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jetstar MAGAZINE

JULY 2016

FAB FOOD TRUCKS Why Brisbane is food-truck central

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WEEKEND WONDER

Wine, waves and a warm Waiheke welcome

FIJI’S WILD HEART

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contents JULY 2016

EXPERIENCE

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14 I WHAT’S ON

66 I VIETNAM

16 I NEWS

Finding beauty on the streets of Hoi An and Hi Chi Minh City

20 I MY PLACE Miranda Tapsell’s Darwin

23 I THE SHORTLIST Brilliant bookshops to love

24 I HOW-TO Appreciate the kimono

27 I IMBIBE Vermouth takes the spotlight

28 I FOOD TREND

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EXPLORE

76 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH Why we love New South Wales’ Northern Rivers

93 I LAIDBACK LOMBOK A relaxing island break

98 I EAT AND GO Brisbane’s fab food trucks

106 I RIVER DEEP Life on Bangkok’s river

111 I RISING STAR

Get into ramen

Say hi to Ashleigh Cummings

31 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE

115 I INTO THE VALLEY

Geelong gets its groove back

37 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY Be radiant this winter

38 I STYLE Fun wet-weather fashion

40 I SUITS YOU

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Discover Fiji’s wild heart

120 I WAIHEKE WAYS A great Auckland getaway

126 I ESCAPE TO NOOSA You know you want to

176 I BACKPAGE Tales from row 57

First-date dress code

46 I HEALTH Yoga gets a circus makeover

49 I SPA & WELLNESS Hit the hot springs in Rotorua

52 I RECIPE

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Who doesn’t love a molten chocolate pudding?

54 I WORK & PLAY Helping coffee farmers with every single cup

ESSENTIALS 146 I Jetstar news 154 I Where we fly 158 I Games and puzzles 165 I Entertainment guide

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Welcome I GROUP CEO

EDITORIAL

Looking to the future

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We pride ourselves on our culture of innovation, of it being part of who we are and what we do.

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ecently 60 of Jetstar’s brightest minds descended on Melbourne to look into the future. Representatives from our airlines in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and Vietnam gathered to create a vision for the type of experience we want to be delivering to you in the year 2020. It’s funny because it sounds so far away! But cast your mind back to the last Olympics – just four short years ago.

We pride ourselves on our culture of innovation, of it being part of who we are and what we do, so we’re trusting in our people to anticipate your future travelling needs. It’s important that we’re one step ahead, so that when you get there, we’re already waiting. Brilliant ideas came from a wide range of places: pilots, flight attendants, airport teams, CEOs, technology and digital experts all had a say. Expect to see some exciting innovations between now and then, all designed to keep delivering on our commitment to give you a safe and hassle-free journey. But rest assured, the reason why we’re here won’t change. We’re here to get you to more places, more often, thanks to our low fares and great customer experience. We always will be. Where will you be in 2020? Wherever it is, I hope Jetstar is part of the journey.

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Explore I INTERVIEW

Second city

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LIFE I STYLE I PEOPLE I PLACES I NEWS

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

It’s the perfect time for a winter red

July

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

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 7-17 July Perth, Western Australia Since starting in the basement of iconic Perth jazz venue Greenwich Club in 1997, Revelation has grown to become one of Australia’s biggest independent film festivals and a champion of underground cinema. revelationfilmfest.org

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Camel Cup 9 July Alice Springs, Northern Territory

The quirky Camel Cup began in 1970, when two mates settled a bet by racing camels down a dry creek bed. A few decades on and the race attracts thousands of people to Alice Springs each year to watch steeds and riders with big personalities. camelcup.com.au

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest 15-17 July Grove, Tasmania

Brisbane Good Food Month

Winter Reds Weekend

Open House Melbourne

1-31 July Brisbane, Queensland

29-31 July Adelaide Hills, South Australia

30-31 July Melbourne, Victoria

The gourmet extravaganza that is Good Food Month takes over the Queensland capital for a month of events, tours and foodie experiences. Get ready to queue, as the ever-popular Brisbane Night Noodle Markets return to South Bank from 20-31 July. brisbane.goodfoodmonth.com

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Savour shiraz, ponder a pinot or relax over a cabernet as more than 30 Adelaide Hills cellar doors stoke the fires for a weekend of soul-warming food and wine events, all just a short drive from the city. winterreds.com.au

Satisfy your inner stickybeak with a glimpse of some of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant sites. For one weekend, more than 100 unique buildings ranging from private homes to corporate spaces will be open to the public. openhousemelbourne.org

This medieval-style shindig includes a traditional wassailing ceremony, with outlandishly clad festival-goers brandishing blazing torches and serenading cider apple trees to ward off bad spirits. huonvalleymidwinterfest.com.au

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

MALAYSIA

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 6 July

The end of Ramadan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, is a festival for Muslim and non-Muslim Malaysians alike. Families often offer an ‘open door’ to anyone who wishes to share the feast of ketupat rice cakes, rendang curry and lemang (glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk).

NAIDOC Week 3-10 July

Songlines is the theme of this year’s celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, with events held across Australia. On 8 July, notable members of the Indigenous community will be recognised with achievement awards at a Darwin ceremony. naidoc.org.au

Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival 16-22 July Dunedin, New Zealand

Offering degustation dinners, cooking classes and even a chocolate-themed fashion show, a festival highlight is the Jaffa Race, when thousands of jaffas are pelted down Baldwin Street – the world’s steepest street. cadbury.co.nz/joy/carnival

The Rocks Aroma Festival 11-24 July Sydney, New South Wales

Coffee geeks rejoice: Sydney’s biggest caffeine-fuelled festival is back. Workshops and tastings throughout the month will culminate on Sunday 24, as The Rocks precinct is taken over by coffee lovers and pop-up coffee stalls manned by some of the country’s best baristas and roasters. therocks.com

It’s a great month to… KEEP the kids amused these school holidays with fun and educational activities. In Melbourne, check out the weird and wonderful Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Scienceworks, and if you’re in Sydney, take the little ones to see a kids show at the Opera House. For more great school holiday ideas see page 57.

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CELEBRATE Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights festival in regional Victoria, or join in the festivities at Yulefest in the misty Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

Truffle Melbourne pop-up 15-17 July Red Hill, Victoria

If you love the aroma and flavour of truffles, head to Truffle Melbourne’s pop-up festival at Red Hill Estate for a truffle-themed weekend including behind the scenes experiences, tastings, a truffle marketplace, and indulgent truffle treats.

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Experience I NEWS

INTERVIEW

FALLS CREEK with Scotty James every year. And it’s good for me because I don’t have to go anywhere; I get to stay at home!

Scotty’s Falls favourites

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I remember my first flight as clear as day. I was an excited seven-year-old and we were all packed up to go on a family holiday to Hobart. It’s one of those special childhood memories I’ll never forget. Since then air travel has come a long way, and thanks to Jetstar the fares have come right down, meaning more families than ever can experience the magic of flight. It’s this vision to help more people fly to more places that makes me so proud to have joined the Jetstar Australia and New Zealand team as its new CEO. I’m fortunate to support a company full of passionate and committed team members working together every day to get you where you want to be. From the teams that work in the background, improving the booking experience you have on our website and Jetstar app, to the dedicated operational teams that keep our planes flying, to all the frontline team members in uniform that get to make enjoyable memories with customers just like you – we all share one goal. We’re committed to offering you every day low fares, and continually improving the service we deliver. So whenever you see me around the Jetstar network, please stop to say hello and share your travel experience with me. Thanks for flying with Jetstar today, see you again soon. Dean Salter, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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SINCE BURSTING ONTO the international circuit at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at just 14 years of age, Australian halfpipe snowboarder Scotty James has spent the past six years chasing the snow. Speaking from the US, Scotty explains why Victoria’s Falls Creek still holds a special place in his heart.

Why Falls? When I’m in Europe and America, I try and link up with the guys that I travel with so they can show me around their local spot. So when I get the chance to return the favour when overseas boarders come to Australia, and Falls Creek especially, it’s really cool. Everyone wants me to show them around and it almost makes [Falls Creek] a new experience for me too. Australia has become the epicentre for freestyle snowboarding, so there are more and more snowboarders coming here

Drovers and Ruined Castle Terrain Park When I have other snowboarders in town we go to the Castle Terrain Park. They’re all freestyle snowboarders so we go there for the jumps and rails. Drover’s Terrain Park is fun too, it’s for beginners but we like to go and just mess around there. We just have to be careful with beginners around sometimes! Rocky Valley Lake From up here, when you’re riding in the terrain park, you’re looking straight down onto a beautiful lake. You don’t get that anywhere else; it’s one of the best features of Falls Creek. If you’re standing on the top of the mountain in late winter, when it starts to de-ice, it’s a really cool sight to see. fallscreek.com.au

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PHOTO DEAN GOLJA, RED BULL,

Welcome

Wombat’s Ramble My favourite run is Wombat’s Ramble, which is the home run down to the village. It’s only a green [easy] run, but when I’m coming down it’s a fun, windy cat track with some good little obstacles off to the side. It’s a bit of fun at the end of the day, and it is also open for night skiing. The Maze has more of the advanced stuff, fresh snow, and lots of trees. When it snows, you can duck into the trees and out onto the run again. It’s cool.

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Experience I NEWS

RESTAURANT BUZZ

NZ style for your home

SHOPPING

Affordable NZ style

JUST OPENED Culinary superstar and MasterChef Australia host George Calombaris’ newest Melbourne venture, the Hellenic Republic Hotel, brings his signature modern Greek cuisine to the seaside suburb of Williamstown. 28 Ferguson St, Williamstown hellenicrepublic.com.au

MAKE A BEE-LINE FOR CITTA DESIGN FOR YOUR OWN PIECE OF BEAUTIFUL AND AFFORDABLE NEW ZEALAND STYLE

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PHOTO CITTA DESIGN, SIMON WILSON /HOMESTYLE MAGAZINE, RUSSELL SHAKESPEARE

WORDS REBECCA BARRY HILL

CITTA DESIGN might be a homegrown Kiwi success story, but step into one of its 11 stores and you’ll be transported. From New York to Tokyo, every collection tells the story of a stylish city. Although founder Margo Acland has been scouring the globe for inspiration since she started the brand in 1989, Citta is proudly local, with 70 per cent of the company’s homewares range designed in New Zealand. Each piece, from duvet covers to beanbags, clothing to bath ware, is designed with the same stylish principle in mind, making shopping at Citta an enjoyable experience, if dangerous for your wallet – it’s all too easy to imagine several pieces in your home. Each Citta store is unique: at Citta’s boutiquestyle space on College Street, Wellington, it’s an intimate affair, while the Thorndon Street store is found upstairs in the open, airy Woolstore Design Centre. Sydney’s gleaming store is in a redbrick heritage building in Surry Hills, and the flagship store in Auckland is part of the hip brand collective, Bloc. Citta Design’s flagship store is at BLOC Level 1, 20 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. For store locations and stockists, visit cittadesign.com

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100% Brisbane SOCIAL SCIENCE AND art collide when 100% Brisbane opens at the Museum of Brisbane this month. The culmination of a search for 100 people to represent the DNA of modern Brisbane, the group is aged from four weeks to 84 years and represents 15 nations. Evolving content means you’ll be able to follow their changing lives over the next three years too. museumofbrisbane.com.au

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SHOPPING

Want it now

From her Melbourne studio, illustrator and designer Natalie Jarvis creates these cheery LED light features. The durable artworks don’t need any special wiring nor do they heat up when in use, making them perfect for little people’s dens. For something really special, Natalie also offers custom options. electricconfetti.com

Bring your own ideas to light!

DISNEYLAND SHANGHAI

Happy places

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Big kids, do you remember this guy?

Disneyland Shanghai threw open its doors last month to throngs of expectant fans. The vast site encompasses dozens of themed areas, including an entire land dedicated to Pirates of the Caribbean and the sprawling Fantasyland, home to the largest-ever Disney Castle, the Enchanted Storybook Castle. For all the Buzz and Woody fans out there, the onsite 800-room Toy Story Hotel is a shrine to the beloved movie series, complete with giant statues of your favourite characters and sound bites in the elevators. Take the kids, or go it alone. You know you want to. shanghaidisneyresort.com/en

LITTLE ADVENTURERS New and classic books to inspire your child

“International bubble artist” Melody Yang brings her Broadway smash-hit show to Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide this month. To book visit bass.net.au, ticketmaster. com.au, or canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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FROM LEFT: Metropolis, Benoit Tardif, $29.99, Big Picture Press. Sweet Petite, Poh Ling Yeow and Sarah Rich, RRP $24.99, Hardie Grant Books. Are we there yet? Alison Lester $19.99, Penguin.

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Gazillion Bubble Show

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Experience I MY PLACE

DARWIN DAYS Born in the Northern Territory’s capital, award-winning actress Miranda Tapsell loves to head back to Darwin WORDS CHRISTINE RETSCHLAG

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ost Australians will recognise Miranda Tapsell from her role as Cynthia McRae in the 2012 hit film The Sapphires, based on the experiences of four Indigenous singers during the Vietnam War. She also starred as Martha Tennant in the first season of the Channel 9 drama Love Child, winning two Logies in 2015 for Most Popular New Talent and the Graham Kennedy Award for Outstanding Newcomer. This year, you’ll see her on the ABC’s Play School and a host of other shows. Born in Darwin in 1988, Miranda moved with her family to West Arnhem Land when she was five. In 2004, at the age of 16, she won the Bell Shakespeare Company regional performance scholarship. After finishing school, Miranda headed to Sydney to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2008. Despite her success in a string of Australian movies, TV shows and productions that sees her based in Sydney, her heart still belongs in Darwin, a city she describes as “colourful, tropical and warm” and “just a purely joyous place to go.” Here are the places Miranda loves to visit when she’s in town.

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Experience I MY PLACE

PHOTOGRAPHY NT TOURISM, JUDEAROUNDOZ

CLOCKWISE: Sunset view from The Darwin Ski Club, Litchfield Park waterfall, Deckchair Cinema, Darwin Wave Pool.

THE DARWIN SKI CLUB

DECKCHAIR CINEMA

20 Conacher Street, Fannie Bay darwinskiclub.com.au [The club] has an outdoor bar with a beautiful view that overlooks Vesteys Beach. When the Mindil Beach Sunset Market has wrapped up, it’s a great place for some nice food and a cold beverage and you get to see the sunset over Darwin Harbour.

Jervois Road deckchaircinema.com A beautiful old-fashioned outdoor cinema where you can get Thai/Indian food from nearby Hanuman Restaurant (93 Mitchell Street). You can watch a film in the lovely cool breeze and there’s lots of possums under your feet and fruit bats overhead.

THE PARAP MARKETS

84 Mitchell Street, Darwin noodlehouse-mitchell.com.au I tend to go to this run-of-themill Chinese restaurant with my family. There’s something about the Cantonese cooking that reminds me of Darwin. I order the san choy bau, noodle soup, or mum’s favourite – roast duck noodle soup.

Parap Shopping Village, Parap Place, Parap parapvillagemarkets.com.au I absolutely love these markets and they’re on all year. They have got beautiful south-east Asian cuisine that’s rich in flavour and spice. Every time I go to Darwin I ask mum to get me stuffed chicken wings, laksa and raw paw paw salad.

YOTS GREEK TAVERNA 54 Marina Boulevard yots.com.au It’s just got the best Greek food. I love their potato dip – skordalia. And I never go past their lamb and grilled octopus – it’s out of this world!

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LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

NOODLE HOUSE

THE TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs territorywildlifepark.com.au A beautiful open park where you get to see all the different animals from the Northern Territory. I quite like the reptile area and looking at the different species of snakes; it’s our zoo.

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Litchfield Park Road, Litchfield Park I love the Buley Rock Hole. The cascades and currents are really beautiful and strong, and I love putting my shoulders underneath the waterfall for a massage. I go really early in the morning as the sun is coming up and the water is nice and cold.

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Kitchener Drive, Darwin waterfront.nt.gov.au Because we don’t have natural waves in Darwin, the pool is a little bit of fun for all the locals. It’s a kid-friendly place, there’s lots of lovely restaurants around there and it’s near all the major accommodation too.

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9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore. booksactuallyshop.com Singaporean bookworms will be quick to recommend this independent bookshop. Specialising in literature, the shelves are stocked with a treasure trove of Englishlanguage books, and the store often hosts launches, readings and exhibitions. BooksActually also supports local talent through its in-house Math Paper Press, which publishes poetry, novellas and essays.

17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Japan. real.tsite.jp/ daikanyama/english The three striking white buildings of Tsutaya’s Daikanyama branch look more like a modern art museum than a bookstore. Six departments house cutting-edge Japanese and western books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl records. Head to the top level’s Anjin Library and Lounge, where readers nestled on leather sofas can order a whisky and peruse an immense range of vintage magazines and books until 2am.

2. GOULD’S BOOK ARCADE 32 King St, Newtown. gouldsbooks.com Gould’s bookshop is a Sydney legend. Started in 1967 by left-wing activist Bob Gould, the Newtown store has amassed masses of out-ofprint paperbacks, rare comics, and books on everything from Marixism to maritime history. Huge shelves of stock make browsing an adventure.

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4. READINGS 309 Lygon St, Carlton. readings.com.au No list worth it’s salt could skip Melbourne’s iconic Readings bookshop. Since 1969, countless literature lovers have scanned the shelves of the Lygon Street, Carlton store, and decades of students have looked for rooms on its community

noticeboard. An independent bookstore bucking the trend by growing (Readings now has five outlets), the Carlton store’s fame was cemented when it won International Bookstore of the Year at this year’s London Book Fair.

5. TIME OUT BOOKSTORE 432 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden Village, New Zealand. timeout.co.nz Time Out in Auckland’s Mt Eden Village is the kind of bookstore you dream of having at the end of your street. Open from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week, it’s a place of lovingly arranged window displays, book clubs and friendly staff willing to share their favourite finds. There is even an in-store cat called Lucinda, waiting for pats amongst the shelves.

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The typical woman’s kimono outfit consists of 12 or more separate pieces – and knowing how to wear them correctly is no small feat WORDS SELENA HOY

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Yukiko Mouri, president of the Nishijin Kimono School in Kyoto. “The kimono is Japanese culture at its heart.”

Need to know The kimono can be difficult to put on and even most Japanese people need help. “Though first-time wearers may find it takes time, putting the kimono on gets easier and faster with practice,” says Yukiko. There’s no shame in enlisting the services of an expert though; there are many professional dressers who make house calls. There are also many places in Japan that offer a “kimono experience” where you can be professionally dressed in traditional kimono, and at the Nishijin Textile Center in Kyoto, visitors can also see a kimono being made – from havesting the silk and weaving the threads, to seeing the end product in a fashion show.

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Kimonos are traditionally made from silk, but they can also be made from wool and polyester. Lined kimonos are worn from October to May, unlined in June and September, and thin cotton versions called yukata are worn during the hot summer months.

Colour is extremely important and is chosen to reflect the season and age of the wearer. There are many complex rules referring to colour and pattern. “In spring we wear gentle colours, in summer cool colours and materials, autumn tones are muted, and winter colours and patterns look forward to spring,” Yukiko says.

Under garments Under the main kimono robe, a white cotton slip called a juban is worn.

Sleeves The sleeves of the main robe have special significance: unmarried women wear long, floor-length sleeves called furisode, while older, married women wear regular-length sleeves called tomesode.

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The obi The obi is a wide belt usually made of embroidered silk. There are many ways to tie an obi, and each knot has special significance. The square “drum” knot is worn everyday, while the voluminous fukura-suzume, or puffed sparrow knot, is reserved for young, unmarried women,

and for festive occasions such as the Shichi-Go-San (seven, five, three) Festival, the day in November when parents take their five-year-old boys and three- or seven-year old girls to the local shrine in thanks for keeping their children healthy.

Left over right It’s very important to wrap the robe left over right – don’t get it wrong! Right over left is used for wrapping the deceased for burial.

Accessories Split toed tabi socks are worn with zori or geta sandals. A small drawstring bag called kinchaku holds essentials, and you can also tuck things into the obi or sleeves.

Hair Hair is worn up, adorned with ornaments of lacquer, precious metals and silk, often decorated with seasonal floral motifs.

