Page 1

ISSUE 25 | AUTUMN 2013 | 42 000 COPIES



UNDERSTANDING PAIN & BREAKING THE BARRIER p.38 Roseville • Lindfield • Killara Gordon • Pymble • Turramurra St Ives • Warrawee Wahroonga • Waitara

JOURNEY ON WATER Malcolm Page, dual Olympic gold medalist in sailing.

25% OFF



your purchase when you present this voucher Excludes advertised lines. Valid to 31 May 2013. LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE SPRING 83 Pacific Highway Waitara (opp McDonalds) | Ph 94762012 1266 1

You run your business We’ll run your office

Modern, spacious, well-designed office space with the latest technology. A variety of meeting and board rooms, large open areas to relax in, comprehensive business and secretarial services, and friendly and professional support staff means you can focus more on running your business. Only pay for the services you use. 1 MONTH RENT FREE for any 6 month contract North Shore Corporate Centre Ground Floor, 810 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW Tel: 9416 0800 or 0418 242 380 Email:

Auto One Waitara is open 7 days a week and provides a large range of automotive parts and accessories to the general public. Our knowledgeable team of staff offer high levels of service through decades of experience in the automotive industry. • Over 150 trusted quality brands • Friendly advice • We can fit your accessories! 83 Pacific Highway Waitara Ph 9476 1266



A proud initiative of Warringah Council

Comedy, drama, musicals, family shows, dance, satire, literary lunches, gallery, sorlies bistro & more!

LOCAL MAGAZINE SPRING 2012 3 Glen Street Theatre is located on the corner of Glen St &LIVING Blackbutts Rd, Belrose

CONTENTS Edwina Hunter, Co-Editor & Art Director

Page 6

Welcome to Autumn. Our first edition of the year and our first time delivering to Waitara! Also, we are excited to be launching our new- look website:

Page 7

This edition we had the privilege of hanging out with Malcolm Page, dual Olympic gold medalist in sailing. Malcolm shares his story - from defeat to victory. Not making selection for the Sydney 2000 Olympics to now, cementing his place as the country's most successful Olympic sailor after winning gold for Australia twice. “I knew what the bad taste was like and knew how to behave to bring out the best,” says Malcolm. We hope you enjoy this edition full of inspirational local people, local news, local tips and more! Be sure to check out our What's New section on page 7. Enjoy! Sue Handisides, Sales & Co-Editor Sue lives in St Ives with her husband and two sons. She has worked in public relations, journalism and event management. She enjoys building genuine, constructive relationships and looks forward to working with you soon. Rebecca Louie, Proof Reader Rebecca grew up in Turramurra and is married with three children. She is a trained teacher and worked for many years in the not-for-profit sector. She is now working for Living Local Magazine in various capacities. Lesley Courtney-O’Connor, Proof Reader Lesley lives in Warrawee, has two sons and two beautiful granddaughters. She loves travelling, playing golf, creating a beautiful garden and visiting good restaurants with friends. Hugh Wilkinson, Beauty Therapist A qualified beauty therapist who has worked in leading salons in Australia and the UK, working with leading brands in roles from trainer to product specialist. Hugh is co-owner of Skin+ a successful beauty salon in Pymble. Maree Turk, MarEE’s PhotographEE Maree is a wife, mum, secondary teacher and photographer. “I love working at Living Local, capturing photos of our local area, it’s always a pleasure and great fun!” Tais Froggatt, Freelance Photographer Tais grew up in Wahroonga and has a background in interiors. She uses her travel knowledge and adapts her experiences into her camera. Contributors: Tina Vartis, Mark Lewin, Dan Yee, Wendy McCready, Jenni Wray, Richard Jackson, Allan Waldon, Krystyna Zawadzka, Kevin Hinder, St Ives Veterinary Surgery, Robert C. Johnston, Brandon Cowan, David & Cynthia Holmes, Julie Guscott, Susan Potthurst, Matt Heazlewood & Joan Rowland. 4


LETTERS & Comps SOCIAL & Local What’s New!

What’s On

History Roseville Ferry

Movie Reviews

App reviews

Local Pics

Lunch Box Tips

Meaning of Easter

Page 17 BEAUTY & Fashion

St Ives Village Fashion

Brides of Beecroft

5 Autumn Beauty Tips

Page 21 EDUCATION News

Local School Updates

Page 27 COVER Feature

Malcolm Page - Journey On Water

Page 33 COMMUNITY News Page 38 YOUR Health

Ringing in Your Ears


Research Is Turning The Tables On Cancer

Page 48 LIFE Style

Getting Ahead in Your 50's

Page 50 BEYOND Local

Short Break, Airlie Beach

UNSW Visits Nepal

Do a Day Trip

Sudoku Answers

Page 56 YOUR Home Section (Please flip magazine) AUTUMN BEAUTY TIPS


FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONSIDERING RETIREMENT ACCOMMODATION OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO IS, YOU DON’T NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER THAN RIGHT HERE IN NORTH TURRAMURRA – TO "THE COTSWOLDS" VILLAGE. With prices starting at $99 000 for studio serviced apartments, up to $475,000 for two bedroom, two bathroom units, there is something for everybody in “The Cotswolds”.

• No Deferred Management fees • Indoor pool and spa • Registered nurse on site 24/7 • Wide range of recreational facilities available • Opposite public golf course

To arrange an appointment, please call Julie Rodgers in the office on 9449 3075 or on her mobile 0418 606 006.

