Good Weekend

Two of Us

Classical guitarist Karin Schaupp (left) and singer Katie Noonan.

Karin Schaupp and Katie Noonan

Musical magic can happen without a close friendship, but singer/songwriter Noonan has found both with guitarist Schaupp.

Tamara Asmar and Ryan Johnson.

Ryan Johnson and Tamara Asmar

Ryan Johnson appears in the TV series Doctor Doctor. His wife, Tamara Asmar, is a screenwriter for the show.

Dr Lavinia Codd (right) with her daughter Zoe McDonald at the Queensland Brain Institute.

Lavinia Codd and Zoe McDonald

After suffering a stroke in 2001, Lavinia Codd went on to do a PhD, providing great inspiration for her daughter, Zoe.

Kada Miller, 27 and Barney Miller, 38.

Barney Miller and Kada Southwell

Keen surfer Barney Miller became a quadriplegic after a car accident. When he met Kate "Kada" Southwell, he encouraged her to sing.

Bar owner Tim Clark (left) and artist George Raftopoulos.

Tim Clark and George Raftopoulos

Four years ago, club and restaurant owner Tim Clark, and artist George Raftopoulos, became instant mates, based around respect and friendly insults.

Chelsea Bonner (right) and her mother Nola Clark.

Chelsea Bonner and Nola Clark

Model agency founder Chelsea Bonner and her mum, Nola Clark, are best friends after surviving Chelsea's turbulent teenage years.

Rose and Karina Lester are the daughters of Yankunytjatjara elder Yami Lester.

Rose and Karina Lester

Spurred on by personal tragedy, indigenous activists Rose Lester and her sister Karina have enjoyed success in their anti-nuclear campaigning.

Walter Mikac and Chris McCann.

Walter Mikac and Chris McCann

The day after Mikac lost his wife and children in the Port Arthur massacre, McCann flew from Melbourne to be by his side.

Pam Burridge (left) with Roz Johnston on Sydney's Manly Beach.

Pam Burridge and Roz Johnston

Roz Johnston and former world surfing champion Burridge have instilled their passion for wave-riding in many other women.

Maree Smith (left) and Maree Jenner, met 50 years ago at the Short Statured People of Australia's first national convention.

Maree Smith and Maree Jenner

Maree Smith and Maree Jenner both have achondroplasia. They met 50 years ago at the first national convention of the Short Statured People of Australia.

Fashion designer Sarah Brown with her older son, 16-year-old Harry Brown.

Sarah and Harry Brown

Sarah Brown was told during an ultrasound that her first son, Harry, had a rare brain defect. He's now a beautiful young man – who can also be wildly inappropriate.

DJ Tom Lowndes, creator of the Hot Dub Time Machine - a time travelling dance party and his wife, "Lu Lu Loud" Alexandra ...

Tom Lowndes and Alexandra Plim

Sydney DJ Tom Lowndes met his wife Alexandra Plim, when she was at drama school. His absences as he tours are just one relationship stress – but communication sets them right.

Anders and Julie Halvorsen have been married for 45 years.

Anders and Julie Halvorsen

After a spinal injury in 1973, Anders was told he wouldn't live past 40. He married Julie a year later and they have three children.

Lord Howe residents Dani Rourke and Luke Hanson.

Luke Hanson and Dani Rourke

Luke Hanson and sixth-generation Lord Howe Islander Rourke are partners in one of Australia’s oldest family businesses.

TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman and young Aboriginal man Keaan Mason.

Keaan Mason and Rachel Argaman

Keaan Mason, 23, is a Kariyarra man from WA’s Pilbara region who met Rachel Argaman, 51, the CEO of TFE Hotels, via the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.

Opera diva Emma Matthews and her husband Stephen.

Emma and Stephen Matthews

Award-winning soprano Emma Matthews, met her husband, Stephen, a theatrical technician with Opera Australia, when he was a lyric tenor. He gave up singing when the couple decided to have children. They have two sons.

Carolyn and Ned Travers.

Carolyn and Ned Travers

For teenager Ned Travers, walking an Italian pilgrim route with his mother Carolyn has improved his health.

Father and son jockeys Dwayne Dunn and Dylan Dunn at Caulfield Racecourse.

Dwayne and Dylan Dunn

After seeing colleagues die, jockey Dwayne Dunn did not want his son to follow in his footsteps.

Brothers Manny Notaras and John Notaras at their fish and chip shop Fat Fish in Annandale.

Manny and John Notaras

Fish-and-chip shop owners Manny and John Notaras work together, play together, and sometimes beat each other up.

Shannon O'Connell and Luke Meldon at Fortitude Boxing in Brisbane.

Shannon O’Connell and Luke Meldon

Shannon O’Connell balances life as a top super-bantamweight boxer with her family and business with the help of her trainer, Luke Meldon.

Stuart Harris (left) and Simon Cunich (right) in Canberra.

Simon Cunich and Stuart Harris

A minuscule spider brought together documentary filmmaker Simon Cunich 31, and former litter collector and citizen scientist Stuart Harris, 51, resulting in a collaboration and friendship that’s still reaping rewards.

Denise Scott (left) and Judith Lucy.

Comedians Judith Lucy and Denise Scott

Comedians Denise Scott (left), and Judith Lucy, collaborated on a project with colleague Lynda Gibson – and bonded for good when Gibson’s cancer became terminal.

Glen Parker and wife Cat Fung.

Glen Parker and Cat Fung

IT professional Glen Parker was keen on nurse Cat Fung, for years, but she kept fobbing him off.

Tania Harris, travelling pastor and speaker and humanitarian Anita Pahor.

Anita Pahor and Tania Harris

Anita Pahor, 45, founding patron of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders, met Tania Harris, 48, a pastor, at theological college.

Ellen and Alex Briggs live on acreage with twin sons at Mullumbimby.

Ellen Briggs and Alex Briggs

Comedian Ellen Briggs and her husband Alex, a MotoGP mechanic for star Italian motorcyclist Valentino Rossi, are separated by his job for much of the year.