Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million
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Giddy up – a whole Wild West town is for sale in New Zealand for a cool $11 million

Look, we are all craving an escape right now and waiting for this dreamed-up Trans-Tasman bubble is like waiting for rain in a drought – all we can do is cross our fingers and toes. So, entering our lives with perfect timing is this advertisement for a gloriously OTT Wild West-themed town in New Zealand. The best part? It can all be yours for just $11-million dollarydoos. If you're keen to live in your own Westworld (without all of the killer cowboy robots, of course) then read on ... more

Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list
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Seven powerful page-turners by Indigenous authors to add to your reading list

Over the last few weeks we've shone a light on some beautiful beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) as well as some incredible artists, designers and jewellery makers (check them out here). This week, we're turning our attention to literature penned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors (and illustrators) – from novels to non-fiction, poetry to compilations and even a little something for the wee ones. While this list has barely even begun to scratch the surface of Indigenous literary talent in this country, here are seven sensational and powerful page-turners to get you started. more

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In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel
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In need of a city escape? Unwind with a luxe daycay at The Calile Hotel

Coming into the second half of 2020, it's more than justifiable to say that we all deserve a little holiday. Whether it's time spent sun-baking by the pool, sipping on mimosas or just taking a good ol' nap, a relaxing getaway works wonders for your wellbeing. If a small break to boost happiness is what you've been dreaming of then we have got some good news for you. Reopening its doors earlier this week, The Calile Hotel has got your city staycay plans covered with its newly launched A Day With Calile package – eight hours of total luxury spent at the dreamy Fortitude Valley gem. more

Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album
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Beyoncé is here to save 2020 with a new The Lion King-inspired visual album

It turns out Beyoncé has been quite busy this year. Between raising her kids – Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir – with Jay Z, maintaining an empire, and just being an absolute baller, it's been revealed that she's about to launch a new visual album into the stratosphere. Excited? So are we. Read on fellow Beyhives, because we have got the tea on this grand production, or rather, the lemonade. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

What a year, huh? Today is the last day of June and we feel like we can't believe half the year is over already, but we're also surprised it's not December. Ah 2020, the shortest, longest year of our lives. A lot has happened already this year (and continues to be happening) and it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the constant influx of news and information. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way and we're not going anywhere – we're here to guide you through our new normal as well. One thing is for certain – 2020 has been a time to pause and reflect. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we're taking you on that journey with us. Each week we're sharing with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from… more

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Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane's first smash room aptly named Rage Cage
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Go forth and break stuff at Brisbane’s first smash room aptly named Rage Cage

Here's the thing about being human – sometimes it sucks. Anger doesn't discriminate, which means that from time to time, we all feel rage bubbling away under the surface and suddenly Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' seems profound and prophetic. The problem, however, is that society tends to frown upon indiscriminate vandalism and we can't just go around breaking things every time we feel angry ... or can we? Brisbane, say hello to Rage Cage. more

Awe-inspiring Aboriginal artists and designers to discover – plus how to make an ethical purchase
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Awe-inspiring Aboriginal artists and designers to discover – plus how to make an ethical purchase

Over the last couple of weeks we've brought you some seriously amazing beauty brands and clothing labels that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, or in support of local Indigenous communities in Australia (you can check them out here and here if you missed them) so that you can continue to transform intentions into actions and show your support for #BlackLivesMatter. This week, we're shining a light on some awe-inspiring artists and jewellery makers but before we delve in, when it comes to buying Indigenous art there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Firstly, in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, art sales are one of the main sources of income so it's imperative to buy ethically and authentically. In doing so, you are not only protecting your own investment but showing respect and ensuring the artists are paid fairly. The Indigenous… more

Never run out of toot paper again with eco-friendly toilet-paper brand How We Roll Co.
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Never run out of toot paper again with eco-friendly toilet-paper brand How We Roll Co.

Look, we all want to put the TP crisis of 2020 behind us. Stress-induced stockpiling at the supermarket or being left without a supply was possibly the most hectic part of the pandemic. Fortunately, we will never have to go through that panic-buying hassle again thanks to How We Roll Co., an eco-friendly company that delivers bulk boxes of recyclable toilet paper straight to your door. Now you can fold or scrunch to your heart's content. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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There are lots of examples of how society can change behaviours and improve livelihoods, so the tools already exist for how we minimise the impact of these issues and improve ocean health ... ~ Dr. Chris Gillies more
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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit
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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit

If you're a dedicated dog parent with a passion for fashion, then it's safe to say your four-legged friend probably has a winter wardrobe that rivals Mariah's. Furry coats, waterproof jackets and chunky knits all make an appearance in the colder season, but sometimes this can leave your dog resembling a small lumberjack rather than the très chic look you were going for. That's when you need to get your paws on some canine-approved accessories. Enter dog-accessory label Moo+Twig, which is slinging fully customised bowtie dog-collar kits so you can channel your inner designer. Your pampered pooch will be strutting its stuff in the dog park in no time. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

This year has been a wild ride so far. Between fires, floods, a global pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement – it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the constant influx of news and information. As we begin to step out of isolation and find our new normal, The Weekend Edition is continuing to help you through these crazy times, whether you need a quick update on the COVID19 situation, or resources to continue your journey of becoming an anti-racist ally. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we'd love to take you on that journey with us. Each week we'll share with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from our homes to yours. Here is volume three of The Weekly Special – The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week. more

