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jetstar MAGAZINE

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Get back to basics and have a tech-free holiday



Surf’s up

Aloha from Oahu! Women surfers are riding a big wave of success

A wonderland

Grab your skis and head to Japan this season

Tassie produce I laneway learning I cold-climate cruising I vance joy

Why there’s never been a better time to head to Hawaii

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hip high teas

Old-school high tea gets a cool modern makeover

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Why record collectors and DJs love Japan

HAKA’S HEroines

Meet the Maori women performing the haka

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Local entrepreneur Ryan Hartshorn not only challenged convention, he flipped it on its head. Visit the family run Grandvewe farm and cheesery, in the lush farming district of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel for a truly ewe-nique experience. Meet the woolly residents, see the cheesemaking process and pop into Hartshorn Distillery where Ryan created the world’s first Sheep Whey Vodka. Resourcefulness and creativity are qualities you’ll find all over Tasmania, and you’ll get a taste of them all at Grandvewe.


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contents APRIL 2016

experience 14 i Whats on


66 i TASMANIA From paddock to plate

16 i News 20 i My Place Poh Ling Yeow’s Adelaide

23 i HOW-To (Safely) open a coconut

24 i The shortlist Indulgent day spas

27 i Imbibe Try a classic arak cocktail

28 i Food icon Everything you need to know about char kway teow

31 i bite-size City Guide



Free-wheeling Fremantle

37 i Beauty on the fly Stylish travel scents

38 i Style

75 i the collectors Why record fans love Japan

82 i destination of the month Say “aloha” to Hawaii

96 i hip high teas Afternoon tea gets a cool modern makeover

105 i interview Meet rising star Vance Joy

108 i cruise feature Rug up for cool cruising

112 i laid-back Learning Lessons in a pub? We’re in!

116 i HAKA HEROINES Maori women reclaiming their cultural heritage

122 i Blissful Byron

Get the island vibe at home

Why we still love Byron Bay

40 i suits you


The trick to wearing a tie


Tales from row 57

46 i health Get Marathon-motivated

49 i Spa & Wellness The healing power of horses

essentials 53 i recipe Bake a cake for someone you love

60 i work & Play

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Meet the design brain behind global brand IKEA

142 i Jetstar news 148 i Where we fly 152 i Games and puzzles 159 i Entertainment guide

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Our new bag drop facilities are up and running smoothly in some of our biggest ports.


hether it’s out the front of a restaurant, in a supermarket check-out or in an airport – nobody likes a long queue. It’s why we’re always looking for new ways to reduce your queuing time, so you can get on with your holiday and enjoy a more relaxing travel experience. And we’ve made good ground on this in recent years, with the introduction of straight-to-gate boarding procedures across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

For those flying without checked baggage, it’s the simplest way to travel. You just check-in online, bring your own printed or mobile boarding pass to the airport and head straight through security to the boarding gate. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re not alone. Our booking data shows around one in three Jetstar passengers line-up in a check-in queue when they don’t have to. I encourage you to give it a try next time you fly. We’re also rolling out do-ityourself bag drop systems for customers across the network. This new technology will nearly eliminate any need to stand in a queue. Our new bag drop facilities are up and running smoothly in some of our biggest ports such as Singapore, Melbourne and Brisbane, and we’re working to upgrade other major hubs soon. It’s all about making the travel experience more seamless than ever before, and setting the standard for great low fares travel. Thanks for flying Jetstar,


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To market!


Adelaide Central Market is a favourite shopping spot for South Australian foodie and artist Poh Ling Yeow. Discover Poh’s insider tips on page 20.



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Experience I WHAT’S ON


Don’t forget to buy an Anzac poppy this month

Add these fun and fascinating things happening across the Jetstar network to your bucket list this month

Brisbane Baroque Festival 8-16 April Brisbane, Queensland This critically acclaimed celebration of baroque music and culture returns for a second year to Brisbane, solidifying the city’s reputation as a festival city to watch.


Songkran, Thai New Year 13-15 April

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Gold Coast Film Festival

NZ International Comedy Festival

Until 10 April Gold Coast, Queensland

22 April to 15 May Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand

Enjoy more than 50 film events, including the always well-attended annual short film festival held on Surfers Paradise beach, and YScreen, a new event featuring a series of films and workshops designed for children and teens.

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The laughs continue at New Zealand’s annual comedy festival, held simultaneously in the country’s two biggest cities, with a line-up of big names and emerging acts designed to tickle every funny bone.

Field of Light

1 April 2016 until March 2017 Uluru, Northern Territory English artist Bruce Munro brings his ethereal glass sculptures to the Red Centre for a large-scale light installation in the shadow of Uluru. The installation will see more than 50,000 lights glowing each evening in a stunning display.

8-19 April Margaret River, Western Australia

After the Bells Beach Pro is surfed out, the world’s best surfers head west to the stunning Margaret River region to battle it out once again on one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline.



Thailand’s Songkran festival, three days of splashing, water fights and general water-fuelled exuberance, celebrates the arrival of the Thai New Year. As well as the water festivities, colourful parades and all-round revelry make this a wonderful time to visit (as long as you don’t mind getting drenched).

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It’s a great month to…

Orange F.O.O.D Week 8-17 April Orange, New South Wales Returning for its 25th year, Australia’s longest running regional food festival coincides with this respected food and wine region’s harvest season.

TAKE a coffee cupping class and develop a new appreciation for the bean. (Melbourne’s Proud Mary has free public sessions every Tuesday night. proudmarycoffee.

King Island Long Table 1-3 April King Island, Tasmania Follow your food from paddock to plate with this three-day celebration. The journey begins with a visit to the fields to source fresh produce and ends three days later with a long lunch with your new foodie friends.

Groovin in the Moo 23 April to 7 May Various Australian locations

Australia’s biggest regional music festival kicks off in Maitland, taking its line-up of big-name acts on the road for further dates in Canberra, Oakbank, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury.

PLAN your next tropical island escape. (Thinking Hawaii? See page 82 for loads of great ideas.)

King Charles III Until 30 April Sydney, New South Wales

The Sydney Theatre Company brings the smash hit King Charles III to the stage this month. Portraying the rise of Prince Charles to the throne, the play cleverly dissects the modern monarchy.


BUY those hiking boots you’ve had your eye on and, while the weather is still mild, go bushwalking (aka tramping) with friends in a local national park.

ART-Town 2-3 and 9-10 April Prahran, Victoria

Inner Melbourne’s Chapel Street precinct celebrates the arts with free public exhibitions over two weekends. Local artists will transform the pavement into studios during the day, giving passersby a rare insight into the creative process.

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Experience I NEWS





Here at Jetstar, we’re all about helping you fly to more places more often, so I’m excited we’ve just expanded our network with three new routes. Our brand new flights between Victoria’s Avalon Airport and Hobart have taken off, connecting the Great Ocean Road region with Tasmania’s capital. This month’s photo essay on Tasmanian producers and chefs on page 66 will be sure to whet your appetite for a visit to one of Australia’s most naturally beautiful destinations. We’ve also connected Avalon Airport with Adelaide, offering our direct low fares between the wine regions of Victoria and South Australia. I’ll raise a glass to that. As the only low fares airline that flies to Avalon Airport, we’re proud to be connecting visitors from these two new destinations, as well as Sydney and the Gold Coast, with all that the Greater Geelong Region has to offer. We’re also the only low fares airline offering services between Auckland and the Cook Islands, with the launch of our direct flights to Rarotonga. The Cook Islands is a favourite destination for many New Zealanders so we’re happy to help more visitors experience the incredible beaches, coastal lagoons and diving it has to offer. Visitors from Australia can easily connect to this service from Melbourne and Sydney too. Thank you for choosing Jetstar today, and feel free to take this magazine with you as you enjoy your holiday, or head home to plan your next trip. Safe and happy travels. David Hall, CEO, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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Be comfortable Remember that you will be carrying your equipment with you, so dressing lightly and effectively is the key to your success. A waterproof outer layer is essential. The right pair of gloves is very important; one option is fingerless gloves. I also recommend wearing warm, waterproof boots.

Be prepared A few lens cloths will keep lenses free of drops. Camera rain covers are a must, but even a simple plastic bag and rubber band can protect your camera from snow and rain. Batteries drain faster in colder

temperatures, so carry spares. Make sure you always have your lens hood (to prevent lens flare) and a polarising filter (to reduce glare on snow and ice).

Protect your gear Condensation can form on your camera when it’s taken from a cold environment to a warmer one, and this can ruin the electronics if it gets inside. Put your camera in a zip-lock bag, and wait until the outside of the bag is completely dry before removing it. This can take more than an hour, so be patient.

See more of Bruno’s stunning work in this month’s cruising feature on page 108 or at


We asked Bruno Cazarini, a photographer and filmmaker with Silversea Expeditions who has led photographic expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations, for his top tips for taking the perfect cold-climate pic.

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Want it now Hit the road this autumn with the Akabe Travel Bag from Elk. This clever little bag folds out from a slim-line pouch no bigger than a wallet into a generous carryall with a fun abstract print that will be a cinch to spot on the luggage carousel.

Lucky dumplings IF YOU’VE always wanted to visit a Michelin–starred quality restaurant, your goal is now in easy reach. Tim Ho Wan (meaning “add good luck”), the latest restaurant from the Master of Dim Sum, Chef Mak Kwai Pui, opened in Melbourne last month, joining three Sydney outposts (with another to follow) of the global brand. Affordable Michelin-rated pork buns for a dumpling-mad city? What’s not to like? Tim Ho Wan is at 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne and at three Sydney locations.


Low-maintenance and almost selfsufficient Miniscapes by Clea Cregan, RRP $29.95. Hardie Grant Books.


Compact garden A CAPTIVATING MINI-WORLD IN A GLASS BOWL, TERRARIUMS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK TERRARIUM enthusiast Clea Cregan’s new book Miniscapes celebrates these perfect tiny biomes with ideas for how to get started and create your own. Low-maintenance and almost self-sufficient, even black thumbs should be able to keep their terrarium friends in good health.

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ARMCHAIR ADVENTURER Art in your pocket Melbourne is famous for its street art but if you want to explore beyond well-known hotspots Hosier Lane and the city laneways, Inside Street Art Melbourne is the perfect guide. Images of some of the city’s and suburb’s most arresting street art were taken by local photographer and urban explorer Toby Fairbank. There’s no map included but the images are divided into city and suburbs, encouraging readers to simply get out and explore. 18

Inside Street Art Melbourne, edited by Allison Fogarty and Toby Fairbank. RRP $19.99, Thames & Hudson.


POPPY PATTERN IN HONOUR of the centenary of World War I, the 5000 project set out to knit red poppies to decorate Federation Square in Melbourne on Anzac Day last year. They ended up with a quarter of a million flowers and haven’t stopped knitting since. After touring Australia in the lead-up to this year’s memorial on 25 April, 20,000 knitted poppies will be travelling to the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK. Inspired? For knit your own poppy instructions visit 5000poppies.


Knit your own red poppy

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THIS MONTH sees the opening of Malaysia’s new St Regis Langkawi hotel. Nestled on the southern tip of the island, the first UNESCO Global Geopark to be designated in Southeast Asia, the resort overlooks a white-sand beach on the Andaman Sea and, if you can drag yourself away from the sand, spa or bar, is a great starting point for further exploration with mountains, caves and lush jungles on its doorstep. Looking for a romantic getaway? Over-water villas provide the perfect setting. Jalan Pantai Beringin, Langkawi, Malaysia

Remember the bard PLAYWRIGHT and poet William Shakespeare passed away on 23 April 1616 at 52 years of age, making this year the 400th anniversary of his death. Did you know? • Hundreds of common-use phrases, including “break the ice”, “love is blind” and “the world is your oyster”, were coined by Shakespeare. • Shakespeare was paranoid about grave robbers, and had the warning, “Bleste be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones” inscribed on his tombstone. • His plays have been


A dab-lyricist in his own right, Australian performer Paul Kelly pays tribute to the bard with Seven Sonnets & A Song, a mini-album (cover art above) to be released on 23 April to commemorate the anniversary. translated into more than 80 languages, including the fictional Klingon tongue from cult TV show Star Trek.

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The art to Adelaide adventure For Adelaide-based cook and artist, Poh Ling Yeow, there really is no place like home WORDS PAUL EWART

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ince finding fame as the runner-up on the first season of MasterChef Australia in 2009, Poh Ling Yeow’s career has gone from strength to strength. Poh can lay claim to multiple hit TV series, a string of best-selling cook books and a sideline as a successful artist, a profession which she has seamlessly developed over the last decade, with more than 20 exhibitions under her belt. Now, in addition to gearing up for the second series of her SBS TV show Poh & Co., airing later this year, Malaysian-born Poh is also focusing on her latest career achievement, the launch of two market stalls in her home town of Adelaide. As passionate about the city’s vibrant food and arts scene as she is about her own painting and cooking, we asked the creative all-rounder to share her Adelaide top picks.


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Experience I MY PLACE

CLOCKWISE: Port Willunga, Art Gallery of South Australia and Jamface by Poh




37 Dulwich Avenue, Dulwich My all-time favourite brekky here is a design-it-yourself fresh juice followed by the French toast with vanilla poached pears and mascarpone. How they get it so light and pillowy has eluded me for years, but I guess that’s what makes it so magic every time.

Davenport Road, Hazelwood Park This is our fave spot to walk our Scotties, Rhino and Tim. There’s so much wildlife to spot here, which never loses its thrill – beautiful old gum trees, parrots and koalas. We love strolling along the creek, seeing the locals use the public pool, and have made great friends with other dog owners.

Port Willunga, Adelaide My favourite outdoor space has to be Port Willunga beach. It has gorgeous sand and water with charming boat caves you can climb into for either shade or a picnic.


ECKERSLEY’S ART & CRAFT 27 Frome Street, Adelaide I’ve been going here for my art supplies since I was a student. It’s the best feeling to go in and load up with paints and brushes. When it comes to actually painting, I’m very much about doing it in my home studio. I find it difficult to concentrate if I’m making art in unfamiliar surroundings.




113 Pirie Street, Adelaide Hill Smith Gallery holds a special place in my heart because [director] Sam Hill-Smith gave me my first break 14 years ago and they’ve represented me ever since. I feel very privileged to be among a stable of such accomplished artists.


232 Waymouth Street, Adelaide I’m not much of a drinker actually, but when I do, I gravitate towards pubs. The Grace Emily Hotel is one I always enjoy. It’s an old Adelaide institution with great live music and art exhibitions crammed into narrow hallways and walls full of kitsch.

94 Frome Street, Adelaide The best Italian food in town – my faves are the burrata, bagna cauda and the seasonal carpaccio. I learnt all the fundamentals of Italian cooking from Andre when we went through the first season of MasterChef together.



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Keep up-to-date with Poh on instagram JAMFACE BY POH Central Market, 29, Adelaide Of course I’m going to favour my own café. I’m so in love with our coffee – made with locally roasted Goat Candy Coffee – and it’s perfect with all our made-from-scratch pastries and sweets. Not many people know that my bestie Sarah and I conceived Jamface back when we were at uni, so it has been decades in the making. My husband Jono and I literally built everything with our own hands, so it’s endearingly lumpy and we’re very attached to it.

North Terrace, Adelaide This is a really special place for me because it’s where I go to remind myself to be unrelenting in pursuing a creative life. Frequently visiting my favourite painting Virgin and Child by Bouguereau is how I learnt – and keep learning – to paint skin. Poh & Co. airs 8.30pm Thursdays from 19 May on SBS.

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Open a coconut If you keep your wits and follow these few simple tips, you can open up your very own coconut and keep all your digits WORDS krysia bonkowski Wielding a sharpened machete in one hand, and a freshly husked coconut in the other, I watch a boy no older than 10 deftly and calmly slice the top off to get at the liquid within. I’m not as calm, picturing severed fingers and screams. But on the Cook Islands, the machete is a handy everyday tool wielded with care and skill for a multitude of tasks, not the least important of which is opening a coconut. Coconut palms thrive across the Pacific region and much of South-

East-Asia. In all of these areas, and in many others influenced by their cuisine, coconut is a pantry staple. Dried coconut flakes, coconut oil, coconut milk, cream and water, and even de-husked fresh coconuts are now widely available in supermarkets. But whether it’s green young coconuts with their refreshing and slightly fizzy water, or darkbrown, mature coconuts with their precious layer of dried flesh, a coconut straight from the tree is always best.

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Get your coconut Unless you want to be left with a nasty concussion instead of a coconut (Keith-Richards style), climbing the tree is best left to the experts. A much safer option is to find yourself a longpoking stick (wielded at a very safe distance) or just scoop one off the ground where it’s fallen.

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1. Husk-off

2. Poke-fest

3. Juicy rewards

4. Fresh flesh

Coconuts come ensconced with a thick husk. To remove it, use a sharpened stick shoved firmly into the ground. Driven onto this repeatedly, the husk will split and peel away.

Then you need to find the coconut’s face. Made up of the three dots on top, which look a little like the finger holes on a ten-pin bowling ball, this is the coconut’s weak point.

Using a utensil like a screwdriver, it’s possible to poke through one of these holes then drain off any juice inside. With new coconuts, all you need is a straw for an instantly hydrating drink.

Once the coconut is empty, beating it against a rock, focusing on the seam running out from the weak spot, will eventually split the shell in half and yield up the delicious flesh.

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of the best


Day spas Pamper yourself this Mother’s Day with a visit to one of these indulgent day spas


WORDS krysia bonkowski

1. Maya Spa - Bali, INDONESIA 24 Take an elevator down to the luxurious day spa in Ubud’s Maya resort, on the banks of Bali’s Petanu River. Lounge on a daybed in your private treatment pavilion for a body scrub or four-hand massage, followed by a long soak in a flower bath with a thick wall of greenery and the burbling river as a soothing backdrop.

