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Category: Lifestyle

Cessnock welcomes cyclists to region

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) can expect to see an influx of lycra in the very near future. That’s largely due to council’s economic development, in partnership with the local cycling community,...

Dive into summer

Get ready to dive into summer with this year’s swimwear trends.

It might be time to take the stairs

In my last column, I talked about finding the time to exercise, preferably some kind of structured resistance exercise.

Bridging the gap between girls and sport

When Kirsten Ansell launched her inaugural Girls Day Out last Wednesday, she never dreamt it would cause such a stir amongst Novocastrian youngsters. As founder of Host a Surfer, Kirsten was hoping to...

A home renovator’s dream

Newcastle’s Werine Erasmus is a professional renovator, but it hasn’t always been that way. When she first started out, she was like most of us – a little bit clueless – and relied...

Novocastrians urged to donate blood as stocks continue to drop

Novocastrians are being urged to donate blood to restore record-low stock. The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood says it has 300 appointments it needs to fill at its Maitland and Newcastle donor centres immediately. The...

Countless choices for your veggie patch

Spring is settling a little, which is ideal for summer vegetable crops. The choices are countless – your veggie patch probably won’t be big enough to grow all the delicious fruits and vegetables...

Active kids: learning and practising movements

It’s time to start thinking of what we can do for healthy movement and exercise for our kids over the summer break.

Nailed it!

After picking out some open-toe shoes to wear for summer, you'll need to find the right colour for your nails. La Laque nail colour $42 yslbeauty.com.au Essie nail polish $14.95 Priceline,...

Slide into summer

Put your best foot forward and slide into summer with these new sandal styles.

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...

Channel your inner farmer for a cause

Embrace your inner farmer for a cause this month and host a COVIDSafe event as Rural Aid shares a televised charity concert to help our farmers who have been hit hard in...

Church kitchen’s kindness: proof’s in the pudding

This year’s Christmas pudding may look a little different, but then this year has been a year like no other, says Adamstown Pudding Kitchen’s Dianne Richter. After COVID restrictions meant closing its doors...

How’s it growing?: Movember fitness guru’s feeling the itch

When Drew Duggan first became involved with Movember, it was more about supporting a mate than for any personal reason. The 30-year-old exercise physiologist, who was living in New York at the time,...

“I feel like I have won the lotto”: Trudi’s fresh start

Trudi Wood shed tears of joy when she was handed the keys to a brand new two-bedroom home. The 38-year-old says she has spent much of the past 16 years living in refuges,...

Agent confident Longworth House sale imminent

The sale of Newcastle’s Longworth House is causing quite a stir amongst local history buffs. Built in 1892, the baroque-style building located on Scott Street is expected to fetch up to $3 million,...

New Marine Rescue home opens in Swansea

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie opened its new headquarters at Swansea this morning, Friday 13 November. The volunteer organisation that deals with an average of two to three assists each day, will now have...

Horoscopes: 12 – 18 November 2020

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 12 – 18 November 2020. This week’s celebrity birthday is Rachel McAdams. Celebrity birthday Rachel McAdams 17 November 1978 The supreme planet of communication, Mercury, is...

The beauty files: Lucy Boynton

Actress Lucy Boynton has delivered scores of red carpet looks worth talking about. The Bohemian Rhapsody star has proven she can do Hollywood glam, ethereal and effervescent, and retro revival. She’s also...

Bathers Way walk to promote kindness

Michelle Boundy says what the world needs now is kindness. After her son was king hit on a night out in Newcastle two years ago, Michelle has learned that what matters most is...

Surf’s up to soothe the soul

Helena Richardson knew it was time to offer something different when she heard women say they no longer wanted to just be in charge of sunscreen, snacks, and sandcastles at the beach. Her...
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