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WHAT’S inside 08 V-Day wardrobe sorted What to wear and your fragrance psychology guide.
Business and industry news liftout.
33 Back to school Last minute must-haves.
10 Name game
Having a baby and stuck for a name? Find out the top names for 2013.
12 Evoke your senses Using fragrances to transform the mood of your home.
16 Seven steps to a healthier you
Your plan for a fit and fabulous 2014.
20 Homegrown goodness
Inside DADZ Farm’s niche food production line in the Lockyer Valley.
Venture outside of Ipswich to discover the region’s award-winning drops.
44 Margot madness
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We chat with Margot Robbie about her new film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
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47 Mustang makes return
Ford to launch new mustang in 2015.
50 DIY domination Women take over reno scene.
Editor Kiri ten Dolle Creative Melissa Doyle Contributors Grant Edwards, Geoff Egan, Jason Hodges, David Anvari, Naomi George, Rachel Vickary, Liesa Gifford. Photographers Claudia Baxter Advertising Julie Merle, Tony Field, Josh Steel, Rhonda Bristow, Cris Padilha, Brooke Thompson Advertising manager Peter Hockings Advertising deadline (April edition) March 18, 2014 Enquiries T 3817 1717 F 3817 1736 E Peter.Hockings@qt.com.au The Queensland Times 260 Brisbane St, West Ipswich, QLD, 4305 Publisher’s indemnity City Heart Magazine is published by APN Australian Publishing in Ipswich. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to City Heart Magazine, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the abovementioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.
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CITY HEART IPSWICH
CH ON THE COVER
note WELCOME to another jam-packed edition of City Heart. This month our cover is graced by Hatton Vale couple Bliss and Cameron Grayson, who were the winners of our cover competition in December. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day on February 14, there’s no better backdrop for a couple’s shoot than Lovers Lane, at Ironbark. Each year the famous bus stop brings lovers out in their droves to frolic between the giant heart and arrow. A big thank you must go to Gaye’s Hair Fashions in the Mall for styling our models and also QT photographer Claudia Baxter for capturing the images. Keep reading to follow the love story behind these city sweethearts. While you are there, you’ll also
LOVEBIRDS: Cameron and Bliss Grayson.
Lovely day for couple LOVE STORIES DON’T GET MUCH SWEETER THAN THAT OF CAMERON AND BLISS GRAYSON.
find a guide to colour and
says. “He got down on one knee and in the middle of the international airport – there were people everywhere – and asked me if I would marry him.”
fragrance psychology to help you
FEBRUARY 14 marks the 11-year
nut out what to wear on a V-Day
anniversary since the devoted duo
Mary’s Church in 2009 and spent
date. Our team has put together a
met at a friend’s party.
a month in New Zealand on their
back-to-school spread of essentials you might have missed and don’t forget to check out your stars for the year ahead. In the centre you’ll find our Professionals of Ipswich directory. This special section has been designed to showcase Ipswich’s diverse blend of business and industry leaders. Big or small each professional shares a mutual passion for the city. If it’s an
The year was 2003, Bliss was in Grade 11. “We were high school sweethearts,” she says. For them, Valentine’s Day has become a special anniversary on the calendar each year. “It was the day we finally got
The couple were married at St
honeymoon. They’ve recently finished building their first home together at Hatton Vale, which they share with their two dogs. Cameron is a painter, trading under his business Cameron
together,” Bliss says. “It was a
Grayson Painting Services, while
Saturday night and we were at a
Bliss works as a property manag-
er for Rent My Property at Booval.
“That night Cam said, one day I’m going to marry you.” Fast-forward four years and
“Cam and I are best friends,” Bliss says. “People say you’re on the same page as someone but
accounting, legal, retail, finance,
Bliss was returning from a month-
my family say Cam and I are on
beauty, health or trades
long adventure in Europe when
the same sentence. I say some-
professional you can find them
Cameron popped the question to
thing and he finishes it.”
his sweetheart. “He came to the airport to pick
Kiri ten Dolle Page 6.
me up and he proposed,” she
They will celebrate Valentine’s
VALENTINE’S Day stems back to the ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. Legend has it single girls would write their names down and place them into an urn. Each bachelor in the community would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her. It was considered the way of ensuring fertility. When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, the Christian church pegged the festival to the legend of St Valentine. According to the tale, third century AD Roman Emperor Claudius II sought to bolster his army and forbade young men to marry. Valentine defied the ban and performed marriages in secret. As the story goes, Valentine was executed in AD 270 on February 14 for his defiant ways.
Cameron and Bliss were the
Day on a road trip to North
winners of the City Heart Cover
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Secret messages FLOWERS AREN’T JUST PRETTY. THEY REPRESENT DIFFERENT MEANINGS, AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE BEEN A WAY OF COMMUNICATING IN DIFFERENT CULTURES
If you are planning on giving flowers
initial infatuation, but for when
to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, here are some conventional flower meanings that may sway your choice: © Red roses – perfection and beauty. © Pink roses – elegance, grace, and joy. © Orange roses – passion and desire. © Yellow roses – happiness and
© Lavender roses – the enchantment of a new love. © White roses – purity and innocence. © Carnations – love, distinction and fascination. © Tulips – perfect love (not for you’re sure you’ve found “the one”). © Orchids – a delicate, rare beauty (they can also symbolise wealth). © Peruvian lilies – devotion and friendship (these are good for when you are not confident about declaring a full-fledged romantic love). © Sunflowers – warmth and caring.
Black Beauty BLACK conveys mystery, glamour, elegance, drama and style. Keep it simple though. A little black dress, black heels and a black clutch is all you need. Want to showcase your quirky side? Switch the black heels for a fun turquoise or shocking pink. Warning: Remember, there’s a big difference between simple sophistication and Morticia Adams, so go easy. Too much black – clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery and eye makeup can be more ‘scary Goth’ than ‘sexy glam’. Wear it with… an Oriental fragrance that tells the world, “I am an exotic enigma, wrapped in a mystery.” Our fave? Rogue Rihanna eau de parfum.
I am woman hear me roar! Let’s hear it for sexy scarlet, ruby red and majestic magenta. Red is powerful, emotional, exciting and passionate so have fun with it. Warning: Head-to-toe red is a big fashion no-no. Red dress, red shoes, red bag, red lips and red accessories is frankly too much sweetie, so let’s tone it down. A red dress and red shoes work best with a nude lip, a metallic clutch or even a splash of a contrasting colour like purple. Wear it with…a Mossy Woods Fragrance that says, “I am dynamic, dramatic and sensual!” Try Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna eau de toilette to really unleash your inner diva.
Orange you glad to see me? It’s fresh, it’s fun and it’s just a little bit bold. We recommend choosing one great piece in orange – a jacket, a dress, a cool statement bag or a great pair of orange heels – and pairing it with neutral black, white or navy. Warning: You really only need a splash of this colour. Too much orange and you may end up looking like you’re going to a costume party as a citrus fruit. Just sayin’. Wear it with…a fruity fragrance: You’re fun and effervescent. Go for bright sparkly floral notes mixed with sweet berries such as Beyoncé Heat Rush, Vera Wang Lovestruck or Reveal by Halle Berry.
