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Celebrating Together - It’s our 5th Birthday!

MAY 2011



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So Much to Celebrate - It’s our 5th Birthday!

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With five fabulous years behind us we are celebrating with our Docklands Community and looking forward to an exciting future together. I am now into my third year as Editor of 3008 and it has been such a wonderful and exciting journey so far. I have seen firsthand through the hard work of our cohesive, co-operative and supportive team just how much can be achieved and just how far we have come in a relatively short amount of time. Much like the Docklands, we have evolved, changed and reinvented ourselves along the way and are doing our best to present the magazine as a reflection of the stylish, interesting and surprising community we represent.

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Congratulations! to the winners of our April competitions: Shruti Chandran Peter Lo Jason Murray Ajay Agarwal Iudita Trifa Maha Lakshmi Sara Incou Iolanda Staniscia Voula Phelagti Robert Stryjkowski Tom Pawley Howard Taylor Jenny Patrizio

Carol Christopher Karen Lowe SE Lim Pascal Seluna Stephanie Sanassee Lory Giacobbe Bec Grigg Katie Morrison Adam Page Antoinette Chong Guy Mason Meg Zera

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Events this May 4-5 Celebrating Together - our 5th Birthday 6 Victoria Harbour Revised Master 8 Plan Approved Fair Trade Event at Docklands 10 Dreamtime Masters Cover Story 12-13 Docklander Deals 15 Good Food & Wine Show 17 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Feature 18-20 Emerging Writers’ Festival 23 Tom Elliott 26 Kenny Wizz - History Repeats & This is It 30 Ice Hockey Championships Results 31 Docklands Map 34

In these first 5 years we have cemented our place in the precinct and gained recognition as a Melbourne metro magazine amongst our “BIG” publication peers. With exclusive interviews that only a handful of publications were able to secure, we have featured Jamie Oliver, Dr Deepak Chopra, Jerry Lewis, James Morrison, local and international sporting, political and foremost celebrities along with, most recently Ms Cyndi Lauper, which for a little fish in a big pond of print media has been a source of great pride and celebration for 3008. We are also extremely proud to feature on this, our 5th birthday cover, the feature artwork from the current exhibition at Red Desert Dreamings Gallery on Level 4 and in the foyer of the Hilton South Wharf, the amazing Dreamtime Masters – the Second Generation Exhibition which is as breath taking and extraordinary as it is in its cultural roots and magnificence. As a newcomer to Aboriginal Art, I have been completely enlightened by the expansive works on display both in the Gallery and throughout the foyer. Taking the time to really appreciate this style of art on a truly engaging level has opened a whole new world to me and many, since the exhibition opened in early April.

I urge our readers without delay to make a concerted effort to visit the Red Desert Dreamings Gallery before the end of May to see this exhibition; all works are on sale also. If you appreciate Aboriginal Art, your eyes will be opened to the opulence and contrasting styles of both painted and glass Aboriginal artworks. This has been such an amazing foray into a world of rich culture and history derived through generational art, never before seen in Australia and to have had the privilege to meet both Sarrita & Tarisse King was great. Please turn to our cover story on pages 12 -13. While celebrating heritage, culture and milestones where would any of us be without Mum? It’s time again to celebrate her this Mother’s Day. A day that salutes not just biological Mother’s but any one that has given us a sense of nurturing, belonging, care and protection. We bring our readers some great gift ideas to show your love and appreciation on this special day of the year, celebrated on Sunday May 8th, and despite popular belief, Mum’s love presents! Lastly, I would like to thank on behalf of our 3008 Team, our readers and advertisers for your valued support over our first 5 years and to invite you all to be part of the 3008Docklands community. We welcome contributions, comments and suggestions from readers and we are always willing to support our community in any way in which we can. Use us! May is about Celebration and Community - take part and be part of it! MAY you always celebrate!

Lisa & the 3008 Team!

MAY 2011



15 May

Until 8 May

16 ~ 29 May 2011 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival

Victorian Opera Snow Travel Presents How to Expo 2011 Kill Your Husband

MTC Presents Next to Normal

Now established as a leading event in the Melbourne cultural calendar, the 2011 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival will present performances to make the ears prick up, the heart soar and to surprise the mind. It will feature more than 80 of Australia’s most celebrated improvisers in an inspiring 10 days and nights of creative and groundbreaking music making. The Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival winds up with its traditional BIG ARSE Sunday on May 8 at Café 303.

The Victorian Opera’s new commission for 2011 is based on the irreverent, bestselling novel by well known expatriate Kathy Lette. The opera will see two couples and a sex therapist examine the inadequacies of their marriages. A witty and funny rendition of the day-to-day dramas in life after the passion has faded. How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) is a hilarious romp leading up to a dramatic climax.

As Diana flounders in a regime of pills, shrinks and electroshock therapy, her family suffers. Dutiful in his devotion yet devoid of passion, her husband has bottled up his feelings for far too long; her overachieving, daughter is beginning to mirror her mother’s anxiety; her son is mixed-up; and her daughter’s boyfriend is spaced out on drugs. An emotional powerhouse, rock musical and the most talked about new show on Broadway, Next to Normal, is a dark yet surprisingly funny musical.

When: Until May 8 Where: Various city locations Program:



3 May ~ 4 June

When: 16 – 29 May at 7:30pm Where: Merlyn Theatre - CUB Malthouse Tickets: $30-$49 Bookings: or 9685 5111

Returning for the sixth consecutive year, the Snow Travel Expo allows enthusiasts to surround themselves with all the fun things associated with snow. More than 50 international and domestic resorts will be represented as well as snow travel wholesalers, airlines and equipment manufacturers. Entry is free and skiers and snowboarders will have the chance to win great prizes. This Expo is a one-stop shop for skiers and snowboarders looking for the best deal on alpine holidays in Australia or across the globe. When: Sunday 15 May 10am - 4pm Where: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre Cost: FREE Web:

When: 3 May - 4 June at 8pm Where: The Arts Centre, Playhouse Bookings: MTC Theatre Box Office 8688 0800 Web:

19 ~ 22 May

19 May

Artist - Brett Ashby

21 May


Thurs nights 8pm


Art Melbourne 2011

U.N Day of Vesak

Ladies on the Tube AT ACMI

Get your toes tapping and your lips smacking at the Fleece Hotel every Thursday night. Featuring live music from different bands each week including Spectrum, Barry Smith Band, Ronnie Charles, Mick Pealing , Neale Johns (Blackfeather) and Mae Parker just to name a few. Arrive a little earlier and enjoy the delicious meals served at the bar or restaurant boasting generous portions using fresh local produce and matched with an impressive wine list and service.

Art Melbourne is Melbourne’s Affordable Art Fair. Bringing together 80 galleries and 600 artists from across Australia and the international art market with the majority of works priced under $5000. Visitors will be able to tailor their day with the diverse range of programs, including the free educational art walks and talks and Children’s Art Workshop. Don’t miss Start, an area supporting emerging artists and stop by Printworks to see history and art in the making and so much more!

For the fourth consecutive year, Victoria will observe the United Nations Day of Vesak, marking the start of a month when Buddhist communities globally come together to celebrate Vesak, the birth, passing and enlightenment of the Buddha. This year the event is especially significant celebrating 2600 years since Buddha’s Enlightenment in India. This event is will have a vibrant performance feel, bringing Buddhists from different traditions together to celebrate their diverse cultures and extending friendship to Multi-faith friends.

Join a stellar line-up of Live in the Studio lady alums - all feisty, saucy and whip-smart - as they put their best chromosomes forward to deliver a full night of ‘sisters on the tube’. Presenters include Dr Saige Walton fighting the good fight with Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars while Dr Esther Milne maps out Laguna Beach, The Hills and The City. Catherine Deveny looks at ‘our women’ in Aussie commercial tv while Clementine Ford gets nostalgic with ‘80s sitcoms Golden Girls and Roseanne.

When: 19 – 22 May Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Tickets & Info:

When: Saturday 21st May, 2011 Where: Melbourne Town Hall Cost: Free Further Info:

When: Thursday 19 May at 7pm Where: Studio 1 - ACMI at Fed Square Cost: Full $14 Conc $11 ACMI Member $10 Web:

When: Every Thursday - live music from 8pm Where: The Fleece Hotel 120 Montague Street, South Melbourne Bookings: 9682 0208 Music Enquiries: Julie Cavanagh 0419 306 540

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5 BIG REASONS FOR 3008 CELEBRATIONS Celebrations abound this month, to begin with it’s our 5th Birthday and we are proud to celebrate this milestone with some members of the 3008 Community.

We also wanted to also take this opportunity to share a mini snippet into our beginnings, successes and motivations for moving forward in the next fabulous 5 years. 3008 Docklands Magazine (3008) was first published in May 2006. 3008 began through the foresight of our Publishers, William Rowe and Susan Riley, who recognised the remarkable potential of the Docklands precinct and seized the opportunity to establish a quality magazine that would reflect the style of Docklands, as Melbourne’s new vibrant waterfront location.


