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SUSIE ELELMAN Editorial Publisher Creativjuice Advertising Sub-Editor Christine Keyes Creative Director Martin Costanzo

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Regular Contributors Susie Burrell, Christine Keyes, Brendan Bate, Marilyn Rodrigues, Deborah McCallum, Sandra Stewart, Judy Chatfield, Kimberley Hopkins, Robbie Specogna & Luke King Health Editor Susie Burrell Beauty Editor Sandra Stewart & Judy Chatfield Wine Editor Brendan Bate Fashion Stylist Eleni Hatzidakis Food Reviewer Deborah McCallum Musicoz Kimberley Hopkins Music Reviews Robbie Specogna

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features: 18 22 30 36 48 50

World Champion Troy Corser – World Superbike Champion Inspirational People Amy Taylor Heart and Soul The Beacon Foundation Celebrity Weddings Glen and Angela Saville World Cup Soccer Fashion Wolves Soccer: Local Talent Scouting

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Editorial Notes Great Escapes Competiton Entry Form: The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia Hunter Valley Escape: NSW Air People Profile: Steven Jacobs In-Business IPAC Director, Simon Hinton In-Focus: Professor Julie Steele Telstra Business Woman of the Year Fashion: European City Chic Celebrity Insider: Stan Zemanek Sports Profile: Petrina Price Beauty: The Contemporary Man With Sandra Stewart and Judy Chatfield

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Home Decor: Winter Palace MusicOz Scene Music Reviews: Guest Rodney Rude Good Food Guide Meditteranean Culture Restaurant Review Chedo’s Cafe Winefinds Yalumba By Brendan Bate

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Magazine is becoming just that! So impressed

Petrina Price, while the new Director of the

are some of our readers that copies of Image

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Simon Hinton,

have found their way as far abroad as China.

talks about his vision for theatre in Wollongong.

The theme in this edition is the hard work behind success. Our cover story is about former National soccer representative and WIN

Minister for the Illawarra David Campbell also joins us with his first column. Thanks to all our loyal readers out there. Just

newsreader Amy Taylor. She has certainly

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Susie Burrell scales the heights of the

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LETS TALK BUSINESS! with David Campbell


Dapto is the home of which famous Australian icon?

The Illawarra has spectacular natural features, from beautiful beaches to the stunning escarpment, from the picturesque South Coast to the quiet elegance of the

What is the meaning of Illawarra – a) High place near the sea b) Beware the bunyip c) Rock and sea meeting place d) Guardian of the Cliffs?

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What fruit flavour is used in crepes-suzette?

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Name the four City Councils that administer the Illawarra region.

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In what year was the Nan Tien Temple completed? Which carbohydrate is the main source of energy for the body? Name one of the two financial years that the University of Wollongong was named ‘University of the Year’?

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Which popular natural therapy treats the bottom of the foot?


Which ‘diet’ book was at the top of the Best Sellers lists for a few months in 2005?

project which could generate up to $100 million worth of exports during the next decade. Research and Development of this calibre proves the


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350B.C. It was the ancient Greeks who first came up with the idea of Antarctica. They knew about the Arctic — named Arktos — The Bear, from the constellation the great bear and decided that in order to balance the world, there should be a similar cold Southern landmass that was the same but the opposite Ant — Arktos — opposite The Bear. They never actually went there, it was just a lucky guess!


[Exhibiton of Photographs_Clare McClelland]

Photographs figured in her life, long before Clare realised she had an affinity with the artform. As a school-leaver, armed with a tiny camera given to her by her photography-enthusiast father, she took the first of many shots reflecting her experiences, the paths she’s taken and her view of life. From intimate, personal portraits to the wide, open spaces of the planet, Clare’s work reveals a plethora of life’s nuances in a candid and un-manipulated frame. With an eye for beauty and the extraordinary in the ordinary, she is prepared to wait for her subjects to reveal themselves naturally. With a camera slung over her shoulder, her lens has captured life in many aspects, from the timelessly beautiful to the momentarily intriguing. Clare’s Antarctic sojourn is the latest episode in a lifetime spent travelling and photographing. She has worked as a gaucho in Argentina, sailed down the Sepik River in a 24ft boat, groomed polo ponies for the British royal family and Bavarian aristocracy, worked on film shoots in Borneo, and an anti-landmine photographic campaign in Cambodia.

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Since January last year, Wollongong’s Steven Jacobs has been the Channel 9 Today Show’s resident weather guru. He talks to Image about the many roles he has played since the start of his extensive television career that spans almost twenty years.

Rebecca Gibney

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ALL THE WEATHER NOW [story_susie burrell]


ho doesn’t love a weather man,

it would be to have a job that paid you to have fun.”

especially when he is a local boy

Steve went on to write scripts, research stories,

in television again. Naturally this is the time that

produce segments and present for five years on “Kids

you do some sole searching. I spent the time hosting

admits that performing is probably in his blood. His

News”, an opportunity he says provided him with a

various events and some television presenting but it

father Max performed as a comedian in Holland

number of invaluable experiences that have

was a pretty quiet period.Then I was offered a

before immigrating to Australia with wife Annette

benefited his television career thus far. “I think the

presenting role on “The Car Show” on Channel 9.

before Steve was born. Jacobs was introduced to a

fact that I started at a small rural network like WIN,

During the Christmas period of 2004 I was also

world of performing early in life.

where everyone is forced to multitask, has actually

asked to fill in for the weather man on the “Today

helped my career, because I developed both the on

Show”. In January 2005, I was then offered the

Dutch Club in Woonona when I was just twelve or

and off screen skills and a thorough knowledge of

weather job fulltime.”

thirteen. It just so happened that there was a

everything that goes into making a television show.”

through and through? Steve Jacobs

“I remember doing comedy sketches at the

television producer in the audience on one of the

Just three days after “Kids News” ended, Jacobs

Steve says he is very comfortable in his current role. “This is a great job. I pretty much have free

occasions I performed. He approached me to be

received another lady luck call, this time, a job offer

range with what I do and there is nothing better

involved in a pilot show for kids being produced at

from Melbourne.“I was unemployed for about three

than doing live TV. I do end up travelling 5-6 days

WIN TV.That was my first big break.”

days before I got a call to audition for a role in ‘All

each week which means that I unfortunately do not

Steve’s initial brush with fame was short-lived and

Together Now’. I spent the next three years working

see my wife Alison, who is also a Wollongong girl, as

he finished his schooling at Keira High, a year before

on that show.We had a cast that included people like

much as I would like, but with TV you have to take

the school became co educational.“One of my

Rebecca Gibney and John English and we all got on

the opportunities when they present as you just

biggest regrets is that I did not have the opportunity

extremely well.The show was one of the highest

don’t know when they may end.”

to go to school with girls!” laughs Steve.

rating programs on the network at the time.”

Just a few days after he finished high school, with


work and was not sure if I would ever really work

After “All Together Now” finished in the mid

Steve admits that after fifteen years of living in Melbourne he does call the southern state home,

no idea about what he wanted to do with his life,

1990’s, Steve presented on several other shows

but says he still has a soft spot for the Illawarra. “The

WIN TV contacted Steve again. One of the

including “Melbourne Tonight” and “The Car

thing I love most about coming home is the drive

producers had remembered his skills from the pilot

Show” although he admits that it was a tough

down Mount Ousley.When you first catch a glimpse

he had been involved in earlier and thought he

period professionally.

of the ocean it is such an amazing feeling, to be

would make a good presenter on the show, “Kids News” which ran on WIN from 1985 to1990. “I

“The period from the late 1990’s until 2002 were pretty tough for me. I did not have a lot of

surrounded by both the ocean and the mountains, it really is a hidden gem down here.” LP

was just so lucky,” recalls Steve. “There was nothing else that I wanted to do with my life. I remember when I was just five or six years old, when my parents owned a motel on the Gold Coast, getting up early every Saturday to watch Hey Hey It’s Saturday. I remember even then thinking how good

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“Basically, my goal is to win as many titles as possible,” says Troy Corser.

e’s based in Monte Carlo – but calls Albion Park home - and for


the best of both worlds really, because I don’t have to leave my family behind.”

Troy, the only difference between the two cities, is the speed at which

And to prove the need for speed is genetic, you only have to look to son

they travel. For someone who’s used to going fast it’s quite ironic that

Kalani. A proud father explains.“He’s already riding bikes, only a four

he prefers the slow lane in life. “To come back to Wollongong, the place, the

wheeler, but he’s only 2-and-a-half years old. He loves the track and doesn’t

people, the lifestyle, the speed that everyone moves at.And the surrounding areas,

mind the noise. He can stand right next to a motorbike and it doesn’t frighten

we have such a beautiful coastline with mountain ranges so close,” he says.

him, like it does other kids.”

At just 34 years of age,Troy has accomplished what most motorbike

What is frightening is the number of injuries Troy has sustained in his

racers only dream of.Two World Superbike Championship titles – albeit

quest for supremacy.The falls are inevitable – so too are the broken bones.“I

nine years apart – but he’s looking to rein in the gap. “Basically, my goal is

ruptured my spleen in 1998 when I was in Japan. I would have won the

to win as many titles as possible.”

