Entries by Shanee Dobeson

Reserve Bank keeps interest rate at historic low

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept interest rates on hold at 2.0 percent. In a statement, Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens said that leaving interest rates on hold was appropriate for now. “At today’s meeting the board judged that the prospects for an improvement in economic conditions had firmed a little over recent months and […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of NSW

UPDATE: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in the Mid North Coast and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts. The Bureau of Meteorology warns that the thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several […]

Red Cadeaux rushed to veterinary clinic in ambulance

Melbourne Cup runner Red Cadeaux has been rushed to a veterinary clinic for surgery after breaking down just before the finish line in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. It’s believed the 10-year-old marvel suffered an injury to its fetlock, above and behind the hoof. Flemington Racecourse confirmed the news on social media. “We confirm Red Cadeaux incurred a […]

Michelle Payne makes racing history as first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup

HISTORY has been made at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon, with Michelle Payne becoming the first ever female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Prince Of Penzance galloped his way to victory, claiming the 155th Melbourne Cup title. Payne finished ahead of Max Dynamite and Criterion for Ballarat trainer Darren Weir. “I can’t believe it, I actually had […]

Gold Coast home completely gutted by fire

A house has been completely destroyed by fire on the Gold Coast this afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the two-storey home on Gumleaf Drive in Molendinar just after 1.30pm Tuesday, following reports of a fire. On arrival, firies found the home fully engulfed in flames. It’s believed the home was undergoing renovations and caught alight from […]