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Wedding anniversary celebrations got off to a flying start when an airline surprised their one millionth passeger and his wife Peter and Sheila Laverick were treated to a free surprise upgrade to business class when they were revealed as Emirates milestone passengers on their arrival at Newcastle airport.
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An installation in Sydney, Australia's Pitt Street Mall consists of person-shaped, LED-filled sculptures that use proximity sensors to sing beautiful music when people pass by.
Twelve days to Christmas, and I know what you're thinking, hardworking families of New Zealand: what gift to get your favourite public figure? God knows it can be tricky.
AUSTRALIANS are expected to spend more than $18 billion this Christmas, with the next few days expected to be the busiest time for retailers.
The 17-year-old former refugee from the central African country of Chad was so convinced the tale of her father's violent abduction, her family's seven-year incarceration in a refugee camp and ultimately their passage to Australia and a new life in Toowoomba was not interesting, that she refused all suggestions to enter the competition.
DURING State of Origin they hate our guts, but our neighbours from NSW can't get enough of the Sunshine State, gifting Queensland a multibillion-dollar tourism bonanza.
So here it is. It involves a fine beverage, a man who made it his life's works, and a story of enduring love against the odds.) Whiskey first became widely available in Japan in the 19th century, mostly in and after the 1870s, although it seems to have been introduced in the 1850s.
MELBOURNE will put on its biggest New Year's Eve fireworks display yet as more than half a million revellers are expected to gather in the city.
"Because of the horrors of plague the legends of Mary King's Close have grown and grown over the centuries since 1645.
In the heat of the Australian summer in the early 1970s, my parents would corral their eight children into the family Holden Kingswood station wagon for the long drive to the holiday trailer parks that dot the south coast of New South Wales state.
HIDDEN in the hills of a quiet country town was a family secret of such depravity, it shocked police.
Production company South Pacific Pictures was surprised to learn on radio this week that their television drama The Almighty Johnsons has been dumped by TV3.
Drivers who crash on open roads during the Christmas and New Year holidays are more likely to be injured than at other times of the year, unless they are in the Auckland area, says a police risk report.
With its white sand beaches, tropical climate and relaxed pace, Fiji has rightfully earned a reputation as a South Pacific paradise.