Summertime This is the best time to see the yukata, the light, casual kimono made from cotton. At summer festivals people are decked out like tropical birds, usually with a fan tucked into the obi.

Budget blues A fine kimono may cost over $1000, while a handcrafted kimono made from high-quality materials could cost upwards of $100,000. However, a cheap and cheerful cotton summer yukata can be easily purchased for as little as $50.

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Pre-dinner perfection

VERMOUTH RISING THE OLD MAN OF THE COCKTAIL SHELF IS SHAKING THINGS UP

Recipe BIANCO SPRITZ

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t’s time to take that dusty vermouth bottle from the back of your cupboard and give it a shake. The backbone of the martini, opener of appetites and ancient cure-all is having a welldeserved moment back in the spotlight. Wine fortified with herbs and botanicals has been used since ancient times to cure ailments and stimulate digestion. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was fond of prescribing wormwood-spiked wine to his patients and, in various forms, vermouth remained a popular cure-all until the end of the 17th century. Just as vermouth’s medical glow was fading, its gastronomic appeal gave it a second wind. Antonio Benedetto Carpano is credited

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with creating modern vermouth in 1764, popularising the drink as a pre-dinner aperitif to “open up” the palate in preparation for a sumptuous meal. Two main varieties gained traction, the sweeter red vermouth, and drier white. As the bartending industry experimented in the 1800s, both found their way into the grandaddies of modern cocktails the Manhattan, Martini and Negroni. So vermouth limped on, dogged with a bit of an “old man” image, until recent interest in classic cocktails inspired bartenders and boutique producers to give the ancient elixir a new life. “Cocktail trends are moving from booze-heavy sippers, to lower alcohol, fortified/aperitivo-style drinks,” says Dimitri

Dimitri’s ontrend spritz is the perfect predinner cocktail Rtshiladze, manager of Perth bar Mechanics Institute. “And vermouth is at the forefront of that.” You can’t go wrong with heritage brands such as Italian Cinzano and Punt e Mes, or the French Noilly Prat, but local producers are playing catch up with innovative vermouths crafted from local wine and native herbs. Regal Rogue from NSW, which uses Hunter Valley wine with native botanicals including lemon myrtle and finger lime, launched around the same time as Victoria’s Maidenii, which harnesses central Victorian wine

Build all ingredients in a wine glass, over ice, in the following order: • 45ml Martini Bianco (sweet white vermouth) • 15ml St Germain elderflower liqueur • Squeeze of lime • 45ml prosecco • Top with dry ginger ale and garnish with peach and lime slices

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“The word spritz is now in every consumer’s vocabulary.” – Dimitri Rtshiladze

and botanicals such as wattleseed and strawberry gum. Castagna in Beechworth produced Australia’s first estategrown version, Victorian vineyard Innocent Bystander emerged with its Causes & Cures vermouth, and Margan creates Margan Vermouth with semillon from their Hunter Valley vineyard. Don’t know where to start? Dimitri’s on-trend spritz is the perfect predinner cocktail.

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alphabet, while inspiring such levels of passion that ramen chefs can devote their entire lives to the pursuit of perfection (and quite possibly mobilise a slavering army of devotees in the process). What we’re talking about is Japanese noodle soup: at base level a one-bowl

wonder that has fuelled the daily efforts of Tokyo salarymen since it was first served during the late 19th century, taking off quite literally post-World War II to the US with returning servicemen. Its origins are as cloudy as a good tonkotsu (pork bone broth), but this

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quintessentially Japanese dish is believed to have its roots in Chinese traders who brought the wheat noodle soup to Japan, where it went native, its various iterations flavoured with soy sauce (the shoyu variety), salt (shio) or miso. It’s fast food only in the sense that you order and a bowl of the good stuff will appear in the time it takes to scribble a haiku of ramen devotion on the napkin – a smokescreen on the many hours that go into the essential stock. One argument holds that the pork bones for any self-respecting tonkotsu broth should be simmered for 24 hours to impart the rich cloudiness of the collagen. Sounds good? Some devotees like their tonkotsu to be the consistency of meat gravy (some versions strain the pork fat off the top and add it back at the end) while a new ramen school

eschews the heaviness for cleaner, leaner chicken stock bases. Added to the bowl of ramen are noodles and meat (or only vegetables for the increasing variety of vegetarian and vegan versions) and a choice of toppings, which typically include boiled egg, seaweed, sesame seeds, pickled mustard greens and spring onion, along with togarashi, the allpurpose Japanese spicy seasoning.

Local flavour So where to find the best ramen in Australia and New Zealand? It’s a bit like trying to name your favourite child: even five years ago good ramen was thin on the ground, but the diaspora of trained Japanese chefs means those in the capital cities shouldn’t find it too hard to locate a decent bowl of Japanese penicillin. Hyounggon Yu, a former sushi chef who now manages Sydney ramen haunt Manpuku, says while ramen in Japan tends to be plainer, Australians tend to opt for the flavour bomb exemplified by tonkotsu – plus we prefer our ramen jazzed up with toppings. “In Japan it can be only soup and noodle, and that is enough for people to say, ‘this chef is good’, or ‘this chef is bad’, but Westerners like good presentation, they love all the sweet and saltiness.” Auckland’s Tanpopo

was something of a ramen trailblazer when it opened in 2005. Head chef Takanobu Sawada says seven or eight hours of cooking is enough to yield the cloudy, flavourpacked broth. His recipe? “Pork bones, vegetables … boiling, boiling, boiling.” And there’s a new generation of nonJapanese chefs who are not hidebound by tradition. Pat Breen and Lydia Wegner’s Shop Ramen in Melbourne’s Collingwood raised eyebrows with their take. “There’s really no such thing as tradition, just different styles,” argues Pat. “I think Australians are used to a fairly generic style, which we might consider traditional. Afuri is the hippest ramen place in Tokyo right now and they specialise in a light yuzu (citrus) shio ramen. Usually in Japan if you go to a ramen shop they do just one soup. People thought we were weird doing three variations on a chicken soup, utilising different seasonings.” And the style? “It’s Shop Ramen style.” And if you really want to push the ramen boat out, how about a ramen burger? It’s a Frankenfood craze in which pan-fried instant ramen noodles stand in as the bun of a Japanese-seasoned beef burger. A novelty, yes, but for the pure ramen aficionado, perhaps a bridge too far.

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24 GEELONG HOURS IN

Vibrant restaurants, cafés, architecture and art – Victoria’s second city is on the rise

WORDS LARISSA DUBECKI MELBOURNE Geelong

TOP: Early morning light at Cunningham Pier. INSET: Little Green Corner café. FAR RIGHT: The heritage Sale Yards building. BELOW: Neck of the Woods café.

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It’s early morning in Geelong. You’ve saluted the sun at Eastern Beach, where across calm waters the You Yangs rise and the outline of Melbourne’s skyscrapers spear into the sky. Head out along Cunningham Pier, jutting 330m into Corio Bay, and offer a silent apology to Victoria’s second city. For many decades Geelong has suffered from an image problem and a struggling manufacturing industry, but a recent resurgence of cafés and restaurants, social infrastructure and iconic architecture has seen its stocks rise dramatically. Finally, Geelong is getting its cool on.

Time to refuel. Tucked behind the retail hubs of Malop and Ryrie streets is the Little Green Corner. Housed in a corner terrace (and one of Geelong’s oldest buildings), this café with a conscience was opened last year by Hugh Whitehead, a young man on a mission to feed people simply and ethically (and sustainably – the roof solar panels were crowd-sourced and the timber furniture was all recycled). Order a sparkling Earl Grey creamy soda – made with yoghurt culture, it’s refreshing, delicious and great for gut health – or house-made kombucha, with a chaser of house-smoked trout with potato waffle, dill and herbed cream or a mighty zucchini hotcake with cured egg yolk and beetroot cream. littlegreencorner.com.au

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Work off breakfast with a wander along The Esplanade, where many of the city’s finest historic residences face the water. Then head to the centre, where buildings endowed with the ornate optimism of the mid-1800s wool boom and gold rush rub shoulders with more modern edifices. Coffee break? There are plenty of new-wave cafés to choose from, including Myers Street’s Neck of the Woods, which serves excellent Campos Specialty Coffee. facebook.com/ neckofthewoodscafe/

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LUNCH After the closure of his acclaimed Bellarine restaurant Loam, Aaron Turner went to Nashville for a crash course in the dark arts of Southern-style hot chicken. Tennessee’s loss is Geelong’s gain; the succinctly named The Hot Chicken Project brings laid-back cool and loud tunes to downtown Geelong, matched with natural wines and craft beer. The joint is jumping.

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Try Aaron’s southern-style chicken DINNER We’re back with Aaron Turner, AFL star Jimmy Bartel’s closest rival for the title of Geelong’s favourite son, at his new restaurant Igni. Aaron’s one busy lad – at this hidden laneway restaurant a blazing charcoal grill is the dramatic kitchen centrepiece and the food coming off it is creative, original and utterly delicious. There’s marron just licked by flame, lapped by a luxe fish and butter stock with cucumber pickles; or calamari noodles in a stock made from those marron shells (and a lick of chicken fat for good measure). Not just a great restaurant for Geelong; a great restaurant for Victoria – hell, a brilliant restaurant for Australia. Second city who? restaurantigni.com

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The recently opened Devlin Apartments are emblematic of the new Geelong. Housed in a former TAFE building, the red brick Art Deco apartments are self-contained and styled with contemporary flair; go for one of the New York-style corner lofts with soaring ceilings and arched windows looking down towards nearby Kardinia Park football ground. Keep on an architectural theme and swing by the colourful, cutting-edge Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Opened on the edge of Johnstone Park in the city’s centre last year, the arresting design by ARM Architecture is nine storeys capped with an eggshell-like dome – although some people argue it’s more like an igloo, a spaceship, or even a giant golf ball. Got kids in tow? The first floor features a colourful, tactile children’s space furnished to resemble The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a dedicated teenagers’ space with a 100-inch gaming screen and game stations that feed off super high-speed Wi-Fi. Prefer your landmarks of a more historical nature? Take a tour of the forbidding 1849 bluestone Old Geelong Gaol, including the gallows and Chopper Read’s former cell (it’s number 39). devlinapartments.com.au grlc.vic.gov.au geelongrotary.org.au/gaol

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1. GET FISHY ON LAKE MACQUARIE

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As Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, more than four times the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is a fisherman’s dream. Anglers will find bream, whiting and flathead, and even kingfish and mulloway, with numbers protected by a commercial fishing ban. Local fishing charters can help you find the best spots to throw a line.

Find boutique wineries and gourmet experiences on Hermitage Road in the Hunter Valley’s Pokolbin region. Pick up a bike from Sutton Escape and explore the food and wine trail. Sample handcrafted wines, lunch at the Chef’s Hatted Muse Kitchen or create a picnic with goods from Binnorie Dairy and Two Fat Blokes deli.

The Australian Reptile Park in Somersby houses everything from cuddly koalas to giant crocs. At The Entrance’s ‘Pelican Pavilion’, crowds gather to feed the pelicans everyday. Central Coast Holiday Parks offer a familyfriendly base in Budgewoi, Canton Beach, Norah Head and Toowoon Bay.

2. WINE AND DINE IN NEWCASTLE

6. GO BUSH IN THE WATAGANS

10. GET DREAMING IN THE RICHMOND VALLEY

The string of state forests that make up The Watagans are a natural playground. Go off-road on the 4WD tracks, or mountain biking in Ourimbah and Olney State Forest. Adventure seekers love the Tree Top Adventure Park, with obstacles strung between stately gums. Bushwalkers can get back to nature on the trails, with peaceful campsites en route.

The Richmond Valley is full of reminders of the Bundjalung people’s long and fascinating history. Follow their footsteps in some of the valley’s many significant sites, such as the haunting Goanna Headland and Gumma Garra in the unspoilt coastal Bundjalung National Park, or view modern Indigenous art in Casino’s Jambama Art Gallery.

7. FIND HISTORY IN THE CLARENCE VALLEY

11. LEAVE YOUR MARK IN NAMBUCCA

Discover a healthy dose of heritage in the peaceful towns on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. Start in Grafton, famous for the elegant colonial buildings lining wide streets, and venture to the quaint riverport of Ulmara and then to Maclean, “The Scottish Town in Australia”, where clan colours decorate power poles and haggis is served at the pub.

Starting as a few scribbles on Nambucca Heads breakwater, the V-Wall has become an extensive open-air gallery. Wander along it from Bowra Street to the river mouth, and make your own mark (if you can find a free boulder). On Bowra Street, you’ll also encounter one of Australia’s longest sculptures, an ocean-themed mosaic known as Fish & Chips.

8. HAVE A PORT MACQUARIE ADVENTURE

12. FIND PEACE IN THE BELLINGEN SHIRE

NSW’s second-largest city boasts a thriving culinary scene. For craft beer head to the Grain Store, for coffee, try One Penny Black. For wine, peruse The Reserve Wine Bar’s hefty list. Fine dining fans will love Restaurant Mason’s tasting menu and the beautiful plating at Subo. Newcastle has also embraced the small bar scene, with hip cocktail dens all over.

3. SWIM WITH DOLPHINS IN PORT STEPHENS

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Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park is home to a permanent population of dolphins and is one of the only places in NSW where you can get close to them in the wild. Dolphin Swim Australia offers the chance to interact with wild dolphins in the open ocean and has been granted a permit by the Marine Parks Authority in recognition of their low impact.

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Pretty Gloucester is the gateway to the world-heritage listed Barrington Tops wilderness, a protected habitat for Gondwana-era rainforests and creatures such as quolls and platypus. Take a day tour from Gloucester to explore hidden pockets of a lost world, or embark on Camp Cobark’s three- to four-day horseback campouts in the foothills.

Animal adventures abound around Port Macquarie. Take to the saddle with Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding to explore the hinterland, cuddle a dingo or watch giant crocs feed at the Billabong Koala Wildlife Park or take a whale-watching tour, departing from the Cruise Terminal, to spot migrating humpback, minke or pilot whales from June to November.

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Let stresses ebb away in laidback Urunga, in the Bellingen Shire on the Coffs Coast. The freeway bypasses Urunga, creating a crowd-free haven on one of Australia’s most popular coastlines. Kayak the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers, wander the boardwalk, surf, or just unwind. On the river mouth, Riverside Holiday Resort is a home away from home. For more information about the Legendary Pacific Coast visit pacificcoast.com.au

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Get glowing! THE WEATHER MAY BE DULL, BUT YOUR SKIN AND HAIR DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. HERE’S HOW TO KEEP YOUR RADIANCE THIS WINTER

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1. CLARINS Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation SPF10, $50, clarins.com 2. DERMAQUEST Mini Pumpkin Mask, $78, dermaquest.com.au 3. KEVIN.MURPHY Young.Again.Masque, $49.95, kevinmurphy.com.au 4. ELIZABETH ARDEN Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, $85, elizabetharden.com.au 5. NATIO Apricot and Orange Brightening Mask, $12.95, natio.com.au 6. BURBERRY Full Kisses in Coral Red, $44, au.burberry.com

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Designed specifically to deliver luminosity to your skin, a brightening mask uses ingredients such as citrus fruit acids to exfoliate, brightening vitamin C and pomegranate, and hydrating aloe and shea butter for luminous skin.

SWITCH TO CORAL Put down the brown lippy and ditch the red gloss in favour of a universally flattering coral shade. No matter your age, skin tone, eye colour or hair, a coral hue adds light and pep to your complexion.

USE A HAIR MASK Hair that lacks shine and manageability detracts from your look. Keep your locks healthy by using a good quality treatment mask once a week.

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12. American Tourister Lock ’N’ Roll 75cm Spinner in Sunshine yellow, $429, americantourister.com.au 13. Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof camera, $374.95, teds.com.au 14. Shelta Birdcage with white border, $29.99, shelta.com.au 15. Outdoor Research, Seattle Sombrero goretex hat, $69.95, bogong.com.au 16. Macpac Womens Prophet AP lightweight jacket, $599.99, macpac.com.au 17. Shelta Birdcage Raindrops, $29.99, shelta.com.au 18. Meduse Skippy Jaune gumboots, $42.95, wellies.com.au 19. Ortlieb City Biker in blue, $229.95, bogong.com.au 20. RAINS Curve Jackets in rust and khaki, $179.99 each, rainsaustralia.com.au 21. Shelta Executive large in navy, $39.95, shelta.com.au 22. Blunt XS_Metro in orange, $89, bluntumbrellas.com.au 23. Blunt + Karen Walker, $139, bluntumbrellas.com.au

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FIRST DATES CAN induce anything from excitement and butterflies to nervous apprehension to, in my case, sheer terror. My greatest anxiety was not about what to wear; it was about what to say. Although not strictly a first date, I do recall a time when – strapped for suitable conversation – I resorted to pulling the entire contents of my wallet out and regaling my date with fascinating nuggets about my various bus passes, concession cards and other backpocket flotsam and jetsam (the date never led to romance, but we’re now great friends). But looking and feeling the part is definitely key. For starters, your outfit should match the venue. And that usually means “smart casual”, says voxfrock.com.au editor Janice Breen Burns. “It might be a pair of slimcut jeans but if you’re not sure where you’re going, make sure they’re dark or coloured, not denim, because there are places you go out where they have no-denim policies.” Janice adds that if you’re used to wearing your pants low, hitch them up for this special

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And wear that shirt out, not tucked in, people! occasion and wear a shirt that is as good a fit as possible. “Whether you’re buying from Big W or Calibre, it doesn’t matter. A well-fitted shirt doesn’t gape at the buttons, the shoulder-line is right on your shoulder bone, it’s quite high-cut under the armpit but you’ve still got

First-date no-nos From Elite Introductions’ Trudy Gilbert 1. Don’t talk about money, sex or religion. 2. Don’t be a cheapskate. Be a gentleman. Pay for the date. Show you are generous and considerate. 3. Don’t be a player. If he or she is not the one, don’t switch off and start eyeing off others or chatting up the cute young waitstaff. Besides, you might get an introduction to his or her hot friend!

a range of movement.” And wear that shirt out, not tucked in, people! Finally, if you’re buying a suit, go for dark, pure wool, which doesn’t retain crush, she says. Meanwhile, Trudy Gilbert, director and founder of Elite Introductions, says planning is crucial. Choose a restaurant, make a booking and know where you’re going afterwards. “Be a man with a plan. Much sexier!”

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“THE MODERN CHALET embodies opulence and warmth, comfort and plushness but with a casual relaxed core,” says Claire. “The look has an emphasis on nature and its elements: fire, timber, stone and leather all sit comfortably here.” Claire suggests starting with a low-slung, tan leather sofa – something worthy of lounging – and make it cosy and inviting. “Think layering of fabrics like linen, tartan, velvet and a thick open weave – a wool throw is a staple – and plump it up. You can never have too many cushions in this realm,” says Claire. But no bright colours – instead opt for inky midnight blue, the colour of warm milk, calfskin, bone and smoky greys. Lighting is crucial in any good design. Try amber-coloured glass or timber pendants. “You could even throw in some deer antlers if that’s your thing,” says Claire. “Scent plays an important role here, too, and can elevate the feeling of luxury and comfort.” Spicy or woody notes are perfect. A scented candle has the added romantic visual of a flickering flame. buryandkirkland.com

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One of the world’s largest inner-city parks, Kings Park shelters 400 hectares of pristine bushland and gardens with views over the skyline and Swan and Canning Rivers. Explore this urban oasis on a bike (with helmet, from $1.40) from the automated stand in Wadjuk Carpark (off Fraser Avenue). Stop for coffee at Zamia Cafe, on the far side of the park.

2. CITY HIKE 3 km Return your bike and leg it to the Kokoda Track, a WW2 memorial that involves a thigh-burning 150 steps down through the bush until you reach the Esplanade Track. Turn left and follow the path along the glittering river to reach Elizabeth Quay, Perth’s shiny new waterfront playground.

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3. BOAT TRIPPIN’ 4.7 km At Elizabeth Quay, board one of Little Ferry Co.’s quaint boats to be whisked east up the river to Claisebrook Cove ($10 one way), a former industrial area transformed into a peaceful city village. Check out the City Farm community garden, leafy Victoria Gardens and admire public art along The Greenway walk.

