Tørke i hele delstaten New South Wales i Australia

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Turistmetropolen Sydney er hovedstad i New South Wales. Illustrasjonsfoto: www.int.sydney.com – Sydney, Australia

Det er tørke i 100 prosent av New South Wales, som er Australias mest folkerike delstat, til tross for at det er midt på vinteren, skriver NRK.no 
Bønder sliter med avlinger og å fôre dyra. Delstaten står normalt for en firedel av landbruksproduksjonen i Australia.

Det føderale hovedstadsområdet, Australian Capital Territory, med landets hovedstad Canberra, ligger i innlandet sørvest i New South Wales.

New South Wales har et areal på 809 444 km², over to ganger så stort som Norge, og innbyggertall på 7,5 millioner.

Delstaten har en lang rekke store turistdestinasjoner og attraksjoner, med Sydney på topp.

Kartillustrasjon: World Atlas

Kilde: www.nrk.no – NRK

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Hotellkjede i Australia får bot for å hindre negativ omtale på Tripadvisor

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Sydney, hovedstaden i New South Wales.

En av de største hotellkjedene Australia, Meriton, med hovedkvarter i Sydney, har fått bot på 3 millioner australske dollar for å forsøke å hindre negative omtaler på Tripadvisor, skriver CNN. ifølge NRK.
Ansatte skal ha gitt misfornøyde kunder feil e-postadresser, slik at de ikke fikk skrevet om hotellet.

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What’s On In Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, capital of New South Wales, with the iconic landmarks Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Photo: www.int.sydney.com – Sydney, Australia

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Government of New South Wales: www.nsw.gov.au

Tourism New South Wales: www.visitnsw.com

City of Sydney: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Sydney Tourism Office: www.sydney.com

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Bøtlagt for krokodille-drap

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Kartillustrasjon: Wikipedia

En bonde i Australia er ilagt en bot på 70.000 kroner etter å ha skutt og drept en ikonisk 100 år gammel krokodille. Det melder det tyske nyhetsbyrået DPA, ifølge nrk.no 
Den 5,2 meter lange krokodillen ble skutt i byen Rockhampton i Queensland i september 2017.

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Taggetur i Melbourne

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Melbourne i Australia har flere gater som er utsmykket med gatekunst, som Hosler Lane, og AC/DC Lane, sistnevnte oppkalt etter det australske rockebandet AC/DC.

I det trendy nabolaget Fitzroy er det også mye gatekunst. Melbourne Street Tours, et selskap som drives av gatekunstnere, tilbyr guidete turer, skriver Se og Hør.

Pris kr.470

Melbourne er hovedstad i delstaten Victoria.

Les mer på www.melbournestreettours.com – melbournestreettours.com

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Canberrans take more selfies than Australian capital city counterparts

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It’s official Canberra – we can’t get enough of turning the camera on ourselves, canberratimes.com.au reported.

Canberra

A new ‘definitive ranking’ of the world’s selfiest cities by TIME Magazine has Canberra in the top spot for most number of selfies per capita in Australia.

As part of its research, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates.

In total, 459 cities were ranked to determine the selfiest places on earth.

Canberra comes in at Australia’s selfiest city, with 18 selfies per 100,000 people (ranked 169 on the world list), while Sydney-siders aren’t far behind, with 18 selfies per 100,000 people but ranked at 171 on the world list.

Melbourne and Brisbane come in at three and four respectively on the Australian list, with our Perth friends proving the most camera shy at just 12 selfies per 100,000 people.

Makati City, in the Phillipines, is the world’s selfiest city, followed closely by Manhattan, New York at number two and Miami, Florida at number three.

And when it comes to the perfect selfie, you can’t beat our cultural institutions for a stunning backdrop.

Data from Instagram shows the Australian War Memorial is the top geotagged location for pics in Canberra (13,429 tags in 2016) and our beautiful Lake Burley Griffin isn’t far behind (12,597 tags last year).

The National Gallery of Australia is up next with 10,827 tags in 2016. Surprisingly, the Australian National University is a destination of choice for Instagram pics, with almost as many people tagging themsleves at the university as Parliament House (8257 and 8318 tags respectively).

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) generally is the eighth most geotagged location in Australia on Instagram – Bondi Beach is number one.

See the full story with selfies here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/research-shows-canberrans-take-more-selfies-than-capital-city-counterparts-20170427-gvtglf.html

News source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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Push to re-establish cheap air link between Canberra and Melbourne

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The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is pushing to re-establish a low-cost air route to Melbourne, and has announced it will hire a “commissioner for international engagement” to enhance Canberra’s ties with cities abroad, The Canberra Times reported. 

