2018's most popular stories

In another of our 2018 highlights series, it is a pleasure to share the most popular articles of the year. In no particular order, these are a few of the favourites from across The Victorian Connection over the last 12 months.  

Picture perfect: putting Lake Tyrrell on the regional tourism map

The social media star – a 20,000 hectare salt lake named Lake Tyrell.  

Farm focus: $12 million digital agriculture trial underway

Stories about agriculture connect strongly with our audience. Is it because our readers love innovative uses of technology, or is it because Victoria is Australia’s largest agricultural producer? Whatever the reason, this story, announcing the launch of a $12 million digital agriculture trial, delivers on both fronts.

Silo Art Trail: Drive through Australia’s largest outdoor gallery

Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery provided economic and cultural rejuvenation to a handful of regional towns in 2018. It continues to be a heart-warming story.

STEM spotlight: rural students win big at ‘Robotics Olympics’

From Wangaratta to NASA. How a fundraising barbeque helped some  enterprising country kids prove their nous in the robot Olympics.  

AirAsia to take off from Avalon Airport

Way back in June, a welcome announcement came from Avalon Airport, promising service from international flights by year’s end. And so, on 5 December, flight D7218 landed from Kuala Lumpur.

In complement to this story, why not review the others in our end of year highlights series?

1. Video highlights part 1: Festivals, events and exhibitions.

2. Video highlights part 2: Business insights, launches and celebrations.

3. For those who appreciate insightful conversations with compelling people, we recommend our favourite interviews and profile pieces from 2018. 

4. And finally, the last in our 2018 year in review series is our curated collection of top stories about medical innovations.