Turramurra North Real Estate | 270 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra Ph: 9449 3075 | Fax: 9983 1931 | Email:

LETTERSComps RE: Holiday to Lord Howe Island. There is also eco weeding tours on the Island coordinated by Ian Hutton, a local environmentalist. There are four of these per year. Basically they involve three hours of supervised weeding from nine and afternoons may include activities such as bushwalks or Balls Pyramid boat trip. You do not need to be an experienced bush regenerator to come. Stephen Shortis WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! M: PO Box 3116, North Turramurra, 2074 P: 8213 7306 E: W:

RE: Do A Day Trip, Hunter Valley. I just wanted to tell you I enjoyed your recent article on a day trip to the Hunter Valley. I’m looking at my calendar to work out a Hunter Valley escape for myself! Brooke Wooldridge RE: LLM Business Networking breakfast. The Business Networking breakfast was an excellent opportunity to make new connections with some great people from a variety of business backgrounds. Am looking forward to the next one. Tina Vartis. Disclaimer: Living Local Magazine is published in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and imagery supplied, however, the publisher cannot be held responsible for errors, misrepresentation, omission, late publication or changes in the accuracy of information. No responsibility is accepted by the editor or publisher for the information contained in any article or advertisement. Always obtain independent, professional advice when making important decisions.




IN you W A co EB C u SI R ld TE FO UI R S D E

Loved the article on the 3 Wise Chefs. I've now started going to Brendan Dewar's shop. It's great that you don't have to go out of the area for great quality food. Thanks for the tip. Brian Murray

We love to profile local business and local people who are doing great things. Our stories seek to focus on the positive and fruitful angles of every story.


RE: The Three Wise Chefs, summer cover story. We had a great response from our last cover story “The Three Wise Chefs” which featured a fabulous Brendan Dewar cake on the cover.



Living Local Magazine is a seasonal magazine. 42 000 copies are delivered throughout the Upper North Shore. We are all about connecting people to their local community.


Alaska & Asia Combo 27 nights 13 Sep’13 

from $5699 pp

Mexico & Hawaii Combo 13 nights

13 Nov’13

from $3499 pp

China & Japan Explorer 15 nights

3 Sep’13

from $3499 pp

Indian Pacific & Top End Cruise 26 nights

2 Feb’14

$5999 pp













WHAT'S NEW! Hux Dining (chef Jay Huxley from Masterchef 2011) 108 Pacific Hwy, Roseville Ph. 9880 8388 The Butcher's Block 15 Redleaf Ave, Wahroonga Ph. 9487 8136 Bodega Tapas Shop 1/1269 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra Ph. 9449 4622

2 x $100 HUX Dining vouchers to be won! Upload a photo (TAKEN LOCALLY) to our facebook page - please include location.

Hux Dining

The Butcher's Block

Three Beans Coffee Shop Shop 68/ 166 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives Ph. 9988 4680 Bodega Tapas

10 double passes to the Royal Easter Show! (Public transport included) We invite you to share your memories, whether they’re visiting for the first time, or the fiftieth time!

Movie tickets! Tell us your tips on how to keep kids busy over the cooler months.

Hux Dining Ph. 9880 8388 108 Pacific Highway Roseville, NSW

See page 16 for further details.

Summer Winners: Brooke Wooldridge

Brian Murray

Kate CourtneyO'Connor

Tina Vartis Stephen Shortis

Natalie Stoneham







Monday, 18 March 2013 at 09:00AM

Monday, 18 March 2013 at 02:00PM

Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 11:00AM

Beginners - develop your game with help from the pros from North Turramurra Golf Course.

Learn to surf the web, send an email, set up a Facebook account and more at Gordon Library.

Watch the renowned NSW Police Band perform at the Grange, then enjoy a gourmet lunch.




Monday, 18 March 2013 at 10:30AM Take a journey through the development of Ku-ring-gai with this fascinating talk by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 11:00AM

Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 01:00PM

The annual Combined Church Service at Church of Christ will be followed by a luncheon in the hall.

Green thumbs will love this garden expo from Easy Care Gardening, packed with stalls and demonstrations.




Monday, 18 March 2013 at 11:15AM

Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 10:30AM

Friday, 22 March 2013 at 10:30AM

Learn how to cook delicious Italian food at this demonstration with Careen Miller at Church of Christ, North Turramurra.

Jo Harris from the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society will introduce you to family history research.



Kendra Sundquist, a speaker from the Council on the Aging (COTA NSW) will be discussing strategies for encouraging good mental health.

SOCIALPages WAR HERO TO VISIT ST IVES Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 10:30AM Dave Sabben, ventran of the Vietnam War and Platoon commander talks on the Battle of Long Tan.

WEST PYMBLE PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILY PICNIC DAY Sunday, 07 April 2013 at 10:00AM 2063 - 2013: Join the West Pymble Public School community to celebrate 50 golden years at a free family picnic day.

IT’S SHOWBAG TIME! Bertie Beetle celebrates half century at 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Bertie Beetle was the star of the Showbag Launch when organisers unveiled a limited edition Bertie Beetle showbag to help celebrate his 50th birthday. On hand to mark the golden anniversary, and put 322 showbags through their paces, was a team of road testers from Westmead Children’s Hospital and Royal Far West. “This is my favourite time of year when the road testers give me a hand sorting through the real stars of the Show – the showbags,” said Michael Collins, Chief Operating Officer of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).