We wish Aarushi a very Happy 4th Birthday! Docklands resident Aarushi attends Kindergarten 3 days a week and loves watching cartoons, looking through books and singing rhymes when she isn’t imitating her Mum, Sonal cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Aarushi’s father, Ajay tells 3008 that she is also busy taking swimming lessons and Kumon classes in Math’s and English. Aarushi has lived in Docklands for the past 2 years and her favourite places to visit are Docklands Park and Harbour Town.

3008 welcomes and invites our readers to contribute and have your say on issues. Email Lisa at



While the club continues to celebrate its first year of opening, training sessions will continue as per normal and beginners are welcome to come and trial a free session. Docklands Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Website: Address: The Hub 17 Waterview Walk, Docklands Phone: (03) 9016 8471

The name ‘3008’ relates to the postcode of Docklands and represents the primary focus of our editorial content. We will continue to bring exclusives each month along with reader giveaways and expert advice in financial, family, health and business matters. We are deliberate in our approach to encourage people to experience the precinct, visit and support their local businesses and further confirm that their decision to live, work or visit was unequivocally the right decision!

Highlights in the first year include competing successfully at the Jiu Jitsu Pan Pacific Championships and interclub competitions as well as hosting guest instructors including Commonwealth Games freestyle wrestling competitor Bilal Abdo. With more events coming up such as the Pedro Sauer seminar, it’s shaping up to be an exciting period for Docklands Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Andrew says, “It’s been fantastic in Docklands, and our instructing team is really happy with all the support we’ve received from the local community and organisations. We’d really like to just give a huge thank you to everyone who’s helped us out, particularly the staff at The Hub and 3008Docklands. We’re certainly looking forward to another great year.”

Jane also enjoys grabbing a bite to eat from Embankment Café on Bourke Street with the Mums from Alexander’s playgroup and sitting in the grounds watching the kids have a run around. Pilates for Mums:

Happy 10th Anniversary to Wendy & Gordon May 26th marks a milestone for Wendy and Gordon Jenkins in many ways. As they celebrate their 10th wedding Anniversary this is a time of celebration and reflection on the past 10 years that have been challenging, to say the least.

Jane Casson and her husband moved to Docklands 16 months ago while Jane was 7 months pregnant, with her son, Alexander.

Wendy underwent a double lung transplant in 2006 after a 22-month wait and a further year of recovery. The couple later found out that they would be unable to have children as a result and the likelihood of needing another transplant in the future is high. Sadly throughout the years, Wendy and Gordon have lost numerous members of their immediate family through illness and have had to make many lifestyle changes to support Wendy’s health and wellbeing, but this couple has not lost their faith in one another and their union.

Jane is a former Australian Ballet dancer and currently runs Pilates for Mums at The Hub. Jane keeps herself active walking around her Docklands neighbourhood as Alexander especially loves to visit Docklands Park playground and watch the spectacular Wind Sculpture on a gusty day.

“We often joke that we’ve been working our way through our wedding vows... ‘In sickness & in health.’ So our 10th wedding anniversary is very special to us because it shows how great we are as a team. There isn’t much that we couldn’t overcome now,” adds Wendy.

A year of grappling for BJJ The end of May will mark the one year anniversary of the Docklands Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club. For its members and head instructor Andrew Lai, it’s been a great opening year with many new comers to the sport.

dinner out at a nearby restaurant with her husband and hopefully, in lieu of a gift, Alexander might decide to take a nap in his pram while his parents dine.

Happy Birthday Jane!

On May 23rd Jane will celebrate her 34th birthday and hopes to be treated to a nice

What is your future Docklands?

The Garden is a symbol of sustainable lifestyles in the city

Planning for the Second Decade

Enjoy the Docklands Garden and celebrate its important place in Docklands. Urban Reforestation will showcase the outcomes of the Target 3008 Project which aims to reduce waste in Docklands and connect the community.

VicUrban and the City of Melbourne have been working together with the Docklands community to reflect on the last decade and plan for its second decade.

Date: 26th of May 2011 Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Where: Shop 7 Merchant Street, Docklands (around the corner from the Garden) Tickets: $40 contact Ceren email

Hilary Bradford Photography

There will be a photography exhibition and storyboard showing actions the individuals in the Docklands have taken

to create sustainable lifestyles in the city. Butterfly Badges will also be sold to raise money for the Garden.

More than 3,700 people participated in the first phase of the Second Decade of Docklands engagement project and over 2,200 people provided specific feedback about what they want to see happen in Docklands over the next 10 years. The community’s views helped shape the draft shared vision which was launched in October 2010. The second phase of the engagement process is now underway, focusing on strategic directions and priority actions that will deliver the second decade of development in Docklands.


Celebrate Docklands Garden

Presentations from VicUrban and City of Melbourne representatives will be held at 12.15pm and 5.30pm The community’s views will help shape the Second Decade of Docklands plan, which will include strategic directions and priority actions, to be released for final public comment in mid 2011. Register to attend at or phone 9658 9658. When: Wednesday 11 May 2011 Time: 12noon - 7pm - Drop in at a time that suits you Where: The Docklands Community Hub, Waterview Walk, Docklands

VicUrban and the City of Melbourne are asking all those with a vested interest in Docklands to play an important role in shaping its future. You’re invited to meet the Docklands second decade team and to review and comment on the draft directions and priority actions that will deliver the second decade of Melbourne Docklands – be a part of the evolution.

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A new chapter in the development of Docklands has opened, with Lend Lease receiving approval from VicUrban for the revised Master Plan for Victoria Harbour. In addition, approval from the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development for the Development Plan has also been granted.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved a new Development Plan for Victoria Harbour in April. The Plan will guide strategic planning and policy for future planning applications. “The Development Plan 2010 will help shape the future of this important area of Docklands by providing direction on land use, urban form and the public realm”, said Mr Guy. “The plan is a culmination of several years’ work between the Department of Planning and Community Development, Lend Lease, VicUrban, the City of Melbourne and various other agencies, and follows extensive consultation and community feedback,’ Mr Guy said.

A raft of key improvements to the site will include:


Lend Lease won the rights to develop Victoria Harbour in 2001 - one of Australia’s largest and most ambitious urban renewal projects. The development is currently 45% complete, 70% of which is commercial and 30% is residential.


• Two distinctive precincts - The City Quarter and The Wharf Quarter

• Improved access to central Melbourne by extending Collins Street the entire length of the site • The primary public space will be located in the centre of the site at the intersection of Collins and Bourke Streets

“We are excited to enter the next phase of transformation”, says Victoria Harbour Project Director, Ellie Schwab. Ms Schwab said that, although the fundamentals of the plan were now in place, there is still a great opportunity and a need to add an overlay from the community, in particular, in relation to social infrastructure.

Once complete, Victoria Harbour will create a vibrant inner city extension to Melbourne’s CBD and provide a new waterfront gateway to the city.

For further information and to provide feedback on Victoria Harbour, visit

• Public spaces and points of interest every 200 - 300m throughout the site • A well connected and legible network of streets • Density in the City Quarter • Lower density on The Wharf • Better proximity and relationship with water • Defined opportunities for community spaces. With its direct connection to the CBD via Collins Street, Victoria Harbour is a vibrant mix of residential, office, retail and community open space and is set along three kilometres of water frontage. Victoria Harbour has 30 hectares of space which includes promenades and parklands. Upon completion, the population is expected to reach 30,000 workers and residents.

Images by Phil Noller - The Moment it Clicks


Victoria Harbour moves forward with revised Master Plan

On April 18th, 2011 a cocktail reception was held to congratulate the organsations and individuals that were involved with the creation of the revised Victoria Harbour Master Plan for Docklands. Representatives from VicUrban, the City of Melbourne, DPCD, various consultants and the Lend Lease team attended the event at The Gauge.

general information on the Victoria Harbour Development and to invite questions and feedback from residents, workers and visitors. This is a great avenue for obtaining information being involved with all the latest developments. Visit From Left: Kathy Alexander -CEO City of Melb, David Rolls - Managing Director, Development Lend Lease, Susan Riley - Deputy Lord Mayor, Sam Sangster - Acting CEO VicUrban

Rising: the Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative In its fourth year, “Rising: the Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative�is an exciting exhibition of public artworks from young artists currently studying in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. It offers these artists at the commencement of their careers an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of developing and exhibiting major works for public spaces. The works this year include performances, soundscapes, expansive sculptural works, architectural interventions and an interactive work to which visitors are encouraged to contribute. The exhibition displays a broad range of sculptural, spatial and performative artwork and will appeal to visitors of all ages.


Cocktail Reception Victoria Harbour celebrates Revised Talks Website Victoria Harbour Lend Lease has created the Victoria Master Plan Harbour Talks website to provide

This project is presented by Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, and Lend Lease. It is supported by VicUrban, Parks Victoria, Watermark and Victoria Harbour. Co-ordinated and Curated by Tim Edwards and Laura Woodward. Exhibiting Artists Joe Robinson Oran Jacob Lewis Fidock Jeremy Eaton Sarah Jane Haywood Alana Jiruse Opening night Thursday 5th May 5pm to 7pm, Watermark Bar, Tenancy 9, 800 Bourke St, Docklands Exhibition: 6th to 29th May 2011 Where: Victoria Harbour Promenade, corner of Merchant Street, Victoria Harbour

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2011 BRAT’S BASH TAKES OFF FROM WATERFRONT CITY Many Bashers over the years had given thought to those children who are usually very much involved with the pre-event planning of the annual Variety Bash but who get left behind to wonder what the Bash is really like as they wait impatiently for their parents return with tall stories of exploits and adventures in Australia’s outback.

car must have at least 1 adult and travel with a crew of children aged between 6 - 16 years of age. For more information about the Brat’s Bash or Variety Victoria call 8698 3900. Now that’s a different holiday idea for the family!

