The lunch box - 15/12 (Updated 4.35pm)

The lunch box - 15/12 (Updated 4.35pm)

How are the Christmas preparations coming along? Panicking? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Perhaps something in today’s Lunch Box will inspire you...

Channel news

State of the market

  • The markets opened up after Wall St and resources pulled stocks higher. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 19.5 points at 4673.5.
  • The Aussie dollar was down 0.17 per cent at $US0.9150. Gold prices bounced back and were up $US3.90 to sit at $US1123.8 an ounce while oil prices continued to fall losing $US0.07 to reach US69.8 a barrel.

General news



  • <i>Avatar</i>: Stratton says one of films of the year
  • Axl speaks: Releases press release to say he hasn't released press release
  • Love lost: Courtney loses guardianship of daughter
  • 'Evil goblin': Ronnie Wood blasted by ex-girlfriend
  • Denial: Filmmakers dispatch historian to the fence over distorted history
  • Flight: Change is in the air
  • Travel: Ship to shore in southern comfort
  • Travel (2): DIY in the USA - top tips

For the weekend:

  • Pedro Almodovar is a genius and almost all his films are instant classics. Broken Embraces is no different.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 19, Max: 28
  • Melbourne: Windy. Change overnight. Min: 19, Max: 39
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Min: 21, Max: 28
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 14, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Dry. Late change. Min: 22, Max: 39
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 14, Max: 31
  • Canberra: Sunny. Min: 13, Max: 36
  • Darwin: Showers, afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 31

Product Wars: Best IT Invention

    Results so far...
  • 1st - Google - 75%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 64%
  • 3rd - Apple iPods - 59%
  • =4th - Apple iPhone - 58%
  • =4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 58%

  • Click here to vote for your favourite!

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