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Would you like to ease the pain of insect bites & stings this Summer?

Well now you can with Australian zeolite! This magic mineral supplement, distributed by Brenda White and Greg Pelton of locally owned business Zeo Natural, is 100% natural, toxin free and organic certified. Australia has a very pure source of zeolite. Its purity is assured as the zeolite deposit has been kept free from modern day [...]

By |2018-12-04T12:28:03+00:00December 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Would you like to ease the pain of insect bites & stings this Summer?

5 Minute Hair with Zeo Natural’s New Dry Shampoo

Recently and quite by accident, I discovered a product which, despite it’s name, doubles up as a miracle hair product! Now stay with me ladies (and gents) because I don't use the word “miracle” lightly. In fact for many years I have succumbed to all manner of “miracle” products which have promised to make me [...]

By |2018-09-22T12:02:09+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on 5 Minute Hair with Zeo Natural’s New Dry Shampoo

5 Fun Historial Facts About Port Stephens

by Claire Schroeder, age 13 Living in Port Stephens, you might think you know everything about it, but there is a lot of our history unknown to most. There is so much information about the past, that is worth knowing. Read on to discover 5 fun facts which I'm sure you will find interesting! I [...]

By |2018-09-22T10:26:22+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on 5 Fun Historial Facts About Port Stephens

Shoal Bay Country Club

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Shoal Bay Country Club’s recent refurbishment teamed with its exciting array of holiday activities makes Shoal Bay a haven for locals and tourists alike. What’s On In Our Backyard caught up with owner Andrew Lazarus. Shoal Bay, with its white sandy shores, pristine waters and stunning bushland, is a family-friendly destination. [...]

By |2018-09-22T09:56:20+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Shoal Bay Country Club

Join The FootGolf Revolution

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Most people associate Horizons Golf Resort at Salamander Bay with its 18-hole championship golf course, picturesque waterways and abundant wildlife, but did you know that Horizons is also the only accredited FootGolf provider in Port Stephens? What’s On In Our Backyard caught up with Horizons Marketing Director Shiana Tyler. If you [...]

By |2018-09-22T06:50:28+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Join The FootGolf Revolution

The Developing Newborn

by Sean Mahony You can never underestimate the importance of a good start in life. Chiropractors who have undertaken further study in the neuro-development of children of all ages, from the first day born until later on in life, are the best people to assess the health of children. Labour and birth is an intense [...]

By |2018-09-22T06:33:48+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on The Developing Newborn

Is Dental Fear Affecting Your Family

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Is the sound of the dentist’s drill enough to have you running for the nearest exit? Dental fear is a very real problem affecting up to one in six Australian adults and around one in ten children. Thankfully there are measures you and your dentist can implement to assist, as John [...]

By |2018-09-21T10:14:48+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Is Dental Fear Affecting Your Family

The Greenhouse Eatery – Review

"Who thought lunch with young kids could be fun and relaxing!" by Saffron Quantrell What's On In Our Backyard magazine discovered that the enigma of a quiet lunch with your munchkins is certainly achievable at The Greenhouse Eatery. Nestled in the grounds of Pacific Dunes at Medowie, the Greenhouse Eatery will welcome you and your [...]

By |2018-09-21T07:20:18+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on The Greenhouse Eatery – Review

Wat’s On The Menu Catering

"A friendly and welcoming family dining venue, offering delicious fresh food that won’t break the budget! by Saffron Quantrell What's On In Our Backyard were recently invited to dine at the new cafe and bar Wats-On The Menu Catering at Horizons Golf Resort, Salamander Bay. Here is our review of our experience! The café and [...]

By |2018-09-21T07:09:54+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Wat’s On The Menu Catering

The House Build With Love at The Bower Medowie

More than 950 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia, and one in six children dies as a result. Sadly, around 50 of those children diagnosed are from the Hunter. This September, International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, McCloy Group and McDonald Jones Homes will join forces with the Children's Cancer Institute to launch [...]

