Life & Style

Dealing with snake encounters

Jared Beaman As warmer conditions move in during the spring and summer months, an increase in the frequency of snake encounters can be expected. Snakes, like other reptiles, are ectothermic creatures meaning that they maintain their body temperature primarily from external heat sources such as the sun. This means that they will often seek out warm areas such as roads, footpaths, rocks and on occasion household items...

Preparing for wild weather

Jared Beaman As thunderstorm season ominously approaches, NSW State Emergency Service and NRMA have teamed up to launch their 2014/15 StormSafe program; an initiative that aims to minimise the risk to people and their possessions during severe weather events. Storms often transpire suddenly and with very little warning. Often times, individuals can be caught off guard and not have time to make the necessary precaution to minimise...

Sandy Thorne at Conversations

Jared Beaman Sandy Thorne is one of four special guests who will be interviewed as part of Quirindi Rotary Club’s upcoming ‘Quirindi Conversations’ evening which will take place at the Quirindi Royal Theatre on October 15. A notable Australian author, public speaker and storyteller, Sandy has plenty of experience in amusing a crowd. Whether she is performing on television, speaking at conferences or writing bestselling books, Sandy’s...