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Gold Coast couple’s 40-year quest to restore a banana farm to pristine rainforest habitat

In 1977, Wal Mayr said he was your average 19-year-old living on the Gold Coast. “I liked partying, I liked surfing,” he said. But even as a carefree teenager, Mr

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Creswick Woollen Mills a vital asset to local community 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago a man arrived in Australia with a vision to build Australia’s first woollen mill to re-manufacture old clothing. The late Paul Ryzowy arrived in Victoria in 1947

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Marathon search to find wombat joey a show of volunteers’ dedication to survival of species

In an incredible act of determination, wildlife carers have completed an eight-week search in swampy, mosquito-filled conditions in south-east NSW to rescue an orphaned wombat joey. Heather Brown, a Bombala-based

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Newman teenager Nyah Keep sets powerlifting records after just a year in the sport

Barely a year after taking up a new sport, a teenager from an outback mining town has broken three of her own Australian records and claimed a national title in

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Addison Mortimore, 9, uses birthday to raise money for RACQ CQ Rescue chopper service

For many children birthdays are about one thing — presents. But for nine-year-old Addison Mortimore from Mackay, it’s a chance to do something to help others. For the past four

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How this Liverpool Plains community rallied to defeat Shenhua Watermark open-cut coal mine

As he stands on Gamilaraay and Red Chief land, Gomeroi man Mitchum Neave speaks about the promise he broke 14 years ago. “When I grew up, my elders told me

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Victorian neighbourhood houses get ongoing funding commitment, creating certainty

Leaders of Victoria’s neighbourhood houses have welcomed a state government’s funding announcement but some say it isn’t enough to cope with rising staff wages and running costs. Disability, Ageing and

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