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The Reject Shop launches a new GROCERY line in competition against Woolworths, Coles and Aldi

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The Reject Shop has vowed to beat Woolworths, Coles and Aldi on the price of groceries as it ramps up its war on the supermarket giants.   

The Australian discount store has started stocking grocery items in a major overhaul of the brand after securing a deal with the UK’s largest supermarket, Tesco.

The retailer is rolling out designated grocery aisles, selling Tesco-branded pantry items including tea, biscuits, soup, rice, pasta, baby care and a huge range of other grocery staples. 

Andre Reich, CEO The Reject Shop, announced on Thursday the store will beat its competitors’ price on identical items in what will be Australia’s first ever low-price guarantee on groceries. 

The discount store started stocking grocery items after securing a deal with the UK's largest supermarket Tesco - and it means huge savings for shoppers

The discount store started stocking grocery items after securing a deal with the UK's largest supermarket Tesco - and it means huge savings for shoppers

The discount store started stocking grocery items after securing a deal with the UK’s largest supermarket Tesco – and it means huge savings for shoppers 

Customers could soon be seeing cheaper items from big brand names such as Coca-Cola, Colgate, Mars, Morning Fresh, Uncle Toby's, Cadbury and Rexona

Customers could soon be seeing cheaper items from big brand names such as Coca-Cola, Colgate, Mars, Morning Fresh, Uncle Toby's, Cadbury and Rexona

Customers could soon be seeing cheaper items from big brand names such as Coca-Cola, Colgate, Mars, Morning Fresh, Uncle Toby’s, Cadbury and Rexona 

‘No one wants to be ripped off, especially for the things we must use every day. It’s our job to buy bulk and pass the savings we make onto our customers,’ Mr Reich told the Herald Sun

‘With this commitment to delivering products at the lowest price, we’re proud to offer a 10 per cent discount on an item if by chance they find it at a cheaper price.’ 

Reich The Reject Shop will be expanding its products to ensure shoppers have more variety. 

‘We’ve reviewed all our product to make sure only the best quality items are available and we’ve expanded our product offering significantly so Australians can buy high quality essentials for less,’ he said.    

The Reject Shop CEO Andre Reich, said this exciting expansion of products will see shoppers having more variety

The Reject Shop CEO Andre Reich, said this exciting expansion of products will see shoppers having more variety

The Reject Shop CEO Andre Reich, said this exciting expansion of products will see shoppers having more variety 

Mr Reich previously told Daily Mail Australia that shoppers are now more than ever seeking cheaper items due to the coronavirus

Mr Reich previously told Daily Mail Australia that shoppers are now more than ever seeking cheaper items due to the coronavirus

Mr Reich previously told Daily Mail Australia that shoppers are now more than ever seeking cheaper items due to the coronavirus

Mr Reich previously told Daily Mail Australia shoppers are now more than ever seeking cheaper items due to the coronavirus. 

‘We are very excited to utilise our 354 store buying power to bring quality and innovative Tesco products to Australia, the first of which will hit all stores in early September 2020,’ he said.

‘We absolutely connect with what Tesco stands for as ‘a champion for customers – helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living,’ a similar mission to ours in that we are helping Australians save more money every day. 

The discount chain, which first launched four decades ago, is eyeing up the likes of Aldi and Kmart and already employs over 5,300 workers across Australia, generating more than $800million in sales each year. 

With 300 new grocery products being delivered in bulk, Chief Operations Officer Dani Aquilina says huge savings are here to stay. 

The products are currently available at all stores in New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland, meanwhile Victoria will have the range by mid September

The products are currently available at all stores in New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland, meanwhile Victoria will have the range by mid September

The products are currently available at all stores in New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland, meanwhile Victoria will have the range by mid September

Packets of rice cakes will hit the shelves for $2 and Tesco biscuits are on offer and will range from $2 to $2.50

Packets of rice cakes will hit the shelves for $2 and Tesco biscuits are on offer and will range from $2 to $2.50

Packets of rice cakes will hit the shelves for $2 and Tesco biscuits are on offer and will range from $2 to $2.50

‘What we do specifically that’s different is we make sure we find the best-selling products, we buy them in big volumes so we can get the best prices and then we pass those savings on to our customers,’ Ms Aquilina told A Current Affair.

‘It’s everything from pantry staples – oil, vinegar, we’ve got things like rice pouches, snacks and treats – then we’ve also brought in a great baby range, so everything from formula to baby wipes and nappies.’ 

Because of Tesco’s buying power, The Reject Shop has assured customers it will always be fully stocked with cheap items.

For example, Tesco’s Gold Instant Coffee costs just $6 compared to Nescafe at Coles or Woolies for $9.

Australian bargain hunters are flocking to discount chain The Reject Shop as the first Tesco-branded grocery items finally hit the shelves (pictured: Tesco rice)

Australian bargain hunters are flocking to discount chain The Reject Shop as the first Tesco-branded grocery items finally hit the shelves (pictured: Tesco rice)

The microwavable rice will be $1.90 (pictured)

The microwavable rice will be $1.90 (pictured)

Australian bargain hunters are flocking to discount chain The Reject Shop as the first Tesco-branded grocery items finally hit the shelves (pictured: Tesco rice)

Tesco’s microwave rice is $1.90 compared to $2.50 at Woolworths and an 88-pack of baby wipes is the same at both The Reject Shop and Coles, but the latter gives a smaller packet.

