Category: Edition 68

Down Under Port Stephens

Hunterborn thirty-three-year-old Justin Gilligan has combined his passion for ocean depth, marine life and underwater photography, creating a fascinating professional career working as a Marine Park Ranger at Narooma, on the south coast of New South Wales. With numerous accolades and international awards, Justin recently was recognised as one of the world’s best photographers and…
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A Taste of Brazillian Fare

Many readers may have viewed recently on SBS a 6-part television series entitled This is Brazil. A cook book  has also been produced with the same name highlighting the many traditional Brazillian family recipes and popular street fare. If anyone in your family has 2014 FIFA World Cup fever why not grab this book and…
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One Hyde Park Bayside

The combined talents of a creative home designer/builder and interior designer shine through in this Port Stephens residence, which radiates ease, élan, entertainment plus, and a timeless sumptuousness few homes could match. Enjoying the wide expansive views of Nelson Bay, an enterprising couple had the impetus to expand their horizons and tackle a major home…
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Northern Exposure

Back in the era when baby boomers were creating their first home, it was a case of making do with hand-me-down furniture from within the family or sourcing second-hand items from second-hand stores. Unless you were well off, very rarely did the average young couple make a brand-new major purchase. Credit charge cards were also…
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Cinema Paradiso: The Re-Opening of The Regal

The first time you enter the Regal via the modest front door, it is hard to know what to expect. A small foyer and ticket booth are separated from the screen room by a theatrically placed set of heavy curtains that once pushed aside reveal the heart of the lovingly restored Regal Cinema. From the…
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