World Championship but ended up cracking it an hour before the race,

He first started riding at just three years of age; at age 10 he competed in

during practice,” he says. And just recently at Phillip Island, a win after a 22-

his first race. By 24 he was World Champion.With more than 20 rounds to

lap dog-fight in the first race, was marred by a sickening fall in the second.

a racing season, the months of February to October have been dedicated to

Troy immediately puts a positive spin on it.“There’s still quite a few rounds

the track ever since. Surrounded by a circuit full of young recruits, his age is

left in the championship and I’m quite happy with the position I’m in now.”

an advantage. “I feel I’m only getting better as I get older.” It hasn’t been an easy ride to the top. It takes hundreds of thousands of

Like all professional sports men and women, there will come a time when Troy hangs up his helmet for good. It’s not on the cards just yet, but it is

dollars to engineer a superbike – it takes talent to ride one well. Endless

something he’s thought about.“After racing there’ll be some business and

hours at the track, year in, year out takes its toll. “Endurance and mental

sport management I think.”

concentration are the biggest factors.We’re normally going just over 300 kilometres an hour at top speed, so you have to be mentally fit.” Now a father of two, parenting has been added to the adrenalin mix. Troy met wife Samantha in England 10 years ago during a television interview.The couple has a son Kalani and daughter Kelisa and racing has become a family passion. “They come to the track most of the time, so I get

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As well-travelled as the Corsers are, Monaco will be left as a holiday destination and Wollongong will be the family’s permanent base.“It’s always nice to come back home.To spend time with family, friends and the people I grew up with.” Sentiments aside,Troy isn’t prepared to slow down just yet.And why should he? Those closest to him have joined him, for the ride of a life-time.

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Taylor THE PRETTY BLONDE WHO READS THE SPORT ON WIN TELEVISION IS FAR FROM YOUR AVERAGE NEWSREADER. HERE, IMAGE FINDS OUT THE STORY BEHIND FORMER NATIONAL SOCCER REPRESENTATIVE AMY TAYLOR. BY SUSIE BURRELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY CYBELE MALINOWSKI Amy Taylor, Australian soccer player, accounting student and local television star, at the age of 26 has already had a lifetime of memorable experiences, and there are plenty more planned for the future. Amy was born and bred in the southern suburbs of Canberra. Memories of sport are vivid and Amy remembers participating in every sport during her younger years including basketball, softball and athletics Her soccer career did not really start until age eleven, but she made her first national team at 13 and by the time she was seventeen years old, Amy was already playing in both the Open State and Women’s National soccer teams. Amy went on to finish high school and started university in the late 1990’s, a time when women’s soccer was getting more and more attention in Australia. “It was a very exciting time for soccer,” reflects Amy. “It was the first time a team had gone professional, playing and training full time. I was a member of the inaugural Australian Institute of Sport soccer program.We were a group of girls who played the game for love.We just wanted to play in front of big crowds and have everyone know who we were.” It was a busy time for Amy, who continued university studies and worked part time while training HAIR LINA SORRENTINO MAKE-UP HELEN INAN CLOTHING FROLIC

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“It has been a steep learning curve for me as there is no environment as pressurised as live television… The people at WIN, though, have been very supportive. I have been fully trained and my co-presenters are always helpful. I feel very lucky to have such a fantastic job.”

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full time, a decision she has never regretted.“Looking back I am so glad that I finished school and started university. One message I always try and pass on to school kids is the importance of finishing school, even if you do love playing sport, because you have to have something to fall back on when your sporting career finishes, and you never know when that may be.” The Australian women’s soccer team did remarkably well in international competitions during this time and placed 11th at the World Cup in 1999 after being ranked 16th. Amy just missed out on Olympic selection for the 2000 games, but despite this, was at the height of her soccer career, and spent most of the year travelling internationally with the Matildas to compete overseas. Amy went on to spend 2001 playing soccer in the United States, the change of scenery just what the doctor ordered after a disappointing 2000. A stint in Virginia Beach is remembered as a very special period. “It was one of the best times of my life so far. I was playing elite level soccer, I was well looked after and we played in beautiful stadiums in front of pretty big crowds. Being so far away from home also gave me plenty of time to really consider what was important in my life and what I wanted from my life.” Amy returned to Australia, and the national team for a while before she was forced to take six months off due to injury. She returned during the 2002-2003 National league and launched into full preparation mode for the 2004 Olympics. A tough 2004 saw Amy named as an alternate for the games – a reserve - which was hard to take. “While (personally) it’s really disappointing being left out after all the hard work and sacrifices that had to be made just to have a crack at selection, I found the hardest thing telling my family and my friends, the ones who’ve supported you and put up with you through the whole process. In sport you don’t just disappoint yourself. Your achievements aren’t yours alone, your sporting highs and lows have a flow on effect on those close to you.” After going on to play for the Matildas again in 2005,Amy retired from the National Team and soccer in April last year after she was offered an audition and got the position at WIN.“I had presented for about 4 years on a casual basis while I was playing soccer but no major roles. After my audition I was offered the sports presenting role, which was just an amazing opportunity. It has been a steep learning curve for me as there is no environment as pressurised as live television.There is just no room for error and that is tough.The people at WIN, though, have been very supportive. I have been fully trained and my co-presenters are always helpful. I feel very lucky to have such a fantastic job.” Amy admits that her soccer boots have recently come out of retirement as she prepares to play for the Illawarra Representative side, the Illawarra Stingrays in the Women’s “ONE MESSAGE I ALWAYS TRY AND PASS ON TO Super League.“It is really nice to just get out there and play SCHOOL KIDS IS THE IMPORTANCE OF FINISHING once a week. I am really enjoying the relaxed nature of it all.” SCHOOL, EVEN IF YOU DO LOVE PLAYING SPORT, Amy’s spare time is also filled with part time study as she has returned to Wollongong University to study BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO FALL commerce, business and of all things, accounting.“I really BACK ON WHEN YOUR SPORTING CAREER FINISHES, love being at uni. I am a bit of a geek, always doing my AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THAT MAY BE.” homework and answering all of tutor’s questions in class. I loved 1st year accounting and decided having that qualification may come in handy later on.” Family and fiancé Matt are Amy’s other priorities at this time. “I will never be able to fully repay my family for what they have given up for me. When I was growing up playing soccer, there were constant trips to tournaments, training and camps, fundraising, travel, and early mornings. They put up with it all and I would not be where I am today without their amazing support and the sacrifices they made for me and my sport.And Matt, well he’s obviously the love of my life and apart from being everything a girl could ask for, has taught me about the importance of having balance in my life; how to take time out. I am really looking forward to our wedding later this year”. Amy says that she has really settled in to Wollongong and the coastal lifestyle. “I have bought a house down here and absolutely love living by the sea. I love the beach, even in the winter, the escarpment and all the smaller towns up and down the coast. Matt and I spend our weekends poking through the shops of Thirroul, Kiama, Gerringong and Berry and visiting antique stores. I never imagined life being so good.”

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New Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) Director, Simon Hinton, has a vision for theatre in Wollongong. He talks to Image’s Emma Caddy about his plans to give Wollongong theatregoers the ride of their lives.


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The New Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) Director, Simon Hinton

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imperative to the cultural completeness of the region

The upcoming season at the IPAC is indicative of

as a whole.“Ideally you want a society to be well

the Director’s grand, yet realistic ambitions for theatre

rounded, to be into sport and art and everything! I

in the Illawarra.The season gives the audience a

mean, why not? It’s a great collective experience, it’s

mixture of what they already know and love with

about sitting in a theatre or in a stadium with a group

possibly confronting, maybe moving and definitely

of people and sharing that co-experience.”

exciting new experiences as diverse as the people

His theatrical demeanour and animated hand

buying the tickets.“I always think that a mistake we

gestures are not surprising considering he has worked in

make in our industry is to think of the audience like

the performing arts professionally since the age of 6.“I

it’s one thing with one attitude.The reality is your

did a movie called Caddie - which starred Jacki Weaver

audience is as diverse as the number of people in it.”

who is co-incidentally appearing in The Blonde

The program features drama, comedy, dance,

Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead at the IPAC in

Shakespeare, local and indigenous theatre.“Business

October - and A Town Like Alice. My background’s

like ours – there’s constant innovation.You have to be

always been in the arts, my father is an actor and my

constantly reinventing yourself, that’s not to say that

mother was a ballet dancer – so it’s all showbiz.”

you ignore your audience.”The season is aimed at

Following that and prior to his most recent

both enticing the audience through the prospect of

position as Marketing Manager of Queensland

seeing a well known piece of quality performance

Theatre Company, Simon grew up on Sydney’s

and new, creative and varied works that the audience

North Shore and trooped around Eastern Europe

can treasure as their own.

with his own youth theatre company at the age of

A reason that people may simply not go, or even

18.“That sort of grew and grew until the last kind of

avoid the theatre is that it just hasn’t, up to this point,

tour we did was a year long tour through

been an influential part of their lives. Simon sees it as

imon Hinton sits in the café adjoining the


Europe…and through Australia, throughout the

his responsibility to change that perception.“I think

IPAC, scheming over his mineral water and

country.” He recalls the memories with a wry smile,

that also what we’re dealing with is that people lack

lemon. He has a plan for developing theatre

adding that’s how he met his wife.

the experience of having a great experience at the

audience to buy that ticket and, secondly, give them


in the Illawarra by finding ways to, firstly, get the a chance at a theatrical experience they will remember forever. As a new resident in the Illawarra, the Director could be apprehensive about the future of theatre in the region, especially considering its industrial and sporting climate. But he simply doesn’t see it being an issue.“I’m not suggesting that we want people to abandon the Dragons and come to the theatre - I would be beating our heads against a brick wall to try that. But I mean, to me, sport is great theatre – I’m a tragic when it comes to sport. So to a great extent the arts can form that same function.” Instead he sees that both sport and the arts are

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only do so much here and then you really have to get in a car and drive to Sydney to pursue it.” And in reference to that big theatrical hub an hour up the road, the amount of theatre being produced in Sydney ensures that its practitioners and audiences stay there, giving the Illawarra the opportunity to develop a style all of its own.“It’s kept it a real place and not a kind of holiday town and from a cultural point of view that’s far more interesting because art comes out of real people’s lives.” As for the future of the new Director himself:“It’s hard to crystal ball gaze but we certainly love it down here. It’s a fantastic place for families and I quite theatre or a lot of people haven’t had that and that’s

“We have funding from both the state and federal

deliberately came here from a career point of view. I

not their fault.”

governments for the next 3 years to do exactly that –

think that this type of regional centre is the place that

to nurture professional practice in the region.This has

we’ll see the next wave of real vibrancy in terms of

where Hinton’s pragmatism comes to the fore.

to be the place where people come to make work,

the arts.”

