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WHAT’S inside 08 V-Day wardrobe sorted What to wear and your fragrance psychology guide.

21 Professionals

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

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50 DIY domination Women take over reno scene.

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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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EDITOR’S

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-

party.

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.”

here.

his sweetheart. “He came to the airport to pick

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me up and he proposed,” she

They will celebrate Valentine’s

DID YOU

know?

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

Queensland.

Competition.


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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

warmth.

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.

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Shady Lady

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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

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Earth Angel

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

Blue Belle

Purple Majesty

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.

SHOP: Find all these products at Ipswich City Square.

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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

2012.

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

1. Oliver

1. Charlotte

2. Jack

2. Ava

3. Jackson

3. Chloe

4. William

4. Emily

5. Ethan

5. Olivia

6. Charlie

6. Zoe

7. Lucas

7. Lily

8. Cooper

8. Sophie

9. Lachlan

9. Amelia

10. Noah

10. Sofia

11. Liam

11. Ella

12. Alexander

12. Isabella

13. Max

13. Ruby

14. Isaac

14. Sienna

15. Thomas

15. Mia

16. Xavier

16. Grace

17. Oscar

17. Emma

18. Benjamin

18. Ivy

19. Aiden

19. Layla

20. Mason

20. Abigail

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Evoke your senses

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THEY possess a subtle ability to

People are always compliment-

enhance emotion and alter ones

ing me on how beautiful the shop

thoughts.

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.

Naomi

space.

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-

perfect atmosphere.

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

yes, aroma!

cut logs stacked, they look good

flowers.

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

impact.

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.

FITNESS WITH

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

2. Why

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

BOOKINGS

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For example, coconut oil is a

longer, happier life.

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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

this change.

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

photo.

positive feelings around your

6. Accountability

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).

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CH HEALTH

Vegies can DITCH THAT CAN OF FAKE TAN. THIS SUMMER THERE’S NOTHING ATTRACTIVE ABOUT LOOKING LIKE TANDOORI CHICKEN

toes and rockmelon carry potent antioxidants which warm your skin tone. These carotenoids influence an individual’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

ural tan.

good health.

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-

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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.

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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

without.

vegetables into your everyday

be linked to attracting the

diet, and it is more likely to

opposite sex.

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

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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.

vegetables.”

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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

HANDMADE WITH

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-

tion.

the soil condition back to where it

serves. There are more than 50

was.

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

and vegies.”

The family has a background in

everything they grow. Darrin and Deb were severely affected by the 2011 floods and

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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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Reshape the spine LONG-TERM PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION CAN BE DEBILITATING AND CAN LEAD TO FURTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS IF NOT ADDRESSED

treatment that can often provide

been proven useful for many

relief for chronic, longstanding

musculoskeletal conditions

difficult cases by actually attempt-

including chronic neck pain, head-

ing to correct spine shapes that

ache and lower back pain. Pub-

are out of alignment in the true

lished trials and case studies exist

sense using a combination of

for a multitude of other conditions.

SCOTT Charlton of Booval Chi-

and rotational traction.

targeted exercises, adjustments

“The treatment attempts to

ALIGNMENT: Dr Scott Charlton of Booval Chiropractic.

difficult, longstanding pain cases. Dr Charlton is a past president

normalise spine biomechanics

of the Chiropractors Association

and alignment,” Dr Charlton said.

of Australia (Queensland).

ropractic is certified in Chiroprac-

“As your spine shape and align-

tic Biophysics, which changes the

ment improve we often find symp-

spine’s shape to its best position

toms diminish and a feeling of

detailing the outcomes of chronic

graduate training in Australia and

and alignment.

overall health can return.”

pain patients with the treatment,

overseas in chiropractic tech-

the average chronic pain patient

niques.

The technique, developed in

X-rays may be ordered to

“In six clinical control trials

He has completed post-

America, works to reshape the

assess for existing damage, spinal

achieved a 75-80% improvement

spine using rehabilitative proce-

alignment and to direct treatment.

in their chronic pain and a 50%

graduate training in topics such

“We compare these images with

He has also completed post-

improvement in the their spinal

as the use of advanced imaging

published standards of scientif-

alignment towards ideal and

in chiropractic, advanced anat-

often alleviated pain and encour-

ically published normal models,”

average spinal alignment.”

omy and dissection, current

aged better health.

he said.

dures. Dr Charlton said the approach

“Recent research suggests

Booval Chiropractic has been

“We’ll point out any deviations

spine shape is vital both for mini-

we see. Naturally, these findings

mising pain and arthritis but also

will direct our specific care recom-

for other health benefits,” he said.

mendations.”

