Leading the charge

Leading the charge

A recent encounter with a rhino and its calf in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park made JEN COWLEY even more acutely aware of the race against time to save these magnificent creatures from almos...

| July 26, 2014, 15:15

Farming for the future

Farming for the future

Born and bred on the land, Cumnock’s Pip Job is passionate about conserving farming communities for future generations. The 2014 NSW-ACT Rural Industr...

| July 26, 2014, 14:37

Talking to... Leisel Jones

Talking to... Leisel Jones

She’s regarded as the world’s greatest ever female breast stroker but Leisel Jones is still as down to earth as they come – crying at movies, laughing...

| July 26, 2014, 14:18

Wool blind: PETA's one-eyed view of the sheep industry

Wool blind: PETA's one-eyed view of the sheep industry

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has renewed its campaign to shut down the wool industry, this week releasing di...

| July 19, 2014, 13:43

Rollout, rollout – the NBN’s in town [Seven Days news review]

Rollout, rollout – the NBN’s in town [Seven Days news review]

New premises in Dubbo are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation now underway east of the city. Pa...

| July 19, 2014, 13:42

Pip Stalley: “I’m never bored”

Pip Stalley: “I’m never bored”

She’s worked in tourism, economic development, landcare and public relations and is a bit of a social media addict, but her biggest pride and joy was ...

| July 19, 2014, 13:17

Columnists & Opinion

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | July 26, 2014

New Senator well hung out to dry by double standards

Newly minted Palmer United Party senator Jackie Lambie raised an equal number of eyebrows and sniggers with her bawdy foray into live radio this week....

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | July 26, 2014

Publicly punishing Putin over MH17 no recipe for success

In my experience the best way to elicit co-operation from someone is probably not to publicly humiliate them. Work colleagues, friends, waiters – in ...

Sally Bryant - avatar Sally Bryant | July 26, 2014

In my book... which I bought half price in the sales

I love a bargain. Nothing compares with the flavour of something you’ve managed to get at half price at the market. Or even the meat you win at the ra...

Tim Wall - avatar Tim Wall | July 26, 2014

Grey expectations [The Watercooler]

Pre-2011, when you thought erotic fiction, a man in a long trench coat and flat cap peering out of an adult bookstore would have come to mind.  In 20...

Tom Chesson - avatar Tom Chesson | July 26, 2014

Government stuff-up bringing the house down

What should you do when you get a letter via registered mail from your government, informing you and your family that you’re living in a Mr Fluffy hou...

Yvette Aubusson-Foley - avatar Yvette Aubusson-Foley | July 26, 2014

Parenting hits the road on the freeway of life

Here comes that parenting milestone up the freeway of life. I can see it in my rear view mirror. Is that thing even doing the speed limit? What an id...

George Baker - avatar George Baker | July 26, 2014

Ancient tragedies recalled as history repeats

Literature and art always reflects life, given it’s all been created by humans. So we should all be able to relate on a certain level to all forms of ...

Val Clark - avatar Val Clark | July 26, 2014

The write time is now

I feel a bit like one of those old time preachers who introduce their three part sermon and, for an aid memoir, announce each part begins with the let...

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | July 19, 2014

No pulling the wool over savvy eyes

Australia may no longer ride to glory on the sheep’s back, but some of my best childhood memories certainly do. Lilac is lovely, rain is remarkable a...

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | July 19, 2014

Details of sex abuse allegations should not be used to sell ads

The thoroughly appalling revelations of child sexual abuse seem endless. The Rolf Harris case was world news, and followed on the heels of other high...


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