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Japanese animations to be showed

Japanese animations to be showed

The entire collection of films made by one of the world’s most loved and acclaimed animation studios, Studio Ghibli, is coming to the Melbourne CBD in August. The series of Japanese household animation films, including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky, will be showcased at Hoyts Melbourne Central and ACMI

Living the downtown life

Having moved into the CBD just four months ago from South Yarra, Priyanka Bhadauria loves her new life as a CBD local.  The city, with the lush green of Flagstaff Gardens, to the calming waters of the Yarra, to some of the best historic and urban architecture anywhere, the CBD neighborhood has it all, she

Hotels still high on foreign buyers’ lists

By Andrew Clugston Melbourne’s reputation as the events capital of Australia ensures strong occupancy rates for CBD hotels right throughout the year, leading to strong demand from offshore groups for either established hotels or hotel development sites. With Melbourne playing host to yet another major international event, the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the

CBD’s hidden treasures perfect for a hunt

By Marcus Tainsh An enigmatic Melburnian and her team of ‘elves’ are building a reputation for placing gift vouchers around the city and tweeting clues about their location to a budding audience of amateur sleuths. Combining her love for scavenger hunts, cryptic crosswords and the emerging online “geo-caching” craze, Dot, the founder of @HiddenGiftMel, said

Meet your friendly neighbourhood superhero

It’s reassuring to know that the world champion stick-fighter lives in the neighbourhood.  It’s a bit like having our own superhero! John Moore, 36, has been fighting since he was 14 and has more medals, trophies and certificates than you can poke a stick at. He’s expert in a long-list of martial arts – having started


This humble apparatus on the corner of Flinders and Williams streets is the state’s hardest-working revenue-raiser. The camera snapped 27,138 infringements last financial year, raising $6.63 million revenue for the state. The camera averages 74 fines per day with an average take of $246 adding up to $18,186 per day.

Inner Melbourne bike crashes mapped

By Chloe Strachan Monash University’s City Science research group has released a map of bike crashes over the last five years, between July 2008 and July 2013. City Science applied VicRoad crash statistic to the Strava application, which bike riders use to map their riding progress. Using the Strava Global Heatmap as a background, the

Nightly truck procession to continue

Sleep-deprived CBD residents were offered little hope of respite from the hundreds of nightly trucks movements when the City of Melbourne discussed waste management last month. Councillors on October 14 voted to continue to pursue a policy which has seen collection numbers reduced in three small areas where compactors have been installed. In 2012 councillors

Angelic Mission

After a divine commute, these four angels were off to their day-job to add some colour and non-movement to an anti-climate change protest in Spencer St on October 9. Some 60 protesters staged a sit-in at energy giant AGL’s Melbourne operation, while the angels added a theatrical touch by blocking a revolving entrance. Organisers say

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