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City goes bush

Sydney celebrated Planet Ark’s National Tree Day on Sunday with plantings across the council. City Council gave away more than 2000 native plants and held plantings in Sydney Park and Glebe. The Pyrmont Ultimo Landcare Group had an unpredicted 43 volunteers plant 200 trees at their Wentworth Park Light Rail site. More than 15 million native plants have been planted in the event since its 1996 inauguration.

Big brawl – The Rocks

A police officer was hospitalised with facial injuries and rib bruising after a 100-person brawl in The Rocks at 2:30 on Sunday morning. Fighting began when three people were thrown out of a pub around closing time. A 20 year-old Pendle Hill man has been charged in relation to the alleged assault.


The 17th Biennale of Sydney saw a record-breaking attendance with more than half a million visitors to Cockatoo Island. Ending on Sunday, the three-and-a-half month exhibition eclipsed it’s 2008 attendance by 82 per cent. The next Biennale will be in 2012.

Murder charge – Potts Point

Police charged a 28-year-old woman with the murder of a man at Potts Point on Saturday. Police responded to reports of an assault at a Macleay Street hotel around 9:40am, arriving to find an unidentified man in his 30s deceased. The woman was taken to hospital for treatment.