Man feeds kangaroos toast, still gets attacked by one

Another reminder that despite their somewhat cute appearance, kangaroos are yes, still wild animals. An 80-year-old man has been injured after being attacked by a kangaroo on Thursday morning at Bendalong, located in New South...

TV reporter doesn’t take any crap from random stranger hurling abuse at her

Why are people so unkind? Maggie Raworth, a journalist with 9 News in Ballarat, Australia, was confronted by a stranger who stopped his car and walked out to harass her. And it was all caught...

Sia responds to creeper selling her nudes by giving it away

Can't sell it if everyone has it. Apparently someone tried their hand at selling nude photos of Sia, so she hit back in the best way possible: By releasing an image of herself on the...

Police graffiti PSA becomes an online hit, because it’s not very good

Around the world, police use social media to hopefully get their message across to the youth. Sometimes it's funny. Other times, as in the case of a video by the Western Australian Police Force, it's...

Here’s what it’s like to have climate change affect your island home

Of all the places where climate change affects, it's the small island nations of the Pacific Ocean that are being hit the hardest. It's a story that's being presented by Fijians in a VR documentary...

Russell Crowe says Australia ‘looks like *ssholes’ when it comes to refugees

The world is watching Australia.Image: Don Arnold/WireImageBy Johnny Lieu2017-11-06 04:05:14 UTC Russell Crowe is so frustrated at the response to asylum seekers left in the lurch in Australia, that he's putting his money where...

Hear Moana’s ‘Shiny’ song sung in Maori

Like many Disney flicks, Moana was very much a musical affair. It's also rich in its appreciation for Polynesian culture, unlike we've seen on the big screen before. In New Zealand, a Māori translated version...

Tourism isn’t thinking much about climate change and that’s a problem

Coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef.Image: Getty Images/Lonely Planet ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2017-11-03 04:52:22 UTC Tourism is contributing to climate change, and it appears there's not much being done by the industry to address...

Inside Xbox’s sleepover pop-up, where gamers can play all night long

You've probably spent your weekends hogging the game console at the local mall while growing up, much to the chagrin of your parents. Xbox, who isn't your mother, doesn't care. It wants you to play...

‘Paperbark,’ the game that’s a love letter to unspoilt Australian nature

While Australia's renowned natural beauty is often plastered on postcards and featured in the occasional film, it's something yet to be represented in the gaming world. Paperbark, set to release early next year initially on...

All-avocado café opens up in Australia

There's seemingly no end to the craze over the avocado, despite all those fears of not being able to afford houses because of them, or something. Good Fat is a pop-up café in Sydney, Australia...

These stunning aerial photos of Australia’s outback look like paintings

Western Australia has a particularly flabbergasting landscape, one photographer Martine Perret felt she needed to get a little higher to capture. Born in Bordeaux, Perret is a former UN photographer and desk editor at The...

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia’s UIuru

Uluru will no longer be climbable in 2019.Image: Getty Images/Hemis.fr RMBy Johnny Lieu2017-11-01 04:39:32 UTC Located in Australia's desert centre, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is one of the country's most popular, yet...

Behind ‘Rumu,’ the game where you play a robot vacuum cleaner with feelings

You are a robot vacuum cleaner. That's the premise of Rumu, a point-and-click game developed by Australian indie studio Robot House. Set in an intimate, dollhouse-like smart home, you control RUMU, a robot vacuum cleaner...

More than half of Australians are apparently using Facebook’s Messenger

Messenger is big Down Under.Image: Mashable/lili samsBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-30 01:08:11 UTC Messenger is sure popular Down Under. Facebook revealed its first country-specific stats for the instant messaging platform, claiming 13 million Australians use Messenger each...

Giant earthworm photographed following heavy rains in Australia

The rains have been pouring down in Queensland, Australia. That's resulted plenty of earthworms, specifically the digaster longmani, which is a native species found in the southeast of the state, as well as northern New...

Young suspects are being targeted by a secret algorithm used by Australian police

Predictive policing may be the future of law enforcement (thanks, Minority Report), but one implementation in Australia is causing plenty of concern. A new report by the Youth Justice Coalition examined the use of New...

