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Walking access reinstatement work to begin on cyclone damaged Mautohe Cathedral Cove

New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) is undertaking work to reinstate walking access to Mautohe Cathedral Cove, located in Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of…

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Jul 10, 2024 Access / Environment / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


AUSactive announces two new director appointments

Aiming to broaden and strengthen its skillset and bolster its role in Australia’s preventive health environment, AUSactive has announced the appointment of Dr John Petrozzi and Dr…

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Jul 10, 2024 Education / Fitness / Wellness /


Royal Life Saving releases new guidelines for inland waterway safety

With the support of the Federal Government, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia has today released new national guidelines for inland waterway safety. A 20-year analysis by Royal Life…

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Jul 10, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety /


Ayden Shaw named Chief Executive at Disability Sports Australia

Disability Sports Australia has announced that Ayden Shaw, who has been leading the organisation as General Manager, has been elevated to the role of Chief Executive. In a statement,…

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Jul 10, 2024 Access / Recreation / Sport /


Auckland Stadiums announces multi-year deals with Go Media and the Auckland FC

Auckland Stadiums, a division of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, has today revealed multi-year partnerships with Go Media (Outdoor Advertising Solutions Co) and A-League newcomers Auckland FC.…

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Jul 10, 2024 Entertainment / Marketing / Sport / Venues /


New all abilities learn to ride bike facility for Canberra’s Evatt community playground

Abilities Unlimited Australia has secured $425,000 from the ACT Government to construct a new 370 metre hard surface accessible Road Safety Learn to Ride bike track and a bike storage shed…

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Jul 10, 2024 Education / Recreation / Safety /


Director National Parks pleads guilty and makes formal apology for damage to Kakadu sacred site

Director of National Parks, Parks Australia Division, Ricky Archer has pleaded guilty in Darwin Local Court and delivered a formal apology at Gunlom Falls to Kakadu traditional owners over…

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Jul 10, 2024 Culture / Environment / Parks /

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