By |2018-09-21T06:57:07+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on The House Build With Love at The Bower Medowie

7 Top Tips For A Digital Detox

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Like it or not, we exist in a digital world with people ‘plugged in’ to devices to socialise, research, work and communicate. Digital media can create a sense of belonging, but it can also result in constant distractions and feelings of disconnection. Digital overuse is an issue that Geraldine Zadkiel from [...]

By |2018-09-21T06:41:03+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on 7 Top Tips For A Digital Detox

Future Stars Are Born

by Saffron Quantrell Emily Kenny - All I Want Silver Medal Lyrical It's always incredibly heart warming to hear of the wonderful stories and achievements of children in our local area and in a little town called Tanilba Bay on the Tilligerry Peninsula, big dreams are coming true. What’s On In Our Backyard [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:07:19+00:00September 20th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Future Stars Are Born

Zone Active: The Small Family Club Where Big Things Happen

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Have you ever marvelled at the gravity-defying aerial silk skills that are a feature of Cirque du Soleil or those made famous by the breathtaking acrobatics of celebrity singer Pink? Aerial Silk training involves performing aerial acrobatics while suspended from fabric. It is visually spectacular, and has the added bonus of [...]

By |2018-09-19T11:35:06+00:00September 19th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Zone Active: The Small Family Club Where Big Things Happen

Firies Climb For Motor Neurone Disease

by Jewell Drury Photo credit:  Luke Kisielewicz lukekphotography.net On 20th October 2018, local firefighters Rios, Goodliff, Ford and Allen, participating as “Team Underdogs,” will tackle the stairs of the iconic Sydney Tower Eye to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This year’s challenge sees more than 600 firefighters embark on an epic climb of 1,504 [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:58:32+00:00September 18th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Firies Climb For Motor Neurone Disease

Frontline Yoga

Free Yoga For Frontline Professionals by Joanna Atherfold Finn It would be hard to imagine two more diverse environments – the calming and restorative space of a yoga class and the complex and often traumatic situations that frontline workers frequently face. Bringing them together is a concept called Frontline Yoga, a national program that delivers [...]

By |2018-09-18T12:03:05+00:00September 18th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Frontline Yoga

The Importance Of After School Activities

by Joanna Atherfold Finn It is an all too familiar sight – young people playing computer games or scrolling through their social media feeds instead of being active. With the increase of computer use both during and after school, the need for children to engage with others and improve their fitness levels is clear. The [...]

By |2018-07-11T07:57:14+00:00July 11th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on The Importance Of After School Activities

Tips To Organise Your Home For The New School Year

Now that we are settled into 2018, it's a great time to reflect on the year so far. Term 1 was all about new uniforms, new sports equipment, new stationery and text books. Not to mention: sport days, music days, library days, basketball practice, band practice, homework, newsletters, assignments ... and lunches! But try not [...]

By |2018-04-04T11:31:19+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Tips To Organise Your Home For The New School Year

Middle School At St Philip’s Christian College

For many people in Australia the term ‘Middle School’ is not familiar. What is Middle School and why would you choose to move your child from the traditional Primary and Secondary schooling system into a foreign environment? Let us answer some of those questions for you. Middle School focuses specifically on the needs of students [...]

By |2018-04-04T11:09:05+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Middle School At St Philip’s Christian College

My Top 10 Things To Do In The Bay For Tweens and Teens

by Claire Schroeder, age 12 Claire Schroeder To celebrate Youth Week, What’s On In Our Backyard has given 12 year old Claire Schroeder, a student of St Philip’s Christian College, the chance to be published. Claire is a very talented writer with aspirations to become a TV journalist! Port Stephens really is the [...]

By |2018-04-04T10:16:21+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on My Top 10 Things To Do In The Bay For Tweens and Teens

Are You In Need Of A Makeup Makeover?

The 90's just called and they want their look back! Is it about time you took a good honest look at how you apply your makeup? Has your style failed to evolve in the last 15 to 20 years? Are you still using the same brown liner since high school? If, like me, you are [...]

By |2018-04-04T10:00:51+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Are You In Need Of A Makeup Makeover?