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Food fight: it’s forks at 20 paces for journos and bloggers

Food fight: it’s forks at 20 paces for journos and bloggers

Myriam Robin March 14, 2014 6 Comments

Food bloggers are crashing into the industry previously dominated by professional critics, and it's ruffling some feathers. Don't they deserve freebies like the "real" journos?

A caravan for Kate? Budget tips for the royals’ trip Down Under

A caravan for Kate? Budget tips for the royals’ trip Down Under

Cathy Alexander March 7, 2014 9 Comments

Will and Kate's trip to Australia will cost the government millions. Crikey provides suggestions on how the royals can slash costs ... but can Kate pitch a tent?

Royal rates: what you’ll pay for Will and Kate’s Aussie adventure

Royal rates: what you’ll pay for Will and Kate’s Aussie adventure

Cathy Alexander March 6, 2014 21 Comments

Will, Kate and royal celebri-baby George will visit Australia next month. Did you know that Aussie taxpayers are going to pay the full cost of the trip?

Putting water into wine (and why that cheeky red is boozier than you think)

Putting water into wine (and why that cheeky red is boozier than you think)

Crikey February 17, 2014 12 Comments

The rising heat is roasting our reds and pushing the alcohol content higher. So is adding water to wine -- currently banned -- the answer? Wine writer Philip White makes the case at In Daily.

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and ‘crystallography’

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and ‘crystallography’

Crikey Intern January 13, 2014 1 Comment

Did you know it's the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography? And that's not all you've got to look forward to in 2014, reports Crikey intern Broede Carmody.

All expenses paid: is consular help too generous?

All expenses paid: is consular help too generous?

Cathy Alexander January 7, 2014 25 Comments

The government wants to charge a Greenpeace protester for helping him -- which might not be such a bad idea, given the high cost of consular services. But politics can decide who gets a bill.

Get Fact: what secrets are hidden in McDonald’s food?

Get Fact: what secrets are hidden in McDonald’s food?

Crikey December 2, 2013 5 Comments

McDonald's has a new website where it will answer questions from the public. Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton fact-checks some of the answers ... and finds Macca's may be somewhat selective in its information.

Big planes out, small planes in: Air Austral scales back Indian Ocean route

Big planes out, small planes in: Air Austral scales back Indian Ocean route

Plane Talking July 31, 2013

Air Austral looks set to abandon plans for large-capacity planes flying between France and Noumea. The airline's idea was ahead of its time, writes Ben Sandilands.

Modern abstract maps: New York and London as you’ve never seen them before

elsewhere July 24, 2013

A Lonely Planet for some, as more jobs go from publisher

A Lonely Planet for some, as more jobs go from publisher

Myriam Robin July 19, 2013 2 Comments

Lonely Planet will make more cuts -- up to 100 jobs could go -- as it transitions painfully to a digital future. While more people are travelling, fewer are buying guidebooks.