Visit for great discounts. Top 10 Showbags for 2013 (in no particular order): • Sesame Street - $25.00

“Bertie Beetle is a showbag institution and what better way to celebrate this huge milestone than with a limited edition bonanza showbag full to the brim with chocolate goodies” LES MISERABLES FOR PRAMM Monday, 8 April at 7:30 p.m. Funds for research are crucial to the ongoing research. You are warmly invited to a charity preview performance of “Les Miserables” at the Chatswood Concourse Theatre. See page 44.

Visit for more details unless stated otherwise.


“A trip to the Showbag Pavilion is a feast for the senses and a must for every Showgoer. This year, 137 showbags are $10 and under, making them even more accessible to families on a budget,” Mr Collins said. ‘One dollar will buy you Blinky Bill and Hiller’s Flip The Tree Frog”

“But not everyone is looking for a sweet treat - there are plenty of dress ups for the young and young at heart including Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer #1 and Disney Princess”

• Moshi Backpack - $25.00 • Cadbury – Big Bite - $10.00 • Dora The Explorer #1 - $25.00 • Angry Birds Blue - $25.00 • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure - $22.00 • Disney Princess - $25.00 • Coca-Cola Back Pack - $25.00 • Bertie Beetle Bonanza - $10.00 • Triple M - $20.00

“I know the kids will love the brand new Skylander and Moshi Backpack showbags”

Top 5 Showbags, $10.00 and under (in no particular order):

From enduring favourites like Dairy Milk and Redskins, to the brand new NRL sports bag, hunting down the perfect showbag is one of the great traditions the Show has to offer.

• Transformers Discount - $5.00

• Freddo - $6.00 • Blinky Bill - $1.00 • Smith’s Extra Crunchy - $6.00 • Milky Bar (Nestle Bargain Range) - $5.00




HISTORY OF ROSEVILLE’S FERRY By Joan Rowland, Ku-ring-gai Council for four passengers and they were charged a fare of twopence. Charlie Smith carried on a boatshed business which his father Reuben Smith started. The Smith's Boatshed was adjacent to the old Roseville baths.

According to an account by J. R. Fox of Rosebery, Charlie and his brother Joe would make rowboats available for anyone, to row themselves over, or for recreational use.

Before the first Roseville Bridge was built in 1924, Charlie operated a ferry service from the boatshed, using a rowboat to convey passengers across the water of Middle Harbour. The ferry was licensed

A boat with ores would be left either side of the river in the evenings in case of emergencies. Charlie’s daughter, Amy, would be sent in search of rowboats which were not returned.

WHAT YOUR SUBURB MEANS By Robert C. Johnston Have you ever wondered about the name of the park or reserve where every day you walk your dog, or go for a run, or drive past on the way to work? And do you know the origin or meaning of the suburb in which you live? Well we have compiled a brief selection of place names in Living Local’s distribution area to shed light on who the two Turners were and the reason why Henry was so loyal. GORDON Gordon is named after Sir James Willoughby Gordon who was Quartermaster-General of the Horse Guards in London at the time the First Fleet set sail in 1787. 10

McIntosh Street is named after Robert McIntosh, one of Gordon's pioneers. The Geary Gang of bushrangers had a bush hideout in a cave which is in the valley now known as Gordon Creek. KILLARA Killara is an Aboriginal word meaning "permanent" or "always there", although some say it could also have an Irish derivation. Fiddens Wharf Road is named for the former gunsmith Joseph Fiddens, who originally arrived as a convict in the colony in 1801. Later he was granted land in the area and became a boatman transporting timber.


Reg Chad worked an occasional weekend for the Smith brothers. He recalled that there was no jetty on the Warringah side, at high tide passengers scrambled across rocks to reach the boat and as there was no timetable people who needed the service would attract the attention of the ferryman by calling out “Cooee”. Once the Roseville Bridge was built the ferry business declined and Smith’s Boatshed catered only for the recreational use of boats. LINDFIELD Pioneer Francis List was born in Lindfield in England and when he moved to Australia, named his property Lindfield - "lime-tree field". It was situated near the North Shore railway station, which now bears the same name. Lady Game Drive was named for the wife of Sir Phillip Game (NSW Governor from 1930-1935). Two Turners Reserve is not related to Ethel Turner of Seven Little Australians fame, but rather for former Mayor Robert Turner and former State Member Harry Turner. WAHROONGA An Aboriginal word meaning "our home". Claude Cameron Grove is named in honour of the former mayor and distinguished veteran of WWI and WWII. Look out for more suburb meanings in next edition's winter issue.

26 MAR

G.I Joe: Retaliation

25 APR

Iron Man 3

30 APR

The Great Gatsby

23 MAY

Hangover Part III

20 JUN

Monsters University

27 JUN

Man of Steel

The G.I. Joes are not only ďŹ ghting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark. Iron Man will go to China to face Kingsley's super villain. The development of nano-technology allows micro-bots to bond with Stark, giving him the ability to transform into Iron Man at will. Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest for NYC in the spring of 1922. HEe lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. Nick is drawn into the world of the super-rich and, pens a tale of love, dreams and tragedy.

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are inseparable, but that wasn't always the case. The audience are now given an inside look on how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

A young journalist raised by his adoptive parents after he was transported to Earth in infancy from the dying planet of Krypton ďŹ nds himself in the position to save humankind after Earth is attacked.


TOP APP REVIEWS By Brandon Cowan, App Creator

4 Pics 1 Word If you have been on Facebook and seen someone ask for help with a picture app, this is it! 4 Pics 1 Word is a simple game that displays four pictures with similar characteristics and you need to guess the word that fits the four pictures. You are given twelve jumbled letters and need to tap them in order to make the word. 4 Pics 1 Word is very addictive and it is no surprise that it hit number one in the App Store. The concept is very simple and the app is available for free for iOS and Android.

