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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stevie (Stephanie) Hall

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Stevie, the action boss who needs help with fiddly things like paperwork and accounts, took the reins at Drovers Run when Tess first left for Argentina. During that time, Stevie finally revealed her real connection to daughter Rose and, after many close calls, finally realised she loves Alex. Stevie is athletic, physically strong and (outwardly at least), emotionally independent. The rodeo circuit in particular suited her love of change and movement, action and excitement. Morally, she does what she feels is fair and right. She has crossed the line at times but never maliciously. She’ll take the advantage (as much for herself as a friend in need) and ignore the law if it seems inflexible or unreasonable. She’s the sort who never knocks back a dare, loves a party, and lives for the moment. She isn’t held back by the constraints of common sense or thinking through the consequences of things. As a result she frequently finds herself in trouble, but has the audacity and quick wit to extricate herself more often  than not. Stevie’s world was turned upside down when Alex became engaged to Fiona. Her rebound relationship with a crop-dusting pilot led to him spraying Drovers Run, destroying its organic status. When Tess, reunited with Nick, decided to move back to Argentina, Stevie was forced to share the farm management duties with new part-owner Jodi. As Alex’s marriage to Fiona crumbled, it seemed likely that Stevie and Alex would finally be together. But a series of misunderstandings drove them apart. Will they ever overcome their differences and become a couple? Or will stubborn pride keep them apart forever?

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bob Irwin leaves Australia Zoo

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All is not well in Croc Man Steve Irwin’s menagerie. Irwin’s father, Bob, has reportedly quit his job at Australia Zoo after dedicating more than 36 years of his working life to his son’s legacy. In a move that most construe as a direct snub to daughter-in-law Terri, Bob has now vowed to keep his son’s dream alive “elsewhere”. News of his resignation broke yesterday after a letter on his behalf was reportedly sent to Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun. In Bob’s 300 word letter he thanks zoo staff, Animal Hospital workers, Wildlife Warriors and “all of Steve’s friends out there” - but pointedly neglects to mention Steve’s widow Teri who has a great degree of control over the Zoo and is the mother of Bob’s grandchildren Bindi and Bob. Bob’s departure does little to quell rumours of an escalating rift in the Irwin family over disagreements on treatment of staff and the commercial direction of the world-famous Australian Zoo. Disgruntled employees were up in arms over the fact that Bob had apparently been banned from the Zoo after an alleged argument with Terri. Apparently he will continue “Steve’s dream” at a new property that Steve’s father has bought near Kingaroy, 209km northwest of Brisbane. Bob and his partner Judy will continue with Steve’s dream, with the passion and commitment he would expect. Meanwhile, Terri and the Zoo could be facing a tax investigation in the wake of multi-million dollar civil lawsuits against them.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Like father Like Son, Robert Irwin

LIKE father like son?

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The four-year-old son of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was not at all alarmed when he was recently bitten by a baby boa constrictor,He picked one of them up and it bit him on the finger, and he was so proud to have copped his first hit.I hope it wasn’t venomous’, he said. His mother Terri assured Robert that she wouldn’t actually let him play with venomous snakes. His nine-year-old sister Bindi was first bitten by a snake when she was 18 months old.

Latest Australia Zoo news;

Wildlife Hospital Australia Zoo
What began as a dusty concrete slab, on a vacant piece of land near Australia Zoo, is slowly transforming into the worlds biggest animal rehabilitation centre! Woo Hoo!January has seen the walls of the eco-friendly hospital go up, and it won’t be long until our talented team of vets are saving lives in the new sate-of-the-art facility. With advanced veterinary technologies, when complete, the hospital will treat up to 10,000 animals per year! Construction of the new hospital is set to finish in April

and also;

A True Blue Australia Day
26 January 2008

As the sun rose on another perfect day, thousands of proud Australians grabbed their Aussie flag, put on their green and gold’s and headed to Australia Zoo for a true blue Australia Day. January 26, is a day marked proudly in the Australia Zoo calendar and each year it goes off like a frog in a sock! With billy-tea, traditional damper and lamingtons, and performances by local Indigenous dance group, The Gubbi Gubbi, patrons at Australia Zoo were today reminded of what it means to be an Aussie. Though many would agree it’s not a true Australia Day with out a performance by Aussie legend, John Williamson. With flags waving high and proud, thousands of dedicated Australians poured into the Crocoseum to watch John Williamson pay tribute to our great country. The atmosphere was true-blue in the stadium, as John and special guest Warren H Williams performed a selection of inspiring Australian songs. ‘Hey True Blue’ and ‘Wildlife Warriors: It’s Time’ were crowd favourites along with the good-old “unofficial” national anthems, ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and ‘Home Among the Gum Trees’. As the performance came to an end, the crowd rose to join John as he proudly sang the Australian National Anthem.

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