ACM publication Weekender interviewed local business owners from Ethiopia, Sudan, Morocco, Kenya and South Africa to learn more about what brought them to Newcastle and how their home culture influences their business.
An ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise the awareness of men's breast cancer who raised more than $19,000 in funding for the Armidale oncology and palliative care units.
'Everyday hero', Thirroul's Paul Tuckerman, was among those nominated for Australian of the Year awards.
The ACT Australian of the Year has chosen the document to feature in an exhibition of significant objects that belong to award nominees.
"It's been so good, we all enjoy each other's company and it's like one big family coming in as one and working together to get jobs done."
When you play the newest Australian game of Monopoly the community chest card could issue you a fine of $50 for hoarding 240 toilet rolls.
Each episode of Voice of Real Australia the podcast brings you people, places and perspectives from beyond the big cities. This week: When wilderness escapes become death traps. We visit New England communities Torrington and Wytaliba ravaged by fires last year before summer began.