08 INBOX 10 HOROSCOPES 12 DUO COVER GIRL 50 BEAUTY
14 THE 12 FACES OF DUO FINALISTS REVEALED
22 ARCADIAN BALL 24 HAPPY DAYS-A NEW MUSICAL 26 AMY ZAGHINI’S DEBUT EP LAUNCH 28 GLENN SHORROCK LIVE
56 CASEY DENTISTS 57 CLARITY HEARING SOLUTIONS
62 CRISPY SALMON AND SUCCOTASH 63 SLICE OF CHOCOLATE WITH CARAMELISED PEANUT ICE CREAM
20 GOOD RETURN
16 QUEENS OF THE CASTLE 52 NINETIES GUIDE TO ROMANCE 30 PETER SNELL–THE BARBER OF 60 ARE YOU MORE THAN ONE THE ‘VILLE TYPE OF FIT?
34 DELUXE MAN 36 MY STYLE 38 MY BAG 40 DELUXE WOMAN 44 BIANCA SPENDER
64 EWEN JONES MP 64 NICOLE PIEROTTI
67 CORPORATE UPDATE 67 DAVID KIPPIN TEL 68 ARTICULATE 70 BANK OF QUEENSLAND 71 TP HUMAN CAPITAL 72 TOWNSVILLE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES COLLEGE
76 CAIRNS WEEKEND ESCAPE
42 RACHEL GILBERT 74 MELINDA PRATT 75 MATTHEW GRIFFIN, VICKI LEILANI SALISBURY, ADAM BLAKE
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VIRGIN BLUE AND A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS
I had this idea, before Virgin came to Townsville, that if Richard Branson bought Radical Bay he’d build a resort and we’d have employment and progress on Magnetic Island at last. So I found a pile of coconuts and started sending them one a day to Virgin Blue head office in Brisbane. I just put stamps on them and addressed each one by hand to Richard Branson from Scott Morrison c/o Virgin Radical Bay Resort, Magnetic Island. The good thing about coconuts is the postie (or the junior or whoever) delivers them by hand. I sent nine altogether and waited for Richard to call. I didn’t put a phone number on them but I figured he’d find me if he was interested or even amused. Nothing happened. At least not right away. Now, while I use a computer everyday, I’m hopeless with any office phone system. I’ve been told not to answer the phone because I lose a lot of calls. One evening I’m at my desk and the phone rings. Of course I pick it up and the voice says; “ Hello Scott, Brett Godfrey (CEO of Virgin Blue) here. I’ve got your coconuts all over my office floor.” He’d asked Bryce Nielsen (from 4TO at the time) if he knew me and luckily he’s one of my best mates. Small world. Brett thanked me for the coconuts (I bet he’s used the idea for Virgin) and said let’s catch up for a drink next time he’s in town. And that was it. Then something happened. A BIG announcement. Virgin Blue is coming to Townsville, there’s a launch in a few weeks. So I thought, the coconuts worked! Richard’s on his way! Apparently it takes quite a bit of work to rearrange an airline’s routes and a few invisible, behind the scenes people made it happen. But I like to think it was the ninth coconut that sealed it for Townsville. Ten things I appreciate today: Sleep, R.E.M, Townsville after rain, magazines, hot scrambled eggs, Pat & Yat, The Block, Raylan, people who work while I’m asleep, toast. Have a great month and send me your own list sometime (just like Jamie and Dianne did).
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Infinite Space: Melbourne Ballet Company. 23 March 8pm Townsville Civic Theatre
throughout the east coast of Australia. As the reaction was overwhelming, they have returned to Townsville for their Australian Encore 2013 Tour. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797 The Fifth Elephant 6-9 March 8pm & 9 March 2pm Pimlico High School Written by Terry Pratchett and adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Commander Vimes is sent to wild, wintry and Transsylvania-like Uberwald to establish trade links with the King of the Dwarfs but he ends up trying to stop an inter-species war. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797
INBOX: BASKETBALL NBL: TOWNSVILLE MCDONALDS CROCODILES 9 March 7.30pm Wollongong 17 March 12.00pm Melbourne Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, City
FOOTBALL AFL: NAB CUP 2 March 12.30pm Townsville v Australian Defence Force & 3.30pm Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne Kangaroos Tony Ireland Stadium Sporting Drive, Thuringowa Central ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797 NRL: NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS 16 March 6.30pm Melbourne Storm 1300Smiles Stadium Tickets from cowboys.com.au
BOXING & KICKBOXING Les Lock N Load Sherrington – There’s No Easy Way Out 15 March 7pm Townsville RSL Stadium Les ‘Lock N Load’ Sherrington returns
to Townsville after having secured Number 8 on the prestigious WBO world rankings. An exciting night with a thrilling undercard of professional boxing and kickboxing bouts.
MARKETS Cotters Rotary Markets Flinders Street, Sundays 8.30–1pm. Willows Rotary Markets Willows Shopping centre car park, Sundays 7am–11am Townsville City Markets Flinders Square, Townsville CBD Wednesdays 6am–6pm. Magnetic Island Night Markets Arcadia RSL, Fridays 5pm–9pm. Horseshoe Bay Markets Second and fourth Sundays, 9am–2pm. NQ Farmers Markets North Shore Town Centre, Burdell, Saturdays
THEATRE Oh What a Night – A Musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 1 March 8pm Townsville Civic Theatre During 2011 the fully scripted and choreographed Las Vegas production of OH WHAT A NIGHT! A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS performed
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Akmal Live 7 March 7pm Riverway Arts Centre One of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics, Akmal displays an incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 8 March 7pm Riverway Arts Centre The inaugural Australian San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is proud to bring North America’s premier Cinemaquatic© film event for ocean-related independent films to 6 cities around Australia. Film topics focus on all aspects of our Blue Planet, including ocean exploration, wildlife, conservation, seafaring adventures, sports and coastal cultures. ticketshop.com.au 4727 9797 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 13-16 March 8pm & 16 March 2pm Townsville Civic Theatre A big Broadway musical in the traditional Broadway style, the show moves from New York to onboard a ship, to Paris then back to New York. From the opening number which essentially states ‘We are on the boat, let’s party and have a good time!’, the show continues in that mode until the happy ending with the usual musical comedy bumps along the way. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797
Dancenorth Black Crows 18 March 7.30pm School of Arts Theatre Black Crows by Raewyn Hill took its theme from the impact of war on couples and the community developed between soldiers in battle, between loved ones left at home, and the potentially uneasy reintegration of a returning soldier into family life. Tickets from email@example.com Infinite Space 23 March 8pm Townsville Civic Theatre The Melbourne Ballet Company consisting of a team of 10 world class dancers takes audiences on a choreographic journey through four original works that have been acclaimed as thrilling and compelling. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797 Works of Art Performed by Barrier Reef Orchestra 24 March 2pm Riverway Arts Centre Enjoy an afternoon of sublime music making. The concert will feature three items from Strauss, Haydn and Mussorgsky. ticketshop.com.au or 4727 9797
EXHIBITIONS Dancenorth in Review Photography Exhibition by Ferry Photography Until 1 April Upstairs Studio, School of Arts Theatre An exhibition of photographs that capture the essence of Dancenorth taken by Ferry Photography and released to the public for the first time. Tom Risley: Last and Recent Works A KickArts Contemporary Arts Touring Exhibition Until 19 May Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, City Assemblages and works on canvas by the late Tom Risley, who lived and worked in Herberton. His iconic images of buoys and vessels are a distillation of his quest to infuse his still-life works with the coastal grandeur of remote Cape York Peninsula.
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19 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
What does MARCH have in store for you? Astrologer Tanya Obreza has these predictions...
Independence sits like a proud trophy on your shelf, so there’s no questioning your ability to get things done. But this month, you’re about to move on to unfamiliar ground. Don’t be shy – March expands your horizons, introduces new friends and reminds you how loved you are. Best news? Expect a steady improvement of financial fortunes.
Every now and then you can run headlong into the past. There’s nothing for it but to accept the situation and work towards some sort of closure. And in March, it seems as though almost everything around you needs fixing – from your bank balance to your love life. But you won’t have to do it alone. Both Jupiter and Venus offers a helping hand.
Money becomes more abundant this month, so there’s the temptation to spend up. But what’s life for, if not to enjoy? With planetary optimism on side, nothing feels impossible or out of your reach. You’ll want to showcase your natural talents and develop new ones. Love could tag alongside professional pursuits. Friendship holds equal clout.
The cosmos is fully aware of your professional merits, and now helps exploit them to the full. Don’t waste your chances here. Be ready to take advantage of new opportunities, along with possible travel. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing hard work pay off, and winning the respect of bosses and colleagues alike.
21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
21 MAY – 21 JUNE
Life suddenly becomes more secure. If everything feels right, be ready to make that special commitment. Chances are, you’re also about to make some serious decisions regarding home and family. Take advantage of the opportunities coming your way. There may be some red tape involved, but even the most painstaking paperwork won’t faze you.
21 APRIL – 20 MAY
22 JUNE – 22 JULY
Deception’s in the air – so if you’re wondering whether or not you’re being mislead, you probably are. Trust your instincts and let them guide you away from those who may seem charming but are only out for their own gains. If turbulent emotions are muddying the waters – step back and try to find clarity.
The trouble with living in today’s world is that we tend to abandon the tried-and-tested, in favour of the latest techno gadgetry. And do we ever have enough back-ups on standby? Of course not. That’d be too clever. Remember – today’s systems can still crash and burn, as early to mid March might prove.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, if all you’re in the mood for is play. March whisks many Librans from their work and plants them in the romantic playground. Indeed, where ever affections are aimed, there’s a strong promise of reciprocation. Good news, for those starved of requited body warmth.
Here’s your choice for the month: you can allow yourself to get caught up in an argument, or choose to walk away. Much depends on how much you value your freedom…or sanity. Someone’s reeling you towards a conflict that may take more energy than it’s worth. Better to step back, and focus on something more worthwhile.
Expect life to change, and quickly. Fate, destiny or synchronicity – call it what you like, for most Sagittarians, positive change is here. If you have important choices to make, trust your intuition. Do you feel that events seem to be evolving without much input from you? If so, trust it and go with the flow.
In recent times, laid-back planets have forced a slower approach – but this snail-like pace is beginning to test even the most patient Capricorn. You’ve been encouraged to hold steady for a while now, so who can blame you for revving up the gears and speeding ahead? It’s been way too long since you’ve felt the wind in your hair.
You may be forgetting to consider another’s point of view, and that means trouble. Make sure you listen as much as you talk. Are you keeping secrets? Then it’s no wonder you’re being misinterpreted. Your usual Aquarian enthusiasm may also backfire. Again, remember to include others in your plans.
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23 JULY – 22 AUGUST
22 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER
23 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER
22 DECEMBER – 19 JANUARY
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23 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER
20 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY
23 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER
If you’re interested in an in-depth astrology profile prepared by our favourite astrologer Tanya Obreza, visit www.tanyaobreza.com
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THE SMILE DENTAL 12 FACES OF DUO Every year DUO Magazine holds a competition for 12 local women to grace a DUO Magazine cover during the coming year. Voting for our 2013 competition closes at midnight 16 March. Vote now at www.duomagazine.com.au COVERGIRL Tori Demopoulos Age 20 Occupation Full time Occupational Therapy Student and Part time Lifeguard. Where were you born? Townsville. Tell us something about yourself I am a born and bred Townsville girl, I have always had a love for the beach and have been a member of the Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club for 15 years. What have you got going on at the moment? Over the past year I have been my surf club’s Jupiter’s Summer Surf Girl for our 2012/13 season. This is a 12 month campaign promoting women in life saving, promotion of surf life saving and of my club throughout Townsville and the wider community. The campaign finishes with a final judging week and a gala ball where the winners will be announced. This has kept me very busy with fundraising, organising a gala ball of my own and promoting my club, the program and surf life saving. What would surprise people to know about you? I have a fetish with shoes and togs – I have over 40 pairs of togs and over 80 pairs of shoes! Should I be worried??
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YOUR 26 FINALISTS REVEALED!
And they are fabulous! Six times we’ve run this fantastic competition and once again we’ve been overwhelmed with entries. Thank you to everyone who entered. Now it’s up to you to vote for your favourites! The 12 finalists with the highest number of votes will each appear on one cover of DUO Magazine over the coming year. Who will they be? We’ll reveal who you have chosen in our April edition. Go to duomagazine.com.au now to place your votes.
VOTING CLOSES 16 MARCH 2013
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QUEENS OF THE
CASTLE WORDS CARLY LUBICZ PHOTOGRAPHY SANDRA HEIER EVENSEN
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These pram-pushing and backpacklugging mums are showing the hill who’s boss. And getting plenty of nods of approval along the way.
HELEN SCOTT The image of Helen Scott pushing her Phil & Teds three-wheel pram, complete with two children and two large dogs by her side, has become a motivational pin-up for morning hill walkers. “I get people coming-up to me all the time to say, ‘Well done’ and they’ll go out of their way to give me the thumbs up,” Helen reveals, who pushes four-year-old Rosie and two-year-old Jack up the road three to four times a week. “It’s my goal to run the last bit from the second-last sign. Once I was running it really hard – I went for it – and when I got to the top there was a group of cyclists who had formed a tunnel for me to walk through and they were cheering and clapping. It was pretty embarrassing, but lovely at the same time… that support really helps and encourages you to keep going.” Helen has always enjoyed her exercise and lists it as one of the key factors in helping her stay happy and strong as a mother who juggles part-time work. “Just taking an hour out every day or second day, especially for mums who are so busy and can get stuck in a rut, is really important for your mind and body,” she comments. “And is a great healthy message to send to kids.” But the motherof-two admits getting started is never easy, especially for mums with fidgety little ones. She advises cementing the morning walks as routine from as early as possible; plus using snacks to keep kids occupied and as a reward at the top for behaving. Finally, a good pram that’s suited to exercise is crucial. So how long will Helen keep doing her double pram, double dogs walks? “As long as it’s working and it’s fun,” she smiles. “The problem will come when we decide to have another baby – where will they go? (Laughs) I might look a bit weird pushing a pram with a backpack strapped on – I’ll certainly get some comments then!” LEFT Helen Scott, daughter Rosie and son Jack
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Karen Roberts and daughter Meredith
KAREN ROBERTS While Karen has her favourite jogging route along the river at Mundingburra and does Castle Hill’s goat track solo; she decided to push 23-month-old Meredith up the road in her pram a few weeks ago. “It was a Saturday morning and Meredith woke-up early, so I thought, ‘Why not?’,” Karen tells. “The only thing was I got 100m up and realised that one of the tyres was flat. By then I was committed so I kept going, but it definitely made it more challenging and my legs felt it the next day!” After that successful encounter, Karen plans to do the hill with Meredith more often (checking all the tyres first), and recommends that other mums who are questioning their ability to ‘just give it a go’. “Your body is capable of a lot more than your mind thinks,” she says. “I get bored doing the same thing, so it’s good to have a change and a challenge.”
