Australian news live: Teen catches Sportsbet's $1 million fish, 10 days of rain to lash state

Low-cost airline Bonza has also cancelled all of its flight today as the company assesses its future.

Yahoo's live news blog for Tuesday, April 30 has now concluded.

The day started with the news a 17-year-old girl has been charged with murder following the alleged stabbing death of a 10-year-old girl inside a home near Newcastle. It is understood the girls are sisters.

Also one lucky teen has just become $1 million richer by catching a barramundi in the NT. Find out how below.

Overseas, the US has been rocked by a fatal shooting which killed four officers serving a warrant at a North Carolina home.

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    Popular bakery enforces new rule for influencers

    A trendy Hobart bakery that's become a hit with influencers on social media has had to take action to look after its staff members.

    Pigeon Whole Bakers has put up a sign informing customers they must adhere to their photo and video policy.

    "We love you sharing your enthusiasm… but to protect the privacy of our staff, please don't include their faces when taking photos or videos," the sign reads.

    Co-manager Tori Burnie told ABC radio this week staff often find cameras in their face when they're trying to do their job. "You look up and they're filming the interaction," she said.

    Owner Jay Patey said content creators are now wanting to film as much as possible from their days and he just doesn't know where the content will end up, so he is acting to protect his staff.

  • Four officers killed while serving warrant

    Four officers serving a warrant have been killed and four more injured in a shootout in the US state of North Carolina.

    Some of the officers who rushed to the Charlotte neighbourhood to rescue the first wave of downed officers were wounded as a second shooter began firing on them after they killed the wanted man, police said.

    The warrant was for possessing a firearm. “Today we lost some heroes who were out simply trying to keep our community safe,” local police chief Johnny Jennings told reporters.

    Read more here.

    Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department officers walk in the neighborhood where an officer-involved shooting took place in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 29, 2024. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says officers from the U.S. Marshals Task Force were carrying out an investigation Monday afternoon in a suburban neighborhood when they came under gunfire. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
    The US has been rocked by the fatal shooting. Source: AP
  • Lifeline records busiest day ever

    Demand for Lifeline Australia has spiked to an all-time high as high-profile deaths of women and demands for action on domestic violence bring emotions to the fore.

    The crisis support service received 4371 calls, messages and webchats on Sunday, making for its busiest day on record and 20 per cent above the yearly average.

    Read more here.

  • DJ brings unique set to streets of Darwin

    A DJ who became famous across Europe for (quite literally) taking his sets on the road is arriving in Australia this week for his first ever set Down Under.

    Dom Whiting has become an internet sensation after he launched his unique DJ sets in 2021 where he performs while riding his bike though the streets.

    Now attracting thousands of people each show, he is scheduled to perform in Darwin this Saturday.

    “I’ve heard that the Northern Territory is where the fun happens, so I can’t wait to get out there! Join in and come for a ride, a run, or a dance with us!” he said.

    His set kicks off in the CBD at 4pm.

  • Teen allegedly stabbed 10-year-old sister 'out of the blue'

    Police say the alleged stabbing attack by a 17-year-old girl on her 10-year-old sister near Newcastle was "completely out of the blue".

    The teen has been charged with murder over the alleged attack at their family home in Boolaroo. The child died at the scene.

    Superintendent Tracy Chapman said there is no record of police being involved with the family previously "for matters such as this".

    Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said the alleged attack was "very hard to imagine" and that it appeared to have occurred "completely out of the blue".

    Read more here.

  • X-rated ads in Melbourne under the spotlight once again

    The ads are certainly turning heads in Melbourne. Source: Drive
    The ads are certainly turning heads in Melbourne. Source: Drive

    A brothel's advertisement strategy has been questioned once again after its X-rated digital billboards were seen during peak-hour traffic in Melbourne's CBD.

    Adult venue Gotham City has previously been reported to Ad Standards over its explicit ads mounted to a truck who said they were investigating the company, Yahoo revealed last year.

    New images have now been shared by automotive publication Drive, who said the truck was displaying a "rotating slideshow of explicit imagery".

    What do you think of the billboards? Have your say below.

