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Soul Kollective: offering mums in business a Merewether base

Supporting young mothers in business is something Jasey Stanley is passionate about. That’s why the decision to open Soul Kollective was so easy, she says. “When something is meant to be, it just falls...

Food and flower markets now a bloomin’ classroom

Jess Eckford-Aguilera knows how to get things done. As the founder of Newcastle Food and Flower Markets, the mother-of-three has barely stopped to smell the roses since her vision bloomed to life in...

Building your wellbeing

You know the saying, “your body keeps the score”? It's the idea that if we treat our body with kindness, it will repay us with good health.

Every moment is a new experience if we pay attention

In her latest column, Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, discusses a new experience in life, which, in Buddhism, is called Dependent Arising. Mindfulness helps us understand what is really happening. Mindfulness...

Date night, done

Needing some inspiration for you Valentine's Day look? We've got you covered with these outfit ideas. For him 123456 Item 1: Aaron Shirt in Navy/Red. Sportscraft. $149.99. Item 2: Red Polo. Lacoste. $120. Item...

Uplifting future for family-orientated gym

The coronavirus pandemic had a major impact on many Hunter businesses. Some were forced to lay-off staff and a number of them shut their doors permanently, while several thought outside the box in...

Celebrity style: Date night looks

Take inspiration from these celebs for some date night looks you can dress up or down. Katy Perry embraces pink head to toe as she is spotted in London last year. Opting for a check...

‘If not now, then when?’ It’s time to get moving

Time truly is a funny thing. A single day can seem like it goes on forever, yet years can go by in a flash, writes regular columnist and Merewether Fitness Studio owner...

Horoscopes: 28 January – 3 February 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 28 January – 3 February 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Isla Fisher. Celebrity birthday Isla Fisher 3 February 1976 The year ahead is a time...

Straight Outta Newy: Chris’ journey to national spotlight

Animals, travel, human connection, and surreal experiences. These are a few of the things that consume Australian TV host and veterinarian Dr Chris Brown’s life. From humble beginnings in a vet clinic at Merewether,...

Playing with the voice of loneliness

In her latest column, Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, delves into Mindful Voice Integration and discusses how it can help those who are suffering from loneliness. For many...

Horoscopes: 21 – 27 January 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 21 – 27 January 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Booboo Stewart. Celebrity birthday Booboo Stewart 21 January 1994 The fast-moving action-packed sign of Aries and...

Innovative Newcastle swimwear business gets fruity

Swimwear made from banana peels and pineapple skins. It might sound far-fetched but, for Novocastrian Hayley Ianna, it’s a dream not far from becoming reality. Through her Newcastle-based small business Class of 84 Clothing,...

How to use your personality traits for health, fitness

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, shows how you can use your personality traits when it comes to health and fitness. I am a procrastinator. I can also be stubborn (or so...

Cheers to ditching the beers: febfast supporter

Tabitha Acret’s friends are looking forward to her participating in this year’s febfast because it means they’ll have a designated driver for all social events during the month. Removing hidden sugars from her...

Horoscopes: 14 – 20 January 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 14 – 20 January 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Lucy Bonyton. Celebrity birthday Lucy Boynton 17 January 1994 The supreme planet of communication Mercury and...

Celebrity style: fashion inspo from the best

Needing some fashion inspo? Take notes from these looks, they'll have your sorted for work, play and everything in between. Actress Anna Baryshnikov at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2019 is the ultimate how-to...

Horoscopes: 7 – 13 January 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 7 – 13 January 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Lewis Hamilton. Celebrity birthday Lewis Hamilton 7 January 1985 The electric and exciting planet Uranus and...

Check your pressure, advises Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is urging Hunter residents to check their blood pressure after the region recorded 194 strokes in 2020. That figure means 3217 people in the region are living with stroke. Australians keen...

Hunter inventor set to impress green thumbs

Peter McKinnon loves solving problems. Drawing on his knowledge of construction and design, the Novocastrian innovator quite literally re-invented the wheel last month. From his Beresfield-based business, Mr McKinnon launched the Omnia Plant Glider,...

Quiz the new weight loss tool, say CSIRO

If you want to lose weight in 2021, a quiz is what you need, according to the CSIRO. Releasing its new Start Strong Diet Quiz, the global group touted as Australia's national science...