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From Claisebrook, it’s just 10 minutes on the free Yellow CAT Bus to Enex 100 shopping centre. Refuel with a home-style SumoSalad soup, before venturing to the Perth Cultural Centre. This bundle of smarts includes the Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Head to the Perth train station across the road from the Cultural Centre, board the Fremantle train and 25 minutes later you’ll find yourself in North Fremantle. Pick up a stand-up-paddleboard from the Stand Up Surf Shop across the way (from $35) then hit the 1.5km white, sandy stretch of Leighton Beach for a paddle on one of Perth’s best winter beaches.

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6. SUNSET SESSIONS 4.5 km When you’re all boarded out, hop back on the train or, better yet, put on the walking shoes and hike north to Cottesloe Beach. There is no better place to finish up a day in WA than at the Art Deco Cottesloe Beach Hotel, watching the sun sink into the Indian Ocean above this beautiful beach.

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A workout by any stretch Aerial yoga studios are popping up all over Australia and New Zealand. Georgia Rickard finds out why

Try it yourself Many aerial yoga students in Australia and New Zealand are registered with Anti-Gravity Fitness. Most studios offer trial periods at a reduced rate. Classes range from $20-35. To find a studio near you, visit antigravityfitness.com/ locations.

I take a look at my friend. She’s tangled in her hammock combined into a physical, mental and spiritual experience, but aerial yoga was invented about 30 years ago. As a moneymaking venture. In New York (where else?). Though some studios claim a focus on authentic yoga, others are less about a quiet mind, more about tight buns. “Lunge!” sings the teacher, and we

obediently wobble our standing leg into a bent one. Relying on a hammock for stability, it’s quickly clear, is like pushing spaghetti up a hill. According to Beach Flow’s website, aerial yoga offers “fitness, fun and flying”, but they fail to mention how much your abs will hurt: especially when you can’t stop laughing. As we twist our legs around the silk, then attempt crunches from what’s essentially a handstand position, minus the hands (translation: VERY

HARD), I take a look at my friend. She’s tangled in her hammock, her upside-down face a squished, angry red, and despite the soothing music and lovely calming atmosphere, a little snort of laughter escapes me. By the time our hour’s up, I’ve giggled my way through somersaults, swings, balances, even a (surprisingly easy) backflip, barely noticing the killer workout. Aerial yoga might not win you any spirituality points, but it sure is fun.

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“I’M LATE,” my friend screeches down the phone. “So am I,” I pant. The irony isn’t lost on either of us as we skid, wild-haired and huffing, into a serene yoga studio. “Has either of you had any Botox this morning?” our teacher enquires, after a brief welcome induction. My friend and I look at each other. Definitely not. “We’ll be hanging upside down, so this class is not recommended if you’ve had any today. Or if you’re pregnant,” she adds helpfully. It’s not quite the crystals-and-motherearth introduction you’d expect from a yoga studio named Beach Flow Bondi – but that’s our first clue that aerial yoga isn’t what you’d expect. “OK everybody,” the instructor says, “Please stand in front of your hammocks.” Individual pieces of yoga silk hang from the ceiling in thick, stretchy loops. Each piece has been customised to our hip height, and mine feels reassuringly strong as I sling one foot into the loop and stand on the other leg. Regular yoga – the kind practised on a mat – is the result of 2000 years of ancient Indian wisdom,

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Child-free zone at the Polynesian Spa. BELOW: Make your own mud mask at the Rotorua thermal mud baths.

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in the aptly named Bay Of Plenty region in New Zealand’s North Island, this town is a geothermal hot spot. Finding somewhere to soak is simple, it’s just a matter of deciding which place to go. Gaze up Fenton Street, the main street that starts at Lake Rotorua and runs straight through the town, and you might see a massive plume of steam shooting into the sky in the not-so-faraway distance. It’s an on again/off again eruption from the Pohutu Geyser, which sits in Te Puia, a wonderful Maori cultural centre where you can learn about the Te Arawa, the Indigenous people of the area, and get up close and personal with the

The good side to the bad smell is the effect of bathing in the water

geyser. Admittedly, when the wind blows a certain way, this town of 65,000 people stinks. Sulphur rarely smells pretty. The good side to the bad smell is the effect of bathing in the water. People have been taking advantage of the

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mineral-rich waters for years, as the infirm and unwell realised that a soak did wonders for their recovery. The museum and art gallery, a spectacular building by Rotorua Bay, was originally built in 1908 as a geothermal bathing house, attracting people from overseas to its waters and mud baths. Thankfully, my travelling companions happily oblige, and we head back to the hot waters for another hour of joy. Rotorua, smells and all, is worth diving into.

Where to go: Despite the Japanese onsen-like placement of plants and lattice work around two small pools of hot thermal water, the

QE Health spa’s medical bones are obvious. Built as a convalescent hospital during World War II, it’s still a place for serious rehabilitation, as well as casual soaks. NZ$12 for an hour. qehealth.co.nz The Polynesian Spa is perfect for a late-night dip – it’s open until 11pm. Head for the adultsonly section and watch the mist cross Lake Rotorua from the safety and warmth of your thermal pool. Kids will like the swimming pool in the family section. Entry from NZ$22/$9. polynesianspa.co.nz

Stay: Rotorua gets full marks for its retro motels.

Head for the adults-only section and watch the mist cross Lake Rotorua from the safety and warmth of your thermal pool

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geothermal foot pools for a bit of free foot soaking.

Take home: Puresource uses Rotorua Thermal Mud in its locally-made beauty products; keep a tube of its sulphur, calcium, sodium and siliconpacked hand and nail cream in your bag for a perfumed reminder of Rotorua. puresource.co.nz

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Experience: And while you’re here, you may as well stay in accommodation with geothermal pools. Econo Lodge Cleveland Rotorua has two geothermal pools on site. Rates from NZ$110 per night. econolodgerotorua. co.nz

Free: Walk/cycle/run along the Sulphur Point boardwalk to see sulphur vents and mud boiling up to the surface on either side of you, and enjoy the scents. Kuirau Park has

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Queen of chocolate Try and resist this simple chocolate pudding by master pâtissier and chocolatier, and MasterChef Australia judge Kirsten Tibballs WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

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irsten Tibballs may be friendly and down-to-earth, but try telling that to the MasterChef contestants who faced the terror of attempting to recreate her Louros Chocolate Entremet and multilayered Eve cake on recent seasons of the TV show. These complex, incredible chocolate creations brought panic into the eyes of the poor contestants scrambling to recreate the chocolate desserts to Kirsten’s exacting standards. Luckily Kirsten, dubbed the ‘Queen of Chocolate’ by the show, has more sympathy for home cooks, and her new book, Chocolate, keeps wonky ovens, home appliances and basic skill levels in mind with her mouthwatering recipes featuring the cacao bean. Although Kirsten is a champion pâtissier and chocolatier, and regularly judges chocolate competitions around the world, Chocolate was designed with the home cook in mind. Each recipe was tested up to 60 times at her Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne to perfect the method and ingredients. Her 12-year-old son was the official taster, and the recipes were also sent out to friends to see how they stood up under homecooking conditions. “I got a lot of really constructive

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feedback,” says Kirsten. Kirsten’s classic chocolate fondants feature a sensational ooze of molten chocolate that flows from the centre of the pudding when the crust is opened with a spoon. While it may seem like a trick of culinary magic, the three-step recipe is easy to follow and guarantees a rush of delighted oohs and aahs when the chocolate centre is revealed. “If we are going to indulge in sneaky guilty pleasures, why not make them sensational?” suggests Kirsten. Our enduring love of chocolate comes as no surprise to the internationally respected chef. “Chocolate releases endorphins, replicating the feeling of being in love,” she says. Which begs the question: Can you ever get tired of eating chocolate? “It hasn’t happened yet,” says Kirsten. Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School 22 Wilson Avenue, Brunswick, Victoria savourschool.com.au

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Chocolate fondants MAKES: NINE DIFFICULTY: EASY Chocolate fondants are really simple to make — but so good to eat! I tend to test a pudding to determine the baking time before serving to my guests. In my book I accompany this dessert with a homemade ice cream, but you can simply skip this and serve the fondants with quality storebought ice cream instead. METHOD Take nine individual 7x4 cm pudding moulds/ramekins or cake rings (individual rings are the easiest to work with or it is best to serve the pudding in the mould) and grease them lightly with vegetable spray. If using rings, line the sides of the rings with a strip of baking paper slightly higher than the top of the ring. Place the rings on a flat tray also lined with baking paper. Melt the chocolate, cocoa powder, butter and sea salt together in a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a mixing bowl until combined, fold the chocolate mixture into the

• 125g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped • 20g (2 tblsp) Dutchprocess cocoa powder • 150g unsalted butter • pinch of sea salt • 250g (about 4) whole eggs • 160g caster (superfine) sugar • 65g plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted egg mix and combine by hand with a spatula, followed by the sifted flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared moulds, filling each mould approximately three-quarters full (80g approx. per ring). Place the prepared puddings in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. They can sit for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator prior to baking. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Test-bake one fondant prior to serving to ensure you have a liquid centre. Place one fondant on a small square of baking paper on a tray in the oven for 9 to 10 minutes. Remove the fondant from the oven, remove the ring and paper lining, and test the centre. If it is liquid but the sides are firm, this is the correct cooking time and temperature to bake the remaining fondants. If it’s under or over-cooked, adjust the time in the oven accordingly for the remaining fondants. Be careful as only a few extra minutes in the oven will mean the fondants are baked solid. Serve with ice cream.

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wo hessian sacks of coffee beans labelled ‘Ovidio Gomez’ sitting in Nolan Hirte’s temperaturecontrolled storage facility in Melbourne’s Collingwood reveal the Proud Mary Coffee ethos with eloquence. “Ovidio’s coffee farm in Honduras produces just 17 bags of coffee a year, and we buy all of it,” says Nolan, who set up his Proud Mary café and specialty coffee roasting business in 2009 after a high-profile hospitality career in New Zealand and Western Australia. “We pay [Ovidio] more than double normal

prices and he knows we will pay this, without fail, every year.” Ovidio has been able to invest in a solar drying system, raised drying beds for his crop and has planted more resilient varieties of coffee. His future is secure. And it’s impossible to keep a dry eye during an amateur video showing the moment Javier Fernandez, another Honduras coffee grower, offers to give Nolan one quarter of his farm. Coffee rust had wiped out half of Javier’s annual crop but, with Nolan’s help, he was able to improve production and gain premium prices.

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The shy farmer offers his hand to the man who helps him sleep at night, knowing his children will be fed, and Nolan poses for photos with Javier’s happy children, similar in age to his own, who are given a day off school each time he visits. Appreciation for the provenance of premium coffee has reached a notable high in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to a collection of hardworking, ethical coffee entrepreneurs, roasters and baristas.

Magic beans In Wellington, the popular Flight Coffee Hangar is owned by 2013 New Zealand Barista

Champion Nick Clark. His café and roastery, which opened a second outlet, Fresh Pots, in Auckland late last year, supports Project Helena, a farm in Colombia, and buys its ethically traded coffee from premium green-bean supplier Matt Graylee of Raw Material. At Flight Coffee, those green beans become part of a “coffee-geek experience” showcasing an array of rare specialty coffees prepared with cold drip, Chemex, V60, Aeropress (see box next page), and a fine espresso machine. “Probably the most significant cost associated with making a cup of

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coffee is the way we buy the coffee from the farmers,” says Nick. “We ensure the investment we make goes directly to benefiting the farmers and their families.”

Sasa Sestic with Rafael Castaneda, manager of Finca Himalaya and Finca Villa Galicia in El Salvador.

Brave brewing Canberra-based coffee entrepreneur Sasa Sestic’s Project Origin works directly with coffee growers in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador to get “the absolute best out of their coffee”. Sasa has bought his own farms in the regions as a way to support growers. “If I experiment and I fail it is my failure, but if I am successful I am able to share my research with my neighbours,” he says. Sasa conducted Project Origin’s first public coffee auction for growers in El Salvador in May and will run another in Honduras later this year. Sasa, the 2015 World Barista Champion (and mentor and employer of this year’s Australian Champion, Hugh Kelly), uses the direct-sourced coffee in his ONA Coffee roasting business which supplies his Canberra

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cafés, ONA Coffee House, The Cupping Room and ONA On the Lawns, as well as more than 100 cafés across Australia and South East Asia. Sasa also has plans to open a Sydney café soon. Sasa, Nick and Nolan are educating consumers about the role of terroir (climate, soil and terrain) in coffee production - as important to coffee as it is to wine. Like other

Proud Mary Coffee’s Nolan Hirte with the Fernadez family and their neighbours in Honduras.

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high-profile coffee entrepreneurs, the trio run regular tasting (or cupping) sessions, barista courses and ensure their own staff are well-versed in all aspects of coffee production. Proud Mary café offers a traditional espresso and milk coffee menu, but around the corner at Nolan’s roasting plant and showpiece café, Aunty Peg’s, there’s only black coffee on offer. Coffees are brewed using hot and cold filter methods and nitro brew (nitrogen-infused brews) are poured with a delicate stout-like froth from a beer tap. It’s all about showing premium, direct-trade coffee at its best. And sometimes that comes at a price. “When you think about all that goes into getting some of these incredible coffees into Australia, paying more than $4 for a cup of coffee should not be a problem,” says Nolan.

POUR OVER (V60) Filter brewing method in which boiling water is poured over ground coffee and dripped through a conical-shaped filter cone and filter papers. Creates a fresh, bright black coffee. AEROPRESS Syringe-like device that uses an immersion process to brew coffee with gentle air pressure. Results in a vibrant, slightly viscous brew. CHEMEX Similar to pour over, in which boiling water is filtered through ground coffee into a flask. Creates a clean, crisp coffee. COLD DRIP Cold water is slowly filtered through finely ground coffee. Creates an intense, liquor-like brew. FRENCH PRESS An immersion brewing method otherwise known as a plunger. A plunger presses the coffee grounds away from the liquid to create a clean, clear brew. NITRO BREW Nitrogen-infused cold coffee stored in kegs and served “on tap”. Creates a rich, lightly aerated coffee.

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Fuelled by Proud Mary Coffee, Collingwood Coffee College (CCC) offers coffee appreciation classes. Go to proudmarycoffee.com.au

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GET ACTIVE Help your kids burn off some of their excess energy these school holidays. They can flip, jump and leap to their heart’s content at Bounce Bounce Inc trampoline parks, found all over Australia. For some ten-pin bowling fun (possibly followed by a spot of karaoke) pick up an unlimited bowling package from your nearest Strike bowling. In New Zealand? The neon-lit labyrinths of Megazone Laser Tag can be found on both islands.

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Open-range zoos let your kids observe animals in a natural environment. Enjoy your own African safari at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and at Melbourne’s Werribee Open Plains Zoo, or support the conservation work at Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. For the experience of a lifetime, Canberra’s Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers a luxury lodge experience (safely) surrounded by animals.

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food options means everyone can choose their favourite cuisine. The winter night markets at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets offer all the goodies with less of the crowds. The Cairns Night Markets is perfect for sweet treats, with ice cream stands, a crepe store, waffle stand and dessert bar. And the Auckland Night Markets, at six locations, boast a family-friendly atmosphere.

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WATER WORLDS Why not explore an underwater world at an aquarium? Discover the region’s marine diversity at the Aquarium of Western Australia – from sharks off the Shipwreck Coast to colourful corals and fish from the tropical north. The SeaLife Sydney Aquarium is famous for its Shark Walk and Dugong Island, home to the only dugongs on display in the world. At Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland, have a family picture taken by Rambo, the resident octopus photographer.

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Museums and galleries provide hours of fascination for children and in school holidays, many museums and galleries offer special programs designed for creative and curious kids. At the National Gallery of Victoria these holidays, kids can literally play with their food at the interactive Fake Food Park by Spanish designer Martí Guixé. The Auckland Art Gallery gets young folk excited about art with school holiday programs and free activities such as themed gallery bingo, and its Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre offers year-round educational fun.

Spoil yourself with a vacation at a family-friendly resort. The Gold Coast’s Paradise Resort is geared towards families, with spacious rooms (some with colourful bunks and Xbox 360s), a games room, water park and adventure park. The self-contained apartments at Silverwater Resort are a luxurious family-friendly base for exploring the natural playground of Victoria’s Philip Island. Further afield, Fiji is known for its welcome to children. The Coconut Club at Plantation Island Resort will keep them entertained around the clock.

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Climb to the canopy at TreeTop Adventure Parks in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania. The Ourimbah State Forest Park in New South Wales boasts the TreeTop Crazy Rider – the world’s longest rollercoaster zipline. And the Adrenalin Forests in Wellington, Christchurch and the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, offer six levels of obstacles, up to 20 metres high. If you’re city bound, check out Melbourne’s urban jungle from the Eureka Skydeck 88, a mere 285 metres high.

A new skill will will stay with your kids longer than the school holidays. Sydney’s Brasserie Bread offers holiday baking classes, showing kids how to whip up cupcakes, bread and cookies. The ‘Come ‘N’ Try’ sessions at Melbourne’s Circus Oz let small acrobats try their hand at circus arts such as tightwire walking, trapeze and juggling. Kidactive arrange school holiday programs around Auckland for kids aged five to 15, with classes on everything from technology to skateboarding.

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Five fabulous theme parks Waterbom Park, Bali Beat the Balinese heat with a day at one of Asia’s most popular waterparks. Rides range from the heart-stopping Climax, (shooting victims out from a height of 16m to reach speeds of 70kmp/h in five seconds) to the more sedate Lazy River (a leisurely bob on an inflatable tube along a garden-fringed canal). waterbom-bali.com

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FESTIVE FAMILIES Get into the festival spirit with these mid-year events. Kids Wonderland in Perth (2-10 July), packs live shows, exhibits, roving performers and dozens of activities under the Big Top. The Telstra Family Fun Day is a highlight of the 10-day Whitsunday Reef Festival (2 August) in tropical Airlie Beach, with all-ages competition and games ranging from the traditional (3-legged races) to the unconventional (selfie competitions).

LOUD LANDSCAPES There’s nothing stranger than nature, as your kids will discover at these amazing attractions. On the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is one of the most accessible geothermal sites in the world. Kids can paddle in hot springs, stare into vividly coloured pools and watch the earth grumble at geysers. Or get them out into the great red expanse of Australia’s outback. The sight of Uluru rising out of the desert at dawn is a sight they won’t forget.

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Agroventures Adventure Park Rotorua, New Zealand Adrenaline is the name of the game at Agroventures. The Freefall Xtreme simulates freefall ski diving, but is safe for kids as young as six. Kids five and up can race the Shweeb, a pedal-powered pod that reaches speeds of up to 50km/h. For older thrill-seekers, there’s 43-metre-high Rotorua Bungy. agroventures.co.nz

Luna Park, Sydney With its carnival atmosphere and incredible views of Sydney Harbour, the iconic laughing entrance to Luna Park has been swallowing families for over 80 years. Have retro fun at Coney Island, a classic funhouse largely unchanged since the 1930s, or take on the Hair Raiser, a ride that lifts riders 50 metres into the air before plummeting back down at top speed. lunaparksydney.com

Dreamworld Gold Coast, Queensland Australia’s biggest theme park encompasses dozens of attractions. The all-ages rides and fun zones of ABC Kids World are perfect for littlies. The whole family can learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Corroboree, take on the park’s tallest, and fastest rides on the Big9 Thrill Rides, or get soaked in WhiteWater World. dreamworld.com.au

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Heart of the city: (left to right) A spice trader in Hoi An’s market takes a quick lunch break. Fresh fruit in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. A Hoi An flower seller heads to work.

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photography is her real passion as it, “gives me the most freedom.” Capturing the daily lives of locals in Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast, and in the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, Alicia was drawn to the colour and life of the streets, particularly in the cities’ markets and in Hoi An’s Unesco World Heritage Old Town. It was during a wander through the Old Town that Alicia’s saw the 92-year-old woman in the knitted jacket (pictured right and on page 67). “With her yellow jacket and the soft colour of the wall behind her, it looked like she might have dressed that day just for

that spot,” says Alicia. A year after taking the image, Alicia was back in Hoi An and brought postcards of her photographs. When she asked about the woman in the yellow jacket, she discovered that she had been affectionately “adopted” by the local doctors’ surgery and the street community. “The doctor cares for her like a mother,” says Alicia. “They told me that when the woman eventually passes, the portrait will be hung in the surgery waiting room to remember her by. “It’s the great privilege of photography, that a camera wonderfully allows you in to a community.”

