All posts tagged: Pause for the Cause

Countdown to No More Hunger and Poverty

Sydney is the New Years Eve capital of the world thanks to its spectacular fireworks display. At the stroke of midnight tonight, Sydney will light up the sky with fireworks so dazzling that 1.5 million people will crowd the harbour and more than a billion people worldwide will watch it on television. Fireworks will be launched from seven barges on the harbour, from the rooftops of seven city skyscrapers and, of course, from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Every imaginable colour will be splashed across the night sky, lights that flare and flower and shimmer and dance before our eyes. It comes with a price tag, of course. Tonight’s fireworks budget is $6.6 million. That covers the 9pm family fireworks (eight minutes duration) and the midnight fireworks (12 minutes). A measly $330,000 per minute for pleasure’s sake. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with entertainment but don’t you think this is a wee bit frivolous? A Tassie family – fans of the Sydney fireworks – think the organisers of the event (City of Sydney Council) have a tremendous opportunity to …