Ekka Courier Online Archive


​2019 Ekka Courier Online Stories

OPENING SHINES LIGHT ON FARMERS' PLIGHT  - 11 August 2019At the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Ekka, the Governor-General acknowledged Queensland farmers who have been experiencing floods and prolonged drought.PUPPY PAW-FECTION - 12 August 2019 . On Sunday, August 11, Mr Russell Ellem's dog, Ricky, won First Place in the Alaskan Malamutes Puppy Division at the Blackhawk Pavilion.
RACIN' BACON - 12 August 2019 . The Heritage Bank Racing Pigs Show is being presented each day at the Stockman's Rest by the Vandeleur family.FLY HIGH WITH SKY DOODLES - 13 August 2019 . Captain Eddy Doodles (Dmytro Karpenko) will be serving at his Sky Doodles fairy floss cart daily from 9:00am at the Kids Carnival.
WINNING WOODCHOPPERS - 13 August 2019 . Craig Wagner and his son Bryan won the Father and Son 250mm Combination relay Handicap, held at the Iron Jack Woodchop Arena on Sunday, August 11.A-MOO-ZING Animals - 14 August 2019 . The RACQ Animal Nursery brings the country to the city, allowing visitors to pat, photograph, learn about and interact with a variety of cute and cuddly farm animals.
CATS CAPTIVATE CROWDS - 14 August 2019 . Competitors from all around Queensland showcase their furry felines at the Ekka Cat Competition.JONES FOR THE THRONE - 14 August 2019 . Ms Alexandra Jones was crowned Grand Champion of Fashions on the Field on Monday, August 12, at the Main Arena.
IM-PECK-ABLE-PARROTS - 14 August 2019 . Ms Lindy Nesbitt entered 51 birds into the Caged Birds and Poultry Competition on the ground floor of the Arrow Energy Pavilion this year.SNAKE SAFETY SHOW - 14 August 2019 . Lucas Cheyne runs Luke's Reptile Kingdom which is located on King Street and is open from 9:30am to 6:00pm daily.
LIFE SAVING SUNDAES - 14 August 2019 . Strawberry Sundaes are an iconic Ekka treat, and are not only known for their taste, but they also raise money for The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.VIRTUAL PRODUCTION - 14 August 2019 . At the Ekka, Meat and Livestock Australia are using Virtual Reality to help people understand how beef is produced.
MAKE HASTE AGAINST WASTE - 14 August 2019 . At this year's Ekka, there is a Containers for Change display to promote the recycling of drink containers.A CRACKING COMPETITION - 14 August 2019 . The Australian Stockwhip Challenge to determine the best whip cracker, was held on Monday at The Arrow Energy Pavilion.
THIS PARK HITS THE MARK - 15 August 2019 . Alexandria Park, on the corner of Gregory Terrace, is attracting families seeking space and shelter from the crowd.OAKEY OUTSHINES OTHERS - 15 August 2019 . Oakey State High School entered the Angora Goat Competition on Wednesday, August 14 at the Arrow Energy Pavilion.
SOMETHING TO CHIRP ABOUT - 15 August 2019 . Australian Eggs presents Cradle-a-chick everyday at the Arrow Energy Pavilion.
SUP-PAW-TING THE VISION IMPAIRED - 15 August 2019 . The Guide Dogs Queensland Stall, at the Black Hawk Pavilion, is raising funds for vision impaired people.
TURNING WASTE WATER INTO WONDERFUL WATER - 15 August 2019 . At the Agricultural Pavilion, Seqwater (South-East Queensland Water) are showing visitors how we can reuse water to help with the drought.CRIKEY, IT'S OUTBACK TOURISM - 15 August 2019 . The year of Outback Tourism is the theme of the Queensland Government Displays at the 2019 Ekka.
TRANSPORTING BRISBANE INTO THE FUTURE - 15 August 2019 . In the Channel 7 Pavilion the Brisbane City Council has a display showcasing the new Metro system.DELICIOUS ALCHEMY ELIXIR - 16 August 2019 . The Alchemy Company is selling their Golden Turmeric Elixir in the Woolworths Pavilion this year.
DROUGHT ANGELS BLESS EKKA - 16 August 2019 . Drought Angels, a charity that supports farmers whose lives have been turned upside down by natural disasters, is at the Ekka this year seeking support and donations.EkkaNITES LIGHT UP THE NIGHT - 16 August 2019 . Every eventing the iconic EkkaNITES program entertains the crowd in the Main Arena.
SOMETHING FISHY IS GOING ON AROUND HERE - 16 August 2019 . This year's Ekka has seen a 10 percent drop in the number of entries in the Pisciculture Competition compared to last year.LIFEFLIGHT LIFESAVERS - 16 August 2019 . The new LifeFlight helicopter is on display in the Channel 7 Pavilion.
TAKING OFF WITH BRISBANE'S NEW RUNWAY - 16 August 2019 . A Brisbane Airport information trailer is providing Ekka visitors with a birds-eye-view of the new runway at the Brisbane Airport.QUILTS ACROSS QUEENSLAND - 16 August 2019 . Prize winning quilts are on display at the Old Museum Building.
THE WRITE TYPE OF CAMP - 16 August 2019 . A group of year six students from State Schools throughout Queensland have been selected to be part of Show Camp 2019.COOKING TO BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER - 16 August 2019 . Chef Mel Alafaci is conducting cooking classes daily in the Woolworths Pavilion to encourage people to cook at home with their family.
PRECIOUS POST - 16 August 2019 . As part of the Year of Outback Tourism Government focus, the Department of Education is encouraging Ekka visitors to connect with schools, teachers and students in remote communities by sending them a postcard.A WHEELIE HARD SPORT - 16 August 2019 . The Aussie FMX team are performing aerial acrobatics in the Main Arena twice daily.
OUTSTANDING ORIGAMI - 16 August 2019 . Visitors to the Old Museum Building at the Ekka can create an origami flower with the help of expert paper-folder, Jonathan Baxter.PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS PETS - 16 August 2019 . During the Ekka, the RSPCA mobile unit is outside the Old Museum Building showing people how to look after their pets.
KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE - 16 August 2019 . The Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society (QSAVMS) has a number of old farm and industrial machines on display along Gregory Terrace near the Old Museum Building.SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION A SUCCESS - 16 August 2019 . Urban Utilities is operating a water bottle refill station in Alexandria Park saving the need for people to buy single-use plastic bottles of water.
YOUNG FARMERS CHALLENGE - 16 August 2019 . Teams of young men and women competed in The Young Farmers Challenge held in the Main Arena on Saturday, August 10.BEAUTIFUL BEARDS - 16 August 2019 . Bearded men assembled at the Old Museum Building on Wednesday, August 14, to participate in the Flower Beard Competition.
SMALL SCHOOL WINS BIG - 16 August 2019 . Bowenville State School, a small school with 14 students located approximately half-way between Dalby and Oakey, won the School's Heaviest Pumpkin competition at the Brisbane Ekka.YOU'VE GOAT TO CHECK OUT THIS YOGA - 16 August 2019 . Goat Yoga, a unique new activity is held daily outside of the Old Museum Building.
Last reviewed 01 September 2020
Last updated 01 September 2020