Darwinlife Magazine June 2013

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JUNE 2013

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Publishers/Directors Leasel Avila | leasel@darwinlifemag.com Lance Collyer | lance@darwinlifemag.com Sales Manager Shaaron Martin shaaron@darwinlifemag.com | 0420 643 493 Advertising Executive Blair Martin blair@darwinlifemag.com | 0420 413 987 KidsLife Editor Jolene Reyes NT Life Sales Executive Cassie Valastro Editorial Enquiries editorial@darwinlifemag.com EXPO Enquiries expo@darwinlifemag.com Freelance Writer Melinda Barlow Kate Watson Photographers Melinda Barlow Jarryd Page, Glass Ambience Graphic Designers Gil’s Graphic Solutions A big thank you to Krys and Julius Website www.darwinlifemag.com Twitter DarwinLifeMag Facebook DarwinLife Magazine Office address 2/48 Cavenagh Street (GPO Building) Darwin NT 0800 DarwinLife Magazine is published monthly by Darwin Life Pty Ltd. All material within the publication remains the property of the publishers unless permission is otherwise sought in writing. Those who make advertising placement and or supply editorial content to Darwinlife magazine undertake to ensure all material does not infringe copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title. The above mentioned patrons agree to indemnify the publishers against any investigations, claims or judgements. The views expressed in DarwinLife Magazine are those of the contributors, and are not necessarily shared by the publication. DarwinLife P/L copyright JUNE 2013

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Socials What’s On


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Mid Year MakeOver

The Greek Glenti India at Mindil MukMuk Art Gallery Darwin Entertainment Centre Browns Mart Theatre Deckchair Cinema

28-29 Tax Time 31 Workforce Strategy –


Summer Session 2013

Business & Community

Health/Beauty/ Fitness Adventure, Travel & Cruising

60 Social Pix – Blood, Sweat & Fears 61 Around Darwin with

Tourism Top End

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Shannon’s Car of the Month Road Rage – Adam Gula

Alison Hucks What does HR Mean – Annette Gillanders Budget – Developing Darwin

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Living the High Life:

Business Profile –

• Zabu

Christine & Georgie

• Elders – Wharf Stage 2


NT Volunteer Awards

• Real Estate Central – Projects

• Sterling Management – • Wharf 1 appointment

Food & Drink


Eating Out

Bamboo Lounge – Jack Stephane


Darwin Foodies –

Airport Tavern

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Beer Festival Seafood Council – Rob Fish

Fashion 48-49

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Haley Roddy

Estelle Cornell

Retirement Living Home Style – Bec Parish Fruit Tree Planter Pots –

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Holiday Fun Feature Facebook Kids Dr Jack Sue Hyde

The Joy

OF JUNE! The dragonflies are out, the humidity has gone, and the dry season is truly

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here. It’s that time of year when Territorians open up the louvres, turn off the air con, and enjoy the great outdoors! And it’s all happening in June! Kicking off with the DarwinLife Mega Expo, followed by Summer Session 2013, the Greek

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Glenti, V8 Supercars, India at Mindl, and the Darwin Beer Festival. There is

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something for everyone! And DarwinLife covers it all this month. June also means Tax Time, so there’s some useful info to get you organised, not to mention our Mid Year Makeover – everything we planned to do at the beginning of the year, and, if you are anything like me, still trying to get to. Home this month is all about Living the High Life – Apartment Style living and what Darwin has to offer. So get out and about this month – enjoy June and enjoy this issue.

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Blair Martin

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DREDGING DONE FOR THE DRY but safet y's st i ll nu m b er o ne Marine construction work continues around the Ichthys Project site at Blaydin Point

Activity in Darwin Harbour has quietened down significantly in the last few weeks with the first phase of the Ichthys Project dredging program wrapping-up for the dry season. While the large dredgers and most of the support vessels have left Darwin

Onshore it is just as busy as ever. Truck movements on the roads will be

for now, significant marine construction work continues around the Module

increasing so drivers need to be extra vigilant and drive to the conditions at

Offloading Facility (MOF) and product loading jetty sites near Blaydin Point.

all times.

On the water in the coming months, people can expect to see several

Many of the truck movements are to source construction materials from

large barges carrying cranes and other specialist equipment to be used for

quarries around the Greater Darwin region. The INPEX and JKC teams will

construction of these marine facilities.

continue to keep the community informed about all road movements.

It is very important for everyone’s safety that harbour users stay well clear of

INPEX’s top priority is to maximise safety and minimise inconvenience for

the 250m marine safety zone surrounding the construction activities.

the people of Darwin but we all have a part to play in keeping the community

Dredging will start again towards the end of 2013, with the whole program

safe. For more information on Ichthys Project harbour and road movements

scheduled to be completed by mid-2014.

please visit www.ichthysproject.com.


• Keep your vessel at least 250m away from construction activities • Check for hazards and safety zones in Notice to Mariners at www.darwinport.nt.gov.au • Look out for new buoys in the harbour

• Be aware of the night lighting of channel markers, vessels, obstructions and buoys • Always proceed at a safe speed • Never anchor in the shipping channel.

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Water your garden healthy

this dry season!

Darwin has transitioned into the well-awaited dry season, there is no sign of H20 to hit your garden at least until November. Since the recent temperature transition, your garden may not adjust as well to the climate as you might think. This is where your garden reticulation system or your sprinklers are refreshed and come into action.

Rental Properties and Reticulation Systems

amount of plastic sprinkler stems your pet might chew.

Reticulation systems are often switched off between November to

In-ground or pop up sprinklers are another alternative, although

April. As a home owner it is important to remember to switch your


watering system back on from April. Gardens are high maintenance, as a homeowner and landlord it is a risk that you have taken on to rely

source. This could lead to very expensive repair work. Manually watering your garden is a simple technique to avoid

on tenants to maintain your garden to the same high standard.

your pets from ruining an expensive watering system. Just be sure

If you are leasing your property something to keep in mind is that

to secure and pack away your garden hose. Though garden hoses

your tenants may not have the same love for your garden as you do.

are fairly inexpensive to replace, family pets also find them to be


a refreshing, endless chew toy!

an irrigation system with timer settings to ensure your garden is still getting the hydration it needs to stay alive throughout the dry season.

Happy Gardening!

Another option to consider is to include regular garden maintenance in your agreement.

Pets eating and destroying your sprinklers? Many dog owners can share their frustration through exchanging stories of dogs continuously destroying the sprinkler systems. There are different preventative measures that exist however not all are guaranteed to work. Suggestions to use chilli powder as deterrent or even Vicks vapour rub! Here are some other ways to prevent your sprinkler system from becoming the next chew toy: Create an irrigation system that’s hidden away. Drip irrigation may work as the water source comes from a long tube closer to the ground and can often go unnoticed. This could minimize the

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the Federation Years 1900–1914 held at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Ron Radford AM Director National Gallery of Australia and Pierre Arpin, Director MAGNT

Kathryn Burns and Helen McKiever

Jared Archibald, Gary Single and Denise Officer

Jared Archibald, Bronwyn Campbell, Min Wong, Miriam Kelly, Antony Van Papenrecht and Rebecca Mirams

Jared Archibald, Bronwyn Campbell, Min Wong, Miriam Kelly and Gary Single

Pierre Arpin, Director Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Pierre Arpin

Dr Ron Radford AM Director National Gallery of Australia

Dr Ron Radford AM Director National Gallery of Australia

Samara Baldwin, Anne Schjolden, Naomi Edwards and Jeroen Schijvenaars

Anaise Conradsen, Annie McCall and Apolline Kohen

Mr Tom Pauling, AO QC



Carmel Rooney, Judith Stevenson, Dagmar Brautigam and Beverley O’Connell

Sue Oliver, Clare Martin and Tom Pauling

Max Margetson and Jazlyn Goldsworthy

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THE GREEK GLENTI Sat 8 Jun, 10:00am Sun 9 Jun, 10:00am

Where: Bicentennial Park, 122 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory, Darwin Restrictions: All Ages

V8 SuperCars

Experience the largest show of ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory calendar. The Greek Glenti, held at historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community shares their culture, food, wine, dance and music with locals and visitors. The Glenti consists of local and interstate entertainment and acts and besides being able to eat Greek food, you can see people wearing traditional Greek clothing, be enlightened by the Greek culture, listen to Greek music, and see traditional dancing and much more.

Fri 14 Jun, 9:00am | Sat 15 Jun, 9:00am Sun 16 Jun, 9:00am

Where:Hidden Valley Race Way, Hidden Valley Road, Darwin, Hidden Valley Race Way www.majorevents.nt. ... v8supercars Come along and witness the battle of the V8 Supercars when they roar back to Darwin. The Hidden Valley round of the Skycity Triple Crown, V8 Supercar

Championship Series is one of the largest sporting events of the year in Darwin. Families flock to Hidden Valley to watch their heroes, Lowndes, Whincup, Tander, Winterbottom, Davison and Kelly race against one another on a fast, but picturesque course less than 10 kilometres from the city centre.

2013 SUMMER SESSION Saturday 8th June

Don’t miss one “pumping beach party” – Summer Session to be held at Mindle Beach – Midday to Midnight. Summer Marquee VIP and Beach Party Tickets are on sale now! For all the info go to: www.moshtix.com.au


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Sat 22 Jun, 9:00am Sun 23 Jun, 9:00am

Darwin Convention Centre "Beyond Religion, the 14th Dalai Lama on the Benefits of Living Ethically" provides thought provoking scope to explore the positive impact of ethical behaviour on ourselves, our loved ones, fellow human beings, communities, countries and ultimately our shared global community. With relevance across all Australian society - the discussion of the benefits of life lived ethically will resonate with individuals, families, academics, educators, medical, legal and commercial professionals, regulators, leaders, business owners, people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Visit: www.dalailamainaustralia.org For detailed information and bookings. 14

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On J U N E

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2013 PBR Touring Pro Sat 29 Jun, 7:00pm

Where:Robbie Robins Reserve, Stuart Highway, Darwin Restrictions:All Ages

Saturday 29th of June 2013 will see 40 of the nation's best bullriders go head to head with the best bulls in Northern Australia.

World Refugee Day Festival 2013 16th June

Melaleuca Refugee Centre is hosting a World Refugee Day Festival at the Jingili Water Gardens on Sunday, June 16th, 9:00am - 6:00pm. This event will celebrate the varied and vibrant cultures within our community and the contributions of the refugees who call Darwin home. Festival Coordinator, Jenny Milne, invites you to be a part of this special day. Email: jenny.milne@melaeuca.org.au Ph: (08) 8985 3311/0448 869015

India @ Mindil

Saturday 22 June 2013 Embrace the Spirit of India As the sunsets over Mindil Beach, come and Embrace the Spirit of India. Watch dazzling performances, taste authentic Indian Food and expect the unexpected. Come with family, friends and dancing shoes to a celebration not to be missed. Stalls open at 4:00pm and Program starts at 6:00pm

Darwin Beer Festival 2013 Sat 29th & Sun 30th June

Darwin Convention Centre Over 25 Australian breweries, Handcrafted Beer, Cider, Food & More! Visit: darwinbeerfestival.com.au for more details.

Transitions Film Festival For more details go to: www.transitionsfilmfestival.com ww.transitions.tv

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SUMMER SESSION Are you ready for the hottest beach party ever to pump the shores of Darwin? Great! Because Summer Session 2013 is on again on Saturday June 8th. Returning to Mindil Beach, this year it’s a bigger line up than ever before with over thirty international and local artists to hit the stage.


The headline act this year is internationally

signature, bass heavy, main room party sound,

on their mates. This is a strictly 18+ event so ID

renowned East London DJ Kissy Sell Out. He

while the undeniably hot combo (in more ways

is required for entry.

will be bringing his enigmatic stage presence to

than one) of model and media personality Didier

The hottest tickets at this year’s Summer Session

the event, and as the one of the most influential

Cohen and DJ producer Tenzin Stark will provide

2013 are without doubt to the VIP Summer

names in electro music, will deliver one of the

the urban edge with some killer tracks rapped out

Marquee. With exclusive bar and food outlets,

highest calibre performances Darwin crowds have

by the bomb MC Cohen.

seating and the chance to mingle with the celebs in


For those wanting a change of scene, a stroll away

a deluxe shaded marquee, why not enjoy Summer

The main stage will be thumping from midday

from the main stage will bring you to the Red Bull

Session 2013 in style this year. Strictly limited to

to midnight with some of the hippest names in

Silent Disco, with 15 of our hottest local DJ’s on

500 tickets.

electro dance music today. Pop songwriter and DJ


Check out their Facebook page for all the latest

Bass Kleph will storm the stage, while Melbourne

With a great carnival style atmosphere, market

updates, and the June 6th edition of the NT news

dance pop diva Zoë Badwi brings her tight set of

stalls, amusements and plenty of food and

will have a 4 page lift out featuring full line up, set

summer club anthems.

beverages on hand, organisers have ensured it

times and all the event information you need.

