Bushfires Tipped To Scorch Victoria’s Economy For Years

Victoria?s economy will still be paying a price for the devastating bushfires of 2019 and 2020 a decade after the blazes ravaged vast areas of the state.


Keep An Eye On Chaotic Castagna: The Tigers Personified

No rookie had won three flags in their first 100 VFL/AFL games. Until Jason Castagna came along.


Winemakers Fume Over Timing Of Controlled Burns In Macedon Ranges

Victoria’s environment department has felt the wrath of grape growers, already reeling from the pandemic and Chinese trade measures, over the timing of controlled burns in the Macedon Ranges.


This New Jazz Star Wants To Take You To Italy, To Sip An Aperol Spritz

Melbourne-based jazz composer Vanessa Perica turned her debut album - which opens with an evocation of her honeymoon in Naples - into a symphony for the MSO.


Five Great Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

From movies under the stars to DJ sets at the NGV, there's plenty to do in and around Melbourne this week.


Grape Expectations? Big-name Wa Wineries Lose Fight To ‘split’ From Margaret River

Grape expectations has taken a new meaning after several pioneering wineries in Wilyabrup lost their fight to become a geographical indication within the wider Margaret River region – for now.


Australia’s Wine King Once Again Declares Margaret River Tops

Margaret River has been proclaimed the leading wine region in Australia yet again by the country's top authority on wine James Halliday and his tribe of scribes.


‘this Could Annihilate Them’: Producers Under Threat Amid China Export Tension

With wine, seafood and dairy exports next in China’s firing line, one Victorian seafood producer says ‘we’re hapless witnesses, watching a train crash in slow motion’.

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Japanese Brewer Asahi’s $16 Billion Bid For Cub Gets Firb Approval

Iconic Australian beers like Victoria Bitter will soon be owned by the giant Japanese brewer Asahi, after its $16 billion bid for CUB jumped the final regulatory hurdle.


Your Weekend In Melbourne February 22 To 23

From gigs and theatre to markets and festivals, a range of events and activities around town.

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