MEALIVE 2019 Awards

The Big Cheese

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Lime & Soda and Vokali’s Debra Duffy

This week, the general manager of Lime & Soda and Vokali gives us the lowdown on what’s keeping her sane. We’ll give you a couple of hints: it’s not her snoring dog or her teenage son’s choice in music.

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Events

Major Aussie music festival goes into liquidation with almost $5m in debt

In sad news for the events industry, one of Australia’s big music festivals has gone into liquidation, with creditors estimated to being owed millions.

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Hotels

Hotel investor Jerry Schwartz proposes helipad for Sofitel Darling Harbour

The prominent Aussie hospitality identity has launched the bold proposal to help revive Sydney’s tourism and conventions profile.

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Venues

MCEC appoints Helen Fairclough as director of business relaunch

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is getting prepped for success beyond the coronavirus pandemic with the new appointment of a familiar face.

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Events

EEAA to lead Aussie celebrations on Global Exhibitions Day with online webinar

This year’s Global Exhibitions Day is set to be a virtual corker, with expert voices and a focus on reconnecting with the marketplace.

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Destinations

Visit Sunshine Coast CEO exits

Visitor information centres across the Sunshine Coast are playing “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers on repeat following the exit of Simon Latchford.

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Venues

Te Pae Christchurch signs first major local supplier

We always appreciate any vino-related news, so much so that it inspires The Nibbler’s editor to start drinking at 11am on a weekday, rather than at lunchtime.

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Destinations

Monaco to host three grand prix in one month

The Principality of Monaco has approved the bonkers plan to host a trio of car racing events in the space of one month. One can only feel sorry for the eardrums of locals.

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Events

Kendall Jenner agrees to pay $135K for role in failed Fyre Festival

Coincidentally, The Nibbler’s editor has been binge-watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians while in iso.

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Hotels

Iconic Sydney theatre to be revived as part of new boutique hotel

Did you frequent Paddington’s popular Grand Pacific Blue Room back in the 90s? Well, prepare for a big dose of nostalgia.

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Events

Behind the scenes of MEA’s first-ever virtual awards

The Nibbler’s editor has already picked out his outfit for next Friday’s MEALIVE Awards. It consists of sequins, fishnet stockings and a pair of UGG boots.

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Venues

Historic Sydney venue could make way for 270-metre residential tower

The approval of two new multi-purpose apartment buildings in Sydney could spell the end of an era for one of the city’s most historic venues.

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