Unwanted or Just Ungrateful?


And so, the researchers have been busy and have managed to put a number to the amount of ‘Unwanted Gifts’ given as Christmas presents this year- and it sits at $620 million and growing. Per research on behalf of Gumtree tea towels, candles, bath salts, handkerchiefs, fly catchers and knitted … [Read more...]

Droning On


Did you or someone you know get a Drone for Christmas? Here’s the thing - there are a bucket of rules that go with the operational aspects of the unmanned flyers and here are some of them for you. You should only fly the drone in a line of sight, that is, where you can see it without the … [Read more...]

Gotta Return That Gift?


Did you give or receive a Christmas gift that will need to be returned? Per Australian Consumer Law, shoppers are entitled to a refund or replacement if an item is faulty, damaged or dangerous. But we do need to remember that while many retailers are happy to exchange or refund items if you … [Read more...]

Who Has Rudolph’s Rain Coat?


Well we all know that when it rains Santa dons the Driza-Bone…but what of the reindeer? It’ll be a wet run up to Christmas in Our Towns with showers moving in Christmas Eve and a possible shower expected on the day itself. We’ll see the temps creep up to the low to mid 30’s but will be saved … [Read more...]

‘Fire Up the BARBIE Love’


The infamous Aussie male catch cry…and the long-held tradition of the sizzling summer BBQ is creating some safety focus as the count down for Christmas kicks in across the region. A spate of recent faults found in gas bottles across the state has led to a Ministerial call for caution these … [Read more...]

Police launch drink driving crackdown


Drink and drug drivers across the region are being put on notice as police launch a three-day traffic crackdown across the area and the state from today. Operation Stopper will see police conducting multiple random breath testing and roadside drug testing in various hot spots. Last weekend, … [Read more...]