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CHOPPER CRASH IN ARNHEM LAND . . .

FOLLOWING OUR STORY LAST MONTH ON BORIS’S HELICOPTER CRASH ON TOP OF AYER’S ROCK, LOCAL RESIDENT, JIM FRAZIER, CAMERAMAN FOR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FOR MANY YEARS AND WHO IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE FOR INVENTING A UNIQUE CLOSE UP CAMERA LENS, HIS LATE PARTNER, NATURALIST DENSYE CLYNE, WROTE OF THEIR CHOPPER CRASH IN ARNHEM LAND . . . […]

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Bob & Co Make A Pit Stop With Us

The irrepressible Bob Brown, his partner Paul, members of the Bob Brown Foundation, and a convoy of supporters are driving  to Queensland to raise awareness …yet again, at the madness of allowing the Adani mine to go ahead.  We had a quick look at Bob’s loaned electric car… talked to young supporters driving a massive […]

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What low life has done this?

Okay, you can call me a tree hugger along with a lot of others who appreciate trees. Who not only respect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of sheltering shady trees, or who have been awestruck standing in the cathedrals of great forests, or who know that patients in a hospital who look out […]

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THE DEATH OF THE DARLING RIVER

We have all seen the shocking state of the river system that was the life blood for a huge area of QLD, NSW and SA.  The deaths of millions of fish, some so old they have survived all other water problems, has shocked us all.  We can blame the drought and agree with Minister Niall, […]

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Help get rid of the dreaded bitou!

Join in Australia’s longest running bitou eradication project. This year’s Crowdy Bay National Park bush regeneration camp will be held at Kylies Beach (10 minutes south of Laurieton, 30 minutes from Taree) from 13th-19th May. Community members are invited to attend and help to make the 40th year of the project a great success. It […]

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WHAT A TRAVESTY AND A TRAGEDY!

The charming, peaceful and historic Bight Cemetery on the Tinonee Road outside Wingham, has been a treasured landmark for decades. The first grave goes back to 1859 and it is the sheltered green and shady resting place for many of our Scottish pioneers.  When two of the wonderful ancient cypress trees that screened the beautiful […]

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We leave planet earth, or change our lives

Tony Doherty, founding member of Climate Change Australia Let us imagine for a moment that we humans are not causing climate change. There is still an important reason to change the way we live.  It has been calculated that if everyone on our planet Earth lived the way Australians and Americans live, we would require […]

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No Mines at Gloucester Sets A Precedent

The Rocky Hill Court Decision is a win for Australia “Dear residents of the Manning and Gloucester valleys – The Gloucester community is deeply grateful to EDO NSW staff and Barrister Robert White for their unstinting support of the Gloucester residents and assisting in the protection of our beautiful valley. We are ecstatic that the […]

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THE ENERGY CONUNDRUM

Charles Pope One of the great pieces of legislation that has evaded policy makers is the need to produce energy at minimum cost, maximum reliability, and minimum carbon emissions. Renewables (mainly solar and wind) with battery backup are touted as the next big thing. Currently renewables and hydro deliver around 8% of our energy. There […]

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Hunting on a main thoroughfare?

The other morning I drove up to see the sunrise at Breakneck Lookout in Kiwarrak State Forest above Taree. And beautiful it was too, though the logging has left behind some devastation and it’s hard to spot any big old trees anymore.  The view was great, hard to believe we’re a short drive ( a […]

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Flying-Foxes are friends to the forest

FAWNA is perturbed about the sensationalist and alarmist take up in the media this week suggesting a spike in adverse human contact with flying-foxes.   This follows a recent alert from the Hunter New England Health that two of a number of flying-foxes that were examined recently tested positive for the Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV).  FAWNA […]