Feature Articles

Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine
Chelsea Bonner, 43, founded Bella, a modelling agency with a twist after forging her own path as a plus-sized model. Her glam mum, Nola Clark, 65, is her best friend after having survived her daughter’s turbulent teenage years.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine
Sydney DJ Tom Lowndes, 38, met his wife Alexandra Plim, 34, when she was at drama school. His absences as he toured with festival act Hot Dub Time Machine are just one relationship stress – but communication sets them right.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine
Anders Halvorsen, 66, part of the Halvorsen boat dynasty, and his wife, Julie, 64, married in 1974 Anders, who suffered a spinal injury one year earlier, was told he would not live past 40 but has defied the odds and fathered three children.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine
Anita Pahor, 45, founding patron of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders, met Tania Harris, 48, a pastor and founder of global ministry, God Conversations, at theological college. The two forged and enduring friendship.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine

Veteran actor and producer Bryan Brown (69) and his daughter, actress, writer and director Matilda Brown (29), enjoy working together, but over the years they haven’t always seen eye to eye.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine

Claudia Luca 31, was diagnosed with a rare condition as a baby which left her unable to conceive children naturally. Her mother, Antonietta Di Maggio, 54, volunteered as a surrogate and gave birth to her own grandson.

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This is what a refugee looks like
This is what a refugee looks like (issues)
Marie Claire (Australia)

Asylum seekers have been held in detention and used as political pawns, but they are more than just headlines. To celebrate Refugee Week, Nicole Partridge shares stories of eight refugees who have not only survived but thrived in Australia – proving that together we can make our country a better place.

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Two of Us
Two of Us
Good Weekend magazine

Voice-over artists Ian “Lofty” Fulton, 51 of Masterchef, 2GB and Sky News and Nick McKay, 47, of Channel 7, ESPN and Fox Classics, met in 1994 after signing with the same agency. They bonded immediately.

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In their hands
In My Hands – Child Refugees (issues)
Marie Claire (Australia)

Every year, their young lives shaped by war, their hearts broken by loss, hundreds of children put a treasured possession in their hands and make their journey to freedom in Australia. Here, some of them share their stories and display their precious cargo.

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Help my daughter is a vegan
Help my daughter is a vegan! (health)
Kidspot – News Ltd

Do not panic! It’s common for children – especially teenagers – to have strong opinions about the foods they eat. So, how do you feed your family (without becoming a short-order cook) when one of your offspring decides to become vegetarian or vegan?

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The Class of '94
The Class of ’94
Marie Claire (Australia)

In 1994, these men and women graduated from high school, all of them among the top performers in their respective states. Twenty years on, some of the women are out-earned, some are out-ranked but none of them, it seems, are outraged.

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Irene Gleeson
Selflessness and Strength (timelines)
Sydney Morning Herald

Australian missionary to the North of Uganda, “Mama Irene” Gleeson died on the 21st of July, 2013. Nicole Partridge reflects on the life of this remarkable woman.

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What’s Mine is Yours
What’s Mine is Yours
Marie Claire (Australia)

You’ve shared a bed, secrets, the good times and the bad. But what happens when it comes to sharing money? Here, three couples reveal who holds the purse strings.

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Who spends the most to look their best?
3 couples, 6 beauty routines – Who spends the most to look their best? (real people)
Marie Claire (Australia)

Here Nicole Partridge reveals 6 individuals’ grooming regimes and the price they paid to feel beautiful

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Why I finally left
Why I finally left
Marie Claire (Australia) – (special report)

Like many victims of domestic abuse, Mary Clemons escaped and then returned – over and over again. Sabrina Rubin Erdely reports on why it can take so long to leave an abusive partner and what every woman can learn from Mary’s experience (Australian reporting by Nicole Partridge).

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I crash landed in the Hudson river
I crash landed in the Hudson river
The Guardian (UK)

Australian singer/songwriter, Emma Sophina survived the crash landing of US airways flight 1549 into New York’s Hudson River. She tells Nicole Partridge her incredible story.

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They're all the national average: 70kg
They’re all the national average: 70kg
Marie Claire (Australia)

Six Australian women who all weigh 70kg bravely bare their bodies, showing that “average” comes in all shapes and sizes.

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It looked like a break in gone wrong...
My boyfriend went to prison for infecting me with HIV (first person)
The Guardian (UK)

When Diane Reeve braved the world of internet dating, she never imagined an experience that would change her life forever.

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It looked like a break in gone wrong...
What Does Femininity Mean Now?
Marie Claire (Australia)

A blessing, a curse, outer beauty, inner strength, tender, tough … it’s never meant the same thing to any two people. We asked eight women for their perspective on the ever-evolving female mystique. By Nicole Partridge

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It looked like a break in gone wrong...
It looked like a break-in gone wrong, but the truth was much closer to home (crime)  

Marie Claire (Australia)

A brutal attack on a clean cut American family had America reeling, but what Police uncovered next proved to be even more shocking.

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New Boyfriend, New Body
New Boyfriend, New Body
Grazia magazine (Australia)

Ok, so you meet a guy, fall in love and get comfy. What’s next? You become a couch potato, a gym junkie or simply content to be you? Whoever you’re hooked up with and whatever he’s into, chances are your body might just be going along for the ride.

