Weather News

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.

School helps bale out farmers by selling steer

premium_icon School helps bale out farmers by selling steer

This school is trying to buy two truckloads of hay for drought-stricken farmers by selling one of their steers.

Warwick's coldest August morning in over two decades

Warwick's coldest August morning in over two decades

RESIDENTS woke with shivers as temperatures dropped well below average on Monday morning.

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.

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