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Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Airbnb Growth Stronger Than Hotels

Ramona Szell, Staff Reporter
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Airbnb, the world's largest online hospitality service, is currently making stronger gains than traditional tourism accommodation. The Deloitte Tourism Hotels Market Outlook report provides an insight and analysis of current trends and issues that affect the Australian Tourism industry. It showed...

Social Media the New Guardian for Quokkas

Social Media the New Guardian for Quokkas

Tayla Damir
March 21
Filed under News

Social media is helping catch offenders of quokka abuse on Rottnest Island. Twenty year old Corey Douglas James was fined $2000 after posting a video to Snapchat, showing a quokka being hurled against a wall, allegedly by 19-year-old Angus McPherson. James's lawyer, Nicole Young, told the court...

Nando’s Lifts Its Game After Food Act Breaches

Nando’s Lifts Its Game After Food Act Breaches

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter
March 21
Filed under News, Showcase

After being fined for breaches of the Food Act, the Nando's restaurant chain has assured customers it has lifted its game. Since 2015, The Department of Health has issued breaches to Belmont, Nedlands, Northbridge and Spearwood stores for various Food Act offenses, including poor cleanliness. In the...

Gutsy Research into our Health

Gutsy Research into our Health

Yvonne Ardley, Staff
March 14
Filed under News, Showcase

Emerging research from Perth universities and hospitals indicates a strong link between health and gut microbiome. Gut microbiome, previously referred to as intestinal microflora, are microorganisms which live within the human gut. At the forefront of science and research is a large amount of evidence...

Autumn Heat Surprise

Autumn Heat Surprise

Bradley Jones, Staff reporter
March 14
Filed under News

Autumn has kicked off with a streak of sizzlingly hot days, catching Perth off guard. With the first week of March reaching temperatures of 36 degrees, the unseasonal conditions have come as a0 surprise, just as many were preparing for the upcoming cooler autumn season. This is not the first time...

World’s Greatest Shave

World’s Greatest Shave

March 14
Filed under News

The World’s Greatest Shave is back this month, and looks to continue its success as one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events. The event occurs every March to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation in the hope that scientists will find a cure. The Foundation also provides free support...

Mythical Creatures come to Life with Magical Park App

Mythical Creatures come to Life with Magical Park App

Elodie Bouttier, Reporter
March 10
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Dinosaurs and fairies can now be seen by children and their families thanks to the Magical Park App. Cities around Perth have collaborated with Magical Park creator Geo A.R Games, to bring family fun as part of Parks Week 2017 which runs from four to 18 March . The app can only be used in participating...

Will Vote Compass make you second-guess your vote?

Will Vote Compass make you second-guess your vote?

Drewe McAllister, Staff Reporter
March 26
Filed under News

The Australian Federal Election is not too far away and if you're not one hundred percent sure where your vote will be going, the ABC Australian Vote Compass will certainly give you a clearer understanding. Vote Compass is a tool developed by political scientists for exploring how your views align...

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Australia’s first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist on the cards

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter
May 23
Filed under News, Sport and Lifestyle

A new program at Midvale Speed Dome is encouraging Indigenous youth to try out for the sport of cycling. The Indigenous Talent Identification and Development Squad (ITID) was started this year by head development coach Amanda O’Connor to create the first Indigenous Olympic track cyclist. “Ultimately...

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Contact lens camera changes world in a blink of an eye

Lucy McLeod, Student Reporter
May 23
Filed under Health and Science, News

Your privacy is about to be changed in the blink of an eye. Tech giant Sony is seeking real estate in your eye with a contact lens that can capture photos and videos. The device boasts a built-in camera with autofocus, zoom, aperture control and image stabilisation. The lens will even be able to...

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