Alicia Taylor (below) has a degree in design and photography from RMIT. Her photographs have appeared in travel, design, food, interiors and in-flight magazines around the world. aliciataylorphotography. com

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WE HAVE ATTRACTED a crowd of silent onlookers. Kneeling in a field just out of Byron Bay, we’re hemmed in on all sides by a curious herd of cows. Our guide, Johno, has been introducing his favourite – a grey steer that lets us scratch his head as he chews a clump of grass. Raised on a cattle station, Johno feels comfortable around cows, which comes in handy in his role managing The Farm in NSW’s Northern Rivers. Just 18 months old, The Farm has already made an impression. In the past 12 months, the 34-hectare property has provided 20 tonnes of fresh produce, 150,000 eggs, 41 pigs and 18 cows to highprofile tenant Three Blue Ducks restaurant and helped supply an onsite bakery and

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florist. It’s a living, breathing embodiment of farm-to-fork, in a very fitting location. Stretching from mid-NSW to Queensland, the Northern Rivers is a fertile food and culture bowl that attracts a blend of newagers, trendsetters and agriculturalists. Spend any amount of time here, and you’ll find yourself wanting to take up surfing, yoga or farming, or maybe all three. Running along wave-thrashed coasts, through lush valleys and quirky towns, the Northern Rivers’ cobweb of highways and back roads beg to be explored. A straight drive from Ballina Airport to Gold Coast Airport may only take around an hour, but why take the direct route when you can spend several days meandering through this appealing region?

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Behind Byron Bay Festivals, and tours including Taste Byron are connecting visitors to the thriving produce scene. At The Farm, Johno says the whole family gets an experience to rival a beach day: “Instead of coming back sandy, the kids come back dirty.” Eateries with a focus on local produce are a feature of the hinterland’s hamlets. Harvest café, deli and bakery, a 20-minute drive from Byron Bay, has put tiny Newrybar on the map, with an all-day menu showing off local ingredients, many from its kitchen garden. At the Spotted Pig in Lindendale, half an hour’s drive from Newrybar, Iohne Simpson whips up breakfasts and lunches in a restored church, with regional additions such as Salumi small goods and Bangalow Pork. Take a backcountry drive to Bangalow, Mullumbimby or Federal and you’ll find great coffee and food any day of the week. Weekly farmers markets in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Lismore are more must-dos.

Explore the hinterland from a Byron Bay base. A wall of greenery greets guests at Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, and a network of boardwalks winds through rainforest to connect the suites. thebyronatbyron. com.au

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LOCAL CHEFS DON’T need to go far to source ingredients; the Byron Shire produces everything from cheese to coffee, and you can even buy it on the go from unmanned roadside stands with payment via ‘honesty boxes’. This fertile environment once sustained a vast rainforest called the Big Scrub. Just one per cent remains, but farmers are helping to nurture pockets, and finding value within. “Food culture, artisan foods and people questioning the origin of their food is leading to an upswing in interest in native ingredients,” says Anthony Hotson of Rainforest Foods. On his family’s 138 acres in Tuckombil, Anthony nurtures native species used in sauces, oils and spreads. Martin and Pam Brook from McLeods Shoot macadamia producer Brookfarm plan to harness produce from their rainforest in a boutique onsite gin distillery. Immersive experiences like The Farm, events such as the Harvest and Sample Food

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Sydney has been buying from Buck for nearly 20 years). Head too for the village of Tyalgum. This former cattle town has become a haven for free spirits, and boasts a quaint café, bookshop, day spa and shops housed in restored weatherboard cottages. A sign over one shopfront proudly declares, “Tyalgum is my Tuscany”. Every road trip through the region should include a turn off onto Mount Warning Road to plunge into the tangled forests surrounding the peak. Breakfast Creek car park at the top is the start of the popular Lyrebird Track and Mount Warning Summit Track. Go early as it can get crowded with day-trippers. Uki, at the foot of the mountain, has the same blend of quirky and quaint found in so many local towns, with homey cafés and an arts precinct in a heritage butter factory. Be sure to pull over at Guinea’s Farm Stall, where you can buy the fruit and vegetables the Guinea family has been growing in this area since the 1800s.

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WHILE THE BYRON hinterland offers more than its share of jaw-dropping scenery, nature really starts showing off as you head north toward the iconic silhouette of Wollumbin Mount Warning at the heart of the Tweed Shire. Wollumbin marks the epicentre of an ancient volcanic explosion, which left behind the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest caldera, filled with rainforest, cane fields and paddocks. The Mount Warning View Circuit (one of the Rainforest Way’s tourist driving routes) takes you west to Chillingham, where Gerald “Buck” Buchanan and his wife Anne have run a thriving fruit farm for more than four decades. The perpetually barefoot Buck nurtures an extraordinary array of exotic and native fruits, including Australia’s only year-round crop of finger limes, selling them and homemade beauty products at his roadside fruit stall the Banana Cabana and supplying the nation’s best restaurants (Tetsuya’s in

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ONCE YOU’VE HAD your fill of fruit and forest, it’s time to return through Murwillumbah to the coast. Take a breather in Tumbulgum, a historic city on the Tweed River. From a property here with a dreamy outlook of cows grazing under fig trees and cane fields marching back to rainforest, the Messenger family create the acclaimed Ink Gin and Husk Rum – Australia’s only single-origin agricole rum. The next batch of the sought-after rum will be released at the end of the year, and the family plans to open a cellar door soon. While Tumbulgum connects easily with the

M1 freeway, a detour up Terranora Road rewards sightseers with views of the coast before descending into Tweed Heads. Catch a Crab lets tourists spend a pleasant few hours bobbing on the Terranora Broadwater among mangroves brimming with birdlife, pulling up hefty mud crabs destined for their lunch and watching dolphins chase baitfish. Tweed Heads is the gateway to a picturesque stretch of pristine beaches. Hinterland rainforest surrounds Kingscliff Beach, while surfer-favourite Cabarita Beach sits among the wetlands and forests of Cudgen Nature reserve.

Visiting Halcyon House and its refined restaurant Paper Daisy is like dropping in at the beach house of your infinitely more stylish (and wellheeled) friend. The hotel and restaurant look through Pandanus palms to the white sands and turquoise waters of Cabarita Beach, just a 15-minute drive from Gold Coast Airport. halcyonhouse.com.au

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A surfer shares her love for the waves and her own special stretch of New South Wales coast WORDS LOUISE SOUTHERDEN PHOTOGRAPHY NATALIE McCOMAS

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aiting is a big part of surfing. No one tells you that when you’re learning. Or that it’s one of the best parts. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be, sometimes, than on my board in the sea, looking to the horizon, watching for the next bump of swell that might become a rideable wave. It’s peace and adventure, solitude and camaraderie all at once. I learned to surf in Sydney in my early 20s when I’d get up in the dark so I could surf for

an hour before catching the bus to work with wet hair. Surfing allowed me to live in a big city for longer than I would have otherwise – by keeping me in daily touch with the natural world. But a year and a half ago, after travelling and living overseas, I decided to drive north with my surfboard, a tent and not much else. I ended up just south of Byron Bay (it’s part of the surfers’ code not to get too specific about surf spots), for no good reason other than that I had to stop moving and this place had a few nice waves.

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There’s a lot for a surfer to love about the Northern Rivers. The water is warm all year round (who doesn’t love the freedom of wearing as little as possible in the sea?) and this part of the coast bulges eastwards more than anywhere else, copping swell from all directions. At the same time Cape Byron, mainland Australia’s most easterly point, shelters Byron’s north-facing bay, making for beginner-friendly surfing at Main Beach, Clarks and Wategos. For experienced surfers, there are dozens of beaches and breaks between Yamba in the south and Tweed Heads on the New South Wales-Queensland border, many of which put this part of Australia on the surfing map in the 1960s and ’70s. And the three big rivers for which the Northern Rivers area is named – the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed – allow for great rivermouth breaks.

Part of the ‘hood

I love that surfing provides a way into a community like this. One of the first surfers I met was Vic. When he told me he writes for The Lennox Wave, I asked if he was a journalist. “Nah,” he said, “I’m a Gemini.” That’s so Northern Rivers, typical of a place where a love of nature and a quirky world-view get along famously. I’ve also met teachers, builders, paramedics and macadamia farmers, both in the water and standing around in the car park afterwards. What a perfect setting to make friends: the sun on our faces, the Sunny Boys playing from someone’s car, surfboards lying on the grass. Until I moved here, I’d forgotten that people still do this – hang out, shoot the sea breeze, with nowhere to rush to. It’s not uncommon to surf with local legends up here, too. Names

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Writer Louise Southerden, with her friend Chris, his station wagon and dog Laszlo. OPPOSITE: Byron Bay’s Top Shop café. MAIN: Louise Southerden shares a perfect post-surf grin.

such as Bob McTavish and George Greenough and lesser-known professors of the sea are all happy to reminisce about what it was like to surf the north coast in the uncrowded glory days, before there was even a sealed road between Byron and Lennox Head and everyone rode longboards (shortboards didn’t arrive on the scene until the late 1960s). If you squint a little to block out the beachfront holiday apartments, you can cross-step back in time, particularly because a lot of surfers around here, girls as well as guys, ride single-fin longboards (my board of choice is a 9’2” Gordon & Smith; surfers are passionately anti-metric) or drive classic cars – or both. My friend Chris rides a 10-footer and drives a beautiful 1979 Kingswood station wagon. On a practical level, I love not having to pay for parking (a local tip: an annual NSW National Parks permit gives you free parking at The Pass, in Byron Bay) and being able to safely leave your surfboard on the roof of your car when you go for a post-surf coffee. And thanks to the Northern Rivers wellness movement, you can always find healthy post-surf snacks and organic, locally grown coffee.

Three ways to learn to surf the Northern Rivers: 1. LEARN WITH A LEGEND Former US surfing champion, Rusty Miller, was Byron Bay’s first surfing instructor in the 1970s; now he and his daughter Taylor specialise in private surf lessons at Wategos and The Pass. rustymillersurf.com 2. GIRL POWER Let’s Go Surfing runs a “women on waves” series of three lessons spread over three weeks in and around Byron. letsgosurfing.com.au. There are also women’s yoga and surfing retreats with accommodation at The Byron at Byron resort. escapehaven.com 3. GET OUTTA TOWN The best way to learn to surf is by surfing every day. As well as surf lessons, Mojo Surf offers weekend escapes to their secret surf camp and multi-day road trips up and down the NSW east coast. mojosurf.com

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What a perfect setting to make friends: the sun on our faces, the Sunny Boys playing from someone’s car, surfboards lying on the grass

My regular haunts are Macs Milk Bar and The Top Shop in Byron, and WilliamsBurg and Cafe Marius in Lennox. No story about surfing in northern NSW would be complete without mentioning the the wild things I’ve seen from my surfboard: the turtles, sea eagles, schools of tuna, even whales, and nothing beats being out there with dolphins, watching them swim under your board and catching the best waves, reminding you that surfing is, after all, play. A wave comes, instinct takes over. Suddenly nothing exists but the wall of green ahead and nothing matters but gliding along it, free as a seabird. And when the ride ends, you paddle back toward the sun feeling refreshed and recalibrated, and smiling inside and out. This is what surfing is, a never-ending love affair with the sea.

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Louise Southerden is an award-winning travel writer and author of Surf’s Up: The Girl’s Guide to Surfing.

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Native to Australia, macadamias are our bush tucker superstars WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

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nder a sea of waving green in a valley near Tintenbar on the New South Wales far north coast, Andrew Starkey is pointing out the small green macadamia kernels hidden in the foliage. Until the nuts emerge around Christmas, his family has no idea if they are destined to be a healthy year’s crop. Beside us, Andrew’s labrador Paris chomps fallen nuts, shells and all. Despite the havoc they play with her stomach, the determined hound can’t get enough. “We have to lock her in the office during harvest,” Andrew laughs. Self-confessed “treechangers”, Andrew and

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his wife Amanda left their corporate Sydney lives for this macadamia farm in the region’s rolling hills. They settled on the Byron Shire for its charm and convenience. “It’s the diversity of people here, the community and connections,” Andrew says. “We have a rural experience, but with a major airport just 15 minutes away.” The choice of macadamia farming was equally pragmatic. Macadamias are perhaps Australia’s most recognisable bush tucker, and the only widely exported one. Native to northern New South Wales and the Queensland rainforest, macadamias

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were first cultivated commercially in Hawaii. Australia has since cottoned on big time. Martin Brook of nearby Brookfarm says macadamias are “a great Australian story”, with demand booming in Japan and China. Earlier this year, the nut received the

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Perfect with pre-dinner drinks Japan dips them in chocolate, China prefers them in the shell funded by a levy growers pay to the Australian Macadamia Society, in turn benefitting from sophisticated research and regulation. It’s a well-funded industry with enough leverage to stand its ground against the big supermarkets. There is a reason that macadamias only appear in the “posh” muesli; they’re a boutique crop, and the industry wants it to stay that way. Macadamia consumption is unique from country to country – Japan dips them in chocolate, China prefers them in the shell. Australians have the most diverse uses; the macadamia’s rich, creamy texture is a favourite with chefs and bakers.

ROASTED MACADAMIAS

A love affair

When the nuts fall to the ground they’re ready to eat

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Gavin Hughes, head chef at The Byron at Byron restaurant, is passionate about the ingredients at his fingertips in his adopted home. “My love affair with the local produce grows each and every day,” he says. “The local suppliers have such a passion for their produce and have taught me so much about how to cook with and appreciate its flavour.” His moreish, spiced macadamias have become an unexpected trademark. After all, he asks: “Who doesn’t love a lightly roasted macadamia?”

Ingredients: • 1kg whole shelled macadamia nuts • zest of 2 lemons • ½ tsp citric acid • 2 tbsp smoked paprika • 2 tbsp ground cumin • 2 tbsp dried oregano • 1 tbsp sugar • 1 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp sea salt Method: Roast macadamias in a 160-degree oven until golden brown (about 10 minutes). Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add nuts and toss to ensure each one is well coated. Add salt to taste. Return to the oven for two minutes. Leave to cool, then store in an airtight container.

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gastronomic equivalent of an Oscar when it featured on the menu of the Noma restaurant pop-up in Sydney. Byron is the epicentre of the industry; it’s even home to the nut-themed park The Macadamia Castle, complete with a mini-golf course, petting zoo and large gift store, reigned over by an over-sized replica knight at the side of the Hinterland Way. Back on Andrew’s farm, he opens an express parcel to reveal cardboard dotted with minute brown specks. “Parasitic wasp eggs,” he explains. An eco-friendly insecticide, the wasps target the nut borer beetles and spotting bugs that devastate crops. Discoveries like this are

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Look beyond the bustle of Bali to Lombok, a laid-back isle with adrenaline-charged activities and a relaxed beach scene WORDS SARAH GAMBONI

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f you like your beach chills with a side of sporting thrills, the Indonesian isle of Lombok awaits. While it’s often overshadowed by Bali, its racier neighbour to the west, Lombok’s charms are undeniable. Spend your days hiking the jungleclad interior, diving offshore reefs or surfing deserted beach breaks, before bedding down in a boutique hotel just metres from the sand.

Take a walk on the wild side

Chasing waterfalls For a more approachable adventure, visit the waterfalls of Rinjani National Park. A 20-minute amble from Senaru village brings you to Air Terjun Sindang Gila. Meaning “slightly crazy waterfalls”, it’s ideal for a refreshing dip or an aquatic massage under the pounding waterfall. Another 50-minute slog uphill will bring you to secluded Air Terjun Tiu Kelep. Don’t let the sight of locals in rubber thongs lull

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Whether you’re an experienced rider or a land lubber hoping to hang 10, Lombok has surf breaks for all persuasions you into thinking this is an easy stroll. You’ll need to cross mountain streams and scale rocks to reach Tiu Kelep. It’s best to enlist a guide and wear sturdy shoes.

Making waves Whether you’re an experienced rider or a land lubber hoping to hang 10, Lombok has surf breaks for all persuasions. If you’re just starting out, sign up for a lesson with Surfing Senggigi, where chunky foam boards and a smooth one-metre swell make catching your first wave a breeze. Already caught the surfing bug? Seek out secluded Mawun Beach in the south, or the powerful breaks at Desert Point, home to ultra-long barrels and 4.5m swells.

Under the sea Off the western coast of Lombok lie the Gili Islands, a trio of isles

TOP: A rice field with a view to Lombok’s Rinjani volcano. ABOVE: Surfing a wave off Mawun Beach. OPPOSITE: A backpacker admires the beauty of Tiu Kelep waterfall. TOP RIGHT: The luxurious pool at Qunci Villas. PHOTOGRAPHY ISTOCKPHOTO.COM

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Pack your hiking boots and a serious dose of stamina if you plan on tackling Mount Rinjani. At 3726m, this active volcano in Lombok’s north east is the second highest in Indonesia. Rinjani has made her presence felt with a series of eruptions over the past decade, so it’s best to book a guide and porter for your journey. Organised tours include everything from overnight climbs to seven-day treks to the summit. The most popular option is the two-day hike to the Segara Anak crater lake through dense forest teeming with longtailed macaques and ebony leaf monkeys. If you’re in top form, you may choose to push on to the summit, which offers striking sunrise views of Bali and Sumbawa. On the descent, relax in the hot springs at Sembulan on the edge of the caldera.

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so laidback they’re virtually horizontal. You can base yourself in the Gilis, but for a snorkelling or scuba day trip from Lombok, simply charter an outrigger boat from the holiday hub of Senggigi. A private day trip for two should set you back around $90, sailing past hidden coves and rocky outcrops where locals cast fishing lines and monkeys forage for crabs. Have your skipper drop you off at Gili Trawangan for a stroll along its car-free streets (be wary of donkey carts). Snorkel the reefs of nearby Gili Meno, home to ancient sea turtles and Technicolor fish, then lunch on nasi goreng (fried rice) at a beachside shack on Gili Air.

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Taking it easy Need a break from all that action? Book a stay at Qunci Villas, a boutique retreat in Senggigi with a pair of alfresco restaurants and three beachfront pools. Soothe hike-weary muscles in the day spa, take a cooking class, or enjoy a lemongrass cocktail as the sun sets behind Bali, just across the Lombok Strait. Beyond the resort, trawl the produce and handicraft stalls of Kebon Roek market in the old town of Ampenan, or visit the pottery village of Banyumulek.

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GILI ISLANDS This trio of islands, a 90-minute boat ride from Bali, promises open-air beach bars, snorkelling and scuba tours, and a relaxed, barefoot vibe that’s popular with backpackers. Gili Trawangan is the most hedonistic of the three; tiny Gili Meno is ideal for romantic getaways; and Gili Air sits somewhere in the middle, offering a chilled social scene.

Known as “Sasak” cuisine, the food of Lombok showcases fresh seafood, aromatic herbs and a healthy thwack of chilli. Try the specialty of ayam taliwang, barbecued chicken marinated in chilli, lemon and garlic, served with a punchy sambal. Sample local satays including sate ikan tanjung (skewers of snapper or tuna soaked in coconut milk and lemongrass), or sate pusut (chargrilled beef). Or indulge in sambal udang (spicy prawns) and coconut-enriched beef rendang. Zesty salads feature banana flowers, green mango and crunchy snake beans.

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DETAILS GETTING THERE: Your Lombok adventure begins with a two-hour high-speed boat ride from Bali. Catch the BlueWater Express from Serangan in Bali’s south to the western coast of Lombok. A return trip costs $158.

WHEN TO GO: Lombok’s weather is split into two distinct seasons, Dry (April– September) and Wet (October–March). Don’t be deterred by those soggier months – Lombok receives less rain than Bali and the crowds are significantly down during the off season. If climbing Mount Rinjani is high on your hit list, time your visit for April to November.

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South-east of Bali, this traffic-free isle teams white-sand beaches and world-class surf breaks with dazzling sunsets and boutique abodes. To reach Lembongan, catch a speed boat from Bali’s Sanur Beach. Sister isles Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are even further off the tourist track. The largest of the three, Penida promises trekking, biking, twitching (bird watching) and diving, while pint-sized Ceningan can be reached from Lembongan by foot or bicycle via a suspension bridge. Saunter over to watch the sunset.

