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This winter, covering up will be an absolute joy! With so many fabulous looks to choose from, take inspiration from the new season’s trends and embrace the cooler weather. This season, a wearable look for everyone is sport luxe. This athletic trans-seasonal trend gets revamped throughout the year and this winter, it centres on soft greys and nudes. Tops with sheer, PVC or even tweed panels add the glamour to a pair of slimline stretch pants or track pants. A quilting effect is very popular on pants, skirts and tops too and will look great on a fabric bomber jacket to finish off the look. For feet, add a pair of sneakers – slip-on’s, laced or midrise. Pale pink goes perfectly with greys and, although normally a spring or summer colour, it promises to be huge this season. Winter coats look incredibly soft and dreamy in this pastel shade and are quite a diversion from the usual black. Looking for warm comfort often means snuggling up in oversized roomy knits. Long and lean jumpers as well as waterfall and boyfriend cardigans do the job very nicely. Going for fine knits means you can layer too without looking bulky. Other knitwear trending currently includes jumpers with chunky jewelled 10







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Design For The Home The Kitchen

It’s the attention to detail that ultimately makes a kitchen renovation a success. After the basic layout has been decided upon and the functionality of the space has been maximised, the fun can really start and decisions can be made about those special finishing touches. For renovations over $20K, stone benchtops are a must inclusion in today’s modern kitchen. Negotiate and try to get a good price on securing a deeper thickness of stone. 40mm edges look so much more impressive than 20mm, allowing the benchtops themselves to create a striking feature in the room. Remember to make space in the budget for flooring. If a new cabinet layout has been chosen for the kitchen, there might be gaps in the original flooring. Patching up gaps, particularly when dealing with tiled floors, can often disrupt the look and flow of a new kitchen. Instead, swallow the cost, invest in a new floor and see it as an opportunity to add a new dimension to the room. Consider a lighter, darker or warmer colour, and consider also a different type of floor covering. Vinyl planking is very popular currently as it is easily cut to fit any space, is easy to repair and comes in many 24

different finishes and colours. If the kitchen is part of an open plan area, think about linking the kitchen to the rest of the living space by continuing the new flooring throughout. Clean lines and simple design help to make a kitchen look effortlessly grand. Consider how the usual, day-to-day clutter, such as remote controls, shopping lists, keys etc., could be stashed away in a drawer or cupboard that has been specifically added to the kitchen for that very purpose. Don’t spoil the clean lines of an imposing stone benchtop with clutter. When it comes to lighting, don’t just plump for the usual ceiling downlights and row of feature lights over the island. Give thought to a spectacular pendant light and add strip LED lighting, mains or battery operated, under wall cabinets so that benchtops are well lit for food preparation. Finally, carefully plan the location of power points. Thinking about where everyday items, such as the kettle or toaster, will need to be plugged in is an obvious but necessary consideration but also spend time contemplating where laptops, tablets or phones could be charged and made inconspicuous. This could be via pop-up power points in the island benchtop or within a drawer.

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In this edition, we talk to James Hoolahan, owner of Merlin Cabinets, specialists in the design and manufacture of luxury kitchens. Originally based in Rafferty Road, Mandurah, in February 2012 the company relocated to larger premises in Thornborough Road and installed a new luxury kitchen showroom. When did you start Merlin Cabinets and what was your background before the business? I started Merlin Cabinets in January 2005 with just myself and one apprentice. I had previously worked as a joiner in the UK plus had also gained valuable experience working in various areas of the timber and furniture industry around Europe. The intention has always been to grow the business to become a leading operator in Mandurah and the surrounding areas and we now have a team of eight. This team includes designers, tradesmen and apprentices, providing what we believe is a unique service to the Peel region and beyond. What are the key areas that Merlin Cabinets specialises in? We specialise in creating luxurious functional kitchens, making best use of the current technology in the industry. Our design process focuses on practical storage solutions as well as visual appeal. Custom cabinets are made to fit each individual project instead of using standard size cabinets. How has the industry changed since you started the business? New technology is always being introduced into our industry especially with the storage hardware that is now available. Full extension draw systems are now a must in any modern kitchen along with easily accessible food storage zones. Stone tops are now more popular than ever and certainly more

affordable than a few years ago. What are the current trends in kitchen design? Current trends we are seeing in kitchen design include high gloss doors, particularly in white and in some timber grain colours. Engineered stone benchtops with under-mount sinks and handle free kitchens with aluminium or stainless steel recess rails are also popular. Electronic servo assisted draw units from manufacturers like Blum, and LED lighting are popular features too. Have you introduced any new machinery or design technology into the business recently? We have always been a business that has strived to keep up to date with developments in the market and this has been reflected with our recent purchase of a new CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine. This has not only speeded up our manufacturing process but also allowed our team more time to concentrate on design and installation. What are you views on future innovations in kitchen design? I believe technology will continue to improve and increasingly play a major part in our industry. With companies like Blum continuing to spend huge amounts of money researching new ideas and design improvements, there’s an exciting future ahead. We find trends tend to go in cycles and with new textures and finishes being developed all of the time, who knows what the next trend will be! For further information on installing a new kitchen with Merlin Cabinets, call 9584 2822 or visit the showroom at Unit 3, 14 Thornborough Road. 26

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Design For The Home

The Bedroom

Traditionally designed with relaxation in mind, décor within bedrooms can run the risk of appearing overly safe and bland. However, through clever use of colour, texture and statement pieces it’s possible to contribute to, rather than detract from, a peaceful ambience. For bed linen, throws and accessories, rather than going for a safe neutral colour, choose strong deep colours, such as greys, navy and ocean colours, in varying textures. These will give depth to the room and help create a sumptuous, luxurious feel. Fresh, lighter neutrals can be swapped for summer months. Place an oversized rug under the bed and even more opulence, as well as comfort, is created, making the room feel beautifully indulgent. When it comes to furniture, don’t always fall into the trap of going for matching pieces. On the contrary, having pieces that complement each other can be far more effective, bringing personality to the room. For example, a heavy wooden sleigh bed, a stand out feature of a bedroom, looks great with mirrored bedside tables or an antique dressing table. 28

Other popular ideas for bedside tables are rustic wooden stools, simple glass side tables, old chests and unique little tables from antique fairs and flea markets. If space allows, then an oversized armchair or chaise longue creates the perfect opportunity for reading or quiet contemplation. It also adds a boudoir feel, which is very popular in bedroom décor currently. As with fashion right now, juxtaposing different prints together for fabric and wallpaper is also a popular and effective look. Interest and more depth are injected into the room. To make it really work, opt for prints of varying sizes and stick to one colour palette, or make sure that one particular colour dominates through all the prints. When it comes to lighting, it is important to have many different light sources in the bedroom rather than just one so that a softer mood can be achieved. A pendant light can easily have a dimmer switch too, which helps to set a relaxing ambience. Dimmer switches are also useful on bedside lamps. A corner standard or table lamp is a good way to bring a glow to an area without having to light up the whole room. Mirrors, too, are essential in adding light in a subtle way without creating too much brightness.


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Local Experts Security

With home and business security an increasingly important consideration for Western Australians, Mandurah-based The Home Hub offers a local, one stop shop for all security requirements. Comprised of four separate businesses, all operating under one roof, the group’s operations are designed to complement each other whilst providing a range of overlapping services. Based in Gordon Road, The Home Hub consists of Mandurah Flyscreens, Patios R Us, CrimShut Roller Shutters and Mediatek Control Vision Sound. Mandurah Flyscreens and Security Doors has been manufacturing security doors in Mandurah since 1974 and offers a choice of 3 different doors that meet the highest Australian standards - AS2008. The current range includes its toughest door yet from Endura Stainless Steel Doors. With advanced features, including a patented, curved stainless frame with a 5mm thick frame extrusion and extra strong 1mm thick stainless weave, it offers the ultimate in security and peace of mind.

