New Zealand to eliminate most single-use plastics by 2025 to live up to ‘green’ reputation

New Zealand will strive to live up to its ‘clean green’ reputation by phasing out most single-use plastics by 2025.   The ban will crack down on cotton buds, packaging, bags, bowls, plates and cutlery and will be implemented from the beginning of 2022.  The move comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to rid the … Read more

Brooklyn boat explosion: Father and child, two, narrowly escape blast

Scrambling to escape a flame-engulfed boat on Easter Sunday, a father cradles his two-year-old child as they bolt down the jetty. A long-weekend trip with friends ended in horror after a boat suddenly exploded north of Sydney, leaving four people in induced comas with severe burns.    CCTV footage from the Hawkesbury River Marina, at Brooklyn, captured … Read more

‘Rope technician’ hanging from Melbourne skyrise realises glass window he’s installing is TOO BIG 

Terrifying moment worker hanging hundreds of metres in the air from a Melbourne skyrise realises the glass window he’s installing is TOO BIG A GoPro captured footage of the men hanging from the building in Melbourne One of the men could be heard yelling that the panel was 300mm too big The heart stopping video … Read more

Thousands evacuate as Sydney floodwaters approach ROOF height and 200 schools are closed

Thousands in Sydney’s west have been forced out of their homes overnight and eight flood evacuation orders have been issued for the NSW mid-north coast as wild weather and torrential rain continues to lash much of the state’s east.  Communities along the Hawkesbury River in NSW are bracing for once-in-a-generation flooding that could displace thousands … Read more

Floodwaters in Sydney’s west rise as once-in-100-year storm causes $1B of damage across NSW

Thousands of families face losing their homes and many others spent a sleepless night in evacuation centres as a rain-soaked New South Wales prepares to be battered by another two days of relentless torrential rain. Floodwaters in Sydney’s west will continue rising on Monday as Warragamba Dam, the city’s biggest, spills enough water to fill … Read more

Torrential rain to last for days due to colliding weather systems amid NSW flood disaster

More wild weather is on the way for rain-soaked New South Wales as a once-in-a-century mega-storm continues to lash Australia’s east coast.  Conditions are dangerous and volatile as more flood warnings were issued for parts of western Sydney and the NSW mid-north coast on Sunday night. Rising floodwaters in Sydney’s west and north-west are now higher … Read more

NSW storm causes Covid-19 vaccine to be delayed after flashfloods rip through Sydney

The wild weather battering New South Wales has delayed the state’s vaccine roll-out as torrential rain and flooding looks set to hammer the state’s east coast until Thursday.  The Federal Government said the once-in-a-century storm will affect the vaccine delivery of phase 1b to over 6.1million Australians ‘in Sydney and across multiple regional NSW locations’.    … Read more

Australia takes a swipe at ‘desperate’ EU after Italy’s vaccine block

Australia has taken a swipe at the ‘desperate’ EU for not being in ‘a good position like us’ as the bloc’s vaccine shambles continued. Italy imposed the first EU-sanctioned export ban on vaccines on Thursday when it blocked 250,000 AstraZeneca jabs from heading to Australia – which was due to start inoculations with the vaccine … Read more