'2010 oracle' busted

A snake apparently used to control the progress of certain teams in the soccer World Cup has been seized by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the organisation said on Monday.

"The Cape of Good Hope SPCA in Grassy Park rescued a Burmese Rock Python from a sangoma in Nyanga on 30 June 2010," said SPCA regional spokesperson Sarah Scarth.

Campbelltown Courthouse's Gary Stewart a man of the people

Campbelltown CourthouseABORIGINAL Client Services Specialist at Campbelltown Courthouse Gary Stewart is well-known among the regionís Aboriginal community as a good friend and tireless worker, but his efforts deserve to be more widely recognised and applauded.

Indigenous opera hits a personal note * Fiona Scott-Norman * From: The Australian * Jul

Indigenous opera hits a personal note      * Fiona Scott-Norman     * From: The Australian     * JulAUSTRALIA'S first Aboriginal opera is coming to the stage.

SOPRANO Deborah Cheetham has an audacious ability to turn any situation into an opportunity. Bullied at her Sydney school for being a "fat Abo", she would challenge her persecutor to a fight after hours and spend the day selling tickets to the ensuing spectacle (she routinely won).

A welcoming start to NAIDOC Week in Hobart

A welcoming start to NAIDOC Week in HobartTo mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Hobart, Aunty Eva Richardson gives a welcome to country and raises the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags outside the ABC Centre in Hobart. NAIDOC Week is a recognise and celebrate our country's Ingigenous heritage and culture.

San Diego County tribe says proposed landfill would be too close to sacred site

 San Diego County tribe says proposed landfill would be too close to sacred siteOn its way to the ocean, the San Luis Rey River runs through a hilly, brushy parcel of land known as Gregory Canyon.

With large stands of coastal oak and cottonwood trees and a population of rattlesnakes and even a few mountain lions, the canyon is tucked away in a sparsely populated part of northeast San Diego County, just south of California 76 and three miles east of Interstate 15.