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OLDER MIGRANTS DOING IT TOUGH

NSA CALLS FOR MORE CARE FOR A NEGLECTED AGEING GROUP JOHN McNAMEE reports A startling new report claims that people from migrant backgrou...

Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons

Landmark Australian art exhibition set to be highlight in Canberra’s tourism calendar The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is ge...

Bumper and Boney

… THE LEGENDS, MYTHS AND MYSTERIES OF A HARD-NOSED COP AND AN EXILED EMPEROR  By JOHN McNAMEE  IMAGINE it: the squalid rum-sodden st...

An Odd Way of Looking at Whisky

If you’re not satisfied with the way traditional heating methods are keeping you warm this winter, and you’re fond of a tipple, your...

VETERAN AUSSIE COACH KEY TO A NEW CANADIAN GOLD-RUSH!

JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO A LEGEND OF THE SURF AND POOL   THE finely-chiselled bodies of the elite swimmers carve their way smoothly up and dow...

THE KINDLY CARERS WHO DESERVE TO WORK WITH DIGNITY

SPECIAL REPORT BY JOHN McNAMEE   JACK’s emaciated, wrinkled arm was lying outside the bedclothes.

HAVE YOU EVER……

Held a Shooting Star in your hand? Visited a miniature pioneer township? Found out where the story of the ‘Smiley’ Movies started?

WHY COL’S MUSIC IS STILL SUCH A JOYE!!

 JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO ONE OF THE LOVABLE LEGENDS OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK’N’ROLL….. As Col Joye prepares to move into his 75th year o...

SHEDDING A TEAR FOR AN ENDURING EDIFICE! OR HOW LIZZIE THE BLUE-TONGUE SAVED THE DAY!!

“It’s just got to go…it’s a monstrosity,” she said firmly. “Monstrosity?” I spluttered.  

Rugby New Zealand 2011, Tournament Organiser

By Martin Snedden CEO   What can fans expect from the hosting of the world’s third biggest sporting event in a small country like New Zea...

Orchids

Orchids are the most extraordinary plants. In the wild, they grow between rocks, up trees, hanging from cliffs and in virtually every kind o...

WHEN IT CAME TO A NEW TRICK, BOSSY WAS AN OLD DOG FOR A HARD ROAD!

JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS ON HOW LEARNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE YOUNG…..AND NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE EITHER!!!

WHY GRAHAM’S A TRUE CHAMPION OF THE SURF!!

  JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO THE NEW NATIONAL HEAD OF AN ICONIC CENTURY OLD MOVEMENT If Graham Ford thought he was going to get any special...

Solar Power

Solar power is pretty amazing. It is usually generated by flat solar panels (1) mounted on a roof.

THE SAD YOUNG HERO WHO ADORNS OUR SURF CLUB WALL

By John McNamee THERE is a certain sadness in the eyes…but yet they burn fiercely, proudly as he poses in his newly allocated but ill-...

MEMORIES OF A SAD DAY ON THE BEACH

JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS ON A TRAGEDY WHICH SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN AGAIN IT creates an awfully numbing sensation when the sport to wh...

IT’S ALL A QUESTION OF IDLE CURIOSITY!!!!

BUT BEWARE OF PEOPLE FROM THE ‘HAVE A NICE DAY’ SCHOOL OF MANNERS JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS ON HOW HE TRIES TO DODGE THE DAILY INQUISITION...

WHEN IT COMES TO COLUMNS, SPIRO’S RIGHT ON TOP!!

JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO A UNIQUE RUGBY COMMENTATOR WHO’S ALWAYS ON THE BALL….   HE quotes obscure fourth-century  BC Chinese militar...

A Brush With Death

How a Sydney author’s near-tragedy and a mysterious portrait led to her unravelling a fascinating family history By John McNamee Yvonn...

Flushing Out The Real Bludgers

How a newspaper headline summed up the plight of the would-be pensioners. John McNamee Reports My attention was drawn recently to an article...