Namoi News

Namoi News

16

Nov

2019

Problem fire weather likely 'for weeks to come' with heatwaves, little rainfall ahead

Fire crews battling bushfires across NSW are doing what they can to strengthen containment lines ahead of worsening conditions forecast for at least the coming week. 
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16

Nov

2019

Commiserations from politicians ring hollow

This week, I survived the fire storm in Rainbow Flat in the mid north coast. I chose to stay and fight to save my home.
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16

Nov

2019

Selective schools are not working for their communities

State selective schools are supposed to offer an elite education to all in the community – but that is not today's reality.
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16

Nov

2019

'There is a sense of party and fun': how Tamarama became Sydney's own little Brazil

Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club has noted a rise in the amount of South Americans at the beach in the lead up to this summer, with musical instruments, dancing, volleyball and large Brazilian barbecues now a frequent sight at the popular beach. 
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16

Nov

2019

'I’m not going to please everyone': Mayor bats away questions about his property interests

From zoning changes to a bust-up with Liberal MP Craig Kelly, Carmelo Pesce has had a colourful tenure as Sutherland Shire mayor.
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16

Nov

2019

Children buying alcohol and cigarettes online without ID checks

Underage teens are exploiting online delivery systems to have age-restricted goods sent straight to their homes or local post offices.
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16

Nov

2019

'It's going to be catastrophic': Koala shelters inundated as fire tears through bush habitat

Hospital team leader Gabi Rivett said she had never experienced such a high volume of injured wildlife.
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16

Nov

2019

Fire crews use cooler weather to backburn ahead of worsening conditions

Residents have been warned to prepare for "fire weather days" as more than 300 houses have been destroyed and 102 damaged in the past eight days.
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16

Nov

2019

Displaced and injured wildlife

The fires, which have destroyed more than 1 million hectares of bushland and razed hundreds of homes, have also killed or displaced countless animals along the mid north coast. Photos by Brook Mitchell & Aidan Kean
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15

Nov

2019

Photos of the week, November 14, 2019

A week in photos from the award winning Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Financial Review photographers.
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15

Nov

2019

What's on in Sydney: November 17 to 22

From Little Miss Sunshine the musical, to a tribute to INXS, plus the lighting of the Christmas tree in the city, we have your week in Sydney covered.
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15

Nov

2019

NSW toddler's legs crushed by 1000-litre water tank

A four-year-old girl has had her legs crushed by a 1000 thousand litre water tank that fell off the back of trailer near Port Macquarie.
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15

Nov

2019

Hunting knife seized as four people stabbed in Goulburn: police

Four people are in hospital with stab wounds and a woman is in custody after a violent confrontation in the NSW Southern Tablelands, police say.
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15

Nov

2019

'Chinese Gatsby' billionaire built bar in Hunters Hill Aboriginal rock cave

Property billionaire Sam Guo promised to build a guest house next to his mansion after Joe Hockey queried his $11m purchase. That was the start of his problems.
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15

Nov

2019

Increase Newstart and give poor a cash bonus

The government commitment to a budget surplus is surely counterproductive as the jobless rate increases and household spending slumps.
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15

Nov

2019

'Mortally wounded': how bushfire ruined the lives of Coonabarabran residents

For those traumatised by ferocious bushfires, compensation would be a welcome acknowledgement of the struggle to start again.
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15

Nov

2019

Safety in numbers: As a horror fire season looms, firefighters are struggling to attract new volunteers

Older brigade members, those with perhaps 40 or 50 years’ of fire-fighting experience, are gradually retiring from frontline roles, and there is no rush of new blood to take their place.
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15

Nov

2019

'It doesn't make sense': More than 600 kindy kids suspended last year

More than 600 kindergarten kids were suspended last year and the number has been steadily rising, prompting calls for an investigation
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14

Nov

2019

Historical tank stream that flows beneath Sydney's CBD opened to visitors

Long before Sydney's CBD became the site of office towers and grid-locked traffic, it was covered in bushland.
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14

Nov

2019

Fire danger climbs again on Friday as scorched earth tally mounts

More than 1200 firefighters are in the field on Friday focusing on western Sydney and the Hunter as temperatures rise and strong winds are expected.
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14

Nov

2019

'It's like going to Bunnings': How Joe is tackling his dizzy spells

Electrician Joe Anderson was worried about what would happen if he fainted while on a ladder at work.
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14

Nov

2019

Man charged after allegedly starting fire with fireworks

Police allege the man set off the fireworks at Sydney Park in St Peters during the total fire ban with the sole intention of causing the fire.
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14

Nov

2019

In the Herald: November 15, 1951 

Tram catches fire, a letter to the Editor, and modesty not her virtue.
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14

Nov

2019

National Parks left to burn after jobs and funding cuts

If we want a healthy national parks system to be professionally managed, it must be resourced properly.
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14