This is how the Brat’s Bash began in 2006. Recently the Brats Bash took off on day one from Waterfront City at Docklands and headed towards Swan Hill.

CRAWLSPACE will be filmed entirely at Docklands Studios throughout May so keep your peepers open for famous faces around the precinct!

The Big Fair Trade Morning Break at Docklands!

Our goal is to provide knowledge so consumers can make informed choices which will have a positive impact on our world. We not only encourage people to support ethical trade


Come along to the Big Fair Trade Morning Break at Docklands, grab a coffee or tea or enjoy a chocolate or morning snack, enjoy our band performance and start your day by Showing Off Your Swap and making a real difference.


Wicked of Oz, Maker Films and Wolf Creek Pictures are proud to announce that production is underway at Docklands Studios on a new feature film CRAWLSPACE, a high octane, sci-fi action thriller featuring an ensemble cast of local actors led by Ditch Davey (Underbelly Files, Blessed, Blue Heelers) and Amber Clayton (Three Rivers, Rush). CRAWLSPACE is the directorial debut from Justin Dix, principal of the award-winning special effects make-up studio, Wicked of Oz. Justin’s international film career includes working with renowned filmmakers such as George Lucas on Star Wars II/III, Greg McLean on Rogue and Roger Donaldson on The Bank Job.

Each year the Brat’s Bash takes place to coincide with the Easter school holidays and is an 8-day adventure filled with fun to raise funds for Variety Victoria. While there is a limit of 25 vehicles that can participate, each Bash vehicle must be used and apply to current Bash regulations or a suitable 4WD themed appropriately. Each entrant’s

Did you know that by just simply swapping your morning coffee with a Fair Trade coffee you are helping change the lives of farmers, workers and families in developing countries? It could not be easier!

CRAWLSPACE commences production at Docklands Studios

SOUTHERN STAR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - OUTER SPOKE INSTALLATION COMMENCES and products, but also hope to inspire others to make a stand for a fairer and ethical future. Fair Trade Fortnight happens globally with events, festivals and activities happening all around the world to celebrate the Fair Trade movement and campaign for justice in trade practices and promote sustainable environment and social responsibility. This year Fair Trade Fortnight will be celebrated from Saturday 7th to 22nd of May. A number of events have been planned Australia wide during the fortnight.

Southern Star Management Group confirmed that installation of the first of the wheel’s outer spokes commenced on Monday, 11 April 2011. The all new steel wheel will stand 120 metres high and feature a ‘star within a star’ design. The replacement and re-build of the wheel is being undertaken under warranty by Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Corporation in consultation with international engineers including Arup, Aurecon, Hyder

Consulting, Pitt & Sherry, Robert Bird & Associates and Brown & Tomkinson. The construction process is extremely intricate and highly influenced by adverse weather conditions, including rain, wind, hot and cold weather. This and various other challenges make it difficult for Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Corporation to declare an opening date at this stage.

On April 11th the official launch of Bob’s Steak & Chop House took place with a full house of VIP guests, celebratory champagne and cocktails and an outstanding 5 course meal.

exceptional with quality cuts of Hopkins River beef hand cut to order, the finest, freshest selection of local seafood available complimented by the best in local produce.

Bob’s is renowned as one of America’s finest traditional steakhouse restaurants and as the brand’s first venture outside of the USA, the launch evening at Docklands offered a clear insight into why Bob’s is so highly regarded.

The menu is perfectly matched with a collection of over 300 wines, designed to give the connoisseur an eclectic selection of well-known favourites and intriguing vintages, the wine list has been designed by Melbourne’s The Wine Guide duo, Ben Edwards and Dan Sims.

As Managing Director of Bob’s Steak & Chop House Australia & New Zealand, Sanjay Chimnani together with business and life partner Shine Dighe were wonderfully warm and hospitable hosts welcoming their guests and introducing Bill Lenox, President of Bob’s USA along with many other distinguished guests from the US and Australia. The venue is absolutely exquisite with careful attention to detail in all regards. The $3 million investment is clearly presented through the elegant and yet comfortable dining space, stylish bar and an impressive two-storey wine tower. The ambiance is tasteful, the service is exemplary and food is


A new Docklands Jewel - Bob’s Steak & Chop House opens

With an emphasis on quality, Bob’s Melbourne has also made a considerable investment in its full time employees with William Angliss Institute responsible for regular staff training which was evident on the launch evening with attentive and knowledgable staff on hand. 3008 will bring you more on Bob’s in the months to come, in what will no doubt be a great jewel for Docklands welcoming patrons from both within and outside the precinct. Bob’s Steak & Chop House 737 Bourke Street, Docklands Ph: 9642 3350

Sanjay Chimnani - Managing Director, BS&CH, Aust & NZ & Shine Dighe - COO, BS&CH, Aust & NZ

Bill Lenox - Co-founder and President, BS&CH & Stephen Rosenstock - Senior VP, Food & Beverage and Brand Standards, Omni Hotels & Resorts

Paul Hickman with Amy Hickman - Interior designer for Bob’s

Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley & Mark Stone - Acting CEO, Tourism Victoria

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Worm Dreaming by Michelle Possum Nungurrayi

Bambatu Napangati and Joy Maxwell Nampitjinpa in the Foyer

Dreamtime Masters Exhibition - The First Two Generations By Rebecca Howden

Beautiful and beguiling, with rich gold colouring and circular patterns that seem


When William King Jungala passed away in 2007, the rich catalogue of paintings that made him a master of Aboriginal Art wasn’t all he left behind. Abandoned as ruined, a collection of unfinished canvases had been rolled up and left to collect dust in the studio he shared with his daughters. Now, 24-year-old Tarisse and 23-year-old Sarrita have started the project of completing some of their father’s remaining piecesone of which is at the centre of Red Desert Dreamings Gallery’s current exhibition, Dreamtime Masters: The First Two Generations, currently showing in the Foyer of The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and the gallery on Level 4 of the Hotel.


to move all across the canvas, Celebration of My Country pays homage to the connections made throughout life, taking the inspiration of William’s work and bringing new life into it with his daughter’s own artistic styles. Tarisse says the relationship between the two generations is clear in the finished painting. “If he was going to finish that piece, it would have been all circles,” she says. “But we thought if we brought our own styles into the art, he might even like that a bit better. So we went through and put our own selves on the canvas, then filled in his circles.

Tarisse and Sarrita King painting at the gallery influence of their father. Sarrita says the three styles connect together on a spiritual level to tell one cohesive story, creating a sense of affinity. “It’s all about connecting, and I think that’s why the canvas works in harmony,” she says. “My section is based on our dad’s teachings, and Tarisse’s section brings in her own interpretation, so there’s a mix of the old, the new taking from the old, and the new. The philosophy of my section and our dad’s are very similar, and then Tarisse’s part connects us back to the land and our personal heritage. So there’s a cross-generational element that shows the growth within Aboriginal Art, and within our own family.”

“Circles usually represent life, and the never-ending connection.”

The theme of two generations connecting is at the heart of Dreamtime Masters, which is actually two exhibitions linked together, showcasing the relationship between the old masters and their sons, daughters and extended families.

The sisters often collaborate on works, combining their own distinct styles with the

Curated by Kevin Winward, Red Desert Dreamings Gallery Director together

Our Land by Sarrita King

Kevin Winward, an owner of Red Desert Dreamings Gallery, says the concept of family connection brings an emotional and spiritual richness to the exhibition. “It’s

A structural engineer by profession (his firm Winward Structures is responsible for many of the most iconic buildings around Docklands, including the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre), The Hilton, and Southern Cross Station. Kevin and his family have been collecting art for over 30 years, and opened the gallery to share their love of art with the wider community. “I’m very passionate about art, particularly Aboriginal Art, because it has a spirituality that captivates me,” he says. “When you get to actually meet the people who produce it, it’s a true mind-expanding experience. I love being involved with these people. The beauty of the art is one thing, and the underlying cultural and spiritual factors are what make it so special.” All works in the exhibition are for sale, and Red Desert Dreamings Gallery has an extensive collection of other pieces for sale or corporate rental, sourced nationwide from diverse Aboriginal communities, including The Western Desert, Utopia, Arnhem Land and the Kimberley region. The gallery also regularly commissions works from artists to suit their cleints’ particular style or space requirements.

