Art on Farms showcases the region's heart ON FRIDAY EVENING, an art exhibition bringing local artists and farmers together will open to celebrate our connection to the land. The brainchild of the Braidwood Regional Arts Group, the proposal received 120 responses from artists and farmers all over the district. The result is an exhibition of
When is a political donation a conflict of interest? By Robin Tennant-Wood. THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S backflip on plans to cull brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park on grounds of heritage may have silenced a vocal interest group, but has left many questions unanswered. The National Party Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John
Pooping for the planet: Part II BACK IN THE early years of my academic career I worked in a university department with a number of soil scientists. ‘Soilies’ are, generally speaking, affable types who wear sturdy boots and get inordinately excited about digging holes in paddocks. In their natural environment they tend
By Robin Tennant Wood, writing from eastern Palerang. ONE OF THE LARGEST factors influencing biodiversity decline is loss of habitat. Peri-urban development, rural subdivision and the so-called ‘tree change’ movement have resulted in vast tracts of wildlife habitat being lost. This, in turn, pushes wildlife to the margins of their habitat
Plus newly elected: mayor and his deputy Braidwood focus dissected. Images: QPRC facebook. The newly elected QPRC met for the first time in Queanbeyan on 20 September to elect a mayor and deputy mayor. In front of a packed public gallery, Tim Overall and Trevor Hicks were elected to those positions respectively by
I was recently in a Canberra supermarket with a friend, when I paused by a display of coloured boxes. “Oh, you can’t buy those,” my friend announced. “Coffee pods. Think of the waste.” “Really?” I replied, and looked pointedly at my friend’s shopping trolley. Every single item was packaged in plastic. Everything.