2. SpaQ - Sydney, NEW South Wales Attached to the Sydney branch of the boutique QT hotels, SpaQ promises a day of luxury for the hassled urbanite. The threehour Metamorphosis treatment, which includes a signature caviar facial, warm-oil back massage and mini mani/pedi, promises to send you back out into the world a new person.

3. Peninsula Hot Springs - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Taking advantage of the warm mineral-rich waters on the Peninsula, the springs incorporates a series of open-

air thermal mineral pools, cold plunge pools, hilltop and cave pools and a Hammam (Turkish steam bath). For something a little special, book into the Spa Dreaming Centre for a facial, wrap and massage, or relax in the spa’s steam rooms and private hot springs.

4. The Spa at Millbrook - Arrowtown, nEW ZEALAND The day spa at Millbrook resort is one of the most acclaimed in New Zealand. Just a 20-minute drive out of Queenstown, the spa offers a wide range of head-to-toe treatments including waxing and eyebrow tidying, plus there’s also a separate menu for that special man in your life.

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5. Ikatan Day Spa Noosa, Queensland A taste of Bali minutes from Noosa, Ikatan Day Spa offers a range of luxurious packages in treatment rooms set in tropical gardens. The Retreat Day offers a full eight hours of pampering for your mind, body and soul, with personalised treatments and meals included.



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That’s the spirit! Like its controversial cousins, French pastis and Greek ouzo, Bali’s arak has a bad boy reputation. But is this about to change?

Try a Flowers for Zoe at Potato Head



Enjoy the sunset with a Kecak Mojito at Moonlite Kitchen and Bar in Seminyak



ali’s answer to moonshine, arak is starting to fight off its bad reputation. Despite the spirit’s contentious past, an arak cocktail can be just as safe to drink as any martini, caipiroska or daiquiri. The word arak has been traced back to Indian, Mediterranean and Asian origins, and these days regional versions can be found from Syria to Sri Lanka. Not to be confused with the aniseedflavoured concoction found throughout the Middle East, Indonesian arak is a traditionallybrewed liquor made from rice, coconut palm flowers and/or sugarcane. The high-proof spirit may contain methanol if not

brewed correctly, earning the drink its “dangerous” label. Arak has been made in Bali and consumed for cultural and religious reasons for centuries, and no one brewer follows the same recipe. It’s the ‘backyard brewers’ who can spell danger. Drinking commercial arak in one of Bali’s high-end bars however is more likely to deliver a warm, fuzzy feeling (just like a margarita would) than a night spent in the bathroom. Slowly but surely, the island’s best bartenders and premium spirit producers are helping arak shake off its demons. Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club, owned by hospitality and lifestyle giant The PTT Family, has

Jl. Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali Next time you find yourself lazing next to Potato Head’s infinity pool, try the Flowers for Zoe cocktail, (black rice-infused Bali arak, Brem Bali wine, black leaf tea and citrus, crowned with rosella foam) or the Bamboozle (strawberry-infused Bali arak, Brazilian cachaça, citrus, coconut palm sugar, pressed beetroot and fresh strawberries).

SARDINE Jalan Petitenget No. 21, Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali In keeping with the venue’s focus on local produce, diners can sip on an arak espresso martini or traditional arak madu (the “poor man’s mojoto”) while watching the sunset over the restaurant’s private rice paddy.

MOONLITE KITCHEN AND BAR Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Kuta, Bali At the Anantara Seminyak’s sun-drenched rooftop bar, arak is the base of several cocktails. The Kecak Mojito reinterprets the classic with Balinese arak muddled with kaffir lime and mint.

been defining Balinese cool since it opened, and taking centre stage on its cocktail list is arak. “Arak is definitely having a comeback,” says PTT Family director of mixology, Dre Masso. In an effort to serve only the highest quality arak, the team has been working closely with local producers. “[We’ve] been researching arak for more than a year, visiting industrial and boutique distilleries in Bali that use traditional and modern techniques,” Dre says. “All of this has been part of our commitment to showcase [the] local and indigenous ingredients that Bali has to offer.” Time will tell if premium arak will manage to find its way onto more top shelves in bars across Bali. “The drinks industry is always chasing the next new thing,” says Dre. “I am sure it won’t be long before we start to see more premium and possibly flavoured arak available in the market.”


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Char kway teow or “stir-fried rice cake strips’’ is the definitive Asian street food: quick, cheap, easy to prepare and utterly addictive Words Larissa Dubecki


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ringing together the flavours of China and south-east Asia, char kway teow – or “CKT” to devotees – has slipped its geographical moorings and joined the diaspora. Although Singapore and Malaysia claim it as their own, you’ll find the wok-fried noodle dish from Perth to Paris, Sydney to Seoul, with almost as many variants as there are restaurants selling it. Online arguments rage about the authenticity of one char kway teow versus another, with partisans flying the flag for their favourite and dismissing competing versions with a sneer. “CKT is part of every Chinese-Malaysian repertoire,’’ says Malaysian-born Australian chef and TV presenter Tony Tan . “But because it’s so cheap most of us just pop down to the local café and grab some.’’ The history of CKT can be traced back to the fishermen and cockle gatherers who would supplement their income by throwing together what was left at the end of the day with rice noodles and selling it to fellow workers. As befitting a hawker classic, it’s a grabbag of flavours – prawns, lap cheong (Chinese pork sausage), pork crackling, cockles, egg, Chinese chives, dark and light soy sauce – always anchored by the essential


Where to eat Cu Cha Restaurant In Kuala Lumpur, head to the famed Jalan Alor – “Food Street” – and make a beeline for Cu Cha (look for the plastic red tables and chairs), where the char kway teow comes oozing with delicious wok hei and chewy little cockles. 71, 75 Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

element of wok-smoky flat rice noodles cooked traditionally in pork lard although more modern, health-conscious versions substitute peanut or vegetable oil. Aficionados know this smoky essence imparted by wok cooking over a very high heat as wok hei, or “breath of the wok”, and it’s one of the reasons a good char kway teow is always cooked to order in single batches. On Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant Jalan Alor – otherwise known as “Food Street” – tourists and locals reduce traffic to a crawl each evening as the scent of wok frying mingles with the humid air to create something akin to the world’s best gustatory foreplay. For those wanting to whip up their own CKT at home, it’s important to have everything prepared and ready to go – this dish takes mere minutes to cook in the wok. Don’t over-char your char kway teow; the noodles should be more or less intact, so vigorous tossing is

Ah Leng Char Koay Teow Penang locals claim to have invented char kway teow and maintain that they make the best. At Ah Leng, duck egg can be substituted for a richer flavour, and seafood lovers can add giant mantis prawns. 358 Jalan Dato Keramat, Kampung Makam, George Town, Penang No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow Beautiful elastic noodles ladled in oodles of delicious pork fat with nubbles of crisp lard – this might not be the healthiest CKT going, but it sure is one of the tastiest. #01-17, 70 Zion Road, Zion Riverside Food Centre, Singapore

likely to transform them into a shredded mess. Tony prefers to shake the wok – beware of fingers – rather than risk overworking the noodles with an implement. As for what to add: luxe

The Malaya One of Sydney’s best spots for Malaysian food, the kwai du, wok-fried flat noodles, includes chicken and prawn with a fistful of beanshoots, shallots, egg and dry-fried chilli. 39 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney Chua Brothers Penang Bukit Bintang’s Lot 10 Hutong is one shopping centre food court with a difference: Malaysia’s bestof-the-best hawker vendors were handpicked and now serve up their classic dishes in air-conditioned comfort. Chua Brothers is an authentic Penang-style stall, its char kway teow made to order despite the lunchtime queues. Hutong Food Court, Lot 10 Shopping Mall, 50 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


CKT versions include crab or duck, or fish cake instead of prawns. While the purists may wail, it seems in the annals of CKT, you’re limited only by imagination. Long may the debate rage.

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PERTH Fremantle

TOP: One of many sculptures at Fishing Boat Harbour. RIGHT: Bread in Common bakers at work. FAR RIGHT: Get your caffeine hit at Blink. BELOW: Ootong & Lincoln on South Terrace.

Hit Fishing Boat Harbour for your walk or jog and become acquainted with the city’s seafaring spirit. Around the harbour you’ll find restaurants, Little Creatures brewery, and the Western Australian Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries. As it’s a working harbour with fishing fleets (home to over 400) arriving and departing, you may even see the day’s catch being delivered to the iconic fish and chipperies (such as Cicerello’s), which fringe the seagullsquawking boardwalks. Set a course along Bathers Beach to the port where the tall ship STS Leeuwin II berths in between its ocean sailing adventures. fremantlefishingboat

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH Blink (don’t, you’ll miss it) is a tiny early-opening espresso bar on High Street whose brew is one of Perth’s top 10 according to Urban Spoon. After your first caffeine hit at Blink, head to Bread in Common, a big openkitchen café/bakery where sourdough and rye loaves are the stand-outs. Gino’s Café and Trattoria is simply a Fremantle institution. It was founded in 1996 by an Italian tailor who couldn’t get a good cup of coffee. So he decided to shut his menswear store and open a café where he knew the coffee would always be good. Gino’s has grown to be the cornerstone of the infamous “cappuccino strip” of cafés on South Terrace.



LUNCH Fremantle’s ‘raffish charm’ has percolated through to South Fremantle and the best way to explore is by bike. Little Creatures Brewery offers free bike hire to make it easy. Feeling peckish? Head to Ootong & Lincoln on South Terrace for local produce where everything is prepared on site, (don’t miss the house-made zucchini relish in the pulled steak sanga). For some retail therapy, head to Corner Store for eclectic designer gifts or check out the colourful clothing, homewares and cosmetics at South of the Border boutique.



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Teenagers will love Esplanade Youth Plaza

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South Fremantle has Italianinfluenced patisseries aplenty including busy Dolce & Salato, but for an over-the-top indulgent treat, try a Nutella or Cherry Ripe crepe at Michèle’s Crêpe Suzette at the bustling Fremantle Markets (stall no. 4). The weekly Growers’ Green Farmers’ Market in South Fremantle is also a local favourite with live music performances and produce from all over the state – make a beeline for the olives and goat cheese. Teenagers will love Esplanade Youth Plaza, a dorky name for a seriously cool skate park with parkour, table tennis and a friendly vibe. The rest of the family can take in the stunning views of the ocean and Fishing Boat Harbour from the Tourist Wheel, a giant ferris wheel located at Esplanade Park. growersgreenfarmers

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Whisper Wine Bar – next to the romantic Port Mill Bed and Breakfast – is a little piece of provincial France on Essex Street. But evenings in Western Australia are all about the sunsets, and Bathers Beach House has one of the best vantage points, with pre-dinner cocktail in hand and the twilight pageantry of the pretty little beach as entertainment. It’s breast-stroking distance from where the state’s first explorers landed in 1829.


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Adventure travel gives you the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But it does come with risks. By taking a few simple precautions, you can have all the adventure with none of the angst

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OPPOSITE PAGE: Powder snow and a steep run is a sure-fire adrenaline rush. CLOCKWISE: Some of the best surf beaches are the hardest to get to. Get up close to marine life in a sea kaayak. A long hike is worth the effort when you reach the top.

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Blue skies one moment, a blizzard the next. Soaring mountain views at midday, a cloud of fog at 1pm. Never knowing what to expect is part of the thrill of conquering the Southern Alps. And if you’re prepared for all weather you’ll be able to enjoy every moment. Always check local weather reports, and pack for every eventuality, from a surprise snowstorm to an impromptu dip in a mountain lake.

Do you dream of leaving the bitumen behind and striking off into the wilds? When going off the beaten track, ensure someone knows your plans. For national parks, have entry and camping permits arranged, and notify rangers if you plan to go off-road. If taking off overseas, register with your national travel authority. For Australians, that’s Smart Traveller (smartraveller., in New Zealand it’s Safetravel (safetravel. It could save your loved ones sleepless nights in an emergency.


Be prepared If you find the walk to your local shops a little taxing, it’s possibly not the best idea to commit to a five-day trek through a Cambodian jungle with no training. Do your research. What clothes should you pack? Do you need vaccinations? Does this activity demand an ironman’s stamina? You’ll have a much better time and get more out of your adventure if you know what you are in for.

Gearing up What’s a snow-capped peak without a snowboard, or a wave without a surfboard? Adventure travel goes hand-in-hand with equipment. Make sure you have the right gear in good working order; cutting corners with safety equipment is a no-go. And whatever you take along, whether it’s a


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Just do it No matter if it’s surfing in the Philippines or mountain biking in Tasmania, there is a world of adventure waiting. Do your homework and be prepared, but don’t be scared to try something new. Get out there; you might just wind up creating a memory you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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TO ME, fragrances are like a holiday, adventure or expedition. I’m exhilarated, excited and uplifted the moment I begin the journey. After a bit of exploring, I settle into a feeling of familiarity and

comfort in my destination, just like the way a fragrance moves into its warmer middle notes. Finally, at the end of my experience, I feel settled, relaxed, balanced and in touch.



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choose lighter silk ties for chunkier knots and slightly heavier, Jacquard weave ties for simple knots; and, while block colours remain popular, watch out for college stripes, which are coming back in to fashion. Fashion is cyclical, of course, and right now relatively thin ties (8cm-


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When I started running two years ago I was in my own little road-plodding world. Nice and relaxed, with no ambition other than staying fit. Then sisterly rivalry saw me running a 10km fun run. I loved it. “That’s the furthest I’ll go,” I thought. But soon I had run 15km, then a couple of half-marathons. Then I wondered: can I do it? Can I run a marathon? On her blog, Jodie Arnot, Director of Healthy Balance Fitness (healthybalancefitness., asks people to consider why they want to run a marathon. Is it to achieve weightloss? Be healthier? Gain accolades and approval? If so, she says drily: “There may be a more suitable way to achieve these goals.” But if you do really want to join the marathon club, Jodie says it’s important to train smart and safe. I read her 16-point check-list and decide I’m halfway there. Complete four half marathons (me: two); run four times a week (me: three 5km runs); have newish runners (easy); get quality sleep; stay hydrated and lay off the alcohol (no problem). Glaringly obvious are the things I haven’t done. Run longer


than two hours (never). Run 38km (nope, just the 21.1km half marathons) or follow a training program*. I register for a 6pm twilight marathon (42.2km) on a 5km mountain-bike loop. My goal: reach the finish line before midnight. I post news of my plans on Facebook (hello accolades and approval!). “Don’t hit the wall!” writes one running friend. “What’s the wall?” I ask my running buddy. Officially, it’s when the body’s glycogen stores are depleted (aka the weirdlynamed “bonking”). “You feel like you just can’t keep running,” he says. “It might hit at about 33km.”

There may be a more suitable way to achieve these goals Starting out, it’s all about avoiding the tree roots. At 12km I celebrate being a quarter of the way through. I’m drinking water and energy drinks while I run and enjoying the sweet-laden buffet at the 5km start/finish point. I’m also consuming gels – sugar-loaded slime in little packets – regularly. At 21.3km I’ve run the furthest I ever have. I’m halfway there. At 32km I skip “the wall” and suggest my buddy runs ahead. Now it’s just me

and the full moon, and my breath and my body repeating the same actions over and over again. I’m back with my buddy for the last 5km, speeding up to make my goal time. I do, with just three minutes to spare. I’m remarkably unscathed. Sore, sure, but no blisters, chafing (thanks, Vaseline) or injuries. Amazingly, I’ve just run a marathon, and I feel great. That’s one goal down, I think to myself. Next thought? “I wonder if I can do one in four and half hours?” *following a program written by a running coach/fitness professional is the safest way to prepare for a marathon.


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Horses for courses People have long been whispering to horses, but what about an equine meditation teacher? Christine Retschlag discovers her zen, in an animal pen


T’S a warm and windy afternoon and Jack is jittery. I am at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast in a meditation class with a twist. Jack is a 22-year-old horse and for the next 50 minutes, he and trainer Megan Bardsley will be guiding me through Equine Assisted Meditation, which is about slowing the mind to discover how we connect with those around us. “It’s about the breath. You breathe softly and he slows down. It teaches us about our personality and our impact on those around us,” Megan says. “Imagine a human being as an iceberg. Horses see that part below the surface.”

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49 Jack is initially indifferent to me, surveying me from a distance but licking and sucking his lips. Megan says he’s listening to our conversation. She encourages me to slow my breath, focus on being present with the horse and not become distracted by any outside thoughts. Jack walks over to me and I extend my fist so that he can smell me. I am encouraged to place my hands on his belly and breathe with him. He’s panting because I am panting, a little fearful of this magnificent animal. I slow down my breath and miraculously, so does Jack. “When you really slow down the mind, that’s when you can learn

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast

When you really slow down the mind, that’s when you can learn something

something,” Megan says. “Horses don’t have any dirt, they have nothing wrong. If you are clear, they follow. They are trying to show you what’s happening with you.” I learn that I can be a bit of a bull at a gate, rushing between activities and expecting others to follow my enthusiasm without first gauging whether they are actually on board.

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Horsing around Jack and I form a deep connection and when I squat on the ground he lowers his head and places it near my heart. But when our connection breaks, I feel his rejection profoundly and Megan suggests this is how I react in my personal relationships. She directs me to take another deep breath and to reform the bond. Jack is cheeky and pushes the boundaries when I am asked to lead him around the ring with a halter. He tries to go the opposite way. Megan encourages me to take a deep breath, open up my arms and heart space, and confidently steer Jack in the direction I wish him to go.