“You’ve got to be realistic about it, it’s not about

not just to see work.”

This prospect of the new audience frontier is

putting big shows on, it’s about small steps and

He doesn’t want artists to feel like they have to

With this outlook Simon could soon be considered a true local with commitment to the

developing artists and developing a body of work

compete against big Sydney shows but instead have

region and a deep respect for it’s people, especially

and building a reputation culturally for the region.

their own platform on which to successfully perform.

when locals are given the opportunity to experience

But it takes time.”

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in this

an event on par with the Dragons winning a home

region in giving people the opportunity to really

game.The man with the mineral water has a plan and

the launch of the new theatre development program

develop new work and develop themselves as artists.

the population of Wollongong looks like it’s going

for local professional theatre artists and producers.

We don’t want people to feel, as artists, that you can

along for the ride. ,0

One of the ways he plans on doing this is through


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ith scandals continuing to rock the business world, the question is being asked: “Has business lost its heart and soul?”

The Shellharbour City Beacon Foundation – School Industry Partnership is one example of business people putting their hearts into working with young people. The Beacon Foundation program targets Year 10 students who are considering leaving school. It offers them contact with real workplaces and provides access to mentors within industry. It also involves students pledging not to go on the dole. More specifically, it can lead to apprenticeships and traineeships in a wide variety of fields. Shellharbour City Council plays a major role in the program. Business Liaison Officer Jane Robinson is a board member.“The concept is the business community seeking to forge relationships with the school community in order to create clear pathways to the workplace, for students leaving school,” she says. Most recently, the Foundation secured federal funding to employ a coordinator, Jennifer Porter, who acts as a conduit between businesses and schools. “It’s like having a dedicated recruitment consultant, just for these students,” Robinson says. “No matter how big or small a business is, it doesn’t have to cost money, just a little bit of time.That time can make an enormous difference in a young person’s life,” she says. Take Raschelle Bonanno, for instance. Just over two years ago, Raschelle was planning to leave school and wait around until she could join the Army at 18. Instead, she was encouraged to take part in the Beacon Foundation’s program. “They said, what about three days a week of school and two days a week, working at Readymix?” explains Raschelle. Raschelle worked in the office of Readymix’s Albion Park Quarry, with Administrator Linda Narbeth.“She was so lost, she just wanted to leave school, but when she came here, I just mothered her, as well as showing her how to do the job and why she shouldn’t leave school,” says Narbeth.“ It turned that girl’s life around; she went back to school and finished her HSC and is now going to TAFE. She is doing fabulously.” According to Raschelle, it was a turning point in her life. “I don’t know what I would have ended up being - just a bum, I suppose. Even though I had a goal, I would not have ended up doing it,” says Raschelle. Manager of the Quarry, Chris Larson, says the Beacon Foundation program gives him and his company a chance to save lives. “If you save one, it’s worth it. Raschelle was going to Campbelltown and that girl would have been a lost soul up there. Her mum grabbed me by the arm at the presentation night and said to me: ‘I just want to thank you for giving us our daughter back.’ That made it all the more important for us to

try harder,” he says. According to Chris Larson, not every story is a successful one, but he still believes it is worth his company’s time and money. “The ultimate goal is saving kids – it’s to get another kid into a job or to change his way. The aim is not to have any children going on the dole,” says Larson. “Some kids just do not like school – not everyone is a scholar. If they want to do things with their hands or outdoors, let’s get them into apprenticeships and training programs.” It sounds like a great deal for the young people involved but what’s in it for business, besides the good feeling that comes from helping others? For Readymix, it’s the desire to be a good corporate citizen. “It’s easier to just throw a thousand dollars at it than take the time and it can take up a bit of your time,” Larson admits.“But being a part of this kind of program makes our employees proud to work here.” Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club is another keen supporter of the program. Two school-based apprentices have just started work at the Club, combining the formal qualification of an apprenticeship with completing Years 11 and 12. At the end of Year 12, they will have the HSC and the equivalent of the first year of their apprenticeships. CEO Matt O’Hara says the Beacon Foundation program is ideal for his organisation. “It’s a perfect situation for us because we can have an influence on young peoples’ working lives before they leave school and that will help us get better employees down the track. For the kids themselves, they get a better idea of what working is about, a little bit earlier in life,” he says. O’Hara is considering taking on more school-based apprentices in the future because of the flexibility it offers him.“I hope in a couple of year’s time to be doing tens of these people every year, but the investment for us is that we should see some better employees entering into our workforce. If they can stay at school and we can assist that, then as a club in the area, we’ve done something good,” he says. O’Hara says helping people in the local community is good for business as well as morale. “It’s another family that has been given a helping hand by the Club and that usually comes back.You see those people using us as their choice of Club,” he maintains. Mentors are a big part of the program, both formally and informally. Businesses involved report that more experienced employees are keen to support the young students. “There is a real effort to look out for them and give them a helping hand,” says O’Hara. At present the program is operating at Oak Flats and Warilla High Schools, but those involved want to see all high schools in the Shellharbour City taking part. For more information, contact the Beacon Foundation on 02 42953615.

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BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR Last year’s NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Professor Julie Steele is not your usual academic, as Susie Burrell writes.

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“The University of Wollongong was the only place prepared to give a young female student, with little experience, a chance at an academic life.” lthough you may find Professor Julie Steele down at Towradgi

A taste of research spurred Julie on to pursue her PhD - an ominous task that,

swimming pool with her youngest son Harry, rest assured that Julie,

in between having children, teaching and establishing a strong research base, was

who was named Telstra NSW Businesswoman of the Year in 2005, is

to take more than ten years. “When my daughter Jessica was just two, my

bound to be simultaneously typing away on the laptop as she watches, churning

husband Bruce and I went on a trip to France and purchased a bottle of Moet

out a world first piece of research in her area of passion, biomechanics.A teacher,

and Chandon champagne to open when I finally finished the PhD.When we

mentor, mother, wife, academic, researcher, supervisor and guest speaker; these are

finally opened the bottle, some years later, I renamed the thesis the ‘Family’s

just some of Julie’s roles. It’s a busy existence that she thrives on.

thesis’ because they went through it with me every step of the way.”


A love of netball was the catalyst that helped Adelaide-born Julie reach the

With her PhD finally out of the way, Julie has focussed on building the

heights of the biomechanics world. “I was always passionate about sports,” recalls

world class Biomechanics Research Laboratory at Wollongong University, a

Julie,“but especially netball. I did not come from an academic family. Back in the

venture, which Julie says she has sought to run as a ‘business’. This model,

1970’s, I actually won a scholarship to study PE at Sydney University, but I

which has no doubt ensured its longevity, also captured the interest of the

knocked it back, choosing instead to go to Teacher’s

business community.

College, which was what girls did back then”.

“It was my mother who originally nominated

Julie says that her transition to academia can be

me for the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year and

almost completely attributed to the encouragement

I never expected to even get a look in, especially

of one academic at the college who encouraged her

being from an academic background. Researchers

to keep on studying and convert her Diploma of

never win those sorts of awards. Before I knew it

Education into a degree.“The University of Western

though, I found myself at the State Awards and

Australia was the only place in which you could

hearing my name read out.The whole process has

make this transition. I then went on to top my

been a fantastic experience for me and opened up

Honours year. It was only then that I realised I had

a whole lot of opportunities for the lab.

some academic potential. It was at this time that my

Ultimately, this kind of exposure links the work

mentor, Dr Bruce Elliott, started to influence my

we do to the real world and as a researcher, that is

career. It was my dream to study the biomechanics

the best outcome you can have.”

of netball and he supported me in that.I credit much

Julie currently supervises a number of

of my own success to his influence”.

postgraduate students at the University and is

With a first class Honours degree under her

described by her students as “the ultimate mentor, a

belt, Julie returned to NSW and applied madly for

respected academic and a true friend”.The span of

jobs.The University of Wollongong was the only place prepared to give a young

research Julie’s group churns out is enormous and includes projects investigating

female student, with little experience, a chance at an academic life. “I was in my

childhood obesity, breast biomechanics and polymers that aim to protect knees

early twenties and I pitched a tent in Corrimal Camping Ground for a month

from injury.

before I decided that this was indeed the place for me to be,” recalls Julie.