Festival favourites Peking Duk, and Silver Sneakerz

will be not only a great party but also a safe event.

will serve up the fattest electro house beats, and

Toilets, water and ATMs will be on site, however

for that taste of international club life, Goodwill

patrons are advised to bring cash with them also

hits town, fresh from shows in Ibiza and our very

to beat the queues. Pat are advised to wear

For tickets go to

own Big Day Out. The Twins will present their

sunscreen, drink plenty of water and keep an eye


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Although a trip to Europe this June is not in everybody’s diaries, you can come very close to the real thing by spending the weekend at this year’s Greek Glenti in Bicentennial Park. The annual celebration of all things Greek has become one of Darwin’s best loved events and this year celebrates its 25th year of operations. Established in 1988 by Lilliane Gomatos and the Greek Community

island somewhere in the Aegean Sea, the biggest draw card for locals is the

committee, the Glenti was initially a response to a government request for

food. What can be better than a warm afternoon, a gentle sea breeze and a

ethnic groups to be represented in the nation’s bicentennial celebrations.

steaming plate of salty succulent lamb drenched in lemon juice? Mopped up

The committee embraced this opportunity for the local Greek community

with fresh baked pita, lashings of taramosalata and crispy greek salad, there

to celebrate their culture together and it became an annual event. Little did

is little else to wish for. Except maybe chargrilled octopus and fresh calamari.

they know it would be so successful, and grow to become one of the biggest

Of course what’s a Greek festival without entertainment? There’ll be plenty

events in Darwin’s dry season calendar. Running across 2 days on the 8th and

of Greek dancing and music too, so once you’ve eaten and danced your fill,

9th of June, the Glenti showcases the quintessential elements of Greek culture

you can relax in the shade with some coffee and delicious traditional Greek

with the sea as its backdrop and the smell of the chargrill permeating the air.

desserts. There’ll be lots of cold Greek beer and wine for the adults plus soft

With great weather and an atmosphere that can only be matched on an

drinks, sweets and ice creams for the kids.

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24 Mitchel Street (under the TIO building) | 89816250

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Organiser Lilliane Gomatos is looking forward to the biggest Glenti ever this year, and for a very special reason. “The most important aspect of Glenti is the fundraising. All the stalls are run by clubs associated with the Greek community. Evan Papandonakis and Jim Hatzivalsamis source donations from the crowd over the two days. Each year we choose a children’s charity for the year and then raise money over the two days of Glenti by pledges.” With all funds raised going back into the Darwin community, this makes the Glenti a priority event for locals to support. In celebration of their 25th year of operations, this year’s Glenti will go out with bang. There will be a spectacular fireworks show on a barge on the water, around 9pm on the Sunday and again to close the event at midnight. So make sure you get to Glenti this Queen’s Birthday long weekend!

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Spirit of India Organised by Indian Cultural Society, India@Mindil is one of the most popular dry season festivals in the Top End. This free family event, in its 17th year, is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and many other nongovernment organisations. It is a great opportunity for the Indian community of Darwin to showcase their art, culture, music, food and their enthusiasm for entertainment giving Territorians a chance to have an exciting fun family evening out.


The festival is not only about showcasing Indian

today is indeed unique, diverse, united and

Mataram” (I bow to thee, Mother) the National

Culture but also about sharing it with the rest of


Song of India on instruments to kick off the

Australia and the world perhaps. Over the years

The India@Mindil 2013 festival will bring


India@Mindil has come into its own with unique

cultural items that have originated and developed

INDIA". The lyric was written by Bankim

style and character. It has integrated into the great

in the various regions and states of India. A

Chandra Chattopadhyay in Bengali and Sanskrit

lifestyle of the Top End and is a much anticipated

variety of authentic Indian food stalls will open

in 1882, saluting the spirit of Mother India and

annual event by Territorians.

from 4.00PM, and a live Band will entertain the

kindling patriotism for her.

Indian Culture is one of the most ancient, rich and

public with music, Bollywood among others. A

The whole Indian community is working together,

complex cultures in the world with remarkable

procession of artistes and dignitaries will make its

pouring its heart and soul into India@Mindil

resilient features such as ‘unity’, ’diversity’ and

way to the stage at 5:45PM and Performers will

2013 to show Territorians their true spirit of

‘continuity’. Despite her ancient roots India has

take the stage from 6.00PM to 9:30PM. They

love in the ardent hope that all who attend will

adopted a modern lifestyle that genuinely respects

will perform various forms of music and dance

"Embrace the Spirit of India”.

other cultures from the bottom of her heart whilst

items such as folk, pop, contemporary fusion, and

proudly preserving her own ‘unique’ culture,

classical. The popular Bollywood and Bhangra

which is deeply rooted in her soul. Around the

will also reverberate around Mindil Beach with its

world people easily identify Indian music, Indian

strong rhythm and movement.

cinema, Indian festivals and Indian food. India

The main performance will start with “Vande

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Written by Kabita Ghosh Cultural Coordinator | India@Mindil 2013


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“Truth or Dare” 40x50cm | Lola and

Max | oil on linen

Darwin: 6th June – 13th July

Opens: Thursday 6th June 2013 5:30pm at Muk Muk Fine Art, Darwin. On Thursday 6th June Muk Muk Fine Art will open “Truth or Dare” an exhibition by Archibald Prize winning artist Wendy Sharpe. Featuring a selection of oil paintings, ceramics, etchings and works on paper, Wendy Sharpe delves into the mysterious and theatrical world of Burlesque. Known for her painterly and expressionist style, her works often have an autobiographical theme involving a voluptuous female protagonist. As a frequent finalist and previous winner of some of Australia’s most prestigious Art Prizes; The Archibald (1996), The Sulman (1986) and the

Portia Geach Memorial Prize (2003 and 1995), and with a long list of successful solo exhibitions, residencies, commissions and prizes, Wendy Sharpe is classified as one of Australia’s most accomplished artists. Opening night will also include the launch of a book ‘Truth or Dare’ detailing Wendy’s accomplishments and many of the exhibition works. Wendy will be in attendance on opening night and will also conduct an insightful floor talk discussing her inspiration and practice in the gallery at 11am, Saturday 8th June. The exhibition will open at 5:30pm Thursday 6th of June and will be on display at 51 Smith Street until Saturday 13th July.

To view the exhibition online visit www.mukmuk.com For enquiries please contact 8953 6333 or email gallery@mukmuk.com For all media enquires please contact Mike Mitchell 0419 655 434 24

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T H E C I RC U S Run away to the Circus with the Darwin Entertainment Centre this June.

‘360 Allstars’ is circus with an edge. Forget the clowns on trikes, jugglers and acrobats. These guys make the circus cool again! They’ve got elite athletes on BMX bikes flipping through the air. They’ve got freestyle basketball so jaw-dropping it makes you wish you could play. And then there are the break-dancers, the live music and the stunning live-looping AV projections. It’s definitely a circus – just not as you know it! It’s all deconstructed and put back together with an extreme edge. It’s on Thursday 27 June, making it the perfect school holiday entertainment for all the family. If the only football worth marking is a ‘Sherrin’, the Centre has the perfect play for you. ‘The Club’ stars Gold Logie winner John Wood (Sgt Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers) as Laurie Holden, the coach of one of the oldest clubs in the AFL. He’s being hounded by scandal and drama

spotlight on an AFL challenged by drama after drama. Meet John Wood as part of a VIP package to the show on Wednesday 5 June. Do you fancy feathers and fishnets? Are sequins and sparkles your scene? Then you’re in for a treat when the Australian Burlesque Festival brings its ‘Glamorous Tease’ to the Darwin Entertainment Centre on Saturday 15 June. Dolores Daiquiri and Rosy Rabbit headline an incredible night that showcases why Burlesque is riding an international wave of revival. The show does have partial nudity, so it’s for an 18+ audience. Then mark the end of the month with a family that makes yours look easy at ‘It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To’ on Saturday 29 June. Ron’s got three months to live, so he throws a party with his wife and children. Cue family confessions, a surprise ‘wedding’ and a visit from the undertaker in a darkly funny play.

as he battles a millionaire Club President and a star recruit full of attitude. Written by leading Australian playwright David Williamson, ‘The Club’ is a topical

Get your tickets at www.yourcentre.co.au or phone 08 8980 3333.

The Club

Starring John Wood

June 5th 8pm

The Australian Burlesque Festival The Glamorous Tease

June 15th 8:30pm It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To June 29th 8pm

360 Allstars July 27th 11am & 7pm

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Contagion’s Kiss 4 -16 JUNE 2013 Business Unusual and Brown’s Mart Productions bring hauntingly beautiful light to another dark and significant chapter in Darwin’s history through physical theatre, mask, puppetry, imagery and original music. Contagion’s Kiss reveals the strength of the human spirit inspired by true and rich accounts of three locals, stigmatised and abandoned in isolation at the Channel Island Leprosarium between 1931 – 1955. Their fates were sealed in an extreme, segregated and hopeless environment, separated from their families with no means to escape the island or Government policy. Directed and co-written by three time Green Room recipient Sarah Cathcart, featuring the craft of mask and puppet specialists Nicky Fearn and Conor Fox, a score composed by Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Biddy Connor, sets and costumes designed by Marg Horwell - also a 3 time Green Room recipient, projection from globally recognised film maker Elka Kerkofs and illumination from lighting designer Rebecca Adams, Contagion’s Kiss is innovative and collaborative theatre from highly skilled practitioners. Don’t miss this third Darwin world premiere from BUU’s exceptional artistic team, Nicky Fearn and Sarah Cathcart, the creators of critically acclaimed Tracy (2008) and The Pearler (2004). Brown's Mart Theatre, 12 Smith St, Darwin City Book online at brownsmart.com.au


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Darwin’s iconic outdoor cinema is open every night for movies, dinner and drinks. Gates open at 6:30pm, so go early and see a magnificent sunset over the harbour and enjoy a relaxed dinner before the movie starts at 7:30pm. They supply the deckchairs. Check out the full programme at www.deckchaircinema.com.au and buy your tickets online.

Sleepwalk with Me (M) 81m 2013, Mike Birbiglia, USA 21 Jun, 29 Jun, 7 Jul Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career and a stale relationship. His anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents. Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and best-selling book.

The Company You Keep (M) 122m 2012, Robert Redford, USA 17 Jun, 30 Jun, 19 Jul Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte A political thriller centred on a former activist in the radical organisation Weather Underground, after 30 years of an assumed identity, a journalist discovers he’s wanted for murder. Starring Robert Redford, he goes in search of the one person who can help him clear his name before he loses everything.

The Intouchables (M) 112m 2012, Oliver Nakache / Eric Toledano, France 20, 24, 29 June Based on a true story, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident. Bringing together two individuals who appear to have nothing in common; this uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility will inspire. French with English subtitles.

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DarwinLife | Tax Time

T A X time Yes it’s that time again. Tax time. There are a multitude of ways to complete and submit your return. You can dust off a pen and work through Tax Pack, submit online with e-tax, or hand it all over to an accountant, or tax agent. We are spoilt for choice really, and many of us have systems in place and submit like clockwork on July 1 each year. Did I say many of us? I meant hardly any of us! So if this is you, maybe this is the year to embrace change and finally get it together where tax is concerned. To get you motivated here’s our top tips for tax time 2013.

BOOKKEEPING 3 There are lots of ways to keep track of your financial position. The usual suspects include MYOB, Quicken etc. But they are expensive for a small operator or micro business. I'd like to introduce you to Bookkeeping 3. This is an iPad app that is a fully functioning accounting system. But it is more than just a bookkeeping or accounting package. It can not only manage your accounts but it can create quotes and invoices with your logo! Meaning that you can do business on the go straight from your iPad. It can manage stock control. Meaning you always have an accurate level on hand whilst you are Dr Iain Waller is a Management Consultant who runs Nakara Consulting. He seeks out and uses a variety of apps on his iPad2. radicalinnovation.com.au

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Speak with a professional

Preparation and organisation

There is nothing more liberating than presenting

Put simple systems in place for collecting

the details of your financial life to an expert and

paperwork and recording your activities. As

realizing things are nowhere near as complex as

things come in, slip them into your ‘Tax Time’

you thought they were. An accountant will help

folder. Set a reminder in your phone or calendar

you sort out the year that’s been, while a financial

for every 3 months and put aside an hour or two

planner will help you do it better in the year ahead.

to shuffle through the stuff you’ve collected so

Know the ATO

far and summarise your activity for that quarter.

Have you visited the Australian Tax Office’s

spreadsheet, just choose what works for you. When

website lately? It’s well worth a visit and you may

you look at it later with vague recollections of

surprise yourself by learning something. There

months before, you’ll thank yourself.

are plenty of helpful tips and FAQs to browse through and they even have a Facebook page you

Re-assess your spending

can ‘like’ so random reminders will pop up in your

Tax time is the perfect time to look again at your

news feed.

finances and make change where change is due.

