Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt as officials airlift residents to safety

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt as officials airlift residents to safety

Updated May 20, 2018 07:29:27 Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, forcing people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters. Hawaii County Civil Defence said police, firefighters and National Guard troops were securing the area …

Fire rips through Parramatta school forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate

Fire rips through Parramatta school forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate

Updated May 19, 2018 10:17:46 Photo: Firefighters tackle the blaze at the Parramatta school. (ABC News: Mark Tobin) A fire ripped through Parramatta Public School in Sydney’s west this morning, forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate their homes. Firefighters received numerous triple-0 calls from 4:30am as flames took hold …

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Posted May 12, 2018 14:14:19 Photo: Michael Kerr, whose home was damaged in the flooding, wants better communication from Hobart City Council. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) The harsh reality of the scale of the clean-up needed is hitting many Hobart residents following the worst storm to visit the city in …

Guernsey residents fight for the right to ‘go my way’ with assisted dying

Guernsey residents fight for the right to ‘go my way’ with assisted dying

Posted May 12, 2018 09:48:51 Photo: Guernsey resident Martin McIntyre, pictured with his friend Sarah Griffith, says “I would like to die here”. (ABC News: Dan Loh) Related Story: David Goodall ends his life with a final powerful statement on euthanasia Springtime in Guernsey is when Martin McIntyre starts thinking …

Council digs up newly laid ‘handball court’ after residents complain about noisy children

Council digs up newly laid ‘handball court’ after residents complain about noisy children

Updated May 10, 2018 19:50:21 Photo: Children watched on as their “handball court” was dug up on Thursday morning. (Supplied: Marie) Related Story: These are the most annoying noises driving people mad A concrete slab used by local children for handball in a small Brisbane park has been ripped up …

Gold Coast residents pay higher water bills than Sydneysiders

Gold Coast residents pay higher water bills than Sydneysiders

Posted May 07, 2018 09:52:16 In south east Queensland, the cost of accessing mains water is more than double what people connected to Sydney Water pay. For Gold Coast residents, these fixed charges are on top of usage fees that are higher than many other metropolitan areas in Australia. Bond …

Aged residents unnecessarily sent to hospital emergency tackled in Queensland-first monitoring trial

Aged residents unnecessarily sent to hospital emergency tackled in Queensland-first monitoring trial

Updated May 06, 2018 14:03:31 A Queensland-first trial is helping reduce the stress and trauma suffered by aged-care residents who are unnecessarily taken to hospital emergency departments. Four aged-care facilities in Mackay and the Mackay Base Hospital have been running the Senior Early Assessment Team (SEAT) program for close to …

Country mobile phone and internet bandwidth forces residents online in the middle of the night

Country mobile phone and internet bandwidth forces residents online in the middle of the night

Posted May 06, 2018 09:07:37 Photo: Sonia Tipton regularly has to drive into Hyden for internet access to get her bookkeeping done. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) If the drudgery of your job seems bad, imagine having to wake up at 3:00am to get bookkeeping done, because that is the only …

Hawaii rocked by earthquakes as residents brace for more lava from Kilauea volcano

Hawaii rocked by earthquakes as residents brace for more lava from Kilauea volcano

Updated May 06, 2018 07:45:17 Related Story: ‘The whole thing is Swiss cheese’: Hawaii volcano eruption sends ‘fountains of lava’ into air Related Story: ‘It sounds like a jet engine’: Volcano eruption causes evacuation in Hawaii Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big …

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 …