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Weighing Up The Options

Are you wondering what you should fish for this May? There are plenty of options to choose from, so plan wisely. It is a challenge at almost any time of the year to decide what you should target. As with everything in life, though, there are exceptions to the rule, such as tuna time, the […]

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Autumn Memories… The Times They Are A-Changin’

In autumn, cold wintery changes from the south, cyclones in the north, shorter days and longer nights result in drastic shifts in the local weather. There is a latent restlessness that pervades the natural world, most obvious away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs, and there is no better time to […]

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A Battle Of Wits With Our Closest Relatives In Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, and with a population of 600,000 is quite unlike most manic, busy and chaotic Asian cities. The lack of horn blowing and pollution is noticeable and the feeling walking around town is positively laconic. During World War, Allied […]

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Agus The Nail Straightener

Once upon a time there was a small boy named Agus. He didn’t have much money, but he had a very broad and infectious smile. He lived in a village where timber construction was the primary industry. In his village the timber was extremely hard; it was hard enough to bend nails. Agus was a […]

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Fortunes Fade For Peddlers Of Food Fads

It appears that the world is finally crumbling down around the so-called diet ‘experts’ who espouse nutritional advice without a skerrick of actual science behind them, and Rupert here is absolutely rapturous about the reversal of fortunes that is rapidly taking place. Since the advent of the Internet a couple of decades ago, the rise […]

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The Myth That Older Australians Don’t Have Sex

Some months ago I spoke to a man who had a dilemma and needed some advice. His 73 year-old mother-in-law, who has early dementia, had been living in a nursing home for about six months. A staff member contacted him and told him that his mother-in-law had started a relationship with another resident. They were […]

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May Thumbs

Up – Richie Benaud – The great man who called Coogee home pulled up stumps during the month and he will be sorely missed. Up – Online Grocery Shopping – Why the hell did we not get on this racket earlier? Now you never have to leave the house. Ever. Up – Meat Pies – […]

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Dog For Adoption – Nigel

Age: 3 years Sex: Male Breed: Foxy x Weight: 7.8kg Nigel is an active, friendly dog that would do well with a sporty family. He likes to jog, walks well on loose lead and ignores passing cars, but can be reactive to some dogs whilst on the lead. He is also is playful with other […]

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A League Is 5.55600 Kilometres

It is fair to say that football is booming in this country. Hot on the heels of Asian Cup success and an encouraging (though ultimately fruitless) appearance at the World Cup, Australia has gone beyond flirting coyly with the Socceroos across the bar; rather, we are letting them ply us full of drinks as their […]

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Standing On The Glass Ceiling

Somewhere between ‘I am woman; hear me roar’ and Germaine Greer’s criticism of the prime minister’s backside, feminism got lost. Shoved aside for more popular human rights movements, ‘feminist’ is now a dirtier word than ‘racist’, despite what this relatively newfound freedom has given us. Somewhere in our delicate history of bra burning and unshaved […]

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