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Where to see Friday’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times

September 23, 2021

If you’re hunting for where you can see this week’s Nintendo Direct in Australian times, look no further. The tradition of the late-September Nintendo Direct broadcast lives on. Nintendo announced its next direct-to-consumer broadcast is coming tomorrow — Friday, September 24, 2021. Nintendo said on socials that the broadcast will run for around 40 minutes. […]

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Urban Expat Living in Australia & New Zealand: 6 Things You Must Know

June 16, 2021

Australia is a true nation of immigrants. According to data collected by the Australian Parliament, an estimated 28.2 percent of the country’s population was overseas-born in 2015. That is very nearly one in three Australians. With approximately 27.4 percent of its population born overseas in 2018, according to Stats NZ, New Zealand is nearly as […]

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Australia goes ‘big’ for domestic tourism in 2021

May 6, 2021

Australia may have plenty of kitschy, human-made ‘big’ things, but no amount of overblown bananas or prawns could match the country’s epic landscape. With full respect to our beloved behemothic icons, “thinking bigger” is the crux of Tourism Australia’s next phase in their ongoing “Holiday Here This Year” campaign, and it couldn’t be more inspiring. […]

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut refused classification in Australia

March 19, 2021

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board. The ban comes a little over a week ahead of the game’s March 30th release date. Refusal to give the game a classification — a rating from G to R18+ — effectively bans the game from sale here. The ruling was handed […]

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Nanoleaf brings new Essentials Range of home lighting to Australia

March 8, 2021

Nanoleaf is bringing its Essentials Range of RGB smart lights to Australian retailers. The Essentials Range includes the 2m long Lightstrip and the A19 light bulb. Just the essentials The 2m Lightstrip sports four white LEDs per LED set, and a total of 21 LED sets per metre. That translates to 7 sets per 33cm […]

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Fortnite‘s Lazarbeam skin puts the humble Aussie tradie in the spotlight

March 3, 2021

Fortnite adds cool new skins every other day, but the Lazarbeam skin is especially cool. The newest in the Icon Series line features Australian YouTuber Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott in quintessential tradie garb. When real-world Fortnite players like fellow Aussies Loserfruit and Lachlan have their likenesses recreated in-game, they opt for a fashionable look. Cool clothes, […]

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Five gorgeous tiny homes perfect for a completely private Valentine’s Day in NSW

February 11, 2021

Forget cards, jewellery, chocolates or flowers this Valentine’s Day. In 2021, a romantic staycation is quite possibly the best way to mark the occasion. Better still, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so there’s an ideal excuse to enjoy a weekend escape. If you’re feeling like a tiny house escape this weekend, you’re […]

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State-of-the-art cinema complex set for Boxing Day debut in Brisbane

December 13, 2020

And you thought the art of cinema was dead? Reading Cinemas Australia have announced it will open Australia’s most advanced cinema complex to date at the newly redeveloped DFO complex in Jindalee, Brisbane, just in time for Boxing Day. Reading’s new complex will be the company’s first in Queensland to feature full reclining seats in […]

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Film production set to ramp up in Australia as Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis gets underway in Queensland

September 10, 2020

“We’re back to, as Elvis liked to say, ‘taking care of business’”. And with that statement, Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann once again controls the reins of Elvis, a musical drama detailing the life and music of the iconic Elvis Presley. After an unexpected delay in filming due to the unprecedented world events, cameras will roll […]

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Din Tai Fung has put together special kits so you can DIY dumplings at home

June 12, 2020

Din Tai Fung restaurants across Australia have launched a “DIY Disco Dumpling Kit” for dumpling enthusiasts. In response to the rising popularity of at-home dinner parties, the limited-edition kits have been designed to include all the utensils and ingredients one would need to create their very own batch of DTF-quality dumplings. This includes a signature […]

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Virgin Australia ramps up capacity, brings back even more domestic flights

June 12, 2020

With the positive outlook of domestic travel in Australia, Virgin Australia has announced expanded capital city connections and frequencies on some key routes. This includes more services between Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as the resumption of routes between Brisbane-Adelaide, Brisbane-Canberra, Brisbane-Perth, and Sydney-Perth. The additional services will see Virgin Australia double current […]

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Tourism Australia launches new streaming campaign ‘Live From Aus’

May 15, 2020

Over the next three days, Tourism Australia will unleash a diverse live program of virtual travel experiences, showcasing a huge range of the country’s best to inspire domestic travel once restrictions lift. Anyone with an internet connection can discover a wide range of Australian experiences across everything from nature to music, world-class food and, of […]

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Renee Zellweger to visit Australia for Judy in October

September 25, 2019

Shout hallelujah c’mon get happy because Renee Zellweger is coming to Australia! Universal Pictures has announced that the Academy Award winning actress will visit Melbourne and Sydney this October to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Judy, the Judy Garland biopic from Rupert Goold. Zellweger’s portrayal of the legendary star has been widely predicted by […]

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This Aussie cafe will give free meals to anyone wearing pineapple clothes

February 21, 2019

Dust off your favourite pineapple print button-up because café chain Jamaica Blue are slanging free drinks and meals to anyone who rocks up wearing their best pineapple patterned clothing or fashion accessory (pineapple tattoos count). It’s to celebrate their new “pineapple themed menu”, of course, with the freebie deal including jerk chicken tacos, breakfast bowls, […]

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Film Review: In Like Flynn (Australia, 2018) is predominantly fizzy and shamelessly cheesy

