Newcastle Discovered

8 businesses about to give you a reason to love them! by Kian West

 I can still remember sitting at The Press Bookhouse meeting Gareth from Favilla for the first time. The kind of person that you can tell, just wants to do something good in this world. He told me all about his brilliant idea around Pod Coffee and how he had created a version that allowed people to reuse pods and thus cut down on the war on waste, while also maintaining the convenience of a pod-style machine and enjoy barista level flavour. He certainly had my attention. 

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THE COMMONS, BY BROOKE TUNBRIDGE by Brooke Tunbridge

Inspired by their discovery of a community house in Tallinn, Estonia in 2009, Tim and Caitlin returned home to Newcastle, realising the need for a similar space here. Outside the circles of sport, drinking, cafés and churches, they struggled to find opportunities for Novocastrians to socialise. Fate set the course as Tim and Caitlin ran into a familiar face from the Estonian community house, in the streets of Mayfield, of all places, prompting them to revisit the idea of a community-owned space.

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MEET: TREVOR DICKINSON, By Ryan by Ryan Williams

Trevor Dickinson doesn’t mind a beer. I had heard the rumours but didn’t buy into them. Brett Piva tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen. In line with the third instalment of the MAKEit MADEit conference on August 12th, I was invited to beer with Newcastle Productions sketchpert and conference key speaker, Trevor Dickinson. I found out firsthand that actually, we both enjoy beers on a school night a fair amount.

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MEET: AMBER STEWART – COMMUNITY PLANNER – NCC, By Kian by Kian West

  DO YOU EVER SAY OR HEAR SOMEONE COMMENT ‘COUNCIL SHOULD DO X’ OR ‘COUNCIL AREN’T DOING Y’? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, THEN THIS IS THE ARTICLE FOR YOU. MIRAGE OFTEN HEARS THESE KINDS OF COMPLAINTS AND WE DECIDED SINCE NCC ARE TAKING ACTION WITH THEIR 2030 PLAN, NOW IS THE TIME TO CHAT WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT ALL.

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Top 5 Gigs to go to this week, by Brooke Tunbridge by Brooke Tunbridge

Cable Ties w/ carb on carb (NZ) + RORT MENACE + Rachel Maria Cox (solo)
After two sold out album launches in Melbourne, holding the title of Triple J's feature album of the week, and an abundance of excellent reviews, Cable Ties are playing in Newcastle for their album launch. Event page here.

When: Thursday 6th July
Where: Hamilton Station Hotel
Tickets: Free entry

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Where We Were, by Adam T Murphy by Newcastle Discovered

“Where were you on that day?” I was on the bus to school, same as ever. It was exceptionally wet and exceptionally slow and the aggregated body heat of fifty teenagers fogged the windows so I couldn't see much outside. Mum was in New Zealand that weekend because granddad was dying and Dad was at work. I sat in maths class in first period and tried to figure out how to solve quadratic equations. Later on that morning, I heard that a ship had run aground on Nobbys Beach.

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