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spring! We have been looking forward to the change in season this year!.
In this issue we have some great tips on what to do and where to go to take advantage of the warmer weather. Check out our new ‘Have you tried?’ and ‘Did you know?’ pages. It was great to catch up with two inspiring leaders Glen Gerreyn and Mark McCrindle for this issue’s cover story - empowering today’s youth for tomorrow’s world. We also welcomed the amazing Ella Double to our team, we know she’ll assist in the continued growth of Living Local.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recordbreaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season. Saturday 31 October, 2pm matinee. Who is your favourite local hero on Sydney’s North Shore and why?
My favourite lookout on Sydney’s North Shore would be Golden Jubilee Field at the end of Westbrook Avenue, North Wahroonga, overlooking the vast expanse of Ku-ring-gai Chase. There, one can take the most wonderful photos of the ever changing patterns of the clouds throughout the day, in fair weather or foul. Annette - Wahroonga
I had the most amazing meal at the Roseville Sous Le Soleil. I took a close friend there for her 70th birthday at lunch time mid-week. The food was amazing, the atmosphere fabulous and the service excellent. Highly recommend Sous Le Soleil. Having just moved from Perth to live in Pymble, this is my favourite place to eat on Sydney’s North Shore. Prue - Lindfield
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TASTE OF TEXAS
“Having lived in Texas, real Texan BBQ is a rare find in Australia”
“Great to have a healthy option near the cinema!” Macquarie Centre Outside next to Max Brenner
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FAVOURITE LOCAL EATERIES AS VOTED BY OUR READERS
“Great value, great place, great steak” 770 Pacific Hwy Gordon 9499 7674
THE BUTCHERS APPRENTICE “We’re aiming to bring a bit of inner-city creativity to the suburbs” 11 Redleaf Avenue Wahroonga 9487 8139
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Food direct from farm and growers BY ALLAN WALDON, EASTERN ROAD QUALITY MEATS
Itâ€™s spring again and the season to get the BBQ going to spend time with good food, friends and family. We love the paddock to the plate concept and this year have increased our farming area ensuring production of our own grass fed beef. Our new farm is at Blayney and is, with its high rainfall, cool summers and cold wet winters, great fertile country for growing quality cattle. We are aiming to run up to 200 cattle over the next year. Our cattle are mainly Murray Greys, Galloways and a few Angus which are suited to the cooler climates. We are very happy with the lamb we are producing and have won a few Champions ribbons this year. Our customers are commenting on the great quality lamb too. Dorper sheep thrive on our farm, being well suited to Australian conditions. This breed of sheep is low maintenance with no shearing, no crutching and www.livinglocalguide.com.au
fabulous meat. Both farms are low stress management without dogs or electric prodders. Happy and healthy animals means quality produce! We are using large amounts of organic composts to improve the organic humus levels and microorganisms in the soil. We have planted over 2000 trees on the farm over the last few years and some are now 4 metres high. It is an amazing feeling to be able to produce such good produce from the ground up. To plant and watch the pastures and animals grow is absolutely amazing and having control over the whole process, very satisfying. We update Facebook with photos from the farm. SHOPFRONT From the farm we stock the shop with beautiful free range, low stress beef and lamb. New additions at the shop mean we can dry age that fabulous beef
for 20-30 days. We are striving harder to source as much free range, ethically raised produce as possible. We know only too well how important it is to support small business so we endeavour to deal directly with small producers and operators. We now have available a wide range of fresh all Australian fish, old fashion Jersey milk, fabulous cheeses, free range eggs and chicken (cooked or fresh), Bilpin apple pies, super tasty Bangalow sweet pork. ACHIEVEMENTS Featured business on Sky Business Program, voted North Shoreâ€™s best business by Better Business Partnership and champion winning sheep. NEPAL Thanks to some very thoughtful local people and helpers who have helped raise around $25,000 for Nepal School Projects since the earthquakes. This will go a long way to the huge rebuilding job that will start after the wet season. 101 Eastern Rd, Turramurra 9489 4345
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HAVE YOU # 1. GEOCACHING
www. geocaching.com The real-world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are 2,662,191 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. Step 1: Create a free geocaching account. Step 2: Find a geocache. Step 3: Share your experience.
#4. KNITTING GROUPS NORTH SYDNEY The Stanton Knitting Group The Stanton Knitting Group meets to knit rugs for the charity ‘Wrap with love’. These wraps will be going to World Vision for distribution. The knitting groups meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 2-4pm @ Conference Room on Level 2 of Stanton Library. Knitting at the Crows Nest Centre The Crows Nest Centre also runs a weekly knitting group every Monday from 10am-12pm in the Pat Brunton Room. Wool & needles are provided but please feel free to bring your own. Tea & coffee provided. The Crows Nest Centre is located at 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest. For more information please phone Caitlyn on 9437 7503.
# 2. OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING Outrigger canoe racing has become a popular canoeing sport, with several on Sydney’s North Shore. Find out more: http://aocra.com.au/
# 3. SUP BOARDING Suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels, the adventure includes comprehensive stand-up paddle board training followed by an instructed paddle board adventure. Find out more: http://sydneyscenicsup.com.au/
# 5. SINGLE AND OVER 50? Come and join a friendly group of people and enjoy some fun activities. Based on Sydney’s North Shore, Club Turramurra is a nondenominational friendship club for single men and women over 50. Kaye on: 02 9476 2575 or David on: 02 9449 1409 http://clubturramurra.com/ www.livinglocalguide.com.au
Turramurra North Real Estate Everyone at Turramurra North Real Estate has been very busy throughout winter, leasing and selling all of our available properties and we are expecting this activity to continue throughout Spring.
We have a constant stream of buyers and tenants for all types of houses and units and we would love to be able to match them to your property.
PLEASE CALL JULIE RODGERS ON 9449 3075.
DID YOU KNOW? FOOD WASTE FACTS
According to Horticulture Australia, at least 277,700 tonnes of the major fruit and vegetable lines – representing around 25% of production – is wasted each year in Australia.
Most waste is a result of the failure to meet strict retail quality specifications. This otherwise edible product is usually dumped, used for stock feed, or rotary hoed back into the soil.
93,000 TONNES OF CARROTS – 31% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION – ARE WASTED PER YEAR This equates to a value of $24 million. 10% OF CARROTS are culled post-harvest due to being damaged, while 23% are culled due to being ‘out of specification’.
HEALTHY CAFÉ/ TAKE AWAY OPTIONS
10% OF BEETROOTS PRODUCED ARE REJECTED DUE TO BEING OUT OF RETAIL SPECIFICATION SOURCE: www.liquidideas.com.au
THE FACTS ABOUT FOOD WASTAGE
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Hux Grill in Roseville only serves food and wine which is grown and produced in NSW.