LADIES, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR V-DAY DATE, IT’S ALSO ABOUT THE COLOURS AND THE SCENTS YOU CHOOSE TO EXPRESS YOUR INNER SELF SERIOUSLY! Colour and fragrance are key to sending out subtle, subliminal messages about who you are and what you want, so we’ve come up with a little colour and fragrance psychology 101 to help you out. – Rachel Vickary
Sweetness and Light
Soft, mid-tone browns, muted pumpkins and splashes of green can convey
White can be a bit of a cliché, but it really is the colour of purity and inno-
that you are an earthy, sensible and calm person whom others can lean on.
cence. If it’s a little too virginal for you, go for shades of pretty pink which are
Warning: Be careful wearing these colours if your date happens to be taking
girly, fun and sweet.
place in a forest – you may get lost in the foliage – awkward!
Warning: If you do want to go for white, avoid ordering the spaghetti and
Wear it with…a woody fragrance with earthy hints of bamboo, nashi, lotus
meatballs, while if pink is your thing, then take care you don’t go overboard
flower and balsa wood to express your femininity and radiance. We love
and end up more Barbie than babe.
Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline eau de toilette
Wear it with…a Gourmand fragrance to add a spicy edge. We love Angel by Thierry Mugler eau de parfum
Want to let that special someone know that you’re the loyal, calm and oh-so
Regal, luxurious and rich, rich, rich! If you’re dressing to impress, then we
dependable type? Then go for soothing shades of blue. It’s reminiscent of
recommend lush, royal shades of purple fit for a Queen.
the ocean and the sky and it just whispers “tranquillity”.
Warning: Choose your shade of purple wisely; otherwise you could end up
Warning: Unless you’re going motocross racing or horse riding on your date,
looking a little ‘mother of the bride’. A really good tip is to hold the colour up
then blue jeans are not really a date-worthy choice. Think soft, flowing fabrics
near your face in good lighting. If it makes you look fresh and fab, then that’s
that mimic the waves mixed in with soft metallic shades for a gorgeous
the one to grab.
Valentine’s Day look.
Wear it with…a water fragrance that says “I am energy and light”. Keep the
Wear it with… true floral fragrance expressing your Zen-like cool and calm.
night interesting with crisp citrus notes and a splash of pepper or mint such
Try delicious ingredients including freesia and bergamot, tangerine and
as DKNY Golden Delicious or Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio eau de toilette.
pink peppercorns like those found in Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb eau de toilette.
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Names set to go retro A REVIVAL IN ANCESTRAL AND BABY BOOMER BABY NAMES ARE TIPPED TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN 2014
Ivy was a new entrant to the list at number 18, possibly inspired by Beyonce’s baby Blue Ivy, born in 2012. Other names with a prominent V included
CHARLOTTE trumped the list of
the ever-popular Olivia, Evie,
50 most popular girl’s names
Eva and Evelyn. Jack and
among Australian parents in 2013,
Jackson, also spelled with an X
after six years in the top 10. Oliver
(like Jaxon), took out second and
remained a clear favourite,
third place in the top boy’s names.
retaining top place as the most
New names in 2013 included
popular boy’s name, for the third
Levi, which entered strongly at
year in a row.
23rd position, reflecting the trend
The survey by babycenter.com
for names with a strong V sound.
found a common liking for the
Levi is also an example of the
letter V, with Ava leaping into
still-strong trend for Old Testament
second place from 20th position in
biblical names. Other new names
on the list included Leo, Zach, Archie, Tyler, Elijah and Hayden.
Top 20 boy’s names in 2013:
Top 20 names for girls in 2013
Evoke your senses
THEY possess a subtle ability to
People are always compliment-
enhance emotion and alter ones
ing me on how beautiful the shop
smells, and I say compliment
The impact a fragrance has never leaves you. When a person recalls an event, scent will almost always be a part of that memory.
‘Fragrances are the perfect way to transform the mood.’ - Naomi George is the owner of Province Modern Country
If you’re going for the outdoor
because it is purposeful that on
option throw a few lamps around
entering the store your environ-
and if you have a spare chandelier
ment changes dramatically.
lying about hang it from a
I want you to feel relaxed and
branch… seriously, grab an extension cord and get creative. It’s a
because we always have fresh
super quick way to add drama and
Perfume by Patrick Suskind. The
flowers and foliage combined with
blow the socks off your guests.
pages evoke the sights and
candles or diffusers.
scents of 18th-century France.
welcome and you feel that way
One of my favourite books is
AT HOME WITH
limits on how you can use your
Through Suskind one can
Heading into autumn remember
Alternatively for those with ample time on their hands, get
it as a fabulous time of year to
busy with jars and fishing line and
imagine the foul smell when he
entertain. The success of a per-
tea lights – hang them everywh-
writes of the heat and stench of
fect evening is in creating the
ere, but remember, allow two
the fish market and more plea-
hours to go around lighting all the
santly the conjuring of sweet
Killer lighting, great food, cool
floral ideas with his words of
drinks, to die for play list and….
fire pit – light it but have piles of
crushed rose petals and lavender
cut logs stacked, they look good
Fill jugs, jars, pots, urns with
Given we are in the month of
foliage and flowers, even herbs –
February and all things romance
all makes for an amazing sensory
abound, perhaps remember the
simple path of scent.
Inside or outside, there are no
tea lights. If you have a fireplace or
and also add a wonderful earthy scent. So there you have it, if you want an evening to be remembered, awaken the senses.
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Your seven-step body IF GETTING INTO SHAPE WAS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3, WE’D ALL BE FIT AND FABULOUS
flexibility and wanting to live a
WITH a little planning, determina-
question you can ask yourself.
metabolised and converted by the
Most people fail at transforming
liver directly to energy rather than
their bodies because they lose
getting stored as fat. Keeping
focus and sabotage their results
portion sizes under control (yes
with negative thoughts and en-
we all eat too much) and spending
trenched habits. By focusing on
more time in the fresh food aisles
the why and believing you’re
of the supermarket choosing
worth it, you will achieve and
nutritious and unprocessed single
maintain great results.
ingredient foods such as nuts,
3. Nutrition Plan
vegetables and fish is the corner-
tion and willpower you too can earn the body you’ve always dreamed of.
