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Bluestone is back - we look at the year ahead; the fishy world of aquaponics; local artists open their studios; the Bibio-Art Award returns for 2015; Food for Thought looks at the problems with wind and much more...

Bluestone: we’re back and ready to roll…

Bluestone is back and ready to roll in 2015.

Dip into the fishy world of aquaponics

The fishy world of Ben Pohlner and aquaponics.

Local artists open their studio doors

Artists open their studios for special trail.

Food 4 thought: The problem with wind

Food for Thought: how to deal with wind.

Biblio-Art Prize for 2015 remains an open book

Biblio-Art Award back for 2015 – open now

Love birds flock to Portland gannet colony

Gawking at gannets at Portland.

Clementine Ford to lead IWD dinner in W’bool

Clem Ford to lead IWD dinner.

Abbott actions reveal toxic culture in council

Opinion: The toxic culture within the WCC.

Flagstaff Hill: a museum in transition or a mess?

More revelations about the Flagstaff Hill collection saga …

Climbing toward 500...


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Catching up

The changing landscape under Midfield Meats

The changing landscape under Midfield Meats.

A musical career with strings attached

South-west musician Philip Trigg has been performing classical and contemporary music his whole life, but is happy to remain very much in the background…

Wood carving part of a chain reaction

It is not the most delicate tool available, but a chainsaw is the starting point for Brad Hunt’s sculptural work in wood…

Sushi adds to Kepler Street’s food revival

Sushi sensation in Warrnambool

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