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Back on: 9pm fireworks to go ahead after Clover Moore backflip

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney's traditional 9pm New Year's Eve fireworks will now go ahead after Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore reversed her decision to cancel the event this year. The fireworks will now proceed with extra provisions from the NSW Government and a guarantee that the government would take control of the event should […]

Deserted Sydney foreshore welcomes new year

By ALLISON HORE The Sydney CBD was a virtual ghost town as the clock struck midnight, marking the beginning of 2021.  Unlike previous years there was only one fireworks display. A shortened 7-minute show with the fitting theme of love and solidarity amid COVID19 marked the beginning of 2021. But more stark of a difference […]

New Years Eve COVID-19 cluster concerns

By ALLISON HORE With New Years Eve just around the corner and a new COVID-19 cluster rapidly growing in Sydney’s Northern beaches, councils around Sydney have raised concern about gatherings of revellers. In September, the City of Sydney handed the reins of the annual New Years’ Eve event on the Sydney harbour over to the […]

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 […]