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Noonaweena

Resting place

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Noonaweena retreat sits atop a mountain with a stunning outlook of national parks as far as the eye can see – just an hour from Sydney, it's the ideal spot for your next group get-together.

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Heart of the hinterland

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Footprints of the original hippies in the Byron hinterland have left lasting impressions.

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Port Macquarie’s feast of festivities in October 2013

Port Macquarie is having a month long festival in October to celebrate the passion, creativity, bounty and variety from its farmers, vignerons, brewers, entertainers and artists.

Event highlights:
· 6 October – Breakfast in the Beds at Near River Produce organic farm
· 6 October - Oasis by the River presents The Vintage Car Vineyard Tour
· 12 October – High Tea on the Hastings
· 18 October – Jazz and Shiraz at Eighteen Thirty Restaurant
· 19 October – World Par-TEA Victorian Luncheon Banquet
· 19 October – Black Duck Brewery Beer and Fine Food Matching Dinner
· 19-20 October – Landcare North Coast TAFE Farm Gate tours
· 20 October – A day at Bago Vineyards with a Treasure Hunt in the Bago Maze
· 24 October – Five plate tastings menu with matching wines at The Corner Restaurant
· 25 October - An Evening on the River Dinner at Port Panthers
· 26 October – Hastings Farmers Market’s 1 to 100 Acre Farming Fest
· 26 October – Artist Market in the Vines at Cassegrain Winery
· 26 October – SBS Feast Sneak Peak Party
· 27 October – Main Event: SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings 2013

Port Macquarie is a four hour drive North of Sydney or a one hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to the rest of Australia. A range of accommodation is available from 4.5 star waterfront hotels, eco-style tree houses to self contained apartments.

For event details and info on visiting, head to Tastings on Hastings, and to book accommodation and find out more about the region visit www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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One small bite for man

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Every mouthful might feel like just one small bite, but it is one enormous leap for humanity, explains Nick Ray.

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How to eat local

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Become a locavore and eat locally – Nick Ray from Local Harvest provides useful starter tips and hints to help you take this challenge as far as you like.

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Local Harvest

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Find good, fresh, local and flavorsome food that's close to you by simply tying in your postcode.

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Fresh off the farm

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

This year, 2012, is Year of the Farmer. A time to pay overdue recognition to our nation’s hardest workers. Our farmers overcome increasing adversities including climate, labour, urban sprawl, and long, hard hours, as they grow food and materials for our nation. We caught up with farmers and their families from six very different farms across Australia, all with one thing in common – they believe in the power of farming sustainably and with our future in mind.

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