Know your entitlements

Are you getting the best rates on your finance

Understanding what you can claim, and what

paid that credit card off by now? What’s going

things you can consider as expenses are important

on with your superannuation? Maybe you CAN

considerations when you need to supply that

actually afford a holiday. Some simple calculations

information at tax time. It also means you are

can inform better decisions and small changes can

maximizing your financial opportunities, and not

make a huge difference to your financial life.

Make simple lists in a notebook, or start a basic


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Workforce Strategy – make sure you are planning on the future not the past!

It’s a well established fact that with our small population, it is a very shallow candidate pool for Northern Territorian employers. Three years ago,(May 2010), I wrote on this same topic. It’s worth reviewing this article and comparing it with the situation today.

In 2010 I wrote: “All over the world, in nearly every industry

to capitalise on technology to ease the workload of existing

sector we are experiencing a dramatic skill shortage as we

staff and future staff members. Reason being: Northern

progress from the industrial to the technological age. Skills

Territory has always had a shallow candidate pool, and that

shortages are a global issue, a shortage of skilled people is a

pool is going to get a lot shallower if these population trends

Top End issue.”


2013: Situation is considerably worse for the NT. As the

2010: A common theme for business in 2010 is ‘what’s

cost of living, lack of affordable housing, poor infrastructure

worked in the past, won’t work in the future’. With skilled and

(as compared to other States), spotlight on violence is being

professional vacancies climbing, complacency is not an option.

highlighted – the NT is not seen as place that skilled people

Take the time to prepare your workforce strategy. Research

want to come to, not for their families not for their careers.

workforce options particularly: opportunities for workforce

Nearly every industry sector is experiencing skills shortages –

mobility and remote workers; flexible working arrangements

that is to say people who are skilled enough to be able to step

including job-sharing; engaging indigenous Australians and

into a new role and make a contribution in a limited amount

workers with disabilities; have well structured training and

of time.

induction/on boarding plans – particularly when employing

2010: “Taking a helicopter view, Australia

has fared well

people who have not worked in Australia before.

through the recent economic challenges compared to many


Same!! You may also want to seriously consider

other countries. The demand for our resources and our

outsourcing options if you haven’t done so already.

services have both played a major factor in this - to continue

There is a perfect opportunity at this time of year as we head

on this successful path we need skilled people to do the work.”

into ‘business planning & business review’ season to determine

2013: This has not changed.

key factors of your business and what personnel/ what output

2010: March 2010, Australia’s population growth rate was

is needed to help your business be best prepared for the

2.1%, with Darwin at 3.1% and unemployment rate nationally

future; challenges, successes and all. Remember – workforce

4.5%. Here in the Territory we are already experiencing these

planning is not just about recruitment and retention.

levels and less with the Territory’s unemployment rate for

2010 & 2013: Are you planning for the past or the

April at 3.2% with our workforce participation rate at 74%


the highest in Australia. This means in very simplistic terms that we just don’t have enough people to do the work, now. Let alone in the future! 2013: Latest ABS figures (SEP 2012), show Australia’s population growth at 1.7% overall, with NT growth slightly above at 1.8% compared to Western Australia at 3.4%. Whilst Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 5.6% (MAR 013), the Territory unemployment rate is 3.9% with participation rate remaining at the highest level in the country at 74%. So what does this all mean?

Basically this means that

Alison Hucks FRCSA, CAHRI Principal, Avant

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As a company that provides Human Resource Services we are often asked “what can you do for me?” Well apart from assisting the employer to be compliant with Australian employment laws, we provide training and assistance for the happy times and the not so happy times.

Human Resources (HR) is a term that is used in business

At Biznorth we offer small to medium businesses an

that not all people really understand the extent or scope

outsourced HR department that gives peace of mind

of. HR refers to the people who work for a company or

and sound advice on any human resource matter.

organisation, some think it is the nice aspect of working

From attraction and retention, conflict resolution,

with people, when in fact it can be the most difficult

remuneration, negotiation, separation processes as well

and challenging aspect of business.

as answering at call day-to-day queries.

The HR function is responsible for managing those

Workforce planning, employee retention, as well as

resources, such as hiring and training employees to build

ensuring policy and procedural compliance are our

and retain company knowledge and overseeing the

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BUDGET 2013: Developing Darwin into the future


OF THE RUT Isaac Newtons 1st Law of Motion explains that when no force is applied on an object then the velocity of that object is constant.

Budget 2013 will see considerable investment in Darwin as it continues to play a key role in developing and strengthening the future of the Northern Territory.

Treasurer David Tollner said the

emergency is targeted at creating a safer

Country Liberals Government was

community for all Territorians.

committed to supporting the Top End





My take on this is when no forces are

Law. They look sad, they look lost

to build a growing economy, business

community safety remains a top priority

acting on an object then it is stuck, it

and they look disconnected.

and population.

of the Country Liberals Government.

is in limbo and just going through the

the great news is Newton created

“The budget announced on 14 May

“This Government aims to increase

motions with no change in direction

a second Law! This one states that

aims to help Darwin reach its full

business in the Northern Territory and

or speed, it is just moving (brilliant I

acceleration or movement of a body

potential, while taking responsible

reduce red tape with local business

know!) Who would have thought Sir

is parallel and in direct proportion to

action due to the difficult financial

operators set to benefit with increased

Isaac Newton's Laws were a stroke

the force applied to it. In my words

situation left behind by the previous

services offering advice and licence

of genius?

You see at times in our

stand up, make the choice to get out

Labor Government,” Mr Tollner said.


lives we all take on the 1st Law of

of the rut and get moving! Thanks

“The Northern Territory’s capital

“Funding has been made available

Motion. For us it looks like this;

Sir Newton.

city is full of growth potential and

to promote the Territory as a visitor

waking up in the morning, doing the

I know everyone has the ability to

it’s important to properly plan for the

destination, boosting the local economy

same thing, the same way, falling into

to lead wonderful, fulfilling and

future with responsible spending.

and providing increased jobs in the

bed exhausted at night, getting to the

inspiring lives, but sometimes we

“The Country Liberals Government

tourism sector.

end of the week wondering where

need an external force applied to

is investing in the NT’s health system

“The Country Liberals understand

the week went and praying that

get us moving. So I launched my 90

with funding to improve services in this

the need to accommodate a growing

Sunday wouldn't end.


days of staying out the rut . Every


population across the Top End by

limbo and stuck in a rut. You know

day I post on my Blog and on my

“By investing in the Territory’s health

planning for increased infrastructure

when you are there, because today

Facebook Page one decision or one

system now, we are investing in a

and development.

felt like yesterday and yesterday felt

action we can all take in our lives to

healthier community for the future.

“The Northern Territory Government

like the day before or this year was

help us stay out of the rut, help us



is committed to enhancing the Top End

like last year and the one before, a

step out of the whirlwind and get on

continue to invest in schools and

lifestyle through a range of funding

list of resolutions that roll over year

with living lives we choose.

training to provide school students with


to year. Look around and you see

Come join me and see what life can

the best possible start in life.


people who are stuck in Newtons 1st

look like when we stay out of the rut.

“Investing in education and training

importance of the iconic Top End

allows people the opportunity to learn

lifestyle with Darwin locals experiencing

the skills and knowledge for their future.

all it has to offer,” Mr Tollner said.




“Extra funding for police, fire and

“Injecting energy into people and business”

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THE DYNAMIC There’s a new team in town with Christine Habel (the old gun) and Georgie Smith (the young gun) joining forces to give clients at Elders Real Estate Darwin the very best service possible. These two girls have ‘personality plus’ and are currently on fire, getting clients the results they want. Both women work hard as individuals and achieve great results with their clients, but now as a team, offer double the care and attention. One of them will always be on hand at any given time to offer fast, efficient, professional and friendly service. “Georgie may be young but she has the mentality of someone way above her age group,” says Christine. “She has an abundance of charisma, is really warm and friendly, and is an expert in all matters IT (well to me she is).” Together they bring the best of the old and the new to their partnership. Christine’s knowledge and industry experience is well supported by Georgie’s technological skillset and youthful approach. These strengths enable the two of them to cover all relevant data requirements and searches to help the public and answer any queries. “Full of enthusiasm, Georgie is bright, and has very quickly grasped the necessary know-how to promote and sell real estate in a very efficient manner, yet always at a professional level.” Georgie has enormous respect for Christine as well. “Christine has so much local knowledge of the real estate market here in Darwin, including the suburbs and the rural areas. Her expertise in this is reflected throughout her chosen career path starting many years ago (27 to be exact). She is a credit to the industry, has

an effervescent personality and a great positive outlook on life in general. She is caring, friendly, and highly professional in all she does. Christine is extremely competent in dealing with clients, both vendors and purchasers alike and she really listens to what her client’s needs and wishes are. At the same time she always shows compassion to those who need it.” Christine and Georgie are your go-to girls for all aspects of buying and selling real estate in the Top End. They know Darwin’s suburbs better than most and are the local representatives for Moil, Rapid Creek, Leanyer, Millner and Karama with sound knowledge in these hot spots, as well as across most of greater Darwin. So if you want to experience the power of two enthusiastic and down-to-Earth sales representatives, who will provide fair and honest appraisals, and comprehensive market advice, contact them today. Christine and Georgie will offer you a smooth and stress free experience, bringing knowledge, experience, integrity, honesty and professionalism to each and every client. Don’t hesitate to call them for an appointment Georgie Smith 0426 506637 georgina.smith@elders.com.au Christine Habel 0418 895244 christine.habel@elders.com.au

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Is your business struggling to find reliable workers? We have a reliable workforce and available factory space Why not consider establishing a commercial operation within our facilities, or alternatively allow us to manufacture on your behalf. Expressions of interest are invited from the private sector to utilise the productive capacity available within the Alice Springs and Darwin correctional centres. The Sentenced to a Job initiative, coordinated by Northern Territory Correctional Industries (NTCI), provides prisoners with skills and work in preparation for post-release employment. A business partnership with NTCI provides an opportunity for local industry to address skills shortages by utilising a skilled prisoner workforce whilst contributing to the rehabilitation of prisoners. The NTCI business partnership strategy is to support and work with local business. To find out more about how a partnership with NTCI can benefit your business, or how to submit an expression of interest, phone (08) 8935 7559 or email sentencedtoajob.ntdcs@nt.gov.au


SOCIAL networks I'm going to push the boundaries in the next few articles and weave this topic in and out of the online/offline world. You see I've noticed something that really disturbs me in the online world and I know I'm not alone. Far too often I'm reading comments/posts and status updates and then either hearing or seeing with my own eyes, the disconnect between 'the words' and reality.

I get it that no one wants to necessarily 'air their dirty linen in public' and that pretence can feel safe. BUT and yep, that's a screaming out loud but, whether you're navigating socially on or off line, keep it real folks! Posting falsehoods on line will eventually bite you on the bum and expose you from behind the veil of the World Wide Web. And besides, why lie to yourself ? If you're not coping in your personal life, or your business is going belly up, get some help. Ignoring it or pretending that it's not happening is time wasting and dare I say it, a self sabotage strategy! The rules for navigating social networks apply both on and off line. Friends, family, colleagues and community authenticate us by behaviour. So some good old fashioned tried and true reminders like, "think before you speak (or post)", "you have two ears and one mouth for a good reason - use them proportionately" and "to thine own self be true" are just a few mantras worth memorising. And here's the pot of gold around keeping it real: we all resonate with honesty and integrity. Just because we cope better on some days, then others doesn't mean we're a failure and need to fabricate. We just need to maintain a balanced perspective and keep it real.

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Bronwyn Clee is a nerdy Nona who is nuts about navigating social networks and creative conflict resolution, empowering women and caring for community. Volunteering at Nightcliff UC Op Shop keeps her feet planted firmly on the ground even when the spirit of writing knocks her over and gives her wings to fly. Go to www.bronwynclee. com to find out more.

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Most Valuable Volunteer nominees

Nominees and award winners from Central Australia were also recognised


Volunteer of the Year

Awards 2013 Top End & Central Australia

at an awards ceremony hosted by Minister for Central Australia Matt Conlan MLA at “The Residence” in Alice Springs on Monday the 20th of May. The Awards are a collaboration between Volunteering SA&NT (the peak body for volunteering in SA and the NT) and the Northern Territory Government. The Awards recognise ‘Individuals’ in the categories of Service, Achievement and Emergency volunteering and also ‘Organisations’ with a category for Small and Large organisations. The award winners for 2013 are: • Jimmy Doyle, Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Achievement • Donald McKinnon, Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Service • Garry Casey, Chief Minister’s Medal for Emergency Service • Riding for the Disabled Alice Springs, Volunteering SA&NT Award

As part of the celebration for National Volunteers Week and the Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards, the Chief Minister Adam Giles MLA hosted the 2013 awards to celebrate, recognise and reward the invaluable contribution volunteers make to the NT community.

for Organisational Excellence (Small Organisation) • Carers NT, Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Large Organisation). The winners of the Chief Minister’s Medals each received $2500 to donate to a not-for-profit organisation of their choice. The winner of the small organisation award received $3000 and the winner of the large organisation award received $2000. Winner of the Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Achievement Jimmy Doyle has been volunteering for Variety NT for over five years in a leadership and fundraising capacity. During his time with Variety, Jimmy has been a Board member and is the Chair of the Appeals Committee. In these positions, Jimmy has worked to promote the value and role of Variety NT to and within the community. He has also introduced a number of reforms to enhance the governance and decision making of the organisation. As well as helping with Variety NT events, Jimmy has also raised nearly $50 000 for the organisation.


