Ultramarathon is no sweat for Zibeon Fielding in quest to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment

Ultramarathon is no sweat for Zibeon Fielding in quest to raise funds for remote dialysis treatment

Posted May 20, 2018 17:01:49 “I’m knackered. My legs are blown out, I’m about to kick the feet up and have a sleep.” Starting at 4am in the APY Lands town of Indulkana, Zibeon Fielding has just finished a 62-kilometre ultramarathon. The feat, which is about the same as running …

Turnbull, Shorten and the quest for the winning message | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Many Liberals thought budget week was absolutely terrific for the government and Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech wasn’t much chop, but one sharp-eyed government MP made an acute observation. He felt the Labor leader used his big moment on Thursday night to speak directly to the people, while the government …

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS on quest to find new worlds that could support life

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS on quest to find new worlds that could support life

Updated April 19, 2018 10:23:11 Photo: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket transporting the Tess satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (AP: John Raoux) Related Story: The search for alien worlds is about to get much closer to home NASA’s TESS spacecraft has embarked on a quest to …

New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration in quest for net zero emissions

New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration in quest for net zero emissions

Updated April 12, 2018 15:34:18 Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has committed to slashing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. (AP: Mark Baker, file) Permits for offshore oil and gas exploration will no longer be issued by the New Zealand Government as part of its commitment to a clean …

Dani Stevens’s quest to throw 70 metres at the Commonwealth Games

Dani Stevens’s quest to throw 70 metres at the Commonwealth Games

Posted April 11, 2018 06:01:48 Dani Stevens is at the peak of her athletic career and is now just centimetres shy of a mark that only a select few in women’s discus have achieved: throwing 70 metres. Since 1993, only four women have done it. To add her name to …

Elderly Tasmanian man grew cannabis in quest to forge closer ties with son

Elderly Tasmanian man grew cannabis in quest to forge closer ties with son

Updated April 05, 2018 08:40:51 A 73-year-old Tasmanian man who grew cannabis for his son to strengthen their relationship has been convicted of drug trafficking. When police searched Charles Patrick Hay’s property in New Norfolk in September 2016, they found four mature cannabis plants and 19 seedlings. Police also found …