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A sub-tropical showpiece hidden behind Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

OUR RURAL RETREAT | Taste of the tropics By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Anastasia Kariofyllidis Hairdressing is practically a performance art as it requires constant social interaction, attention to detail, creativity and good listening and communication skills. No client wants a stylist to have an “off day”, so it’s also a pretty unforgiving profession. So it was [...]

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Moving to Australia’s first Cittaslow

The move to Hindmarsh Island ushered in a lifestyle change for an Adelaide couple, but one that is almost as hectic as their working lives. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ross Williams, styling Bronte Camilleri Although Ruth and Dzint Jurevicius tell people they’ve retired, the truth is their lives couldn’t be busier. Admittedly, Ruth has given [...]

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A look into the pink world of Australian artist, Kate Owen

Artist Kate Owen has developed her rosy take on the world from her home and studio on a northern NSW farm. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass   By her own admission, Kate Owen has lost count of how many different careers she’s had. However, their common denominator has always been creative. The artist lives [...]

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Creating a Futuristic Vista in the Northern NSW Bush

Diversify or die is the catchcry in the bush these days and two generations of the Munsie family are giving it a red hot go from their northern NSW farms. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass   Agile may be the buzz word of the post-pandemic world, but for the Munsie family of northern, it’s [...]

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Life within one of Australia’s oldest homes

Andy and Annie Clifford are the current custodians of a historic property that’s been in their family for more than a century. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ross Williams, styling Bronte Camilleri Yallum Park’s stately stone homestead and 20 acres [8 hectares] of parkland gardens may resemble an aristocratic English estate, but to Andy and Annie [...]

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LONG TABLE LUNCH – Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

Another major first for the Food & Crayfish Festival – visitors and locals are invited to join the Flinders Island Aboriginal Association for a long table lunch.

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MEET THE CHEFS – Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

For the first time, two of Australia’s most popular chefs, restauranteurs, authors and TV presenters Karen Martini and Tobie Puttock will be joining the Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

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EAT CRAY LOVE Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

The 2020 Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival focuses on local food, local people, great stories and will serve a range of culinary adventures.

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The end of an era

After almost 90 years as the custodians of a property in central-western Queensland, the McKenzie family is closing the gate for the last time.

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