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Wine and nature at Contentious Character, Wamboin

IN THE MIDDLE of Wamboin, tucked behind an extended driveway lined with green and yellow flora, is Contentious Character — a vineyard, winery, cellar door and kitchen — specialising in working their wines into their kitchen menu. A place where the wines and the food, have a delicious twist. https://districtbulletin.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CC05-Wamboin-v1-copy.mp4 The menu

Traffic pollution exposure in pregnancy: link to autism?

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EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC pollution has been found to be linked with an increased risk of autism in a Canadian area with relatively low air pollution. Although the cause of autism is unknown, Canadian researchers studied estimated exposure during pregnancy to three airborne pollutants and found environmental nitric oxide (not to be

Cbr Beer Wine BBQ Festival: Goolabri, 8 Dec

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THIS YEAR ON Saturday 8th December, local breweries, wineries and all things barbeque will be found at one of the region’s most stunning event venues, Goolabri. Hosting the very first Canberra Beer Wine & Barbeque Festival, “The Wedgetail Pavilion” is the perfect setting. The Canberra region has some incredible wines and

I am not a rat! And what are they doing to rats anyway?

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THE NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY Program (NTP) of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has released research suggesting a conclusive link between mobile phone radiation and cancer in rats and mice. The research involved exposing male and female rats and mice to radio-frequency radiation that the authors suggested was like that used in 2G

Mums fashion-brand their children, why?

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Friday essay: family as 'brand' – the rise of the digital mumpreneur “TAYLEN HAS BECOME a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother can collect more than 3,000

Coming up in Braidwood: Friday 23 Nov 2018

Bopping Crossing by Ray Monde (detail)

Art on Farms showcases the region's heart ON FRIDAY EVENING, an art exhibition bringing local artists and farmers together will open to celebrate our connection to the land. The brainchild of the Braidwood Regional Arts Group, the proposal received 120 responses from artists and farmers all over the district. The result is an exhibition of

Ten of Australia’s best literary comics

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WITH NEWS THAT the Man Booker Prize long list includes a graphic novel for the first time, the spotlight is on comics as a literary form. That’s a welcome development; the comic is one of the oldest kinds of storytelling we have and a powerful artform. Right now, the Australian comics

Turning coffee waste into coffee cups

coffee waste into cups

A MACQUARIE PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. He’s developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce biodegradable plastics, and is now refining the process as he finishes his PhD. “Australians

Bungendore gallery, return of Susie Dureau

Little Breath detail by Susie Dureau

SYDNEY ARTIST Susie Dureau returns to Bungendore to open an exhibition of new works entitled The Architecture of Light. This body of work examines light as a subject and entity unto itself rather than an assumed component in the illumination of other subjects. The much-anticipated show, which follows a sell-out exhibition

Pegasus horse-riding puts smiles on all faces

Jordan Thomas, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

By Crystal Bevan. “HORSE. FUN”, a little girl is using a communication device, an iPhone around her neck, to vocalize her excitement. She is disabled and is about to commandeer an animal over three times her size. She is assisted by ‘side walkers’, volunteers who walk alongside the horse to help

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