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A local’s guide to Coffs Harbour: ‘The culture here is being outside’
There’s the muttonbirds and the supersized banana, but this NSW coastal destination is known for its friendly outdoor lifestyle – and a growing food and culture scene, says artist Sarah Lyttle

Interview by Kate Hennessy

17, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Richard Roxburgh: ‘I’m very busy … but everybody has stupid lives now, don’t we?’
The veteran Australian actor on evangelical Christianity, Australia’s penchant for dark stories – and home renovations

Kate Hennessy

19, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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David Stratton’s closing credits: ‘I’ve done the best I could’
After 57 years in the business, Australia’s most prolific film critic is finally signing off

Kate Hennessy

22, Dec, 2023 @3:00 PM

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A two-hour walking tour with ChatGPT: ‘I’d not suggest that to my worst enemy’
The AI app has been praised and panned for its itinerary planning abilities. In Sydney, the city she knows best, travel writer Kate Hennessy puts it to the test

Kate Hennessy

11, Nov, 2023 @7:00 PM

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The key party is over: could contactless check-in kill a classic hotel come-on?
Digital hotel keys are on the rise. They may be cheaper, more convenient and better for the environment, but they can’t be slid suggestively across a table

Kate Hennessy

02, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘How long have I been sitting here naked?’: the woozy, not-dreadful experience of being a life model
Posing nude in a public art fair, with only screens for privacy, one writer realises that what she has to offer will do just fine

Kate Hennessy

20, May, 2023 @12:00 AM

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‘At first, it’s fun’: could a night in Sydney’s ‘mushroom’ tower make me lucid dream?
The Commercial Travellers’ Association Club has been transformed into a retro hotel, complete with a soundscape that encourages lucid dreaming. Kate Hennessy checks in

Kate Hennessy

09, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The artist ‘most likely to change the world’? Tomás Saraceno on making art from dust, webs and pollution
Inside Tasmania’s Mona, the Argentinian artist is using spiders, soil and a floating backpack to encourage awareness of nature and sustainability in ‘the Capitalocene’

Kate Hennessy

19, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘You can’t escape danger’: the artist making ‘risky’ playgrounds – and splitting opinions
New Zealand engineer Mike Hewson has raised eyebrows with his ‘risky play park’ in Melbourne. But the kids are voting with their feet

Kate Hennessy

13, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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A birdwatching trip back in time: ‘What pre-mammal New Zealand would’ve been like’
Just outside Dunedin, kākā chatter, ancient lizards hatch their eggs, and baby kiwis fatten up to fighting weight in a predator-free sanctuary

Kate Hennessy

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Walk this way: Australia’s urban tours find their feet by going niche
Once the pedestrian equivalent of a double-decker tourist bus, the new breed of walking tours can be genuinely revealing – even if you’re a local

Kate Hennessy

12, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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A gentle hidden gem: a visitor’s guide to the NSW far south coast
Eat oysters for breakfast or find solitude among the Martian rocks and hidden beaches – the region around Merimbula and Pambula is a different type of Australian coast

Kate Hennessy

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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