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The rocks markets gets a makeover

Feel-Good Friday: April 14 – Makeover

Brrrr. The weather outside may be getting colder than your ex’s heart but fear not because we’ve got the perfect prescription to heat up your weekend: the one and only Feel-Good Friday. So don’t let the frosty conditions get you down. Instead, grab your trusty puffer jacket and get ready to embrace all the awesomeness that our beloved two-day break has in store for you.

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The rocks markets gets a makeover

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The Rocks Markets Gets a Makeover

The Rocks Markets, a beloved destination in Sydney, is getting a makeover with new makers and artisans joining the original vendors. To celebrate this exciting change, The Rocks Markets is hosting a community taster event, Meet the Makers, on April 15 and 16. The event will feature a weekend of celebration with locals able to shop for unique arts and homewares, indulge in tasty treats, enjoy live music, and take part in free workshops and special trader experiences with some of the makers themselves.

From 10am to 5pm, the two-day celebration will feature Sydney-based creators from Leather Trading Co. (specializing in bespoke handmade leather), Emilio Frank Design (known for unique colourful art), Jonima Flowers (creating beautiful floral arrangements), and Store Tresor (offering gorgeous resin craft). Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a program of surprise pop-up maker demonstrations, tastings, trader interviews, and experiences throughout the market’s footprint.

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St huberts the stag plants seed pods for 100 000 trees by drone and ai

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St Huberts The Stag Plants Seed Pods for 100,000 Trees by drone and AI

St Hubert’s The Stag, a winery with roots in agriculture, has partnered with AirSeed to plant 100,000 trees over the next year using advanced drone technology in areas of Australia affected by extreme weather conditions and a changing climate. AirSeed uses drone technology and proprietary seed pod biotechnology to combat climate change and biodiversity loss by planting at a rate of 40,000 seeds per day, improving habitats and carbon sequestration. This will improve habitats through reforestation and revegetation at a rate almost 25 times faster than manual planting. The winery is also moving towards new, more eco-friendly packaging with a lighter-weight bottle and recycled glass content. The partnership allows friends of the winery to join in on the rewilding journey and make a tangible contribution to preserving Australia’s natural world.

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Young henrys announces b corp certification

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Young Henry’s is Straight Certified

Raise a glass, people. Young Henrys, our favourite Newtown-based brewer and distiller, announced today that it has received B Corp Certification, joining a global network of companies committed to high standards of social and environmental impact, transparency, and accountability. Young Henrys hopes to inspire other Australian businesses to embark on their own B Corp journey by showcasing its accountability and transparency across multiple aspects of its operations, including its industry-leading Algae Project and Brewing Scholarship. The company’s employee share program and ongoing donations to local organizations also contributed to the certification. It’s a significant milestone for Young Henrys, reflecting its decade-long commitment to supporting its community and striving for a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.

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Ikea launches world first compostable book full of plant loving phrases

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IKEA Launches World-First Compostable Book Full of Plant-Loving Phrases

To celebrate Plant Appreciation Day on April 13, IKEA Australia has launched Plantitudes, a Swedish phrasebook designed to help plants thrive. The 18-page book ( is filled with foliage-loving Swedish phrases that can be spoken to plants to promote growth, as a recent study from the company shows that vibrations from speech can positively impact plant health. 100% compostable, it features quirky phrases like “Please don’t die” and “I be-leaf in you” and is made from 100% recycled paper and eco inks, making it decomposable and reusable as compost mulch. Aussies can get their hands on a free Plantitudes book with every plant purchase at IKEA stores nationwide through the weekend until stocks last.

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Manjimup truffle and wine festival back for 2023

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Manjimup Truffle and Wine Festival back for 2023

The Manjimup Truffle and Wine Festival is set to make a comeback in 2023 after its successful inaugural event last year that attracted thousands of people to the area. The festival will showcase the best of the region’s truffle producers with truffle tours, farm visits, truffle hunts, tastings, gourmet dinners, entertainment, and wine masterclasses. It will be held from June 23 to 25, and will once again be supported by the local business community, Southern Forests Food Council, Tourism WA, and other organizations. The event is a paddock-to-plate experience that offers visitors a chance to see local farmers, producers, winemakers, and chefs in action. Manjimup is known for its marron, chestnut, cherries, stone fruits, and, of course, truffles.

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Jana Pittman

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Jana Pittman Announced as the First Ambassador for ‘Every Moment Matters’ Campaign

Dr. Jana Pittman, a former Olympian turned women’s health doctor, is teaming up with the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) to promote alcohol-free pregnancies and safe breastfeeding practices in Australia. As an ambassador for the Every Moment Matters campaign, Dr. Pittman hopes to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and the importance of evidence-based strategies to ensure that breastmilk fed to babies is alcohol-free.

“In my experience with friends, family and even patients, I can see there is so much misinformation about alcohol and what is and isn’t safe during pregnancy and also while breastfeeding,” Pittman said

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a leading preventable developmental disability in Australia. Dr. Pittman emphasizes the need for accurate information and conversations about alcohol use during pregnancy and hopes to encourage support from partners, friends, and family to make alcohol-free pregnancies more manageable.

“The support of partners, friends and family is critical for people who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant,” said Dr Pittman. “Not drinking alcohol is infinitely more manageable when others aren’t drinking, so one of the best ways to support someone you care about is to join them in stopping.”

“You can also plan social events without alcohol, provide or bring alcohol-free drinks to gatherings, or simply show support for someone if they’re being pressured to drink alcohol in social situations.”

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