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Hoping for a 'return to normal', Melburnians head to summer sanctuary

Hoping for a 'return to normal', Melburnians head to summer sanctuary

Angelo and Cristina Gargiso and their new daughter, Isabella, are among thousands flocking to the Mornington Peninsula to bid farewell to 2020.

  • by Erin Pearson

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How today's new rules affect your New Year's Eve celebrations

How today's new rules affect your New Year's Eve celebrations

How many people am I now allowed to have over to mark the start of 2021? Read on for answers to this and all your other New Year's Eve questions.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Michael Fowler
Do kids always have to ruin New Year's Eve?
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Do kids always have to ruin New Year's Eve?

They have for more than 10 years. But this year there's hope.

  • by Samantha Selinger-Morris
'It's basically game over': NYE bookings disappear as December outbreak scares patrons

'It's basically game over': NYE bookings disappear as December outbreak scares patrons

Popular New Year's Eve venues with harbour views have been hit with an avalanche of cancellations after the northern beaches outbreak capped off an already difficult year for restaurants and bars.

  • by Fergus Hunter
At home, on New Year's Eve, no one can hear you stream

At home, on New Year's Eve, no one can hear you stream

With some planning, and a few surprises, your socially distanced New Year's Eve can become a new tradition.

  • by Michael Idato
From the Archives, 1980: Violence, arrests at New Year's Eve concert

From the Archives, 1980: Violence, arrests at New Year's Eve concert

A crowd of 60,000 gathered at the Sydney Opera House to see in the eighties with a night of rock music, merry-making, and pelting celebrities with beer cans.

  • by Barbara Bolton
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Surprising lessons learnt from a year like no other
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Opinion

Surprising lessons learnt from a year like no other

Moist hands, Zoom calls and moving back in with your mother. Could this year have been any better?

  • by Nikki Britton
Why talking to your driver should be your new year’s resolution
Opinion
Opinion

Why talking to your driver should be your new year’s resolution

Chatting to a taxi driver can bring an increasingly rare human connection in these automated times.

  • by Charles Purcell
WA on border alert with Victoria as three COVID-19 community cases detected in Melbourne

WA on border alert with Victoria as three COVID-19 community cases detected in Melbourne

Border arrangements between WA and Victoria remain unchanged as the acting Chief Health Officer assesses and monitors the developing situation.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Fears house parties could turn New Year's Eve into a super-spreader event

Fears house parties could turn New Year's Eve into a super-spreader event

Fearful that New Year's Eve activities will spread the virus further, the government announced new restrictions on celebrating in the CBD. But senior ministers are concerned that people will instead host parties at home.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Kate Aubusson
Brisbane NYE to kiss goodbye to pashing strangers, fireworks and 2020

Brisbane NYE to kiss goodbye to pashing strangers, fireworks and 2020

Like 2020 on the whole, this New Year's Eve will be very different so here is what you need to know about celebrating the start of 2021.

  • by Toby Crockford and Matt Dennien