Melbourne Cup Day
31 Oct 2011 - Racing / Equestrian - Sarah Gibson - 3 comments
The world's best horse race is ready for its 151st running of 'The Cup' at the beautiful Flemington racecourse. Track Manager Mick Goodie has rated the track a Dead 5 with a 4.82 penetrometer reading after 3.6mm of rain in the past 24 hours. Fields & tips inside, good luck to all having a bet!
When Elton John came to play at Greenhouse Meadow
31 Oct 2011 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 38 - August / September 2011
When Elton John came to play at Greenhouse Meadow, in front of 16,000 adoring fans at the 10,000 capacity venue, the pitch had to be covered to provide seating for the additional 6,000.
Free Golf Industry Central Spring / Summer 2011 Magazine
31 Oct 2011 - Golf - Mike Orloff
The latest Golf Industry Central magazine is now online and ready for viewing. A massive 64 page issue on growing the game. Inside stories include the GMA conference in Melbourne, EPAR - clubs in environmental balancing act, PGA centenary, Asia golf conference and heaps more inside all for FREE.
LigaTurf Meets Growing Demand in Wellington
30 Oct 2011 - Synthetics - Press Release
The two new, full-sized, all-weather Ligaturf sportsfields set to open at Wakefield Park in Island Bay, Wellington, will help meet growing demand and mean fewer cancellations.
IGCEMA President Cal Callaby Resigns
30 Oct 2011 - Mechanics - Editor
It is with regret to inform you of the resignation of IGCEMA President Patrick Callaby. Patrick, or ‘Cal’ to most of us, took the challenging job of the Association’s leader midterm this year.
New Line of Toro Turf Renovation Equipment for Landscape Professionals
30 Oct 2011 - Landscape - Press Release
The Toro Company now offers a line of turf renovation equipment, expanding its equipment offerings for professional landscape contractors.
Kubota Casts It’s Spell At New Product Release
29 Oct 2011 - Industry News - kubota.com.au
Look into my eyes, the eyes and only the eyes, your legs are getting heavy, you are feeling very very sleepy.....your under! As Kubota dealers dined at a Southbank location in Melbourne, one by one, many of them found themselves succumbing to the overpowering voice of genius hypnotist Steven Spellmaster.
Arena Manawatu Needs New Grandstand
29 Oct 2011 - Stadia - Editor
To attract major events in future, Arena Manawatu needs to be of increased quality and have increased capacity. The two Rugby World Cup games there attracted 13,228 and 13,754 spectators, but fewer than a quarter of those were under cover.
Sports Cancellations Should be a Thing of the Past
29 Oct 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Sports cancellations should be a thing of the past with the modern drainage technology we have, New Zealand Cricket grounds and facilities manager Ian McKendry says. McKendry has been appointed vice-chairman of the Sports Turf Association of New Zealand (Stanz), and Dr Richard Gibbs has been appointed chairman.
Work Starts on Broadmeadow Track
28 Oct 2011 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Horsepower of a different kind was rumbling down the home straight at Broadmeadow yesterday afternoon. As soon as the sleek racehorses had competed in 11 trials at Broadmeadow on the No.2 grass yesterday morning, graders took their place.
Heritage Listing Could Stump Manuka Oval Upgrade
28 Oct 2011 - Stadia - Editor
The ACT Government's multi-million dollar facelift of Manuka Oval could be under a cloud after the entire ground was granted heritage protection yesterday
SA Govt Approves $350m Adelaide Oval Contract
28 Oct 2011 - Stadia - Editor
Adelaide Oval's redevelopment is set to start now that the South Australian government has finalised its $350 million contract with Baulderstone.
$630,000 in Grants for Burleigh
28 Oct 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Burleigh Heads groups will share $630,000 in sporting grants. State Member Christine Smith said it was the biggest thing to happen in her electorate in her 10 years in Parliament.
Golf Course Flooding at Thailand
28 Oct 2011 - Golf - Micah Woods
For the golf courses that are flooded, I expect the grass to survive. Fortunately, the warm-season grasses that are used at courses around Bangkok, zoysia, bermuda, and seashore paspalum, are able to tolerate weeks and even months of submersion.
Kubota B3300SU Special Utility Tractor
27 Oct 2011 - Industry News - kubota.com.au
Kubota’s value for money B3300SU (Special Utility) tractor delivers the perfect blend of power and performance to take on almost any task.
Picnic Racing Season Kicks Off
27 Oct 2011 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The 2011-12 Victorian picnic racing season commences this Saturday with the first meeting at Healesville on the outskirts of Melbourne