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Ian “Lofty” Fulton & Nick McKay

Ian “Lofty” Fulton & Nick McKay

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsVoice-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.

Gerard O’Dwyer & Genevieve Clay-Smith

Gerard O’Dwyer & Genevieve Clay-Smith

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsActor Gerard O’Dwyer, 34, and Bus Stop Films CEO Genevieve Clay-Smith, 30, became firm friends when their first collaboration won at Tropfest. He’s encouraged her to loosen up; she’s taught him how to love the camera.

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.

Cyberchondriacs Anonymous

Cyberchondriacs Anonymous

Marie ClaireWhether 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.

In My Hands – Child Refugees

In My Hands – Child Refugees

Marie ClaireEvery 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.

Selflessness and Strength

Selflessness and Strength

The Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian 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.

Leaving No Darkness Behind

Leaving No Darkness Behind

Charisma magazine (USA)Conference speaker, Christine Caine is bent on exposing and abolishing the 12.3 billion dollar Sex-Trafficking industry.

When Texans Try Vegemite

When Texans Try Vegemite

The New York TimesA Texan friend visiting Australia takes a tentative taste test of the famous salty spread that looks but tastes nothing like Nutella.

What’s Mine is Yours

What’s Mine is Yours

Marie ClaireYou’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.

Bryan & Matilda Brown

Bryan & Matilda Brown

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsVeteran 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.

This is What a Refugee Looks Like

This is What a Refugee Looks Like

Marie ClaireAsylum 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...

The Class of ’94

The Class of ’94

Marie ClaireIn 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.

Anita Pahor & Tania Harris

Anita Pahor & Tania Harris

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsAnita 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 an enduring friendship.

Chelsea Bonner & Nola Clark

Chelsea Bonner & Nola Clark

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsChelsea 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.

Take a bite of the Big Apple

Take a bite of the Big Apple

AAP 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.

Anders & Julie Halvorsen

Anders & Julie Halvorsen

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsAnders 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...

Claudia Luca & Antonietta Di Maggio

Claudia Luca & Antonietta Di Maggio

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsClaudia 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.

Tom Lowndes & Alexandra Plim

Tom Lowndes & Alexandra Plim

Good Weekend Magazine Two of UsSydney 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.

Why I Finally Left

Why I Finally Left

Marie Claire Special ReportLike 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...

Kids who grew up in abusive homes speak out – KIDSPOT

Kids who grew up in abusive homes speak out – KIDSPOT

News Ltd (Kidspot)While we know that domestic and family violence can lead to emotional and psychological trauma for the victim, what happens to the children? We asked four men and women — who each grew up with family violence — to share the impact this cruelty had on...

HELP! My Daughter is a Vegan

HELP! My Daughter is a Vegan

Kidspot - News LtdDo 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...

Sydney shopping icons: Carriage works

Sydney shopping icons: Carriage works

Make Architects (London)In 2019, Nicole was commissioned out of London to write two articles focusing on Sydney shopping icons: Carriage works and The Queen Victoria Building for a thought leadership series exploring the challenges and trends the property industry...

Sydney shopping icons: The Queen Victoria Building

Sydney shopping icons: The Queen Victoria Building

Make Architects (London)In 2019, Nicole was commissioned out of London to write two articles focusing on Sydney shopping icons: Carriage works and The Queen Victoria Building for a thought leadership series exploring the challenges and trends the property industry...

Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography

Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography

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.

One woman and a great big God

One woman and a great big God

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.

Turning Darkness Into Light

Turning Darkness Into Light

Enhance magazine (Australia)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.

A childhood passion with a kingdom purpose – Jerry Savelle

A childhood passion with a kingdom purpose – Jerry Savelle

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.

Ambassadors for Charity

Ambassadors for Charity

Fundraising SuccessToday 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.

The Greatest Moral Tragedy of Our Time

The Greatest Moral Tragedy of Our Time

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.

Pro Hart: the legend lives on

Pro Hart: the legend lives on

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.