Category Archives: Environment

Planet over profit?

International air travel has never been such good value as now and aircraft are more comfortable, quieter and better in almost every way.  All good news for travellers. Hmmm!! Maybe.  But the next time you are celebrating those cheap flights

Local koalas get a boost

Myall Coast koalas are the focus of an ambitious new project to discover how best to look after them into the future. The Myall Koala and Environment Group has funded an exciting pilot survey with some fantastic results. Nine koalas

Why i’m deeply concerned about the state of the various global environments, and the welfare and survival of future generations.

Dr. Jim Frazier OAM. ACS. GLOBAL WARMING. Global warming is only one small facet and gets all the press but, when you examine the bigger picture, there are far more serious issues now affecting the survival of mankind, and seriously

A local resident pleads for a better life for Koalas!

To Mr Adrian Panuccio, Councillors and Staff, MidCoast Council. First of all, I would like to congratulate and welcome Mr Adrian Panuccio, starting his new job as our General Manager for MidCoast Council. I hope this will be an opportunity

Kiss the brush goodbye?

Following feedback from our concerned community over unauthorised plans by the self-appointed WAG (Wingham Advancement Group) to turn the iconic Wingham Brush Nature Reserve into a defacto congested camping ground, Mike Thomas, a representative of the National Parks and Wildlife

Welcome to Wingham!

The Wingham Brush Nature Reserve has always been a place for local people and visitors to spend a day picnicking, fishing, putting a boat in the river, walking through the Brush. But, since a small local, self-appointed group, WAG, the

The background story

We asked Wingham resident, John Stockard, a member of the original team who fought to restore the Wingham Brush, and pioneered a world first in rainforest regeneration, known as the Wingham Brush Method, for the background story.  Wingham Brush Nature

What is really going on here?

While the land has been the subject of various contested challenges and complaints for a decade, Midcoast Council needs to come up with some answers,  the community is now seriously worried, as photographs have come to light of the unauthorised

Planetary health – We’re all in this together

On Thursday 14 December last year, Helen Clark, formerly Administrator of the UN Development Programme and Prime Minister of New Zealand,  launched the new Planetary Health Platform at Sydney University. Planetary Health recognises the links between human systems and the

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The Koalas in Care group are planting koala friendly trees on land offered by private owners at no cost to the landholders. It is independently operated by local volunteers and they run a 24 hour koala rescue hotline 6552 2183 

Where are the Jack Mundeys of today?

Jack Mundey became a national figure in the early 1970s when as Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Builders’ Labourers Federation (BLF), he led the union’s famous ‘green bans’. This extraordinary conservation campaign redefined the development of Australia’s major

Boomerang Bags take off

Ideas to stem the use of plastic going into our oceans and landfill, have ranged from high tech, scientific gizmos, to all manner of experimental ideas. However, it seems that grandma knew best. Remember when we went shopping and came