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Wednesday November 26, 2014

Bundaberg sinkhole transformed into parkland

18:12 EDT Queensland's Community Recovery and Resilience Minister says the space where a large sinkhole formed after Bundaberg's worst floods has been converted into parklands.
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Hot and dry set to continue for QLD

17:02 EDT With November almost done and dusted, many are wondering what is in store for Queensland for the month ahead.
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Top End cattle stations enjoy first storms of the wet season

ABC image 15:46 EDT Northern Australia's wet season has started to deliver much needed rains to Top End areas of the Northern Territory.
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A farming paradox in southern NSW

ABC image 15:20 EDT It seems absurd but there are farmers in southern parts of New South Wales experiencing a 'green drought', where there is too much grass.
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Sunny skies set to return to southern Victoria

14:40 EDT Whilst today has been a rather cloudy day so far for much of southern Victoria, high pressure is set to work it's magic and bring sunshine in time for the weekend.
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North Coast experiencing one of the driest years on record

ABC image 13:16 EDT Parts of the Mid North Coast have had the best rainfall in months last night and today, Wednesday November 26, 2014, but it has not been enough to break the drought-like conditions gripping the region.
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Central Goldfields Shire seeks $2m to boost Carisbrook flood protection

12:24 EDT The Central Goldfields Shire is seeking more funding for its flood mitigation works at Carisbrook.
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Heat, frost and below average rain takes a hit on national wheat crop

ABC image 12:17 EDT Australia's national wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 per cent on last year, after dry conditions, frost and hot temperatures, led to lower yields in many wheat growing regions.
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NSW Government enforces contingency plan for irrigators

ABC image 09:16 EDT Persistent dry conditions over the past two summers in central west New South Wales have forced the State Government to implement contingency measures for some water users.
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Tuesday November 25, 2014

TIO sale: Darwin car protesters honk and toot their anger at Territory government

ABC image 18:18 EDT Top End residents have honked and tooted their way down Darwin's main streets to protest the sale of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO).
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Fruit grower assess the damage after hail storms in Sunraysia

ABC image 18:09 EDT Fruit growers are assessing the damage after weekend hail storms wiped out crops in parts of the Sunraysia region.
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Rural debt crisis forum to call for drought aid 'action'

14:49 EDT A north-west Queensland MP says another rural debt crisis summit will help to highlight the desperate need for government action to help drought-affected producers.
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The family face of drought in the north west of NSW

ABC image 14:38 EDT During times of drought it's easy to forget the individuals who often can do little more than sit by and watch their business enterprises turn to dust.
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Topsy turvy seasonal conditions downgrade flower crops in southern Western Australia

ABC image 13:18 EDT This season's warm winter and cold snap during spring may have wreaked havoc on grain crops, but flower producers have also been affected.
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A brief late-Spring spell of heat for the west

13:04 EDT After a mild couple of weeks, Perth is set for a couple of hot days and nights.
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Agricultural Advisory Council to present Wimmera-Mallee drought findings

12:35 EDT Victoria's Agricultural Advisory Council says it will be reporting to the new state government next week about drought conditions in the Wimmera-Mallee.
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The calm after the storm for Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra

12:22 EDT After a set of days which were very active on the weather front, residents in the Illawarra, Sydney and the Hunter can look at settled weather conditions for the week ahead.
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Vintage radio and mystery goblet added to Cyclone Tracy exhibition for disaster's 40th anniversary

Audience submitted image 11:22 EDT A vintage radio, abstract mural and a mysterious goblet are among new items added to a Darwin museum for the city's 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.
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Kids escape unharmed after bus crash during wild weather

10:24 EDT Authorities say they are amazed there were no serious injuries or damage after a storm cell hit the Shepparton region and then the border yesterday afternoon.
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Bendigo cafe flooded in wild storms

09:05 EDT Storms have caused building damage and flooding in central Victoria.
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Sydney storm: 15,000 properties lose power, three people struck by lightning

ABC licensed image 01:42 EDT Parts of Sydney have been lashed by a storm on Monday afternoon which resulted in ambulance crews treating several people who were struck by lightning.
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Monday November 24, 2014

Unusually short growing season for stone fruit crops in Perth Hills results in early harvest

17:21 EDT Stone fruit growers in the Perth Hills region of Western Australia, are trying to figure out why they're picking up to 20 days earlier than usual this season.
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Dry weather leads to seasonal worker drought in north west NSW

ABC image 16:16 EDT The lack of rainfall in the north west of New South Wales hasn't just caused the water to dry up; work for seasonal employees has also disappeared.
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Thunderstorms plowing through Melbourne

12:26 EDT Thunderstorms have rolled through Melbourne this morning bringing heavy rain, and are set to become more widespread this afternoon.
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Fruit trees and vines wiped out by freak hail storm in Sunraysia

ABC image 11:35 EDT A freak hail storm has caused devastating damage to property, fruit trees and vines in Sunraysia on the weekend.
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Sunraysia hailstorm rips off roofs and wipes out crops

11:16 EDT A weekend hailstorm described as being like a tornado has ruined fruit crops and damaged homes in Sunraysia in north-west Victoria.
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Short Sunday drive to escape record heat in NSW