Imagine a human being as an iceberg. Horses see that part below the surface Equine empathy By the end of the session I am leading Jack around the ring without a halter, simply by my breath, and he is trotting while I run alongside him. I learn I can stop him simply by exhaling deeply. It’s incredible. “Humans have an expectation that to show love and affection we need to touch someone. This shows us how to be another way,” Megan says. Megan and I leave Jack


DOLPHINS SWIM dolphinswimaustralia. Become a part of a dolphin pod at Port Stephens on the New South Wales north coast with Dolphin Swim Australia. CEO Andrew Parker initially started dolphin-assisted therapy working with children with conditions such as autism and Downs Syndrome and discovered great improvements. Visitors can swim with wild dolphins who ride the waves of a 52ft ocean catamaran. By interacting with dolphins, humans are said to experience happiness, which can lead to improvements in a number of physical and mental ailments. PSYCH PROFESSIONALS In Queensland, The Psych Professionals in the suburbs of Loganholme and Capalaba provide Animal Assisted Therapy using dogs as part of a therapeutic process to treat a person or group for mental health issues. Animal Assisted Interventions are used to deal with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, behaviour disorders, behaviour management, anger management, self-esteem, assertiveness training, social skills and empathy training, and emotion regulation.

in the ring with some water while we sit outside to talk. Gwinganna’s four horses are well loved and free to roam their four hectares. They undergo regular vet checks, eat natural supplements and are fed hay and chaff. As I’ve just discovered, the horses are not forced into any activity, as it’s actually impossible. Jack is in the middle of the ring, contentedly eating grass but abruptly stops when I ask Megan about how the animals are treated, walks over to where we are sitting, sticks his nose through the fence and snorts loudly. “There’s your answer,” Megan says. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat 192 Syndicate Road, Tullebudgera, Queensland. Price start from $980 for a two-night retreat.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Christine Retschlag

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Discover the art, music, dance, theatre and fashion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Experience the rich cultural diversity of Queensland Indigenous peoples.

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aker Nat Paull’s tiny North Melbourne café may only seat a handful of customers, but fans of her stunning cakes are many. Having trained with culinary luminaries including Maggie Beer, Greg Malouf, and Stephanie Alexander, Nat branched out on her own in 2005, starting wholesale cake business Little Bertha before

selling up in 2008 and opening Beatrix café two years later. While the café’s sandwiches (think rare roast beef, creamy kipfler potato salad, dill, pickled beetroot and roquette in ciabatta) are hard to beat, it’s Nat’s amazing cakes that have customers queuing out the door.

Sweet treats From classic treats such as Swiss rolls and chiffon cakes to fabulous flavour

combos such as the Elvis cup cake (banana cake, peanut butter icing and sprinkles of bacon praline) and the Moroccan “Snickers” tart (date caramel with a peanut cookie crust) Nat knows how to make a cake that’s guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs. In anticipation of Mother’s Day (Sunday 8 May) we asked her to create a special cake just for us (recipe following page).

Baking memories Inspired by memories of her own mum, Nat’s cake is light and creamy with the tang of cream cheese, lemon and blackberry as a perfect foil to butter cake and lemon syrup. “I learned how to bake but I never got a chance to make mum a very special cake to say thank you for the love and hard work she put into me. So this

is what I’d bake for her. She loved butter cake and cheesecake and we had a lemon and a mulberry tree in our backyard so those flavours are very dear to my heart.” Nat is a great believer in making gifts for friends and family. “Anything handmade is wonderful – the perfect equation of the baker’s effort and the recipient’s reward. It’s incredibly thoughtful. From choosing the recipe you know they’ll love, taking time to shop and bake and decorate, through to the wonderful moment they open the box or see you bring the cake out to them. Cake is very magical.” We couldn’t agree more.


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Mum’s cake Makes one layer cake (with four layers)

The secret is in the whisking INGREDIENTS

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METHOD To make the cake • Preheat oven to 165°C and start with all ingredients at room temperature. • Grease two 20cm round cake tins and line with baking paper. • Using an electric mixer on a medium speed, cream the butter, sugar and zest until pale and fluffy. • Add the egg in two batches. • Weigh and sift the flours and salt together. • Gently mix half the flours into the creamed butter sugar and egg, and stir well with a spatula. Stir in half the yoghurt. Mix in the rest of the flour, then the remaining yoghurt.

• While the cakes are baking, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice thoroughly. • Prick the hot cakes all over with a wooden skewer and drizzle the syrup over them evenly. Leave the cakes to cool in the tin. To make the buttercream • Melt the chocolate and butter over a pot of simmering water. Whisk in the eggs and cook until the mix thickens. Cool. • Beat cream cheese until smooth with an electric beater. Switch to the whisk attachment and add the chocolate and egg mix in five batches, whisking well between each addition • Add the remaining butter and vanilla paste and whisk until silky smooth.

• Equally distribute the batter between the two tins (approx 500g each) and smooth the tops of the cakes.

To assemble • Remove cakes from tins and cut each cake into two equal layers. Place one of the layers cut-side up on a cake stand

• Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean and the cakes are golden.

• Place a heaped tablespoon of the buttercream on top and scatter over a quarter of the blackberries. With a spatula,


• When slicing the cakes, spray the knife with canola spray and the knife won’t stick. You can also switch the flavours: blood orange and raspberry, lime and blueberry. • Tailor it to your mum’s tastes. smooth the buttercream to just over the sides. • Repeat using the next two layers. Place the final layer on the cake, cut side down, so the outer side is on the top. Smooth some of the remaining buttercream over the sides and then thinly on top of the cake. Smooth the remaining buttercream over the cake. Pop the last few blackberries on top. • Chill to set a little. Serve at room temperature. • Both the cake and buttercream can be made the day before – keep the cakes at room temperature and chill the buttercream. Soften the buttercream to spreadable consistency in the microwave.

CAKE • 180g unsalted butter • 250g caster sugar • Zest of 2 lemons, finely grated • 150g eggs, weighed without shell • 60g plain flour • 210g self-raising flour • 1g table salt • 150g plain (natural) yoghurt LEMON SYRUP • 150g icing sugar, sifted • 150g lemon juice CREAM CHEESE BUTTERCREAM • 150g good quality white chocolate • 75g unsalted butter, softened • 100g egg, weighed without the shell • 250g cream cheese, softened • 75g extra unsalted butter, softened • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or the beans from one vanilla bean TO DECORATE 1 punnet of blackberries

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linders Lane, Melbourne. The chunky, wooden Ab Aeterno watch stands out on Michelle Chen’s slender arm. But that’s just how the 24-year-old hospitality worker-slashgraphic designer likes it. “I thought it was unique and different, and I quite liked how masculine it looked,” says Michelle. She’s even come to rely on the fashion accessory to – wait for it – tell the time. For some of us, smart phones suddenly made wristwatches redundant (at least, not the Rolex, Omega or Tag Heuers – luxury watch sales continued to boom). But a quick scan of people’s wrists, particularly among the fashion-conscious, reveals a surprisingly high wristwatch-wearing rate.


So what’s going on? Felix Scholz, editor of timeandtidewatches. com, calls it the Daniel Wellington effect, referring to a Swedish watch brand inspired by a British backpacker. “That simple look and the fashionable fabric straps that are easily changed really had a lot of cross-over,” says Felix. “The other thing that made a big impact is [crowdfunding website] Kickstarter.” Pebble Watch is a great example of designers coming up with innovative looks that are easily manufactured in countries such as China and Thailand. “And you can mitigate your financial risk by getting great pre-sales through Kickstarter,” he says. The downside is that as more brands enter

the market is more crowded now with media-savvy brands the market, good quality can be harder to find. Thankfully there’s plenty of local talent, such as The Horse, The Fifth Watches and Melbourne Watch Company. Collector-turneddesigner David Tatangelo founded Stock Watches in Melbourne’s Fitzroy in 2012. Simplicity, affordability and legibility are the philosophies behind his minimalist watches, ranging in price from $200 to $270. David disagrees that affordable watches ever fell out of favour (rather, demand

has increased, he says) but he does concede the market is more crowded now with media-savvy brands. “There’s a lot of product placement on Instagram through users with large followings that allow brands to target audiences,” he says. “It’s through their reach that people can discover something that in the past they may [have only found] by visiting retail outlets.” Back on the streets, watch-wearer Michelle estimates most of her friends wear watches, but not to get to their shifts on time. “It’s for fashion,” she says. “A lot of the watches they wear I’ve seen online. And if you see something enough, on the people you hang around with, you eventually want it. Well, for me, anyway.”


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Grand designs Meet Leonie Hoskins, the Melbourne-born design brain behind global homewares and furniture brand IKEA Words Georgia Rickard



ix cities, four countries and 19 different homes: Leonie Hoskins has crammed quite a bit into the past 30 years working for Ikea. Now, in her current role as global deputy of range and design (a posh way of saying she’s the person who gives the thumbsup - or down - to designs, from the colour of a bookshelf, to the shape of wine glasses), Leonie is no doubt one of the world’s most influential style makers. So how did this Melbourne girl end up becoming a Swedenbased design queen? Here, Leonie reflects on her journey.

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On her initial aspirations “Initially I wanted to be a sports teacher, but at the time you needed marks on par with medicine, which I didn’t get. So I found myself not knowing what I wanted to do. One day I saw an ad in the paper for Australia’s first Ikea store; I was employee number one.”

On first impressions “When I walked into the Ikea warehouse [in Moorabbin] on my first day, they said, ‘See all those pallets of furniture over there? Start building!’ All I had was an Allen key. Mum had always said that I had this gift to make something out of nothing: I loved

building things. I would go home with really sore hands each day but I loved it; I knew that from day one.”

On being curious “I got into Ikea’s creative department by chance. All the Ikea signs were written by hand back then, and one day I

asked the signwriter to teach me because I was curious. When he quit in that first year, I was the only candidate for the job. When I’m recruiting today, I look for the same curiosity [in candidates] I had back then; it’s your ability to explore new ideas that makes the

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Five Australian design businesses to love The Smart future furniture of your furniLove the way an Ikea glass ture bottle fits in your fridge door


Love the way an Ikea glass so perfectly? It’s no accident. bottle fits in your fridge door “We do a lot of research into so perfectly? It’s no accident. how people interact with “We do a lot of research into their homes and furniture how people interact with before designing,” says their homes and furniture Leonie Hoskins, Ikea’s global before designing,” says deputy of range and design. Leonie Hoskins, Ikea’s global As a result, Ikea’s latest deputy of range and design. products are being designed As a result, Ikea’s latest to reflect current lifestyle products are being designed trends, namely smaller living to reflect current lifestyle spaces and city living. trends, namely smaller living Indoor gardens, thanks to spaces and city living. consumers’ increasing desire Indoor gardens, thanks to to reconnect with nature, consumers’ increasing desire are also on Ikea’s radar, as to reconnect with nature, is ‘smart’ furniture – digital are also on Ikea’s radar, as kitchen benchtops that is ‘smart’ furniture – digital display recipes and measure kitchen benchtops that food, and in-built food waste display recipes and measure and recycling systems. food, and in-built food waste Fingers crossed we’ll see an and recycling systems. official list of Ikea hacks (reFingers crossed we’ll see appropriating products for an official list of Ikea hacks clever new uses) one day, one day, too. “We have too. “We have hack-a-thon hack-a-thon sessions in the sessions in the office now,” says Leonie, “I love them!”

difference to a company, not so much your educational background.”

On rising through the ranks “I didn’t realise what I was doing at the time, but when I was signwriting I was smart enough to take on a work experience

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student and teach her how to do my job. So when I applied for a vacancy in the visual merchandising team, she was ready to fill my place. If you can develop a successor, it’s easy to find the next opportunity.”

On failure “When I first moved to Ikea’s head office in Älmhult, Sweden, we developed a really low-priced bed in a new – at the time – material, bamboo. Unfortunately we didn’t know that bamboo has a special

capability to flex, and within a month customers were complaining that their beds were breaking. We recalled the beds but still had one million euro (AU$1.6 million) worth of bamboo to get rid of, so we turned a mistake into an opportunity and created bamboo chopping boards and a bestselling bathroom chair. The bamboo bed also became a great success, eventually, but not before we added ‘the love test’ to our new quality control process!”

Dinosaur Designs Locally and internationally acclaimed for more than 30 years for its jewellery and homewares made from resin, stone and metal, Dinosaur Designs pieces feature beautiful tactile shapes and glowing colours. Jardan Designed and made in Melbourne, Jardan’s superbly crafted contemporary furniture, homewares and lighting is a favourite of interior designers and fans of good design Australia-wide. Koskela Sustainable and ethical, Sydney-based Koskela’s great designs are built to last. Look out for the stunning result of its partnerships with Australian aboriginal artists. Mark Tuckey Mark Tuckey loves timber and his collection of furniture for every room in your home showcases the beauty of the material to perfection. Robert Gordon Three creative generations have built Robert Gordon, one of Australia’s most innovative potteries. Look for everything from luxe gold and white-glazed porcelain teacups to coffee mugs with playful spots, and cool contemporary collections.


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Grab your running gear and discover a new side to Sydney with our fun active guide to exploring its beaches, parks and iconic sites EFFORT LEVEL




1. DAWN RUN 2.7 km


Check off all the major landmarks in one fell swoop with a run starting at North Sydney Olympic Pool next to the wide grin of Luna Park and in the shade of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From the pool, run the length of the famous bridge with bird’seye views of the Sydney Opera House (don’t forget to take a selfie), before descending into the bustle of Circular Quay.

2. FUEL STOP 1 km Head south into the city from Circular Quay until you reach the MLC Centre on Martin Place. Hunt down SumoSalad Green Label for a cold-pressed juice and Breaky Bowl. Lug your goodies to Hyde Park, and take a seat on the lawns under the fig trees overlooking the Archibald Fountain.

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5. WATER, BABY 9.3 km


3. GREEN ZONE 1.9 km

Take in the view from North Sydney’s Olympic Pool

After breakfast, have a leisurely wander through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, just a short walk from Hyde Park. Stop for a breather at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, one of the city’s mostphotographed lookout points, and take in the Sydney CBD as it wakes up for the day.


4. FEED THE SOUL 1.1 km

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Slowly head back through the gardens to make the most of free entry to one of Australia’s best museums, the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This year, the museum plays host to exhibitions from the 20th Biennale of Sydney, alongside their year-round collections of Asian and Indigenous Australian artworks.

It’s time to get back to the beach, this time to Rose Bay, just over an hour’s walk or a 15-minute taxi ride (it’s okay, you’re allowed). The real estate might not come cheap, but the view of yachts bobbing on the water is free. Take a stand up paddleboard for a spin ($25p/h from Rose Bay Aquatic Hire). Then catch the 386 bus to Bondi Beach to grab some sushi and take in the scenery.



How to end a perfect Sydney day? Maybe limber up for yoga at the iconic Icebergs Pool. Yoga by the Sea offers $25 drop-in classes year round, and the first to spot a dolphin scores a free lesson. Or set off on one of the world’s prettiest coastal walks. While it’s hardly a local secret, the Bondi to Coogee walk deserves its fame.

Total distance covered:

22 KM

Join us in our journey to make Australia a healthier place

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Chill zone

Colonies of penguins are a majestic sight on a journey to Antarctica. For more compelling reasons to take a cold-climate cruise, see page 108.



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Tas-Saff Saffron: Terry and Nicky Noonan’s saffron crop demands extraordinary care. “The flowers are hand-picked early each morning before the sun deteriorates the quality of the stigma,” explains Terry. “The stigmas are then extracted by hand and dried on the same day they flower”. To make just one kilo of saffron, Tas-Saff needs 200,000 to 220,000 dried stigmas. When you consider each flower only produces a single stigma, that’s a lot of picking.


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photography peter MATHEW, Nick Osborne, Sabi Studios, bec reed

We track the creation of a dish from Tasmania’s fields and waters to Launceston’s Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant

From the source



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Spring Bay mussels: Why are Spring Bay’s blue mussels so good? According to MD Phil Lamb it’s the “deep-water difference”. “They grow in 25 to 35 metres of very pristine, cold, nutrientrich, oceanic waters.” Opposite: When asked what local ingredient he couldn’t do without, Geronimo chef Sam Pinkard replies, “Travis [from Misty Meadows Farm] and his glorious beetroots, carrots and leafy greens; they’re just the best.”


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Travis and his glorious beetroots, carrots and leafy greens; they’re just the best



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Garlic and tomatoes: “It’s Tasmania’s cooler, slower growing temperatures that enable our produce to develop that full, rich flavour... they are simply grown in good Tasmanian dirt,” says Annette Reed, Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes. Opposite: The end result: Geronimo’s Blue mussels in a broth of Israeli couscous, heirloom tomatoes, heirloom zucchini and saffron.



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The end result; Geronimo’s blue mussels in a broth of Israeli couscous, heirloom tomatoes, heirloom zucchini and saffron


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Tassie on a plate Our search for local Tasmanian producers and passionate chefs revealed a food community obsessed with quality and taste

L AUNCESTON Tomatoes & garlic Spring Bay HOBART Tas-Saff


Tassie has the mindset ‘from little things, big things grow’ TRY IT HERE


he cold, deep, pristine waters. The fertile soil, summer sun and winter snow. All of this can be tasted on the plate at Launceston’s Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant, one of a growing crop of Tasmanian restaurants determined to show off the state’s stunning natural produce. For our photo essay we asked Geronimo’s head chef Sam Pinkard to share the journey from the farm and sea to the kitchen, in our quest to reveal a dish that’s quintessentially Tassie.


In the process, we met the dedicated people behind the produce.