David DAVID Anvari is a personal trainer and nutritionist at Anytime Fitness Springfield. Got a question? Contact him at davidanvari@ icloud.com or www. facebook.com/david.anvari
Here are the seven steps personal trainer David Anvari uses to help clients transform their bodies. Implementing these into a new year regime will help you achieve fast and effective weight loss results in 2014. 1. Action Plan Write down where you are now and where you want to be and when. For example: “I am 80kg and I want to be a slender 60kg in 20 weeks.” Be sure to include goals that help your quality of life such as increased energy, more
healthier alternative to butter for
cooking purposes as it increases
The why is the most important
A personalised meal plan creat-
your metabolism and is mostly
stone of healthy eating and sub-
ed for you is an important aspect
sequent fat loss.
of any transformation. Many of my
4. Exercise Plan
clients shop and prepare a sub-
Once you have at least started
stantial amount of their food on
the above three steps, commit
the weekend to make it easier.
yourself by joining a gym with a
Remember, it needs to be healthy
training partner and/or personal
but it also needs to be fat burning
trainer and stick to set times. Your
at the same time.
exercise program should be
For example, coconut oil is a
longer, happier life.
E N QU I R IE S
transformation personalised to suit your body
you will naturally tend to be more
type, your goals and your sche-
selective about the food you put
dule. Generic programs seldom
into your body and will tend to
work and quickly get boring and if
work out more often. That’s why
not shown how to perform the
it’s important to have a training
exercises properly can result in
partner, personal trainer, life
injury. If you want to change your
coach or online personal trainer
habits you must create new ones.
keeping you accountable and
5. Tracking Progress
sharing your experiences, espe-
I have my clients fill out regular
cially when the initial honeymoon
nutrition and exercise diaries
period is over. Go back to your
whereby I can make sure what
goals and review why you want
they are doing is optimum in terms
of their goals. Tracking is a great
7. Reward Yourself
tool to look back and see where
It’s important to acknowledge
you have come from and draw
what you have achieved and
from that inspiration. My favourite
reward yourself with a massage, a
is before and after shots. Get out
holiday, or something of signif-
your camera and take a before
icant value. You want to create
positive feelings around your
successes and encourage your-
By keeping track and being accountable of what you are doing
self to the next challenge (start at step one again).
Vegies can DITCH THAT CAN OF FAKE TAN. THIS SUMMER THEREâ€™S NOTHING ATTRACTIVE ABOUT LOOKING LIKE TANDOORI CHICKEN
toes and rockmelon carry potent antioxidants which warm your skin tone. These carotenoids influence an individualâ€™s appearance by
NEW research out of the Un-
giving their skin a yellow tinge
ited Kingdom suggests you
and healthy glow, attributes that
should eat your way to a nat-
humans generally ascribe to
The study by the University
The study took images of 20
of York found vegetables can
men and women and adjusted
give you a sexier glow than
their skin tone to represent
most artificial bronzers and
somebody who ate an abun-
even the sun.
dance of fruit and vegetables.
A diet rich in fruit and vege-
Skin superfoods including carrots, tomatoes, sweet pota-
The images were then shown
tables can boost radiance
to more than 50 volunteers who
thanks to the pigmented
rated them on attractiveness. It
carotenoids found in brightly
was found that those with the
coloured fresh produce.
carotenoid glow were perceived
give you a glow “Chilli contains a compound
Facts about skin problems
called capsaicin, a compound
n Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed
ing endorphins and stimulates
cancers each year in Australia.
nerve endings throughout the
n Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, commonly found in spray tans has
body,” Mr Gurney said
been linked to cancer, cause tumours and damage DNA.
that can release mood-enhanc-
“Celery may also help men
n St Tropez, one of the leading self-tanning products in Australia,
attract mates, as it has been
sells three bottles of bronzing mousse a minute around the world.
found to contain the pheromone androstenone. Androstenone is a natural chemical excreted by
to be better looking than those
by simply incorporating more
the male sweat glands that may
vegetables into your everyday
be linked to attracting the
diet, and it is more likely to
Leading horticulture body AUSVEG spokesman Hugh
make you attractive to the
Gurney encouraged greater
opposite sex,” Mr Gurney said
consumption of vegetables.
For those looking to further
“The health benefits of vegetables are widely known, howprovide extra motivation for
excessive amount of money on
studies have demonstrated that
people to consume the recom-
tanning products this summer,
a diet high in vegetables can
mended amounts of fresh
you can achieve a healthy glow
even help out below the belt.
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Carrots. When consumed regularly the skin produces a more natural and healthy-looking hue. Tomatoes, sweet potatoes, rockmelon and apricots. Like carrots, these carotenoid-rich fruits and vegies not only improve skin tones but also provide other health benefits. Spinach and kale. These dark, leafy greens should be a diet staple in your diet Olive Oil. Boosts the skin’s moisture boost for a healthier appearance.
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Goodness in a bottle: Our favourite serving suggestions: Pickled onions: Try caramelising and serve hot. Pickled cucumber: Cracker, cheese, pickled cucumber, smoked salmon and a capers on top. Beetroot wedges with mint: Serve hot with lamb roast. Fig and port mustard: Coat a lamb roast with the mustard. Jaboticaba: Great with cheese, on a sandwich, or in a lemon cheesecake. Beetroot relish: Great with pork roast or avocado on toast. Green mango chutney: Pour over chicken or pork and bake in oven. Onion relish: Great with crackers and cheese or on burgers. Chilli relish: Use it to make nachos or as a flavour base on pizza. Worcestershire sauce: Use in a stir-fry or oysters Kilpatrick. All relishes can be used as a dip. If you want it creamy just add sour cream or cream cheese.
TEMPTING SELECTION: D.A.D.Z Farms offer a range of homemade treats.
What a bottler! D.A.D.Z FARM IS A FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESS WHICH ORIGINATED FROM THE MULGOWIE MARKETS IN THE LOCKYER VALLEY D.A.D.Z Farm stands for Darrin
Liesa LIESA Gifford is from the Handmade Expo, a monthly market at the Ipswich Turf Club for everything handmade, hand-crafted and home-baked.
for many reasons, but the one that
others who were affected far worse
stands out the most is the quality
than ourselves but we are still
and diversity of the stalls,” Deb
getting over it even now.”
says. “You can purchase a unique,
They continue to feel the loss of
high-quality item that is made by
income, repair and replacement of
an Australian in Australia and it’s
cultivation, fencing and equipment.
not mass produced.”
“What people don’t realise is the
The D.A.D.Z range is gluten-free
And Debbie Zischke’s Farm. The
effect of floods on the soil,” Deb
and includes their famous pickled
husband and wife team are at the
says. “The soil structure and micro-
onions and Mulgabeets (bottled
forefront of the business and are
organisms don’t repair themselves
beetroot) and other pickled vege-
now in their ninth year of produc-
overnight. It can take years to get
tables, relishes, jams and pre-
the soil condition back to where it
serves. There are more than 50
different products on the menu.
Their farm is nestled in the hills of Mt Mistake and Mt Castle on the banks of Laidley Creek.
