Students showcase dying Polynesian cultures

UQSPIA performing a cultural dance from Kiribati

LUISA AUSAGE The University of Queensland South Pacific Islander Association (UQSPIA) has hosted a special cultural event to showcase the music and dance of some of the many Pacific islander cultures that are present in Australia. Student-led … [Read more...]

New look Australian netball team gets one up on England

MADISON SPEDDING They may have experienced a mass reshuffle, but world number one, Australia has maintained the same winning streak in the Netball Quad Series against … [Read more...]

Controversy sparked over pre-game Haka

RANUI HARMER Calls to ban New Zealand’s Haka before sporting games have emerged after a fiery clash in the final between Australia and New Zealand’s under-20s. Rugby league heads have criticised Australia’s “disrespectful” response to the … [Read more...]

All Blacks too good against determined Wallabies

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The All Blacks continued their dominance over the Wallabies with a final score of 41-33 at Dunedin on Saturday. The match featured some of the best rugby to come out of the Wallabies despite the loss. Quade Cooper … [Read more...]

Words come to life at Queensland Poetry Festival

TAMARA SYDENHAM Poets from all over the world have gathered at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts for the 17th Annual Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) in Brisbane. This years' theme, Spoken In One Strange Word, attracted a diverse … [Read more...]

First same-sex marriage for Australian couple in NZ

RODNEY BREWER A same-sex New South Wales couple were joined in holy matrimony this week in a ceremony held in Wellington. Trent Kandler and Paul McCarthy from Speers Point, near Newcastle have been dating for a decade and were wedded in front … [Read more...]

Lorde becomes Splendour’s saviour

TESS BROOKS ON Sunday night, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, impressed punters of Splendour in the Grass, filling a headlining spot vacated earlier in the week by American R’n'B artist Frank Ocean. Ocean pulled out of the festival after … [Read more...]