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HuntFest blights South Coast


THE MANY TOURISTS who holiday, or own property, in Eurobodalla Shire are entitled to know the latest on the HuntFest saga. This annual event has grown from a photographic competition and explanation / justification of animal killing in 2013 to its present, far more dangerous form. The original event licence, providing

Tis the season for Tea-trees

Story and images by Jo Walker, District Bulletin, December 2011 TEA-TREES are a widespread genus of Australian plants, with more than 80 species occurring in all states and territories. The genus name, Leptospermum, describes the abundant narrow seeds which are carried in woody fruit capsules. The common name, Tea-tree, refers to attempts

Wildcare: big need, great response

By Merran Laver. RECENT STATISTICS for Wildcare show that over the past year we responded to over 3,300 calls about wildlife needing help. The largest number of calls related to macropods (1,560) – mostly eastern grey kangaroos, as well as wallabies and the odd wallaroo. Road collisions were the primary reason

2017/18 Bush fire danger period starting

What you shouldn’t be doing on high fire danger days The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period commenced on Sunday, 1 October, 2017. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is reminding residents that fire permits are required during the this period. Residents must also give the NSW RFS and their neighbours