The Western Weekender has recruited a host of local experts to tackle important issues that matter to you. You can see more expert columns in our print edition every Friday.

Legal Issues with Daniel McKinnon

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Informal contracts explained

Weekender legal guru Daniel McKinnon explains informal contracts - and why they're just as enforceable as a written agreement.

In The Mirror with Cassidy Pearce

Beauty products and tips from The Western Weekender

Save or splurge? Your cost-of-living beauty guide

With the cost-of-living at an all-time high, you wouldn’t be alone if you’ve decided it’s time to put a little more thought into what you’re spending your hard-earned cash on.

Finance with Mark Stevenson

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What to do if you can’t make your home loan repayments

Hit troubled financial times and can't pay your home loan repayments? Mark Stevenson from Bell Partners tells us the worst thing you can do.

Auto Advice with Aaron Hills

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Those dashboard warning lights: What it all means

Mechanic Aaron Hills on why you should never ignore those dashboard warning lights.

Health with Candace Sciberras

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The key foods to help maintain a healthy immune system

Even though the weather is starting to heat up and summer is around the corner, building a healthy and strong immune system is still important.

Pet Health with Kellie Tickner

Brought to you by Orchard Hills Veterinary Clinic

Why Easter treats are a no-no for our dogs

As Easter approaches, it’s essential to take a moment to consider the potential dangers it poses to our beloved pets.

Talking Tech with David Norris

Preparing to upgrade your PC to Windows 11

With Windows 10 end-of-life occurring on October 14, 2025, what steps must you take to upgrade to Windows 11?