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Wed 15 Aug 2018

Wild winds whip up rain and bushfires

Wild winds whip up rain and bushfires

WINDS in excess of 100km/h are smashing into parts of Australia bringing downpours for some areas and whipping up bushfires in others.

‘Too late to leave’: Monster blaze traps residents

‘Too late to leave’: Monster blaze traps residents

AN “out-of-control” bushfire is threatening homes in far south NSW with residents near Ulladulla being told it is too late to leave.

Former farmer says Bundy cane would help sustain graziers

premium_icon Former farmer says Bundy cane would help sustain graziers

THE drought is affecting hundreds of farmers nation wide, and Bundaberg merchant Louis Smalley thinks he has a temporary solution.

Sweet memories as strawberry farmers look back on 29 years

premium_icon Sweet memories as strawberry farmers look back on 29 years

After nearly three decades of picking strawberries, Keith and Shelly Boswell are closing up shop

How a few phone calls led to 40 hay bales being donated

premium_icon How a few phone calls led to 40 hay bales being donated

LOCAL farmers and business owners have joined forces to help those out west who are struggling.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Call to remove five cent piece from circulation for drought

premium_icon Call to remove five cent piece from circulation for drought

IT COST more money to make than it's actually worth, so why is the five cent piece still in circulation?

Australia’s mysterious nuclear fallout

Australia’s mysterious nuclear fallout

A RADIOACTIVE dust cloud swept over Western and South Australia. It wasn’t the British. Nor the US or French. A new study says it was covert test by Israel.

If the rain doesn’t come, it’s dire straits

If the rain doesn’t come, it’s dire straits

GEOFF Morton’s massive station has been drought declared for seven years. He says if it doesn’t rain by the end of the calendar year it’ll be the end of the road.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Ballandean fire within metres of destroying houses

Ballandean fire within metres of destroying houses

This Ballandean resident has praised the work of the fire fighters who saved his home from burning down.

Bush fire season will begin early, RFS announces

Bush fire season will begin early, RFS announces

WITH the entire state in the grip of a drought, the NSW Rural Fire Service has the Bush Fire Danger Period will begin earlier this year on the Coffs Coast.

COLD SNAP: Northern Rivers town gets down to zero degrees

COLD SNAP: Northern Rivers town gets down to zero degrees

AFTER the spring-like weather yesterday, getting out of bed this Monday morning was a struggle.

Koalas face warm weather carnage

premium_icon Koalas face warm weather carnage

Warmer-than-usual temperatures have convinced koalas it is already spring with 77 hit by cars across Brisbane since July 1

Horror as lightning strikes boys

Horror as lightning strikes boys

CCTV cameras captured the terrifying moment two teenage boys were hit by a bolt of lightning while walking through a park.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Call to push back summer holidays

premium_icon Call to push back summer holidays

THE president of Queensland Teachers’ Union says starting the school holidays just days before Christmas might improve children’s learning and save money.

Major event cancelled due to drought, others hang in balance

premium_icon Major event cancelled due to drought, others hang in balance

ONE event already canned because of climate, fears others could face trouble as drought has far-reaching consequences for local events and sporting clubs.

From green pastures to a barren wasteland

premium_icon From green pastures to a barren wasteland

GRAZIERS can’t avoid the glaring red dirt of the killer drought gripping Qld with only the distant memory of lush grass fuelling hopes of a return to good times

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Farmers' desperation brings in new avenues for profit

premium_icon Farmers' desperation brings in new avenues for profit

WITH the drought taking hold feed gain prices have spiked... so farmers are getting crafty.

Qantas and Caltex to give $3.1m in drought relief

Qantas and Caltex to give $3.1m in drought relief

QANTAS and Caltex are donating $3.1 million to Rural Aid to help Aussie farmers battle through the worst drought on record. Meanwhile ANZ is setting aside $130...

Damaging gales batter Victoria ahead of miserable weekend

Damaging gales batter Victoria ahead of miserable weekend

DESTRUCTIVE winds are buffeting Victoria this morning, with forecasters warning that dust could be swept into the city by the damaging gales.

Donations flood in for drought appeal

Donations flood in for drought appeal

WITH some parts of the state without a drop of rain for years, Queenslanders are urged to dig deep and join the campaign to help battling farmers. Here's how.

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