Lonely Planet’s 2018 best cities in the world list polarises locals

Canberra can't be that bad, surely.Image: Getty Images/Lonely Planet ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-26 01:48:35 UTC Many would consider being on a top ten Lonely Planet list an honour, but not all are thrilled. The travel guide...

‘Animal Crossing’ for mobile is already accidentally available in Australia

Image: shannon connellan/mashableBy Victoria Ho2017-10-25 07:42:07 UTC If you're in Australia and waiting for the much hyped Animal Crossing mobile release next month, your wait is already over. Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is already...

Qantas offers to pay for Americans’ passports, if they visit Australia

Only about 40 percent of Americans have a valid passport, according to official statistics. It's why Australian airline Qantas has come up with a nifty marketing campaign to lure Americans Down Under — by paying...

Apple just bought out a little-known wireless charging company

With the introduction of wireless charging for the latest iPhones, it'd make sense for Apple to work on its own hardware. For that, it's acquired New Zealand wireless charging company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum,...

Maybe don’t get a photo with your friends inside a crocodile trap

Please don't do this. A group of four men who got photographs of themselves in a crocodile trap are being investigated by authorities, after their antics were shared on social media. "I was absolutely gobsmacked, this...

Twitter gives the Australian marriage equality campaign its own emoji

The "Yes" campaign gets a Twitter boost.Image: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-24 02:03:51 UTC After a campaign that has felt like aaaages, Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey is entering its final days.  Twitter, one of...

Diver swims five miles to shore to escape shark stalking him

It's a situation no ocean swimmer wants to find themselves in. John Craig was free diving off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia on Friday afternoon, when he suddenly found himself alone —...

Yeah, so a gang of scooter-riding teens caused havoc for police

Truly, nothing says cool like a gang of scooter riding teenagers. Hundreds of them turned up on Sunday in the city centre of Brisbane, Australia, clashing with police and leading to several arrests. Yes, you...

Research examines how you can control your dreams

Are you dreaming?Image: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-20 07:50:03 UTC Lucid dreams are fun, but inducing has largely been a matter of trial and error. You might have an easier experience next time you...

Military VR programs are working to train soldiers to deal with pressure

Black Mirror is way ahead of us again.  Virtual reality training is being developed as a method to equip troops with resilience training before deployment — something a Black Mirror episode toyed with in season...

Lawmakers try their hand at banning ticketing bots, but it’s not the end of...

Ticket bots aren't going away, just yet.Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-20 02:45:26 UTC The pain of narrowly missing out on concert tickets is an all too common feeling. While we might be quick to blame...

So yeah, this dude got a KFC tattoo on his body for some reason

Tattoos are meant to be reserved for the things you love. For one Australian guy named Tom Fletcher, his one true love appears to be a KFC burger. That's why he's got a tattoo of the...

Ragnarok’ with Indigenous Australian and New Zealand references

Director Taika Waititi attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Image: todd williamson/Getty ImagesBy Shannon Connellan2017-10-19 02:13:10 UTC "That spaceship, that's painted with the Aboriginal...

Not everyone is laughing at a satirical Facebook page that describes how ‘sh*t’ their...

Lovely Rotorua.Image: Getty Images/EyeEmBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-18 05:40:57 UTC Everyone loves to hear how shit a place is. Not everyone is into the humour though. Take the kerfuffle brewing recently around a Facebook page called "Shit...

New Zealanders worry about a ‘chipocalypse’ as potato supply drops

The chips are down.Image: Getty Images/StockFoodBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-17 07:20:29 UTC We don't want to ever live in a world where there is a "chipocalypse." No wonder New Zealanders are concerned at the prospect, as 20...

Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem

Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne's Yarra River in one day. Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping — and slowly...

Australia launches a world-first national reporting tool for revenge porn

Taking steps to reporting and removing revenge porn, a.k.a image-based abuse, can be arduous, both emotionally and regarding the amount of steps required to get it done. Australia's government is aiming to make the process...

