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Townsville drenched by intense rain event as thunderstorms hit Queensland city

10:58 EDT

A once-in-100-year rain event has pummelled Townsville in north Queensland, causing flash flooding that caught some motorists off-guard.

Dance 4 Drought raises more than $5,000 for Aussie Helpers

10:46 EDT

A youth committee from the mid-north coast of New South Wales has raised more than $5,000 for drought-affected farmers.

Drought-stricken north Queensland grazier starts up lawn mower for first time in four years

10:05 EDT

Tess Pemble has not mowed her lawn in four years ?? she has not had a lawn to mow.