Most River Systems Across NSW Have Now Peaked [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Most River Systems Across NSW Have Now Peaked [Headlines]

Thousands of residents on the Mid North Coast prepare to return home. The Hawkesbury River is slowly falling. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 25 Mar 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Most river systems across NSW have now peaked, as thousands of residents on the Mid North Coast prepare to return home.

About 20,000 people have spent another night away from their homes or cut off by floodwaters.

The Hawkesbury River is slowly falling, but there’s still a moderate to major flood level in many areas.

In the State’s north, residents in Brushgrove and Cowper had to evacuate last night.

Police say a man’s death in Sydney’s north-west is a reminder of dangers posed by floodwaters.

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The 25-year-old became trapped in his car in Glenorie yesterday morning.

A stimulus package will be unveiled this morning for Sydney’s CBD.

The State Government will offer 200,000 vouchers, worth $100 each, to be spent in inner city hotels.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government will spend another $125 million supporting the arts and entertainment sector as it recovers from the COVID lockdown.

The Maritime Union says inspectors have identified 80 safety flaws in the new Manly ferries due to enter service by the middle of the year.

Transport for New South Wales says the vessels won’t be used until they meet strict safety standards.

Musicians from Australia and around the world have paid tribute to industry figure Michael Gudinski at his state memorial in Melbourne last night.

Catholic theologians and clergy in Germany are rebelling against a recent Vatican ruling that said the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions.

266 theologians have signed a statement saying the ruling discriminates against homosexual people and their lifestyles.