It has been five years since the last budget carrier, Tigerair, flew from Melbourne to the Australian federal capital.

See the full story here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/push-to-reestablish-cheap-air-link-between-canberra-and-melbourne-20160711-gq30ix.html

News source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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ESTONIA OPENS EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA

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Estonian embassy, Canberra.

Estonia has opened an embassy in Canberra, Australia – 25 years after regaining independence.

The foreign minister of Estonia, Marina Kaljurand, opened the new diplomatic mission – the first in the region –  on 29 February.

Cooperating with its Nordic neighbour Finland, the embassy is located in a building belonging to the Finnish embassy, reported Estonianworld.com

According to the foreign minister, Estonia wants the opening to strengthen political and security cooperation with a country sharing the same values, as well as with other nations in the area. “In today’s world, with its changing security situation, it is essential for countries sharing the same values and views to be unified and work together,” Ms Kaljurand said. “The opening of this embassy will allow both nations, which are open to innovative solutions and have liberal economies, to further their cooperation.”

The foreign minister said the embassy allowed Estonia to better protect the interests of its citizens residing in Australia, to provide consular services and consular assistance, if necessary. “Every place where our people live is important. Australia has a large Estonian community, which is constantly growing. It is a popular destination for temporary emigration, where an estimated 10,000 Estonians currently live,” minister Kaljurand said.

Marina Kaljurand added that the embassy was also expected to support the interests and cooperative efforts of entrepreneurs. “Our bilateral business contacts have increased and trade with Australia has also increased, as much as a third in the past year.”

The Estonian ambassador in Australia is Andres Unga. The country also has honorary consuls in Perth (Western Australia), Brisbane (Queensland), Hobart (Tasmania), Adelaide (South Australia), and Melbourne (Victoria).

Australia hosts the fifth largest Estonian community in the world. Among the Estonians currently living in Australia, the Sydney community is the liveliest one.

The first Estonians settled in Australia in 1853, and the first Estonian society was established in Melbourne in 1914. During the course of the Second World War, Australia became one of the most important destinations for Estonians looking abroad for safety. In the autumn of 1944, just before the second Soviet occupation, approximately 70,000 Estonians fled the country – first to Germany and Sweden, and subsequently to the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Around 7,000 Estonians ended up “Down Under” and Estonian houses were set up in Sydney, Thirlmere, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

During the Soviet occupation, only a very few lucky ones left behind the Iron Curtain to visit their relatives in Australia. Since the restoration of Estonia’s independence and re-accession to the Western world, however, more and more young people have ventured out and taken advantage of the Australian working holiday visa program that Estonia agreed upon in 2005. Many work and live in Australia for a couple of years, and return to their home country, but some opt to stay and even set up their own companies.

The Estonian community in Australia is now one of the largest abroad – along with those in Finland, Sweden, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The young Estonians, who have settled in the new country, cite the positive and adventurous Australian spirit, good quality of life and financial and professional opportunities as the reasons for staying.

See the whole article at http://estonianworld.com/business/estonia-opens-an-embassy-in-australia/

Source: www.estonianworld.com

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CANBERRA TOURISM’S MOST LIKED INSTAGRAM POSTS OF 2015

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General view of Canberra.

Night photography captured Canberra’s attention in 2015, with nine out of 10 of the most “liked” images from the ACT government’s tourism Instagram account shot between sunset and sunrise, reports The Canberra Times.

The @VisitCanberra account collects and promotes images by Instagrammers around the city, “encouraging people to holiday in the national capital and, in turn, build a community of social media savvy advocates for the city”.

Sunsets, sunrises, storms and Lake Burley Griffin all proved popular subjects in 2015. Black Mountain and the Telstra Tower were the real stars however, featuring in four of the account’s top 10 most liked photographs.

Nearly 60,000 images were tagged with #visitcanberra on Instagram in 2015.

See the Whole story and see photos at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/canberra-tourisms-most-liked-instagram-posts-of-2015-20160114-gm6d6p.html

Source: www.canberratimes.com

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CANBERRA: NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE RANKS SPENDING OM TOURISM, VISITOR NUMBERS

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Canberra

The Australian federal capital Canberra’s spending on tourism is outstripped by the New South Wales south coast, the Hunter Valley and the Sunshine Coast, but it spends more than Hobart and Darwin, a new interactive website shows, canberratimes.com.au reported.

The capital was ranked 12th out of 76 Australian tourism regions in terms of spending, and was similarly positioned at 13th in terms of overnight visitors and 11th on number of rooms.

Read the article at www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/news-must-run-latest-tourism-figures-show-act-spending-least-of-all-states-and-territories–20151211-gllel2.html 

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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