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Sheepdog competition Bungendore: heritage tradition

trans tasman sheepdog trials 2018

Bungendore & District Sheepdog Association and The Trans Tasman Sheepdog Trial Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July 2018 By Bill Chalmers & Linda Dening. THE BUNGENDORE & District Sheepdog Association will be hosting The Trans Tasman Sheepdog Trial from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July. The Bungendore and District Sheepdog Association was formed in 2007

NSW Budget 2018: Opposition counts the cost

NSW Budget impacts 2018

Savage cuts to environment, parks, tourism promotion, Rangers and area managers sacked, Did Monaro get any budget goodies? Regional: roads backlog, service downgrades, job losses THE NSW GOVERNMENT is showing form in continued assaults on the natural environment in city and regional areas with additional budget cuts equivalent to 20% imposed on the

Studies with Light

Expanded Vision by Kirstie Rea, 2018. (Detail). Photographic image; textured glass.

Works in glass by Kirstie Rea & Lucy Palmer. CANBERRA-BASED ARTISTS Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer use glass for its transparency, fragility and optics, each exploring the concepts of seeing light and capturing a fleeting moment. In their upcoming exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery entitled ‘Studies with Light’ the artists showcase

Crown Lands Act: will there be stealth sales?

stock route crown land

At stake, travelling stock routes, crown roads, parks and reserves. THE NSW OPPOSITION has raised the alarm about July 1 start of the Crown Lands Act that opens the door to public land sales without community consultation. In regional NSW Crown Lands include old Crown roads that provide public access; travelling stock

Neat to meet Pete

Shortis and Simpson

Five Palerang OAMs in the same week! By John Shortis. MAY THE FOURTH is unofficially known as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) and this date in 2018 was a significant day for me and my partner Moya Simpson. The significance was unrelated to that movie franchise though, instead it

Private Forestry bill to get NSW Upper House review

native forest bill

Environmental, beekeeper and farmer concerns Submissions close 30 May 2018 THE FORESTRY LEGISLATION Amendment Bill 2018 transfers much of the responsibility for the management of Private Native Forestry from the EPA to Local Land Services. It also amends the Forestry Act 2012 and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016*  to “update” the regulatory

Far from live export and other animal nightmares

Little Oak Sanctuary

LITTLE OAK SANCTUARY is a not-for-profit, registered charity that offers sanctuary to animals in need while promoting compassion for all animals through education and cruelty-free living. We started in 2013 on a 20-acre property in Bywong, inspired to share the stories of individual farmed animals in the hope of making connections

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