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Haven Win Autumn 2021

What does Australia mean to you?


As Ben Lawson’s poem (see Haven Review) so eloquently describes, there is no doubt that we live in the lucky country. We want to know what Australia means to you. To be in the running to win $1,000, send us a photo you’ve taken that best sums up why you love Australia.

How: send your photo to placing ‘What Australia means to me’ in the subject line, letting us know about the photo and how it conveys your affection for your homeland.

Include: your name, address, email, phone number and the name of your mortgage broker.

Dates: opens on February 15 and closes on April 15.

Winner: will be decided on April 16 and notified by telephone after this time.

Terms and conditions: email to request terms and conditions.

Let them eat cake!

First published in 1980, The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book has become an iconic tome helping parents create birthday cake magic across the land. Congratulations to Belinda for winning the Haven Summer edition competition, with her fabulous interpretation of the book’s fairy-topped toadstool.

Belinda writes:

Each year my brother and I picked out a birthday cake from The Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book. Now 30 years later, we have carried on this family tradition with my two daughters picking out their own birthday cakes. Here is the magic toadstool cake I made for my daughter’s sixth birthday last year.

Belinda’s magic toadstool on the left and it’s inspiration from the cookbook on the right:


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