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Secrets of successful savers

Everyone saves money differently. Some set aside a percentage of their pay regularly, others use lump sums from bonuses or tax refunds. The secret...

All Greek to me – a seniors guide to technology

Tim Gurney When it comes to technology, a common complaint from many of my senior customers is that they find computers scary. Logizomechanophobia, the...

Powers of Attorney – a double-edged sword

Most people have heard of Powers of Attorney and how useful they are in times of ill health or advanced age. Indeed many aged care...

Demise of interest only loans

Interest only loans are where you merely pay back the interest of a loan to the lender – so if you borrowed $500,000 and...

Sport

Giving kids more bounce

It’s normally a backyard activity and not one thought of as a sport. But trampolining is turning kids lives around - quite literally. With six...
Kids training at Montview Oval, Hornsby

Does Hornsby Shire needs more sports grounds?

It may have 43 sports grounds spanning 59 hectares - but in winter around two thirds of available space is squeezed to the max. Now...
'Pink Stumps Day' charity fundraiser for the club at The Glade in Wahroonga.

KISSING POINT CRICKET CALL OUT TO GIRLS

The Kissing Point Cricket Club has a strong history in girls’ cricket, and it is once again putting out a call for girls to...

Asquith Magpies Rugby League Club

Due the predicted extreme weather conditions tomorrow some changes have been made to the trials. 14s/15s 1st and 2nd have been cancelled and other...

Health & Lifestyle

Milestone moments for children with autism

A play date, bushwalking adventure, or speaking up in class: these are proud moments for any parents. But for the parents of students at...

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Nature Notes

King parrots

My visitor was keen for me to show him the birds of Sydney. Finding and identifying the various species, even with the powerful binoculars...

Tall tiger tales

"If you need to answer the call of nature," said my Indian wildlife guide, "you'll have to go behind that shed. But keep your...

Sulphur crested Cockatoos

Nick Hodges Everybody recognises a Sulphur-crested cockatoo: its striking plumage, its noise, its confidence its cocky-ness. There's nothing delicate about a cocky. My European neighbour told...
Photo: Judith Ramage

Ural Owls

Nick Hodges Peter and I carried the ladder.  Daniel carried the net. Kjell-ake carried the net.  Kjell-ake was important: he carried the briefcase containing the...

Outdoor Life

Outback adventures

Australia features many beautiful rainforest, mountain ranges and beaches. If you looking at doing a road trip with family or friends here is a...

King parrots

My visitor was keen for me to show him the birds of Sydney. Finding and identifying the various species, even with the powerful binoculars...
Flannel Flowers

Muellers Track at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden reopens

One of the Wildflower Garden's most scenic and challenging walking trails has been upgraded and reopened to the public. Muellers Track starts at either Lamberts...
Looking over Cowan Creek

Sphinx, Warrimoo and Bobbin Head Tracks

9.6 km circuit, 4 hrs, Grade 3 moderate track You will get a real sense of wilderness on this walk with wildflowers painting a colourful...

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