Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather

Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather

Posted May 14, 2018 11:44:12 Photo: Stairwells were a trap for debris at Channel Court. (Facebook: Anytime Fitness) The damage bill from flooding in southern Tasmania is $20 million and rising, according to the Insurance Council of Australia. That figure relates to private homes and businesses and does not include …

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

By Fiona Blackwood Updated May 05, 2018 12:40:48 The Federal Government has announced it will spend $20 million on the war against fruit fly in Tasmania. But some fear the money has come too late and will not be spent on the frontline workers needed to detect the pest. A …

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Posted May 04, 2018 17:46:15 A massive sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm, with a volcanologist saying it is the biggest he has ever seen in the country. The crack was discovered at Earthquake Flat, 15 kilometres south-east of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, and is …

Morning mail: Commonwealth Bank loses data for 20m accounts | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 3 May. Top stories The Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing backup data on more than 15 years of customer statements, affecting almost 20 million accounts. The statements, stored on magnetic tapes, contained customers’ names, …

Australian kayaker makes 20m drop at dangerous Dangar Falls

Australian kayaker makes 20m drop at dangerous Dangar Falls

Updated March 25, 2018 14:54:45 Video: Kayaker completes daring drop over Dangar Falls near Dorrigo, NSW. Supplied: John McQueen (ABC News) An Australian kayaker has plunged more than 20 metres in a daring, hold-your-breath drop down the Dangar Falls in NSW, in the first known paddle of the famous waterfall. …