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48 hours in Bungendore

Canberrans have probably been through the village of Bungendore on their way to the south coast at least three times this summer alone. You might have stopped for petrol or grabbed a pie at the bakery or popped into the new supermarket for water for your camping trip. Being a village on the highway, Bungendore […]

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Long distance love: making it work

If you read my most recent article, you’d know that I’m a firm believer in the benefits of long distance relationships. Aside from making you and your partner communicate openly about your relationship, they can also lead to individual growth and independence, essential for personal happiness and being a supportive partner. Even if you’re not […]

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Your ultimate Valentine’s Day 2018 round up

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us, but don’t be caught out buying supermarket flowers at the last minute (again). Whether you’ve been married thirty years or you’re not putting a label on it yet, we’ve got your ultimate guide to everything happening in Canberra next Wednesday. SOMETHING FANCY BUVETTE With […]

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Our journey to recovery

You probably heard about the horror crash that occurred right before Christmas 2017, resulting in four people injured, including a 13-year-old boy who was airlifted to hospital. But what happens after the news cycle has passed and the wreckage is cleared? Alanna Davis, the driver of the car that was hit and mum to TJ […]

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New Year’s resolutions: less consumption, more understanding and control

Usually, New Year’s resolutions include drinking more water, travelling and exercising more often and working less. But this year have you considered a spot for energy consumption on your 2018 New Year resolutions list? Placing one of these tips on your list can help reduce your electricity consumption to achieve more understanding and control. Be […]

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The Law and You: Children and passports – parental consent

If you want to get an Australian passport for your child, you can apply to the Australian Passports Office for one if you have parental responsibility for the child and if you have the consent of all other persons who have parental responsibility for the child. What if you can’t get consent? Can you apply […]

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Flying the flag for long distance relationships

Some say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Others say that absence makes the heart grow crazy, basically buys you shares in an airline and racks up epic phone bills like nobody’s business. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, long-distance relationships are a fact of life for many couples. But it seems […]

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Sustainable Life: Change a habit, change the world

We all have the power to change the world… our world. The small decisions we make every day can make a big difference. Have you heard of Meat free Mondays? Ever turned your lights off for the annual Earth Hour in March? Have you thought about a buy nothing new challenge? We have the knowledge […]

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Kids: it’s time to pack your own waste-free lunch

As families head to the shops to buy stationery and uniforms for the new school year, why not consider buying a waste-free lunch box as well? While kids’ lunches don’t have to be perfectly-assembled masterpieces, plastic food packaging such as cling wrap, zip-lock bags and chip packets end up in landfill where they may never […]

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The Date I Cannot Celebrate

“The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on January 26 is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date” – Australiaday.com. Every […]

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