Mid-Season Review: Melbourne Demons – Has the Dee-Train hit some bumps?

Captain Max Gawn has played another key role for the Demons this year. (Graphic: Will Cuckson; Photo: Melbourne Demons/Twitter) As we hit the bye rounds in the AFL season, The Inner Sanctum will be conducting our mid-season reviews of all 18 clubs and assessing the first half of the season and what fortune may lie …

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Annie And Lena Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022

Sketch duo and best of friends Annie and Lena have great stage presence, confident delivery, and excellent timing in this well-crafted hour of sketches, songs, and improv. Setting the stage, literally, with a stage filled with boxes, this cheap (their words!) but efficient set acts as a basis for their show; they’re moving house and …

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Sydney and Melbourne airport reunions as Australia’s international border reopens | Northern Beaches Review

Family and friends have been reunited at Australian airports after international borders completely reopened for the first time in almost two years. There were hugs, kisses and tears after the first international flights touched down at Sydney and Melbourne International Airports on Monday, February 21, 2022. Vaccinated international tourists can now travel to Australia without …

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‘Extreme demand’ for Melbourne ambulances | Northern Beaches Review

Paramedics are experiencing “extremely high demand” for ambulances in Melbourne and public transport delays are expected, as COVID-19 continues to impact services. Ambulance Victoria issued a statement on Tuesday warning there would be delays in ambulances reaching people in the city and asking for triple zero to be reserved for emergencies. “Ambulance Victoria is experiencing …

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric, Melbourne

In a semi post-pandemic world, scratching even the tiniest travel itch serves serious relief. However, my latest hotel stay went beyond such relief… I’m talking euphoric non-stop eye-rolling action. Allow me to indulge you in paradise on Melbourne’s Downie Street, Hyatt Centric. I’ll start with standard housekeeping: 277 rooms, 25 floors, indoor pool, a gym, …

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Builder blamed for $4.1b West Gate blowout | Northern Beaches Review

The builders of Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel have been accused of “over-egging” the costs and danger of toxic soil to compensate for underbidding on the troubled project. A settlement to the long-running dispute has been signed off by the Victorian government after months of negotiations with project manager Transurban, as well as builders John Holland …

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Tears as iso-free travellers fly into Vic | Northern Beaches Review

Families have been reunited and tears shed at Melbourne Airport as Victoria reopens to quarantine-free travel for arrivals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The easing of border restrictions on Monday came on the same day the state recorded 1471 new coronavirus cases and four deaths. Fully vaccinated international arrivals touching down in Victoria no longer have …

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Melbourne restaurant named nation’s best | Northern Beaches Review

An intimate eatery in Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula has been named Australia’s restaurant of the year, cementing the city’s status as the nation’s culinary capital despite several lockdowns. Tedesca Osteria, set in an early 20th-century weatherboard house overlooking 27 acres of Red Hill farmland, was named 2022 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year at a virtual …

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