La Niña Returns?

The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently neutral. However, strengthening model outlooks and recent cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean has raised the chance of La Niña forming in 2021. Consequently, the Bureau has lifted its ENSO Outlook status to La Niña WATCH, meaning around a 50% chance of La

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Complex Job to Seal Old Shortland Dump

Tenders for remediation of former Shortland landfill site. City of Newcastle will soon go to tender to remediate a former landfill site at Shortland where much of the debris from the Newcastle earthquake was buried.  Former Shortland garbage dump top centre, and Hunter Wetlands, lower center. The work will be brought forward following preliminary investigations that show the scale of work will be significantly more complex and costly than previously expected. The

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Local Teachers and Students Awards

Local teachers, students and schools are among 105 individuals and schools acknowledged for their exceptional student achievement and inspiring public education in the2021 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The awardees include teachers, staff and parents who have made major contributions to their school communities and serve as role

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WA Artist Wins Kilgour 2021

West Australian artist and former Kilgour Prize finalist Lori Pensini wins this year’s Kilgour $50,000 art prize. Her work – Family 2021 – is an intimate reflection on inter-racial relationships and her own family lineage. Family 2021 depicts family portraits painted on heirloom fine bone china plates, which Lori said were a “tribute to the

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