Saffron Howden is Rural and Indigenous Affairs Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald
Saffron Howden The health of the Mithaka people fluctuates with the ebb and flow of the rivers through their arid outback country.
Saffron Howden FARMERS are warning that the Lake Eyre basin could be the next Murray-Darling fiasco if plans to open its network of creeks and rivers to irrigators go ahead.
Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden NSW is facing its most dangerous bushfire threat in 12 years as the state swelters through a record-breaking heatwave and fire officials express concern about the public's preparedness.
Saffron Howden Bound to a wheelchair and largely paralysed from the neck down, John Crasti wouldn't mind one last shot at the Orange novice bull-riding winner's trophy.
Saffron Howden A SPIKE in cases of a highly contagious virus that can cause an agonising death in puppies has prompted warnings from veterinarians to vaccinate pets.
Saffron Howden BETWEEN this week and next, Phillip McCarthy will swap 30-degree heat, bushfires and dugongs for the spruce and pines of Canada's vast Boreal forest in sub-zero temperatures.
Saffron Howden A PROPOSAL to mine through a bushland ridge that buffers a Hunter Valley village from an open-cut coal pit has become a test of planning laws that force developers to ''offset'' their environmental...
Saffron Howden A FEW hills over from the roar of traffic on the Hume Highway south of Sydney, is a paddock in a time warp.
Saffron Howden The hunter is conflicted, Edward Hoogenboom says. The adrenalin rush that comes with a kill is quickly followed by ''the hunter's lament''.
Saffron Howden Thousands of Australia's agriculture workers have packed up their tools and walked off the land during the past two years.
Ben Cubby, Saffron Howden The coal seam gas company Santos has admitted more than a dozen instances of pollution occurred at drilling sites in the Pilliga woodland in north-west NSW, many of them not reported to the...
Saffron Howden When floodwaters spill out across the flat plains of the state's north-west, remote farmers and the residents of small towns are not the only ones stranded.
Saffron Howden At the climax of the drought, Lake Cargelligo was a cracked and barren wasteland littered with the carcasses of rotting carp.
Saffron Howden Maureen and Colin Causer walk the short main street of Quandialla and recollect the thriving businesses the now-dilapidated buildings once housed.
Jen Rosenberg, Saffron Howden Thousands of people remain isolated on properties around Wee Waa in northern NSW.
Saffron Howden The pay-off for having a town sliced in two by a bridge engulfed for days on end by the river - as occurred in Bellingen last week - is living in enviable natural beauty.
Saffron Howden Torrential rain that has soaked the far north coast headed south yesterday as the resulting flooding swept over roads and bridges and threatened to isolate the large inland centre of Kempsey last...
Saffron Howden Heavy rain has caused flash flooding that has closed roads in parts of Coffs Harbour this morning.
Saffron Howden, Melissa Davey North coast residents were preparing for a sleepless wait last night as the threat of swollen rivers, further rain and a king tide followed a day of mass evacuations.
Saffron Howden About 500 caravans across eight caravan parks near Tweed Heads in the state's north are being evacuated due to flooding, the NSW State Emergency Service says.