester are to be carried out under the guidance of a committee of management formed at a meeting last week.
The meeting heard a large number of suggestions as to what improvements could be made to the river, in the area between the Rochester bridge and the railway bridge.
These included damming the river to form an aquatic reserve and closure of the area to uses apart from walking, jogging or horseriding.
100 years ago: Tuesday, October 27, 1917 USEFUL hints on etiquette by Bill Nye.
There are a great many people who behave well otherwise, but at the table do things that, if not absolutely outre and ensemble, are at least ‘‘pianissimo’’ and ‘‘sine die’’.
If by writing an article of this kind we can induce on man who now wipes his hands on the table cloth to come up and take higher ground, and wipe them on his pants, we shall feel amply repaid.
If you cannot accept an invitation to dinner, do not write your regards on the back of a pool cheque with a blue pencil. This is now regarded as ‘‘ricochet’’. A simple note to your host informing him that your washer-woman refuses to relent is sufficient.
On seating yourself at the table, draw off your gloves and put them in your lap under your napkin. Do not put them in the gravy as it will ruin your gloves and cast a gloom over the gravy.