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First Five Forever

A brand-new initiative is dedicated to improving your child’s literacy and cognitive skills – and it’s totally free for you to participate in. The ‘First Five Forever’ grant was developed by the state government back in 2015, after the results of the Australian Early Development Census indicated that a large number of Queensland children were weak in their literacy and cognitive domains when starting school ...

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Family Vacay // Ruby Style

We can think of waaaaaay more than five reasons to book your next family holiday at Surfers Paradise’s brand-new vacation destination, the Ruby Apartments, but we don’t have space to list them all. You’ll just have to visit and find out for yourself… The Ruby Collection is the newest apartment-style hotel to open in Surfers Paradise, and it’s already got kids – and parents – high-fiving with delight. From t ...

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Markets // November 2018

GOLD COAST   OUR ECO MARKETS 3 NOVEMBER 9am – 3pm Robina State High School, 1 Investigator Dr, Robina www.facebook.com/ourecomarkets CHINATOWN STREET MARKETS 3 NOVEMBER 5pm – 9pm Gold Coast Chinatown, Young & Davenport St’s, Southport www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au HER WARDROBE MARKETS 3 + 17 NOVEMBER 9am – 1pm Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami www.herwardrobe.com THE VILLAGE MARKE ...

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Having a Moment // Rainy Days

Just when we were ready to ditch the sweaters and pull out the short shorts, we’ve been hit with the full-force of a typical Queensland summer – rain, rain and more rain. But don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade! Check out our 25 ideas for rainy day fun, both at home and around town. Stay at home… There’s nothing like snuggling up inside during a storm, so gather your cosiest blankets, grab the pop ...

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School of Rock

Back by popular demand, the Youth Music Venture is gearing up to discover even more fresh local talent – so dust off your dancing shoes and warm up those vocal cords! The Youth Music Venture program will return on January 14-17, and they are officially seeking entries for the four-day school holiday program at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. The program – which sees young people on the northern ...

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Halloween Party Guide

Halloween is nearly here, and it’s time to get into the spirit (pun intended) with a frightful, delightful bash. From decorations to recipes, and even a few petrifying party games, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to hosting a Halloween party for the ages. FREAKY FOOD It’s not a Halloween party without some sweet treats (and tricks!), which is why we’ve gathered some of our favourite freaky food and dr ...

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Kids Halloween Makeup

Whether you are embracing Australia’s growing fondness of celebrating this spooky holiday, or you think that it's yet another nonsense day created by the yanks and big business to get us to spend more money by buying candy to give to complete strangers - the popularity of celebrating Halloween is fast growing and in our family, it is one of our favourite holidays of the year. But what if you have completely ...

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The Ball Busters

Looking for a stress-free service that won’t break the bank (or your balls)? Check out Marie Stopes, Australia’s largest independently accredited vasectomy provider. Turns out, there’s more to being a man than the state of your vas deferens. Whatever your reason for getting a vasectomy – whether it’s about taking responsibility of contraception so your partner can have a break, or protecting yourself with t ...

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Clever Kids // Samuel Smith

You might remember Samuel Smith – he’s one of the wonder kids we featured in our print edition last year who, at just 12-years-old, founded KIN Schools Day, a day dedicated to ‘kids helping kids’, in collaboration with the organisation, Kids in Need. He’s kicked some serious goals since then, including a number of awards and recognition from a few famous faces, but Samuel hasn’t let his success change his f ...

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Spring 2018 Issue // Out Now

Welcome to our latest edition of haven magazine, blossoming with stories to celebrate a new season and the spring school holidays! A new season sprouts a new beginning (thank you Mother Nature) and for me this entails a bit of spring decorating at our beach shack, kick-starting a new fitness routine while my shoulder injury heals and maintaining an organised fridge #houseboss I will take some time off with ...

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