Until December 2011, Donna Lloyd hated exercise. So she can scarcely believe that just over a year later and 13kg lighter she is reaching Castle Hill’s summit pushing her 20kg son. “I’ve been pushing Scott (4) up the hill for about six weeks now,” Donna tells. “When I first got to the top I thought, ‘Oh my God’ and wanted to do a little happy dance… my goal to do it with Scott has been a year in the making.” Donna’s achievement is especially significant as she has Cystic Fibrosis, which means she has to take extra care to stay hydrated while doing the push. But she says her new-found love of exercise has impacted tremendously on her health and she’s now on less medication, which has lead to her new goal of getting Scott to the top in 30 minutes – 18 minutes quicker than her current time. Her advice to other mums wanting to tackle the hill is to do it at your own pace. “If you don’t make it all the way to the top, or you stop and take regular breaks, there’s no shame in that,” she says. “If it’s your first time doing it with a child, then just getting there is a mission in itself!”
Donna Lloyd and son Scott
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Lucynda Flett and daughter London
LUCYNDA FLETT As a mother to three-year-old London, Lu uses her pram-pushing hill walks as a way to spend one-on-one time with her daughter while training for her next competitive event. “I compete in triathlons and I’m biting off bigger and bigger challenges – sometimes a bit more than I can chew,” Lu laughs, who competed at a lower intensity throughout her pregnancy. “The bigger London gets the harder the workout is, so it’s great that I can spend time with her as part of my training.” Lu says doing the hill with kids is a great outing for littlies too who get to enjoy a free-ride and look at the spectacular scenery. “Coming from Canberra, we are so lucky to have these natural facilities here,” Lu enthuses, “Having such a beautiful atmosphere all-year-round means we can get outdoors and exercise while increasing the health and wellbeing of the whole family.”
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LINDA SHEEHAN AND KELLY BAKER Having babies born weeks apart has led first-time mums Linda and Kelly to motivate each other to regain their pre-pregnancy fitness. They both either push their separate prams containing eight-month-olds Maggie and Archie, or Linda takes Archie up in his backpack carrier, which she says is a lot easier than pushing the weight uphill. The friends started the walks sharing the load with Kelly’s husband Michael to give themselves recovery breaks between pushes, which they both agree is a great way for other mums to get started. “Even take a fit friend so they can push the whole way until your fitness increases to a point where you can gradually take over,” suggests Linda, who is an exercise physiologist. Meeting through a pregnancy aqua aerobics class that Linda was instructing, the ladies say the key to their weekly hill trips has been having an exercise buddy. “Having someone to go with and support you if your baby cracks it half way up has been fantastic,” Kelly says, with Linda adding: “The hardest bit is actually getting there – navigating sleep times and loading all the stuff into the car – but it’s worth it because you feel amazing after.”
Kelly Baker and daughter Maggie
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DO GOOD, FEEL GOOD
This International Women’s Day – March 8 – make a difference to another lass’s life. And, in turn, put a smile on your own dial. WORDS CARLA CARUSO
In the developed world, $25 is not a lot to spend. You probably splashed more on dinner at your local last night. And you definitely would have splurged more on those new-season boots… Indeed, it’s a small price to pay for helping another – especially when, in time, you’ll likely get the dosh back in your hot, little hands. Though, guaranteed you can kiss goodbye forever to all the cash you paid for those boots! Good Return is a charity helping to lift women in the Asia Pacific out of poverty by encouraging the public to make microfinance loans to them, starting at just $25. And this International Women’s Day – March 8 – Good Return is calling on Aussies to help females in the developing world start their own businesses and help end poverty. It’s set a target of funding 300 micro-loans to women, which
has the power to change 1500 people’s lives by also aiding their families and communities. Because it is a loan, you choose who you want to help, and once repaid, you can get your moolah back or keep re-lending to help even more ladies. International Women’s Day is a global event, marking the progress in gaining equality and opportunities for women. Good Return is celebrating the Day as one of its major campaigns, focusing on it for the entire month of March. Good Return chief executive Guy Winship says: “In these poor communities, children are growing up in poverty and with little education. Yet in these same communities are smart women with business ideas, but no resources to make them a reality. When we pull one woman out of poverty, she takes four other people with her. We have the power to make a massive difference.”
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Despite females playing a significant role in ending poverty, most small businesses in the developing world are owned and run by blokes – only one to three per cent are owned by women. Good Return began operating in 2009 and is a social enterprise established by World Education Australia, an AusAID-accredited agency. As of February, it’s provided loans to 3880 women and families, skills and livelihood training to more than 8200 participants – 94 per cent of whom are women – and had a 99.9 per cent repayment rate of all funds. By parting with some pocket change, you could change the life of a lass like Mary Ann Arevalo, a Filipino who was having a hard time making ends meet. Her hubby didn’t have a regular income and she had to care fulltime for her kids and bedridden mother-in-law.
“WHEN WE PULL ONE WOMAN OUT OF POVERTY, SHE TAKES FOUR OTHER PEOPLE WITH HER.” She took out a microfinance loan of AUD$60 to plough into starting a small shop out of her house selling herbal medicines. Good Return also provided her with financial literacy education. Now she’s repaid several loans, has a successful business and has even become a financial literacy trainer in her village, coaching women on budgeting. Plus, she’s a village agent, selling solar lamps and fuel-efficient stoves. “It greatly helped me to pay for the school fees of my college daughter,” Mary Ann says. “I also look at it as a business opportunity. So whenever I do the budgeting sessions, I bring with me sample products so I can present it to potential buyers.” Nepalese mother-of-two Apsara Timalsina is another success story. Previously, her husband’s meagre salary couldn’t cover the household expenses. Then she received a micro-loan from Good Return to buy a sewing machine. The sturdy, black machine in Apsara’s deft hands meant business was soon thriving. From her tailoring business, Apsara saved enough cash to repay her loan and apply for an even bigger one – this time to start a small grocery shop. Both businesses are now flourishing – and Apsara couldn’t be happier. “There is no problem to uplift my family [now]. I can even help other families when they have problems.” Lending a hand could be beneficial for you too – research has found that those who help others are significantly happier and less depressed than those who don’t. And incorporating kindness into your daily life isn’t difficult. Making a loan at www.goodreturn.org is super easy – it takes two minutes and could create a lifetime of change for a family. In comparison, what are those new winter boots going to give you, besides a blister, fleeting enjoyment and a hole in your pocket? Worth thinking about!
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Guests at the gala ball celebrating Arcadian’s 85 years in surf lifesaving enjoyed fine dining and dancing. Live and silent auctions raised money for the Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club and the Jupiters Summer Surf Girl Tori Demopoulos (who is also this month’s DUO Magazine Covergirl). Tori has been busy fund-raising with barbecues, raffles, movie nights and even a corporate golf day since May. If you are keen to chip in, drop Tori a line at email@example.com
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society Happy Days – A New Musical Townsville Civic Theatre Photography Dani Hansen Happy Days were here again as Richie, Ralph Malph and The Fonz took to the stage in the Townsville Choral Society’s rendition of the hit TV series. In the Society’s musical, the famed drive-in malt shop and number one hang-out, Arnold’s, were in danger of demolition. But all was okay as the gang teamed up to save it with a dance contest and wrestling match. Lots of rockin’ and rollin’ good fun was had by all.
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Shani, Annelise, and Anjii Bennett Margot Doherty and Ann-May Horne
Kate Hennelly and Angie Stallard
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sources John Bradley Lazboy displays the largest lazboy range in Townsville. Select from recliners, sofas, suites, modular’s and lift chairs plus more. John Bradley La-Z-Boy Gallery Unit 9, 1 Woodman Court The Lakes Townsville Phone: 4721 3800
What’s on? arts, culture, events
Keep up-to-date with the latest art, culture and event entertainment presented by Townsville City Council. Visit www.townsville.qld.gov.au and click ‘what’s on’
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Amy Zaghiniâ€™s Debut EP Launch
Courthouse Theatre Local singer/songwriter Amy Zaghini, 23, launched her debut EP Mind Reader to an enthusiastic crowd at Full Throttleâ€™s Courthouse Theatre recently. After organising yet another Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Amy finally decided to take the plunge and travel to Melbourne to record four of her favourite original songs with Bounce Recording Studios. Amy eagerly anticipates recording her debut album later this year. Mind Reader is available to download on iTunes.
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Glenn Shorrock Live Jupiters Townsville
Pamela Anderson and Glen Shorrock
As lead singer of The Little River Band, Glenn Shorrock became one of our most successful musical exports. His local fanbase gathered in the Grand Ballroom at Jupiters Townsville to hear Glenn singing Little River Band classics as well as a collection of his own originals. It was a nostalgic evening of world-class entertainment with support from local singer/ songwriter Jason Fichera. Jasonâ€™s song Crazy has been racing up the triple j Unearthed charts. Rose and Alan Frewin
Lee and Madelaine Gillett
Jo and Tom Lewis
Gloria Zappala and Michelle Parry Gary and Myriam Orchard
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JEWEL IN THE CROWN REDEVELOPING JEZZINE BARRACKS WILL RETURN KISSING POINT TO THE COMMUNITY, DELIVERING ONE OF OZ’S MOST EXCITING PUBLIC ESPLANADES.
WORDS ANN-MAREE GREANEY IMAGES SUPPLIED BY THE JUMBANA GROUP
ONE could argue that The Strand is the crowning glory of Townsville and, if that is the case, then the Jezzine Barracks-Kissing Point-Garabarra Headland redevelopment is the jewel in the crown. Sitting majestically over Cleveland Bay and due for completion in 2013, it is set to deliver an integrated interpretation and celebration of Aboriginal and military history – and a combined “sense of place”. John Bearne, the chairman of the Jezzine Barracks Community Trust, is thrilled about the project and has every right to be. There is no other site or place that has gone to the extent of combining military history, public art and Indigenous storytelling in the one place. It will deliver Townsville one of the most exciting public esplanades in Australia. Handed over to the Townsville City Council by the Commonwealth Government as land trustees in 2009, the Jezzine Trust was formed to oversee and support the redevelopment of the 18ha site and the expenditure of $40 million in public funds. The Trust and its committee members are responsible for the design, community consultation, concept, and master plans of the area. Once completed, the redevelopment will be handed over to the council as custodians and caretakers of the site. As part of the Jezzine Trust, two committees were formed: the Traditional Owners Advisory Group, which involved elders from the Bindal and Wulgurukaba tribes, and the Military Advisory committee, whose respective tasks were to ensure the technical and historical details were correct. To ensure the Indigenous aspects and protocols of the site were precise, Jezzine Trust commissioned The Jumbana Group, a not-for-profit arts and communications company, to lead the project and bring the Indigenous story of the site to life. A three-day workshop gave the traditional owners and elders ample opportunity for “storytelling”, which was recorded. Using these recordings, traditional artists worked with professional artists to design and create 3D interpretive works at important points across the site. The results are striking and this bold move has already netted the Trust a state award for community engagement. While recognising the Indigenous connection to the site has helped bring the redevelopment to life, older Townsvillians will recall the site as home to Australian military units for more than 120 years. The military aspect is also well-represented. Areas with a strong military heritage have been retained and showcased, such as a new boardwalk that will sit atop the old Kissing Point Forts, running alongside the gun turrets and bringing military battles ‘back to life’. The heritage-listed P1 Huts, which sit between the parade ground
and Brigadier’s residence and remain Commonwealth property, will house the North Queensland Army Museum, telling the story of the military tradition of the Jezzine Barracks. The linking of these military and Indigenous aspects through interpretive works is best demonstrated when you enter the site from the Western or Garabarra (or ‘Place of Rocks’) entry. A coastal boardwalk wends its way towards Kissing Point, past Indigenous fish traps and stories of soldiers, who served in the Kennedy Regiment and the 31st Battalion. Nearby, on higher ground, you’ll find the Ethno Botanical Site, sharing how the Indigenous inhabitants of the site used local coastal plants for medicinal, weapon-making, hunting and recreational uses. The community consultation process highlighted the need for a public space for celebrations, performances and weddings, and so, the Crossed Boomerangs Amphitheatre was created to fulfil this need. Overall, the redevelopment will offer something for everyone – from playgrounds to military history parklands, Indigenous storytelling, a coastal scenic walk, an amphitheatre, and a community precinct. To quote John Bearne: “The word, iconic, is not out of place in describing what has been achieved in interpretive design and story-telling. Caring for Country and Defending our Country will reflect the cultural and historical values of this special part of Townsville. And if it doesn’t win a national award, I will eat my hat!” For further information, visit www.jezzinetrust.com.au
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the barber of the’ville (with apologies to rossini)
Forget Google and forget Encyclopaedia Britannica – if you want to know something about anything, talk to an old-style barber like Peter Snell or a cabbie.
WORDS MAX TOMLINSON PHOTOGRAPHY SANDRA HEIER EVENSEN
So says a sign on the wall of Peter’s tiny barber shop in comb style of cutting hair; tapering and layering hair was Third Street, Railway Estate. a real art,” he said. There is more wisdom, astute political debate and bush Peter is proud to call himself a barber, not a hairdresser. philosophy exchanged here in one day than you would see He’s from the old school of striped-pole barbers, complete and hear in Parliament House, Canberra, in a month of with Brylcreem, Californian Poppy and Bay Rum afterSundays. shave, Dettol, talcum powder, ultra-violet disinfectant Spend an hour and $14 in Peter’s shop and you walk out not cabinets, toilet paper for the neck and a good soft brush only with a good no-frills haircut but a shirt full of sore to remove hair from the face and neck after Peter has perribs from laughing at the jokes that fly around the shop – formed his tonsorial magic. not just from Peter but also from the local characters who “Because I have low overheads, I can offer a good cheap, nofrills haircut; I think that’s why people keep coming back.” frequent the place. Politics, religion, sex, council rates, marriage, rumours, Others would say the steady stream of jokes, local gossip, political correctness, football – no subject is off limits. the witty signs and photos on the notice-board and Snelly’s Peter has been cutting hair and dispensing jokes, advice good-natured tomfoolery are also big attractions for his and philosophy for over 30 of his 50 years. customers. “I’ve cut the hair of two-year-olds right up to blokes aged Peter wasn’t always a barber. over 100 during my time as a barber,” he said. After completing his apprenticeship at The Three Chairs “During my apprenticeship, I was taught everything from barber shop in Flinders Street between 1978 and 1984, sharpening scissors and cut-throat razors to how to strop Peter’s love of motorbikes led him to Orm Snell’s motorrazors and sweep the floor. cycle and small engine shop in Flinders Street West where “In those days, we were taught to use the scissors-over- he was employed as a salesman.
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“I’VE CUT THE HAIR OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS RIGHT UP TO BLOKES AGED OVER 100 DURING MY TIME AS A BARBER.”