  • Aussie teen catches 'world's most expensive fish'

    Keegan couldn't hold back the tears when presented with the prize.
    Keegan couldn't hold back the tears when presented with the prize.

    A teenager working two jobs in the Northern Territory has been brought to tears after he landed the top prize in the territory's Million Dollar Fish competition.

    Dubbed "the world's most expensive fish", Keegan Payne, 19, caught the tagged barramundi in the Katherine River early on Sunday morning with his family.

    "It means so much, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. It's crazy," he said after landing the $1 million prize, sponsored by Sportsbet.

    "We're a big family, there's eight of us... this is more money than we could ever ask for."

    He has vowed to help his parents with their home loan. What a moment for the "mad-keen" fisherman.

    Keegan reeling in the $1 million fish.
    Keegan reeling in the $1 million fish.
  • Plans underway for more beach clubs in Australia

    The Gold Coast previously had a beach club trial at Kurrawa (left).
    The Gold Coast previously had a beach club trial at Kurrawa (pictured).

    Beach clubs can be a contentious issue in Australia, as seen with the backlash over plans to cordon off a section of Bondi Beach.

    But Gold Coast City council seems all for them and is reportedly looking to bring a handful of them to its coastline.

    “To me, this is a no-brainer for the Gold Coast," Mayor Tom Tate said, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

    "These clubs have been hugely popular in some of the most exclusive tourism areas in the world including the Cote d’Azur in France and Sorrento in Italy."

    What do you make of beach clubs on Australia's beaches? Have your say below.

  • Millions to cop rain for more than a week as weather system 'stalls'

    Those living on the NSW coast, it's time to get your umbrellas out.

    Large parts of the state are set for a prolonged drenching as a high-pressure system stalled in what is known as a "blocking high".

    It means Sydney and large parts of the coast will cop rain for up to 10 days straight as the system brings identical conditions each day for that stretch, according to the ABC.

    The cause of the blockage is irregular movement of jet streams above the Earth's surface.

    The next five days looks rather bleak for NSW. Source: Windy
    The next five days looks rather bleak for NSW. Source: Windy
  • Pub landlord handed $16,500 fine for running pokies on Christmas Day

    A former licensee of a Sydney pub has copped a hefty fine after an investigation found he ran 30 gaming machines on Christmas Day.

    Liquor & Gaming NSW laws prohibit pokie usage on Christmas Day to "reduce the risks of gambling harm".

    Rawin Sirikwankul, who ran the St George Hotel in Belmore, was hit with a fine of $16,500.

    Pokies cannot be used by the public on Christmas Day. Source: Getty
    Pokies cannot be used by the public on Christmas Day. Source: Getty
  • Young boy bitten by dingo

    A 10-year-old boy has been bitten by a dingo on K'gari as he washed off sand in a creek.

    The child and his brother were told by family to wash off sand before a dingo "ran straight at them", Queensland's environment department said.

    The boys fled screaming before the 10-year-old boy was bitten on the back of his leg leaving a scratch and bruising.

    Visitors to the island are again being urged to heed warnings about dingoes and ensure children are at arm's length at all times.

  • Bonza cancels all flights amid difficulties

    The future of low-cost airline Bonza looks uncertain today after it cancelled its scheduled flights for Tuesday.

    The airline, which only launched last year, is reportedly in serious financial difficulty, with at least one of its aircrafts seized by a leasing company, The Australian reported.

    The company is reportedly assessing the viability of the business moving forward, with CEO TIm Jordan telling Yahoo they have "temporarily suspended services due to be operated today".

    Read more on Yahoo Finance here.

    UKRAINE - 2021/12/07: In this photo illustration, the logo of Bonza, an Australian low-cost airline is seen on a smartphone screen and in the background. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
    Bonza airline has temporarily suspended its flights.
  • Teen charged with murder of 10-year-old girl

    A 17-year-old girl has now been charged with murder by police after a 10-year-old girl suffered fatal stab wounds at a home west of Newcastle.

    Emergency services were called to a Boolaroo home shortly before 4pm on Monday where a girl was located with several stab wounds. She died at the scene. It is understood the girls are sisters.

    Read more here.

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