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When the going gets tough …

When the going gets tough …

By Susan Saunders City residents get going. The online world is buzzing in the time of COVID-19 as humans do what they do well. Innovate. Collaborate. We residents live in a beautiful city. Have you noticed that Father Autumn does not know about the virus? April and May often show Melbourne’s weather at its best

Putting the relationship first

By Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle The massive crack of thunder and the blindingly bright flashes of lightening smashed the darkness in my bedroom to smithereens and snapped me from my slumber at 3am in the morning.  But the one thing that kept me awake for the rest of the night was the image of

Market favourite reopens

By Tamara Clark Drums Café in the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) has reopened with a focus on takeaway food and delivery after recent COVID-19 restrictions forced the business to close. This followed seven weeks of no income for the business as the QVM was shut as well as all of Drums’s pop up locations. With

Balance for rooftop bars

To whom it may concern, I am a subscriber to CBD News and a CBD resident. I observed your article on January 22 this year, “Loop Bar extension rejected”. You suggested the case also highlighted ambiguities in the city’s rooftop regulations. You also indicated Mr Bunny said the rooftop had been designed to provide acoustic

What else can small businesses do to set themselves up for success?

By Wendi Dawson Several weeks into this pandemic, we all have been impacted by border and school closures, industry shutdowns, social distancing, dramatic loss in revenue, etc. Finally, we are seeing some positive signs.  We are flattening the curve, the economic stimulus packages offered by the state and federal governments have taken shape and the

Keen to get back home

Will is waiting for his girlfriend outside the food store in Russell St and Hatchi is getting restless. The couple has driven in from Newport to do their grocery shopping. Will is working from home and Hatchi is getting more than one walk a day. So, the lively Japanese Spitz should be grateful. The lockdown

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