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Six of the best: The good, the not-so good and the inspirational

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91-year-old Audrey Dargan. Picture: Karleen Minney

91-year-old Audrey Dargan. Picture: Karleen Minney

CANBERRA TIMES: What's life really like in your 90s? 

Meet Audrey Dargan. She is "91-and-a-half". She has always lived life on her own terms and in her 90s, that isn't about to change. Editor of the Sunday Canberra Times, Kimberley Le Lievre, spent quality time with Audrey and three other Canberrans born in the 1920s. READ ON

 VICTIM: Dwayne Robert Davies was last seen on May 26, 2017. Picture: Facebook (Ink Addiction)

VICTIM: Dwayne Robert Davies was last seen on May 26, 2017. Picture: Facebook (Ink Addiction)

THE EXAMINER: How a wife and a best friend colluded to kill Dwayne Robert Davies

May 26, 2017, was the day Bradley Scott Purkiss and Margaret Anne Otto reached their breaking point with Dwayne Robert Davies. Their separate and joint resentment towards Mr Davies resulted in the former lovers executing a calculated plan to kill Ms Otto's husband. Reporter Emily Jarvie unravels the mess that changed two lives irretrievably and ended the other. READ ON

THE STANDARD: When the cream rises to the top, in the biggest market you can imagine

A struggling industry that drives south-west Victoria's rich economy has some good news at last. Kyra Gillespie reports that a small town is having a big impact on the world stage. Colac, with a population of, oh, 12,500, is a David when it comes to Goliaths like China and its one billion people. But through its Bulla Dairy Foods' frozen products operation, Colac has landed a giant-killing breakthrough. READ ON

 Tailored learning: Hunter Aspect School executive principal Lara Cheney. Photo: Max Mason-Hubers

Tailored learning: Hunter Aspect School executive principal Lara Cheney. Photo: Max Mason-Hubers

NEWCASTLE HERALD: Inside the Hunter's first autism-specific high school

Lara Cheney radiates calmness but her zest for the school is imbued in her every word: "We wanted this space to be different to the primary school - for students to share space with staff, to feel more like a high school and to learn skills to support independence." Reporter Penelope Green spoke with the principal and other stakeholders about the school that's changed their lives. READ ON

Jim Hebbard was among eight people to receive quilts this week. Photo: Darren Howe

Jim Hebbard was among eight people to receive quilts this week. Photo: Darren Howe

BENDIGO ADVERTISER: Why quilters have wrapped eight Bendigo veterans in love

It's pretty simple, Wyn Roper explained: "We wrap the quilts around the recipients and say 'we are wrapping you in the love and gratitude of your fellow Australians'." There's more, of course. Let reporter Tom O'Callaghan explain. READ ON

Peter Norman (left) with US athletes Tommie Smith, centre, and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games. Photo: Ap

Peter Norman (left) with US athletes Tommie Smith, centre, and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games. Photo: Ap

BALLARAT COURIER: Controversy dogs even the latest salute to 'Australian hero' athlete

Australian Olympic sprinter Peter Norman and controversy go hand-in-glove. Norman, who famously supported Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium at the 1968 Olympics, was the subject of a statue unveiled in Melbourne this week. However, Mr Norman's nephew, who first called for a statue in 2008, said he had been "left out" of planning - despite a late invitation. READ ON

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