North Melbourne’s use of key talls questioned

North Melbourne champion David King has questioned the deployment of Ben McKay in the Kangaroos’ 57-point loss to Adelaide on Sunday. McKay, a defender by trade, partnered Nick Larkey in attack against the Crows, taking four marks and kicking his first AFL goal. With McKay forward, North Melbourne’s defence struggled to contain Taylor Walker and …

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Melbourne’s return to the NT

THE COUNTDOWN to Melbourne’s return to the Northern Territory is on, with tickets to the match on sale. The Demons will travel to Alice Springs in Round 18 to face Port Adelaide at TIO Traeger Park. The game has been scheduled for Sunday 17 July, with the first bounce booked for 3:20pm (AEST). This will be …

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Frasers Property adds $42m site to logistics pipeline in Melbourne’s west

He said rents were approaching $100 per square metre in the west, “numbers I have never seen before”. He said demand for warehouse space was being driven by companies wanting to hold a lot more inventory “as a result of the uncertainty around supply chains”. While the Cobblebank site is a little further away from …

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Rising: Melbourne’s long-awaited arts festival is a smorgasbord of immersive sonic and visual experiences set to reawaken the city

Walking down Little Bourke Street in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown on Wednesday night, the temperature a chilling 9 degrees, there was a sense of anticipation in the air. Beyond the Swanston Street arches, about 60 metres up the street, lies Golden Square Car Park — an otherwise unremarkable commercial lot that has been spectacularly …

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Australia travel: A memorable trip to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula

The Jackalope entrance is unmissable with it’s giant mythical antelope sculpture. Photo / Jackalope Hotels There’s plenty to see and do in Melbourne’s upscale Mornington Peninsula, and no trip is complete without a stay at the Jackalope Hotel, writes Kendall Hill. When Jackalope opened in 2017 I was among the first guests – it was, …

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In Search of Melbourne’s Best Underground Bars

From an Alice in Wonderland-inspired speakeasy disguised as a clock shop to Nordic-themed bars serving beer in horns, a Melbourne bartender shares his favourite underground addresses (and tips on how to find them). Conventional wisdom suggests walking down dark alleys late at night is a bad idea. Bartender Stephen Zappelli suggests conventional wisdom is wrong. …

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Kaiju! beer are opening up a cantina in Melbourne’s south-east

words by sidonie bird de la coeur The brainchild of KAIJU! Beer creators, brewers and brothers; Nat and Callum Reeves have opened a converted warehouse where you can dine in and sample some KAIJU! creations on tap. Featuring mid-century retro future décor that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back into a 50s diner, this …

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Melbourne’s hotel boom creates plenty of rooms for visitors

Next Hotel manager David Ness said while it was not ideal to open between lockdowns, doing so enabled the boutique hotel to steadily build a client base. He said the hotel had seen strong demand from local leisure travellers, but corporate clients were making a slower return. “The consumer has shrunk and the offers have …

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