Article – SunRice wants to grow Australian rice production and buys mill in Northern Australia

by 18 November 2014

12 November 2014 Warwick Long ABC Rural

Australia’s largest rice processor has completed a multi-million-dollar move into northern Australia.

AUDIO: SunRice CEO, Rob Gordon explains the companies purchase of a mill in northern Australia. (ABC Rural)

SunRice’s $4.5 million purchase of the Blue Ribbon Group’s rice mill and assets in the Burdekin region near Townsville has just been given approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

CEO Rob Gordon says the company wants more Australian [...]

Article – The Country Hour visits north-west Queensland

by 5 June 2014

5 June 2014 Craig Zonca and Virginia Tapp QLD Country Hour

The Queensland Country Hour is on the road this week through the north-west of the state, tracking from Mt Isa to Karumba.

Today’s stop is Lorraine Station, halfway between Cloncurry and the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Leichhardt River.

The property is huge – it covers 2,400 square kilometres and reaches across the Burke, Carpentaria and Cloncurry shires.

It would take a solid week [...]