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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

Palerang fires in court

Criminal charges and a class action suit have ensued from the February 17 Carwoola fire that raged through 3500 hectares of rural residential and rural land around Widgiewa Road. It destroyed eight homes and many animals in hot, dry and windy conditions. Two tradesmen working for a plumbing contractor have been

Confusion erupts over QPRC plans for new admin building

Maria Taylor reports from new council’s first meeting and aftermath At the September council meeting,  Mayor Tim Overall and election team A, with the help of two unquestioning Palerang-based councillors, Schweikert and Hicks, and two Queanbeyan-based councillors, Brown and Noveska, ticked and flicked approval for a new $57 million council headquarters

Tips from ‘business woman of the year’

Braidwood local and Bulletin columnist Angela Backhouse was crowned 2017 ‘Business Woman of the Year’ in the Canberra Women in Business Awards at a gala ceremony in August. Angela writes our Property and Legal column and her firm Backhouse Legal has established offices in Bungendore and Braidwood as well as Fyshwick. Hailing