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Frother of the Month – Charlotte Connell

Name: Charlotte (Chachi) Connell Occupation: Communications Manager at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Age: 31 Local Break: Bondi, Blueys Beach, The Cliff in Newcastle Board types: A Sam Egan 6’0”, a 5’11” quad fish, an 1980s MR replica 6’4” twin fin and a 9’4” longboard Goofy or Natural: Goofy (in every sense of the word) Who […]

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A Mirror For Self-Evaluation

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Horrified by the execution and imprisonment of journalists overseas, most Aussies probably don’t even realise that our own status on the World Audit free press survey is slowly plummeting. From subtle to overt control, do you ever wonder where your news really comes from? We […]

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Video of the Week – A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia from HouseSpecial on Vimeo. This week’s video is short and sweet, but there is something quite delightful about it. It’s pretty hard to explain it, so just click play and enjoy one and a bit minutes of entertainment…

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Food

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The Beautiful Barossa Valley

Artisans and Taste Eden Tasting Rooms Down in the Barossa, there are a few tasting rooms that showcase the offerings of more than one producer. They’re the perfect places to check out the smaller producers and to mix up a really interesting case of plonk. Artisans (www.artisansofbarossa.com) was our first stop. There are seven producers […]

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Left Me Cold

Having recently delved into the world of social media (don’t bother trying to find me; I exist online under a pseudonym), I have become aware of the fads that fill up my newsfeed for a few weeks at a time and then quickly flitter away into the ether. The latest of these (and by the […]

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Magnificent Maui – The World’s Best Island

For the last 20 years, the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have seen Maui voted the world’s best Island. Renowned for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, national parks, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, whale watching, surfing, diving, snorkelling, championship golf courses and the world’s best scenic road trip, it really is quite obvious why. Going away […]

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Sexual Performance Anxiety

Sex is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, but it is very difficult to feel sexy or intimate with your partner – and especially with a new partner – when a man suffers from sexual performance anxiety. We are constantly bombarded with society’s ideals of male sexuality in the media; just think of the ‘Want […]

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Poo, Plastics And Pesticides

We’ve all heard it before: plastic and pollution can screw up our environment. Did you know that in every square kilometre of ocean, there are more than 18,000 pieces of plastic, and that plastic bags and discarded litter can kill sea turtles and other unsuspecting marine life? Then there are the nasties you cannot see, […]

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Photo: Dan Trotter

Spring Is In Full Swing

Get ready for it – spring is now in full swing and it is time to make the most of every fishing opportunity that presents itself. October is one of the most exciting months to wet a line off Sydney. With the winter species like tuna, tailor, dory and crayfish still doing their thing, and […]

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Video of the Week – Intense Haka

While plenty of Aussies and Kiwis would’ve tuned in to the nail-biting rugby union test between the Wallabies and All Blacks on the weekend, far fewer would’ve been watching Junior Kangaroos take on the Junior Kiwis in the rugby league. Despite the different code and the youth of the combatants, the Haka was no less […]

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