Tea Wright-Finger: Body found believed to be missing girl

A woman’s body has been found in bushland near Richmond during the search for a teenager who vanished over a month ago. The body is believed to be 19-year-old Tea Wright-Finger who has been missing since October 16. Police are treating the death as non-suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner. Around 10.30am … Read more

Early Oil: Pakenham Cup day best bets, tips and preview

News Corp form analyst Brad Waters runs the early rule over Saturday’s Pakenham Cup card. BEST BET BRAYDEN STAR (Race 1, No.7) Brayden Star ran on hard to score in record time at his Australian debut at Cranbourne. No reason he can’t repeat that performance VALUE BET NOT TO BE MIST (Race 6, No.12) Not … Read more

Queensland Bunnings worker praised for kind act

A Bunnings worker has been widely celebrated after he was captured in a heartwarming interaction with an elderly customer. The employee, who at the time was on shift at Rothwell Bunnings in Queensland’s Moreton Bay Region, was applauded on Thursday for his kind act. He was spotted slowly guiding an elderly woman across the road … Read more

Pauline Hanson called out for calling Senator David Pocock ‘Doormat Dave’

Outspoken One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has taken aim at former rugby star and now politician David Pocock. The Queensland senator blasted her “rookie” ACT opponent on Wednesday as “doormat Dave” in a brutal sledging on the Senate floor. But she found herself being reprimanded for insulting a fellow politician and accused of taking an … Read more

Will Hulbert to unleash 2YO colt Arbat after being attacked by plovers

Will Hulbert was attacked by rampaging plovers this week but is hoping to make a bird of the 2YO Doomben race on Saturday with rookie colt Arbat. Arbat is on debut but Hulbert said he finished a nice second in a jumpout a month ago behind the Tony Gollan-trained filly Skirt The Law who thumped … Read more

Interest rates: Economist warns next RBA rate rise ‘all but certain’ as house prices fall

National home prices have fallen for the eighth consecutive month, largely due to rising interest rates, according to the latest data from PropTrack. A 0.16 per cent drop was recorded nationally in November, with capital city prices now 3.09 per cent below their level a year ago. Darwin and Melbourne had the largest declines, but … Read more

Mosquito numbers set to explode with warnings about disease

Australians are being warned to expect an explosion in mosquito populations as we head further into summer, with wet and warm weather set to create ideal breeding conditions. The number of mosquitoes caught in monitoring traps has already boomed, according to mosquito expert Dr Cameron Webb. “Since we’ve started monitoring in October, we’ve seen populations … Read more

Heavy rainfall causes damage in central Queensland, boosts drought-stricken dam levels

More heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are on the way for regional Queensland as some areas mop up after an overnight drenching caused flash flooding, damage and SES callouts. key points: The BOM says forecasters are closely monitoring a trough that could develop into a low-pressure system today It comes after heavy falls in central and … Read more

Frankie Dettori pays tribute to Chris Caserta to mark one year since his tragic death

Caserta, who came from passionate Italian heritage, idolized Dettori. On a recent riding visit to Australia during the spring carnival, flamboyant Italian-born Dettori rode Steven Wise-trained Valiant at Randwick in honor of Caserta. At the time of Caserta’s death when going for a Surfers Paradise swim on December 1 last year, Caserta had been dating … Read more