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  • 17 May 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd Prime Minister is dead at age 89.

    Read the full story here.

  • 14 May 2019 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    New Zealand’s first female Prime Minister Helen Clark is an exceptional individual, a politician of remarkable candor and compassion. Filmmaker Gaylene Preston had the good fortune to be at Clark’s side when the top job at the UN opened up, and suddenly the NZ politician was being talked about as potentially the first woman to become Secretary-General.  

    To buy tickets and find out more, click here.

  • 7 May 2019 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    The first world war was raging in Europe, and Australian greengrocer Fred Goon, son of Louey Fong Goon and Elizabeth Johnson, wanted to fight. Desperately.

    But to do so he would have to defy a Defence Act that banned men “not substantially of European origin or descent”. Australia was in the grip of the White Australia Policy, used for decades to exclude Chinese immigrants; the recruitment rules reflected similarly racist intent.

    Find out more here.

  • 22 Apr 2019 9:07 PM | Anonymous

    The 48th annual Vancouver Marathon will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019. It is one of the world’s top destination marathons welcoming 17,000+ runners from 65+ countries. This year, 110 Australians and 47 New Zealanders have registered to race to date. For more information on the race and how you can support our runners go to.


  • 22 Apr 2019 9:05 PM | Anonymous

    If you have ever considered expanding your business across the Asia Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand, then the 2019APCS is a must attend event.

    The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum is focused on bringing cities, businesses and industry together to enable them to build relationships and effectively contribute to the success and sustainability of our cities into the future.

    With a focus on driving cities through business innovation, the 2019APCS will return to Brisbane, Australia from 7 – 10 July 2019 and is your opportunity to connect, collaborate and co-create with over 1000 key influencers of urbanisation from more than 100 global cites in one place.

    The Summit will offer businesses a range of opportunities to enhance local and international connections. The Summit will include Meet@APCS, a dedicated business program, enabling delegates to pre-arrange meetings with other delegates including potential partners, investors, clients and suppliers.

    Businesses can also attend Major Project Announcement Briefings to hear about upcoming tender opportunities in local governments and purchase a booth to exhibit within the APCS Market Square or the inaugural 2019APCS Innovation Alley - a dedicated area for start-ups and new business.

    You’ll also be able to hear from international headliners guest speakers including Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph and global sustainability leader Peggy Liu.

    A range of registration options including early-bird and one-day delegate pass is now open.

    2019APCS - Business flyer-web.pdf

  • 24 Mar 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    Kicking off A Month of Tuesdays 2019 this ‘sorceress of percussion’ is well known for her powerhouse style of playing and stage presence. Claire is Music on Main’s second Artist in Residence. Her award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations bringing to life the varied array of music she performs.

    Read more here.

  • 15 Mar 2019 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    Exhibition Opening for Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V, joint opening with Deanna Bowen: A Harlem Nocturne.

    April 4, 2019, 7-9pm, Free Admission
    Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver

    Find out more here.

    Rolande Souliere, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy the artist


  • 27 Feb 2019 10:00 PM | Anonymous
    Air Canada today announced the addition of new, non-stop, seasonal flights between Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand. Air Canada's flights to Auckland will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier's state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 12, 2019 until the end of March 2020, subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.

    Read more here.

  • 27 Feb 2019 11:26 AM | Anonymous
    Rugby fans take note: You’ll have a unique chance to enjoy free coffee served up by players from New Zealand’s All Black Sevens and Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team at a fun morning event in Vancouver this March.

    Read more here.

  • 17 Feb 2019 3:39 PM | Anonymous

    New Zealand Fears Fraying Ties With China, Its Biggest Customer.

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — On Saturday, an Air New Zealand plane bound for Shanghai abruptly turned around in circumstances that remain unclear. Days later, the launch of a much-promoted tourism initiative planned between China and New Zealand was canceled, purportedly because of scheduling issues for Beijing, despite being planned for years.

    Read more here.

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