PetRescue PetRescue is an app that lets you find a pet to adopt, without having to go to a shelter. It uses Australia’s largest database of rescue pets, with over 7,000 adoptable pets in the app! Did you know that some of the most common reasons why a pet may end up at a rescue group include the previous owner not having enough time or money to keep the pet, the owner moving to an apartment that doesn’t allow pets, or the owner having a child and the pet no longer fits their 'lifestyle'? PetRescue is currently available for free on iPhone.

Fires Near Me NSW Fires Near Me NSW is a free app for iOS and Android devices that shows you where fires are, on a map. You can view the status of the fire and see if it is under control. As a user interface designer and perfectionist, my criticism for that app is that there are four buttons in it, with none providing us with a really useful purpose for them being there. Overall it is a great app and since it is a pilot, we can expect new features soon.

Flowers Hampers Corporate Weddings


anywhere in sydney


Hungry Jack’s Like free stuff? With the Hungry Jack’s app, you simply check in with Facebook to the nearest Hungry Jack’s store to win a random prize. The prize is usually a free burger, ice cream, drink or chips from Hungry Jack’s. There are no 'catches' and you don’t even have to make a purchase to claim your prize. Note: After checking in, you have twenty minutes to show your smartphone to a Hungry Jack’s employee. The app is available for both iOS and Android.


for orders received before 11:00am

2 Railway Ave, Wahroonga

PH: 9489 7515 FAX: 9489 7515



5 RAILWAY AVENUE WAHROONGA tel: 02 9489 3128

“What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore it knows it's not fooling a soul.” ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Wahroonga village is a very special place on Sydney’s North Shore. At Novella we love being part of this friendly, vibrant village community. Our hand-picked selection of the latest new releases, classics and contemporary literature will delight and inspire you. We also stock a wide range of art, architecture, design and interior design books. Our colourful children’s book section buzzes with interest. We read and recommend the books we sell. Just let us know if you would like a recommendation for a great read or a gift for family and friends. Telephone orders welcome. Booksellers on this site in Wahroonga since 1917. Open 7 days. Happy reading from your Novella booksellers – Jo, Traute, Caz, Nick, Tara & Clare

AVENUE LUXE everyday luxuries and favourite things

Open 7 days

Avenue Luxe offers a one -of-a-kind collection of beautiful fashion, accessories, gifts for him and RAILWAY AVENUE WAHROONGA tel: 02 9489 6077 LUXE for her, home décor, finest handmade AVENUE chocolates and so10much more. Our range is sourced from all over the world to create a store where you can relax, enjoy and be inspired. We look forward to welcoming you to Avenue Luxe.

LIVING LOCALWahroonga MAGAZINE SPRING 2012 10 Railway Avenue Tel: 02 9489 607713



Sarah & Harry @ Rosville Cottage Gifts

Joshi, Anthony & Phoebe @ The Butchers Block, Wahroonga

Anthony @ The Butchers Block, Wahroonga

Emma @ Flower Infusion, Wahroonga

Dominic @ Lindfield

Alisa Bonner @ Wahroonga park

Agnieszka @ Magda's Deli, Roseville

Eloise @ Flower Infusion, Wahroonga

Jess @ Lindfield

Sue @ Roseville

Peter Bates, Jess Doyle, Matt Cunningham, Gema Jones & Carly Dummett @ Glen Street Theatre

Danny Mitchel & Family @ Glen Street Theatre




Camilla @ The Butchers Block, Wahroonga Joanne Lee @ Wahroonga Station

Stephanie @ Wahroonga park

Claire @ Wahroonga park

Katrina @ Roseville

Joelle @ Wahroonga Flower Shoppe






We asked local parents to suggest some healthy treats or meals for healthy lunch boxes. For your chance to WIN one of two double movie passes and be published in our next edition, blog how you keep your children busy in the cooler months? I use small bake at home dinner rolls, bake up a batch and cut them in half before freezing them. Then when I want to make a roll for the next day I pull one out, put spread in it and a filling. The bread defrosts overnight in the fridge and the roll is fresh in the morning. From Natalie Stoneham Kate Bracks the winner of Master chef 2011 put out a recipe for home made musli bars. Also they don't contain nuts which are no longer allowed in schools. But it means you can monitor how much sugar your kids are getting! From Kate Courtney-O'Connor


his inheritance. He wants to break free because he thinks that independence will make him happy. He’s really saying, “Dad… I wish you By Matt Heazlewood, were dead. Give me the cash now!” Rector of St Martin’s Killara Lot’s of people treat God in this way. The recent movie adaptation Walking out on him, acting as if He of Les Miserables powerfully doesn’t exist, as if He’s irrelevant. reminded me that grace changes As the story goes on, the son everything. The transformation squanders his wealth: wasted his of the criminal, Valjean, after life. What this young man finds is his experience of grace, inspires not freedom but slavery. He hits hope. The beauty of grace is that rock bottom. So what does he do? it is undeserved, and there lies its He comes to his senses and starts transforming power. to see himself as he really is. He Valjean’s redemption echoes the famous parable of Jesus about the prodigal son. It’s a story about lives changed and about grace. Jesus’ story begins famously, with a story of a younger son wanting 16

swallows his pride, and decides to go back to his father and say those difficult words, “Father, I’m sorry”. His father sees him coming, runs to him, and gives him the most fantastic welcome.