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Carers NT Naomi Gardiner

Alice Springs nominees


Jimmy Doyle

Winner of the Chief Minister’s Medal

is required to coordinate emergency

for Volunteering Service

response, unit training, maintenance of

Donald McKinnon is based in Nhulunbuy

unit equipment and the recruitment of

and has volunteered for the Duke

new members to the Unit.

of Edinburgh’s Award for 26 years,

Volunteering SA&NT Award for

regularly volunteering between 16-18

Organisational Excellence (Small

hours a month. During this time, he has


mentored over 500 young people. Don

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Alice

has built a strong reputation for the Dukes


organization in Nhulunbuy, increasing

riding and horse husbandry for riders

participation in the program to record

with a disability or from disadvantaged

numbers. He has been able to provide


stimulating and constructive activities

volunteers through monthly volunteer

for young people in remote areas, which

awards and volunteer events. They also

include camps and learning survival skills.


He has also taught bike maintenance and

as birthdays and anniversaries, even

carpentry which has enabled participants

including the horse’s birthdays.

to gain employment within the community.

Volunteering SA&NT Award for

Winner Chief Minister’s Medal for

Organisational Excellence (Large

Emergency Service


Garry Casey was a member of the

Carers NT’s vision is to have a community

Palmerston Emergency Services Volunteer

in which carers are recognised and

Unit, from1995 to 2004. He rejoined

valued as a significant asset. Carers NT’s

the Unit in 2009, when it was close to

volunteers provide social support and

closing due to a lack of members. Garry

friendship to vulnerable people in the

commenced a recruiting drive and had

community. They do this in a variety of

created a viable Unit by the end of that

ways including taking people out for coffee,

year. Garry also joined the Howard

being part of social events and being

Springs Volunteer Fire Brigade in 2010

a friend to those they visit. Volunteers

and was deployed to Alice Springs on two

receive an induction to the organisation

occasions to assist with fires in Central

and their role. They are also provided with

Australia. As the Unit Officer, Garry

mentoring and training opportunities.





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BAMBOO LOUNGE Romal, successful owner/manager of Thailicious restaurant’s, new venture is an exciting addition to Darwin culinary scene; as he has not only used his personal experience; that of his mother Madhu, a wonderful cook and foodie; but also that of his experienced chefs from Asia to create this exciting menu of Eastern specialities; together with Western favourites. For our entrée, we chose Momo ($6.00). Delicious steamed Nepalese dumplings, homemade by Madhu, filled with meat, served with a complex tomato, ginger, garlic and coriander sauce; all fresh ingredients. A must try to begin your Asian Odyssey at Bamboo Lounge. Korean Barbeque Beef Rib ($18.00) was our next course. Marinated moist beef ribs with deep, rich Korean flavours, served with potatoes and crisp vegetables in a hot pot. Thai Satay Roast Pork Belly ($17.00) was out next temptation. Pieces of roasted pork

RESTAURANT NAME: Bamboo Lounge ADDRESS: 17-90 Frances Bay Drive, Tipperary Waters PHONE : 8942 2501 STYLE/CUISINE: Thai, Malaysian, Nepalese, Singaporean, Japanese, Korean cuisine. LICENCE: Australian and Imported Beers ($5.50 $8.00). Wine List of Australian and NZ Wines (Glass $6.50 - $9.00). Bottle $25.00 - $40.00) ATMOSPHERE: Relaxed, Welcoming. SOUND LEVEL: Lounge music. HOUSE SPECIALTIES: Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang ($17) Korean BBQ Beef Rib ($18) Thai Satay Roast Pork Belly ($18)

Bamboo Lounge – An Asian Odyssey The authentic and aromatic dishes of Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Nepal and Japan come to Tipperary Waters.

belly, cooked to perfection; crisp, crunchy crackle, topped with a homemade peanut sauce. To accompany these main courses, we chose Indonesian/Malaysian Nasi Goreng with chicken ($14.00). Without a doubt, this was one of the best Nasi Gorengs I have tasted, as it was made with homemade sambal and kepas manis, generous pieces of chicken and prawn crackers. A winner. The Thai Tom Yum Fried Rice with prawns ($18.00) was another delight. Complex flavours of spicy Thai fried rice, wok tossed with coriander, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, chilli and mixed vegetables. Bursting with fresh, spicy flavours. Yum! For dessert, we were tempted by Madhu’s homemade Fried Ice Cream ($8.00) Creamy with a fabulous crunchy coating; lovingly made by Madhu. A great way to finish what was an exciting Asian Odyssey at Bamboo Lounge.


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Airport Tavern

relaxed family friendly dining This month we’re on the hunt for some family friendly casual bistro dining, which leads us to the Airport Tavern who have a new kitchen team on board. A gander at the menu reveals the regular bistro offerings all at wallet friendly prices. Most are under $25 in actual fact. There’s one token vegetarian dish there too, We visit twice in one week, trying out the lamb shanks, oven roasted chicken breast, grilled salmon and finally the twice cooked pork belly. The meat on my lamb was fall off the bone and moist, there didn’t seem to be any extra flavour infused in to them but it was quite nice and for $22.90 one cannot complain. The mash was smoothilicious too. Lovely dish. The oven baked chicken breast, similar to the lamb didn’t have any special treatment done to it, but was cooked perfectly and harmonised with the rest of the elements on the plate beautifully. The pork belly with potato puree, mixed greens and baby corn this time around ($23.90) was nicely cooked and with good flavour, the hoi-sin glaze was delightful – I wished for a bit more on the plate, and the potato puree was deliciously light and creamy. The grilled local Atlantic salmon got the thumbs up all around, the parents in-law saying it was quite nice.

Photo by Nico Liengme

something about a stuff capsicum.

Trailer Boat Trivia

Every Thursday @ 7pm Hosted by Darwin’s own “Prince of Cowboy Love Songs”, Dave Garnham.

Well after two visits I reckon I’ve had enough info to go by and I’m liking the Airport Tavern. The food isn’t high end quality, but that’s not what it’s trying to do. It’s all about good food at great prices in a relaxed family friendly casual environment and in that respect it’s a winner in my books. I’ll definitely add this to my weeknight I’mtoo-lazy-to-cook destinations.

Tuan Nguyen

Darwin Trailer Boat Club 8 Atkins Drive Fannie Bay

8981 6749

For the benefit of Members and their Guests. Visitors welcome.

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Darwin Beer Festival! Whether you are a beer or cider fanatic, a foodie or just enjoy a nice cold one at the end of the day, the Darwin Beer Festival has something for everyone, even beer ice cream! The first ever Darwin Beer Festival is set to be a

night. Dr Chuck Hahn will also discuss beer and food

highlight feature on the calendar this dry season,

matching at several sessions at the Festival over the

bringing more than 25 Australian Breweries to the

two days , hosted by Ian Kingham-That Beer Bloke.

Convention Centre on June 29th and 30th.

Popular first series Master chef contestant Chris

The Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to taste

Badenoch, will also be holding beer and food

and savour over 75 different beers from some of the

matching demonstrations at the Festival as well as

best craft breweries in Australia, which are becoming

profiling beers from his very own Boneyard Brewery

more accessible in the NT, particularly at the Precinct


Tavern, Darwin Waterfront.

There will be plenty of opportunities to relax and eat

There will also be more than 15 Festival beers brewed

with delicious takeaway including German bratwurst

especially for the occasion, on tap at various venues

on bread buns with sauerkraut, mustards and onions

throughout Darwin during the Festival.

cheese, hot chips, steak sandwiches, sticky American

Entry is $25 and includes 5 x 100ml tasting vouchers,

pork ribs, nachos and vegetarian antipasto!

glass and program.

There are also a variety of other Beer Festival related

For those who also love their food, major sponsor

events being held over the weekend including a beer

James Squire, are bringing Lion Nathan’s previous

breakfast, opportunities to meet the brewers and a

Chief Brewer, Dr Chuck Hahn to Darwin to host

fantastic after party.

a Beer Dinner on Friday 28th June at The Precinct Tavern. Guests will be treated to a delicious four-

Full details and information for all events can be

course degustation menu with a wide variety of

found on the Darwin Beer Festival Website -

tasting samples and entertainment throughout the

www.darwinbeerfestival.com.au. Cheers!

The Venue

Cazalys Palmerston Club has an extensive range of various promotions and activities that cater to the interests of all individuals within the community. Each month we offer a Beer of the Month, RTD of the Month and Wine of the Month. These products are either price pointed or are prize orientated. We have a Theme Party in our Sports Bar every month. The parties are a different theme each month and patrons and staff are encouraged to dress up to add to the festivities and atmosphere. Regular weekly promotions and activities include Trivia Nights, the Litchfield 8 Ball Assoc. Pool Comp, Meat Tray Raffles and our Mug of the Week Schooner Draw on Friday afternoons.

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The Bistro

The presentation of our Bistro reflects the same sophisticated and stylish lay-out as the rest of the Club. The Bistro offers a large open plan with an easily accessible bar and bistro area. Our salad bar is located near the ordering area for service efficiency.

The Kids Club

Cazalys also features a Kids Club which is operational Thursday – Saturday from 6pm – 10:30pm. The Kids Club is staffed and parents are welcome to leave their children in the Kids Club and enjoy the venue’s facilities.

Open from 10am 7 days a week @ 10 Temple Tce Palmerston (next to Target)

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NEW MENU waterfront kitchen il lido’s a la carte menu offers innovative meals crafted by a passionate team of chefs

Kitchener Drive - Darwin Waterfront

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Start’em early! Since we develop our eating habits during childhood, it’s a good idea to get your kids hooked on eating fish, convincing them to eat it can sometimes be a challenge. My children did not really have that hurdle; convincing them was easy, it is just the ‘norm’ and a natural menu item selected two to three time a week. The thing to remember is that parents need to be role models; if they aren't eating fish it is going to be hard to make a child eat it. Start early and keep on trying. Most of us develop our lifelong eating habits during childhood. If you offer fish to your child when they are babies, chances are they will acquire a taste for it. My suggestion would be to offer younger children fish with a soft texture (name a species). Seafood is much easier to purchase now days as ssupermarkets are doing their bit, opening seafood counters in many stores with a wider choice of fish and sealing fillets in "readymade containers” making cooking even easier. Not that fish should be difficult. Frying a piece of Saddletail Snapper is no more difficult than a steak. A good choice for the healthy diet; eating fish or other seafood at least three to four times a week would see prime sources of essential nutrients (Protein, Vitamin A, B12, D & E, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Iodine and Selenium) and remember buying local supports an industry that produces more than $50 million worth of product a year and contributes to the companies through fish sales, local jobs, suppliers, processing and retail outlets. Check out our Support NT Caught website www.supportntcaught for a list of local retailers and restaurants who sell local produce, better still learn more about our industry and the people ‘like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/supportntcaught.


Rob Fish

Chairman Northern Territory Seafood Council

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Simply Elegant

Lash & Beauty

All your grooming needs for Weddings, the Races or that Special Occasion. You’ll be heading out the door with your Couture headpiece in hand, Gel Polish on your toes and a great Spray Tan in between. Our staff are experienced Beauty Therapists.

Couture, Custom made & Pre-made headwear Simply Elegant Millinery Gina Marie Millinery Fannie Bay Girl Kea Lodge Millinery Sally B Millinery

Lash & Beauty Eyelash Extensions, Spray Tan, Acrylic & Shellac Nails, Airbrush Makeup & Waxing.

8941 8114

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FOR SALE It is with regret our uniquely different boutique is for sale. We can do a walk in and walk out, or we could stay awhile and help. With the shop comes a restored leyland mini, just waiting for signage.

This business is in the beautiful star village arcade, truly the place to be. Someone a little internet savvy could really boost profitability. I have stretched myself very thin with our other business so i would love someone else to put the love, style and the uniqueness into vintage.

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Darwin boutiques usher in the dry with lush green pieces, unique shoes and fun necklaces to revitalise your wardrobe.

