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Fireworks to fire off despite COVID-19 risk

By ALLISON HORE After months of debate Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks are set to go ahead, albeit in a more condensed form. On Thursday the City of Sydney handed the reins of the event over to the NSW Government, who will also be footing the bill for the event. Ms. Moore said it would […]

THE NAKED CITY – CURTAINS FOR CRACKER NIGHT

Sydney without its annual pyrotechnic binge (aka the NYE Fireworks) is like Donald Trump without his fake tan, the Royal family without systemic dysfunction or the New York Post without the rantings of Miranda Devine. Okay, the analogies display where my prejudices lie but they also extend to the almost primal fascination some people have […]

Alternatives sought for New Year’s Eve fireworks

By JAMES HARRISON City of Sydney Councillor Craig Chung has put forth a motion to replace the New Year’s Eve fireworks with silent, non-incendiary alternatives that do not risk starting fires or stressing family pets with loud noises. This motion, which was originally deferred from earlier this year to this month, has come after the […]