How would you like to pilot a Boeing 737 over New York, Rio or Istanbul, then fly back home with a low pass over Sydney Harbour before touching down on a Botany Bay runway? Can’t fly a plane? Not an issue. With the incredible sensory immersion technology at Flight Experience Sydney, all you need is…

Many people only go and see a mechanic when they need a pink slip, routine service or when their car is making a clunking noise. It’s the same with small business owners who only ever see an accountant at tax time or when their business is “making a clunking noise”. TaxAssist Accountants in Ultimo believe…

The Sydney Science Festival is a meteor shower of marvelous and wildly diverse talks, workshops, exhibitions and events held at venues and locations around Sydney from August 8 − 20. Everything from how to live on Mars, tips on baking cakes, understanding how your brain processes fake news and the botanics of distilling gin to…

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month with an open day on Sunday August 27th. Entry will be free all day, with special events scheduled between 10:00am and 3:00pm including a giant pool inflatable, aqua demonstrations, free fitness classes, water games and a BBQ. The unique aquatic centre building, shaped…

August 27 to September 2 is National Op Shop Week. This awareness raising event has been running for six years and aims to encourage people to shop at and donate to their local charity, second-hand and recycled goods businesses. Every year our society recklessly contributes an enormous volume of unwanted clothing and other items to…

The Bays Market District covers the foreshore and waters around Blackwattle Bay, which includes Sydney Fish Markets. By now, most people are aware that the fish markets are to be refurbished and relocated to the other side of the bay.  It is also publicly known that a new residential development will occupy the space vacated…

The dearth of rain we’ve experienced in the last month is not good for gardens but it did mean the lawn area of Pyrmont Bay Park was dry and clean and obviously the place to be during our July growers market. All the plastic tables and chairs were occupied and people had spread picnic rugs…

Seafood industry glitterati gathered at the Sydney Seafood School on Thursday July 20 for the biennial Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards. The handful of much coveted awards recognise notable achievement in areas of workplace practice, restaurant service and quality of food. Esteemed guests, the Honourable Melinda Pavey MP and the Honourable Niall Blair MLC,…

Next year The Star will host the second LGBTQ+ Awards. Organisers of the awards chose The Star as their venue because of its open positive attitude to diversity. The Star is a major sponsor of the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and had a float in last year’s parade as well as hosting the very…

The team from Smart Locale met last month to discuss progress on a number of initiatives they currently have in play. Smart Locale is a collective made up of representatives from various sectors of society with the common goal of creating an efficient, sustainable, positive living environment in Pyrmont and Ultimo. The current projects are…