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Looking | 3. Wish Dress $169.95 from Just Looking | 4. Elk Green Outstation Necklace from Elevated | 5. Elk Cool Resin Necklace from Elevated | 6. Elk Wooden Bead Necklace Charcoal Cream from Elevated | 7. Embella Apple Green Plaited Leather Belt $110 | 8. Mar Y Sol Shoulder Bag $85 from Frond | 9. Little Foxes by Nude $149.95 from Stomp Shoes | 10. Isobel Wedges $99.95 from Edessa Footwear & Accessories | 10. Embella Earrings $129

Items compiled by Rebecca Parish

1. Les Nereides Floral Earrings $119 from Frond | 2. Wish Dress $199.95 from Just

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DarwinLife | Mid Year Makeover

makeover MID YEAR

Remember the New Year – when you were inspired and motivated? Well 2013 is halfway through now and mid year slumps are happening all over town. Fumbling for the alarm, dragging yourself out of bed, and begrudgingly heading off to work. Does this sound familiar? There’s no better time than now to give yourself a mid year makeover. That means you too fellas - makeovers aren’t just for the ladies. It’s not too late to achieve great health and wellbeing for 2013 so think about what might need some attention and get started sooner rather than later!


If you’ve found yourself wondering what

it’s important to make sure everything is

yourself and give you a confidence boost. Head

direction your life is taking, and feeling like

continuing to work as it should.

into a salon and ask the stylist’s advice to see

you could probably feel much happier than

Here in Darwin we are blessed to live under

what exciting ideas they can come up with for

you do, maybe it’s time to see a life coach.

almost year round sunshine, and be surrounded


Talking about your future direction, getting

by a stunning natural environment. When did

The tropical climate we enjoy in the Top End

healthy and bringing balance into your life is

you last go for a walk on the beach, or along the

also means skin care is a challenge so why

really important, but also knowing and being

esplanade? Getting exercise is great to keep fit,

not round off your makeover with a final

committed to your path will help things come

but it also boosts your mood and does wonders

buff and polish? An extended cleansing and

together in a much stronger way.

for your motivation.

rejuvenating facial helps restore moisture

Of course there are many ways to makeover

So now that the inside is straightened out, what

balance and freshen your complexion. Treat

your inside, and the focus does not need to be

about the outside? One of the simplest ways to

yourself to a natural looking spray tan, or

only on mental health. Why not go and see a

achieve a new you is with a new hairstyle. Why

some laser hair removal treatments, maybe a

practitioner for a check up BEFORE you need

not add some colour to your life? A different

massage or a spa treatment. Whatever you

to see them for an injury. Whether it be a trip

colour than ‘the usual’ or a cut you would not

decide, just remember, the most valuable thing

to the dentist, or a visit to the chiropractor,

normally have can change how you feel about

in your life is you – so look after yourself !

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Midyear Makeover Midyear is a great time to revisit your goals for 2013. Alas, once the frivolity of the New Year is behind us, resolutions and promises are often forgotten or put into the “too hard basket”. But wait! We are only half way through 2013 so all is not lost.


Good health requires a balance in all 3 aspects of the triad

Physical / Structural Nutritional / Biochemical Spiritual / Emotional

Research has found that most resolutions revolve around spending more time with loved ones, getting the weight under control, becoming fitter or knocking a bad habit on the head. Essentially they are about finding a better life/work balance that improves physical and mental wellbeing. Some years ago when studying naturopathy I was introduced to the Triad of Health; a simple yet effective model that highlights the importance of having balance of one’s physical, emotional and nutritional self. Achieving physical balance means having adequate movement, good posture, a healthy weight and rest. Nutritional balance requires enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates to provide the body with its fuel. For emotional balance you need happy, nurturing and loving relationships and freedom from emotionally toxic environments. Balance cannot be achieved if you have too much of one thing and not enough of another however. For example, if you are exercising a lot, you need extra antioxidants and nutrients to support you physically. Being happy and emotionally balanced does not necessarily mean that you have a good body weight, cardiovascular fitness or adequate muscle mass. Similarly eating well is not going to provide adequate

nutrition if you are stressed out to the max, as your body will respond to stress by accruing some minerals and dumping others. So what does a balanced day look like? Try starting your day with an early morning workout. Eat a well balanced diet throughout the day and end the day with an emotionally balancing activity such as meditation or listening to soothing music. Balancing the physical, emotional and nutritional self is definitely the key to a lifetime of good health. So as you jump into your midyear makeover, think about how you can achieve balance. For help with all your health care needs, book a consultation with naturopath Vivienne Savill, on 89810047.

Vivienne Savill is an Author, Naturopath and Nurse who runs a natural health clinic in Darwin. For more information visit www. bodymindsoulhealth. com.au If you have a Question for Viv, email shaaron@darwinlifemag.com

Free your mind, free your body, free your spine, free your life! Our vision is to incorporate all aspects of your health to achieve ultimate freedom and wellbeing. Health is not just the state of the physical body it includes, physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual wellbeing. By visiting Free Being we offer: • Chiropractic to free your body and spine from nerve interference to achieve ultimate wellness • Life Coaching to free any stuck emotional patterns or dysfunction and to guide you when setting achievable life goals

• Massage & Beauty Therapy to free your body from stress & negative environmental factors, to boost your energy and wellbeing Free Being is growing with more like minded holistic, natural therapists and practitioners joining our dynamic team. Be sure to check our website www.freebeing.com.au regularly to watch for our workshops and new services. Call us today on 8947 3247 or email info@freebeing.com.au to see how we can help you become a Free Being.

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Have you received your Sport Voucher?

So you’re thinking about a makeover?

Maybe you’re at the point in your life for whatever reason you feel like you need a little something?

The wonderful news is that there are so many fantastic treatments

available often with little to no down time. Or perhaps you genuinely do require cosmetic surgery to achieve the result you want; either way the most important thing

Every enrolled, school-aged child across the Territory is entitled to receive a Sport Voucher up to the value of $75 to help cover the costs of playing organised sport.

important step is that you choose the best treatment and professional delivering the treatment. It sickens & saddens me how many beauty type businesses and registered medical professionals do treatments that are not in a client’s best interest, have they lost sight of the fact that we are privileged to be in an industry that helps people love themselves? And yet I see disheartened people daily that have been misled into having treatments they are not suitable for or suffering scarring that was avoidable.

Use your voucher at a registered sport organisation today!

Always remember like everything in life you have a choice, research the person,

If you are yet to receive your $75 Sport Voucher please visit www.sportvoucher.nt.gov.au to request yours today and find out more information.

who is doing it, take the time you need to feel comfortable with the treatment you

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is that you are making a conscious choice to improve you for you. The second most

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training & there experience along with the exact machine or type of treatment you are considering. Place enormous value on your ability to choose your treatment and

choose and remember we are all gifted with one body, love it and look after it.

Katy Sullivan Laser expert www.advancedbodyimage.com.au 89856088

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Vanity Hair

Vanity Hair has been open in Parap for 11 years now but there has been a salon in the same location since 1962.

(left to right, Tenneil, Cindy, Chris, Brianna, Toni, Melanie, Yalene)

The team at Vanity Hair love the mix of old and new clients and of any age group. They see their selves as a happy bunch and are always receiving positive feedback from clients in regards to their laid back, friendly atmosphere. The team are definitely not laid back when it comes to hair though as the condition of a clients hair is their number one priority. The owner of Vanity Hair, Chris Kanochkin says, “We will not perform unrealistic services on clients, and would rather make a long term plan to make their hair look and feel it’s best.” Vanity’s product of choice is TIGI. The team uses TIGI Copyright Colours and recommends TIGI Hair Reborn. It is exclusive to Vanity Hair in the Territory and is second to none. Vanity also uses Catwalk, S Factor and Bedhead to keep you looking as hot as the day you left the salon. “Your hair is your best fashion accessory and healthy hair is even better,” Chris says. For those of you wanting extra volume and length, Vanity has also been doing hair extensions for years and offers tapes, micro beads and fusion (individual bonded.) Vanity is always trying to bring something new to Darwin and are now stockists of H2D irons and wands as well as Cloud 9 irons. Exciting things are coming up this year at Vanity Hair. Chris is off to the Hair Expo in Sydney this month, which will give her some fresh, new ideas for the Salon. Chris says that education is a vital part of this industry as it is forever changing. “I will be taking everything this Expo has to offer, and hopefully be able to turn that into new experiences at the Salon.”

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Introducing... Tattfree vs Laser

What is the process?

> L aser only addresses a small amount of pigment colours.

> T he tattooed areas are lightly abraded with a special handpiece similar to the one used in your original tattoo session.


> T he process is virtually painless and if you have a low pain tolerance a topical anaesthetic can be applied to minimise discomfort.

Immediately after 1st treatment

> T attfree tattoo removal avoids these potential risks and addresses all pigment colours, generally in fewer treatments and at a substantially lower cost.

How does it work? > W e use the exclusive Tattfree tattoo removal system. > T his process will take a series of treatments depending on the size of the tattoo. > F or the average size tattoo you will need approximately 4 treatments. > T he treatments are designed to remove the pigmented areas of your tattoo.

> T reatment times are approximately 30 minutes, during which small circles are created over the surface of your tattoo.

one week after 1st treatment

> W e leave small spaces in between the circles which will be treated in subsequent sessions. The spacing strategy helps with the healing process and minimises the chances of scarring.

one week after 2nd treatment

> T ime between sessions is usually eight to ten weeks.

> T attfree uses a proprietary fluid to bring the tattoo pigment to the surface in the form of a scab. > O nce the scab falls off there is no more pigment and the underlying skin is clear.




Say goodbye

to shaving, waxing and ingrown hairs


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TATTFREE now available at


Killer HEELS With the fashion season in full swing and cup time on it's way, I thought I'd discuss a recent CAANSW media release that I was interviewed about in the NT News.


2 3 4

1. Shoulders pushed back. 2. Chest is more prominent 3. Hips and lower spine are curvy and buttocks more prominent 4. Knees are bent along with the hips driving the thighs and knees forward

If you have a tattoo you are not alone. In Australia it is estimated that 3 million people are currently sporting one or more tattoos. Some visible in normal clothing, others not. While your tattoo may have given you and others pleasure in the past, maybe your circumstances have changed or you are simply just bored with it, and have been giving some thought to how best get it removed. It is estimated that some 50% of tattoo wearers want their tattoo removed at some time in their life. Many want to say goodbye to the ink... There are many reasons why you would like to remove your tattoo. Dissatisfaction with the design because it was poorly executed. Concerns that a tattoo is visible in work clothing. It was a rash decision at the time. Ex partners name is incorporated in the design. New partner dislikes Tattoos. The design has faded over time. Until now the only treatment available was Laser. The Tattfree removal techniques target all colours, age, sizes and styles of tattoo including the most exotic hues and pigment blends. We concentrate our Tattfree removal system on the top layers of skin that contain the tattoo pigment. The procedure is very similar to the way you originally received your tattoo. During the procedure a proprietary fluid is delivered into the tattoo with the use of micro needles. We use a fractional system, meaning we do not try to remove the entire tattoo at once. This enables healthy skin to migrate to the abraded skin helping the healing process. During the process you can see the ink rising to the top, this then forms a scab which can take anywhere from 10 to 20 days to fall off depending on your healing abilities. Once the scabs have fallen off you will see new pink baby skin. The treatments are spaced between 8 to 12 weeks depending on each individuals healing abilities. Removal is achieved in about 4 sessions depending on the size of the tattoo. Visit us at www.tattfree.com.au or call us on 89815557 for more information.

Without putting a downer on certain types of apparel, a new survey by Chiropractors in NSW has revealed that some people are risking physical injuries due to fashion choices. The survey found that on average, chiropractors in NSW can see 10 to 15 patients per week with problems caused by fashionable clothing and accessories. From personal experience these numbers are similar in Darwin clinics as well. By far the most implicated fashion accessory was high heels. Over 65 per cent of Chiropractors in NSW listed them as their number one concern, leading to lower back pain, knee problems, unpleasant bunions and in some cases foot and ankle sprains. In this case high heels throw the centre of gravity forward, causing you to lean backwards to keep from falling face first. This overcompensation often leads to low back pain, while instability through the ankle can put additional strain on the knees and hips. Fortunately in Darwin, even though plenty of ladies wear high heels, they generally don’t walk as far in them when compared to our counterparts in bigger cities. Even if you do wear heels to work, and may walk to and from the office, local Darwin citizens tend not to walk as far and tend not to commute on public transport for as long. This reduces the time spent standing or walking in heels and tends to cause less problems. So the problem isn’t just the heels, but the length of time spent in heels. Commonly

local Chiropractors tend to see patients with high heel related problems after a special event. This is common after a big night out, especially dancing, or if you are attending a function like a wedding or a ball. So if you like high heels, just wear them, they do look good, but if you intend to spend many hours at a time in them don’t be surprised if you suffer from discomfort in your legs or back for a couple of days after. Like always, if your pain persists beyond a few days see a local CAA NT Chiropractor.

