Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

NSW Government reverses plans to relocate Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

In a joint statement made yesterday by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, the NSW government has surprisingly reversed its decision to relocate Sydney’s…

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Jul 5, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Design / Venues /


New Zealand’s CityFitness moves into Australia with acquisition of final Fit n Fast clubs

Leading New Zealand gym chain CityFitness is moving into the Australian market with the acquisition of the remaining clubs of the Fit n Fast brand. With 13 Fit n Fast clubs sold to Viva…

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Jun 29, 2020 Karen Sweaney Finance / Fitness / Marketing /


Mt Hutt becomes first ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere to open in 2020

With recent snowfalls and snowmaking activity providing a good early season cover, Mt Hutt became the first full scale ski resort to open in the Southern Hemisphere last Friday. With local…

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Jun 16, 2020 Karen Sweaney Recreation / Tourism /


UFC’s ‘fight island’ concept to be staged in Abu Dhabi

UFC has announced that its much-anticipated Fight Island concept will be staged on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island. Set to be the first major international event with athletes flying to a…

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Jun 15, 2020 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Sport / Venues /


AFL announces that season will restart from 11th June

The AFL has announced that its 2020 season will resume on 11th June with four clubs from Western Australia and South Australia to relocate to a hub on the Gold Coast and the…

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May 15, 2020 Karen Sweaney Sport / Wellness /


Malaysian zoos need government funding to cover operating costs

A total of RM8 million (US$1.85 million) is required by 14 zoos and 20 permanent wildlife exhibition centres (ZPT) across Malaysia to cover operating costs during COVID-19. Malaysian Energy…

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Apr 13, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Finance / Tourism /


Genting closes Malaysian resort while launching offers for Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Genting has advised of its temporary closure all operations at mountaintop Malaysian resort, including its casino, until 1st April while simultaneously…

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Mar 19, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /