Konrad Marshall, staff writer at Good Weekend

“I fell in love with her while she was studying in Australia … Her small town is where I started in journalism really.” Konrad Marshall, staff writer at Good Weekend, formerly US-based, author of Yellow and Black: A Season with Richmond, shares insights with Dylan J Bruce.

Young refugee’s halal success

He came by boat and spent months in detention. Within a decade of his release his business acumen is paying off. “Work hard, be confident and trust yourself,” Khan Hazara reveals the secret to success. Roushan Jafari reports.

Making a “shed life” for men

“Stick a bench and some tools between two guys, and they’ll yak for hours.” Mitchell Gardner speaks to the president of the Safety Beach/Dromana Men’s Shed about his experiences with the group.

Bowling back from the brink

Doctors thought Mark Simcocks, owner of Melbourne’s first bowling alley, would be wheelchair-bound after a stroke. Partly blind, he taught himself to bowl backwards and still get a strike. Travis Medhurst reports.