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Magdalena Roze – The Weather Girl

Where are you originally from? I was born in Austria, a safe haven for many Polish refugees escaping the threat of military rule at the time. From there, Australia accepted my family as refugees when I was six weeks old and my sister was three. I feel Australian, because I’ve been here pretty much since […]

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Video of the Week – Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Scared

Ghost Russell Bierke from maxzappas on Vimeo. Seeing as though the surf is pumping today, I thought I’d feature a video exhibiting some solid waves. We’ve got some young chargers living around the Eastern Beaches, but I doubt any have cojones as colossal as those of South Coast hellman Russell Bierke. The kid is a […]

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Frother of the Month – Andrzej Kowalski

Name: Andrzej (pronounced ‘On-jay’) Kowalski Nickname: AK47, A-Dog, Andre, Occupation: Digital Project Manager Age: 50 (in January) Local Break: Bondi Board types: Pretty much everything from a 5’4” foamie fish to a 9’1” Malibu Goofy or Natural: Goofy Who are you? I’m a crusty old Saffa surf dog, with a beautiful wife and daughter. Where […]

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The Price Of Partying Like It’s 1999

Is it just me, or is the price of everything associated with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day getting a little bit ridiculous? Sure, it’s the time of the year when nearly everyone of drinking age wants to head out and get a bit hedonistic, but the fleecings being dished out by festival promoters, […]

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Welcome To The Jungle

Where am I? I awake abruptly to the sound of tuneless Muslim chanting over the crackling outside speakers. Rabid dogs chime in with barking and whining. A local rock band is tuning up next door. Two-stroke motorcycles whizz past my window spewing nauseating exhaust fumes and two geckos fight over a dragonfly just above my […]

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Is Technology Affecting Our Sex Lives?

Our obsession with technology and all things digital can affect our relationships and sex lives. I often talk to people who complain that their partners are always reading text messages or checking social media. One of my clients, who got married only six months ago, told me his wife always has her iPhone nearby and […]

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Viognier – A Very Versatile Grape

Viognier (vee-ohn-yay) is a very versatile grape. It pops up in a lot of interesting wines, yet not many people drink much of it. Viognier is a white grape. Its hallmark flavour as a white wine is a subtle apricot. Depending on how it is made, it can be aged for a few years and […]

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Will You Pick Up Today?

There’s nothing like summer holidays to bring on some loving, but picking up is not always easy. And we often miss the mark when it comes to picking up in the great outdoors (litter, that is). Perhaps not the most romantic one-liner, but a staggering 95 percent of litter on our beaches comes from the […]

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Charging Down To San Diego

San Diego is the second largest city in California and has some of the best year-round weather and tourist attractions of any city in the world. For an Australian, there’s something very familiar about San Diego; the weather, language, beaches and culture make you feel immediately at home. On our trip to San Diego we […]

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Video of the Week – Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

Sometimes you stumble across something so brilliant on the Interwebs you simply must share it with everyone you know. That happened to me on the weekend when I first laid eyes on this brilliant video featuring the equally brilliant Richard Dawkins. Dawkins, for those of you who have never heard of him, is a controversial […]

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