THR1VE @ MACQUARIE CENTRE
10% OF CAULIFLOWERS PRODUCED ARE REJECTED AT HARVEST DUE TO COLOUR, MATURITY OR SIZE, WHILE UP TO 30% IS LEFT IN THE FIELD DUE TO FACT MARKET SUPPLY AND DEMAND
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BY BRANDON COWAN, APP DEVELOPER - CRAZY DOG APPS
“Want to buy products that have been tested on animals? Neither do I! And now there is an app to help us buy cruelty-free products.” Simply download the Choose Cruelty Free app, select the category of product (i.e. deodorant, hair care, make up etc) and it will list brands and tell you if they have been verified to not test on animals. It will even tell you if the ingredients of the products of that brand are animal-derived. For many brands however, it lists the products as “SV” which means that the products in the brand vary in terms of if they are suitable for people living a cruelty-free lifestyle. I also noticed that many of the brands listed in the app are not available at some of the major supermarkets. For household cleaning products (i.e. dishwashing liquid and other products), the brand ‘Earth Choice’ and ‘Nature Organics’ happens to be widely available at Woolworths and Coles and it is listed in the app. For each brand, the app also provides a link to their website so you are able to view more information about the brand and their products. I also personally use White Glo toothpaste (which I bought from Woolworths), which has not been tested on animals, but it isn’t listed in the app. It is also important to mention that the app does not contain most popular brands and this is likely because most of them test on animals. Until June 2014, it was mandatory (by law) for cosmetics to be tested on animals in order to be sold in the Chinese market. During cosmetics testing, animals can have chemicals dripped in their eyes, spread on their skin or force-fed to them in massive, lethal doses. As well as causing animal suffering, many of these tests are notoriously unreliable in predicting real chemical reactions in people, making them not very useful. Choose Cruelty Free is available to download for free on iPhone and Android.
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“Play Jenga with friends or by yourself, straight from your Smartphone.” This is another app that I wish I made (the other two are Tripview and Be My Eyes, both of which I have previously recommended). It’s one of those oldschool games that they developed into an app. It is super-easy to use and fun to play. There are many game modes and you can play by yourself to try to beat your previous high score, online against friends or random people from across the globe and you can even play on a single Smartphone with your friends when they are next to you. Jenga is available to download for free on iPhone and for $3.43 on Android. ANGRY BIRDS 2
“If you like Angry Birds, you’re gonna love this!” I don’t usually write about two game apps as games are not ‘useful’ but I thought this one is also pretty spectacular (I think that’s the first time I’ve used that word in my life). Angry Birds is the most downloaded app on iPhone, with over two billion (not a typo!) downloads between the Angry Birds app series. 2 billion is equivalent to about 27% of the population of earth! Angry Birds 2 has truly amazing 3D graphics (verified by me) and is loved by both gamers and non-games like Angry Birds, its predecessor. According to Rovio’s CMO, Peter Vesterbacka, “Nine out of ten people in the US know the brand and 93% of the Chinese population knows the brand.” This new version contains new multi-stage levels, some interesting ‘spells’, allows you to challenge other players and you can even defeat ‘boss piggies’. Definitely one gaming app that is worth checking out – it’s unlikely that you will be disappointed. Angry Birds 2 is available to download for free on iPhone and Android and contains in-app purchases. www.livinglocalguide.com.au
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BY ASHLING KWOK, FREELANCE WRITER
Date Night SYDNEY’S UPPER NORTH SHORE Grab your partner and enjoy a romantic night out on Sydney’s upper north shore. Offering fantastic dining, picturesque picnic spots and a diverse calendar of events, there is something to suit all age groups.
ENJOY A MOVIE
KIPLING’S GARAGE BAR 2 EASTERN ROAD, TURRAMURRA PH: (02) 9440 4088 If time is an issue, meet for drinks at Kiplings. This local favourite serves craft beers and expertly selected wines in a casual, relaxed environment.
ROSEVILLE CINEMA 112 PACIFIC HIGHWAY, ROSEVILLE PH: (02) 9416 8555
Head to the cinema to watch the latest flicks. Complete the night with a choc top and popcorn from the candy bar.
RELAX AND UNWIND GILLIAN ADAMS SPA 1356 PACIFIC HIGHWAY, TURRAMURRA, PH: (02) 9488 9944 Relax and unwind with a soothing couple’s massage. This beautiful experience will put you in the mood for a romantic evening.
PORTICO RESTAURANT AND BAR 655 PACIFIC HIGHWAY, KILLARA. PH: (02) 9498 3577 Set the scene for a romantic evening with dinner at Portico. Enjoy a delectable dinner, then keep the night alive with drinks at the bar.
TEMPT YOUR TASTEBUDS MAX BRENNER
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Head to the park, throw down a rug and watch the stars come out. Bring a picnic and some bubbly for the ultimate romantic experience.
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BY ELISSA TOMLINS, LOCAL MUM
GREAT PLACES TO PLAY ON THE UPPER NORTH SHORE For this suburb safari, let’s talk Hornsby. Hornsby is a hub on the Upper North Shore. If you live anywhere north of Pymble, chances are you’ll head to Hornsby regularly. At these great spots, your little one may look forward to their trips to Hornsby.
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Hornsby Westfield is the dominant shopping centre. I find that the Parents with Prams parking is no more convenient, so don’t bother finding it. There’s a handy play area near Aldi, great for rainy days, although it can be crowded. All the children’s stores are on Level 3 near DJ’s. Hornsby Pool is good, with some excellent features. The kids’ pool is warm, has fun things to splash, spray and entertain, and is safe and accessible. The water slide is fun for the older kids or little ones and their dads! Free parking underneath is very helpful. Hornsby is well served by parks; more than I can mention here! Willow Park is one of my favourites - I loved it in the 80’s and my daughter loves it now. It has slides, swings, versatile equipment, and a nice little area suitable for toddlers or even younger. It was where my daughter first learnt the joy of sliding down a slide! Ginger Meggs Park is more difficult to find, but worth the trip. It has a large area where your child can run around and not disturb anyone, and the play equipment is good. But the best thing is taking some stale bread, heading down the service road to the left and feeding ducks in Waitara Creek. An honourable mention to Reddy Park with it’s nice long flying fox, and Dural Street Playground for possibly being the cutest little park I’ve seen to date. Hornsby’s hidden secret must be the peaceful Lisgar Gardens. These beautiful gardens are great for you and your little one to explore. Wear good shoes, expect stairs, and don’t take a pram or more children than you can closely supervise; but a few hours will disappear quite happily in its many pathways.
ADDRESS DETAILS FOR EACH PARK:
Hornsby Westfield: I prefer parking off Albert St or Muriel St, depending on which shops I need to access. 2 Hornsby Pool: 203 Peats Ferry Rd. Parking underneath. 3 Willow Park: Cnr Edgeworth David Ave and Sherbrook Rd. Parking behind. 4 Ginger Meggs Park: 24 Valley Rd. 5 Reddy Park: Pretoria Pde. 6 Dural Street Playground: Cnr Rosemead Rd and Dural St. Blink and you’ll miss it. 7 Lisgar Gardens: Down the end of Lisgar Rd. Open 8-3:30 weekdays and 10-4 weekends. 1
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A 15-year-old version of me
BY MATT STEDMAN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE MINISTER, ST ANDREW’S ROSEVILLE
Have you ever considered what you would say to a younger you? What advice you would give a teenage version of yourself? Perhaps you would say ‘study harder’! Or, ‘don’t waste your time with video games!’ Maybe you would say, ‘don’t worry about what people think’ or, ‘be more adventurous’. The reason this mind game is powerful is because our perspective on life changes as we get older. Different aspects of life become more important, others less so. While our self-advice might be sage, it would probably fall on deaf ears because the perspective we have when we’re young is not necessarily one of caution, wisdom and investing for the future, but maximising our youthful vitality and enjoying the endless days of socialising. 20
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Of course this can lead to much angst for parents, grandparents and others involved in young people’s lives. Sometimes they should be concerned but it’s worth remembering we’re only young once and our younger days are precious. They are the days when our calendars are full of social engagements, rather than errands, when we don’t think twice about eating as much as we want, when our biggest issue is only being able to afford one big mac. Precious days indeed. Perhaps a surprise to some, but the bible speaks very positively about youth. It considers our younger days as a gift from god, which are to be enjoyed. It affirms the physical strength of young people and the opportunities that are open to them. In one part of the bible it says:
You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see. (Ecclesiastes 11:9) But don’t misunderstand what this is saying. It’s not an invitation to do whatever you want but a challenge to young people to do what is right. How does a young person do that? While the bible celebrates the blessing of youth, it also speaks of the importance of wisdom, something only lots of birthdays can give us! Young people are dependent upon the older for the wisdom they possess. This, of course, can only be given when close relationships exist between older and younger people. There’s a challenge here for both young and old. Young, while enjoying your youth, learn from those older than you. Those who are older, teach those who are younger the way they should go. So, what would i say to a 15-yearold version of me? “Blessed are those who find wisdom, for she is more profitable than silver, and yields better returns than gold” (proverbs 3:13-14) www.livinglocalguide.com.au
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A park for the soldiers and for all BY ROBERT C. JOHNSTON, WRITER AND RESEARCHER ROBERT C. JOHNSTON, WRITER AND RESEARCHER
The dairy was owned by the McLardy family, and when their son and son-in-law both returned from the 1914-1918 Great War they donated the paddock for use as a permanent memorial to soldiers who served. The park opened in 1929 with funding for various elements having been provided by the local council.
