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Seven energy-saving tips to help your power bill (and the planet) this summer
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Seven energy-saving tips to help your power bill (and the planet) this summer

Nothing says summer like a huge power bill. In an attempt to beat the heat we often find ourselves pumping the air conditioning and spending more time indoors on our electrical devices. Wish you could stop your costs rising like the mercury on your thermostat? Us too, but it can be tough to know where to start. To help you keep your cool (physically and financially) we’ve done our research and put together seven tips for conserving energy on hot days. Plus as an added bonus, your reduced energy consumption will also benefit the environment. more

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The most effective ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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The most effective ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

Our country is on fire. Every day our feeds are flooded with the news of conditions worsening and fires spreading and sadly, at this stage, there is no end in sight. Lives have tragically been lost. Homes have been lost. Acres upon acres of land has been destroyed. Millions of wildlife have perished. We are in a state of emergency. Australia's incredible firefighters and volunteers are working around the clock to help manage this crisis and – especially for those of us not directly affected – it's easy to feel helpless when you're not on the front line. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities and fire services need our support – but where should you start? There are a number of incredible charities and organisations that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief, assisting firefighters, refugees and wildlife by means of shelter, financial… more

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Happy campers – tips for a trip everyone will enjoy
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Happy campers – tips for a trip everyone will enjoy

Camping holidays with your nearest and dearest make for some of the most fun times that can be had outdoors. Ideally, camping trips would be all kumbayas and not much else, but we’re not all built to rough it in the great outdoors. Luckily, Anaconda has the tools you need to take your mini-break to the next level so nothing gets in the way of your happy holiday. Here, we’ve hand-picked five items to add to your pre-camping shopping list. more

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Are you going my way? DiDi launches innovative carpooling service in Brisbane
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Are you going my way? DiDi launches innovative carpooling service in Brisbane

Once upon a time, if you wanted to go somewhere and didn't fancy driving, you dialled a 13-number on your landline and then sat idly waiting for an undetermined amount of time for your ride to arrive – it could be five minutes, it could be 45-minutes, nobody knew! Thankfully, things have changed and we're pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to getting from point A to point B quickly and cost effectively, but just when you thought you had it all figured out, along comes DiDi Share to change the game, again. more

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Enjoy room-ready plants straight to your door with The Plant People
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Enjoy room-ready plants straight to your door with The Plant People

Plant murder – it's a crime that many of us have unwittingly committed with either too much love or not nearly enough. But, in our defence, household varieties can be notoriously tricky creatures. Whilst some thrive on neglect, others are needier than your overly obsessed ex and even the slightest deviation can result in imminent death. It's a tough gig this plant parent thing but lucky for you, The Plant People are here to help. more

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It's showtime! Red Hill Cinemas opens to the public
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It’s showtime! Red Hill Cinemas opens to the public

The film industry is in the midst of a love affair with reboots and sequels – head to the movies lately and you’ll certainly spot a trailer for the newest iteration of Charlie’s Angels, Bad Boys, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Call us pessimists, but we don’t have the highest hopes for these flicks. Nevertheless, there is one cinematic reinvention we can get behind – Red Hill Cinemas. The latest addition to the Five Star Cinemas portfolio pays tribute to the venue’s rich entertainment history while offering all of the mod cons you’d expect from a premium theatre experience. more

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Home is where the heart is – spots to tie the knot in Brisbane
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Home is where the heart is – spots to tie the knot in Brisbane

Look, we hate to admit it but Brisbane is often overlooked. For what, you ask? A lot. If we’re not missing a tour stop by an international musician, we’re losing out to Melbourne for the title of Australia’s most liveable city. We think enough is enough and there’s one element of Brisbane that refuses to be ignored – it’s wedding venues. Brisbane is home to some ideal settings for your big day so, before your eyes wander interstate or abroad, look around – you might just fall for a local. more

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Unplug to unwind – QT Hotels & Resorts launch Power Down
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Unplug to unwind – QT Hotels & Resorts launch Power Down

Just like our smartphones, tablets, laptops and fitbits, we all need to recharge to function correctly. Unfortunately, our favourite devices are often the cause of our exhaustion – even in our designated down-time we struggle to put down the tech. With the growing popularity of smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa it’s starting to feel like there is no total escape. This is where the concept of Power Down originated, QT Hotels & Resorts’ new digital detox package. The holiday makers are offering to take charge of your devices while you enjoy a detoxing hotel escape – a rare chance to disconnect from tech and reconnect with yourself. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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I've been brought up with the ideology of finding a way to function, even if you have to hack out some new path ... ~ Vivien Goldman more
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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.
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Creativity and craft beer come together for The Art Series at Newstead Brewing Co.

You may have already spent many an afternoon or night on the terrace of Milton’s Newstead Brewing Co., waxing lyrical about inspiration and creativity after knocking back a few of their iconic brews. The team are well-versed in supporting all things local and lovable in our fair city, which is why it's no surprise they are about to launch another enticing initiative this November. more

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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer
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Ahoy, mates! Eco-friendly electric picnic boats by GoBoat to set sail on the Gold Coast this summer

If you've ever daydreamed about cruising through the waterways on your own private boat while grazing on cheese boards and sipping champagne, only to be abruptly catapulted back to reality when you realise that you don't actually own a boat, let alone have a licence to drive one, then we have news for you. A fleet of eco-friendly electric-powered picnic boats is launching on the Gold Coast this summer – no licence is required, and you can BYO snacks and sips. more

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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection
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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection

When it comes to keeping the people of Brisbane looking their best, Camargue has a serious hand in the matter. The beloved independent boutique has been bringing high-end international fashion to our streets since 1978, establishing itself as the place to go for perfectly curated pieces that stand out from the crowd. As the exclusive Queensland stockist for Tsumori Chisato’s iconic eponymous label, it was only fitting that Camargue wanted to see off the brand’s final ever collection in style – with a little help from local innovator Stephen Mok. more

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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse

We don’t mean to alarm you, but now that we’re in September it is officially Christmas party season. Hey, we don’t make the rules – we’re just here to help you from having a small-scale heart attack when you realise it’s the festive season and you haven’t so much as considered your annual Christmas party. If you’ve been chasing something that’s going to wow your guests, you’ll want to listen up – Brisbane Powerhouse (yep, the cultural icon) is offering a full garden lounge party service alongside its other stunning spaces. Prepare yourself for the ego boost of becoming the office legend … more

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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What's Golden
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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What’s Golden

Ask any Brisbane-based live-music fan, and we guarantee they'll have have a story to share about a gig they saw at The Tivoli. Since it was first transformed into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre in 1989, the building has housed countless shows, from Slash and PJ Harvey to Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens and Missy Higgins. Everyone has a tale to tell about a performance that blew them away, meaning that of all of Brisbane's cultural landmarks, The Tivoli might boast the most amount of shared history. The Tivoli's current owners – brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick – have sought to enhance The Tivoli's offering for contemporary needs, transforming its entry foyer into the intimate entertainment space What's Golden. The boutique space officially opens this week, and marks a new era in The Tivoli's history – a period where countless more punters will undoubtedly accumulate the next wave of… more