Black Milk: What happens to the dairy industry when the lights go out?

Having no power, such as the state-wide power loss in South Australia this month can be stressful, slow, and costly. Storms and power-outages are an everyday worry in Australian life. Usually, the most people will lose is the warm milk in their fridge. But what happens to everyone else’s milk when the power goes out?


Gold Coast Shows Its Pride

A weekend Mardi-Gras festival is in development for 2014 by local independent organisation Gold Coast Pride, in an “iconic venue” of the Gold Coast. The aptly named, Gold Coast Pride Festival will replace the former Gold Coast Gay Day – cancelled six years ago due to lack of funding and loss of the Parklands showgrounds.Continue reading “Gold Coast Shows Its Pride”

Sanctuary a-Buzz

Open Gardens Australia has once again welcomed its visitors to Tèarman Garden in Highvale, Queensland last Sunday 24th February. Pronounced “tay-a-mun”, the title is an old Celtic word meaning ‘sanctuary’. The garden houses a variety of native bees and plants, creating a buzzing Australian environment. Ex-farmers Barbara and Robert “Bob” Luttrell said, “Our basic plan was toContinue reading “Sanctuary a-Buzz”

Quacking for Cancer

It seems like a bath’s worst nightmare; but to locals and tourists at Brisbane’s West End, the Great Brisbane Duck Race took success once again. Now in its 6th year, the PA Research Foundation’s Duck Race is Australia’s largest charity duck race, raising funds for cancer research at Queensland’s leading research hospital – The PrincessContinue reading “Quacking for Cancer”

Swell Festival: Best Yet!

  This week holds the Gold Coast’s 10th annual Swell Sculpture Festival, with an astounding fifty displays from Australian and abroad artists being exhibited on Currumbin Beach. During the 10 day exhibition, spectators can be amongst the works, enjoy twilight walks, and join in master classes and children’s workshops. With live entertainment and music, asContinue reading “Swell Festival: Best Yet!”