Whenever I drive along Mona Vale Road I notice the sandstone arched entrance of the Pymble Soldiers’ Memorial Park. If you don’t know where I mean, it’s very close to the Telegraph Road turnoff, between St. Ives and Pymble. I always think to myself, “Someday I must visit that place.”
Recently I had the chance to explore this beautiful park. Pymble Soldiers’ Memorial Park was, in the early 1900s, a paddock on a dairy farm. The surrounding area was a mix of orchards, gardens, and natural eucalypts and ironbarks.
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The park is truly lovely. The exquisitely maintained lawns and gardens are accompanied by sitting benches dotted around the gentle slopes. Various deciduous trees and shrubs such as camellias and rose bushes ensure splashes of colour regardless of season. The centrepiece of the memorial is a directional pedestal surrounded by a hedge and garden arch. On the pedestal are the directions and distances of nearby suburbs and Australian capital cities, this monument chosen for the park’s situation on a hill which afforded a panoramic view of the surrounding area. www.livinglocalguide.com.au
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Two tiny Brush-tailed Rockwallaby joeys have emerged at Taronga Zoo. A female joey is delighting keepers and keen-eyed visitors by peeking out from mother Mica’s pouch. “She’s still quite shy, but we’re starting to see her little face more and more” said Keeper, Tony Britt-Lewis. At five months of age, the joey will spend another month inside the pouch, before venturing outside to explore. Once abundant and widespread across south-eastern Australia, Brush-tailed Rockwallabies are now listed as an endangered species in NSW. Taronga is working with the Office of Environment and Heritage on a program to help the species recover. Visitors may catch glimpses of the two newest joeys in Taronga’s Platypus Pools exhibit. Media Contact: Paul Fahy 9978 4736
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monochromatic palette AT KIPLINGâ€™S GARAGE BAR
LOOK 1: LOOK 2: LOOK 3: LOOK 4:
Edwina: DKNY leather skirt (Yillis Boutique) $199, Leather gloves (RG Collections) $59, Black, silver and diamante necklace (RG Collections) $120, Roll neck sleeveless knit (Sussans) $99.95 Candice: Feather earrings (Yillis Boutique) $39, Piper stripe top $119, Alanna Hill skirt $229 Edwina: Fur biker vest (Yillis Boutique) $299, Wax coated jeggings (Sussans) $79.95, Silver necklace (Sussans) $29.95 Ellen: Aztec knit (Yillis Boutique) $59, Summer knit jeggings (Sussans) $59.95, Fringed stone necklace (RG Collections) $59 Maree: Stripe elbow sleeve tee (Blue Illusion) $39.99, Cape jacket (Sussans) $199.95, White pant (Blue Illusion) $129.95, Gold bangles (Sussans) $19.95 each, Modapelle snake chain bag (RG Collections) $145.95 Ellen: Textured tank (Sussans) $79.95, Pom-pom cape (Yillis Boutique) $59, Susie M clip earrings (RG Collections) $79, Bandage skirt (Bardot) $89
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Black and white is everywhere! The Living Local team took this classic colour combo fashion trend to Kiplingâ€™s Garage Bar for a fun evening of scrumptious food and drinks.
Candice: Studded gloves (RG Collections) $75, Sleeveless knit (Sussans) $89.95, Silver necklace (RG Collections) $39, Silver waxed jeans (Carousel Bondi) $80 Maree: Burn out blouse (Blue Illusion) $149.95, Faux fur vest (Yillis Boutique) $69, Black pant (Blue Illusion) $129.95, Leather and crystal bracelet (RG Collections) $89 Maree: Burn out blouse (Blue Illusion) $149.95, Faux fur vest (Yillis Boutique) $69, Black pant (Blue Illusion) $129.95, Leather and crystal bracelet (RG Collections) $89, Akubra hat (Blue Illusion) $79.95 Edwina: Fringed jumper (Yillis Boutique) $59, Wax coated jeggings (Sussans) $79.95, Grey clutch (Sussans) $59.95, Silver necklace (Sussans) $29.95, Silver cuff (Sussans) $24.95 Candice: Piper stripe top $119, Alanna Hill skirt $229
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BY ELLEN MALONE, BEAUTY EDITOR
This season’s beauty is fresh, soft, and feminine. Keep things glowing by mixing a drop of illuminator with your foundation and get ready to gleam.
MINIMALIST CHIC Edwina is blessed with naturally greenish blue eyes, so I wanted to keep the eyeshadow neutral to show off her colouring. Taupe eyeshadows with an undertone of pink help to brighten green or hazel eyes. I used liquid liner on the top lash line only to create a subtle cat’s eye effect. Top tip: hold the liner on the side and gently press it along the lash line for a super slim, even liner effect.
SOFT GLAM The beauty of this look is that you’ll have instant glamour, without a lot of prep time. Pair a radiant base (like a tinted moisturiser) with a pop of colour on your lips whilst keeping the rest of the makeup ultra-natural. This particular shade of red is a true ‘blood red’ which suits almost all skin tones. It’s also the perfect way to go from day to evening, simply top up your mascara and add your red lip. Pick between either bronzer or blush to add warmth.
TURN UP THE GLOW Show off a great smile with a nude lipstick, plenty of blush and lashings of mascara. Candice channels a perfect neutral red carpet look- use cream highlighter on brow bone and cheek bones, plus an illuminating powder to set your makeup. Perfect for dinner and drinks or a night on the town.
IT’S ALL ABOUT EYES Dress up your natural makeup with a pair of false lashes- they are easier than you think! Step one - apply some black eyeliner along your upper lash line. Liquid is great but pencil or gel will do. Make sure to apply the glue in a very fine line along the base of your false lashes and wait at least 30 seconds to let it get ‘tacky’. Press your lashes into place, and once they are dry, add a coat of mascara to blend the real and false ones. The beauty of this look is it will add instant glamour to any makeup style. If you’re nervous about trying a whole strip, start with a couple of individual lashes on the outer corners of each eye. Guaranteed to add a sparkle to your peepers.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF HOPE AND PURPOSE
GLEN GERREYN SPEAKER & WRITER
Empowering today’s youth for tomorrow’s world This issue we had the pleasure of chatting with two local, active and passionate leaders, Glen Gerreyn and Mark McCrindle, about empowering today’s youth.
