MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

My news stories, feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in a range of niche, industry and general interest publications. Refresh the page for a different selection of stories.

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G Magazine, Australia's #1 consumer sustainability title, operates G Online.

May 2010

A salty problem for urban houses

The Murray-Darling River Basin has had its fair share of salinity problems, but it seems that salty issues are affecting homes as well. Houses in city areas are at risk of something called 'urban salinity', a salty problem that could, like a cancer, spread through the foundations of homes.

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The National Times was relaunched in 2009 and features analysis, commentary and opinion from Fairfax Media's established print and online mastheads.

February 2010

The iPad may alter the landscape for news producers

Tech fans were on the edge of their seats as Thursday's anticipated news of Apple's new tablet device approached the desktop and the laptop.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

June 2011

Serving up new insights

Over three days from May 18-21, the eighth Australian Mango Conference schedule took delegates from the city meeting room to the paddock, with discussions on the industry's future, fruit marketing, pest control and new developments in technology.

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Australian Horticulture, a Rural Press publication, served the ornamental horticultural industry from 1903 to 2012.

April 2011

Organics for beginners

The enterprising Deni McKenzie, of Tumbalala, a property 21km outside Uralla in New England, is passionate about organic gardening. She has developed a novel method of organising seeds in a handy box.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

April 2012

Faith in farmland

Farmland trusts are used overseas to preserve land for farming against urban encroachment. In Australia, some people are looking at models that could allow farming to operate alongside suburban developments. Matthew da Silva reports.

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