Marc Cova B.Sc. M.Chiro| CAA (NT) President 5/5 Keith Lane Fannie Bay 08 89414033 About the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (National) Limited (CAA) is the peak body representing chiropractors. An underlying principle of chiropractic is “healthy spine, healthier life”. By offering expert, drugfree spinal health care and lifestyle advice, chiropractors help Australians lead and maintain healthy lives. With more than 2,700 members, the CAA is the largest chiropractic health body in Australia, and coordinates its efforts with its eight autonomous CAA state and territory organisations.

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Cosmetic Medical Treatments are now available at Territory Laser Clinic



At Territory Laser Clinic our highly experienced Cosmetic Physician visits from Sydney on a monthly basis to address all of your cosmetic concerns. He specialises in delivering high quality minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to areas of rural and regional Australia. His philosophy is to minimise the signs of premature ageing and enhance your appearance in a subtle way that people will only notice a fresher, more youthful looking you. All consultations are detailed, honest, highly individualised and not hurried. Holly Copping, Dermal Therpist and Director of Territory Laser Clinic works in conjunction with the Cosmetic Physician to ensure you achieve optimal results. Whatever your concern, there is always a solution for you at TLC.

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Man of


As some may know, for a very long time I was apart of the " high vis army", more commonly known as a construction worker. My field was Steelfixing, and I filled every joyous day with back breaking manual labour. The guys would joke that it was more of a sport than a job, considering every lift was a contest and every reo mat tied was a race to finish first.

This got me thinking...

Strongman Medley

We all lifted day in day out, sometimes

1) Overhead Carry

heavy, sometimes light, always awkward

2) Rack Carry

shapes and always consistent. No 90

3) Steely Carry

second break, no set amount of reps

4) Farmers Walk

and definately no easy days.

4 x 40 meters each, times 3-5 sets.

The secret is in lifting odd shaped

While not looking "gym strong" these

weights, with your body needing

guys were as "functionally strong" as

to work overtime to stabilise and

you could get.

complete the task at hand safely. This

The same could be said about the

is undoubtably the best core training

majority of labour intensive workers.

you'll find anywhere. So get together all

My point is this, You don't need to look

of the useless ab machines you've got

strong to be strong, and just because

under your bed (I know they're there)

you look

and cash them in for some steel!

strong, doesn't mean you are.

No not really. Do however try the

Stay Strong,

following workout.


Wez Innes Northern Kettlebells Cert III Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer & Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor 0409 592 070

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Looking after your


S P R AY TA N Before the Spray Tan Exfoliate your body using either a Waffle glove or Exfoliating cream or lotion, especially your elbows, knees and heels. It helps the tan to spread and develop evenly. Any waxing or shaving should be done at lease 12 hours before. To prevent creating a barrier, don’t apply product containing actives, petroleum-based lotions oils or essential oils. Moisturise the day/night before to prepare the skin, but not on the same day. This will hydrate the skin and prepare it to receive an even spray tan. Wear loose, dark coloured clothing.

made to remove tans. It’s not a waffle glove, it’s made of a soft fibre that polishes off the tan. Your glove will last between 3 to 6 months depending on how much you use it of course. Here at Simply Elegant we use Naked Tan, I’ve been Spray tanning clients for over 15 years and Naked Tan for me stands out above the rest. They are an Australian company, the first to create the two hour wash & wear tan and so with their ongoing research their products are always being tested and improved. I find this tan to have perfect coverage and doesn’t have an orange base. Their retail products are also available from my salon.

After the Spray Tan My favourite spray tan can be showered off between 2 - 4 hours after application. It’s best to use a body Cleanse instead of Soap when you have a tan so as not to strip the tan off quicker. Naked Tan has a great product, Organic Body Cleanser, smells great too. Avoid long soaks in the bathtub. Quick showers are best. Apply moisturiser every day. You can apply Goddess Glaze gradual tan from Naked Tan to build and extend the longevity of your tan.

Helen Wilkinson Manager/Owner – Lash & Beauty & Simply Elegant 27 years in the Beauty Industry.

Removing a Spray Tan The best product I have found is Tan Go, Tan Removal Glove. A glove that has been specially



to the racetrack If you’re planning to don an elaborate hat or fascinator then keep your makeup more minimal with just a slick of eyeliner and lippy but if you want to jazz up your race day frock then go for a bolder makeup look.

Karlie Goetze Makeup Artist Beauty Therapist M 0412 649 529 karlie.goetze@hotmail.com www.karlieg.com


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If you’re running short on time keep the eyes nude

pink lips. Issey Miyake and Jason Wu also incorporated

(though always add mascara to frame the eyes) and

silver but in a much more subtle fashion with just a slick

slick on a bright coloured lipstick. Just don’t forget to

of silver across the lash line. If you’re not confident with

put it in your purse for touch-ups during the day and

silver and don’t want to run the risk of looking like a

try drinking through straws to keep your lippy lasting

drag queen then just use a dab of silver as a highlighter


on the inner corner of your eye. This also helps open up

Here are some recent runway trends to try out trackside:

the eyes and make them appear brighter.

Blue hues

Red rules

From turquoise to sky and navy the hue of choice during

Red lips have been enjoying quite an extended time

the recent 2013 runway shows was blue. At Christian

in the spotlight but this runway season it was all about

Dior they amped up a light blue shade with some crystal

matte red lips teamed with defined brows and natural

bling. At Jeremy Scott there was a beautiful Prussian

eyes as seen at the likes of Burberry. While at Kenneth

blue smoky eye. The key here is to keep lips nude or use

Cole the M.A.C. artists teamed silver eyes with a two-

a soft natural shade with a hint of pale pink or apricot.

toned matte red lip so if you’re feeling bold give this

Silver lining

look a go. Use the darker shade on the outer lip area

Chanel led the charge of silver on the runways using it

and lighter shade on the inner lip which also helps make

from lashes to brows and the inner corners extending

the lips look fuller. Make sure you line the lips first with

out in a winged style and finishing it with pale, glossy

a natural shade lip pencil to prevent lipstick bleeding.

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ALL NATURAL HERBAL PEELING Skin peeling is a natural function of our skin. The basal layer of the skin constantly produces new skin cells to replace the older, outer horny layer that is shedding every day. Herbs versus Acids

mild sunburn. On touching the skin you’ll feel tiny herb

Professional peeling treatments, whether based on synthetic

particles. When you leave the clinic your skin will look

acids, high tech machinery or a compound of herbs, are

great; treatment will not interfere with your business or

designed to speed up the cycle of skin renewal. In the

social obligations for the next two to three days.

process the skin is improved.

During this time the herbs will gradually release their

Traditional methods of skin peeling rely on a variety of

natural active substances such as vitamins, minerals,

harsh synthetic acids for their results. High tech equipment

enzymes, anti-oxidants and trace elements into the skin.

and chemical or acid peels are designed to create an injury

After your post treatment on the 5th day, your new skin

to the skin, forcing it to repair itself against the trauma. A

will appear visibly improved, finer in texture, clearer

deeper wound will result in a better outcome – yet it will

and younger.

increase the risk of adverse effects.

If required, Herbal Aktiv Peel® treatments can be repeated

Herbal Aktiv Peel does not rely on an injury for its

every four weeks. Good lifestyle choices and the regular

result. In fact, the herbs contained in this compound are

use of good quality skin care products will prolong the

described in herbal manuscripts for their healing soothing

results of your Herbal Aktiv Peel®. Everyone’s skin peels

and regenerating effects. Spirulina, one of the herbs

at different levels; your skin may or may not visibly peel.

contained in the Herbal Aktiv Peel , is estimated to contain

Various factors can affect the amount of peeling i.e. harsh



250 vitamins, minerals and trace element. No laboratory is

skin care containing acids, illness, smoking etc.

able to match the biological processes of this single plant.

The Treatment

the best possible results from your Herbal Aktiv Peel®.

During treatment your skin is massaged with the herb

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Herbal Aktiv Peel® from Alex Cosmetic in Germany is a skin resurfacing treatment based entirely upon dried, crushed herbs. Herbal Aktiv Peel® is suitable for: • Wrinkles • Sun Damage • Scarring • Pigmentation • Acne/Pimples • Enlarged Pores • Blackheads/Milia • Stretch Marks

At Dermal Essence we will advise how to achieve

Day 2 Use your prescribed Home Care Products as instructed. Your skin looks normal.

Day 3 Continue to use your prescribed Home Care Products. First signs of peeling may appear.

Day 4 Peeling of the old skin may be noticable. You may want to stay

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Day 5 Return to the salon, where your skin therapist performs the

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BLOOD, SWEAT & FEARS Hahn SuperDry Blood, Sweat & Fears the Territories toughest & dirtiest event took place on the 4th May at Lake Bennett, over 2000 people accepted the challenge of proving they are Territory Tough! Will you accept the challenge in 2014 & conquer your fears??


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FESTIVAL TERRITORY The Top End buzzes with a festive vibe across the Dry Season. Do like explorer John McDouall Stuart and follow his namesake highway from Darwin to Katherine to discover Top End regions alive with activity this month!

Beginning with the Merrepen Arts and Sports Festival from the 31st of May until the 2nd of June in the attractive Daly River community of Nauiyu. In its 26th year, the festival showcases the exquisite indigenous visual arts of the region. Saturday and Sunday is your chance to buy art with the festival offering a unique opportunity to purchase decorative Merrepen artworks at community prices. There’s plenty of accommodation locally, so stay the weekend and stick around for the concert with Wendy Matthews, Tracey Bunn, the Emu Sisters and Traditional Dancers on Saturday night. The Adelaide River Races on Saturday the 1st of June is a real country race meeting held on the Top End’s only grass track! Shady grounds with a seven race program, fashion on the field, TAB and bookie facilities on site make this an event on the racing calendar not to be missed. Buses are available from Darwin or make it a longer trip and explore some of the historic attractions in the region, because the fun doesn’t stop there! The following weekend, the Adelaide River Talent Quest brings talent from all over the Territory and interstate. From bush ballads to country rock, it’s all there and the talent quest concludes as the sun sets with a concert that has the showgrounds rocking! Continue the weekend with the Adelaide River Show and join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show. You’ll be in awe as you watch competitors master cattle, in less than 45 seconds each, in the camp draft.

Further down the Stuart Highway the annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community, via Katherine, over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from the 7th to the 10th, and is one of the major and longest-running indigenous community festivals in the Top End. Visitors can camp in the community during the alcohol-free festival and interact with residents who will share their stories and culture. This year is shaping up to be an incredible festival with headliners Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and John Butler of the John Butler Trio. Katherine’s Fringe Festival from the 21st to the 22nd will feature a newly produced multimedia performance ‘Gorrdondolmi’ - the story of the Rainbow Serpent written, produced and performed by Katherine artists. There will be stacks of free street performances, dance and music as well as a film feature and writers’ festival showcasing some the Territory’s best. Rounding up this jam packed month of activities along the Stuart Highway, the Pine Creek Goldrush Festival from the 27th to the 1st of July will take you back in time. Gold is not the only attraction however, with a damper-making competition, nugget hunt, ‘Golden Oldies’ rugby game and much more. Accommodation in Pine Creek is limited, so be prepared to camp or give us a call and we will assist you in finding a place to lay your head.

For more information contact the Tourism Top End team on 1300 138 886 or visit the website www.tourismtopend.com.au June 2013 | DarwinLife Magazine


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WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Ron Baker VEHICLE COLOUR, BRAND AND YEAR? Green 1942 Jeep and 1945 Jeep Trailer WHAT WAS THE CONDITION WHEN YOU FIRST PURCHASED IT? Got it in 1970 and it was worn out and rusted. WHAT MODIFICATIONS HAVE YOU DONE? Power brake unit and 12 bolt Electrical System.

ARE THERE ANY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE CAR? Converted to right hand drive before the end of WWII in Darwin to be used as a Convoy Support Vehicle. …And as the Principal of Nightcliff High School many years ago, I used it to chase the kids around when they were naughty… Ha ha ha. HAS IT WON ANY AWARDS? No awards. It has been in the Bay to Birdwood in SA 1984. WHAT DOES THE WIFE SAY? Haven’t asked her.

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Rrage? OAD

As a self-defence teacher I have noticed an increasing need to educate people on how to deal with conflicts on the road, being in the car or areas surrounding the car.