I always made a little bit extra at the evening meal, roast meat, grilled meats, veggies, Haloumi cheese etc . Cut it up and put it in a wrap with lettuce or some sort of sauce. Roll it up tightly and wrap in foil. From Helen Scott I've got some great shape sandwich cutters, I make Molly's pre-school sandwiches into different shapes/animals. Her fav is a butterfly!!! Her lunch box is always empty when she has a butterfly sandwich. From Vanessa Mundell My hot tip is to get your kids to pack their own lunches from about grade 4. They eat it all because they've packed what they want ... and they think you're amazing when you occasionally make it for them From Karen Holmes My girls love to take blueberries/ strawberries/raspberries. From Helen Mylius Jesus is telling us how we experience God’s undeserved grace. That’s the message of Easter. God doesn’t treat us as we deserve. He dies for us, and conquers death. He rejoices as we come back, whatever we’ve done, we find hope and our lives are changed eternally. Grace changes everything. St Martins Killara, Easter services 9b Arnold St Killara | 9880 2137 | Good Friday 9.30am Combined hot crossed buns & barista coffee afterwards. Easter Sunday 8am Choral Communion; 10am Family Church Communion; 6pm Night Church Communion


MY OWN PERSONAL STYLIST EVERY DAY! love that! By St Ives Shopping Village, As the Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion season approaches, St Ives Shopping Village is celebrating with the launch of an exciting new fashion blog.

Designed to provide the stylesavvy St Ives shopper with the latest in looks for Autumn/Winter 2013, the St Ives Shopping Village Fashion Blog will showcase the beautiful designs that will be available in-store. Readers will get

expert advice from Stylist Shannon Meddings on how to wear the looks, the best way to combine colours and textures and what works best for your body shape, as well as many more tips and tricks $25 fashion vouchers towards for the season. Filled with advice and images, blog their next purchase at St Ives subscribers will get more than just Shopping Village.

"This is a very exciting venture for us," says Sue McKindlay, Marketing Manager, St Ives Shopping Village. "We are renowned for our beautiful and unique fashion at the centre, and this takes what we offer our customers to the next level by providing them with advice and information to help them make informed choices."

information on the latest fashion and styling. Each day in April (from 1st to 30th) readers of the blog will have the chance to win one of four

Eastern Road Drycleaners, Turramurra

95 Eastern Rd, Turramurra




Brides of BEECROFT Brides of Beecroft is a stylish and elegant bridal boutique. This divine salon is a place where a bride can relax and feel comfortable trying on a great selection of affordable designer gowns. Wendy McGregor, owner of Brides of Beecroft, has over eighteen years' experience in assisting brides. Wendy and her experienced staff will help you find your perfect gown, and have it custom made to suit your needs. Wendy says, "I am finding brides are wanting more traditional lace gowns, and being covered." This may have been strongly influenced by the Royal wedding last year, of Katherine Middleton

to Prince William. Our stockists include Pronovias, Demetrios, Aire by Rosa Clara and exclusive to us Augusta Jones from England. The salon offers everything for the 'Busy Bride', including bridesmaids dresses to complement your gown, mother of the bride/groom, custom-made jewellery by Stephanie Browne, veils, shoes and hoops. We also have fabulous formal dresses by La Femme, Jadore and Matthew Eager for all year ten, eleven and twelve school formals, and Samantha Wills jewellery to complement them. We also dress the mums for the valedictory dinners at the end of the year.

Choosing a Gown Wendy has put together some ideas to ensure the search for your gown is a smooth one • It is never too early to start your search for the perfect gown • Allow time for the gown to be altered • Make appointments • Bring along one or two special people to help you • Start with your wedding gown - brides maids gowns need to complement your gown • Have a budget - your special purchase is achievable whatever your budget may be Whether you are just recently engaged or have been searching for a while, let Brides of Beecroft and our wonderful bridal stylists help you find your beautiful gown to make this very special day perfect. Ph. 9980 6889. 18





Musq's Gilding Bronzers and Blushes

Mineral Eyeliner / Kohl Pencils

100% natural! Not another imitation or diluted mineral brand, Musq was one of Australia's first mineral brands. Offering the best and most extensive range of Australian mineral makeup and skincare, Musq is an award winning brand! Visit

Introducing Augusta Augusta Jones Introducing Jones exclusively exclusively T. 9980 6889 | Shop 8B 16-24 Hannah St, Beecroft

T. 02 9980 6889 | Shop 8B 16-24 Hannah St, Beecroft




5 AUTUMN BEAUTY TIPS When I do a consultation with a new or existing client at Skin+ it allows me to find out their concerns or problems and expectations for their skin. Frequently the client will say to me they want skin like mine, so I will share five must do things for your skin and why I do them.

Keep it clean. How effective are you at cleaning your skin? If you are not a morning person you may be half asleep in the shower and not focusing on where or how you are cleansing your face. To help make cleansing as effective as possible, I use an oil based cleanser for my first cleanse to liquefy all the oil based dirt on the skin (sebum, spf) and then my second is to leave me with my cleanest skin possible (but not squeaky clean or too stripped, which is bad).