Mediatek Control Vision Sound offers a wide selection of alarms, CCTV systems and access control technology. Alarm systems are custom designed for the home and a full 24/7 monitoring service is available. The company also offers High Definition security camera systems, which are ideal for both the home and business. Its range of products also includes a range of locking systems, gate controls and automated security options. CrimShut Rollershutters offers a selection of tough aluminium shutters and strong commercial shutters for all applications. Aluminium shutters are one of the best deterrents for would be intruders and CrimShut Rollershutters’ commercial shutters are designed to withstand both heavy impact and pull. Fully licensed to offer owners peace of mind, this is the ideal product for shop fronts and businesses. As the tried and trusted supplier in the Peel region, Mandurah Flyscreens, Mediatek and Crimshut Rollershutters at The Home Hub can be contacted on 9535 3511 or visit the showroom at Unit 1, 81 Gordon Road, Mandurah. 30

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Flooring There’s nothing quite like getting out of bed on a cold winter’s morning and feeling the warmth and comfort of a quality carpet underfoot. Therefore, it’s no surprise that at this time of the year the carpet becomes the popular choice when it comes to floor coverings. There are few flooring materials better suited to the colder months then carpet. It not only acts as a type of blanket for the feet, but also helps to insulate rooms around the home through its ability to retain warm air for longer. This ensures that the warmth inside the home remains indoors and doesn’t slip through more porous surface materials. Particularly popular in bedrooms at this time of the year, its cushioning properties add a touch of luxury to any area and its sound proofing qualities are particularly effective for rooms located on the top floor of the home. Finally, in a low traffic area, such as a bedroom, carpets will not only add a touch of style but if maintained correctly will potentially last for years to come. 32

Entrend by Godfrey Hirst When looking for a new carpet for the home, Entrend, the new range of nylon carpets from Godfrey Hirst, could provide the answer. Durable, easy to maintain and with strong stain and soil resistant properties, the Entrend range has been inspired by the latest colour trends from the fashion industry, and its impressive colour palette means there’s a carpet to suit all styles. Designed to feel luxurious underfoot yet available at an affordable price, its use of Stainblock technology means food and beverage spills are easily removed, making it the ideal carpet for the family home. For further information on the Entrend range, contact Choices Flooring by Vogue, carpet, vinyl planking and timber flooring specialists for the Mandurah area. Locally owned and operated for over 25 years, they offer a complete service from measuring and fitting to advice on the right style and colour scheme for the home. Visit them at 60 Pinjarra Road.



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Talking Property

with Roz Armstrong

It might be one of Australia’s fastest growing cities but Mandurah still offers plenty of choice for those looking to live a more rural-style life on a larger block. The choice throughout the region is broad and land is still available at extremely affordable prices. For those looking for privacy yet still wanting to live close to the city centre there are a number of options worth looking at. Parklands, 4km to the north east of Mandurah, is a little more undulating than most of the flatter areas around the outskirts of Mandurah and some of the properties here offer delightful coastal and easterly hills views. Mostly consisting of 5 acre blocks, some feature very big homes while others offer more typical 4 bedroom 2 bathroom dwellings. A favourite area for those who wish to keep animals but want to live in close proximity to town, the area is also close to the freeway for Perth and Bunbury, private schools, the beach and golf courses. Barragup to the east of Mandurah, towards Pinjarra, is just 7km from the town centre. Located on the north side of Pinjarra Road, this area offers easy access to all amenities whilst offering similar qualities to Parklands. Here, land is mainly flat with many properties backing onto peaceful lakes with their abundance of birds and wildlife. On the south side of Pinjarra Road, Furnissdale offers similar terrain to Barragup with estuary frontages available on many properties. Prices in these areas range from $500K up to $750K for something special. Travel further east and there are any number of estates offering 5 acre

blocks and larger. Head east towards Dandalup along Lakes Road, and across the freeway discover properties designated for dog and cat breeding together with boarding kennels. For those dreaming of coastal acreage, travel south 20km along Old Coast Road past Falcon and Dawesville to Bouvard, Lake Clifton, Armstrong Hills and Tuart Grove. Here the land is hilly and there is a great range of 5 acre, 7 acre, 10 acre and, in some cases, 25 acres of beautiful undulating countryside with big old Tuart trees and peppermint trees. This is where the birds sing their morning call and the kangaroos run free with the area enjoying fabulous views over the Peel inlet and the ocean. Meander along Southern Estuary Road to the Old Bunbury Road and there is freeway access north and south. This area is a favourite for that out of town property but is still within commuting distance and within easy reach of the local amenities at Falcon. The beaches here are pristine and always very quiet. Prices here vary with a standard 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home around $450,000 whilst for $1.5 million buyers can own a spectacular hill-top property with fabulous views. Roz Armstrong is Licensee/Principal of Marina Real Estate. With over 16 years’ experience in the local property market, Roz and her team offer unrivalled knowledge of the Mandurah property market. Call her or 0417 927266, or visit her office at 5, 26 Spinnaker Quays, Mandurah Ocean Marina.


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Who’s Got Your Super? By Murray Blakers

If I asked someone which bank they were with, I would expect the answer to include the bank’s name, address and possibly even the name of the manager. If I asked the same person how much money they had in their account right now, I would expect a reasonable estimate would be given. However, somewhat worryingly, if I asked the same questions about superannuation, I would expect most people to get a little vague. They often can’t name the fund, don’t know the balance, don’t know who manages the fund and don’t know what the money is invested in. Yet typically, the balance of the superannuation account would be higher than the balance within the bank account! After many years in practice, I believe there are 2 main reasons why we don’t take a greater interest in our superannuation. Firstly, the money is mostly tied up until we retire. When we are in our twenties, retirement is as long as 45 years away. What good is that to those looking to buy a first home or to those planning an around-the-world holiday?! Secondly, those statements that arrive in the mail do nothing to help increase interest in super. Terms like “Preserved”, “Taxed”, “Untaxed”, “Restricted” and “Concessional” are legally required terms but they are hardly helpful. Then there is the industry jargon that has meanings only able to be defined in the back of thick product disclosure statements. Terms like “Capital Secure”, “Growth” and “Balance” will have different meanings for each fund. It’s enough to make most of us drop the annual super statements into a file and forget them! If there is one gem of information that I have learned from over 30 years of working in finance and accounting, it is this, “The difference between success and failure is often

just 1% and if you don’t manage your money, someone else will take that 1% off you.” The compounding effect of that 1 or 2 % over the life of a superannuation fund can make a significant difference to the closing balance. When was the last time a bank rang to say that you should change to a different account? One, for example, that offered lower fees or paid higher interest. Don’t expect the superfund manager to call up to tell you that the product you have is out of date and that the management fees are too high. Or that when you signed up for the policy 20 years ago, the policy had a 4% commission paid to the adviser. There are ways to take control over super. Having lots of different funds can mean higher fees and multiple life insurance policies eating away at the balance. There are super products in the market that are low cost and make it simple to manage. Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’s) are becoming increasingly popular for investors who want to take full control and invest in assets like property or shares. Remember though, before making any decisions, take time to understand the options available and seek professional advice. Murray Blakers is the principal of BMC Accounting, Mandurah. Offering 30 years’ experience in accounting, taxation and superannuation, competitive rates, an allencompassing portfolio of services and a network of associated professionals, who are dedicated to helping clients get on the road to a better future. Contact them on 6365 2170 or visit the office at 133a Mandurah Terrace. 38

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On The Drawing Board With Boyd Oakes

In this edition of On The Drawing Board, we’ve decided to talk about what’s been going on here at Boyd Design.

We’ve gone national!

Based in Mandurah, we’re very excited to have signed a design contract for a home to be built in NSW. Yes, the whole other side of the country! We receive a fair number of enquiries from other states but this is the first actual contract signed. With a huge choice of architects and designers available to our client throughout Australia, they chose Boyd Design. This is a huge deal for us and we’re very excited about the potential avenues this could open up for us on a national level.

features and turreted roof, this impressive home will make quite a statement indeed. Check it out on our Facebook page.

New staff member

Website update

A warm welcome to Andrew Moore! With 18 years’ experience as an architectural draftsperson, Andrew joined Boyd Design in February this year. If you’ve seen our new company vehicle running around, that’s Andrew….give him a welcoming beep!

If you have seen our website, you may have thought to yourself, “What, these guys design million dollar homes?!” Yes, our site is looking rather tired and outdated. However, we’re happy to inform you our shiny new website is currently under construction. New images and design plans will be added along with even more ramblings from me. We’ll also be launching our monthly newsletter through the website. Subscribers will receive great offers and will be included in a monthly draw to win Bunnings vouchers. We don’t have a launch date just yet, so keep checking the site.

New coffee machine

We now have a brilliant new coffee machine and outdoor café setting. The machine makes a range of tasty coffees and hot chocolate. Book a time and come and chat about your new home over a delicious coffee. There’s plenty more to ramble about but sadly I’m out of space. To keep up to date with our latest home designs, check our Facebook page and search for Boyd Design Perth, or if you’d like to chat with me about your new home, call me on 9534 5885 or 0422 168 855. All the best,

Plans in council for $2.5m home

One of our recent designs has now been lodged with council. This stunning $2.5m, three-storey, Wannanup canal home will be a unique addition to the local landscape. With space for 8 cars in the undercroft garage, curved stone wall, timber-clad exterior

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Introducing ... Headline Events

A brand new event management business has recently opened its doors in Dunsborough. Owned and operated by South Australianborn Lisa Bryant, Headline Events provides event management services throughout the south west and beyond, specialising in private and corporate events, weekend getaways and functions. With a degree in Recreation, Planning and Management (specialising in event management), Lisa has recently relocated to Dunsborough and brings a wealth of experience to the business. Passionate about organising events to an extremely high standard, her background in corporate planning and organisational structure will


