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Issue 1 • 2011 • 2


EXCLUSIVE UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE CONVENTION PRECINCT

Tickets: Adults $60 Child U15 $44

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INTERNATIONAL DANCE AFFAIR PRESENTS ‘PARTY TIME WITH A CELTIC TOUCH’ 7.30pm, MECC Auditorium International Dance Affair Studio is set to party this year! Such dance genres on stage include Hip Hop, Modern Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Baton Twirling. There is also a celtic touch with intricate moves and sparkling costumes of Irish Dancers. Highland dancers, together with a guest appearance by members of the Mackay and District Pipe Band will captivate audiences. A show not to be missed!

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GET BACK – LENNON & MCCARTNEY SONGBOOK 7.30pm, MECC North Foyer

Tickets: $20 per child $10 per subsequent child

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10am - 2pm Artspace Mackay

Artspace Mackay

Join local artists and performers for creative art activities designed especially for toddlers and their adults. Includes free artist-run workshops and a live children’s concert. Free Event - no booking necessary 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 2pm - Art Activities 12pm - 1pm - Live Children’s Concert

10am – 2pm Artspace Mackay

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There’s something for everyone in The Great Liverpudlian Songbook – and this multi-award winning cabaret trio serve it up it with their trademark offbeat humour and a healthy dose of the hottest threepart harmonies on the planet! Tickets: $22 - $28

FOR UP COMING EVENTS CALL MECC ON 4961 9777 OR BOOK ONLINE AT

ARTSPACE-TO-GO: KIDS HOLIDAY ART WORKSHOPS 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm Sarina Art Gallery Bookings essential Limited places available

2011 PROFESSIONAL THEATRE & MUSIC SEASON THE SUM OF US 7.30pm, MECC Auditorium

How’s a guy supposed to find Mr. Right when his dad won’t stop trying to help? The play illuminates the eternal human need to transcend our separateness, to embark upon the difficult but necessary road to an accepting and loving connection with others.

Tickets: $20 per child $10 per subsequent child

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BATIK OF JAVA: POETICS AND POLITICS

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10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm Artspace Mackay

Tickets: Admission $70 Admission + Masterclass $90 Masterclass Only $30

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This stunning and diverse programme consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent “Don Quixote” to the hilarious “Can Can Surprise” and from the dramatic “Bolero” to the beautiful “Giselle” and “Dying Swan”. Tickets: A Reserve $64.90 - $84.90 B Reserve $54.90 - $74.90

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A one hour masterclass session for aspiring and amateur actors and musicians.

Admission is free, no bookings necessary.

Tickets: A Reserve $45 - $79 B Reserve $45 - $69

Tickets: $17.50 - $35

INSIDE OUT - MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN WATERS & STEWART D’ARRIETTA

Families will experience the world of the surrealist artists through multimedia, drawing and making activities. Come along and capture your own surrealist vision of the world, and discover how some of the most powerful and imaginative art of the 20th century was created.

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The original kung fu spectacular, Shaolin Warriors has had audiences around the world gasping in disbelief at the awe inspiring demonstrations of hypnotic and death defying feats. Supported by stunning scenery, atmospheric music, spectacular lighting and costumes, this Shaolin Warriors spectacular is a must see for family audiences and martial arts experts alike.

Tickets: $10 - $32.50

Based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and a favourite of millions all over the world, The Secret Garden in about the healing power of love and the miracle of rebirth.

7.30pm MECC Auditorium

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7.30pm, MECC Auditorium

John Waters returns in his critically acclaimed production, Looking Through A Glass Onion – A homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon.

Friday 9 Sept - 8pm & Saturday 10 Sept - 2pm & 8pm MECC Auditorium

FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET

Tickets: $22 - $38

A Caloundra Regional Gallery touring exhibition, Batik of Java celebrates Javanese Batik being recognised by UNESCO as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The exhibition brings together two batik collections: one of batiks from the North Coast of Java and the other now held as memory and represented in the recent paintings by contemporary Indonesian artist Dadang Christanto.

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Kasey and the band will perform gorgeous new songs from the album ‘Little Bird’, as well as all her classic hits from her previous albums.

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Masterclass 5pm, Performance 8pm MECC Auditorium

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MACKAY MUSICAL COMEDY PLAYERS SUBSCRIPTION SEASON 2011 THE SECRET GARDEN

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Live, up-close and uncut for the first time in Australia, the Bering Sea’s toughest captains Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers, from the global hit TV series The Deadliest Catch, bring us an interactive and highly entertaining show.

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LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS ONION – JOHN WATERS

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KASEY CHAMBERS & SHANE NICHOLSON – LITTLE BIRDS & BAD MACHINES

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CAPTAIN SIG & THE HILLSTRAND BROTHERS IN: THE CAPTAINS TOUR

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER: ALTERNATIVE DESTINIES IN CONTEMPORARY FEMININE NARRATIVE Artspace Mackay Happily Ever After was born from an idea of a collaboration between artists, writers and crafts people working together to create handmade books which explore female narratives within the fairytale genre. While the classic fairytale ending ‘happily ever after’ envisages a single, finite destiny, the contemporary feminine experience encompasses a multiplicity of roles, expectations, endings, beginnings and relationships. Thus the exhibition theme is best conceptualised as a celebration of diversity within destiny, with the fairytale genre used as the narrative vehicle to explore this idea.


CONTENTS ISSUE 1 2011

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what’s the plan? 8

Your guide to what’s happening in your area.

boys toys 10 The good, the great and the better of the latest KTM dirt bikes. 14 Makin’ hard work easy with the toughest all terrain vehicles around.

pubs + food + clubs 20 22 23

We dig into some pub grub at McGuire’s CBD Hotel. Find your new best friend and start barbequing like a pro. Pizza perfect! Impress your mates with the best pizzas around.

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Top this! Your guide to the latest styles of jeans and shirts. Style up with some smashin’ gear. Become a rockstar with your guide to cool hair.

travel 48 50

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Expert fishing tips on how to hook a mackerel this month. Meet our local world champion barefoot waterskiier. Stand up and be counted in the latest watersport craze. Monkey see, Monkey Seadoo!

Stay local in Airlie Beach. New Zealand – go there, NOW!

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jobs + money 52 54 56 58

Spring cleaning for your finances. Meet a dude with a dream job, Steve Davis. How to make sure you invest in the best. Get down and dirty with Kim Zunker.

tech + sound 60 62

The absolute must-haves in gaming and tech. Turn that beat up!

health + fitness + sport 66 67 70

Conquer stress, chill out and be happy. Get ripped in 20 days…nuff said. What sup? The what and why of supplements.

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What’s coming up next month.

on the cover Our first cover features this month’s Core Local Rianna Connors, member of the Whitsunday SES. PHOTOGRAPHER: R&R Digital STYLING: Rachelle Barrett

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BOWEN BASIN • COAL FIELDS

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GETTING STRAIGHT TO THE CORE Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s CORE magazine, rescuing damsels in distress and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Ok – so the stylish lookin’ publication you’re holding in your hot little hands obviously isn’t a super hero, but it is everything you’ve ever wanted in a magazine. Every month CORE magazine will bring you a little bit of all the things you love, from the latest in boys toys, lifestyle, music and camping, to what’s happening on the social scene, in style, sport and just about every other possible thing you could ever want to read about. Best of all, it focuses on the area in which you live; Mackay, the Whitsundays and the mining towns within the Bowen Basin.

