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  • Model Train show

    This year’s show is set to be the largest train show in Australia. The event offers a ...

  • Paniyri Greek Festival

    This year the festival marks 38 years of honey puff eating, Zorba dancing, plate smashing, bouzouki playing ...

  • Camp Oven Comedy

    The Camp Oven Comedy evening will feature free face painting, a cent sale, open mike entertainment, stalls ...

  • Easter in the Country

    Roma’s Easter in the Country is a five-day celebration of all things country. Now entering its 37th ...

In The Road Ahead

Meet fair dinkum hero Keith Payne

STORY BARRY GREEN PHOTO MARK BUCHANAN ‘Hero’ must surely be one of the most misused words in the English language, being used extravagantly to describe sporting stars and even A-list celebrities – sometimes to the point of cringe worthiness. But there are those for whom the word is entirely befitting. One such person is RACQ member Keith Payne VC OAM. Coming from a family of military peerage, it was perhaps inevitable that a young Keith ...

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Scary school lunches

If you take a look on Facebook or, if you’re particularly brave, Pinterest, you’d be forgiven for thinking that school children of the world had suddenly become a herd of ...

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Motoring

In The Showroom

Recently released: Toyota Kluger

Available in three grades – GX, GXL and Grande – buyers have the choice of either two- or four-wheel-drive drivetrains. Despite what Toyota describes as ‘at least $2000 of additional ...

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New in Departure National

Explore Victoria’s Goldfields

Victoria’s fascinating Goldfields region is home to a host of historically rich destinations, including Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Heathcote. In each of these interesting places you can still see the grand homes and bygone architecture of the buildings that were built during the gold rush era. Although the old-fashioned charm ... More

New in Drive Travel

Take a daytrip to Darlington

Take a short drive from Brisbane through the Scenic Rim’s quaint towns and winding roads, and you’ll find yourself in Darlington – a quiet setting edged by towering trees, peaceful creeks and an abundance of wildlife. Whether you opt to take a day trip or set up camp in the town’s ... More

New in Drive Travel

Unwind on Great Keppel Island

From the shores of Queensland’s Capricorn Coast, you can make an escape to Great Keppel Island – where clear waters, tropical flora and white sand beaches await. Take a good book and laze about by the sea, or try something a little more active – such as bushwalking, swimming, snorkeling and ... More

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Explore the Mary Valley

A peaceful hinterland area accessible through Conondale, near Maleny, Mary Valley lies hidden away behind the Sunshine Coast. Offering a relaxing getaway for people of all ages and interests, Mary Valley is the home of the Valley Rattler – a steam train that allows those who hop aboard to step back ... More

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Drive Queensland’s reef to outback trail

From the World Heritage-listed sites of the Great Barrier Reef to Queensland’s iconic outback, your reef to outback trip will take you to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country. Whether you choose to see a small selection of the most visited locations or have your sights set ... More

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Give yourself a scalp massage

According to the ancient Chinese practice of shiatsu, there are numerous pressure points in your scalp that can help relieve various health ailments. By massaging your scalp, you can help reduce fatigue and stress, as well as ease back and headaches. To give yourself a scalp massage, first take a few deep breaths. Close your eyes and begin by using the pads of your fingers to slowly massage around your hairline. Keep taking deep breaths ...

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