Photography - Dutch on Toast

These stories have continued to be passed down to their children. Downstairs in the Hilton South Wharf foyer are the works of the second generation of artists, who inherited these stories, techniques and teachings and breathed fresh life into tradition. Clifford Possum’s daughter Michelle Possum Nungurrayi, for example, is among the artists featured. Her striking piece, Worm Dreaming, takes its inspiration from one of her father’s most significant Dreamings, drawing on his teachings and infusing it with new ideas and styles.

really striking: here are two generations, the original founding generation of Aboriginal artists and the sons and daughters and extended families that have grown into art and followed them.”


with Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Director, OzLink Entertainment and supported by The Hilton South Wharf, the Gallery Exhibition displays works from many of the Western Desert Painting Movement pioneers of the 1970s including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Tommy Watson, Naata Nungurrayi and many others. This was a time of vibrant transition in Aboriginal art. Taking up acrylic paints and working on tiles, boards, canvas or whatever they could find. Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Johnny Warungkula Tjupurrula and Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri brought in new techniques to reference the imagery their ancestors had etched and ochred into the walls of caves, celebrating the stories that had been passed down for over 40,000 years.

Man’s Love Story by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and the gallery is also very family-oriented, so we feel comfortable and know we are appreciated here,” she says.

Mrs Bennett and Emily Kame Kngwarreye in the gallery

“Both Tarisse and I feel really proud to be a part of this show. Having our work hanging amongst some of the best Aboriginal Art I’ve ever seen, and in a show that celebrates the collaboration of two generations, is really special. And to be able to share it with my sister is amazing.”

Sarrita says the relationship she and her sister share with the gallery owners gives them a real sense of community and closeness. “Our work is all about family,

SPECIALISING IN THE SALE AND CORPORATE RENTAL OF FINE AND AFFORDABLE ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND AUSTRALIAN GLASS ART Gallery Open Daily 10am to 5pm and By Appointment Level 4, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 2 Convention Centre Place South Wharf T: 9290 0222

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Census looking for Docklands Recruits! The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is now recruiting collectors to work in paid positions for the 2011 Census. State-wide around 7,000 people are needed to distribute Census forms and collect them upon completion. Census is a great community-based activity and makes a real difference in helping define who we are and what our community will look like in the future. Data collected by the Census supports planning, decision-making and funding at all levels of government and is behind the local services and facilities you use every day. The Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday 9 August 2011, and aims to accurately measure the number of people in Australia on Census night, their key characteristics and the dwellings in which they live.

Census workers are vital to the success of the Census and the ABS is looking for field staff that can connect with communities and encourage participation. The key to a successful Census is the strength and quality of field staff; the ABS expects to be recruiting 43,000 field staff nationally. Selection Criteria for Collectors • Applicants for collector positions will be assessed against the following criteria. • Status as an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, at least 18 years of age • Availability to work during the period 01 July to 08 September 2011 • Possession of a current driver’s licence, access to a secure vehicle and a home telephone

• Good communication and liaison skills with the ability to apply strong Interpersonal skills in potentially challenging situations • Ability to read a map and perform clerical functions • Physical ability to walk for extended periods, negotiate stairs and difficult terrain • Ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of information collected • Ability to represent the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a professional manner Remuneration A Census Collector will earn between $1,100 and $2,300 depending on their workload. Travelling, incidental and motor vehicle allowances are also applicable. Apply now to become a collector:



ARE HERE! Destination Docklands and Docklands Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the launch of the new loyalty program we have all been waiting for - Docklander Deals. Docklander Deals will be an exclusive program only available to those that work and live in the Docklands - over 25,000 people! Free for cardholders, they will get special access to a web page listing offers from participating businesses. These offers will change monthly and the best offers will be emailed out to members every month. Participating businesses will be able to target a captive audience with monthly offers, provide specials and other added incentives, attract new customers, maintain a solid customer base, improve customer loyalty and strengthen customer relationships. Bill Reid, “Docklander Deals” Account Manager will be visiting all businesses throughout Docklands to personally tell them everything they need to know about Docklander Deals and get their commitment to what is going to be an amazing program. If he hasn’t been to see you yet and you would like him to visit your business, please phone him on 0416 153 116 to make an appointment.

Docklander Deals will be setting up information booths throughout Docklands to attract new members and raise awareness of the program. Workers and residents can ask questions and sign up on the spot so keep an eye out for the Docklander Deals team at a location near you. A keen supporter of Docklander Deals, Docklands business TrikeMan BillBoards, will also be out and about driving around Docklands spreading the good news and providing membership application forms. Alternatively, if you cannot wait, simply go online to to download either a membership application form for a Docklander Deals card or a merchant application form for businesses to join the program. Let’s look forward to working together and making Docklands the best place to work and live.

Better than any coupon site that takes 50% commission on all sales, Docklander Deals will not take any commission! MAY 2011



Getting down to the heart of the matter of climate change, with Emily Ballantyne-Brodie. With the environment and global warming so prevalent in the news of late, I wanted to get a better perspective on what direction Docklands is heading in, with regards to the environment, and what more can be done. I decided to dig a little deeper, and spoke with Emily Ballantyne-Brodie, Director and Founder of Urban Reforestation. Over a cup of organic coffee at Café Eden I got the low down from Emily, it became clear to me, there’s plenty yet to be done.

Roman’s View Urban Reforestation transforming our community at Docklands

Like many at Harbour Town, we all try do our part with regards to the issue of climate change. After chatting with Albert Morcos, owner and manager of Le Cirque Café and Fine Foods, I learned that Albert will only source products from local suppliers, to eliminate the need for

shipping in goods from interstate and overseas, specifically to reduce Le Cirque’s carbon foot print. We all do what we can, that’s true, and it’s great to see that retailers at Harbour Town have embraced what needs to be done in terms of making climate change a valid concern. Another great initiative from Emily and her team at Urban Reforestation is the Target 3008 Project. This is a program which aims to reduce waste in Docklands and connect the community with vital information on many levels. It reinforces the belief held by many that change can only come from a project that can amplify awareness.

creation of social networks such as Urban Reforestation, we can make important connections to a community committed without reservation, to those who share a true passion for climate change. As Emily said “there’s no virtue in waste”. In Romans View: We need to recognise that building a healthy and vibrant community such as Docklands will take time. Have a magnificent May. Roman Hecht Customer Service Supervisor Tourism Lounge Harbour Town - Melbourne/Waterfront City

We need to support community awareness in terms of projects and workshops, now more than ever, so that we can make solid investments in building knowledge capital. Through the



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6.30PM - STAR GAZE IN THE CELEBRITY THEATRE... See George Calombaris & Gary Mehigan cook up a storm in an interactive and entertaining live cooking demonstration. You might even be pulled up on stage to taste some of their delicious dishes. The Good Food & Wine Show is back again this year on Friday 3 - Sunday 6 June, and the line up is tastier than ever with new features and activities added to the already bursting line up. But with so many scrumptious stalls on offer, the difficult part can be deciding what to do first when you get there and of course when to go.

7.00PM - SIT BACK WITH OXFORD LANDING ESTATES... Exclusively designed for the Good Food & Wine Shows, the Oxford Landing Estates Restaurant offers beautifully prepared dishes using the best South Australian ingredients complemented by a glass of Oxford Landing Estates wine.

So if you want a change from the same Friday after work pub, then we have the answer. Open late on Friday night, the Good Food & Wine Show is the best place to go with your work colleagues or friends to kick off your end-of-the-week celebrations.

7.30PM - SHOP TIL YOU DROP One of the best things about the Show is all the discounts and specials. So as you take one more sweep of the Show floor, you can also pick up some great kitchen gadgets or some food and wine treats to indulge in over the weekend.

5PM - I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND TO BEGIN! Finish work a little early, grab your friends, jump on a tram and head on down to Jeff’s Shed to get the weekend happening.

For more information on the Good Food & Wine Shows visit To pre-book tickets call Ticketek on 132 849 or visit

5.15PM - EASY DOES IT AT COOPERS BEER GARDEN... Sit back and relax in the Coopers Beer Garden, new to this year’s Melbourne Show. The perfect place to grab your first well deserved beer of the weekend. 5.30PM - IT’S A FOOD AND WINE DELIGHT Taste your way around the Show savouring sumptuous meats, delicious truffles, amazing cheeses, coffee, pasta, olives, sauces and breads... and much more from some of Australia’s best food producers.

FRIDAY NIGHT TICKET OFFER! We are offering $10 off the entry price to the Good Food & Wine Show for entry on Friday 3rd June after 4pm*. To book this discounted ticket go to and click on the 3008 Docklands Logo on the home page and quote 3008 when booking. *Offer valid on General Admit ticket only. Entry only after 4pm on Friday 3rd June, 2011. Tickets to a Celebrity Theatre session can be obtained inside the Show and are subject to availability.

