Archive for August 12th, 2017

Western Force cut from Super Rugby as ARU chief Pulver resigns

Western Force cut from Super Rugby as ARU chief Pulver resigns

The Western Force have been axed from the Super Rugby competition after the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) resolved to discontinue the franchise’s licence from next year. The Force had been arguing an alliance agreement signed last August with the ARU guaranteed the club’s survival until at least the end of the current broadcast deal in […]

British government commits $4.4M towards COP23 presidency

British government commits $4.4M towards COP23 presidency

A major boost for Fiji today as the British government today committed $4.4 million towards Fiji’s Conference of Parties 23 presidency as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama leads the charge to get a grand coalition for industrialized nations to reduce carbon emissions. Speaking at Tailevu North College, British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins says the […]

Sydney’s tent city finally cleared out

Sydney’s tent city finally cleared out

Sydney’s tent city in Martin Place which triggered a political stand-off between the city council and the NSW government has been voluntarily cleared out after six months. The man dubbed the “Mayor of Martin Place”, Lanz Priestley, helped the last stragglers pack their tents under the watchful eyes of police as the final rays of […]

Trump’s North Korea threats are just empty words

Trump’s North Korea threats are just empty words

DONALD Trump might talk tough when it comes to North Korea, but the reality is the US President has few options when it comes to stopping the rogue state. That is the damning assessment by experts and analysts who warn there is actually no viable military option available to the US President. In fact, they […]

‘Tent city’ romance leads homeless couple down the aisle

‘Tent city’ romance leads homeless couple down the aisle

IT was over one of the brightly coloured tents that have controversially been pitched in Sydney’s Martin Place for months where homeless pair Kellyanne Luke and Matthew Mawson first locked eyes. She was sweeping Autumn leaves off the pavement in the public thoroughfare to keep the squat tidy. He was newly settling into the homeless […]