Tick Yes Marketing expert Peter Applebaum said customers should be excited. 

‘At the moment the Reject Shop in the Australian retail market is like a tinny up against a range of battleships,’ Mr Applebaum said. 

Mr Applebaum said The Reject Shop’s move was ‘smart’ and that it is being ‘nimble’ by increasing market share.

‘We consumers are aching for people to give us a reason why we should buy from them now,’ he said.

‘In the absence of that we will go for the cheapest option so if you have great prices… I’m probably more likely to shop with you than I am with someone else.’  

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Deadly funnel web spider warning issued ahead of wet weekend

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A funnel web spider warning has been issued for residents in some areas of New South Wales ahead of the wet weather. 

Sydney, Newcastle, and Central Coast locals have been warned of a possible spike in numbers of the critters in the next few weeks. 

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females. 

Slightly warmer temperatures combined with damp weather are conditions which the spiders tend to favour, according to Jake Meney from the Australian Reptile Park. 

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

‘[Indoors] Sydney funnel webs prefer cool, damp places like the laundry, garage or in shoes left out on the ground,’ Mr Meney told 9News

He warned people to be on the lookout for the spiders in items of clothing left outdoors or on the ground which can provide good hiding spots. 

‘It is best to ensure you are not leaving washing and clothing on the floor, if you leave your shoes outside – make sure you give them a tap on the ground before putting your foot in blindly as shoes can be the perfect little burrow for funnel webs,’ he said.

He also said that the spiders like to hide in pool filters. 

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility. 

Anti-venom is made from the venom of spiders which are held in captivity. 

Those bitten by a spider they suspect to be venomous are advised to apply a pressure bandage to the affected limb and get to a hospital as quickly as possible. 

Weather experts have forecast a multi-state storm outbreak in the next week as Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria are expected to be hit with wild weather. 

The weather bureau is expecting heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds with flash flooding also being warned for some areas.  

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

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Is this Australia’s creepiest home? North Sydney terrace overgrown with ivy called Jumanji house

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An ivy-covered terrace home in Sydney has been compared to the mansion in Jumanji after being completely overgrown. 

The three bedroom house located at 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney, has ivy wrapped around the outside walls, verandahs and even the roof.   

The standalone home was built in 1986 and sold in the same year in October for only $200,000. It is now estimated to be worth as much as $2,200,000.

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally 'come to life' with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally 'come to life' with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally ‘come to life’ with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

Previously the house was covered in dead and shrivelled up ivy due to  dry weather, but is now covered in a lush new coat of greenery. 

An Instagram user posted a photo of the house with the caption: this magnificent building – we’ve dubbed it the “Living House” – has come alive after a long winter.’

‘Imagine living here!’ 

The post sparked comparisons to the house in the movie, Jumanji, which turns into a jungle.

‘Looks like they were playing Jumanji inside,’ one person commented. 

But others doubted whether it would be livable, fearing the ivy would attract too many creepy crawlies.

‘All I can think of is how many spiders will be in there,’ a commenter said.

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Belvedere, the six-storey mansion at 136 Milson Road in nearby Cremorne Point, is another home decorated with ivy.

The manor overlooks Sydney Harbour and has a winding staircase leading to the front door – and ivy covers one whole exterior wall.  

A study by scientists from Oxford University found ivy protects the walls of homes and buildings it grows on.   

‘Ivy has been accused of destroying everything in its path and threatening some of our best-loved heritage sites,’ lead researcher Professor Heather Viles said.

‘Yet these findings suggest that there are many benefits to having ivy growing on the wall.

‘Ivy plants have aerial roots and tiny little suckers that they stick on with but even though these pads are sticky their reach and effect is very superficial.’  

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The job paying a six-figure salary but there’s a catch – so could you qualify?

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A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered.

Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a ‘female only’ lecturer in civil engineering – a field traditionally dominated by men.

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city’s north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience.

The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman.

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a 'female only' lecturer in civil engineering - as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a 'female only' lecturer in civil engineering - as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a ‘female only’ lecturer in civil engineering – as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

‘ECU is seeking a female academic aspiring to be part of a teaching and research team at a university recognised internationally for its excellent quality of education and research,’ the ad posted on Seek said.

The advertisement hails its membership of a body designed to recruit more women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and touts how it has been recognised by the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an ’employer of choice’.

‘ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace,’ it said.

The advertisement also explained how its ECU Gender Equality Strategy was ‘working to break down structural and cultural barriers and driving diversity in higher education and research’. 

As recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women.

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city's north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city's north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city’s north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The university’s School of Engineering increased that to 12 per cent in December 2019 and ‘continues to participate in university initiatives to improve gender balance in engineering’.

Just in case potential applicants didn’t get the message, a message in bold and in caps said: ‘Please note: This position is open to females only, and open to Australian and international applicants. Relocation and sponsorship is available.’

‘ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society.

‘Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups.’ 

Applications close on November 11. 

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth.

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

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