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If you’re looking to gain greater control over the weeds

With over 10 years’ experience in managing noxious and invasive weeds, I offer various methods of control to suit your preferences and budget, as well as a Caretaker Service for your property. Drought, Fire and Flood, along with current warm moist conditions, have all contributed to the weed growth we are currently experiencing. Creating a […]

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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve Vegetation Management

LETTER TO PAUL DeSZELL – Director Liveable Communities Yalawanyi Ganya, Taree. “This morning at 10:20, my wife and I were driving from our residence into town and noticed two Council vehicles parked near the Isabella Street entrance to the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve (closed due to flood damage) with a pole-chainsaw being used to cut […]

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THE FLEET THAT EMPTIES OUR OCEANS

China’s fishing armada operates more hours than the next 10 biggest nations combined. Mother Earth and all the marine creatures stand no chance whatsoever against this formidable voracious onslaught. China has fished out the South China and East China Seas, the Sea of Japan and the Philippine Sea. So now, they’ve set sail with an […]

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Nature Doesn’t Lie: Heat, Deforestation, Bleaching, Death

Dr Reese Halter We are currently facing massive areas on land and under the sea that are dead. It’s irrefutable and bloody frightening. Man, the superpredator, is the culprit. Combusting fossil fuels and tearing down old-growth (native) rainforests to chop up into tiny pellets to be burned as filthy biomass power is adding the equivalent heat into the oceans of dropping 10 Hiroshima atomic […]

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WATER WATER EVERYWHERE… BUT SOON NOT A DROP TO DRINK??

Do we need to hit the pause button to rethink where our local future is headed? Sometimes we see splashy local newspaper articles about new developments to “enhance our area, attract new families” to move here.  And if you look more carefully you may find in the classified section or back pages, or buried on […]

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Environmental activists agree The future is now!

MidCoast Council residents and ratepayers cannot wait for another consultation or survey when it comes to the environment, sustainable practices and social justice.  Longtime activists and concerned citizens gathered at the Manning Valley Uniting Church on Saturday, March 13 to participate in a grassroots process to determine the most urgent regional issues facing our local […]

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THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE

After years of government mishandling and deliberate obfuscation, kowtowing to developers, ignoring the climate science, degrading our land, losing wildlife and habitat, it’s time to change our environmental laws.  According to The Guardian Australia, The Morrison government must overhaul Australia’s environmental laws, including establishing new independent bodies to take on responsibility for monitoring the environment […]

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WHAT’S A TREE WORTH? LOGGING OR LIFE?

Bulldozers destroy 500,000 hectares of forest every year.An area the size of the MCG is bulldozed every two minutes in Australia. Logging poisons our soil and water, suffocates the Great Barrier Reef, kills wildlife, drains our carbon budget, and leaves our towns, cities and suburbs hotter and less liveable.  If we want to protect our […]

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WHAT IS TO BE DONE

– Political Engagement and Saving the Planet Barry Jones  Scribe  Rrp $35.00 Part 2. Jones is puzzled that “there appears to be an inverse relationship between the number of graduates in parliament and the quality of political debate…it is now impossible to get a straight answer to a question, whether asked in parliament and the […]

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DEATH OF A TREE… AGAIN

The brutal amputation to kill a wonderful old rainforest tree, carefully planted and landscaped by a forbear of Wingham at least 70 years ago, which was reduced to a stump is tragic to see.   Yet again some of Council’s “rip ‘em up Joe” team of grave trashers and killers of cypress trees at the […]