WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Latin Fusion, 2015

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Held on October 13 and 14 the Margaret River Agricultural Show is back for its 88th year, bringing with it an assortment of rides, food, music and entertainment. The first show in 1929 was held in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Higgins and ever since 1934, with the exception of the WWII years, it ha...

More than a game

Photo taken by Claudia Haines-Cappeau, of an AFL football

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

‘Sharing the Love’ on community radio

Volunteer administration worker, Kailyn Crabbe, mans the RTRfm reception desk during Radiothon. 
Image by: Marley Amphlett ©2017

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017

RTRFM 92.1 community radio is celebrating its 40th year on the air in Perth and to help cover the costs of running the station, it has just hosted its latest annual Radiothon. Radiothon, that ran from 11-20 August, encourages listeners and supporters to 'Share the love' by pledging donations either...

Wheelchairs For Kids

Photo Credit: Don Kidson, Distribution Manager of WFK

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017

What happens to disabled children in developing countries who need a wheelchair but can’t afford one? Wheelchairs For Kids helps. Wheelchairs For Kids is an organisation whose aim is to provide wheelchairs for disabled children all over the world, especially in developing countries. The charity...

Spin for Cancer

Spin for Cancer

Kate Smith, Journalist

August 13, 2017

Solaris Cancer Care have partnered with Brookfield Place for the second time this year to host their charity event, Spin for Cancer, on September 14. According to Brookfield's Portfolio Manager, Alison Robertson, the event is calling all cycle spinners to swap their suits for lycra and participate...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kids will enjoy a reading by the Kylie Howarth of her new book 1,2 Pirate stew, as part of her art workshop. Photo credit: Kylie Howarth.

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 16, 2017

Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday, 20 May, at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 10am to 3pm. Families can book into a free workshop...

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

March 29, 2017

Independent radio station RTRFM 92.1 is celebrating 40 years of on air broadcast this year. The community station will hold special events throughout 2017, remembering its grassroots beginnings. Th station boasts a listenership of more than 30,000. Its specialized programing focuses on WA local music...

Make your voice count at this week’s Guild elections

Students can vote at selected locations within all campuses

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

October 5, 2015

If you haven't yet noticed the posters pinned up and the flyers circling around campus, then here's your chance to catch up on all you need to know about this year's Guild election. ECU elections are upon us again, with more in store this year than ever before—a whopping three new Senate positions...

City to Surf runners take again to the streets

City to Surf runners take again to the streets

Nicole Biss and Katy Owers, Staff reporter

August 26, 2015

WA's largest annual community sporting event will celebrate its 41st year this weekend, with more than 50,000 people expected to take part in the Chevron City to Surf Run on Sunday. Participants choose between running (or walking) 4km, 12km, 21km (half marathon), 42km (marathon).  Training cour...

Is food of the future free?

Is food of the future free?

Danielle Austin, Staff reporter

June 19, 2015

The Food is Free movement has embarked on a long journey to bring free, home-grown produce to the people of Perth – but has it neglected the potential to do more? Launched in January 2012 in Austin, Texas, The Food is Free Project promotes community and independence from the agricultural system,...

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