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Video of the Week – Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn

Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn from Narratively on Vimeo. Look up from the busy streets of New York City and you might glimpse a flock of pure-bred pigeons swooping in circles around an abandoned tenement building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Their aerial acrobatics are guided by their keeper, a streetwise Puerto Rican nicknamed 2Tone. On the other […]

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The Justified Road Rage

Backhander: A blow made with the back of the hand, usually to the head. Following a hard week at work and an unavoidable flight delay, Pete was not in the best mood when his plane finally touched down. Luckily for Pete, his beautiful wife and energetic son welcomed him at the local airport following his […]

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The Ultimate Sporting Showdown

Anyone who knows me in the slightest would be well aware that I am a ‘rugby man’. From my days as the Cranbrook 1st XV ball point, to my dalliance with officialdom as an assistant referee and my one-year tenure on the board of the New York Rugby Club (up the Nomads!) when I was […]

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Young Guns of Wine – Part 2

Welcome to part two of my five part series on the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com), which highlights some of the best young winemakers coming through the ranks in the Aussie wine industry. Alex Head (Head Wines) ‘Heady’ burst onto the scene in about 2007, quickly gaining incredible reviews for his ‘Blonde’ and ‘Brunette’ […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Sex is something that’s difficult to ignore in our lives because it’s everywhere in our culture; it’s reflected in advertising, fashion, music, television and movies. You’d think we would all be open, relaxed and comfortable with it, but often the opposite is true. In fact, many people find it extremely difficult to talk about sex; […]

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Boracay Island, Philippines

I’m one of those people that listens to a song for the first time and often doesn’t get it. If I listen to it a few more times it starts to grow on me, then I soon realise how great the song actually is. This trait falls into other categories of my life too, such […]

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Aldo’s 2015 NRL Predictions

With the NRL season kicking off this month, the usual air of optimism permeates from the very pores of rugby league fans everywhere. And who can blame them? Being one of the most even competitions in the world, everyone’s got a chance at making the finals this year and more than a handful are genuine […]

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The Best Season In Decades Continues

As autumn days bring summer to a close, it’s time to get serious about enjoying the final months of one of the best Sydney fishing seasons in decades. There have been more large kingfish caught than I can remember in my lifetime, plus an epic show of the fastest growing fish in the sea, the […]

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Video of the Week – Chris Pyne Star Wars Parody

ABC Insider’s producer Huw Parkinson has put together a hilarious parody of education minister Christopher Pyne’s claims that he is “the fixer”. The video uses the most memorable outtakes from Mr Pyne’s shit-talking on Sky News last week. For those who haven’t seen/heard it, Mr Pyne assured everyone that by tinkering with the higher education […]

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Saving Big Bucks In Your Strata Block

There’s a lot to love about apartment living, but the downside for owners can be hefty strata levies, including rising power bills that shrink your budget each quarter. Up to half of a large unit block’s total energy use is in common property, with some owners’ corporations spending over $100,000 for shared power use each […]

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