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Aussie snowboarder Scotty James aims for gold

The youngest Australian to compete in a Winter Olympics in 2010, Red Bull athlete Scotty James has continued to excel at his career as a snowboarder, taking out gold at the recent X Games and FIS World Championships. While he continues to travel the world training for next year’s Winter Olympics (Pyeongchang), he also finds Read More

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NZ’s Whanganui River granted legal personhood

New Zealand’s Whanganui River was yesterday granted the rights to be treated and, more importantly, defended as a living entity. Reported in The Guardian, the local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the country’s North Island has found to have the river recognised as an ancestor for almost a century-and-a-half. “The reason we have taken this approach Read More

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An argument for limiting walker access

One of the things most people love about bushwalking is finding some peace and quiet in a beautiful, wild place. Possibly this was not the experience most walkers had when 200 of them crammed into the Overland Track’s Waterfall Valley Hut, designed for just 24, and nearby tent sites one night. Environment These spikes in Read More

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