I wear sunscreen every day! Most of our extrinsic ageing is caused by the sun. I minimise this by using a daily moisturiser with SPF. This will reduce the onset of things like lines/wrinkles, pigmentation/age spots even dilated capillaries and profuse redness. Prevention is better than cure! I exfoliate most days. Exfoliation will diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and refine the skin and will help with dehydration or dryness. Irregular patches of pigmentation allow all other products applied to the skin to be more effective, as the dead skin has been removed. I exfoliate twice a week and then I do a more gentle microfoliation on the other days. There are many different types of exfoliant scrubs: acid based and a mixture of both. It's important to use the right one for your skin to avoid over exfoliation. Keep hydrated! This is very easy to do with the use of a hydrating spritz or alcohol-free toner which can be spritzed on prior to moisturiser. This allows better absorption of product and can help even out the porosity of the skin. It can be used as often as you like throughout the day to maintain hydration - brilliant for planes! The reason you want to keep skin hydrated is that the skin will function more effectively. When the skin becomes dehydrated, certain enzymes in the skin stop working efficiently and we may end up with a bit more congestion and breakouts appearing on the skin.



Use an expert. That’s what they are there for! I only use professional products on my skin, as these have higher levels of active ingredients (peptides, vitamins, antioxidents) and as they are prescribed by a professional, I know I will get better results. I try and have a face treatment every four to six weeks. This allows me to know what is going on with my skin! At least every change of season I have my face mapped (analysed) to ensure I am using the best products for my skin.


Roseville College

Knox offers a wide range of aquatic programs which are open to the public including learn to swim classes for six month old to school-age children.

An Anglican School For Girls

Junior and adult squads and aqua aerobics classes are also held throughout the week, with the pool and gym also open to the public for fitness.



12 has received outstanding ll in NSW withAn141 mentions Anglican School For Girls percent of students receiving ve (Band 6 or Band E4) in at

Knox Grammar School’s aquatics program is thriving with the g and encouraging one another School’s swimmers returning g results are summarised in from ATAR over 99. the NSW Swimming Championships with a swag of

nce awards are: Gloria Giang. unting, Cassandra Smith, Zoe a Sheridan, Sophie Armbrister, nding May Chew . ntions eiving , earned an ATAR of 99.90 and at toinrealise her dream of studying ing five offers based on results missions Test for Medicine and nother n inspiring student at Roseville ed herinfamily travelling during the

Giang. ranked 8th in NSW in Modern , Zoe on a 12-month Rotary embark brister, sh before commencing tertiary

excellent results, including twenty-three medals. The championships, held at Sydney Olympic Park, involved more than 1,200 competitors.

seventeen percent ofM.students 0414 473 640

Classes are run by experienced instructors and coaches who provide expert guidance.

Cassandra Smith, Zoe McLaughlin, Jin Ju Seo, Sejung Park, Claudia Sheridan, Sophie Armbrister, Angela Taradilis, Madeleine Dudley and Cher-May Chew.



0 and Oakes (11th in PDHPE); chelle udying c 2); Claudia Sheridan (15th in Roseville College Graduating esults an Extension, 27th for German Class of 2012 received e and for ENCORE); Sophie nation seville outstanding results, ranking arriet Hodge and EmilyHSC Sena the also nominated for an hngEmily the school twenty fifth overall n nomination for DesignTECH); in NSW with one hundred and EXPRESS); and finally, Angela Kaje Pickering odern exemplary). forty one mentions on the Media Relations Rotary P. 02 9884 1126 Distinguished Achievers list and ertiary F. 02 9411 3945

“Our aquatic centre is worldclass,” said Knox Aquatic Centre Manager John Bladon. “It opened in August 2011 with an indoor, heated fifty metre pool and a learn to swim pool.”

The 2012 cohort gained a reputation for uplifting and encouraging one another throughout the HSC years. The outstanding results include exceptional ATAR scores with thirteen percent of students earning an ATAR over 99. Gloria Giang. receiving All-Round Excellence The thirteen students to receive HPE); Davidson. 27 Bancroft Avenue Premier’s Excellence awards are: awards for ninety or above (Band 5th in Locked Bag 34 ten units erman 6 or Band E4) in at least Roseville NSW 2069 Gloria Giang, Rose Davidson, ophie of study. Georgia Pick, Rebecca Bunting, Sena or an ECH); 22 LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2013 Angela

The College’s HSC Dux for 2012, Gloria Giang, earned an ATAR of 99.90 and ranked second in NSW in Mathematics Extension 1 to realise her dream of studying Medicine at UNSW, after receiving five offers based on results from her very successful University Medical Admissions Test for Medicine and Dentistry. School Vice-Captain, Rose Davidson (99.80) ranked eighth in NSW in Modern History and is now finalising preparations to embark on a twelve month Rotary Exchange to Mexico. Rose is learning Spanish before commencing tertiary studies in 2014.

Discover who you can be



Learn to Swim at Knox All children welcome Enrol now for Term 1. Term 2 bookings open 25 March. Book a free assessment at




REFUGEE CHILDREN The arrival and presence of refugees in Australia has increased in recent years. The estimate for 2012-2013 is 12 000 people. All asylum seekers who come to Australia by plane with visas, and those who have applied for refugee status, are placed in houses in the community and each person is given $150 a week to cover their basic needs. Unaccompanied

minors live in a communal house with a 24-hour carer. Children may attend school while in detention but adults may not study or work. Ravenswood’s team first has been researching, fundraising, applying for grants, and raising awareness in the school. Each year group was asked to bring in specific items, for example year seven brought objects to cuddle, while year eight brought something to wear.