This was a dream job for Peter, who was at the time President of the Townsville Trail Bike Club and a champion Pony Express and Enduro rider. His other love at the time was music. Peter started playing drums with Les and Doris Kelly’s band as a 14-year-old schoolboy. As he moved through grades at Wulguru State School and Town High, the tall, long-haired, moustachioed drummer got involved with rock ‘n’ roll bands – Breeze, Merlin, Lazer and Maverick. Maverick won many awards at Cardwell, Charters Towers and Burdekin country music competitions with Peter belting the pigskins. Peter has fond memories of playing at balls in pubs, clubs and on Magnetic Island when live music was the preferred form of entertainment. “They were great years from what I can remember,” said Peter. “I was a drinking man back then and life was pretty good for a young bloke in a band.” Peter left Orm Snell’s in 1984 to join the Railways as a trades assistant working with boilermakers in the North Yard but decided to return to barbering in 1986. He set up shop in the town’s oldest barber shop in Boundary Street, South Townsville, taking over from Eddie Robson and Mr Digivanni. “Tony the Wog” operated the shop for 35 years before Eddie Robson took the shop over. “My landlord back then was Ron Chew Lun, who operated the mower shop on the corner of Boundary Street and Railway Avenue,” said Peter. “On some mornings, I would have to hunt sleeping drunks out of the doorway so I could open the shop – life was very entertaining in those days.” Peter, who wears shorts and his trademark white old-style Volley OC canvas runners every day to work, has cut the hair of many characters over the years.
“I remember one old pensioner who came in one day and said I had been recommended by one of the pensioner’s mates who happened to be a convicted murderer! “I cut prisoners’ hair at Stuart Creek Prison for a while but I pulled the pin when I was told the previous prison barber had been stabbed with his own scissors by one of the crims over a drug deal gone wrong,” he said. Sue Snell (née Brownlie), a pretty blonde kindergarten teacher, used to bring her sons into Peter’s barber shop for a short back and sides haircut. Over time, they became friends and later decided to get married. They share five children and 10 grandchildren. Sue, who worked at King Cole Kindergarten Oonoonba for 18 years, used to see Peter playing drums in various bands when she was young and single. “When we caught up again at the barber shop, I liked his personality and his sense of fun and one thing just led to another,” she said. When ownership of the Boundary Street shop changed hands in 2009, Peter moved to a new shop in Third Street, Railway Estate, taking his loyal customers with him. The shop is difficult to find despite a hand-painted advertising sign attached to an old washing machine near the Queens Road roundabout, but that suits Peter down to the ground. “I don’t want to be any busier than I am at present,” he said. “If I was too busy, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the jokes and the gossip and I would probably have to put on staff. I’m just happy to poke along at my own pace.” Peter shuts the shop at 1 o’clock every day and rides his pushbike 150 metres – “32 pedals” – down the road to his modest home for lunch and a cuppa with Sue. Life – like his haircuts – is simple and uncomplicated for the lanky, laconic old-style Railway Estate barber.
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Originally from Sydney, I moved to Townsville in January this year with my partner who is in the Army. I’m loving the weather and the small city life. I’m obsessed with my two big dogs and I’ve made heaps of close friends up here. I’m happily working as a Property Manager Assistant at Century 21 Aaron Moon Realty. I’m big on camping, water-skiing, discovering new places in Townsville and just doing anything that will get me out of the house and into the fresh air. Describe your style? Don’t have a particular style, but I do try and pull off a ‘classy’ look. Most treasured item? I’m very sentimental so I have a lot of treasured items. My main treasures would be my gold charm bracelet with a collection of charms from my grandmother and great, great aunty, my signet ring from my parents and my pendant necklace from my partner, Marty. Hopefully it’s not going to be the only piece of jewellery I get from him! (Joking, sweety). Labels you like? Forever New is my latest favourite. Best shopping trip? Dubai with my bestie, Casey. Your style guru? I pick ideas from here and there, friends, magazines, sister. You’d never be caught wearing…? Leggings with muscle print on them! They’re awful! Wardrobe item you can’t part with? My high school jersey. Shoes or dress first? Dress. I have more dresses to choose from than shoes.
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A nationally recognised Certificate II in Warehouse Operations was a pretty good way for Vanessa Pericich to commence her career. On top of that, she’s been assigned the responsibility of shipping a huge variety of supplies including food, fuel, weapons and ammunition to Army personnel wherever they are in the world. So the opportunities to prove herself are there for the taking. Where else could you begin a career with a huge range of
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My husband Glen and I have worked together at Ford dealerships since 1998. We moved to Townsville over 3 years ago as part owners of Carmichael Ford and Carmichael Motors Mercedes-Benz. I love working at Mercedes-Benz. It’s a small dealership so I know most of our customers personally. I’m looking forward to the new models and a brand new dealership!
THE BAG My mother bought me this Oroton bag on a shopping spree she had without me (how rude!). I love the colour and its great for work & travel because everything fits in!
PHOTO OF MUM, MOO & I 3 generations and my two best friends.
PHOTO OF ARMANI & MAX Amanda (Moo, my daughter) asked us to babysit Armani a few years ago (we’re still waiting for her to collect him!) and we adopted Max from Townsville Foster & Rehoming. Angela and the team do an amazing job saving animals and finding them forever homes.
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VEGAS & NEW ZEALAND PENS I love these cheap yet useful momentos of places I’ve been. Glen and I took our daughter Amanda and a friend to LA, Vegas and New York last year and it was awesome. My whole family went to NZ for Mums birthday in September which was fantastic.
CHAMPAGNE CORK I took my first cork home from Vegas after spending an absurd amount of money on a bottle of Cristal. Each cork has a memory (sometimes they’re a bit blurred!)
I are Johnny tragics! Saw him in Sydney in January. He’s still The Voice!
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SLK KEY AND KEYRING I’m very lucky to get to drive my dream car for work. Just wish it was a V8!
a bank for 7 years before working with Glen. When they started to phase out all the old notes I thought I’d collect them for Amanda.
V8 SUPERCARS LANYARD I’m a fanatic and have been to China and hopefully to Texas this year! Now I have two teams to cheer for.. Go FORD and MERCEDES-BENZ!
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GARFIELD FIGURINE Fell in love with him in my teens. Think it’s his attitude. My favourite quote is: “I’m not fat I’m under tall.”
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SCRABBLE TILES My Nanna and I used to play Scrabble all the time. It’s a special reminder of her that’s always with me.
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DUO SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY WITH
INTERVIEW CARLA CARUSO
Rachel Gilbert surely has a fairy-tale life. In a short time, she’s achieved an enviable reputation as a designer since honing her skills at Lisa Ho in 2001. A cluster of A-list stars have prowled the ruby rug in her creations. And in November, she officially took TV personality and ex-chippy Tom Williams off the market, with the pair tying the knot. The star-studded nuptials created a media stir. With the couple having an exclusive deal with OK! Magazine, it meant umbrellas and sheets had to be used to hide the designer’s wedding gown from clicking cameras during her walk from the car to the reception. In the magazine spread, she dazzled. DUO Magazine asked Rachel if she ever pinches herself at her lot in life and she admits: “I am very blessed and grateful to live the life I live.” The recent bride is said to have met her beau at the CLEO Bachelor of the Year party at nightspot, Ivy, in 2011. Sydney publicist Roxy Jacenko reportedly set up the pair and was one of their bridesmaids. Rachel wore one of her own designs naturally on the day – a figure-hugging, strapless number with a below-the-knee fishtail of feathers. With luxury embellishments as her hallmark, it’s little wonder Rachel chose to launch a couture bridal collection, alongside her usual evening wear, last October – just a month before her own special day. “I had always thought the progression into bridal would be on the cards for the brand,” she enthuses. “However, being engaged definitely inspired me to action earlier than I had originally anticipated. Being the consumer for that market definitely makes a difference in your thoughts when designing.” Since embarking on a fashion career, Rachel has had 13 celebrated high-end collections under her sparkly belt. She walked into her role at iconic Australian label Lisa Ho fresh from training at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. From there, she was headhunted as head designer at Nicky Hilton’s label, Chick (as in, Paris’s sister). The position saw Rachel splitting her time between LA and New York – a time she remembers fondly. “Nicky is lovely and is very passionate about her work and it was a great experience working with the brand.”
After two years with Chick, Rachel returned to her homeland as women’s wear designer at Morrissey before launching her eponymous label. Having previously shown at Australian Fashion Week in 2002, she unveiled her spring/summer collection there with a standalone-show in 2010. She’s since taken the fashion world by storm, here and abroad. Her evening wear and ready-to-wear collections are stocked by top online store Net-A-Porter and her designs are sold at more than 100 boutiques worldwide including UK department store Harrods. “Stocking in the most renowned department stores across the globe and sitting alongside the best of the best designers in the world is absolutely an honour and a great achievement,” Rachel says. “However, opening my first store [in Paddington, NSW, in late 2011] was also one of the most rewarding moments of my career. To showcase the full collection and the brand in its entirety was a very proud moment.” Rachel’s A-list clientele has included Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, and Princess Beatrice – dressing the latter for a royal wedding dinner for Prince William and Kate Middleton. (The redhead looked stunning too in a white and silver sheath dress, covered with sequins and featuring a tulle fishtail.) So what maternity wear would Rachel pick for Ms Middleton herself? “Kate has an incredibly classic and sophisticated look. I would assume Kate will not be in stretch Lycra but tailored pieces to suit her body as it changes. Many pregnant women look incredibly stylish as will Kate no doubt.” (Funnily, in Sydney, there are already baby rumours buzzing around Rachel and Tom, who are said to be looking for a bigger abode.) As for any plans to move back to the US in the future, Rachel says: “I am very happy and settled in Sydney for now.” This year, though, she says: “I’m determined to learn a new language. I hope to cruise the streets of ‘Pari’ speaking like a local!”
“BEING ENGAGED DEFINITELY INSPIRED ME TO ACTION EARLIER THAN I ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED.” RACHEL GILBERT
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NINETIES GUIDE TO ROMANCE The decade that brought us Michael Bolton ballads and Sandra Bullock rom-coms is having an influence again â€“ on our love lives. WORDS CARLA CARUSO PHOTOGRAPH IOFOTO (SHUTTERSTOCK)
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lifestyle In 1996, a novel chronicling the life of a thirtysomething single woman in London was published on her trying to make sense of love with the help of an “urban family” of friends. A whopping 17 years, a second novel and two films later, a third book about the heroine is now being written and another film is in the offing. The working title is Bridget Jones’s Baby. Yes, the nineties’ favourite singleton is back. The decade marked a time when the idea of a single woman as a tragic spinster was thrown out the window. And, it seems, since we’ve recycled fashion from the era – from pointy-toe pumps to capri pants (now 7/8th jeans) – and seen nineties stars like JLo doing sell-out comeback tours, it’s high time to take a leaf out of nineties-style romancing. Mentor Online principal Jennifer McDonell remembers the retro dating scene well. “As there was no internet dating and dating agencies were expensive, you still had to go out and meet people! Relationships were on the rebound from the freewheeling eighties – mostly because of AIDS – so there was a revival of old-fashioned ideas of ‘taking it slowly’, spending time ‘courting’, and then being committed to one person.” Children of the ‘90s blogger Mara Minsberg reckons it’d be nice to go back to a time without today’s trappings. “It is crazy to think that people who grew up in the ‘90s are the last generation who will remember a time without the internet or smartphones… Connectivity can be a wonderful thing, but it can also inhibit our ability for face-to-face – or even just voice-tovoice – communication.” Still, relationship expert John Aiken, behind the book, Making Couples Happy (Allen & Unwin), says inspiration from the decade can, in fact, inspire our love lives today. Not involving ’screen’ time. “There are lots of old-school techniques that couples can employ to keep the romance alive. Consider the following: a romantic dinner, picnic on the beach, giving your partner flowers,
making them a card, writing a love letter, taking them away for a surprise weekend or giving them a massage.”
anthology, In Bed With, for publication next year – and I can’t wait.” No doubt many modern-day women can’t either.
Rom-coms from the decade can also provide motivation, says Ali McNamara, whose penned From Notting Hill to New York…Actually, focused on a heroine addicted to the era’s romantic movies. “In my opinion, ‘90s films have more thought put into them, better and more interesting plots, and even though you know the ending will be the same – i.e. the girl and boy will get together – the journey you take with them along the way is so much more enjoyable.”
DUO Magazine contributor Carla Caruso is the author of Second Chance, featuring a feisty heroine who time-travels back to the summer of 1998 and hopes to reunite with a past love.
Not all want to go back to the way things were, though. Friends was romance author Paula Roe’s favourite show back in the day, but the blurring of the line between friendship and attraction, typical of that era, wasn’t so fun. “The start of the ‘90s was marked by the massive crush I had for my best (boy) friend – an agonising, bittersweet behemoth of a thing that basically took over my entire life,” says Paula, a contributor to the new romantic novella anthology, Moonlit Encounters. “With all the best friends-turned-lovers shows on TV at the time, my constant dilemma was always, ‘Do I say something and possibly ruin the friendship, or take a chance?’ Needless to say, we kind of danced around the topic, as you do, and we ended up just remaining friends.” Astrologer and bestselling author Jessica Adams agrees that while nostalgia’s all well and good, some things have, indeed, changed for the better. (She released a chick-lit novel, Single White E-Mail, in 1998, which is set to be reissued along with other tomes of hers as eBooks through Momentum.) “In the year 2013, the focus has been taken off women’s marriage anxiety and anger – and onto adventurous sex instead. That’s much healthier. Whatever you might think of the particular kind of sex in Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s leading a new wave of female fiction where women are writing and self-publishing their own sexual fantasies. Together with Maggie Alderson, Imogen Edwards-Jones and Kathy Lette, I am now creating a sequel to our erotica
’90s-INSPIRED DATING IDEAS • Forget Pinterest. Create a college on a pin-up board of everything that sums up your relationship, using magazine cut-outs and photos, and “gift” it to your special someone.
• Make your loved one a mix-tape of their fave tunes. (Might have to dust off your dad’s old tape recorder so they can actually play it, though), and • Reckon you can sum up how you feel about your crush in 140 characters? Ditch Twitter, write a love note and hide it in their glove box.
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DR MATTHEW CASEY | DENTIST | CASEY DENTISTS
TOOTH KNOCKED OUT… NOW WHAT?
All is not lost when a tooth falls out after an accident, so long as the correct steps are taken.
“DENTAL AVULSION INVOLVES THE COMPLETE DISPLACEMENT OF A TOOTH FROM ITS SOCKET DUE TO TRAUMA.”
