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Alcohol industry uses social media to present drinking as an integral part of the sport experience

Australia’s alcohol industry is boosting its promotion through social media by timing its posts to major sporting events including the AFL, NRL and cricket, according to a just…

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Apr 25, 2015 Hospitality / Marketing / Sport /


Genesis Fitness opens new clubs in Western Australia

Genesis Fitness has announced the opening of two new clubs in the metropolitan Perth suburbs of Belmont and Joondalup Gate. Genesis Joondalup Gate is a state of the art, full service 24/7…

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Apr 25, 2015 Aquatics / Fitness / Wellness /


Western Queensland drought impacts local sport

The drought in outback Queensland is having a devastating impact on local sport, as evidenced by the state of the local sports field in the tiny town of Ilfracombe. The field in the…

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Apr 25, 2015 Environment / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces /


Melbourne Storm launches smart-stadium technology

NRL club Melbourne Storm is to launch what is being described as the Australia’s first smart-stadium loyalty and fan engagement technology. Developed in partnership with Vix…

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Apr 24, 2015 Marketing / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Australia ranked among world’s worst for strategies to increase physical activity

Australia has been ranked worst among 112 countries assessed for performance in addressing one of the four big risk factors for chronic disease – physical inactivity. A just released…

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Apr 24, 2015 Fitness / Government / Wellness /


Fire damaged Splash Planet Pirate Ship to be replaced

The pirate ship damaged by arsonists at Hastings waterpark Splash Planet is to be replaced during the coming months with a new attraction to open in time for the next summer season. The 20…

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Apr 24, 2015 Attractions / Legal / Waterparks /


WAIS high performance centre gets official opening

Elite athletes in Western Australia are set to begin training in Perth's new $34 million high-performance training centre, following its official opening this week by Western…

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Apr 24, 2015 Recreation / Sport /


Samoa expects up to US$11.7 million Commonwealth Youth Games cost

The Commonwealth Youth Games in September is likely to cost Samoa between US$7.8 million to US$11.7 million (19.2 million Samoan Tala to 28.9 million Tala) to host, with the Pacific…

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Apr 24, 2015 Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


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