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THE MEANING OF OZ - All you need to know!

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 9 Apr, 2019 01:03 am
@hingehead,
Our new 50p piece, celebrating leaving the EU, was due to be released on 29th March. It hasn't been.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 08:38 am
Saw a rather surprising series of pics in WaPo on "bachelor and spinster balls" in Australia, by a certain Ingvar Kenne. Seems like loads of fun.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2019/06/28/surreal-photos-two-year-odyssey-experiencing-rural-australias-bachelor-spinster-balls/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/YYAS5pXw1xuZQ2JWrN1V5nDFOxA=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/Q6EXDGUY5MI6TGQW3RKR5JNEHM.jpg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/euzi1epYcIXDBUEsg6YUMxuQyTw=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/PY5LB5EY5MI6TGQW3RKR5JNEHM.jpg

http://ingvarkenne.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/002_Lowood_BNS_1153.jpg
hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 06:54 am
@Olivier5,
B&S balls are the pits

Unless of course you like to drive 500k to throw up on someone.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 07:31 am
@hingehead,
What's with the colors?
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 04:14 pm
@Olivier5,
Coloured Runs and Festivals sort of got trendy four or five years ago (vaguely inspired by India's Holi festival) - unsurprising that it's trickled down the B&S scene - here's the local company that sells the powders https://www.colourpowderaustralia.com.au/
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Builder
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2020 06:50 pm
Droughts and flooding rains.

Three weeks after I extended our pipes out into the dam ten metres, to get clean water to the irrigation pumps, we had 15 megalitres at least overnight enter the dam, overflowing the spillway.

Such a land of contrasts.
cherrie
 
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Reply Tue 11 Feb, 2020 09:47 pm
@Builder,
Either bushfires or floods. Or both at the same time.

Eastern Victoria has had so much rain lately that they are being warned about flash flooding, landslides, falling trees and wet and slippery conditions on tracks and roads.

Firefighters have been pulled out of some areas because it has become too dangerous for them to work while it's so wet.

The irony of it.
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2020 04:37 pm
@cherrie,
It's a late wet season; much too late for many, unfortunately.

I'm yet to hear word from those who lost it all, whether they're being dicked around by insurers, or not.

Still raining here, with more to come.

Lakeside living ain't so grand, when the lake comes up under your feet.

Must look at clearing the spillway of weeds today, and maybe get the digger in there.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 14 Feb, 2020 12:39 pm
@Builder,
When the majority buys their home, they don't think about the potential natural disasters that can impact their home. By luck, we bought our home that's 125 feet above sea level, and we didn't learn this until many years after we bought it. However, we did notice during the rainy season that our street always drained the water down the street. Pure luck.
Builder
 
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Reply Fri 14 Feb, 2020 06:54 pm
@cicerone imposter,
We actually moved into the mountains, because where we were, was only metres above sea level, and there's lots of seismic activity in the Ring of Fire on New Zealand's north island.

If that one goes big time, our whole east coast is going under.

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margo
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2020 11:53 am
Drought, fire, flooding rains! We've got 'em all - at once.

Dorothea Mackellar understated.
blatham
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2020 03:02 pm
@margo,
I saw some coverage on the flooding. Sorry.
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