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ISSUE 698 | SEPTEMBER 14 - 20 2017 Phone 08 8724 7111 www.lifestyle1.net
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COVER - MATES RATES MOUNT GAMBIER ADDS A NEW FRANCHISE TO ITS BUSINESS Family owned Mates Rates Mount Gambier have been servicing the region for over seven years now and this month are relaunching the brand while the business undergoes somewhat of a transformation. Designing, selling and building sheds of all sizes, including domestic, commercial and industrial, as well as steel kit homes, local distributors for Fielders Centenary carports and verandahs they pride themselves on being market leaders in price and quality.For that reason they’ve transitioned to the new Sheds and Homes Franchise to supply their steel sheds and steel kit homes. While the product is the same high level quality they’ve always sold, they now have a much larger range and increased buying power. It’s all about quality and value for money at Mates Rates with its vision statement as true today as it was when Adam and Jaala Fosdike opened their doors - “market leaders in price and quality”. It sees Adam constantly searching the marketplace across Australia for the best quality products at the best price. “If we can’t find suppliers that can deliver this to our customers we simply don’t supply it,” he said. “We want our customers to know that they are getting the best priced quality product every time they shop with us” The new franchise allows Mates Rates Mount Gambier to capitalise on its strong relationship with Moody Builders, placing owner Craig Moody, his crew leader Simon Cram
and Barry Moody the roller door specialist at the helm of the Sheds and Homes construction side of the business. The projects team led by Adam Fosdike (Business Manager/ Sales), the administration officer Jaala Fosdike (Office Administrator/Drafting/ Designer) and Shylah Fosdike (Designer/ Administrator trainee) enable successful completion from thought to finish. Supplying and building sheds since 2011, Mates Rates have hundreds of sheds already built across the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria, and twice celebrating top 3 in National Sales in their current WSS Steelx division for 2017. Their sheds are all made from 100% Australian Blue Scope Steel and include site specific engineering to ensure they are built to survive the harsh Australian conditions. Sheds and Homes provides steel kit homes, which are a fantastic money saver for a competent owner-builder. The low prices include the supply of the frames,trusses, Colorbond exterior walls and roof with the internals to be finished by the client.Not only termite proof but these steel kit homes have proven to be a really cost effective way to achieve a showroom home on a budget. They also come with a council approval guarantee or your money back. Along with supplying the local market with prefabricated steel buildings Mates Rates are the largest trailer retailer in the Region stocking a huge range of painted and hot dipped galvanised trailers of all sizes.
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David Williams is the dedicated trailer specialist who can talk you through your trailer needs including tradie tops, stock crates, hydraulic tippers, heavy tonnage and any custom trailer design you can imagine. Mates Rates are also distributors for Austalia’s number one choice for Waste Water treatment systems and rain water tanks “Talyex Australia”, all tanks are available in both Poly and concrete. Having completed training for Land Capability for Onsite Wastewater Management (at the Centre for Environmental Training) Adam can provide end to end solutions for your waste water needs. From design,soil testing, engineering, council approvals,
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supply, servicing and installation. So for any of your major outdoor home improvement projects be sure to visit Mates Rates and know that you will always be getting market leading prices and quality every time. Above - Local family business team Jaala, Shylah & Adam Fosdike.
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Cauliflower mac & cheese 500g cauliflower, cut until florets 300g dried elbow pasta 375g tub smooth light ricotta 1/2 cup grated light tasty cheese
Pinch of nutmeg 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Method Cook cauliflower in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer cauliflower to a large heatproof bowl. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook following packet directions. Drain. Return to pan. Meanwhile, using a stick blender, blend cauliflower until smooth. Add ricotta, tasty cheese and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until smooth and combined. Add cauliflower mixture to pasta. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with chives and basil. Serve.
LARRY STILL ON THE MARKET
Despite a sizeable crowd attending Friday’s auction of Kingston’s iconic landmark and associated restaurant and function centre, Larry the Lobster, did not go under the hammer although owners Casey and Jenna Sharpe and real estate agents Ottoson Partners Real Estate are still confident the stunning tourist attraction and potential business will still find a buyer. A vendor bid of $300,000 opened Friday’s proceedings but there were no further offers, although the media attention afforded the 40 year old lobster looks set to generate more interest and in turn, perhaps, a buyer. Larry has recently undergone a $50,000 makeover. His current owners are the third in Larry’s four decade history and have owned the landmark since 2007.
ORCHIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT It’s been going for almost 50 years and this year the Mount Gambier Orchid Club Spring Show promises to be amazing with Adelaide based orchid grower Stephen Monkhouse headlining the two day event. The spring show is not only a chance for local orchid growers to showcase their flowers and get feedback from judges Roger and Pauline Rankin, but it is also a chance for networking, learning from orchid experts and a chance for the general public to view around 70 plants of this spectacular flower. “There’ll be normal orchids that anyone can grow right through to orchids you can grow if you really put your mind to it,” club secretary Robert Wood said. Mr Wood will be part of the potting demonstrations throughout the two days this weekend, which run from 10am to 4pm, at the Reidy Park Centre on O’Halloran Terrace. Mr Monkhouse will be the main attraction though, specialising in the spectacular Zygopetalum Orchid. He has attended three world conferences,
including in New York, and for Mr Monkhouse orchids are a family affair. “In 1964 dad started in Adelaide Orchids,” Mr Monkhouse said. “I guess it was in my blood.” Mr Monkhouse briefly relocated to Bal in 2003, selling the business name. “I didn’t know I was going to come back home which is why I now trade under Stephen Monkhouse Orchids,” he said. And Zygopetalum Orchids are his passion as he constantly looks to breed new varieties. “We are leading the world in breeding,” he said. It makes his visit to the 2017 Spring Orchid Show a real coup for the local club, which boasts around 20 members at the moment. Cymbidiams and Dendrobiums will also be in focus when Mr Monkhouse shares his expertise with club members and the general public alike, as will Brassolaeliocattleya (BLC). Mr Monkhouse forged a close relationship with respected Mount Gambier nursery owner Robin Conboy, now retired, as well as long standing local orchid aficionado Jim Shaughnessy. Mr Monkhouse also has some wonderful advice on fertiliser and what he describes as a foolproof product he believes so strongly in, he markets it himself. Mr Monkhouse has been working with orchids since he was 16, making him a 48 year veteran of the breed. “I will be bringing some of my plants, some in flower, some not, for everyone to have a look at,” he said. Judging of the entered orchids will take place this Friday night, before the show opening on Saturday, with a people’s choice prize also on offer. “The people that vote for the winning people’s choice orchid will also go into a draw to win a special prize,” Mr Wood said. There will also be a raffle and plants for sale. Above - Zygopetalum Orchid, which will be prominent at the 2017 Mount Gambier Orchid Club Spring Show this weekend.