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'Work hard, make it happen': MKR's Zana Pali offers simple advice on achieving success as she shows off her $387,000 Audi outside a Melbourne mansion after revealing new business
She's the hardworking former My Kitchen Rules star, who's known for her impeccable style and glamorous lifestyle.
'Who would come to my class?': Shane Warne's ex-wife Simone Callahan, 47, flaunts her toned figure as she performs an impressive headstand after becoming a yoga teacher
She's the 47-year-old former model who has maintained her impressive physique despite being a busy mother-of-three.
Mother, 36, who lost a dangerous amount of weight after feeling like a 'heifer' at high school - and freaked out when a friend posted a 'fat' photo of her on Facebook - reveals how she finally found balance
Health coach and blogger, Jacintha Akkerman, 36, was embarrassed about the way she looked throughout her high school years. She has now detailed her long battle with weight struggles.
'I have shells spiking me in the ar*e!': Bachelor reject Simone Ormesher strikes an awkward pose in a raunchy yellow bikini as she hits the beach during Melbourne heatwave
Simone Ormesher took to social media on Saturday morning to flaunt her lithe figure as she enjoyed Melbourne's summer heatwave.
'Stay out of the sun until THURSDAY': Brutal heatwave to see temperatures soar beyond 40C as Australia's record-breaking summer continues - so how hot will it be near you?
Australians are expected to sweat through a scorcher week as temperatures continue to rise above 40C across parts of New South Wales - and the heatwave is set to last until Thursday
French tennis star COLLAPSES at the Australian Open as temperatures at Melbourne arena soar to 42C on a second day of extreme heat
French tennis star Alize Cornet collapsed at the Australian Open tennis as temperatures at the Melbourne arena soared to 42 degrees. She was had to lie down in the shade.
Fighting fit! Former world number one Andre Agassi slips into Melbourne for the Australian Open as he promotes coffee brand Lavazza
Former World Number One Andre Agassi has slipped into Melbourne for the Australian Open.
'I would rather throw myself off the roof than eat this': Man complains about a patient's vegan hospital meal on Facebook - but is it really that bad?
The man posted an image of the meal to Facebook on Thursday night, complaining about the quality of food served to a woman who was 30 weeks pregnant at a Melbourne hospital.
Perfect match! Natalie Bassingthwaighte cosies up to her husband at Australian Open event... ahead of her highly-anticipated return to Neighbours
Looking lovely! Natalie Bassingthwaighte cut a fashionable figure at the Emirates Hospitality Suite in Melbourne on Thursday.
'It's just overwhelming': Couple welcome quadruplet boys after trying to have children for nine years
Melbourne couple Mohammed and Mariam Hussaini welcomed their quadruplet sons on Wednesday, after Mariam went into labor at 30 weeks.
A male cross-dresser has been arrested inside a Melbourne shopping centre after pulling what police suspect was a gun from underneath his wig. It took four officers to tackle him to the ground.
'We love adventures!' Tegan Martin gushes over her ace date with new beau Blake Worrall Thompson as the lovebirds pose at the Australian Open
They're the smitten couple who confirmed their budding romance last month.
Cowboy couture! Will Smith cuts a casual figure in a neckerchief as he enjoys the action at the Australian Open after getting up close and personal with Down Under wildlife
Hollywood heavy hitter Will Smith looked relaxed and casual as he took in the action at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday
'It was not a safe environment!' The Block producers found 389 syringes, graffiti and an ICE LAB in St Kilda’s 'house of horrors' as they call in team to clean infamous Gatwick Hotel for new season contestants
The Block's newest reno location is known for its sordid 'house of horrors' past. And Nine has reportedly hired 'specialist forensic teams' to remove unsafe and unsightly items from Gatwick Hotel.
Heatwave hits the Australian Open: Court temperatures soar to a sweltering 69C as players and fans alike struggle to cope with the heat
Ice-wrapped towels and spraying mists of water were used to cool down hot and bothered tennis players as they sweltered through the blistering heat at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Blue crush! Olympia Valance serves up a winning look in figure-hugging frock at Emirates Australian Open event in Melbourne
Olympia Valance served up a winning lock in a bright blue frock inside the Emirates Hospitality Suite in Melbourne.