Drone-delivered burritos are a real thing, at least for a lucky few

The future is here, and boy is it spicy. Alphabet's Project Wing announced Monday that it will start delivering burritos to hungry customers via drone. That's right, you can soon have heavenly manna slathered...

Transgender footballer could be the first to play in women’s Australian rules league

Last year's debut of the AFLW, the women's iteration of Australia's national Australian rules football league, was a huge breakthrough for the country's male-dominated sporting landscape. But another barrier could be broken in the case...

WikiLeaks is a ‘tool of Russian intelligence’

Hillary Clinton claims WikiLeaks contributed to her losing the U.S. presidential race.Image: Corbis via Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-16 02:59:05 UTC Yeah, so we all know Hillary Clinton and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange aren't the best...

Cruise ship company offers same-sex wedding ceremonies at sea

The return voyage might not be so fun, if your home country still doesn't recognise same-sex marriage as legal.Image: sylent press/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesBy Shannon Connellan2017-10-13 02:37:38 UTC Not living in a country...

Somehow this guy accidentally kept his neighbour’s cat hostage for five days

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish your pet from others that look like it. It's something that happened to one New Zealander, although it took them five days to realise they had accidentally kept...

Australian court rules an unsent text message on phone counts as a will

A text message counts as a will in Australian court.Image: Getty Images/EyeEmBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-11 07:19:51 UTC An unsent message of a deceased man in Australia has been ruled as a valid will.  It means he...

Most Australians don’t care about being on a mass facial recognition database

A large chunk of Australians couldn't give a toss about a facial recognition database.Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoBy Johnny Lieu2017-10-11 05:44:43 UTC Last week, the Australian government unveiled its plan for driver's license photos to be...

Hillary Clinton calls Trump the most dangerous president in U.S. history

Image: mashable composite:  Chip Somodevilla/getty images and Spencer Platt/getty imagesBy Nicole Gallucci2017-10-10 15:27:10 UTC Hillary Clinton just wrote a 469 page book about her experiences in life, the 2016 election, and her thoughts about Donald Trump...

Oh, if only the 10 year reunion for Australian party boy Corey Worthington was...

Ah, 2008: Where MySpace still reigned supreme, people were doing that Soulja Boy dance, and an Australian teenager with yellow sunglasses named Corey Worthington had the wild house party of your dreams. That was nearly...

Gay man hits back at politician for calling pro-marriage equality campaigners ‘little flowers’

Australia is still in the grips of a debate over marriage equality, and it's often been a toxic affair. In September, the country's National Mental Health Commission issued a statement concerned about the negative impacts...

Koala found more than 300 yards offshore rescued by coast guard

Koalas aren't really that well known for their swimming abilities. Yet they sometimes find themselves off land, as the folks from the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard discovered. They found the marsupial on mooring 300 metres...

New Zealand police’s inappropriate tweet is really quite something

Police and memes are often a clumsy mixture at best. While we'll admit our appreciation for their animal posts, New Zealand Police have really outdone themselves with an errant tweet on Monday.  The tweet is titled,...

‘Phantom labeller’ causes mischief at New Zealand museum

Some wild things happen in New Zealand, but a "mystery interventionist" has reached a whole new level of reckless. They've been putting vinyl stickers alongside artefacts and artworks at the Canterbury Museum since, emblazoned with...

Australia’s facial recognition database will now include driver’s licence photos

Move over Face ID, the Australian government has eclipsed you on the creepy factor. It'll allow for photos from government I.D.s and licenses to be added to a national facial recognition database, making it easier...

Google Maps error sends tourists looking for Australia’s Blue Mountains to a suburban cul-de-sac

The Three Sisters at sunset, Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Not Dargan.Image: auscape/UIG via Getty ImagesBy Shannon Connellan2017-10-06 02:02:38 UTC Mapping the world to the minute is a task. And sure, Google...

Whitewashing backlash shuts down Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda play

An Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical In the Heights has been cancelled, after severe backlash over the company's whitewashing of a cast of Latinx characters. The Hamilton creator's Tony Award-winning musical celebrates Latin-American...
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