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Newcastle gets global recognition as leading festival and event city

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) has recognised Newcastle as a World Festival and Event City for the second time. Announced at IFEAs 59th Annual Convention and…

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Oct 2, 2014 Events / Tourism / Venues /


World Expeditions celebrates 30th anniversary of the first Australian ascent of Mt Everest

It has been 30 years since Tim Macartney-Snape made history by summiting Mt Everest – without local guiding support, without supplemental oxygen and via a new and vexing route –…

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Oct 2, 2014 Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Researcher identifies key challenges facing regional tourism

With absolute tourist figures for visits to regional areas of Australia currently being at the same level as in 1998, Carolyn Childs, co-founder of has highlighted the…

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Oct 2, 2014 Attractions / Marketing / Tourism /


AIS funding boost to back world class athletes

Elite Australian athletes are to receive a boost in direct Federal Government funding of up to 30% under the Australian Institute of Sport's revamped athlete support program. As part…

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Oct 2, 2014 Finance / Government / Sport /


Hamilton Gardens wins International Garden of the Year award

As part of the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards held at the international Gardens Without Limits Conference in Metz, France, Hamilton Gardens has received the prestigious International Garden of…

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Oct 2, 2014 Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Australia Zoo goes ‘carnival’ for the release of Rio 2

Home to beautiful blue and gold macaws from South America, Australia Zoo will mark the release of the movie Rio 2 this Saturday (4th October) with a colourful, carnival party. Just like…

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Oct 2, 2014 Attractions / Entertainment / Environment / Events / Tourism /


Skiers and snow lovers go sustainable with Greenfleet and Thredbo

A new partnership between Greenfleet and Thredbo will enable visitors to offset their emissions by planting trees in Kosciuszko National Park. In a global first, the ‘My Thredbo Park…

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Oct 2, 2014 Environment / Tourism /


Palmerston North secures sporting plan for future generations

Palmerston North City Council’s adoption of the Arena Manawatu Master Plan will set in motion long-awaited improvements to the city’s leading sporting facility. The Master Plan…

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Oct 2, 2014


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