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Naarm rapper Abe Rich shows his softer side on tender new track, Intimate Friends

Multi-talented Naarm rapper/beat-maker/engineer Abe Rich takes a moment for introspection and showcases his softer side on his new track, Intimate Friends. His first release for the year, Intimate...

Billecart – Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Rosé 2008 $1000.00

  The wine you can't see in the picture is the Cuvée Elisabeth Rosé as it's under the table.   And three of us are drinking it...

Tenuta San Guido “Guidalberto” Toscana  2016  $70.00

Tuscany, Italy - Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot   In the glass, the wine is dark ruby red around the rim a solid looking wine.   Much...

William Downie Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2013 Original price $72.95

  In the glass, Impossible to see through, black-purple colour with an aged brick red ring around the edge of the glass.   On the nose the...

BESTS SPARKLING SHIRAZ 2018

I drink this wine from vintage champagne flutes as this wine is indeed a sparkling wine after all. Plus, it just tastes better from...

MESH Riesling 2004 Eden Valley $24.00 – Original price tag

Colour: Bright straw yellow, for a 18 year old wine, the slight golden colour hints at richness rather than age. In the mouth: Super fresh lime juice...

Year Wines Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale $32.00

Made with grapes from Cooter vineyard, planted back in the 1950's. A mix of ferments and time on skins. Heaps of whole bunch in...

JOSMEYER Le Fromenteau  Pinot Gris  2019  $70.00

Organic, Biodynamic   I must confess Pinot Gris is not my usual choice.   However it was a cold night and I didn't feel like a red, but...

Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse 2017 $120

Vineyards planted in the Middle Ages on the best terroirs of the Pauillac appellation on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region, Chateau Grand-Puy...

Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut Medoc, 2017 $130

In the glass the wine is a dark purple, almost black plumb colour with a purple rim around the edge of the glass. On the...

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No idea what to call this

I’m developing a really good track record for not talking about books this year. Or maybe that should be a really bad track record for talking about books. Both of those are right so take whichever you want. Last week I didn’t write at all and this...

Get your submissions in for the 2024 EEC Awards!

Submissions for the 2024 EEC Awards are open and there’s just over two weeks left to get your nominations in! Now in their eleventh year, the awards are Australia’s highest profile honours for excellence in energy efficiency, energy management and demand response. We’re inviting individuals and organisations to nominate projects demonstrating outstanding achievement in performance, leadership and […]

CADBURY ANNOUNCES A MAJOR CHANGE TO EASTER PACKAGING

New-look on the way for some of Australia’s most iconic Easter products. Cadbury set to save an eggstra-ordinary amount of plastic and cardboard packaging this Easter Cadbury Australia has announced a bold move ahead of Easter, transforming its packaging to drive major savings in plastic and cardboard packaging from some Hollow Hunting Eggs and Easter […]

Shape the future of sustainability reporting

Nominations open for new members to join the GRI Stakeholder Council The process is underway to find new members to join the GRI Stakeholder Council, the governance body that fully embodies the multi-stakeholder relevance that is at the heart of GRI’s activities and priorities. An advisory formal forum that provides recommendations on future GRI policy […]

AUSTRALIA’S TRANSPORT EMISSIONS HAVE GROWN BY OVER 20 PER CENT: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS PAVING THE GREEN ROAD AHEAD

In pursuing a more sustainable future, the transportation industry stands at a crossroads, seeking solutions to reduce its environmental impact. For Australia to eradicate its dependence on fossil fuels, the Government needs to spend an average of more than $100 billion per year over the next 27 years finding a solution. As the nation’s population […]

Kimberly-Clark, Energy Partners sign PPA for one of City of Cape Town’s largest rooftop solar systems

American multinational’s Epping manufacturing facility will be home to new 2.2MW system. Kimberly-Clark (K-C), one of the world’s leading manufacturer of personal care and hygiene products and owner of household brands such as BabySoft®, Kleenex®, Kotex® and Huggies®, and integrated energy solutions company, Energy Partners (EP), have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to […]

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

AS WESTERN AUSTRALIA reels from record-breaking heat, the Climate Council is calling for heatwaves to be named, similar to how we name tropical cyclones, as a way of helping avoid more deaths. This move, already trialled in Europe, could increase awareness of the serious health and safety risks posed by heatwaves. Seville in Spain was the first […]

Territory Pharmacy launches first widespread blister-pack recycling program for the Northern Territory

Territory Pharmacy Free Blister Pack Recycling Program Casuarina Village  The first-of-a-kind blister-pack recycling program will provide Northern Territorians, and remote communities with a unique opportunity to increase the rate of recycling.  The Northern Territory’s largest pharmacy group, Territory Pharmacy has launched the very first free, territory-wide blister packs recycling program, in partnership with innovative recycling […]

Rare and threatened shark found in the Roper River for the first time

Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers and Yugul Mangi Rangers have discovered a population of the rare threatened Speartooth Shark in the Roper River. Pictured: Julia Constance. Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers and First Nations Yugul Mangi Rangers have discovered a new population of a rare and threatened shark species in the Northern Territory’s Roper River. […]

BATTERIES SAVED 180,000 AUSSIES MONEY IN 2023 – HOW THIS RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE CAN JUMPSTART YOUR SAVINGS

2023 saw the rising interest in renewable energy higher than ever, withWith the increasing interest in renewable energy, there has been a significant surge in Australian homeowners incorporating batteries into their energy systems. While the solar boom is well underway, this trend can be attributed to several factors, including the growing popularity of renewable energy […]

Introducing Paleblue

Introducing Paleblue A smarter way to recharge #DITCHDISPOSABLES Paleblue started with a clear mission: Rid the world of single-use batteries. Single-use batteries not only have a negative impact on the environment but also our back pockets. Finally, a tech driven solution is available in Australia with the launch of Paleblue and their lithium-ion, fast charge […]

Film Screening Event: Dreyfus Drei – A Journey Through Generations by Artist Ella Dreyfus

Melbourne Holocaust Museum, 7 April The Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM), in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Sevenpeaks Films, is proud to announce a special film screening of Dreyfus Drei, a poignant documentary written, directed and produced by Sydney-based artist Ella Dreyfus and co-directed and co-produced by Berlin-based Janis Westphal. Dreyfus Drei explores the profound journey of Ella...