Archive for December, 2017

Australia set to bring in New Year’s Eve with a bang

Australia set to bring in New Year’s Eve with a bang

Fireworks displays are being tweaked and partygoers are taking up position as Australia prepares to bring in 2018 with a bang. Melbourne is putting on its biggest show of the year tonight in the CBD, with 14 tonnes of fireworks set to be launched from the top of 22 city buildings for New Year’s Eve […]

Police target five driving offences this holiday season

Police target five driving offences this holiday season

FED up police officers are cracking down on the five common and potentially fatal offences drivers are committing on our roads. Furious police have slammed “irresponsible drivers” who’ve helped boost the horrific road toll to alarming levels amid warnings the safety message is failing to hit home. Superintendent David Johnson, of Queensland’s Road Policing Command, […]

Fiji ready to welcome 2018 at the Big Night Out

Fiji ready to welcome 2018 at the Big Night Out

Yearly street party goers are looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve and welcoming the New Year with friends and family and with this, every New Year comes with many new beginnings, hopes, dreams and aspirations. Ahead of tonight’s LegendFM Annual Fiji Street Party Big Night Out with Coca-Cola, LegendFM News took to the streets […]

Australia Post customers fuming as Christmas presents fail to arrive

Australia Post customers fuming as Christmas presents fail to arrive

IT’S almost the New Year. But many Australia Post customers are still waiting for their Christmas parcels to show up. On December 9, I purchased a few different Christmas presents for my partner online, feeling quite pleased with myself for being so organised. Over the next week, they all arrived — except one. Growing slightly […]

Stay safe, have fun for NYE say Qld police

Stay safe, have fun for NYE say Qld police

Keeping yourself safe but still having a good time is the overriding message from Queensland police for New Year’s Eve revellers across the state. New Year’s Eve revellers across Queensland are being told to be alert for security concerns but not to let it harm their celebrations. Hundreds of thousands of Queensland police will work […]

Customers hospitalised after salmonella outbreak

Customers hospitalised after salmonella outbreak

THREE people are in hospital and more than a dozen others are sick after 17 confirmed cases of salmonella linked to sandwiches, wraps, rolls and focaccias purchased from the Gawler South Bakery. The bakery is continuing to trade but has stopped serving several sandwich-type products containing chicken and other fillings, and is co-operating with SA […]

New motor vehicle levy to come into effect next month

New motor vehicle levy to come into effect next month

Vehicle owners from January 1st will no longer pay Third Party Insurance/CTP Insurance as the new Accident Compensation Act comes into effect. Vehicle owners will pay a Motor Vehicle accident levy as premium for being covered by the Compensation scheme administered by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACCF). The ACCF is a corporate body under the […]

US hails $US285 million cut to United Nations budget

US hails $US285 million cut to United Nations budget

The United Nations’ budget is set to shrink by more than $US285 million next year — a 5 per cent cut that the US government says it negotiated. The UN General Assembly voted on Sunday to approve the nearly $US5.4 billion regular operating budget for 2018-2019. The Secretary-General’s office said the new budget included cuts […]

How the typical Aussie holiday has changed over the years

How the typical Aussie holiday has changed over the years

It’s no secret that Australians are among the most well-travelled people in the world. More than half the Australian population now owns a passport As a nation, we took more than 10 million trips overseas between 2016 and 2017. But it’s a stark contrast to four decades ago, when UTS tourism lecturer David Beirman began […]

Shop and Save to proceed with its Nausori project

Shop and Save to proceed with its Nausori project

Shop and Save Limited will make relevant payments to the Nausori Town Council next month to carry out major development work at the old Nausori market site. Managing Director Babu Ratan Deo has confirmed this adding all issues relating to the major project has been sorted and works should start early next year. Shop and […]

China national 7s team recruits first Fijian

China national 7s team recruits first Fijian

The Chinese National Sevens Team has recruited a Fijian player for the first time. Current USP Rugby League player Peter Wong says he is excited to join the Chinese team early next year. Wong has been playing Rugby Union and Rugby League for the past five years. His dream was to represent Fiji at the […]

Sydney grandmother duped in online romance scam escapes death penalty

Sydney grandmother duped in online romance scam escapes death penalty

An Australian woman has escaped the death penalty after being found not guilty of drug trafficking charges in Malaysia. Judge Dato Ghazali found Maria Exposto was duped into carrying drugs through Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 2014. Customs officers found 1.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine stitched into the lining of a bag that had been […]

Apple sued after admitting it slows down ageing iPhones

Apple sued after admitting it slows down ageing iPhones

Apple defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various US federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change. The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, […]

Home and Away actress fighting for life after triple-fatal Boxing Day crash

Home and Away actress fighting for life after triple-fatal Boxing Day crash

One of the two sisters in a critical condition after Tuesday’s triple-fatal head-on collision on the NSW south coast is an actress who appeared in the TV series Home and Away. The sisters, Annabelle and Jessica Falkholt, aged 21 and 28 respectively, lost both their parents in the crash. Ms Falkholt, a National Institute of […]

Mums tell of struggles at Air Terminal Services

Mums tell of struggles at Air Terminal Services

Mother of six Jijiana Vatanitawake says she has been struggling to make ends meet with the income she receives as caterer at Air Terminal Services Fiji Ltd. An employee of ATS for 22 years, she is part of the 250 employees camping outside the company’s premises in Nadi for the past 12 days because of […]