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New South Wales pumps oxygen into rivers as fish die in heatwave

With a second heatwave sweeping across Australia this week, New South Wales - in the clutches of severe drought - is going to extreme measures after close to a million fish have turned up dead.

Boy 10, requires 12 vials of anti-venom but survives spider bite

A 10-year-old New South Wales boy miraculously survived a bite on the finger by a funnel back spider this week after receiving 12 vials of anti-venom, the most ever given for a spider bite.

Sharks drones to patrol Australian waters

To safeguard water lovers in Australia, drones and "smart" drum lines will be put in place to scan for sharks. This is a new initiative by the New South Wales (NSW) government.

Australia: Drones and sonar technology to ward shark attacks

New South Wales - In an attempt to protect people from shark attacks, the Australian state of New South Wales is designing smarter technologies such as aerial surveillance, drones, and early warning systems to keep sharks and swimmers apart.

Criticism of chicken parmigiana angers prison cook, fight ensues

Perth - A prison fight broke out over a chicken parmigiana recipe, leaving one inmate with two broken eye sockets and the alleged offender with extra jail time. Matthew John Horner, 35, was staying in the prison's release unit until the fight occurred in 2011.

Sheep are silent as PETA complains over swearing in front of them

The animal rights group, PETA, made a formal complaint in September 2014 against a sheep shearer in the far west of New South Wales after they had received a tip about the abuse of sheep. Warning: The video has disturbing scenes.

Biggest ever great white shark sighting closes Newcastle beaches

Newcastle - Beaches around Newcastle in New South Wales were closed again with swimmers urged not to enter the water after yet another sighting of a large great white shark.

Alt-country singer Matt Henry talks Tamworth Special

2014 was a very good year indeed for the Australian singer-songwriter, and there is no reason why this well-deserved success shouldn't continue into 2015 and beyond. Digital Journal meets him.

Foley set for New South Wales Labor top job

Sydney - Luke Foley has indicated he would focus on driving growth in Sydney’s western suburbs, support private enterprise and opt for more upbeat agenda for Labor if he gets the nod to be New South Wales’ next opposition leader.

Holiday trading not just a religious issue in NSW

Tensions are building in NSW over the issue of shopping on public holidays which some argue should be observed with the closure of businesses.

The ‘Weedy Sea Dragon’- A unique and captivating marine creature Special

Sydney - The Weedy Sea Dragon, one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea, is usually seen by divers in the waters off southern Australia; however, little is known about this fascinating marine species with a remarkable reproductive behaviour.

World's youngest cowboy, 2, saddles up for competition

It doesn't matter that he still wears a diaper, throws tantrums like every other two year old. Little Royce Gill is riding with the big boys!

NSW bans commercial ultraviolet solarium tanning units

Opting for a suntan from a solarium is not a safe option according to researchers who now classify solariums as carcinogenic to humans. New South Wales will be the first Australian state to ban all commercial solariums from the end of 2014.

Three dead and many injured in Sydney care home fire

Sydney - At least three elderly people have been killed following a fire at a care home in Sydney in the early hours of the morning.

Calls for NSW State Government to stop second-hand smoke

The Heart Foundation, Cancer Council NSW and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) have joined forces to lobby the New South Wales state government to take the lead in controlling smoking in public outdoor areas.

British backpacker sends $1,500 to rescuers

British backpacker Jamie Neale has sent the New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) a portion of the money he earned from selling his story of survival in the Australian Blue Mountains.

Op-Ed: Furor in Australia, as government bans Chinese contracts

Protectionism has hit a new level in Australia. The New South Wales government has decided to ban Chinese products on government contracts, and give preference to Australian made products. Opinions vary from “imbecility” to “Good on yer, mate”.

Flooded Town In New South Wales have Been Declared Disaster Zones

Australian towns along the Bellinger River in New South Wales are being declared natural disaster zones. Over 3,200 people have been left stranded as the river peaked at 8.6 meters yesterday evening.

Flooded region in Australia now declared disaster zones

A large part in New South Wales, Australia, has been flooded and declared as disaster zones. Some of the important towns that have been flooded includes Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Kempsey.

Pioneer of Australian Aviation industry, Nancy Bird Walton, dies

One of the pioneers of the aviation industry Ms. Nancy Bird Walton died at the age of 93. She remained one of the most famous aviators of Australia.

Catholic Church's World Youth Day to Cost New South Wales Taxpayers $86M

Recently it has been revealed for the taxpayers of New South Wales, Australia, that they will end up paying $86 million to finance Youth Day, the largest youth event hosted by the Catholic Church.

New South Wales liberal party dump candidate over text joke

Txt Msg "The video you have ordered about how to have sex with a goat has now arrived" gets politician dumped by party. Investigation into whether he actually made the instructional video mysteriously absent

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The Three Sisters rock formation in the Blue Mountains near Katoomba  New South Wales  Australia.
The Three Sisters rock formation in the Blue Mountains near Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
The officer who  estimated  that truck driver Chris Smith was speeding.
The officer who 'estimated' that truck driver Chris Smith was speeding.
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Officials say hundreds of homes may have been lost as New South Wales suffers one of its worst bushf...
Officials say hundreds of homes may have been lost as New South Wales suffers one of its worst bushfire days in recent memory
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Sydney Opera House
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File photo: The photo shows pristine fields of New South Wales, Australia, located approximately 25 km south-east of the township of Gunnedah.
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Officials say hundreds of homes may have been lost as New South Wales suffers one of its worst bushf...
Officials say hundreds of homes may have been lost as New South Wales suffers one of its worst bushfire days in recent memory
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Government House in Sydney, NSW, Australia
Broken Hill solar plant  New South Wales  2016.
Broken Hill solar plant, New South Wales, 2016.
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
The Darling River at Menindee  New South Wales in 2009
The Darling River at Menindee, New South Wales in 2009
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