Archive for August 4th, 2017

More winter storm coming our way

More winter storm coming our way

TORRENTIAL rain, blasting winds in excess of 100km/h and the biggest snow dumps of the year — and we thought winter had ebbed away. Meteorologists are warning of a “serious winter storm” this weekend across the country’s south east with a trifecta of gales, showers and blizzards. It comes as Melburnians endured their coldest August […]

Sonny Bill cleared to play in Bledisloe Cup opener

Sonny Bill cleared to play in Bledisloe Cup opener

WORLD Rugby will look to tighten up their rules about what constitutes a match after Sonny Bill Williams was cleared to serve out his suspension in an ‘invented’ All Blacks’ warm-up game. SBW will be free to play in the opening Bledisloe Cup game on August 19 after the Kiwis successfully appealed World Rugby’s decision […]

Record cocaine haul bound for Australia seized in South Pacific

Record cocaine haul bound for Australia seized in South Pacific

A MASSIVE cocaine haul bound for Australia has been intercepted by the French Navy in the South Pacific before hitting our shores. The record-breaking 1.464 tonnes of the drug was seized near New Caledonia just last week on July 27, after authorities discovered the stash hidden in the hull of a yacht. Four crew on […]

Fiji becoming preferred tourist destination

Fiji becoming preferred tourist destination

Fiji continues to be the most preferred holiday destination for the New Zealanders and Australians. Minister for Tourism, Faiyaz Koya says tourist arrivals numbers from these countries continue to increase, contributing tremendously to the growth of our economy. “Tourists out of New Zealand are increasing and one of the major destinations for tourism NZ used […]

Two men charged with terrorism offences following Sydney raids

Two men charged with terrorism offences following Sydney raids

TWO men have been charged with terrorism offences following an alleged plot to bring down a commercial flight. The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team has charged a 49-year-old Lakemba man, Khaled Mahmoud Khayat, and Mahmoud Khayat, a 32-year-old Punchbowl man, with two counts each of acts in preparation for a terrorist act. It’s unclear how […]

Eels beat Canterbury Bulldogs 20-4 to strengthen top eight claims

Eels beat Canterbury Bulldogs 20-4 to strengthen top eight claims

Parramatta playmaker Mitchell Moses has piled more pressure on Canterbury after orchestrating a 20-4 NRL victory at Sydney’s Olympic stadium. While the score never blew out in wet and wild conditions, the Bulldogs were wasteful in attack and at times embarrassing in defence as the Eels notched their sixth-straight win. Brad Arthur’s side provisionally moved […]

Welfare cheat who claimed she was too disabled

Welfare cheat who claimed she was too disabled

A BENEFITS cheat who swindled £81,000 ($A134,950) by claiming she was too disabled to walk more than a metre a minute was caught out by her own holiday snaps of her snorkelling. Linda Hoey fraudulently claimed £65,244 ($A108,700) in Disability Living Allowance and used her disability car to avoid paying £15,690 ($A26,140) in M6 toll […]