While this seems an exhaustive schedule, Julie says she is not quite finished yet,

Julie was originally employed by the University as a teacher, but her passion

“At the moment, it is my primary goal to set the lab up and develop it to a level

for research resurfaced quickly. In 1984 Julie was awarded a large grant to pursue

where it is internationally renowned as a research centre of excellence in the area

research into the biomechanics of netball injuries, her first ever, independent

of injury prevention. Long term, senior administration does interest me but for

study.“I kind of did things the wrong way around.To be successful in academia,

the time being I have plenty to keep me busy. I have been lucky that the university

you generally need a PhD under your belt, but I got the funding first, a long time

lifestyle has given me the flexibility to bring up my two children, Jessica and

before the PhD.”

Harry, whilst maintaining my career.You really could not ask for more.” LP

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SCOUTING ustralian soccer has a lot to thank of the Wollongong Wolves. After 32 years Australia’s Socceroos have qualified for this month’s World Cup, taking to Germany four players for whom the Wolves was where it all began. Scott Chipperfield, Alvin Ceccoli, Stephen Laybutt & Mile Sterjovski have one sure thing in common; they are all part of the national side and all kickstarted their professional careers playing for the Wolves. “It is a prestigious outcome for our club and enhances our reputation as a desirable club for young players to come to,” said Wolves’ Chief Executive Officer, Jock Morlando. Two-time NSL Player of the Year and key player in the Wolves’ two-title victory, Scott Chipperfield is the most notable success. Described by Football Australia as a “natural left-sided player, [his] main asset is his breath taking pace and ability to take on and regularly beat defenders,” he now wears the number 11 shirt, mid-fielding for FC Basel in Switzerland. Chipperfield’s swift rise to prominence with the Wolves and Socceroos was the perfect platform to launch his quest for a spot on an international team. “The A-League has provided the opportunity for players in Australia to become professional. However the top clubs overseas provide a much higher earning capacity and unlimited exposure,” Jock said. A Team-mate of Chipperfield at FC Basel, and Wollongong original, Mile Sterjovski lived and played in Wollongong before Football Australia described him as “one of the best strikers in the country.”The move to Lille in France and then Switzerland was imminent shortly thereafter. “[He] is very quick, has plenty of skill and, on his day, deadly in front of goal.” His and Stephen Laybutt’s impressive last seasons have earned them both a respected spot on the Australian side. Laybutt’s “no nonsense defence” is fielded in Belgium signed with KAA Gent.

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The fourth ex-Wolves and current Socceroo drawcard is Alvin Ceccoli.He played 156 matches for the Wolves at varying times between 1995 and 2005 and unlike his ex-Wollongong team-mates, he chose to stay and play on home soil. Described by Football Australia as a “very reliable left full back, who can play anywhere in the backline,” he now plays for Sydney FC with the Hyundai A-League. The progression from Wolves player to international soccer success is forged in many ways. “There are several methods that enable players to move to overseas clubs,” the Wolves’ CEO said.The players’ club, such as the Wolves, sees potential and can alert the contacts of the international clubs.“We send videos, references etc. If the overseas club is interested they may send a scout to observe him or the player will travel overseas for a trial and hopefully gain a contract.” Alternatively, overseas clubs have talent scouts sourcing players from around the world or through affiliations with Australian club teams.“Databases are developed on players and their progress is tracked against key measurables and compared with the database of players they have from around the world,” Jock said. The Wolves is a stage for young quality players of international calibre to perform and it not only promotes the club, but the continuation of quality in Australian soccer. Morlando said “we are only too pleased to see players from our club progress to major overseas teams… The progression of players from our club to overseas teams will be recognised by other players as a desirable which they too would want to experience.” At Football Australia’s last count, over 100 Australian footballers currently play for overseas clubs in at least 25 countries around the world.“The cream of Australia's top young players will always move to overseas clubs. It is also good for Australian soccer as the massive exposure that these overseas clubs obtain highlights to the world the talent that is available in Australia.” LP

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Sailing is a passion and has been since I was

“I guess people have this perception about me because when you look at my radio or television program, they see me arguing all the time so they have this perception that I am argumentative, opinionated, obnoxious, loud mouthed, all that sort of stuff.�



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I was 8 Susie Elelman

is worse than my bite. I don’t walk around the streets

thought I would go right to the horse’s mouth.

abusing people, I don’t raise my voice in the office,

Stan: Ok, what is he really like? I guess to be quite

when I go sailing I am the quietest person on board

honest, I am shy, I know that is going to come to a big

the boat but that is me.That is the way that I do

surprise to everybody.When we go out, socially, I am

things; I leave it all for the show.

the last one to talk, my wife Marcella does all the talking but I am basically a shy person so I guess radio

Susie: How do you react when people call you

was a good thing for me to bring myself out from

a racist and a misogynist?

behind the curtain. I treat every show that I do on

Stan: When they call me those names I just say to

radio and on television as a show, its entertainment. I

them, give me one instance where I have been a

believe in everything I say 100 percent otherwise I

racist, give me one incident that I have been sexist

wouldn’t say them.

pig, a chauvinist etc. I may well be a chauvinist but I am a nice chauvinist, if that is the case.

Susie:You’re returning again in May to host


45 years.

I often get asked,“What’s Stan really like?”, so I

The trouble with a lot of people these days, they

more Beauty & the Beast shows, what makes a

don’t know the difference between racism and

good or bad Beast?

criticism and in saying that, I am, yes, very critical of

Stan: I am certainly looking forward to having you

minority groups, I am very critical of some of the

on the program, Susie and just wear that dress by the

ethnic communities because of what they do and

way, it suits you enormously.

what they say, but they have to understand that

Look it is going to be another good season of

everyone has a right to an opinion and everyone can

Beauty and the Beast, there is going to be some new

say what they want to.That is why they came to this

beauties and some old beauties intertwined into the

country because it’s a democracy.They have their say,

shows, it’s going to have a live audience every day and

I have my say and that’s what it’s all about.

is going to be shot at Foxtel and we are really looking forward to it. I am the longest serving Beast, we have

Susie: But you are right wing and very

done over 1,000 shows.



What makes a good Beast? I suppose it’s one that

Stan: I am right wing and I am proud of it. I am

is able to keep everybody entertained and to be able

biased and I am proud of it and there isn’t a

to talk about the subjects that are going to press the

broadcaster in Australia, there isn’t a person in the

buttons in the audience sitting in front of you and also

world that isn’t bias. Everybody who has an opinion is

at home.Australians are far more outspoken than they

bias; there are no ifs and butts about that.

have ever been and they want to have their say. I suppose I am a traffic cop and there to make sure the

Susie: What gets up your nose?

right sort of people who want to have their say can

Stan: A lot of things get up my nose and I guess it’s

have their say and stop the ‘numb nuts’ that really are

basically Politicians that are so dumb they can’t see the

not going to contribute too much to the conversation.

wood for the trees. People rorting the system. People not seeing their true potential. People not getting off

Susie: Is your bark worse than your bite?

their bums and doing things.Actually Marcella would

Stan: To talk to anybody that had been on stage

probably be a better judge on what gets up my nose. I

with me, they would probably say no but yes, my bark

guess they are the main things.

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another ce again there is on d an C AB e th criticism of couldn’t take my “Helen Razor just C was left wing believe that the AB ’t dn ul wo or pt uldn’t acce person that just co ked out.” t the shits and wal go e sh d an at th t t abou e had an argumen orientated and w

Susie: Who is your favourite Beauty?

Susie: Who are your career mentors?

Carlotta called me Barrel Guts. Jeannie Little said I

Stan: I don’t want to say who my favourite Beauty is

Stan: I guess John Laws, Bob Rogers,Alan Jones. I

had more chins than a Chinese telephone book and

because the other 999 will get the shits big time.

also worked with Bob Rogers for a short time as well,

even some of the listeners started to call up my radio

They all have a special place in my heart, even Jan

doing his radio column after he got fired from 2GB,

program and call me names as well, so I thought I

Murray, who I argue with just about everything. If I

so that would be my 3 mentors I suppose.

really should do something.

say the sky is blue, she will say its black, she does have

I guess the defining moment was when I looked

her endearing features, it took me a while to find

Susie:You recently started to get fit on a

at my 3 year old grandson and I thought to myself, I

them, there is not too many but she does have a few

weight loss program, how is it all going?

really want to be there and dance with his Grandma

features which are quite nice.They are all terrific in

Stan: It’s going really well. I started the first week of

on his 21st birthday party and that is when I really

their own right, they all have their own contribution

January and I was 103 kilo’s and I’ve lost basically

decided to do something and I think all of us have

to make to the program, they are just terrific, they are

around about 1 kilo a week, although I have had a

got to have that extra motivational push to do

one of the reasons why the show has been a success.

flew little blow outs along the way, and I am now

something and he was my extra motivational push.

down to 95 kilo’s.Which is the first time in the Susie: Do you have a least favourite Beauty?

history of my weight loss programs that I have tried

Susie: Family is very important to you, you

Stan: A least favourite Beauty? Gee whiz.There has

over the last 20 years to do something, this is the first

mentioned your grandson, has he mellowed

been a few that have walked off, I guess Helen Razor

time that something has actually worked.

the Beast? Stan: A lot of people say that Hamish has mellowed

who was on from the ABC years ago and she walked off with a tanti, she couldn’t stand it. Debbie Byrne

Susie: Wow! Why is it working now and

the Beast and I can understand that and I guess having

also walked off as well. Jan Murray has walked off at

never before?

grandchildren is one of the great delights in your life

some stage. Rose Porteous, but Rose is out there on a

Stan: Why it has worked now is because I guess the

as you get a little bit older but the enormous amount

different planet and you have to accept that and she is

product that I am using, which is called KicStart, has

of joy to you, yes you have your own kids and you

terrific, she is fabulous but she is marching to a

been scientifically blended by a lot of Australians who

have that joy but this like an unexpected, separate joy

different drummer. I love her dearly, I do.

understand what Australian lifestyle is all about and it

further down the track and you end up with my wife

is so easy to take, it’s fulfilling, it suppresses your

and myself, you dote on the little fellow. Marcella can’t

Susie: Why did they storm off?

appetite, the old story – energy in, energy out and on

go past the Ralph Lauren shop without going and

Stan: Well, Helen Razor just couldn’t take my

top of that I have started my exercise as well, in my

buying everything that has a label on it and buying

criticism of the ABC and once again there is another

gym and I am doing that every day or every second

him things but she gets great enjoyment out of that as

person that just couldn’t accept or wouldn’t believe

day and that really is working well. So when you

I do as well and the young bloke is just a special little

that the ABC was left wing orientated and we had an

combine a KicStart regime along with exercise,

person, he is just absolutely fantastic.

argument about that and she got the shits and walked

everything is working.And I hope to lose probably

out. Debbie Byrne had a long flight up from

another 10 kilo’s over the next 12 or 14 weeks.

