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More than 400,000 attend Ekka

After selling 180,000 Dagwood dogs and 100,000 Strawberry Sundaes, Queensland’s largest annual event – the Ekka – has closed for another year. In the 135th running of the show more than 400,000 people attended the 10-day festival, showcasing the best of the Country in the City. According to the RNA more than 20,000 cheese toasties […]

Craig Lowndes powers home in V8 supercars double-header

Craig Lowndes has declared he will fight for the V8 championship after clean sweeping the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 at the weekend. Team Vodafone’s Lowndes won both the Saturday and Sunday races ahead of Ford’s Mark Winterbottom and Lowndes’ teammate Jamie Whincup. “The weekend couldn’t have gone any better,” said Lowndes, currently ranked fourth in […]

Dairy Farmer drops sponsorship of Townsville stadium

Dairy Farmers won’t be renewing naming rights sponsorship of Townsville’s stadium at the end of 2012. The government-owned stadium, home of the North Queensland Cowboys, will be seeking a new sponsor prepared to pay the several hundred thousand dollars a year for naming rights. Lion, the company that owns Dairy Farmers milk, has revealed it […]

Queensland makes it seven in a row

Queensland has cemented its place as the greatest rugby league team in history after clinching seven straight series wins at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night. A Josh Morris try and a Todd Carney conversion had scores locked at 20 a-piece with only nine minutes remaining. In a circumstance where Queensland would usually turn to […]

Blues down Maroons 16-12 in second Origin contest

New South Wales levelled the 2012 State of Origin rugby league series with a close win over Queensland last night in Sydney. The Blues beat the Maroons 16-12 at a sell-out ANZ Stadium. Not even a late charge from Queensland and several errors from both sides could break through what NSW call the “blue wall”. […]

John Williamson – a true blue Aussie

John Williamson is as Australian as Holden cars and Vegemite. He’s in the ARIA hall of fame, has 24 golden guitars and has sold more than four million albums. After more than 40 years in the industry he’s just released his 48th and possibly his final album. John started his career on the Melbourne talent […]

Inglis sets record with disputed try as Queensland wins first Origin clash

Queensland won the first game of the 2012 State of Origin series in a thrilling but controversial 18 to 10 win over New South Wales in Melbourne last night. A full house of 56,000 fans packed Etihad stadium to witness rugby league at its toughest level. NSW started the game well scoring in the 6th […]

Brisbane roars its support for back-to-back champions as coach quits

Brisbane Roar fans used today’s ticker tape parade to plead – in vain – with coach Ange Postecoglou to stay with the club for a shot at a third straight championship. Premier Campbell Newman and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk presented players with a special certificate in a ceremony at King George Square following the parade […]

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