From the earth “Tassie has this mindset ‘from little things, big things grow’,” says Phil Lamb from Spring Bay Seafood, Geronimo’s mussel supplier. “We know we’re at the bottom of the world and need to punch above our weight.” Terry Noonan from Tas-Saff, whose saffron features in Geronimo’s dish, says his home may not be Australia’s “food bowl”, but it is its “gourmet hamper”. And it’s not just Tasmanians who

appreciate the quality. The team from Noma Australia, the pop-up of Rene Redzepi’s acclaimed Danish restaurant, described the crops from Geronimo supplier Annette and Nevil Reed (pictured above) at Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes as “the best tomatoes we’ve ever tasted”.

To the kitchen When asked why Tassie does farm-to-fork so well, Sam answers: “Because the growers are literally on our doorstep.” Geronimo is at 186 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania.

FRANKLIN, HOBART Daily changing menu with fine-dining style in a stunning modern space. ETHOS EAT DRINK, HOBART Sophisticated locavore eating down a cobbled laneway. THE AGRARIAN KITCHEN, LACHLAN You’ll love this working farm and cooking school in a 19thcentury schoolhouse. HARVEST, LAUNCESTON A weekly market bringing together local producers.

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record When they need to top up their stocks, vinyl record collectors in the know head to Japan Words Peter BARRETT


s records slowly stopped spinning on turntables in the 1980s and ‘90s, savvy Japanese record collectors combed US stores, sending home container-loads of vinyl. Because of the Japanese national obsession with collecting, stocks remain among the most diverse, high-quality and wellcatalogued in the world.


Today, with more than 1000 stores, Japan is a vinyl record buyer’s paradise and switched-on music fans from Australia and New Zealand make the trip to Tokyo and Osaka for whirlwind record-buying missions. Some are professionals, others are passionate collectors and all seek their latest “holy grail” discovery. Here, four record-mad travellers tell us their vinyl-hunting stories in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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The novice

Adi Toohey, DJ



Sydney DJ and FBI radio host Adi Toohey went on her first record mission to Japan last year. Based in Shibuya, in 10 days she visited as many record stores and a record fair, assisted by a friend who happened to be in town. She visited stores including Disk Union in Shibuya and Shimokitazawa, City Country City, HMV, Lighthouse Records and, in Osaka, Rare Grooves and Revelation Time. “Every record is in a plastic sleeve with a tag in the top corner with the artist, track and condition of the record and maybe some listening notes. So when you’re flicking through, all you need to do is lift them up one inch. It’s so much more efficient.” By the end of the trip, Adi had filled a suitcase with 100 records. Fave store: “Revelation Time, in Osaka. A perfectly curated selection with informative postit-notes such as ‘Killer French boogie’.” Holy Grail: “Ho Happy Day by Flame ‘N’ King and the Bold Ones (1979). Actor and DJ friend Alex Dimitriades posted it on his Facebook page and it became the anthem of our trip.”

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James “DJ Ocky” Plant Adelaide Collecting since 1994, Ocky has “downsized” his collection recently – to a mere 5000 records (he owned more than 12,000). Since his first buying trip to Japan in 2010, he has been more than 35 times. “Tokyo is a Mecca for record stores. Nearly every store there is well-stocked and incredibly organised, with super-friendly staff keen to help you through the language barrier.” Finding information on stores can be tricky, though, with many eschewing regularly updated websites. “It’s more about word of mouth and local knowledge.” Fave store: “City Country City in Shimokitazawa is a really nice café/record store, privately operated, where passionate people come together [and] are doing something cool.” Holy Grail: “I just found my Holy Grail – it was Help us Spread the Message, by the Mighty Ryeders, from 1978. When I went into the store it was the last day of my trip and I was low on money. I told [the sales assistant] to put it aside and two months later I came back. It was amazing.”

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The professional Chris Gill



Owner, Northside Records Melbourne Specialising in soul, groove and jazz funk, Northside requires regular restocking and owner Chris Gill, who also has a weekly funk show on Melbourne community radio station Triple R, travels regularly to Japan on buying missions. In the past 14 months he’s gone four times. “The main impetus for me to go to Japan recently has been the cheap Jetstar fares. I went twice for $350 return, which is pretty crazy.” Typically, Chris spends four days trawling through vinyl and one day posting up to 1000 records home. “Some of the big chain stores, like Disk Union, are six storeys and each storey is a genre of music,” he says. “They’re on a different level to what we have here.” Fave store: “Disk Union, Shibuya. They have some super-heavyweight records come through there. Very nice people.” Holy Grail: “The Har-You Percussion Group (1969). It’s an amazing funky Latin record I sold for $500 early on at Northside and I have regretted it ever since.”

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The adventurer Bevan “DJ Sheep” Jee



Brisbane DJ Sheep spent two years working in Tokyo as an English teacher from 2002 and while there, decided to focus on local Japanese records instead of American. Armed with The Record Map, a telephone book-sized bible listing every record store in the country, he started exploring the country by train, finding vinyl gold in lesser-known record centres including Hiroshima and Fukuoka. “I’m giving away the secrets right now because most people go to Tokyo and Osaka, but I would say pretty much one out of two train stations is going to have a record shop within walking distance.” Fave store: “East Records in Jimbocho. It’s the kind of place to go if you want to have that experience of walking into a museum of every great $1000-record you ever wished you owned.” Holy Grail: “Ceremony: Buddha Meet Rock, by People, on the Teichiku label, (1971). I’ve never ever seen an original copy for sale and I’m still hunting!”

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Hirata (in red), Keiichi (in grey) and Koharu the Shiba Inu at CCC.

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IN THE IMPOSSIBLY cool Shimokitazawa neighborhood of Tokyo, everyone you meet on the street is a musician, or an artist, or a nattily dressed thrift-store owner. Opened in 2006, City Country City (aka CCC) has become a destination for connoisseur record collectors. It has a heavily edited vinyl selection, and the space doubles as a café where patrons can sip coffee, eat pasta, and listen to records while they mull over their purchases. The shop also sells releases from Rose Records, the record label of Keiichi Sokabe, indie rock artist and one of the shop’s owners. Like many a passion project, CCC was born from a wild night out. “One night, drunk, [Tatsuo] Hirata [one of the shop’s co-owners] said, ‘I want to start a record store!’ Initially, there were about five of us who started it, and we did all the carpentry work ourselves,” says Keiichi. Tatsuo goes on buying trips a few times a year, on the lookout for the Brazilian, Cuban, and African music that is popular with his customers. Lots of DJs frequent the shop, including Japan’s DJ Muro and New York legend David Mancuso. Keiichi, meanwhile, seeks out “Psychedelic Korean rock, especially records by Shin Jung-hyeon. Once people have them they won’t let them go,” he says.

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Aloha from Oahu!





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young couple step out of the taxi and into the foyer of the The Royal Hawaiian ( Their luggage is whisked away, chilled welcome drinks magically appear before them, and a staff member with a dandelion of frizzed hair and a kind smile presents them each with a lei (flower garland). Cool drink in hand, the woman loops her slender fingers around the fresh flowers of the lei, holding it to the light to admire the handiwork. Introduced by early Polynesian explorers, today lei are a universally-recognised symbol of Hawaii. They’re a fitting introduction to the islands; a paradise of fragrant flowers, beautiful beaches and majestic mountains. Travellers come expecting paradise – and they get it – but there’s also so much more to America’s 50th state.


Aloha: is used as a greeting – like hello and goodbye in English

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Although Hawaii is made up of eight major islands (plus several atolls and smaller islets), Oahu, home to the island capital Honolulu, is the most popular and the most populated. In fact, Oahu boasts more citizens and visitors than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. Home to white-sand beaches perfect for sun-drenched strolls (180 kilometres of sandy coastline to be exact), world-famous surf breaks, forest-clad mountains made for the sort of treks that leave you breathless (often, literally), and the majestic dormant volcano Diamond Head, Oahu delivers the goods. Visiting isn’t just about surfing the beaches by day and sipping Mai Tais by night (although by all means, allocate at least a couple of days to doing exactly that), being in Oahu is about soaking it all up – the natural attractions, the rich history, the fusion food, and, of course, the aloha vibe. Traced back to the Polynesians, “aloha” is used as a greeting – like hello and goodbye in English. On a deeper level it’s a way of life. Aloha literally means “the presence of breath” or the “breath of life” and signifies a meaningful interaction with the natural world. Aloha is a way of life, of treating others with love and respect The Polynesians were the first settlers to arrive in Hawaii in the third or fourth century; the Tahitians came several hundred years later; the first Protestant missionaries arrived in 1820; 1898 saw Hawaii become a territory of the US after American colonists overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom; and then Hawaii officially became a state of the US in 1959. A flood of nationalities travelled to Hawaii in search of work in the 20th century, most finding employment


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This vibrant tourist hub is an intoxicating cocktail of all things Hawaii. You can spend the morning dozing on Waikiki Beach (after getting your photo taken by the bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing), then learn to ride the waves like a pro (try Waikiki Beach Services, You can pick up a takeaway box of the best-tasting garlic shrimp you’ll ever find for lunch from one of the many food trucks (make a beeline for Blue Water Shrimp) or enjoy a lavish seafood feast at one of the many beachside restaurants with surfers bobbing up and down in the waves as your backdrop. Come nightfall, calm Waikiki is transformed. Street performers breakdance on pathways, partygoers spill out of bars and into the streets, and families amble around nursing dazzlingly-coloured shave ice treats so big that you can’t see their faces. Venture out of the party hub, however, and discover a storybook island paradise. Volcanic mountains carpeted in lush forest soar skywards, turquoise water twinkles in the sun, fine-grained sand trickles between your toes; and on cloudless nights, an inky black sky flooded with stars seals the I’m-inparadise deal. A great way to really get to know paradise is to book a Blue Hawaii Photo Tours’ Island Tour (bluehawaiiphototours. com). Founder and photo buff, Marie Turner, takes a maximum of seven people on a tour of the island, stopping often to take photos of the stunning views. Marie describes how best to capture the various scenes on camera and guests walk away with photo proof that

Take a history lesson There’s a lot to take in when it comes to Hawaii’s history and plenty of ways to get clued up. Here are a few of our favourites: The Bishop Museum has a wealth of exhibitions spanning Hawaii’s history, culture and island heritage and it’s the go-to place for anyone looking to learn about any aspect of Hawaii. Recently the museum has undergone a revamp and the space has been developed to better showcase the displays.

Learn about Oahu’s plantation past at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Over 400,000 migrants worked in the plantations around Oahu and a narrated tour of the grounds (guides Espe at 10am and Gary at midday are both superb) offers an insight into what life was like for the labourers during this challenging time. hawaiiplantation Historian and author George Kanahele designed the Waikiki Historic Trail walking tour to promote and share Hawaii’s rich culture. The self-guide walking tour is free, with bronze cast surfboardshaped indicators marking points of interest. Tatyana Leonov was a guest of Hawaii Tourism.


in the sugar and pineapple plantations. They came from Japan, China, Portugal, Korea, Philippines, Puerto Rico – and it’s this medley of ethnicities that makes Hawaii’s population so eclectically diverse today. This cultural fusion is evident wherever you stay, but especially in lively Waikiki.

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paradise really does exist. Also on the itinerary is a visit to the 2.5-million-year-old lava rock beaches with swooshing tide pools, and the tranquil North Shore coastline where Marie takes guests to see the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles shuffle out of the sea to luxuriate for hours in the blowtorch sun.

Surf central Oahu’s North Shore is a world away from the energetic hum of Waikiki. The bulk of the accommodation comprises cute condos (the plush Turtle Bay Resort is an upmarket option); bars are housed in funky beachfront shacks; even the main hub, Haleiwa, is home to just a smattering of casually elegant restaurants, funky boutiques and old-school surf stores. Oahu’s largest food truck congregation is found here, too. The North Shore is known for its enormous waves (they can swell up to over nine metres) and this is where the world’s premium surfing competitions are held. Surfers travel from all over the globe to ride the epic breaks at Waimea Bay, Pipeline, and Sunset beaches. They only retreat back to solid ground when the waves die down or the sun sinks into the horizon, with wrinkled fingers, rumbling bellies and blissful grins. You could spend weeks in Oahu and still have more to discover. And then there are all the other islands too, but that’s the beauty of Hawaii. You arrive expecting sand, surf and sea and you leave planning to return to explore so much more.

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Take the short flight to Kauai and discover an awe-inspiring landscape straight out of Jurassic Park. Sure, chunks of the 1993 movie were filmed in Kauai, but the smallest of the four major islands is the opposite in terms of experiences. You can hike for days serenaded by the sound of the wind and the sea without seeing another soul; you can cruise (try Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures) past the dramatic Na Pali coastline gawking at the jagged rock faces that jut out of the coastline like crooked teeth; and you can soar over the island in a helicopter and see why the Waimea Canyon is described as The Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Kauai is enchanting and well worth the trip.

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From China, Japan, and Korea, to Portugal, Philippines, and Puerto Rico, Hawaiian cuisine is a delicious melting pot just waiting to be sampled


Words Tatyana Leonov


The air is steamy, but no one seems to mind. Robin Lee, tour director of Hawaii Food Tours (, wipes the beads of sweat forming on his temple and grins like a kid who’s just been handed a lollipop. “The manapua you are about to try is an Hawaiian take on Chinese buns, usually filled with sweet pork called char siu,” he says, beaming at the group. “Traditionally they are steamed, but here at Royal Kitchen they’re baked.” It’s the first of many stops on the Hole-in-the-Wall Tour of Honolulu, and minutes later everyone is hoeing into freshbaked manapuas, mumbling to each other in between mouthfuls about the bun’s fresh-out-of-the-oven taste. I opt for a char siu manapua and the fork-tender pork filling is sweet and sticky. Then we share a few coconut manapuas, enjoying the sugary coconut filling and ignoring the fact we’re eating dessert at 10am. After a stroll through bustling Chinatown, the group heads to Ying Leong Look Funn Factory. Originally from Hong Kong, Fu Ying Chee managed his rice noodle factory for over 50 years. Since his passing, his son, Daniel Chee, and his wife Alice are at the helm. It’s the only place in Chinatown (if not Honolulu) where rice noodles are still crafted by hand. The workers’ hands move as if they are dancing, lithely oiling pans, folding sheets of rice dough and cutting them

into thick ribbons of noodles. After watching for a while the congregation ambles outside to sample freshly made noodles alongside a tangy vegetable stir-fry and crisp bite-sized chunks of Korean barbecue chicken (from Chinatown’s Maunakea Marketplace).

Global smorgasbord Food tours work remarkably well on an island so attuned to its history and culture. Every dish has a story; traditional feasts are for sharing and a modern foodie creation is born as often as a wave hits the shore. The culinary scene is a reflection of the people – a diverse jumble of cuisines influenced by the many ethnicities living in Hawaii today. During the 19th century thousands of immigrants journeyed to Hawaii seeking employment in the sugar and pineapple plantations. They came from far and wide – China, Japan, Portugal, Korea, Philippines, Puerto Rico – and they brought their traditional foods and culinary practices with them. “The food scene is often described as a melting pot,” says Matthew Gray, founder and owner of Hawaii Food Tours. “But I prefer to describe it as a salad bowl – because all the various cultures and their amazing flavours coexist, keeping their individual identities.”

In China, for example, food vendors often peddled as they walked. When Chinese settlers came to Hawaii they hoisted buckets of steamed buns attached to poles (slung over their shoulders) and roamed the streets. The locals fell in love with their pork buns and called them manapua (loosely translating to pork cake).


For the love of pork The Hawaiian love of pork is seen everywhere. When the Polynesians voyaged to Hawaii in the third or fourth century they brought pigs, along with chickens and dogs. Pigs quickly grew to become the largest domesticated animal in Hawaii – and the most important one in Hawaiian culture, too. The traditional kalua pork is a must-try (kalua translates to cooking in an underground oven). Although other meat is also cooked this way, pork is most popular. The best place to taste this smoky, slow-cooked dish is at a luau – a larger-thanlife celebratory feast. In ancient Hawaii a luau was held to commemorate special occasions, such as an infant surviving its first year or the inauguration of a canoe. Today some hotels host luau nights especially for tourists. The gathering often starts with unveiling of the centerpiece (where muscular bare-chested men in palm leave skirts wrench the massive slow-cooked pig from the ground) and then a lavish

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Musubi (a ready made sushi snack made with Spam)

Spamming it up Hawaiians also consume millions of kilograms of Spam each year. The quantity of flavours available at supermarkets is overwhelming and they’re crazy for musubi, a ready-made sushi snack available at every corner store (a nod to the Japanese influence, it’s pretty much Spam on rice wrapped in a sliver of seaweed). There’s


Must-do foodie experiences in Oahu

From left: Celebrity chef, Masaharu Morimoto. A stack of poke. Musubi, a spam sushi roll.

even an annual Spam festival that sees weirdly-dressed fans (some people dress up as Spam) descend on Waikiki for all things Spam – think Spam wasabi curry, Spam and cheese toasties and Spam ice cream (you need to see it to believe it).

Catch of the day On the other end of the scale on Oahu, Hawaii’s culinary superstar, are the many fine dining restaurants found in bustling Waikiki. Although pork is still king, seafood gets plenty of airplay here, too. For a seafood meal with a great view, The Royal Hawaiian’s beachfront Azure Restaurant and Bar ( is lush. Request a table overlooking the beach and feast on the daily catch while watching the passing parade of beachgoers. The Royal Hawaiian is one of the island’s oldest hotels and there’s something magical about strolling through the grounds pre- or post-dinner. Morimoto (morimotowaikiki. com) at elegant, contemporary hotel The Modern Honolulu, is another must-try. Celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, of Iron Chef fame, and his team artfully prepare sculpted sashimi and imaginative Japanese-Western culinary handiworks (yellowtail pastrami, wagyu carpaccio and the like) for discerning diners.