“Two floods in three years has
Deb and Darrin are offering
devastated many farmers and
readers a Deb’s Birthday Special at
some will never get over it. The
Handmade Expo Market at the
vegetable farming with an empha-
best way for people to support
Ipswich Turf Club on February 15.
sis on sustainable farming practic-
farmers is to buy Australian fruit
es. They bottle predominantly
The family has a background in
everything they grow. Darrin and Deb were severely affected by the 2011 floods and
looking back Deb says: “There are
Deb and Darrin attend the Handmade Expo Market at Ipswich. “We love attending the markets
Follow D.A.D.Z Farms adventures via their Facebook page or visit them every month at the Handmade Expo Market in Ipswich.
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ALIGNMENT: Dr Scott Charlton of Booval Chiropractic.
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normalise spine biomechanics
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ropractic is certified in Chiroprac-
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we see. Naturally, these findings
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Procedures bring relief for patients DR NICK BAVEAS AT REDBANK DENTAL CENTRE HAS SEEN THE INCREDIBLE CHANGES TOOTH IMPLANTS CAN MAKE TO A PATIENT’S QUALITY OF LIFE.
foods. The main complaints of denture wearers are: loosening of the lower denture, pain during chewing, problems with speech, problems with appearance, and problems with eating. Chewing ability of people wearing top and bottom full
DR BAVEAS has a Masters in
dentures is less than 20% of
Clinical Dentistry degree in
those with natural teeth.
placing implants, the only gener-
It has been reported in the
al dentist with this qualification in
research that more than 50% of
lower dentures have problems
This degree is the only formal university qualification in Queensland for general dental practitioners to place implants. He places quality implants
with stability and movement during chewing. Patients who get two or three implants to support the lower denture and hold it in place,
manufactured in the UK and is
comment on the massive
committed to ensuring patients
change to their lives.
feel relaxed and takes time to talk to each individual. Dr Baveas has established
There is really nothing else done in dentistry that has such a profound impact on a patient’s
long-term relationships with
quality of life. This is one of the
many of his patients and enjoys
reasons Dr Baveas loves this
a strong referral rate.
He can place implants to
Although the greatest benefit
replace one or more teeth in a
comes from retaining a lower
way that more closely resembles
denture with implants, there can
a real tooth or teeth. Implants
be significant improvements for
can also be used to keep den-
tures in place. As just about anyone who has
If you do have trouble with your upper staying in place then
a full lower denture can tell you,
implants can certainly change
these prosthetics can have
enormous problems. Unlike the top plate which will
If you get implants for the top
DEDICATED: Principal dentist Nick Baveas at the Redbank Dental Centre. Photo: Contributed
at Redbank Dental Centre at
Redbank Dental Centre.
jaw, they can remove the cover-
Kruger Pde. “We are very happy
Margaret and Jenny encour-
usually have a good deal of
age on the palate and this will
and lucky to have them both join
age and welcome all patients to
suction, the lower plate tends to
feel better in your mouth.
move significantly while eating. This can result in sore spots, a lack of confidence in social situations, and avoiding those
our team because for their
Redbank Dental Centre and look
The upper denture is then
experience and connection
forward to seeing them all again.
considerably smaller and has a
within our community for the
n The Child Dental Benefits
past 25 years,” he said.
Schedule (CDBS) is now up and
This will also increase your
Margaret and Jenny worked
running. Eligible two to 17-year-
foods that are more difficult to
enjoyment of eating, as the
with Dr Angeli for 25 years
olds will qualify for bulk-billed
palate plays a major role in taste.
before he sold his practice at
dental services at Redbank
n Dr Baveas has welcomed
Redbank to go into retirement.
Dental at Kruger Village. To
Unfortunately this can mean a less healthy diet compared to
dental assistants Margaret and
Dr Angeli and his family are
those who are able to eat harder
Jenny to the experienced team
now patients of Dr Baveas at
check eligibility, please call or drop in for more details.
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Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist: n Early or late loss of baby
CAD/CAM technology and robot-
ics to produce the absolute best
n Crowded or misplaced teeth;
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n Crowded front teeth around
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There is no need for a referral,
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and patients or parents can con-
tact Greater Springfield Orthodon-
n Mouth breathing;
tics directly if they have concerns.
n Finger or thumb sucking;
At the opening of their second
n Jaws that pop or make
facial aesthetics, said Dr Lachlan
practice at Brookwater Village in
sounds when opening and
Crowther, one of the orthodontists
Tournament Drive, Dr Peter South-
at Greater Springfield Orthodon-
all, who has more than 25 years
experience in specialist orthodon-
Combined with maximum effi-
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ciency to reduce time in braces
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and number of visits, he said they
with appliances to improve facial
cherished their reputation of
growth and breathing, and added
fantastic results within a friendly
that early presentation also reduc-
es the need to remove teeth.
n Teeth that come together IN HOT SEAT: Mayor Paul Pisasale and Springfield Councillor David Morrison join Dr Peter Southall (in chair) and Dr Lachlan Crowther for the opening night of Greater Springfield Orthodontics. Photo: Nicola Rose Photography
abnormally, or do not come together at all; n Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face.
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Aphrodisiacs: Food of Love
The perfect treat
CHOCOLATE Pure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psychoactive feel-good chemical, and phenylethylamine, the “love chemical” which releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain. It is said to help induce feelings of excitement, attraction and euphoria. Cacao also contains tryptophan, a key component of the neurotransmitter serotonin known to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation. FIGS This sexy fruit has long been
THESE GOOEY CHOCOLATE FONDANTS ARE SIMPLE TO MAKE AND CAN BE BAKED AT THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE SERVING. THE PERFECT SURPRISE FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT IN. SERVE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF BERRIES AND A BIG DOLLOP OF CREAM
Chocolate Fondant n 350g dark chocolate, roughly
the flour and mix well. Pour the melted chocolate
into the butter mixture and stir
n 50g soft butter, room temp
to form a smooth batter.
n 150g caster sugar n 4 eggs n 3 tbsp plain flour
Divide the chocolate mixture evenly between the moulds. Place the fondants into the oven and bake for 16 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 180c and
They should be cooked at least
grease six dariole moulds with
1cm in from the edge, check by
butter and place them on a
inserting a skewer.
baking tray. Melt the chocolate by placing
Use the skewer to run around the mould to remove the fon-
thought of as an arousing stim-
it in a large bowl and then over
dant from the side. Then turn
ulant, and an open fig has great
a saucepan of simmering
out on to plates and serve
feminine imagery. Figs are
water. Make sure the bowl
immediately with a dollop of
steeped in history and are one of
does not touch the water and
the oldest-recorded fruits. They
the steam does not escape
are mentioned in the Bible –
from the sides.
Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to
Beat the butter and sugar
NOTE: The mixture can be kept in the fridge for up to a day before baking, making
cover their private parts – and
until light and fluffy then gra-
them perfect for a dinner party
they are reported to have been
dually beating in each egg. Add
or hiding them for a loved one.
