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Esther Han is the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. She was previously the food and wine news writer for Fairfax Media.
Esther Han It wasn't supposed to be hard, and certainly not dangerous. Sharon Lee, like tens of thousands of Australians over the festive season, pulled out a fresh roll of Glad Wrap to cover the leftovers of a...
Domestic violence funding in NSW: Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year raises profile of state 'epidemic'
Esther Han Rosie Batty's elevation to Australian of the Year has intensified pressure on state and federal governments to transform their approach to tackling the "serious epidemic" of domestic violence.
Esther Han Stingray attacks are landing a worrying number of Sydneysiders in hospital, as the hot weather draws big crowds to play, splash and wade in shallow waters.
Esther Han Masked robbers targeted two family-run convenience stores on opposite sides of a street in the Sydney's inner west on Friday night, in what police believe was a coordinated attack.
Esther Han This week, 200 years ago, Governor Macquarie opened a school behind a church in Parramatta that would foreshadow the Aboriginal child removal policy that led to the Stolen Generations.
Esther Han Social welfare groups are demanding assurances from the Baird government that struggling households will not have to bear long-term costs of its proposed electricity networks lease.
Esther Han She was excited to catch up with friends at the local skate park. But as soon as the 15-year-old arrived, two "friends" ambushed her, pummelling her head, kicking her ribs, and dragging her by the...
Esther Han The ban on commercial solariums is sparking a dangerous rise in home tanning, according to salon operators.
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Esther Han The blaze at two-hatted Porteno restaurant in Surry Hills on Friday afternoon most likely began in the exhaust system above its famous barbecue pit, fire investigators have told police.
Esther Han Food, drinks, a camera and a rug are the usual critical items needed for a smooth night at the New Year's Eve fireworks. But this year, many have added the selfie stick to the list.
Esther Han Nearly half of Australians plan or want to buy a new mobile phone at the summer sales this year, new research shows, prompting recycling advocates to start a new campaign with the Salvation Army.
Esther Han Shoppers triggered a record 5.7 million transactions through the National Australia Bank during their Boxing Day spending spree, nearly double the figure three years ago, the latest data shows.
Esther Han "Their eyes are just sparkling," said Megan Narouz, as she and her husband Peter led their three youngsters - each with an enviable budget of $400 - through the heaving crowds of Pitt Street Mall on...
Esther Han For a day called boxing, there sure will be enough clinching, bobbing and weaving among the bargain hunters as they snag the best deals.
Matt Wade and Esther Han In a good sign for retailers, the level of consumer anxiety has fallen to its lowest mark for 18 months.
Esther Han A public uproar over the sale of a pair of black rhinoceros horns and two pairs of elephant tusks has forced a Sydney auction house to withdraw the items from this Friday's auction list - a critical...
Esther Han A Sydney auction house has withdrawn black rhinoceros horns from a sale scheduled for this Friday, just an hour after animal conservationists launched a social media campaign demanding the items...
Esther Han Animal welfare activists are outraged a pair of black rhinoceros horns and two pairs of elephants tusks will be auctioned in Sydney this week.
Esther Han More than 180,000 emergency calls made to triple-0 in June this year were deemed as "non-genuine", NSW Ambulance says.