Sand used to halt beach erosion acceleration along Great Ocean Road

Sand used to halt beach erosion acceleration along Great Ocean Road

Posted May 21, 2017 08:41:47 Photo: Erosion at Marengo beach on the Great Ocean Road has increased to one metre a year. (ABC News: Margaret Paul) Related Story: Great Ocean Road to get $53m upgrade to prevent closures More than 16,000 cubic metres of sand is being moved along beaches at Apollo Bay to protect the Great Ocean Road from coastal erosion. Research from Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) found that in 2012 the beach was eroding at a rate of nine centimetres per year. Great…

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Force cop eight-try Super Rugby belting at hands of Highlanders

Force cop eight-try Super Rugby belting at hands of Highlanders

Posted May 20, 2017 22:31:23 Photo: Aki Seiuli of the Highlanders looks to break through the Force’s defence. (AAP: Richard Wainwright) The Highlanders have put the Western Force to the sword with a six-try second half in a 55-6 Super Rugby win in Perth. After losing three of their first four games this season, the Highlanders are on a roll with an eighth-consecutive win, demolishing the Force on Saturday. The Highlanders scored eight tries in all to be averaging 39 points a game over their winning run. It keeps them…

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Wicked sisters head back to Oz

Wicked sisters head back to Oz

GRAB your ruby red slippers because The Wizard Of Oz is heading back Down Under. After a whirlwind production in London, the family favourite will arrive at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney on December 31. Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix will play Glinda (the good witch) and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. The pair, who also starred as Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked, the prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, said they were “over the moon to be performing ­together again”. media_cameraJemma Rix and Lucy Durack starred in…

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$4.2 million Lotto winner in WA

$4.2 million Lotto winner in WA

IT’S been tumbling down outside for much of Saturday but for one lucky WA player it’s going to be raining money – $4.2 million of it to be exact. There was only one division one winner nationally in Saturday Lotto and the ticket was sold in WA, providing the state’s 25th division one win of the year. The winning ticket had the six magic numbers of 10, 11, 33, 6, 29 and 15 and was sold at Flinders Square Lucky Lotto in Yokine. Another 13 WA players are $9245.20 better…

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