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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights
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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights

Look, 2020 hasn't been a great year for travelling. Feelings of wanderlust have been dimmed by government-enforced travel bans and globe-trotting holidays seem a distant memory. To help us start to live life a little more normally again and to lend a helping hand to Australia’s struggling tourism industry, JetStar is hawking a massive list of discounted domestic flights and special deals. The best part? You can lock these flights into your travel itinerary right now. more

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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels
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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels

By now it's abundantly clear that simply liking or sharing a post declaring #BlackLivesMatter on social media is not enough. It's time to distill thoughts and intentions into actions. One small, but tangible, way you can do that is by actively supporting brands and companies that are Indigenous-owned-and-operated, or in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Last week, we showcased some seriously amazing skincare and beauty brands (you can check it out here if you missed it), but this week it's about wearing your heart on your sleeve with clothing and apparel. Next week, we'll bring you some amazing pieces created by Indigenous and Aboriginal artists as well as handmade jewellery. These lists are by no means exhaustive and are intended as a starting point for you to continue your own personal journey of listening, learning and ultimately becoming a better anti-racist… more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's ok to feel a little lost at the moment. There is a lot going on in the world, plus we're trying to adapt to our new 'normal' as we slowly emerge from self-isolation. The Weekend Edition is continuing to help you through these crazy times, whether you need assistance dissecting what on Earth our Prime Minister is trying to say, or a starting point to educate yourself in becoming an anti-racist ally. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we'd love to take you on that journey with us. Each week we'll share with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from our homes to yours. Here is volume two of The Weekly Special – The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week. more

Get ready for lightning-speed delivery – Amazon is opening a warehouse in Brisbane
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Get ready for lightning-speed delivery – Amazon is opening a warehouse in Brisbane

When Amazon arrived on our shores in 2017 with its mammoth product selection of electronics, clothing, toys, books, sporting goods, beauty and more, you could say we were just a little bit excited. With a few good years in the online retailer market under its belt (and our credit cards looking a little worse for wear), the hugely successful company has decided to expand its operations, opening up a warehouse right here in Brisbane – and it will be ready to roll just in time for Christmas. more

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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands
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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands

Okay, so you've posted a black tile on your Instagram, but what now? Florence Nightingale said it best when she said "I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results." Sharing or liking a post on social media or declaring #BlackLivesMatter is a start but it's not enough – it's time to turn intentions into impact and use your privilege to affect positive change. One small but tangible way you can do that is to support local businesses that are Indigenous owned and operated, or are in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a range of businesses across categories including (and not limited to) Aboriginal art, apparel and jewellery so you can continue your commitment to listening, learning and supporting. Remember, we all have a long way to go to become anti-racist… more

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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane
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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane

With the world around us slowly returning to some sense of normalcy, our fitness routines will (hopefully) follow suit. With most gyms reopening as restrictions ease, our time to limber up and start training again has arrived. So you can get back into a regular routine, we've found some of the funnest places in Brisbane to work out – from gyms that resemble beat-blaring nightclubs to secret studios in swimming clubs and some super-exciting bun-burning classes. Here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane, so you can make like Fergie and "be up in the gym just working on my fitness". more

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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors
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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors

The enticing scent of buttered kernels wafts through the air, as you pass movie posters and near the cinema entrance. You find yourself sitting in a cushy reclining leather chair where you dig into your bag to find a packet of Maltesers just waiting to be devoured. Then, the big screen in front of you lights up and it's showtime, baby. Sounds like a dream? Well, fellow film lovers, this experience will soon be reality again, as Palace Cinemas has locked in a date to reopen. more

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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries
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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries

As we humans have struggled our way through isolation, our four-legged friends have lapped up every single second having us home alllll of the time. In fact, it's entirely possible that they are the only ones on the planet that aren't relieved about the COVID19 restrictions easing but we have some exciting news for those who like to get out and about with their little mates – as of June 1, you can now take your pupper pal on Brisbane River ferries including CityCats. Now you have no excuse for leaving their cute heads behind. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's been a wild couple of months staying indoors, with the world around us in a state that we've never seen in our lifetime. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way, from dissecting confusing restriction advice to telling you just how many 80s-style aerobic workouts you can do from your lounge room. As Queensland starts to reopen to Queenslanders, we're in a bit of a state of limbo – we're allowed out, we're starting to regain a bit of the life we used to live, but with restrictions around us. For us, our mandatory slow down has been a bit of a blessing in disguise – it's encouraged us to stop and reflect on things we've perhaps been too busy to notice or do in the past. We've had more 'me time', which has allowed us to discover and engage with new things. This is something we are making an effort to continue to do as we slowly reemerge into the outside… more

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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles
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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles

Reusable bags have become a (welcome) part of life but let's be honest, we still have a long way to go in the area of reducing, reusing and recycling to rid our precious planet of harmful plastic. Well, we have some excellent news – yes buddy. is here to ease the burden of carrying your things whilst also doing a little good in the process.  more