The Sweet Spot. Making LIfe Sweeter.

The Rough End. You got a bad deal.

Gympie glows with Pride all June

Gympie’s LGBTIQ+ and allies community are celebrating Pride month throughout June with a film festival, a Space Girls festival, a community dance project and youth events at Headspace. Some events are underway but there’s still plenty more to look forward to....

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Club Tropicana. Leisure and the Arts

REVIEW: GourMay Mary Valley Gala Dinner Party

As guests arrived at Imbil’s Mary Valley State College for GourMay’s Gala Dinner Party on Saturday night 1 June 2024, the heavy flash of rain did not deter us from a venue transformed with fairy lights, candles and fragrant native plants. I was greeted by GourMay...

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Pineapple Style. Queensland Style.

Every one tells a story: ghost signs of Brisbane

Brisbane is a city built of timber and tin which means hunting for ghost signs (old hand-painted advertising signs) requires patience. Frequently ghost signs were painted with lead paint on the brick walls of buildings. This added to their longevity and explains...

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Aqua. On Swimming


Timetable for the day – parenting hack

‘What are we doing today, Dad? I’m bored, I’m hungry, can I play Xbox now?’ A day at home, a weekend, school holidays or a rainy day means organising kids. Whether it’s one kid or 20, trying to keep them occupied, organised and refrain them continually asking for...

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Do you know how pineapples grow?

When I first moved to the Northern Rivers of NSW, the back garden of my country-town rental abode offered a fruit-salad of mulberries, passionfruit, paw-paw, custard apples… and pineapples! I took great delight in showing friends, old and new, the pineapples. “Do...

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The Long Read.


Split lip, split up, split the difference, split it down the middle — that’s what they did. Hugh convinced the judge to give him half the house. I was gutted. Sat in that cold courtroom and imagined our Queenslander with a ‘For Sale’ sign, prospective buyers...

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