Susie: Sailing is a passion? Stan: Sailing is a passion and has been since I was 8

Melbourne one morning and we started to talk about plastic surgery and I asked her about how her nose

Susie: When we were training together recently

years old, I have been sailing for about 45 years and I

was going and she got the shits with that and, once

you told me that you actually wanted to shed

am just negotiating to buy a new boat. I said 18

again, walked out.

quite a bit of weight before the next series of

months ago that I would never buy another boat

Beauty and The Beast, and while I’ve never

again, but I stand at my window there and just watch

Susie: Had she had a nose job?

made jokes about your shape or size some of

the boats sailing up and down the harbour and I

Stan: To this day I don’t know but obviously she

the other beauties have said some pretty

think to myself, wouldn’t it be nice to be out there

must have been a bit sensitive about it, I don’t know.

unkind things to you.

again. So I have spoken to a couple of mates of mine

Stan: They did. Prue McSween called me Fat Ass.

who I was in partnerships with the boat before and

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they are keen to go one more time and we will see

wharves there clapping and cheering us at 2 o’clock

the time so they have this perception that I am

how we go, we might do another Sydney to Hobart.

in the morning, handing us beers and stuff like that.

argumentative, opinionated, obnoxious, loud

There was a big marquee, and I will always remember

mouthed, all that sort of stuff. In real life, I am not a loud mouth, in real life I

Susie:You had a pretty rough time during the

this, and everybody from the crowd just came in and

Sydney to Hobart a few years ago?

had a drink with us, it was fantastic. I think we left

keep my opinions to myself.Am I obnoxious? That

Stan: That was 1998 and I broke 3 ribs.That was

there about 7 o’clock in the morning after having

goes with the territory, only the listener or the viewer

the race that I think 6 people were killed and they

bacon and eggs cooked by the local people and they

can make up their minds as whether I am being

lost about 22 boats, it was the roughest race that

were just terrific.

obnoxious or whether I am just pressing someone’s

anybody had ever been through in their entire lives.

We were just down in Wollongong over a month

buttons to get the best out of them.

I didn’t think I was going to get through, I thought

ago and I just can’t believe the expansion of

we were all dead.

Wollongong and the number of restaurants and

person. Harry M Miller actually said to me

number of amenities that are in Wollongong now, it

something a long time ago, which I have never

but we all got through it and we got to Hobart and had a

really is a world class centre and I think that the

forgotten, he said, you know that people think you

beer and kissed the ground when we got there.

changes they have made down there and the layout

are an asshole, people think you are rude and

of the city is terrific, it’s just phenomenal and

arrogant and you are obnoxious and a pig and all

Susie: And vowed never to do it again?

obviously there is a lot more things to do in

that sort of stuff and he said, I used to think about

Stan: And vowed never to do it again and then

Wollongong now and that is why there are so many

them calling you those names but he said, in the

about 2 years later, I did it again and it turned out to

more people going there.

end there is one thing that stops me from agreeing

There were a few other people that were banged up,

be the World’s most boring Sydney to Hobart yacht

It’s very difficult to say. I think I am a nice

with those people and that is because you have

race of all time, it was slow and tedious and I

Susie: Of all the famous people that you have

married Marcella. Harry, to this day, says that

remember going down Bass Strait in the doldrums, I

met and interviewed is there anyone who

Marcella is the most divine person ever put on earth

thought to myself, this is just ridiculous, I am never

really stands out?

but at the same time she is very smart and that she

going to do this again. So, here I am in 2006 planning

Stan: Look, I guess I have met 2 Presidents of the

wouldn’t be married to a person that most people

my next challenge with another boat.

United States, Reagan and Clinton. I have

perceive to be all those things.

interviewed numerous movie stars over the years, Susie: What do you fear?

Australian Prime Ministers & Premiers.You name it, I

Susie: Does she pull you up?

Stan: What do I fear? That Sydney to Hobart race

have spoken to them.

Stan: Yeah, I have to say that at home when she says,

was probably one of the few times that I have actually

I guess probably I’ve only ever been overawed by

jump I say, how high? She rules the roost at home,

felt fear and it’s a strange emotion because once again

meeting one person and that was Barbara Streisand

she makes all the decisions at home and I value her

you have to cope with it, control it, you have to

when she appeared here in Sydney. I was just dumb

judgement. She really has a great insight to human

understand it to be able to control it and that was one

struck by her voice and clarity and her beauty on

nature, she can pick the phonies from a million miles

time when I was in fear of my life.

stage and when I was sitting there in the front row

away and she has been very good for me and as they say in the classics, I married up. LP

What other times do I fear, I guess I fear the

and she was up there on that stage, she looked like 10

unknown, because I say to people I can solve most

foot tall and when I was introduced to her backstage,

problems if I know what they are, if you don’t know

I had to have a double take because I couldn’t believe

what the problems are then you can’t solve them.

here was this tiny little person.

Susie:You have sailed down the South Coast

Susie: If you were interviewing Stan Zemanek,

but have you actually spent much time there

what would you ask him?

and what memories do you have of the

Stan: I would probably ask him the same questions

Wollongong and Illawarra area?

that you have asked me as well because some of them

Stan: We had a race to Wollongong a couple of years

have been very good.

ago and it was an overnight race and we got into Wollongong probably about 2 o’clock in the

Susie: How do I sum up Stan Zemanek?

morning, and I thought the whole of Wollongong

Stan: That is really difficult. I guess people have this

had just woken up and come down to see us, it was

perception about me because when you look at my

absolutely fantastic, people were standing on the

radio or television program, they see me arguing all

Susie Elelman – author,TV & radio broadcaster, MC & key note speaker.

Since speaking to Susie, Stan Zemanek has undergone surgery to successfully remove a brain tumour and is recuperating at home. Image Magazine wishes him a speedy recovery.

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Name: Petrina Price Profession: Professional athlete Date of Birth: 26th April 1985 Loves: My family, friends, Charlie (my doggy) and being happy! Dislikes: Cold weather Favourite food: Char-grilled prawn and octopus salad Favourite drink: Diet vanilla coke Favourite movie: Old School and Napoleon Dynamite Pastime: Climbing trees, swinging on the clothesline, riding skate boards, scooters and bikes.

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The recent Commonwealth Games signified a very special time for a number of athletes and none more than local girl, Bulli’s Petrina Price. Petrina competed in the high jump event, making the finals. Although unsuccessful in winning a medal, Petrina still had a ball at the recent Games and sat down to tell image’s Susie Burrell all about it.

THE GAMES HIGH PRICE [story_susie burrell] [photography_josh brightman]

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2 COMMONWEALTH GAMES & 1 OLYMPICS SB: How did you first become involved in

support and excitement the Aussies brought to the

SB: Do you have any sporting idols?

high jumping?

stadium was unreal.The most memorable thing for

PP: Steven Bradbury because he has shown how to

PP: When I was little, I suffered from asthma, and

me personally was the Games themselves; from being

keep fighting until the final curtain falls.

on my doctor’s advice my dad enrolled me in Little

held in Australia, right through to the ceremonies

Athletics for some exercise. I failed as a shot-putter

and to competing for my country.

was a fun and a short event.

SB: What are your immediate plans postgames?

and eventually took a liking to high jump because it SB: You are very young – what are your

PP: Rest and sleep, it has been a very busy time.

plans for the future, both in terms of high SB: At what age did you realise that you

jump and outside your sport?

SB: Where do you see yourself in ten years’

had potential in this sport?

PP: Sporting wise I would like to make the next two


PP: At the age of 12, I won silver in my first state

Olympic and Commonwealth Games and clear the

PP: Still jumping I hope, but I’m not quite looking

competition and jumped a 13cm personal best, which

ultimate 2m barrier! Career wise I would like to join

that far ahead as yet.

saw me gain selection in the NSW Pacific School

the police force and work in the field of forensics. SB: How do you spend time away from high

Games Team. I then realised that I had potential in SB: What does your training schedule



PP: Apart from being a normal chick and spending

SB: Can you outline your success in high

PP: A typical week would include: 1 rest day, 1 hill

time shopping and catching up with friends I work

jumping thus far?

session, 1 track & plyometric session (bounding,

as a waitress at a pizza restaurant in Bulli as well as in

PP: So far I have competed in 2 Commonwealth

hopping, and jumping hurdles, running up stairs,

conference and catering at a local hotel.

