Twelve months of planning and preparation. Over 20 carefully designed displays. Three million (yes, million) lights. Those are the kinds of numbers that go into the largest Christmas lights display in the Southern Hemisphere: the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular at...

Want to support small local businesses this Christmas? There’s no better one-stop-shop than The Olive Tree Market. This month we’re meeting two makers whose wares are perfect for filling 
your Christmas stockings.

Lyndel Henry of Henry & Tunks creates special ceramic pi...

There’s plenty to get excited about as 2019 draws to a close and 2020 quickly approaches – especially when it comes to events at Hope Estate. 2020 is shaping up to be another big year of concerts, festivals and fun times at Hope, with several exciting events already an...

Did you know that Newcastle has a thriving baseball community? A lot of people might not – it’s quite the hidden gem on the local sporting scene. But across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens, over 65 senior and junior teams are regularly hitting the...

The Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery has been a cultural fixture in the Lake Mac community since its establishment in 1980. Located right on the shores of the lake, it’s long been renowned for its high-quality programming, showcasing contemporary visual arts, craft and...

If you’ve never built or renovated before, you might assume that selecting tiles is one of the easiest parts of the process. Surely it’s just a matter of choosing the ones you think look best, and then it’s job done – right? Well, not entirely. As many first-time renov...

Forget the Christmas season – at Hope Estate, it’s almost time for concert season! As the days grow longer and warmer, it’s time to grab the picnic blanket and head to Wine Country for a host of incredible summer events.

First up is Jazz in the Vineyards – a Hunter Vall...

Lemon myrtle vodka. Turkish delight liqueur. Magical, colour-changing gin. These aren’t the kinds of spirits you’ll find at your everyday bottle shop – but you will find them (and plenty more) at a little place called Hunter Distillery. And if you’re in town for Superc...

Jetmaster Newcastle is well known for their extensive range of premium fireplace products. Offering a start-to-finish service, they’ll provide everything from initial design to completed fireplace installation. But did you know they’re also the region’s premier supplie...

Home renovations can be equal parts exciting and stressful. Yes, a full renovation or extension project gives you the chance to live in your dream home (what’s more exciting than that?). But first, the project actually has to be designed, planned and completed (hence t...

Whether you’ve seen the hit musical on West End, Broadway or the big screen, or you’re simply a lifelong member of the ABBA fan club, there’s one event you won’t want to miss at the Civic Theatre: Mamma Mia. In fact, non-diehard fans or strangers to the show should gra...

Imagine waking up at dawn to the roar of a pride of lions, bathing next to a Malayan sun bear, or seeing a giraffe wander leisurely past your window. But you’re not on an African safari, or deep in the wilds of Asia. You’re just ten minutes outside of the Canberra CBD.

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Celebrations abound this year for members of the local Bahá’í community. 2019 marks an important anniversary for this modern independent religion: the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith. 

With more than five million followers across the...

What do Australia’s lush coastal landscapes, Europe’s picturesque lakes and castles, and the mist-wreathed waters of Vietnam’s fishing villages all have in common? Well, apart from being sought-after travel destinations, they all feature in the photographic print colle...

For local home renovators and landscapers seeking retaining wall solutions, there’s only one name you need to remember: RetainEase. Owned and operated by Gavin and Rachael Kitching, RetainEase provides concrete products for landscaping projects including retaining wall...

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