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Jon Stevens is All Heart

Jon Stevens is All Heart

Jon Stevens is best known as the frontman for Aussie rock band Noiseworks. He spent four years as lead singing of INXS and has dabbled in music theatre. The keen fisherman is headlining at Lighthouse Rock at Burnett Heads this October and sat down with Crush Magazine...

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She’s a real gem

She’s a real gem

Ruby Mills is a household name in Bundaberg. The jazz, blues and soul singer shot to fame in 2016 after making it to the top 13 on X-Factor. Several years before that she’d also made it into the top 50 on Australian Idol, but she’s much more than a reality television...

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Quiet achievers

Quiet achievers

WORDS BY MICHAEL DART Unlike performing artists, visual artists often let their work speak for itself. They enjoy a degree of personal anonymity where you may recognise their name or their work, but maybe not their face. Shielded by their creations, preferring...

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Top of their game

Top of their game

What is it that drives high participation rates in regional sports? Is it the old misnomer that there’s nothing to do here? Is it boredom or keeping kids ‘out of trouble’, burning off energy or being healthy? Is it the connection and sense of community that comes...

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Waxing  lyrical

Waxing lyrical

WORDS BY RYAN PEARCE From the extraordinary to the simple everyday, inspiration can be found in a variety of places. What we do with that inspiration, how we process it and make use of it, differs from person to person. For local wordsmith Kees Nydam, inspiration...

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Good tidings to you and your kin

Good tidings to you and your kin

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM-BLAIR Philanthropy, fundraising and volunteering. These things are in no way glamorous, but they are the glue that holds our community together. They are the dependable gestures of quiet achievers.  They are a hot meal in the belly of someone...

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Nomadic adventure leads to Bargara

Nomadic adventure leads to Bargara

There are countless stories of young professional couples who come to the Bundaberg Region with the intention of only staying a year or two. They fall in love with the place and before they know it they’ve started a family and bought a home. The Mason family is no...

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All we want for Christmas

All we want for Christmas

Matty Ambrose and Tracey Sergiacomi are radio hosts for the Breakfast Program on 93.9 Hitz FM, weekdays from 6 am. Crush Magazine asked them how they traditionally spend their Christmas. MATTY Unfortunately, COVID cancelled my Christmas plans last year so I haven’t...

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Wonder

Wonder

What is the magic of Christmas? Is it lights gently twinkling on the tree through the night? The building excitement as children get ready for the big man in the red suit to arrive? Is it family coming together across a beautiful table filled with fresh seafood or...

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Learning to love

Learning to love

While many children are excited about what might be waiting under the tree for them on Christmas morning, others are not so fortunate.  At Bundaberg Christian College’s Chrysalis Early Learning Centre growing hearts and minds also includes learning to help and serve...

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Rhianna Johnson

Rhianna Johnson

Rhianna Johnson interview with Larine Statham-Blair   Rhianna Johnson has Cystic Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant. She loves baking and playing with her French bulldog. Larine (L): Thanks for meeting with me Rhianna, can we maybe start at the beginning?...

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Lyn Jarvis

Lyn Jarvis

Lyn Jarvis’s interview with Larine Statham-Blair Lyn Jarvis’s six-year-old son, Clint, suffered a brain injury and was on life support for two weeks before doctors asked if she and her husband would consider donating his organs. Their selfless decision saved the lives...

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