Category: Australia & NZ

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staffJanuary 30, 2018

Aussie military says tracking app doesn’t breach security

Australia’s military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

Parts of Australia passing 40C today as others brace for a hot weekend

Very hot and dry conditions have been forecast across the country today and over the weekend, fuelling warnings of extreme ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use ...

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staffJanuary 7, 2018

Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures in the region hitting as ...

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staffDecember 27, 2017

Beach bystanders criticised in Christmas Day drowning

Two Australian surfers who tried to rescue a man from drowning on Christmas Day have angrily accused others of not ...

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staffDecember 4, 2017

Kwaussie – Dual citizen saga behind Australia’s word of 2017

The term “kwaussie” – a hybrid of Kiwi and Aussie – has been named Australia’s word of the year. The ...

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staffDecember 1, 2017

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, ...

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staffNovember 20, 2017

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and ...

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staffNovember 14, 2017

Australians decisively back same-sex marriage

Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic poll. The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% ...