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News You Can Use: Eight Things That Happened in Melbourne This Week

Here's what caught our attention over the last seven days.
By Sarah Ward
September 23, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    HAIM, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers Headline Laneway Festival's Huge Comeback Lineup for 2023

    For its first festivals since 2020, Laneway has curated another impressive lineup — including Finneas, Fontaines DC, Fred again..., Girl in Red, slowthai and Turnstile, too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Luxe Wellness Sanctuary Aurora Spa & Bathhouse Is Opening at The Continental Sorrento Next Month

    Launching late October, Sorrento's new high-end thermal bathhouse, spa and wellness centre will boast one of the largest saunas in the southern hemisphere.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria's Dining and Entertainment Rebate Is Back to Give You $125 Off Your Bill This Spring and Summer

    The popular incentive program has returned — spend $40 or more at cinemas, galleries, museums and on dining, and you can claim 25 percent back.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This New Tiny Home Features a Stargazing Platform and Will Pop-Up in Three Different Victorian Regions

    Set to hit Gippsland, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road, 'Stella' features a luxe shower, a roll-out stargazing sleep platform and eats by Alejandro Saravia.

  • Food & Drink

    A Melbourne Barista Has Been Named Australia's Coffee-Making Champion of 2022

    Axil's Anthony Douglas has been crowned the country's best barista — now he'll compete against the rest of the world in the global championship this month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Hamilton' Will Leave Melbourne in January — and You Can Still Nab $10 Tickets Via TodayTix's Lottery

    Melburnians have only got a few months left to be in the room where it happens — including for cheap.

  • Food & Drink

    Huge News: It Looks Like US Burger Chain Wendy's Is Preparing to Launch in Australia

    The popular burger chain — not to be mistaken with the local ice-creamery — is making moves to bring its famous square burgers to Australia.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Japan Will Fully Reopen to Individual Tourists From October 11 — Without Visas or Package Tours

    Start making holiday plans: Japan's borders will completely reopen to international travel in mid-October, and the country's daily arrival cap will be abolished.

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