Tourism Australia launches a campaign with live streams bringing famous places and landmarks into homes. In sports news, the AFL Competition is due to start again on June 11, the NRL May 28 and Daniel Riccardo changes Formula 1 teams.
Border lockdowns cause tensions between the states and create problems for the restarting of the AFL season. Farmers who provide edible flowers and gourmet vegetables to restaurants are seeing their crops go to waste due to lack of demand.
Australia wins the first Artificial Intelligence Eurovision song contest. Meet a spider zookeeper who looks after over 100 spiders. Check out some interesting inventions including a mobile tiny home and virtual soccer fans.
BtN recognises International Nurses Day which is held every year on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Senior school students share the struggles they are coming up against while studying from home.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber collaborate with fans to make a music video to raise money for charity. An 11 year old Brazilian skateboarding prodigy, Gui Khury, becomes the first person ever to land a 1080 degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp.
BtN gives us the lowdown on the Prime Minister's three step plan to lift Coronavirus restrictions across Australia. VE Day commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II. Plus, learn what a supermoon is and celebrities offer free online classes and tutorials.
The US government is seeking recruits for its new Space Force. Banksy creates an artwork for the NHS. The world's first open water sea sanctuary prepares for the release of two beluga whales into its facility in Iceland.
JK Rowling has launched an online reading initiative with celebrities reading chapters from the Harry Potter books for the online hub ‘Harry Potter At Home’. BtN hears from students in Jordan, The Philippines and Colombia to find out how kids around the world are coping with being stuck at home. A German couple had their wedding at a drive in cinema so their friends could attend while staying safe in their cars.
Scientists track COVID-19 in the community by studying sewerage. Adelaide Zoo keeps animals entertained while the zoo is closed and empty of visitors.
The NRL announces that players will resume training soon and matches at the end of the month. Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have collaborated on a song to raise money for charity. A mystery farmer on King Island has been spreading kindness by anonymously dropping off little gifts and notes to local people.
Social distancing restrictions are eased in the Northern Territory. Captain Tom Moore is promoted to Colonel. People around the world learn new skills while at home in isolation.
For the first time ever, movies released on streaming services or video on demand will be eligible for an Oscar. A moon rock that fell to Earth as a meteorite is going to auction for over 8 million dollars. BtN hears from James Morrison and other jazz fans on International Jazz Day.
The US Government releases videos taken by the Air Force of two UFOs. Indigenous people of Botany Bay reflect on the changes that have happened since Captain Cook's arrival 250 years ago. In sports news, Madison Prespakis is the first teenager to win the AFLW best and fairest award.
Social restrictions out in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are starting to be slowly lifted. BtN tells us about the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's Endeavour arriving on the coast of New South Wales in 1770. People in the UK get creative with their exercise as they complete the 2.6 mile challenge.
The Government releases the COVID-19 tracing application 'COVIDSafe'. Online gaming is on the increase with more people staying at home during the pandemic.
Young Australians share what ANZAC Day means to them and schools prepare online assemblies to commemorate the special day.
BtN speaks to some Muslim kids to find out about their plans for Ramadan this year. The NRL and AFL start making plans to start the 2020 season which has been delayed due to COVID-19. Learn about the language of AUSLAN and what it takes to be an effective AUSLAN interpreter.
Researchers explain why Australia’s threatened mammals have declined in numbers over the years and what we can do to help. Captain Tom Moore inspires people all over Britain. Plus, BtN chats with Aussie school students for whom learning at home is not unusual.
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