GLEN GERREYN SPEAKER & WRITER
A former champion athlete who once had the 2000 Olympics in his sights until he was struck down by a debilitating illness. Glen committed himself to community development and founded the hope giving organisation, Oxygen Factory. He addresses 100 000 people annually across Australia and internationally, inspiring this generation to rise from difficult situations. Here we share doses from Glen’s book, Oxygen: 102 Doses of Inspiration, a step by step guide to help people live the life they’ve dreamed.
Humans are experiencing a time of unprecedented and rapid change. On the one hand, never before have we been afforded such freedom and creativity to embrace this change. On the other, we’re grappling with finding a balance between our ‘real’ and ‘online’ lives, being slave to our devices’ every ring, beep and vibration. Ours is an increasingly complex world – technologically, socially, environmentally and politically. This is the world our young people are inheriting. It’s a world that causes many to flounder and drift away from their true identity, blinded by societal pressures and global fears. To cope and succeed, young people need to find their true sense of self: resilience, strength and purpose. For me it all starts and ends with hope. The ‘hope’ I’m talking about is the most powerful driver of human achievement. It’s active, not passive. It’s strong, not feeble. It’s courage, not fear. It’s clear thinking, not disillusionment. It’s ongoing, not an end point. Hope theory is based on the premise of Mission + Ideas + Execution = Hope. I do a lot of work with young people in schools which are embracing education beyond the classroom, helping to empower young people to engage with an increasingly complex world. What sits at the heart of my sessions is a stirring and awakening of individual purpose and hope, through provocations that shift perceptions, mindset and focus.
WHEN I THINK OF INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE
I think of Mark Zuckerberg who at 19 started Facebook and at 23 became the world’s youngest billionaire. Closer to home I think of the incredibly talented and driven Margaret Zhang – stylist, writer and creative director, currently studying Law and Commerce at university whilst travelling the world and working with brands such as Clinique, Nike, Visa and Swarovski.
DOSES OF HOPE
Good vs Great
It is not hard to get advice, even when you have not asked for it. People will always try to advise you on what they think is right. Everyone has an opinion. We must be wise about WHO we listen to and WHICH advice we take. We are the ones that have to live with the consequences of our decisions. Blaming others for the choices we make is futile and counterproductive. Stretch your dreams.
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COVERFeature Mind power
Fatigue is the enemy of persistence – to conquer the mind the first step is awareness. You’re not really as exhausted as you think. There is more in you than what you think you’ve got. The second step is to turn the tide on the negative self-talk. Change “I can’t, I won’t, I wish”, to “I can, I will, I must”. Free your mind and your body will follow.
Who are you?
People will judge us more often by what we do rather than what we say. Our reputation is on the line each time we take action. Make sure that your values line up with your actions so you can live a life of integrity.
Make the choice to stand up and accept responsibility for your actions. Don’t try to justify, deny and blame others for mistakes or lack of effort. Make an honest assessment of your own weaknesses and failings. It takes strength to admit fault but it builds character.
To build momentum in your life you HAVE TO BE MOVING. As your momentum builds so does your power and you become an unstoppable force that can make the impossible possible.
MARK MCCRINDLE SOCIAL RESEARCHER
Mark’s highly valued research and reports have developed his renown as a futurist, demographer and social commentator. Mark is highly regarded for his engaging presentations whether they be keynote addresses at conferences, boardroom briefings or facilitated workshops.
Some reasons hope and purpose are so important for our young people.
1) WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE SHAPING GENERATION Z AS APPOSED TO WHAT SHAPED BABY BOOMERS, GEN X AND GEN Y?
• 1 in 4 young people in Australia currently has a mental health condition. • Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in this country • ¼ of young Australian say they are unhappy with their lives. • Eating disorders represent the 3rd most common chronic illness for young females. • 70% of adolescent girls have body dissatisfaction. • 36 out 39 anorexic girls experienced withdrawal of affection from their fathers upon reaching puberty which highlights the importance of positive parenting.
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The three top things are technology, demography and social trends. Firstly the emerging generation of technology they carry in their pockets which brings connectivity and global interaction, the App based world, where they create content and are only a few clicks away from any piece of information on the planet. The immediacy and the visual nature of it,has transformed this generation and therefore how they interact, shop, communicate and learn. It has transformed every area of their life. Secondly the demographic trend in a time of population growth and change. In Sydney and Melbourne two thirds of all households have 1 or both parents born overseas, 6 out of 10 of those, born in Asia,and shifting from European connections. Even the aging population
COVERFeature and workforce and therefore retirement, brings great employment opportunities. Thirdly Social Trends - where we are living. There is a densification of population with more than half of new housing approvals in the unit/apartment townhouse category rather than the detached house.. Moving more frequently means multiple job holders and careers, and lifelong learners so more transition points across life in both directions.
2) WHAT ADVICE COULD YOU OFFER THOSE COMMUNICATING WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS?
Understand the trends and generational difference. If we understand these drivers of change then we can be confident to invest into this next generation. Sometimes people can think “oh well, I was young once too” which is true of course but they weren’t young in the 21st century. Understanding the context is key. Involve young people in decisions and outcomes. We have a traditional sense of leadership where the experienced people lead the less experienced but I think in this era there needs to be a recognition that each generation brings strength. If we move to a participative collaborative model – that’s better than the command and control model of old. Also think in terms of innovative ways and where young people can bring that. We traditionally build businesses with history, legacy and structure but if we think more innovative and adaptive, responsive and relevant, that will future proof things more because we can adapt.
2) WHAT TIPS CAN YOU GIVE US TO HELP US INTERACT BETWEEN GENERATIONS BETTER?
innately thinks they are the pinnacle and change will continue as each generation’s ideas fade and a new generation becomes more relevant. If we can understand the intergenerational nature of leadership of society, business and interaction, you will have the receptive attitude to seek and connect with the next generation to inspire and equip them.
4) WITH THE CHANGES IN JOB SECURITY, WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO TODAY’S STUDENTS TO BETTER EQUIP THEM TO BE FUTURE PROOF IN THEIR WORKING LIFE?
Study the technology and look at where the gaps are because if technology can replace a job, it will replace a job. We are starting to see driverless vehicles on mine sites, staffless warehouses. For future proofing, anything that involves creativity, people skills, social interaction, higher order thinking where technology can assist but not replace., Look globally not just locally. If some area can be outsourced then it will be. Find something that has to have local input and needs physical presence. Trades and traineeships offer great opportunities to young people. Also, understand that even though a job looks promising, it also may come to an end or fade. Be adaptive and prepared to change, upskill and reframe.
Great time! What an exciting time it is to be a young person in Australia. The 21st century brings great opportunities that are not intimidating. Great place! Australia with the opportunities and lifestyle is why so many people want to come here to work. Great age! Their future is ahead of them so that should create a sense of fun and excitement to make a difference and shape things - the older generations there to support the future leaders of today as they take their place. This is definitely a good news story.