'Join us and take a stand': Boss offers his staff TWO DAYS off if they support calls to change the date of Australia Day by refusing to take a holiday on January 26
The boss of a technology company in Melbourne is offering his staff two days off if they work on Australia Day to boycott the January 26 public holiday. Ben Beath said it was 'the right thing to do'.
How low can you go? Callous thief steals donations for a four-year-old autistic boy during his father's FUNERAL - as it's revealed the man 'preys on mourners'
A heartless thief who police believe is stalking funerals struck during a service in Avondale Heights last week, stealing donations raised for the future of the autistic child of the deceased.
Hunt is on for three girls who 'were caught on video starting a fire near a busy overpass in Melbourne'
A trio of teenage girls are accused of deliberately starting a grassfire under the Roslyn Park Drive overpass, in west Melbourne, at 8.50pm on January 3 before fleeing on foot.
'What do you want, do you want blood?' Real Housewives of Melbourne's Janet Roach, 58, is rushed to hospital and suffers cuts and bruises to her face after alcohol-fuelled fight in Mexico
The Real Housewives of Melbourne is known for its drama and fights.
African teen is sentenced to just 20 hours community service after he forcefully grabbed two women by the genitals two days after he was bailed over the bashing burglary of a young man
An African teen is back on the streets again after he was sentenced to 20 hours community service despite forcefully grabbed two women by the genitals in Melbourne's CBD.
Beach babes! Genetically blessed models Steph Claire Smith and Brooke Hogan flaunt their cleavage in racy bikini campaign
On Wednesday, Steph Claire Smith, 24, and Brooke Hogan, 25, took to Instagram to give their combined two million fans a behind the scenes look of their latest modelling campaign
A suitable souvenir! Will Ferrell gifted a plush toy wombat after asking Roger Federer if he ate 'wombat meat' in spoof courtside interview at the Australian Open
He had the crowd in stitches during a hilarious spoof courtside interview with Roger Federer on Tuesday night.
One love! The Bachelor's Matty Johnson cosies up to girlfriend Laura Byrne as they sit courtside at the Australian Open
Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne put on a cosy display as they sat courtside at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Prepare to melt! Sydney set to bake in 43 degree temperatures AGAIN during five-day heatwave as people are warned to stay indoors
Sydney and Melbourne are about to bake as temperatures in Australia's biggest cities soar above 40 degrees. The NSW capital is set to suffer its second heatwave in less than two weeks.
Man drowns and woman is rushed to hospital with hypothermia after their boat capsized off Melbourne coast
A man aged in his 50s died and a woman is in hospital with hypothermia after their boat capsized off the coast of Melbourne and they were pulled from the water by a passing vessel.
How does she do it? Nigella Lawson, 58, tucks into ice cream and flaunts her trim physique in Melbourne after vowing to never diet
She previously revealed that she refuses to diet.
This spells WAR: Tens of thousands of angry protesters including Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance to march across the nation on 'Invasion Day'
Tens of thousands of protesters across the country are set to disrupt Australia Day celebrations, as local councils continue to debate changing our national day.
'One had blood gushing out of his head': Hero woman hosting a house party saves the lives of two brothers who were brutally stabbed and rolled by a gang of Asian men
A woman likely saved the lives of two brothers left to die by a gang of Asian thugs who stabbed them on a Melbourne street after they refused to hand over cash.
'I love you!' Jackie Gillies and Janet Roach make up after THAT crazy fight on The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Loyal viewers of The Real Housewives of Melbourne were left shocked this week after besties Janet Roach and Jackie Gillies got in their first fight with each other.
A horse walks into a bar: Animal cruelty outrage after pony in a pink cowboy hat was used in promotion at Melbourne nightclub
A pony dressed in a pink cowboy hat spotted at a popular Melbourne nightclub has created a frenzy online despite reports suggesting it was only in the club 10 minutes to escape wet weather.
The heat is on! Temperatures are set to hit 45C in Sydney as the city prepares for another scorching weekend
Winds from a high-pressure system will bring intense outback heat to the coast with parts of Sydney expected to reach 45C for five consecutive days.
