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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

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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts
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Five ways you can support bushfire relief efforts

If you’ve watched the news, been online or even stepped out in the Gold Coast air in the past week, you’re probably well aware of the bushfire crisis currently affecting parts of regional Queensland and New South Wales. One thing that is very apparent is that the affected communities need our support – but where should you start? We’ve found five charities that you can support that are focusing their resources on bushfire relief. 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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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in August
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in August

It’s been an eventful spell for left-of-centre food news – and as mighty foodie nerds, we couldn’t be more delighted. From a major beer brewer turning its hand to tea and ‘eggs’ made primarily from beans, to a hilarious food mockumentary, new food emoji from Apple and miniature sushi rolls stuck to earlobes, we bring you all kinds of weird and wonderful. Read on to check out what we’re vibing this month. more


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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience
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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience

Yeah yeah, we know you’re all about the music. But hear us out. The fine folks at Splendour in the Grass have been perfecting their extra-curricular offerings each year, adding an impressive compilation of escapes for when you need a break from your intensely ‘festive’ mates or the beats of the Tipi Forest. Whether you want to get crafty, hang out with Dr Karl, have a good belly laugh, smash some organic doughnuts or flee the festival altogether, we’ve got you covered. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in June
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in June

We've taken the first tentative steps into winter, the election is done and dusted, Game of Thrones has officially ended – and you have nothing left to small-talk about at the water cooler. Don't fret, folks, because we've scoured the globe to bring you some of the most interesting things happening in all reaches, from regional Australia to Ibiza. This month we present to you a glass-walled hotel room free of charge, a vegan interpretation of the classic IKEA meatballs, a brand-new Star Wars theme park, a life-changing food waste app and plans to launch NASA rockets from the Northern Territory. Yep, consider all awkward silences and lengthy elevator rides taken care of. more

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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe
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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe

Every single container thrown in the recycling bin, food waste popped in the compost and package-free bulk-buy purchase adds up to collectively make a huge difference to our environment. We’ve been blown away by some innovative new strategies sprouting across the globe over the past few months, from seaweed-based hydration capsules at the London Marathon to Qantas launching the world’s first zero-waste flight. Check out some of the best below. more

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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues
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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues

It’s been packed with mayhem, plot twists and takeaway coffee cups, but the final season of Game of Thrones will soon come to a bittersweet end. In order to combat your post-GoT melancholy, we’ve rustled up five of the best new series that can fill the streaming void. From classic novel adaptations to twisted sketch comedy, these TV shows will help keep you occupied through winter (or let's be honest, probably just the rainy weekend ahead). more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in May
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in May

Here at The Weekend Edition, we harbour a serious love of all things wonderfully wacky. A six-tonne potato as a sleeping vessel? Perfect. Giant sculptural playscapes? Sign us up. After brushing up on our egg-hunting skills at Easter, we’ve extended the search to track down the most intriguing things happening around the world right now. Join us as we daydream of jumping on suspended bouncing nets, ricocheting along the world’s longest enclosed rollercoaster and snuggling inside a giant potato. more

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The Weekend Series: five boutique streaming services we can't wait to try in Australia
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The Weekend Series: five boutique streaming services we can’t wait to try in Australia

So you’ve drained your standard streaming platforms dry and need some fresh content to tickle your curiosity and fire up the neurons? We’ve found five curated streaming services to suit all manner of niche tastes, from Japanese anime and indie docos to suspense and horror flicks. Some are available now, some are coming soon and some we’ll have to cross our fingers for – but we’re sure they’ll all be worth the wait. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in April
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in April

We don’t want to speak too soon, but it seems like the sweaty summer days have given way to the cooler autumnal feels we’ve been craving. The sun has softened, the mercury has dropped, and Easter and ANZAC Day are just around the corner. Now April has been made even more lovely with the release of two biccie-inspired flavoured milks, news of a ground-breaking video-game streaming platform and a much-needed reality check for stock image libraries. more