Scheme of Dreams

ordphoto2After five decades of minor successes and some spectacular failures, the Kimberley's Ord River Irrigation Scheme is set to more than double in size. But who will farm the new land and what will they grow?

**WINNER: 2013 Kubota Australian Star Prize for Rural Writing**

Published: R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine 01-06-2012

Cubbie cottons on to new investors

cubbiestationWith harvest of a bumper 2013 cotton crop now complete, the new owners of Australia's largest irrigated agricultural operation, Cubbie Station, are now focussed on transforming the property into one of the country's most efficient rural operations... 

Published: Countryman 09-05-2013

Legume car in the making

greencarLegume farmers could soon see their crops being used to make cars, according to a visiting American automotive entrepreneur. Story and photo: Nathan Dyer... 

Published: Countryman 18-04-2013

Don't use roads like racetracks: Tander

garthtanderFormer Bathurst champion and local racing hero Garth Tander believes it is important to set a good example for young drivers to ensure they do not treat roads like race tracks. Photos: Nathan Dyer. Story: Tayissa Barone... 

Published: The West Australian 25-03-2013

Journalists seek more protection

stevepennellsGold Walkley award-winning journalist Steve Pennells says stronger laws to protect journalists and their sources are in the public interest. Story and photo: Nathan Dyer. 

Published: The West Australian 03-04-2013

Footy chief nearly walked

trevornisbettWest Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett has broken a long silence on the personal pressure he felt at the height of the drug-fuelled scandal that engulfed the club in 2007, revealing he feared for his job and even offered to resign. Photo: Nathan Dyer. Story: Steve Butler... 

Published: The West Australian 20-03-2013

Home is where the heart is for Miranda

mirandakerrShe's been dubbed one of the most beautiful women in the world but, despite a glamorous, high-profile career, supermodel Miranda Kerr is a self-proclaimed homebody who's just like any other doting mother. Photo: Nathan Dyer. Story: Vanessa Williams...

Published: The West Australian 09-02-2013

Winners are grinners at Deni

deniwinnersBrendan White's 1981 WB Holden with its suicide doors and green candy paint job was talk of the town at the 2012 Deni Ute Muster, taking out the coveted Ute of the Year award. Stories: Nathan Dyer. Photos: Neil Newitt.

Published: R.M. Williams OUTBACK 2013 Utes Annual

Desert Patrols

ArthurModicaArthur Modica and Doug Scheele agree the most important thing to pack for any long-haul 4WD journey is a good dose of common sense...

Published: R.M. Williams OUTBACK 2013 Utes Annual

VIC utes

JesseDavidsonWhether it's a brand-new street machine or a rescued relic, Victorians like their utes big, shiny and full of grunt...

Published: R.M. Williams OUTBACK 2013 Utes Annual