danielle-marshA Brisbane business woman recently took the top honour of Mrs Australia World in a glittering ceremony in New South Wales' Hunter Valley.

The successful manager of a suburban bank branch will go on to represent Australia in the Mrs World competition which is set to be announced.


Sharing the love of Sydney Town Hall

Sydney couple Gary and Dale Andrews have fond memories of Sydney Town Hall – it was where they met 50 years ago. On 22 August 1964, Gary, a violinist in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, was playing in its annual gala concert at Sydney Town Hall.

Authorities urged to keep testing food

Choice says the Federal Government must not axe a scheme designed to test whether the pesticides used in food production are safe for consumers. They want to prevent more Australians from being exposed to untested and potentially dangerous pesticides.

Antidepressants and breastfeeding mix says study

University of Adelaide researchers have found that women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, compared with women who quit antidepressants because of concerns about their babies' health.

Half of people do not know their credit card rate says data

The latest Choice survey results show that 48 per cent of Australians who reported using their credit card recently say they do not know or are unsure of the interest rate that would apply. The gap between the cash rate and credit card interest has widened.

Rural leadership foundation celebrates TRAIL 2014

The 2014 TRAIL program began in the beautiful rural setting of the Murrumbidgee valley near Tharwa on 28 March, and finished eight days later in busy, urban, downtown Canberra City. A variety of things happened over the relatively short period the program started.

Sophisticated New Sonata launched in New York

Hyundai Motor Company has introduced its all-new seventh-generation Sonata to a global audience at the New York International Motor Show. After the success of its outgoing Sonata, the new generation has a more refined look.

Get your loan approved with Shire First Mortgages

altOne of the most important steps in realising your investment property dream is applying for a home loan, according to southern Sydney mortgage advisors. Shire First Mortgages reveals it is best to seek pre-approval before making any offers.

Sydney’s roofs sprout a growing trend


altCool, green roofs and walls are the hottest property trend – from bars to office blocks, apartments and swimming pools. Business owners and residents have expressed firm support.

Retailers welcome court ruling on fuel discounts

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) commended the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for recently taking enforcement action against Woolworths on the issue of fuel shopper dockets.

Mentors set to provide support for new teachers

Eight new teaching mentors have been appointed to support beginning temporary teachers at 38 schools across New South Wales. They are a key part of the NSW Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reforms.