Dental avulsion of a permanent tooth is one of the most serious dental injuries. Prompt and correct emergency management is very important for the prognosis of the tooth. Dental avulsion involves the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone due to trauma. Avulsion of permanent teeth is seen in 0.5 to 3 per cent of all dental injuries and, in most situations, replantation is the treatment of choice. Recently, I was fortunate to help a family through their dental trauma – and out the other side. It was a most rewarding experience to see my little nine-year-old friend smiling and Mum settled knowing her son had a good chance of keeping his tooth. When taking an emergency call from a despairing, anxious, emotionally upset mother, it is important to calm the parent and sift through the information to obtain the facts of the injury. The nine-year-old boy was playing outside and accidentally hit his head on a bicycle rack, only to find his front right incisor tooth was on the ground. Emergency first aid treatment is to quickly establish our ‘ABCs’ (airway, breathing, circulation) and then reimplant the tooth as quickly as possible. The tooth should be picked up by the crown – or, the white part of the tooth – and definitely avoid touching the tooth root. If the tooth is dirty, it’s important to gently rinse it with water for no longer than 10 seconds. Correctly reimplant the tooth gently and have the patient bite on a handkerchief. Immediate consultation and emergency care treatment is strongly recommended with your dentist.
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If the person who sustained the injury is unconscious or you are not comfortable reimplanting the tooth, appropriate storage to sustain the root cells is very important. Storage in tissue culture, Hank’s balanced salt solution, saline or most commonly, milk, are the preferred methods. If there are no storage solutions available and the patient is not unconscious, then the tooth can be stored in the mouth in the cheek cavity. Emergency dental treatment involves the following: 1. Administer some local anaesthesia for patient comfort. 2. Flush the socket with saline and establish if there are any bony alveolar fractures, assuming the tooth was not reimplanted. 3. Soak the tooth in saline. 4. Reimplant the tooth. 5. Apply a physiologically flexible splint for two weeks. 6. Ensure there is no traumatic bite to allow the tooth to heal, and 7. Use a digital film to establish re-implantation and the state of the apex of the tooth. I also prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic – a Curasept antiseptic, 0.5 per cent/200mL daily mouth rinse – for seven days that is alcohol-free and stain-free, plus recommend appropriate light brushing, if possible. A soft diet, along with a tetanus booster, is also standard care. Your dentist will review the case in seven days and discuss the long-term prognosis of the tooth. For all your family dental issues, call Casey Dentists on 4725 3324.
wellbeing GRANT COLLINS I AUDIOLOGIST I CLARITY HEARING SOLUTIONS
HOW TO TUNE IN YOU’RE WHEN DINING OUT Conversations are no fun if they’re one-sided – amp up your hearing with a little help and prior planning.
“YOUR POSITIONING IN NOISY RESTAURANTS IS CRUCIAL.”
Noisy restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars are the work very well and allow you to have a one-on-one hardest environments to maintain a conversation in – conversation even in the noisiest of restaurants. especially if you have an untreated hearing loss, auditory processing deficit or use older hearing aids. Good lighting is also very important. We all rely on an element of lip-reading to help us out when unwanted However, there are some simple strategies you can background noise is actually louder than the people we adopt – with and without hearing aids – to aid your want to hear. Having good lighting on people’s faces communication in these places. aids this strategy. Also, when someone talks to you from the side, don’t push one ear towards them in an attempt If you do not have any hearing aids or you have older, to better hear. Turn your head to look at them instead more primitive aids, then your positioning in noisy to supplement your hearing with the visual lip-reading restaurants is crucial. Many people sit in the middle of cues and maximise their voice to both ears. Two ears are the noise and are unable to hold a conversation due to always better than one. the competing sounds around them. If you sit in a corner or with your back to a wall, then there is no noise being This is particularly pertinent for those with directional made behind you. It is all in front and your hearing picks hearing aids as the devices only focus on the sounds in up the people talking at your table above most of the front, not the side. Lastly, get someone’s attention before other restaurant noise. you start talking to them, so they are looking at you and you can utilise the visual cues. If they or you are staring If you have a more recent hearing aid, which has a elsewhere at the beginning of a conversation, there is directional microphone and is able to reduce noises a pretty good chance that by the time you do see their behind you, then you would do the opposite. By facing face the context of what’s being said will be lost. the wall, you are minimising the unwanted noise source in front and your hearing aids will reduce the noise level behind, allowing an increased ease of conversation. Another recent device just released for people with hearing aids are Bluetooth lapel microphones, which can assist communication in loud environments. These tiny devices are clipped onto the collar of whomever you wish to talk to and picks up their voice, streaming it directly to you via a wireless Bluetooth signal. These
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SUZANNE JARSCHKE I OWNER I WELLSPRING CHIROPRACTIC
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHUTEYE So what are the benefits – and vital need – of slumber?
“POOR SLEEPING CAN CAUSE DIFFICULTIES WITH LEARNING, MEMORY, THINKING AND FEELINGS.”
One of the aspects of human life that has remained constant throughout our existence is the need for sleep. Sleep is a behavioural state that is a natural part of life and required for normal body and brain functioning. We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, but amazingly enough, people generally know very little about the importance of this essential activity. And too many don’t get enough of it on a regular basis. Sleep problems are extremely common in society and can have serious consequences. There are more than 70 known sleep disorders. Among the rifest are sleep apnoea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and ‘restless legs’ syndrome. Many people who suffer from these disorders are unaware anything is wrong as they have not been diagnosed or treated. Sleep problems also can lead to difficulties in concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue and emotional instability. In the longer term, lack of sleep can elevate your risk of serious health conditions including high blood pressure and heart attack. Poor sleeping can also cause difficulties with learning, memory, thinking and feelings, which may lead to poor school and work performance. Furthermore, problem sleepiness can manifest as drowsy driving or workplace accidents and errors.
Lifestyle factors include not getting enough sleep, having an irregular sleep schedule, and using alcohol or certain medications. Sleep problems can also be caused – at least in part – by stress or anxiety about work, family and finances. We all understand the basic importance of sleep: to regenerate the mind and body and give ourselves the rest we need to function properly. Although each person varies in the amount of sleep they require, the average amount should be at least six to eight hours per night. There are multiple stages of sleep, but in general, there are two major sleep cycles – the second being of particular importance. This second cycle, known as REM (rapid eye movement), is the period of deep, restful sleep. It is also known as the dream phase and is very essential for getting enough rest. With sleep being such an important activity, it’s surprising catching zeds gets relatively little focus or attention. Think about your own life for a second. Are there any events or circumstances that could be affecting your ability to have a sound night’s rest? To find out how you can change your sleeping conditions, so you can sleep easier call Wellspring on 4779 1604 or visit www.wellspringchiropractic.com.au.
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TAKING BACK CONTROL
AT 180 KILOS AND RISING, RUSS HINNEBERG KNEW HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS WEIGHT PROBLEM – AND FAST. WHEN mental power alone proved no match for his weight gain, Russ Hinneberg decided he had to action, before being told drastic action was needed. “I got to 140 kilos and thought ‘I’ll stop’, then I was 152, 160, 180… I wanted to make the decision myself, not end up in hospital and be told ‘Look, you’ve got to do this or you’ll die’,” Russ Hinneberg says. Out of desperation, Russ went to see a personal trainer but he explained that, at 180kg, Russ’ body wouldn’t be able to handle the exertion. Fortunately, the trainer had a better idea – going to see Dr Sam Baker and the team at the North Queensland Obesity Surgery Centre (NQOSC). “I’d tried diets and nothing had worked,” Russ says. “So I went to see Dr Baker. Before we’d finished talking, I’d made up my mind to have the gastric sleeve surgery.” Since having the surgery in March 2012, Russ has lost more than 70 kilos. He says the difference it’s made to his life is incredible. “Being the owner of a transport company (Cracka Automotive Transport), I like to be hands-on. Before the op, I was so heavy that some things were too painful for me to do, so I had to order people around. Now I’m the first one to get in and do something,” Russ says. “I feel like a teenager again. I can do what I want and I’m not totally drained and falling asleep in a chair at the end of the day anymore.” A keen drag racer, Russ is also clocking better times thanks to the weight he’s lost. “Before the op I was clocking 9.8 seconds over the quarter mile, now I’m clocking 9.6 seconds so I’ve picked up two-tenths of a second,” he says. He needs a new race suit because he and a friend can both fit into the old one and still zip it up. “I’ve referred six people to Dr Baker and three have gone ahead,” Russ says. “And I’m so keen for my sister to have the surgery I’ve offered to pay for it. I wish I’d thought of doing this 10 years ago. Before the op, I had sleep aponea and the early stages of Type II Diabetes but they’ve both disappeared.” Russ now enjoys going for afternoon walks around Bohle with his American staffie and black miniature poodle, called Mad Max, who he bought just before the surgery to “lock me in to get fit”. Watching an old video was another reminder for Russ of how far he’s come. “My goddaughter, Kelli Caldwell, and I were watching a video of when I gave her a car for Christmas a couple of years ago. She said ‘Oh wow, look at you. I never understood why you were doing the surgery before. I never saw you as fat’. But, yeah, I was!”
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health IT’S HUMAN NATURE to stick with what we know and what we do well. But when it comes to exercise, that attitude can be to the detriment of our overall health and the reason why – although we go to the gym four times a week or run 10km a day (or try to!) – we can still sometimes struggle to reach our goals. “A runner could be aerobically fit with a healthy heart and lungs, but – for example – they are not necessarily building their bone density, which is a big factor in osteoporosis,” James Cook University exercise physiologist Dr Rebecca Sealey says. “We definitely need our aerobic fitness, but combining that with strength training will not only reduce the risk of cancer and manage diabetes, but also help our bodies to do more functional things around the home, like carrying the shopping.”
Both professionals agree that it’s also important to; not only engage in different activities to target each component of fitness; but also to constantly keep your body on its toes (within the realms of healthy and steady progression – injury will set you back to square one). “Training stimulates the body to change, and it changes quickly, but if you do the same thing for two weeks you’ll plateau,” Harry explains. “By challenging the body with different exercises and intensities you force it to continually progress, whether you want to get fitter, lose weight or get stronger.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-MMnltV1h8
Then, of course, there are all the other components of fitness to consider. Aside from cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength, there’s muscular endurance (the ability for a muscle to stay contracted), flexibility, power, speed, agility and balance. But why care about these lesser-known fitness cousins? “The biggest factor is injury risk,” CHEK Institute-trained exercise professional Harry Normand explains. “The more accustomed your body is to doing one exercise or movement, the less able you are to do other things freely, but you may still try to do it and hurt yourself. For example, you could be really fit and efficient when it comes to volleyball, but if you had to help someone push their car you might over-estimate your ability and injure yourself… it’s a different demand on the body.” To achieve a more ‘wholistic’ or functional fitness, Rebecca suggests doing a variety of activities, but starting small and low-impact to avoid injury from the unaccustomed movements. Gym bunnies should aim for 30 minutes of cardio (with a gradual warm-up for five minutes), followed by 20 minutes of full body strength exercises, and capped off with 10 minutes of balance and flexibility training (static stretches and balance drills where you stand on one leg and gradually progress to eyes shut, a foam pad and even a wobble board – watch out for nearby hazards!). Harry adds that one of the best ways to combine all of the principles of fitness and save time is by doing freestanding activities that use all parts of the body. “As you develop the technical skills to perform something like a Turkish Get-Up, you are training coordination, flexibility, balance, muscular strength and endurance, plus cardio endurance,” Harry explains. “Functional fitness saves you time because you are training multiple muscles at once with movements that mimic the demands of day-to-day life.”
“BY CHALLENGING THE BODY WITH DIFFERENT EXERCISES AND INTENSITIES YOU FORCE IT TO CONTINUALLY PROGRESS” HARRY NORMAND
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ARE YOU MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF FIT?
YOU’RE FIT – YOU DO CASTLE HILL THREE TIMES A WEEK – BUT HOW WOULD YOU GO DOING 20 LAPS IN THE POOL? OR LIFTING YOUR NEW FRIDGE UP THREE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS? OR HOLDING A POSITION FOR FIVE BREATHS IN A YOGA CLASS WITHOUT STUMBLING OVER? BEING TRULY FIT IS MUCH MORE THAN BEING GOOD AT ONE ACTIVITY. WORDS CARLY LUBICZ PHOTOGRAPH KTSDESIGN SHUTTERSTOCK
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Tips & Tricks If you’re using bacon rashers rather than ham hocks, just dismiss the first three steps and put diced fried smoked bacon into your succotash instead. It won’t be quite as delicious but it’ll still be yummy. Here the recipe suggests adding the pork liquid, just splash in a little of the pork fat (1/2 tablespoon) rendered from cooking the bacon.
Crispy Salmon and Succotash
Salmon 4 x 160g salmon fillets, skin on flake salt 60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
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• Simmer the ham hocks covered with water for 2 hours, or until the flesh comes away easily. Making sure to keep the cooking liquid, remove the hocks and strip off the meat. Discard the bones and skin. • Take 2 cups of the pork poaching liquid, strain it and reduce it by half over a low heat. You can do this all in advance if you want. • Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the lima beans; simmer for 10 minutes or until soft. • While this is going on, you have another task to attend to. Take a large frying pan and whack it on a high heat so it gets very hot. Toss in about 10g butter, the sweetcorn kernels and the spring onions, frying them until they start to get a little brown and caramelised at the edges. Now add the yellow squash and loose-packed cup of the ham hock meat. • Taste the porky-reduced cooking water. Assuming it’s not aggressively salty, put in a cup to moisten the dish. If it’s very salty, only use half a cup. Cook the succotash for about 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the succotash is dry rather than soupy. Season if you have to – but
note the hock will add saltiness so, as always, taste. • Serve garnished with the green chilli or capsicum, sunflower seeds and coriander. The succotash is great by itself but for a dinner, top it with a fillet of crispy salmon. • To make the crispy salmon, first rub salt into the salmon skin and pop in the fridge for 1 hour. Remove and scrape off the salt with the back of a knife. Pat dry with paper towel. This will help draw out moisture from the skin, helping it to crisp up. • Start the fish in a cold heavy frying pan large enough to fit the 4 steaks in easily. Pour in the oil. Cook the salmon for 5 minutes skin-side down over a mediumhigh heat then gently turn the fish over to finish for 2-3 minutes. The skin should be really crispy and the fish should hold its shape. • Remember to take the fish off a little before it’s cooked. It’s good if the fish is still pink in the middle, as the fillet will continue to cook with its residual heat once it’s out of the pan. You’ll know it’s ready because the internal temperature will be about 57°C and the fish will flake apart easily.
• To make the base, warm the butter in a small saucepan until it starts to smell a little toasty and reached the ‘brown butter’ stage. Mix the butter into the well-crushed biscuits. Press the mixture firmly into a rectangular tin (approximately 16cm x 9cm) until the base is smooth and even. Pop in the fridge to set. • To make the slice topping, bring the cream and milk just to the boil. • Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is thick and pale. • Whisking continuously, gradually pour the hot milk mixture onto the yolk
mixture, stirring until thick and smooth. Return the mixture to a clean saucepan and cook over low heat until the mixture reaches 84°. (Time to use that valuable thermometer) • Break the chocolate into small pieces. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour over the chocolate biscuit base and smooth the surface. Leave to set for a few hours in a cool place. • To make the ice cream, melt the sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat and cook for 3 minutes or until a golden caramel
forms. Add the peanuts and the pinch of sea salt. Pour into a tray lined with baking paper and leave to cool. • Remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it soften a little. Roughly chop the peanut toffee and reserve a few pieces to decorate the plate. Fold the remainder into the ice cream. • To serve, cut the slice into 8 even pieces then put each slice on a plate with a small spoonful of the crushed biscuits and a scoop of the ice cream. Sprinkle with the reserved candied peanuts.
