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13 ways to ‘give’ locally this Christmas

No matter what your family situation, the numbers in your bank balance or your age, Christmas is a time to share. Sharing presents, food and hospitality with family, friends and loved ones are staples of Christmas that everyone can relate to, but Christmas is sometimes the perfect way to share with those you don’t know. Spreading […]

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Love Your Work: Week One

December is here, and with it comes all the madness of the festive season! In the midst of all the chaos we hope you will enjoy sneaking away for half an hour or so every Friday as we bring you each new instalment of our Summer Serial – Love Your Work by first-time Canberra author, […]

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Summer is coming (and so is our Magazine)

For nearly three years, we’ve loved bringing you long reads and gorgeous photoshoots in our quarterly print Magazine.  For our final edition of 2017, to get us through a blustery and bleak winter, we decided to simply theme our final edition for the year ‘Summer’. We poured all our love of the warmer months and the […]

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Donate $6 for Maya, change a family forever

We’ve previously written about the bittersweet comfort that Maya’s Rest has brought to Canberrans.  Maya’s Rest is a privately owned and operated refuge for families experiencing the illness or loss of a child, founded by the Maguire family after the loss of their beloved Maya (pictured above) from a rare form of soft tissue cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma, in 2013. Finding a lack of facilities […]

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Affordable Christmas catch ups

The festive season can sometimes cost an arm and a leg. With work functions and family and friend catch ups, it can feel like you’re constantly reaching for your wallet from November until January. But having a social summer doesn’t have to send you broke. Here are some cost-effective options for spending quality time with friends, […]

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Making friends in a new city

Picture this: you move to a new city and want to make friends. Luckily, your workplace has an active social calendar and is filled with lovely, like-minded colleagues. You already know a handful of people who welcome you with open arms into their social circle. You envision chuckling with your freshly-minted mates at after-work drinks, […]

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Car maintenance for women: guaranteed no mansplaining

How much attention do you usually give your car in the lead up to hitting the highway, other than filling up the tank? If you’ve ever broken down and stood gazing helplessly at the ‘bits under the hood’, wondered if your tyres are safe to drive on, or blown a headlight while driving at night, we’ve got some […]

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Tears, Laughter, Champagne and Bushfires

Canberra bushfire survivors have launched a crowdfunding campaign for new book. A group of nine local women, working with independent publisher Obiter Publishing, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible for their cookbook come memoir Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food. These nine women forged an unbreakable bond in […]

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Trish Smith: NaNoWriMo and a new novel

 This year we are going to try something new, though it’s an old-fashioned concept. We are going to serialise a novel, publishing a few chapters each week over the summer break. The novel is called Love Your Work and it was written by Trish Smith, a born and bred Canberra girl and first-time novelist who you […]

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Crisis loans for women and families in need

Increasingly we are becoming aware of just how prevalent domestic and family violence is within our community. While this violence is a complex issue, one of the critical factors for many individuals trying to escape violence is a financial one. To better understand the complexity, the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) conducted a study with […]

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