Cairns | A grandfather at the centre of one of the nation’s most horrific tragedies has reached out to others mourning the alleged murders of eight children in Cairns.
“It’s a horrific situation that has happened but God is here to set you free,” Pastor Lifu Sipi told a packed memorial service on Sunday night at Trinity Bay State High School in Cairns.
“Only God can give us the rest that we need,” said the pastor who told AAP he is the grandfather to the seven younger children.
Just last week a 14-year-old girl, the eldest of the eight children found dead at a house on Murray Street in Manoora on Friday, farewelled her friends as the school year came to an end.
On Sunday night many of her friends and some relatives of the seven other children who died ga Full Story »
ADELAIDE | NSW-based Casella Family Brands has completed its acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines, saying it plans to unlock the Barossa winery’s “full potential” with an increased presence in the domestic and international markets.
However, Casella – best-known for its mass market Yellow Tail brand – said it would respect the legacy upon which the label was founded by the late winemaker and “Barossa baron” Peter Lehmann.
Peter Lehmann died last year at the age of 82 and his eldest son Doug, who managed the business from 1990 to 2010, died suddenly of a heart attack in June this year.
Casella last month announced that it had made an offer to buy 100 per cent of the shares in Peter Lehmann Wines, and that majority shareholder Hess Family Wine Estates (HFWE), of Switzerland, Full Story »
COLUMN | In a current TV advertisement for supermarket chain Aldi, a young traveller returns to his northern hemisphere village and shares his newfound knowledge of the Aussie Christmas. The villagers begrudgingly try surfing, cricket and a frozen slip ’n’ slide but are won over when he introduces them to Australian Christmas fare.
With its combination of summer activities and wintry foods, the ad goes right to the heart of the contradictions around ways of celebrating Christmas in Australia. And prominently displayed on the festive table is the Christmas pudding.
While it began as an ordinary winter dessert in Britain, making use of dried fruits when fresh ones were unavailable, the boiled pudding in Australia has come to be uniquely associated with the mid-summer Christmas meal.
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