Biking, fishing and gardening: the hobbies helping small business

Biking, fishing and gardening: the hobbies helping small business

Brianna Melville, Reporter

September 19, 2020

For the most-part, COVID-19 restrictions wreaked havoc on Australia’s economy, but for some small businesses, our new lifestyles have delivered unprecedented support. Bank West data shows that since being in isolation, West Australians are spending much more money on bikes, gardening supplies and...

Future of music festivals during COVID-19

Falls Festival

Natalie Escobar

May 31, 2020

As restrictions begin to lift around Australia, many are wondering how the future of music festivals will look post-COVID-19. Many festivals have been either cancelled or postponed till later in the year such as popular festival Splendour in the Grass which has been rescheduled for October. Music...

Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Natalie Escobar, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has been one way children who are struggling through the pandemic can find support. According to Kids...

Virus goes viral on TikTok

TikToks are helping people to cope with the coronavirus.

Brianna Melville, Reporter

April 13, 2020

At a time when concerns over coronavirus seem to affect every aspect of our lives, the world of TikTok and other social media channels have exploded with hilarious content based on the phenomenon. Content on the TikTok with the hashtag #coronavirus has received over 12 billion views. The most common trend...

COVID-19 Pushes Australian Music Industry to the Edge

Concert Audience

Grace Flynn, Reporter

April 12, 2020

After the federal government’s ban on mass gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the live music industry has been pushed to the brink of collapse. On the website, ilostmygig, the Australian Music Industry Network and the Australian Festival Association have recorded a total income loss o...

Social Distancing proving successful at Cottesloe Beach

Locals keep their distance at Cottesloe Beach.

Jesse Donnelly Jones, Reporter

April 4, 2020

The mayor of Cottesloe hopes Perth beaches will remain open, as debate continues as to whether or not our coastline should be closed to the public. Social distancing at local beaches has been a major talking point this past week, in the wake of photos being taken showing thousands of people flocking...

Perth online marketplace launching to help small businesses

Perth Happenings Online Marketplace poster.

Amber Wilkinson

April 1, 2020

A new online marketplace has launched to help WA businesses doing it tough as a result of the Coronavirus. The initiative was sparked by Perth local Pieta Sharpe, the director of blog, Perth Happenings - a site focusing on WA events and businesses. When the government announced event cancellations...

Coronavirus sparks medication panic-buying

Pharmacy medication flying off the shelves amid Covid-19 panic buying.

Natalie Escobar

March 27, 2020

The number of Coronavirus cases are increasing every day, and despite calls for calm, people are panic buying – a trend that is now hitting chemists. In the first few weeks of the pandemic, items like toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, canned food, minced meat, pasta, rice, flour and hand sanitiser...

Perth school keeping the doors open amid COVID-19

Tuart Hill Primary School: Open today but what will tomorrow bring?

Grenville Francis, Writer

March 20, 2020

Today, the school siren welcomed Tuart Hill Primary students to think critically and communicate effectively, understand the relationship between concepts and ideas, be creative on canvas and with clay. It also invited teachers to provide a safe and caring environment while fostering a love of learning....

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