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Tales of love and life

Tales of love and life

Crisp days, cool nights provide the perfect weather for reading. Settle in and enjoy one of these wonderful Autumn reads. Trent Dalton, bestselling author, spent two months in 2021 speaking to people from all walks of life, asking them one simple question: ‘Can you...

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Dinner time,  sorted

Dinner time, sorted

You pick up the kids and are running from one after-school commitment to the next. You’ve made plans for all the long weekends coming up and don’t have time to meal plan or grocery shop. You’ve had a big day and just can’t be bothered cooking. Whatever reason has you...

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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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The Goodwill Garden

The Goodwill Garden

The growing business helps support disability services What started out as a few plants in a small shed to complete the landscaping of Community Lifestyle Support (CLS) has now grown into its own business, providing work for long-term unemployed and an outlet for...

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A family venture

A family venture

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM-BLAIR Bamboo wind chimes and bells twinkle in the distance. There’s a subtle aroma of incense. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but this place has something magic about it. Reminiscent of your travels abroad; it’s much more than an...

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Meet The Makers of Artisans 4670

Meet The Makers of Artisans 4670

Makers. Craftsmen. Artisans. Call them what you will; creatives enrich our lives and communities. The arts help us identify with each other. They can connect us to a time or place. Sight, sound, smell, touch and taste evoke emotion and can expand our understanding of...

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Comfort  is coming home

Comfort is coming home

It’s been a long day and you are ready to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax with a bit of mindless television. Except when you sit down, your couch is hard and the cushion seams are digging in – you just can’t get cosy. While renovation shows highlight beautiful...

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Escape with a great Summer read

Escape with a great Summer read

Surf, sun, sand… and books!  Summer is here and it’s time to hit the beach or chill by the pool with a great summer read. Apples Never Fall is the highly anticipated 2021 release for Australian author, Liane Moriarty. From the outside the Delaney’s seem like the...

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Make over your look

Make over your look

Summer is here and it’s party season. Christmas, New Years, dinner with friends... there’s always an excuse for a makeover! The Napoleon Perdis make-up artistry team at West Bundaberg Pharmacy know all the latest make-up trends and techniques to have you feeling...

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Make your house a home

Make your house a home

For many of us Summer is the time of year we focus on our home life. We notice repairs and odd jobs that need doing. We get creative, paint walls and redecorate. We indulge in gourmet goodies and dress our living areas in festive ornaments. We exchange gifts with our...

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Trendy Tribe

Trendy Tribe

Tribe Tropical is proof you don’t have to sacrifice style to be sun safe. The flourishing Bundaberg swimwear label is the creation of Emily Gradon – a fair-skinned, redhead who grew up in Papua New Guinea and Cairns. Despite being lathered in sunscreen and forced to...

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Practically perfect

Practically perfect

Bold and colourful; subtly sweet. Agnes Homewares and By The Beach Boutique are a reflection of owner Bernie Heuschele’s personality.   For 18 years, Agnes Homewares has occupied the same space on Countess Russell Crescent. Tucked inside a large warehouse shed, it’s...

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Capture the wonder of Christmas

Capture the wonder of Christmas

WORDS BY ALICE THOMPSON What if the gift you give this Christmas could help someone be in the present, focus on the moment, or see things from a new perspective? The holiday season can often feel hectic and shopping for Christmas gifts can sometimes feel more like a...

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Score at Stormers Sports

Score at Stormers Sports

Planning to watch a lot of Big Bash cricket action this Summer? Or maybe you’re eagerly gearing up for the NRL or AFL 2022 season to kick off in March? Perhaps the V8 supercar rivalry of Holden versus Ford is very much alive and still going strong in your household?...

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King of the cardboard castle

King of the cardboard castle

Boxing Day. It’s a day to pack away some of the Christmas mess, watch cricket on the television and eat leftovers. For kids, it often involves playing in the empty cardboard boxes. Imaginative play is vital for a child’s development and there is no better catalyst...

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In The Christmas Spirit

In The Christmas Spirit

Most locals know at least one person who makes a trip to Bundaberg each year just to stock up on the limited edition and special release spirits that are available exclusively at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Or perhaps you buy them as gifts for loved ones interstate?...

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All wrapped up

All wrapped up

Your colleague got you an unexpected gift. Your dad doesn’t really want or need anything. Your best friend is fussy. Your niece and nephew already have way too much ‘stuff’. Finding the perfect gift for every person on your ‘Nice List’ can be a stressful chore, but...

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Cook, eat, rest, repeat

Cook, eat, rest, repeat

Saskia in East Bundaberg is so much more than a swank gift store with a proud ten-year history. They are lifestyle purveyors.  After they’ve giftwrapped all the Christmas presents you’ve purchased for your loved ones, the team at Saskia will help you make the most of...

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A treasure trove to savour

A treasure trove to savour

Hampers are a gift to savour. You take time to pour over the treasure trove of contents in the carefully packed tray, mentally noting the sweet treats you will make or the savoury platter that can be created. Each item is carefully used one-at-a-time, so the...

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Everlasting gifts for a reason, not a season

Everlasting gifts for a reason, not a season

Valentine’s Day, thank you, get well soon, sorry or just because – flowers make the perfect gift, but the pandemic has shifted how we view beautiful things. We are preferencing quality, long-lasting products, over things that are disposable or short lived.  It’s given...

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