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ensure a professional and hassle-free experience for clients. Lisa’s previous event management experience includes working as the event coordinator at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada. For this role, Lisa organised community events, assisted in ski races and was fortunate to be a part of Amazing Race Australia. She has also volunteered as the marketing coordinator for Oysterfest. An event promoting local seafood to South Australia, her role included holding an oyster eating competition in the Adelaide markets, organising media promotions and liaising with local business owners. For further information on organising your next function or corporate event, contact Lisa Bryant at Headline Events on 0400 830 533 or go online at


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Mercedes Benz GLA

Eagerly awaited compact SUV arrives

With sales in the luxury compact SUV market continuing to boom, it’s no surprise to see the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer eager for a piece of the action. The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the German giant’s answer to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque and whilst it has been marketing a similar sized model in Europe in left handdrive for a while (the GLK), the all new GLA has a distinct personality all of its own. Aimed primarily at the buyer looking for a versatile, family hatchback-sized model with a slightly higher driving position, the front-wheel drive GLA takes its influences from the recently launched all-new A-Class, although as Mercedes points out, this is a car not only at home on the road but off-road too with its added capabilities. Currently, there are 3 versions available in the GLA line-up, all fitted with Eco start-stop and direct fuel injection. The entry level model, the 200 CDI, comes with a 2.1 litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 100kW of power and 300Nm of torque. Available with 7-speed automatic transmission, standard equipment includes ABS, Active Parking Assist and Blind Spot Assist, Bi-xenon fixed headlamps, 18-inch alloys, electric exterior mirrors, a reversing camera, dual-zone climatic control and Bluetooth connectivity. With fuel consumption at just 4.6 litres per 100kms and a price tag of under $50,000, it’s well-appointed, efficient and affordable. Next up is the GLA 250, fitted with all-wheel drive. Featuring a 2.0 litre turbo-powered petrol engine with 7-speed automatic transmission,

producing 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque, fuel consumption is again impressive at just 7 litres per 100kms. Finally, expected later in the year is the ferocious AMG version, the GLA 45. This super-tuned variant is forecast to deliver a huge 265kW of power and 450Nm of torque, powering its way from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. At around 6cm taller and 12cm longer than its


motoring smaller A-Class sibling, there’s plenty to like about the styling achieved from the combination of the extra height and sleek lines. Rear passengers will also be happy with the added legroom and, with a very handy 481 litres of boot space, the GLA offers more storage capacity than many larger SUV’s on the market. Inside, as you would expect from Mercedes, the cabin is awash with luxurious touches, including leather-upholstered, power-adjustable seats that feature four-way electro-pneumatic lumbar support, a distinctive dash with silver sports dials

complete with red needles, chrome plated air vents and the now familiar Mercedes Command interface. It’s taken a while for Mercedes-Benz to address this particular segment in the market but it has definitely been worth the wait. With its sporty, eye-catching looks and impeccable finish, it comes with all the in-built luxuries expected from the home of the three-pointed star. For further information on the Mercedes-Benz GLA or to arrange a test drive, contact Southpoint Star on 9586 5388.

“the all new GLA has a distinct personality all of its own”



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BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupé Thrilling high performance siblings hit town!

Launched in the early 1970’s, BMW’s legendary high performance M (Motorsport) division has had motoring enthusiasts salivating over its steady stream of sports tuned vehicles for over 4 decades. Originally established to handle BMW’s racing programme, the division then moved to offer high-performance versions of BMW’s road cars and over the years almost every BMW model, apart from the 7-series and X-series, has received the special M treatment. Synonymous with the very latest technology and delivering refined, razor-sharp dynamics

outgoing M3, both models tear from 0-100 km/h in a remarkable 4.1 seconds. What’s more, despite this huge increase in performance, the latest engine achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 per cent. A brand new lightweight design is one of the major contributory factors to these improved figures. Thanks to a rigorous application of

“As with all M models, the engine is at the heart of the design.” and performance, it goes without saying that on release of each new BMW model, anticipation reaches fever pitch leading up to the release of the M version. And, with the recent unveiling of the brand new BMW 3-Series Sedan and 4-Series Coupé, expectations have understandably been high. The BMW 3-Series, of course, has always been one of the M division’s greatest successes. The first M3 was launched in 1986 and its release thrilled both motorsport fans and racing experts alike. Now, with its release of the fifth generation M3 and new M4 coupé, BMW has, true to form, once again reinterpreted the very essence of its formidable M philosophy. As with all M models, the engine is at the heart of the design. Featuring a high-revving, 6-cylinder, in-line engine with M TwinPower turbo technology, the new M3 sedan and M4 coupé produce a maximum output of 317kW together with a peak torque of 550NM. Considerably more powerful than the

intelligent and lightweight design measures, including the use of materials, such as carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium, for a number of chassis and body components, a weight saving of around 60 kilograms has been achieved over the outgoing M3. Both models also now come fitted with a carbon roof. 48


complete with comfort, sport and sports plus settings to enable the driver to choose between the optimum set-up for urban, country and performance use. As with all BMW marques, safety specifications are high and both models come fitted with six airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, a high-performance breaking system and an active protections safety package that initiates protective measures if an accident is imminent. With 19 inch M double-spoke alloys as standard, an M specific front kidney grille, a lightweight bonnet with a spectacular power dome, aluminium front side panels and an exhaust system with four tailpipes, rest assured the street presence of the new M3 and M4 more than matches the blistering performance levels and impressive technological features. And, with more than $8,500 of extra specifications and features over the outgoing model, the vehicles offer a compelling package. For further information and pricing on the new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 CoupĂŠ, contact Auto Classic in Victoria Park on (08) 9311 7533, or Westcoast BMW in Wangara on (08) 9303 5888.

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Golf Tips

with Craig Tapp

Hi, everyone! Hope you are playing well and holing lots of putts. Are you one of those golfers that hits the ball really well on the range or in practice rounds but plays horribly when it counts? If you have a weird sense of humour and want to have a giggle, come down to Meadow Springs driving range. Position yourself on the seat towards the right hand side of the range and you can watch the players warm up on the range before watching their tee shots on the first hole. You will hear talk about the latest new razzle-dazzle driver they have bought and often see an athletically smooth swing hitting long drives that hang in the air forever and roll right to the back of the driving range. “Today is the day” and “What’s the course record?” is the talk. However, this is where the fun really starts. On the first tee, suddenly the smooth athletic swings are replaced with a wild swipe at the ball that normally sees the player almost rupturing a spleen or popping a kidney. The ball normally finishes up in the bushes just to the right of the first tee box. The players, while trying to massage their lower back, can be seen shaking heads, discussing what went wrong and how can that happen. Well, if this sounds like you, I can assure you that you are not alone. It’s possible to sit there for hours giggling at the groups as they come through. So why does this happen? Well, everybody has swing flaws. The more swing flaws you have the more you need to compensate with your hands and body to square the club face at impact. When you are loose, relaxed and your rhythm is good, it is possible, even with a poor swing, to hit some nice golf shots. This is why these players hit nice shots on the range while warming up. As soon as there is any pressure on the shot the body naturally tenses up making it harder to compensate for the flaws.

This results in the poor shots witnessed on the first tee. So how do we break the cycle? Put simply, the easiest way is to reduce the number of flaws in the swing. As a coach, I try to get my students playing as orthodoxly as possible and focus on five key aspects of the swing:1. Aim correctly at the target. 2. Ensure correct ball position. 3. Have good posture. 4. Achieve a neutral club face. 5. Pivot correctly with the swing turning into a balanced finished position. If these fundamentals are in place, even with first tee jitters, there are very few compensations that need to be made to hit a consistent shot. Now, if you are off to play golf after reading this article and don’t have time to get some help with those technical flaws, I would encourage you to firstly stay as loose as possible. Keep your arm and hand pressure as soft as you can and swing the club with as much rhythm and balance as possible. This will give you every chance to use your natural hand-eye coordination to compensate and to hopefully get the clubface back to square. It will also take a bit of pressure off these internal organs! Good luck and good golfing,


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Above all else, Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club offers “golf as nature intended”. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the course presents a highly regarded test for players of all levels, but is also renowned for its playability. Just thirty minutes south of Perth, near the coastal resort town of Mandurah, the Meadow Springs golf course promises a unique experience through open bushland. The course winds its way through undulating terrain, the layout dictated by the natural features of the land. Towering 200-year-old Tuart trees line generous fairways and subtly rolling greens that are equal to the best in Australia. Full year memberships now available. Contact our Membership Secretary, Mary for full details and specials. Competition daysMeadow are Wednesday, and SundayWA with all comps open to Springs Drive,Saturday PO Box 657, Mandurah, 6210 Telephone +61 (0)8 9581 6002 | men, Bookings +61 and (0)8 9581 6360 | Email ladies juniors.