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Southern Spice wings, beef-cheek cheeseburgers, shrimp po-boy sandwiches – when it comes to food trucks, Brisbanites are spoilt for choice WORDS SUSAN GOUGH HENLY

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Bone Lorry’s flame-roasted chicken, The Bone Lorry customers, Dylan and Katrina Pires from King of the Wings, The Dapper and Chic, Thank Truck it’s Thursday, The Dapper and Chic’s Cajun-inspired offerings. CENTRE: A Ruby ice cream.

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Winging it King of the Wings food truck husband and wife team, Dylan and Katrina Pires, became passionate about opening a chicken wing restaurant after sampling a huge variety of wings on their many trips to North America. After perfecting their recipes, two years ago they decided a food truck was a more flexible alternative and Brisbane’s first chicken mobile was born. The duo organised their branding and established a social media presence, which is an essential component of a food truck’s success. These days, among their regular haunts, they draw a loyal following on Wednesday nights at Green Beacon Brewing Company in Teneriffe where punters come for their signature dry-rub Southern Spice wings or honey-chilli bee sting wings. Last year, delicious. magazine featured King of the Wings in its top three chicken wing purveyors in Australia list. And they are the sole international invitees to the National Buffalo Wing Festival in New York this coming

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September. Dylan estimates more than 50 food trucks are operating in and around Brisbane. There are so many, he’s planning on setting up a food truck alliance when he has two spare minutes. That’s when he’s not applying his secret dry-rub recipes to the organic chicken wings he buys from a family farm on the Sunshine Coast.

Road warriors It’s not easy to set up a small business on the road. That’s where Wandering Cooks,

Brisbane’s first incubator for food entrepreneurs, comes in. Set up by qualified chef Angela Hirst, who has a PhD in food ethics, Wandering Cooks offers fledgling food companies access to licenced commercial kitchens as well as business training and mentoring. “At the moment, Brisbane has a very strict definition of food trucks: they must have a mobile permit and serve food that is prepared on a truck that moves around,” says Angela.

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How does a Taiwanese steamed bun filled with Black Angus beef and chorizo sausage drizzled with chimichurri sauce and smoked paprika aioli sound? Sounds pretty fancy for 10 bucks. Yet it’s one of the daily changing specials served at Brisbane’s first gourmet food truck, The Bun Mobile, which is still going strong after four years tootling around the city to serve meals at places like Merlo Coffee in Paddington, Bob Jane T-Mart in Coorparoo, and Downey Park in Windsor. Harold Fleming created The Bun Mobile after his son suggested he give food trucks a go upon reading an inflight magazine article about their popularity in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The former executive chef with the Port of Brisbane fitted out a truck with a professional kitchen and built a strong social media network to get the ball rolling. Now he has more than 60,000 followers and a mobile website with a two-week roster listing what dishes he’s serving and where. “Food trucks appeal because you can enjoy restaurant quality food at affordable prices while sitting outside on stools with your friends and family,” says Harold.

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“I think the Portland, Oregon model is a much more flexible approach where pretty much anything is allowed, including a cart or caravan that settles into an environment like a car park, or even vendors serving meals in a flexible way out of a tent or trailer. It’s all about creating new ways to buy and sell terrific food, which is eclectic and affordable.”

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Wandering Cooks’ Thank Truck It’s Thursday food truck nights showcase different food trucks – such as Vira Lata, Char Baby and Na Meche Place – each week. It’s a terrific community scene with families and friends gathering around outdoor tables beside their vertical herb garden, roasting s’mores around bin fires when it’s cold. The Crafters Bar features gypsy brews (where beer-makers pay other brewers to use their equipment), artisanal wines and other handmade drinks, and Wandering Cooks’ mentored dessert chefs offer delectable sweet treats. There are also two permanent food trucks at the Wandering Cooks site: For The Pickles serves terrific burgers plus deep-fried pickles and fries, while Hi-Yo Silver espresso and bar delivers an excellent caffeine fix as well as kick-ass cocktails in its retro ‘50s van.

Eat Street While shipping containers substitute for food trucks on a former container wharf in Hamilton, Eat Street is also immensely popular for its laid-back night markets on Friday and Saturday (and Sundays during the cooler months). Created by Brisbane’s flamboyant market impresario, Peter Hackworth, Eat Street’s 80-plus shipping containers are reconfigured as mini-restaurants and bars, serving a tantalising selection of foods. There’s everything from Brazilian barbecue and Chinese dumplings to Indian curries and Peruvian paella, plus oysters on the half shell, potato slinkys, burgers, pork sliders, pizzas, fairy floss, doughnuts and more. A couple of stages feature live entertainment and leashed dogs are welcome. “I love the village square concept we have,” says

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Food truck faves: Juan More Taco Naomi Subat retrofitted a 1961 doughnut bus to create her Juan More Taco truck. “I wanted to serve authentic Mexican food so went on a research trip to Mexico before subjecting my friends to thousands of different taco recipes. It’s one of the world’s oldest cuisines but it’s often misrepresented here.” The Bone Lorry Chef Joel Chrystal and his wife Eileen liked the flexibility of a food truck. “We focus on meat off the bone, like lamb and pork shoulder, but we also create beef-cheek cheeseburgers, which our fans love.” Vira Lata Carlo Xavier named his food truck Vira Lata after the Portuguese phrase for street dog. It’s a perfect name for his mix of Brazilian/Portuguese fare. One of his most popular

dishes is a crispy pork belly sandwich with guava red wine reduction, lime and salsa criola. The Dapper and Chic Jerry Wilks opened a food truck specialising in New Orleans Cajun food last year. “Our hands-down most popular dish is the shrimp po-boy sandwich, but we are also building a winter menu with gumbo and jambalaya.” Char Baby World Barbecue Chef and former café owner Nicole Noble created Char Baby to bring peace, love and world barbecue flavours all over Brisbane. “I love to offer spicy, sour, sweet, soft, salty, smooth, crunchy, chewy, juicy, chinwipingly delicious foods… the world on a plate.” Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van Pastry chef Sam Coco and his wife Rosanna lovingly restored an original 1973 ice cream van from the UK. “Everybody loves her,” says Rosanna. We can’t get enough of her traditional vanilla soft-serve ice cream embellished with all sorts of weird and wonderful creations.

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Peter. “The public needs places like this. Life is so expensive but here the whole family can have a night out for $50! You don’t have meeting spots any more as there are no more church socials. This is a way for the community to get together.”

Flavour festival The food truck scene in Brisbane has become so strong that South Bank Parkland’s hugely popular festival Regional Flavours, set for this month, now has food-truck-inspired, pop-up restaurants set up along Stanley Street during the festival weekend. This year more than 20 vendors will offer delectable gourmet treats including Turkish spinach and feta gozleme, fish bocadillos with mojo

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Wait, there’s more Food trucks are popping up all over the place, including in front of Brisbane City Hall. That’s right, Food Trucks of the World promotes an ever-changing array of food truck lunchtime fare in King George Square every second Tuesday. World Food Markets puts on a delightful Sunday by the River event with jazz and food trucks at Newstead House (first Sunday of the month) as well as Sunday Family Laneways at Stones Corner (third Sunday of the month). Over on Little Cribb Street, the Milton Mini Markets feature lunchtime food truck offerings every Thursday. Downey Street Park in

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Windsor dishes up its own food truck feasts one Sunday a month while in Brisbane’s south, Eats and Beats is a last-Friday-ofthe-month pop-up food truck and music festival that makes its way around the City of Logan. Park Food Trucks also run pop-up events from time to time; their next one will feature jazz and food trucks at New Farm Park on 31 July.

DETAILS: Thank Truck it’s Thursday Fish Lane and Cordelia Street, South Brisbane. 5-9pm Thursdays. wanderingcooks. com.au Eat Street Markets Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton. 4-10pm Friday and Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday. eatstreetmarkets.com South Bank Regional Flavours Festival South Bank Parklands, Brisbane. 16-17 July regionalflavours. com.au

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Narina Exelby spends a day exploring the waterways and neighbourhoods of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the lifeline of Thailand’s bustling capital

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over what is affectionately known as the River of Kings. The peace, however, is short-lived and within an hour the serenity will be shaken into what must be the world’s most frantic urban waterway. Luxury cars, cheeky tuk-tuks and packed buses will be hooting and crawling across the river’s bridges. Make-shift stalls will be set up along the piers by old women selling sticky rice and mango slices to the city’s workers, who cram into needle-shaped commuter ferries. 107

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As the ferries fill, the river begins to surge. Trains of heavy sand barges churn through its centre. Longtail boats skip and whine across the wakes as they dash in between river taxis. The taxis add to the bedlam by criss-crossing from pier to pier, throwing out shrill coded whistles. Come evening, the river accommodates a steady stream of dinner cruises and the obligatory neon lights, loud music and camera flashes.

CLOCKWISE: The Reclining Buddha; a longtail boat plies the river; inside The Siam; street food afloat.

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The lifeblood of Bangkok is a hardworking river that for centuries has been carved and redirected to best serve those who rely on it. From the late 1500s khlongs (canals) were constructed so the merchants of prosperous Ayutthaya, 90km upriver from Bangkok, could bypass sweeping loops of the meandering river. After Ayutthaya was razed by Burmese armies in 1767, King Rama I, who first called Chao Phraya the River of Kings, established modern Bangkok (and his palace) on the river’s eastern bank, building more khlongs for irrigation and transport. While some khlongs are small, and others have been filled in, some are so wide that it’s almost impossible to determine the river’s original course. Ko Kret, an artificial island created by a canal in 1722 near Nonthaburi at the northern end of the Chao Phraya Express water taxi route, is a great starting point for a river exploration. Hire a bicycle and explore the stilted concrete pathways weaving between centuries-old temples and the homes of a Mon community known for their handmade earthen clay wares. The weekend Ko Kret Market attracts locals and visitors curious about the Mon people’s simple but self-sufficient existence. Further downstream there’s another welcoming enclave, albeit on a far grander scale. The Siam

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(thesiamhotel.com) is an Art Decostyle hotel that provides a glimpse of the grand old days of early 20thcentury Bangkok, with fragrant frangipani trees and jasmine plants lining walkways and an astounding antique collection. For a really special Bangkok experience, head to the hotel’s acclaimed spa, or dine at its Chon Thai restaurant – located in a cluster of three century-old teakwood houses.

Sunset sights Downriver from The Siam you’ll pass under the striking Rama VIII Bridge to reach Phra Athit pier and Pom Phra Sumen fort, one of only two remaining watchtowers of the 14 built during Rama I’s reign. The small grassy park surrounding Pom Phra Sumen is now a lovely place to check out life on the river and watch the sun go down. Buy a snack from the street food vendors or, for a more sophisticated experience, head to Sheepshank Public House (sheepshankpublichouse.com). This sleek American-style bistro in a renovated former boat-repair shed with spectacular views serves excellent cocktails, craft beers and contemporary eats (try the cod with vanilla butter and tomato confit). Another good sunset viewpoint just downriver, the 18th century Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, casts a beguiling silhouette at sundown.

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Take a boat A ride on the Chao Phraya River should be on the to-do list of every visitor to Bangkok. River taxis are the cheapest and easiest way to get around Bangkok. Look out for the taxis’ display flags that show their routes: blue flags indicate tourist boats and will stop when you want; orange flags stop at the main piers; yellow and green flags are express commuter boats; if a taxi boat has no flag, it stops at every pier. Longtail boats can be rented privately, or for a canal tour.

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After climbing the temple’s steep steps, cross the river for pad thai at simple Je Muay restaurant (on Tha Tien pier), or a drink at the bars in the gentrified warehouses around the pier. Be sure to slip between the shiny new shopfronts and explore the belly of what was once a thriving fish and vegetable market. Although not visible from the river, Wat Pho (home of the mustsee Reclining Buddha) and the Grand Palace are an easy walk from the pier, as is Chakrabongse Villas (thaivillas.com), a boutique hotel and restaurant in a former royal residence with magical views of Wat Arun. Evenings here, surrounded by traditional Thai teak villas and tropical gardens, are a serene world apart from the neon lights and buzz of Saphan Phut Night Bazaar, just downriver. Open from around

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7.30pm, the market, which mostly sells clothes and shoes, is good for a cheap and tasty street-side meal. From here the river churns through Chinatown. Venture through its winding alleyways and streets to find River View Guest House (riverviewbkk.com) and River Vibe Restaurant and Bar – an eighth-floor rooftop venue perfect for a cocktail with river views.

The beauty of old Bangkok Thailand is the only South East Asian country that was never colonised, but between Chinatown and the open-air mall Asiatique The Riverfront (thaiasiatique. com), there are plenty of beautiful colonial-era buildings – the Gothic Holy Rosary Church, the famous Mandarin Oriental hotel and the old Customs Building. Open from 5pm to midnight in the refurbished teak warehouses that once belonged to the East Asiatic Company, Asiatique is a modern take on Bangkok’s night markets, with 1500 shops, 40 restaurants and a Ferris wheel. A few more curves around the business districts and the Chao Phraya makes a wide loop around Bang Kra Jao, known as Bangkok’s urban oasis – a slice of old Thailand where stilted walkways wind through paddies, mango orchards, temples, parks and a floating market. Bangkok Tree House (bangkoktreehouse. com), is a stylish green hotel with rooftop daybeds in every room and an impressive list of ethical policies (one is removing 1kg of rubbish from the river for every booking made). From your daybed up high on a starry night, it’s easy to see why the Chao Phraya deserves the name of the River of Kings.

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shleigh Cummings is nervous. Talking over the phone from Queenstown in New Zealand, where she is on a break from shooting a feature film, she has just been interrupted by the whoop-whoop of a nearby siren. “I’m just not sure if I should be dropping to the ground,” she says, slightly embarrassed. The 23-year-old actress has appeared in film and theatre but is best known from TV as co-lead of Network Ten’s Puberty Blues and for playing Dot on ABC TV’s hugely popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (which ran three seasons in Australia and is gaining a US audience with a release on Netflix). Clearly Ashleigh (Ash to her friends) is a bona fide rising star. But nothing prepared her for her first bona fide earthquake, something she experienced only a few days ago. “It was exhilarating,” she says, explaining how at first she thought drowsily that cleaners were banging the wall, next door. “Then I realised everything was shaking and ran outside. Everyone was extremely calm and I just panicked. But apparently it’s normal. I was like, ‘Carnage! Beware, everyone!’” Laughing at herself as the sirens subside (thankfully, there is no earthquake today), Ashleigh returns to her story, a tumultuous tale in its own right about leaving home at the age of 14, travelling alone to the US, pursuing her passion for acting and, more importantly, searching her life for independence and meaning. But more on that later.

teenagers on the eve of the 2003 Canberra bushfires. “It still is extraordinary to see the work she did on Galore, creating a nuanced and subtle performance out of a difficult and troubled character, very different from her,” Rhys says. “Her empathy allows her to embrace every aspect of a fictional persona and make it live through every heartbeat, blink and breath on screen.” Ashleigh has also starred in Tomorrow, When The War Began, a 2010 action adventure based on a book by young adult author John Marsden and, last year, made her theatre debut playing a country teenager in Belvoir St Theatre’s Samson. “I love exploring that world, the young adult realm,” Ashleigh says.“ It’s a deeply complex and fascinating one and it’s something that I – well, no one – will ever be able to understand completely. But just to continue exploring it is deeply intriguing. And, hopefully, helpful for other people going through those experiences.”

Thrills and chills This month Ashleigh appears in The Hanging, a Sydney Theatre Company production by award-winning playwright Angela Betzien. Set in contemporary Melbourne, it’s a crime thriller about missing privateschool-girls, privilege and boasts a plot that plays cleverly on events depicted in classic Australian film, Picnic At Hanging Rock. In The Hanging Ashleigh plays a beguiling teenager, a perfect role for her, according to the play’s director, Sarah Goodes. “Ashleigh has a very unique ability to investigate the inner emotional territory of young girls,” says Sarah. “She is able to bring to the role a knowingness and air of mystery that is great for the part.” Indeed, Ashleigh has made a habit of nailing girlto-woman transition roles. As well as outstanding work in Puberty Blues, she won critical acclaim for playing Billie in Galore, an independent film by Daybreak Films’ writer-director Rhys Graham about a group of

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A born nomad Ashleigh was born in Saudi Arabia to her Australian parents Mike and Cheryl Cummings, a couple who sought new horizons by travelling and living in the Middle East, working in hospitals as a radiographer and sonographer, respectively. Educated via a mix of homeschooling, frequent travel and summer holidays spent at school in Sydney, Ashleigh discovered acting as a 12-year-old dancer, joining Sydney’s performing arts school Brent Street, then auditioning for a role in the dance film Razzle Dazzle. While there she befriended an acting coach, who became a life mentor and, a couple of years’ later, provided crucial on-theground support for her solo trip to the US. So, how did her parents take the news their 14-yearold wanted to go off on her own? “I imagine it was one of the hardest things they had ever done,” says Ashleigh, explaining how she bought the tickets using saved babysitting money. “I think they realised that I almost didn’t give them a choice, in some ways. But they were very brave in letting me go; they realised it was what I needed.” Certain provisions were agreed upon (checking-in protocols, for example) and then she was off on her three-month tour, taking in New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC. “I only kind of realised a little bit later on how big it must have been for my parents and I’m just so grateful.” That independent spirit has been a key to Ashleigh’s career success but she’s also learnt the importance of taking time off. From the ages of 15 to 22 she says she took only four months “rest” in total, comprising two separate two-month trips to Africa. There she spent time with Berbers in the Sahara Desert, worked with children and chimpanzees in Zambia and lived with a Maasai tribe in Kenya, helping to set up the Olasiti Matanyok Women’s Association, a charity that sells jewellery to empower the lives of Maasai women. “I’m in love with Africa – I’m definitely going to live there at some point,” Ashleigh says. Back in Queenstown, working on quirky comedy Pork Pie (a remake of 1981 Kiwi cult classic Goodbye Pork Pie) has been a welcome relief after a recent shoot in Perth, where Ashleigh played Vicki, a teenager randomly abducted by a disturbed couple in writerdirector Ben Young’s dark feature, Hounds of Love. “I adored doing that job but at the same time balance is something that’s so important to me at the moment.” Last year she postponed a visit to Hollywood to reconnect with her family and nurture her personal health. She is considering a move to Tinseltown to

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The Hanging See Ashleigh on stage in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Angela Beitzen’s chilling mystery, The Hanging. At the Wharf Theatre, 28 July to 10 September. sydneytheatre.com.au

pursue her career at the end of her theatre season in Sydney. Besides film, there are plenty of other things on her agenda, including studying, writing and directing – not to mention her volunteer work in Africa. “It sounds really corny but all I really want to do is be healthy and I want to be good. I want to be a kind person and I do want to make differences in the world.”

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It’s oh-so-tempting to arrive in Fiji and just flop and drop. But a journey into the lush Sigatoka Valley will add a bit more spice to your South Pacific sojourn WORDS CHRISTINE RETSCHLAG

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Bandana-clad Captain Leps is a bit of a cool character, which is just as well, because the humidity today is intense. In February this year, Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, killing 42 people, completely flattening more than 108 villages, leaving more than 80 schools without roofs, and causing more than $1 billion damage to infrastructure and crops. The high winds and rain have long since conceded to picture-postcard days but on this particular weekend, the muggy weather hangs around like a rival rugby team. 116

Open for business At the last minute, the cyclone, which was headed for the Coral Coast where the majority of Fiji’s resorts are based, turned and tracked north, causing far less damage to the tourism industry than initially feared. Most of the destruction happened about 1.5 hours north of Nadi, with Coral Coast resorts such as the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort weathering only superficial damage to things such as thatching on bures and gardens. Its sister property, Castaway, was more seriously damaged, but reopened mid-year. Fiji resorts are now well and truly open for business, with this South Pacific superstar rapidly launching a savvy social media campaign,

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#strongerthanwinston, to spread the message to tourists, who are worth more than $500 million a year to the island nation. While many tourists flock to Fiji for its firstclass relaxation, there’s plenty to experience beyond the creative cocktail menus, even on the popular tourist island of Viti Levu. Head to the island’s Sigatoka Valley, the ‘salad bowl’ of Fiji, where 70 per cent of the country’s fruit and vegetables are grown, for a fascinating exploration Fiji’s past and present.