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EWEN JONES MP I FEDERAL MEMBER FOR HERBERT
6 DEGREES? YOU ARE KIDDING. TWO STORIES. “IT JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MEETING PEOPLE AND REMEMBERING NAMES CAN HELP YOU.”
First, I was at William Ross High School celebrating their Chinese Studies programme and talking with the adults there. One was Stephen Lin who does a lot around town in the Chinese Society. He was asking me about my interest in China and Chinese Studies. I told him that apart from the obvious, there was the possible. I went on to explain. My Dad’s side of the family have grown a small piggery into a major pig breeding business on the Darling Downs. They hooked into the Asian market in the 1960’s with Singapore and Malaysia. My cousin, who is about 10 years younger than me went to China to set up a pig stud and had about two years there all up. He is now fluent in Mandarin. Stephen said “Not Marcus Jones? I know him quite well”. Just to think that of a nation with over 1.4 billion people that he would have met my cousin is a huge trick.
Second, I was at a Mining Industry briefing in Canberra. It was being conducted by Exxon Mobil. I was introduced to the Exxon team. I said hello to each. Then I was introduced to the Chairman of Exxon in Australia, John Dashwood. I joked that I went to school with a John Dashwood. He asked where I went to school. I told him Toowoomba Grammar. He said; “So did I but I don’t remember a Ewen Jones being there”. I told him and my parliamentary colleagues that I went by my nickname ‘Tex’ at school. “Tex”, he said. “I remember you now. Geez, you’ve put on some beef”. “I know”, I replied, “But I still have all my hair” was all I could come up with in response. He was a brilliant guy at school and my last words to him before he left for University were “One day, we will all say we went to school with you”. How prophetic. It just goes to show how meeting people and remembering names can help you. My dad is brilliant with names, as is my daughter Emma. My other daughter, whatshername and I are not that good. It is a skill for life.
NICOLE PIEROTTI I CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST I BABYSMILES
WHAT DOES YOUR KID’S ONLINE FOOTPRINT LOOK LIKE? “YOUR FACEBOOK PHOTOS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR CHILD COULD BE FRONT PAGE NEWS. WOULD THAT BOTHER YOU?”
The same is with our kids, however we, parents are the ones creating their profile (that’s if they’re not doing it for themselves!) – this profile can never be erased and it’s pretty accurate to think that in the future their potential employer will Facebook /Google their name and have a look and their whole life and your thoughts, feelings, frustrations and personal photo album will be on disIt’s struck me over the last few months, as I’ve checked play! I know this is true because I have advised others to friends profiles and seen their list of friends, just how much Facebook a person before employing them – you soon of a online profile our children have. We snap them from know how they spend their weekends plus much more. day one, we talk about our thought of parenthood, we complain on our bad days, we let everyone know our As a parent I would suggest that you stop – look at your good – we are actually writing our thoughts down on child’s Facebook profile – and see what picture you build the internet there forever, never to be erased. I do a bit of from what is there… be a bit critical, because remember, a detective game myself when looking around Facebook others may not personally know your child. What have – you can tell by someone’s posts if they have had a rela- you posted? What needs to be deleted? Another way to tionship breakdown, if their partner left them for someone think is worst case scenario – something tragic happens in else, their occupation, figure out their family members, your life... your Facebook photos and thoughts about your their photos, what they like to eat, drink, etc. By the end child could be front page news. Would that bother you? you can get a pretty accurate picture of their life….. this Make you uncomfortable? Wish you had edited earlier? If is certainly something to stop and think about for a bit. so, a good edit is probably a great idea. Everyday we scroll through our Facebook messages, ‘like’ our friends photos of their kids, let our family know the latest happenings in our lives. It’s a nice, quick and easy way to keep in touch with everyone and most family and friends love this way to communicate and those phones of ours make it so seamless.
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PLAN NOW TO HELP YOUR FAMILY LATER
While no one likes to think about dying, there are some steps you should take now to save loved ones stress in the future.
“PRE-ARRANGING THE FUNERAL IS A SIMPLE PROCESS WHERE THE CLIENT ADVISES MORLEYS OF THEIR FUNERAL REQUIREMENTS AND SERVICES IN ADVANCE.”
When faced with the inevitable task of having to make funeral arrangements, some people have little experience in organising such an event and are unsure of what to do. But making these arrangements can be made more daunting if family members are unaware of the deceased’s funeral wishes. That’s why it’s important to take the time to tell your family what your funeral preferences are, no matter how distant the concept of passing away. Having a simple talk now will save your loved ones a lot of stress down the track. This applies to finances surrounding the funeral too, and many people are not aware that the financial aspect of pre-planning can also be taken care of ahead of time. Pre-arranging the funeral is a simple process where the client advises Morleys of their funeral requirements and services in advance. Such information includes nominating the contact person to look after your affairs after death; information including details of birth, marriage(s), children, and parents’ details in order to register the death; the type and style of the funeral; the type of coffin or casket, and funeral and death notices. Finances should also be considered and there are several ways of covering funeral costs in advance:
A FLEXIBLE FUNERAL BOND PLAN The selected amount invested in the bond will attract an annual bonus allocation so you will benefit in the growth of your investment. As the amount invested in the bond is left for you to decide, there may be enough to cover the cost of the funeral, or more than enough. In this case the balance would be refunded to your estate. If there’s insufficient money in the bond to cover the full cost of the funeral, the balance owing would need to met by your family or from funds in your estate. The bond can be paid in instalments via a convenient regular payment plan. FUNERAL INSURANCE Policies are designed for the proceeds to meet unexpected funeral costs and are payable upon death. Some policies only cover death in the first 12 months and most have disadvantages in that premiums may start fairly low, but increase annually with CPI, meaning premiums can be prohibitive after a few years and these increasing premiums have to be paid until your death. It is not uncommon in some instances that the premiums paid can be well in excess of the actual benefit. Please seek advice before signing up with some funeral insurance schemes. Morleys can direct you to worthwhile funeral insurance options.
A FIXED PRICE PRE-PAID FUNERAL PLAN We can establish your preferred funeral requirements and the costing at today’s prices including an establishment Please feel free to contact us if you need more advice on fee. In this plan the cost of the funeral is fixed regardless this important topic. We also offer Melissa Abraham’s book of future price increases (provided no changes are made Inspiration and Integrity for a Meaningful Funeral for free to the original contract obligations). Payment of the fixed (valued at $49.95), which is an excellent resource to help price pre-paid funeral plan is made in one lump sum and with planning. you are locking in the price at today’s costs.
Have you told anyone about your funeral wishes yet?
Burial or cremation? Frank Sinatra singing ‘My Way’? A release of balloons, butterflies or peace doves; maybe a coffin with an image of your choice or even a jazz band playing live. These and many other options can now be part of your funeral service. By pre-arranging your funeral requirements with Morleys beforehand, your family and loved ones will know your wishes and you can continue enjoying life knowing your funeral plan is in place with Morleys who’ve been providing Funeral service in Townsville for 52 years.
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CORPORATE UPFRONT NEWS & EVENTS PROUD PARENTS
Congratulations to Mark and Dana Brine of Salt Restaurants and Bellanova, who welcomed Reuben Valentino Brine into the world on February 5.
QLD RECONCILIATION AWARDS
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards, with businesses encouraged to nominate projects that have contributed to reconciliation in Queensland. Nominations close 12 April 2013. Call 3405 5215.
NEW GALLERY MANAGER
Townsville City Council warmly welcomes Shane Fitzgerald as Manager of Gallery Services, to undertake the direction of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery. Fitzgerald is an internationally renowned photographic artist and experienced arts administrator.
BID FOR BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Townsville is currently competing against two other regional cities to host the 2013 National Tenpin Bowling Championship and Australian Masters in October this year. Townsville Enterprise General Manager Tourism & Events, Patricia O’Callaghan, said the economic value of this event would exceed $1.8 million.
RDAF PROJECTS ROLL ON
Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland welcomed the announcement of projects proceeding to full application stage for Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). Projects selected to proceed include acquisition of a flood-free premises for the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre; a Julia Creek Participation Space Facility; Burdekin Community Redevelopment Project; Salvation Army Multi-Purpose Centre and TEC NQ Ltd, Regional (VET) Training Accommodation Facility. Visit www.regional.gov.au
TOURISM PICKS UP
The four airports operated by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) at Townsville, Mount Isa, Longreach and Gold Coast recorded an aggregate growth of 6.9 per cent for the month of January compared to January 2012. The Managing Director of QAL, Dennis Chant, said Townsville Airport experienced 1.7 per cent growth while the western airports in Mount Isa and Longreach recorded 24.7 per cent and 9.1 per cent respectively.
APPRENTICESHIP WITH A DIFFERENCE
The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE (BRIT) has partnered with TORGAS to offer an alternative apprenticeship model for Townsville’s tradespeople of the future. BRIT Institute Director Robyn Dyer said the Progressive Apprenticeship Model would allow potential apprentices to complete trade theory before being employed in apprenticeships in commercial cookery, carpentry and boilermaking.
NATUROPATH JOINS BODY ALIGNMENT CENTRE
The Body Alignment Centre in Pimlico has widened its range of services to include naturopathic services. The Centre welcomes Jan Morrison, who specialises in iris diagnosis, herbal medicine, bushflower essences and zinc status testing.
UN YOUTH PROJECT
Cathedral School Year 11 student, Georgie Juszczyk, has been selected as one of only 10 students from around the country to represent the UN Youth Australia Pacific Project program. Georgie, along with her fellow delegates, will travel to East Timor for two weeks in the June-July school holidays, where they will help East Timorese students with English tutoring at the Encouragement Foundation House. Georgie will fundraise for the Encouragement Foundation House before she departs. Call 4722 2026 if you’d like to donate.
DAVID KIPPIN I CEO I TOWNSVILLE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT NORTH QUEENSLAND, NORTHERN AUSTRALIA AND THE TROPIC OR TORRID ZONE? There has been a lot of hype in recent times about relocating people from the south to Northern Australia and extending the representation of Government Departments to major northern centres such as Townsville, Darwin and Cairns. Let me assure you this is nothing new, well certainly nothing new from Townsville Enterprise’s perspective. In the past, there has also been some noise about creating a separate State by cutting Queensland in half to generate a more equitable distribution of the significant wealth generated in the north. Whilst I have never been a supporter of the ‘second State’ proposal I have supported and promoted the idea of creating a separate and independent Northern Economic Zone and that Townsville should be the capital city leading that zone. With respect to diversifying Government representation and decision making, we have promoted the idea of establishing a Northern Office of the Queensland Coordinator General’s Department in Townsville. We have also proposed to the Federal Government and to
the Federal Opposition the establishment of an Office of the Department of Northern Australia. At present that Office is located in Canberra which is entirely appropriate for convenient access to Ministers, Politicians and senior Public Servants from across all Government portfolios and Departments. However, we believe it is essential to establish a local office to ensure there is active representation central to where the action is happening. The ‘Tropic Zone’, between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer, is estimated to contain 41% of the world’s population and increase to 55% by 2050. The Zone contains more than 80% of the world’s future bio-diversity which means the ‘Tropic Zone’ will play a critically important role in the future development and sustainability of our planet. That heavy responsibility is not lost on James Cook University and Professor Sandra Harding who is passionately championing the value and potential of the Tropic Zone, which Townsville Enterprise wholeheartedly supports. DUO MAGAZINE MARCH 2013 duomagazine.com.au 67
DUO MAGAZINE IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH PERC TUCKER REGIONAL GALLERY AND SHANE FITZGERALD, MANAGER GALLERY SERVICES, TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL, IN A SERIES THAT DISCUSSES CURRENT TRENDS, MUSINGS AND INSIGHTS INTO CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS.
THE ART OF COLLECTING THE PROCESS of acquiring works for a gallery or museum collection can be a behind-the-scenes mystery for most visitors and the choices that affect what artworks are accepted into a public collection are vastly different from the personal motivations of the private collector or individual. Galleries and museums are special places for people interested in learning about themselves and others. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery mission is to deliver an enriching, authentic experience of Australian and other cultures to the tens-of-thousands that visit each year. But what do we mean by an ‘enriching’ cultural experience? One definition might be: a direct, sensory arts encounter; a book you can hold in your hands; a live performance where you and others can gather before a group of jazz musicians; an original painting you can closely examine, tracing its astonishing marks and textures. Of course, the notion of ‘authenticity’ in galleries and museums can be a loaded and even hotly contested concept, not least because objects – such as the 19th century Japanese kimono in the City of Townsville Art Collection – are wrenched out of their original social context and viewed and appreciated in radically different ways. Nevertheless, day in and day out, most galleries and museums would receive positive feedback from visitors who discover something new, moving or edifying about themselves, or their own or distant cultures in their encounters with art works and objects which have qualities such as originality, contemporaneousness, beauty, rarity or age. Throughout Australia, the collections in regional galleries contain many key pieces of Australian art, as well as some unexpected holdings of international works. This is the case in Townsville, which aspires to have the best public art collection in North Queensland and the pre-eminent collection of North Queensland tropical art. In 2013, the City of Townsville Art Collection holds around 2,700 art works valued at $7 million – an important resource for North Queensland residents, including adults, students and local artists, and is a significant tourist attraction for our region.