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Inline Skating

in wet conditions. Equipment supplied by The Rink includes the inline skates and all protective gear and tuition is available for beginner, intermediate and advanced skating levels. For multiple class bookings, a 15 minute break between classes is recommended to allow for changeover time and it is also recommended that an adult or teacher is present during classes. The areas covered by the Rink are divided into 4 separate zones each with its own pricing structure. Zone 1 covers the Greater Bunbury area and prices are adjusted to cover distance and staff travel. Classes are also run at The Rink and cost $100 for a 1 hour group of up to 25 children. This price includes equipment and coaching. So, whether you are interested in hosting a school activity, booking a children’s party or simply want to encourage kids in your area to learn to skate in a controlled, professional environment with specialist coaches, contact The Rink on 9725 6999 or email

A mobile programme that comes to you

As one of the nation’s fastest growing sports, the benefits of learning to skate are plentiful. As well as being great fun, affordable, sociable and accessible, the health benefits are numerous and wide-ranging. Now, thanks to the Be Active Mobile Skate Programme, an initiative of The Rink Bunbury, budding skaters are able to experience the thrill of inline skating right on their very own doorstep. The Rink’s mobile programme is a natural extension of the range of programmes run at its skating centre in Gibbons Road, Bunbury, and is available from as far north as Perth to Walpole in the south. To host a class in your area, a smooth, level asphalt surface is required, i.e. a basketball or tennis court, and the area must be swept. During the wetter months, undercover areas are recommended as skating is not permitted


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South West Artisans

After returning to Perth in 1986 to be closer to family and after another year of designing jewellery in Fremantle, he opted for a small career change. Following an exhaustive selection process, John was granted a place in the prestigious and demanding Theatre Course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 1989. This new career found John in big demand as an actor and voice talent, and he worked extensively in film, theatre, TV and radio. It was also during this time that he set up John Miller Design, supplying his jewellery to galleries and retail outlets around Australia and in London, Zurich, Tokyo and Portland Oregon. In 1996, John Miller moved to Yallingup, where he built a house and recorded an album of 14 original songs, singing and playing guitar and mandolin. Gods and Angels was released in 2000 to considerable critical acclaim. And in July 2001, his new studio, Jewel of the Capes, was opened. After over 40 years of designing and creating jewellery, John has always been true to his ethic of trying to think outside the square when designing commercial and contemporary jewellery. A deep lover of gold, silver and gemstones, his techniques have been meticulously honed over the years to a point where he is now at ease with all aspects of the media. For inspiration, John has always looked to ancient, tribal or primitive metalwork. Influenced heavily by the Egyptians, Mayans, Incas and Celts, he has great appreciation of the sophisticated sense of aesthetic and

John Miller

Born in Perth in 1955, Yallingup-based jeweller John Miller first began making jewellery in 1973 after studying drawing and sculpture at the Claremont School of Art. After successfully introducing his eclectic silver jewellery to an enthusiastic public at silver shop Beaut Sausages on Cottesloe Beach, John then moved on to work at The Silver Nuggett in Subiaco, working alongside jewellers Monty Holst, Norman Jeppe and Penny Ward. In 1977, John moved to Darwin to open his first retail premises Fascination Jewellery, combining his store with teaching jewellery at the Darwin Community College. During this period, John also made the silver tiara for Darwin’s inaugural Miss Bougainvillea Quest. Two years later, after his first gem-buying mission to Sri Lanka and India, John moved to Broome. As the first jeweller to offer his services to the now billion dollar Broome pearling industry, John’s shop, Dampier’s Chest, provided Broome’s first ever selection of unique handmade jewellery, featuring Broome pearls and Australian gemstones. After another trip to the Himalayas, John returned to Broome to work as jeweller in residence at The Pearl Emporium. During this time, he had several successful exhibitions in Broome and at the Greenhill Galleries in Perth.


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traditional techniques that still defy many people working today. Ultimately, however, the love of making one-off pieces with their intrinsic artistic value is a huge motivation. John says, “This is what makes it exciting for me... it’s about the artistic journey and not going back over the same ground all the time. I try to make things that will last forever or at least a very long time! There’s not a lot I can do about people just wearing things out but the intention is there. I want people to be wondering or researching who made these things in one or two thousand years’ time.” The casual observer will also recognise a close connection with the natural environment with flora, fauna and the local landscape ever present in John’s work. Furthermore, the Yallingup studio is completely carbon neutral with solar power and LED lighting. John also works actively with the Margaret River Artisans Group and he is currently garnering support for an 800 seat concert hall for the community of the

Naturaliste region. He is actively involved in promoting tourism in the south west through his work for the Geographe Bay Tourism Association. View his website, or take a leisurely one hour drive to beautiful Yallingup to see his amazing work for yourself.


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With Mark Sutton

Sports Photography Sports photography is generally regarded as a specialised discipline. For many sports, you’ll need a DSLR camera capable of shooting in burst mode, which is the ability to capture several frames per second (FPS). Most sports require a telephoto lens, which allows the ability to zoom in and capture the action. 70mm-200mm lenses are popular and have a good range but if you need to get in closer, a lens with a longer focal length will be required. Using the ‘Shutter Priority Mode’ on a DSLR will allow you to manually select the shutter speed while letting the camera regulate the aperture to maintain correct exposure. To freeze action, use a high shutter speed of 1/250th and higher or, to add some motion blur, use a slower shutter speed. Remember too, when shooting in low light or indoors, you may need to bump up the camera’s ISO. Use a tripod or monopod where possible as it stabilises the camera and 56

art & photography will prove to be invaluable when shooting with a telephoto lens or using slow shutter speeds. You may also want to check out the camera’s focusing capabilities. Most good DSLR’s have

features, such as separate AF buttons and focus area modes, which help capture pin sharp pictures. If shooting in bursts, ensure the camera is set to shoot jpegs instead of raw ... cont. pg 58


art & photography decisive moment.” This essentially describes capturing, in a single frame, the essence and form of an event. For example, capturing the exact moment a batsman strikes a ball or perhaps the instant a swimmer rises up through a column of water and gasps for air. It could even be a surfer at the very top of a wave with the board almost completely out of the water seemingly defying gravity. And finally, be honest when analysing your own work to see what can be improved on and don’t be afraid to try new techniques or different settings on your camera. Experiment a little and see what works for you. More importantly, though, get out there and have some fun! For more photography tips, join me on Facebook –

files. Jpeg files are smaller than raw files and will be written to the camera’s memory card much faster. As far as framing and composition go, look for what Henri Cartier-Bresson described as “the




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New name breathes fresh life into the Mandurah art scene Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) is an exhibition, studio and workshop space operated by the City of Mandurah. CASM delivers four programs; an exhibition program; a workshop program, a studio program and an education program which offer the community a variety of services to build and develop the capacity of Mandurah’s arts and culture sector. CASM started operation in May 2011 as INQB8. mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art or INQB8 (pronounced incubate) as a structure to ‘incubate’ emerging artists and creative programs and ideas. In February this year an opportunity for a fresh rebranding occurred, resulting in a name change to Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah or CASM. CASM is particularly suited to emerging artists and graduates due to its accessibility and central location. It supports personal artist exhibition development and partnerships with artists, arts organisations and communities by providing a low cost arts development venue, a creative and diverse workshop program and an information service for artists.

The number of artists represented by CASM has grown by more than 50 percent since 2012. In 2013, CASM hosted nine exhibitions engaging 117 contemporary emerging and established artists consisting of 88 local artists, 13 state artists, 7 national artists and 9 international artists. CASM will continue to lead the way in innovative engagement between the Peel creative sector and the general community. The next 12 months will see a number of exciting projects at the venue, including four group exhibitions featuring Peel youth artists, emerging local, national and international artists and three solo exhibitions featuring Mandurah artists Dorothy Newland, Margot Wiburd and Carramar artist Jennifer Sadler. The workshop space will support the professional development of local artist Eamon Doherty through a one month residency in June 2014, followed by weekly studio support for local artist Michael Bell. On a weekly basis from July, CASM will continue to support local artists and arts organisations develop their independent arts practice, group or commercial activities. This includes community pastel and drawing classes with Trudi Whitcher and hosting Mandurah Artists Plus painters and Arts Culture Peel printmakers. CASM is located at 63 Ormsby Terrace nestled between the City of Mandurah Administration Building and Ac-cent Mandurah. Further information can be found on the website or call 9550 3989 during office hours Wed and Fri 9am-4pm and Thur 9am-5pm.


Detail of ‘Sundrenched Bay’ by Dorothy Newland

The exhibition comprises two and three dimensional artworks created by predominantly local Peel artists. The exhibition will include an artist talk by Carol Clitheroe and Tich Dixon, reflecting on their recent public art work featured on Telstra’s communications exchange building in Forrest Street, Mandurah.

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‘Path To Bridge’ by Paul Fleetham

Presented by Telstra and CASM, A Digital City in a Connected World is an exciting themed competition exhibition where exhibiting artists have explored and engaged with the concepts of digital technology, connectedness, imagined future technology and the influences of contemporary digital products within our regional city through to the extended world.

Launch: 5 July 6pm Dates: 5 July - 10 August Artist Talk: Thur 10 July 6pm

HALCYON DAYS By Dorothy Newland Dorothy Newland has utilised her 12 month CASM studio residency to push and explore the physical qualities of paint - colour, luminosity, line and shape - along with developing a visual language of personal symbols to deliver a rich cohesive body of paintings that evoke a feeling or recognition of place by association and analogy rather than by literal representation.