Wild ride Our journey winds along the Sigatoka River, which runs for 120km from the mountains to the sea, and through a canopy of magnificent mahogany trees before joining Sigatoka River Safari on the river banks. The tour company offers two great options - the Jet Boat and Village Safari or the Off-Road Cave Safari. The trips are designed to help visitors understand the real kaiviti (Fijian national).

there’s plenty to experience beyond the creative cocktail menus Cave safari FOR A DIFFERENT way to explore the Sigatoka Valley, take Sigatoka River Safari’s Off-Road Cave Safari. This trip begins in a jet boat before transferring to the bouncy off-road, open-top vehicles. Guests travel through a number of villages before arriving in the jungle at Naihehe where the Sautabu people used to eat their enemies. Visitors walk down a rustic path to the Naihehe Cave before wading through cool water and passing through three chambers. There’s a slightly tight spot known as the “pregnancy passage” and if a visitor becomes stuck, they are said to be pregnant. Skulls still line the cave walls and at the end chamber, one of the villagers plays a conch shell whose sound echoes off the cave walls. The tour ends with a kava ceremony in the village and lunch.

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OPPOSITE: A safety demonstration by Captain Leps. PICTURED: Fijian bures in the mountains. INSET: The tour ends with a kava ceremony. BELOW: Sigatoka River Safari jet boat.

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Jay Whyte, a New Zealander who runs Sigatoka River Safari, says: “We have a very simple policy, if people want to go, we’ll get you there.” On this particular day, Captain Leps is skippering the high-speed jet boat along the river on which he was raised. While tourists don’t swim on this trip, you’ll find plenty of action in and along the riverbanks. For this is the beating heart of the valley, where kids swim, villagers bathe themselves and their horses, and women collect water for basic house duties. It’s a jaunty journey for those who adore soft adventure, a half-day tour in which the boat skips like a stone along the meandering waterway, past lush forests and with perfect views of the surrounding mountains. “People call it the throat of the river. Whenever the throat chokes, people head up the river. The chief’s home is always on high

ground but the village is on low ground,” Leps says. He explains how the area was rife with cannibalism until 1854, when the missionaries gained traction and Christianity was adopted as a major religion. “When we get down the river we can talk about cannibalism, and see who they want to eat for lunch,” he jokes.

Fearsome fighters Captain William Bligh, who sailed through Fiji in 1789 after the mutiny on The Bounty, is largely credited with discovering the Fijian islands. Earlier explorers such as Abel Tasman in 1643 and James Cook in 1755 both tried but failed to set foot on Fiji due to cannibalism. “The heart and brain was given to the chief to make him courageous and smart,” continues Leps. “The eyeballs, hands and legs were given to the warriors so they could see better, fight stronger, and run faster. That’s why we have good rugby players in Fiji. The ladies were given the back, to make them strong.” The original inhabitants of Fiji are believed to date back some 3500 years with the Lapita people, whose ancient pottery is renowned around the South Pacific.

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Fiji was ceded to Great Britain in 1874 but became independent in 1970. It is still home to Indo-Fijians whose ancestors were brought to the country to work on sugar plantations around 100 years ago. While English is taught in schools, Fijian and Hindi are also widely spoken. Deep in the Sigatoka Valley, it’s like time has stood still, with ploughing still undertaken by bullocks or horses whose owners ride them into the river for a wash. Each family can own 1.2ha to 1.6ha of land to grow food for their family and the rest is sold at the markets. There are 35 villages along the Sigatoka River, each with about 120 and 350 people, and everyone is closely related to the other. This day’s tour visits “the village of thighs” which is inhabited by about 200 people. The tour starts with a traditional welcome ceremony by village chiefs who talk about their way of life and then invite visitors to join

them in a bowl of kava. Visitors are taken on a walk through the village, viewing rustic thatched houses and the church, before ending back in the main hut where lunch, including fruit and samosa, are served. The tour ends with traditional Fijian dancing, with visitors invited to participate, as they are now considered family. All along the Sigatoka River, village chiefs enforce a strict no alcohol and drugs policy, which only allows for the traditional kava to be consumed. But other traditions are changing. “Marriage used to be determined by rolling an orange. The boys would roll the orange. The girl the orange landed on would then be asked to marry. Now it’s love marriage,” Leps says. When Fijians talk about their culture, they say they have four religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam… and Rugby. Adventure may just be the fifth. Christine Retschlag was a guest of The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Sigatoka River Safari and Kula Ecopark Fiji

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Giving local children a better start in life.

TURNING THE TIDE AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLERS DON’T NEED TO WAIT FOR A NATURAL DISASTER TO ASSIST DEVELOPING NATIONS SUCH AS FIJI WORDS Christine Retschlag IT STARTED WITH giving green shopping bags to local children in 168 schools in the Nadroga province where the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is situated. Six years on, Outrigger has not only built a reputation for its generosity to the community, but has also constructed a meeting bure, hospital maternity ward and just started a new kindergarten under voluntourism projects offered to guests. The resort launched community tourism in 2010 and in 2014 introduced the concept to its guests. Tourists are encouraged to assist in coral regeneration in the resort’s lagoon, attend local village church services, and to donate $6 at the end of their stay towards voluntourism. Last November, Outrigger opened the $128,000 village meeting and school hall bure at the Conua Primary School in the Sigatoka Valley. The project took 14 months and the assistance of 80 volunteer guests to complete. The latest project is the construction of a $51,000 kindergarten at the school. When finished this November, it will accommodate 30 children. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort General Manager Peter

Hopgood is chair of the Coral Coast Hotels Association, which includes Outrigger, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa, Warwick Fiji, The Naviti Resort, and Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa. The group raised $384,000 to build a maternity ward, which opened in January 2015, at the Sigatoka Hospital. The next big project will be a $173,000 Medivac helipad. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Outrigger guests can tour the Conua School Kindergarten project, Sigatoka Maternity Ward, and local produce markets, as part of a half-day package. Adults pay $64 and children $41 and the money is used for building materials towards the projects. “We get 100 per cent feedback that this was the ‘best-ever holiday’ from our guests,” Peter says. “I tell you what, it just works.”

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Kendrick Lamar who flew into Cable Bay vineyard in March before headlining the Auckland City Limits festival. Cable Bay is one of the stars of a viticulture industry that only really took off in the 1980s and is now the island’s economic mainstay. The winery’s upmarket restaurant, complete with

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he good news about Waiheke Island is it’s only a short ferry ride from Auckland. The bad news about Waiheke is … actually, there’s not really any, except if you’re thinking of buying one of the island’s stylish modernist beach houses. Property prices in this one-time hippy haven have skyrocketed, leading to laments that it’s becoming more Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous than a bucolic escape hatch from the rat race. The island’s vital statistics might go some way to explaining things. Waiheke Island has around 8000 permanent residents, many of whom commute the 17km across water to Auckland each day – a journey that takes a civilised 40 minutes on the ferry. Over summer, the population swells to more than 30,000 holidaymakers grabbing their timeshare in pristine sandy beaches and rolling green hills. Its microclimate means it is usually a couple of degrees warmer than New Zealand’s nearby North Island, and it supports a thriving wine industry. You could call this self-contained jewel in the Hauraki Gulf the perfect weekender, and the must-do for any New Zealand visitor. At

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Andrew Glenn and Jonathan RutherfordBest were also drawn to the Waiheke lifestyle. The partners renovated a rundown old timber building on Oneroa’s main street to open the Hamptons-esque Oyster Inn in 2012. The Platonic ideal of the casual restaurant that takes its cues from the ocean, including local Pacific oysters and snapper, its laidback vibe masks some serious food standards. “We fell in love with Waiheke five years ago,” says Glenn. “It felt rural, but the ferry allowed a cosmopolitan injection of city life. We love that we can forage tua clams at Onetangi beach or cockles at Whakanewha and make a delicious spaghetti vongole.” Waiheke’s bar and restaurant epicentre, Oneroa’s attractions

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include the Island Gelato Company (which also serves excellent Allpress coffee) and extend down the road to Little Oneroa, where a mobile trailer by the name of Dragonfired serves excellent woodfired pizza to hungry beachgoers. Eating a spicy pepperoni just seconds out of the oven right on the beach is venturing dangerously close to territory known as “almost too good to be true”.

Beach bliss It’s safe to swim in the pristine Waiheke waters but for non-aquatic sports activities, the winding trails circling the island offer plenty of action, whether it’s of the bike or foot-powered variety. Or combine activity with art with the Waiheke Arts Trail, which begins at Matiatia ferry and takes in native bushland as well as sculptures from the biannual Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, the Artworks Centre, Whittaker’s Musical Museum and artist studios. Like most things on Waiheke, it’s family friendly – a gentle 3km meander – and best experienced at a leisurely pace. “The island seems to be getting busier every summer,” says the Oyster Inn’s Glenn. “Seems the secret’s out of the bag.”

DETAILS WHERE TO STAY ON WAIHEKE It’s easy to splash out on Waiheke, with a number of small high-end hotels and resorts that will have your Instagram feed looking impressive. Mid-range The Oyster Inn’s three rooms, from $195, are in hot demand so it’s worth booking ahead. Not only are you right above the Oneroa main drag, the airy, pared-back rooms are decked out with vintage furniture – plus the staff will transfer you to and from the Matiatia Ferry in their vintage kombi. Splashing out The Boatshed, a boutique five-star hotel at Little Oneroa (rooms start from $685) receives rave reviews for its contemporary take on the New Zealand bach, or beach house. Plenty of Auckland families rent out their Waiheke holiday homes privately – it pays to check Airbnb for some stunning homes at seriously pleasant prices.

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’m drifting through a mangrove sanctuary on a paddleboard, with my eyes closed. The only sounds are warbling birds, the gentle lap of water, and guide Kelly Carthy’s soft voice as she takes me through a breathing exercise. When I eventually open my eyes all I can see is the deep blue sky. Less than a kilometre from the bustle of Noosa village, Kelly and I have ventured onto the calm Noosa River on stand-up paddleboards (SUP). Although the area offers plenty of SUP classes (we pass a large group having noisy fun on the river) Kelly’s business, Luxe Fitness Escapes, is different. The calm of the river lends itself to yoga and meditation and, once we’re drifting through the mangroves, Kelly takes me through a series of stretches and poses, while I (amazingly!) balance on the board like a pro. If this is the path to wellness, I’m in. Rejuvenation is the tantalising promise of any Noosa break. Whether you’re headed for its many natural attractions – pristine swimming and surf beaches, a beautifully protected and managed national park, the river with its gentle boating, paddling, fishing and swimming options – or you want to escape to hinterland spa retreats, swimming pools, shopping and good food (or all of the above), Noosa won’t disappoint.

Since the Noosa National Park was gazetted in 1930, preserving the natural beauty of the region has been a top priority. Throw in a low-rise development philosophy (buildings are a little less than the height of the palm trees that dot the foreshore of Noosa main beach), a focus on health and wellbeing and a wealth of great bars, restaurants and cafés, and it’s no wonder Noosa remains a favourite of holidaymakers and sea-changers.

Noosa life A pre-breakfast walk through the headland national park is a Noosa tradition worth embracing. Squeeze past surfers checking out the beach breaks or early morning swimmers on the way to the small coves that break out from the rocks at every curve. Pay attention to the cute noticeboard at the entrance of the park (you can buy a coffee there too), and you might spot a koala on your walk. If you’ve got a couple of hours, take the coastal track around the headland to the surf-heaven of Sunshine Beach. From the park entrance you can head straight to main beach and Hastings Street, where boutique hotels and apartments offer direct beach access, high street brands rub shoulders with designer boutiques and open-air cafés tumble onto the pavement.

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The beaches, river and beautiful weather may be the priority for de-stressing urbanites but there’s more to this lovely region than sun and sand. Locally sourced, organic produce is big in Noosa. And why not? The region is blessed with natural bounty. Café and restaurant menus boast sweet local tomatoes, tropical fruits, Mooloolaba prawns and Hervey Bay scallops and at the weekly farmers’ markets in Noosaville and Eumundi, wander the stalls with a coffee in one hand and bulging string bag in the other. A visit to Belmondo’s Organic Market in Noosaville is a speedier (and just as delightful) way to get an overview of Noosa’s food scene. An emporium of local and organic produce in a stylish warehouse on an industrial estate, it’s home to Eumundi Meats, Clandestino Roasters, Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Bakery, a grocer, health food store, and a café. If you’re planning a self-catering break, shopping up big here will reward you with a great taste of the region. There are dozens of great food experiences to be had in Noosa but nowhere is the eat-local philosophy better expressed than at elegant Wasabi restaurant, which extends over the Noosa River with floorto-ceiling windows. Although the innovative, exquisitely presented food stays true to a Japanese aesthetic, restaurateur Danielle Gjestland’s vision is to use as many locally grown products as possible, including unique herbs and produce grown at the restaurant’s own farm Honeysuckle Hill. Sustainability – the restaurant composts vegetable peelings, and filters and bottles its own water – is also a priority. Whether you’re ticking off a list of fine-dining options or a fish and chips on the beach is your

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idea of culinary bliss, the mix of haute and hippy sits comfortably in Noosa. Days can be spent intent on mastering the waves (hire a SUP or surfboard in Hastings Street - lessons are available too), seeking inner zen with a morning yoga session on the sand, or just splashing around in the waves. Noosa has one of the east coast’s few north-facing beaches, offering safe swimming and all-day sunshine. If you can drag yourself away from the sand, go for a wander in the Noosa National Park, take the river ferry to Tewantin, or join a crab fishing excursion, then eat your catch.

Day’s end A sunset drink on the deck of the Noosa Surf Club is a must. Sip an ice-cold beer as you watch families traipse off the beach, surfers exit the waves and diners amble along wide timber boardwalks lining the sand into town. Families might head to Betty’s Burgers for a fun 1950s-themed meal or to El Capitano for gourmet pizza. By the time the fairy lights on Hastings Street are prettily twinkling, diners will be heading to the famous Massimo’s Gelateria. For a holiday designed to make you feel good, a sweet, icy treat is a fitting end to the day.

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The best of Noosa EAT Noosa Hot Bread Shop, Noosa Heads The tongue-in-cheek name disguises the fact that this artisan bakery and café makes French pastries, breakfast and lunches and opens as a classic bistro Thursday to Saturday nights. noosahotbreadshop.com Season Restaurant, Noosa Book a beachside table and indulge in contemporary cuisine while you check out the waves on main beach. seasonrestuarant.com.au Wasabi, Noosa Sound Taking its Japanese-influenced cuisine in picturesque surrounds one step further, you can now learn from the experts at Wasabi’s new cooking school. wasabisb.com

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Noosa and Sunshine Beach surf clubs Choose either surf club – they both offer post-beach cold drinks, good pub grub and uninterrupted views of the beach. noosasurfclub.com.au sunshinebeachslsc.com.au

RELAX Ikatan Day Spa, Doonan (15 minutes’ drive from Noosa main beach) A Balinese oasis in its own private garden. Indulge in a body scrub and massage, then relax in the garden with a refreshing iced tea. ikatanspa.com

El Capitano, Noosa Fine pizza made from 73-hour fermented organic sourdough by the same owners of Belmondo’s and Clandestino Roastery. elcapitano.com.au

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Massimo’s Gelateria Waffle cones and cups plus a daily line-up of indulgent flavours made using natural ingredients make this a Noosa must-do. 75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

The Sebel Noosa Right on Hastings Street, the river, national park, main beach, shops and restaurants are only steps away. A pool, parking and generous one- and two-bedroom self-catering apartments make it a great family option. thesebel.com

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Noosa Beach House Bar by Peter Kuravita, Noosa Extravagant cocktails including a deliciously sour-sweet passionfruit mojito, a tempting bar menu and live music. noosabeachhousepk.com.au

Whisky Boy, Noosaville Views of the Noosa River and the passing parade, plus a menu of 54 whiskies, great bar snacks, share plates and a char-grill mean quick drinks often lead to long, lazy dinners. whiskyboy.com.au

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WHERE IN THE WORLD Learning can widen your horizons in many ways. From the Himalayas to Swaziland, students share the incredible places education has taken them A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY When University of Melbourne student Oscar Morrison was granted a Global E3 Engineering Consortium exchange, he had more than 70 schools to choose from, but for him the choice was easy. “I chose to study in New York because I wanted to live somewhere different, very different,” he says. “I was born in a tiny town in rural Victoria called Hamilton, and going to Melbourne was a big change in itself. New York was going to be the largest city that I could ever live in.” While there, Adam explored the US, including a memorable road trip from San Francisco to Dallas in a 28-foot RV. New York University opened doors for Oscar. As well as winning a scholarship to attend The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Oscar was

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sent even further afield as a research assistant on a NYU project in Ghana for two weeks. “Studying abroad in another country and another culture is a very rare opportunity that should not be missed,” Oscar says. “My exchange was the highlight of my years of schooling, and something I hope more people do.” As soon as he graduated in Australia, Oscar was straight back to the US working as a software engineer at travel tech startup Wanderu.

Travelling gives students unique exposure to the global job market. Biannually Melbourne’s Swinburne University offers Bachelor of Aviation students an intensive study tour, visiting airports, manufacturers and aviation hubs in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America. On tour they might walk the Boeing factory floor, meet the diverse Dubai airport staff, or mingle with Chinese aviation students. Peter Bruce, deputy chair of Swinburne’s Department of Aviation, has led six tours. “While our teaching at university is designed to cover a sound amount of theory and also draw upon industry experience from our staff and from sessional lecturers, nothing really beats exposing the students to their future workplace… and the challenges that are, and will be, presented in their ongoing employment,” Peter says. “The students without exception are awestruck by the sheer size and complexity of the industry.” He finds that students’ eyes are opened to the breadth of employment open to them. “They start to appreciate the vast array of opportunities (often not considered) as they look beyond university.” Peter’s tour highlight? A spin on a nowretired Concorde jet in Seattle.

Two years ago, Charles Sturt University (CSU) student Anna Eggleton was a recipient of the Australian government’s New Colombo Plan scholarship, designed to encourage students to study in the Asia Pacific region. Anna headed to Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. “Japan was an obvious choice for me,” Anna says. “I was really excited to learn a new language, and Japan’s culture and history has always interested me. I had also always heard wonderful things about the people in Japan and their way of life, which went beyond my expectations.” During her semester, Anna made close friends and travelled, visiting Tokyo,

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with regional authorities and interviewing locals, Robert had a brief family homestay. “To gain an appreciation of life within someone’s home was a genuine privilege and opened my mind to the realisation that a view of people’s lives from outside means very little.” The Bhutanese people’s positivity struck him. “I think we can learn a huge amount from Bhutan about the value of happiness and the importance of empowering local communities with the knowledge and responsibility to manage the natural environment themselves.” He’d love to return to Bhutan one day, to give back.

c MAKING A DIFFERENCE Shortly after Adam James graduated with a double degree in International Relations and Development Studies, he landed a job in a bank. The bank encouraged him to upskill, first with a Cert IV in Frontline Management and Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and then a Diploma of Management. While completing his diploma, Adam realised he’d never had the chance to use his degrees. So he applied for the government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, and was offered an assignment as a staff trainer in Swaziland. “Not only could I utilise my development studies major to contextualise the experience and understand some of the big issues, I could use my work experience and my vocational study to do the job,” he explains. “So I applied and the rest is history. I have been here for 11 months writing and implementing a training program for rural women artisans for a company called Gone Rural,” says Adam. “At the same time, I’m upgrading my Diploma of Management certificate and working through my Diploma of Business with Fortress Learning.” Gone Rural is a social enterprise empowering Swazi women.

BROADENING HORIZONS “From drinking mulled wine in Prague to exploring the nightlife of Berlin, to playing a game of soccer with a friend’s family among the mountain tops of Norway, it’s a challenge pinning down just one highlight from my time abroad,” says Deakin University student Anita Suster. During her Bachelor of Arts, Anita went on exchange to Denmark’s Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. “I wanted to immerse myself in a new culture and lifestyle in order to gain a fresh perspective on life, grow academically and most importantly, better understand myself and what I want from life,” Anita says. During her stay, she got to test her event management skills (a career she hopes to pursue) by volunteering for NorthSide Festival, helping to prepare for the arrival of 30,000 music lovers. Anita believes the personal and professional contacts she made on exchange have broadened her ambitions, and urges others to grasp the opportunity. “Regardless of where you go, the experience is going to be revolutionary – pick a place, grab life by the hand and say yes!”