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3008 Mother’s Day Gift Guide & Special Feature

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NEW MUMS & GRANDMUMS When you want your gift to last a lifetime, a Belly Art Gift Certificate is definitely the way to go! A satisfaction guaranteed gift this Mother’s Day designed to give the special Mum or Grand Mum in your life a wide-ranging choice of keepsake gifts and or services that will literally freeze precious moments in time. Belly Art are the market leaders in keepsake and life-lasting mementos and offer a diverse and modern range of merchandise. The Belly Art brand is widely known and trusted throughout Australia and internationally, specialising in modern framed sculptures of your baby’s hands or feet, easy to use, 100% safe DIY Kits and products incorporating the miraculous Inkless Print Kit system - no fuss, no paint, no tears! Whether you are buying for a new Mum, expectant Mum or eager Grand Mum, a Belly Art gift voucher

A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR MUM Give the gift of Guinot this Mother’s Day. Guinot is the NUMBER 1 PRESCRIPTIVE SKINCARE IN FRANCE, world renowned for its skincare and treatments.

Longue Vie Cellulaire, “LVC”: anti ageing face cream (15ml) contains 56 active ingredients.

Especially for Mother’s Day, Guinot have put together a gorgeous gift pack within a deluxe satin gift box including 6 key products from their anti ageing range including:

Masque Energie Lift: energising lifting mask (15ml).

Gommage Grain d’Eclat: gentle exfoliating cream (15ml). Longue Vie Corps: anti ageing cream for the body (30ml).

Longue Vie Yeux: anti ageing eye cream (3ml) RRP$120. A 3-in-1 :cleanser, toner and eye make-up remover (100ml) is ideal for mothers who are busy or time poor. For Guinot stockists call 1300 300 954, or visit the Guinot website at It is also good for weekends away and vacations, a Belly Art Adoption! - 220 x 50mm Mother's Day.pdf 1 11/04/11 10:02 AM wonderful travel



is a great gift idea that can be bought online or over the phone. In-house services are available at their North Caulfield Studio also. Belly Art 9509 4060

For Bookings call 9670 9933 Platform 28 - 82 Village Street, Docklands

ENJOY ATMOSPHERE, GOOD FOOD AND A TOUCH OF DOCKLANDS HISTORY THIS MOTHER’S DAY Spoil your Mum for lunch on Mother’s Day this year at Platform 28, Docklands newest and most exciting restaurant and bar. Named after the historical Goods Platform 28, this venue offers a brilliant mix of old and new - delightful food, a relaxed atmosphere and an impressive selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Platform 28 is offering a 3 course lunch menu for $50 for your Mother’s Day celebration, including a glass of ‘Mumm’ Champagne.

SO CLOSE BUT FAR AWAY ON MOTHER’S DAY Don’t let distance keep you apart on Mother’s Day, Fruit For You... and flowers too, can send your Mum a beautiful hamper of delectable goodies using the highest quality fresh fruit as well as Australian gourmet foods and wines with same day delivery. A wide range of products can be shipped nation-wide making the ideal gift to reach Mum before her special day. Fruit For You... and Flowers Too Shop 11P 833 Collins St, Docklands Ph: 1300 669 421

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Create a memorable Mothers Day experience in one of their four unique dining areas, The Balcony, Lounge, Terrace and Glass Box. Avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you book in advance.

FOR THE MUM THAT HAS ALMOST EVERYTHING! Adopt an orangutan infant through the Australian Orangutan Project (AOP) - which is a perfect Mother’s Day gift for the Mum that almost has everything. AOP are in desperate need of funds to buy medicines, nappies, food and the basics of life as each orangutan infant requires one-on-one attention for the first eight years of their lives, the same amount of time it takes for an orangutan mother to teach her infant how to survive in the rainforest. There are over 1,000 orphan orangutans in care who would struggle to remember what it was like to have a mother as they were either killed or died as a result of the logging and deforestation in Kalimantan and Borneo. Others were snatched to be sold as illegal pets. For $55 a year you can adopt an orphan orangutan in the name of someone special.

Gasworks will present Tenterfield Saddler, the second instalment of the Gasworks Morning Music showcases. A song and story tribute to one of Australia’s greatest singer songwriters, Peter Allen, Tenterfield Saddler will have Mum reminiscing with her favourite songs. The star studded lineup includes performances by John Bowles (Phantom of the Opera) and Michelle Fitzmaurice (Guys and Dolls). Enjoy a complimentary morning tea, there’s no doubt that your Mum will love the gift of music this Mothers Day. When: Tuesday 10 May from 10:15 am Gasworks Theatre Cnr Graham & Pickles Street, Albert Park Cost: $23 Bookings: or 9699 3253


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3008 Mother’s Day Gift Guide & Special Feature



Thanks to our wonderful friends at Tefal we are proud to reward our 3008 readers with something extremely special to win this month from Tefal to make Mum’s life a lot easier during these upcoming winter months, and what better gift could you possibly give to Mum on Mother’s Day!

• Hinged removable glass lid, dishwasher safe.

Give the gift of live entertainment this Mother’s Day with a show gift voucher. With so many events playing in Melbourne during the following months, there’s something for all Mums!

This fabulous product offers:

• LCD display.

• Slow cooking at low temperature for melt-inthe-mouth simmering.

• Cooking settings: High 120°C and Low 90°C.

• Automatic simmering with even cooking temperature, unsupervised.

• Ceramic cooking pot with large capacity (5.7L)for serving at the table, also dishwasher safe. • Automatic keep warm function at the end of cooking time without drying out or burning.

For a list of stockists visit: RRP $149.95

• Guaranteed result through temperature control, even with the lid open.

GIVE TERENCE THE TEDDY BEAR THIS MOTHER’S DAY Show your mum you love her this Mother’s Day, whilst supporting Australian families experiencing breast cancer with cute and cuddly, Terence, the Teddy Bear by Tempur®. Tempur will donate $25 from the sale of each Terence the Teddy Bear to the McGrath Foundation, which raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and increase breast awareness in young Australian women. To find out how you can make a difference, please visit


Priced at $69.99 Terence the Teddy Bear is on sale through Tempur Australia’s website,


Showbiz Gift vouchers are available for Rock of Ages, Cirque du Soleil®’s SALTIMBANCO™, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition, Doctor Zhivago and more. Or why not purchase TicketCash™, available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations and let Mum decide. Show gift vouchers are easy to book and can be printed at home for those last minute presents.

LOVE YOUR MUM AT THE WOOLSHED PUB! Love your mum as much as we do? Why not treat her to lunch or dinner this Mothers Day at The Woolshed Pub. With a mouth-watering menu, spectacular water views, an open fire place and a special gift just for Mum; The Woolshed Pub is the perfect place to show your mum just how much you care this Mother’s Day. Our bistro is open from 12 noon until late for lunch and dinner. When: Sunday 8th May, 2011 Where: Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade Docklands Web:

All you need to do is select the show, the tickets or package you would like to give along with Mum’s details and add your personalised message. Book online at or in person at 221 Exhibition St, Melbourne.

By Tahlia Mandie - Psychotherapist & Family Counsellor One minute your daughter is playing dress-ups with your favourite pieces of jewellery and high-heels, the next minute she is pinching your shoes to go out in. The mother-daughter relationship is something that can only be described as special and unique where it is not uncommon to swing back and forth between being best friends to having a daily battle war zone. To lots of little girls there is nothing more exciting than playing in mum’s high-heel shoes, smearing on lipstick and wanting to look just like mummy. To mum’s there is

nothing more exciting than hanging out with your daughter and doing “girly” things together, including lunch, beauty treatments, and shopping. But so often we wonder, “where did those special times go” as our children get older and become their own independent person with their own independent ideas, opinions and values.

• Communicate together about rules. Once your daughter is old enough, set rules together that take into consideration the views and opinions of both parties

So how do you cope with these relationship challenges? As mothers, it is important to remember to let your daughter experience life for herself while maintaining family rules and boundaries. Often this can be very challenging and fuel many arguments in teenage years. Some other tips include:

Time goes by so quickly and change happens so rapidly. Remember that minor squabbles are often short lived and forgotten the next day. Be open and transparent with each other, pick your battles and always pay an interest in what is happening in your daughter’s life. We are never too old to still enjoy our “girly” times.

• Accept your daughter for who she is

• Talk every day if possible. It keeps communication open and your daughter is never too old to need your respect, love, trust, and interest in her life.

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Mother-Daughter Relationships: Sweet with a taste of Sour Tahlia Mandie is a psychotherapist and family counsellor for her own private practice, Direction Exploring which specialises in working with children, teens and families. Tahlia also runs workshops and presentations for parents and schools. Tahlia is a regular contributor for 3008docklands. To learn more about her work visit If you have a topic you would like Tahlia to discuss email

A Personal Account of the Mother’s Day Classic By Lisa Quittner I won’t lie, when my sister suggested we undertake the Mother’s Day Classic a couple of years ago I wasn’t completely overwhelmed with enthusiasm, after all, how many days in a year does a Mum get to legitimately sleep in and be served a cup of tea in bed by her usually early rising children? Exactly, very few! But I had to agree it would be nice to spend a crisp early May morning together, once I chipped away the sleep from my eyes, considering my 68 year old mother would be running the 8km track and all I had to do was walk at my own pace for 4kms with my very eager 7 year old and even more eager older sister. Once at the start line, I felt strong emotions, not of sadness but of strength. I stood waiting to begin our walk and I realised that my sacrifice of a sleep-in had in fact been replaced with a sense of pride and belonging

and an understanding that so many of us that morning shared. There I was, standing with my sister and my daughter, together amongst a sea of pink, so fortunate to be together. As I read the tribute plaques pinned to the backs of the walkers ahead of me marking the battles won and lost, I felt this was the most perfect place to be on Mother’s Day, knowing that three generations of my family, a family that has been touched, if not punched by cancer, were together, doing something in unison with others who have been affected by breast cancer and or cancer in general. We walked and we talked and we enjoyed our time as a united force with thousands of others who no longer felt like strangers, so much so, that we almost missed the turn off after we completed the track. We left and we felt closer and I was so proud to be part of something that was so worthwhile and through my effort and sacrifice of a lazy

sleep-in would make a difference to so many others struggling with a disease that has no justified place in anyone’s life. To see my own mother fit, healthy and active at the finish line after her run, with my sister and daughter made me extremely grateful and yet pensive for those members of my family and those who are living the battle. It’s important to be involved and proactive in raising funds, awareness and remembrance. It’s what is at the core of what it means to be a mother, sister, daughter, friend and or relative of those living to participate in next year’s Mother’s Day Classic. Get involved and support this great event this May, so that we can all be there next year again.

