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Thirsty? These seaweed pouches could be the water bottles of the future

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 11th May 2019 -  Runners in this year’s London Marathon were given a quench thirster with a twist – edible seaweed pouches carrying sports-drink – in a bid to cut down on plastic water bottles at the

Quiet rooms shift goal posts for football fans with autism

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 4th May 2019 -  Going to see a live AFL match is a fun, exciting night out to see your favourite team in the flesh. But for a person with autism, it can be the exact opposite. The bright lights, flashing

Pretty in pink: Lamb adds a splash of colour to charity auction

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  A lamb painted pink has stolen the show at a charity auction in Dubbo, managing to raise over $2,000 for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. The 7kg lamb, donated by Fletcher Internationals,

World’s best chef feeding Australia’s homeless

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 13th April 2019 -  One of the world’s top chefs is teaming up with food-rescue charity OzHarvest to open a community restaurant for homeless people in Sydney. Italian chef Massimo Bottura announced

An (unlikely) friend in need

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 6th April 2019 -  When 73-year-old Rose was paired with 14-year-old Dominic as his mentor, she knew she could make a difference in his life. But what she didn’t realise was the difference he would make

The kaleidoscope effect

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 22nd March 2019 -  Victorian artists with disability are breaking down barriers to inclusion and launching careers by showing their artworks over the next month, as part of the annual Kaleidoscope

Therapy chickens bring joy to aged care home

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A pet chicken might sound like an unusual choice of a therapy pet, but staff at a Brisbane aged care home are hopeful some new clucky arrivals will help fight off loneliness and depression

Your Poo is Saving the Planet… and Building Houses

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 23rd February 2019 -  Australians may soon be “shitting bricks” after researchers at RMIT University unveiled a sustainable alternative to the classic brick, made from recycled sewage. Currently 30

Social Enterprise Has Royal Encounter

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th October 2018 -  A Melbourne social enterprise that gives disadvantaged young Indigenous people hospitality training has had a dash with royalty, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by

Aussie Charity Launches ‘Spicy’ Fundraising Campaign

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  An Australian charity is launching a “spicy” fundraising campaign, encouraging people to enjoy a curry with friends while raising funds for poverty-stricken families in Asia.
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