Ballina has the big prawn, Coffs Harbour the big banana, Nyngan the big bogan. Now an artist wants to build a giant wooden bong in the town of Woodenbong.
It's true that a body was found in Hobart's Railway Roundabout fountain during the years it was somewhat neglected, but in recent times, the renovated UFO-style landmark that generated so much civic pride in the early 60s has regained its place in the community's heart.
It was the mysterious desert artwork that appeared suddenly in the South Australian outback two decades ago. Now, entrepreneur Dick Smith is offering a cash reward for information on who created it.
A playspace made from recycled steel and rubber conveyor belts sourced from the mining industry gives young residents of a Melbourne public housing estate a chance to have fun, get dirty, and make new friends.