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Cloud over southern QLD, NSW and eastern VIC with a trough is triggering showers and isolated thunderstorms. Patchy cloud over the tropics, also with a trough, is generating isolated showers and storms. Skies are clear over the central south and west under high pressure.

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Almost 40 brumby deaths blamed on drought and mismanagement

14:57 EDT

Australia has had a love affair with brumbies since the days of Banjo Patterson, but the modern reality for the animals is far from the romance evoked in The Man From Snowy River.

Farmers welcome new weather radar to be built in Victoria's Wimmera region

13:04 EDT

Farmers say a new radar in the north-west Victorian town of Rainbow will fill a gaping hole in the country's weather radar network.

Christmas tree growers offered hope after rain

12:55 EDT

The recent rain in regional New South Wales has raised the hopes of many farmers, greening up their land and facilitating new growth on stock.