Want more? Check out CORE online for even more stories, competitions and events.

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Minions, plebs, slaves...call them what you want but behind the scenes of CORE mag you’ll find a bunch of inspiring young professionals who are all about bringing you something new and exciting every month. EDITOR Rebecca Atkinson ART DIRECTOR Jody-lee Euler PRODUCTION MANAGER Bonnie Davis SALES MANAGER Kaz O’Brien SENIOR DESIGNER Rebecca Morgan DESIGNERS Callan Jones / Ashlee Tortora / Tamara Willemsen SENIOR WRITER Louise Blines WRITERS Lauren Grewar / Bryan Euler WEB DEVELOPERS Brent Neale / Duncan De Bruyn EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR Shae Graham PHOTOGRAPHY R&R Digital STYLING Rachelle Barrett / Jason Chetcuti BEAN COUNTERS Grace Stevenson / Trina Moohin

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Now in its 20th year, the 2011 Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend is the biggest family fishing competition in the country. Held along Bowen’s Front Beach at the new Soundshell and Festival Park, the event not only offers anglers the chance to compete for a host of fantastic prizes - it provides the whole family with the opportunity to play and be entertained over an entire weekend at the Top of the Whitsundays.

1ST - MAINSTREET NIGHT CLUB 4TH - MAGNUMS HOTEL

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MORANBAH TOWN SQUARE 6PM-9PM

Kacey and the band will perform songs from her new album ‘Little Bird’ as well as classic hits from her previous four solo recordings. Also featured will be songs from

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the album she made with her husband Shane Nicholson, ‘Rattlin Bones’ which won an ARIA and multiple Golden Guitar awards.

MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTRE

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with Jason Kocass, Dealer Principal @ Bullet Bikes Recently, our Spare Parts Manager Simon Currie and I travelled to the KTM 2012 Dealer Launch and Ride Day held at the new Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility, near Beaudesert. We both had the chance to ride the 2012 model range of KTM’S and we both came away with a clear idea of which ones were our favourites.

“Me being a slightly larger guy, I preferred the 450 EXC as it is bigger and has more muscle. It gave me the awesome riding experience I was looking for.”

The new 2012 line up of KTM dirt bikes have been totally revamped with new fuel injection for the 4 strokes, completely new engines for the 450/500 EXC models, new chassis and new ergonomics. Plus with sexy SX styling these new bikes will impress anyone who throws their leg over one!

2012 KTM 450 EXC

“I preferred the 350 EXC-F because I’m a bit lighter than Simon and the bike suited me better – I didn’t need as much power to give me the same riding experience.”

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Frame

Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4

Frame

Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4

Subframe

Aluminium

Subframe

Aluminium

Handlebar

Neken, Aluminium • 28/22 mm

Handlebar

Neken, Aluminium • 28/22 mm

Front suspension

WP-USD • 48 mm

Front suspension

WP-USD • 48 mm

Rear suspension

WP-PDS shock absorber

Rear suspension

WP-PDS shock absorber

Suspension travel front/rear

300/335 mm

Suspension travel front/rear

300/335 mm

Front/rear brakes

Disc brake • 260/220 mm

Front/rear brakes

Disc brake • 260/220 mm

Front/rear rims

1.60 x 21”; 2.15 x 18” Excel

Front/rear rims

1.60 x 21”; 2.15 x 18” Excel

Front/rear tires

90/90-21”; 140/80-18”

Front/rear tires

90/90-21”; 140/80-18”

Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4”

Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4”

Silencer

Aluminium

Silencer

Aluminium

Steering head angle

63.5°

Steering head angle

63.5°

Wheel base

1,482 ± 10 mm

Wheel base

1,482 ± 10 mm

Ground clearance

345 mm

Ground clearance

345 mm

Seat height

970 mm

Seat height

970 mm

Tank capacity, approx.

9.5 l

Tank capacity, approx.

9.5 l

Weight, without fuel, approx.

107.5 kg

Weight, without fuel, approx.

111 kg

Engine type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke

Engine type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke

Displacement

349.7 cc

Displacement

449.3 cc

Bore/stroke

88 / 57.5 mm

Bore/stroke

98 / 63.4 mm

Compression ratio

12.3:1

Compression ratio

11.8:1

Starter/battery

Kick- and electric starter / 12 V, 4Ah

Starter/battery

Kick- and electric starter / 12 V, 4Ah

Transmission

6 gears

Transmission

6 gears

Carburetor

Keihin EFI, flow restrictor 42mm

Carburetor

Keihin EFI, flow restrictor 42mm

Control

4 V / DOHC with finger followers

Control

4 V / OHC with rocker levers

Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Gear ratios

14:32, 16:26, 20:25, 22:23, 25:22, 26:20

Gear ratios

14:36, 17:32, 19:28, 22:26, 24:23, 26:21

Engine Oil

Motorex, SAE 10W-50

Engine Oil

Motorex, SAE 10W-50

Primary Ratio

24:73

Primary Ratio

32:76

Final Drive

14:52 (13:52)

Final Drive

14:52 (13:52)

Cooling

Liquid cooling

Cooling

Liquid cooling

Clutch

Wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

Clutch

Wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

Ignition

Keihin EMS

Ignition

Keihin EMS

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Based on the E Series 3 range launched last September, the SV Black Edition is available in ClubSport R8, Maloo R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer guise. The “darkness” of this limited edition starts with the exterior, with matte black paintouts on the front and sides combining with the “Vector” hood scoops and side vents to immediately communicate a sinister edge. All SV Black Edition vehicles have an all new, twenty inch forged and staggered SV Performance alloy wheel finished in gloss black. These are complemented by HSV’s performance suspension on the ClubSport R8, as well as HSV’s Bi-Modal exhaust and HSV’s 317 kilowatt, 6.2 litre, LS3, Generation 4 V8 to deliver exceptional road holding and powerful street appeal.

Available in Alto Grey, Nitrate, Sting, Heron and of course Phantom Black, the build of the SV Black Edition is limited to just 100 ClubSport R8’s and 25 ClubSport R8 Tourer’s. The SV Black Edition is officially on-sale in September.

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+ GADGETS NEWEST MODELS TO HIT THE SHOWROOMS.

These limited edition models will become true collectors items.