Head down to Alexandra Gardens and the Tan Track from 7.30 am on Sunday 8 May for a warm-up and then a walk or run around the scenic 8km or 4km course. or contact Carol on 8677 3822 The Mother’s Day Classic is organised by Women in Super, a group of women in the superannuation and finance industries. ME Bank has been the proud major sponsor of the event since 2005.

Join thousands of Australians who will give the gift of breast cancer research on Mother’s Day by walking, running, volunteering and fundraising on Sunday 8 May at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic in Melbourne.

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Cancer - Prevention is as important as a cure By Nicole Hutcheson - Kinesiology Practitioner & Instructor The month of May brings with it some of Australia’s best known and supported fundraising campaigns for cancer research - such as the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea and the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Mother’s Day Classic. While it is important to support such a worthy cause as cancer research, we can all do more to help win this fight against the disease. The scary truth is, cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 43,000 people are estimated to have died from cancer in 2010*. The even scarier truth is, the World Health Organisation states that at least 40% of all cases could have been prevented. The good news is, there are some easy things you can do to minimise your risk of cancer, and the risk to your family:

You can start with your diet. Some fruits and vegetables help protect against carcinogens. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, bok choy and turnips are great for this. Fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids such as pumpkin, carrots, dark leafy greens, tomatoes, capsicums, apricots, peaches and strawberries can also help defend against cancer, so try and incorporate some of these in your diet every day. If you don’t find it easy to eat 5-9 serves of fruit and vegetables a day, there are some good quality supplements you can take to fill in the gaps.** Physical exercise. This doesn’t have to be excessive. Just as little as 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can help decrease your risk of cancer. This can include things like walking to the shops instead of taking the car, use stairs instead of the lift, or getting off the tram a couple of stops earlier and walk the rest of the way to work or home.

Being overweight is also a huge contributing factor. It is projected that by 2015, 80% of men and 75% of woman will be overweight in Australia. To improve your health and minimise your risk, aim to get your waist measurements under 92cm if you’re a man and 88cm if you are a woman.

Nicole Hutcheson is a highly skilled Professional Kinesiology Practitioner, and internationally qualified Instructor. Nicole has been a Docklands resident for 6 years and is a regular 3008 contributor. or email

Lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol can also be areas for improvement. It’s best to keep your alcohol intake to 2 x 100ml glasses of wine or 2 small glasses of beer a day, and try to have at least two alcohol free days per week. And finally, take care with what you are putting in and on your body. Aluminium in deodorants have been linked to breast cancer so read the label on your cosmetics and toiletries, as toxins can easily be absorbed through your skin and this can lead to health challenges down the track. *Cancer Council Australia ** For information and advice on industry recommended supplements visit

Docklanders It’s time for a tea party! Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea



Whether with neighbours, workmates or friends, create a stir in the fight against cancer by taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this May at Docklands.

easy, and it’s a great excuse to have a yarn with a nice winter warming cup of tea while helping to raise funds to support the 315 Australians diagnosed with cancer every day.

Catching up over a cuppa whilst raising funds for Cancer Council has long been a favourite pastime for Australians with the event now in its eighteenth year. Last year over one million Australians shared a cuppa for the cause, raising close to $11 million for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support programs. In 2011, Cancer Council is hoping to raise the bar even higher by raising $12 million.

All you need to do is register as a host, set a date in May and get your invites or flyers out. In return, your guests make a donation to Cancer Council.

Take over the boardroom or enjoy a sophisticated high tea with friends and family, taking part is

While the official date is Thursday 26 May, events can be held anytime during the month. For more information or to register visit or call 1300 65 65 85

Judges in this year’s prestigious Australian Jazz Bell Awards have been overwhelmed by both the high calibre and quantity of entries across all categories and recently announced the nominations for the 2011 awards, which features some of the brightest talent in the Australian jazz scene. The winners of the Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2011 will be announced at a glittering event hosted by Tracey Curro on May 5 at Melbourne’s spectacular Regent Plaza Ballroom. The coveted Australian Jazz Bell Awards - better known as ‘The Bells’ - honour

one of the greats of Australian jazz Graeme Bell MBE AO and was established to recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. A new category has been added to ‘The Bells’ this year - Best Australian Jazz Blend Album. This award was added to promote jazz artists whose focus is outside both the traditional form of jazz and the experimental sounds of contemporary. It is open to artists who released an album in 2010 that combines jazz with another genre such as funk, soul, pop, latin.


AUSTRALIAN JAZZ BELL AWARDS THIS MAY The 2011 judging panel has also been increased to nine judges, experts in the field from Australia and overseas. Albert Dadon AM, Chairman of the Australian Jazz Awards, says: ‘This year marks a renewal of the Jazz Bell Awards. Jazz in Australia is on the way to becoming mainstream and our new format will ensure that the full variety of Jazz artists can be recognised.’’ The Australian Jazz Bell Award 2011 nominations which share a prize pool of $40,000 - $5,000 can be found on the website

Elly Hoyt - Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album nominee

The Emerging Writers’ Festival By Nicola Holman To write or not to write? For me, this is the question. For Lisa Dempster, there is only one answer. I met up with the Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival to discuss the details of this exciting, forthcoming event.

Lisa Dempster - Festival Director

The festival runs from the 26th May to the 5th of June and takes place in a variety of venues across Melbourne including; The Wheeler Centre, The Town Hall and various pubs and music venues. It covers a variety of interests within this field of writing and encourages all writers to explore the avenues of writing, whether as a hobby or a profession. When I asked Lisa who the event was for, she gave the succinct and poignant answer, ‘for the emerging to the emerged.’ The Writers’ Festival features an assortment of events which will appeal to people from all types of writing backgrounds. You can expect the typical conference, format but also Melbourne’s event includes a more modern and subversive stance on the presentation of words and the written form. There is a literary cabaret looking at ‘Dirty words’, oneon-one mentoring and workshops to name but a few! One of my own favourites and an event that I will definitely attend, is the ‘Slide

Night’. This is a superb event where writers will present twenty, different slides in twenty seconds, depicting their own travel stories and adventures. So, how is this event different from other writing festivals and events? Entering its eighth year, the festival has developed from a one-day event to an eleven-day extravaganza. The fact of its growth means that those involved in the event have a really good grasp of what the attending audience want. Each year the events have become more dynamic and original. This event is not just about learning to write, it is about the industry as a whole. Lisa was keen to emphasise that part of the objective of the festival is to ‘demystify’ the world of writing and give a ‘holistic view of the industry.’ Whilst writing can just be a hobby, many wish to make it at least a part-time occupation and the festival educates about ways in which to enter the industry and how to be savvy when it comes to the business side of things. Also, as a result of the ever-changing nature of technology, the event has naturally developed in accordance with new, contemporary modes of expression. I asked

Lisa about her views on the world of social media and her response was very positive. She sees the benefits of Twitter, describing the update-format as ‘micro-blogging.’ She also supports those who write for an online audience as they sometimes struggle to be financially rewarded for their efforts. To label yourself a ‘writer’ can be a daunting prospect but this event will help you realise that you are not alone. There is no, single image of a writer. There is no, single style of writing. You are unique and this is something that the Emerging Writers’ Festival will help you to realise and more importantly celebrate! One of the best things about this event is that it is completely affordable-some events are even free. Lisa and the other organisers appreciate that writing is not always a well–paid profession and so this has been taken into consideration. So even if you can only come to one or two events make sure to mark the Emerging Writers’ Festival in your diary now and who knows, this time next year you may have emerged! For more information, visit the official site See you there! From 26th May to the 5th of June.

MAY 2011



Future of Financial Advice

- Where Does It Stand? By Andrew Hewison

Debate is heating up regarding the federal government’s proposed Future of Financial Planning (FOFA) legislation. This comes out of two enquiries – The Ripoll enquiry into financial services and the Cooper review of superannuation. There is a raft of proposed changes but the key issues for debate that clients should be aware of are: 1. BANNING OF PRODUCT BASED COMMISSIONS 2. FIDUCIARY DUTY 3. “OPT IN” AGREEMENTS FOR CLIENT IN RESPECT TO TRAILING COMMISSIONS 1. The banning of product-based commissions is a no-brainer for ensuring clients are receiving advice that is in their best-interests - not the interests of a product-provider.


