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Do you tick animal abuse with your cheap chicken?

The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds. Probably like many of you, I think of Costco as an enlightened company exemplifying capitalism that works. One ranking listed it as the No. 1 company to work at in

A huge difference to people’s thermal comfort:


Experts suggest tricks for householders to minimise summer heat. SOME PARTS OF Australia are sweltering as a heatwave moves from Adelaide across to the east coast. The City of Churches is no stranger to heatwaves. In February 2017, the city experienced temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days. At night, temperatures didn't drop

Living in Australia near bush? Save this.


The West Australian bushfires have reminded everyone living on peri-urban hobby blocks or otherwise near the Australian bush that the increased fire dangers with climate change stay with us.  The ABC put together this handy illustrated reminder list to keep with your bushfire  preparation file. If defending your home: you will

Going to the beach this Christmas?


A blue-ringed octopus bite is rare but potentially deadly. Here’s what you need to know. AARON HODGSON was collecting shells on a beach just south of Newcastle with his two young daughters when something unforgettable happened. He was holding a bunch of shells in his hand when he felt a slight sucking

Just in case you think you’re old!

JEANNE LOUISE CALMENT had the longest confirmed human lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days. It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madame Calment lived her life. She was born in Arles, France, on February 21, 1875. When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 years old. It was at this

Podcast: Moya Simpson’s Voices


Part 1 & 2 of Moya Simpson’s Voices. During lockdown Moya Simpson and John Shortis wrote their memoirs. Moya decided that the best way for her to present hers was in a podcast. ABOVE: Popular duo act Shortis & Simpson.  Source: District Bulletin archive October 2016. Now it’s up there on SoundCloud for all