Oakeshott to quit politicsSunday 7 Jul, 2013
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott, the member for Lyne for the past five years, is retiring from politics.
After 17 years in public life – and three of them at the very heart of one of Australia’s most turbulent political times – Mr Oakeshott will not contest the 2013 election.
“Now is the moment,” he said. “I have done everything I said I was going to do – and done the best I can. Now it’s up to others to try and do better.
“There is absolutely no fear whatsoever of the ballot box. It’s not an issue of running and losing. If anything it’s a respect for winning that makes me make a call now.”
A Gas Meeting at the Gloucester Soldiers Club May 2013Saturday 1 Jun, 2013
Gloucester Council hosted a community meeting at the Gloucester Soldiers Club which was attended by over 300 people.
Mike Moraza , AGL's Head of Upstream Gas was there, and Bucketts Radio has interviewed him for The Environment Show
Topics discussed were Produced Water , Fugitive Methane and Monitoring and the NSW Police presence at the meeting.
The interview is in two parts. To listen, click on the links below
Bucketts Radio recieves another 12 month licenceThursday 16 May, 2013
On 1 June 2013 Bucketts Radio will begin it's 5th year of broadcasting on 104.1FM in Gloucester. To celebrate, Bucketts Radio will be having a Celebration Showcase at the Gloucester Senior Citizen's Centre on Sunday 23rd June at 1.30pm to 5pm. Come and help us celebrate by listening to some live and local artists and hear from some of our volunteers and supporters. Why not take this opportunity to come and meet the crew and celebrate the success of community radio in Gloucester.
Work ExperienceThursday 4 Apr, 2013
Bucketts Radio is hosting two Gloucester High School students from the 2nd to the 12th of April as part of the Work Experience program. Jasper Hoggett will be working in the first week from the 2nd to the 5th and Byron Hall will be working in the second, from the 8th to the 12th. Jasper has been presenting on air for two years now, and byron has done two on air shows.
Listen to them on Thursday afternoons from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m.
Jasper in the Studio
URBAN WASTE INTO ENERGYWednesday 3 Apr, 2013
An Italian Engineer has divised a way to convert urban waste into Ethanol, Bio-diesel and Electrical Energy, with ZERO EMISSION into the Atmosphere.
Martin Babakhan, Lecturer and Meteorologist, says "This project is different from any other system of developing energy from urban, agricultural and industrial waste (Waste to Energy Plant)."
Visit the Bucketts Radio weather tab for the full article.
Australia's Hottest Summer On RecordSunday 3 Mar, 2013
AUSTRALIA HAS ITS WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD
By Dr. Jeff Masters
The historic summer of 2012 - 2013 is now in the books in Australia as the hottest summer on record, beating the previous mark set in 1997 - 1998 by more than 0.1°C. Australia also roasted through its hottest month on record this summer, with January 2013 topping out as Australia's warmest month since record keeping began in 1910. The oceans surrounding Australia were at their second warmest levels on record during January, contributing to the exceptional heat over the nation. The summer heat peaked during a remarkably long and widespread heatwave in late December and the first half of January, when fourteen of the 112 sites used by the Bureau of Meteorology for long-term monitoring had their hottest day on record. Sydney's 45.8°C on January 18 and Hobart's 41.8°C on January 4 were among the places which set new records.
The highest temperature during the heatwave was 49.6°C at Moomba in the far northeast of South Australia--Australia’s highest temperature since 1998.
The extreme Australian heat helped push the average land temperature over the entire Southern Hemisphere to its warmest value on record during both December 2012 and January 2013. Many parts of southern Africa also had their warmest January on record.