October 10, 2018

Director Russell Mulcahy, the Melbourne filmmaker whose career has seen him graduate from Elton John music videos to varied levels of cinematic quality (the 1984 wild boar in the outback horror flick Razorback, the ill-advised Kim Basinger vehicle The Real McCoy, and the Geoffrey Rush drama Swimming Upstream just a few of his efforts) is […]

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Jimmy Barnes just broke another Australian record (thanks to his new film)

August 27, 2018

After its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the new feature Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy was released on 220 Australian cinema screens last week, making it the biggest documentary release since Michael Jackson’s This Is It back in 2009, and the biggest ever release for an Australian documentary. From acclaimed director Mark Joffe (Jack […]

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Photos: Behind-the-scenes of Rachel Ward’s upcoming Australian film Palm Beach

July 3, 2018

Images for the upcoming Australian film Palm Beach directed by Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) have been revealed, with the project currently shooting on Sydney’s northern beaches. Palm Beach is a drama-comedy based around a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday, with Palm Beach acting as a gorgeous backdrop for the dramatic […]

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Watch: Queer Eye cast head down-under for “Mini Make-Better”

July 3, 2018

With the Fab Five finally back a full fifteen years after their Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the  popularity of their Netflix series Queer Eye has led down-under, in the form of a ‘mini make-better”. Their journey led them to the rural town of  Yass, bringing the style to match the name. They begun […]

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Boost Juice are now serving Vegemite smoothies across Australia

June 4, 2018

“We’re always looking to think outside the square when it comes to product development”, said Chief Marketing Officer of Boost Juice Joanne Bradley. And outside of the square they have most certainly thought this time, with the ubiquitous juice brand introducing new flavour The Vegemite Boost. It obviously contains Australia’s most divisive (to non-Australians anyway; […]

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Top End Wedding indigenous internships now open for application

February 19, 2018

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department will fund internships for four Northern Territory-based indigenous screen practitioners, to take part in the upcoming Goalpost Pictures film Top End Wedding. Applications are now open for various positions such as First Assistant Director, Art Department, Camera Department, Production and Sound. Available exclusively to NT based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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Film Review: Sweet Country (Australia, 2018) is Australia’s answer to To Kill A Mockingbird

January 18, 2018

Man on the run. Sweet Country is based on the true, Australian story about a point in history where justice was put on trial. For this reason, it has echoes of To Kill A Mockingbird except that here, Atticus Finch isn’t a lawyer but a preacher played by Sam Neill. The result is a shockingly […]

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Call of Duty World League National Circuit open to Australia and New Zealand

January 15, 2018

Competitive Call of Duty teams from both Australia and New Zealand now have the chance to sign up to the Call of Duty World League National Circuit to test their skills and teamwork on a national scale, in order to prove who’s the best down under.

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Margot Robbie to attend Australian Premiere of I, Tonya

January 8, 2018

Roadshow Films has recently announced that Australian actress Margot Robbie, will be visiting Sydney in order to promote her latest Golden Globe winning film I, Tonya. Robbie will walk the red carpet in Sydney’s Hoyts Entertainment Quarter on Tuesday 23 January. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and features stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, […]

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United Airlines will fly you to Texas for free if your first or last name is “Houston”

December 15, 2017

If your first or last name is “Houston” then you have a damn good reason to be excited about United Airlines’ new daily nonstop service between Sydney and Houston, Texas which will be introduced on 20th January 2018. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline has put a call out for anyone with the aforementioned […]

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POPSART: Hanson in a Burqa? John Safran’s book Depends on What You Mean By Extremist is the conversation we need to have

August 21, 2017

As a well armed far-right movement in America raises its ugly head in Charlottesville, leaving one oppositional protester murdered, Pauline Hanson turns up to Parliament in a Burqa. As her terribly offensive action is passionately berated by George Brandis, of all people, fourteen people are murdered in Barcelona, mowed down by a car in one […]

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Five Reasons to watch Australia’s answer to Atlanta, the Stan series The Other Guy

August 15, 2017

Dating has become a complicated business – gone are the times when respectable men and women would try to court each other civilly. Nowadays, it’s all about Tinder, night clubs and one-night stands, with any hope of a meaningful relationship lost in a sea of lust and horniness. One programme looking to examine these modern […]

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Tesla’s next Australian store will be in Brisbane

March 23, 2017

Electric vehicle manufacturer and darling of armchair technocrats everywhere Tesla are planning on opening a combined service centre and showroom in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. The move marks the company’s first foray into the Queensland market.

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The Jewish International Film Festival announces a stellar Australian line-up, opening with critically acclaimed Biopic Denial

September 30, 2016

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced it 2016 Australian line-up, featuring 66 international premiere features and 19 documentaries alongside it’s opening and closing films, critically acclaimed Biopic Denial, and provocative documentary The Last Laugh. The festival will also screen the Israeli drama, Sand Storm, winner of Best Film and Best Director at the […]

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Lowdown and Australian Price guide revealed for the Asus ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook Flip

September 30, 2016

Asus have launched a new line of slim Laptops designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. The Iris has the low down on each product and how much it will set you back. ZenBook 3 UX390UA  The ZenBook 3 is made for professionals, and comes in Royal Blue and Rose Gold designed for ‘luxury’. The ultra-portable device […]

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Two Aussie films named finalists in Manhattan Shorts Film Festival; Sydney screening announced

September 19, 2016

Australia is rocking it at the 19th annual Manhattan Shorts Film Festival this year, with two of the top ten films hailing from Australia. The worldwide event takes place in over 250 cinemas across six continents between September 23rd-2nd of October 2016, showcasing some of the best shorts from over the globe. The festival will […]

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