Our relationships with our siblings are some of the most important ones that anyone could have in their lives. This is true throughout the animal kingdom: Brothers and sisters have a special bond no matter whether they're dogs, cats, elephants or people. But did you know this is also true of cities, too?
Registration is now open for the 2014 Sister City Conference, which will be held right here in Bunbury from the 16th to the 19th of November. Owners of real estate in Australind and other nearby areas have likely heard some talk about it already.
The conference will bring together a variety of speakers and delegates from national, international and local contexts, who will speak on a variety of issues.
"Underpinning the philosophies and missions for Sister Cities is the universal aim of peaceful coexistence," says the city of Bunbury website.
"The earliest twin city partnerships were based on these ideas with the aim to bridge the gaps of past strife between nations. Sister Cities Australia embraces this state of being and thinking as the foundation of the 2014 conference."
The conference is sure to be a great showcase of Bunbury's status as an exciting, cosmopolitan city in Australia's largest state.