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Like most museums, the City of Townsville Art Collection has some areas of specialisation, which give our Galleries some individuality and character and allow us to present a changing exhibition programme from our own resources. The Tropics, interpreted broadly, is the thematic umbrella that has been adopted as an area of specialisation for the City of Townsville Art Collection. This thematic umbrella is interpreted not only as a representation of a specific type of geographical location, to which Townsville belongs, but also as an idea of a lifestyle. As The Tropics is used as a guiding principle for acquisitions, the City of Townsville Art Collection holds a significant number of works that are historically significant to the region; others that are created by artists based in, or speak of issues and events relevant to, the region; works that celebrate and depict our contemporary tropical lifestyle; and works that are direct representations of the landscape and climate. While this area of specialisation is important to forming a holistic Collection that is reflective of the community, there is scope to expand into other areas of collecting through designated Collection subsets, namely Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Art Which Relates to Traditional Culture; Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea; and Art from outside North Queensland. As well, we look for opportunities to add the works of contemporary artists who are making contributions to art in Australia and in other cultures of relevance to our community. Since the 1990s, additions to City of Townsville Art Collection have included historical and contemporary art and artefacts from northern and central Queensland, throughout Australia, and select works from Asian and Pacific nations; alongside paintings by Australian artists with national reputations, such as Vernon Ah Kee, Davida Allen, Ian Fairweather, George Gittoes, James Gleeson, Janet Laurence, Kevin Lincoln, Euan MacLeod, and Ian Smith. So on what basis do we decide to collect some works of art (or artists) and not others? When developing a public or private collection there are a few simple, yet important, factors that can guide the astute collector and set out various collecting criteria, which can be summarised in the following general collecting principles known to most arts professionals: • DETERMINE THEMES FOR THE COLLECTION and then acquire the best examples available to you in your target areas. Desirable works will be characteristic, or typical, examples in your chosen fields and will have aesthetic, historic and social values relevant for past, present and future generations. For example, international celebrity Sir Elton John turned towards collecting art as a method of achieving sobriety from the early 1990’s and in so doing has established the single most pre-eminent private collection of twentieth-century photography in the world. • SENSITISE YOURSELF to global political and economic shifts which affect sections of the art market. The long Australian economic boom has translated into skyrocketing Australian art prices; and similarly the price of Chinese ceramics has risen dramatically as that economy has grown. Look for works (and art movements) that have not been inflated by global trends.
corporate • DON’T BUY WORKS AT THE TOP OF THE MARKET Whatever categories of works are fashionable, high-priced, and splashed all over the media, are generally to be avoided. Some fields, such as prints, photographs, craft works and some antiques, may be less expensive than paintings or sculptures. • BE INFORMED AND RESEARCH ACQUISITIONS DILIGENTLY Assessing the quality and significance of objects involves analysing the art work; understanding its history and context; and identifying its value for the community – or in a private collection its propensity to improve in value. The informed expert can use his or her knowledge and judgement to buy interesting pieces at affordable prices. However, becoming knowledgeable about particular areas can take a very long time, and it is prudent to find reputable, knowledgeable dealers to assist in making the right choices and to avoid picking up a forgery. • BUY WORKS WITH A GOOD PROVENANCE to ensure pieces are authentic and that the seller has clear title to what they’re selling. Be certain that the work you are acquiring has a clearly identified history (provenance) that can establish authenticity and ownership. In some instances – particularly during the indigenous Australian art boom of the 2000’s – unscrupulous individuals falsely represent their title to broker artworks, which ultimately results in legal repercussions, distribution of forgeries and in some instances over inflation of specific art movements. • ACQUIRE OBJECTS IN GOOD CONDITION, which are complete and have intrinsic integrity. Always acquire works that are in excellent condition. Some historical works may have sustained minor damage due to age and therefore will need to be assessed for their integrity and historical importance. Such assessment should always consider costs associated with conservation treatments to return the work to its original composition.
Sharon GREEN Red lounge 2003 100 x 100 cm Duraflex print on board Private collection, Townsville
Peter INDANS Pumpkin Lagoon 1999 82 x 131cm Oil on canvas Private collection, Yeppoon
• PEOPLE LOVE A STORY: acquire objects with interpretive potential! Whether collecting for a private or public collection always collect works that inspire conversation, engage audiences or have interpretive appeal.
Jon CATTAPAN Looking Back (Baucau) 2011 185 x 250 cm Oil and synthetic polymer paint on linen City of Townsville Art Collection
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ASHLEY SCOTT | OWNER-MANAGER | BOQ TOWNSVILLE
REDUCE YOUR MORTGAGE WITH THE START OF A NEW YEAR, MANY OF US ARE ANALYSING OUR BUDGETS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET AHEAD FINANCIALLY THIS YEAR.
“ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IS TO SHOP AROUND FOR THE BEST DEAL AVAILABLE.”
To me the obvious place to start is with the biggest item that many of us have on our budget – our mortgage. Because it is often our biggest expense, this means it can also be the area for the biggest savings. So here are some of my tips for making significant savings on your mortgage. I’ll use an example to help illustrate the savings. Let’s say: • you’ve got a $250,000 mortgage • you’re making repayments of $2,000 a month and • you’re paying interest of 6.5%. At this rate your total repayments will be $418,493 (including $168,493 in interest) and it will take you 17 years and 5 months to pay off.
PAY A BIT MORE THAN YOUR REPAYMENTS Now let’s say you find a way to save $50 a week (or about $7 a day) and decide to make extra repayments of $200 a month. This reduces your total repayment by nearly $30,000 and more than 2 ½ years.
INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF YOUR REPAYMENTS Finally, let’s say you decide to pay fortnightly instead of monthly. You’ll end up making an extra repayment every year which will again reduce repayments by more than $25,000 and will take almost 2 ½ years off the life of the loan.
DO ALL THREE! SHOP AROUND FOR YOUR HOME LOAN One of the first things you should do is to shop around for the best deal available. If you find a deal that saves you just 0.5%, you will save more than $25,000 and a year of repayments across the life of the loan. My only cautions are that there can be more important features to a home loan other than just the rate so be sure you’re getting the right home loan for you. And secondly if you currently have a fixed rate home loan, there are normally fees associated with exiting this contract early. However I still believe every mortgagee should periodically shop around.
Now how about if you do all of these. Let’s say you get a better deal and get 0.5% off the life of the loan, make an extra $200 in repayments a month and you move to fortnightly repayments. Across the life of the loan you’ll save more than $45,000 and you’ll pay it off 3 years and 1 month earlier. If you would like to do these sums for your own particular situation, there are a number of free mortgage calculators available online. Or, of course, the BOQ Townsville team and I would be happy to discuss what strategies and products would work best for you. So always feel free to pop into the branch and ask how you can get your mortgage beast under control.
This article is for general information purposes only and is not intended as financial or professional advice. The views expressed in this article are solely the views of the author. Bank of Queensland Limited ABN 32 009 656 740.
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STAFF TRAINING IS CRUCIAL IN TOUGH TIMES THINK LEARNING INITIATIVES FOR EMPLOYEES DON’T PROVIDE A RETURN ON INVESTMENT? THINK AGAIN. In cash-tight times, training budgets are often reduced significantly. HR staff and managers are asked to justify the money spent on learning initiatives and can struggle to demonstrate a positive return on investment. While most executives believe that learning is crucial to the future success of their organisation, a large percentage still view it as a non-essential spend and an expense rather than an investment. These same executives will often understand the theory of training importance, but in practice act in the opposite manner. There is a “disconnect”. So how to shift the learning function from being a cost centre to becoming a strategic business enabler?
“WE ARE HARDWIRED TO BE MORE CONCERNED AND MOTIVATED TO ADDRESS NOT LOSING SOMETHING.”
ANALYSE PROBLEMS. As Bob Dylan once warbled: “The
the current capability and the skills and knowledge required to deliver on the business strategy.
PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS. Avoid the one-trick pony. Trying to fix an issue by sending a person or group on a one-day training program rarely works. Business issues are seldom one-dimensional. More often they are complex and multifaceted. The solution you pitch needs to reflect this complexity and show how you will address each of the identified causal factors. As a starting point, you may consider individual and group skills and knowledge gaps, individual motivation, group norms and culture, and how the current rewards, consequences, systems and processes influence current behaviour.
times they are a-changin’.” HR departments are used to solving problems. When a request comes through, such as, “Steve needs to be able to give corrective feedback,” they’re used to saying: QUANTIFY. Asking an executive for $20,000 to solve a business “We have a training program for that.” But businesses no longer issue can be a challenge. However, asking for the same investneed good problem-solvers. What they really need are people ment in order to increase sales by $500,000 is not so difficult. who can analyse business problems and recognise not just the Research from Cape Group found that most learning initiatives symptoms, but also the causal factors – like by asking: “What were evaluated and measured after they’d happened. Becoming are all of the factors that are impacting Steve’s ability to give “best practice” means creating and agreeing to the measures corrective feedback?” We put ourselves in a better place to fully of success at the inception of a potential solution or initiative. solve the problem rather than unintentionally putting a Band-Aid on it. Whether it is safety, staff retention or absenteeism, using a PITCH TO LOSS. As human beings, we have a “loss aversion”. range of diagnostic tools – including staff surveys, focus groups, We are hardwired to be more concerned and motivated to interviews and observation – can help an organisation. address not losing something than we are to gaining something we currently don’t have. Pitching your business case and stressALIGNMENT. The learning strategy is often reactive and ing what the organisation faces losing or is currently losing is a focused on meeting short-term business requirements. Ensuring powerful motivator. Think: “Absenteeism is currently costing our that the learning strategy is aligned with the business strategy organisation $1 million per annum. For $40,000, we believe we moves the learning function from transactional in nature to a can reduce this figure by 70 per cent, and here is how we plan strategic lever that drives business results. The learning strategy to do it…” Indeed, it’s food for thought. then focuses on understanding and closing the gap between
Training, retaining, recruiting your best asset. Your people. We know that having the best people and the right culture can make worlds of difference to your organisation. At TP Human Capital, we pride ourselves on offering a one-stop model of integrated Human Resource, Training and Recruitment services. TP Human Capital works closely with partners to provide innovative solutions to recruit, retain and empower every organisation’s most important resource: their people.
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corporate BASED AT HEATLEY SECONDARY COLLEGE, the Townsville Creative Technologies College (TCTC) services the skills training needs of the 21st-century creative industry. While the facility is an initiative developed through Heatley Secondary College, it’s open to the whole community. Year 10 to Year 12 students enrolled in other schools also train at TCTC as do many post-grad students. At the helm is TCTC program manager Bjarne Ohlin, who in 2013 celebrates his 15th year of teaching at Heatley Secondary College. Bjarne was a guitar/keyboard player for the Divinyls and still produces music through his company Tunesville NQ. “Enrolling in the TCTC is like doing a TAFE course as all of our programs are nationally accredited, Vocational Education and Training courses,” Bjarne says. “The genesis of TCTC goes back to 2003 when we commenced delivery of VET qualifications in our Certificate I in Creative Industries and Certificate II in Music Industry. Everything has grown from the success of these programs.” Opened on July 25, 2011, the TCTC runs top-notch software and hardware systems, including an extensive multi-track recording studio.
Creative Arts will be well-prepared in how to operate an Apple system. “We have students who come from Ingham, Ayr and the wider region as well as the local community,” Bjarne says. “There are both day and evening opportunities to access the facility so we have students ranging from 16 to 60 something, so that’s a satisfying part of what we are developing. TCTC is an opportunity for people to value-add to their skills.” TCTC students work on projects that build the digital skills required in current and emerging creative industries. Students will design magazine covers and marketing material while others will be working on editing radio promos, or adding sound to video footage (dialogue, special effects, music or atmospheres) or engineering demo recordings. There are also courses in game programming and 2D and 3D animation where students construct forms and objects, faces and bodies, textures and backgrounds. “Animation is not just for movies like Happy Feet,” Bjarne says. “It’s not just an entertainment medium but, increasingly, being used in gaming and in creating simulations for industries such as architecture, mining and medicine.
“We use Avid Pro Tools, which is the industry standard audio production system,” says Bjarne. “Most movies, like Avatar and The Hobbit, are mixed, edited and often recorded using the Pro Tools system, as are most musical albums. “For the digital TV side of things we train on Media Composer, which the industr y has embraced. At Channel 10, for example, all the news footage and commercial editors use Media Composer.” As well as PC workstations for game programming and animation, there are facilities at TCTC equipped with iMacs and MacBook Pros, so any student continuing on to JCU’s School of
“Simulation is often the way people are trained to perform tasks or a way to test the consequences of design. If you are training to drive mining equipment you will learn on a simulator before getting behind the controls of a multimillion-dollar machine. With so many businesses now relying on digital tools to provide their services, the foundation training offered by TCTC is career-savvy.
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“Media and advertising companies and businesses like printing, signage and web designers need people with digital skills. In fact, all companies do as they all need someone to upload their content to the web,” Bjarne says. “If you have competencies in using PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator on your CV an employer is going to say ‘yes’ because you can deliver all of these extra services to their business.” There is increasing worldwide recognition that the creative industries are where a lot of the innovation around sustainable productivity is going to come from in terms of new products and new services. “Indeed there are many new businesses such as video gaming and mobile app creation that didn’t exist even 10 years ago. Australia is the world’s second largest independent producer of video, computer and mobile game products and Queensland is responsible for over 40 per cent of that,” Bjarne says.
“If you have the ability to use digital tools creatively you have immense potential, but it’s important for students to achieve the right balance between digital literacy and a creative mindset. They need a mindset that includes a real sense of how a creative business functions with its various systems of technology.” For more information on Townsville Creative Technologies College (TCTC), please contact Heatley Secondary College on 4726 8333 or email Bjarne Ohlin at email@example.com
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MELINDA PRATT PRINCIPAL NATUROPATH NATURAL MEDICINE FAMILY PRACTICE AKA: Nutritionist, Herbalist, Iridologist (& some people say witch doctor!) Most treasured item: Good health. You in three words: Happy, inspired, supportive. Why you get out of bed: To give patients the best advice I can on nutrition and their health. Most memorable moment: Having a white Christmas in Canada. What you love about where you live: The people and the lifestyle. Being able to be outdoors for so much of the year is a nice change after living in a colder climate. You always meant to: Write a book – it is getting there, hopefully it will be out later this year! You drive a: Volkswagon Jetta Where are you from: I spent the first thirty years of my life in the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne. Best dish: Lentil shepherd’s pie, chickpea salad and stuffed capsicums. You wish… For everyone to know when they can use natural medicines to feel better. From a cold to bloating there are safe effective natural treatment s . Your mentor: My par tner, Rod Hidlebaugh, has taught me so much. He is a dedicated physiotherapist and inspires me to be the best I can be. You’d change this about yourself: A few more centimetres would be nice. Ideal dinner guests: Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff – I am a big tennis fan. Your must-have gadget: Smart phone. It allows me to do home visits with the technology. The last book you read: I am currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Laugh with Health. Your mantra: Health and happiness. As a child, what did you think you’d be?: I always wanted to be a Naturopath. As a baby my mum had taken me to a Naturopath for my eczema and I have never had eczema again. Parting words: Townsville is a wonderful city. It has so much to see and do without the traffic and chaos of other cities I have been in. Thank you for making me so welcome. In health and happiness, Melinda.
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AKA: My staff call me Bossman. Most treasured item: Family You in three words: Living the dream. Why you get out of bed: To continue to earn a better living and live a better life. Most memorable event: The birth of my twin daughters. What you love about where you live: I love Townsville for the laid back lifestyle and it is an ideal place to bring up children without the hustle and bustle of a big city. You always meant to: Ride a Harley and buy a Hummer. You drive a: Toyota Hilux. Where are you from: Townsville. Best dish: A great fresh selection of prawns and bugs. You wish… I could take my family to Disneyland. Your biggest inspiration: Vidal Sassoon. You’d change this about yourself: I would love to be fit and less stressed in my life. Ideal dinner guests: My beautiful wife as we never get to eat together. Your musthave gadget: Macbook The last book you read: International Hairdresser Journal, not really a book but it was a great read. Your philosophy: “Energy and persistence conquer all things” – Benjamin Franklin. As a child, what did you think you’d be?: I thought I would have been a spaceman by now and living on the Moon…lol. Parting words: “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather.
