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dougkSun, 04/02/2018 - 6:49pm

Just before Christmas 2017, concerns were raised about a canal - up to 16 kilometres long - being carved out of the 2400+ hectare former Australian Pine Plantation property off Viney Creek Road East. In an article posted today (Sunday 4 Feb) on the SMH website, Domain journalist Lucy Macken reports on a stop-work order being issued to the owner Phillip Lee.

Invitation
mareli121Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:12am
Clean Up Day 4 March

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 4th of March - 8am to 10am.

Looking for experienced and new Volunteers....

Yes, we will be looking forward to Clean Up North Arm Cove for 2018, and hope to increase the volunteer count from the healthy number of 27 keen (but wet) souls last year, to well....even more.

For those that haven't done this before, the general process is that volunteers present in the ways listed below, are given gloves/bags/etc (referred to as 'kit') sign on and combined into a group to clean up a...

Report
janinerSun, 21/01/2018 - 9:24pm
Looking for insects in the grass at high tide

We have had a pair of nesting herons for most of January. In breeding season the adult birds have plumes on their back, breast, neck and nape.

The nest is high up in a gum tree and about 50m from the water. Unfortunately the pair abandoned the nest about a week ago. I am not sure whether the hail storm damaged the eggs or whether there was another reason to leave the nest. The birds were not particularly diligent in sitting on the nest, so perhaps the eggs just failed to develop.

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News
janinerSat, 13/01/2018 - 2:47pm
Storm over Port Stephens

The Cove experienced storms on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The first storm hit just before 8pm and came from the northwest in a line from the Barrington Tops area. Wind speeds were high enough to blow the doors off our neighbour’s garden shed. The thunder, lightning, wind and rain passed very quickly but the storm left us without power for 3 hours. The power flickered a few times before finally dying at about 8pm. It was not restored until 11pm, so it was an evening spent finding the emergency lamps and wondering whether it was worth the effort...

Information
janinerFri, 05/01/2018 - 12:44pm
Flooding by King Tide

The Cove had some minor flooding this week. It coincided with the summer king tide, which this year was higher than normal.

Spring tides occur every fortnight and roughly coincide with the new and full moons. There are two king tides a year, one in summer and one in winter. This is all caused by the orbit of the moon around the earth and to a lesser extent the orbit of the earth around the sun.

The first full moon this year was a “super moon” when the moon was closest to the earth- a full 50,000km closer...

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