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The interior features a unique finish on the console, instrument panel and steering wheel while special edition sill plates, Onyx leather trim, matte black badging and a subtle lip spoiler on the ClubSport R8 complete the package. A unique build plate is also fitted to every vehicle to identify membership to this very exclusive range. Issue 1 • 2011 • 13


If you’re looking for the toughest, hard working All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] on the market, look no further than Kymco’s MXU 500 4x4 IRS. The brand new Kymco MXU 500 IRS is engineered for the roughest of farming and extreme off-road performance. It incorporates a newly redesigned chassis with an anti-sway bar and advanced independent front and rear suspension for precision handling. The dependable single cylinder 498.5cc 4-Stroke liquid-cooled engine includes high and low range transmission with selectable 2 and 4-wheeled drive. The power delivered to the wheels is smooth with a maintenance free sealed shaft final drive including smooth automatic CVT transmission with reverse. Shift on the fly 4x4 traction and an easy differential lock switch helps passengers plough through the toughest and most challenging off-road terrain.

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The MXU 500 IRS benefits from three independent braking mechanisms – two front discs controlled by the right lever and a rear disc featuring two calipers, one activated by the left lever and the other by the right foot pedal. This unique braking system allows for confidence inspiring handling and impressive Kymco stopping power. Kymco understands that the towing capacity of an ATV is vital to farmers, and the MXU 500 IRS offers plenty of grunt with a massive 453kg towing capacity, and an outstanding 100kg carrying capacity. It also features a large 17 litre fuel tank and clears the ground by an impressive 25cm. Discover the superior strength of the new Kymco MXU 500 IRS for yourself and make sure that this hard-working machine is in your work force!


Engine Displacement Horsepower Cooling System Lubrication Ignition Gearbox Chassis Front Suspension Rear Suspension Front Tyres Rear Tyres Front Brakes Rear Brakes Length Width Height Seat Height (mm) Wheel Base Ground Clearance Fuel Capacity Weight

4-stroke liquid-cooled, DOHC 498.5cc 36hp Liquid-cooled Wet sump Electric / Pull back up Automatic CVT w/forward, neutral & reverse Steel / Alloy Dual A-arm Unit swing/Independent 25x8-12” 25x10-12” Disc Disc 2203mm 1223mm 1234mm 848mm 1293mm 230mm 17L 306kg

Headlights and Tail-lights • Heavy-duty front & rear equipment racks • Front brush guard • Dual A-arm suspension • Smooth-shifting CVT automatic transmission • Backlit digital dash with Clock • Speedometer, Trip, Fuel & Odometer • Shaft drive, Disc brakes, Fuel injection • Towing capacity of 454kg • Carrying capacity of 45kg front & 85kg rear • High and Low range transmission • 4-wheeled engine braking • Selectable 2WD/4WD

Call in an d check o ut the latest Kymco ra nge at Jeff’s B ikes & Bit s, 13 Lawso n St Mac kay or phone 49 440 20 0 for expert ad vice and great deals.

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Heard of The Blackwater Fever? No? We reckon after just one listen, you’ll be adding them to your Favourites playlist quick smart. With two-thirds of the band hailing from Central Queensland, and considering they are absolutely smashing it on the Australian music scene, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to catch up with The Blackwater Fever’s frontman, Shane Hicks, to chat about what it’s like to be in a real live rock band. Howdy Shane. Tell us the names of the fine individuals who make up The Blackwater Fever? Well there’s me on guitar A and vocals, Andrew on drums and Jed on keys and bass. Jed is actually a newcomer to the band. He joined up about 10 months ago. Before then we were a guitar / drums duo. It’s great to have added that third element and expand our sound.

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For people who may not have heard your music before, tell us a bit about your sound. We are an original band A based in Brisbane. We write all types of songs from blues and rock to country and ambient. But when asked to pigeon hole our

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sound, I like to call it ‘Dark Garage Blues’. You released your second studio album in May this year, In Stereo, which got rave reviews. What’s your favourite part of the album making experience? I guess my favourite past is A doing the initial tracking of each song. It’s your last chance to perfrom what you think the song should sound like in your head. Then when you choose a take, you lock it down. We have such a backlog of material we need to recorded. So I love signing off on songs. Ticking them off the list and moving on.

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We don’t mean to be pushy, but how long do we have to wait for the third album? We’ve actually just started A tracking it! We’re recording it ourselves this time around, now that Andrew and I have collected enough nice gear to record with. We are all really excited about the sounds we’re pulling ‘in house’. It’s very liberating knowing that we’re at a point where we can record ourselves at a really professional level. No more expensive studios!!!

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Wow, that’s a lot of exclamation marks. We’re excited for you too!!! We’ve heard you’ve even had one of your songs included on the soundtrack for an Aussie movie? Yeah, the movie is called A ‘The Tunnel’. It’s a horror flick filmed in the defunct underground tunnels of Sydney. The track they used was ‘Better Off Dead’. It’s a pretty minor part of the socre, but it’s great just to be a part of it.

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Now you’re just being humble. We hear a couple of you boys actually grew up around these parts? Yeah, all my family are in A Mackay, but I’ve never lived there permanently myself, just visited for Christmas holidays and stuff. I grew up in Dysart and Andrew actually spent the first half of his life in Yeppoon. So we’re both Central Queensland fellas at heart even though we haven’t lived there for ages.

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Any plans to come back to Mackay? A Hmmm... maybe. It’s been a while. But we’ll be focusing on completing the album for most of the rest of this year. Wait and see!

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Abused Blues EP (2006) • Sweet Misery (2008) • In Stereo (2011)

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Find “In Stereo” on iTunes or at your favourite CD shop.

“when asked, I like to call our sound

Dark Garage Blues”


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FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER NZ import, DJ BLAZE has stood among Brisbane’s elite DJ’s for over six years and has held residency or regular guest spots at almost every urban nightclub across Queensland. From Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Mackay to Cairns, everyone wants a piece of him and where ever he goes, the crowds follow.

Current member of the infamous HORSEMEN FAMILY (NZ) and the HITMEN DJ CREW (AUS), DJ BLAZE holds down a number of residencies including Mystique Arena (Brisbane), MBar @ Fitzys (Logan), RNB Thursday @ Sin City (Gold Coast), NUZU Under 18 dance parties (Redcliffe) and Envy Nightclub (Mackay).

DJ BLAZE has also supported and entertained some of the biggest names in the music industry including: Snoop Dogg, Naughty By Nature, Lil Jon, Xzibit, DMX, Ice Cube, DJ Sirvere, Scribe, 50 Cent and G-Unit, and Kelly Rowland, and has made appearances at Supafest 2010, and the Auckland Big Day Out.

DJ BLAZE is a true master at work and is guaranteed to rock the crowd.

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CBD HOTEL The home of live entertainment CBD Hotel hosts live entertainment Thursdays through to Sundays every week. September will see the CBD hotel rock with the following gigs booked and ready to wow the crowds. 1st - Luke Geiger 2nd - Transvaal Diamond Syndicate 3rd - Maddison Foxx & Draw First Blood 4th - Luke Geiger 9th - Hard Drive 10th - Spun 180 16th - Undercover 17th - Soul/Blues/Pub Rock Band 18th - Metal Night 22nd - YOWIE 23rd - Hard Drive 24th - Hard Drive 25th - YOWIE

THE CODE Currently touring Australia and fresh from mixing both MINISTRY OF SOUND and PACHA CD’s featuring his own ARIA chart smash hit ‘Tromba Ye Ye Ye,’ catch Timmy Trumpet at CODE before he ventures back overseas.

