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Frank Rough shares Maleny farming history

Frank Rough shares Maleny farming history

Maleny dairy farmers may be a dying breed, but men like Frank Rough are stalwarts. The product of a pioneering family, it’s unimaginable that Frank once lived without electricity, a car or a tractor. Writer, Judy Fredriksen, recently met with Frank to hear more about...
The Principal Questions

The Principal Questions

Our Hinterland schools are pretty special, and we have been running a monthly article finding out more about the person at the helm. This month it’s Principal Ruth Machen, from Eudlo State School.   Are you and your family from this area? I grew up and have spent most...
Maleny Hotel hosts Col Finley

Maleny Hotel hosts Col Finley

There’s not much that can’t be said about singer-songwriter Col Finley. After notching up 25 years of writing, recording and performing, Col recently released his sixth album, The Collective, a celebration of songs written over his illustrious career. This is only a...
The life of dairy farming in Maleny

The life of dairy farming in Maleny

by Jacqui Hensel As part of the oldest agribusiness in Australia, John and Emma Ruddle are proud to be dairy farmers on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Situated in a prime position just outside of Maleny, they have worked hard to breed and maintain a dairy herd in what...