Games, 1 Olympics and in 1 World Indoor

reaction jumps on boxes of various heights), 1 high

Championship. I was a World Youth (under 18) silver

jump session as well as 3 weights sessions a week. On

SB: Petrina, you have already achieved so

medalist,World Junior (under 20) bronze medallist,

average I train once a day with each session lasting

much at the age of just 21. We look forward to

the Australian Under 20’s and Under 18’s recorder

between 2-4 hrs.

hearing about your jumping for some time yet.

this event and that high jump was the event for me.

holder with my personal best of 1.93m. SB: What is your diet like? SB: Tell us about your Commonwealth Games

PP: To be a good high jumper you need to be lean

selection – did you expect to make the team,

and long. My diet is generally low fat, moderate in

and how did you feel when you did?

carbs and high in protein. I particularly love my

PP: After having a very disappointing event at the

veggies and salads. I must confess though, I do have a

Commonwealth Games trials, finishing 3rd and below

weakness for fairy bread and lollies…shhh!

the qualifying height, I thought my 2006 Commonwealth Games campaign was over. So, when

SB: Who has had the greatest influence on

I received a text message telling me that I made the

your sporting career?

team, I was in complete shock and then just relieved.

PP: My coach Peter Lawler, as he has not only nurtured, strengthened and shown me how much

SB: Tell us about your experience at the

potential I had at such a young age but taken me

Games? What was the most memorable

from this weak kid to a lean mean fighting machine. I


also cannot forget my Dad for his encouragement

PP: The experience of competing in front of a

and on-going support.

home crowd was one of the standout memories; the

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[by_kimberley hopkins, musicoz]

Musicoz is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing the music industry at the grass roots level. by seeking out, recognising and encouraging the talents of unsigned and independent artists and providing them with opportunities as they carve out their careers.



Bodie Jarman

deep down in my subconscious. I actually dabbled in rock and contemporary music later on but I was always writing country songs and listening to alternative country artists. Belinda’s new album ‘Gypsy Girl’ is out, produced by award winning songwriter, Roger Corbett, comprising twelve original songs which are already receiving great reviews. On top of that, Belinda reached the top 10 in Toyota Starmaker this year and performed in front of more than 2000 people, including some of the country music industry’s top producers and professionals.



When asked about her future in country

Belinda Harkness has certainly been enjoying a

music, she says: “Anyone would like to make a

very exciting and productive couple of years.

career doing what they love but I think the

After being accepted into the prestigious

reality is there’s really not much money in

Australian College of Country Music in Tamworth

Australian Country Music so you’ve got to just

last year, she found herself working with the likes

love what you do and appreciate anything else

of Sara Storer and Beccy Cole. “I even jammed

you achieve as a bonus. I’ve done so well in

with Kasey Chambers on the porch,” she says.

the past couple of years, I think it’s fair to say

Success has not come overnight for Belinda – she’s been singing and playing guitar since

that people like what I do so I’ll just keep doing it until they don’t anymore.”

she was nine years old and performing in bands since she was 18. “When I first began


playing the guitar my main influence was my

For someone who’s only been playing guitar

Dad and his mates who were members of the

for three years, 17 year-old Bodie Jarman from

local country music association. They used to

Wollongong’s northern beaches is making

If nothing else, this Tarrawanna threepiece

take me along in the early days when I was

some inroads in the local music scene.

gets a big thumbs-up for their EP cover. It’s

about nine to jams they’d have in old sheds

a brilliant mock-up of those Golden Books

and backyards all over the Illawarra. I guess

love of slide, reflecting his contemporary

most of us read as kids. But there’s

those sweet sounds just stuck somewhere

musical influences of John Butler, Xavier Rudd,

The Little Band That Could Hytest

something to like on the six-track EP as well. The sort-of title track The Little Song

Bodie plays acoustic blues with an intense

Mia Dyson and Jeff Lang. Completing his HSC in 2005 has left Bodie

That Could is a rock gem boasting a

with time to experiment with sound and

strutting guitar riff, and some handclaps –

structure, leading to a free flowing and often

not enough handclaps in rock these days. Then there’s the garage rock fun of Cellar Door and yet another smart riff in Shakedown ’81. If you can imagine a punkier Rocket Science with more guitar and less organ, you’re in the Hytest ballpark. The EP's only real misstep is the track Our Town – a stoner rock song that doesn’t really work and is out of place here.

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highly improvised performance style suited to the busking environment. So much so, that Bodie won the ‘Busking and Blues’ contest in Goulburn not long ago. Bodie may be new to the blues music scene but you can expect a few surprises from a performance set of original material from a guy, who according to legendary Australian Blues performer, Lloyd Spiegel, “can really play guitar”.

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JEWEL Goodbye Alice in Wonderland Jewel’s sixth album is her most personal and profound work to date exploring her rags-to-riches journey from a ranch in Alaska to big, bad Los Angeles and back. “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland” returns Jewel to her folk/pop roots, Her lyrics are

RODNEY RUDE As I ramp up for the upcoming WA, SA, VIC and NSW retirement tour I’d like to thank my Queensland fans for 93 sellout shows in 2005. I’m sorry I couldn’t answer the thousand of emails; I suppose I should hire a dwarf. Even though the idea of retiring from live stand up comedy makes me sentimental, I know the material will spawn a great new live album and DVD. This last tour has the potential to be the best ever and at the end I will auction my personal collection of antique merkins. Favourite Album to Listen to while Driving? Adam Harvey “Cowboy Dreams” and Thirsty Merc 2005 self titled CD, also a pirate recording of Scott Radburn, from the Four Kinsmen taking the piss out of a selection of famous people Favourite Album to Listen to while Dining? Spike Jones “Cocktails for Two” Favourite Album to Listen to while Romancing? Rodney Rude ‘Ya Mum’s Bum’ Favourite Album of all time? This changes constantly, but at the moment, “Night Train to Nashville 1939-1970” Various Artists Favourite Song of all time? Too many to mention, but if I’m drinking I always end up singing “Faded Love” by Ray price Favourite Album to annoy the Neighbours? “Sound Effects of Primates, in Various Jungle locations” Most embarrassing Album in your collection? I have hundreds of albums that would be embarrassing to lots of people, but they don’t embarrass me at all. But, my Leonard Teal Collection probably fits this question. First album or single you bought? Elvis , “Jailhouse Rock” Latest album you bought James Blunt, “Back To Bedlam”


much more grown up and her angelic voice

Among the most popular artists and greatest

reaches higher passionate ranges than I’ve

songwriters of our time, Paul Simon returns

ever heard her reach. The sound is the

with his first album in six years—and the

clever work of producer Rob Cavallo

album titled Surprise is exactly that. The 11-

(Green Day) with a dominant palette of

track Surprise was recorded in collaboration

guitars and keyboards, the set’s strongest

with producer Brian Eno (Talking Heads,

tracks are among Jewel’s best. In her

David Bowie, U2). For his part, Eno adds

statement about the album, Jewel Claims

more electronics to the mix than Simon has

that , after years of ups and downs, she’s “

ever employed before, but like the former’s

not broken , just more myself ”

trademark, they’re of a warm, organic nature. “I thought he would bring an element I had never encountered before, electronics, into a guitar record. Paul Simon is an evolving artists and is still continuing to push the boundaries, his vocal syncopations and poetic imagery are noticeable. 20yrs after ‘Graceland’ and 40yrs after ‘Sounds of Silence’ Paul Simon still has something to say and does it well in his new Album ‘Surprise’.

CD’s were kindly supplied by Redback Music, Wollongong submit your favourite cd selections to

by Robbie Specogna


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Chedo Bezbradica Chedo’s Cafe [photos_josh brightman]

Selection of Bruscetta

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Chedo Bezbradica didn’t just learn how to cook, he was born into it. The kitchen is where family values were taught and traditional cooking secrets handed down to new generations. So when this talented chef established “Chedo’s Café” at Coledale, it was always going to be something special. he first thing you notice when you meet Chedo Bezbradica, is that he’s passionate. Launch into a conversation with him about food, and you soon find yourself having a love affair with your senses. Born and raised in Dalmatia, on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, Chedo’s passion for cooking stems from his childhood. The oldest of two children, Chedo found himself clinging to his mother’s apron strings, in a bid to win back some of the attention directed at his sister. Spending much of his time watching his mum cook, he soon learnt the tricks of the trade and at just 7 years of age, when most kids are out playing marbles, Chedo was cooking traditional soups and sauces with his mother and grandmother.“I soon realised that the person who cooked, was always appreciated.Whether it was at scouts or in the family home, the person behind the hot stove was always loved,” he laughs. Living in a city which attracted thousands of tourists from throughout the world, Chedo was exposed to many European cultures and cuisines. As a teenager, he spent his summers working in countless cafes and restaurants, often catching the fish which was served to the customers. But in one of those life changing moments, Chedo’s beloved Adriatic was replaced with the Pacific. At just 22 years of age, he fell in love with an Australian tourist and followed her home to Wollongong. Packed in his suitcase was a vast knowledge of Mediterranean cooking, ideas and secrets.“Food is a part of our culture. I would always help my grandparents cure the meats and pick the fruit and vegetables – now that I look back, it was an invaluable experience.”


