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OUR WINGHAM BRUSH IS DYING

If ever there was an indication of the dire straits we are in as a result of drought caused by Climate Change, it’s right here.  The Wingham Brush, drawcard to the Manning Valley, is critically drought-stressed from the worst drought so far recorded.  362.2 mm to date for this year – way, way worse than 1994’s […]

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OUR KOALAS RULE… OK?

It is only the start of our summer and the loss of habitat from bushfires in our region and elsewhere, particularly in eastern Australia, is profound. Bushfire experts, like Professor Ross Bradstock, University of Wollongong is advising that worse is yet to come. And the focus has fallen on Koalas. All of us are acutely […]

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BIGHT CEMETERY COVER-UP?

Almost six months have now elapsed and the residents of the Wingham and indeed the broader MidCoast community, particularly those who have family in cemeteries throughout the LGA, are still no wiser as to how such a desecration of their cemetery, with over 60 headstones callously “laid down” could have occurred and indeed who was […]

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Fire Storm – The Aftermath

In the wake of the devastating, unprecedented bushfires with a long dry, hot summer ahead of us, obvious questions ‘What next?’ and ‘Where to from here?’ are being asked. This is the time to talk about Climate Change and our own back yard. The community of Australia thanks our fireys, volunteers and services who rallied […]

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Extinction Rebellion Mid North Coast…Who We Are.

Chris Sheed OAM If you hadn’t heard of Extinction Rebellion a few weeks ago, chances are that you have by now.  Extinction Rebellion (often abbreviated to XR) has almost become a household phrase following the intense media coverage of the November “Spring Rebellion” by XR participants in cities around the world, including here in Australia.  […]

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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 […]