Can you afford a cup of coffee?


As numerous factors threaten the price of one of our most popular beverage, in one part of Queensland everyone is keeping costs down

John Stephen Britten

Pet pressures


The rising cost of living is just one of the reasons animal owners are struggling to care for their pets.

Holly Audsley

Living with long COVID

Health & Fitness

Two sufferers tell what it’s like to be worn out every day

Holly Audsley

Strong over skinny

Health & Fitness Video

Women are dominating the weights section at local gyms and debunking gym stereotypes in the process

Chelsea Bunting

Fearing the phone

Health & Fitness

With levels of phone anxiety on the rise, an expert provides tips on ways to overcome the phobia

Sara Petrie

What sort of pool do we need?

Lifestyle Video

Indoors or outdoors? Bellarine Peninsula residents debate the makeup of their new swimming pool

Kasey Markovic and Maddie Crothers

Why nursing students are dropping out

Health & Fitness

Tilly tells of the demands of being a nursing student, but also why she plans to stick with it

George Wilson

Lingering fears still impact travel industry


Short trips can help travellers build up the confidence to holiday further afield

Jena Carr

Why walk and talk?

Health & Fitness

Going for a brisk stroll is helping you in more ways than you know – physically as well as mentally.

Abby Pardew 

Is the bike boom still booming?


Covid lockdowns had us flocking to bike stores to get new wheels. But what’s that meant for bike safety, and how is the industry coping now that restrictions have eased?

Benjamin McArthur

Australia’s alien light show


Not everyone has heard of the Outback’s Min Min lights, but those who have seen them never forget them, as Bridgit Phillips finds.

Bridgit Phillips

Just how much sleep do teenagers need?

Audio Health & Fitness

The answer might surprise you, and so will the possible impacts of not getting those hours every night.

Benjamin Filosi

Walking away from loneliness

Audio Health & Fitness

Meet the men who have found a cheap and easy way to avoid loneliness – and promote fitness at the same time

Jason Gunst

Lockdowns prove a trigger point for some gamblers

Health & Fitness

Stress and boredom during Covid lockdowns have taken gamblers like Bill to the edge

Alyssa Gray

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