Category: Australia & NZ

staffNovember 12, 2018

Strawberries needle scare motivated by spite

An Australian woman accused of hiding sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a ...

staffNovember 9, 2018

Melbourne terror attack suspect shot dead

A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city ...

staffOctober 29, 2018

Bourke Street deaths: James Gargasoulas found fit to stand trial for murder

A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Melbourne’s Bourke Street has been found fit to stand trial. James Gargasoulas, ...

staffOctober 28, 2018

Drowning kangaroo rescued by police

Two Australian police officers have described the moment they jumped into the sea to rescue a drowning kangaroo. Sergeants Christopher ...

staffOctober 20, 2018

Australia government faces by-election woe

People are voting in a by-election in a suburban constituency in Sydney, which could wipe out the government’s one-seat parliamentary ...

staffOctober 10, 2018

Australia sorry for vaginal mesh ‘agony’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of “agony ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Australia may restrict where migrants live

The Australian government has unveiled a proposal to force new migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. The policy would ...

staffSeptember 26, 2018

Australian scientists: Mystery of sudden purple orange solved

Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a ...

staffSeptember 23, 2018

Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet ...

staffSeptember 21, 2018

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. ...