Pittwater Life

Reminder To Prepare For Bushfire Season

Reminder To Prepare For Bushfire Season
Rob Stokes - Member for Pittwater

After the driest winter in 15 years, NSW faces very challenging conditions this summer. There are a number of simple steps property owners in potentially vulnerable areas can take.

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Fitting In Fitness

Fitting In Fitness
Andy Derijk

"I'm too busy right now"... this is something we have all said. When we are overwhelmed by work, family obligations, and a busy social calendar, time for your health and fitness gets put off, and those health goals fall by the wayside.

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Sydney's Operation Crayweed shortlisted for Science Prize

Sydney's Operation Crayweed shortlisted for Science Prize
ABC Radio Sydney

Crayweed, a species of seaweed, went completely missing from 70kms of Sydney's Coastline, from Palm Beach, to Cronulla, back in the 80's. Now, following "Operation Crayweed" and a successful crowdfunding campaign scientists have been re-planting small areas and it's gradually reproducing and re-populating our waters.

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NBN - Ready or NOT?

NBN - Ready or NOT?
Adan Turner

When you sign up for the NBN in search of a broadband boost, telcos don't tend to mention the hassles you might have with your home phone line. Heres one person experience that may be good information for us all offshore.

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The Trek to Barrenjoey Lighthouse

The Trek to Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Melissa Coburn | The Australian

On the Pittwater side of Sydney’s Palm Beach, people stream along the sand in the same direction. There is a bottleneck at the start of the track leading up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the crowd slows. A sign by the side of the track promises a climb of 800m in 15 minutes.

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Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world’s bees?

Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world’s bees?
Simon Klein & Andrew Barron

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was global concern over a new phenomenon: Colony Collapse Disorder.

Since then we have realised that it was not just the US that was losing its honey bees; similar problems have manifested all over the world. To make things worse, we are also losing many of our populations of wild bees too.

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News from the Nesting Box

News from the Nesting Box
Lesley Stevens

THEY’RE BACK! Right on cue the Feathertail Gliders have been sighted on Rocky Point. For the third year in a row the Gliders have appeared in Autumn to check out
suitable nesting boxes for the winter.

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Sleep – The bodies 'secret healer'

Sleep – The bodies 'secret healer'
Andy Derijk

Sleep makes you feel better and its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

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