2. This relates to the duty to act in the best interests of the clients’ individual needs. In fact under common law, financial planners had a fiduciary duty anyway, but it is good to see this enshrined in the Act. With something like 75% of financial planners in this country owned and/or controlled by major institutions who are also product


manufacturers, it begs the question of how they can possibly comply with the fiduciary requirement either in principle or in practice? 3. Finally, the opt-in regulation relates to the renewal of ongoing service fee agreements, which is a throwback to continuing trailing commissions payable to advisers by providers of investment products. Whilst they are referred to as service commissions, the reality is that they came into being as loyalty commissions as a method fund managers used to encourage advisers to retain the product. These arrangements will no longer be allowed under the ban of commission but this ban is not retrospective for existing investments. Most clients in these situations don’t even know these commissions are being paid to their adviser, but under the new regulations, if an adviser wishes to establish an ongoing service fee arrangement with a client, he or she will be required to have them sign an agreement annually. So what’s the bottom line to all of this? • Clients are entitled to receive unbiased advice, completely free of any conflict of interest

Business Networking Melbourne - Servcorp Business Shorts presents:

ShiFt Happens: An Ant’s Tale James Tuckerman, the founder and editor-in-chief of Anthill, an Australian media company dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. He is an Australian opinion leader and vocal commentator on the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. In September 2003, James Tuckerman founded Anthill Magazine at the tender age of 26. Frustrated by what he considered the ’snoringly dry’ personality of the Australian business media (and Australia’s then ‘highly unenthusiastic’ attitude toward entrepreneurship), he moved back home with his mum and dad (after much begging and pleading) in order to launch what would become Australia’s first magazine specifically dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. Eight years later, his business has undergone many changes. In particular, it has successfully made the evolution from print to digital media. In this candid ‘warts and all’ presentation, Over these past eight years, James Tuckerman has built one of Australia’s leading media brands for the SME business segment (Anthill Magazine), an event company (Anthill Events) and one of Australia’s Top 50 Business & Finance websites (Anthill Online). During this time, he has grown teams, re-engineered business models, implemented marketing and sales campaigns (through B2B, retail, digital and DM channels), streamlined operational practices in a logistically complex industry, raised private equity and built an entirely new market segment (according to the Australian

Publishers Association). Trained in Law at the University of Melbourne (BA / LLB), he commenced his career as a public relations consultant, where he specialised in corporate finance and investor relations projects. James will share some of the lessons he learned the ‘hard way’ about business and entrepreneurship. Event date: Thursday 5th May 2011 Location: VicUrban Building, Level 2, 710 Collins Street, Docklands Time: 5:30 - drinks, nibbles & networking 6pm-6:30 - presentation + Q&A 6:30–7pm - drinks & networking. Servcorp Business Shorts provides an information evening and a local networking opportunity for like-minded business professionals in Melbourne. Register for your ticket today

James Tuckerman

• Advisers are entitled to be paid for their professional advice and services and that arrangement should be agreed with the client and be totally transparent.

Professional financial advisers provide invaluable advice and continuous service to their clients and the financial and other benefits are clearly demonstrable.

• Investment advice is merely one element of comprehensive financial advice and management. Investment product itself should be stripped of all payments, incentives or benefits attributable to the adviser.

Andrew Hewison is Director and a Certified Financial Planner with Hewison & Associates Wealth Management: Level 4, 102 Albert Road, South Melbourne Ph: 9682 1900


Compared to the USA, Australia is a great place to be By Tom Elliott Recently I spent over a fortnight on holiday in the United States. Once the land of both economic opportunity and, for tourists, expensive credit card bills, since 2008’s financial collapse America has changed substantially for the worse. From my admittedly limited observations, here are several important reasons why we’re lucky to live in Australia. Government - While we may complain about broken political promises over issues like the carbon tax, as well as Labor’s sometimes poor handling of its minority government, consider this: just a few weeks ago, the entire US federal administration nearly came to a grinding halt because Democrats and Republicans couldn’t agree on the size of certain spending bills. Had this impasse not been averted, museums and national parks would have closed, welfare cheques bounced and the families of slain American servicemen would not have received their death benefits. This is hard to imagine

in what is still considered the world’s only superpower. Healthcare - Because the standard of American public healthcare is so poor, many people depend on private insurance from their employers to stay, well, healthy. While on a chairlift in Colorado I met a 73 year old ski instructor (!) who told me he had to keep working, despite his advancing years, so that he and his wife could continue to access the medical system at an affordable price. In Australia, by way of contrast, many people complain about Medicare, but not many in their mid 70s are forced for health insurance reasons to work manual jobs usually filled by those decades younger. Obesity - In Australia we often hear that as a nation we are only just behind America when it comes the overweight stakes. Well, second we might be in this dubious contest, but we still have a long way to go before catching up. It is extraordinarily difficult in the States to get away from unhealthy food. Virtually all

breakfast cereals, for example, are coated in a shiny substance that on close reading of the packaging is almost always revealed to be sugar of some description; serving sizes in most restaurants and takeaway outlets are substantially greater than that with which we are accustomed; and I’ve never seen such large quantities of bacon consumed in so many different ways. Interest rates - On the face of it, US homeloan rates of around 5%pa appear substantially cheaper than their Australian counterparts. A conversation I had with an old friend who now works at a homebuilding company revealed, however, that housing finance is no longer freely available to many borrowers, thus restricting what they can pay for newly built dwellings. Whereas in Australia most borrowers can still obtain a loan for up to 85% of a home’s purchase price, the equivalent figure in the States is 65% or less. Can you imagine how our housing market would react if local banks restricted their lending criteria in

the same fashion? The impact on prices would be disastrous. Unemployment - Finally, although our Prime Minister has recently made ‘Getting Australians back to work” a political priority, the local unemployment rate of around 5% pales into insignificance when compared to the 9% of Americans who remain unable to find a job. Life without paid employment is extremely bleak in America, especially when one considers that in many cases, the dole there can be cut off after just 13 weeks. In contrast, Australia’s combination of a low jobless rate combined with welfare benefits that are still relatively generous means that against the international odds we remain “The Lucky Country” (apologies to Donald Horne). Tom Elliott is Managing Director of MM&E Capital Ltd, a Melbourne based hedge fund. MM&E Capital Ph: 9601 4515

The Internet Show Melbourne for Businesses Want to know how Australia’s most successful businesses use social media, generate online sales and attract millions of web visitors? Visit The Internet Show Melbourne, Australia’s only business internet show. Take in one or all three conferences featuring the best Australian case studies on social media, ecommerce and content management with over 50 free seminars on offer.


Use social media to improve your sales, your brand and your customer service, by attending Social Media World Australia. This is the leading conference for online marketing professionals. Faceboook,


LinkedIN and Myspace will all be representing the networks themselves. They’ll be giving insight into their vision for the future while leading Australian businesses will take you through case studies of how they are making social media work.

Content Management World Australia, is Australia’s leading conference for online information owners and professionals. Learn the latest strategies for generating and managing content, a one day conference packed with case studies, tips and the latest thinking. You’ll hear from organisations that run successful content

rich websites such as Nickelodeon, Time Out and Fairfax Media. E-Commerce & Payments is for online retail and payments professionals looking to learn the latest strategies for turning visitors into customers., dStore, Mirvac and ABC will share their secrets for success. You’ll also have the chance to benchmark your site against industry leaders and learn from their experiences.

When: 4-5 May Where: MCEC – South Wharf Further Information: 02 9021 8808 Web: the-internet-show-melbourne/


2011 Just Leadership REIV presents Just Imagine Breakfast Budget ideas to the Series at Docklands Leadership Breakfast Series; initially in Melbourne and Perth. The 2011 Melbourne series is being implemented in collaboration with NAB and will be hosted in the NAB Auditorium, 800 Bourke Street Docklands. This year, the Breakfast Series is aiming to build a corporate community of “just leaders”, within and beyond the Docklands area. Specifically, the series is designed to bring together a broader cross sector community of people, who are keen to develop their capacity as social leaders. An enthusiastic NAB team is working with Just Leadership to develop a vision for this series, to create themes and agendas for each session and to promote and support the delivery of each breakfast event. Themes for each session are as follows: Jesuit Social Services has been working together with NAB as one of ten local Community Partners and has demonstrated a strong interest and capability in linking community and learning agendas for individual, organisational and community benefit.

• Breakfast 1 - May 12th: Imagining social leadership 2.0

The Just Leadership Breakfast Series was launched by Jesuit Social Services in Melbourne throughout 2009, in partnership with NAB and in collaboration with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, BP and the City of Melbourne.

• Breakfast 4 - November 10th: Imagining collaboration and kinship for a better world.

Following this success, Jesuit Social Services is again working with leading corporations to host a 2011 Just


This Series was designed to bring together a community of people interested in developing their capacity as social leaders and connecting more closely within and beyond their own organisations.