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Directory I AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

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Directory I NEW ZEALAND

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Directory I INDONESIA

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Explore I INTERVIEW

Facsinating fish

Inspire a life-long love of the marine world these school holidays with a visit to an aquarium. You never know who you’ll meet!

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NEWS I ENTERTAINMENT I MAPS

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Essentials I JETSTAR NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS

Driving away with the major prize

Jetstar team members hosted their own DigniTEA.

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ot-for-profit organisation, Share the Dignity, is one of the latest recipients of Jetstar’s $30,000 Flying Start grant. Share the Dignity provides women living in domestic violence refuges and homeless shelters with access to women’s sanitary products when they are unable to afford them. Founded early last year in Queensland, Share the Dignity collects donations of women’s sanitary products from the public at collection bins located across Australia.

Thanks to the Jetstar Flying Start grant, made up of $15,000 in cash and $15,000 in Jetstar flights, Share the Dignity will be able to distribute a further 1000 smaller sized collection bins to businesses across the country and launch a new mobile app for volunteers, mobilising more voluntary workers to support more women. In May, Share the Dignity held DigniTEA’s across the country – high tea events to raise awareness and funds for their cause.

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High tea To show support, Jetstar hosted a sky-high DigniTEA event on a on a flight from Sydney to Brisbane on the eve of the first DingiTEA. Passengers received cupcakes on boarding and free tea and coffee on board.

Pamela Guy, an unsuspecting passenger, took the phone call of a life time last month when Jetstar called her to let her know that she was the lucky winner of Jetstar’s Gift Card program major prize – a brand new Fiat 500 Pop. Pamela purchased her winning ticket during a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast when she was commuting for work in her role as a physiotherapist. Jetstar Gift Cards are available to purchase on all Australian Domestic flights. Each Gift Card costs $5 and includes a $5 discount at the Jetstar online shop and a Free Fun card with the chance to win instant prizes and enter the major prize draw.

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Essentials I JETSTAR NEWS

ALL ABOUT REZPECT A HIP HOP dance academy in New Zealand’s Hastings is among the latest recipients of the $30,000 Jetstar Flying Start grant. Founded in 2010 by Olivia Morrell, Rezpect Dance Academy aims to create community spaces where young people can feel a sense of belonging. Rezpect Dance Academy plans to use the grant to fund a scholarship program, allowing 16 young dancers to join classes. It will also help them fly teams to international competitions and launch community classes in Flaxmere, Camberley and Maraenui, as well as sending four of their top tutors on a trip to Singapore to learn from the best. “We are so thankful to Jetstar for this lifechanging amount of money, which we can use to impact and inspire our community on a larger scale,” Olivia says. “This has provided opportunities that many of our dancers only dream of doing.” Head of Jetstar New Zealand, Grant Kerr, is ecstatic to have Rezpect as the latest grant recipient. “It’s incredible what Rezpect Dance Academy is doing in the Hawke’s Bay community,” he says. “We are thrilled that the Jetstar Flying Start grant will enable them to launch new initiatives and compete internationally.” To find out more about Jetstar’s Flying Start Program, see Jetstar.com/flyingstart

Your not-for-profit organisation may be eligible for a

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Grant Kerr (middle) with a Rezpect dance crew.

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The team on the pitch ready for play. RIGHT: Simone Wearne with two of the Diamonds.

Diamonds

in the rough A DYNAMIC baseballing duo have hit a home run for sports diplomacy with a new project featuring sport, anti-domestic violence and mentoring for Indonesian women and girls. Led by national women’s coach Simone Wearne and junior head coach Narelle Gosstray, the Diamonds in the Rough project is teaching Indonesian women and girls the finer points of baseball while mentoring them on leadership and self reliance within a culture of confidence, teamwork and fun. The first clinic held in Jakarta attracted players and parents who travelled up to 150km from Bogor, Bekasi and Bandung to participate.

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“I’m so proud to be given an opportunity to pass on both on- and off-field talents that have been fostered and learned over the years to the next generation of players from another country,” Simone says. Kooks is proud to step up to the plate in support of Simone and Narelle’s labour of love, to help them change lives and build a bridge between cultures. To find out more about this and other projects you can support by drinking Kooks wine on your Jetstar flight, visit kooks.com.au

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Essentials I CHANGING LIVES

KUPUNGARRI I STARKIDS

StarKids is empowering parents in a remote Aboriginal community WORDS JO MALONEY/WORLD VISION

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The Kupungarri community is working together for a brighter future, with help from StarKids.

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upungarri is about 300 kilometres northeast of Derby in Western Australia. It’s one of three Ngarinyin communities partnering with World Vision on early childhood and youth development in the West Kimberley. It’s also where early childhood activities like playgroups are designed and developed, with local community members advising on culturally tailored early learning activities, including bush trips with Elders and bilingual literacy. World Vision Project Manager Jillian Hunter said that the role of parents in designing these

early childhood activities is crucial to creating longterm change in Aboriginal communities. “If the community isn’t properly engaged and driving their own development, then the project is set-up to fail,” Jillian added. With StarKids’ support, World Vision began working with the Kupungarri community and the Wananami School early last year. Since then it has run community health workshops, established a community reference group and is now laying the groundwork for a locally-run playgroup. Jillian said that although these activities are focused on early childhood

You can help! MAKE YOUR DESTINATION A BETTER PLACE FOR CHILDREN. Through StarKids, Jetstar and World Vision Australia are partnering to improve the lives of children and communities in need. Your donations to StarKids help support 11 communitybased development projects across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These projects cover a range of activities including education and leadership development in Australia and New Zealand, child protection in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, improving health in Indonesia, and increasing incomes in Cambodia. By supporting StarKids, you can help transform communities living in poverty and give children a brighter future. A proportion of inflight donations are used to pay for their collation and transfer to World Vision Australia. Donate your loose change on-board today, when booking your next flight with Jetstar, or online at STARKIDS.JETSTAR.COM where you’ll find more information. Your small change today could change a life tomorrow! JETSTAR.COM development, they have a positive flow-on effect to the entire community. “After one of the workshops I saw one of the mothers at a barbeque we were hosting and she

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$7,013,343 was wearing a beautiful long dress; she seemed to be glowing. When we asked her what the special occasion was she replied, “After today I felt empowered and motivated, I felt proud of what we were doing for the community and it made me feel more confident in myself.” Thanks to donations from Jetstar customers just like you, StarKids supports five projects partnering with Indigenous Australians on community-building initiatives like early childhood development and youth leadership programs.

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LEARNING FOR LIFE

*Funds raised in financial year to date since July 2015. Total raised since 2007.

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Give depression the fingers.

Each year 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness. The good news is, the majority of problems can be treated, and some even prevented. Gain the skills to better manage your mental health, or to provide support to someone you are worried about. Visit the Black Dog Institute at www.blackdoginstitute.org.au for information and self-help tools that are available 24/7, whenever you need them. Resources include: • self-test for depression and biopolar disorder • mobile apps and online treatment programs • videos of others sharing their experiences • fact sheets and information for carers. Give depression the fingers by donating to the Black Dog Institute and supporting a mentally healthier world through innovations in science, medicine, education and public policy.

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Explore Essentials I INTERVIEW I IN THE COMMUNITY

A PASSION TO PLAY With a little help from Jetstar, the young men who sign up for Foxtel’s The Recruit hope to realise their AFL dream WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

Q: Why did you get involved with The Recruit? The show was designed to give people an opportunity, and that’s something that I’ve always tried to do. The show gives young men who missed their dream of being drafted another chance to be an AFL player. Q: How well do think the program recreates the process of being a recruit? Outstandingly. To replicate that process is very difficult. The players who are chosen have to live the life of an AFL player – or try to – including food intake, exercise, strategy, medical treatment, follow up, travel, and so on.

This show is very genuine – what you see is what you get The Recruit’s lucky contestestants had the benefit of the wisdom of legendary coach Mick Malthouse.

Q: How does the show find the players? The AFL clubs cover every inch of the earth to find their players. But our players for one reason or another have been overlooked – it might have been injury, they just weren’t considered good enough at the time, they were immature, or maybe they just hadn’t worked out what they wanted to do in life. As they get older they start to think about things differently; the penny drops, the body expands, it gets bigger, it gets stronger, it takes on more, and players go from just missing out to having a real crack at it. Not everyone is ready for the AFL at 17 or 18. This show gives them a second chance.

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Q: What about the players who don’t make it? If you’ve given it everything you’ve got and you’ve gotten something out of the weeks you’ve been in the show, then you’ve gained something. They travelled around Australia, they learnt some new techniques, they learnt to live with people and, generally speaking, they made friends. Q: Any highlights from the new season? It’s the personalities. Everyone’s different, some are shy, some have a good handle on life, some are immature, some have got a lot of bravado. It’s real life and it’s terrific to see how people respond to, and get on with, one another.

Q: Can viewers expect the same level of high drama on The Recruit as other reality TV shows? This show is very genuine – what you see is what you get. In the field of battle on a football field you don’t have time to think about what your hair looks like or how you might appear on TV. There’s going to be sadness, there’s going to be disappointment, there’s going to be frustrations, but that’s life. If you don’t have those in life, you haven’t lived. Q: How did it feel to share your experience and skills with the next generation? We all got positives from one another. It wasn’t a one-way ticket. They helped me as well. Season Two of The Recruit is on Foxtel from 20 July. fox8.tv/shows/the-recruit

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HAVE YOU EVER wondered what it might be like to be drafted into the AFL? Or secretly hoped to give your football dream one last chance? Foxtel’s The Recruit brings together footballers from around Australia to compete for a chance to win a contract with an AFL club. After a successful launch in 2014, the show is back this month to offer another young group of footballers the chance to join the big league. As the official airline partner of season two of The Recruit, Jetstar flew the cast and crew between locations – with some scenes even filmed on board. And in episode five of this season, Jetstar Little Athletics was enlisted to lead a Captain’s Challenge, where the recruits were tested on their discus, long jump and relay skills. In season two, the AFL hopefuls are guided by Mick Malthouse, the legendary former player and coach. We spoke to Mick about the show, footy, friendship and having a go.

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Essentials I INFLIGHT

YOUR FLIGHT I TIPS & FACTS

AIRPORTS

You pass through them in the dead of night and stumble out their doors in the early hours, but how often do you stop to appreciate airports?

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The busiest airport Jetstar touches down in is Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). With 68,283,407 passengers last year, HKG is the eighth busiest airport in the world. The busiest, in Atlanta, US, saw 101,491,106 passengers through its doors last year. In comparison, New Plymouth Airport in New Zealand welcomed 19,678 happy travellers.*

Yes controller Air Traffic Controllers are the ultimate coordinators, making sure flight paths line up and providing support to pilots when they need it. At larger airports, this might mean coordinating hundreds of planes to share a handful of runways around the clock. Air Traffic Controllers fall into three groups: tower controllers monitor the traffic in and out of airports from glass control towers; terminal controllers guide planes on approach or departure from a port’s airspace using radar; and en route controllers take over once the plane is in airspace, staying in touch with the pilot throughout the flight.

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Standing at 133.8 metres, the airtraffic control tower at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the tallest in the world.

PLANE SPOTTERS

Love flying? Why not try your hand at plane spotting? You’ll discover aviation enthusiasts in viewing platforms and car parks all around major airports, with cameras at the ready. Why not make a night of it at an airport hotel? Spotters will love the soundproofed runway-facing rooms at Rydges Sydney Airport, or the suites at Crowne Plaza in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport where you’ll enjoy views of planes arriving and departing from one of the region’s busiest and biggest airports.

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BEST The prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards recognise the world’s best ports, and for four years running, the top prize has gone to one of the biggest transit points for Australians and New Zealanders heading overseas: Singapore’s Changi Airport. The country has worked hard to make its international airport an attraction in its own right. Over the four terminals, passengers can visit a 24-hour movie theatre, butterfly garden, rooftop pool and open-air cactus garden. All up, Changi employs more than 1800 people to keep the airport running smoothly.

3.5 BILLION PASSENGERS TOOK 37.6 MILLION FLIGHTS AT AIRPORTS AROUND THE WORLD.*

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Get a $5 Gift Card on board today.

Your chance to WIN a Fiat 500 Pop plus instant prizes and a $1,000 monthly cash prize To enter, simply purchase a $5 Gift Card on board your flight – redeemable for products at jetstar.com/giftcards

Promotion commences 28 May 2016 and ends 28 February 2017. Closing date for entries in the major prize draw is 6 March 2017. Draw date is 7 March 2017 and winner will be published in The Australian on 8 March 2017. The promoter is Loyalty.com.au, Suite 11/210 Toorak Road, South Yarra. Gift Cards can be redeemed at jetstar.com/giftcards only. One $5 Gift Card per transaction. See $5 Gift Card for expiry date. $5 Gift Cards can be redeemed for specific selected items at no further cost. Full terms and conditions go to jetstar.com/giftcards. Authorised under ACT Permit No. TP16/00740, NSW Permit No. LTPS/16/03027 and SA Permit No. T16/672.

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

INTERNATIONAL Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Asia Operated by Jetstar PaciďŹ c

Flights are operated by Jetstar Asia and commence 2 August, subject to regulatory approval

Operated by Jetstar Japan

Tokyo (Narita) Fukuoka

Guiyang

Osaka (Kansai)

Wuhan

Shantou Hong Kong

Hanoi Haikou Yangon Sanya Da Nang Siem Reap Bangkok Phnom Penh

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Nagoya (Chubu)

Taipei Hawaii (Honolulu)

Manila

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket Penang Medan

Kuala Lumpur

Pekanbaru

Singapore

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

DOMESTIC VIETNAM

DOMESTIC JAPAN

Hanoi

Sapporo

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

Phu Quoc

Kagoshima

Nha Trang Da Lat

Ho Chi Minh City Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

Operated by Jetstar Pacific

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Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

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Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ballina Byron Perth

Newcastle

Sydney

Adelaide Melbourne (Avalon)

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Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Wellington Christchurch

Launceston Hobart

Auckland

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Explore Australian I INTERVIEW & New Zealand airports

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

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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 $15, return $27 when booked online, otherwise $30. Airtrain. Every 15 mins approx. Adult $17; return $32.

Auckland

Cairns

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.

Christchurch

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

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. Bus 125: times vary. Adult NZ$8, child NZ$5; return: adult NZ$14, child NZ$8.50.

Ballina/Byron

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Ayers Rock/Uluru

Blanch’s Bus route 640 connects to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. From $4 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

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

Melbourne (Avalon) TO GEELONG 20km 25 mins Approx $40-50

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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.

Nelson 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.

Newcastle 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 NZ$20 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.

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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 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. Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $18, child $13; return: adult $34, child $18. Bookings not required.

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1. Former Australian world surfing champion Bernard Farrelly is better known by what nickname? 2. Traditionally, what colour are the bikinis worn by the famous meter maids of Surfers Paradise? 3. A common sight at Australian surf beaches in the 1970s, the ‘Sandman’ panel van was marketed by which car manufacturer? 4. In which Australian state is the famous Bells Beach? 5.. According to the lyrics of the The Trashmen’s song Surfin’ Bird, “Everybody knows that the bird is the‌â€? - what? 6. Rhyming with ‘lax’, what substance is commonly applied to the surface of a surfboard for grip? 7. One of New Zealand’s best known surf spots, Raglan, is situated on the country’s North or South island?

8.. In what decade were New Zealand’s first national surfing championships held? 9. Which band had a hit in 1963 with Surfin’ USA? 10. In which film does Keanu Reeves play a detective investigating robberies committed by a gang of surfers? 11. Which Australian surfing destination includes a wedgeshaped rock formation named ‘Delicate Nobby’? A) Crescent Head B) Yallingup C) Noosa 12. How many World Surfing Championship titles has Australia’s Stephanie Gilmore won? 13. Does a ‘goofy footer’ place her left foot or right foot forward on the surfboard? 14. In which of the Bond films does 007 ‘surf’ a giant wave created by a collapsing ice shelf?

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Spotlight

スポットライト 世紀のスクープ | 129 mins LANGUAGES: English DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy CAST: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

Winner of the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, this riveting story follows a group of journalists at the Boston Globe who investigate a cover-up of child sexual abuse by a priest within the Massachusetts Catholic Church. During the following months, the team works to track down and interview victims and access sensitive documents held by the church to bring the story to the attention of the local community. But as they gather more information, it becomes apparent that they are dealing with a scandal that goes much deeper than their original suspicions. アメリカの新聞、 ボストン・グローブの記者達がカトリック教会の醜聞 を暴いた実話に基づく社会派ドラマ。神父による児童への性的虐待事 件を暴露した記者達が、困惑しつつも衝撃の真実を描き出す。

Eddie the Eagle

エディー・ザ・イーグル | 106 mins LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Chinese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Dexter Fletcher CAST: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello

Based on a true story, a ski jumper who starts off as a laughing stock goes on to win fans at the Calgary Winter Olympics. オリンピック出場の夢を実現し、 人々の称賛を集めた実在のスキ ー・ジャンプ選手の物語。

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How To Be Single

ひとりな理由はきか ないで | 119 mins LANGUAGE: English & Japanese DIRECTOR: Christian Ditter CAST: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann

Having cast off her longterm boyfriend, Alice learns how to enjoy the single life. ロビンはアリスにNYでの暮 らし方とシングルライフの 楽しみ方を伝授する。

Deadpool

デッドプール | 107 mins LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Chinese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Tim Miller CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller

When a rogue experiment leaves former Special Forces agent Wade Wilson with accelerated healing powers, he becomes his alter ego, Deadpool. ユーモアと特殊能力で宿敵への 復讐を誓うデッドプール。

London Has Fallen

エンド・オブ・キング ダム | 99 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Babak Najafi CAST: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman

When the British Prime Minister dies, an extremist group targets his funeral. 英国首相の葬儀に出席する各国 首脳をテロリストが狙う。

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Kung Fu Panda 3 The Runner

カンフー・パンダ3

コンテンダー

| 95 mins LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Chinese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson CAST: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman

| 90 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Austin Stark CAST: Sarah Paulson, Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen

Following the 2010 BP oil spill, a discredited but positive New Orleans politician must weather the untangling of his life.

ポーはパラダイスで暮らすパ ンダ達を戦士に鍛え上げよう とする。

2010年のメキシコ湾原油流出 事故の解決に奔走する政治家が 陰謀に巻き込まれる。

Hail, Caesar!

ヘイル、 シーザー!

| 98 mins LANGUAGE: English & Chinese DIRECTOR: Gavin O’Connor CAST: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor

| 106 mins LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Chinese & ENCC DIRECTOR: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen CAST: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich

To battle the Bishop boys and protect her family on the western plains, Jane turns to a past flame.

A studio fixer finds himself in the midst of a multitude of problems that must be resolved in a single day.

ギャングから家族を守るため、 ジェーンはかつての恋人に助け を求める。

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Po and his long-lost father travel to a secret panda paradise to meet a whole crowd of new characters.

Jane Got A Gun

ジェーン・ゴット・ア・ ガン

映画スタジオの危機を一日で解 決しようと、 クルーニー演じるス タジオのフィクサーが奮闘する。

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全年齢層鑑賞可能

Parental guidnace recommended 保護者同伴推奨

Recommended for mature audiences

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Midnight Special The Descendants The Notebook

ミッドナイト・スペシ ャル | 112 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Jeff Nichols CAST: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst

Alton is a young boy with mysterious powers not even his father can comprehend. の特殊能力を持つ息子を守る ため、父親はすべてを犠牲にして 立ち向かう。

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ファミリー・ツリー

きみに読む物語

| 115 mins LANGUAGE: English, Chinese & Japanese DIRECTOR: Alexander Payne CAST: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller

| 120 mins LANGUAGE: English & Japanese DIRECTOR: Nick Cassavetes CAST: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

When Matt’s wife falls into a coma, he must reassess his role as a husband and father. マットはカウアイ島にある、先 祖から受け継いだ土地を守ろう とする。

Teenage love is tested when Allie’s upper-class parents forbid her seeing fiery Noah. Years later, Allie must choose between a conventional life and the love of her life. 平穏な人生と人生をかけた愛と の間で選択を迫られるアリー。

成人推奨

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

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

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アルゴ

| 96 mins LANGUAGE: English & Japanese DIRECTOR: Robert Luketic CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

| 120 mins LANGUAGE: English, Chinese & Japanese DIRECTOR: Ben Affleck CAST: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman

Popular Elle Woods is a blonde who has everything she could want, until she discovers that blonde is not better than brains. Determined to prove herself to her ex-boyfriend and the world, Elle takes on Harvard Law School.

