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2015 Ekka aims to unearth the next star in country music

Organisers of the 2015 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) are hoping to find hidden gems of Queensland country music this August, with entries now open to the annual Ekka Country Music Showdown…

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May 27, 2015 Entertainment / Events / Venues /


Hong Kong Convention Centre F&B team wins nine awards at international culinary competition

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s food and beverage (F&B) team have come away from the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2015 with a total of nine awards:…

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May 27, 2015 Events / Hospitality / Venues /


Thai bungy jumping operator fined after woman jumps naked

The manager of an adventure bungy jump operation in the Thai city of Chang Mai has been fined after a female model visiting from Hong Kong stripped off her bikini and made the jump naked.…

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May 26, 2015 Attractions / Legal / Recreation / Tourism /


New artificial reefs begin deployment off Hervey Bay

The first stage of a construction project that will develop two new artificial reefs in Hervey Bay has commenced this week. Two building blocks, weighting a total 46 tonnes, left Gladstone…

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May 26, 2015 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Tourism /


2015 FITEX Convention returns to AUT University

The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) has announced that the annual FitEx Convention will again be held at AUT University’s North Shore Campus in November this year.…

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May 26, 2015 Education / Events / Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /


Australian Event Awards open for entries

The Australian Event Awards has opened for entries, unveiling a number of exciting changes for 2015. Among the changes for the annual events industry awards program is the appointment of…

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May 26, 2015 Entertainment / Events / Tourism / Venues /


SBS backs women’s sport with ongoing coverage of the Matildas

With cuts to the ABC having led to its reduction in broadcasting of women’s sport and an ongoing debate over all media’s interest in female sporting activity, SBS is continuing…

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May 26, 2015 Entertainment / Marketing / Sport /


New York parks commissioner calls for more attractions in Melbourne’s parks

New York City's Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver has told an Australian conference that while Melbourne's public parks are "beautiful" they need more tourist…

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May 26, 2015 Attractions / Parks / Recreation /


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