Melbourne Theatre Company Presents LAURINDA in August

Alice Pung’s award-winning novel Laurinda comes to Melbourne Theatre Company’s stage, premiering on Thursday 11 August at Southbank Theatre. Adapted by writer and comedian Diana Nguyen (Phi and Me) and director Petra Kalive (The Lifespan of a Fact), this MTC NEXT STAGE commission is an incisive, witty comedy about a woman caught between cultures and …

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Hamilton’s Melbourne director Dean Drieberg’s new production Passing Strange to hold a ‘black out night’

Cessalee Stovall is the show’s associate director. As someone who grew up Black in the US, she’s able to provide context and personal experience to the show’s cast. She’s also the production’s equity and inclusion support officer, helping to ensure the whole team feels supported when navigating the show’s cultural terrain. “There’s a lot of …

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Why this Qantas Boeing 737 Wellington

The Qantas flight took a route that required more than an hour of extra flying. Photo: Flightaware Passengers on a flight from Wellington to Melbourne found themselves on an 870-kilometre detour up towards Norfolk Island, meaning their flight took almost five hours. The massive semi-circle for those aboard QF172 on June 21 was due to a …

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Port of Melbourne monthly throughput takes a plunge

Container volumes at the Port of Melbourne have dropped since the beginning of this year as the global supply chain is facing unprecedented hurdles; and the port anticipates more woes ahead of the peak season. In May 2022, the port saw total container throughput (full and empty) decline 6 per cent over the same period …

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Melbourne v Brisbane – The Extended Mongrel Preview

This is a massive week in footy in general. Outside of all the extra-curricular stuff, which tends to get people fired up, there are some very, very enticing games taking place, and none are bigger than a genuine Thursday Night Special, as the defending champion Melbourne Demons welcome the challengers touted as the most likely …

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Melbourne Events Are Back in Action

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the premier event technology platform HeadBox, corporate event bookers in Melbourne have regained confidence and there has been a huge increase in both enquiries and bookings. As the city enters its first COVID winter without a lockdown, there is a renewed sense of optimism, with …

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Melbourne organisers receptive to F1 season opener rotation – Motorsport Week

The CEO of Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix says he is receptive to rotating opening race duties with other venues, following the completion of a new contract. It was announced last week that Melbourne had secured a fresh 10-year deal to continue hosting Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix through 2035. Melbourne hosted the opening round …

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Melbourne’s Best Restaurant Openings of 2022 (So Far)

The restaurant openings we’ve been most struck by this year really run the gamut. So far, some have broadened our horizons – whether on the intricacies of regional Indian cuisine or the potential for food “scraps” to be transfigured into something truly incredible. Others are dialling up the nostalgia, harking back to a different time …

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