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  • OH DEAR… HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

    It appears that students, teachers at the Wingham Brush School, the people at the Post Office, passers-by, let alone the council workers
  • ELLIE’S NEW FRIEND

    Boris’s granddaughter Ellie has a new pal. They live on an equestrian centre in the Hunter Valley. Ellie is nearly three and
  • IT’S A CON JOB!

    AUKUS is a fig leaf for US plans to base its forces in Australia AUKUS, the security partnership formed by Australia, the
  • COUNCIL CRUSHES A DREAM BUSINESS

    Karen Gilbert and her husband Ian bought 100 beautiful acres outside Tinonee in 2018 planning to earn a living off the land. 
  • IT ALL COMES 0UT IN THE WASH!

    Not-for-profit Orange Sky has been operating within the Mid North Coast region for five years supporting struggling locals. They are a charity
  • NEW LIFE IN AN OLD STORE.

    ALL IT TAKES IS IMAGINATION, HARD YAKKA AND CAREFUL BUDGETING. The recent makeover of Hannam Vale General store makes us wonder what
  • THERE ARE NO LAWS PROTECTING KOALAS

    On 29 October when I attended the NSW Koala Conference, forebodingly entitled “The Vanishing”, I experienced a range of complex emotions. Whilst a sense of applied hope must be adopted
  • “RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE” ANOTHER WORD FOR “GREENWASHING”?

    Don’t be fooled. Burning forest biomass is not a renewable energy source. Don’t be fooled. Burning forest biomass is not a renewable energy source. When a native forest is logged
  • HEARD ON MACCA.

    On Sunday morning on ABC Radio “Australia All Over” there was a call from a fellow wondering why, with all the terrible floods everywhere and townsfolk mainly rescuing themselves or
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    SOME ADVICE FROM ALBY

    When he is not playing rugby for Maitland Juniors through the winter months and bowling leg breaks during the cricket season, young champion Alby
  • Collectibles

    NEW LADDERS FOR OLD.

    Outside a bric-a-brac shop something caught my eye amongst the stuff spilling onto the footpath. ‘Funky vintage ladder $165.’ On closer look, it was
  • Your say

    Your Say

    Dear Editor, I love the English language, always have done since starting to read at four. I’ve written a lot of books, edited and published

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