Japanese model Risa Hirako, 51, shocks after revealing real age

A stunning model is going viral for her “incredible” age-defying looks. Japanese model Risa Hirako has shocked her fans after revealing she is 51 years old. Many of her followers cannot believe the influencer can be older than 25, thanks to her youthful appearance. The stunning model has been inundated with requests for her to … Read more

Australian Government weighing up news methods to cut smoking in half over next decade

The Australian Government is weighing up new methods to cut tuxedos in half over the next decade. Health Minister Mark Butler says the Government is looking to go one further than the current plain packaging laws, revealing the next step is to alter cigarettes within the packet. “We know that the tobacco industry has innovated … Read more

Government, Health Minister signal crack down on vapes, vaping with TGA consultation and new tobacco regulations

The sale of disposable e-cigarettes could be regulated under strict New Zealand-style rules or even banned altogether, with Health Minister Mark Butler claiming nothing is off the table amid the government’s campaign to crack down on vaping. As vaping among young Australians skyrockets, the federal government has launched a public consultation process through medicines regulator … Read more

New Zealand couple with ‘gem fever’ spending every winter 12 metres underground in Qld

Shoveling dirt is a far cry from Lynette Bailey’s most glamorous business consultancy work in New Zealand. But, with husband Gregg Smith, she digs and moves up to 2 tonnes of dirt from 12 meters underground while working on their sapphire mine in Queensland’s Gemfields. The couple first purchased the mining claim after Mr Smith … Read more

U.S site tries to ruin what makes fairy bread great

The US may own our Tim Tams and the Golden Circle pineapple we put on our pizzas, but this recipe for fancy fairy bread by food site Food52 goes beyond the pale. This US-based site has dared to throw some sprinkles on toasted jam and bread with freaking mascarpone cheese and call it “fancy” fairy … Read more

Bunnings: Australian retail giant set to shed staff in company review

Australian hardware giant Bunnings has denied it is on the cusp of cutting hundreds of jobs, despite multiple insiders reporting that a review the company’s back office will see as many as 300 jobs on the line. The company, which is owned by Perth-based conglomerate Wesfarmers, employs 53,000 people across the country, with 1600 hundred … Read more

One in three Australians would leave current job for 4 day work week

One in three Aussies would leave their current job for a company that offered a four-day working week in search of a better work-life balance, new research has revealed. Young Aussies, who are driving the quiet quitting trend, are particularly keen to reduce their time at work, with 40 per cent of Australians aged 18-24 … Read more

Big Bash: Renegades sign Martin Guptill as No.1 draft pick’s replacement

A difficult decision to give up a national contract with New Zealand after 367 games over more than a decade was made easier by the excitement of rejoining the Big Bash for Martin Guptill. Thes all-time leading international T20 run-scorer for the Kiwis, Guptill, has signed with the Melbourne Renegades as the second part of … Read more

Well-bred mare Juan Diva gets chance to add another stakes win

Stakes-winning mare Juan Diva will need to overcome a visitors draw to win Saturday’s Tattersall’s Classic, but trainer Will Freedman believes she is equipped with the right tools to do it. The Sydney-based mare detests anything but a bone-dry track, something she should get at the Gold Coast on Saturday, and Freedman said she relishes … Read more

Six refugees become the first from Nauru to be resettled in New Zealand

The federal government has confirmed the first group of refugees to be resettled in New Zealand, from Australia’s offshore processing centres, has landed in Auckland. key points: A flight carrying six refugees left Nauru bound for New Zealand on Tuesday The resettlement deal was first struck in 2013 but not put into force until this … Read more