Deluge breaks rainfall records as clean up begins
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Emergency service and transport crews have spent the day mopping up after torrential rain fell across the ACT and surrounds. More than a month's worth of rain was delivered in less than two days across parts of the Territory, with Canberra Airport recording 43.8 millimetres. Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said this was Canberra's wettest August day since 1974. "This brought...
Driver ‘over the moon’ with $200,000 appeal win after injury in Clyde Mountain crash
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A woman who was injured after being forced to take evasive action at an accident site near Clyde Mountain has been awarded $200,000 by the NSW Court of Appeal. Lisa Maree Collins is reportedly "over the moon" by the court's decision, which ordered Insurance Australia Ltd to fork out the payment on Tuesday (2 August). The Crookwell resident was driving along...
Former Eurobodalla businesswoman wins $762,000 over child sex abuse by her uncle
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Content warning: this story includes details of childhood sexual abuse. A former Eurobodalla woman who survived being sexually abused as a child by her now-imprisoned uncle has been awarded just over $760,000 in damages. In 2020, the ACT Supreme Court sentenced the uncle to a total of 12 years' jail for sexually abusing three of his nieces while they were...
Wet weather closes roads and Thredbo Resort
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The soggy conditions will continue across southern NSW and the ACT today (4 August), with a severe weather warning still in place for large parts of the region. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding, was expected across the Snowy Mountains and the South Western Slopes. The BoM expects wet weather until...
From laid-back country pubs to mountain streams, get off the beaten track with five new Tablelands Trails
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Five new nature, cultural and foodie trails celebrate the many charms and undiscovered gems of the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales. Explore lush national parks, cool-climate wineries, paddock-to-plate produce, fascinating heritage towns and warm country hospitality along the Tablelands Trails hosted by www.visitnsw.com. Visitors to the region can gain expert local advice on what to see and do in...
Barilaro Inquiry: Stuart Ayres resigns; Labor claims trade job ‘cover up is worse than the crime’
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NSW Trade Minister Stuart Ayres has resigned from the ministry and as NSW Liberals deputy leader as serious questions continued to swirl around his role in the appointment of John Barilaro to a top trade job. It came as Investment NSW CEO Amy Brown was recalled to the parliamentary inquiry examining the process which resulted in the former Deputy Premier...
Cooma railway renovations moving full steam ahead thanks to heritage funds
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The famous Cooma Monaro Railway (CMR) Institute building and the adjoining tennis courts will receive a $310,000 makeover as part of a long-term community vision for the heritage precinct. As part of the refurbishment, the institute's hardwood and iron verandah awning will be replaced, while repairs will also be made to the original wooden floorboards and the annex kitchen. The building...
‘You might need to sit down, mate’: Goulburn couple takes home $20m lotto win
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A Goulburn couple is $20 million richer after securing the only division one winning entry in Oz Lotto. The pair said they couldn't describe how they were feeling as news of their win sunk in. "I’m in tears mate! Every time I think I’m okay, the waterworks kick off again!" the winning husband said. "I don’t even know what to...
New national fire rating signage to better inform communities of risk from 1 September
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The state's new fire danger signs will be rolled out from 1 September, strengthening the ability of fire authorities to accurately communicate bushfire risk to communities. The new Rural Fire Service (RFS) signboards are part of the revised Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS), and will bring New South Wales into line with the rest of the country. From the first...
Man suffers serious head and facial injuries in truck rollover near Tarago
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A man has been flown to Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition after a semi-trailer rolled near Tarago this morning (3 August). At about 9:45 am, emergency services were called to Braidwood Road following reports of a crash. The semi-trailer low loader had been carrying a large piece of road work machinery when it rolled. READ ALSO: Complications...
Search for missing 55-year-old woman on South Coast
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Police need our help to find a missing 55-year-old woman who was last seen on the South Coast. Kim Misios was last seen driving in the Narooma area on Sunday (31 July), but has not contacted family or friends since. She's described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 155 cm tall, of medium build with blonde hair and blue eyes....
Heavy rain, damaging winds on their way
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A severe weather warning has been issued covering large parts of southern NSW and the ACT, with predictions of up to 100 millimetres falling across the region by the end of the week. The bulk of the heavy rain's predicted for Thursday (4 August), with damaging wind gusts also on the cards. It results from a complex low-pressure system moving...
Decision to permanently fly Aboriginal flag at Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall meets opposition
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The Aboriginal flag could soon join the Australian flag outside the Soldiers Memorial Hall in Yass - but the decision was made without community consultation. The idea was raised as part of the Mayoral Minute at the Yass Valley Council meeting on Thursday, 28 July. Mayor Allan McGrath said he thought it was a "fairly reasonable" request. "I'm sure the...
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