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handmade gnocci

After working with many talented chefs in countless restaurants, Chedo felt it was time to open his own. Chedo’s Café was a dream, 14 years in the making.“I feel privileged to have my own restaurant – to be able to share my love for food with everyone from the locals to the people just passing through.” Coledale proved to be the perfect location. When Chedo isn’t cooking, he spends his time fishing off the local beaches. Combining his two favourite past times is extremely comforting.“I find myself fishing and cooking, just like I did back in Croatia. It’s no wonder I’m not homesick.” Like all good restaurants, having the right team is crucial and Chedo credits much of the restaurant’s success to his employees, in particular, the second chef Dane Tobias.“Dane is a great chef, very talented, and we compliment each other in the kitchen in every way. He has that same passion for food and …a wonderful sense of humor.” From lobster to duck and everyone’s favourite, lamb, Chedo’s blackboard menu is unique and changes constantly.The pair creates dishes from

“I feel privileged to have my own restaurant – to be able to share my love for food with everyone from the locals to the people just passing through.”

food which is in season and freshest on the day. “Australia has such a fantastic range of produce, varieties of fish and meat. It’s easy to see how over time, international chefs modify their traditional recipes – and with all these great ingredients, why wouldn’t you?” says Chedo. Chedo has too many favourite dishes to mention – he says they’re all created with love and consumed in exactly the same way.“I’ve got to admit, I have a soft spot for fresh seafood. But then again …” he adds half a dozen other dishes to the end of the sentence. Then there’s the coffee.The aroma of freshly ground beans fills the café air.Tea lovers are also accommodated well - there are more than 25 varieties to choose from.With its eclectic décor, Chedo’s has a relaxed feel that compliments its picturesque escarpment and beach setting. Groovy café by day and restaurant by night, Chedo’s has made its mark on the Illawarra’s burgeoning restaurant scene. A combination of old school meets modern cuisine, east meets west and an immeasurable passion for food, proving to be the perfect ingredients. LP

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED RAINBOW TROUT: 4 PEOPLE 4 TROUT 350g-400g each 3 Slices of prosciutto per fish 8 basil leaves 80g butter – 20g per fish 1 tablespoon olive oil Balsamic vinegar 200g mixed salad leaves 1 spanish onion Salt and pepper METHOD: Wash, pat dry and de-bone fish. Fill each fish cavity with 2 basil leaves, 20g dollop of butter, salt and pepper. Wrap 3 pieces of Prosciutto around the fish. Fry in a medium hotpan for 5 minutes, until fish and ham are crisp both sides. Toss salad and sliced onions, then add the balsamic vinegar and olive oil to suit. Serve fish with salad.

Chedo’s Café 748 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale 2515 Phone: 02 4268 3000 Email: Hours: Breakfast & Lunch – Tues to Sun from 8.30am Dinner – Wed to Sat nights ‘til 10pm. B.Y.O.

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with brendan bate

n my early vinous years I was always under the impression that it was the winemaker who makes the wine.That he or she would be the sole craftsman from vineyard to the bottle. This of course is not the case, and it takes much collaboration behind the scenes for the best of a vineyard and its winery to show as a finished wine. On the eve of this year’s “Rare and Fine” collection launch from the Yalumba Wine Company – which includes the three outstanding red wines, Signature, Menzies and Octavius, along with the white wine Virgilius – I was certainly privileged to hear the story of this year’s releases delivered by their most redoubtable wine maker and communicator, Jane Ferrari. Jane holds a senior position on the winemaking executive at Yalumba,Australia’s oldest family owned winery. Steeped in history, proud of its heritage and dedicated to upholding traditions such as old vine selection and the crafting of its own barrels, the Yalumba company today remains at the forefront of winemaking in this country and is recognised worldwide for innovation in viticulture and winemaking practices. Her main story centred on the winemaking panel, an enviable collection of some of this country’s most distinguished wine people, and their abilities to meld as a team. Headed up by the eclectic Brian Walsh, who is also President of the South Australian Wine Industry Association and a director at Yalumba, the team can boast names such as Louisa Rose, Peter Gambetta, Kevin Glastonbury and Alan Hoey. Louisa Rose was named Barossa Winemaker of the Year in 1999, 2000 and again in 2005, she was a finalist in the Qantas/Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year and winner of the prestigious 2004 Women in Wine Award. Accolades aside, as Jane Ferrari puts it, the team members play to their strengths and are painstakingly meticulous about their craft. Taking Peter Gambetta as an example, she explains that he joined the team as Senior Red Winemaker in 2002 and is responsible for makingYalumba's premium red wines from the Limestone Coast including the most esteemed single vineyard wine - The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. According to Jane: “There was no one better for the job – Peter was responsible for the 1987 Jimmy Watson trophy-winning wine from Wynn’s of Coonawarra, and knows the Coonawarra better than most. He’s lived and breathed these vineyards for almost 20 years, why would you give these fickle, wonderful vines to anyone else to oversee?” – touché. And so to the wines! This year sees the release of the reds from the exemplary 2002 vintage. The 2002 Menzies looks remarkable. It has a wonderful bouquet of black olives and dark cherries, and the palate opens with a rich sweetness, dominated by red currant and chocolate flavours, filling out into lovely full soft tannins. I can easily see this wine “letting down” gracefully with age, and should be enjoyed over the next 5 or so years. The 2002 Signature, a wine Ferrari calls “one of this country’s most credible wines because of its pedigree and uniqueness through its meticulous development over the past 40 years”, is just a fabulous drink.Yalumba in their wisdom have recognised it as such, and knowing this wine will stay the distance, have opted to make it available in larger format bottles (magnums) for the discerning collector. Keep an eye out for them. The 2002 Octavius is the very best Shiraz these guys can get their hands on from the Barossa and Eden Valleys, and the result from this vintage is, quite frankly, the best I’ve seen since reviewing these wines. Gone are the traditional big overpowering fruit bomb and oak characters, replaced by a still voluptuous meld of blackberries, cherries, dark chocolate and creamy vanillin oak.This is a soft, velvety wine of remarkable length and exceptional balance. The team at Yalumba, all specialists in their fields of expertise and united to bring the very best to you, can be unquestionably proud of these wines. The “Rare & Fine” collection was released in May.


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Smooth, gourmet tea and coffee, inviting conversation, and lovely café cuisine specialising in Mediterranean/ European dishes.

online version available at

Boat Harbour Motel & Anchorage Restaurant

Cafe La Mer

Tuesday to sunday: from 8.30am Wednesday to saturday nights: Dinner

Positioned within the heart of Wollongong Harbour. Boasting million dollar breathtaking ocean views, gourmet specialty seafood dishes and fully licensed cocktail bar. Open 7 days a week. Lunch 5 days.

Escape and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, with classic and contemporary dishes with exceptional value for money. Dinners are our specialty. Located in the hub on North Wollongong, open 7 days from 11am to 9pm. Breakfast is available on the weekend and Public Holidays.

748 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515

Cnr Campbell & Wilson Sts Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4228 9166

1-5 Bourke Street North Wollongong 02 4225 7701

Ph: 02 4268 3000

Monday to Saturday Catering and Function Centre

Five Islands Brewing

Catering for Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate events and any social occasions. Licensed premises with seating from 10 to 300 guests. Hassle FREE parking available! OR Gourmet catering menus with Sushi our specialty. Full delivery service in our refrigerated catering van to suit your venue.

Named after the five islands just off the coast. Modern Australian restaurant, the sixth island bar where a large selection of bar food is available. The Brewery itself and huge outside terrace complete with BBQ is located only 50 metres from the beach.

WIN Entertainment Centre Cnr Harbour Street Wollongong 02 4220 2854

Foley’s Road North Wollongong 02 4229 2462

That’s Amore Cafe Escape the daily rigors of cooking and allow our talented staff to spoil you with our delicious range of tempting home cooked meals. Either dine in on our spacious and undercover deck, takeaway, or why not be extravagant and have your meal delivered to your cabin… Be tempted by our home style cooking.

107 Crooked River Road Gerroa Shores 02 4234 1233

Gabby’s of Berry Come and enjoy the best kebab & pide in town, located conveniently at the bottom of crown street. The freshest ingredients, low in fat and a very healthy fast food alternative. Open 6 days until late.

66 Crown Street Wollongong

Omar’s Pides 

(Opp. Oxford Tavern)

modern stylish elegant

Ph 02 4228 1038

There could be few more idyllic settings for any function than at Gabby’s of Berry. Located in the heart of the centre of the small and historic township of Berry, Gabby’s will delight the most discerning of patrons. Book your next Wedding or Corporate function.

Prince Alfred Street Berry NSW 02 4464 2349


Piato Coffee & Fine Food Sooth the soul with a relaxing cup of Primo–Di Stefano uniquely available only at Piato. Take the weight of your feet with a quick bite to eat, choose from our extensive menu, be tempted by our New York fries. Forget the hustle & bustle, let our friendly staff assist you.

Shop 322, Level 3 Wollongong Central (Opp. Myer) 02 4229 4499

16 Cliff Road, Nth Wollongong

T. 02 4228 5410

Windjammers Restaurant

Beanstalk Cafe

Escape & enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, with classic and contemporary dishes with exceptional value for money. Dinners are our specialty. Located within minutes to North Beach Wollongong, open 7 days from 11am to 9pm. Breakfast available on weekends and Public Holidays.

