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Young talent time: New breed of comedians making Melbourne debuts
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Young talent time: New breed of comedians making Melbourne debuts

A preview of some of the international acts coming to Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the very first time.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury

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Pay $30 and breathe easy: Botanic Gardens embraces Forest Therapy
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Pay $30 and breathe easy: Botanic Gardens embraces Forest Therapy

Would you play $30 to smell herbs and lie in the sun at the Royal Botanic Gardens? The first four sessions of globally popular Forest Therapy have sold out.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Massive artwork unveiled at the Exhibition Building
Architecture

Massive artwork unveiled at the Exhibition Building

The Sylph of Spring has been unveiled, a 26 metre tall artwork that adorns the front of the Exhibition Building.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Vic: Wacky floats on show at Moomba Parade
Arts

Vic: Wacky floats on show at Moomba Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets as Melbourne's much-loved Moomba Parade made its way through Kings Domain parkland on the third and final day of the popular festival.

Cheap entertainment hacks: How to have fun for less
City life

Cheap entertainment hacks: How to have fun for less

Everyone loves a bargain, so we've done the hard work to help you save money whether you want a night out or a night in.

  • by Josh Dye
The backyard mushroom growers supplying Melbourne restaurants
City life

The backyard mushroom growers supplying Melbourne restaurants

Local produce could take on a whole new meaning as Melbourne restaurants source mushrooms from Carlton carports and Brunswick share houses.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
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Labour Day 2019 public holiday guide: What's open, what's closed and what's on in Melbourne

Labour Day 2019 public holiday guide: What's open, what's closed and what's on in Melbourne

Here’s a guide to help you know what stores are open, how to get around, what to do and where to go to help you make the most of this Labour Day holiday.

  • by Edward Wong
'Kick their butt': The paraplegic, double amputee, water-skiing extraordinaire
Skiing

'Kick their butt': The paraplegic, double amputee, water-skiing extraordinaire

The idea of water-skiing along the Yarra River at high speed would be terrifying for anybody. Not for Jason Sleep, who is a double amputee and paraplegic.

  • by Carolyn Webb
MCC anoints new president ahead of new football ticketing policy

MCC anoints new president ahead of new football ticketing policy

The Melbourne Cricket Club has appointed a new president charged with leading the committee that runs the city's most famous sporting ground.

'Daylesford is not Toorak': Posh polo a hot topic in bohemian town
City life

'Daylesford is not Toorak': Posh polo a hot topic in bohemian town

A young mining millionaire has got locals talking by staging a Portsea-style polo tournament on 'socially progressive', artsy Daylesford. Will it work?

  • by Carolyn Webb
'Terrible': Apple plan slammed by a Fed Square designer
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'Terrible': Apple plan slammed by a Fed Square designer

One of the architects who designed Federation Square has spoken out for the first time against plans to demolish one of the square's key buildings to build an Apple mega-store.

  • by Clay Lucas