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$129 million for bike paths

$129 million for bike paths

Yvonne Ardley, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

The State Government’s announcement of $129 million into new cycling network projects, has been welcomed by both cyclists and motorists. The project will prioritise paths around Perth’s CBD and its surrounding 15 km and will include at least 95 km of new cycling paths. The Royal Automobile...

Sailboat season is starting

Sailboat season is starting

Oliver Pomeroy and Kayt Davies, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

If you've ever looked out on the bright sails on the Swan River on a sunny day and wondered who is sailing them, how they got to be out there, and maybe even whether you could join them, then now is a good time of year to convert that wondering into more serious contemplation. Throughout September...

Top apps to enhance living

Top apps to enhance living

Mari Spanja, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

With so many apps coming out so fast it's easy to overlook some of the gems that can make life a little easier. We took a moment to ask around and make a list of seven of the apps our friends are raving about:   Number one: Tasty The free Tasty application was released this year on the app store and features over 2...

Adoption troubles

Adoption troubles

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Research reveals high a BMI can prevent people from adopting. The research by not-for-profit organisation, Adopt Change, has revealed that body mass index, more commonly known as BMI, now plays a significant part in child adoption. To calculate someone’s BMI you take their weight and height ...

Love your body

Love your body

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Butterfly Foundation's Love Your Body Week from 3-9 September focuses on celebrating all forms of body positivity by actively challenging negative conversations. It does this by being active on social media, getting involved in community events and urging people to display printable online flyers at work, school and in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to post activity tha...

Kidding around with yoga

Kidding around with yoga

Yvonne Ardley, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Yoga has come a long way since it first originated around 500 BCE, but the ancient Indians probably never expected this spiritual practice would incorporate the novelty of things like wine, beer or goats. Goat yoga which started in the US has grown in popularity around the world and has even found its way to...

Cheer up Perth: it’s championship time

Cheer up Perth: it’s championship time

Vanessa Vlajkovic

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

It’s a sport that’s not frequently spoken of in the community due to many people actually refusing to classify it as a sport. But cheerleading has been around for much longer than most of you would think. It began in the 18th century, originating in the USA. So what does it involve? Well, there...

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Street Hockey? Get the puck outta here!

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

“The biggest draw card of the SRHL is the social aspect. The vibe is one of cooperation over competition.” -Spuddy Carville

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Muddy paws and dirty claws

Muddy paws and dirty claws

Kate Smith, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

At this year's Swan Valley Mudfest, on 8 October, contestants can bring their dogs along to get dirty too in the 5km obstacle course at Belvoir Estate in the Swan Valley. The Muddy Paws Challenge is the result of Mudfest teaming up with RSPCA to raise funds for animals in need. $10 from every registration...

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Northam will be looking up this weekend, thanks to 30 different coloured air balloons competing at the National Ballooning Championships in the Avon Valley. Following the success of the 2015 National Ballooning Championships, the Australian Ballooning Federation has awarded the event to Northam, for...

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