Out of town Although Waikiki is the heart of the action, some of the best restaurants are out of town. About 15 minutes’ drive from Waikiki, Mud Hen Water ( is celebrated Hawaiian chef Ed Kenney’s third restaurant and the farm-to-table menu is both unexpected and impressive. Ed has always supported local sustainable agriculture. “Our fishermen bring fish to the back door when they catch it, the farmers come with crates of whatever they’ve got, and we design menus around whatever arrives each day,” he explains. The result is a clever synchronisation of ingredients and flavours. Baby beetroot might arrive as a veggie take on poke, earthy mussels might come with fragrant rice, or fish seared in a banana leaf. “The servers tell the story – how it’s prepared, what farm it comes from, even the farmer’s name if diners are interested.” It’s an apt representation of Oahu’s culinary scene. Sure, you can enjoy a diverse range of tasty food and walk away content. But if you take your time and chat – with staff, chefs, food truck vendors and farmers – you’ll walk away enlightened about the why and how. And it’s these stories that makes the food taste even better.

Food Tours Book this tour for the start of your holiday, as you’ll want to try the restaurants the tour leaders recommend. Skip breakfast as there’s a lot of tasting involved and it’s unquestionably worth sampling everything offered. Hawaii Food Tours also offers foodie tours in Maui, Kauai and The Big Island.

Food trucks Hawaii’s first food truck was the “Manapua Man” (Hawaiians love these buns). Today you can find a much broader variety of food on wheels, with everything from garlic shrimp to crepes on offer. Just outside Haleiwa on the North Shore there’s a cluster of food trucks, while Honolulu’s monthly Eat The Street event sees over 40 vendors gather on the last Friday of every month.

Poke Hawaiians love their raw fish cubes (yellowfish tuna, or ahi in Hawaii, is most common). If you want a varied selection head to Foodland, where you’ll come across a surplus of interesting flavours, such as ahi spicy poke, ahi wasabi poke and ahi sesame poke.



buffet-style dinner follows. It’s a wonderful way to sample the feted kalua pork and other traditional foods, like poi (mashed powdered taro root), poke (raw diced fish in a salt, sesame oil, seaweed and soy sauce dressing) and luau stew. Although not the most attractive-looking dish, luau stew is one of Hawaii’s tastiest and heartiest meals. It’s a comfort dish for many residents, with recipes passed down through generations. One of the best places to get your dose of local comfort food (if you can’t find a willing grandmother) is at Mission Social Hall and Café (, about 15 minutes’ drive out of Waikiki. Chef Mark Noguchi explains luau stew is not just a delicious dish, but also a story. “It’s usually made with shrimp, but we use pork,” he says. “The pig is very important in Hawaiian culture; taro was brought over by the Polynesians and is still considered to be one of the most important plants, and the seaweed and salt come from the ocean. So you have pork, seaweed and salt – all these meaningful parts of Hawaiian culture,” says Mark.

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Love it or hate it, daggy or not, the Hawaiian shirt turns heads Words Tatyana Leonov

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efore I met author Dale Hope, I thought aloha shirts (or Hawaiian shirts as they’re known around the world) were daggy. I owned one when I was a teen – I remember Dad bought it for me from Big W. It was off-white with a strawberry-red hibiscus flower pattern and made from a horrible stretchy material. Oh and the label read “XS” (I was not). I wore it for a year, perhaps, and then I have no idea what happened to it. I didn’t care. After that period in my life, whenever I saw people wearing Hawaiian shirts they never looked trendy. And clearly at the age of 15, I knew all there was to know about style. Fast-forward 15 years (or so, who’s counting?) and I arrive in Hawaii for the first time. The first thing I notice upon landing is that the men and women greeting arrivals (you know the ones holding up the signs with names) are all wearing Hawaiian shirts. It’s a millisecond thought: they sort of look okay. As the days progress I see Hawaiian shirts everywhere. I pass a wedding convoy and notice all the men are wearing (in my eyes) their brightest aloha shirts (I learn that they’re considered formal wear and certainly standard attire for a wedding) and plenty of waiters and shop attendants wear them as part of their uniform. When I meet Dale, author of The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands (to be re-released mid this year by Patagonia) and Hawaii’s go-to guy for anything to do with aloha shirts, I’m keen to learn more.

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The 20 -and 30-year-olds like wearing the shirts on their terms Evolution of a classic In the 1880s, Japanese immigrants, along with the Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Portuguese, travelled to Hawaii to work in the sugar and pineapple plantations. The Japanese brought along kimonos and, looking for ways to make additional income, began sewing garments from the unused kimono material. The story of who designed the first shirt is blurred, but Honolulu tailor, Musa-Shiya Shoten, ran the first newspaper ad for the shirts in 1935 – “ready made or made to order 95 cents up.” Ellery Chun, who some credit as the inventor of the shirt, was the first to register the trademarks “Aloha Sportswear” in 1936 and “Aloha Shirt” in 1937. Dale remembers chatting to Musa-Shiya’s widow, Dolores Miyamoto, 15 years ago. “It took me six months to organise the meeting because she was scared to talk to strangers,” says Dale. “She said that [American actor] John Barrymore pointed at the kimono fabric and asked her to make him a shirt out of it. She said: ‘I made the first aloha shirt. But no big deal, the Chinese man down the street [Ellery Chun], he get all the credit! But no big deal’.”

Not long after, the chaoticallypatterned shirts underwent mass production and merchants got clever. “They started producing shirts that were relevant to Hawaii,” Dale says. “Instead of Mount Fuji it was Diamond Head [volcanic crater in Oahu], instead of pine trees it was coconut trees, and instead of bamboo boats they had canoes. Then came the beach boys and surfers and flowers.” Hollywood star power heightened popularity (Elvis and Shirley Temple were just a couple of the big names donning the flamboyant creations) and international tourists followed suit. Dale writes in his book: “Nothing painted a more vivid picture of Hawaii than these bold shirts with their colorful Island images.”


All styled up Today the aloha shirt is synonymous with Hawaiian culture, but designers have had to adapt to appeal to the evolving market. “The 20- and 30-year-olds like wearing the shirts on their terms,” says Dale. “The print could be interpreted in a new way, the shirt might be slimmer cut, perhaps it’s made from organic material.” I get what Dale is saying and walk out of Quiksilver on Waikiki Beachwalk (where I caught up with Dale) with an aloha shirt for my husband, an “Aloha Aku Aloha Mai” trademark shirt – a Dale Hope design only available in certain Quiksilver stores and only in Hawaii. And although my husband similarly considered them to be daggy, he’s had a change of heart and wears his aloha shirt all the time.

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The whimsical setting for Melbourne’s Fancy Nance, helmed by patissier Adriano Zumbo.

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he Duchess of Bedford is usually credited with introducing the world to afternoon tea, also known as high tea in the southern hemisphere. In the 1840s, the Duchess couldn’t stomach the gap between lunch and dinner and treated herself to a strong cuppa, buttered bread and baked goods. Guests soon joined her and by the 1920s, afternoon tea was a fashionable aristocratic privilege. Fast-forward to the 21st century and it’s still popular. Iconic afternoon tea venues, often hotels, are in demand. The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne serves high tea to 6000 people a month, with additional sittings on special dates such as Mother’s Day, on 8 May this year. “You think the dining room is going to be full of elderly people reminiscing,” says the hotel’s David Perry, “but the reality is that afternoon tea is one of the most fashionable things on young people’s to-do lists. It’s never been more popular.” Not all venues have a 133-year high tea history like The Windsor. Michelle Milton, who publishes popular afternoon tea blog High Tea Society, has noticed trends emerging. “The high tea space has become very competitive. A lot of venues are trying to find their unique spin on their offering. Patisseries have started doing high teas, for example,” she says. At Bibelot in South Melbourne, pastry chef and owner Andrea Reiss added a refined high tea featuring mini gelato cones and hazelnut praline crunch to the dessert boutique not long after it opened. Melbourne dessert concepts Om Nom (at the base of the Adelphi Hotel) and Adriano Zumbo’s Fancy Nance in South Yarra also host high teas that would make your dentist sweat. Berry coulis in droppers and edible mushrooms are commonplace at Om Nom, while Fancy Nance’s high tea starts sweet and finishes savoury. With so many restaurants and cafés putting on

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afternoon tea, hotels across the country have been forced to lift their game. On the Gold Coast, QT Hotel’s daily QTea at FIXX Cafe is presented on two geometrical stands that look more like modern art than crockery. Savouries are disguised as sweets and vice versa: foie gras poses as a chocolate éclair and kids refuse the “ham sandwich” until they realise it’s a vanilla sponge with peach jelly and banana cream. High tea at The Langham Hotel in Melbourne sells out every time Darren Purchese of Burch and Purchese supplies the sweets. Twice a month he delivers different desserts, including his famed layered tubes and salted caramel-filled gold bullion bars. Darren used to be in charge of high tea at the Savoy Hotel when he was in London. “I’ve been doing it for a long time. It’s sort of my thing,” he says. “It’s fun to update something so classic and add to it in your own way.” A chef’s background can also influence a high tea menu. At Hippopotamus

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Main: High tea in the Peninsula Hotel lobby, Hong Kong. Top left: the spread at Bibelot. Inset, top to bottom: Fancy Nance, Zealong and the Peninsula Hotel.

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REVISITING THE CLASSICS MELBOURNE The Windsor Hotel They’ve been pouring English Breakfast from silver teapots since 1883 and have served over two million guests, but The Windsor remains a Melbourne must-do. Book ahead and take advantage of the weekend dessert buffet, complete with chocolate fountain. Colourful treats from the Langham Melbourne. Right: Hippopotamus Restaurant’s high tea.


Restaurant at the Museum Art Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, executive chef Laurent Loudeac has shunned scones in favour of seasonal ingredients. “We did a green asparagus panna cotta with smoked salmon and white asparagus mousse in summer,” he says. “We use what’s available at the time of year.” At Zealong Tea Estate in New Zealand’s Hamilton, it’s clear that tea is the hero. It’s available in five “flavour tones” ranging from green to black, but the leaves from the estate are also incorporated into sweets. Sit outside to make the most of the exquisite view and tuck into cheesecake made with lemon curd and green-tea cream that’s sprinkled with black-tea crumble and crowned with green-tea meringue. Those who prefer something stiffer than tea can attend High Coffee at the InterContinental Hotels in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, which begins with an espresso martini and ends with an affogato. Staying in Sydney, InterContinental Double Bay also has “High Martini”, while Food Society does a vodka high tea with the options of a vodka iced-tea cocktail or four vodka tasters. In Adelaide, high tea has departed from its colonial roots altogether. Japanese afternoon tea (think sushi rolls and beef tataki instead of cucumber sandwiches) is available monthly at Stamford Plaza’s Ginza Miyako, while Madame Hanoi in the casino across the road pays homage to French Vietnamese cooking with tiered platters of soft-shell crab brioche buns, croque monsieur and rice paper rolls – all washed down with a Hendricks teapot cocktail. Some cafés are even offering high tea based on dietary requirements. In Perth, Swan Valley Cafe customers fill out an online form with dietary

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SINGAPORE Raffles At Raffles, the birthplace of the Singapore Sling, afternoon tea is served in the Tiffin Room. Finger sandwiches and traditional English cakes arrive on tiered stands, accompanied by a buffet heaving with Eastern and Western fare.

HONG KONG The Peninsula Hotel All opulence, silverware and string quartets, high tea at The Peninsula is an essential Hong Kong experience. Introduced in the 1950s to pamper colonials, it remains a popular affair – queuing for a table is part of the experience.

SYDNEY The Langham Following a refurbishment just over a year ago, The Langham re-launched afternoon tea in Palm Court, an offshoot of the flagship in London that introduced traditional high tea in 1865. There’s custom Wedgewood china, but the famous cake stands continue to steal the spotlight.

preferences before the kitchen customises the afternoon tea. “Some people are vegan, some don’t eat chocolate, others don’t want any refined sugar,” says co-owner and naturopath, Julie Wallace. “Our serving sizes are generous and people often go home with a doggy bag.” Sydney’s Sadhana Kitchen serves a set organic, vegan and refined sugar-free high tea. Expect faux meat and raw desserts to rival the originals. Regardless of whether traditional or contemporary afternoon tea is your cup, high tea’s longevity comes not from history or creativity, but from continually offering afternoon tea lovers a better experience than the time before. “Everyone loves a sense of tradition but you can’t be stuck in tradition,” says The Windsor’s David Perry. “You can be the custodian of a great brand, but you need to build on it everyday. That’s the secret of success.”

MYANMAR The Strand Hotel It’s been almost 70 years since British rule ended in Burma and more than a century since The Strand opened, but in this restored Victorian mansion guests are offered a taste of history. Choose from a classic high tea as guests George Orwell and Rudyard Kipling would have done, or opt for the Myanmar Heritage Tea and sample local delicacies.

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t every home game, the Coburg Football team runs onto the ground to a popular song. It belongs to one of their own, a key defender who won the club’s Best First Year Player award in 2008. James Keogh was on the club’s list for two years but he is better known today as multi-ARIA-award-winning singer-songwriter, Vance Joy. The song, Riptide, was voted number one on Triple J’s Hottest 100 list in 2013 and, after a staggering 107 consecutive weeks, broke the record for the longest ARIA-charting single in history. Vance is back home in Melbourne after playing more than 70 sold-out shows supporting international pop superstar Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour. In a hotel in Southbank, the lanky, curly haired 28-year-old folds himself into an armchair and politely signs an autograph for a fan. Does he sign his name often, now that he’s famous? “I do it, but there’s not many offers,” he laughs, guessing on average he would sign between zero and five autographs a day. Dubbed the nicest man in pop, James is the kind of star you’d have no trouble taking home to meet the parents. Not only is he thoughtful and modest, but with degrees in Arts and Law, your mum can relax knowing he’ll always have “something to fall back on” if the whole music caper doesn’t work out. But right now things are more than just working out. At time of writing, James had the most-played song on Australian radio (Fire and the Flood), a five-year recording contract with Atlantic Records, a certified platinum album (Dream Your Life Away) and an ARIA award for Best Male Artist (last year). And, while touring with Taylor Swift in the US, UK Canada and Australia, he performed to more than one million people (his personal highlight: a sing-along with 70,000 fans at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium). “I feel like I got better at performing and so did my band,” he says. “I feel like we took a few steps up from where we were.” The first James heard that Taylor Swift was interested in him was when she covered Riptide for BBC’s Live Lounge. Around the same time, her people contacted his people about the possibility of supporting her on the tour. “I was like, ‘Woah, that’s amazing!’ This is one of the most left-field things … you’re like, ‘Really?’” A couple of months later, James happened to be in New York at the same time Taylor was due to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. The pair met for

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the first time in the show’s green room. “I was nervous but I was also feeling a bit calm because she’d chosen me for the tour – I was welcomed – and immediately, she comes in and just gives you a hug; there’s no real time for an awkward moment.” James and his band – drummer Edwin White, bass players Jono Colliver and Trent Bower, and Chris Mulhall on keyboards – had about six months to imagine what life on tour with Taylor Swift would be like. Then, reality struck. “It’s the most professional tour I’ve ever seen and probably ever will see,” he says of the huge crew of dancers and technicians he shared the road with. “There’s a good sense of camaraderie and, every now and then, there’ll be a party, a big get-together. It might be on the lot when everyone’s left; it might be, like, a little fire pit and barbecue and all the crew comes. “I think those were the highlights because you just drink and have fun and just be chatting around; and you’d go back to your bus whenever you want, really.

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I don’t know, it’s just fun. It’s like being on school camp or something.” In the downtimes, James indulged in his favourite hobby: carpark Frisbee with the band. But it wasn’t all fun and games. There were nerves, particularly before his first appearance kicking off the tour in Louisiana. “It was all good stuff to learn, but after that first show I was like, ‘Woah, that was full-on!’ I was expecting [the audience] to maybe be warmer.” Used to playing more intimate venues in Australia, James realised he had some work to do. “Usually support acts don’t expect to be warmly received. But I guess the hope is that they do kind of get around you.” He recalibrated his expectations and resolved to find ways to better engage Tay-Tay’s fans. “And that was a good learning curve. So, even though it wasn’t really a lowlight it was more a necessary obstacle or rite of passage to getting better at it.” James’ very first start in music wasn’t particularly auspicious, either. Supportive parents, Gabrielle and Kevin, bought him a guitar when he was 11, but he lacked motivation. After weeks of absence, his Year 7 guitar teacher finally confronted him. “It was like a break-up – I just wasn’t turning up.” When he was 14, his father tried again, buying him another guitar and sending him to Vince Hopkins, a “really great” guitar teacher. James put in the hours, learnt covers from internet tabs and developed his singing voice. He also began to write songs. In 2009, halfway through his studies at Monash University, he penned Winds of Change. “That was a lot better than any other song that had come before it… it kind of opened up my brain and turned me onto this dream of doing music,” he says. After travelling for three months with friends around India and Southeast Asia, percolating song ideas in his head and recording them into his phone, he returned home, motivated even more to play music. “For the next couple of years I was just writing songs – studying – but the main thing that gave me satisfaction, the main thing I put most of my mental energy into, was songwriting.” James says after graduating he “went through the motions,” doing a two-week stint at a family law practice and applying to a few major law firms. But his heart was never really in it. “It was more of a way of telling myself that I’d tried.” Instead, he picked up a second-hand copy of Peter Carey’s novel Bliss, flipped open the pages and stumbled on the name Vance Joy. Liking the sound

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See it here Vance Joy’s Fire and Flood tour kicks off in Melbourne on 23 April with Sydney and Brisbane dates to follow. For ticket and venue information see frontiertouring. com

of it, he booked a few shows on Facebook and the rest, as they say, is history. So, what’s next for Vance Joy? Following his Australian tour this month, James says he’s looking forward to some time off at home in Melbourne’s Glen Iris and writing and recording an album (hopefully) even better than Dream Your Life Away. “I had a meeting with my manager yesterday and we were talking about what we want to do. There’s always this sense where I like to keep it vague enough so something awesome can happen, to be open to opportunity, seeing what happens. And that’s a big part of it – I’m willing to try things.”

