Category: Entertainment

Protests fail to stop Opera House promotion

Advertising for Australia’s richest horse race, The Everest, has divided a nation. Protestors did their best to disrupt what they saw as the promotion of gambling on the Sydney Opera House. Leanne Nebe reports.

Possible discovery of Cook’s Endeavour renews maritime interest

US historians hope they’ve found Captain Cook’s ship, the HMS Endeavour. The discovery has renewed interest in the explorer at Brisbane’s Maritime Museum. Manille Lumayag reports.

Roosters prepare to make Kangaroos debut

Two star Sydney Roosters players are preparing to make their debut with the Australian Kangaroos. The week has also seen three trade deals between AFL teams. Anna Graham reports.

Everest escalates Opera House ad row to new heights

The controversy surrounding advertising the Everest Horse race on the Sydney Opera House sails, has escalated. With Racing New South Wales cancelling the planned live barrier draw and temporarily suspending betting. Laura Daly reports.

Kangaroos fly out for trans-Tasman Test

In a shock decision, Kiwis coach, Michael Maguire, has named 23-year-old Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, as captain ahead of Saturday night’s trans-Tasman Test. Bridget Nagel reports.

Norman honoured with statue 50 years after solidarity stand

Betting for the world’s richest horse race was temporarily suspended amid security concerns. The Everest’s barrier draw is now public and this morning, some of the hopefuls took to the track. Georgie Hewson reports.

Movie boom boosts jobs and economy

Queensland’s Gold Coast will be home to two giant film productions, each starting work this month. Politicians believe the movie boom will boost jobs and the economy. Anna Graham reports.

Lownes fairytale finish to Bathurst 1000

Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards have won the Bathurst 1000 in a race that left fans cheering. David Reynolds fought to defend his title following last year’s win but was unable to hold off Lowndes. Josh Stengert reports.

Girls night in for cancer fundraiser

It’s a way to raise money for cancer, from the comfort of your own home. The Cancer Council is hosting its annual ‘Girls Night In’ this month. Grab your friends, stay in and donate any money that you would have

Australia picks Head for all rounder

Australian cricketer Travis Head fulfils his boyhood dreaming of wearing a baggy green this Sunday.┬áPicked to play against Pakistan, Head beat Michael Neser to become Australia’s first choice all rounder. Liam Morton reports.

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