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Cloud spread over northern & central Australia in a pair of troughs is triggering showers & storms in northeast WA, the NT & QLD. Low cloud building over southern SA and western parts of TAS and VIC with a cold front will cause squally showers to increase.

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Macadamia farms in northern New South Wales smashed by ferocious storm

07:35 EDT

There has been a lot to celebrate this year in the macadamia industry - a record crop, good quality kernel, growing overseas demand and high prices.

Australia endures hot, dry spring

07:24 EDT

Spring was marked by record breaking heat and long dry spells, with only small areas away from that norm.

Wagga MP lobbying Premier to release more money for levee bank upgrades

07:20 EDT

The project to lift levee banks in the Wagga Wagga CBD to full flood protection has missed out on state government funding.