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Alaska, Antarctica and the Arctic: put the three big A’s of icy water adventure on your agenda WORDS SALLY MACMILLAN

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ruising usually conjures up images of tropical Pacific islands, bustling Mediterranean ports and exotic Asia – but there’s a lot to be said for coldweather cruises. Think penguins, polar bears, vast, icy landscapes, dramatic fjords and majestic snowcapped mountains, just for starters.

Off to Alaska Alaska’s rugged coast and glacierstudded inland waterways naturally lend themselves to travelling by ship. There are very few roads in the region, and the capital Juneau is only accessible by air or sea.

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Alaska cruises offer the chance to see whales, brown and grizzly bears, bald eagles, moose, and seals in their natural habitat, and there are adventures aplenty on shore tours. Spectacular helicopter trips whisk you off for glacier trekking or dog-sledding, floatplanes fly you over mountains to pristine alpine lakes and waterfalls, and the White Pass train takes you 875 metres above sea level on a breathtaking rail journey. Then there’s zip-lining over rainforests, whitewater rafting, even snorkelling for the very brave. Holland America Line and Princess Cruises are the biggest Alaska

cruise lines, while luxury lines such as Seabourn and Silversea offer more specialised experiences on smaller ships. Seven-night Inside Passage cruises, round-trip from Seattle or Vancouver, are the most popular and it’s wise to book at least six months ahead.

Antarctic odyssey Antarctica is on many travellers’ bucket lists but it’s not for the fainthearted. Crossing the Drake Passage (between Ushuaia, Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula) can be an endurance test, but is rewarded with the icy remoteness of the world’s biggest wilderness area.

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Wildlife spotting can include whales, penguin and seal colonies, and seabirds galore; other highlights include kayaking among immense icebergs, whale watching from Zodiacs and scubadiving for super-hardy adventurers. Antarctic voyages range from 10 days to three weeks and are led by highly experienced expedition teams. Most 10- to-12-day cruises sail from Ushuaia to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula; longer trips also visit the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Ships that carry more than 500 passengers aren’t allowed to land in Antarctica, so expeditions are left to smaller operators. APT is chartering Ponant’s Le Boréal for two voyages in February next year; Seabourn Quest offers four cruises between November this year and February next; and Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer sails 10 cruises between November and March next year. There is enormous demand and limited availability for these luxury-adventure lines’ voyages, so expect to pay big bucks and book at least 12 months ahead.

Cruising the circle The Arctic Circle comprises Alaska, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, northern Norway, Russia and Sweden, so cruises to the region are incredibly varied. Chilly countries such as Iceland

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Chilly countries such as Iceland and Greenland have been attracting an increasing number of cruise ships in recent years

and Greenland have been attracting an increasing number of cruise passengers in recent years, eager to try snowmobiling or dog-sledding, trek the wild volcanic interiors, see bubbling geysers and meet Inuit people who have lived in the Arctic Circle for centuries.

Into the Arctic wilds Wildlife is another big drawcard. Norway’s Svalbard archipelago has one of the world’s largest polar bear populations; all over you can also see reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, whales, seals and walruses. So, what cruise to choose and when to go? Mainstream cruise lines such as Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, HAL and Princess offer itineraries that visit Norway’s famous fjords – Geiranger, Akureyri and Isafjordur – as well as Iceland and sometimes Greenland, departing from the UK or Europe. Smaller, luxury expedition ships such as Silver Explorer operate

longer, more in-depth cruises in the Arctic, departing from Norway, Greenland and Iceland. Several popular itineraries take in Scandinavia and Russia; highlights typically include two days in St Petersburg, one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures, and sailing into Stockholm, Sweden’s spectacular island capital. Most cruises operate between May and September to make the most of the “midnight sun” – Northern Lights sightings are more common towards the end of the season. Particularly on small ships, it’s best to book at least a year ahead.

Travel info Jetstar has a range of great coldclimate cruising deals. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

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here’s an instantaneous and intense sensation, like molten lava oozing at speed down the side of a mountain – except we’re not talking about a volcano but the interior of my mouth. I’m experiencing a tingling and burning across my lips and tongue. Even my teeth feel like they’re on fire. This is what you get when you sample the world’s hottest chilli. You might think a class on chilli would be held in a kitchen but we’re in Embiggen Books, an independent bookstore in Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street. I’m one of 12, here to learn all about chilli on this Tuesday evening. Our guide Jennifer McInnes’s trestle table of assorted chilli products is located in front of the “science and philosophy” section. The Everything about Chillies: Columbus’s Peppers is one of several classes on a disparate range of topics happening in unusual locations for Laneway Learning. Inspired by both New York’s Brooklyn Brainery – a school started by two New Yorkers in 2010 who wanted to offer fun and cheap casual classes on a range of (often eclectic) subjects for adults - and their own passion for learning, friends Mark Gregory, Kim Hay, Lucie Bradley and Tom Ding started Laneway Learning in 2012. “Brooklyn Brainery were getting people from the community to teach classes, which we thought was a great idea, but we wanted to add to that in a different way and use new spaces in the city,” says co-founder Mark. “Cafés all close at 3pm and that’s it, they don’t open again until the next morning. [We thought] why don’t we bring

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OPPOSITE: Samatha Sutherland of The Everyday Adventure. ABOVE: Lessons in chilli with Jennifer McInnes.

them back to life in the evenings?” he says. It’s not just cafés that are being repurposed as classrooms; bookstores, galleries, tea ateliers, and restaurants have all been used. Mark and Tom taught the very first two classes – The Chemistry of Life and Cryptic Crosswords as their respective topics – in the CBD’s The Little Mule café, which is still a regular Laneway classroom. Classes run on weeknights, and are informal and cheap ($14 plus materials). Numbers are capped

at around 20 students, and, depending on the venue, beer, food or coffee is offered.

Schooling Sydney By day Sydneysider Samantha Sutherland runs The Everyday Adventure, a life coaching business, and by night she teaches classes on topics such as goal setting and creating vision boards. Like the classes, the teacher selection process is also fairly relaxed. “I had a meeting with the people who were running Laneway Learning Sydney at that time, and over coffee we

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discussed their plans, my ideas and how it would all fit together. It was really friendly and casual, more to make sure that I would be a good fit with Laneway’s team and clients,” she says. Samantha was such a good fit, she now runs the Sydney chapter with co-coordinator Pamela Woods.

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“I feel like we’ve got a pretty good idea of what makes a good, short, one-off class and we try and guide people in terms of class structure, making it interactive and interesting,” says Mark. “Workshops and classes are not lectures and we don’t want to ‘[PowerPoint] slide people to death’ because they’ve already had that all day at work; if they’re passionate, people will listen to what they’ve got to say and you don’t have to be a trained teacher to tell 20 people the basics.” The result is a truly diverse range of topics – improvisation, street art, sake tasting, cosmology – all pitched to beginners. Classes are less about becoming an expert overnight and more about getting a taste of the subject. Laneway proved so popular in Melbourne and Sydney that classes have since begun in Brisbane, Auckland and, recently, Singapore.

Meet the teachers Maria Yebra, who works in marketing and communications, wanted to teach people about steampunk sub-culture and “a billion other things”. When she isn’t teaching Laneway classes, she’s busy attending them. Maria teaches Fondant Making at Shebeen bar in Melbourne’s Manchester Lane. In her class, I learn that crafting a snowman out of fondant is much harder than it looks. I have better luck in the Guerilla Kindness class, where craftivist Sayraphim Lothian has us making cupcakes out of felt to

A kokedama made by Hilary Woodfine of Tiny Paradise

leave dotted around the city to put a smile on a stranger’s face. I’m sitting between friends Marysc and Vanessa. Vanessa started coming to classes a year ago when she first moved to Melbourne and found it an easy way to meet like-minded people. It’s Marysc’s first class and she’s here “to get out of the rut of boredom; I thought this would be fun to do instead of watching TV,” she says. In Sydney, Hilary Woodfine admits she is a bit of a Laneway Learning addict. “Working five days a week in an office, I craved a bit of escapism from my mundane corporate world and Laneway Learning enabled me to try wacky things I would never normally have been able to learn but was curious about,” she says. Hilary has since quit her advertising job to make handcrafted terrariums for her

I always have a warm and fuzzy feeling when people walk out of the workshop really proud of what they have created business, Tiny Paradise. She now runs kokedama-making classes (a bonsai alternative, sometimes called moss balls). “It is quite hard work running such a big class,” she says. “But afterwards I always have a warm and fuzzy feeling when people walk out of the workshop really proud of what they have created and that I have had a small part to play in that.”

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Members of TuhourangiNgati Wahiao from Rotorua perform in Christchurch during the 2015 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival.


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Heart of the haka


MÄ ori women are taking back their cultural rights to perform the sacred war dance


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the men wouldn’t go off to war. Today the haka is performed at many occasions, often to welcome an important person or prepare for battle in sport. It can also be seen in the context of competition at the biennial national Te Matatini kapa haka contest, at which Māori cultural groups from around the country compete in a range of traditional performances.

Cultural connection For mother and school administrator Miriama, whose group won the competition in 2011, this means at least 18 hours every weekend dedicated to group rehearsals, not to mention during the week and in her own time. When it comes to the haka, getting the words and actions right isn’t just about technical precision. “I’m representing not only myself but my family, iwi (tribe), hapu (subtribe), and roopu (group). We tell stories in our items about our tupuna … and we speak of our connections with iwi and hapu. This is really important so we understand who we are and where we come from.” In preparation for the stage, she’ll dress in a traditional twopiece costume; a moko (tattoo) is pencilled onto her chin, the

ABOVE: Miriama Morrison-Hare. TOP: Members of Te Kapa Haka o Te Whanau-a-Apanui from Opotiki perform at last year’s Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch. OPPOSITE: Maori women perform kapa haka at the Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival in Auckland earlier this year. PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES


he way Miriama Morrison-Hare explains it, performing the haka is a profound, spiritual experience. “It’s the most amazing feeling. I can’t even describe how overwhelming it is,” says the female leader of Rotorua’s renowned kapa haka group, Te Mātārae i Ōrehu. “It makes me feel closer to my tupuna (ancestors) and I’m able to express myself, my feelings and my passion for my culture. I feel stronger as a person. I feel I’m unstoppable doing the haka.” Watching it is just as powerful. An intimidating display of vitality, unity and pride, there is really no way to perform this sacred war dance half-heartedly. Of all the Māori performing arts, the haka is the most visceral and expressive. Yet when we imagine the haka, we rarely think of women. Blame the All Blacks, whose pregame ritual of Ka Mate and Kapa o Pango has seared it in our minds as a practice belonging to men. In fact, according to Māori legend, wahine (Māori women or wives) were the first to perform it. The story goes that out of revenge for the killing of a pet whale, chief Tinirau sent a hunting party of women to find the man responsible, an old tohunga (priest) named Kae. The women knew that Kae had jagged teeth, so they performed an entertaining haka to force a smile and reveal his identity. Historians also believe that when young Māori men prepared for battle, they performed a haka, which the women would watch intently, checking to see their jumping, slapping actions were in unison. If the women didn’t perform a haka in reply, the elders interpreted this as a bad omen, and

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same design worn by her greatgrandmother, Te Auta from Ngati Manawa. There are several types of haka, some with actions, some without; some use traditional weapons such as the taiaha (spear) or patu (club). Haka can be used to make political statements, tell stories of a tribe’s origins or simply send a message. “In traditional times, the man would protect the women and children by holding the front,” Miriama explains. “Women would then fall in behind.” However, she has performed the haka without men many times, and was recently part of a haka performance for an international advertising campaign, with 10 other wahine. Likewise, within certain Ngāi Tahu subtribes on the west coast of the South Island, and Ngāti Porou subtribes on the east coast of the North Island, women have a healthy tradition of performing haka. Even so, opinion tends to be divided depending on the region, as to whether women should perform it without men. “From where I come from, Tainui women don’t perform the haka,” says Tiare Teinakore, the female leader of Te Iti Kahurangi, one of the best-known kapa haka groups in the Waikato region. “A lot of it has to do with the fact that we are representatives of the (Māori) king, and it’s about the old, traditional ways of doing things … But in saying that, different contexts call for different things.” When she does perform the haka competitively, it’s in a supportive role, and it’s often in a less aggressive style than the men, with a different stance. The men drop low, squatting, often with one foot to the chest, poking out their

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Crossing cultures Late last year, Miss World New Zealand Deborah Lambie polarised Kiwis with her haka at the competition in China, with detractors complaining her solo performance was too masculine. Deborah, who is not Māori, says she was determined to honour the haka properly and spent months learning the actions. She has continued to learn Te Reo (the Māori language).

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“It was empowering for me to learn the haka,” Deborah says. “I was representing a warrior, and for me it had special meaning. I’d just qualified as a doctor, and I thought about children who had been mistreated or haven’t had the opportunities they deserve. It gave me energy and it has since motivated me to learn more about Māori culture.” Her tutor Kereama Te Ua, a performing arts lecturer and choreographer at the Whitireia tertiary institute, says women, including his own grandmother, have been performing the haka with fierce intensity for years – he believes women are better at the haka than men. “You have tribes in Ōpōtiki who are very strong, very masculine, more savage than the men. Watching them makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.”

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tongues, whereas Tiare was taught not to stand with open legs, hit her chest or poke her tongue out. These days, sportswomen such as those from the Black Ferns and Sevens teams, perform the haka before matches. Although still challenging, these haka are more feminine in style than the All Blacks’ versions. Again, the approach depends on the region. Female haka performers from Tūhoe on the east coast, for instance, can be “just as vulgar and as big as the men are,” says Tiare. “They are really passionate about how they perform. They’re really comfortable with that and they do an exceptional job. They’re still maintaining their culture and their uniqueness as a tribe. It comes down to what your beliefs are, and how strong you are in those beliefs and customs. “I perform in a Waikato team, and to stand out like that, well I wouldn’t have enough force. That’s what’s great about the culture, everyone has their own style, their own uniqueness but they still abide by the tikanga (customs).” Perhaps this variation of styles explains the controversy that often swirls around women’s haka, and the prevailing misconception among many Kiwis that it is strictly forbidden.

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to the iconic lighthouse perched on Australia’s eastern-most tip. The Cape Byron walking track starts at Lawson Street and climbs over Clarkes Beach and Wategos to the summit. If you’re perky enough for a pre-dawn climb, you’ll be rewarded with the first sunrise to hit mainland Australia. Back at Lawson Street, Beach Byron Bay is an airy setting for some postwalk sustenance. Enjoy an indulgent breakfast (waffles with bananas and cinnamon mascarpone anyone?) on a balcony peeking out through the vegetation onto surfers bobbing on The Pass. The Pass, a famous surf break on the point between Wategos and Clarkes, is crowded from sunrise onwards by rookies on longboards and diehard locals. Paddle past after breakfast on a Cape Byron Kayaks tour, and you may encounter Byron’s population of bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and, between June and November, humpback whales. If you want to get off the main beach, the breezy town of Brunswick Heads is just north, while

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15 minutes south you’ll find surfing hotspot Lennox Head. Make time for a long lunch at local favourite Foam Food + Wine, and possibly the best oysters you’ll ever eat (think Sydney Rock Oysters with a finger lime vinaigrette). Come evening, anyone in search of a lively night will find themselves back

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quietest at their highest cruising altitudes, where the thinner air causes less resistance.

“Turbulence is simply caused by movement of the air,” says Nicholas. “This can be horizontal movement such as fast-moving jet streams, otherwise known as clear air turbulence (CAT), or vertical movement caused by warm air rising and developing into puffy cumulus clouds and sometimes thunderstorms. We can avoid thunderstorms using the on-board radar, and while we can’t see CAT, we get quite accurate forecasts and reports from other aircraft so we can avoid the worst of it.” But don’t worry, turbulence is all in a day’s work for your pilot. “Modern aircraft are incredibly strong and designed to withstand extreme levels of turbulence” Nicholas says. “And most airline pilots may go through their entire career without ever encountering it.”

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THE MYSTERIOUS SOUND OF THE DOG IN THE FLIGHT-TIME Have you ever heard a mysterious rasping sound just as the plane warms up? “On the Airbus A320 there is a hydraulic pump that operates as the first engine is starting, which sounds a bit like a barking dog,” says Nicholas. “It usually provokes some comments as it’s quite loud in the middle of the cabin.” Rather than being a cause for alarm, the noise is actually just a sign that the system is kicking into gear when it’s needed.

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Most nervous flyers will find themselves gripping the armrests just that little bit tighter during takeoff and landing. As the noisiest parts of the flight, this is when you are more likely to hear those rattles and sighs as staff prepare the plane, landing gear, and flaps move and engines go into full throttle. “[Takeoff] is generally the only time during the flight where the engines are at, or close to, full power,” says Nicholas. “Our takeoff speed is generally somewhere between 250 and 300 km/h, so anything that is not bolted down or strapped in will tend to move around a bit at those speeds. The cabin crew always ensure everyone and everything is secure before we take off, so it is usually just small items in the galley carts or overhead lockers that tend to rattle.” Landings on wet and short runways can also end up being a little noisy, as the pilot switches the plane into reverse to slow down before they touch down.



