Active COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health region have dropped significantly, thanks to successful lockdown measures. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who isn’t still affected by the pandemic, whether through lost work, changes to business...

Building a home is a big undertaking. Whether it’s a first house, a retirement downsize or the family home you’ve always dreamed of, the process can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone. When you bring a builder like Perry Homes i...

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 Kitching, RetainEase provides concrete products for landscaping projects including retaining walls, fencing a...

Venturing into the home-building market can be a daunting prospect. There are countless companies to choose from, and you’ve no doubt heard all manner of horror stories about confusing agreements and blown-out budgets. But that’s where companies like MOJO Homes come in...

When you order a handmade wrought-iron product from Cosy Iron Design, you’re not just getting a piece of metal. You’re getting a physical manifestation of an age-old artisanal craft, and the culmination of 50+ years of experience from artistic blacksmith René Rasmussen...

Forget synthetic clothing dyes made from unsustainable petrochemicals. Thanks to initiatives like Studio Tinta and its natural plant-based textile dyes, your home and wardrobe can get one step closer to sustainability – without sacrificing style.

Studio Tinta was founde...

On December 12th, 2019, Newcastle’s iconic Civic Theatre celebrated its most significant milestone yet: the 90th anniversary of its opening. For almost a century, the Civic has hosted performances for hundreds of thousands of theatre-goers, standing proud at the centre...

If you’ve strolled down The Boulevarde in Toronto sometime in the past few months, you might already recognise the name Halyburton Legal. The boutique law firm, set just back from the lake’s edge, was formerly the Toronto office of a long-established Newcastle/Lake Mac...

The silly season is officially over. The decorations are down, the kids are back at school, and all the ham has (finally) been eaten. But what about those New Year’s resolutions you made to kick off 2020? Have they stuck around, or become a distant memory along with th...

Summer is the season for platters. Cheese, charcuterie – even DIY pavlova platters, if you believe the online articles about what’s trending. But forget about what goes on these grazing boards: what about the boards themselves? If you need some beautifully unique servi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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