“We use a form of analysis and

Chiropractic Biophysics has

approaches to acute and chronic

operating at the Brisbane Rd clinic

pain.

for more than five years.

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REDBANK DENTAL CENTRE

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

Ipswich.

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.

treatment.

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-

the upper.

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

this.

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

“horse-shoe” shape.

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

chew.

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

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RORMAC

They’re flamin’ tops SPECIALISING IN GAS INSTALLATIONS AND SERVICES, RORMAC IS IPSWICH’S LOCAL RINNAI AGENT

latest range of Infinity gas contin-

THE versatile Rormac aims to

now they add extra efficiency to

provide services to help their

help further reduce energy usage

many local customers.

and running costs.

Rormac’s Russell McCarthy said

uous-flow hot-water systems,” he said. “Rinnai’s latest Infinity products offer the same great reliability and performance that has seen them as the market leader, and

“Rinnai have also incorporated

GAS MAN: Russ McCarthy of Rormac Plumbing and Gas. Photo: David Nielsen

Alongside its gas supply and

arrange complete installation of

service business Rormac also

your appliances and work to make

the business had been working

into the front cover of their new

runs a 20-seater charter bus for

customers happy with its services

hard to help provide the best

range of appliances a status

corporate transfers, bucks and

at reasonable cost.

possible gas services.

operation monitor which will show

hens parties, or even just a bunch

the temperature the water heater

of friends going on wine tours,

which gas appliance is best for

ed equal and Rinnai are commit-

is set to, and in the unlikely event

cruises or flying.

your needs, plumbing or gas

ted to an ongoing program of

of a problem an error code will

hot-water innovation – which

display to help the service tech-

plumbing and gas would always

saving money on your gas bills

enables us to now bring you their

nician quickly identify the issue.”

provide a competitive quote;

call Russell 0437 889 851.

“Not all water heaters are creat-

Mr McCarthy said Rormac

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SAMMUT BULOW

Outcome focus IN THE PAST 15 YEARS, SAMMUT BULOW HAS BEEN ABLE TO BUILD LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS, BY UNDERSTANDING EACH CLIENT’S SITUATION AND CUSTOMISING SERVICES TO SUIT

PARTNERS Martin Sammut and

to business so the type of sup-

Brad Bulow lead a dedicated

port provided is just as flexible.

staff, committed to providing

and accounting support pack-

the best outcomes for their

ages to each client’s require-

clients.

ments.

Sammut Bulow provides total

Clients can negotiate the best

business solutions, with an aim to

service for their business needs,

develop results for their clients

either with an hourly rate package

and develop better and sustain-

or a fixed-fee service.

able businesses. The team at Sammut Bulow

“Comprehensive and integrated servicing of all accounting

wants to see you and your busi-

and business needs means that

ness succeed.

Sammut Bulow is the first place

Sammut Bulow strongly

DEDICATED TEAM: Sammut Bulow partners Brad Bulow and Martin Sammut. Photo: Contributed

Sammut Bulow tailors business

exceptional service to deliver

to call, and the last time you need

believes in building partnerships

to worry,” Brad Bulow said.

with clients and acknowledges

Contact the team at Sammut

that each business and business

Bulow:

owner has different skills and

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expertise.

