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Noble Rot

Noble Rot

Brett Doss doesn’t mince his words. He’s cheeky and tells it like it is. “There’s a lot of jargon, snobbery, and pompous rot in the wine industry,” he said. And by “rot” he doesn’t mean the noble botrytis kind.  “The misleading and sometimes confusing language can...

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Call Me Old Fashioned

Call Me Old Fashioned

Words by Nikki Sorbello and Alice Thompson Food and drink has the ability to take us back in time. Memories of our grandmother’s cooking. The treats from a school fete. A sausage sizzle by the beach. Some will remember when milk was delivered, with foil lids that were...

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Grabbing life by the horns

Grabbing life by the horns

Nadia Gillies is just as comfortable in evening wear at the Gin Gin Show Ball as she is modelling clothing for Silver by Diamond or mustering cattle in boots, jeans and a well-worn hat.  Growing up on Pineapple Hill on the Bruce Highway, just south of Maryborough,...

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Having a LARC in 1770

Having a LARC in 1770

A LARC, or lighter amphibious resupply cargo vessel, is not a vehicle you expect to see every day. Only 1000 were ever made; 500 of which were destroyed after the Vietnam War. About 200 were retained by the United States Army, while others were sent to military allies...

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Soak in the stars at Rules Beach

Soak in the stars at Rules Beach

Glamping! If you haven’t heard the term before, it’s basically camping in style with many of the creature comforts of home. It’s the perfect combination of wellness and adventure, without the hassle of spending hours planning, preparing and packing.    Located an...

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Women on wheels

Women on wheels

There’s no denying that motoring is a male-dominated industry the world over. In countries like Saudi Arabia women were not permitted to hold a driver’s licence until 2018. Here in Australia, women make the majority of household purchasing decisions and yet many...

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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

When it comes to flying the ‘Brand Bundaberg’ flag, you won’t find a pair more dedicated to the ‘love local, shop local’ movement than Melinda and Darren Scheuer. The couple own two independent local businesses – Bundaberg Furniture Court and Beds R Us – and know how...

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Young at Heart: Herbert Woodward

Young at Heart: Herbert Woodward

Born in Bundaberg on June 9, 1918, Herbert Woodward served 1597 days as a Sapper in the Australian Army before being discharged in 1945. During WWII, Herb went AWOL in Queensland to see his love. As he tells it, he handed himself in and begged for forgiveness. Herb’s...

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Rising Water

Rising Water

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM Jennifer Cameron’s smile immediately puts you at ease. She has an understated elegance that is reflected across every aspect of Water Street Kitchen. What looks like a simple corner store from the outside is a salubrious, modern Australian...

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