Cleopatra’s favourite fruit. Ancient Greeks held them as sacred and associated them with love and fertility. GARLIC Now, wait a minute. It might get a bad rap, but more importantly it’s strong, which is exactly what it will do for guys, apparently. Nevertheless, it is said garlic is full of magical properties to manifest powers of romance. One of these is allicin, an ingredient that will increase blood flow. OYSTERS Oysters are probably the most evocative symbol of passion, and many are aware of their reputation for increasing sexual desire. Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. HONEY Sweet, sticky honey is a great source of boron, a trace mineral that helps the body use and metabolize estrogen, the female sex hormone. This mineral may also enhance testosterone levels in the blood, the hormone responsible for promoting sex drive.
Oysters Kilpatrick SERVES: 4 Ingredients 1 packet (125g) 97% fat-free bacon short cuts 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce 6 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce 2 dozen oysters in shell Method Trim excess fat off bacon, cut into small dices and combine with barbecue and Worcestershire sauce. Place oysters on a flat baking tray and spoon even amount of mixture over top of each oyster. Place under a hot griller until bacon is cooked and crispy.
Chocolate dipped strawberries SAY I love you with this decadent dessert treat Ingredients 150g milk chocolate 150g dark chocolate 150g white chocolate 750g large strawberries, washed, dried
Method Break up milk chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl doesnâ€™t touch the water to avoid it burning. Pour into a serving bowl or transfer into a fondue set. Repeat with dark chocolate and white chocolate. Serve melted chocolate and strawberries on a platter.
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mouldy, toilet seats that close
In that time the range has grown
They can talk the talk; they can
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ledgeable and experienced right-
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When someone comes to Highgrove Bathrooms looking for
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building experience wherein the
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selecting the tap or shower head
The business specialises in designer-style bathroom ware at wholesale prices. Steadily growing in number
they like the most. Think outside of the box and there is no end to the creativity that you can input into your new
across south-east Queensland,
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CH TRAVEL Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm at Mt Alford. Photo: David Nielsen
Sip your way along the Scenic WHILE WE RELISH THE LAST OF WHAT SUMMER HAS TO OFFER, SOON WE’LL BE MOURNING ITS PASSING
Woodlands of Marburg
THANKFULLY, autumn brings a
public in 2002, after it underwent
bounty of fresh foods – a great
major restorations. A small
excuse to retreat to the kitchen
vineyard is the newest addition to
and get cooking or hit the road to
the venue, which is a popular spot
discover the magical diversity of
for weddings and functions. Taste
one of their boutique wines
Explore vineyards and villages,
DISCOVER the intriguing past of Woodlands of Marburg. The plantation-style mansion was built in 1890 but only opened to the
through the restaurant – or order
go on an adventure along the
a case by mail order.
Brisbane River or simply picnic by
174 Seminary Rd, Marburg.
one of our stunning dams.
Phone 07 5464 4777 www.woodlandsofmarburg.com.
CHEERS! Barry Hoffensetz of Ironbark Ridge Vineyard with a favourite glass of red at his Purga winery. Photo: David Nielsen
Paradine Estate Wines
perfect getaway in the Border
shiraz and chambourcin wines.
Ranges. It produces only 2000
The Barrel Room cellar door is
Normanby Wines BE CAPTIVATED by the delightful surrounds at Normanby
VISIT the old barn-style cellar
Wines, located in the quaint
door – open Saturdays and
bottles of wine each year and the
open Wednesday to Sunday.
country town of Harrisville. Taste
Sundays and public holidays –
cellar door is available exclusively
Cnr F.M.Bell and Brent Rds,
their award-winning drops,
and enjoy 360-degree views over
to cottage guests.
including verdelho, shiraz, durif,
Harrisville township. Taste some
chambourcin, grenache, viognier
of the award-winning wines,
and merlot at the cellar door. Or
handpicked off the vine, including
Phone 07 5544 3285
why not tour the vineyard, play a
cabernet, mourvedre and durif.
game of boule on the lawn or
38 North St, Harrisville.
enjoy a barbecue in the courtyard
Phone 07 5467 1120
and take in the views of Ivory’s Rock and Flinder’s Peak?
Seidenspinner Rd, Mount
Phone 07 5463 0270
Ironbark Ridge Vineyard Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard LOCATED south of Boonah in
IRONBARK Ridge Vineyard, situated at Purga, south-west of
the heart of the Scenic Rim,
Ipswich, is said to be the oldest
BARNEY Creek Vineyard
Bunjurgen Estate comprises of
established vineyard in the region,
Phone 07 5467 1214
Cottages is a boutique winery
2200 vines, each handpicked to
established in 1984. The vineyard
offering accommodation for a
produce award-winning, boutique
produces a variety of wines
178 Dunns Ave, Harrisville.
Barney Creek Vineyard
TRAVEL CH Woodlands of Marburg. Photo: David Nielsen
Rim including chardonnay, shiraz, shiraz grenache blend, shiraz, grenache and dolchetto blend, and vintage port. The historical tasting room built in early 1900s was originally a miner’s cottage and now offers cellar door tastings and sales, along with a selection of cheeses, olives and coffee. 478 Middle Rd, Purga Phone: 07 5464 6787 www.ironbarkridge.com.au. Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm YOU’D be forgiven for mistaking Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm for a picturesque venue in the south of France. The architect-designed cellar door and restaurant provide a view of lavender, vineyards and the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range – it’s an atmosphere conducive for sipping Kooroomba’s award-winning wines. 168 F.M. Bells Rd, Mt Alford, via Boonah Phone 07 5463 0022 www.kooroomba.com.au Visit: www.scenicrimwines.com.au/ scenicriminetrailwineries.php.
CH WHAT’S ON
What’sON KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND IPSWICH
Ladies Race Day Ipswich Turf Club - 11.45am–5pm Human Resource Solutions once again is holding the annual Charity Ladies Race day. This event raises moneys for Ipswich Hospice and Ipswich Women’s Development Network. Tickets include a sit-down lunch, wine, beer and soft drinks, race book and entry to the track. There will be auctions, raffles, and fashions on the field. Tickets are $85 per person or $850 per table – phone 3282 1500.
FEBRUARY 15 Dust off your tiara and grab your favourite frock – the Disney Princess Film Festival is set to return in 2014 to Birch Carroll & Coyle and Event Cinemas. Kicking off on February 15 and running on weekends through until March 16, Ipswich Disney enthusiasts young and old can revisit Disney’s most loved titles on the big screen. Tickets are $8 (plus $1.10 online booking fee per ticket) and can be purchased through eventcinemas.com.au or at the box office.
The Roy Orbison Tribute Show Featuring Athol Matcham and the In Dreams Show Band. Athol proudly performs as the number one Roy Orbison show in Australia. Ipswich Civic Centre. Tickets cost $35.
The Kransky Sisters
Disney Princess Film Festival
over the two days. Ipswich Turf Club Entry is only $5 per adult; children under 15 free.
Return to the Cloudland Ballroom For more than 35 years, Cloudland Ballroom stood overlooking the Brisbane City. Now a show encapsulating everything it stood for returns to the stage in 2014. Ipswich Civic Centre Adults: $44; Concession/Students: $39; Groups 10+: $34.
