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Journalist and PR guy who loves living in Perth with its fabulous food and wine and wide open spaces.

Recovered: Fifth Estate winery is back producing wine.

Fifth Estate bouncing back from fire tragedy

When lightning in Dwellingup sparked a fire that ripped through 72,000 hectares of land, causing damage to several vineyards,...

Environment Drink Wine Western Australia
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Over 1 year ago
(Epicure)
One of Cossack's stunning 1880s buildings gleams in the late-afternoon light.

Cossack gets a makeover thanks to Aboriginal group

 

The historic Pilbara town of Cossack is destined to become a tourism jewel thanks to Aboriginal foundation Ngarluma Yindjibarndi.

Outback Domestic Travel Western Australia
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Over 1 year ago
(Travel)
Helping lead the Motown revival, the hugely enjoyable Milford Street Shakers.

Motown music revival strikes a chord

 

It's hardly surprising that the up-beat tempo of the Motown music of the 1960s is making a revival at the hands of bands such...

Music Western Australia History
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Over 1 year ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Exciting food and first-time tastings of new wines and spirits make City Wine a must-visit event this year.

City Wine a feast for foodie senses

New food flavours, boutique wines, cutting-edge spirits, cider and beer will provide a feast for the senses at this year's City...

Food Drink Wine Western Australia
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Over 1 year ago
(Epicure)
Greg Garnish and senior winemaker Bernie Stanlake with the Harmans Pisco still.

Wine brawl opens door for Australia's first Pisco

Margaret River winery Harmans Estate is taking advantage of a brawl between Chile and Peru to launch Australia's first and only...

Drink Wine Western Australia Spirits
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Over 1 year ago
(Epicure)
Malay weddings are one of the most culturally rich and well-preserved traditions in the world.

Malay event highlights how much WA has changed

From the standard sea of white faces in the 1960s, Western Australia has blossomed into a culturally diverse state where...

Relationships Kindness Community Western Australia
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Over 1 year ago
(Kindness)
Models Emilie Johnstone-Maher wearing Satori, Tash Kennedy wearing La Mariposa, Maddison Hall wearing Fireflies and Esme Gibson in Cognitive Beauty.

Wearable art: When a hobby comes to life

 

From stamp collecting to model making, bird watching or train spotting, there’s a hobby to suit every personality when it comes...

Culture Fashion Art Western Australia Hobbies
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Over 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
The Duyfken has certainly been earning her keep.

Arrgh! There be pirates on Duyfken's horizon, maties!

It's been a busy year for little Dutch replica sailing ship, The Duyfken - and it's not over yet.

Western Australia History
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Over 1 year ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Amir now owns his own Malaysian celebrity football team, Suka Suka N.

Celeb Malaysian soccer team eyes off boys in blue

Promoting racial harmony is the goal of a friendly football match between a celeb Malaysian football team and Australian police.

TV Music Sport Kindness Western Australia
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Over 1 year ago
(Sport & Leisure)
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I'm a Christian and I think Christmas is bah humbug! Picture: Shutterstock.

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It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.