Donations were collected and in a one-day workshop, students sewed over sixty bags from donated materials and placed the items in the bags together with movie passes and $15 vouchers. Two booklets, also created by Ravenswood’s students, were added – an alphabet book, and a book of hints of how to live in Australia. An organisation aiding refugees distributed the bags to refugee children. The Community Problem Solving team wanted to improve the lives of refugee children. They feel privileged that they have had the opportunity to give to these children and welcome them. This year the team are interviewing refugees and writing their stories, in addition to speaking to other schools about what they've learnt.

and dynamic, and fosters critical thinking, curiosity and joy in learning – an education which prepares a Loreto girl for life in the 21st Century.

LORETO NORMANHURST Loreto Normanhurst (est 1897) is a Catholic independent boarding and day school for girls from Years 7-12. The school is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools, and is one of seven in Australia. The essential element of a Loreto education is about being a person for others, and the students at


Loreto Normanhurst demonstrate this so well each day. The school seeks to affirm and encourage the development of young women who will take their place in the world as leaders and people of commitment. The school’s awardwinning model of education, the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model, is innovative


Located in the leafy Upper North Shore of Sydney, the school is set in spacious grounds, with facilities which incorporate traditional, heritage buildings, with modern learning spaces, including the ‘Gonzaga Barry Centre’, a stateof-the-art building which will be opened in April 2013. Loreto Normanhurst is wellserviced by public transport, both train and bus. Private buses which service the Mosman/Lower North Shore areas, and the Lane Cove/ Drummoyne/Gladesville/Ryde areas are also available.

Congratulations Class of 2012 Ravenswood is extremely proud of the class of 2012 and congratulates them all on their effort and individual achievements in the HSC and IB. The results for 2012 prove once more that Ravenswood’s reputation for academic excellence is as strong as ever. From a non-selective intake, the combined HSC and IB results were outstanding: • Maximum ATAR/UAC rank 99.9 • 9.7% gained an ATAR/UAC rank of 99 or above • 31% gained an ATAR/UAC rank of 95 or above • Median ATAR/UAC rank 89.3 • 78.8% gained an ATAR/UAC rank of 80 or above • 92.9% gained an ATAR/UAC rank of 70 or above

Other HSC/IB highlights include: • Over 50% of HSC Visual Arts candidature nominated for ARTEXPRESS • Two HSC nominations for ENCORE • Two HSC nominations for OnSTAGE • Average IB score – 35 converting to a UAC rank of 93.35

Choices in Senior Years Ravenswood offers Year 11 students the choice of studying either the NSW Higher School Certificate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Both credentials provide the basis for university entry to Australian universities, and allow students to apply for entry to overseas universities. Senior students also have the option to full, weekly or short stay board in the Ravenswood Residential College.

Open Day Wednesday, 10 April 2013 – 9am to Noon Why not visit Ravenswood to find out more about our school, and what it can offer you and your daughter? A Uniting Church girls’ school – K to 12 Just minutes from the Gordon rail and bus interchange Full details:



At Roseville, girls are challenged and inspired to pursue their personal best across the spectrum of College life from academic studies, to sport, the arts, community service and personal interest initiatives.

Another Reason to Visit Our new, recently opened Library and Learning Enrichment Centre is the perfect reason to visit – or revisit Roseville College. We aim to nurture and empower girls to become independent young women who embrace life’s array of valuable learning experiences with passion and diligence as they journey from Kindergarten to Year 12. In 2012, our HSC Graduates ranked 25th overall in NSW, with 13% of girls earning an ATAR of 99 or more and 17% receiving All-Round Excellence awards. Results like these illustrate our commitment to helping each girl reach and realise her potential. Why not book your personalised campus tour on 9884 1109?

Inspiring and Involved e f i l e g e l l Co 27 Bancroft Avenue, Roseville 9884 1100 • Open Day details Enrolment and tour enquiries: 9884 1109 or



MALCOLM PAGE’S JOURNEY ON WATER It was a great pleasure to meet dual Olympic gold winner, and all-round top guy, Malcolm Page, at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Malcolm has sailed into history and has cemented his place as Australia’s most successful Olympic sailor, after taking gold for Australia at the last two Olympic Games. After recently retiring from Olympic competition, Malcolm now begins a new journey: giving back to the sport. Recently, he accepted the invitation to be patron of Buoyed Up as it partners with Lifeline Northern Beaches to provide a fun, confidencebuilding, sailing experience for underprivileged children from Sydney’s North Shore, and beyond.

“I really like being part of a charity, so this is ideal as it’s a sport very special to me. I always wanted to give back and now I’m giving back to a core group outside the usual groups that come along,” says Malcolm.

years ago, when I decided to go along for another campaign, no Australian sailor had won two gold medals so that was my personal challenge.

OLYMPICS Do you think Australia’s success in sailing, particularly in the last two Olympics, has raised the profile for everyday Australians? For sure! Sailing has always been a pretty good medal winner for Australia but we’ve never come away from the Olympic Games being the number one sport. Last Olympics we achieved three gold medals and one silver, which was the best ever. I guess the beautiful thing was that, four

Going forward, I think Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, in a great, strong position. You have to be seventy to seventy-one kilograms and he’s two inches taller than me, so physically better. (I’ve put on about five or six kilograms since retiring). That was heavy compared to what I was for Beijing, the lighter winds meant I had to lose more weight. It all depends on the boat and the position of the boat. I was the trapeze. Taller is good for more leverage and power towards the wind - it makes you go faster. Obviously, the heavier you are



COVERStory the more the boat sinks into the water so tall without the weight is perfect.