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former street child who lost both arms in a tragic accident, 24-year-old Aung is living testament to perseverance through adversity. At the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, he won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke with a record-breaking time. This wasn’t his first time at the top; he’d already won two golds

at the 2011 and 2014 Southeast Asian Games. Aung credits the dedicated teachers he met at a drop-in centre, supported by StarKids through World Vision’s Mandalay street children’s project, with giving him the will to succeed. Having attended the centre as a child, he returned as a teenager after his life-changing train accident.

MAKE YOUR DESTINATION A BETTER PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED. The StarKids partnership between Jetstar and World Vision Australia supports humanitarian relief and community-based development projects in Australia and across Asia. It’s about transforming the lives of families and communities living in poverty and giving children a brighter future. For more information visit A proportion of inflight donations are used to pay for their collation and transfer to World Vision Australia. Support StarKids by donating your loose change on-board today or directly online at Let your small change create a big change! “The train started running on the track,” he recollects. “A friend gave me a hand and asked me to jump. I landed on the train but without anything to hold on to, I

fell off again and ended up under the carriage.” Aung’s caregivers taught him not to let his disability hold him back. “They supported me mentally … Teachers from World Vision looked after me as their own son.” While they also provided non-formal education and vocational training, sports became his passion. “I told myself that if [others] could do it, why not me? The head teacher said she would support me. That’s how I started.” When asked his advice for other street children, Aung passes on what his teachers taught him: “We need to have endurance. If we don’t give up, and try hard, we will be successful one day.”


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Route maps I where we fly

international Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Asia Operated by Jetstar PaciďŹ c Operated by Jetstar Japan

Flights are operated by Jetstar Japan and commence 1 April (Nagoya-Manila) and 7 April (Osaka-Manila), subject to regulatory approval

Tokyo (Narita) Fukuoka


Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai)


Shantou Hong Kong Hanoi Macau Yangon Haikou Da Nang Siem Reap Bangkok Phnom Penh

Taipei Hawaii (Honolulu)


Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket Penang Medan

Kuala Lumpur

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Palembang Jakarta Surabaya Bali (Denpasar)

Darwin Fiji (Nadi)

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland Wellington Christchurch


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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY





Hai Phong Thanh Hoa Vinh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot


Nha Trang Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh City

Phu Quoc


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Auckland New Plymouth Nelson


Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay


Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

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Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)


Gold Coast

Ballina Byron Perth



Adelaide Melbourne (Avalon)

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Wellington Christchurch

Launceston Operated by Jetstar Airways

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Explore Australian I Interview & New Zealand airports

ARRIVING AT OUR DESTINATIONS How to get from the airport to town Adelaide


9km 20 mins Approx $20-30 Route J1 or J2 every 15-30 mins. Route J1X every hour. Tickets from $3.20 - $5.10.

Con-x-ion Bus. Every 40 mins. Adult $20, return $36. $10 for additional passengers. Airtrain. Every 15 mins approx. Adult $17; return $32.



22km 30 mins Approx NZ$75-90 Airbus Express. Every 10–30 mins. Adult NZ$16, child NZ$6; return: adult NZ$28, child NZ$12. Takes 40–60 mins 380 Airporter bus service to Manukau City Centre. Every 20–30 mins, NZ$5.

6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Sun Palm Shuttle. Adult $15, child $7.50. Also operates to Port Douglas: adult $44, child $23.50.

Ayers Rock/Uluru 6km (Ayers Rock Resort) 10 mins Complimentary shuttle buses to Ayers Rock Resort meet every flight. Taxis not available.

Ballina/Byron Blanch’s Bus route 640 connects to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. From $3.80 adult. TO BYRON BAY 31km 30 mins Approx $80-90 Various shuttle buses available. Prices start at $20. Enquire at airport information desk. TO BALLINA 5km 7 mins Approx $15-20

Brisbane 16km 25 mins Approx $40-50

Christchurch 12km 20 mins Approx NZ$45–$65 Super Shuttle. NZ$24 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Metro Bus Purple line or 29: Every 30 mins. Adult NZ$8, child NZ$5; return: adult NZ$14, child NZ$8.50.

Darwin 13km 15 mins Approx $20-30 Darwin Airport Shuttle. Meets all flights. Adult $18, child $8; return: adult $30, child $14. Group discounts available.

Dunedin 30km 30 mins Approx NZ$90-100 Super Shuttle, NZ$30 for one person, NZ$10 for additional passengers.

Gold Coast 23km (Surfers Paradise) 40 mins $59 flat rate to Surfers Paradise. $49 flat rate to Broadbeach. See rank supervisor.


Con-x-ion Bus. Every 15–30 mins. Adult $22, child $13; return: adult $41, child $22 (bookings essential). Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. Adult $21, child $13; return: adult $41, child $21. Bus 777 and 760. Every 30 mins. Tickets from $8.60.

Hamilton Island 5 mins Free airport transfers offered to guests by selected hotels.

Hobart 19km 20 mins Approx $40-50 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Launceston 15km 15 mins Approx $30-40 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Mackay TO MACKAY 7km 15 mins Approx $15-25

Airport Shuttle. Adult $18, child $14; return: $34. Also operates to Bellarine, adult $30, child $16, return: $60; and Great Ocean Rd: Adult $32, child $26, return: $64. TO MELBOURNE CBD 55km 45 mins Approx $120-130 Sita Coaches to Melbourne. Adult $22, child $10; return: $42.

Melbourne (Tullamarine) 25km 25 mins Approx $60-70 SkyBus. Every 10 mins. Adult $18, child $9; return: adult $36, child $18.

Napier/Hawke’s Bay 6km 10 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Super Shuttle to Napier, NZ$20 for one person, NZ$7 for additional passengers. To Hastings, NZ$43, and Havelock North NZ$45. Village Shuttle to Hastings, NZ$38, and Havelock North NZ$40, NZ$5 for additional passengers.


TO AIRLIE BEACH 160km 2 hours Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $69, child (4–15 yrs) $35; return: adult $120, child $60.

8km 15 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Nelson Shuttle NZ$18 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers; Super Shuttle NZ$19 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Melbourne (Avalon)


TO GEELONG 20km 25 mins Approx $40-50

27km 40 mins Approx $70-80 Shuttle Bus, $40 for one

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person; $10 for additional passengers. Enquire at airport information desk. Port Stephens Coach route 130. Adult $4.60, child $2.30.

New Plymouth 12km 15 mins Approx NZ$40 Scotts Airport Shuttle (bookings preferred). From NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Palmerston North 5km 10 mins Approx $NZ20 Super Shuttles. Adult NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Perth 12km (domestic terminal); 19km (international terminal) 40 mins Approx $35-45 Perth Airport Connect. Tickets $15; return: $30. Transperth Bus 40 from T3/T4. Route 380 from T1/T2. Tickets from $4.50.

Queenstown 8km 10 mins Approx NZ$30-40 SuperShuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$6 for additional passengers. Connectabus. Every 15 mins. Adult NZ$12; child NZ$5.50.

Sunshine Coast TO NOOSA 30km 30 mins Approx $80 Henry’s Airporter shuttle bus. Adult $30, child $16; return: adult $60, child $32


Translink Bus 622, adult $9.70, child $4.80. TO MAROOCHYDORE 9km 12 mins Approx $23 Con-x-ion buses. Adult $20, child $12, return: adult $40, child $22. TransLink Bus 622. Adult $5.60, child $2.80.

Sydney 8km 20 mins Approx $45-55 Airport Link Train. Every 10 mins approx (weekdays). Domestic terminal: Adult starting from $17, child $13.60. International terminal: Adult $17.80, child $14.


Townsville 6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Airport shuttle. Adult $10, child $5.

Wellington 8km 25 mins Approx NZ$30-40 SuperShuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Airport Flyer route 91 bus. Every 10-20 mins. Adult NZ$6–$12, child NZ$4–$7.

Whitsunday Coast/Proserpine Airlie Beach 40km 35 mins Approx $90 Whitsunday Transit. Adult $18, child $13; return adult $34, child $18. Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $18, child $13; return: adult $35, child $26.

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1 Often used in government reports, what type of words are intentionally ambiguous or misleading? (6,5) 7 What’s the most well-known carnivorous dinosaur of the later Cretaceous period? (13) 10 What still-touring Australian rock group formed in 1981 and released the album Mars Needs Guitars! in 1985? (6,5) 14 The band in TV’s Degrassi Junior High (1988–89) was ‌ Remedy? (3) 15 What is Melbourne Airport better known as? (11) 17 What’s a colloquial contraction of “yourâ€?? (2) 18 What plant’s name comes from the Greek agape, meaning “loveâ€?, and anthos, meaning “flowerâ€?? (10) 20 Which of the Cook Islands is the largest? (9) 22 What means “yesâ€?, especially when voting? (3) 23 What “commonâ€? or “easternâ€? snake, is the world’s second most venomous? (5,5)

1 What large moth larvae makes good Australian Aboriginal bush tucker? (9,4) 2 What wing-like structures on racing cars give them firmer traction? (3,5) 3 Alternate spelling for the largest division of geological time? (3) 4 The incorrect second name of TV’s time lord from Gallifrey. (3) 5 To ‌ With Love is the name of a 1967 film and its theme song. (3) 6 What alleged reef of gold in the Northern Territory has never been found? (9,4) 8 What’s the acronym for a nongovernment organisation? (3) 9 A Polynesian earth oven, often called hangi in New Zealand. (3) 11 Endangered primate found only in Borneo and Sumatra. (9) 12 What’s the ruling period of a sovereign? (5) 13 A style of cuisine from southwest China known for garlic and chilli flavours. (8) 16 A species of poplar and a Rocky Mountains’ ski resort. (5) 19 Australian slang for afternoon. (4) 21 What type of large floating vessel did Noah build? (3)






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QUICK QUIZ Test your knowledge of The Aloha State in this month’s Hawaiian-themed quiz 1. Which of these Elvis films was not filmed in Hawaii?

9. Popular Disney animated film set in Hawaii, “Lilo &‌â€? - who? 10. A Hawaiian pizza is traditionally made with ham and which fruit? 11. What small, four-stringed musical instrument means “fleaâ€? in Hawaiian? 12. True or false: Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee commercially. 13. Which US surf rock band had a 1964 Top 10 hit in Australia with Hawaii? 14. The USS Arizona Memorial is a World War II monument located in which Hawaiian harbour? 15. Which ‘70s TV series popularised the phrase, “Book ‘em, Danoâ€?? 16. What canned meat product is celebrated at an annual street festival in Hawaii?

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7. What is the Hawaiian dance that is an anagram of “haul�? 8. What creature did Australia import from Hawaii in 1935?





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Movies, TV, music and more I APRIL 2016 I Entertainment


Entertainment EXCITING CONTENT, GREAT VALUE! Be entertained en route to your destination – we’ve got a great selection of movies, top TV comedy and drama series, plenty of kids’ favourites, plus hit music and games to choose from. Follow the guide to see what’s available.



AUD Blockbuster movies TV comedy and drama Kids’ favourites Hit music Games


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movie of the month

The Revenant

レヴェナント:蘇えりし者 | 156 mins LANGUAGES: English, ENCC & Japanese DIRECTOR: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

Anchored by Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (2015) is set in the early 19th century American west. DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who is attacked by a bear on the Missouri River and left for dead by his party of fur trappers. As a man bent on getting revenge with a gruelling, violent intensity, DiCaprio’s performance is engrossing and all consuming. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the film features breathtaking imagery that enhances both the beauty and terror of nature. Watch it on-board, now. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

© Universal Pictures


1820年代のアメリカ西部。毛皮猟師が熊に襲われ瀕死の重傷を負う が、仲間に置き去りにされた上、息子も殺される。過酷な大自然の中、 燃えたぎる復讐心だけを糧に、壮絶なサバイバルで生き延びる。


In the Heart of The Sea



| 118 mins LANGUAGE: English & Japanese DIRECTOR: Jason Moore CAST: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph

| 122 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Ron Howard CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson

Two adult sisters throw one final party before selling their family home.

Crewmen of the Essex face the unthinkable when a giant whale attacks their ship.

両親が実家を売りに出したことを知った姉妹が、 高校時代のクラスメートたち を招待して最後のパーティーを開くが、 過激になってしまい、 家は崩壊寸前。

1820年、 巨鯨に襲われ沈没した捕鯨船エセックス号の乗組員たちが、 壮絶なサ バイバルを繰り広げる。 ハーマン・メルヴィルの 『白鯨』 の基となった実話の映画化。

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Point Break



クリード チャンプを継ぐ男

| 114 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Ericson Core CAST: Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone

| 133 mins LANGUAGES: English & ENCC DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler CAST: Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

Following a hunch, an FBI agent infiltrates a group of extreme athletes.

Aspiring boxer Adonis Johnson never met his father, Apollo Creed. Seeking to follow in his footsteps, Adonis tracks down Rocky Balboa and asks the retired champion to train him.

熱血FBI捜査官のジョニー・ユタが、 超アスリートたちの犯罪集団に加わ り潜入捜査をするが、 彼らのライフスタイルに魅力を感じるようになる。





Parental guidnace recommended 保護者同伴推奨

Recommended for mature audiences 成人推奨



Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian


| 118 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes CAST: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

15歳未満非推奨。15歳未満は 保護者または成人の同伴が必要

| 123 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Peter Landesman CAST: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks

In 1950s New York, two women fall in love in the face of condemnation.

Restricted to 18 and over

コンカッション A pathologist discovers the truth about the dangers of footballrelated head trauma. 法医学者がフットボールによる慢性外傷性脳症発症の危険性を発見 する。

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1950年代のニューヨークで、社 会規範に背きながらも、 2人の女 性が恋に落ち、愛を貫いていく。

18歳以上観覧可 Check the classification

Check the classification 分類を確認のこと

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Victor Frankenstein



| 110 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Paul McGuigan CAST: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay

| 111 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: John Crowley CAST: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhall Gleeson

An eccentric scientist on the verge of a breakthrough goes too far.

An Irish immigrant moves to 1950s Brooklyn in search of a better life.

不死の研究をする風変わりな科学者ヴィクター・フランケンシュタイ ンの実験は異常性を増すばかり。

1950年代、 よりよい暮らしを求めてアイルランドからアメリカに移民し て来た少女の心の機微を描く。

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Road Trip Star Wars Toys

アルビン4 ロードチップ

| 87 mins LANGUAGES: English & Japanese DIRECTOR:Walt Becker CAST: Jason Lee, Jesica Ahlberg, Josh Green

Alvin, Simon and Theodore try to save their best mate from making a mistake. アルビン、 サイモン、 セオドアの3匹のシマリスは、 デイブの恋人へのプロポー ズを阻止しようと奮闘する。

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プラスチック・ギャラクシー スターウォ ーズ玩具のストーリー | 70 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Brian Stillman CAST: Tom Beaumont, Tom Berges, John Booth

A look at how Star Wars toys became a global phenomenon. 世界的現象となったスターウォーズの玩具にまつわるドキュメンタリー。

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Despicable Me

27 Dresses

| 95 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud CAST: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

| 111 mins LANGUAGE: English, Japanese & Chinese DIRECTOR: Anne Fletcher CAST: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman

Gru is the world’s top super villain. But when a new bad guy comes on the scene, Gru sets out to prove that he’s still the best with the help of his colleague Dr Nefario and his loyal minions.

Jane is asked to be a bridesmaid for the 27th time; this time for her sister. ジェーンはこれまでに友達27人の花嫁付添人を経験しているが、今回 の花嫁は何と自分の妹!


The Beach




| 194 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: James Cameron CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

| 117 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott CAST: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

| 119 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon

Responding to an SOS, the crew on board the Nostromo realise they’re not alone.

An American backpacker follows a mysterious map to a utopian beach settlement.

地球へ帰還途中の宇宙貨物船が 遭難信号を受信し、調査するうち にエイリアンの存在に気づく。

アメリカ人旅行者が謎の地図を 頼りに、地上の楽園とされるビー チにたどり着く。

タイタニック Aged 101, Rose recounts her epic love story on board the ill-fated Titanic. タイタニック号沈没から84年後、乗客だったローズが豪華客船で起こ った悲劇と愛の物語を語る。母親とフィアンセと共に1等客室で航海 していたローズは、 3等客室の画家志望の青年ジャックと出会い、恋 に落ちる。

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© 1997 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.



© 1979 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.


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About A Boy




| 121 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: John G. Avildsen CAST: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

| 152 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

| 101 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Paul Weitz CAST: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette

Heavyweight champion Apollo Creed challenges amateur boxer Rocky to a fight.

A Mob boss plants a mole in the state police force to learn about its operations.

A boy with a depressed mother becomes friends with a rich bachelor.

