Sydney real estate: Tresco trophy home’s high-society stories match $50m price tag

Sydney real estate: Tresco trophy home’s high-society stories match $50m price tag

Updated May 12, 2018 15:45:12 Photo: The mansion has towered over Elizabeth Bay for 150 years. (Supplied) It’s special, even by Sydney’s sparkling standards — designed by a celebrity architect, in a blue-chip location with bedrooms to burn. Tresco, a stately sandstone home which dates to 1868, has stood the …

Hawaiian man ‘sticks it out’ on family farm as lava from Kilauea volcano destroys dozens of homes

Hawaiian man ‘sticks it out’ on family farm as lava from Kilauea volcano destroys dozens of homes

Posted May 09, 2018 10:08:28 Edwin Montoya’s family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of “raw jungle,” transforming it into a fertile collection of gardens, animal pens and fruit trees. Now it’s in peril from the land it stands on. Key points: Officials warn that …

Budget 2018: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b to assist older Australians with services in their own homes

Budget 2018: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b to assist older Australians with services in their own homes

Updated May 08, 2018 22:02:18 Related Story: It’s a carrot and stick budget for business Related Story: Morrison woos voters with modest tax cuts and the promise of more to come More aged care places have been promised to provide older Australians with services at home. The budget provides $1.6 …

Hawaii’s Kilauea has been simmering safely for 35 years, but now it is destroying homes

Hawaii’s Kilauea has been simmering safely for 35 years, but now it is destroying homes

Updated May 08, 2018 12:47:32 Hawaii’s Kilauea is not the typical blow-the-top-off kind of volcano — it has been simmering and bubbling for about 35 years, sending super-hot lava spewing up through cracks in the ground, destroying everything in its path even miles from its summit. Key points: The volcano …

Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava more than 60 metres into the air

Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava more than 60 metres into the air

Posted May 07, 2018 14:31:36 The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has jumped to 31, with scientists saying lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air. Local officials said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam …

Volcano erupts near homes in Hawaii causing evacuation of residents

Volcano erupts near homes in Hawaii causing evacuation of residents

Updated May 04, 2018 19:44:05 Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted, forcing nearly 1,500 residents to evacuate from their volcano-side homes as molten lava makes its way through forest land and bubbles up on paved streets. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which …

Aged care ratings do not tell what you need to know about Australian nursing homes

Aged care ratings do not tell what you need to know about Australian nursing homes

Posted May 02, 2018 05:00:17 Photo: Trying to work out whether an aged care facility actually delivers quality care is difficult. (Reuters: Kai Pfaffenbach) When you’re deciding which nursing home will best care for your vulnerable elderly parent or grandparent, you’d probably like to avoid the ones with a high …

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Posted May 01, 2018 09:13:55 Photo: Those fleeing the conflict in Syria have been put at a distinct disadvantage by Law Number 10. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) It could be one the greatest land grabs this century: A real-estate law with profound implications for millions of Syrian refugees …

Latest NBN lottery reveals Australian homes set to receive new fibre-to-the-curb connection

Latest NBN lottery reveals Australian homes set to receive new fibre-to-the-curb connection

Posted April 19, 2018 10:48:50 We knew hundreds of thousands of additional homes were set to receive the NBN’s latest technology. Now we know which ones. NBN Co updated its website this week to reveal which 440,000 homes are to be the latest recipients of its fast, new fibre-to-the-curb (kerb) …

Sydney bushfire: ‘ferocious’ blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage | Australia news

A “ferocious” bushfire that led to evacuations in parts of Sydney’s southwest has affected properties, according to the Rural Fire Service. On Sunday afternoon an RFS spokesman confirmed that firefighters on the ground had reported some property damage in the western parts of Menai and Barden Ridge. Strong winds had …