Troy Nankervis

Producer and Journalist

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An ambitious and energetic journalist and producer, with experience at leading media organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. A skilled writer and communicator, I’m passionate about storytelling and thrive in the buzz of a live news environment.

Are the petrol price hikes really due to the attacks in Saudi Arabia?

A spike in petrol prices ahead of the school holiday period has been partly linked to a recent drone attack at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. But what does this mean for Australian motorists, and will this continue to drive up fuel prices around the country? Watch the full story above.

Here's how much money you need to retire comfortably

It's the issue that can make or break a comfortable retirement. But Australians aren't taking enough notice when it comes to their superannuation balances. Watch the full story above. New figures released from the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia shows most Australians will struggle in retirement - and are far below the $545,000 target they need to live comfortably.

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Punter Brands Viagogo 'The Devil' As Govt Issues Warning

Die-hard metal fan Scott Wallbridge should've been dreaming about his favourite band Ministry - but spent panic-stricken days unable to sleep from unwillingly spending almost $1000 on concert tickets using ticket website Viagogo.

Why Aussie consumers aren't spending despite the interest rate cuts

Consumer confidence in Australia's economy has plummeted, with the Reserve Bank called out for the role it's played in the current climate. And despite record-low interest rates, spending is at its lowest in four years. Watch the full story above. "It's a tough job the Reserve Bank has to do," said finance editor Gemma Acton.

Features and interviews

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A 'No BS' Guide To Fitness

As Christmas fades away into the distance, New Years' resolutions are still top of mind for many Australians and improving one's health and fitness generally tops the list.

The Stage
International: Stockholm Fringe steps up to play | Features | The Stage

It was back in 2010, somewhere between the fringe festival buzz of Edinburgh and Melbourne, that Swedish creative trio Helena Bunker, Adam Potrykus and Lina Karlmark pitched an ambitious new event of their own to Stockholm's city council. Given a tiny grant of 20,000 kr (£1,590), they curated a programme of 24 artists and the Stockholm Fringe Festival was born.

Why superhero fans will love Marvel Universe Live! more than the movies

From the safety of a cineplex, audiences are well-versed in watching their worlds smashed apart by comic book supervillains, only to be saved by their favourite superheroes somewhere near the beginning of the third act. But what happens when Marvel's most beloved characters enter the real world?

ArtsHub Australia
What to do if you didn't get in

Last week was tough for aspiring Melbourne actor Manda Flannery as she waited for offers to study at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2015. The calls came through but they were not what she had hoped: she missed out on spots at both schools.

The Stage
International: King Lear in the land of Oz | Features | The Stage

A three-year theatrical journey from Indigenous Arnhem Land to Australia's main stages now sees Michael Kantor, one of Australia's most respected directors and former artistic director of Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre, setting his sights on the UK. Next June as part of Shakespeare400, Kantor will transform London's Barbican Theatre into a Dreamtime landscape for The Shadow King, a contemporary and Indigenous retelling of King Lear.

Right Now
Domestic and Family Violence in the LGBTI community

Published June 4, 2015 By Troy Nankervis When Hamid* walked into his trashed bedroom, he knew his mother had tried again to throw out any signs of his homosexuality. Her subsequent degradations and threats would follow with justifications: "I was just trying to teach you a lesson", or "you should be grateful", or "you should feel lucky".

Hard News

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Charges Laid Over Fatal Hospital Gas Mix-Up

Charges have been laid over the accidental yet fatal gas mix-up at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, which claimed the life of one newborn - and left another with serious brain damage. Five parties have been charged by Safe Work NSW over the incident, which saw the babies incorrectly given nitrous-oxide instead of oxygen in 2016.

Entertaiment and Cutlure

Justin Bieber, Drake and Kanye West might boycott 'irrelevant' Grammys

Emma Bunton teases new Spice Girls album: 'We can't wait too much longer' For Justin, who's up for four gongs including Album Of The Year for Purpose, the long-running awards are reportedly no longer 'representative or relevant' and so he's decided he's not going, according to reports from TMZ.

OK! Magazine
Tom Fletcher EXCLUSIVELY drops baby number 3 hint: 'I'll have to try and keep winning'

Giovanna Fletcher's husband takes home Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016 TOM Fletcher has EXCLUSIVELY hinted at baby number 3 plans after being named the icelolly.com Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016. Beating other nominees including Peter Andre and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, the McFly singer has been recognised by the British public for the second time running after his 2014 win.

ArtsHub Australia
VicHealth CEO urges the arts to show greater leadership

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter has urged arts organisations to exercise greater leadership in the health sector at The Art of Health and Wellbeing, the sixth annual International Arts and Health Conference, held this week at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

The Stage
£500k rural dance scheme launched | News | The Stage

A £500,000 scheme aimed at increasing dance touring across rural parts of the UK has been launched. The Rural Touring Dance Initiative, a three-year project, has been launched by the National Rural Touring Forum and seeks to address an under-representation of dance in rural areas.