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Firstly we need to reach any of these communication gaps from both sides it’s not just the power holders of today adjusting what they do to connect with young people. There needs to be an adaptiveness from young people and a need to connect with the older generation so bridging the gap from two directions not just one. Another point would be to use the styles that speak to the language of the generations, so from an offline to an online world for example. Thirdly having that vision for the next generation is important - every generation www.livinglocalguide.com.au
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How to equip students during challenges
· Watch your body language –Try to maintain a high degree of creative energy. No sighs, no slumped shoulders. · Watch your language – words spoken often have self-fulfilling power. “We can fix this and make it better” will often result in things getting better or reduce damage. · Individually, or with a team of creative thinkers, brainstorm different ways the problem might be solved. Do not become fixated. Harvest ideas. · Try and understand what lies behind the obstruction. Tackle the real cause not the revealed cause. · Even if a problem is not solved, extract another sort of victory. You may not have been the best team at scoring goals, baskets or points, but be the best team in sportsmanship. View the experience as one that has taught a lesson. Look for what can be learned from the experience. Dr Tim Hawkes OAM, Headmaster, The King’s School, Parramatta Parents should see themselves as the “support crew”, guiding children through difficulties and empowering them to ‘help themselves’. At Roseville College, we aim to assist parents and teachers in this crucial role; for example, by encouraging children to develop a growth mindset; intentionally using the language of resilience, and encouraging children to accept and use mistakes as learning experiences. Qualities such as a strong self-belief, curiosity and independent thinking, and developing a true sense of belonging and significance are very important. Megan Krimmer, Principal, Roseville College 36
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Resilience is one of the most important skill sets that we can teach and model for our children, so that they may successfully embark on the journey of life. Helping children to develop positive, solution focused thinking when dealing with problems is an important component of this skill. Resilience has been found to be a protective factor in the prevention of mental health issues such as anxiety. At Abbotsleigh, we aim to enhance resiliency skills in our girls through our academic care program. This occurs in both formal and informal ways, including through outdoor education, service-learning, sport and co-curricular activities, as well as the PDHPE curriculum, pastoral care programs. Our parenting seminars are also an integral part of this education process. Mrs Liz Cannon Head of Educational Services, Abbotsleigh A culture of respect, social connectedness and positive regard is actively encouraged at Loreto. Students are guided in making responsible personal decisions through living out the Loreto and Gospel values. They develop an optimistic outlook and strategies to deal with the ups and downs of life. Through the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model, students undertake Integrated Learning, where they work on a series of tasks that focus on real-world situations, developing the skills required for independent, life-long learning. Our Pastoral Care structure is strong and provides a caring educational environment where positive relationships are developed and where each girl is known and cared for as an individual. Mrs Gabrielle Stooke, Director of Pastoral Care, Loreto Normanhurst www.livinglocalguide.com.au
Enrolling now for 2017 St Ives Preparatory School Preschool
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Years 3 and 5
– assessments held in May 2016
For more information or to book in for one of the regular School Tours, please phone Louisa Schwartz on 8302 5218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dedicated bus service Four routes servicing the Lower North Shore, Northern Suburbs, Northern Beaches and North West We’d love to see you at one of our Senior School tours ■ Friday 4 September, 10 am ■ Friday 30 October, 10 am Contact Colleen Fenn on 02 9473 7744 or email@example.com
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Combined entrance and scholarship exam Saturday 17 October for girls currently in Year 5 for entry to Year 7 in 2017
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Loreto Normanhurst Far North QLD
Sydney Grammar School St Ives Prep
Over 150 Year 9 students and staff from Loreto Normanhurst have just returned from the Far North Queensland Experience (FNQE). FNQE is a program unique to Loreto Normanhurst in which students and staff engage with a number of Indigenous communities, perform community service and experience learning outside of the traditional classroom.
A unique place which caters especially for lively boys who are intellectually curious, creative and display an enthusiasm for learning. Our aim is to provide a learning environment that is both rich and challenging and encourages independence and deep thinking. We seek to build a culture where learning is held in high regards and doing your best is rewarded.
To acknowledge and encourage excellence, Abbotsleigh offers a number of scholarships.
“When away from the trappings of our everyday lives we can truly see ourselves and what is around us. FNQE gives Year 9 many unique and unforgettable experiences that test them as young women. It is a time to expand their minds and learn in a vastly different environment – who would not love doing Science on the Great Barrier Reef, learning History at Rocky Creek on the Atherton Tablelands and writing poetry on the bluff at Undara. These experiences deepen the impact of their learning and they will carry this with them for a life time”, says Ms Barbara Watkins, Principal. 2015 marks the tenth year that FNQE has been offered at Loreto Normanhurst. 38
Even though the facilities at St Ives are outstanding with spacious grounds and large open classrooms, our focus is on building connections between people. Our teachers know their boys well and seek to give them the opportunity to blossom intellectually, socially and emotionally. We want our boys to grow up into creative, intuitive and sensitive young men. If you think your son could benefit from what we have to offer, please get in touch with us. Please contact Louisa Schwartz on 8302 5218.
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School reports, examination results, financial need, personal interview and in the case of music scholarships, performance, are used to award scholarships. Scholarship registration A combined entrance and scholarship exam will be held on Saturday 17 Oct 2015 for current Year 5 students wishing to apply for a Year 7 scholarship. Registration is online and closes on Wednesday 7 Oct. The following scholarships are offered: Two Open Academic Scholarships, Music Scholarship, Jubilee Scholarship (daughter of an Abbotsleigh Old Girl), Betty Archdale Scholarship (needs based academic scholarship), Endeavour Performance, Scholarships (all round excellence) Entrance into Year 7 2017 There is an automatic progression from Abbotsleigh Junior School to Year 7. New day students entering in Year 7 gain entry via the entrance exam. Please call 9473 7744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. au or visit the website www. abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au www.livinglocalguide.com.au
DISCOVER WHO YOU CAN BE CREATE THE FUTURE Knox Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent boys’ schools; traditional in values yet innovative in learning with a global outlook and a strong sense of social justice. Learning through creativity and collaboration, boys today are becoming equipped as the citizens of tomorrow. CATCH THE BUS TO KNOX The Knox bus connects Roseville Chase, East Lindfield, Killara and St Ives to Knox daily FIND OUT MORE Please contact Martin Gooding, Head of Enrolments, on 02 9473 9768 or email@example.com A Uniting Church school for boys, K-12, Wahroonga www.livinglocalguide.com.au
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Knox Rethinks Learning For Year 11 & 12
Roseville’s Snowsports Team
The Scots School Where Every Child Belongs
Students and staff returning to Knox Grammar in Wahroonga at the start of Term 3 had an extra spring in their step with the opening of a groundbreaking new facility.
Roseville College’s 42 member Snowsports Team, of students Years 3-12, has won the Secondary Overall Female Championship and the Secondary Girls Snowboard Championship at the recent 2015 Interschools Snowsports Northern Championships, with half the team qualifying for the NSW State Championships.
The Scots School Bathurst is a coeducational day and boarding school for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. It is a small school, with broad curriculum opportunities and excellent support for University placement.
After more than 18 months’ construction, the Knox Grammar Senior Secondary Academy has thrown open its doors for students for the first time. “The Academy has been created to meet the specific learning needs of Year 11 and 12 students as they transition from school to the more independent world of future studies,” said Headmaster John Weeks. The new facility includes features such as a Seniors Hall, a large Senior Student Library and Research Centre, a 150-seat lecture theatre, modern science labs and classrooms and a café. The Academy provides many new innovative opportunities for students. For example, the new Year 11 and 12 library in the KSSA will has extended opening hours from early in the morning until late in the evening, with specialist staff available to provide extra tuition and academic support.