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2nd - Timmy Trumpet 2nd - Miss Country Girl Heat 3 3rd - Miss Country Girl Finals 9th - Stafford Brothers & Heat 1 of Miss Wild 16th - Heat 2 Miss Wild 17th - DJ Kronic 23rd - Heat 3 Miss Wild 30th - Miss Wild Finals & Neno Brown

MORANBAH WORKERS CLUB Get ready to get your boogie on as Gary Andersen appears live for one night only on Friday 9 September. Hailed as Australia’s most amazing musical variety show, Gary is a young entertainer who delivers a unique show packed with hit after irresistible hit! He’ll have you clapping and dancing in the aisles – don’t miss it!

THE BEER DID YOU KNOW?! In 1954, former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke held the Guinness World Record for sculling a yard that’s 2.5 pints - of beer in 12 seconds! Issue 1 • 2011 • 19


How good is a Parmy? If you know not what we speak of, we are of course referring to the wonders of a great Chicken Parmagiana. McGuire’s CBD Hotel sure knows how to serve one up and mixed with a good quiet atmosphere, friendly staff and fast service, our recent lunch experience there was pretty darn good. McGuire’s is an awesome work day lunch spot, ideal for any city centre employee or humble tradie stopping in for a bite between jobs. It’s within walking distance to pretty much every city heart business, so you can try walking off your mammoth lunch-eating effort on the way back to work. And if that’s not enough just get the boss’ ok to curl up under your desk for a quick nap.

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Huge meals, cooked to perfection Well balanced cheese-sauce-chicken ratio Nice smooth tomato paste consistency Generous serving of yummy, well seasoned beer battered chips Good amount of fresh salad

The only suggestions on room for improvement would be to not have the Parmy on top of the chips to save having to dig and re-arrange the plate to get to them, and there was also an absence of pig. While we know ham is not an essential ingredient of a good Parmy it would have scored some bonus points!

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When it comes to picking the perfect barbeque, a large amount of time and effort goes into researching, comparing and selecting the barbeque that will make your mates drool the most. But we’ve decided to save you the trouble and do the research for you –allow us to introduce to you the Weber Genesis and Weber Spirit!

Features: • 3 burners, each rated at 14,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) • 2 Porcelain enamelled cast iron cooking grills and porcelain enamelled Flavorizer™ Bars • Reversible porcelain enamelled cast iron hot-plate • Enclosed storage area • Double skinned matching doors • 6 Tool holders • 4 caster wheels (2 locking) • Side burner rated at 12,000 BTUs

Features: • 3 burners, each rated at 12,000 BTUs • 2 Porcelain enamel cooking grills and Flavorizer™ Bars • Reversible porcelain enamelled cast iron hot-plate • Crossover ignition system • Stopwatch Engineering • 3 Tool holders • 2 Condiment baskets • Weber Spirit Cookbook • Cooks for up to 15 people • Side burner rated at 12,000 BTUs

Pretty sexy huh? These babies can cook a feast for up to 15 people and receive rave reviews from all who use them (including all the good people at Weber!) They also come with an awesome cook book so you can wow the pants of anyone you choose to impress!

Mackay has it’s own Weber specialist dealer, Barbeques Galore. Locally owned and operated by Russell and Gail McIntyre, Barbeques Galore offers personal service, extensive product knowledge and even free tip sheets on how to get the most out of your barbeque cooking experience.

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Chilli Prawn Pizza

You may think the only way to get the best tasting pizza is to cook it in a wood fired oven – NOT TRUE! You’d be surprised to know that all you need is your favourite pizza toppings, your trusty hooded barbeque and a pizza stone. A pizza stone works by reproducing the intense dry heat of a traditional pizza oven. It distributes heat evenly, allowing steam to escape from the dough during cooking to prevent sogginess. So you can be as gourmet, healthy or creative as you like and the simplicity, convenience and cost will mean you’ll never need to order a take-away pizza again!

You need: • A barbeque with a hood • Pizza stone • A paddle or plate to transfer the pizza dough to the stone.

To get the perfect slice, make sure your piz za cutter is nice and sharp!

What to do: 1. Place the cold pizza stone in the centre of the barbeque’s cook top. It is very important to place the stone in a cold barbeque then pre-heat the barbeque to high. 2. Pre-heat the barbeque for 10-15 minutes with outside burners on high with the hood down. The temperature should be around 200°-245°. 3. Sprinkle stone with semolina. Place your pizza dough (see recipe to the left) on a floured flat plate or paddle before adding your favourite toppings. 4. After adding the toppings, use a quick jerking motion to transport the pizza from the paddle to the hot stone. 5. Use a spatula to remove the pizza when the crust is browned and the cheese is bubbly which should take 10-15 minutes. Supreme Pizza

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Tips for fishing fanatics from Whitsunday Fishing World

In September, you should be setting your sights on mackerel as your target fish. Good numbers will be showing up in the usual spots in the Whitsundays like Mackerel Bay, Double Rock, Dolphin Point and Leeper Shoal.

The best tides to fish are the run out tide in Mackerel Bay, Dolphin Point and Leeper Shoal and the run in tide at Double Rock. Try slow trolling ribbonfish and garfish or trolling Halco Laserpro 190 lures in 7m and 2m depths. Use live baiting under a float and high speed jigging. If mackerel show up on the sounder when you’re in deeper water and trolling ribbon fish, stop the boat and freespool ribbon fish down. Then engage the reel back into gear to bring the ribbon fish to the surface and get ready for the strike!

If jigging, drop the jig into the school and retrieve it at a fast pace back to the surface.

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Best weekend tides in September will be 3rd & 4th 10th & 11th/ 17th & 18th.


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You may have already heard about and know who Ashleigh Stebbeings is, but read on and you’re bound to find out a few things you didn’t know... As our first story to cross international borders, 19 year-old Ashleigh Stebbeings is a world champion barefoot waterskiier who was proudly born and bred in Mackay. After nine years of smashing the competition and world records to boot, Ashleigh took some time out from her busy schedule to chat to us about what’s next. Where are you and what are you doing right now? I am currently living in Winter A Haven, Florida, USA at the World Barefoot Center Ski School. I’m on the World Barefoot Center Elite Team and I’m training and competing for 5 months over the summer.

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Anything exciting planned for the rest of the year?

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I’ve been competing in American tournaments while I’ve been here but I’m pretty much just spending a few more months at WBC training and preparing for the Australian Tournament season and the World Championships next year in September.

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What’s the highlight of your Q career so far? The top highlights would A have to be becoming only the third girl in the world to land an inverted jump in competition and also winning both the Junior Girls and Open Women World Overall Championships. Oh, and winning the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Female Barefooter of the Year Award for five years running (from 2005-2009) is pretty cool too!

What’s your favourite event to compete in? Barefoot waterskiing has A three different events; tricks, slalom and jump. My favourite trick to do is the ones I am currently working on which is multiple surface turns. They range from spinning around 180 degrees, up to 720 degrees and they’re really difficult.

