Green Heart Fair tackles sustainable travel

Jake Whitehead Green Heart Fair

Peta McEachern Brisbane’s Green Heart Fair has branched out this year to tackle the issue of sustainable travel, with a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. The fair, which is Brisbane’s largest free sustainability festival, showcased a “Move … [Read more...]

Volunteers build networks during festival season

Brisbane Festival volunteer coordinator Zac Reimers

ASHLEE STENNER No one knows the importance of networking more than volunteer veteran turned Brisbane Festival volunteer organiser, Zac Reimers.  Mr Reimers spent six years volunteering in various music and guest-orientated positions at the … [Read more...]

Christmas comes early for Brisbane music scene

Yellowcat Redcat at Valley Fiesta

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Fortitude Valley has wrapped up two of its largest events for another year after showcasing 10 days of performances from some of the city’s and the nation’s best talent. Held from August 28 to September 7, the Valley was … [Read more...]

Motorcycle fans flock to Dust Hustle 7

Riders wait at Dust Hustle 7

BODHI CUTLER Thousands of motorcycle fans descended upon north Brisbane’s Micky Doohan Raceway over the weekend for the Ellaspede Dust Hustle 7. The amateur motorbike event began in 2014 and features amateur riders competing on a dirt track in … [Read more...]

Festival opens doors to virtual world

Virtual reality headset

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Following a sell-out debut year in 2017, the Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival (AVRFF) has wrapped up another successful event at Brisbane Powerhouse, keeping fans of the virtual reality genre up to date with the latest … [Read more...]

Universities and schools put focus on sustainability

UQ sustainability coordinator Suzanne Davis

ISABELLA CHENG Universities and schools around the country are making a big effort to be environmentally responsible and sustainable. One of the universities placing a strong focus on sustainability is the University of Queensland, which is … [Read more...]

Revive Festival puts spotlight on sustainable fashion

East of Grey designer Kim Bailey

PETA McEACHERN  The Revive Pop-up Second-hand Fashion Festival is over for another year, having achieved it goals of creating a pre-loved shopping nirvana for savvy fashionistas and raising awareness of the importance of sustainable … [Read more...]

Guides brave the cold for homelessness

Ready for bed at Chain of Cardboard Cities Redland Bay

MICAELA ABOODY Brisbane Girl Guides have helped raise awareness of homelessness by sleeping in a cardboard "city" in Redland Bay on Saturday night. The event, dubbed Chain of Cardboard Cities, took place at PGL Kindilan Outdoor Education … [Read more...]

New technique to grow avocado trees could make shortages of the fruit a thing of the past

RUBY PASCOE The new stem cell multiplication method could increase avocado production in Queensland by supplying 500-fold more avocado plants to the industry. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Neena Mitter is … [Read more...]

Marriage equality doorknock draws a crowd

TALISA ELEY The marriage equality debate is still in full force, with hundreds of thousands Yes voters taking to the streets over the weekend to secure more support. Australians took up door knocking across the country, in the hopes of gaining … [Read more...]