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ANDREW SPARK

“Andrew understands the customer and implements marketing campaigns to suit our target market.” • 25 years experience advertising + marketing to the Ipswich region • Brand development • Old + new media • 041 333 1162 • andrewspark.com.au

andrew SPARK

design, advertising + marketing

MARKETING GURU: Andrew Spark boasts decades of experience. Photo: Contributed

Spark delivers dynamic marketing strategies ANDREW SPARK IS ONE OF IPSWICH’S MOST RESPECTED DESIGN, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROFESSIONALS

collaborative partnerships that in many cases last a number of years. He achieves this through a holistic approach to his work, that is one which provides a

WITH more than 25 years

complete overview of his

experience across media and as

client’s business identity. He

a freelancer, he understands that

believes the symbiotic

maintaining a conversation

relationship he has with his

between business and the

clients in turn creates a ripple

consumer requires a level of

effect throughout the wider

perception that is both street

community as no successful

wise and elegant.

business operation is

He has assisted many

completely isolated, but is

established and start-up

inextricably intertwined with the

businesses, across a variety of

fortunes of those around it.

industry sectors, in developing

Andrew Spark is a board

effective advertising, marketing

member of the Ipswich

and branding initiatives across

Chamber of Commerce &

both traditional and new media.

Industry and Sponsor of

Andrew Spark maintains

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clients, establishing continuous

Ipswich Arts Foundation.

ongoing advertising, consultancy

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even after they finish their training. But AQ’s focus is not only on the

helping to train the workforce of the

apprentice. AQ also cares for its

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business clients. The apprentices

The local business prides itself on

recruited by AQ are guaranteed to

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Services can be provided for all

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GREATER SPRINGFIELD ORTHODONTICS

It’s worth smiling GREATER SPRINGFIELD ORTHODONTICS IS A NEW BUSINESS OFFERING HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TREATMENT USING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY THE practice’s goal is to produce incredible smiles with optimum

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-

teeth;

ics to produce the absolute best

n Crowded or misplaced teeth;

results for the patient while saving

n Crowded front teeth around

up to 30% of treatment time.

age seven or eight;

There is no need for a referral,

n Difficulty chewing or biting

and patients or parents can con-

food;

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-

closing;

at Greater Springfield Orthodon-

all, who has more than 25 years

tics.

experience in specialist orthodon-

Combined with maximum effi-

tics, showed slides of patients he

ciency to reduce time in braces

had treated from age 8 upwards

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-

environment.

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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is also making orthodontics more

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enter today!

2014

entries close at 5pm Friday 14 March, 2014 10 day exhibition Thursday 1 May to Saturday 10 May, 2014 OPEN DAILY 10am-5pm St Paul’s Church Hall, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich Central

ALL WORKS ARE FOR SALE CATEGORY PRIZES 1. SCAPES 1st Prize $1000; 2nd Prize $250 2. STILL LIFE 1st Prize $1000; 2nd Prize $250 3. ABSTRACT/CONTEMPORARY 1st Prize $1000; 2nd Prize $250 4. FINE ART SCULPTURE 1st Prize $1000; 2nd Prize $250 5. PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Prize $1000; 2nd Prize $250

IPSWICH

6. DRAWING 1st Prize $1,000; 2nd Prize $250

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

(Chosen from above categories) 1. Best of Show Prize $3000. Proudly sponsored by Ipswich Art Awards. 2. Bev & Peter Preston Packer’s Prize $500. Proudly sponsored by ArtsConnect Ipswich and Tom & Carmel Hutton.

AWARDS Proudly sponsored by The Queensland Times

www.qtartawards.ipswichfestival.com.au

3. ‘Artist in-residence’ Package at Drawing Point Gallery, Art Time Supplies, includes: $200 art material and 4 weeks studio time – total value $600. Proudly sponsored by Art Time Supplies.

ACQUISITION PRIZES

Major Sponsors

IpswichFestival

1. 2. 3. 4.

Ipswich Art Gallery Acquisition $2,000. Bus 4x4 Group Acquisition $1,000. Limestone Dental Group $1,000. Milanovic Neale Consulting Engineers $500.

Sponsors Arts Connect Ipswich | Tom and Carmel Hutton | Walker Pender Group | Art Time Supplies | Milanovic Neale Consulting Engineers Ipswich Art Gallery | Ipswich Events Corporation | Andrew Spark advertising + marketing | Limestone Dental Group | Bus 4x4 Group Supporters Legacy Club of Ipswich | St Paul’s Anglican Church | Shatter the Darkness | Greentrees Display Wall Hire | Ipswich Arts Foundation Page 34.