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Leaving no darkness behind
Leaving no darkness behind (profile) 

Charisma magazine (USA)

Conference speaker, Christine Caine bent on exposing and abolishing the 12.3 billion Sex-Trafficking industry.

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Cyberchondriacs Anonymous
Cyberchondriacs anonymous (health) 

Marie Claire (Australia)

Whether your family doctor is WebMD or you like to Google before popping a panadol, more of us are turning to the internet for health information.

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Playgrounds with Cafes
The top six – playgrounds with cafes (life-style) 

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)

Nicole Partridge and Deborah Johnson uncover six of the best playgrounds with cafes in Sydney.

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Fundraising Success
Ambassadors for charity (business) 

Fundraising Success

Today more than ever, charities are employing high profile people to help them get their message out. Nicole Partridge finds out more about the benefits of having an ambassador programme and how to select and approach the right people.

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Take a bite of the Big Apple
Take a bite of the Big Apple (travel) 

AAP and The Cairns Post (Australia)

Who says you can’t see New York in three days? Nicole Partridge shows how it’s possible to do just that in the Big Apple.

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Pro Hart
Pro Hart: the legend lives on (profile) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

Pro Hart, the larrikin lad from Broken Hill, rose to become one of the greatest artists in Australian history. Now, nearly a year and half since his death, Nicole Partridge discovers why the legend lives on.

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Rebuilding a marraige broken by pornography
Rebuilding a marriage broken by pornography (issues) 

Enhance magazine (Australia)

They were the ‘golden couple’ – thriving in the Gospel music industry in the USA, wealthy, glamorous, living a life others would have envied, until a secret threatened to destroy everything.

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Human Trafficking
The greatest moral tragedy of our time (issues) 

Christian Woman magazine (Australia)

The statistics are alarming, the reach is global and the impact is devastating. Nicole Partridge and Deborah Johnson report on a shameful crime enslaving millions: human trafficking.

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A sound from down under
A sound from down-under (profile) 

Charisma magazine (USA)

The global impact of the Aussie faith – Australia’s Hillsong Church.

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One Woman and a Great Big God
One woman and a great big God (profile) 

Charisma magazine (USA)

Irene Gleeson moved from an affluent suburb in Australia to a war zone in Uganda to start a ministry. Today she operates schools, feeding centres and churches for 6,000 children. She shares her inspirational story with Nicole Partridge.

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Jerry Savelle
A childhood passion with a kingdom purpose – Jerry Savelle (profile) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

He has travelled the world, preached to millions, written over 40 books, but a childhood passion for motorcycles would turn out to be his biggest soul-winning tool. Nicole Partridge meets the man who is making the bad boys cry.

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Turning Darkness Into Light
Turning darkness into light (issue) 

Enhance magazine (Australia)

The statistics are alarming.  One in five people will suffer from depression this year and by the year 2020; depression will be the leading cause of disability in the developed world.

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Proma
Pro Ma Systems (business profile) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

Faith, ethics and helping others achieve their goals, have been the principles upheld by Val and Sandra Fittler, founders of one of Australia’s leading direct selling companies. Nicole Partridge discovers that nothing, not even a recession can dampen the enthusiasm of this power couple who have inspired thousands to win.

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Colin Buchanan
The irrepressible Colin Buchanan (profile) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

For nearly two decades Colin Buchanan has held a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. But how does this Aussie icon keep himself fresh? Nicole Partridge discovers more about Colin Buchanan’s passion, his journey and the inspiration behind his music.

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Colour Conference
The miracle of the sisterhood (issues) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

Thousands of women all over the globe are making a difference—and not just by giving money. They are gathering their friends, rolling up their sleeves and impacting nations. Nicole Partridge and Deborah Johnson discover the growing phenomenon which is ‘The Colour Sisterhood’.

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Beauty for ashes
Beauty for ashes – Lyn and Jo Lusi (profile) 

Christian Woman magazine (Australia)

After a short term missions trip to the Congo in her 20s, Lyn Lusi vowed to never return. But God had other plans. Now, after 35 years in the country she once despised, Lyn speaks to Nicole Partridge passionately about her calling, the women she is trying to protect and the day that nearly destroyed everything.

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The miracle of flight 1549
The miracle of flight 1549 (profile) 

Alive magazine (Australia & New Zealand)

On the 14th of January 2009, Singer/songwriter Emma Sophina from Western Australia boarded flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. It was to be a routine flight, but just 90 seconds after take-off, disaster struck. Nicole Partridge re-tells her incredible story.

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Watoto Childrens Choir
HIV orphans sing for their lives (profile) 

Alive magazine

Meet the Watoto Children’s Choir – orphans from Uganda who have captivated audiences all over the world with their angelic voices and confronting message.

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Sy Rogers
Lifting the lid on sexuality in our churches: Sy Rogers (profile) 

Alive magazine

A gifted international communicator, award winning talk show host, recording artist and Pastor, Sy Rogers has served the church for three decades, touching on some of the most controversial issues affecting Christians today. Nicole Partridge reveals the man behind the message.

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