Rising road rage between truck drivers and grey nomads as caravans flock north for winter

Rising road rage between truck drivers and grey nomads as caravans flock north for winter

Updated May 20, 2018 07:00:32 Photo: Truck driver Marty Baldwin with the road safety brochures targeting grey nomads. (ABC Kimberley: Erin Parke) Related Story: Let’s accelerate efforts to stop the carnage on our roads Related Story: Life on the road as ‘glamping’ grey nomads There are tensions on Australia’s northern …

Melbourne to host New York-style winter festival and exhibit works from MoMA

Melbourne to host New York-style winter festival and exhibit works from MoMA

Posted May 17, 2018 13:12:22 Photo: The festival will feature “secret laneway” gigs to celebrate Melbourne and New York’s rock heritage. (AAP: Joe Castro) Hot dogs and live music. Melbourne is taking a bite out of the Big Apple with a new winter festival in the city to coincide with …

Sydney weather: Winter of 1836 remembered, the day it snowed in the Harbour City

Sydney weather: Winter of 1836 remembered, the day it snowed in the Harbour City

By Nick Sas Updated May 11, 2018 17:24:55 New South Wales’ central west this morning woke to a dusting of snow — the first of 2018 — and while the white stuff seldom falls in Sydney, it has happened once before. As the Harbour City shivered through its first taste …

Australia’s best winter festivals, as shared by you

Australia’s best winter festivals, as shared by you

By Sophie Colvin Updated May 04, 2018 11:56:25 Photo: A Vivid Sydney light display, projected on to the Sydney Opera House. (ABC Open contributor Theresa Hall) What better way to embrace the chillier months and shorter days than a winter festival? Australia is treated to plenty of entertainment in its …

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

Posted May 04, 2018 06:39:03 Photo: St John’s Care is running on empty, according to programs manager Sue Jordan. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Canberra’s largest emergency food charity has almost completely run out of food, and a jump in demand has left its storerooms bare amid dwindling donations. Sue Jordan …

Retailers pray for rainy day, with warm weather impacting winter sales

Retailers pray for rainy day, with warm weather impacting winter sales

Updated April 18, 2018 14:01:58 If you think it’s been unseasonably warm across southern Australia this autumn — you’d be right. Official Bureau of Meteorology figures show temperature records have been smashed in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. So spare a thought for retailers, for whom the unusual …

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Posted April 14, 2018 17:22:22 Urging Tasmanians to get a flu shot will not be enough to prevent bed block in Tasmania’s hospitals this winter, according to the nurses’ union. The State Government wants Tasmanians to play their role in being prepared for the busy winter season, by getting a …

Dark Mofo winter festival highlight Spectra set to return to Hobart

Dark Mofo winter festival highlight Spectra set to return to Hobart

Posted April 06, 2018 21:00:29 Photo: Spectra, a festival favourite in 2013, will have a permanent presence at Mona. (Supplied: Dark Mofo/Moorilla Gallery) The popular light tower art installation Spectra will beam into Hobart’s winter night sky once again. The spectacular column of search lights created by Japanese artist Ryoji …

Winter Paralympics: Sean Pollard goes from shark-attack victim to Paralympic snowboarder

Winter Paralympics: Sean Pollard goes from shark-attack victim to Paralympic snowboarder

By Shaun Giles Updated March 06, 2018 17:06:42 Video: Day in surf changed Sean Pollard’s life forever (ABC News) Around 60 seconds. Maybe more. That’s all it took for Sean Pollard’s life to change. “I went on a trip to Esperance with my girlfriend, Claire, and I went out for …

Winter Paralympics: Australian para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst crashes in training, ruled out of Games

Winter Paralympics: Australian para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst crashes in training, ruled out of Games

Updated March 11, 2018 16:19:33 Photo: Australian flagbearer Joany Badenhorst has had her Winter Paralympics cut short after a training accident. (AP: Ng Han Guan) Australian co-captain Joany Badenhorst has suffered a horrible case of deja vu, ruled out at a second consecutive Winter Paralympics after a training crash. The …