Peak-hour chaos as a car becomes wedged between two trucks in horror smash that leaves man and woman seriously injured
A man in his 40s and a woman were rushed to hospital with head and leg injuries following the smash in the Melbourne suburb of Truganina on Wednesday morning.
Not long to go! Pregnant Survivor star Samantha Gash flaunts her large baby bump in a white dress as she and her reality co-star beau Mark Wales attend the Australian Open
While the pair await the arrival of their first child, on Tuesday, Samantha Gash, 33, and Mark Wales, 37, were spotted enjoying some time together at the Australian Open
Karl Kennedy is that you? Neighbours star Alan Fletcher cuts a low key figure at the Australian Open ... after THAT speedos photo
He set pulses racing when he shared a throwback photo of himself in speedos last month.
'I thought he was going to get hit by a car': Good Samaritan tells how his brand new car with house keys and computer inside was stolen as he helped rescue a lost autistic boy from the middle of a busy road
CCTV footage captures the moment brazen thieves steal a Good Samaritan's ute while he's helping to rescue a lost autistic boy, 14, from a busy road in Maidstone, Victoria, on Tuesday.
Melbourne Lord Mayor denies third sexual harassment allegation after being accused of 'repeatedly touching woman's upper thigh during event'
A third woman has made an official complaint about Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, alleging he repeatedly touched her upper thigh at an awards night in 2016.
Man who 'rammed a police car' arrested outside the Australian Open tennis by officers 'with their guns drawn'
A police car has been rammed and a man has been dramatically arrested near the Australian Open in Melbourne.
'No comment': Former footy legend Mark Thompson refuses to explain why 'two drug trafficking bikies' moved into his Melbourne home - as he flees to Los Angeles for a 'break'
Mark Thompson has landed in Los Angeles and refused to answer questions as to why alleged drug-trafficking bikies were staying in his home.
'Barbaric' barber brawl: African thug is jailed after storming a hairdressing shop with gang of 15 youths and attacking customers with electric clippers and a hatchet in revenge attack
A young African thug who burst into a barber shop in Melbourne's Footscray and terrorised employees and customers was jailed for three months on Tuesday.
'You guys never do your jobs, never!' Australian Open crowd applauds young tennis player Jordan Thompson after he calls out umpire for a shocking decision
Jordan Thompson has earned himself a standing ovation at the Australian Open after the tennis player ripped into the umpire for a shocking decision.
Woman who outed a beauty salon on Facebook by claiming the technician left her with botched and infected eyebrows after having them tattooed is now being sued by the store for more than $150,000
A Melbourne mother who took to Facebook to complain about her infected eyebrows after having them tattooed is being sued by the company and technician who completed the work.
Svelte Nigella Lawson shows off her slimline figure in blue midi dress as she makes glamorous arrival at TV interview in Melbourne... after revealing how she dropped from a size 16 to a size 12
The cookbook author, 58, slipped her enviably svelte frame into a sophisticated blue midi dress as she made a radiant arrival at the Channel 10 studios in Melbourne.
A real ironwoman: Mother-of-three who got back on her bike 12 weeks after breaking her neck says she is 'incredibly lucky'
A Melbourne mother-of-three who suffered horrific injuries resulting in fractured neck vertebrae and smashed ribs after a biking accident has stunned doctors with her speedy recovery.
Making friends? Will Ferrell enjoys banter with comedian Dave Hughes at Australian Open… after his hilarious interview with Roger Federer on court
He's the Hollywood comedian and actor. And Will Ferrell appeared to enjoy friendly banter with Australian comedian Dave Hughes at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Australian parents will fork out $550,000 on private education for children born this year as education prices soar by 61 per cent
Babies born in 2018 will cost more than half a million dollars to be taught at Australia's most elite private schools, with Sydney and Melbourne fees well above the capital city average.
'He should APOLOGISE to Victorians': Peter Dutton says Daniel Andrews should consider resigning as premier - and blasts him for appointing lenient judges who hand out 'soft' sentences
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (pictured) has called on Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to consider resigning over his failure to contain the African gang crisis in Melbourne.
