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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 […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE

In a recent interview with the ABC, author Richard Flanagan put an interesting spin on the common reference to the pandemic as the ‘new normal’. He asserted as far as history was concerned we had simply returned to the ‘normal’, following an ‘abnormal’ period of prosperity following WWII. Everyday life prior to the end of […]

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 […]

NAKED CITY – THE HANGOVER FROM THE COATHANGER!

By the time you read this the last sulphurous fumes will have dissipated, the last terrified cat will have emerged from the sanctuary of an underground drain and the final astronomical bill will have been tallied for Sydney’s annual cracker night extravaganza. The Lord Mayor Clover Mayor has called the Sydney Fireworks the most important […]

Engineering a better future

This year’s Sydney New Year’s Eve charity is Engineers Without Borders. EWB is a not-for-profit organisation providing engineering and technology to meet basic human needs. It works to systematically build the capacity of local engineers and institutions. Its partnership with the City of Sydney for NYE means we’ll see them up in lights on the […]