Category: Edition 81

Designed for Lucy with Love

A nationally acclaimed specialty home has been created to provide a safe and comfortable environment for a child with a disability and her whole family, now and into the future. Port Stephens building firm Peter Sosso Building took top honours at the recent 2016 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards, as winner of the Australian Specialised Housing…
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Damian Smith: Leading Man

Toronto-raised Damian Smith was bullied as a teenager for being a ballet dancer, yet he triumphed and recently came home to bid farewell to his globally acclaimed career on the stage that launched it. In 1989, Damian Smith, then a 16-year-old Indigenous kid from Toronto, Lake Macquarie, appeared in ‘Death in Venice’ at the Sydney…
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Battle of Fromelles Remembered 100 Years On

There is a beautiful memorial that stands today on the battlefield of Fromelles of a soldier carrying a wounded comrade on his back: “Don’t forget me cobber”. Tuesday 19th July 2016 commemorated the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles our country has ever experienced. The devastating death of 2,000 young men and over 5,533…
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It’s Garden Ramble Time

Every year in mid September generous gardeners participate in one of the Maitland Black and White Committee’s major fundraisers which heralds in spring. Keen district gardeners have been hard to work for months bringing their dormant winter gardens back to life in readiness for public viewing as part of The Maitland Black and White Committee’s…
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An Historical Renovation Rescue

An uninhabitable stone cottage dating back to the 1880s, which fell into disrepair like many of the town’s historic items in the past, has been lovingly restored, retaining part of Newcastle’s heritage. Anyone stumbling across this once-termite-ridden and dilapidated stone cottage at North Lambton could well have dismissed it as too difficult to restore or…
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Every Child Has a Star Inside

Talented young Novocastrian acting students are treading the boards of America’s theatrical stages showcasing their talent so much so that Broadway production companies are looking at Newcastle as a future breeding ground for talented youth actors. The Newcastle-based 340-student strong Hunter Drama company operated by Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart has grown in size in ten…
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When Maths and Arts are the Perfect Combination

Frank Murri looks at his wife Rieteka when asked about the artist who has influenced him the most. “She’s my muse,” Frank says. Frank’s background was commerce and law, whereas Rieteka is a Visual Arts graduate from Deakin University. Little did Frank know that a few years after meeting his future wife, he would be…
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Healthy Food at its Best

The latest in cook books which embodies the Golden Door spirit and offers you a calming and inspiring approach to food and nutrition is the “Golden Door at Home” recipe book. The Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat is nestled in the stunning landscape of the Hunter Valley at Pokolbin and embodies the Golden Door spirit…
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