Wild Brush Fires Have Australia Posting the Hottest Places on Earth

Wild Brush Fires Have Australia Posting the Hottest Places on Earth

Australia was home to the 10 hottest places on Earth at the weekend, most around City of Sydney, as ongoing wild bushfires cause massive damage to the country’s lands, Discover magazine reports. The hottest location was in the suburb of Penrith Saturday, 4 January, which reached a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, or 48.9 degrees Centigrade, breaking […]

Wildfires Threaten Southeast Australia, Mass Evacuations Urged

Wildfires Threaten Southeast Australia, Mass Evacuations Urged

Tens of thousands of Holiday-makers and residents are being urged to evacuate a popular tourist spot in southeast Australia as a heatwave sweeping through the region threatens to escalate wildfires. In a televised appeal Sunday, the Victoria state Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp called on about 30,000 people vacationing around Lakes Entrance in the East […]

Australia’s Firefighters Brace for Extreme Heatwave at the Weekend

Australia’s Firefighters Brace for Extreme Heatwave at the Weekend

Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state attempted to make headway Thursday during favorable conditions, before an “extreme heatwave” hits embattled areas at the weekend. Thousands of firefighters in New South Wales (NWS) took advantage of cooler weather and continued to strengthen containment lines. More than 70 fires are still burning across the state […]

NSW Declares Emergency as Wildfires Approach Sydney

NSW Declares Emergency as Wildfires Approach Sydney

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, declared its 2nd emergency in as many months Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked more than 100 bushfires, including three major blazes at Sydney’s front door. The state of emergency declaration gave firefighters broad powers to control government resources, force evacuations, close roads and shut down […]

Wildfire Smoke Blankets Sydney, Residents Warned: “stay inside”

Wildfire Smoke Blankets Sydney, Residents Warned:  “stay inside”

Heavy winds stirred dozens of wildfires across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country’s most populous city. Wildfires have destroyed about 2.5-M acres of farmland and bush over the past couple of weeks, fueled by tinder-dry conditions after 3 years of drought. Strong winds fanned […]

NSW Racing More Attractive than Ever

NSW Racing More Attractive than Ever

NSW Racing More Attractive than Ever Prizemoney Increases to Drive NSW Racing Forward Racing NSW has consulted widely on its new Strategic Plan and given careful consideration to the matters raised by industry participants. Accordingly, the integral objectives of the plan are defraying the costs of owners, enabling trainers to improve their cash flow and […]

Wyong Winners – Tips For Wednesday 13th December

Wyong Winners – Tips For Wednesday 13th December

Wyong Winners – Tips For Wednesday 13th December By Ray Hickson at Racing NSW Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday’s Wyong meeting. The track is expected to be good and the rail is out 3m. Race 1 – 2:00PM OPENSHORE PTY LTD HANDICAP (1000 METRES) A short priced favourite, first-up […]