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Why your Toyota HiLux could lose engine power

Posted by July 6th 2018

Drivers behind the wheel of one of Australia’s most popular vehicles may experience a loss in engine power because of an apparent design fault, according to reports. The Toyota HiLux Diesel ute, the top selling car …


Coles joins Woolworths in giving away free bags

Posted by July 6th 2018

Coles has joined Woolworths in providing customers with free reusable bags until Sunday (July 8). The two supermarket giants have banned single-use plastic bags. However, to assist shoppers with the transition, both are giving away their …


Telstra builds mobile base station in the Torres Strait

Posted by July 6th 2018

One of Australia’s most remote locations will now be getting mobile signal, thanks to a joint effort between Telstra, the Federal Government and local councils. Erub (Darnley Island) was the recipient of Telstra’s 450th mobile base …


Energy boss to celebrate death of discounts

Momentum Energy boss to celebrate death of discounts

Posted by June 25th 2019

Big energy retailers promoting no discount plans are not yet ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to helping Australians make better-informed power decisions, according to a senior figure in the industry. Amy Childs, Director of Momentum …


What is Samsung QuickDrive

Samsung ‘QuickDrive’ to cut laundry times in half

Posted by May 14th 2019

If waiting on your laundry is like watching paint dry, Samsung has introduced a new range of washing machines that are claimed to cut the washing time in half! The home appliance giant has revealed the …


Vodafone offering free Netflix on selected phone plans

Posted by July 4th 2019

Commuters and streamers can rejoice, knowing that one of Australia’s largest telcos is dishing up free Netflix for a year. Until 6 July, Vodafone is offering up to a year’s worth of free Netflix. Users will …


KFC giving away FREE chicken for a year

Posted by July 4th 2018

Winner winner chicken dinner! Today, one lucky Aussie fried chicken-fanatic will win a year’s supply of “finger lickin’ good KFC” chicken. KFC Australia sent social media into frenzy after announcing that a “Chicken Cheque” was up …


Pharmacies criticised over in-store health check-ups

Posted by July 2nd 2018

Concerned doctors are warning Australians to stay away from walk-in health checks at local pharmacies, claiming the services could be putting customers at risk. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has criticised pharmacies such …


Coles goes plastic bag free but Kmart and Target refuse

Posted by July 2nd 2018

Coles customers are the latest to vent their frustration as stores across the country remove single-use plastic shopping bags. Following in the footsteps of Woolworths, which implemented the ban in all Australian stores last week, consumers …