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WIN TV’s Britt Ditterich brings glamour to the field days |


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August 25, 2015 Sports lover and one-eyed St Kilda supporter Britt Ditterich will have a chance to get back to her country upbringing when she visits the field days as part of the WIN TV team. Britt grew up on a family farm at Woorinen South, in the Mallee, where her parents still live. She loves nothing more than returning home to spend time heading around the stock with her grandfather. Britt began her career in journalism as a cadet […]

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Motor racing simulator to takes visitors around Mt Panorama |


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August 25, 2015 Buckle yourself in and be prepared for the ride of your life around the track at Mt Panorama in the advanced motor racing simulator at Henty this year. The motion simulator is great fun for all ages and allows field day visitors to experience what it is like to drive a V8 racecar around the famous Bathurst race track. Phil Durkin, of Australian Ultimate Attractions, said each experience lasts around four minutes and there are a host […]

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Fifty years of farming nostalgia showcased in documentary |


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August 25, 2015 Fifty years of farm machinery, bush humour and nostalgia have been showcased in a documentary on one of agriculture’s most iconic events – the Henty Machinery Field Days. Titled “Reflections of Henty – 50 years of the Henty Machinery Field Days’’, the documentary offers an historical snapshot of an event which has evolved from a one-day header school into the single biggest agricultural field days in southern Australia. The DVD features original footage and still photographs sourced […]

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Catering volunteers helping to build a better community |


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August 25, 2015 Hundreds of local volunteers have rolled up their sleeves and served in the catering sheds at the field days over the decades, raising money for much needed community projects in the process. Henty Catering Association is celebrating 40 years of service at the Henty Machinery Field Days and over that period has donated funds to around 20 organisations, sporting clubs and schools in Henty and Culcairn. Each year, volunteers ranging in age from 16 to 75 help […]

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Field day visitors to show their fencing skills in Clipex time trial |


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August 25, 2015 Field day visitors are invited to test their fencing skills and take part in a fencing time trial at the Clipex site at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The trial, which was also run at AgQuip, will race contestants against the clock in tying off with traditional pre-bent ties versus Clipex posts. The winner at Henty will receive a pallet of Clipex posts. To enter the trial, contestants have to complete two sections. Firstly, they hit the […]

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Young circus star set to dazzle the crowds at Farm Gate |


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August 21, 2015 Henty’s homegrown circus star Marcela Scheuner is back to dazzle field day visitors with her hoop and juggling routine at the Farm Gate stage. Marcela Scheuner, 20, grew up in Henty, regularly attended the field days as a child and now regards it as an honour to perform at the event. She graduated from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in 2013 after 10 years of training and eight years performing, and is now a regular trainer at […]

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Captivating performance in store for field day visitors |


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August 15, 2015 Henty Machinery Field Day visitors will be entertained by a mobile acoustic ensemble from the Australian Army Band Kapooka. The musicians will perform at The Stump on Tuesday, September 22, at 10.30am as a prelude to the official opening and again during the lunch break. The “Pep’’ band will perform a wide range of popular songs in a highly energetic and captivating performance. The Australian Army Band Kapooka was established in 1952 to support recruit training, a […]

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Turning natural fibres into wearable art at Henty awards |


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August 21, 2015 Designers with a flair for converting natural fibres into wearable art will compete for $3500 worth of prizes this year. The 12th Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards will showcase designers who have created garments containing at least 70 per cent natural fibres. For the first time, the awards have drawn international entries from New Zealand and India. Open to amateurs and professionals, the awards recognise the innovative use of natural fibres – from paddock to catwalk – […]

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Illustrated artworks by Disney animator at Country Lifestyle |


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August 21, 2015 Disney animator and artist Adam Murphy is set to star in the Country Lifestyle pavilion at Henty with his unique artwork, stationary and illustrated children’s books. Adam and his wife Demelza Haines founded their business, Welly’s Wonders, in 2013 to create timeless and original designs for babies and children. All products feature the original work of Adam Murphy, who started work as an animator for Disney at just 15 years of age – one of the youngest […]

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Nursery provides native plants for those landcare projects |


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August 21, 2015 An interest in diversifying a dairy enterprise with agroforestry has evolved into a full-scale nursery wholesaling half a million plants a year for a Murray Valley couple. Ron and Leonie Dikkenberg, with their son Luke, run Australian Native Farm Forestry at Cobram East. The business specialises in ground covers up to 60cm, shrubs under 1.5m, shrubs 2m-5m, trees, grasses, and is an authorised propagator and stockist of Ozbreed plants. The wholesale propagation nursery sells direct to farmers, […]

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