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Fonterra ups Farmgate milk price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased forecast Farmgate milk price for the upcoming 2018 season to $6.75 per kilogram of milksolids. The Co-operative also forecast an earnings per share range of 45 to 55 cents, making the forecast total available payout to farmers in the 2017/2018 season $7.20 to $7.30. The …

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Hanson supporters attack cafe owners

Paul Smart from the Endless Time Cafe in Nambour has been copping online abuse after the One Nation press conference was asked to move away by C-Square management. Picture: Warren Lynam A SUNSHINE Coast couple has been left gutted after a tirade of abuse was levelled at their business following …

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From $6.5K lotto win to $3M business

Robyn Exton, creator of lesbian dating ands social networking app, Her. ROBYN Exton was working two jobs, studying at college and had moved back to her dad’s house when, just like every week, she took a punt on Britain’s lotto. “I have always loved the lottery and I play it …

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From truckie to vodka millionaire

Marko Pavasovic has gone from a truck driver to a vodka king. Picture: Alex Coppel. MARKO Pavasovic was joking with his mate in his Gold Coast home about a crazy idea. They were talking about how there is no alcoholic drink for people who were health conscious and they discussed …

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Awards showcase stars of education

Megan Riley originally planned to go to art school but then changed her mind and is now an automotive refinishing technician at Pymble Accident Repair Centre. Picture: Bob Barker. DEPUTY NSW Premier John Barilaro says the state has paid the price for treating Vocational Education and Training as a “second …

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Washington restaurant sues Trump

Husband and wife restaurateurs Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross speak during a news conference about their unfair competition lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Picture: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP HOW do you compete with a restaurant at President Donald Trump’s hotel down the road from the White House? Two Washington restaurateurs argue …

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‘It’s like it’s been napalmed’

Waves crashed against the shoreline south of Mackay as category four Cyclone Debbie travelled west towards the north Queensland coastline, creating havoc on Tuesday, March 28. Sarina Beach appeared less than inviting as waves churned and frothed close to the clubhouse amid severe weather lashing major cities that included Townsville, …

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How a daggy item made me $250K

Queensland mum Simone Taylor launched her label Louvelle in 2014. Picture: Supplied WHEN Simone Taylor had her first baby, she knew something had to give. She had a successful corporate career (she consulted for PricewaterhouseCoopers then worked for a top advertising agency in London before moving back home to Queensland), …

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Bikini empire: ‘One Insta post, it sells out’

Zulu and Zephyr is a cult Aussie bikini brand who managed to harness the power of social media to appeal to a cool millennial demographic. Picture: Zulu and Zephyr/Instagram IT WAS only five years ago that Sydney sisters Karla Rose and Candice Rose-O’Rourke were lugging a suitcase full of bikinis …

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Kayla turned gym stint into $46 million

Kayla Itsines shares her top fitness tip for 2016. AN American publishing powerhouse has named Adelaide’s Kayla Itsines as the world’s most influential fitness identity. In its inaugural list of industry influencers, Forbes described the 25-year-old — who has a whopping 11.6 million Facebook followers and 6.7 million Instagram followers …

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