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  • Australia Sevens best Kenya to reach Hamilton semis

    4 February 2018 1:34 AM 34

    Australia have cruised into the last four of the New Zealand men's rugby sevens, easily accounting for Kenya 33-12 in their quarter-final. A week after they claimed their first title in almost six years, in Sydney, Australia piled on 33 unanswered points in the first half in Hamilton to set up the victory. Fullback Lachie Anderson scored two tries in the win, while

  • Must Thai harder: why punny restaurant names leave a bad taste

    3 February 2018 5:39 PM 29 1

    Are punny Thai restaurant names tied to good food? Punny Thai restaurant names are as Australian as Tie me Kangaroo down, sport, but are the belly laughs tied to good food? The Herald found 40 candidates to test on the Australian register of business names, including To THAI for, Thaipan and Thairanosaurus. None of the punchline-titled establishments

  • Authorities pass buck on who is responsible for car's removal

    2 February 2018 11:07 AM 32 1

    A car driven onto South Bank's boardwalk last month has been left abandoned as authorities struggle to determine who is responsible for its removal. On January 16, police apprehended a woman, who was allegedly drunk, driving her white Mitsubishi Magna along the busy riverside walkway. Police moved the car into a nearby driveway opposite the Cultural

  • Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake

    31 January 2018 5:04 AM 44

    It's proving difficult for Australians to cut salt from their diets, with Aussie men consuming more than twice the daily recommended intake. And women aren't faring much better, according to a study of more than 16,000 people analysed by The Medical Journal of Australia. Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed into a home in the Southern California

  • Perth building group to accelerate modular technology in Australia

    31 January 2018 4:57 AM 44

    A Perth-based building group has secured $8 million dollars in a capital raise to fund a manufacturing plant for its modular construction technology. Pro9 Global manufactures building systems that can be assembled on site, which it claims "reduce overall build costs by about 20 per cent and build times by about 30 per cent". The company recently won a $20 million

  • Teenage girls sexually assaulted in Melbourne's south-east

    30 January 2018 10:41 PM 28

    Two girls have been sexually assaulted in an office in Melbourne's south-east, with police calling for help in the investigation. The first assault occurred on April 26 last year in an office on Treloar Lane, Pakenham, at about 11am. The second girl was assaulted later that day at 1pm in the same office. Police are tight-lipped about the nature of the assault

  • Lycra-clad bike rider wanted for petrol bomb fire in St Kilda carpark

    30 January 2018 10:41 PM 24

    A lycra-clad bike rider is being hunted by police after he threw a petrol bomb into a St Kilda hotel car park before making off on two wheels. The man entered the first level of the Canterbury Road hotel car park about 8am on January 24 before throwing the petrol bomb, which started a small fire. No damage was caused. He fled the scene on a bike but CCTV footage

  • World Surf Tour: Star Australian Julian Wilson suffers injury setback

    30 January 2018 10:41 PM 28

    Star Australian surfer Julian Wilson's world championship hopes have taken a hit as he faces missing the season-opening home leg of the tour with a shoulder injury. Wilson was mountain biking in Newcastle last week as part of pre-season training before crashing and suffering a ruptured AC joint. "I went over the handle bars, landed square on my shoulder

  • Davis Cup 2018: Nick Kyrgios primed for return

    30 January 2018 10:41 PM 32

    A return to happy hunting ground Brisbane has provided a fatigued Nick Kyrgios a timely boost ahead of this week's Davis Cup first round tie with Germany, Lleyton Hewitt says. The Australian team captain admitted they would have to monitor the world No.14 after Kyrgios backed up his Brisbane International triumph with a gutsy fourth round finish at the Australian

  • Husband allegedly poisoned in bed with his six-year-old son beside him

    30 January 2018 10:31 AM 34

    A wife and her lover allegedly poisoned her husband with a deadly dose of cyanide while he slept in bed with their six-year-old son, a court has heard. It is alleged Sofia Sam and Arun Kamalasanan, who had known each other as students in India, had opened a joint bank account in Australia more than a year before the alleged murder of Ms Sam's husband