This year’s Ekka is only a click away

Ekka strawberry sundaes

ERIN RIETDYK The 2020 Ekka kicks off today but, like most things in 2020, it’s life, but not as we know it. This year the RNA’s Royal Queensland Show is going online to get around the social restrictions created by the ongoing COVID-19 … [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...]

Record cattle entries in this year’s Ekka

A record two-thousand eight-hundred and eighty-nine cattle entered into the EKKA this year across all beef sections. It's a sign of relief after years of drought, a good year for beef has Graziers in high spirits. Jake Day reports. … [Read more...]

RNA increases Ekka security measures

MADDELIN MCCOSKER An increase in Australia's national terrorism threat level has lead to Ekka organisers increasing security at this year's event. This year will not only see more security guards and a larger police presence, but also an expanded … [Read more...]

Strawberry sundaes raise money for medical research

YANG SIYUAN The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation has gained support for medical research from the sale of strawberry sundaes at Brisbane's Ekka this year. Nearly 3000 volunteers assisted in the selling of 145,000 strawberry sundaes during … [Read more...]

Public keep their cool as E.Coli outbreak continues

TESS BROOKS Queensland Health are urging the public to “be alert but not alarmed” as another eight people potentially infected with Shiga toxin-producing E.Coli, or STEC, came forward earlier this week. An alert was issued by chief health … [Read more...]

More shows to cover two full weekends in 2014 Ekka

NANNAPHAT SRITAKOONRUT The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) has announced a date change for the Ekka 2014 to Friday 8 August to Sunday 17 August. Normally, the Ekka commences on the second Thursday in … [Read more...]

Ekka hits the ground running

TAMARA SYDENHAM The eagerly anticipated 136th Royal Queensland Show opened today at the Brisbane Showgrounds attracting a massive crowd. This years show takes a new spin with 'Ekka IgNites 360', a professionally produced night show presented by … [Read more...]