Whitfords Warehouse Bunnings announces shock closure

In a statement released today, the company confirmed the store, north of Perth, would shut ahead of its lease expiring in October. The last day of trading will be August 30, with staff then working to clear the premises by October after closing to the public. RELATED: Target stores to be shut or turned into KmartRELATED: Myer set to reopen all stores next week Bunnings regional operations manager Hayley Coulson said the closure would not result in job losses. “The Whitfords Warehouse is one of our older stores and we’ve…

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Target store closures could be converted to Kmarts

In a note to investors released on May 22, parent company Wesfarmers revealed that up to 75 large format Target stores and Target Country stores could permanently shut, while up to 92 large format Target stores and Target Country stores could be converted into Kmart branches. Wesfarmers, which owns both Target and Kmart, confirmed the drastic restructure would take place within 12 months, although most action would occur in 2021. The decision could affect around half of Target’s 284 Australian branches. RELATED: Target stores to be shut or turned into…

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Richmond Tigers working hard to help premership hero resolve financial hardship

“I do feel for them [the AFL] a little bit too because everyone’s got a great idea to spend money outside of the TPP [total player payments] and a lot of them they do have to knock back a lot. They’ve been quite challenging on making sure that these are bona fide. “It’s terrific that the players’ association are aware of his circumstances and I’m pretty sure they’ll help him also. “He’s a bit of an unusual one too because he was so late in getting picked up and we…

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‘Foolish lapdog’: Chinese state media mocks Australia

In a pair of articles published today, The Global Times – widely seen as the Chinese government’s media mouthpiece – sought to undermine our relationship with the US, arguing it is not a reliable ally. These latest articles appear to have been sparked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks slamming China for its “economic retribution” against Australia over the Morrison government’s push for an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus. In the hours after the World Health Assembly voted to establish such an inquiry earlier this week,…

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No goalposts at Blundstone Arena may force North Melbourne into other Tasmanian venues

“The club has plenty of options to play AFL games in Tasmania,” a spokesman from North Melbourne said. Apart from Hawthorn’s home ground, the UTAS Stadium in Launceston, there is also Kingston Twin Ovals, which is located just north of Hobart and is the home of the Kingsborough Football Club that hosted North Melbourne and Sydney in this year’s pre-season series. A view of Blundstone Arena from last year’s AFL match there between North Melbourne and Melbourne.Credit:Getty Images The issue has caused a furore in Hobart with the Clarence Football…

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Morley backs Inglis to shine in Super League

Morley left the Roosters after six seasons to join Warrington in 2007 and said he understands why Inglis wants to play again and backed him to be a success at his former club. “When I retired in 2015 I was ready” Morley said. Greg Inglis will turn out in Super League next year after signing a one-year deal with Warrington.Credit:Kate Geraghty “I had played for 20 years and couldn’t wait to hang up the boots. “But after being retired for about a year it was amazing how refreshed I felt.…

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Target closes 167 stores in massive company restructure

Under the drastic plan, up to 75 Target stores will be closed down while 92 will be converted into Kmart outlets, which Wesfarmers also owns. The shock announcement regarding the struggling discount department store chain was made in a note to investors on Friday morning. It revealed a number of plans designed to “accelerate the growth of Kmart” and “address the unsustainable financial performance of Target”. They include converting “suitable” Target and Target Country stores to Kmart stores, the closure of between 10 to 25 large format Target stores, the…

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Former NRL forward Mose Masoe continues rehab from career-ending spinal injury

Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, Masoe said the feeling he experienced when he walked was akin to winning the Super League grand final with St Helens in 2014. “It was something that sounded impossible 16 weeks ago,” Masoe said. “If you’d said to me then I’d be walking again now, I never would have thought it would come this quickly.” Masoe’s wife is due to give birth to the couple’s third child in July and he has started to undertake some basic, daily chores to compensate for the physiotherapy…

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ScoMo’s secret plan to save country

The interim taskforce report – obtained by Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell – reveals the gas and manufacturing industries will be the Coalition’s major focus. “We need to be decisive and begin immediately to create an Australian gas market that delivers globally competitive results,” the report said. The report also calls for the creation of a “competitive domestic gas market”, including removing barriers to supply, building the bridge of supply in the near term, lowering the cost of pipelines, completing then network of pipelines to markets. Focusing on the…

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‘Miracle’ COVID-19 patient ventilated for four weeks

Paul Faraguna, 68, travelled on the Ruby Princess cruise ship with his wife, Robyn, and two friends in March. At least 22 coronavirus deaths have since been linked to the vessel after passengers disembarked in Sydney. RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates Paul and Robyn Faraguna both fell ill due to their cruise on the Ruby Princess. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied RELATED: Australia records 100th death from COVID-19 Ms Faraguna, 64, was also diagnosed with the coronavirus however she has made a full recovery. The infection left her husband in the fight…

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