“In snowsports, a championship is won by a team,” praises Roseville College Sports Teacher and Snowsports Coach Mrs Suzi Litchfield. Year 7 skier, Tegan Florance, and Year 8 skier, Isobel Macdonald, also qualified for the State Championships in all five of their events - Alpine GS, Moguls, Ski Cross, Snowboard GS and Snowboard Cross. A three day training camp preceded the Interschools Championships. 20 girls qualified for the Subaru NSW State Championships at Perisher this August.
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Extensive co-curricular programs compliment the curriculum such as Pipes and Drums, Cadet Unit, a strong sporting program, swimming squads, music ensembles, drama productions, Cattle team, equestrian team and RFS cadets. Set on 40 Hectares on the eastern side of Bathurst, The Scots School has excellent facilities such as three large ovals, a farm, Performing Arts Centre, Design and Technology Centre, 25m indoor heated swimming pool and sports centre. Boarders from Year 6 enjoy comfortable and attractive accommodation and are cared for by experienced, committed staff. An extensive range of Scholarships for 2017 are available by applying at our website at www.scots.nsw.edu.au. Please call the school on 6331 2766 for more information or to organise a personal tour.
AT ROSEVILLE COLLEGE, girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 engage in enriching learning experiences that challenge and empower them to pursue and attain their personal best in all areas of life.
Our graduates are typically vibrant, confident, articulate, independent young women who embrace life’s array of opportunities with energy and enthusiasm.
RECENT NEWS FROM ROSEVILLE COLLEGE CHRISTINA KIM, Year 12 cellist and Music Scholar, is the fourth Roseville College winner of the Rotary Club Gordon Waterhouse Memorial Music Scholarship. SOPHIE HEXT, Year 10, ranked equal 2nd in qualifying for Sydney University’s prestigious Gifted & Talented Discovery Program, which ran from 7-9 July. Four more Roseville students were selected: Stevie Young, Taylor Finnegan, Tess Warn and Jasmine Wong.
PERSONALISED TOURS Tours with our Registrar, tailored to your daughter’s specific needs and interests, are held weekdays during term time. For an appointment, call 9884 1109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ranked among NSW’s top schools, Roseville College has been transforming the lives of girls for more than 105 years.
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ASK OUR EXPERTS WE ASKED THE STEP INTO LIFE TEAM TO ASSIST WITH YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUES. Ok, so the days are getting longer, warmer weather is here and you feel like you should be making the transition from your couch to working out in the sunshine… but what if you need a little extra push to get you there first? Let us get you on track to be the fittest version of you this spring… here are 5 habits that could be holding you back from your goals.
1. DITCH THE EXCUSES!
It can be so easy to make an excuse when it comes to our own health and fitness. “I want to get in shape – I don’t have the time to work out!”“I want to eat healthy food – I don’t have time to cook.” It’s up to you to be honest with yourself. Sideline your excuses and take responsibility for your actions. Soon enough you’ll find yourself surrounded by opportunities for weight loss success!
2. YOU ONLY EXERCISE TO BURN OFF YOUR TREATS
The logic behind it can seem sound enough – what’s wrong with eating junk food if you work out afterwards to make up for it? If the only reason you exercise is to help you justify your junk food “sins”, then you may want to rethink the path you’re on as it could be more damaging to your weight loss goals than you realise. Eat and move for your health, not just to burn off cheeseburger guilt. Shift your focus to consume quality food, and exercise to give your body the movement it needs. Weight loss will follow as part of your fitter and healthier lifestyle.
3. SNACKS: THE FORGOTTEN KILOJOULES!
Wow, you’re nailing this healthy eating thing! But you were hungry between meals… Cake in the office for your co-worker’s birthday. A protein bar and a yoghurt around 3 PM. Those crackers while you cooked dinner. See what we’re getting at here? Snacks add up, and they most certainly count! Try keeping a food diary of everything you eat for a week, including your portion sizes. You will identify areas you can change quickly, and understand whether you are eating out of hunger or boredom. You’ll soon be eating mindfully.
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4. YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME EXERCISING
Yes, you heard what we said! The human body is created for movement – movement that’s natural as a part of our day-to-day functions. The kind of movement that isn’t natural is when you start to spend hours and HOURS each day working out. Your body needs rest to help you lose weight. An efficient workout can usually be completed in under an hour each day – if you haven’t tried Step into Life’s Group Outdoor Personal Training yet, then you’ll discover that our sessions do exactly this! Make enough time for your health and fitness each day, but be sure to not overdo it.
5. SHUT OFF YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SLEEP!
It’s simple really. Sleep gives your body a chance to recover from whatever your day has thrown at you. Start setting an alarm on your phone for 20-30 minutes before a pre-determined bed time. When the alarm goes off, turn the phone off and wind down for the night so that you can get 7-8 hours of nurturing sleep. You’ll feel amazing the next day and your body will reward you for it! www.livinglocalguide.com.au
Book Review BY SUE HANDISIDES
BIG LITTLE LIES BY LIANE MORIARTY Once again we are delighted to review another novel by local author Liane Moriarty who is now on the New York Times best seller list for her previous novel The Husbands secret which we reviewed in our last edition. Big Little Lies is a captivating story that follows a group of school mums, starting off with their attendance at the elaborate school Trivia Night which was, to say the least, more eventful than most - someone ends up dead. Through flashbacks, the previous months leading up to that fateful night are revealed as we discover the ins and outs of those intertwined lives. Real friendships are built all the while navigating fake smiles and hidden hurts and agendas. Each member of my book club loved it. We all recognised characters in it and understood the general theme that although peoples lives might look picture perfect – scratch the surface and you’d find a myriad of not so pretty stories. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have secured the screen rights to this book. Recently it was announced that the TV adaptation of the book will star the two actors and will be directed by David E. Kelley. It will be shown on Foxtel Showcase next year.
LOST AND FOUND BY BROOKE DAVIS A little girl is left in a shopping centre when her mother walks away and doesn’t return - reason unknown. The girl in red wellingtons begins a journey to find her mother again. Those that join the search are quirky much like the book itself. Each character brings their own ritual or habit that is accommodated or challenged by the others. It’s a tale of being lost then found, of relationships, friendships and of grief and its differing effect on people. After reading this book I found myself smiling as I imagined myself participating in some of these habits while I was out and about, as they related to my day’s activities. Brooke Davis has done an excellent job tapping into the psyche of each character and drawing out interest in subjects that may well be looked over by others. Well worth a read. 44
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Guard Your Mouth BY DR LAURENCE MCCARTHY, BMEDSCI, BDENT (HON) Despite the various campaigns that have been designed to promote the use of mouthguards in sport there are still a large number of adults and children that donâ€™t wear one. According to the Australian Dental Associationâ€™s website, only 36% of children aged 5-17 wear a mouthguard during games. Why is it important to wear a mouthguard? Wearing a mouthguard can prevent a number of different types of injury by absorbing and distributing some of the force from a blow to the head. These include soft tissue injuries around the lips and impact injuries to the jaw and teeth, which can be painful and potentially disfiguring. Treating these injuries is often complex www.livinglocalguide.com.au
and time consuming, the cost of which far outweighs the cost of having a mouthguard fitted. When should a mouthguard be worn? Mouthguards should be worn whenever there is a risk of contact to the face. Therefore, it is important to wear one during training sessions as well as during games. Sports that may lead to preventable dental injuries not only include heavy contact sports such as rugby, AFL and soccer but also hockey, basketball, netball and recreational activities such as skiing. Are all mouthguards the same? No, a custom fit mouthguard made by a dentist will be a much better fit than any overthe-counter mouthguards.