'They don't belong in Australian society': Peter Dutton says violent African criminals who refuse to integrate should be deported from the country
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton wants African youth to be deported if they are convicted of violent crime following a spate of thuggery in Melbourne.
'How many of our precious children need to die before people wake up?': Mother of 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after she was gang raped by classmates writes message of support for Dolly's family
The mother of a girl who was gang-raped at 13 by classmates from her Melbourne high school before committing suicide has penned a powerful message to Dolly Everett's family.
New Year, New You? Shane Warne reveals his slimmer physique after joking about his 'big belly' months ago
The 48-year-old cricketer revealed his slimmer frame in Melbourne over the weekend.
One hot mama! Makeup free Natalie Bassingthwaighte, 42, flaunts her trim pins and toned figure in a bathing suit as she enjoys a day at the beach with her family
She recently shared one beauty secret with fans, revealing she gets a laser treatment to remove skin blemishes on her body.
'It picked him up and threw him off like a horse': Incredible moment a heroic sailor saves his crew mate from drowning after he was thrown overboard in around-the-world yacht race
Rob Gough, 24, is part of the crew aboard Scallywag captained by Sydney sailor David Witt in the round-the-world race. He fell off during the Melbourne to Hong Kong leg of the competition.
All eyes on the prize! Former tennis champions Billie Jean King and Boris Becker arrive with the Australian Open winner's cups in Melbourne
To celebrate the first day of the 2018 Australian Open, on Monday, former number ones Borris Becker, 50, and Billie Jean King, 74, were photographed together holding the respective
It's just a game! Will Ferrell appears VERY engrossed in Venus Williams' tennis match as the comedian pulls a series of dramatic facial expressions at the Australian Open
He's the American comedian known for flexing his acting chops in Anchorman and Step Brothers.
Teenager, 19, reveals how she creates incredibly lifelike 3D geode body art using only make up - and the results are magical
Katy Tolj, 19, from Melbourne, is a self-taught make up artist who has created the most incredible geode body art using only make up. She revealed to FEMAIL how she does it.
Truck driver 'high on ice' when he caused a five-car pileup that killed a man pleads guilty in court
A Melbourne truck driver has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing the death of another man in a fatal freeway crash.
'I remember thinking to myself "that's it"': Woman who survived Flinders Street rampage that killed one and injured 18 is learning to walk again so she can marry her partner
A woman who survived the Flinders Street rampage has relived the 'blood-curdling screams' from the day of the shocking attack and revealed her emotional journey learning to walk again.
'I spend $1000 a week on treatment': Woman with rare and debilitating illness says she can't get help in Australia because doctors 'refuse' to treat her
A young Melbourne woman has been forced to spend as much as $1,000 per week treating her rare and disabling illness because doctors refuse to recognise the condition.
Seriously injured man dumped at Melbourne hospital with multiple gunshot wounds - as police find the white van that dropped him off abandoned a kilometre down the road
A seriously wounded man was dumped outside the Monash Medical Centre on Saturday afternoon suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police located the van that dropped him off nearby.
The stars have landed! Tennis pros Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki don glamorous cocktail wear as they celebrate in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open
They're gearing up for some of the toughest matches of the year.
Looking all white! Jessica Gomes flaunts svelte figure and busty assets in chic strapless frock at Crown's IMG Tennis event in Melbourne
Rarely putting a foot wrong in the fashion stakes, the Australian stunner is known for her effortless sense of style. And Jessica Gomes looked a vision in white on Sunday at Melbourne's Crown Palladium.
Fruit punch! Brawl erupts at market as a shirtless man fights an employee in a dispute over CHERRIES while shocked onlookers scream and try to intervene
A huge fight between three men erupted over a humble box of cherries in a Melbourne green grocer earlier this week when two shoppers allegedly disagreed with the store policy.
No bad blood? Nick Furphy enjoys night out at Shane Warne’s club in Melbourne after the cheeky cricketer started flirty friendship with the MAFS star’s model ex Amy-Lee Dixon
Former cricketer Shane Warne,48, appears to struck up a flirty friendship with Married At First Sight star Nick Furphy's ex-girlfriend Amy-Lee Dixon, 26.
