Glenda Kwek

Glenda Kwek is a business reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.

Sydney, your spring is here, in the day at least

Glenda Kwek Sydney will go from near-freezing temperatures at night to warm, windy conditions in the day this week as the city welcomes its first week of spring, meteorologists say.

Why did the ducks cross the road? Traffic delays caused by wandering family

Glenda Kwek A family of ducks brought out the best in Sydney drivers this morning.

Wait for big seas to wash whale out of ocean pool

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Ben Cubby, Richard Woolveridge and Glenda Kwek An adult humpback whale has washed up in an ocean pool on Sydney's northern beaches.

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'Hello, hello': birdnappers steal talking macaws

A blue and gold macaw.

Glenda Kwek and Steven Spierings Thieves left a trail of feathers across a car park when they stole two $7000 birds stolen from a pet store in north-west Sydney.

How Glass Whips Hums drove 5000 critters batty

Bats

Glenda Kwek After a few days of clashing and banging at dawn and dusk, a hush has fallen on Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.

Apocalypse wow: Sydney hit by high tides, monster seas and wild winds

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Leesha McKenny, Glenda Kwek A SEVERE storm sweeping up the coast collided with the year's highest tide and evening peak hour yesterday, causing traffic delays, power outages and damage to homes across Sydney.

Sunshine after the storm as crews mop up

Storm

Glenda Kwek Sydney is set for a day of sunshine and calm weather, after severe storms struck the city yesterday, uprooting trees, damaging properties and knocking out power to thousands of homes.

Tourists flee in frantic scenes as devastating floods hit Fiji

Fiji hit by floods.

Glenda Kwek and Glenn Jackson A tropical storm that has inundated Fiji, causing devastating floods and leaving Australian tourists stranded, is likely to intensify into a cyclone, the nation's meteorological service has warned.

Web wonders: spiders spin for their lives as floodwaters rise

Spiders

Nicky Phillips and Glenda Kwek As people are evacuated from their flood-stricken homes in NSW, one resident is staying put - the spider.

Thousands evacuated as river set to peak

Glenda Kwek About 9000 people have been evacuated from Wagga Wagga in southern NSW with major flooding forecast and the Riverina city's levee predicted to be breached today.

Body found after car swept off road by floodwaters

Flood

Glenda Kwek Residents in flooded areas are warned "not to become complacent", with floods expected to remain for days and weeks in some regions.

Warragamba Dam on verge of spilling

Warragamba

Glenda Kwek Warragamba Dam, Sydney’s primary water source, is expected to spill today or tomorrow. The Dam is at 97.

Hundreds evacuated as deluge continues

Umbrella

Glenda Kwek Hundreds of residents have been evacuated in Cowra, Cooma and Goulburn and about 75 per cent of the state has been affected by the heavy rains, the State Emergency Service says.

Skies open as state braces for severe weather

Glenda Kwek Parts of NSW have received one-third of their annual rainfall in the past 24 hours, as the state braces for severe weather and flooding over the next few days.

Sydney heats up: city to top 30 degrees

Glenda Kwek Sydney is set to have its first day above 30 degree Celsius this month today, but expect muggy conditions and rain instead of sunshine, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Rain lashes Sydney suburbs, but dry weather on the way

Glenda Kwek The heavens opened for a second day in Sydney yesterday, causing localised flooding as some suburbs received more than 80 millimetres of rain, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Heavy rainfall lashes western Sydney

Glenda Kwek About 150 racing greyhounds had to be rescued from a stud farm after large rainfalls hit western Sydney and the Illawarra yesterday evening, triggering flash floods and inundating properties.

Possum cuts power to 12,000 homes

Glenda Kwek A possum caused a power outage to 12,000 homes and businesses in Sydney's north shore this morning, an electricity provider says.

White wombats - not your average marsupials

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Glenda Kwek They are white and very rare.

Chainsaw the croc goes walkabout in Sydney

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Glenda Kwek Meet Chainsaw, the city slicker croc who went walkabout in Sydney.