Over-the-counter mouthguards include those that can be bought as a stock guard that does not require any fitting and boil and bite mouthguards that are heated in hot water before biting into the mould at home. When a mouthguard is customfitted by your dentist, it will not only improve the protection that it provides but it will also be easier to wear while playing sport due to it not coming loose and ensuring that it does not restrict breathing. How often should I replace my mouthguard? It is important to regularly check the fit of the mouthguard, especially when children are transitioning between their primary and adult teeth and also to check for any signs of damage. This can easily be done by bringing it along to their next dental check-up for their dentist to assess. How should I care for my mouthguard? Store it in a mouthguard box or firm plastic container and rinse with water after use. Avoid leaving it in the sun and never clean it in hot water as it will distort when exposed to heat. If it needs a clean, it can be rinsed in mouthwash. Dr Laurence McCarthy is an honours graduate of the University of Sydney and works at Gordon Dental. For more information contact Gordon Dental on 9498-3811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE SPRING 2015 45
Introducing the all New Vitara
GROUND BREAKING PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
Suzuki pioneered the Compact SUV. Now we’ve re-invented it. Whether travelling around town or up to the snow, nothing stands out like the all new Vitara. With its muscular body, ground-breaking technology, Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4WD system and a unique range of exterior and interior personalisation options, the Vitara is set to redefine the Compact SUV category. CONNECTING YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE
A spirited but highly fuel efficient engine, an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift and newly designed suspension enhance Vitara’s agile driving dynamics. The result is an exhilarating driving experience unexpected in an SUV and more usually found in performance hatches. When it comes to adventure, Vitara’s ALL-GRIP 4WD technology and generous ground clearance mean difficult terrain is never a barrier. PERSONALISATION | RE-INVENTED
Whether you want to listen to your music, call your friends or plan a journey, The Vitara’s multimedia satellite navigation system makes it easy. The interface connects you to the latest communications in the most intuitive and uncomplicated way. Operated by voice recognition or with a 7-inch multi-touch display, the interface makes driving safer and more enjoyable. 46
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‘You are what you drive’ takes on a whole new meaning in the all new Vitara. Make your Vitara truly yours. With the ability to choose striking two-tone body colours, add bold interior trim colours and even more accessories, you can take your Vitara and make it personal. Mix and match colours and designs to suit your taste, and make your Vitara as individual as you are. www.livinglocalguide.com.au
BO O K A T ES T D RIV E T O D AY. Whether you're around town or up at the snow, nothing stands out like the all-new Vitara. With looks that are overtly capable yet undeniably stylish, this is a compact SUV with an in-built ability to turn heads. 'You are what you drive' takes on a whole new meaning in the all-new Vitara. Mix and match colours, interior trims and wheels to suit your taste and make your all-new Vitara as individual as you are.
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A weekend escape to BY SUE HANDISIDES
An easy 3 hour drive from the Sydney’s North Shore you will find the beautiful Loloma’s at White Rock. White Rock is 10 minutes’ drive from Bathurst, an area that boasts wonderful places to eat, great schools, (see pg?) and of course that’s not mentioning the big race. Loloma’s is a gorgeous bed and breakfast with a difference. Our lovely host Jennifer met us with a breakfast hamper on arrival.
just what we were sent for, leaving Bathurst with satisfied appetites and new boots! We brunched at The HUB which was delicious and it seemed everyone in town knows it, it was bustling like the Butchers Block in Wahroonga. For dinner we were treated to a fantastic The newest member of Living Local’s team, Ella and I escaped night at Webb & Co Beverage our normal weekend with young families to enjoy luxury Emporium, which felt very much accommodation on one acre of landscaped gardens which is within like a Sydney bar. The heritage 10 minutes of the Bathurst town centre. listed building providing lots Ella took residence in the Pool View Room while I lapped up of history and culture while the the luxury of the self-contained Garden Studio. Both rooms are live music on the mezzanine beautifully decorated and arranged and would accommodate a level and cocktails made by the variety of needs, from romantic getaways to business and corporate experienced bar staff made the stays. The rooms are detached from the main house which is night very enjoyable. The food connected by a beautiful courtyard and heated pool, which gave us was delicious and atmosphere privacy during our stay. We enjoyed the layout of the Garden Studio’s great. They also have a ‘hole in lounge and dining area during the days, with its large table and large the wall’ coffee service during linen lounges which were perfect for kicking back with a glass of red the day which Jesse – the at night watching Netflix in front of the gas fire. Certainly a luxury manager, told us sells 100kgs that we rarely have. of Campos coffee each week! We took a trip into the town of Bathurst and following some great Certainly a place to check out recommendations from Jennifer for places to eat and shop we found when you come to Bathurst. P. +61 428 690 113 48
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After a fabulous night out we caught a cab back to Lolomaâ€™s with Cecil who told us he was 80 years old (obviously Bathurst is good for longevity!) The next day we had a lovely lunch at The Whole food Kitchen It was great to get back to the pillow topped king size beds and enjoy a lovely, uninterrupted, nights sleep which I would totally recommend!
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Nepal Schools’ Fundraising Update BY RICHARD JACKSON The massive earthquake in April in Nepal devastated the community served by the Nepal Schools project. The project is located is very close to the epicentre of the earthquake, in the remote hills about 120 KMs northwest of Kathmandu. 64 people were killed in the communities we serve with dozens more injured.
Allan Waldon, of Eastern Road Quality Meats, and Prem Khatry in Nepal jointly founded an NGO in Nepal ‘Sambhav Nepal’ in 2007 to undertake the project’s work on the ground. Since then Prem has set up a trekking company which has boomed running treks for over 14,000 clients from around the world. These former clients have rallied to the project’s aid. Four teams of Prem’s The response has been former clients and their friends wonderful from our supporters are raising funds for Sambhav in Sydney’s north, throughout Nepal in Switzerland, Brooklyn Australia and around the world. NY, London and Queensland. Another fundraiser which we NOTABLE DONATIONS INCLUDE: call the ‘Rickshaw Run’ team is Gerrard’s Cross Rotary Club in discussed below. the U.K. $7,650 We approached Paul Fletcher Randwick Rotary Club $4,500 to see if Government funding St Augustine’s College was available and with Paul’s Brookvale $5,300 support lodged a bid. While Julie The students of Birrong Girls Bishop was sympathetic, the High $1,380 Government decided to route their funding through their Rotary have been superb. existing trusted partner Donations from five Clubs agencies in Nepal, which is and two Rotary International a sensible strategy. supported grants, where Rotary In total we anticipate having International funding matches funding available for Sambhav donations from Wahroonga RC Nepal of approximately and Chatswood RC, total almost $230,000 from all sources once $45,000. Rotary’s on-line tax all fundraising activities are deductible donation facility for complete. Everyone associated the project has been vital to our with the project is deeply grateful fundraising efforts, receiving for the community’s support of donations from around Australia the project. Thank you! and the world. At this stage we aim to assist 5 The local community has key Government High Schools also rallied to the cause, in the project area, each will with hundreds of Ku-ring-gai build a new classroom block of residents donating in addition to four rooms. supporting three very successful local fundraising functions. 50
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The ‘Rickshaw Run’ For several years students from UNSW have volunteered in the project’s schools during Uni holidays. One past student volunteer Sonic Patel has transferred to the Australian Defence Force Academy, the ADF Officer training Uni, where he is training to be an Air Force Officer. Sonic has organised a team of 6 trainee officers from all services who will undertake the ‘Rickshaw Run’ as a fundraiser. (Team composition says a lot about ADFA and the future of Australia – 2 have Indian family backgrounds, 1 Asian, 1 Hispanic, 1 is a woman and just 3 AngloCeltic males!) The Rickshaw Run is a 2,000 km traverse of India from Cochin to the far northeast in a 3 wheel 7 horsepower open sided taxi!! Further details are available on Facebook search for ‘Rickshaw Run Canberra’. The bone bucket is a great source of fundraising for Nepal. Thank you!
