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Strawberry kisses

Strawberry kisses

This Winter is going to look a lot different to the past two years. Finally entering a (somewhat!) post-pandemic world means fewer nights at home watching romcoms, and more nights out celebrating. This season’s hair trends are truly amazing. We are seeing a resurgence...

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Finding the rental sweet spot

Finding the rental sweet spot

There has certainly been a lot of spice in the real estate industry over the past month, with new rental reforms being introduced to restrict rent increases to once per year.  Tenants would suggest it is about time, where some landlords feel this is an attack from the...

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Food for sight

Food for sight

Is sugar and spice all that nice or helpful for your eyesight? Perhaps not. Excess sugar consumption as we well know is definitely not good, and if it leads to diabetic retinopathy it can have quite a profound impact on your vision.   Another potentially devastating...

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Seasonal Shake Up

Seasonal Shake Up

Coastal styling typically evokes thoughts of long, lazy Summer days. But if you plan your space right, earthy tones and materials can lend themselves to a year-round aesthetic that flexes with the seasons. Bamboo, timber and rattan pieces that are synonymous with the...

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Hitz gives a hand up

Hitz gives a hand up

Hitz Helping Hands is one of my favourite promotions. In May each year we ask our listeners to nominate people in the Bundaberg community who are doing it tough and need some financial help. About 30 local businesses chip in to sponsor the initiative.  With their...

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Celebrating Excellence

Celebrating Excellence

Mark your calendars for September because Bundaberg will once again celebrate its great local business at the annual Business Excellence Awards, run by the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce.  This year marks the 10th year of the awards, and the Bundaberg...

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Kitchen Basics

Kitchen Basics

More often than not, clients consider the kitchen to be one of the most important aspects of designing their homes. Some have specific ideas about layouts, others materials and aesthetics. Some are looking for a full butler’s pantry, while others are more interested...

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Ice, ice, baby!

Ice, ice, baby!

Building a new house is often a challenging exercise for many people; How big should it be? What style? What budget? For someone whose job it is to design buildings for other people, the task of creating a new home for themselves is simultaneously less and more...

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The road to Bundaberg

The road to Bundaberg

The automotive industry is such a wonderful career, and I wanted to share my journey in finding my home in the Region and the career that emerged when I least expected it.  My love of cars and the seeds of my love of the motor industry originated with my grandfather....

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Sharing success

Sharing success

As banking and personal finance becomes more automated and self-serve, it’s refreshing to see a bank taking a step in the other direction – staff behind tellers and at the ready to help. It’s all part of the owner-operated model of Bank of Queensland (BOQ), with Trudy...

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Buoyed

Buoyed

No gimmicks or showmanship – Powell Property Co is all about getting things done.  After 20 years in real estate working for franchise agencies, in 2022 owner Nathan Powell decided to go out on his own. “I no longer need to go to a city-based head office for approval,...

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Coming home

Coming home

What would Australia be without pizza, spaghetti, fried rice, sushi, butter chicken, croissants, kievs or kebabs? An Australia without international cuisine is unimaginable.  But that’s not all immigration has given our lucky country. Immigrants bring sorely-needed...

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A unique food experience

A unique food experience

Food is evocative. Certain flavours, tastes or dishes remind us of sitting around the family dinner table, gathering around a barbecue or crouching around a campfire. What we eat is often integral to the experience we have.  HSG at the Gardens chef and owner Dion...

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Turning the tide

Turning the tide

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM-BLAIR There are about 5000 Aboriginal people in the Bundaberg Region today whose ancestors were the first people to inhabit the lands between Bundaberg and Port Curtis. For tens of thousands of years different tribes moved freely between these...

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The big issue

The big issue

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM-BLAIR AND NIKKI SORBELLO How different would your life be without a comfortable night sleep? If you had to keep an eye open throughout the night, or risk losing what little belongings you had? Fighting the elements each night. How would you...

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Cultures combine

Cultures combine

So a left-handed ‘roo and a right handed moose walk into a bar... It sounds like a joke, but it turns out they fall in love, get married, and open a fusion restaurant in Apple Tree Creek, just 5km north of Childers. It’s not as strange as it seems for Aussie Alana and...

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Soulful sanctuary

Soulful sanctuary

Since launching our online store, Endless Weekend, late last year our collection of furniture, art and homewares has grown significantly.  Whether you are staging your house for potential buyers or revamping your own abode, making sure people feel at ease is what we...

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Finding the rental sweet spot

Rising Region

Not so long ago, our region was considered just a small town, broken up by suburbs with an abundance of land supply, yet great potential for future development. Recently regional areas have had incredible growth over previous years, forcing local councils to continue...

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Security increasing at  ATO

Security increasing at ATO

Recently we have seen a wave of increased cyber hacks, with criminals impersonating legitimate users to obtain or lodge Australian Tax Office (ATO) information fraudulently.  In light of this, the ATO is rolling out a new linking process to further strengthen the...

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Which extras make the difference?

Making an impact

Over time, perceptions of a car’s strength have evolved. In the past, a car that appeared to be ‘strong’ was thought to be safe in an accident. Safety was perceived to be provided by large, heavy chrome bumpers, solid metal body panels and chassis that did not budge...

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Property law moving with the times

Property law moving with the times

The legal profession is grounded in tradition and often ridiculed for failing to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of our society and, in particular, technology. However, our profession is rife with change since the impact of COVID-19.  These changes have been...

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Resort vibes

Resort vibes

Endless Weekend is an online furniture and homewares boutique, based right here in Bundaberg and is a curation all things coastal and cool. Sourced from Australian and local suppliers, here you’ll find everything you need to follow my lead and create a holiday vibe in...

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The secret is out

The secret is out

As our country was presented with something all very new in 2020, little did we know it would cause something unprecedented in the real estate market. When we transitioned out of isolation, we started to look at things a little differently. We made choices to...

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Celebrating Excellence

Addressing situational stress

Strength is an interesting concept.  Strength of character, body strength, strength of will, having the strength to get up. Resilience is another, and one that is often used to complement strength – someone has strength and resilience. Since COVID-19 began, these...

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Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Most teenagers can’t wait to leave school and enter the big wide world. More often than not, it’s only after finishing school that we realise how great it was. That’s certainly the case at Bundaberg Christian College, where countless alumni have been so inspired by...

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Supplemental support

Calm and softly spoken, Danielle Dennis is everything you would want in a naturopath. She’s caring and easy to tal It’s no surprise that naturopathy is something Danielle said she felt drawn to. “I’m passionate about herbal medicine and how it works. My mum used to...

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Legal ease

Legal ease

Behind the façade of the 1896 heritage-listed Old Butcher Shop in North Street, Childers, is something you may not expect to find. Lovingly restored by Kim Dorrian and her husband Matt is Dorrian Law, the town’s only locally-owned law firm. It’s fresh, modern and...

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