Well, that's awkward! Married At First Sight star Nick Furphy arrives at the same event as ex-girlfriend Amy-Lee Dixon, 26, ALONE after her flirty exchange with Shane Warne, 48, was revealed
Earlier this week the reality star confirmed he had split from his model girlfriend.
Pretty in pink! Lindy Klim flaunts slender post-baby body in chic pastel wrap dress as she poses with a beer at Melbourne's Portsea Polo
It has only been five weeks since the Balinese princess gave birth to her fourth child, her first with partner, Adam Ellis. And Lindy Klim paraded her slender post-baby body at Portsea Polo on Saturday.
Bells and whistles! Socialites Bec Judd, Georgia Love and Nadia Bartel get glam for the Portsea Polo event
They are leading ladies on the Melbourne social circuit and Bec Judd, Georgia Love and Nadia Bartel showed off their glam squads as they prepared for the Portsea Polo event on Saturday.
Can't dampen their spirits! Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo are all smiles despite getting caught in the rain at the Portsea Polo
It's one of the biggest events on Melbourne's social calendar.
Hat's cute! Model Natalie Roser showcases her toned torso in a frilly crop as she puts on a loved-up display with beau Harley Bonner at the Portsea Polo
They may not be Portsea Polo's most famous couple.
'I'm not going to take him now': Taxi driver shamed online after refusing to drive elderly man because his fare was too short - as bystanders feared he was having a stroke
A Melbourne taxi driver has been caught on camera refusing a fare from an elderly man who was believed to be having a stroke at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.
African community leaders say they've been 'hammered' by the media - as they gather in Melbourne to address the youth gang crisis
African leaders said they've been 'hammered' by weeks of political furore over youth crime at a community meeting held in Melbourne on Saturday.
Cyclist who filmed himself abusing a female driver pleaded guilty while representing himself in court and tried to argue the word 'f***' is not obscene
Cyclist Brian Ward received a 12-month good behaviour bond on Friday after he launched an expletive-laden tirade at an elderly female driver in Melbourne's inner-north on June 17.
Far-right group True Blue Crew announce plans to 'take a stand on the streets' against African gangs in Melbourne
Far-right Melbourne nationalist group True Blue Crew have announced they will be 'taking a stand on the streets' in response to African gangs.
Horrific moment man stabs two strangers outside a wine bar after attacking his mother and burning her house down during 48 hour crime spree
A man has admitted to stabbing and slashing at two strangers outside a Melbourne bar - just hours after punching and biting his elderly mother and then burning down her house.
Wanted man, 31, cut out of a wall in a Melbourne apartment complex after crawling from a lobby bathroom into a manhole
An intruder who picked the wrong spot to lie down and have a nap had to be cut out of a wall after climbing through the roof in a Melbourne apartment block in the early hours of Thursday morning.
'If it wasn't for him I would be dead': Grandfather viciously bashed by group of thugs in 'unprovoked attack' at a busy pub - before his hero brother stepped in and 'saved his life'
Tony McDonald, 55, had been having dinner at Melbourne's Union Hotel in Ascot Vale when he was set upon in August last year, leaving him with shocking head and facial injuries.
Victoria Attorney-General fires back after criticism over the sentencing of a repeat cop basher who used officers as a 'punching bag' EIGHT times and handed just five months jail
The Victorian government is standing by its sentencing laws after criticism from the police union over the punishment handed to a repeat cop-basher.
Masked thug on the run after stabbing shop owner in terrifying armed robbery at a Melbourne newsagency
Police say the man entered the Main Street newsagency in the Melbourne suburb of Croydon before 8am on Friday and demanded money, stabbing the worker in the arm.
Super cell storm to pummel Melbourne with 90km/h winds this afternoon as torrential rain and hail batters the city as residents are warned about flash flooding
A huge storm expected to hit Melbourne's southeast on Friday evening will bring large hail, heavy rain and up to 90km/h winds.
Masked African men threaten service station worker with a machete and a large rock before making off with $300 cash in terrifying armed robbery
The terrifying armed robbery unfolded at a Quickstop petrol station in Melbourne's Narre Warren North in the early hours of Friday morning. The worker begged the two men for mercy.