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What’s your favourite place to hit the water in the Mackay region? A It’d have to be on the Pioneer River out near Mia Mia but we haven’t been able to use it much as a training spot recently because the water level is too low to ski on. Nowadays, I spend most of my time training on the Pioneer River at Marian Weir as well as at Kinchant Dam.

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What’s your ultimate career goal? I’m working on breaking the A current Open Womens World Records and ultimately I love to be a professional Barefoot Instructor.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding has been around since the early 1960’s

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is spreading like in infectious disease across the globe and Mackay has been hit hard!! We are surrounded by some of the most amazing beaches in the world making Mackay a premiere destination for water sports. People are always on the hunt to find something fun and adventurous to do on their days off as well as setting continuous goals to get fit. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is your answer! The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, locals would take their long boards and an outrigging paddle, and paddle out to take photos of the tourists learning to surf. Since then the sport has continued to evolve and make a positive impact. As more celebrities sample the sport, the popularity continues

to strengthen. Many athletes are choosing to use SUP as the perfect cross-over training. The most exciting thing about SUP’ing is anyone can do it. Perfect for guys, girls or the whole family. No experience or fitness level is needed to take this sport on and the options are unlimited. The Stand Up Paddle Board range is uniquely designed to suit you, the paddler, and your individual needs. From a leisurely paddle up the river or creeks, to nailing some of the most talked about surfing line-ups around the globe; this sport is on fire! Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the perfect alternative to enhance your normal weekly gym regime and focuses heavily on your core, legs and upper body. As you work

on improving your SUP skills and increasing your overall strength and flexibility, you’ll also be increasing your fitness and energy levels while soaking up the pure freedom of what we like to call the good life! Adrenalin Rush Sports Australia is the home of Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Mackay, offering the full range of everything SUP. Lessons and hire equipment are available six days a week. SUP fitness classes have just started with a fresh new training programme. You can also join the fun community atmosphere in one of their group sessions. The team of qualified instructors and coaches are on hand at the doorstep of Town Beach, Binnington Esplande. If you want to get involved call them on 0448736551 or find out more at www.adrenalinrush.net.au Do yourself a favour and jump on board!

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What do the Mackay North’s Red Devils, Melbourne Storm and Queensland State of Origin team all have in common?

“making State of my O debut fo rigin Queens r the at the t land is op of th e list.”

Two words…Dane Nielsen. With a big and very supportive family behind him, the boy from Mackay is showing us what he’s got, playing the best footy he can and relishing the opportunity to play alongside and against some of the biggest names out there along the way. Above all, it’s obvious that he’s just proud of where he came from and purely grateful for what he’s been able to achieve. Q

Hey Dane, how’s it going?

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Yeah not bad ay.

You’ve been a very busy boy this year. What’s been the highlight so far (but I bet we can guess)? A Yeah you probably can. Obviously making my State of Origin debut for the Queensland is at the top of the list. It’s probably my best achievement ever!

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Agreed! Do you remember what you were doing when you found out you’d been selected on the team? Yeah, pretty clearly actually. A I was in a video training session after we (the Storm) lost our round 10 game against the Canberra Raiders who hadn’t been playing very well throughout the season. So we were getting

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a grilling from coach Craig Bellamy just before the team announcement was made. The obvious guys were on the list – Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk – but then mysteriously they said we’ve got one more player to announce. The guys all pointed at me but I didn’t believe it and I was totally blown away when they actually did say my name! I got heaps of pats of the back from the boys and yeah, it turned a not so good day into a bloody great day! How did you celebrate being picked for the team? There was no time to! All I A could do was go home, call my family to tell them the news before I had to pack my bags to get on a plane to Queensland the next morning.

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Alright, paint us a picture. What’s it like exactly to play in a State or Origin game? The main thing that sticks with me is that it went so fast! I remember in game one, the trainer telling me to ‘hang in there’ and that there was only two minutes left in the first half but it felt like I’d only been playing for a couple of minutes! Playing in the Origin was overwhelming and a proud moment to share with my whole family.

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What about playing with the great Darren Lockyer?

It was just an honour to have him playing on my right. He’s got an imposing stature but he’s always happy to give you the time of day. It’s something I’ll never forget, playing with him in his last year before retirement. A bit of bummer that you didn’t get a run-on in the third game. As 18th man, what was that experience like? Yeah it sucked that I didn’t A play but I’m still proud to have been picked. I reckon I had the best seat in the house – on the bench with the boys, right on halfway, 10 metres from all the action. I just wanted to get out there and help the boys so that was tough but I’m grateful that I was given the chance to be there and on the only team to ever win six-in-a-row. I count myself as lucky to have debuted in such a history-making year.

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And I gotta tell you having 52,500 people yelling and screaming the roof down is the ultimate adrenalin rush!

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How’d you go at the post-match celebrations? We all went back to the A function room at the hotel we stayed at for dinner and after that headed up to the penthouse suite for a few drinks. I lasted until 4:30 but a few of the other boys stayed on til after dawn.

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Tell us about how you’re feeling about the NRL season, seeing as we’re so close to the finals now? Feeling pretty confident. A We’re all proud of the young guys who kept the team going when a few of us were out for the origin. They did an awesome job and won all those games. I’m just really proud of where I am, and more importantly where the team is, especially after all of last year’s drama.

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You’re referring to the Melbourne Storm salary cap scandal. Tell us a bit how you got through what were surely really tough times? It was heartbreaking and a A very emotional time for the whole team. We went from being on the highest high after winning the 2009 premiership and going over to England to play the World Club Challenge against Leeds, to the absolute lowest low in just a couple of months. We all sat down after we had to say goodbye to about eight blokes from the team and said we could either have a sook or just get on with it even though we weren’t playing for points. So every week we just had to put on the purple jersey and play for each other, for our family and the fans. Simple as that.

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I’m feeling pretty confident. We’re all proud of the young guys who kept the team going when a few of us were out for the origin.

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Who’s the hardest team to play against in the NRL competition? A I’d have to say Manly because they play a really aggressive and physical game and St. George because they’ve been right up there as the best team for a couple of years.

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Who are your sporting heroes? A Wally Lewis. It was a bit overwhelming to actually get to meet him when I joined the Queensland team. Outside of footy it’s Michael Jordan and Mohammed Ali. I like watching documentaries on those guys, it gives me inspiration.

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Tell us how you got to where you are. How did you get your start? A Well I was a proud North’s Red Devil from under 7s up to seniors. I also played for the Moranbah Miners (when they won the Mackay and District Rugby League competition in 2004) and the Mackay Sea Eagles under 19 team (who won the Foley Shield in the same year). I got a trial with the Cronulla Sharks under 20s though Barry Gomersall and Steve

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Rogers, and was offered a two year contract from that. What else do you hope to achieve in your football career? A I’m just really proud of my achievements so far, especially everything I was able to do before I’d even played 50 first grade games. I’m not setting goals that are too high, I just want to play good footy week in week out and just take it as it comes.