11:10 EDT On Sunday, record November heat scorched inland New South Wales while much of the coast was as much as 20 degrees cooler, in some places this was only an hour's drive away.
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Tweed sugar cane harvest in northern New South Wales the best in years

ABC image 07:52 EDT This week's rain in the Tweed Valley in northern New South Wales has come as welcome relief for the region's cane growers after months of dry weather.
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Longreach breaks November heat records with 11-day stretch of temperatures above 40 degrees

Audience submitted image 07:22 EDT Longreach in central-west Queensland has broken November heatwave records with an 11-day stretch of 40 degrees Celsius-plus temperatures, the weather bureau says.
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Power supplies restored after Hunter hit by lightning storm

Audience submitted image 07:16 EDT Ausgrid says power is now almost completely restored to thousands of homes blacked out during yesterday's lightning storm that hit the Hunter region.
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Tough times for Hunter farmers

ABC image 06:47 EDT A counsellor specialising in helping Hunter Valley farmers says times have never been tougher, with suicides on the rise and banks calling in debts.
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Sunday November 23, 2014

Residents warned to be on bushfire watch as western Sydney swelters in heat

ABC image 15:56 EDT Residents in Western Sydney are sweltering in temperatures above 40 degrees as firefighters fight bushfires across New South Wales.
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Sweaty South Australia

11:37 EDT Those in northern parts of South Australia have endured a scorching Saturday and got very little relief during the night.
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Saturday November 22, 2014

From suncreen Sunday to umbrella Monday for NSW

17:58 EDT With sweltering conditions expected for Sunday, but Monday will be remarkably cooler and wetter for many parts of New South Wales.
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Adelaide teen in hospital after being struck by lightning, as storm sweeps SA

ABC image 15:37 EDT A 15-year-old boy is being treated in hospital after he was struck by lightning in Adelaide's north-east.
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Murray-Darling bird population reportedly halved in the last 30 years in wake of droughts and dams

ABC image 11:11 EDT Scientists believe Murray-Darling bird numbers have more than halved in the last 30 years.
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Heaviest November falls in 5 years for Yorke Peninsula

10:17 EDT Parts of South Australia receive the best November rain in 5 years.
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Friday November 21, 2014

Sydney heatwave: Firefighters on alert as temperatures remain high across NSW

ABC image 21:10 EDT Firefighters have put out several grass fires around Sydney and warned that any bushfires that develop will be extremely difficult to control, as temperatures are forecast to remain high over the weekend.
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Heat on the horizon for the West Coast

14:43 EDT After a fairly mild working week, the mercury is set to rise early next week for Western Australian hubs.
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Farmers say concessional loans scheme unpopular and flawed

ABC image 12:57 EDT Farmers in northern New South Wales have voiced their concerns over what they describe as a one-in-100 year drought.
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Total fire bans declared for Sydney, other parts of NSW

ABC image 12:32 EDT Severe weather conditions and possible bushfires are expected in New South Wales on Friday, with a total fire ban declared for Sydney and the surrounding areas.
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The remarkable horse that survived Cyclone Tracy and went on to win ribbons across Australia

Audience submitted image 12:16 EDT Many of Darwin's horses died during Cyclone Tracy, some hit with flying pieces of corrugated iron, others washed out to sea and never seen again.
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Sydney will struggle to shake the heat

12:07 EDT The mercury is soaring in Sydney today, but tonight's weak cool change won't shake western suburbs free from their hottest November spell in decades.
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The Midlands and Derwent Valley, Tasmania, at 'above average bushfire risk' this season

ABC image 10:54 EDT The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, (CRC) has re-examined its seasonal bushfire outlook for Tasmania and has added several new areas of the state as above average for bushfire potential this season.
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The Kimberley battling the cost of intense and frequent fires

ABC image 09:23 EDT The Kimberley in Western Australia is no stranger to fire, however scientists are saying the nature of bushfire has changed and it is delivering devastating consequences.
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Thursday November 20, 2014

El Nino closer, but Australia already experiencing dry conditions

ABC licensed image 18:41 EDT Australia is facing the prospect of more bushfires this season, as the weather bureau puts us on El Nino alert.
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Water project funding to flow through different channels

ABC image 15:57 EDT Funding for the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative won't start flowing until next year.
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Drought-affected farmer hand feeds merino flock for 1,000 days and counting

ABC image 15:41 EDT A south-western Queensland sheep producer is just one week away from feeding his sheep for 1,000 consecutive days.
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New South Wales farmers warned of hot, dry summer ahead

ABC image 15:30 EDT Farmers and landholders in New South Wales are being urged to prepare for a long hot dry summer.
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Brisbane storm: City cleans up after lightning strikes, heavy rain hit south-east Queensland

15:23 EDT A big clean-up continues across Brisbane this morning after wild storms pounded the city and surrounds late Wednesday.
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Bundaberg sinkhole transformed into parkland

18:12 EDT Queensland's Community Recovery and Resilience Minister says the space where a large sinkhole formed after Bundaberg's worst floods has been converted into parklands.

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