HEALTH CH

Join the fight HEART RESEARCH AUSTRALIA IS CALLING ON IPSWICH TO JOIN TOGETHER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE BY PARTICIPATING IN THE 2014 REDFEB RELAY DO YOU walk to the bus stop? Or cycle to work? Maybe you have always wanted to start running or kayaking regularly? Whatever activities you

both young and old. You can make a big difference by supporting Heart Research

research. Heart Research Australia raises

Australia simply by joining the

funds for first-stage, pioneering

RedFeb Relay team, accumulating

research into the diagnosis, treat-

your kilometres and asking your

ment and prevention of heart

friends and family to sponsor you.

disease, said chief executive

Whether you take up a new form of exercise or just track your

officer Floyd Larsen. “The research we have funded

everyday activities, it’s up to you,

has already achieved positive

but remember every little bit

results in the treatment of heart

counts.

disease but more needs to be

For Heart Research Month in

done. Sadly, heart disease re-

this month, Research Australia is

mains the largest killer of Aus-

asking all Australians to proactive-

tralians,” Mrs Larsen said.

choose, RedFeb Relay is your

ly participate in the fight against

chance to help us lap the map in

heart disease.

a virtual relay around Australia.

Join the virtual RedFeb Relay

Sadly, heart disease remains

around Australia and make your

the biggest killer of Australians

much needed funds for heart

heart health a priority while raising

“That’s why we have chosen a virtual relay, a lap of the map for all Australians.” For more details go to redfeb.com.au

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CH DINING

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

chopped

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

cream.

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.

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DINING CH

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 doesn’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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CH BUSINESS

Your new bathroom AT HIGHGROVE BATHROOMS, THE EXPERIENCED TEAM WILL TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE SURE EVERY JOB THEY DO TURNS OUT JUST RIGHT

clean behind them, shower

necting with the local trades and

with the business and also the

screens that have no fiddly door

is now ready to take on bigger

team’s knowledge of styles and

tracks and rubbers to get all

jobs and push further.

creativity.

mouldy, toilet seats that close

In that time the range has grown

They can talk the talk; they can

Looking through the show-

slowly avoiding loud noises, and

even deliver the goods. Quality is

rooms, now customers will find

many other new innovative ideas.

something Highgrove Bathrooms

hundreds of products and will be

Everyone will find something they

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CUSTOMERS have a designer

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range of styles to choose from at

needs.

fantastic prices, meaning your

Every bathroom and every

Visit the showroom in Pine St at North Ipswich today and speak

Highgrove Bathrooms is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.

new bathroom dream can come

person’s needs and likes are

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true sooner than you thought.

different. We like to think we cater

Wayne Jensen, his very know-

bathrooms.com has everything

for 99% of the tastes out there.

ledgeable and experienced right-

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your bathroom, and Highgrove

When someone comes to Highgrove Bathrooms looking for

The store works closely with

fixtures and fittings for a bathroom

local builders, plumbers, tilers and

or ensuite, the team of dedicated

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deliver the highest level of cust-

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omer service and try to help make

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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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cleaning? Who actually enjoys

year be celebrating its 10-year

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anniversary, with stores now

Granted, cleaning can some-

branching out across much of

times be an outlet for some, but

Australia.

with toilets you don’t have to

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Remember, www.highgrove

Bathrooms Ipswich is where it all comes to life. BEFORE: Bathroom pre-renovation by Highgrove Bathrooms. Above is the finished result.


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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

the countryside.

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.

Bunjurgen

including verdelho, shiraz, durif,

Harrisville township. Taste some

chambourcin, grenache, viognier

of the award-winning wines,

Barney

www.bunjurgenestatevineyard

and merlot at the cellar door. Or

handpicked off the vine, including

Phone 07 5544 3285

.com.au

why not tour the vineyard, play a

cabernet, mourvedre and durif.

www.barneycreekcottages.com.

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

www.normanbywines.com.au.

offering accommodation for a

produce award-winning, boutique

produces a variety of wines

178 Dunns Ave, Harrisville.

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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.

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CH WHAT’S ON

What’sON KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND IPSWICH

FEBRUARY 7

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.

MARCH 1

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.

MARCH 15

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.

MARCH 4

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.

MARCH 8-9

MARCH 18

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

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MARCH 29

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.

APRIL 3

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.

