Stories by Gemma Wolk

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The planet’s most useful poo?

Environment 6 min read

The planet’s most useful poo?

by Gemma Wolk

Deep beneath the sea's briny surface lies a funny little critter whose digestive pyrotechnics are so immense that they are literally reshaping the ocean floor.

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

by Gemma Wolk

How a virtual glimpse into the world's oldest civilisation changed the course of one refugee's journey.

A raw deal for young workers

Arts, Culture and Society 12 min read

A raw deal for young workers

by Gemma Wolk

Wage theft, harassment, immediate dismissal. A stark look at the challenges facing hospitality workers.

The op-shop funding global cancer research

Our Communities 7 min read

The op-shop funding global cancer research

by Gemma Wolk

Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.

A tale of unlikely 'iso' pals

Health and Wellbeing 7 min read

A tale of unlikely 'iso' pals

by Gemma Wolk

Meet the kindy kids and aged care residents in the Hunter region who, after months of written letters back and forth, found the COVID silver lining.