Sponsored content and advertorials

ArtsHub Australia
EMPIRE strikes back

For Spiegelworld Impresario Ross Mollison, the current 2014 Sydney season of EMPIRE by Spiegelworld, which has recently been extended to March 2, is testament to the enduring popularity of the production. 'The show was an enormous hit last year,' he said. 'Everywhere it went we were blown away by the level of enthusiasm for the show.

ArtsHub Australia
The Light in Winter festival sparks international collaboration

Melbourne media artists Cake Industries have teamed up with Indonesian puppetry theatre Papermoon at this year's Light in Winter (LIW) festival in an exciting international cross-cultural collaboration. Co-commissioned by City of Melbourne through the Arts Participation program, will be presented as combination of handmade puppetry and electromechanical theatre, to be realised as three shrines located across Federation Square during the course of the festival.

ScreenHub Australia
Creative synergy begins in the classroom

The International Film School Sydney (IFSS) and Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) are innovating creative industry education delivery through a unique cross-disciplinary conversation amongst the student cohort. Prospective students still have time to enrol in a number of upcoming full time programs commencing in February and March at the two colleges, both based within the same building in Sydney's Surry Hills.

ArtsHub Australia
Byron Bay heats up for film festival

Lovers of independent cinema can look forward to an exciting collection of screen stories at the 2014 Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF), opening Friday 28 February in the sub-tropical, northern NSW coastal town. Now entering its eighth year, BBFF brings together an avid community of Byron Bay filmmakers and is also home to the greatest concentration of Australian filmmakers outside metropolitan cities.

Wraps and Explainers

The Stage
Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London - review round-up | Opinion | The Stage

With a reported 337 costumes and 161 custom-made shoes, Disney's latest movie-to-musical extravaganza, which opened at the Prince Edward Theatre this week, features the iconic songs of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the 1992 animated original film. Dean John-Wilson, from In The Heights, plays Aladdin and former Sugababe Jade Ewen stars as Princess Jasmine.

OK! Magazine
Everything you need to know about Harry Styles' debut film Dunkirk

One Direction fans and film enthusiasts alike can't wait from Harry Style's debut film Dunkirk to hit cinemas. Especially now the first full trailer of upcoming film Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, was released yesterday. From the plot of the war movie to the fabulous cast starring alongside the singer, here's everything you need to know about Dunkirk ahead of it's 2017 cinema release.

Attitude Magazine
Adele, Years & Years lead Brit Award 2016 nominations

Adele and Years & Years lead the nominations for the 2016 Brit Awards, which are to be held at the 02 Arena London next month. The odds of Adele taking home a gong are high following her nominations for 'Best Female Solo Artist', 'British Album of the Year', for 25, and 'Best Single' and 'Best Artist Video' for her epic comeback single 'Hello '.

The Stage
Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime review round-up (Hackney Empire) | Opinion | The Stage

Billed as "London's number one pantomime," writer and director Susie McKenna has given Jack and the Beanstalk the ultimate panto treatment at Hackney Empire with a stellar cast, loud costumes and extravagant design in a follow up to the record-breaking Mother Goose, which boasted audiences numbers in excess of 50,000 during its 2014 run.

ArtsHub Australia
The best councils for the arts: QLD

As we continue our climb up the Australian East Coast, ArtsHub now explores selected Queensland arts council regions, following our spotlights on Victoria and New South Wales. Our top picks have come from Census data showing the most concentrated arts regions for heritage, arts services, and arts activities across the 72 local government regions in the State.



The Stage
A Midsummer Night's Dream in New Orleans | Review | Theatre | The Stage

Inspired by the New Orleans St John's Eve celebrations, this production should be commended for its ambition in transporting Shakespeare's original to the 1940s American South. This invites some interesting character power plays, particularly the Lysander (Jonathan Ajayi), Hermia (Samantha Louise Clarke) and Theseus (Lawrence O'Connor) dynamic who briefly echo racially charged class structures in Act I.

The Stage
Empty Vessels review at the Rosemary Branch

Just as the Greek myths brought resonance to the everyday some 5,000 years ago, Empty Vessels, a beautifully written new work by Greg Freeman, reimagines the gods of Mount Olympus in the present.

ArtsHub Australia
White Night

Molecular Kaleidoscope - Virus one billion times. Image by Troy Nankervis. Melbourne literally lit up on Saturday evening for the second annual White Night, and ArtsHub joined in the festivities. Some 550,000 people descended upon the city, some out of curiosity, others armed with a carefully planned itinerary.

The Stage
Kite review at Soho Theatre, London

London can be a lonely place. It's even more isolating for an orphaned girl (Charlotte Croft) and her grandmother (Liz Crowther), bound by grief yet disconnected from each other, following the death of a loved one. As the themes of death, loss and memory deepen the divide between the two, a dose of magical realism sees a humble kite brought to life.

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