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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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The joy of new talent

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Danny’s world

John Scrivener, yet again, in his latest incredibly biased anti-Israel letter in last week’s paper shows us nothing new....

Secret MoU adopted for flood co-operation

Mayor Michael Lyon downplayed the secrecy surrounding his request that councillors support a non-binding memorandum of understanding with flood recovery agencies and the body that represents local councils.

Photo Jeff ‘Orangutan or Womban?’ Dawson

Tony Gilding, manager of Macadamia Castle, has another passion – saving the endangered orangutan.

He’s part of a team that will be releasing ex-captive orangutans into the Kehje Sewen forest in Borneo starting 2 May.

And for those interested in a trip of a lifetime, there’s a place available on the team.

‘Its very rugged wilderness not normally accessible to the public,’ says Gilding. ‘Dr Jamartin Sihite PhD will be joining us – he is enormously knowledgeable in his field and has a deep passion for orangutans and the forest.’ Enquiries to [email protected] or 0413 123 000.

 

 

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