Archive for June 17th, 2017

First gun amnesty since Port Arthur massacre

First gun amnesty since Port Arthur massacre

THE first national gun amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre will aim to keep some of Australia’s 260,000 illegal guns out of terrorists’ hands. The three month amnesty will allow people to hand in unregistered guns from July 1. “This is an opportunity for people to present the guns to authorities, no questions asked and […]

Electricity price rises locked in from July 1

Electricity price rises locked in from July 1

POWER prices are set to rocket after three major retailers announced increases of up to 20 per cent and $600 a year for the average customer in some states. Origin, EnergyAustralia and AGL have all announced price increases for electricity and gas starting from July 1. Small businesses may be the hardest hit, especially Origin […]

Samoa outclassed and thrashed by All Blacks

Samoa outclassed and thrashed by All Blacks

A sweeping 95 metre counter‑attack try for Beauden Barrett broke the shackles as New Zealand romped to a 12‑try, 78‑0 victory against Samoa at Eden Park last night and sent a message to the British and Irish Lions of what to expect in eight days’ time. Barrett’s try, sparked after captain Ben Smith had pounced […]