The lunch box - 07/09

The lunch box - 07/09

Spring Lunchin’

As colour comes back into nature, and with temperatures warming, we’re here to brighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.

Channel latest

State of the market

  • The market performed strongly all day thanks to a flood of foreign cash seeking local security following yesterday’s rate rise and gold stocks. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 104.1 points at 4695.7.
  • The dollar is down on yesterday’s surge, but not by much at $US0.8886. Gold is trading higher at $US1039.7 an ounce while oil is also up at $US70.9 a barrel

General news


  • NRL: Former PM John Howard sounded out to overhaul league, chair commission
  • NRL (2): Roosters ready to axe Willie Mason
  • Tennis: Serena regains #1 spot
  • Racing: Weld left without runner in Melbourne Cup
  • Golf: Michael Jordan revels in role as Tiger Woods' big brother
  • AFL: Swans up the ante for Fevola, according to a report
  • Football: No Van Persie but Sneijder is here with the Dutch for the friendly against Australia
  • Cricket:Ferguson fears take shine off beating Kiwis
  • Tomic: Insists he didn't snub Hewitt, did have swine flu


For the evening:

  • Mao’s Last Dancer is one of the best books ever written – Li Cunxin has lived a truly incredible life. By all accounts the film lives up to the book, so we are recommending everybody go and see it.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Windy. A few showers. Min: 11, Max: 17
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 7, Max: 15
  • Brisbane: Dry. Min: 12, Max: 25
  • Perth: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 8, Max: 18
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 5, Max: 12
  • Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: 0, Max: 13
  • Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 24, Max: 35

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