How to save an old house from falling into a river

By Lyle Houghton, Staff ReporterThe city of Kew, south-west Queensland, has been hit by an avalanche this weekend and is desperately trying to save some of its buildings.Key points:Village cinemas in the village of Kinkoura were all closed for the weekend after a major avalanche hit the villageVillage director Mark Macnair said they were notRead More

Why is it called ‘Tuscany Village’?

The name of a tourist attraction is nothing to sneeze at.But why are the villages named Tuscany and Villaglia?In Italian, “Tuscana” means ‘river’ or ‘river-river’, and is also the name of one of Italy’s oldest villages, which is still referred to as a ‘river village’ by the locals.“Villa Pediatricia” means “Pediatric hospital” in Italian.Villaglia isRead More