ヘビー級チャンピオンのアポロ・クリードが 対戦相手にアマチュアボクサーのロッキーを 指名した。

Richie Rich

リッチー・リッチ | 95 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Donald Petrie CAST: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette

Trillionaire Richie seems to have everything he could ever want. The only thing he is missing is companionship. 大富豪の御曹司リッチーは望む物はすべて手 に入る生活を送っていたが、唯一欠けている のは友達だった。

1:38 pm

The Departed

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マフィアと警察が互いの組織にそれぞれ内通 者を潜入させる。

ひどい鬱病の母親を気遣う少年と裕福だが 超無責任な独身男の間に奇妙な友情が芽 生える。

Go Away Mr. Tumor

Something Like Something Like It

出て行けよ、 腫瘍君! | 128 mins LANGUAGES: Chinese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Han Yan CAST: Baihe Bai, Daniel Wu

Facing a malignant tumour, Xiong Dun uses humour to document her darkest hours in this inspiring and brave story. ユーモアを忘れず前向きに癌と闘った女性漫 画家の実話の映画化。


の・ようなもの のようなもの

| 95 mins LANGUAGE: Japanese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Taiichi Sugiyama CAST: Kenichi Matsuyama, Keiko Kitagawa, Katsunobu Ito, Isao Bito

A man is told by his master to try and locate a former disciple. 落語家に弟子入りした男が師匠から昔の弟子探 しを頼まれる。

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New Girl

You’re The Worst



Season 2, 24 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 1, 21 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Following a traumatic break-up, Jess, an eccentric yet upbeat young woman, moves in with three single guys. Even though they find her awkward and unusual, the guys have her back most of the time.

Jimmy is a self-destructive narcissist and doesn’t believe in relationships. Gretchen is a cynical and stubborn PR executive and is also convinced that she’s not interested in a relationship. Naturally, when the two meet, they end up falling for each other.

ジェスは若いが風変わりな女性。悲惨な失恋の末、 3人の独身男とロフ トアパートで同居することになる。


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Season 1, 42 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 3, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

On the face of it, Rebecca Bunch has it all. A plush apartment in Manhattan and a successful career. However, something is missing. When she bumps into a former romantic interest, she impulsively moves to California on a quest for love.

Jake Peralta is an immature but brilliant detective at Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. But his new captain Ray Holt turns out to be a serious and stern commanding officer who is determined to bring Jake and his team into line.

マンハッタンの敏腕弁護士が、 ある日突然元カレを追ってロサンゼルスに移り住む。

勤務態度に問題ありのペレルタ刑事だが、 規律に厳しい新署長が就任する。

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A comedy of blissfully bad manners



11 APR – 21 MAY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE A wonderfully witty, deliciously snarky classic about the most eccentric family around.


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Gilmore Girls



Season 1, 44 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 2, 60 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

A comedy about single mother Lorelai and her daughter Rory, who run a bed and breakfast business in a small town in Connecticut. They do their best to be independent but Lorelai’s parents have other ideas.

Set in the industrial city of Vinci in L.A. County, a web of betrayal and conspiracy encompasses a bizarre murder. Three law-enforcement officers are brought together with a career criminal to help solve the new case. カリフォルニアを舞台に、陰謀と裏切りが織りなす殺人事件を追う。

The Affair

The X-Files

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True Detective

Mr Robot




Season 1, 60 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

44 mins LANGUAGE: English

49 mins LANGUAGE: English

In the wake of a tragedy, Alison, a young waitress facing marital and financial stress, meets Noah, a teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer in the Hamptons with his wife. They begin an affair that has the potential to disrupt both their lives.

Two FBI special agents, one a conspiracy theorist and the other a sceptic, investigate unexplained cases.

A young computer programmer is recruited by Mr. Robot, a mysterious hacker.

避暑地で出会った教師とウェイトレスが惹かれ合い、不倫へと発展し ていく。

FBI特別捜査官のモルダーとスカ リーが超常的事件を捜査をする。

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lifestyle & reality

Grand Designs UK

Nobu’s Japan

Kylie Kwong Heart and Soul



Season 15, 50 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

24 mins LANGUAGE: English

30 mins LANGUAGE: English

Join Kevin McCloud in West Sussex as businessman Clinton Dall attempts to build one of the largest homes ever featured on Grand Designs.

Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa travels across Japan to Nagasaki.

Chef Kylie Kwong shares the inspiration behind her dishes.

番組史上最大級の建築に挑むクリントン・ダール氏をウェスト・サセッ クスに訪ねる。

シェフのノブが長崎の食を堪 能する。


セレブシェフ、 カイリー・クウォンが、 レストランや創作メニューの発想の


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Mud, Sweat and Gears

Beneath New Zealand

マッド・スウェット・アンド・ ギア

ニュージーランドの地 底探検

60 mins LANGUAGE: English

43 mins LANGUAGE: English

Two teams transform regular cars into cop cars in a 24-hour challenge.

A visually striking exploration of New Zealand’s everchanging landscape.

2チームが24時間以内に普通車 を究極のパトカーに改造すると いう挑戦で競い合う。

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地形が変化し続けるニュージー ランドを調査探検した驚異の映 像ドキュメンタリー。



103 mins LANGUAGE: English

Five top baristas push the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship - a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many. 全国バリスタ選手権の舞台裏 をのぞく。

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

カーダシアン家のお騒がせ セレブライフ 44 mins LANGUAGE: English

Kris is hurt by Caitlyn’s public comments over their marriage, putting the girls in a tricky situation. クリスは、結婚について語ったケ イトリンのコメントに傷つく。

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Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy

ガーディアンズ・オブ・ギャラクシー Season 23, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

After Ezra Bridger has a vision that Senator Gall Trayvis is in danger, the rebels attempt to rescue him. But it turns out that Trayvis is leading the rebels into a trap.

Mickey Mouse Shorts

ミッキーマウス ショ ーツ 4 mins LANGUAGE: English

Mickey and Donald have their work cut out for them when Goofy falls asleep during a job interview and the two have to try to get him through it. ミッキーとドナルドはグーフィー の面接を助ける。

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Dinosaur Train


13 mins LANGUAGE: English

All aboard the Dinosaur Train! Buddy, the pre-schoolage Tyrannosaurus Rex, is adopted by the Pteranodons. Join him and his new siblings, Dom, Shiny and Tiny as they explore their prehistoric world on their special train. ティラノサウルス・レックスの男の 子バディと一緒に、恐竜トレイン に乗ろう。

30 mins LANGUAGE: English

反乱チームは帝国軍から議員を 救おうとする。

マイルズのトゥモローランド だいさくせん 30 mins LANGUAGE: English

Miles and Loretta work to save their ship from Flickorax aliens. マイルズとロレッタは力を合わせ てフリコラックス星人から宇宙 船を守る。

© Disney

TM & © 2010 The Jim Henson Company.

ロケットはコレクターの仕事を請け負うが、 コレクターには秘密の計 画があった。

© Disney


Star Wars Rebels Miles From Tomorrowland

スターウォーズ 反乱者たち

While the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy look for special Pandorian Crystals, Rocket Raccoon takes a job working for the Collector. The rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy are unaware of the Collector’s secret plans.

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Sofia The First


ちいさなプリンセス ソフィア


24 mins LANGUAGE: English

Emma from The Wiggles sings, signs and dances to all of your favourite tunes!

Sofia’s life changed when her mum married a king. Now she’s trying to change the life of a young kitchen maid by encouraging her to pursue her dreams of being an inventor.

30 mins LANGUAGE: English

エマがコロボリーフロッグの歌 を歌う。

ソフィアが、発明家になる夢を持 つ女の子を応援する。

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© Disney


K.C Undercover

The WotWots




25 mins LANGUAGE: English

10 mins LANGUAGE: English

5 mins LANGUAGE: English

High-school student K.C. Cooper is an outspoken, confident technology whiz and a skilled black belt. She is amazed to discover that both her parents are spies and they want her to follow in their footsteps.

Arriving in their steampowered spaceship in the middle of a zoo, SpottyWot and DottyWot come to explore planet Earth. This curious brother and sister duo are captivated by the exotic zoo creatures they discover.

Mofy is a shy and caring rabbit who lives in a cotton ball. In her daily experiences Mofy learns to understand and manage different feelings, such as loneliness, jealousy, joy and empathy.

両親がスパイであると知ったケ イシーは、 自分もスパイになる決 心をする。

スポッティワットとドッティワッ トが宇宙船で地球の動物園に 着陸した。

ふわふわ綿畑に住んでいる モフィは、恥ずかしがりやだ けど心優しいうさぎ。

Peppa Pig

The Powerpuff Girls

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

バットマン:ブレイ ブ&ボールド 30 mins LANGUAGE: English

In a new take on an old classic, the caped crusader teams up with other heroes from the DC Universe. With challenges around every corner, Batman relies on his stealthy ways to ensure justice is served. バットマンと他のヒーローたちが 力を合わせて悪と戦う。


© Disney


Batman The Brave and The Bold


60 mins LANGUAGE: English

Peppa is sad because it’s raining and she can’t go outside. Thankfully, the rain stops and Peppa and George get to play one of their favourite games - jumping in muddy puddles. When Mummy and Daddy join in, things get very muddy. 雨が降って外で遊べないペッパ はつまらない。

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パワーパフ ガールズ 25 mins LANGUAGE: English

Three super-powered sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, regularly save the world from monsters and evildoers such as Mojo Jojo, the Gangreen Gang and Him. 強くてかわいい3姉妹が怪物た


ミッキーマウス クラブ ハウス 24 mins LANGUAGE: English

It’s “Show Your Special Talent Day” at the clubhouse, so Donald Duck and friends teach Donald Jr. the steps to a special song and dance routine. ドナルドダックがドナルドJrに歌 と踊りを教える。

Cloudbabies クラウドベイビーズ 10 mins LANGUAGE: English

Cloudbabies follows the charming characters Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green. Their job is to look after their Sky Friends, Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. 4人の可愛いクラウドベイビー ズは空のお世話係。

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album of the month

Blackstar David Bowie

ブラックスター デヴィッド・ボウイ When Blackstar, David Bowie’s 25th studio album, dropped on the January 8, no one thought that it would be his last. However, two days later the iconic artist passed away at the age of 69 after a secret struggle with liver cancer. Experience his final parting gift of music. その死により遺作となったデヴィッド・ボウイのラスト・アルバム。彼が自 身を内省する至高の一枚。



Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams コールドプレイ ア・ヘッド・フル・オブ・ドリームズ

Rufus Bloom

Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood

ルーファス ブルーム


ブルー・ネイバーフッド (デラック ス・エディション)

Sia This Is Acting

シーア ディス・イズ・アクティング


Ayla When The World Ends EP


ウェン・ザ・ワールド・エンズ EP

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Jaala Hard Hold

ジャーラ ハード・ホールド

Fluir The Way

フルー ザ・ウェイ

WAAX Holy Sick EP

WAAX ホーリー・シック EP

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Adele Hello

Banoffee Body Suit


Empty Threat

City Calm Down Son

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Talk Tight EP

ローリング・ブラックアウ ツ・コースタル・フィーバー


Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap

The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern


We Are Affected

Dorsal Fins

Heart On The Floor



Soon We Won’t Exist

トニー・ベネット&ビル・チャーラップ ザ・シルバー・ライニングス:ザ・ソングス・オブ・ ジェローム・カーン


Tiny Little Houses

Nathan Sykes




Marcus Marr & Chet Faker



Emma Louise

Kiss Me Quick

Can We Work It Out

No More

Anesthetized Lesson


The Trouble With Us

Under The Sun




Bruce Spingsteen The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

ブルース・スプリングステ ィーン ザ・タイズ・ザット・バインド: ザ・リバー・コレクション

Van Morrison

The Essential Van Morrison ヴァン・モリソン エッセンシャル・ヴァン・モリ ソン

NOVA Podcasts Australia’s bestloved entertainers take a look at what’s happening in the world from a NOVA point of view. ポッドキャストプログラム。

Smoothfm Chill out to these favourites.


Triple J Hottest 100 of 2014 Triple J




A Smiling Mind: Meditation

NOVA Hear the freshest hits on NOVA, hosted by Smallzy. オーストラリアからスマルジーが最 新ヒット曲をお届けします。

The Vienna Philharmonic & Mariss Jansons The 2016 New Year’s Concert


マリス・ヤンソンス ニューイヤー・コンサート2016

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Lah-Lah’s Adventures

ラーラ ラーラのアドベンチャー

NOVA Podcasts: Kate, Tim & Marty

ケイト、 ティム&マーティー

Fitzy & Wippa


Lewis & Lowe


(心に笑顔を) :瞑想

Kids Meditation 子供のための瞑想

Teen Meditation

ティーンエイジャー のための瞑想

Adult Meditation 大人のための瞑想

Simple meditation exercises (5-10 mins) to help you practise greater mindfulness.

「気づきの瞑想」 を基にしたエク ササイズを5∼10分程度ご紹介。

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This popular game demands patience and logic. Place a number in a grid, ensuring that all rows and columns do not contain the same number twice.

Who hasn’t heard of the classic game of Tetris®? Clear the screen by manipulating the tetrominoes. This falling-blocks puzzle is easy to learn and genuinely addictive.

Guess the hidden word to save our hero from his tragic fate. Too many mistakes and our hero will be hanged!

Improve your strategy with Chess, the greatest board game of all time. Move your pieces carefully and protect your king or risk being in checkmate.

Disney Classic Games Disney Classic Games is a great way for kids to learn the alphabet and colours. Donald Duck and his friends have cool activities for kids that prove learning can be fun.

様々なスキルが試される 大人気のパズル。 空いてい るマスに1〜9のいずれか の数字を入れる。 縦・横の 各列に同じ数字が複数入 ってはいけない。 忍耐とロ ジックが成功への鍵。

大流行したコンピュータ ーゲームのテトリス。 落ち てくるテトリミノを操作し て並べ、 段を消していく。 単 純だがハマる落ちものパ ズルゲーム。

隠された単語に含まれて いるアルファベットを当て ていく。 答えたアルファベ ットがハズレなら、 1回ご とに絞首台にヒーローの 体の一部が書かれていく。 間違いの数が増えるとヒ ーローの絞首刑が完了し てしまう!

Golf Open

Bejeweled 2

Memo Pics



Live all the excitement of a professional golf game. This golf version will give you all the thrills of the game in the comfort of your seat!

Bejeweled® 2 features explosive new gems and dazzling special effects. This rich and colourful sequel is for the entire family!

Put your memory to the test with this simple game. Choose between three levels and reveal matching cards. Muscle up your memory as you enjoy the game.

Build up four stacks of each suit in ascending order. The success of your play depends on which cards are revealed. Playing solo needn’t ever be boring.

Blackjack is easy and fun to play. Keep the hand you’re dealt or take new cards until the value of your hand nears 21. Be careful... get over 21 and you’re busted!

エキサイティングなプロゴ ルフゲーム。 リアルな3Dグ ラフィックと共に物理法則 も正確に具現され、 座席に 居ながらスリル満点のゲ ームを体感できる。

宝石入れ替えゲームのビ ジュエルド2には、 新たに 爆発する宝石やキラキラ の特殊効果が加わり、 家族 全員楽しめるアクションパ ズルゲームとなっている。

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同じ絵柄のカードを探す 単純なゲームで記憶力を 試そう。 難易度は3段階。 リラックスしながら楽しめ るゲーム。

ボードゲームの最高峰、 チ ェスの戦略を磨くチャン ス。 細心の注意を払いなが ら駒を動かさないと王様 は守れない。 チェックメイ トの危険がいっぱい!

トランプ4種類のマークご とに、 エースからキングま で順に重ねていき、 全部揃 ったら勝ち。 うまくいくかど うかは、 めくったカード次 第。 ハマる一人遊び。

お子様が遊びながらアル ファベットや色を学ぶこと ができるゲーム。 ドナルド ダックや仲間たちと3種類 のゲームで楽しく学ぼう!


ブラックジャックは、 配ら れたカードの合計を21 に近づけるトランプゲー ム。 21を超えたらバストし て負けになるので要注意。

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LULLABIES AND LATTES A crying baby brings out fellow passenger and comedian Simon Taylor’s inner crooner WORDS SIMON TAYLOR

Hush little baby..

mocking bird”. I realise the original song says “papa” but I decide to do a modern update to be progressive. “And if that mockingbird don’t sing, mumma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring don’t shine, mumma’s gonna pay all your parking fines.” The mother chuckles at my freestyle lyrics. I either have a soothing voice or a distracting face – the child stops crying and stares. Success! The cubical to my left becomes free. As a short, pale man squeezes past, I move toward the door,

And if that mockingbird don’t sing, mumma’s gonna buy you.. still singing. I notice an older blonde woman has been standing behind me the whole time. She sees me leaving and picks up the song, “Hush little baby…” I laugh. The mother grins. The child remains mesmerised… or bewildered. I return from the bathroom. The blonde woman finishes a line and

heads towards the cubicle. I resume “…and if that little dog does bite, mumma’s gonna buy you a discount flight.” The child falls asleep. The exhausted, grateful mother mouths a thank you. I climb back over the seated strangers. I buckle in. I lean back. I shut my eyes. I grin. Soon I’ll be back home in Melbourne. The child starts crying again. “Oh well,” I think. “At least I have headphones.” Simon Taylor is an Australian stand-up comedian based in Melbourne and Los Angeles.



3AM. I’M SITTING IN A window seat looking at the flashing light on the wing. Grin on my face. Not long now and I’ll be back in Melbourne: the land of lattes and excessive parking fines. I’m a little hungry. And thirsty. And I need to pee. A trifecta of reasons to wake up my seat neighbors. I politely excuse myself to the slumbering strangers and head to the restroom. To my left: cubical engaged. To my right: cubical engaged. Further to my right: mother engaged in an attempt to settle her crying child. I, of course, do what any decent human does in this situation: I stare off into the distance and pretend not to be annoyed. There’s a clunk on my foot. I look down to see a dummy on my shoe. Bending over, I collect it and offer it back to the mother. This puts me eye-to-eye with my vocal friend. “Don’t worry, I cry too,” I say. “I have a dummy just like this.” These reassuring and hilarious phrases are lost on the wailing infant. Shame. I’m invested in helping now. So I start to sing. “Hush little baby, don’t say a word. Mumma’s going to buy you a



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