Archive for October 20th, 2017

$75 billion for five new cities in Australia

$75 billion for five new cities in Australia

AN AMBITIOUS private group is looking to build five new cities and a high-speed rail network — which it hopes will transform Australia. A UTOPIAN vision of Australia adding new cities and a high-speed rail network is a step closer. Private group CLARA wants to build three “cities” between Canberra and Sydney along the rail […]

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ’s new PM

Bishop looking to rebuild friendship with NZ’s new PM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an awkward discussion with New Zealand’s prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, after suggesting two months ago it could be difficult to trust her party. “Should there be a change of government, I would find it very hard to build trust with those involved in allegations designed to undermine the Government of […]

Holden workers say goodbye as last vehicle prepares to roll off line

Holden workers say goodbye as last vehicle prepares to roll off line

It appears that the last Holden Commodore to be made in Australia has been all but completed ahead of Friday’s official closure of Holden’s factory in Adelaide. As workers shared their stories with the ABC, images of a red V8 with a sign saying “last car October 2017” on the production line at Elizabeth appeared […]

Rotary club’s visit brings relief to fire victims

Rotary club’s visit brings relief to fire victims

A TEAM from the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset has reached out to Suva families who lost their homes in a horrific fire incident yesterday at the Muslim League settlement in Nabua. The club members who wasted no time and embarked on immediate measures to the seven households that lost everything in the fire […]

Defector says sanctions will cripple North Korea

Defector says sanctions will cripple North Korea

A HIGH-RANKING former member of the North Korean government says the harsh economic sanctions imposed on the country could be enough to wipe it out within 12 months. Ri Jong-ho, a former economic official appointed by Kim Jong-un’s father and predecessor Kim Jong-il, says the United Nations’ trade restrictions are so strong that it could […]

Baber plan to develop young players through academy

Baber plan to develop young players through academy

DEVELOPING young players through the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) academy program is what coach Gareth Baber plans to do to strengthen the Fiji Airways 7s team in the upcoming tournaments as well as the World Rugby Sevens Series. Baber said he was looking to develop some young players for a long term who have the […]