Central and North Rural Weekly - - DROUGHT FEA­TURE -

THE Ir­win fam­ily has re­vealed the name of their new real­ity TV se­ries, set to air on An­i­mal Planet next month.

Crikey! It’s the Ir­wins will fol­low Terri, Bindi and Robert Ir­win, as well as Bindi’s boyfriend Chan­dler Pow­ell, as they live and work at Aus­tralia Zoo at Beer­wah. The se­ries will pre­miere on Oc­to­ber 28.

Bindi shared a new clip for the show to her In­sta­gram ac­count.

“It’s an amaz­ing place to live. Our alarm clock in the morn­ing is the tigers roar­ing,” Robert says in the video.

Since Steve’s death more than a decade ago, Bindi and Robert have ap­peared on a num­ber of TV pro­grams in­clud­ing Dis­cov­ery Kids’ Bindi, the Jun­gle Girl and Bindi Wildlife Ad­ven­tures and Robert’s Wild But True.

“We’re all about car­ry­ing on in our Dad’s foot­steps,” Bindi says in the clip. PHIL O’Bree has just two great loves in life – his fam­ily and his footy.

An ex-shearer, the 78-year-old played for Too­ley­buc when he was in his prime and in later years was a fix­ture on the gate of the club grounds at the weekend. As soon as he was done there, he and wife Heather would jump in the car and drive to wher­ever his grand­sons, Matt and Kal Hes­lop, were play­ing for Nullawil in the Golden Rivers league.

This happy pat­tern of life ended abruptly a year ago when a stroke left Phil par­tially dis­abled and in per­ma­nent care.

When “Nully” made the grand fi­nal this sea­son his fam­ily was de­ter­mined he was not go­ing to miss it and a plan was hatched in­volv­ing an arm­chair from his son Greg’s lounge room and a tran­sit van.

Nullawil beat Ul­tima by 42 points and took the pre­mier­ship. A PROP­ERTY that starred in the fa­mous Aus­tralian film The Man From Snowy River is on the mar­ket.

The pres­ti­gious 40ha farm at Mer­ri­jig in Vic­to­ria’s High Coun­try was the lo­ca­tion of Har­ri­son’s Home­stead, which fea­tured in the 1982 film.

The replica home­stead was erected as a prop on the block dur­ing film­ing but was re­moved af­ter film­ing.

“They ob­vi­ously chose that site be­cause of the spec­tac­u­lar views,” sell­ing agent Matt Childs from Pat Rice & Hawkins said.

The prop­erty is cur­rently owned by a lo­cal who has held this block and his ad­join­ing home­stead farm prop­erty since 1999.

“It of­fers the com­plete pack­age of views, his­tory and lo­ca­tion,” the ven­dor said.

“Ev­ery time I walk over this pad­dock, re­gard­less of the sea­son, I am de­lighted by the panoramic views to both the moun­tains and the nearby De­latite River val­ley.” THERE were high steaks in this wed­ding proposal.

An ud­derly-de­voted Scot­tish farmer pro­posed to his girl­friend by writ­ing “will you marry me” on the side of a cow.

Chris Gospel popped the ques­tion to Eilidh Fraser by us­ing live­stock marker on her favourite cow Curly­top in Aberdeen­shire.

Mr Gospel went down on one knee af­ter his girl­friend read the mes­sage.

He told the BBC when they picked a wed­ding venue they would have to check the an­i­mal pol­icy if plan­ning to fea­ture the colour­ful cow again.

Mr Gospel said: “Curly­top is Eilidh’s favourite cow”.

“She is around the cows most nights so I man­aged to write the proposal, and then said we should go down and see her af­ter she got back from work.”

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