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bobreidThu, 14/10/2021 - 9:58am

On Tuesday night Channel 9 broadcast a feaure in its "A Current Affair" show on developer Mr Phillip Dong Fang Lee and the rehabilitation of his Fame Cove property and his $273 million tax problem. The ATO has frozen Mr Lee's assets which includes the Fame Cove property.

The feature included interviews with Len Yearsley who is the convenor of the NACCAi Fame Cove Subcommittee.

To watch the feature click on the following link:

janinerSun, 10/10/2021 - 2:25pm
Baby cuckoo

It is spring and the Cove is again full of the sound of birds. Some visitors to the Cove every spring come from a long distance. We get two migratory cuckoos, the Channel Billed Cuckoo and the eastern Koel. The following information about these cuckoos was copied from the Aussie Birdlife Website- https://birdlife.org.au

Eastern Koel

If you live in some parts of northern or eastern Australia, one of the characteristic birds of spring is undoubtedly the Eastern (or Common) Koel. Its monotonous and feverish cry of cooee, cooee, cooee ringing through the evening...

janinerSun, 10/10/2021 - 1:50pm
Little Corella

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again this week from 18 October to 24 October. Volunteers just do a bird count for 20 minutes from anywhere they wish. All you have to do is Register, download the App and count the birds for 20 minutes. You can do it as many times as you like.

You don't have to be an expert. The App helps you identify the birds, and if you don't know, you just leave it out. The App continues to work even after the count is over, so you will have a free bird identification...

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bobreidSun, 19/09/2021 - 10:00pm

My neighbour Mark from across the road rang me tonight to tell me that fireflies were flying around the bush on the edge of his property, so I went up and had a look with him.

Sure enough, there they were. A few dozen bright twinkling lights flying around the scrub. They were very bright and could easily be seen from many metres away.

A couple of them were stationary, and when we had a look with a torch we could see that they were caught in spider webs.

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bobreidSun, 08/08/2021 - 12:02pm

NACCAi has been an affiliated member of Port Stephens EcoNetwork for some years.

Most of the EcoNetwork goals and initiatives are relevant to North Arm Cove, so we will periodically provide an update on it's activities.

EcoNetwork is a Port Stephens based conservation, sustainability and natural heritage network, with a vision for an eco-oriented culture for sustainable communities and the transfer of intact eco-systems to future generations.

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bobreidThu, 29/07/2021 - 1:56pm

Karuah East Quarry is a State Significant Development with an established Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for open dialogue between the operators of the quarry and representatives of the local community, stakeholder groups and local Councils.

The CCC are seeking suitable applicant(s) to join the established committee. Applicants will generally live locally and/or are members of community, environment, Aboriginal or Industry stakeholder groups. 

Positions on the CCC are voluntary and you will be expected to:

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bobreidSat, 03/07/2021 - 6:40pm

On Friday I was contacted by Drew Morris, MidCoast Council's Catchment Officer, regarding some upcoming projects in North Arm Cove to help reduce sedimentation runoff into the waterway. The work will be carried out over the next few months. Details of the work, as provided by Drew Morris, are:

janinerFri, 25/06/2021 - 2:46pm

An application for an abalone farm at Clarke St, Pindimar has been withdrawn.

The Pindimar Bundabah Community Association has been fighting this proposal for nearly two decades. The proposed farm would have been land based and was to include tanks, ponds and sheds. Sea water would have been used in the ponds and waste water would have been piped out into the Port.

The main concern was regarding the nutrients being returned to the Port via the waste water and the long term effects that this water would have on the aquatic environment. The local residents were also...

janinerSun, 16/05/2021 - 11:42am

In 2020 a group of 8 farmers in The Branch undertook major works on their properties to protect wetlands and riparian vegetation while improving their water points, fencing and pasture. Hunter Local Land Services, Landcare Australia and MidCoast Council partnered to provide advice and funding to these farms to help implement the works.

On Friday there is a workshop to understand what has been implemented, see on-ground works, the results achieved, and find out how you can get involved.
We’ll also explore the property to see what was done on the ground, find out how the land has...

janinerTue, 11/05/2021 - 8:00pm

There has been a red barge on the eastern side of the Cove south of Bundabah for the last few days. The derelict oyster lease in this location has been leased after being vacant for several years. One of the lease conditions is removal of the derelict posts. The posts in this area are huge, closely spaced and create a fenced area. The barge is being used to remove these posts.

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