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Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

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    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

    Dolphin poo and long lost siblings

    Dolphin poo and long lost siblings

    On today's show we'll: cheer on a country AFL team called The Rockets, celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, hear a sad story (with a happy ending) about a long lost brother and sister, find out how dolphin poo is helping the planet, and explore Australia's deepest cave.



    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. How long have The Rockets been a team?

    2. What date is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?

    3. Where did Bill and Beryl live when they grew up?

    4. What helpful element is in dolphin poo?

    5. How deep is Australia's new deepest known cave?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    How deep is Niggly?

    ANSWERS:

    1. 12 years

    2. August 9

    3. Sydney (Bill) and Adelaide (Beryl)

    4. Nitrogen

    5. 401 metres

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    397 metres

    • 10 min
    Commonwealth Games and Indigenous superhero

    Commonwealth Games and Indigenous superhero

    On today's show we: celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, cheer on our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games, meet a new superhero, visit a wildlife shelter in Tasmania and pat a champion dog.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. How long does Garma Festival last?

    2. Where are this year's Commonwealth Games held?

    3. What type of wallabies will soon need extra care in Tasmania?

    4. How many years ago is Wylah the Koorie Warrior set?

    5. What breed of dog is Spryte?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    What Indigenous Country is Garma festival held on?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Four days

    2. Brimingham, England

    3. Bennett's wallabies

    4. 40,000

    5. Tenterfield terrier

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Yolngu

    • 10 min
    Underwater forest and noisy neighbours

    Underwater forest and noisy neighbours

    This week, we meet some Indigenous designers who are off somewhere very fancy, take a dive through an underwater forest, learn about some life-saving backpacks, hear about some rather furry and sometimes noisy new neighbours, and, in our wow of the week, we’ll learn about a three-eyed creature of the deep!



    Quiz questions
    What is the name of the city where the Indigenous designers will have their work shown in?
    What are the underwater forests off the coast of Tasmania made from?
    What accessory has been made to help people in an emergency situation?
    A farm was bought near Brisbane to help save which animal?
    How many eyes did the ancient sea creature have?

     

    Bonus tricky question

    How old is the fossil brain?

     

     

    Quiz answers
    New York
    Kelp
    Backpacks
    Koalas
    Three

     

    Bonus tricky answer

    500 million years

    • 12 min
    Space journey and furry heroes

    Space journey and furry heroes

    In this week’s episode, we learn about the world’s rarest marsupial, who’s not camera shy! Peer into deep space thanks to a brand new telescope, meet the Aussie champion who is not only talented in multiple sports, but has won another award, try to solve the mystery of King Arthur, and, in our Wow of the Week, meet some hero rescuers who are rather small and furry.



    Quiz questions
    What is the name of the world’s rarest marsupial?
    What is the new telescope called?
    Who was the 2022 NAIDOC Person of the Year?
    Who is Arthur’s Stone named after?
    Which natural disaster will rats be used to help rescue people?



    Bonus tricky question
    What is Arthur’s Stone?



    Quiz answers
    Gilbert’s potoroo
    The James Webb Space Telescope (or Webb Telescope)
    Ash Barty
    King Arthur
    Earthquakes



    Bonus tricky answer
    A tomb

    • 12 min
    Giant art and rare queens

    Giant art and rare queens

    This week we check out a new way for people to have offroad adventures in nature, go looking for one of the rarest flowers on the planet, learn about a new species of water lily that’s strong enough to hold a child, meet an artist who creates huge drawings with his feet! And, in our Wow of the Week, come face to face with a creature from the Ice Age!

    Quiz questions
    What equipment is being made available for people with disability to make nature more accessible?
    What is the name of the orchid that only blooms once every 7-10 years?
    Where are the giant water lilies researched and on display?
    What does artist Lowell Hunter use to draw his giant sand pictures?
    What was Nun cho ga?



    Bonus tricky question

    How many years ago did the baby woolly mammoth live?

     

    Quiz answers
    Offroad wheelchairs (and mountain trikes)
    Queen of Sheba
    Kew Gardens in England
    His feet!
    A baby giant woolly mammoth

     

    Bonus tricky answer

    About 30,000 years ago

    • 11 min
    NAIDOC Week

    NAIDOC Week

    It’s NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. We’ll meet some kids who are being taught in two languages at school, hear about the famous rugby player who’s had a trophy named after him, go looking for some tiny birds in Arnhem Land and find out who Sunshine Super Girl is. Then, in our Wow of the Week, learn about something historic that’s happening at the top of one of Australia’s most famous icons!



    Quiz questions
    Where is the bilingual Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School?
    What is the name of the Indigenous rugby player who will have a trophy named after him?
    Where does the little Yirrlinkirrkirr (white-throated grass-wren) live?
    Wiradjuri woman Evonne Goolagong Cawley earned which nickname at Wimbledon?
    In which two cities will the Aboriginal flag fly on bridges?



    Tricky bonus question

    What is the name of the new rugby union trophy?

     

     

    Quiz answers
    Coffs Harbour, NSW
    Mark Ella
    Arnhem Land, NT
    Sunshine Supergirl
    Sydney and Melbourne



    Tricky bonus answer

    Ella-Mobbs Cup

     



     

    • 13 min

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