AUSTRALIA Post says it has boosted its letter delivery rate to 98 per cent of letters delivered on time.
The Land - Bob Freebairn
Winter fodder crops sown reliably early on good sub soil moisture plus paddocks of dense winter annual legumes in tropical and native grass pastures is part of our system aiming for good quality feed right throughout the year to run a profitable livestock fattening business.
A field day to highlight such a system, by no means the best-conducted one in NSW, but I feel a good example of how to achieve efficient use of erratic rainfall, is scheduled on our property near Coonabarabran on Monday September 12.
The Land - Jessie Davies
A CHILDHOOD spent living in poverty in Melbourne is driving the grandfather of Australia’s blueberry industry to give back to the global agricultural community.
Having introduced the first blueberry to Australia in 1976, Lismore grower and businessman Ridley Bell has gone on to build a blueberry empire based on fresh berries and a wholesale nursery.
Today his business, Mountain Blue Farms, supplies one million blueberry plants a year to customers in five continents. It also produces 1000 tonnes of blueberries for the domestic and international market.
As his fortunes have grown, so too has his desire to give back. This week Mr Bell announced he would donate five cents from every punnet of Mountain Blue Farm’s Eureka blueberries sold at Coles. The money will be donated to World Vision to run programs to educate some of the world’s poorest farmers.
THE LAND - Julia Wythes
But some customers across the state tell a very different story.
The service introduced a new two-speed letter service in January this year, after the Basic Postage Rate (BPR) increased from 70 cents to $1.
Australia Post said the Priority letters service, which costs an extra 50 cents, offered delivery within one to four business days depending on destination, while the Regular service is up to two business days longer.
Since this introduction, Australia Post has announced it has exceeded its community service obligation (CSO) of delivering 94 per cent of letters on time.