TASHI Imaginary Theatre brings to life Anna and Barbara Fienberg's well-loved adventure books. Come and see two fabulous theatrical adaptations of these exciting family stories. Duration time: 70 minutes. Target age group between 4-10 years. Three show package includes Tashi, Pete The Sheep and Wombat Stew. For bookings phone Ipswich Civic Centre on 3810 6100.
The Kransky Sisters – Piece of Cake Back by popular demand are The Kransky Sisters with Piece Of Cake!. Featuring a sweet and savoury selection of well-known songs gleaned from their old wireless at home, and a host of spicy stories fresh from the sisters' travels - these odd-ball Queensland sisters will leave you wanting thirds. Ipswich Civic Centre All Tickets: $40; Group 10+: $30.
Ipswich Plant Expo Join Queensland’s best gardening gurus to learn and experience how to create the perfect garden in our local subtropical climate. Specialist plant growers will have rare and common garden varieties for sale
Mateship Charity Cocktail Dinner The Mateship Charity Cocktail Dinner is proudly supporting Mates4Mates, a notfor-profit organisation committed to provid-
ing holistic welfare and treatment programs that give direct support to current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members. The night includes a three-course gourmet meal, live entertainment, fantastic raffles and help raise awareness for Mates4Mates. Ipswich RSL Services Club. Tickets are $95.
Don Quixote – Imperial Russian Ballet Don Quixote was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869.Since then it has been performed all over the world by Russian and international ballet companies. Ipswich Civic Centre. Tickets cost $87.90.
Outback Easter Meet The Workshops Bilby and take your own family Easter happy snap, dance and sing-a-long with the Bush Galah, get up close to some Aussie natives at the Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters display and enjoy a miniature train ride. The Workshops Rail Museum Tickets: Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $59, adults $20, concessions $17, children (under 3) free, children (3 to 15) $11.50.
Raw, brutal slavery tale 12 YEARS A SLAVE IS A POWERFUL, VIOLENT AND HARD-TO-WATCH MASTERPIECE, WRITES GEOFF EGAN
Years A Slave shows slavery as it
performances. It doesn’t shy away
was – racist, violent, exploitative
from the violence or hate of the
and horrifying. The film portrays
time, with lynchings, executions
two vastly different white slave
and rape showed in all their bru-
masters in the film – the thoughtful
tality, while the film’s use of the N
and relatively kind William Ford
word is a constant reminder of the hate and venom it encompasses.
THE heart-breaking true story of
(Benedict Cumberbatch) and the
Solomon Northrup (Chiwitel
violently cruel Edwin Epps (Mi-
Ejiofor), a black man born free in
But the movie isn’t without off-moments with Brad Pitt’s, one
New York state, who was drugged
Northrup’s knowledge of what
and kidnapped into slavery, is one
living a free life is like, in compari-
as the hero Canadian who frees
of the finest films in recent memo-
son to the other slaves in the
Northrup, seems out of place. The
ry, with some of the best acting to
movie, many of whom have only
usually excellent Pitt is surprisingly
known a life in chains, is especially
poor in a film full of incredible
heart-breaking in a movie full of
performances. Despite that, 12
Steve McQueen, the film is based
sorrow. The film’s lead actors
Years a Slave is as heavy and
on the published 1853 memoirs of
Ejiofor, Fassbender and Lupita
emotionally-draining film. It shows
the real Solomon Northrup. Set in
Nyong’o, who plays another of
the engine which built the early
the haunting plantations of pre-
Epps’ slaves, put in amazingly
United States in all its horror and
American Civil War Louisiana, 12
convincing and heart-wrenching
Directed by British filmmaker
of the film’s producers, late cameo
facts Movie: 12 Years A Slave Stars: Chiwitel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt Director: Steve McQueen Rating: MA15+ Reviewer: Geoff Egan Stars: 4 ½
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Margot Robbie in a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street. Trending with Elvis was a career highlight.
RED CARPET: Australia’s newest international movie star Margot Robbie at the premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street in her home state of Queensland, Brisbane. Photo: AAP
Margot’s the big trendsetter SEEING HERSELF ON POSTERS AROUND HER OLD QUEENSLAND HAUNTS IS AN “INCREDIBLE” NEW REALITY FOR THE STAR OF THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, WRITES RAE WILSON
recent days. “She said, ‘You, Elvis Presley and Honey Boo Boo Child’,” she said.
Margot Robbie and “especially nice and down-to-earth” Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street.
“I said, ‘That was the greatest sentence you’ve ever said’ and
asks me of home that’s where I
that’s when I thought ‘I’ve made
Robbie, who also recently filmed
“It was incredible, I’ve been so lucky.” Robbie said her icon actress was
The former Neighbours star said
Focus with Will Smith, joked the
Cate Blanchett, but she would love
MARGOT Robbie was delightfully
she considered Dalby “home” and
female population must hate her
to work with Philip Seymour Hoff-
friendly and refreshingly open as
hoped to make it back there for a
she walked the red carpet to the
family trip at Easter.
premiere of her new film, also
“Though I grew up on the Gold
“Even though they have huge
“I’m not sure I could work with
profiles ... Leo and Will are among
(Blanchett) because I think I’d be
starring Leo DiCaprio, in Brisbane
Coast we moved around a lot,”
that handful of actors known for
too terrified the entire time to even
being especially nice and down-to-
be in her presence or even be in
earth good people,” she said.
the same frame as her,” she said.
She said she decided the defin-
“My grandparents’ place out at
“My expectations were way up
Robbie has flown to New Zea-
always had throughout my entire
here and they somehow managed
land to begin filming her new film, Z
childhood, so when someone
to exceed them.
for Zachariah, with Chris Pine.
ing moment in her career so far
Dalby has been the one house I’ve
was when her publicist told her she was trending on Google in
Fast times in Year of Horse Chinese zodiac signs Rat Intellectual, imaginative, charming 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 Ox Honest, motivated, genuine 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 Tiger Brave, unpredictable, resilient 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 Rabbit Friendly, talented, calm 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 Dragon Innovative, self-assured, passionate 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012 Snake Wise, intuitive, charming 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013 Horse Friendly, positive, sophisticated 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 Sheep Artistic, elegant, kind 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 Monkey Witty, clever, resourceful 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 Rooster Hard-working, courageous, romantic 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017 Dog Loyal, compassionate, honest 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 Pig Reliable, generous, devoted 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
THE NEW MOON ON JANUARY 31 MARKED THE START OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE WOODEN HORSE. IT’S CONSIDERED A YEAR OF GOOD FORTUNE AND LUCK. If you’re born in the Year of the
translator, bartender, performer,
Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta,
horse, you are said to be clever,
tour operator, librarian or pilot.
Genghis Khan, Sir Isaac Newton,
animated, kind and fun-loving.