Nov

2019

From the Archives, 1959: Simmonds arrested after 37-day police hunt

The biggest manhunt in N.S.W. police history ended with the capture of escaped prisoner and accused murderer Kevin Simmonds.
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14

Nov

2019

Quantifying near and not far from

The multiple lives of Audie Murphy.
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14

Nov

2019

Two men charged after tradesmen allegedly threatened with replica sniper rifle

Police will allege a man set up a replica sniper rifle and aimed it at the tradesmen over a construction site noise dispute in Sydney's inner west.
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14

Nov

2019

Arsalan Khawaja pleads guilty over framing colleague with fake terror notebook

Khawaja, the older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, pleaded guilty last week.
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13

Nov

2019

'Ongoing banter': Former NSW Police officer tells court he did not assault colleague

Joel Murchie, 49, is a former chief inspector who led the Mental Health Intervention Team.
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13

Nov

2019

Two men charged over lighting fires during total ban

A Sydney man loosened a footpath in Annandale with a crowbar on Wednesday and then set the electrical wires underneath alight, police allege.
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13

Nov

2019

'I will inherit a million or go to jail': Wife of murdered bookie denied killing him

A jury heard Monika Skarratt, the wife of murdered bookmaker Charles Skarratt, was previously suspected of being involved in his death.
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13

Nov

2019

Tarantino sentenced to three months' jail for having 35-centimetre knife

Mr Tarantino had the knife with him when he walked into a police station in 2016 and said he wanted to confess to murder.
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13

Nov

2019

Police Minister David Elliott cleared by police after incident involving boy

The Coalition MP has denied grabbing a 17-year-old P-plater's arm and "chasing" the boy through the streets of Castle Hill during an alleged road rage incident following a minor car crash last month.
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13

Nov

2019

Man's body found in burnt-out NSW bushland

Local residents found the body, which police believe belongs to a 58-year-old man, in burnt-out bushland at Willawarrin late on Wednesday night.
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13

Nov

2019

In the Herald: November 14, 1983

Invasion of Pine Gap, land rights ruling, and move to ban winged keel
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13

Nov

2019

Impressive maturity in face of community duress

I was deeply moved by Shiann Broderick's honestly told and measured essay on the grim situation in Nymboida, and saddened by the loss of her and her family's treasured home.
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13

Nov

2019

'Don't give them an excuse to look down on you': why female doctors don't claim overtime

A stark disparity between female and male junior doctors has prompted the NSW Health Minister to chair a new committee aimed at redressing medicine's gender problem.
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13

Nov

2019

Eight things the government knows but won't tell you

Surgery in the wrong place, elderly Australians assaulted in their homes, high-rise buildings wrapped in flammable cladding. All happening, all in secret.
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13

Nov

2019

Col Joye reverts to type

While noted thespians hit the beach with themselves.
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13

Nov

2019

'The right thing to do': Sydney council drops Australia Day celebrations

Inner West Council mayor Darcy Byrne said councillors supported a proposal to ditch the celebratory element of January 26, instead encouraging residents to attend the Aboriginal Yabun festival.
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13

Nov

2019

Police say firebugs will be 'put before a court'

Two people have been charged after allegedly impersonating firefighters on Tuesday, as police work to respond to “hundreds” of calls to Crime Stoppers in relation to the fires.
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12

Nov

2019

Paraglider stranded 35 metres up tree after crash landing

Rescue workers are now trying to retrieve the man, who is believed to be in his 30s.
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12

Nov

2019

Environment Minister blames 'miscommunication' for bushfire message to staff

When NSW was experiencing extreme fire conditions on Tuesday, bureaucrats at a forum dedicated to providing information about climate change projections, received a note.
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12

Nov

2019

'I'll miss the children a lot': Peggy has worked at the same childcare centre since 1974

In an industry known for its high staff turnover, Peggy Lane has remained a constant for the past 45 years.
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12

Nov

2019

'We did a robbery and it went wrong': accused bookie killer confessed, court told

Terry John Hickson, 60, is on trial accused of the 1989 murder of Sydney bookmaker Charles Skarratt.
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12

Nov

2019

'This is peak NSW': CBD streets closed after new Sydney tram breaks down

A tram has broken down during testing on George Street in the CBD, blocking two major roads.
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12

Nov

2019

NSW Fortnite livestream gamer spared jail for domestic assault

Luke James Munday, 27, was on Wednesday sentenced to a 14-month good behaviour bond after being convicted of domestic violence-related common assault.
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12

Nov

2019

Police officer guilty of grabbing colleague's breast after Christmas party

Ronald Tarlington touched the woman's breast at a Sydney pub in December 2018.
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12

Nov

2019

Sydney neighbour's $120,000 email spat defamation payout overturned

A Manly apartment building tenant has won her appeal against paying $120,000 in defamation damages to a fellow resident who claimed her email implied he was a "small-minded busybody".
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12

Nov

2019

Blaxland High School teacher charged over alleged sexual touching of student

David Leishman, 49, will face Katoomba Local Court on Wednesday.
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