• Breakfast 2 - July 14th: Imagining self as social leader. • Breakfast 3 - September 8th: Imagining social leadership @ work.

Frank Brennan SJ AO, will join Daniel Street in an inspiring inter-generational conversation about emerging frontiers in leadership and social change. When: Thursday 12 May - 7.15am - 8:55am. Where: NAB Auditorium 800 Bourke Street, Docklands. Registration: $15 per person Further enquiries: 94277388 or email

state government

The REIV has presented its Budget submission to the Victorian Government, calling for a reduction in property taxes, increased assistance for first home buyers and improvements to land tax. REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo said that this Budget presented the state government with an opportunity to review the taxation of residential, commercial and industrial property transactions. Residential property taxes are higher than ever before and higher than in any other state. Home buyers pay the highest stamp duty, property investors can be taxed twice and businesses investing in property are often charged taxes on taxes in the form of stamp duty on GST. “Later this year the Federal Government’s Tax Summit will be held. The Henry Review recognised that stamp duties were an inefficient and ineffective mechanism to raise revenue. Whilst the REIV does not support the proposed replacement of increasing land tax, it does indicate that property taxes will be on the agenda. “Prior to the summit, however, improvements can be made to Victoria’s property taxes in the Budget for 2011-2012. “REIV research shows that first home buyers require continuing assistance. In February the government assisted 2,153 with grants – that’s 131 per cent lower than the peak of 4,981 just under two years ago. The reduced numbers are a direct result of decreasing affordability.

“First home buyers will be looking forward to the 20 per cent cut in stamp duty promised before the election and due to be applicable from 1 July. “It is also timely to review land tax, particularly the ‘tax on tax’ component. Since 2000 many purchasers of commercial and industrial property have been forced to pay stamp duty on not only the actual property but the GST! This represents an extra $10,000 on a transaction valued at $2M. “Twenty years ago stamp duty represented about 3.4 per cent of the purchase of a median-priced home; 10 years ago it was 4.5 per cent and now it is 5.2 per cent. “Stamp duty rates should be indexed to account for inflation,” Mr Raimondo concluded. Real Estate Institute of Victoria


Michael Jackson History Does Repeat & This Is It! By Lisa Quittner Michael Jackson fans will be able to celebrate the music, the magic and the history of Michael Jackson’s life when a dazzling musical biography is staged at The Palms at Crown this June in Michael Jackson - History Does Repeat & This Is It. Direct from Las Vegas, this world class show, featuring celebrated Michael Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz, will bring the memory of pop music’s greatest legend alive for Melbourne audiences. This is an opportunity for Michael Jackson fans to either relive the memories of Jackson’s Australian tours, or to finally have the concert experience they never got the chance to have. With over twenty songs, all performed live by Kenny Wizz with no lip syncing, including ABC, Ben, Smooth Criminal and Beat It, 3008 spoke to Kenny to find out more.



Did you ever have the privilege of meeting Michael Jackson personally, what struck you most about the man as a person and an entertainer? No, I never had the pleasure of meeting Michael personally but I have met a lot of his family which was a great privilege and they were very generous with their praises of my show. For me, Michael, music and performance are what got me into this business so to then follow his humanitarian interests as well made me believe that the world was a better place thanks to Michael, he will be greatly missed. You have dedicated the past 25 years of your career as the world’s number 1 Michael Jackson impersonator, how did it begin? It all started in Los Angeles where I used to do a lot of street dancing. When the album Thriller came out I became a huge fan and perfected all of Michael’s dance moves. After a few years of doing these moves I was asked to perform in a Michael Jackson Dance Show. The director heard me singing the songs while I was dancing and ever since that day my life changed and I became a full time entertainer.

During your career, was it difficult to constantly evolve your act to keep up with Michael and the direction of his career? No, I did it because I loved the music and his style of dance. Your Melbourne performance of ‘Michael Jackson - History Does Repeat & This Is It’ this June will give audiences the opportunity to relive the memories and experience the magic of Michael Jackson, what can audiences expect from the show and how will it be structured? My show was created to replicate the ‘This is it’ show that Michael did not get to perform due to his passing. It is a great show with an amazing band featuring musicians from seven different countries along with six great dancers and myself. The concert covers all of the hits and the performance runs for over two hours. I am very proud of the cast and the technical team who have created this amazing spectacle for all the Michael fans to enjoy. I believe you took the news of Michael’s passing extremely hard and closed your act, what prompted you to return and embark on this tour? I still can’t believe that he will never perform again; this is something I have had to deal with. I now know that the fans will always miss him and they really appreciate my performances and keeping the memories alive. What are you most looking forward to performing in your show and do you have a message for your Melbourne audiences?

I love to perform and I love that the Michael fans around the world love what I do. It’s just a great privilege to have been given the gift of dance and voice and to be able to perform, and like the great man himself, I will always give MJ fans 110% of myself in every performance. I look forward to showing Australia that the Michael Jackson spirit is still alive and well around the world. When: Saturday June 4 2011, 8pm Where: The Palms at Crown Tickets: $66.30 Bookings: Ticketek 1300 795 012

Australia has claimed the 2011 World Championship Division II title after a thrilling victory over Serbia at the Medibank Icehouse. The Australian Men’s Ice Hockey team (the Mighty Roos) secured a 4-2 victory over the higher-ranked Serbian side, becoming 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II champions and gaining promotion to Division I in 2012. The Serbian team scored the first goal of the match - leaving Australian fans feeling that the Mighty Roos’ fairytale run of success may be drawing to a close. That was until Australian captain, Greg Oddy, scored the team’s opening goal in the first period, equalising with Serbia at the eight minute mark. Mighty Roos players David Upton, Joseph Hughes and Lliam Webster followed suit, each with a goal to their name in the hard fought victory over Serbia. The Mighty Roos have moved through the week long round-robin tournament undefeated with impressive wins over Mexico (11-1), Belgium (5-3) and New Zealand (2-0). The 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II ran from 4 to 10 April 2011. The energy and excitement of the tournament has left a strong impact on Melbournians who have fallen for the fast-paced action, skills and intensity of elite Ice Hockey.

The Docklands, Medibank Icehouse hosted all 10 matches with sold out crowds at every Australian game. The Medibank Icehouse also opened its second rink for hundreds of fans to watch the final event live on the big screen.

• 17 National Speed Skating records were broken at National Titles in 2010

The World Championship is the ‘ice’ on the cake for the Medibank Icehouse. In its first year of operation the centre has bought success back to Australian ice sports:

• Victorian Curler, Vaughan Rosier, has been selected for the Australian National team

• Novice Men’s National Figure Skating Champion, Alex Dillon, won the crown at National Championships in 2010


AUSTRALIA WINS GOLD AT THE DIVISION II GROUP AT THE ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DOCKLANDS Final results of the 2011 IIHF World Championship and game summaries have been posted on the International Ice Hockey Federation website

• Australia claimed the 2011 World Division II Ice Hockey Championship title • Melbourne Ice Men’s team won the 2010 National League Championship for the first time • Melbourne Ice Women’s team won the 2010 National League Championships for the first time • All other Victorian teams from Junior to Seniors won or were runner up in their Divisions in 2010, making Victoria the most successful state in 100 years of Ice Hockey MAY 2011



Chase the Cache:

Docklands treasure hunt ups the technology ante! Melbourne charity Big Brothers Big Sisters has just launched “Chase the Cache”, a treasure hunt with a twist using state-of-theart GPS technology that is set to become the charity’s signature fundraising event. Big Brothers Big Sisters is Australia’s leading mentoring program for young people. It matches screened, trained and supported volunteer adults to young people experiencing difficulties or disadvantage in their life. Big Brothers Big Sisters provide these young people with additional support, guidance and friendship, through a caring volunteer mentor who becomes a long-term positive role model. Chase the Cache will take place on May 22nd with over 200 people expected to take part in the event around Docklands which is the first of its kind in Australia.



Using the principles of geo-caching, Chase the Cache is a fast, interactive technologybased activity that has had wild success overseas. Run twice already by the Big Brother Big Sister team in Canada, the event has been likened to The Amazing Race, but with the technology aspect this event is now arguably the coolest treasure hunt since Captain Jack Sparrow was around! “After the success of the event run by our colleagues in Canada, we hope this will become one of the benchmark charity events in Australia,” says Tricia Ciampa Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Officer. “The 50 teams will use portable GPS units preloaded with coordinate information. Teams will only have two hours to locate the caches, which are small plastic boxes with points assigned to their discovery. The team with the most points within the allocated timeframe wins the event,” says Ms Ciampa. “We are very excited about this charity event for Big Brothers Big Sisters, having seen the creation of so many clever charity events over the years in Melbourne; we really wanted to deliver something fresh and exciting. We already had a number of teams signed up before we launched, so we are confident we will raise

our target of $80,000” says Ms Ciampa. Chase the Cache is strictly limited to 50 teams of four people and is suitable for all ages, including corporate and family teams. The event takes place on May 22nd 2011 around Docklands. For more information on BBBS, please visit For more information on Chase the Cache, please visit:






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