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Dane with the 2009 Premiership trophy and his number one fan, niece Isabella Nielsen.

As a kid growing up, he had two teddy bears. One was named ‘Wally Lewis’ and the other ‘Wally Lewis 2’. He’s a mad keen fisherman, although he doesn’t get much time to throw a line in anymore. His favourite fishing spot is Bakers Creek. He is completing a Diploma in Youth Work at Swinburne University and spends some of his time mentoring kids in a hostel in Melbourne. He has a big family and very supportive family base in Mackay including 1 brother, 2 sisters, mum, dad, aunties, uncles, nephews, nieces and heaps of cousins! Since moving to Melbourne, he concedes he’s now become an AFL follower, saying he hated it before he moved to the big smoke down south where he couldn’t get away from it!

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WANT TO BE A JEAN EXPERT? WE GIVE YOU A GUIDE TO WHAT’S WHAT IN THE JEAN WORLD.

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More than just a pretty face, local girl Rianna Connors is also a sports enthusiast, qualified hairdresser and regular volunteer for the Whitsunday State Emergency Services team. We grabbed her for a quick chat in between poses for the camera. Hey Rianna, you’re looking smokin’ on the A cover! Can we ask how old you are? Don’t you know you’re not supposed to ask a lady her age? Just kidding, I’m 20.

dad at home, filling sand bags, or waking up at 4am in the morning to a call out. Being part of a volunteer group where I can give my time to help out others gives you a really great feeling and I highly recommend it!

Q We hear you’re a member of the local SES unit. How A did you get into that? I signed up when I was 16. The SES plays a huge part in my life because my parents have been involved with it for over 20 years. My dad is the local controller for the Whitsunday area

What’s your greatest Q achievement in life so far? A Completing my four year apprenticeship in hairdressing and receiving the regional trainee of the year award that I won in 2008.

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What’s the best part of being an SES volunteer? The best part of being in A SES is being able to give a helping hand in so many ways, whether it’s helping mum and

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When you’re not on call to Q go out and save lives, what do you like doing? A If I’m not serving beer at work at the Hotel Metropole or doing hair, you can usually find me somewhere outdoors with friends and family.

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What’s your ultimate goal in life? Owning my own chain of hairsalons.

Do you play sport? Which sporting team do you follow? I love to swim. I started when I A was 6 years old and achieved a dream of mine when I made it to the state championships when I was still in high school. I also love my footy and played league with the Whitsunday Brahmans girls last year.

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If you could only take three things with you to a deserted A island what would they be? My best friend, a good bottle of wine and a masseuse.

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Are you single?

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Nope. [Sorry boys.]

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When CORE mag found out that mining giant NRW Holdings sponsored a V8 racing team we thought we’d sit a few of the fellas from the local office down for a chat about the team and a few other motor racing matters. Say hello to General Manager Shaun Lucas and Area Managers Ryan Turner and Martin Brears.

Who’s your tip to win the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship?

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Q Hey boys. How we doin? First of all, can you tell us a bit about the racing team that you sponsor? I believe NRW used to own Mark Skaife’s car in 2006. We then began sponsoring Mark and Glenn McNally of West Coast Racing in 2008, and this sponsorship has since been extended to include their younger brother Reece McNally who drives in the V8 ute racing series. Currently we are also part sponsors of Brad Jones Racing team who Jason Bright drives for.

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Craig Lowndes.

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What’s your favourite V8 racing team?

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Vodafone.

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Jim Beam racing who sponsors the Dick Johnson race team.

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Jim Beam.

Ever been to Bathurst? What was the best part of being there? Yeah I’ve been more than a S few times. We used to drive a truck there really early to set up all the essentials – our lounge suites, a tarp and a keg of beer.

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Are you a Ford or Holden man?

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Holden all the way.

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Ford.

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Holden.

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Sorry Ryan, you’re a bit outnumbered. Do you prefer being behind the wheel of a ute or a sedan?

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Sedan, so I can fit the kids in the back.

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Ute, because there’s less people to annoy me while I’m driving.

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Sedan,t for the extra shaggin’ room. What? Someone had to say it!

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Do you have a favourite racing moment that sticks in your head?

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Dick Johnson, the Hardies Hero crash in 1983.

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Same for me.

I was the guest of a labour hire company at the 2009 Townsville 400. We were on the bus ready to head to the track when a guy ran up to the bus and asked us if we were going to the track. We said yeah, why? And he said ‘I’m racing, can I get a lift?’ It was probably the greatest walk of shame in history! The company I was with said ‘sure, but only if we can put one of our stickers on the car’ and he said yes! So the company pulled out a sticker that was huge and the driver put it on top of his windscreen and for the whole race the commentators were calling his car by the name of the company. It was hilarious and the most cost effective advertising ever.

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What’s the dream car that you’d love to own?

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Bentley Continental.

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DB Austin Martin.

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A top of the range AMG Mercedes.

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Finally, if you were a car, what type would you be? Desert Tracker Ratchet (from Transformers).

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A monster truck.

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I reckon I’d be Guido, the little forklift from the movie Cars.

Catch all the action of the V8s at the Gold Coast 600! Check out the inside back cover for all the details you need to put yourself in the running to win the ultimate weekend!

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Here’s a DIY guide to hosting the best International Beer Day party EVER! Celebrated worldwide every year on August 5, International Beer Day is your best excuse to get the gang around to indulge in a bevvy (or 10). And no, before you ask, it doesn’t matter that it’s now September. We’re giving you special CORE permission to have your IBD anytime you want!

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WORK ON A BUDGET OF AROUND ABOUT $250 That should get you 20-25 different beers at 2 stubbies or cans per beer

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The brainchild of local chef Adrian Connors’ and his partner in life and work Vanessa, BURP! has definitely become a household name for all the right reasons.

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What sort of food do you love to cook? Anything from the sea from fresh fish to shellfish to molluscs. What’s your favourite food or international cuisine to eat? Japanese. I just bloody love it!

What inspires you to cook the food you do? Being able to work with A beautiful fresh produce. We’re lucky to live in such an awesome region with all the primary produce we have on our doorstep.

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We decided to be bold and steal a few precious moments off the ever-busy Adrian to sit him down and get the inside scoop on what makes him tick. What’s your best travelling food memory or experience? A On a recent trip to Japan we had an awesome dinner at the private residence of Roku Jin. It was an awesome experience because it’s a really exclusive thing – he only cooks for eight people at a time. There was Sapporo on tap (Japanese beer) and everything is prepared right in front of you – it was spectacular.

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What’s your next major food goal? I’m looking at expanding A BURP! Into more places and different styles of food. And I’d love to write my own cook book one day...

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What is something random not many people know about you? I love mowing the lawn. A When you spend so much time inside in a kitchen, getting outside becomes a luxury and it’s the little things that make you happy!

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Turmeric is the most commonly used ingredient in Indian, Persian and Thai dishes. Turmeric has some great medicinal purposes like being an anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce flatulence (that’s for people who fart too much) and it’s also an antiseptic.

Show off your skills in the kitchen by making your own curry from scratch!

