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ANZAC Days Past and Present

Just thinking about my personal ANZAC Days past and present. I grew up in the NSW country town of Gundagai and, at a young age, attended the Dawn Service at my father’s side. As the light got stronger the men’s faces became more defined – all different, all hard but kind and all reflecting on someth... Continue reading

Taronga Zoo Royal Tour Visit

On Easter Sunday the scheduled Taronga Zoo Royal Tour went off without a hitch, with Prince George handling his first official Australian duty with style as his proud parents held him up to say, “By George, it’s a bilby!” When Prince George was born, the Australian government gave the Duke and Du... Continue reading

Grange 1959 a very good year?

We all know that a very expensive wine proved to be the downfall of former NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell but was Grange 1959 a very good year? Googling about it appears so! There is a bottle of the same vintage available on e-Bay for $7490 and Dan Murphy’s has one for $4850 – so if Barry hasn’t knock... Continue reading

New Rolling Stones Dates

The new Rolling Stones dates have been announced for the 14 on Fire Tour and there are a couple of additional shows. If people can’t change the dates for their existing tickets, refunds are available. Refunded tickets are available for re-sale from 10:00am on May 2. The rescheduled tour will k... Continue reading

School Holidays Movies

There’s something for everyone at Event Cinemas with a variety of school holidays movies – comedy, drama and some terrific flicks for the kiddies. The Lego Movie is tipped to become the biggest box office success of all time for an animated movie – probably deservedly so, but we purist parents wi... Continue reading

Royal Tour 2014

Well – the much anticipated Royal Tour 2014 has kicked off and it will undoubtedly bring a lot of happiness to a lot of people, including Wills, Kate, George and the entourage. In some ways these modern Royals are a paradox – on one hand, they seem so ‘ordinary’ – William carrying the hand luggage w... Continue reading

2014 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens

It’s time for the 2014 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens. Since the legendary Todman won the first Slipper back in 1957 the race has continued to capture the hearts and minds of trainers, jockeys and the general public. It is one of the biggest events on the Australian racing calendar – it is a day... Continue reading

Did we get you on April 1?

On April 1st (A.K.A April Fools Day) Rydges New  Zealand hotels pranked their guests and social media fans by introducing a new initiative called Rydges uClean.  It was a concept that allowed guests’ to choose to clean the room themselves and save on housekeeping costs. The response was a mixture of... Continue reading

From Paddock to Plate

Prime West Grill at Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa is pleased to continue its commitment of providing the freshest and best produce possible in line with its philosophy of ‘From Paddock to Plate’. As such, the resort has teamed with Western Australian honey producer ‘The House of Honey’ to prov... Continue reading

This Week at the Movies

In my neck of the woods over the weekend it poured – heavy rain, thunder, lightning, loss of power. a bit of flash flooding and a wet dog shaking at my feet.  So I thought, hang it, a diversion would be good so why not check out what was on this week at the movies. Noah. Probably not the best choice... Continue reading

Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, retired army, has taken up his vice-regal role. The outgoing GG, Dame Quentin Bryce, brought a lot of dignity, grace, class and contemporary significance to the office. While, as a republican, I'm not comfortable returning to the days of knights and dames, I can ... Continue reading

The Arctic Monkeys Tour of Australia

After playing arena shows in Auckland and Wellington NZ, the Arctic Monkeys tour of Australia kicks off in Sydney on May 6 before heading to Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Dates and venues are: Sydney – Qantas Credit Union Arena (the old Entertainment Centre) – May 6 Brisbane - Br... Continue reading

Bacchus Kitchen Rules

Welcome to Bacchus Kitchen Rules. Droves of viewers tuned in to see the MKR Big Red Truck roll into Brisbane and set up the mobile cook off on the banks of the Brisbane River in South Bank, just a menu’s toss from Rydges. We thought it might be fun to imagine the MKR judges, Pete and Manu, getting a... Continue reading

Sullivan’s Cove Single Malt

Wow! Tasmania is home to Sullivan’s Cove Single Malt Whisky and it has just been judged the world’s best. Lovers of single malts will know of some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, like Bunnahabain, Aberfeldy, Glenkinchie and Glenlivet and they were all there for the tasting. This win was no flu... Continue reading

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