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Katherine Accommodation News

Old Is New Again

Saturday November 29, 2008
Katherine Townsend visits two mansion makeovers.

Kindness To Strangers

Tuesday September 2, 2008
A little-known charity helped thousands of Holocaust survivors find a home in Melbourne. Katherine Kizilos reports.

Write At The Centre

Thursday August 21, 2008
Melbourne has been named a City of Literature by UNESCO. But what does that mean for the city's writers and readers - and its library? Katherine Kizilos reports.

When Less Is More

Saturday August 16, 2008
Katherine Townsend finds a demand for fewer flats in a block.

Unfinished Symphony In Waiting

Wednesday May 21, 2008
Forget the demolition plans and prepare for a long renovation, advises Katherine Townsend.

Retire In Style

Saturday May 10, 2008
This Hawthorn retirement complex sets the bar high, says Katherine Townsend.

Hue's Warm Design

Saturday April 26, 2008
These sleek homes are turning heads, writes Katherine Townsend.

Alluring Outlooks On Water

Saturday March 29, 2008
THE Toronto waterfront home of former Hunter Area Health Service boss Katherine McGrath and her surgeon husband Stephen Clarke has sold for $2.15 million to Sydney builder Robert Cole and his wife Ainsley.

Playing Games With History

Saturday February 16, 2008
The old heart of a new project awaits, writes Katherine Townsend.

Cottage Industry

Saturday November 25, 2006
Katherine Townsend looks at a development sharing the ambience of Kew.

One With The Lot

Wednesday August 2, 2006
The options are endless for this property in the bustling Lygon Street precinct, writes Katherine Townsend.


Saturday May 20, 2006
Explore Holidays is offering an "eight nights for the price of four" family package at Phuket's Crowne Plaza Karon Beach in courtyard villa accommodation. The package includes return economy airfares flying Thai Airways, daily breakfast, children's meals, a half-day "Siam Safari Adventure" tour and return airport transfers. Prices start from $1488 an adult (plus per person taxes from $256) and $664 a child aged 2-11 years (plus per child taxes from $218). For more information, phone 1300 731 000 ...


Saturday November 19, 2005
- Cruise Alaska and the Far East on a 23-day journey with Cruiseabout from $6999 a person, twin share for an inside cabin. Visit the ports of Canada, Alaska, Russia, Japan and China. Includes airfare, one-night pre-cruise accommodation in Vancouver, 22-night cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess from Vancouver to China via Alaska and one-night post-cruise accommodation in Beijing. Includes all meals, entertainment and port charges while cruising. Departs September 9, 2006. Phone 1800 007 131.

Local Hero

Thursday March 10, 2005
Katherine Lake 27, lawyer and Earthwatch Institute volunteer

Your Letters

Wednesday March 26, 2003
New strategies for Yallarwah facility From Katherine McGrath I WANT to make perfectly clear my views on Yallarwah, the Aboriginal accommodation facility at John Hunter Hospital.

Traveller's Checks

Saturday June 29, 2002
Q My wife and I would like to take a return trip from Darwin to Broome or vice versa. Is it possible to travel one way by boat? Can you suggest the best sights to include on the land section in WA (we have already been to Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield Park and Katherine Gorge)? Is August/September

Here And There

Saturday October 13, 2001
Park life ``DISCOVER the Parks" is a discounted six-day offering from Territory Discoveries, valid until March. The package begins with a champagne sunset cruise on a pearl lugger in Darwin harbor, then takes in Kakadu, the Katherine Gorge and tours of Litchfield National Park and the Territ

Excess Baggage

Saturday September 29, 2001
Escape to the northern beaches The Newport Mirage hosted the launch of the second Northern Beaches Visitors' Guide, a handy booklet listing accommodation, shopping, dining and relaxing options from Brookvale to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. The guide, available from Sydney Visitors' Centres and accommod

In Brief

Saturday April 28, 2001
In brief ... in brief ... in brief ... in brief ... IMPULSE AFTER 10 months' operation, Impulse Airlines now is challenging Qantas and Ansett with its own holiday travel division. Impulse Holidays offers a wide range of travel-accommodation deals in the centres it serves including Sydney (and NSW coastal cities), Brisbane (and the Gold and Sunshine coasts) Melbourne, Canberra and Tasmania. Impulse flies Boeing-717 aircraft with a booking system heavily reliant on the Internet. Details: phone 13-13-81 or


Sunday November 30, 1997
The law won on a night for young achievers KATHERINE Beard, a law student at the ANU, was announced Miss ACT 1998 at the Miss Australia State finals presentation at the Ainslie Function Centre. Nicole Stone was announced Miss ACT Fundraiser 1998 and Annette Fazey was granted this year