Famous people born in the Year
Barbara Streisand, Cindy Craw-
Wooden Horses are strong and
of the Horse
ford, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCart-
Helen Reddy, Liam Hemsworth,
ney and Rembrandt.
Their keen judgement and natural intuition mean they have a better ability to make decisions. According to astrologist Susan Levitt, 2014 will be a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure and surprising romance. “It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better,” she says.
“Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it.” Strap yourself in, you’re in for a ride! Horse lucky colour Green Horse lucky numbers 3, 4, 9 Horse lucky gemstone Beryl Horse lucky flower Giant taro, jasmine Most compatible zodiac for the Horse Tiger, Sheep or Dog Most incompatible zodiac for
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horoscope YOUR MONTHLY
YOUR STARS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
Jan 21 – Feb 19
Apr 21– May 21
July 24 – Aug 23
Oct 24– Nov 22
Left, right, keep moving. That
It would appear the travel bug
It’s time to be realistic Leo. All
Over the past few years you
is the mantra for Aquarians this
is likely to hit this year, encourag-
that sleeping all day, eating
have been influenced by Saturn
year. It is all action and you will
ing you to travel further afield
chocolates, ignoring exercise is
in your sign, which may have
be busier than Batman fighting
than just down to the shops and
over. You need this year to
thrown a spanner in the works.
the Joker. Your life is about to
back. Get away as often as
recover from 2013, where you
It has not been an easy journey
explode with good vibes. Look
financially possible, whether it is
felt stretched like a rubber band
to get to where you are, but
out for anyone who gets in your
work related or just for fun. No
under full pressure. This year it is
now you can put the feet up on
way this year or it could be a
one knows how to enjoy life like a
time to take care of yourself,
the desk and relax. Work and
case of Kapow! Bang! You will
bull in full charge. So get out. The
otherwise you may well find
home life are fantastic, so pour
see your troubles off easily this
grass is always greener in Tahiti.
yourself in orbit as the rubber
yourself a glass of bubbly and
band gives way.
toast your good fortune.
Aug 24 – Sept 24
Nov 23 – Dec 21
year. They should know better than to mix with a superhuman.
Pisces Feb 20 – Mar 20
Gemini May 22 – June 22 What a year it was during 2013! The new year brings money,
Bring out your inner child. It is
2014 brings to your life a year
money, money which is not a bad
hiding there among all the res-
of adventure, travel and pas-
that fishbowl you have out-
thing. If you want it, buy it. Don’t
ponsibility. It’s time to live up to
sion. Money talks the loudest
grown. That small, cramped
panic, there is plenty of cash to
the fantasy life you wished you
when it is being directed your
space means it is time to move
go around during 2014. This
could have, especially in regards
way. It may be time you get your
to a larger more spacious pad.
could be a great time to demand
to a project that is going to get
passport sorted especially if
Put the for-sale sign up and clear
a pay rise as you are special. It is
off the ground this year. It is time
you are dreaming of a romantic
space, energy and allow new
about time you were recognised
to take stock of what is impor-
proposal. Paris looks good this
experiences to come into your
for your achievements. Go hard,
tant in your life, maybe some
year, perhaps under the Eiffel
life. Life is meant to be a joy so
play hard and enjoy 2014. It is
romantic time away with your
Tower, after all it is the city of
flap your fins and start redec-
going to be a bumper year.
partner, then let the passion
Perhaps it is time to change
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 20 What matters most to Rams
Cancer June 23 – July 23 2014 brings great changes to your career zone. Could it be a
Libra Sept 24 – Oct 23 The scales are evenly bal-
Capricorn Dec 22– Jan 20 This is a year to look back and see how far you have
this year is the ability to mix work
promotion or a new career direc-
anced for the next six months,
come. It seems like a long time
and pleasure. It is a hard call as
tion? Whichever way you look at
which is fine as we all love a
ago that you were just starting
all those dinner parties can be so
it the only way is up. Crabs may
good balancing act. Why else
out in your career. Now you are
wearing, but it will be worth it for
be looking to improve their lif-
would most Librans run away to
at the head of your game.
the pay rise you so richly de-
estyle this year with a new fitness
join a circus? Life is fantastic all
Money is on your mind during
serve. It seems you have what
routine. Remember you are only
the past dramas of the year
2014. It may be time to act first
everyone needs: oodles of
as old as you feel. Ask yourself
gone. So don’t worry, everything
and ask questions later.
energy. Success awaits this year
the question? If you feel older
will come out in the wash. It may
so enjoy the rewards, you de-
than you want to be, then change
be time to move on to new
As one bolts, another arrives The 5.0-litre V8 is expected to
FORD’S NEW MUSTANG WILL REACH SHOWROOMS BY LATE 2015, JUST MONTHS BEFORE AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION OF THE FALCON AND TERRITORY FINISHES, AS GRANT EDWARDS DISCOVERS
generate 313kW of power and 529Nm of torque, while it will also be available with a turbocharged
four-cylinder which produces 227kW and 407Nm of torque.
Model: Ford Mustang Release: Late 2015 Engines: 5.0-litre V8 generating 313kW and 529Nm; 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder generating 227kW and 407Nm of torque Transmissions: Rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Ford says its Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand. Under the skin are all-new front and rear suspension systems. At
OFFICIAL prices and specifica-
the front, a new perimeter sub-
tions are yet to be revealed, but
frame helps to stiffen the structure
expect the base model to start
while reducing mass, providing a
from less than $45,000.
better foundation designed for
The all-new Mustang was
New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling. High levels of specification are also expected, including keyless entry with push-button start, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and a new Shaker Pro audio system. “Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair,
more predictable wheel control
revealed globally on Thursday –
yet, with three available brake
Ford group vice president, global
that benefits handling, steering
boasting a return of the fastback
styling, with a wider stance,
The new double-ball-joint front
At the rear is an all-new integral-
“The visceral look, sound and
link independent rear suspension.
performance of Mustang res-
shark-nose fascia and trapezoidal
MacPherson strut system also
The geometry, springs, dampers
onates with people, even if they’ve
enables the use of larger, more
and bushings all have been specif-
never driven one. Mustang is
powerful brakes. This is expected
ically modified and tuned for this
definitely more than just a car – it
to be the best stopping Mustang
is the heart and soul of Ford.”
In Australia, two engines will be available.
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Ferrari brings best V8 to BETTER AND FASTER, BUYERS OF THE NEW FERRARI 458 SPECIALE NEED NO MORE INCENTIVE, WRITES GRANT EDWARDS
no mucking around in this
perform anything like the car we
it’s been on a diet so successful
Prancing Horse. Forget cup
look forward to having our face
that Weight Watchers would be
holders. You might fit one of
pummelled by the air temperature
after the recipes.
those girlie little macchiatos in
of our choice.
THERE is already a queue for
It has dropped 90kg, with
the console, but you won’t need
There is no carpet on the floor,
any stimulant with the noise this
and you won’t find a stereo either.
fancy-pants alloys this piece of
thing generates. It gets your
That is unless you ask nicely.
weaponry sits on.
this breathtakingly beautiful
heart racing standing still.