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Over the years we have seen road rage increase dramatically. It was very evident whilst I was living in Sydney, and I have not noticed it to the same extent in Darwin probably due to the lesser amount of people on the roads however it still does occur. A lovely friend of mine was spat on in the face by a driver at a set of lights for driving too slowly and apparently slowing him down (meanwhile she had a screaming baby in the back seat, and a four year old who kept undoing their seatbelt – needless to say she was a little distracted!). The potential of road rage to escalate into an ugly situation quickly is high, and there is the risk of something simple like starting off at the lights too slowly turning into violence. How can something seemingly so trivial trigger people into violence? Road rage is simply an outlet for societies built up stress. This frustration may come from work, relationships or finances. An incident on the road can often be, as they say, the straw that broke the camel’s back. If you find you are either the victim or perpetrator of road rage, here are some simple tips to overcome road rage incidents: How do you overcome road rage incidents? 1) Be compassionate and manage your emotional state – you can’t control another person’s state of mind, however you have full responsibility of your emotions. For all you know, the person in the other car may be driving inappropriately because they have just experienced the loss of a loved one – who knows what their situation is!

2) Avoid reacting – whether you are in the wrong or right avoid staring, gestures or honking. Ignore the other vehicle. You need to put your ego to the side and not react as this may escalate emotions – as emotion increases, logic decreases. 3) Move on – If you are in or outside of your car leave the incident and move on to your next destination provided all is safe to do so. 4) Stay in your car – if you are already in your car you are safer to stay in the car. If you need to wind your window down to talk only do so an inch or better still move on. If you are outside your car get in promptly. Above all I highly recommend learning some basic self-defence skills and practice implementing them so that you can use them if the need arises. Krav Maga is a modern day realitybased self-defense system. Adam is the founder of Krav Maga Darwin. For more information, visit www.kravmagadarwin.com.au.

Adam Gulla Self Defence instructor (Krav Maga) www.kravmagadarwin.com.au



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The Darwin skyline has changed considerably over the past year or two and as our horizon continues to be dominated by cranes and scaffolding, there is a change taking place in our city that is elevating the Top End lifestyle to new heights. Written by: Melinda Barlow


Apartment living has well and truly taken off and

to commit to properties with leases already in place

possibly need and more, at the push of a button or

it seems high-rise buildings can’t get built quickly

and guaranteed long term tenancies. The fly-in-fly-

the flick of a switch.

enough. Of course there will always be the suburban

out workforce has increased, and as life in general

Of course this lifestyle comes with extra costs, but

sprawl, but as we continue to track the progress of

seems busier than ever before, more and more

they are well worth the investment. What else is

major projects, and the sprinkle of cash starts to

people are downsizing from the Australian dream

all our hard work for? Who wants a glamorous

become a downpour, people from all over the country

of a 3 bedroom house with a white picket fence, to a

spacious apartment, fitted out with dusty second

are jumping at the chance to enjoy contemporary

waterfront apartment with a café in the lobby and a

hand furniture and bargains from lawn sales after

inner city living with the city at their feet and

rooftop pool.

all! No this lifestyle comes with added extras – the

incredible views from every window.

Life is faster today than ever before and it’s all we can

plasma screen, surround sound, long sleek sofas

Part of this change in living habits is a response to

do to keep up. When home is your sanctuary, the last

and customized unique furniture pieces. Everything

the population influx as job opportunities increase

thing you want is for it to seem like work. Developers

matches and homewares are carefully selected. Throw

in coming years. There are a greater number of

are staying one step ahead, and providing solutions

rugs drape elegantly and scatter cushions are colour

investors around, and with rental yields in Darwin

before we even get the chance to complain. Lifestyle

co-ordinated. Before you know it you’re home is the

the highest in the country, buyers are more confident

developments are providing everything we could

one in the magazine and it is you living the dream.

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Wharf 2 is the latest addition to Darwin’s Waterfront precinct and few locals would have failed to notice the hive of activity down by the harbor of late. One of Australia’s most dynamic and fastest growing cities, Darwin provides the greatest of lifestyle opportunities, elegantly represented by the inspired living offered at Wharf 2. Wharf 2 embodies the changing face

deep terraces create an openness to the

of Darwin and its absolute waterfront

outdoors while vertical screening invites

position is extraordinary. 
Enjoy never-

the pleasant sea breezes and shading

to-be-built-out views over the sparkling

from the elements.

sea and a fabulous waterfront playground

Flowing tiled floors are wonderfully

right at your front door. With a dynamic

underfoot, enhancing the sense of

mix of boutique retail stores, fine dining

uninterrupted space. Air conditioning

restaurants, and casual outdoor eateries

and ceiling fans feature throughout the

and bars, amidst lush parklands, a

spaces, as well as plentiful storage.

wave lagoon, beach access and glorious

Wharf 2’s layered quality finishes create

seafront promenades, it is a dream,

a natural calm and 
a mood that radiates


leisurely and inviting tropical style.

Wharf 2 is the latest chapter 
in the


Darwin Waterfront story and has been

beautiful stone bench tops and textural

sensitively designed by world renowned

Oak or Walnut timber veneer joinery as


well as a superior collection of European








complement the astounding beauty

appliances and gas cooktops.


Stone vanities also add style to the sleek

the location where nature and

architecture are in perfect harmony.

bathrooms, while in the bedrooms, thick

Comprising three magnificent residential

loop-pile carpets create textured warmth

and mixed-use buildings – Parkside,


Pavilion and Quayside – Wharf 2 offers

Stretching back from the harbour, the

beautiful waterfront homes with an ideal

resort-style apartments are Intelligently

selection of 1, 2 and limited 3-bedroom




Sitting right out on the water, the 9-storey

principles. Experience the luxury of

‘Quayside’ houses sublime absolute

living on the harbour’s edge at Wharf 2.




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waterfront apartments, with retail activity and wonderful dining at your fingertips spilling out at ground level. ‘Parkside’ takes its cue from its beautiful park surrounds that unfold towards the water. Rising through 6 storeys, it is an elite parkside address with views across the lush green gardens to the harbour. The 5-storey ‘Pavilion’ is a haven of comfort and style, and home to boutique apartments. Seamless inside-out living spaces and

Real Estate KEVIN ROGERS M: 0422 235 138 E: kevin.rogers@elders.com.au P: 08 8981 1822 June 2013 | DarwinLife Magazine


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Real Estate Central Projects

With Darwin’s population forecast to double by 2030, it’s no wonder the team at Real Estate Central Projects is so excited. With some fantastic lifestyle developments planned in the CBD, that will transform the city, the new breed of Territorian is choosing to live a very different way of life. Welcome to the new Darwin. Darwin has come of age in recent years and can now

tai chai and bocce lawns, tranquility spaces, herb

cater to the new expectations of its population. With

and vegetable gardens, teppanyaki BBQ areas, and

a few thousand more residents, and new apartments

designated off leash areas for small dogs, that really bring

being filled every week, demand will increase for more

a whole new dimension to communal inner city living.

retail options, more dining, more entertainment, and all

Imagine the convenience of not having to leave your own

at a much higher standard than what has been on offer

building to do your grocery shopping, magnificent views


from your sky high balcony and everything you need right

“Yournger people are looking for the convenience of

at your doorstep. The most successful developments in

having everything at their doorstep and fast access to

any capital city are those with a commercial component

the city. Investors expect this same lifestyle to attract the

below, so by delivering convenience and responding

calibre of tenants they desire.”

to the lifestyle desires of its tenants, the value of an

Developers are astute and responding with new and

apartment tower is upheld. Developers are carefully

innovative approaches that really have not been

selecting quality all day dining options, and high end

considered in local high-rise projects before.

retail tenants to bring into the property to ensure the


communal concrete pool and sturdy gas BBQ is a thing

right mix is achieved.

of the past. Downsizing used to be about eliminating

“This is what the tenant is asking for today”, says Daniel

outdoor areas that required upkeep and attention. Now

Harris. “It’s no secret that rental yields here are amongst

buyers can enjoy stylish, fully maintained ‘life spaces’

the highest in the country, if people are paying premium

without having to upkeep it themselves or leave the

rent for a property, they are entitled to expect a certain

precinct. The sky’s the limit as designs now incorporate

lifestyle that comes with that.”


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5/48 Cavenagh Street Darwin 0800 Ph: 08 89444555 Fax: 08 89444500 Licensed Real Estate Agent and Business Agent AL 926

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Daniel Harris

Rima Stafford

Michael van de Graaf

David Tedesco



Clint Dixon

Real Estate Central’s projects office is the latest addition to the Central family. The exciting new arm to Central’s business is dedicated to selling properties off the plan. We have a host of new exciting projects about to be launched in the Darwin market place and there has never been a better time than now to come in and view the future of Darwin. Our purpose built interactive display showroom allows buyers to view a wide and varied choice of these exciting new additions to Darwin and its ever-changing skyline. Buyers can view first hand: • Interactive models of the entire development • Finish boards & 3D Floor Plans • Growth statistics and data • Information on how to secure an investment property from as little as $20.00 per week, based on individual assessment. Hot off the press! Several major long awaited developments are about to be launched. We are now calling for all expressions of interest to the pre-launch (prior to public launch or price increase). Call today to book your private viewing, secure the best selection of apartments and save money. Come in and meet the friendly, professional

and carefully selected project team. It could be one of the best investment choices you ever make. Daniel Harris – Director of Projects & leading Darwin agent with over 100 properties sold in 2012. Clint Dixon – a Territory man with over 23 years experience in both project and general sales, and a proven top performer. Michael Van De Graff – General Manager of Projects. Michael is a highly skilled agent with over 15 years experience in the industry. Rima Stafford – Rima has 10 years sales experience and has secured over $120 million worth of sales working for some of Australia’s largest developers. David Tedesco – the newest member of the team fresh from Sydney. David has over 10 years experience in residential project marketing across a broad range of markets.

‘Keep abreast of the market, hear about it first from Real Estate Central Projects.’

5/48 Cavenagh Street Darwin 0800 Ph: 08 89444555 | Fax: 08 89444500 | E: projects@recentral.com.au | W: www.recentral.com.au Licensed Real Estate Agent and Business Agent AL 926

After 10 years of successfully selling high-end property and some of Australia’s largest new developments in South East Queensland, Rima Stafford has returned to her hometown of Darwin. She is happy to share her extensive knowledge, and skills and has an extensive database of high end past clients looking for exclusive prestige property quality investments and their dream home.

Rima Stafford Prestige Property Specialist

Rima’s continued passion for the real estate market and drive for success places her clients in the strongest possible position in today’s market. Her repeat loyal clients are testament to the fact Rima has experienced benchmark results due to her strong negotiating skills, outstanding customer service and full transparency during all dealings with her clients. Today’s buyers are savvier than ever before, and agents need to stay abreast of technology to know how their clients are researching their potential new home. Rima has her finger on the pulse and knowing that today’s buyers can research, locate a property in just a few days, where previously this would happen over a number of weeks. Knowing how to reach buyers using today's technology to match buyers to specific properties, puts Rima's client service in a league of its own. Specialising in: • Prestige property • Discrete sales • Waterfront homes • Investment property (both positive and negative geared)

• New off the plan developments. (VIP pre-launches prior to public launch opportunities) Rima believes it takes an experienced property specialist to achieve a high-end result for highend properties. “Ask yourself these questions: • Do you think the sale price that can be achieved for your property will be the same regardless of the agent you choose? • Is your current agent servicing you at or above your expectations? • If you were selling a Mercedes Benz would you ask a scooter salesperson to do it for you, simply because he has sold a lot of scooters in the area? Experience matters. Be selective with your choice of agent and the difference it makes to the success of your end result will astound you.”

To discuss all your property needs in confidence call Rima Stafford 0400 707 745 Email rima.stafford@recentral.com.au June 2013 | DarwinLife Magazine


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Wharf One Appointment Sterling Management Services has recently been appointed to manage one of Darwin’s premier residential, commercial and retail precincts – the Wharf 1 Complex at Darwin’s waterfront precinct. Phil Doyle and the team at Sterling Management Services are excited and understandably proud of their appointment.

Body Corporate committees across all tiers of the Wharf 1 Corporation agreed to install Sterling Management Services as their managers, which became effective on the 1st April. Phil Doyle is understandably delighted with this appointment. “Marketplace recognition for providing a first class, fast response service is what convinced the Waterfront Wharf 1 committees that they should move to us”. Over the last few years, Darwin has seen a dramatic increase in the number of high-rise residential properties. The latest research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia has recorded that Darwin city has the fastest growing unit market in percentage terms in all of Australia. There is a unique mix of owners and residents, representing a wide variety of needs and objectives, ranging from owner-occupiers, to investors, to long and short term tenancies. This diverse stakeholder/representative base creates challenges for Body Corporate committees, managers, Chairpersons and building caretakers. Whether you are an investor or an owner-occupier, a well-managed building is a major consideration which may make all the difference to whether your return on investment (ROI) is maximised; or not. New legislation and regulations place obligations


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on committees and their managers, which carry large fines and possible jail terms for noncompliance. Today a chairperson of a large residential high rise could find himself responsible for an asset in some cases worth in excess of $100 million. Hence, prudent governance and associated management is essential. As a potential apartment owner, think about what you want to achieve. As an owner occupier you want to be able to live in the environment that suits your lifestyle. Good neighbours and a group of owners who can largely agree on house rules, complimented with astute, suitably skilled management, provide the basis for maximising your quality of life and desired return on investment. As an investor your primary concern is a steady rental income with good potential for capital growth. This can be achieved by ensuring the property is constantly maintained to attract high-calibre tenants who are prepared to pay commensurate rental. Sterling Management Services specialises in providing a first class, responsive service to people living the high life whether it is on the harbour foreshore at the Waterfront, up on the Esplanade at One30 or in nearby Bayview Marina Estate.