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Beef or Lamb Onion Garlic Can of Diced Tomatoes

Mix together your curry spices. Chuck it in a pot with either some beef or lamb. Add diced onion, garlic, a can of diced tomatoes and a few vegies. Let it cook until the meat is nice and tender.

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Airlie Beach is a veritable holiday lover’s playground. As the gateway to the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach caters for young, free and single adventure seekers, couples looking for a romantic getaway and families looking for a place to relax and unwind with plenty of things to see and do for the kids. One such place for families is the BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays Resort. Described as “the ultimate destination for a value for money family holiday”, this unique resort caters for campers and caravanners, and from budget villas to premium designer decorated condos. With a 4 ½ star rating, the Holiday Park is set amongst 26 acres of

beautiful gardens, and boasts a 32m lagoon-style swimming pool with two water slides as its main attraction. Other facilities include a giant jumping pillow, pedal karts, full-size tennis court, mini-golf, adventure playground, basketball, volleyball, badminton, bocce and table tennis! On top of all that, the Resort focuses on providing special packages that cater for parents wanting a few days of indulgence, toddlers wanting some “me” time and kids who want to be active and outdoors anytime of the year. If you’ve been looking for the perfect spot to take your young family on a holiday, BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays Resort could be the place you’ve been looking for!

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perfect way to recharge – and the Airlie Beach Hotel is the perfect place to hole up for a few days.

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The Airlie Beach Hotel is a bloke’s paradise. Icy cold boutique beers are available on tap, hot steaks are sizzling

on the grill, and big screens around the place are pumping out more sport than you can poke a stick at. In fact, the only sticks you’ll be poking will be the pool cues on the venue’s premium pool tables.

The Airlie Beach Hotel offers a range of highbrow craft and imported beers for the discerning drinker. You know. Guys with taste, and a bit of style. If you’re game they’ve got the following on tap (as well as your standard Aussie beers): Stella Artois Beez Neez

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It may be the youngest country in the world, but New Zealand’s amazing scenery, rich culture and endless thrill seeking opportunities make it a serious contender in the tourism business. With only 4 million people calling New Zealand home and a land area larger than Great Britain, it is vastly untouched allowing its natural beauty to shine through. From snow capped mountains to sapphire blue lakes, this south pacific Utopia is the perfect destination for travellers of any age or interest. With the strong Australian Dollar (buying approx $1.20NZD) there has never been a better time to explore everything that New Zealand has to offer.

WHERE TO GO Being a small country the best way to see New Zealand is to hire a car and cruise around. The south island is particularly scenic and there is no end to the inspiring natural wonders you can see. If you are into natural wonders, Rotorua on the north island is a top tourist destination. It is located on the Volcanic Plateau as it is one of the world’s most active geothermal fields. It’s most popular sites are the steaming hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Rotorua is a culturally rich city with a large population of Maori people. Tourists are delighted with cultural performances and teachings of New Zealand’s fascinating history. If you’re more of a snow bunny or a thrill seeker then a trip to Queenstown on the south island might be in order. With activities such as bungeejumping, jetboating, rafting, skydiving and skiing there is no end to the adventures that can be had in this beautiful tourist town.

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GETTING THERE, AROUND AND BACK AND AGAIN All major Australian airlines jump the ditch daily, flying predominately into Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. From any of these major cities it is easy to hire a car and travel about at your own pace. If that isn’t your style there a large number of guided tours available with reputable tour companies such as APT. There is also the option of cruising; with some cruise lines leaving from Australia, it is a very convenient all inclusive holiday.

WHEN TO GO New Zealand is breath-taking all year round and when you choose to go depends entirely on what type of adventure you are looking for. The winter high season is from June to August, when there’s plenty of snow. The top summer season is from November to February, and at this time of year the mercury doesn’t climb too far above 25 degrees Celsius (on average). It is wise to avoid the school holidays, which hit their peak from December to early February. This means that hotels are booked out, there are caravans everywhere and flight prices are higher.

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September is here and that means it’s spring cleaning time – yay! (queue cheering rent-a-crowd. What? We don’t have one? Oh...moving on then.) There’s no better time than now to review your financial situation, clear out all your bad spending habits and make a few new promises to yourself to manage your money better and keep more of it in your ‘rainy day fund’.

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Want to let everyone know what you do for a living? We want to hear from you! If you’re interested in getting your story published email us at editorial@coremag.com.au or visit www.coremag.com.au

A day in the life of Steve Davis...

on a job, and flying over the reef and Whitsunday Islands is always beautiful and scenic.

What do you do for a crust? I am a Commercial A Helicopter Pilot. I am the owner and Chief Pilot of Whitsunday Helicopters, which is based in Mackay.

What’s your favourite work memory? A It’d have to be flying with the Los Angeles Police Air Wing on night surveillance patrols and high speed car chases.

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How did you score such an awesome job? I have always loved aviation. A Having been down several other career paths I finally found myself in a position where I could pursue my dreams and go to Flight School to gain my Pilot’s License. After several years of gaining hours mustering, instructing and flying a multitude of airwork ops (which proved to be invaluable experience in the industry), I purchased Whitsunday Helicopters and have now owned it for over 6 years.

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What’s the coolest part of your job? The best thing is getting A to see things from the air that really nobody else sees. Sometimes we can slot in a bit of whale watching while we’re

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What’s the best place you’ve been while doing your job? I reckon landing on the A flight deck of the United States Warship USS Germantown recently would have to rate pretty high up there! It was at Shoalwater Bay, north of Rockhampton taking part in “Operation Talisman Sabre” – pretty cool stuff!

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Anything bad about your job? Sadly there are no such A things as weekends or public holidays! We are 7 days a week, 365 days a year operation. It’s hard to have a day off...oh and the early mornings!

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JOBS + MONEY

IT’S A DIRTY JOB BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT

WATER LIKE US?

If you’re experienced in the water industry, AND know pumps, can fix them , or sell them ...

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Take the plunge & email your resume to

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How old are you? 22

Where do you work and what do you do? I’ve been working at Saraji mine near Dysart for the past 12 months as an Operator. Basically I drive haul trucks and water carts, and I’m working on getting my graders ticket too. What were you doing with yourself before you got this job? Living in Mackay hairdressing and before that I went on a big overseas holiday with my family. How did you get into this sort of work? I had moved out to Dysart and worked as a hairdresser for a little while and kind of got pushed into applying for a job at the mines by a family member. I called up HR offices every week for six months and they finally gave me a job!

What’s the dirtiest part of the job? Well I get dirty and dusty every day, it’s all part of working in the mines environment! I get a bit oily too when I’m checking the oil levels in the trucks and stuff. I took me about six months to get used to all the dust and dirt but it doesn’t bother me anymore.

I love the lifestyle and the even time roster I’m on, four on/four off. The people are awesome and you get to be really close-knit with the rest of your crew.

ARE YOU MAD ABOUT

These days we are seeing more and more women getting amongst what has always been a man’s job – working at the mines in the Bowen Basin. We sat down with one such sexy female, Kimberley Zunker.