Ferrari can option just about
There are some gigantic disc
two-seater… so order now and
anything, but why would you
brakes too, especially up front,
want music to spoil the wonderful
making the biggest of dinner
and relax to enjoy the view? This
soundtrack emanating from the
plates look like a saucer.
thing is built to rip up the bit-
than the run-of-the-mill 458
umen, not cosset you in the lap
On the road
Italia. Which kinda makes this
you might get it in your driveway by mid-2015. The price tag is $25,500 more
What, you want to sit back
some 12kg sliced courtesy of the
This is the most powerful
display model revealed on Tues-
naturally aspirated bent eight
day in Sydney was left-hand
bad looking cabin. There is a
road-going engine produced in
drive. But you can be assured
beautifully stitched leather-clad
the world. Not just by Ferrari, but
that it will deliver “extreme perfor-
edition of the 458 which was first
dash, awesome sports steering
mance, extreme power and
launched four years ago.
wheel and figure-hugging seats
roadworthy race car a bargain at $550,000. But this isn’t just a limited
No. This is the spiritual successor to the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia. Stripped out and built for pure performance and speed, there is
In fairness though, it’s not a
We didn’t get to sample the 458 Speciale on the road. The
fondle the body (in a good way). Carbon fibre materials have
The 458 Speciale hauls from standstill to 100kmh in three
extreme technology”. Engineers focused on four key
seconds. Keep the hammer down
areas: engine, aerodynamics,
been used everywhere to save
and you’ll spring past 200kmh in
vehicle dynamics and design.
weight and even the air vents
a touch over nine.
look uber aerodynamic. If they
Compared to the standard 458,
And one of the keys was to make the drivers look good, even
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next year it will be the sixth Ferra-
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Female DIY on the rise TACKLING HOME RENOVATIONS AND OTHER HANDIWORK IS NO LONGER LARGELY THE DOMAIN OF THE MALE
There are plenty of weekend
IT SOUNDS like a health and
for women. Jacqui MacDonald,
safety officer’s nightmare but it’s
product manager for Bosch DIY
just a crude description of how
Australia, runs through a selec-
power tools have been marketed
tion: a cordless range with an LCD
to men. No longer are women the
display that can tell you which
accessories – they are wielding
setting to use for torque and
their own cordless drills. This
speed; a small screwdriver de-
doesn’t mean women are taking
signed to fit into a woman’s hand;
away the dumb questions for the
to hang a picture hook is chain-
over building sites – according to
and a small palm sander with a
women. In a paint shop, the
saw carver Angela Polglaze.
the Australian Bureau of Statistics,
accessories are next to the paint.
the proportion of women to men in
warriors doing it without the right gear,” he says. Another power tool company, Bosch, has gone further and is designing power tools specifically
“Women who aren’t scared of
The artist has been using power
It works with paint, why not with
tools, including hardcore chain-
saws and grinders, for most of her
construction has declined slightly
picking up power tools are going
in the past 10 years.
into their husband’s shed and
“We are having women’s nights,
picking up something (others
we’ve got one planned for Decem-
might find) intimidating,” she says.
ber. We will get someone to talk
laugh but I guess some people are
Now, women are DIYing. The relentless images of the girls from
adult life. “The colour thing makes me
“Sanding tools are traditionally
about painting and decorating,
sucked in by sales pitches. I look
many other TV handywomen
the biggest seller to women, as it
someone to talk about the best
for tools, such as grinders, that
sanding, bogging and planing,
has nothing on it that can cut you.
way to use the tools.”
have a smaller hold as this en-
sometimes in short shorts and
“They’re also using jigsaws, any
The Block, DIY Rescue and the
Hardware giant Mitre10 Austra-
ables me to get a better grip and I
skin-tight tops, seems to be
tool for furniture-restoring, sand-
lia has scrubbed up its stores to
can work longer. Unfortunately,
having an impact on the public.
ing and finishing, such as steam-
meet the sharp female gaze.
there are not a lot around and
ers. Women want compact and
Brand manager Peter Cox says
often these tools have less power,
uated by the DIY renovation
light tools and, traditionally, they
the company is trying to appeal to
which can be frustrating,” Pol-
shows which, over time, have
weren’t available to them.”
women with its new Solutions
“The market has been perpet-
shown a lot of women using
She says Australia is not as
completely sure what women
Europe, about 30% of DIY buyers
store focused on colour and paint
want but he knows what they
are women – marketers estimate
and garden solutions,” Cox says.
don’t. He saw rose-coloured
fewer than 10% of Australian DIY
Mitre10 has opened six megas-
power tools in Europe last time he
buyers are females.
tores around the country and is
was there. “They weren’t success-
searching for a site in Sydney.”
ful. They didn’t last for long at all. I
“The new megastores are fo-
don’t think female users want pink
advanced as other countries. In
ing director of Black & Decker Australia. major suppliers on The Block, which can’t hurt sales. Smith says
Ryobi’s Andrew Miller is not
“It’s an inspirational hardware
tools,” says Mark Smith, market-
The company is one of the
Andrew Miller, the marketing
28% of women buying power
manager of Ryobi Technologies
tools are buying for their own use.
Australia, has another theory
cused on the female DIY seg-
Retailers have caught on to the
about the increase in women
ment,” he says. “You’ll find that by
trend and are running DIY courses
buying power tools. “There are a
the way it’s laid out. In part, it
main of power tools is still in-
lot of single, independent women
centres around kitchens and
fluenced by the male fixation on
who want to DIY on their own,” he
bathrooms, which are a female-
size. Owning a big grunt tool, he
driven purchase decision, and it’s
says, is more about having some-
in the feel of the store.
thing to prove than ergonomics.
Smith has some tips for women who want to know if a tool is marketed at them. The colours are
A campaign for the handy-
“It’s clearer, our ranges are a lot
power tools.” Miller believes the macho do-
“The dilemma is that one side of
often softened. There may be a
woman dollar is under way at
photo of a woman using the tool
hardware stores. “We’ve run
simpler, there’s less confusion in
the market wants to go bigger and
on the packaging and poster. This
various trade nights and it used to
the layout and a lot more staff on
stronger with more power and
year, Black & Decker has put a
be all guys, but now there are
the ground to give advice.”
more volts – well, males see the
woman in its commercials and
women turning up,” says Wayne
yes, Smith confirms, she’s fully
Wilson, the owner of Abbotsford
begun hosting DIY nights for
tation of bigger is sometimes
better. There’s a lot to be said for
“You should be wearing long pants and appropriate footwear.
“We’ll carry the jigsaw blades next to the jigsaws, so it takes
Following the trend, Mitre10 has
One woman who doesn’t need to attend a DIY night to learn how
benefit of it, but it’s a misinterpre-
small, compact units for everyone,” he says.
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