Stories by Gemma Wolk
The planet’s most useful poo?
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
How a virtual glimpse into the world's oldest civilisation changed the course of one refugee's journey.
A raw deal for young workers
Wage theft, harassment, immediate dismissal. A stark look at the challenges facing hospitality workers.
The op-shop funding global cancer research
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
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.