AFTER almost 50 years driving semi-trailers, B-doubles and road trains, Norm Ekman knows pretty much all there is to know about steering big rigs through the outback. Yet the 70-year-old is by no means ready to give it all away, perhaps one of the reasons he has been honoured by induction into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs.
WOLF Blass knew he was on to a good thing before even arriving in Australia in 1961 to take up a three-year contract with the Kaiser Stuhl wine growers’ co-operative. In London, the young German went to a leading importer of Australian wine to sample the local product. One taste was enough. “I said I could not go wrong.”
INITIATIVES focused on relationship support ignore rising divorce rates among older people. Divorce rates among over-60s continue to increase in Australia and across the western world, with 18 per cent of Australians calling it quits after more than 20 years of marriage in 2011 compared with 13 per cent in 1990.