What do you like to do on your days off? I really appreciate my girly time and like getting dressed up and, of course, going shopping! I’m into a bit of exercise and fitness too. Oh and I go to the Austral for dinner and drinks probably at least once every time I’m in town. I love that place! One last sneaky question, are you single? Yes.

What’s something random not many people would Q know about you? That’s a tough one, I’ve never been asked that...well I A went skydiving in Airlie Beach earlier this year, and did the biggest jump we could (14,000 feet) and that was amazing although I had my eyes shut for the free fall part! I also love anything to do with the water – snorkelling, spear fishing, you name it.

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TECHNOLOGY

TOP 3 MUST HAVES IN

THE LAPTOP MAN review some of the latest and greatest games and gadgets heading to stores.

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This is the latest 3D toy to come out of the shop from Sony and is being dubbed “the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder that provides double full HD”. It has two 1080p sensors and two processors to allow for the ‘double full HD’ recording. Not only does it look sleek and cool, it also has a 10x zoom and a 3.5 inch glasses-free 3D display. While it might pack a punch to the wallet it is one cool toy and a purchase that you can truly brag to your friends.

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Have you ever wanted to look just like a character from Star Trek? With this insane 3D creation you can. The 3D headpiece features a 720p OLED display for each eye, simulated 5.1 surround audio and super cool blue LED lighting across the face. This will allow you to sit back in your chair and watch your 3D movies and play your 3D games without the fuss of glasses and a 3D TV.

While it may look small and insignificant, this gaming laptop packs way more features than your standard full-sized laptop. One of the coolest features is the keyboard which intelligently picks up the game you’re about to play and can change the keys to correspond to match what you are playing (for example if you play Quake the number keys change to become icons of the weapons you have – cool!).

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GAMES

COMING SOON The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim TES5 is the next series in the line of The Elder Scrolls saga which follows from the story of the previous game: Oblivion. This time, the High King of Skyrim has been murdered and a new evil far more dangerous than any before emerges; Dragons. The Empire of Tamriel await the arrival of the prophesized “Dragonborn” to come – the one born with the ability to stand amongst Dragons, control and speak to them – and that hero is you. The detail is amazing and they have really thought this one out. With so many options of playstyle and the amazing gameplay graphics engine, it’s not hard to see why this game is the most Anticipated Release. Release date: 11/11/11.

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Home & Small Business Solutions

Window to Mac Migration

Hardware & Software Upgrades

Networking Setup & Maintenance


IF YOU’RE APPY AND YOU KNOW IT PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES

PEGGLE

DESCRIPTION: FUN CREATOR: POPCAP COST: IPHONE $2.99 / IPAD $7.49

DESCRIPTION: TIME-WASTER CREATOR: POPCAP COST: IPHONE $2.99

Do your best (with the help of your crazy neighbour Dave) to stop the onslaught of Zombies getting into your house to eat your brain. Your only defence are plants! You know you’re hooked when you’re under the pump but you still find time to start the invasion for a quick level...or 10.

Damn damn damn those pegs! Shooting a ball to hit all the orange pegs seems so easy right? But throw in some warp holes, moving pegs and spaceships and you’ve got a challenge! A shame PopCap haven’t taken advantage of the higher graphics capability the iPad could bring to this little gem.

SLEEP CYCLE ALARM CLOCK

RACK STARE - THE SEX GAME

DESCRIPTION: WASTE-OF-TIME CREATOR: MACIEK DREHAK LABS COST: IPHONE $0.99

SHORT DESCRIPTION: PRACTICAL CREATOR: NASHY COST: FREE

This app monitors your movements during the night and wakes you up when you’re in your lightest sleep phase. Problem is it’s not actually any good at waking you up.

Free games are always worth a look (pun intended.) This one is for all the guys out there who’ve been caught out with their eyes a little further south than they should be. Rejoice fine friends – now you can spend hours sneaking a peak without getting into trouble!

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STRESS LESS CONTROL AND CONQUER YOUR STRESS Tired? Anxious? Low on sex drive? All of these problems and more could be a result of stress. It is perhaps the single most important issue in men’s health as it affects so many areas of life. Worst of all, many men don’t even realise they are stressed and few do anything about it. In an attempt to cope, men tend to work harder, resort to alcohol, drugs and other

stimulants and distractions, all of which only adds to the pressure they are under. Realising you are stressed is the first step. Deciding to conquer your stress and chill out is the hard part. In a society that values what you have and what is produced, taking time for yourself and for those you love is important.

the signs of stress Feeling depressed and withdrawn Feeling angry or irritable Tiredness and sleep issues Loss of libido, sexual desire and performance Relationship issues and conflict Increased general health issues Anxiety and feelings of worthlessness

Realising you are stressed is the first step. Deciding to conquer your stress and chill out is the hard part.

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If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you may benefit by talking to your doctor or call Mirella DeBoni for coping strategies.

Conquer your stress, CHILL OUT

CRASH + BURN One coping style often used is “Crash & Burn”. Come home from work, collapse on the lounge and fall asleep. Not only is this unhealthy, but it doesn’t help build happy relationships.


in 20 Days

So you’ve given yourself a deadline to turn the keg into a six pack. But you should know ripping up is something that, for some of us, can take months or years of disciplined exercise and eating. Even already ripped bodybuilders will start competition ripping further out than 20 days…

EAT YOURSELF RIPPED! You should eat small, nutritious meals 6 times a day and ensure that each meal contains protein, nutrients and some energy. Carbs are not the enemy – processed carbs are!

Run, swim, cycle, row, box, skip – whatever you like – just do cardio! Six days per week for 30-60 minutes depending on the intensity.

TIP

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CRANK UP THE CARDIO

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that helps your body convert fat into energy.

SLEEP YOURSELF RIPPED

Your body burns a higher percentage of fat for energy when you are sleeping. Get seven hours of quality sleep every night to maximise fat burning, and your well rested body will keep your metabolism and energy levels in overdrive during the day.

SHAKE IT UP!

TIP

Taking fast absorbing protein like WPI after training will start the recovery process immediately and stop your body raiding hard earned muscle for protein.

TURBO CHARGE YOUR TRAINING If you are already doing strength training, flick the intensity switch by adding supersets. Between each set of say, squats, add a set from another body part, say push ups. Intensity, muscle response and calorie load will skyrocket!

Get a protein shake into you within 10 minutes of training!

GET SPINNING!

Avoid all processed food – they are full of empty calories and lack the metabolism boosting nutrients of natural foods.

Indoor cycling (spin) classes will chew up between 500 and 1200 calories in 50 minutes for the average size bloke. It’s a low impact, high intensity ticket to rip-city!

TIP

EAT 100% NATURAL

If you can shoot it, pull it out of the ocean, off a tree or out of the ground, its natural.

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ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GIVE BLOOD Blood donors saved Richard’s life in 2002 when he was attacked by a shark while surfing. Richard’s leg was saved thanks to many generous blood donations. Visit the Mackay Blood Donor Centre at Mackay Base Hospital. To make an appointment call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au

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