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Pineapple $89.99. Australian Ceramics: Milk Bottles XS/S/M/L $21/$29/$38/$44. Oval Platter $85. Condiment Dish $21. Floor Lamp w/Marble Base $655. Ceramics & Glassware from $34.99. Round Coffee Table $425. Table Lamp w/Black Shade $162.99. Carved Marble Pear $129.99
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Rescue a Doggie
VOLUNTEER DOG WALKING!
All dogs come desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. TUE - SUN 2 McCowan Rd cnr Bloodwood Rd, Ingleside. Ph: 02 9486 3133. Email: 10am - 3pm Monika@DoggieRescue.com or visit: www.DoggieRescue.com to view all their dogs.
NAME: Chip AGE/SEX: 8 months / M BREED: Jack Russell x
NAME: Bubbles AGE/SEX: 7-8 yrs / M BREED: Jack Russell x
Averyenergeticsmartboy.Friendlyandaffectionateand loves kids. Walks well on a lead. He knows sit, stay, hi-5, touch and looks you in the eyes. He loves cuddles and belly rubs especially after a meal. He travels well in the car and is calm.
If you are on a fitness campaign, Bubbles is the dog for you.BubblesLOVEShiswalksandwouldalsoloveajog! He is a clever yet attentive boy who walks well on lead and would make a good ball player.
NAME: Leah AGE/SEX: 6 years / F BREED: Foxy x
NAME: Peppers AGE/SEX: 18 weeks / F BREED: Mini Foxy x Cattle
Leah is a gentle sweet girl with a quiet nature. She is very socialwithotherdogs.Sheiseasytopickupandcuddle.A very sweet intelligent girl!
Paprika,Peppers,Cinnamon,Basil,GingerandChilliarea litterwhocametouswithoutMum.Theyarelively,happy boysandgirlswhohavearealzestforlife.Theirenergyis morelikethatofaFoxyandneedagardentorunin.They havebeenattendingpuppyclassesandarewellsocialised.
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BY DR GARETH MOSS BVSC GREENCROSS VETS KU-RING-GAI
Most pet owners on Sydney’s North Shore unfortunately have had some experience with the dangerous consequences of tick paralysis, but I’m still amazed from time to time when I speak to clients (even those who have lived in the area for decades) who aren’t fully aware of the risks. Tick paralysis is a syndrome seen in dogs and cats (and less commonly other domestic pets) caused by the toxin of a particular species of tick named ixodes holocyclus. These ticks are endemic to particular areas of Sydney and Australia’s Eastern Seaboard and they are generally carried by native wildlife such as bandicoots which are immune. Tick paralysis can have devastating and potentially fatal consequences for our pets if not diagnosed and treated early. The toxin affects animals by blocking normal function of nerves and muscles, leading to a flaccid (i.e. weak, floppy) paralysis of muscles. All muscles in the body are affected but most significantly we see dysfunction in the muscles responsible for breathing. The symptoms and effects in the early stages can be highly varied so it’s important to be aware of the common warning signs which include: • Weakness in limbs, especially the back legs • Changes to the sound of their bark/meow • Vomiting or regurgitation of food • Laboured breathing • Reduced appetite • Lethargy or reluctance to get out of bed • Coughing or retching • Wobbling or falling over Remember that not all of these symptoms may be displayed, and any unusual behaviour should raise your concern for the possibility of a tick. Veterinary treatment for tick paralysis in intensive and is therefore often quite costly. All affected animals require administration of an anti-toxin and generally require 24-48 hours of nursing care. Worst affected animals require assisted ventilation by a life support machine and 24 hour monitoring by a www.livinglocalguide.com.au
vet. Unfortunately, when animals reach that stage they may die as a result of the toxin’s effects. As in most health matters, prevention is a much safer and more cost-effective approach than treatment. For the last decade or so, prevention has involved the frequent application of a topical (“topspot”) insecticide treatment. This year has seen the introduction of a new generation of preventative products that are given orally and less frequently. We are hoping that the adoption of these new preventatives will see a reduction in the number of tick cases requiring intensive care treatment and a reduction in mortality rate. I recommend the use of these products all year round on the upper north shore, as there is no clearly defined “tick season” in this region. This winter we have treated numerous animals already and most of those animals were not receiving regular prevention. Remember, the only 100% safe prevention is daily tick checks. The most important areas to focus on are the head, neck, shoulders, armpits and under the tail, although the entire body should be examined. Clipping long haired animals is a useful way to make tick checks easier.
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Study Buddies BY SUSAN POTTHURST, ELEGANT OUTDOORS GARDEN CENTRE, TURRAMURRA The HSC’s are getting closer so it’s time for some serious studying and your kids need all the help they can get to make them proud of themselves and you even prouder. You want your children to be the very best they can be, but how can their performance be boosted just that crucial bit more? WITH PLANTS OF COURSE! Research shows that children’s concentration increases when they spend time around plants, with memory performance and their attention span improving by up to 20%. Studies have shown that tasks undertaken while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy, resulting in higher quality outcomes. Flowers and ornamental plants increase the level of positive energy and
vitality which results in feelings of security, relaxation and happiness. So, having a Study Buddy on your child’s desk is a MUST! The team at Elegant Outdoors has put together a cool range of really easy care plants that won’t distract them from their revision, ready-planted in fabulous ceramic pots in all the trendiest colours. Choose from our colourful grafted cacti, succulents of all shapes and sizes and tactile Haworthias - all
Study Buddy - Haworthia in Pot
Study Buddy - Air Plant in Terrarium
of these are water misers so they are fuss-free! For some extra good fortune put a “Lucky Bamboo” in one of our simple glass vases next to the books and laptop. It simply sits in water - how easy is that! Even easier is an Air Plant - spray with water or run under the tap once a week then pop it back into its home. It will love living in a stylish little glass terrarium on a bed of sand, gravel or crushed shells.
It’s Giveaway Time!! We are ecstatic to be an integral part of the Nespresso capsule recycling program here in the nursery - it’s an absolute raving success! To be in the Draw to win a Nespresso Lattissima Touch coffee machine by DeLonghi plus extra capsules, valued at around $700, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2015. Tell us your full name and postcode and quote in the subject line “I Love Nespresso.” To DOUBLE your chances, hop onto our Facebook page Elegant Outdoors Garden Centre - and LIKE our Nespresso posts! Share them with friends and family too! The draw will take place on Saturday 7th November 2015 and the winner will be announced by email. GOOD LUCK! 54
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We have been looking forward to the change in season this year!. In this issue we have some great tips on what to do and where to go to tak...
Published on Aug 24, 2015
We have been looking forward to the change in season this year!. In this issue we have some great tips on what to do and where to go to tak...