APRIL 6

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.


EVENTS CH

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

chael Fassbender).

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

match.

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

contradiction.

Directed by British filmmaker

of the film’s producers, late cameo

FILM

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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

think of.”

it’.”

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

right now.

man.

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

last month.

she said.

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

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ASTROLOGY CH

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-

powerful.

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.

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horoscope YOUR MONTHLY

YOUR STARS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD

Aquarius

Taurus

Leo

Scorpio

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.

Virgo

Sagittarius

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

love.

Perhaps it is time to change

orating.

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

flow.

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

serve it.

your thinking.

frontiers

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more predictable wheel control

revealed globally on Thursday –

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packages.

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“The visceral look, sound and

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it’s been on a diet so successful

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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

Comfort

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-

pipes?

than the run-of-the-mill 458

umen, not cosset you in the lap

On the road

Italia. Which kinda makes this

of luxury.

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

all comers.

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

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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.

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next year it will be the sixth Ferra-

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All that adds up to 1:23:25.

the four-seater FF. That makes it the largest line-up Ferrari has

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ever had in this market and

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“The 458 Speciale is the ulti-

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CH AT HOME

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,

soft grip.

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-

power tools?

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

glaze says.

“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

megastores.

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-

for women.

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

says.

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

clothed.

Hardware.

women.

better. There’s a lot to be said for

“You should be wearing long pants and appropriate footwear.

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“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.


GARDENING CH

Climbing up the wall YOU CAN CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF TOTAL SERENITY IN ANY SPACE BY ADDING A LIVING CANOPY THAT WILL BE A COOL, QUIET HAVEN, SAYS JASON HODGES

you are going to grow plants all

PERGOLAS, awnings, gazebos

support growing plants until they

are all valuable assets to a garden.

can hold their own weight.

They create height and level

over your structure so you want it to be strong. For spanning larger areas, tensioned wire is the best, as you can adjust it over time and keep it nice and tight. Fencing wire or even thick-gauge fishing line will

I have wisteria growing along my

changes. They can range in price

veranda on stainless steel ten-

from as little as $100 for an arbour

sioned wire. It hangs down per-

to span a path to the cost of a

fectly and shades the brickwork

small renovation.

on the western side of my house.

A simple, cost-effective way to

In 12 months it has changed the

achieve the same shading effects

appearance of my house nicely. It

and points of interest in the gar-

has cooled the brickwork and

den is with climbers.

dropped the inside temperature

can be a plus if your structure is

considerably this summer.

semi-permanent and the plant can

Wisteria, jasmine, and ivy are my favourites. Ornamental grape

On the downside, wisteria is fast

outlast it.

and an Australian native harden-

growing and if I did not prune the

Ornamental grape is a classic

burgia are also excellent examples

vertical shoots off every couple of

look for outdoor areas in Italy, the

of climbers that can turn your

weeks, it would grow up and

south of France and Greece, so if

patio or entertaining area into a

under my roof and damage the

you want a little bit of the Mediter-

beautiful, lush and cool part of the

house in a very short period. If you

ranean in your backyard, it’s a

garden.

are not a keen gardener or if you

must. It’s fast growing and re-

are easily forgetful, I don’t recom-

quires wires or mesh to wrap

mend it.

around. You can prune it back

Your plants will set you back a fraction of the cost, and your frame can be made from whatever

Ivy and ficus are great climbers

you can get your hands on. I have

that attach themselves to surfac-

you can let it grow wild and prune

seen landscape designers use old

es. They can also be very vigorous

it to shape.

hard in winter (it’s deciduous), or

gal pipe and concrete mesh with

and get away if not clipped often.

great effect. Old fence posts and

Their thick, strong main branches

native hardenburgia. It has flowers

rails can be used, but remember

hold their weight over time, which

of mauve and white, similar to

My all-time favourite is the

wisteria. It is evergreen and it flowers best in winter when the garden is looking its dreariest. Hardenburgia is an excellent ground cover and bank binder too. For it to climb, it will need something to cling to like mesh or wire. You don’t need to spend big money on an outdoor room. Grow one and you won’t just save money, you will create a cool, tranquil area that won’t take space away from your garden. Jason Hodges is a presenter on Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens.

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