Launch: 31 August 2.30pm Dates: 30 August - 28 September Artist Talk: Thur 11 September 6pm

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Dorothy newland Having worked in education for many years Dorothy Newland was finally able to realise her dream of committing to painting and to complete her Visual Arts degree when she retired from her first career. Newland is widely travelled and has been involved in many mixed exhibitions. She has held five solo exhibitions in Western Australia, with work now acquired by both private and public collections. Currently an Artist in Residence at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah, Newland combines her love of paint and colour with her joy in the things around her and the landscape she now lives in. Mandurah and its surrounding environs offer her constant inspiration – the rivers and the estuary, the bush, the wetlands, as well as the public gardens and her studio. She feels she never has to leave the Mandurah area for inspiration, as there is a life’s work in front of her here. Although often described as an abstract painter, Newland’s paintings are always related to the places and things she has experienced. Sometimes she includes some figuration, sometimes symbols which merely suggest what she is trying to capture in paint, as she is not seeking to replicate exactly what she sees, but to distil the essence of what is in front of her. Describing her art in terms of the possibilities and wonderment of the journey, she never really knows where her paintings might take her. She feels that to have a too clearly conceived idea before beginning a work is a constraint; it is in the act of making that the subject takes form. By adding, taking away, superimposing and searching for a compelling image, a tension is set up until she achieves that moment of coherence – a balance of shape, space and

colour held in a pictorial structure that offers a different way of representing the image and widening the viewer’s perception. “I’m always searching for a pictorial language which will allow me to convey the joy I find in my surrounds” Newland says. “Colour does it. Luscious paint and texture does it. Not everything has to be described in detail. If a poem or a piece of music is not spelled out, it doesn’t matter. That’s how I feel about my painting”. Newland feels her year’s residency will enable her to continue her total immersion in art; the space gives her the opportunity to work on several pieces at the same time while developing a cohesive body of work. “I hope the enigmatic nature of my work will give the viewer cause to pause and perhaps look at the everyday in a different way”. Studio visits are welcome by appointment. ‘Halcyon Days’ will be launched at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) on Sunday 31 August at 2.30 pm with the exhibition showing from 30 August until 28 September. Dorothy will deliver an Artist Talk about her new work on Thursday 11 September at 6pm.

Photo by Roz D’Raine


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WEARABLE ART EXHIBITION 16 MAY - 15 JUNE 2014 Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah hosted the second Common Threads Wearable Art Exhibition throughout May and June 2014. The exhibition was curated to reflect the showcase theme of Drift, drawing subtle colourings from beach sand and utilising props to mimick the soft rise and fall of sand dunes. Many artworks were presented on manequins wrapped in natural hessian, while others were displayed as sculptural artworks atop gallery plynths, hung on the walls or suspended from the ceiling. Nineteen of the thirty nine garments entered into the Common Threads Wearable Art competition were displayed, including the winning entry ‘Starry Night’ by artist Sue Seaman. Seaman’s garment was inspired by the moon and stars drifting across the night sky and was creatively interpreted through the use of hand felted black wool on organza with appliquéd silk and thousands of hand sewn beads. Its opulent hooded cape was layered over soft lighting allowing the audience to better view the intricate patternation between the felted wool and silk materials. Making an immediate visual impression was Deb Hiller’s ‘Flutterby’ which was dramatically suspended high above the gallery floor. Constructed with recycled fabrics, beads buttons and deconstructed costume jewellery, the vivid orange and black butterfly created a strong exhibition centre point. Louise Wells garment titled ‘Once’ consisted of a bodice constructed from hundreds of used

teabags stitched to resemble scales and a combination of recycled blue medical cloth and tea bags creating a balanced bell shaped skirt. The piece was inspired by times gone by when once upon a time, things would be kept, reused, recycled and treasured and was an audience Photo by Michael Kelly favourite. The ability to view the garments at close proximity allowed visitors to intimately observe the materials, details and techniques each designer used in the garments’ creation. Exhibited along the back walls of the gallery were hundreds of exclusive images taken by Michael Kelly from Star Creations, showing the garments with their models complete with exquisette professional makeup and hair design . The images allowed the audience to relate more personably to the wearable art works as they provided the garments with context, adding movement and performance personalities. Forty two images of the eleven Body Art entries were also displayed in the exhibition including the wining entry Drifting Spirits by Raelene Simpson. Simpsons work was graphically refined featuring wolves, an eagle, horses and deer meeting drifting spirits from American Indian cultural narratives. Visit the gallery website for further details.




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A skin rejuvenation treatment is all about reversing the effects of age and element damage to reveal younger, healthier looking skin. And, for those looking to achieve these results, LHE technology is a highly effective answer. Utilising a combination of light (L), heat (H) and energy (E), LHE technology allows for the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions, skin aging effects, fine lines and wrinkles; all performed in a quick, efficient and safe manner. Most light-based technologies, such as laser treatments and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), filter out the heat and rely on light energy alone to effect clinical changes. Because the heat is filtered out, these treatments require very high fluencies that require skin cooling techniques to protect the treated skin from burns. LHE is not only extremely effective. It’s extremely safe. The unique combination of light and heat energy maintains a lower heat level than any other light-based treatment, allowing for the highest safety margins without the need for skin cooling. To reverse skin damage and remove lesions, like age spots and spider veins, LHE sends out an extremely low and ultra-safe wave of light. The light then generates heat which is drawn to the darker pigmentation in the targeted

lesions. The heat raises the temperature inside the lesion thereby damaging it. The lesion then simply scabs and drops off or is absorbed into the skin. For treating fine lines and wrinkles, LHE initiates a natural wound healing process that leads to the rebuilding of new collagen under the outer layer of the skin. This then tightens the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Most clients see a visible improvement by the second visit. Full skin rejuvenation treatment can be accomplished in 3 to 6 visits with an interval of 2 weeks recommended between visits for all LHE skin rejuvenation treatments. LHE technology is now available in Mandurah at Total Skin and Body Centre Day Spa. For further information, call 9535 4530 or visit them at Unit 2/2A, Peel Street (next to the Atrium Hotel).

Reader Competition Winner In the previous issue of The Mandurah Life, we offered one lucky reader the chance to win an anti-aging package worth over $200 at Total Skin and Body Centre Day Spa. We are delighted to announce the winner of this fantastic package is Jillian Tewes of Wannanup. Many congratulations to you! For the record, the answer to the question – Total Skin and Body Centre Day Spa is located next to which Mandurah hotel? – was, of course, The Atrium. 64

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Dr Harvey’s Clinic

Dermal Fillers

focused into this area. These fillers can be injected into the face to disperse fine lines, creases, fold and scars and can also be used to reconstruct noses, chins and to enhance lips. Treatments are almost entirely pain free through the use of a local anaesthetic cream or injection and any side effects, such as minor redness or swelling, are normally resolved after 24 hours. Costs vary on the type and amount of treatment required and results last anywhere between 4 to 12 months depending on the filler used, technique employed and the area injected. For those wanting to find out more, always ensure you talk to a qualified, experienced practitioner and also ask for before and after photos should you go ahead with the treatment. Dr Harvey Sacks is dedicated to the advancement and teaching of best practice cosmetic medicine. A joint founder of the cosmetics Physicians Society of Australasia, he is a former executive member of the board of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Running clinics in Perth, Waikiki, Mandurah, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, Dr Sacks is available in Mandurah at Total Skin and Body Centre Day Spa. Call 9535 4530 to make an appointment.

The ageing process has never been kind to the face and it’s the loss of volume together with the increasing number of superficial lines that are primarily responsible for facial ageing. However, by using the latest available technologies, cosmetic physicians are now able to address many of these issues without having to put patients under the knife. Through the use of dermal fillers and various injecting techniques, it’s now possible to add youthful volume to the face and fill out those ageing lines and wrinkles with long-lasting results. Dermal or wrinkle fillers are becoming increasingly popular in the battle against ageing skin. The most commonly used fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar substance) that is prevalent both in our skin and other parts of the body. As the most important space-filling substance in the body, by holding water it keeps our collagen hydrated and our skin fuller and more youthful. The successes provided by dermal fillers continue to grow with the increasing amount of research and development now being 66

Dr Harvey Sacks Clinics (MBBS Sydney. FACCS)

Cosmetic medicine and surgery More than 20 years’ experience in facial rejuvenation International and National trainer in: • Facial fillers • Wrinkle relaxers • Volumisation • Cheeks and Jawline

• Laser for Skin Rejuvenation • Needling (Dermal Roller) • Chemical Peels (Doctor only strength) • Vein Treatment (Facial and Legs)

RESTORE YOUTHFUL FACIAL CONTOURS Practising in Mandurah for 15 years

Appointments now available in Mandurah at Total Skin and Body Centre Day Spa, Unit 2/2A, Peel Street, Mandurah Wednesday 23rd July Wednesday 20th August Wednesday 17th September Please call 9535 4530 or 0421 789 462 Appointments for: Bunbury & Waikiki - Call Irene on 0421 789 462 | Kalgoorlie - Call 9021 2725

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Life’s Health Tips Slip slop slap!

