Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Agreement signed for Chinese funded Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project

The Solomon Islands Government has advised that the Chinese funded 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project in Solomon Islands is a step closer with the signing of an implementation…

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Oct 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


Zoos celebrate World Rhino Day

On World Rhino Day - 22nd September -Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo has announced that Black Rhinoceros Bakhita is pregnant and expecting a calf in early 2021 while Zoos SA’s Monarto…

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Sep 22, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment / Zoos /


UFC’s ‘fight island’ concept to be staged in Abu Dhabi

UFC has announced that its much-anticipated Fight Island concept will be staged on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island. Set to be the first major international event with athletes flying to a…

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Jun 15, 2020 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Sport / Venues /


Malaysian zoos need government funding to cover operating costs

A total of RM8 million (US$1.85 million) is required by 14 zoos and 20 permanent wildlife exhibition centres (ZPT) across Malaysia to cover operating costs during COVID-19. Malaysian Energy…

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Apr 13, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Finance / Tourism /


Genting closes Malaysian resort while launching offers for Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Genting has advised of its temporary closure all operations at mountaintop Malaysian resort, including its casino, until 1st April while simultaneously…

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Mar 19, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


22nd Biennale of Sydney embraces being at the edge

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN ('edge' in Wiradjuri) will present artworks from 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists across Sydney galleries from…

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Mar 10, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events /


Hello Kitty Land Tokyo announces temporary closure due to Coronavirus

Hello Kitty Land Tokyo has announced a "temporary" three-week closure of its popular theme parks Hello Kitty Land Tokyo and Harmonyland until Thursday, 12th March 2020 due to the…

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Feb 27, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /