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48 hours in Kiama

Winter catch-ups can be a bit grim. Usually, it’s hustling from your car to a warm spot, preferably with piping hot coffee. Walks are out of the question, as are picnics, as is pretty much anything outdoors. So why not look a little further than the nearest café? Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa are just a […]

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DVCS is hoping to join forces with YOU this July

DVCS is super pumped to launch DIY July this year.  So what is DIY July we hear you ask? It’s an opportunity for the Canberra community to create their own fundraising and awareness-raising events on behalf of DVCS, helping them to continue their support of those experiencing intimate partner, domestic and family violence within the […]

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The jury’s in, victims to receive less when injured

Personal injury specialists Maliganis Edwards Johnson (MEJ) have warned that upcoming changes to the ACT’s Compulsory Third-Party Insurance scheme will have a huge impact on injured road victims. Canberrans motorists will need to understand the consequences of the new no-fault legislation after a Citizen’s Jury decided on major reforms to the territory’s current insurance scheme. […]

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Grenfell: A creative hub

Grenfell is most commonly known as the birthplace of Henry Lawson, Australian writer and bush poet. But while this little town seems unchanged, a surge of creatives has brought new shops and services to the region. Grenfell is a two and a half hour picturesque drive from Canberra and during spring your drive will be […]

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How to start your plastic free life 

Every year humans throw away enough plastic to circle the Earth four times. Half of this plastic is single-use and disposable. Much of it ends up in our oceans, where it’s responsible for killing one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals every year. It’s time to rethink how we use plastic. It’s time to start […]

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Getaway trails: a slice of Orange

With the long weekend ahead, why not head inland? Orange NSW is about a three and a half hour scenic drive from Canberra. It ticks all the boxes: great cafes, restaurants, cellar doors and boutique homeware stores to rival Moss Vale and Bowral. Here’s a guide to slicing out 48-hours in Orange. Day one: Wining […]

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Confessions of a first time mum

A friend said something to me a couple of weeks into my new life as a mum that has been my go-to ever since. “Anyone who says it’s easy is lying,” she told me. That one sentence has made me feel better more times than I can count. It’s okay to say it’s hard. I don’t […]

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Choose your own adventure…

Qatar Airways have started the war with the battle cry of the century. Daily international flights from Canberra to a network of over 151 cities across the world. Not one to be outdone Singapore airlines have responded in kind with an increase in services also now touching down in Canberra daily and servicing 136 destinations […]

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The Law and You: Contravention of orders

You have orders or an agreement on an issue you’ve been facing with your partner, a relative or another party such as a neighbour. You now believe you can breathe because the matter’s taken care of. This can be true in some circumstances, but not in all. Just because you have orders or an agreement, […]

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Five ways to live a minimalist vegan lifestyle

Whether you’re a minimalist or a vegan or neither, we could all use a bit of these sustainable principles in our lives. It doesn’t have to be this audacious aspiration. It all starts by taking small intentional steps towards your journey of simplicity and mindfulness. You may want to reduce your overall household waste, or […]

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