It might be winter but just because the sun has lost its intense heat doesn’t mean that we should get complacent about not protecting our skin from its harmful effects. Remember, just because we can’t feel the heat of the sun doesn’t mean we are safe from the effects of its strong ultraviolet rays. The plain facts are that although we are lucky enough to live in a fabulously warm climate, there is a downside to that. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Almost one in two people who spend their lives here will develop some form of skin cancer and around 1600 people die each year as a result. And remember, sunscreen alone doesn’t provide 100% protection. Sun avoidance is the only obvious answer to reduce your exposure to these harmful rays so always wear a broad rim hat and cover up where possible! However, if you do want to spend time out in the sun, the use of sunscreen is an important factor in reducing the risk of developing skin cancer and premature skin ageing. Often, it can often be a difficult and somewhat overwhelming process to find a sunscreen to suit. With the incredibly diverse range of sunscreens on the market all promising different types of protection, it’s easy to see why! So here are some tips on what to look for when shopping for a sunscreen. Firstly, look for a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients are physical blockers and are invaluable because of their ability to block both UVA and UVB rays, making the sunscreen much more effective. Secondly, it is recommended to choose an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30+.The SPF rating measures the level of protection, so the higher the better. If used correctly, it can protect skin from about 97% of UV radiation. Finally, once is never enough with sun protection – always buy a big bottle! Sunscreen only equates to its SPF factor if enough is applied. Makeup and moisturisers with SPF in them are great but often we don’t wear enough of it in an application for it to be at its true SPF. When wearing sunscreen, make sure it is reapplied every few hours to ensure effective coverage. For an adult, the recommended application is 5ml (approximately 1 teaspoon full) for each arm, leg, body front, body back and face (including neck and ears). That equates to a total of 35ml (approximately 7 teaspoons full) for a full body application. And don’t forget a hat! 68




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Relationship Healing Through Kinesiology By Malcolm Borgward

A holistic practice that originated in the 1960’s, kinesiology is a powerful technique that can assist us to understand and overcome problems that we bring to a relationship. Relationships bring out the best and the worst in us and intimate relationships do this even more so. They offer the hope of strong love and fulfilment and also have the risk of providing great pain and sadness. The irony about intimacy is that we can only really access the joy of love when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. This requires trusting yourself as well as the other person. True intimacy means risk and allowing ourselves to be wrong, to be challenged, to be open, to learn and to see our part in whatever isn’t working. Like it or not, we all bring something! Perfectly good relationships can go pear shaped if we don’t address and change the negative programmes and patterns that we bring to them. Unknowingly, we replay patterns in relationships that come from our past. These can often be subtle and therefore we don’t recognise them. These patterns play out because we are trying to fulfil an unmet need from our past. For example, being too accommodating often comes from a need for approval and acceptance. Being overly independent and self-sufficient in a relationship can come from the need to protect oneself from the fear of

getting hurt. The compulsion to criticise can be repeating what we experienced as children and we now want others to somehow experience the hurt that we did – so at least someone understands! Or, perhaps we have attracted someone who is critical in order to resolve that pain. Many of these patterns succeed in pushing away the one we love most. How do we know we are doing it? Often our partner will tell us! Other times it will just feel very familiar. Another clue is that we react automatically even when we have decided not to – it doesn’t feel like a choice. Kinesiology is a powerful tool that can help to untangle the web of what each person brings to a relationship. It can access the subconscious mind where these programmes are held and help us to see and then shift the destructive pattern. Malcolm Borgward, a Kinesiologist for 30 years, has years of experience of accessing subconscious patterns and understand what it takes to heal them. Working with one or both partners in the relationship, he makes each session count. He has deep insights about people and is committed to every person and relationship becoming healthier and more harmonious. For further information or to book an appointment, contact him on 0409 129 499 or email 70



Complementary Medicine


The ancient practice of Chinese acupuncture is based on the theory that the body is made up of Qi (pronounced chee), the life energy that exists in everybody and everything. The Qi travels along 12 primary meridians within the body and when there is balance between those meridians, health presides. When imbalances occur, due to die or lifestyle factors, the body will begin to display symptoms. By inserting fine needles into particular acupuncture points, the imbalances can be corrected and the flow of QI restored. Research has found that treatment can be effective in treating a number of different ailments. These include digestive problems, emotional issues, including anxiety and depression, and a range of general ailments from chronic fatigue syndrome to smoking addiction, obesity and stress. Other areas such as gynaecological, neurological and respiratory problems can also be treated. How is acupuncture performed? Pre-sterilised disposable needles are used and treatment is completely painless as the needles are extremely fine. Once inserted, the patient may feel mild tingling around the site, warmth or heaviness, or even nothing at all. Acupuncturists may use other techniques as well as the use of needles. A feeling of relaxation After a session, patients generally feel relaxed and refreshed, but specific responses depend on the individual. Some feel energised while others feel sleepy and symptoms may get a little worse before they improve. The number of treatments required depends on the condition although patients usually experience a reduction in symptoms within a few sessions. Choosing an acupuncturist Some practitioners offer acupuncture after completing a short course, however, the philosophy of acupuncture is complex, so only use a qualified acupuncturist. Want to find out more? Contact Shane Kelly at Ancient Approach, at 26 Peelwood Parade, Halls Head or call 9535 4958 for further information.

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Talk to Malcolm Borgward your local Kinesiologist with over 30 years experience. With a down to earth practical approach combined with deep compassion and insight he uses the tools of kinesiology to help people make positive, long lasting life changes.

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Desexing Your Pet By Sarah Cooper

Welcome to my regular column for The Mandurah Life. With the National Desexing Network (NDN) holding its National Desexing Month in July, in this issue, it seemed a good opportunity to discuss the benefits of desexing pets. There are, of course, many reasons why pet owners should consider desexing their pets. Aside from curbing overpopulation problems, there are a number of health related, behavioural related and, finally, cost related benefits to be gained.

both animals and people. The treatment will also reduce territorial behaviour, such as marking both indoors and outdoors by urinating. Owners will also find their pets much less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviours, leading to them becoming much more friendly and affectionate and, in turn, better companions. With the ‘heat’ cycle eliminated, female cats will lose the urge to get outside to find a mate and female dogs will avoid the unwanted attention of male dogs. Male dogs will also lose the urge to mount people’s legs.



A desexed pet will generally live a longer and healthier life. For example, females can suffer from severe physical and nutritional exhaustion if allowed to continually breed. There is also a vastly reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs. Common cancers include testicular cancer or prostate cancer in males or cystic ovaries and ovarian tumours in females. Pyometra, an infection within the uterus, is particularly common in un-neutered female dogs and is a disease that can require major surgery to cure.

Unwanted puppies and kittens kept in pounds and shelters are a significant cost to the community a cost that could be easily reduced. Owners will also find significant savings on food and vet bills and will also avoid the potential costs of expensive surgeries that may be caused through accidents or fights if a pet is continually roaming. The requirement to find homes for unwanted litters is also eradicated.

National Desexing Month During the July 2014 National Desexing Month, participating vet clinics around Australia will be actively promoting desexing and offering a range of special deals to encourage the community to neuter pets

Behaviour It’s a common fact that desexed pets are far less prone to wander, fight and get lost or injured. They will become less aggressive to 72

animal health before the spring breeding season. Â The promotion aims to help prevent the thousands of unwanted cats and dogs that are killed in pounds and shelters each year. Come and talk to us about these special offers. Vouchers, pension cards or concession cards are not required to qualify. Sarah Cooper is Veterinary Surgeon at Pinjarra Veterinary Hospital, 1754 Pinjarra Road,

Pinjarra. Open Mon to Fri 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 12pm, the hospital also provides an after-hours emergency service. Call 9531 1555 or find them on Facebook.

1754 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

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Winter Recipe

Cauliflower and Potato Curry Method

What better way to get warmed up this winter than to tuck into this spicy dish. What’s more, it’s even better when left to cool and then reheated the next day as the flavours can really infuse into the vegetables.

Place the chunks of potato into a pan and cover with cold water. Bring the pan to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and tip onto paper towel. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan and add the onion and peanuts. Cook while stirring until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add the ginger paste, chilli flakes, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric and some salt and stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the potatoes and cauliflower to the pan and stir to thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Add 60ml of water, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to its lowest setting. Cook gently with the lid on for around 10 minutes or until the cauliflower and potatoes are tender. Check from time to time in case the mixture is sticking, if so, add a tablespoon of water. Add salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with rice and naan bread.

