July 2016

Published a story 26th Jul 2016 9:24 AM

IF YOU like to drink wine, maybe you’d like to grow grapes.

Here’s cheers, grow your own wine

IF YOU like to drink wine, maybe you’d like to grow grapes.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 7:56 AM

THIS job has its perks. Right now I’m tucking into a delicious piece of cake made from the big bunch of bananas I picked from Ewen and Karen Talbot’s garden.

Gardening: Poo key to great harvests

THIS job has its perks. Right now I’m tucking into a delicious piece of cake made from the big bunch of bananas I picked from Ewen and Karen Talbot’s garden.

June 2016

Published a story 27th Jun 2016 6:48 PM

THE sheer magnitude of Janet Frith-Hall and her husband Michael’s garden, just outside Kyogle, would alone impress any green thumb.

An immense garden that is perfectly populated

THE sheer magnitude of Janet Frith-Hall and her husband Michael’s garden, just outside Kyogle, would alone impress any green thumb.

Published a story 21st Jun 2016 7:10 AM

AS YOU read this, the heavy rain we have been experiencing may be receding ... or not.

Cleaning up after the rain the clean up begins

AS YOU read this, the heavy rain we have been experiencing may be receding ... or not.

May 2016

Published a story 16th May 2016 1:16 PM

THE garden is called Forget Me Not, yet it would be very hard not to remember the beauty of the wide green space populated with a variety of Nature’s best.

You won’t soon forget Bangalow gardener’s paradise

THE garden is called Forget Me Not, yet it would be very hard not to remember the beauty of the wide green space populated with a variety of Nature’s best.

Published a story 2nd May 2016 3:44 PM

IF YOU’RE looking for ways to make mother’s day this weekend, take her to the Ballina and District Orchid Society’s Autumn Show.

Go ga-ga over orchids at Ballina show on Mother’s Day

IF YOU’RE looking for ways to make mother’s day this weekend, take her to the Ballina and District Orchid Society’s Autumn Show.

April 2016

Published a story 14th Apr 2016 6:32 PM

IF YOU are one of the millions of Australian adults who are single, separated, divorced, or widowed, I have good news for you.

Single? It’s a date

IF YOU are one of the millions of Australian adults who are single, separated, divorced, or widowed, I have good news for you.

Published a story 8th Apr 2016 2:29 PM

Find out why this columnist thinks Australia needs a love tax.

OPINION: Is it time to explore the true cost of love?

Find out why this columnist thinks Australia needs a love tax.

March 2016

Published a story 29th Mar 2016 5:46 AM

I LOVE a garden shed. I’m not talking about a man shed, or even a woman shed. I’m talking about the creative hub of your productive or ornamental garden.

Love your garden, love your shed

I LOVE a garden shed. I’m not talking about a man shed, or even a woman shed. I’m talking about the creative hub of your productive or ornamental garden.

Published a story 17th Mar 2016 3:57 PM

AUSTRALIANS are more informed than ever when it comes to making educated choices about what they’re eating.

Healthy eating: Get the lowdown on low GI foods

AUSTRALIANS are more informed than ever when it comes to making educated choices about what they’re eating.

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I am an editor with a broad range of interests including well-being, the environment, politics, lifestyle issues, social trends, sex and relationships and community. I am also a qualified counsellor and permaculturist, a dog lover and a yogi. I have written two books, Sex, Optimism and Surviving the 21st Century (Harper Collins) and Slow Sydney (Affirm Press). I love new ideas and people who think outside the box . I enjoy working in a close-knit community.