AKA: Gik, but only to my mom. Most treasured item: Remy, my chocolate Labrador. She is 100% unconditional love. You in three words: Go for it. Why you get out of bed: Remy and I walk and play ball on the beach every morning while the sun rises. She is very annoying if I don’t get up early. Most memorable event: Attending a ceremony in a Balinese Temple on top of a mountain, under the full moon at midnight, the head priest became possessed by a monkey spirit; Or recording traditional music during a lavish wedding ceremony in a remote village in West Sumatra, the women balanced offerings of food on their heads while walking on top of drinking glasses; Or being painted up and sung into by Warlpiri Women Elders in the Northern Territory during a secret/sacrifice Honey Ant Dreaming ceremony. There are many, because of my background in Anthropology. What you love about where you live: Townsville is a gorgeous place to live and work, it’s clean, assessable, safe, interesting and inhabited by creative types. Not overjoyed about cyclones and stingers but nobody’s perfect. You always meant to: Be thin. You drive a: Honda Jazz, I love singing, listening to and driving Jazz. Where are you from: Born in New York, raised in Arizona. You wish… for another adventure in China, India or another Asian country to live, learn and work for an extended period of time. Your biggest inspiration: Are my parents who raised me with an inspired aesthetic which is my foundation. My husband David’s tenacity and creative musical output inspires me daily. You’d change this about yourself: My obsessive commitment to my work, and reprioritise more personal time to write about my unique life experiences. Your mantra: Live a life that’s well lived in. Parting words: “We all understand more then we believe we do.” – Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer.
AKA: Shmadam, Mads, Ads, Blakey or Hey, You’re the Video Man. Most treasured item: My family and friends, they are a great support network. You in three words: Energetic, cheeky, giggly. Why you get out of bed: Work beckons, it’s just lucky I love my job. Most memorable moment: Performing my first solo dressed as a woman and then appearing naked for the next scene in Hair The Musical. What you love about where you live: The relaxed lifestyle and the amazing diversity of people we share Townsville with. You always meant to: Go abseiling. I have never been able to bring myself to do it. You drive a: Mercedes 220E Where are you from: Townsville. Best dish: Reef and Beef anytime. You wish… To see more of this country and the world. I have seen a little of the UK and Europe, so maybe it’s time to do something a bit closer to home. Your biggest inspiration: My Parents have always been my inspiration as they provided good foundations to begin my life. They have given me the freedom to be who I want to be, yet are always there for a bit of guidance when needed. You’d change this about yourself: Learn to motivate myself a little more. Really need to get into a fitness regime. Ideal dinner guests: Matt, George and Gary (Master Chef) and Shirley McLean, love her. Your musthave gadget: My Dell Tablet at the moment. As long as I have online capabilities. The last book you read: My script for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Your philosophy: Everything will be OK in the end, so if it’s not OK then it’s not the end. As a child, what did you think you’d be?: Superman, I always had that cape on. Parting words: Smile at a stranger every day, it’s infectious.
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Cairns Tropical Zoo
travel Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Pullman Suite
Novotel Palm Cove Resort Pool Sunset
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Boutique Two Level Casino
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THE NEW DUO MAGAZINE DINING GUIDE MARCH 2013
EAT + DUO MAGAZINE PUBLISHER SCOTT MORRISON PRODUCTION MANAGER JOAN FANNING
Hats off to Townsville’s award winning restaurants
ADMINISTRATOR STACEY MORRISON
ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE ALLIRA DE JAGER
Living in North Queensland we are spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh produce. Few places on earth have such an exceptional array of tropical fruit as well as so many fruit wineries and tea and coffee plantations to explore. Local chefs draw from the best local fresh produce including freshly caught fish to locally produced prime beef. Working closely with suppliers, Townsville head chefs have been busy designing their latest seasonally influenced menus. A select few have even been given the ultimate nod of approval by being awarded a Chef’s Hat in this year’s Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. Whether you prefer to dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort, street-side al fresco style (so you can people watch), overlooking water with a view of bobbing boats, or from a bird’s-eye balcony vantage point, Townsville has a venue to suit you. Taking part in the ever-increasing number of local food events is also a pleasure. Save the date for A Touch of Salt’s Food & Wine Festival supported by DUO Magazine on Sunday April 21. Celebrating Salt Restaurants’ love affair with fine food and top drops, the festival is your chance to savour the best that our local suppliers have to offer. JAM Corner head chef Adam Gower will also host a Taste of Tassie degustation menu in April. Adam is from Tasmania and will be making a special trip home to hand-pick ingredients for the five-course spectacular, including complementary wines. Ahhh, we sure are lucky to be here in Townsville. KYLIE DAVIS GUEST EDITOR
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Head Chef, Pat Senent and his award-winning team
Many more choices Tastebuds of all kinds are well catered for at Townsville RSL.
Townsville RSL 139 Charters Towers Road Hermit Park Reservations 4759 9500 email@example.com townsvillersl.com.au
Lavaracks Restaurant is one of Townsville’s A renovation of The Café has included a new menu best dining experiences, as Executive Chef of fresh daily specials, burgers, sandwiches, wraps Pat Senent draws on his international exper- and focaccias, all served in an informal setting. tise to bring together an extensive a la carte There is a huge variety of tempting cakes and pasmenu. More than 30 main courses are offered, tries and an extensive beverage menu including teas, including Slow Cooked Anchovy Studded coffees, frappes and smoothies. Lamb, Three Cheese Chicken, Fresh Seafood Risotto and a delicious variety of steaks. As well as having two dining options, Townsville RSL has well equipped function facilities, caterFor a limited time the First Fifteen Mixed ing for up to 350 people. The team was recently Grill for two is only $58 for members featur- awarded Caterer of the Year in the North Queensing First Fifteen MSA O/P, Corynnia Station land Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Lamb Cutlets, Merguez Sausages-Pancetta Awards for Excellence. The function facilities Crisps served with Duck-fat roasted Potatoes, include a built-in bar and an adjacent smoking Quinoa-stuffed Tomatoes, Creamy Mushrooms, deck to ensure your guests never have to leave your Buttered Asparagus, Steamed Dutch Carrots, event. The dedicated Functions Coordinator will Parmesan Crumbs, Harissa and Sauce. The menu work with you to ensure your budget and style are features gluten-free and vegetarian selections as well catered for. well. “All of our ingredients are fresh and sourced locally,” Pat says. “We make all of our own stocks, Lavaracks Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner sauces and ice-creams on site, which makes a dif- Monday to Saturday with all-day dining available ference in the standard of food we offer.” in The Café. Pat was the Executive Chef at Brisbane’s iconic Breakfast Creek Wharf Seafood Restaurant where he catered events for the Prime Minister, Governor General and many other celebrities.
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Townsville RSL is located at 139 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park. For Lavaracks Restaurant bookings call 4759 9500 and, for more information, visit www.townsvillersl.com.au/dining/lavaracks
1 part sugar syrup 2 parts fresh lemon juice 3 parts gin Top with soda water
1 part sugar syrup 2 parts fresh lime juice 3 parts good quality light rum (not Bundy!)
Dating back to the tail-end of the nineteenth century, this drink is surprisingly simple and extremely refreshing. Place all ingredients in a tall glass, fill with ice, top with soda and stir.
Mojito Strawberry Daiquiri
1 part tequila 1 part Cointreau (or any orange liqueur) 1 part lime juice
1 part Italian vermouth 5 parts whiskey 1 dash angostura
Combine the above ingredients in a small old fashioned glass with crushed ice and stir to combine. Serve immediately. The origins of the Margarita are unknown. What is known is that it is not a drink that is meant to be blended in an electric blender and served like a slushy!
Stir (never shake) the above in a bar glass with ice. Strain in to a cocktail glass and garnish with a single maraschino cherry – if it does not have a stem, place it on a toothpick. The Manhattan is normally made with rye whiskey, but you can substitute bourbon if you prefer.
Created in Cuba more than 100 years ago by a pair of engineers, this drink is the ultimate balance of sweet and sour. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.
1 part sugar syrup 2 parts fresh lime juice 7-8 mint leaves 3 parts good quality light rum (not Bundy!) Top with soda water Although it can trace its roots back to the 1500s, this drink didn’t gain popularity until a wave of Latin chic took hold in the ’90s. It has now become the most popular cocktail in the world. Lightly press the mint leaves into the bottom of a tall glass and add the rum, sugar and juice. Add ice, top with soda and gently stir. This is a lovely, light, easydrinking cocktail with delicate mint flavours.
1 part fresh lime juice 1 part Cointreau 1 part cranberry juice 2 parts citrus vodka Technically speaking, this is considered a modern-day classic being it’s only about 30-years-old. But no other modern drink has taken hold all over the world like the Cosmo has. Using classic cocktail methods, a man who is considered to be the world’s greatest living bartender – Dale DeGroff – refined the recipe at the famous Rainbow Room in New York into the sleek cocktail it is today. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and flame an orange zest over the entire finished drink.
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Head Chef, Adam Gower
Producing the goods JAM Corner’s new seasonal menu makes the most of fresh produce.
1 Palmer Street South Townsville Reservations 4721 4900 firstname.lastname@example.org jamcorner.com.au
Modern designed menus using the best super- Head chef Adam Gower will launch a new season fresh produce served in stylish surrounds with menu this month, with signature dishes includgreat service is what JAM Corner is all about. ing local barramundi with kasundi, puffed grains, A Chef’s Hat winner in The Australian Good soused fennel and curry leaf; and pork chops with Food Guide 2013, JAM Corner offers three ven- bacon croquette, celeriac kimchi, hazelnut and apple ues in one. From the Noosa inspired street-level cider. For dessert, how does passionfruit parfait, citrestaurant to the elegant private dining room rus curd doughnuts, mango gel and pineapple sound? that seats 18, and features a handmade chandelier, to the upstairs floor that can be booked out Adam is from Tasmania and will be returning home exclusively for functions of up to 100. in April to select top produce, and complementary wines, for a five-course ‘Taste of Tassie’ degustation Book the top floor for your corporate day function, dinner served with a glass of Tassie wine matched to cocktail party, engagement celebration, wedding or each course. As well as Tasmania, Adam has worked anniversary. Guests will enjoy the view from the in Melbourne and London and brings impressive wraparound balcony, which overlooks the river and expertise to the JAM Corner kitchen. Castle Hill and, at night, the city lights of the CBD make a beautiful backdrop. Located at 1 Palmer Street in South Townsville, JAM Corner is open for breakfast and lunch every There’s no need to stress about organising your day and for dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays. function because JAM Corner’s experienced event co-ordinator can assist with professional help from To make a booking call 4721 4900 and, for more florists, decorators and technicians. Let JAM Cor- information, email email@example.com or visit ner’s friendly team transform the upstairs function www.jamcorner.com.au space to accommodate your desires.
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Lunch at Ko-be FRIDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 11.30AM SPECIAL LUNCH MENU $45.00 per person* Enjoy a 2 course set menu lunch with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink
Book now on 4722 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.jupiterstownsville.com.au *Subject to availability, change and cancellation. Jupiters Townsville practises the responsible service of alcohol.
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Sous Chef, Brad Hough
Lunch with a view
Kõbe offers a new lunch menu in a relaxed and smart-casual atmosphere. March marks six months since Jupiters’ newest restaurant Kõbe opened to the public. Boasting impressive daytime views across the Coral Sea to Magnetic Island, Townsville’s newest steakhouse offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere – perfect for an extended lunch. Whether it’s for a corporate affair, an intimate dining experience with your loved one, lunch with your family or simply for a laid-back catch-up with your mates, Kõbe is the perfect restaurant for it all.
sandwiches and burgers – all at affordable prices. Kõbe also features a mouth-watering lunch menu special where patrons can enjoy a two-course meal including a glass of sparkling, beer or wine on arrival for only $45 per person. The lunch special features a chef’s selection starter and your choice of a few mains including Beef City eye fillet with vegies and mash and a fillet of fish with salad to name a couple. When dining in Kõbe for lunch not only will you be greeted by the gorgeous views but guests can also sit back and take in all the cooking action as the chefs create their masterpieces in full view from the open kitchen.
And if it’s a more secluded affair that you’re after, the restaurant also features a private dining room that seats up to 20 guests and overlooks the gorThe friendly and very knowledgeable team at the geous built-in wine cellar. restaurant is always more than happy to assist Located in the hotel lobby, the restaurant is open when it comes to everything from your menu for lunch on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s choice to beverage selections, new product ranges from 11.30am–3.00pm. to general enquiries about the restaurant and its food. The redefined steakhouse doesn’t just specialise in delicious cuts of meats on the lunch menu, but To book your next lunch at Kõbe call 4722 2222 offers everything from fish to lamb, pasta to salads, or email email@example.com
Jupiters Townsville Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Reservations 4722 2222 firstname.lastname@example.org jupiterstownsville.com.au
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Owner & Executive Chef, Michael Brine
A Touch of Salt and The Saltcellar offer mouth-watering meals – that’s a given – but are you aware they cater for conferences and events too?
86 Ogden Street Townsville City Reservations 4724 4441
13 Palmer Street South Townsville Reservations 4724 5866 saltrestaurants.com.au
Operated by the Brine family, A Touch of Salt Comprised of a number of entrée-sized dishes it in the city and The Saltcellar on Palmer Street allows you to sample a plethora of dishes and graze have become renowned for fine dining and into the evening. Available midweek, the Small quality service. Now the Brine family have set Plates menu has proven very popular. their sights on catering for your conference or corporate event. Let newly appointed Events Save the date for A Touch of Salt’s Food & Wine Manager Kate Briody organise your event for Festival on Sunday April 21. The festival celebrates you, whether it’s a package deal or a custom- Salt Restaurants’ love affair with good food and top ised quote she will attend to every detail. Hire drops. If you savour good food and acclaimed local a function room for a day or evening event, produce be sure to mark this day in your calendar. catering for up to 80 delegates. A Touch of Salt is open Tuesday to Saturday for New autumn menus have recently been released by dinner from 6pm and for lunch on Fridays from owner and executive chef Michael Brine, who is a midday. The Saltcellar is open Monday to Saturday proud Chef’s Hat winner (Australian Good Food from 6pm. Guide 2013). Expect to see dishes like the roasted Moreton Bay bug served with asparagus, brown A Touch of Salt is located at 86 Ogden Street, butter emulsion, sunflower and dill – a dish sure to Townsville city. Call 4724 4441. excite the tastebuds! The Saltcellar is located at 13 Palmer Street, South A new ‘Small Plates’ menu has just been released at Townsville. Call 4724 5866. the Saltcellar – an innovative concept that allows Bookings can also be made via the website: you to choose from a three or four-course menu. www.saltrestaurants.com.au
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simply stunning functions AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK
CAFE BAR BISTRO EXPRESS 120 The Strand (Opposite the Rockpool)
Phone 4724 1400
www. odysseyonthestrand.com.au Open from 7am daily for Breakfast and Lunch Open Friday and Saturday nights for Dinner
We invite you to take a tasteful journey from the farm to the ocean with A Touch of Salt and The Saltcellar's new Autumn Menus. Book online at www.saltrestaurants.com.au A Touch of Salt bookarestaurant.com ‘Top 50’ 2013 Top Rated Award Winner.
