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Miniature horse Maverick is providing relief to nursing home residents

Miniature horse Maverick is providing relief to nursing home residents

Therapy horse Maverick can't walk inside barefoot so he wears tiny shoes.

  • by Andrew Brown

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'He woke up': miracle puppy was euthanised but lived, pet rescue says
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'He woke up': miracle puppy was euthanised but lived, pet rescue says

Veterinarians had found the puppy alive after he was given medicine meant to euthanise him.

  • by Linh Ta
Woman injured in goat 'incident' in central Queensland

Woman injured in goat 'incident' in central Queensland

Paramedics were called to a home near Rockhampton on Thursday night.

  • by Lydia Lynch
'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet
Environmental Protection

'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet

Humanity must radically change its diet to avert catastrophic damage to the planet, including cutting red meat consumption by more than half, a major report warns.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'One died in front of us': More dead fish surface in the Darling River
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'One died in front of us': More dead fish surface in the Darling River

More dead fish are turning up in the Darling River at Menindee, about 10 days after a mass die-off in the far-western NSW region killed off as many as 1 million fish.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Not a bathtub': Burke demands better monitoring of Murray-Darling
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'Not a bathtub': Burke demands better monitoring of Murray-Darling

Labor's water spokesman says getting better information about the state of Murray-Darling Basin ecosystems is "an absolute priority".

  • by Peter Hannam
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Dog stolen, painted blue in Brisbane's north
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Dog stolen, painted blue in Brisbane's north

The dog's owner thinks her barking may have aggravated someone to break into the backyard and steal the border collie.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Woman handed suspended sentence over Perth Zoo meerkat theft
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Woman handed suspended sentence over Perth Zoo meerkat theft

The woman pleaded guilty to receiving the stolen animal and was sentenced to seven months in prison, suspended for 12 months.

Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats
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Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats

Two cats are living large at a $US1500-a-month ($2083) studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.

Fish kill risks mount as temperatures 'scream' in hard-hit Menindee
Animals

Fish kill risks mount as temperatures 'scream' in hard-hit Menindee

The first of 16 machines aimed at keeping vital fish stocks alive in NSW's ailing rivers will be installed as soon as Wednesday as fears build of more large dieoffs amid searing inland temperatures.

  • by Peter Hannam
Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW
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Mortality rates expected to rise as heatwave worsens across NSW

During a similar heatwave event in 2011, NSW Health saw a 13 per cent increase in mortality as well as a 14 per cent rise in emergency department admissions. 

  • by Sarah Keoghan & Ben Weir