Ingredients Serves 4 500g potatoes (select a variety good for boiling, such as Kipfler), peeled and cut into chunks 500g cauliflower, cut into small florets vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 20g raw peanuts 1 tbsp ginger paste ½ tsp red chilli flakes

1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric salt and pepper to taste


Open Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm, Thurs 8am to 8.00pm Sat 8am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 4pm Shop SP079, Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre, Mandurah Tel 9534 7055

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Investing in Good Nutrition With people’s fast-paced lives, a healthy diet can often be replaced with quick, and unfortunately unhealthy, food choices, such as takeaway foods, fast food and pre-packaged goods, promising to be nutritious, natural, lowfat, and sugar free. Under this alluring guise hides a deceptively dangerous concoction filled with preservatives, additives and chemicals that are the furthest things from healthy. Even some of the fruit and vegetables we buy are laden with a mix of herbicides and pesticides of which the long-term side effects are not yet known. But there is a refreshingly healthy alternative and it resides at 19 Gibson Street, Mandurah. Dynamic Organic gives savvy, healthconscious shoppers a truly organic experience, offering products with a conscience, grown the way of our great grandparents, free from any of the nasties that are hidden in most of the food we ingest. And new owners Keith and Tamara are passionate about what the shop

stands for; the best quality organic products on offer. Organic farmers and food producers grow and produce food without using synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Organic businesses do not use genetically modified (GM) components or expose food to irradiation. Consumers predominantly choose to buy organic food for health benefits but ethical and environmental reasons also come into consideration. It’s easy to start small and take simple steps to living an organic lifestyle. Try buying basic pantry items when they have run out and building slowly from there. In fact, this is how Tamara began after realising that one of her four children was being adversely affected by the preservatives and additives in conventional food. Her second youngest son was not only having behavioural issues but also physical reactions in the form of eczema. Once she removed the additives, she saw a phenomenal change in his health and this led her onto her current path. Every small step makes a huge difference when it comes to a person’s health and Dynamic Organic have all the bases covered for the most valuable investment – a family and its health. Tamara and Keith Deans are the owners of Dynamic Organic, Mandurah’s specialist organic food and health store. Visit the store at the corner of Gibson and George Streets.


Extensive menu from fish & chips to reef & beef Great coffee and cake Glorious waterfront setting Fully licensed and family friendly Dine in or takeaway Daily specials Cider on tap Cocktails See our full menu at Open 7 days til late Tel 9534 8825 Shop 1, 4 Zephyr Mews

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My Favourite Dish

By Kevin Gooch, The Coffee Club Mandurah

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Eggs Benedict

Oyster platters to share. $6 Coronas & Cruisers. Cocktails from $8.

The origins of this classic American breakfast dish, so the story goes, came about after Lemeuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, ordered a version of this dish at the Waldorf Hotel, New York, in 1894 to cure a hangover. The maître d’hotel was apparently so impressed with it that he added the creation to the breakfast and lunch menus. At The Coffee Club, the Eggs Benedict is served on two halves of delicious toasted ciabatta bread. Served with two poached cage-free eggs and topped with a rich hollandaise sauce (egg yolk and butter seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper), we offer four different variations of the dish on our all-day breakfast menu. The dish is available served either with lean leg ham or bacon or for a more luxurious twist try it with smoked salmon. Finally, we also offer a vegetarian option served with baby spinach and sautéed mushrooms. Delicious! And remember, all of our dishes at The Coffee Club on the menu come with a kilojoule count. Eggs Benedict, along with a wide selection of other dishes, is currently on the all-day breakfast menu. The Coffee Club is located at Shop SP079 in the Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm. For further details on the current menu go online at

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Located centrally on the Mandurah eastern foreshore, at the water’s edge near the old bridge with views along Mandjar bay between the Peel Estuary and the Indian Ocean. Eating at Red Manna is the ideal choice for a-lacarte dining with seafood specials updated weekly. Choosing only the finest ingredients, Red Manna is known for its fresh local crabs, prawns and scallops, WA Dhufish and prime cut Butterfield Beef. The wine list has been compiled to enhance the menu. For reservations 9581 1248 | upstairs 5/9 mandurah tce mandurah WA Open for lunch Monday to Sunday from 11.30am and Dinner Monday to Sunday from 5.30am til late FRESH LOCAL FISH & CHIPS, BURGERS, MANDURAH TERRACE FINGER FOOD & GOURMET MEALS




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Located in Halls Head Shopping Centre, 14 Guava Way Open Mon-Sat 6am-5pm and Sun 10am-2pm

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What’s great about this tart, apart from the fact that it is incredibly delicious to eat, is that it is meant to look homemade. This means that there is no need to bother rolling out pastry to exact measurements. As an alternative to cinnamon, try adding ½ tsp almond essence instead.

Winter Recipe Rustic Pear and Apple Tart Ingredients readymade short crust pastry, defrosted according to the pack’s instructions 1 tbsp cornflour 2 tbsp light brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 ripe pears 3 apples 1 tbsp lemon juice baking paper


baking sheet 1 tbsp milk 1 tsp honey ¼ tsp boiling water

border all around the fruit of about 8cm. Fold the border up over the fruit, leaving the fruit in the centre uncovered. Use the baking paper, if necessary, to help to lift up the pastry. Don’t worry about getting the pastry even. Brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle with the extra sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden. Remove the tart from the oven. Make a glaze by mixing the honey and boiling water together in a small bowl. Brush the glaze over the fruit and pastry crust. Place on a plate and allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature with custard.

Set the oven to 200°C. Mix together the cornflour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Peel the pears and apples, core them and cut into slices. Toss them in a large bowl with the lemon juice. Sprinkle over the flour, sugar and cinnamon mix and stir well to coat the fruit evenly. Roll out the pastry between 2 sheets of baking paper into a circular shape, about 30cm in diameter. Lift onto the baking sheet and remove the top sheet of baking paper. Arrange the fruit mixture in the centre of the pastry circle, leaving a



Still one of the best Italian restaurants in the south west

Live entertainment

Friday and Saturday nights

Open 7 days Lunch & Dinner

Tel 9586 1166 2B Peel Street, Mandurah


eating out Mandurah Café Moka Mouth-watering meals, exceptional coffee, great service and magnificent water views. Open Mon - Sat 8.00am to 4.00pm, Sun 7.30 am to 4.00pm Shop 2, Dolphin Quay, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9586 9642

Chapters on the Terrace Tapas, cocktails and live music in a modern, relaxed setting. Open Wed to Fri 12.00pm – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – Late, Sat 9.00am - 3.00pm, 6.00pm – Late, Sun 9.00am – 4.00pm Shop 1, 38 Mandurah Terrace

Tel 9535 6336

Chasers Restaurant A unique family-friendly dining experience. Fabulous buffet, great value and, of course, greyhound racing! Live music Fridays. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday nights Gordon Road, Mandurah

Tel 9581 7188

The Coffee Club Good food, great service and excellent coffee. Kids’ meals, healthy options and fabulous cakes. Open Mon - Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Thurs 8.00am to 8.00pm, Sat 8.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 9.00am to 4.00pm Shop SP079, Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre, Mandurah

Tel 9534 7055

D’Lights Café Waterside location serving delicious food with generous portion sizes and excellent value. Enjoy breakfast, a coffee or cake, a light snack or a more substantial meal. Open 7 days from 7.00am Shop 7 & 8, 4 Zephyr Mews, Dolphin Quay, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9586 8757

Flip Flop Fisheries Fresh, local fish and chips, burgers, finger foods and gourmet meals. Tues - Sun 10.00am to 8.00pm 82 Mandurah Terrace

Tel 9581 1116

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Heritage Gastropub


Modern Australian cuisine and bar with stunning views over Mandjar Bay. Tuckey’s House, 1 Mandurah Terrace (next to Old Bridge) Call 0421 168 283 for further information.