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Head Chef, Weerasak BanchongPhian
Sought-after chef You know you’re in for a fine dining experience when the head chef has a recipe featured in Gourmet Traveller’s Fare Exchange.
74 The Esplanade Townsville Reservations 4721 3111 email@example.com seagulls.com.au
The only Townsville chef featured in the foodies bible, Weerasak (Wee) BanchongPhian built up a loyal following at his restaurants Scirocco and Chilli Jam Noodle Bar. Now he’s wowing Seagulls Resort Restaurant patrons with his all-new Asian and Mediterraneaninspired menu. Wee’s signature dish, which was featured in Fare Exchange where Australia’s top chefs share their secrets, is Chang Mai (twice-cooked duck). He has been perfecting the recipe for 12 years and people come from Sydney and Melbourne just to experience it. Served on a bed of Asian greens with jasmine rice and a sweet mild curry sauce, the delectable duck falls off the bone.
Vegetarian Moussaka and Nolan Sirloin Steak, char-grilled to your liking.
Wee’s Crispy Spiced Hot Lip Calamari Salad is a seafood-lover’s delight. Marinated in the chef’s own special recipe, it leaves an invigorating tingle on the lips. The Atlantic Salmon with Crispy Prosciutto; Seafood Laksa; and Seafood Risotto will also thrill.
Seagulls Resort is also a popular destination for weddings and functions as well as conferences, with multiple boardrooms for attendees.
And, if you prefer chicken, vegetarian or steak dishes, you’re spoiled for choice too, with other menu options including Mango Chicken,
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Sitting on the deck of the Seagulls Resort Restaurant, overlooking the lagoon and surrounded by tropical foliage, a romantic dinner is assured. If you prefer, indoor dining is available, complemented by a wide variety of top Australian and New Zealand wines. You’ll find the temptation to sample each other’s dishes irresistible. And why not, with sumptuous desserts like Creme Brulee, Decadent Chocolate Mousse and Date and Fig Steamed Pudding on offer, all served with fresh cream of course.
The Seagulls Resort Restaurant is open for dinner 6pm till late every night of the week. Seagulls Resort is located at 74 The Esplanade, Townsville. For bookings or more information call 4721 3111 or visit www.seagulls.com.au
Townsville’s Tropical Paradise by the Sea 3 acres of lush tropical gardens Wedding ceremony gazebo & receptions Conference rooms Guest accommodation Restaurant Seafront garden marquee
74 The Esplanade, Townsville P: 4721 3111 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.seagulls.com.au
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Having a dinner party at home?
Why not get Damien to do the cooking and have one of our waitresses serve you. OPEN FOR LUNCH THURSDAY & FRIDAY 11.30AM - 2.30PM
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 5.30 TIL LATE
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We love ... freshly baked scones, the aroma of rich coffee, slow cooked pasta sauce, bright fresh flowers, sweet goat’s cheese and onion tarts . . . You’ll love Sweetbridge Larder.
Grand Opening 9th & 10th March
39a Gregory Street, North Ward Phone: 4772 1527
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Owner & Head Chef, Damien Tosh and team
Wow factor dinner parties Now you can host a three-course dinner party any night of the week with all the hard work done by stylish Ciabatta Restaurant. Passionate about lovingly prepared food made of Chicken; Queensland Rib on the Bone; and from the finest ingredients, Ciabatta owner and Kimberley Red Roast Beef. To finish, how about head chef Damien Tosh completed his apprentice- a homemade Italian Crustoli or Butterscotch and ship at Palmer Street icon Michel’s Restaurant. Date Pudding? There is also a large selection of Now he is available to whip up some magnificent pastas and wood-fired pizzas on offer so everyone’s meals for your private dinner party of up to 10, or tastebuds are catered for. All of the options on the canapé function for up to 30. Classics of Ciabatta menu are a hit with customers who have voted on Facebook for their favourites You’ll enjoy all the sensational service you receive to become signature dishes. at Ciabatta Restaurant in your own home, with everything from cutlery, crockery and tablecloths If you have a special occasion coming up or just through to memorable menus provided. Choose want a night out from cooking then email the team from Ciabatta’s top dishes or let the Ciabatta team at Ciabatta to book your private dinner party. design a menu to suit your unique vision for the evening. The three-course affair will impress your Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday for dinner guests and leave you free to enjoy entertaining. from 5.30pm till late and Thursday and Friday for lunch from 11.30am till 2.30pm. Takeaway is Damien and his small team of dedicated chefs also available. believe food should be savoured. Bringing a taste of modern Europe to Fairfield Waters, they fol- For bookings please call 4778 3700 or email low the European philosophy of taking time out email@example.com. For more from the world to sit down for a meal while bask- information, visit www.ciabattarestaurant.com.au ing in the company of loved ones. At Ciabatta Restaurant, you are spoilt for choice of delicious Ciabatta is located at Shop 1, The Precinct, 12-18 dishes with mains masterpieces including Confit Village Drive, Fairfield Waters.
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Executive Chef, Thomas Martyn
The best just got better Cowboys gearing up for a huge 2013 The Cowboys Leagues Club is not only the best restaurant in Australia* – it is also the best place to watch all the live action of the upcoming NRL season. In preparation for an exciting 2013 season the Club has recently been given a face lift inside and out. The biggest asset to the 2013 NRL season is the two brand new 84 inch ultra high definition LED televisions in the restaurant to accompany the massive projector in the lounge area. No matter where you are situated in the Club you will be able to watch all the live action of the upcoming NRL season from the best seats in the house. Cowboys Leagues Club general manager Clint Williams said “As the official social home of the North Queensland Cowboys it is our duty to make the Club the best place in town to watch all the live action and we are now that place.” 335 Flinders Street Townsville Reservations 4724 8000 cowboysleagues.com.au
roulade or his signature dish of chicken parmigiana, this menu has plenty of options for even the fussiest of diners at affordable prices. “Our lunch time 12 for $12 is becoming increasingly popular and I think it’s a great deal. Diners can choose from 12 different lunch time options for only $12,” Thomas said. During every away game diners can enjoy a $10 pizza and pot special where they can feast on any pizza from the brand new coffee shop menu and a pot of beer for only $10. After every home game all the Cowboys players come back to the Club for the official post match function. Members are able to get their merchandise signed and also have the chance to win a Cowboys jersey autographed by the Player of the Match. The Cowboys Leagues Club is fast becoming Townsville’s Number 1 entertainment option.
Not only does the Club have all your entertainment *Winner of the Best Restaurant in a Pub, Club or options covered they are also an award winning Tavern in Australia at the 2012 Savour Restaurant restaurant with a brand new menu. Executive chef and Caterers awards. Thomas Martyn has produced his finest menu yet. Cowboys Leagues Club is located at 335 Flinders From a deliciously cut eye fillet steak to a lamb Street Townsville for reservations call 4724 8000.
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12 MEALS FOR $12
GREAT VALUE LUNCH IN THE CBD
Chicken Focaccia Steak Sandwich Turkey and Ham Club
Chicken, Brie and Macadamia Nut Salad Thai Beef Salad Fish and Chips Beef Schnitzel
Our food recently received a national award, so why not call in on your next lunch break and taste it for yourself.
Chicken and Cashew Stir Seafood Basket Seafood Crepe Hot Roast Roll
We have a range of $12 meals* to suit everyone in your office.
Cajun chicken and mango salad *Members prices. Membership $11 annuall y.
Free car parking for all members.
335 Flinders Mall, Townsville
For more information call 4724 8000
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Kitchen Manager, Ben Lowmow and Restaurant Manager, Tim Eddiehausen
Quick service lunch
Only got an hour for lunch? Ribs and Rumps are focused on super-fast service so you’ll be in and out in plenty of time to get back to work.
Cnr Dibbs & Palmer Street South Townsville Reservations 4721 6088 ribsandrumps.com
Ribs and Rumps Townsville has been busy celebration space. Long bench seats allow all of building a fan base thanks to its mam- your party pals to sit together. Ribs and Rumps moth-sized serves of legendary ribs and seats up to 250 people. Choose from the main airaged-to-perfection steaks. The restaurant conditioned space inside, the covered verandah or has become a popular dining spot but did you al-fresco dining area. There’s also a large bar where know they are also open for lunch and offer you’ll find fantastic cocktails on the menu. takeaway? The goal is for guests to be fed within 20 minutes, so you won’t have to rush If you’re up to the challenge, give Meat Your Match to get back to work. a go. Your mission is to devour a one-kilo rump steak with chips and a full rack of juicy ribs. FinThere are 10 Ribs and Rumps restaurants ish this meal yourself to become a VIP Challenger, nationally but Townsville’s venue has taken out which means you’ll get a jumbo steak knife, future 2013’s national award as the chain’s Restaurant of discounts and your name and photo will be added the Year. Restaurant manager Tim Eddiehausen to the Ribs and Rumps Challenge honour roll. and kitchen manager Ben Lowmow also placed in the top three for Restaurant Manager of the Year Opening hours are midday till 3pm and 5pm till and Kitchen Manager of the Year, so you know late Monday to Fridays and midday till late Saturyou’re in great hands when dining at Ribs and day and Sunday. Rumps Townsville. Ribs and Rumps is located at 2 Dibbs Street, South The atmosphere at the restaurant is fun and funky Townsville, in the Palmer Street precinct. For with modern music and large TV screens to keep bookings call 4721 6088. For more information everyone entertained. Big bookings are welcome, visit www.ribsandrumps.com with groups of more than 20 regularly requesting
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Executive Chef, Ivan Butera and General Manager, Steve Wellsteed.
Sugatrain’s streetside location makes it a top spot to people watch while you enjoy a fabulous meal. At the base of the Ibis Hotel, Sugatrain Lounge Bar and Café serves an a la carte list of well-priced goodies. Choose from the airconditioned indoor space or al-fresco dining area to make the most of the beautiful North Queensland weather.
12-14 Palmer Street South Townsville Reservations 4753 2005 sugatrain.com.au
chunky chips, potato mash or seasoned sweet potato fries. Sugatrain is also an ideal spot for a relaxed breakfast seven days a week and the takeaway coffee loyalty program is popular. In the evenings, enjoy a fun choice of cocktails before dinner and keep your eye out for the resident jazz band, who play every week on Wednesday or Friday nights.
Sugatrain’s Executive Chef, Ivan Butera, has just introduced a brand-new menu. Ivan is passionate about using local produce, and his latest offering combines Asian-influenced If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a catered flavours with fresh seafood. How does saltwa- celebration, Sugatrain has a private function room ter barramundi fillet marinated in Thai spices in the Ibis Hotel, that caters for up to 80 people. and cooked in a banana leaf sound? What about Cajun-spiced shellfish, Moreton Bay bugs and king Opening hours are Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and seven days for breakfast from 6am prawns? –10am. Lunch is from midday till 2pm and dinner Meat eaters will also be delighted, with high grade, is 6pm–9.30pm. locally produced and supplied meat cooking on the char grill. Rib eye, rump, pork and lamb are all Sugatrain Lounge Bar and Café is conveniently on the menu served with delicious sauces, seasonal located at 12-14 Palmer Street, South Townsville. sautéed greens and your choice of beer battered To book call 4753 2005 or go to sugatrain.com.au
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Loads of fun for everyone The Cannon Park dining and entertainment precinct offers a great day or night out from start to finish.
With so many great restaurants to choose from, everyone’s tastes are catered for. Fancy a steak – head to Hog’s Breath Café. Mexican? You’ll love Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill. If it’s pasta you’re after, try Fasta Pasta or Giardini Pizza and Pasta Bar. Asian food lovers will enjoy Capitol Regent Whether you’re looking for a relaxed night out Restaurant, and Mega Malaysia and Noodle at with friends for a movie, cocktails and dinner Thuringowa. But, if it’s good ol’ fish and chips or some family fun bowling followed by an ice- you’re pining for, make a beeline for Harold’s cream at Jingo’s, just across the road, Cannon Seafood Restaurant. Park has it all. With a daily specials board, Lukabean is top Featuring 24 bowling lanes, a laser skirmish spot for tasty and affordable meals or coffee and arena, pool tables, arcade video games arena cake. Or perhaps you’re more in the mood for and licensed bar, Kingpin Bowling has proved a an Indian curry? If so, opt for a flavour hit from popular addition to the precinct. It’s also a great Masala Indian Cuisine. That’s the great thing spot for events, from children’s parties through about Cannon Park, you are spoilt for choice. to corporate training days with a private func- Working your way around the different estabtion area available. For non-stop action, head to lishments over time is all part of the fun of trying Kingpin on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday different dishes and themes. night for their Unlimited Pass where you can enjoy unlimited bowling and laser skirmish for Cannon Park Entertainment Precinct is located at High Range Drive, Thuringowa Central. For $30 per person. more details, visit www.cannonpark.com.au Diagonally across from Willows Shopping Centre on Hervey Range Road, the Cannon Park precinct offers 11 restaurants, a six-screen Reading Cinemas complex and Townsville’s only Kingpin Bowling Lounge.
High Range Drive Thuringowa Central cannonpark.com.au
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Relaxed waterside dining The Townsville Yacht Club is one of the Palmer Street eating precinct’s hidden gems. Have you experienced dining on the deck at The Townsville Yacht Club? Now open for breakfast, their a-la-carte menu offers classic breakfast selections including bacon and eggs cooked to your liking and tropical fruit salad or their signature specialties of French toast or pancakes. Stroll in from 8am on weekends and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and cool breezes while overlooking the waters of Townsville’s marina.
1 Plume Street South Townsville Reservations 4772 1192 email@example.com
The public is welcome – the Club is not for members only, however ask the friendly staff about membership and start enjoying member benefits today. Turn off Palmer Street at Plume Street and then it’s just a minute to the entrance. Whether you feel like a mouth-watering seafood plate, steak or pasta, you’ll find a meal to suit your appetite at The Townsville Yacht Club. The renovated deck accommodates 130 people and there’s
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also an air-conditioned function room that seats up to 120. Perfect for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, the function room is fully catered to with a variety of food and beverage options available including platters, set menus or buffets to suit your budget. The function room can also be used for conferences for up to 40 people during the week. The Townsville Yacht Club is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 10am and for breakfast on weekends from 8am. Be sure to come along for live music entertainment on the deck with a range of musicians every Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Visit www.townsvilleyachtclub.com.au and click on the events tab to see who will be playing. The Townsville Yacht Club is located at 1 Plume Street, South Townsville. To book call 4772 1192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published on Mar 1, 2013
Published on Mar 1, 2013
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