Oh Deer – Mesopotamia Deer Farm

The Macleay Valley was once home to one of the largest farmed deer populations in Australia, but low domestic uptake and challenges in developing the export market saw numbers decline. Mesopotamia Lodge is one of the two remaining commercial breeders locally and has...

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Ardent About Alpacas

Pride of the Macleay Series Written by Julie Woodrow Coordinator Healthy Communities Kempsey Shire Council Pride of the Macleay showcases the stories of leaders throughout the Macleay When Alastair and Karen Smedley emigrated from the UK, they made their home in...

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Brewery for the Macleay

Small brewery update – NSW Article by Australian Brews News James Atkinson New breweries are currently in the pipeline for Sydney, as well as the regional New South Wales towns of Dungog and Kempsey. Founded three years ago, The Grifter Brewing Co is finally putting...

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Akubra ‘Made in Australia’

Akubra stays in Kempsey to keep the ‘Made in Australia’ tag Originally Published in The Australian City folk wouldn’t dream of doing it to the soft-weight Akubra fedora, but the first thing most Australian men and women on the land do when they receive their new hat...

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Buddy & Me – How a spark became a flame

A spark became a flame Pride of the Macleay Series Written by Julie Woodrow Coordinator Healthy Communities Kempsey Shire Council Pride of the Macleay showcases the stories of leaders throughout the Macleay To say that Ashlea Morehead is passionate about candles and...

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How to prune citrus trees

Making the cut - How to prune citrus Originally Published Organic Gardening March, 26, 2014 Phil Dudman Unlike other popular fruit trees such as apples and peaches, citrus don’t require a highly thought-out pruning technique in order to maximise production. In fact,...

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