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Golden Tandoori Authentic Indian cuisine specialising in North Indian dishes. BYO, takeaway available. Open Lunch Fri - Sun 12.00pm to 3.00pm, Dinner 7 days 5.00pm to Late 8/2, The Palladio, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9586 2800

Jasmine Thai Owned by Som and Geoff Treloar, founders of Som Thai Kitchen, Broome’s award-winning restaurant. Open 7 days, Lunch 11am to 3pm, Dinner 5pm to Late Shop 7, 2 The Palladio, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9535 1764

La Marina Ristorante & Pizzeria A delicious range of pizzas, pastas, Venetian inspired dishes and homemade desserts. Open 7 nights, Lunch Tues - Sun Shop 37, 1 Dolphin Quay, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9583 5541

Meadow Springs Function Centre Fantastic golf course views serving local produce from local chefs. Open for all functions inc weddings, corporate events, birthdays and seminars. Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club, 23 Meadow Springs Drive, Meadow Springs

Tel 9581 6002

Nino’s Fish Bar & Café Casual waterfront dining with sensational seafood, a fully licensed bar and great coffee. Open 7 days 8.00am to Late 4 Zephyr Mews, Dolphin Quay, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9534 9444

Oyster Bar Mandurah All day dining with magnificent marina views. Enjoy a wide selection of oysters, finger foods, premium wines and beers. Open 7 days from 11.00am Shop 5, The Palladio on the Boardwalk, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9535 1880

Paparazzi Café Ristorante Still one of the best Italian restaurants in the south west. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. Open 7 days Lunch and Dinner 2B, 2 Peel Street, Mandurah

Tel 9586 1166


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Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant À la carte lunch and dinner with magnificent estuary views. Open Mon-Sun, Lunch 11.30am, Dinner 5.30pm Upstairs 5/9 Mandurah Terrace

Tel 9581 1248

Sharky’s Fully licensed and family friendly. Serving delicious food from traditional fish and chips to reef and beef, great coffee and cake. Open Mon – Fri 10.00am to Late, Sat & Sun 8.00am to Late Shop 1, 4 Zephyr Mews, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Tel 9534 8825

Halls Head / Erskine / Falcon Café Manhattan Homemade meals, coffee and cake specials, fast and friendly service. Open 6 days 8.00am to 4.00pm (Thurs 8.00am to 8.00pm, 1st and 3rd weeks) Shop 9, Erskine Shopping Centre

Tel 9535 9394

Falcon Bay Café A delightful beachside café serving great coffee, tasty breakfast and lunch dishes and fantastic cakes and pastries. Open 7 days from 7.30am 11 Spinaway Parade, Falcon

Tel 9534 6639

Gambero Rosso Ristorante Italian restaurant and pizzeria. A taste of Italy in Falcon! Open Tues - Sun 5.30pm to Late Shop 1, 609 Old Coast Road, Falcon

Tel 9534 4222

Muffin Break Award winning coffee and an exciting range of muffins baked fresh daily. Open Mon – Sat 6.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 10.00am to 2.00pm Shop 2, Halls Head Shopping Centre, 14 Guava Way, Halls Head

Tel 9582 7978

Port Bouvard Fish & Chip Shack Mandurah’s best kept secret. Great fish and chips and great burgers too! Open Wed – Fri 10.00am to 2.00pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 10.00am to 8.00pm 45 Rees Place, Wannanup (Port Bouvard Marina) Tel 9534 3206

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accommodation Lakeside Holiday Apartments I Tatham Road, South Yunderup Rooms – 30 two bedroom ensuite apartments Room Rate – $160 disabled, $190 standard, $210 lake view Guest Facilities – River Resort facilities available to all guests. Reservations – 9537 7634 Website – Beautifully appointed, fully furnished apartments close to the Murray River, halfway between Bunbury and Perth. 4 star accommodation.

Mandurah Holiday Rentals A variety of holiday homes and apartments to suit any budget Rates - From $180 per night. Online booking available Guest Facilities - All properties are fully self- contained, several with pools and all holiday bookings receive a free gourmet gift basket upon arrival. Reservations – 9586 9344 or call Shona MacErlich on 0429 996389 Website – From budget to luxury canal, river or beachside holiday homes and apartments.

Mandurah Quay Resort 40 Marina Quay Drive, Erskine Rooms – 27 fully self-contained spa villas Room Rate - 2 & 3 bedroom spa villas from $220 Guest Facilities – 22 metre free form swimming pool, heated outdoor spa, 2 full size tennis courts, fully equiped gymnasium, Foxtel, Waterside Restaurant dining. Reservations – 9582 8300, Free Call 1800 090 684 Website – Situated on the beautiful Peel Inlet.

Quality Suites Crest Mandurah 1 The Palladio Rooms - 56 one & two bedroom apartments Room Rate - From $169 per night Guest Facilities - Marina views, fully self-contained, wireless internet, Foxtel, access to an array of dining options on the boardwalk below. Reservations - 1800 624 633 Website - Take the time to experience Mandurah.

River Resort Villas 1 Tatham Road, South Yunderup Rooms – 22 three bedroom, two bathroom villas (lake or river views) Room Rate – $190 (min 2 night stay) Guest Facilities – Swimming pool, heated spa, pool table, kids’ playroom, tennis court. Reservations – 9537 7634 Website - Enjoy the tranquillity of a relaxing holiday on the lake by the Murray River. Budget accommodation.

Seashells Mandurah 16 Dolphin Drive Rooms – 1, 2 and 3 bed luxury apartments and beach villas Room Rate – From $210 (1 bed apartment) to $700 (3 bed villa) Guest Facilities – Infinity pool, poolside terrace with BBQ, tennis court, meeting and conference facilities. Reservations – 9550 3000 Website – Stunning absolute beachfront location in the heart of the marina.

The Crest Private Collection 1 The Palladio Rooms - 35 privately owned 4.5 star properties Room Rate - From $199 per night Guest Facilities - Each property differs but some include boat pens, gymnasiums, heated pools, direct beach access, secure parking. Reservations - 1800 624 633 Website - Why rent a hotel room when you can stay in a private apartment or villa?!

The Sebel Mandurah 1 Marco Polo Drive Rooms - studio rooms from $159, apartments from $259 Guest Facilities - 24-hour reception, room service, 3 function rooms (2 with views of the Mandurah Estuary), WIFI and Broadband internet access, free internet in lobby, 15m heated lap pool, gymnasium and BBQ facilities. Reservations – 9512 8300 Website – Mandurah’s finest 4.5 star waterfront hotel situated on the beautiful Mandurah Estuary.


accommodation section Waters Edge Luxury @Mandurah - Waterfront Properties Available!

One, two and three bedroom apartments and villas in resort complexes. Stunning Beachfront and Canal homes. On the Beach - On the Estuary - On the Canals ... The Choice is yours! Privately managed to ensure your satisfaction!

Winter Special - Stay 3 nights only pay for 2 Reservations - 9583 5350 or 0419 190 797

Office - 46 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah Website -

South West Evedon Park Bush Resort 205 Lennard Road, Burekup Rooms - 16 two bedroom, fully self contained cabins and apartments Room Rate - From $130 per night per couple (long-stay concessions available). Contact us or see website for specials. Guest Facilities - Licensed café – bistro, laundry, air-conditioning, wood fires, wood fire BBQs. Continental breakfast on request. Reservations - 9726 3012 Website - A secluded resort nestled in rolling green hills of natural forest.

Mantra Bunbury 1 Holman Road, Bunbury Rooms – 75 Studio, Deluxe Studio 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments Room Rate – From $179 Guest Facilities – Heated swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, day spa, restaurant and bar. Reservations – 9721 0100 Website – Superior accommodation on the historic Koombana waterfront.

Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough 700 Caves Road, Dunsborough Rooms – 90 Room Rate – From $155 Guest Facilities – Heated pool, outdoor spa, floodlit tennis court, wireless internet, restaurant and bar, Escape Day Spa, conference and wedding facilities. Reservations – 9756 9777 Website – Spectacular and secluded garden setting with direct beach access.

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14 Aug Expendables 3, Postman Pat, The Hundred Foot Journey 21 Aug The Giver, The Inbetweeners 2, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 28 Aug If I Stay, Lucy 4 Sept Into the Storm, Lets Be Cops 11 Sept Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Step Up All In, Tarzan, Tammy

18 Sept Boxtrolls, The Maze Runner 25 Sept Planes: Fire & Rescue, Get on Up

Princess Season 31 Jul 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug

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Simply name one of the films showing in the Princess Season (listed above) at Reading Cinemas. To be entered into our prize draw, email your entry to or post it to Reading Cinemas Competition, Blue Sky Media, PO Box 600, Mandurah, 6210. Please include a contact telephone number and your address. Closing date for entries is Friday, 5th September, 2014, one entry per person, please.

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, (08) 9550 3933,

13 Aug

John Waters – Looking Through a Glass Onion 8pm

2 & 3 Jul

An Unexpected Quest 7pm

23 Aug

Swamp Juice 2pm & 6pm

23 Jul

The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer 11am

23 Aug

Celtic Illusion - Witness The Magic 8pm

23 Jul

The Glenn Miller Orchestra 7.30pm

26 Aug

Soweto Gospel Choir 7.30pm

24 Jul

It’s Dark Outside 11am & 7.30pm

29 Aug

Buddy The Concert 8pm

25 Jul

The 13-Storey Treehouse 1pm & 7pm

7 Sept

Marina Prior: Songbird 3.30pm

8 Sept

The Kransky Sisters – Piece of Cake 8pm

1 Aug

Henry V 11am & 7.30pm

3 Aug

Hot Shore Shuffle 1pm & 3pm

9 Sept

Desperately Young at Heart 11am

5 Aug

Minor Major Marlene 11am

13 Sept

6 Aug

Roy Orbison & Del Shannon 8pm

50th Anniversary Of Dusty & Tom Together In Concert 8pm

8 Aug

Still Awake Still 11am & 7pm

14 Sept

Lior Solo 7pm

12 Aug

The Dancers Company: Classical Triple Bill 7.30pm

19 Sept

Oh What a Night! 7.30pm

24 Sept

Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic 8pm




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