Finally, a lawnmower that frees you from gasoline. This battery-powered electric machine — on sale for $40 off — has a fierce motor and push-button start for ease. And reviewers can’t get enough.
“This is a great mower,” raved a shopper. “It's powerful enough to get through my rather thick grass even when I've let it get taller than I should. I LOVE having a quiet, efficient, easy-to-use mower that doesn't belch smoke or require me to buy gas. The two-battery system is great — I can do my front and back yard twice before both batteries are exhausted.”
"I’ve got 3 gas pole saws in the garage that take a prayer from the pope to get started," says one hilarious reviewer. "I was leery about a battery operated one but I’m very happy with this one. I trimmed 6 trees and the battery outlasted me."
This hedge trimmer ($26 off) is cordless, so you can tweak out-of-control hedges without worrying about wires. Just pick it up and go, and your lawn will look immaculate in no time — thanks to its powerful 24-volt rechargeable and removable battery pack. Best part? You can do 30 minutes of yard work on one charge.
This happy customer shares that it used to take her 4 hours to trim the hedges around her yard, adding, "I decided to buy a battery powered trimmer instead of my corded one. This trimmer is so much lighter than my old one and it has a longer blade!! I was able to trim the trees out front, plus trim the hedges all in 2 hours. And the battery was still going strong!! I am so pleased with this purchase. I just wish I had done it sooner."
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko has used a speech to threaten military retaliation against anybody who attacked his country, as tensions over the war in neighbouring Ukraine remained high.Speaking on Saturday on the eve of the country's Independence Day, Lukashenko said he had ordered his armed forces to target "the decision-making centres" of Western capitals in the event of an attack on Belarus, adding: "Don't touch us - and we won't touch you," according to state news agency Belta.
More than a million have spilled onto the streets of London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UK's first Pride parade, festooning the British capital with a spectacle of rainbow flags, glitter and sequins.After two years of cancellations because of the coronavirus pandemic, the parade came half a century after Britain's first march to celebrate Pride in 1972 in London.
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
Fighting has intensified for Lysychansk, Ukraine's last bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, while blasts shook a southern city after the civilian toll from Russian strikes climbed in towns well behind the front lines.Rodion Miroshnik, ambassador to Russia of the pro-Moscow self-styled Luhansk People's Republic, told Russian television on Saturday that "Lysychansk has been brought under control," but added: "Unfortunately, it is not yet liberated.
With pandemic restrictions pretty much all but gone, NSW residents have been enjoying outdoor dining and the government is keen to keep businesses benefiting from the influx of diners.The hospitality industry can look forward to another 18 months of alfresco dining without the need to apply for special permits effectively cutting red tape.
The Israeli military says it has shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah heading toward an area where an Israeli gas platform was recently installed in the Mediterranean Sea.The launch of the aircraft on Saturday appeared to be an attempt by Hezbollah to influence US-brokered negotiations between Israel and Lebanon over their maritime border, an area that is rich in natural gas.
Fabio Jakobsen has won stage two of the Tour de France in a reduced sprint finish after a late crash split the peloton in Nyborg, Denmark.Jakobsen, making his Tour debut less than two years after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash at the Tour of Poland, delivered Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's second stage win in as many days as he beat Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen to the line.
Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
Eating disorder recovery advocates are hopeful an initiative to offer a suite of treatment options in a single register will boost support, particularly in regional areas.A national directory of eating disorder clinicians called connect*ed has been launched to help Australians who struggle with conditions like anorexia to get treatment faster.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
Australia's carbon credits scheme will be independently assessed following concerns raised about its integrity.Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen on Friday announced the "comprehensive" review, to be led by former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb.
The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots to combat coronavirus sub-variants.If authorised, the changes would mark the first major retooling of COVID vaccines, but also could slow their rollout.
The World Health Organisation's Europe chief has warned that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.Hans Kluge said in a statement that increased efforts were needed despite the United Nations health agency's decision last week that the escalating outbreak did not yet warrant being declared a global health emergency.
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Anti-terrorism powers available to NSW Police should be wound back because they aren't able to use them correctly, the law enforcement watchdog says.The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission's (LECC) latest tri-annual report on NSW Police's use of anti-terror powers has given a bruising assessment of the force's use of legislation.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in London for talks with her British counterpart Boris Johnson, with trade and the war in Ukraine dominating the agenda.Johnson greeted Ardern with a handshake outside the door of Number 10 on Thursday, welcoming the New Zealand leader on her first UK trip since the pandemic began.
Queensland's crime and corruption watchdog has a new boss with Bruce Barbour permanently appointed as chairman of the Crime and Corruption Commission.The former NSW ombudsman has been interim head of the CCC since January after the resignation of Alan MacSporran.