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Some Neo 200 residents told to expect year-long wait before they return
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Some Neo 200 residents told to expect year-long wait before they return

About 14 apartments of the Neo 200 apartment complex need major works after a fire ripped through the building, with residents being asked to consider entering six to 12 month leases in alternative accommodation.

  • by Simone Fox Koob

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'Just the beginning': Firefighters ready for battle over conditions
Fire

'Just the beginning': Firefighters ready for battle over conditions

It will be at least two weeks before Canberra firefighters start any industrial action as part of a dispute over employment conditions.

  • by Blake Foden
Climate change hampers prescribed burning targets: parks director
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Climate change hampers prescribed burning targets: parks director

The environments directorate reached less than half of its mid-year prescribed burning target, a performance report has shown.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
ACT firefighters reject pay rise, set to vote on industrial action
Fire

ACT firefighters reject pay rise, set to vote on industrial action

The firefighters' union has warned an extra 204 urban firefighters are needed in Canberra in the next four years.

  • by Blake Foden
Fire causes major power outage across Sydney's upper north shore
Electricity

Fire causes major power outage across Sydney's upper north shore

Supply was interrupted at midday to about 26,000 properties across the upper north shore and Hills district.

  • by Jenny Noyes and Ben Weir
Fires threaten Aboriginal settlement and rural properties in north-east NSW
Fire

Fires threaten Aboriginal settlement and rural properties in north-east NSW

Emergency warnings have been issued for two fires in northeastern NSW which are threatening an Aboriginal settlement and rural properties.

  • by Jenny Noyes
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Fatal fire strikes Delhi hotel
India

Fatal fire strikes Delhi hotel

At least 17 people have died in a fire at Arpit Palace Hotel in western New Delhi.

NZ fires: authorities mull letting thousands go home
New Zealand

NZ fires: authorities mull letting thousands go home

NZ Civil Defence is hoping to be able to allow some of the thousands of residents forced to evacuate fires on the South Island, to return home soon.

Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark
Brazil

Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark

Rio de Janeiro council said in a statement that Flamengo had been fined 31 times because of infractions at the Ninho do Urubu training ground.

  • by Marcelo Sousa and Mauricio Savarese
'Deliberately lit' Kings Park fire comes close to Boorna Waanginy entrance

'Deliberately lit' Kings Park fire comes close to Boorna Waanginy entrance

Firefighters attended and were able to contain the fire quickly.

  • by staff writers
How firefighters' newest eye in the sky is keeping Canberra safe
Bushfires

How firefighters' newest eye in the sky is keeping Canberra safe

The infrared camera in this helicopter is so sensitive, it picked up a burning tree from 32 kilometres away.

  • by Blake Foden