Come and enjoy our daily breakfasts hidden near Thirroul train station, just a few minutes shopping from the shopping centre. Breakfast every day with freshly squeezed orange juices and take home dinners. From muffins to the aromatic smell of freshly grounded coffee.

2-14 Cliff Road North Wollongong 02 4224 3123

3/345 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2518 02 4285 8235

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Santana COFFEE

It’s all about providing quality food and beverage services in an informal, yet comfortable environment with an overriding friendly, party atmosphere. Trading Hours: Lunch:11.30am – 3.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm – 10.30pm 83 Crown Street Wollongong 02 4229 5600

Samuel’s Cafe/Restaurant

Santana Coffee

Zweefers Cakes & Cafe

Relaxed atmosphere and great food, catering for all taste buds. Why not try our specialty Barramundi, plenty to choose from our unique food and wine menu. Relax with a drink before dinner or under our new alfresco dining area. Open 7 days!

Specialising in our own uniquely blended coffee, Santana have been grinding for 25 years. We offer home made pastries and all day breakfast. Located conveniently at the bottom of Crown Street. Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch.

Hosting a large range of divine cakes, made fresh on premises each day to compliment our great coffee. Stop for morning tea or lunch, Try our risotto cakes & salad or lemon tart & coffee. Yum… Treat the family and take home something special. Open 6 days (Mon-Sat)

396 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul 02 4268 2244

64 Crown Street Wollongong 02 4227 6686

43–45 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow 02 4285 4155

Relish on Addison Known for our great Belaroma coffee & great modern Australian and Mediterranean cuisine. Come in an try our tasting platter or a mango or berry smoothie. An extensive WOONONA menu of offer. B.Y.O/Fully licensed – Open 6 Shop 3, 392 Princes H’wy days (closed Mondays)



NSW 2517 Tuesday to Sunday Shop 1, 30a Addison Street Shellharbour Village t.4295 02 4285 02 5191 8235


Rydges Wollongong – CBD Sports Bar Zest Wollongong With its vibrant surrounds, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic cuisine, Zest is proving they have the recipe for success. Boasting Best New Restaurant in the South Coast Region at the NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards 2004 for excellence. Modern and Light-hearted atmosphere.

46 Crown Street Wollongong 02 4225 7192

The recently refurbished Rydges is the place to be for lunch, featuring sporting memorabilia and modern relaxed lounge bar. Keep up to date with the very latest sports scores on our 2 very large screens. Monday to Friday is our extremely affordable lunch special which includes beer and house wine, we also offer an A La Carte menu. Open 7 days, midday till late. 112 Burelli Street, Wollongong Phone 02 4220 7800

Samuel’s Cafe/Restaurant Relaxed atmosphere and great food, catering for all taste buds. Why not try our specialty Barramundi, plenty to choose from our unique food and wine menu. Relax with a drink before dinner or under our new alfresco dining area. Open 7 days!

396 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul 02 4268 2244

Illawarra’s Good Food & Dining Guide. Packages available from listing to Logos from $49.50 per month

The Treasury Restaurant

The Educated Palate

Romeos Ristorante & Bar

Well know for our modern Australian Cuisine. Be tempted by our tantalising Seafood, Grain fed King Island beef, Kangaroo and fine Mocha coffee. We offer a host of specialty dishes, the decision will take some time. Open 7 days. Fully licensed

The secret is out, simply delightful food & great Lazumba coffee. Come and try our very special Stuffed chicken breast with goat’s cheese & asparagus or a delectable cake with coffee/tea. We host a large range of divine specialty deli and Cheese products to take home. Ask us about the new Roquefort AOC cheese.

How often do you stumble upon a restaurant that has it all! Very affordable, fully licensed restaurant, and everything is delicious. The pasta, the dressings, the sauces and all the fresh pastries and cakes. Italian Cuisine.

87 Crown Street Wollongong 02 4225 0100

132 Wentworth Street Port Kembla 02 4274 6701

77 Lower Crown Street Wollongong 02 4225 7352

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RESTAURANTS Beachouse Restaurant 16 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4228 5410 Boat Harbour Motel Cnr Campbell & Wilson Streets Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4228 9166 Chedo’s Café 748 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515 02 4268 3000 Cafe La Mer 1-5 Bourke Street North Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4225 7701 Diggies Restaurant 1 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4226 2688 ITSA Catering Foleys Road North Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4229 2462 Novotel Northbeach Windjammers 2-14 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4224 3123

Noodle Salad

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Omar’s Kebabs and Pide 66 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4228 1038 Piato’s Cafe Shop 322, Level 3 Crown Central Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4229 4499 Relish on Addison Shop 1, 30a Addison Street Shellharbour Village NSW 2529 02 4295 5191 Rydges Wollongong 112 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4295 5191 Stella Collectables & Cafe 182 Gipps Road Gwynneville NSW 2500 02 4227 2400 The Educated Palate 87 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4225 0100 The Treasury Restaurant 77 Crown Street (Lower End) Wollongong NSW 2500 02 4225 7352 Zweefers Divine Cakes & Cafe 43-45 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow NSW 2519

02 4285 4155

Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 1580


Kiama Charcoal Chickens 14 Manning Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 1413

Capital K Charcoal Chicken 256 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 3422 Centrepoint Pizza Kiama 106 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 2138 Cringila Kebabs Cnr Lake Ave & Five Island Rd Cringila NSW 2502 02 4275 1670 Domino’s Pizza 168 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4275 2077 Domino’s Pizza 3/413–415 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517 131 888 Domino’s Pizza 40 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 2966 Donut King Warrawong Westfield Shoppingtown King St Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4274 5100 Dragon Garden 113–115 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4233 1799 El Danny’s Pizza Shop 7, 22 Weringa Ave Lake Heights NSW 2502 02 4276 2688 Fish & Chips, Burgers Shop 2/15 Lake Avenue Cringila NSW 2502 02 4274 8080 Giuliani's Family Pizzeria 254 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4275 2775 Golden Roast Chicken Shop 8 Westfield Shopngtwn Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 2223 Holzy’s Takeaway 160 Manning Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 2598 House of Canton 114 Terralong Street

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Kiama Downs Seaside 10 Johnson Street Kiama Downs NSW 2533 02 4237 8272 Lil’ Extras Kiosk 7 Westfield Shopngtwn Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 3411 Little Hong Kong Take Away S10 Westfield Shopngtwn Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 2770 McDonald’s Family Restaurants 266–272 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 2266 Pai Tong Thai 409 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517 02 4284 0321 Parkview Cafe 82 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 1152 Pizza Haven Shop 1 32 King Street Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 4612 Pizza Haven 80 Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4233 2871 Pizza Hut 347 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517 13 1166 Princess Palace Westfield Shoppingtown Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 2907 Sandwich Shack Westfield Shopngtwn Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4276 1453 Subway Warrawong Westfield Shoppingtown Warrawong NSW 2502 02 4275 1900 Sea Bream Cafe Manning Street Kiama NSW 2533 02 4232 1200

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by Marilyn Rodrigues

ewly weds William and Jo Vaughan were budget-conscious when it


The unique windows and their judicious placement is the young couple’s

came to buying their first home. After studying the market they

favourite aspect of the house. Rather than looking onto the neighbouring houses,

decided to buy a block of land and William, a plumber, would build

“we get views down to the valley, to the creek and paddocks, and at the same time

their dream house himself.

no one else can look in,” says William.

The block in Figtree that they could afford was on a steep slope with closely

The house is average-sized at 224 metres square, but the first impression is of

neighbouring houses, and the council had only approved a small part of it for

great spaciousness due to the soaring 6.5 metre high ceiling, an abundance of

building. But with a bit of ingenuity and hard work they have a home which feels

natural light, the light colouring of the interior and the almost complete absence of

spacious and not hemmed-in.

internal walls.

The block had lovely pastoral views and the couple was anxious to make the

A large glass front door opens to a small vestibule with a 3.5 metre flight of timber

most of that, while still ensuring some privacy. They called in William’s brother

stairs leading to the living room. At the top of the stairs is a large corner window

Martin of MDV Design.

offering a peaceful view of the tops of trees and extending to Mount Nebo.

Martin came up with boxy windows strategically placed to obscure people’s line of vision into the house while allowing natural light to enter. “The idea with the boxes and fins was to provide protection from the sun as

A large kitchen and entertaining areas form the main living space and comprise most of the first floor. A small mezzanine level is devoted to an office space where Jo, a human resources manager, can work from home.

well as visual privacy, and the placement of windows was critical to allow views to

The kitchen runs from the top of the stairs along much of the living area,

Berkeley and behind to Mount Nebo while also maintaining privacy,” Martin says.

providing lots of cooking space and a large bench with plenty of built-in storage.

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On the opposite side of the house the living area extends to a deck, which is perfect for barbeques in summer, and a glass fireplace with double-sided doors separates and warms two living areas in winter.

Steel wall and floor framing, plywood panelling, commercial aluminium and glazing suites were used for the house’s very contemporary design.

To the rear of the house is the master bedroom and ensuite.A large freestanding

Building the house was a true journey of discovery, with William devoting

bath is the pride of the spacious bathroom. A three-by-two metre shower cubicle

afternoons and weekends to master building skills on the job for more than two

with a dual showerhead is another luxurious touch.

years while continuing to work as a plumber full time.

Downstairs is also open plan, with the garage, storage space and a large PHOTOS KANE WEEKS & MARK WEEKS

workspace area for William, as well as a small wine cellar and the laundry.

“It took longer than we originally thought,” he laughs. LP


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