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What’s in Your Backyard?

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Junior Landcare held a competition across Australia asking kids to take photos of the flora and fauna in their backyards and describe why it was important to them. This was all part of their What’s in Your Backyard? campaign which encouraged

14 Year Old Missing Boy Found

14-year-old William Callaghan who was separated from his family on Mount Disappointment just north of Melbourne, on Monday afternoon.Has been found. Despite temperatures dropping to near zero degrees, the 14-year-old avoided hypothermia and managed to walk away with a suspected broken foot, and some cuts

AFTRS stands with our First Nations community

A minute’s silence will be observed across the AFTRS community today at 11 am in a sign of support of our First Nations culture and its people. In an email sent to staff and students yesterday AFTRS CEO, Nell Greenwood said the pause can be

New Covid-19 Cases Down, Ugg Boot Injuries Up

It is the first time since the World Health Organisation announced Covid-19 a pandemic that there have been no new local transmissions of the coronavirus in Australia, however podiatrists now have their hands tied with a different threat: ugg boot foot. Clinical podiatrist Jessica Johnston

Live Science Streaming for Kids!

Science Space might not be open for business as normal, however the North Wollongong home of Australia’s #1 most digitally advanced Planetarium is now offering live science shows directly to classrooms via Livestream link. Shows currently on offer include Liquid Nitrogen, Bubbleology, Fly Me To

2NRS News: 7:30 am Monday 8 June

Kingscliff man dies from shark attack A surfer on the north coast of NSW has died following a shark attack. Rob Pedretti, a 60-year-old Kingscliff local was attacked by a 3.5 metre great white around 10 am Sunday morning. Nearby surfers rushed to his aid

Round 5 Back On: NRL Will Allow Fans Back In

Punters in groups of 50 or less will now be allowed to watch matches, the NRL has confirmed.  The ‘first batch’ of rugby league fans will be allowed to attend games again in round five after the NRL secured permission for spectators to return from

Trying to Prevent Brumby Cull “Delaying the Inevitable”

Environmental groups have called attempts to prevent the Victorian Government’s proposed cull of wild brumbies “delaying the inevitable”, and said that feral horse numbers need to be controlled to protect delicate ecosystems in the Victorian and NSW alps struggling to recover after the summer bushfires.

Live Export Ban Finding Could be Appealed by Commonwealth

A legal expert expects that the Federal Court ruling on the 2011 live export ban will be appealed by the Commonwealth. University of Melbourne law professor Jason Varuhas has said that the Commonwealth could appeal the finding that former Agriculture minister Joe Ludwig overstepped his