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Cricket World Cup hosting delivers $1.1 billion dividend

The economies of Australia and New Zealand benefited from A$1.1 billion (US$843.59 million/NZ$1.2 billion) in direct spending as a result of co-hosting the cricket World Cup earlier this…

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Jun 30, 2015 Finance / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


Appeal of jumping pillow decision falls flat

The ACT Court of Appeal has upheld the trial judge’s decision in the matter of Ackland v Stewart – the case of a Canberra man who, in February last year, was awarded $4.6…

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Jun 30, 2015 Attractions / Legal / Recreation / Safety /


30 National Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters recognised for long service

NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman has congratulated 30 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters for their long service at a recent ceremony. The National Medal was awarded…

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Jun 30, 2015 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Rugby Southland general manager moves to oversee development of Samoan rugby

Rugby Southland General Manager Brian Hopley has resigned his role to take up a position as the Samoan Rugby Union General Manager of Rugby. In his new role Hopley will oversee all rugby…

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Jun 30, 2015 Recreation / Sport /


SLSA launches book to recognise those who served

The names of more than 8,000 surf lifesavers who have served in wars and conflicts have been recognised in a book commissioned by Surf Life Saving Australia. Those Who Served: Lifesavers…

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Jun 30, 2015 Aquatics / Culture / Safety / Sport /


Suncorp Stadium to host more events and concerts

A move to increase the number of concerts allowed at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium each year from four to six is to go ahead after getting community backing. Following eight weeks of…

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Jun 29, 2015 Entertainment / Events / Sport / Venues /


Bluebird opening at The Remarkables celebrates great snow and new base building

Blue skies, a new base building, perfect snow and the best opening conditions seen for over six years, made for an incredible first day at The Remarkables ski area on Saturday (27th June).…

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Jun 29, 2015 Recreation / Tourism /


Lack of motivation preventing Victorians from getting active

New research released by VicHealth shows that it is not busy lifestyles that prevent people from exercising but a lack of motivation to get active. VicHealth’s survey of more than…

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Jun 29, 2015 Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /


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