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Dog for Adoption – Tasha

TASHA Age 3-4 years old Sex Female Breed Sharpei x Labrador Weight 24.4kg Tasha is a friendly but slightly timid girl, who loves to give you licks. She has a very affectionate nature. She is keen to walk on a lead but can be a bit scared of cars and other dogs. She needs a […]

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Thumbs – October

THUMBS UP LIVE MUSIC Nothing beats the adrenaline and exhilaration of a pumping live performance, and it’s good to see locals investing in its resurgence. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Those precious mem- bers of society who are around to look after you when the shit really hits the fan. KINGSFORD EATERIES Just about every cuisine you can […]

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Dog for Adoption – Harmony

HARMONY Age 4 years old Sex Female Breed English Staffy Weight 19kg Harmony is an athletic, good-natured girl. She can get very excited, but she is also anxious when placed in new and unusual settings. She is a strong girl, who appears to have not been walked on a lead before. She is very focused […]

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There were only two facts that I knew about Darwin before my recent visit to the capital of the Northern Territory. The first was that it was attacked and bombed by the Japanese in WWII, causing widespread damage and resulting in 243 deaths. The second is that on Christmas Eve in 1974, Tropical Cyclone Tracey […]

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Dog for Adoption – Pippa

PIPPA AGE 2 years SEX Female BREED Staffy x Spitz WEIGHT 17.8kg Pippa is sweet, affectionate girl who is social with other dogs. She will greet you with gentle gallop and nuzzle her face into your hands. She is such a gentle dog. It is hard to believe she is a Staffy x Spitz, as […]

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Almost everyone tells a least one lie a day. This is because lying has a huge range of purposes: flattery, self-defence, kindness, malevolence, boredom, survival, self-aggrandisement, and so on. The list of why we lie is endless and we start young. A child first lies between two and five years of age, and linguistically adept […]

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We all know cycling is good for us. And we know bicycles are better for the planet and our climate. And there’s also the case for fewer traffic jams and congestion-free streets – “Just look at the Netherlands”, as my friend so enthusiastically pointed out recently after a trip to tulip-land. But killer hills in […]

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Dog for Adoption – Wesley

WESLEY AGE 9 years SEX Male BREED King Charles Cavalier WEIGHT 9.6kg Wesley is a super affectionate boy who is great with other dogs. He has a gentle nature and would do best in a quieter household. He came from the pound very thin and neglected, but is gaining weight and looking a lot better. […]

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Understanding Pop Icon Tina Arena

Tina Arena really needs no introduction, so I’m not going to bother with one. We could up with the Aussie pop icon during the month… My first memory of music is… Italian tunes coming from our kitchen as my mother cooked. Growing up my parents listened to… all kinds of music. Lots of old Italian […]

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September Thumbs

Up Key Safes – Being able to safely hide your keys is a basic human right. Whoever came up with this genius idea should be knighted immediately. Waverley Bowlo – Bowling clubs are one of the pillars of Australian life, but greedy developers are hell bent on destroying them all to build more units. Victor […]

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