The Iranian revolution is reaching its crisis and 52 Americans have been taken hostage. Six escape and find refuge in the Canadian Ambassador’s house. To get them out alive, the CIA turns to Tony Mendez who concocts a plan made for the movies.

ブロンドのエルは振られた恋人に認めてもらうため、 ハーバードのロー スクールに進学する。

CIAエージェントが映画撮影を装い6人をイランから救出しようとする。

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キューティ・ブロンド

インデペンデンス・デイ | 145 mins LANGUAGE: English & Japanese DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich CAST: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Humanity must rally to fight the aliens who are dead set on destroying the planet. 宇宙からの侵略を受け、生き延 びた者達が地球の平和を取り戻 すため反撃する。

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The Lego Movie

LEGO (R) ムービー | 101 mins LANGUAGE: English DIRECTOR: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller CAST: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks

Emmet is an average, ruleabiding Lego mini figure, until he is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and drafted into a heroic mission. 謎めいた仲間達とともに、 エメッ トは悪に立ち向かう。

Mojin - The Lost Legend

モージン:ザ・ロス ト・レジェンド

| 117 mins LANGUAGE: Chinese & English DIRECTOR: Wuershan CAST: Angelababy, Kun Chen, Keith Collea

A mysterious stranger tempts the Mojin, a trio of famed grave robbers, into one last heist. 引退した墓泥棒達が最後の墓堀 仕事をする。

Our Little Sister 海街DIARY

| 118 mins LANGUAGE: Japanese & English DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Koreeda CAST: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho

Sachi, Yoshino and Chika are three sisters who meet another sister – 13-yearold Suzu – at their father’s funeral and invite her home. 幸、佳乃、千佳の三姉妹が父 の葬儀で異母妹のすずと対面 する。

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Modern Family

モダン・ファミリー

Girls

Follow the comical exploits of three families as they work out what it means to be a ‘modern family’. Phil and Claire struggle to keep up with their three kids, Claire’s dad Jay is married to a feisty Latina woman, while Jay’s gay son and his partner adopt a little girl. 親戚同士だが全く異なる3家族の爆笑の日々を描くモキュメンタリー。 フィルとクレアは3人の子供に翻弄されている。 クレアの父ジェイの再 婚相手は短気なラテン女性。 ジェイのゲイの息子はパートナーと共に 養女を迎える。

Silicon Valley

ガールズ

シリコンバレー

Season 4, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 2, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Girls explores the trials, tribulations and humiliations of a group of friends in their 20s in New York. Set around Hannah, an aspiring writer, and her three friends, the girls try and work out what they want from their future.

Inspired by the co-creator’s experiences, this comedy follows a brainy computer engineer and his friends as they try to navigate their way through the high-tech gold rush of Silicon Valley.

20代の女友達4人の失敗と挫 折、友情や恋愛を描く。

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HBO

© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Season 6, 22 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

シリコンバレーで起業した頭 脳優秀なITオタク仲間の奮闘 を描く。

The Big Bang Theory

ビッグバン・セオリ ー/ギークなボクら の恋愛法則 Season 8, 22 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Penny teaches socially awkward neighbours about life outside the science lab. ペニーは隣人となった天才科学 者2人に普通の社会生活を教え ようとする。

Gilmore Girls

ギルモア・ガールズ Season 1, 44 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

A comedy about a 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.

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Reign

クイーン・メアリー

H t a o

Season 3, 42 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

The story of the young Mary Stewart and her tumultuous rise to power. The headstrong Queen of Scots is sent to France with her ladies in waiting to formalise her engagement to the French prince but each have their own views of marriage and attraction. スコットランド女王 メアリー・ステュアート の恋と権力に翻弄された 人生を描いたドラマ。 メアリーはフランス王子との婚姻の為、 フランスへ 向かうが2人の思いにはズレがあった。

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The Mentalist

50 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

High school English teacher Jake Epping stumbles across a time portal and travels back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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英語教師がケネディ大統領暗 殺を阻止すべくタイムトラベル する。

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The Originals

The X-Files

Season 7, 42 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 3, 43 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 1, 44 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Patrick Jane works as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, relying on his notoriously unconventional methods and superior powers of observation.

Based on the original vampire family from The Vampire Diaries, a family of power-hungry vampires sets out on a mission to reclaim their hometown and seek revenge on all those who have done them wrong.

Two FBI special agents, conspiracy theorist Mulder and realist and sceptic Scully, investigate unexplained and unbelievable cases for the government.

メンタリスト

パトリック・ジェーンはその卓越 した観察力で凶悪犯罪を解決 していく。

オリジナルズ

ヴァンパイアの一族が復讐を 狙う。

X-ファイル

FBI特別捜査官のモルダーと スカリーが超常現象の捜査に あたる。

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Any Tune. Any room. Wirelessly. HEOS is a family of wireless music players that allow you to fill every room with music and control it all effortlessly from your Apple or Android device. Plug in, connect to WiFi and play. Easy.

www.heos.com.au Any room or every room

MULTIROOM PORTABLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Somm - Into The Bottle

ソムリエ - 瓶の中身

Tech Toys 360

テックトイ360

91 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Season 4, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

An exclusive insight into the private world of prominent winemakers. Watch as they delve deeper into the history, vintage and magic of some of the world’s finest wine.

Discover some of the world’s most progressive and inspiring gadgets and vehicles. Take a look at the Porsche 918 hybrid supercar, a timepiece that boasts retro 1970s sci-fi style and the Californian motorcycle, Moto Guzzi.

一流ワイン醸造業の秘められた 世界を探る。

Season 1, 43 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

The guys brainstorm ideas for the first commercial for their shop, the Secret Stash. Customers offer to sell a box of valuable comics and a collectible Megatron figure. 漫画本屋「シークレット・スタッシ ュ」創業以来初のコマーシャルを 制作することになり、皆でアイデ アを出し合う。

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最先端技術と創造性に富んだ装置や自動車を紹介する番組。今回は、 ポルシェ918ハイブリッドスーパーカーや1970年代のSF調時計、 オー トバイのモトグッツィ・カリフォルニアに焦点を当てる。

Comic Book Men

コミック・ブック・マン

Dash Dolls

ダッシュ・ドールズ Season 1, 42 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

With Stephanie’s boyfriend in rehab, the dolls try to set her up with another guy. Meanwhile, the Kardashians help Malika and Khadijah, and Durrani gets a car for her birthday. ドールズたちはステファニー に新しい恋人を紹介しようと する。

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Mythbusters vs Jaws

怪しい伝説: 『ジョー ズ』 を検証 42 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

The Mythbusters crew channel the movie Jaws to put some serious shark myths to the test. 「怪しい伝説」 の実験班が映画『 ジョーズ』 のシーンから、 サメを殴 ったり目を突いたりして撃退でき るのかを検証する。

Simply Nigella

ナイジェラのシン プルクッキング

The Emperor’s New Clothes 裸の王様

Season 1, 30 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

101 mins per episode LANGUAGE: English

Nigella adds a signature twist to one of her breakfast favourites and, inspired by a recent trip, puts her spin on a Thai noodle dish with cinnamon and prawns.

Comedian Russell Brand and filmmaker Michael Winterbottom get together to explore the disparity between the different economic classes.

ナイジェラがお気に入りの朝 食メニューを紹介する。

コメディアンのラッセル・ ブランドが経済格差を検 証する。

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Cloudbabies The Powerpuff Girls

マックススティ ール

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

10 mins LANGUAGE: English

22 mins LANGUAGE: English

ふわふわ綿畑に住むモフ ィは、恥ずかしがりやだ けど心優しいうさぎ。

4人の可愛いクラウドベ ビーズのお仕事は、 お空の 世話をすること。

Peppa Pig

Curious George

うさぎのモフィ

10 mins LANGUAGE: English

5 mins LANGUAGE: English

Arriving in their steampowered spaceship in the middle of a zoo, curious and energetic brother -sister duo SpottyWot and DottyWot come to explore planet Earth. 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。

クラウドベビ ーズ

The charming Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green are charged with looking after the sky and their Sky Friends.

パワーパフガー ルズ 22 mins LANGUAGE: English

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup help protect Townsville by using their powers to fight villains and monsters. 3人のパワーパフガール ズが悪人や怪物と戦う。

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic

マイリトルポニー  〜トモダチは 魔法〜

ペッパピッグ・コ ンパイル

22 mins LANGUAGE: English

The Little Ponies must defend their quiet, tranquil life. リトルポニーたちが力を 合わせてポニーランドの 平和を守る。

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50 mins LANGUAGE: English

The adventures of lovable, cheeky piggy Peppa are always happy and end with loud snorts of laughter. 学校のバザーで気球飛行 券が当たったペッパは大 喜び。 でも、気球が初めて のミス・ラビットは不安で 仕方がない。

おさるのジョ ージ 12 mins LANGUAGE: English

Curious George is a little African monkey who is constantly finding himself and others in trouble. 知りたがりの子猿のジョ ージと黄色い帽子のお じさんの毎日は冒険の 連続だ。

Max Steel

Max McGrath starts out his new life in Copper Canyon, fighting off thugs and supervillains who are out to get his Turbo energy power. マックス・マクグラスはコ ッパー・キャニオンで新 生活を始める。

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Grojband

グロージバンド 22 mins LANGUAGE: English

Aiming for stardom, Corey forms a garage band with his best buddies. They use his sister’s diary entries for lyrics, so Corey torments her to make them more interesting. コーリーは仲間たちとロ ックバンドを結成しスター を目指す。

K.C. Undercover

ティ−ン・スパイ K.C. 24mins LANGUAGE: English

High schooler K.C. Cooper is amazed to discover that both her parents are spies and want her to follow in their footsteps. 高校生ケイシー・.クーパ ーがスパイの両親や弟と 共に活躍する。

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ALBUMS

VERA BLUE Fingertips

ヴェラ・ブルー フィンガーティップス

GREATEST HITS: VARIOUS ARTISTS The Essential Stephen Sondheim

複数アーチスト エッセンシャル・ステ ィーヴン・ソンドハイム

MICHAEL JACKSON Off The Wall

マイケル・ジャクソン オフ・ザ・ウ ォール

ALBUMN OF THE MONTH The former One Direction member has graduated on his debut solo record Mind of Mine. Breaking away from his boy band persona, ZAYN gives voice to his coming of age. The new image is bearing fruit, this year he became the first male British solo artist in history to debut atop the US Billboard 200 with their first album.

POP & ROCK: ZAYN Mind of Mine

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EASY LISTENING: LAPSLEY Long Way Home

ラプスリー ロング・ウェイ・ホーム

CLASSICAL: SIMONE KERMES Love

ジモーネ・ケルメス ラヴ

KIDS: THE WIGGLES Wiggle Town

ウィグルズ ウィグル・タウン

MUSIC VIDEOS

JEFF BUCKLEY You And I

MATT CORBY Telluric

マット・コービー テルリック

UP & COMING: KOI CHILD Koi Child

コイ・チャイルド コイ・チャイルド

YUMA X Home Recordings EP

ユマX ホームレコーディングズEP

TIGERTOWN Lonely Cities EP

タイガータウン ロンリー・シティー ズEP

ECCA VANDAL End Of Time EP

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アレン・ストーン パーフェクト・ワ ールド

CHVRCHES Clearest Blue

チャーチズ クリアリスト・ブルー

VIOLENT SOHO Viceroy

Is Your Husband A Glory Parent? 旦那は威厳ある親父か

Punny Business 駄洒落

UFO Close Encounters UFOとの遭遇

ヴァイオレント・ソーホー バイスロイ

GAMES

AURORA Conqueror

オーロラ コンカラー

TOKIMONSTA FEATURING ANDERSON .PAAK & KRNE Put It Down

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RAINBOW CHAN Nest

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PODCASTS & RADIO

THE 1975 I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

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ALLEN STONE Perfect World

KATE, TIM & MARTY

クリシー、 サム&ブラウニー

ティンパン・オレンジ ネスト

ジェフ・バックリィ ユー・アンド・アイ

HILLTOP HOODS Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung

THE RUBENS Hold Me Back

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Morgan Freeman モーガン・フリーマン

TINPAN ORANGE Rich Man

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DMA’S Too Soon

ディーエムエーズ トゥー・スーン

TETRIS

テトリス

TROY CASSAR-DALEY Another Australian Day

CHESS

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トロイ、 カッサー=デイリー アナザ ー・オーストラリアン・デー

THE DRONES To Think That I Once Loved You

ドローン トゥ・シンク・ザット・アイ・ ワンス・ラヴド・ユー

TOURIST To Have You Back

BEJEWELED 2

NOVA PODCASTS CHRISSIE, SAM & BROWNY

クリシー、 サム&ブラウニー

観光客 トゥ・ハブ・ユー・バック

Bubble Wrap

ART VS SCIENCE Chosen One

Monkey

観光客 トゥ・ハブ・ユー・バック

VANCE JOY Straight Into Your Arms

ヴァンス・ジョイ ストレート・イント ゥ・ユア・アームズ

JOSEF SALVAT Paradise

ジョセフ・サルヴァト パラダイス

MAYFAIR KYTES Sleepyhead

メイフェア・カイツ スリーピーヘッド

Check out the latest games

気泡シート モンキー

Simon Black サイモン・ブラック

FITZY & WIPPA

ビジュエルド2

BLACKJACK ブラックジャック

DISNEY’S CLASSIC GAMES ディズニークラシックゲーム

GOLF OPEN ゴルフゲーム

HANGMAN ハングマン

MEMOPICS

フィッツィ&ウィッパ

メモリーゲーム

Bogan Names

S.U.D.O.K.U.

ダサい名前

Kindy Cop

キンディ・コップ

数独(SUDOKU)

SOLITAIRE

ソリティア

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Seinfeld Marketing Guy Delivers Miracle Sales Increases for Aussie Businesses! GOLD COAST SEMINARS TO SHOW BUSINESS OWNERS HOW TO EASILY ATTRACT NEW CLIENTS - ONLINE & OFFLINE! Jerry Seinfeld gets hundreds of requests from businesses around the world, asking him to endorse their products. He says no to 99% of them. One exception was a proposal from Australian marketing guru, John Dwyer, who shocked the marketing world when he coaxed Jerry Seinfeld out of retirement to be the spokesman for one of his clients, the Greater Building Society. This was a coup of gigantic proportions.

And the campaign delivered whopping dividends to the building society, with its home loan market share tripling in just 24 months. Even Seinfeld himself said Dwyer “was the cleverest marketing person he had ever worked with.” Now THAT’S an endorsement! Dwyer is an “in-demand” business marketing coach and speaker, who has an extraordinary record of massively increasing sales for businesses. He is a much sought-after keynote speaker for industry and company conventions. His business is aptly called The Institute Of Wow and he holds world records for the avalanche sales increases he has delivered to clients like Channel 9 (world ratings record), KFC, News Ltd., Westfield, the NRL and Madura Tea – just to name a few.

AND HE’S REVEALING HIS “WOW MARKETING SYSTEM” TO BUSINESS OWNERS AT HIS 1 DAY EVENT: • Gold Coast - Friday 29 July, 2016 • Gold Coast - Friday 2 September, 2016 His clients refer to him as “The Business Whisperer”, as his advice has transformed many businesses virtually overnight. One Sydney tourism business saw annual sales skyrocket from $10m to $14m with just one of his “outside the box” ideas.

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“Wow Client Attraction Formula” Works For Any Industry! Dwyer is a marketing maverick – his “thinking” is refreshingly unconventional and very different from most advertising agencies. It’s based on “emotional direct-response” techniques – both online and offline. Dwyer says, “When you’ve done as much marketing for all sorts of businesses as I have, you learn what works and what doesn’t. And as a result of years of testing ideas, I have created a Client Attraction System that enjoys incredible sales results.” Owners of both large and small businesses have heralded Dwyer’s Wow Client Attraction Formula as ingenious and it has been proven to work across more than 50 industries.

Butcher Makes An Extra $1 Million From One Of Dwyer’s Wow Ideas!

Regional NSW butcher, Kerry Buttsworth, says “My annual turnover across three stores catapulted from $3 million to over $4 million because of one brilliant marketing idea he gave me! The best return on any investment in my entire life!” (Details at www.fuelyoursales.com.au)

Restaurant Profits Go From $120,000 to $440,000 In One Year! Sanctuary Cove restaurant owner, Steve Fenton, says, “My annual profit skyrocketed from $120,000 to $440,000 because of John’s incredibly powerful step by step marketing formula. He’s a genius without equal I believe!”

1 DAY - “HOW TO ATTRACT NEW CLIENTS” • GOLD COAST - FRI 29 JULY, 2016 • GOLD COAST - FRI 2 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Tickets are normally $497 for this 1 Day Seminar, but as a special offer for our magazine readers, a limited number of tickets are available for just $97 per person and can be gained at www.explodeyoursales.com.au At this event, Dwyer will also be showing business owners how to create a website that “sells”. Dwyer says, “About 90% of business websites are woeful, they are simply information centres and have none of the persuasive directresponse inclusions that turn visitors into buyers. At my event I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to fix your website and turn it into a 24/7 sales machine.” The event covers both “business to business” and “business to consumer” marketing ideas.

Sign Company Doubles Sales In A Month! Trond Smith of Adphence Signage implemented Dwyer’s system and says, “Within just a month, my sales had doubled. Not only did his system create more leads, but it also increased my conversion rate from 25% to nearly 80%.”

Get tickets from www.explodeyoursales.com.au Or phone 07 55 919 566 Dwyer’s coaching programs for businesses are detailed at www.theinstituteofwow.com

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COLD-COMFORT CAMPING Wishful thinking isn’t enough to rescue a bad weather camping disaster WORDS BEN GROUNDWATER

DRIP, DRIP, DRIP. I’m trying to pretend this is not happening. I’m trying to pretend the dripping noise isn’t cold condensation gradually leaking into our tent. I’m trying to pretend that the air mattress hasn’t gone down and we’re not lying on cold, hard ground. Or that the sleeping bag I’ve brought is providing adequate warmth and we’re not going to be shivering through the entire night. The plan was to introduce my girlfriend, Sarah, to the world of camping with a faultless experience; a run of nights in which we would luxuriate in a non-leaky tent palace atop firm mattresses of warm air, cuddled under light linen.

Oh, and we’d sleep. All of the opposite things seem to have happened and as I lie trying to avoid the rocks poking into my back, I think this is going to be the first and last time Sarah and I will go camping. I love the simplicity and the adventure of camping. The idea of this weekend was to share that love with my luxurytravelling girlfriend. To go to a music festival in the middle of summer, and set up a tent. Perfect introduction right? Except it’s the middle of summer in Victoria. Some days here it’s 40 degrees, other days, it drops to about two degrees overnight. When you haven’t bothered to check

I give Sarah the options: “We can either get a cab into town and stay there, or just camp here again for the night the weather forecast, you arrive hopelessly underprepared. The camping equipment has been lying around in a garage for a few years. The tent is not as waterproof as it used to be, the air mattress doesn’t stay inflated the way it used to, and one sleeping bag between two people might have been

adequate if the weather was above 20 degrees. When we ease our cold, aching bodies out of the tent the next day, Sarah is understandably not impressed. There’s worse to come: I go to unlock the boot of our “budgetfriendly” rent-a-car, and snap it off in the lock. When I call the office in Melbourne and ask them to bring a replacement key, they say it’s going to take 24 hours. I give Sarah the options: “We can either get a cab into town and stay there, or just camp here again for the night.” Her face gives me the answer. “I’ll call a cab.” Ben Groundwater is an award-winning travel writer who used to really love camping.

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