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‘It’s a big thing to us’: World War I medal lost in 1958 returns to family

‘It’s a big thing to us’: World War I medal lost in 1958 returns to family

‘He did it tough’: The return of a Digger’s medal has uncovered a story of courage and resilience.

  • by Carolyn Webb

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Aussie cheerleaders beat the world - from an empty Northcote gym

Aussie cheerleaders beat the world - from an empty Northcote gym

They were supposed to compete in the world cheerleading championships in Orlando Florida in front of a pumping crowd, but these Melbourne women did it in a buzz-free gym and still came out on top.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
When a third of Camilla Portela’s class caught COVID, she became their source of support

When a third of Camilla Portela’s class caught COVID, she became their source of support

Across the education sector, teachers and schools have gone way beyond their immediate duties to help families or students in need during lockdown.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
The ‘angel’ volunteer offering food, and a chat, to those in need

The ‘angel’ volunteer offering food, and a chat, to those in need

Refugees, the homeless and unemployed are among people volunteer Rita Mastin gives out food to in Werribee.

  • by Carolyn Webb
‘I literally cried’: Herald readers help family left homeless by Queensland border closure

‘I literally cried’: Herald readers help family left homeless by Queensland border closure

Karrina Kemp and her three children spent the week in greater comfort thanks to the kindness of Herald readers and a grant from the NSW government.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
From Thornbury to the world: Actors revel in new online gig for kids

From Thornbury to the world: Actors revel in new online gig for kids

A Melbourne couple have found unexpected success as online children’s entertainers, after the COVID-19 pandemic halted their stage acting roles.

  • by Carolyn Webb
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In lockdown, teenager Jorja has been inventing a needle-free injection

In lockdown, teenager Jorja has been inventing a needle-free injection

The year 9 student and budding inventor has used the past three months to design a needle-free alternative to the EpiPen for people who suffer from anaphylaxis.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Band Wagon ready to rock and roll when music hits the streets once more

Band Wagon ready to rock and roll when music hits the streets once more

Singer and musician Fem Belling and partner Casey Macrae have converted a Toyota ute into a pop-up jazz club that will entertain Melburnians as lockdown restrictions finally ease.

  • by Tony Wright
Our land abounds in nature strips, and suburban mini-golf courses, too

Our land abounds in nature strips, and suburban mini-golf courses, too

Welcome to the Royal Prestbury Open Classic, a COVID-safe mini-golf tournament created to combat lockdown blues and brighten the day.

  • by Tammy Mills
Octopuses, artworks and dinosaurs on the moon: Children’s tiny galleries pop up in the streets

Octopuses, artworks and dinosaurs on the moon: Children’s tiny galleries pop up in the streets

A project called The Neighbourhood Museum is helping keep children creative, curious, active and connected during lockdowns.

  • by Petra Stock
Lockdown: Measuring your life in morning teas, photos, and a stitch in time

Lockdown: Measuring your life in morning teas, photos, and a stitch in time

In the pandemic, many have found solace and joy from daily habits and creative practices that mark the day and distract them from doomscrolling the latest COVID-19 case numbers.

  • by Julie Power