Category Archive: News

Nov 07 2016

African refugees reinvigorating rural Mingoola in social experiment to boost ageing community – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A radical grassroots resettlement plan has transformed an ageing rural community, bringing together two groups with very different problems. In the tiny township of Mingoola, on the border of New South Wales and Queensland, local woman Julia Harpham was grappling with a common problem in rural communities.The population was in decline, enrolments at the local …

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Jul 05 2016

True tales of Tasmania’s wild cattle of Pelion Plains

In the 1930s it was not snakes, tigers or bushrangers that terrified people venturing into central Tasmania — it was the wild cattle of Pelion Plains. But unlike legends of big cats roaming the wilderness, the stories of aggressive beasts in the Central Highlands are firmly based in reality. Early last century, Pelion Plains, north …

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Apr 23 2016

Hema HN-7 GPS unit

About a year ago we decided we needed a good, high-quality GPS for our frequent trips around the state for the magazine. We needed a GPS that was easy to use, fast, clear and most importantly accurate. We do a lot of dirt roads and we don’t want to end up in trouble because a …

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Jun 22 2015

Take a Chance On Me – Landline – ABC

The people of Trundle in the central-west of New South Wales love their town. But like many small rural communities across Australia, they faced a battle for survival. After the Millennium Drought, residents came up with an innovative way to reinvigorate their community, offering $1-a-week rentals to attract new families. Recently, they opted for something …

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