We are only a call or email away. Having built a ‘sterling’ reputation for delivering great outcomes for property owners, we WILL respond to your phone calls, answer your emails, provide solutions to body corporate problems and with our on-site caretaking service, we do this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you want to hear more about Sterling Management’s Body Corporate, Caretaking or Asset Management Services please contact Julie on 89813788, email julie@sterlingms.com.au or check out our web site at www.sterlingms.com.au.

P 08 8981 3788 | F 08 8981 3733 26A/90 Frances Bay Drive, Frances Bay Village, TIPPERARY WATERS GPO Box 418 DARWIN NT 0801 www.sterlingms.com.au

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APARTMENTlife Increasingly people are making a lifestyle choice by opting for apartment living rather than being forced to choose this based on a financial decision.

Today's apartments have come along way;

apartment living easier and often more

Use different shades of color to brighten

originally they served as a starting point on

affordable long term that the great Australian

things up, but stick to the lighter end of the

the road to something better.

dream of owing a house. Designing a smaller

spectrum. Try to limit yourself to two main

space requires more creativity and gives you a

colors and one accent color, so you apartment

successfully competing with family houses

chance to think outside the box, so to speak:

doesn’t look crowded.

by offering better locations, lots of amenities,

Define functional areas

Use mirrors to reflect light in any dark spaces,







Keep things clear by arranging furniture

this is an old trick that I use everywhere I can.

technologies and services that can’t be

so that functional areas have distinctive

Multi task and declutter

affordably replicated in a family home.

designations. Using dividers like folding

One of the easiest ways to maximize your

Many of today's apartments are larger or

screens and other creative divider ideas

space is to buy furniture that serves multiple

have a clever use of space and include garages

can make your small space feel like a larger


and storage, pre-wired entertainment centers,


Designate storage areas for items so you can

alarm systems with the latest trends in colours,

Keep it light

easily put things away and maintain a clutter-

bench tops, fittings and appliances all making

Pick smaller scale furniture in lighter colors.

free space.



“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

Haley Roddy Lady Darwin Design www.ladydarwin.com.au

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It is well and truly the Dry Season now and the perfect time for gardening in Darwin. Community gardening is a worldwide trend that has certainly caught on and is here to stay, thanks to a number of passionate and dedicated people.


As our city grows and develops making land even more scarce and valuable, enabling residents in higher density areas access to gardens can be an integral part to the community’s healthy social fabric. With some creative thought developers and body corporates of unit blocks or townhouse complexes can easily integrate a little space for veggies, herbs, & flowers within a sunny common area. Possibly near a pool, car park, along the side of a hot concrete walkway, perhaps even on the rooftop of a development. If in doubt of the health of the soil, tests can determine possible soil contamination. Raised planting beds can also facilitate in providing healthy soil. Academic studies have demonstrated the many health benefits of community gardening including: improved nutrition and better access to fresh wholesome food, increased physical activity, and enhanced metal health. Benefits are seen in people from all parts of the socio-economic spectrum, yet particularly those with lower incomes. When populations rise especially in transient cities, people can lose the ability and inclination to positively relate. Local community gardens can sometimes be a simple avenue to helping people that might otherwise feel isolated...feel connected. Neighbours might begin to communicate when they perhaps previously haven’t simply by commenting that the bananas are ripe or that they recently made a great pesto with some of the fresh basil. Social engagement can naturally occur even between neighbours who may have barriers to communication such as speaking different languages, disabilities, or simply feeling insecure or timid by using gestures and/or sharing food and recipes. For some inspiration check out the Tropical Garden Spectacular at the George Brown Botanical Gardens this June, the fantastic community garden plots in local neighbourhoods and some primary schools, and the also the Open Gardens that run most week-ends at various homes around Darwin.

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FIRST RETIREMENT RESORT Celebrates another milestone with first class Leisure Centre


Southern Cross Care, a not-for-profit organisation, who has created a lifestyle without equal at Darwin’s first retirement resort at Fannie Bay – Pearl Retirement Resort, now celebrates the opening of their first class Leisure Centre.

When you first drive into Pearl, one of the first

been selling fast. Set amongst tropical gardens

Leisure Centre and now the release of the

points you’ll come to is the new Leisure Centre.

and lovely streetscapes, the residents of Pearl

next stage of architecturally-designed 2 and 3

The excitement amongst Pearl’s residents is

have settled nicely into their new lifestyle where

bedroom villas with single or double garages,

certainly high with the completion of The

new friendships and that wonderful sense of

you really need to inspect Pearl for yourself to

Leisure Centre. With first-class facilities now

community have certainly been established.

truly appreciate this extraordinary and growing

available, residents are able to enjoy an array

Pearl’s Retirement Living Manager - Cathy


of activities on their door-step including an

Orr - recently commented that she has been

inviting swimming pool, cardio-equipped gym,

quite busy booking social outings and activities

BBQ area, library and billiards table. These

for residents, who with a wide variety of

new facilities, especially the pool and outdoor


enjoy living in a like-minded and

Pearl is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from

areas, will be well utilised and enjoyed.

supportive community. Some of the retirement

10am – 12noon at 11 Waratah Crescent,

It’s therefore, not surprising to know that the five-

residents even enjoy volunteering at the on-site

Fannie Bay; or alternatively call Cathy Orr

star independent retirement villas which offer a

Supported Care Facility.

on 8946 1812, to arrange a private inspection.

life of luxury, ease and total independence have

With the completion of the stunning new


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nothing but Inflated Talk

Australia continues to grapple with the incessant hyping up of a fictitious housing bubble. Such talk is detrimental to consumer confidence and harmful to the wider economy. The most recent update on consumer confidence showed a sharp decline. There are a myriad of reasons for this situation, not the least of which is global uncertainty and angst about a carbon tax at home. However, the endless bleating about a non-existent housing bubble in Australia certainly isn’t helping.

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Let’s be clear about it, Australia is NOT facing a house price bubble. Furthermore, those who control the flow of money agree there is no bubble. The Reserve Bank of Australia does not subscribe to the bubble view, nor does Treasury. Rather than talking about bubbles, we should be talking about housing shortages and what we can do to fix them. The Northern Territory knows all about this situation - the level of new home building has been running substantially below underlying demographic demand for an extended period of time. As a nation we need to be engaging in discussions about how we can best meet growing demand from population growth? How we can improve affordability – both for renters and those looking to enter the housing market? Where can we get the necessary funding needed to satisfy residential infrastructure requirements? Those claiming that Australia’s housing market could go the same way as the US have no understanding of reality. Australia’s market is vastly different to the US. We have a strong banking system, an unemployment rate almost half of the US, full recourse housing loans, and very low default rates. A home is the largest asset most Australians will ever own and as such the topic of house prices naturally elicits emotive discussion. It is fair and reasonable to inform Australian home owners that the exceptionally strong house price growth of 2009 (and for much of

the last decade for that matter), will not be repeated any time soon and that a period of relatively stable house prices is likely to ensue in the short term although we are seeing signs of much stronger demand in some areas including the territory. This is particularly so in the purchase of new apartements.. It is unfair and unreasonable to scare Australian households with fanciful, headline grabbing stories of a bubble that will become a crash, when such conjecture doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. Talk of a bubble is very unhelpful at a time when we require more investment in housing, especially affordable housing. The faster the fanciful storytellers put their wands back in their castles, the faster the outlook for new home building will improve.

Robert Harding Northern Territory HIA Executive Director Further information: Call 08 89412777

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SUBDIVIDE AND CONQUER A solution to housing affordability may rest with the humble home extension, age-old granny flat, or dual occupancy says O’Donoghues First National Real Estate principal Jeremy O’Donoghue. It’s just a matter of which will best suit each home owner’s individual circumstances.


“A combination of increasing demand, the ongoing

maximising the financial potential of a home,

rates payments,” he said.

shortage of supply, an aging population and a slow

which is often overlooked, but may prove especially

“Advice should also be sought from a financial advisor

but gradually improving property market is forcing

beneficial for asset rich, but cash poor landowners.

for tax implications of building, and real estate agents

many home owners to consider any option that

“Dual living, or dual occupancy through subdividing

for advice on renting a second dwelling as well as any

provides flexible working solutions to house their

the existing dwelling or land, offers a host of

value it may add to the overall property.”

families,” Jeremy said.

advantages not afforded through an extension or

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“The best of these is granny flats. You can extend or

granny flat. However, this option needs to take into

subdivide, depending on the problem needing to be

account a number of additional considerations.


It means going through the planning application

Jeremy said, “Granny flats are ideal for those needing

process and is more expensive, but the end result is a

a space of their own, like elderly parents or Gen Y

separately titled, saleable asset.”

children who are still at home. If rented out, they can

Whichever option is chosen, Jeremy O’Donoghue

also represent a great source of additional income in

cautions homeowners to seek the advice of

these challenging economic times. Plus, if the granny

an accredited builder, or local council, before

flat provides extra space, greater flexibility and more

proceeding. Regulations regarding construction and

living areas to a dwelling, it’s likely to add appeal and

occupancy vary in each state and from council to

value in most markets, just as an extension will. But


to assure added value, any extension or granny flat

“Authorities are able to advise on the various aspects

should be designed in keeping with the home.”

and rules that apply to the size and positioning of the

Jeremy said, there was also another option for

building on the land, as well as title registrations and

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For further information contact:

Jeremy O’Donoghue Principal, O’Donoghues First National Real Estate on 8942 8942

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Fruit Trees IN POTS Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. To grow a decent, fruit bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm or larger in size, depending on the size the tree is likely to be when it reaches maturity.

Estelle Cornell Managing Director – Allora Gardens President - BNI Top End Chapter Stuart Highway Berrimah NT 0828 Ph: (08) 8984 4006 www.alloragardensnursery.com.au

A pot this size can be difficult to move once it contains potting mix, so it’s best to carefully consider the position of your tree before potting it up. Fruit trees need good levels of sunlight to perform well and bear fruit, so position your tree where it will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight every day. Any plants grown in pots will be more vulnerable to dry-out than plants grown in the ground. They will also be more susceptible to extremes of temperature. Large pots can also have problems with drainage and waterlogging if the wrong type of potting mix is used. Unlike plants grown in the ground which can access water and nutrients from over considerable distances, plants grown in pots will be completely dependent on the potting mix for all their nutritional needs. This means a quality potting mix is vital, and is a wise investment in insuring the success of your tree. High quality potting mixes like premium Amgrow or Searles Pots & Tubs are highly recommended. While established fruit trees in the ground should only need watering four times a week during hot, dry weather, the same trees grown in pots will need to be watered five times a week or more in similar circumstances. While they’re

still establishing, potted fruit trees will need watering at least once a day in hot, dry conditions. Even at cooler times of the year, potted trees will need more watering than those in the ground. This extra watering can cause leaching of nutrients from the potting mix, which means it is also necessary to feed plants more regularly. Apply Kickalong Fruit & Flower - an excellent organic plant food or osmocote. Fertilise citrus trees while fruit is forming to ensure bountiful crops later on. Keep trees well mulched, water them deeply and regularly and apply magnesium and trace elements. Yellowing older leaves can mean magnesium deficiency, in which case a dose of Epson salts could help save your crop. Fruit trees that don’t grow too big or too fast are the best candidates for growing in pots. Some good choices are the dwarf lemon tree, grafted dwarf oranges, Kaffir lime, dwarf pomegranate, blueberries, feijoa, Brazilian cherry and strawberry guava. Pest to watch out for; Scale, mealybug, citrus leaf miner and fruit fly. Potted fruit trees can benefit from an annual pruning to make sure they stay compact….. Until next time, Happy Harvest…….

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Celebrating T


You k n ha

Firstly, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support and encouragement of our customers, local partners and the Darwin community as we mark this milestone. Every day we live up to a promise we made in 2008 – to establish Darwin as a world-class business events destination and bring continuing economic benefits to the Territory. It has been a gratifying and successful endeavor as we have grown into a mutli-awarded, international standard venue and operation. Over the past five years we’ve hosted over 1,000 events bringing nearly 67,000 national and international visitors to Darwin and generating an estimated $230 million in economic benefit. We’ve partnered with many local companies, helping them grow their business – from conference organisers to exhibition hire, hotels, restaurants, car hire operators, and entertainment companies. In the process, we’ve changed the way Darwin is viewed as a business event destination in every conceivable way. Please join us in making the next 5 years even more exciting and rewarding with your continued patronage and support.

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