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RYDE EISTEDDFOD WIN FOR THE CARLSON CHORALE

The Carlson Chorale female chamber choir, directed by founder and artistic director, Rosalind Carlson OAM, won the Ryde City Council Choral Award at this...

Business & Finance

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...

Build equity & create wealth

Scott Partridge, Mortgage Broker at Mortgage Choice Buying a home is a significant purchase and usually a big investment for most. Given this, you want your purchase...

The budget wrap-up

Raj Ladher With the Treasurer announcing the budget a few weeks ago for 2018/19, here’s a summary of key elements and how they may affect you. Australia’s Budget Profile: The...

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

Hand in hand

Good relationships & strong mental health are closely linked but both need working at Consider these two scenarios. In the first instance, what if you...

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Nature Notes

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...
Australian silver gull and black headed gull Photo: Judith Ramage

GULLS

NICK HODGES I know a man who spends a lot of time at his local sewage works. No, he doesn't work there: he's an ornithologist...

Outdoor Life

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...

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...
Rainbow Lorikeet. Photo credit: Glenn Ehmke

Flights of fancy

Dr Holly Parsons, an Ornithologist and Birds in Backyards Program Co-Manager at the BirdLIfe Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park One of the many great reasons for...

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The Garden Edge

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