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Lucy Cormack

Lucy Cormack is a Herald reporter.

'Green' light bulb moment for councils installing LED street lights

Lucy Cormack Nine Sydney councils are getting ready to turn off the lights – 13,000 of them – to save more than $20 million.

Descendant of Charles Darwin once failed biology, but now fights to save species

Chris Darwin, great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, champions the cause of endangered species at TEDx talks at the Sydney Opera House.

Lucy Cormack The great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin failed biology in school, but now has a passion for the environment.

Sydney says Aloha to Polynesian canoe Hokule'a

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Lucy Cormack Traditional Polynesian canoe Hokule'a entered Darling Harbour on Tuesday, the wind-powered vessel's latest stop on its 47,000 nautical mile journey around the world.

Polynesian canoe Hokule'a lands in Darling Harbour

A traditional Hawaiian greeting welcomes the Hokulea as it arrives at Darling Harbour.

Lucy Cormack Darling Harbour is the latest stop in a 47,000 nautical mile journey around the world – by canoe.

Early morning blaze destroys chemist at Ourimbah Shopping Village

Lucy Cormack A fire has destroyed one shop and damaged three at Ourimbah on the Central Coast.

Man charged after allegedly pouring petrol over his partner

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Lucy Cormack A man has been charged after allegedly threatening to set his female partner alight in a domestic violence incident near Mount Druitt on Friday.

Cash for cans: Industry proposed container deposit scheme for NSW 'inadequate'

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Lucy Cormack An industry-led container deposit scheme being considered by the state government is "tokenistic and "completely inadequate in funding," Australia's leading recycling alliance says.

Digital dictation being used more widely in Australian law firms

Dictation, dictation, dictation: Lawyer David Ellenby.

Lucy Cormack Anyone sidling past David Ellenby's office would think he spends an awful lot of time talking to himself.

Boys will be boys in the name of fantasy football

Good mates: (From left) Keith Davis, Jack Osbourne, Tony Kelso and Matthew Walker.

Lucy Cormack In the dark, before dawn, Matthew Walker rolls out of bed and stumbles to find his computer. It is a Friday at 4am and that means one thing.

The flight of fantasy sports as gambling joins in

Friends (L-R) Matthew Walker, Keith Davis, Tony Kelso and Jack Osbourne take a punt on an NRL fantasy football league.

Lucy Cormack When it comes to player management fans will always say they know better than the chief executive – and in fantasy sport, they do.

Anzac Day events across Australia run smoothly despite terror threat

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Lucy Cormack Anzac day commemorations across Australia attracted record numbers with no security issues, despite concerns in the wake of last week's terror raids.

Camp Gallipoli goes ahead with sunshine at back-up venue

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Le Large (retired) with his daughter Tara at Camp Gallipoli.

Lucy Cormack It was a sea of swags, beanies and soggy ugg boots, as attendees of Camp Gallipoli woke to a moving Dawn Service in Sydney's Moore Park on Saturday morning.

Students honour World War I Light Horse troopers on nine-day horse ride

Stanley Kenny, 14, on his paint pony Allan, in the uniform of the Australian Light Horse, at the outskirts of Alice Springs before he rides into the centre of Australia as part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the landing at Anzac Cove.

Lucy Cormack Everything a World War One light horse trooper needed to survive was carried by him and his horse, a lesson literally learnt by more than 25 indigenous students in the Northern Territory this week.

Anzac Star flower bed planted in the Royal Botanic Gardens

In remembrance: the Anzac Star flower bed at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Lucy Cormack Even in the soil of the Royal Botanic Gardens, we will remember them. It was a sentiment echoed on Thursday as the NSW governor, General David Hurley, opened the Anzac flower bed lawn, planted in...

Storm of the century batters Sydney and the Hunter, leaving three dead and homes destroyed

Massive waves hit Lurline Bay, Sydney.

Nick Ralston, Peter Hannam, Lucy Cormack and Ella Rubeli The biggest storm to hit Sydney and the Hunter this century has battered the region, with at least three people dead,  dozens of others needing rescuing and entire homes washed away in...

Sydney weather: Mike Baird calls on workers to head home ASAP before storm gets worse

Lucy Cormack Premier Mike Baird is warning commuters to start heading home from work as soon as possible, ahead of expected worsening storm conditions.

Anzac Day: What's on around Sydney and New South Wales

We will remember them: Services commemorating ANZAC Day will take place across Sydney.

Lucy Cormack Your guide to commemorating Anzac Day around Sydney and NSW.

Graduation day for former Christmas Island refugee Hadi Hosseini

Hadi Hosseini, a refugee from Afghanistan, taught himself English when he arrived on Christmas Island and is now an accounting graduate.

Lucy Cormack Hadi Hosseini remembers the experience of living in detention like living in “a factory for making people crazy.”

NSW election 2015: Mike Baird's government dumps renewable energy parliamentary secretary position

NSW Greens MP John Kaye fears the decision to dump the position of parliamentary secretary leaves the Baird government with no unique voice for renewable energy.

Lucy Cormack The position of parliamentary secretary for renewable energy has been dissolved, prompting concerns.

Fossil fuel-free super funds pay off for investors

Keeping it super green: Nic Nelson has made the switch to a fossil fuel-free super fund and hasn't looked back.

Lucy Cormack Nic Nelson was wandering through a market one morning when he was made an offer to shift his life savings to a fossil fuel free super fund.