Columns articles

Just keep walking!

By Shane Scanlan On May 25 CBD local Wendy Brooks is walking 30km for a good cause – impressive, but not totally extraordinary until you consider that, five years ago, she was wheelchair bound with multiple sclerosis (MS). The dynamic managing director of a Collins St consulting firm says she regained her health through exercise

From runway to checkout

“See now buy now” Periodically we all have occasions where we consider if what we wear reflects our personality. All valid inquisition but what does being a trendsetter really mean in the CBD with the growing demand of the “see now buy now” trend? What is “see now buy now”? It means runway styles are

SurroundSound in vertical villages

Sleep is not a trivial issue – though the design and diversity within our vertical villages can make it scarce.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), poor sleep is associated with a doubling of heart attack risk and a possible four-fold increase in the risk of stroke. Along with smoking, lack of exercise and

CBD beyond compare

By Sunny Liu Chintan Pathak came to Melbourne from India to pursue his Master of Business Administration at Deakin University in 2015 and has been living in the CBD ever since. Mr Pathak said he never thought about living anywhere other than the CBD. “To me, the CBD is the best place to live in

Where “Chloe” once hung 

By David Thompson, Royal Historial Society of Victoria The curious passer-by in Lonsdale St may wonder why an old-fashioned pair of wrought iron gates, slung between two stone pillars, stand in splendid isolation beside the modern office buildings at No. 460.  A closer look will reveal the word “Rostella” amongst the moss and other growths

Totally connected

By Kathryn Lewis  Michael Skubevski and his Border Collie, South Paw, are about as close as an owner and pet can get.  Wandering through Flagstaff Gardens, South Paw does not appear to have an owner. The lead in Mr Skubevski’s hand is the only giveaway of where he belongs. But the pair does everything together,

Make your vote count

By We Live Here A by-election for the vacant position of lord mayor will be held in May. It will be conducted entirely by postal voting, with ballot packs mailed to voters between Monday, April 23 and Thursday, April 26. Your ballot paper must be returned, either by mail or delivered in person to the

Space Debris Office

By Chris Mineral Ava Gardner, Monaco Club 1954, height of summer, watching Quincy Jones on the bandstand conducting the orchestra.  Everyone is waiting for Frank Sinatra. Commotion at the back of the club, gigawattage spotlight finds Frank Sinatra there, he is in meet-and-greet mode. Frank and Ava look at one another … Courtney and Dave

Biggest archaeology digs to get underway 

Last month attention turned to exploring what historical artifacts might be found at Metro Tunnel works sites. State Library Station  Following the completion of building demolition on the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, preparations for the state’s biggest archaeological investigations have started. The preparatory work includes initial archaeological assessments of the ground conditions to

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