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  • Bird in hand, digging for gold

    14 May 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANThe Adelaide Hills, some 30 minutes north of Adelaide, is one of the most picturesque and accessible wine areas in the world. The warm climates of Barossa and...

  • Farcical play has serious side

    09 May 2018
    If there was one fictional short story from the 19th century that helped open discussion about mental health it would have to be the absurd yet powerfully clever Diary of a Madman...

  • Getting out of your comfort zone at the National

    11 Apr 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONCruising from tent to tent and stage to stage at a music festival will always turn up a surprise act.A musician or band you didn’t know about, or one you didn’t...

  • “Hold the horses”  2018 Ford Mustang

    11 Apr 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERDoctors nearing retirement often have a desire to buy cars that would have been impractical during earlier stages of their career.Top of the bucket list for many...

  • A book to help you feel exceptionally well

    14 Mar 2018
    BOOK REVIEWLonely Planet’s The Place to BePublished by Lonely PlanetHardback $39.99Reviewed by Chris JohnsonLonely Planet has recently embarked on a project to launch a...

  • Tips from a music traveller

    14 Mar 2018
    By CHRIS JOHNSONAs the airport shuttle approached my hotel in Auckland’s CBD I gazed out the window to see a large neon sign on the front of a building that screamed Real Groovy...


    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERDuring World War II under-utilised Canadian automotive factories produced 815,729 military vehicles for the Allied war effort.Half a million of these vehicles...

  • “We are not growing tomatoes”

    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANA couple of hours north of Melbourne is the picturesque wine geographé of The Pyrenees. Named by surveyor Thomas Mitchell, it reminded him of the Pyrenees region...

  • Book Review

    15 Feb 2018
    GastrophysicsThe New Science of Eatingby Professor Charles Spence REVIEWED BY SIMON TATZIf you have ever bought take-away coffee in a disposable cup and found it does not...

  • Not your average movie set

    13 Feb 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONI must confess. I saw all three Lord of the Rings movies but still haven’t seen one of the subsequent Hobbit trilogy of films.That didn’t stop me from suggesting...