What are the highlights from the Olympic Games you have competed in? In Athens, it was when I received my green bag full of my Olympic gear - that was a spine-chilling moment. In Beijing, it was standing on the dais; I’d never done that before. The most special moment in London, was when I got the phone call from Nick Green (Chef de Mission for the Australian team), to ask me to be the flag bearer - that was the magic moment! What was going through your mind when carrying the flag in the London Olympics? The night was an absolute blur. It went so quickly. I think I was just floating. I was so excited that I can hardly remember what was going on. The only disappointing thing was that it was different to previous Olympic closing ceremonies, as all of the flag bearers walked in separate from the other athletes. I asked if the whole sailing team, as we were such a tight team, could walk right behind me, but we didn’t get the opportunity to do it. When they did come in, they


came running to find me. It was an incredible night! Was winning gold at the Olympics your major goal, the vision you set your eyes on? I used to say that I wanted to win a gold medal but I didn’t know how to. I suppose I got a lesson when I didn’t make selection for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, then in the lead-up to Athens we were favourites yet finished twelfth. The big mind-shift preceding Beijing, was having the knowhow and understanding that the unexpected might come. Knowing how to handle it, and what sort of mode and styling you need, to bring out the best while in the pressure cooker of the Olympic games. I knew what the bad taste was like and knew how to behave to bring out the best. We had three main areas to work on and literally every day we went training - for the next four years. There were many bumps on the road. The time I vividly remember, was when we split up. Two weeks later, we sat down and discussed how we weren’t doing what we said we were going to do. It took us a good five or six months to get the equilibrium again, as we lost a bit of tension, but we got the rhythm back again. BUOYED UP PROGRAM How did Buoyed Up, a specialised program that provides support to disadvantaged youth through the experience of sailing, begin in Australia?


It originated in Canberra by a guy called Ian Ruff who won bronze for Australia in 1976, Montreal, in the 470 class. He developed Parkinson’s and wanted to give back to the sport so sponsored it in Australia to help underprivileged children get into the sport. It soon got off the ground in Canberra, piloted in February last year with some awesome stories. The sport and team spirit has really helped bring these young people out of their shells. Their attendance at school has improved, as have their marks, and community spirit. A good mate, who runs Canberra Yacht Club, asked me if I wanted to put my name to it. I thought it was a wonderful idea. Middle Harbour Yacht Club is the second club in Australia to take it on. PERSONAL What does 'enjoying the journey' mean to you? I’m ready to move on to the next phase of my life, which includes still racing (just not at an Olympic level), prioritising more family time with my wife Fiona, and having a more traditional career. The travel involved when competing in this sport is huge. We can’t be measured on time or distance, so we have to find other competition, normally in Europe. I was away for about seven months a year, so that change is good! I know I will miss the competition, but I am really enjoying being home with my wife in the best country and city in the world!


Your Local BBQ Experts

Come and see our team





Electrolux En:V BBQ.




Side Burner not included.


9kg Gas Bottle Available $49







Everdure ‘Stirling’ 6-Burner BBQ. STLPC10

Beefeater 3-Burner Hooded BBQ. 19730

Beefeater ‘Bugg’ Gas BBQ with Trolley. 49924




Cnr Mona Vale Rd & Forest Way 9479 8800



(Computers/Electrical only)

Shop online or mobile: Pick up in store or have it delivered. 21/04/13 Harvey Norman stores are operated by independent franchisees. Ends 28/02/13


frightened. Two years later, they couldn’t get me out of the water. I think it was brothers muscling me into it. We lived in East Ryde so we didn’t grow up on the waterfront. But I haven’t missed a summer since.

Did you want to continue working in the sports industry? That was something to consider, but I am actually an electrical engineer, I worked 14 years at Telstra. I was in technical sales and now I have been doing a lot of corporate talks in the IT industry. I guess back in that world, the spin-off with the medals is that corporates like that. How are you finding this new phase in your life? It has been quite difficult adjusting to the less intensive schedule out of the Olympic Games, even with the success. Luckily, I have a very supportive wife. I have been hectically running around sharing my medals, but it’s rewarding going back to the community that supported me. 30

I’m also training for my first triathlon, which I’m excited about. It’s a good way to keep up my fitness levels, keep me disciplined, lots of chop and changing, and it keeps me focused! I’m currently trying to figure out my next goals. I understand you had a fear of water at age five, what helped you to overcome your fear? My brother came back from school one day, he was eleven and I was five, and said he wanted a boat. Being the supportive parents they were, they went and got a boat and my two older brothers sailed together. Once, they tied up a boat, with me in it, to the wharf in the Lane Cove River outside my grandparents’ house. I cried my eyes out as I was so


If the tackers program was around I would have participated, for sure. Great boats and fun with friends – I love the social side of it. Do you have some favourite places to visit on the Upper North Shore? The Upper North Shore is a beautiful place to visit because of its fresh air and beautiful green, leafy trees. I love to ride around the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We also regularly visit friends on the north shore. Lifeline Northern Beaches. Bouyed Up will begin before the middle of the year. Contact Danielle Mackenzie - CEO of Lifeline Northern Beaches on Phone 02 9449 5522 for further details of how to get involved, volunteer or donate towards the running of the program.



MIDDLE HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Home to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team. We spoke with Alister Copley - Head of Marine Operations What was the mood like at the club during the Olympics? Excitement! We were aware that a medal was likely long before the media started promoting it. Also, with the Australian Sailing Teams home base at the Club since 2011, it made us all feel more connected to their achievements. What does it mean for the club to be home of the Olympic Sailing Team? Everyone at the Club has something to aspire to, especially our junior sailors. At Middle Harbour, we have one of Australia’s largest junior sailing programs and the benefits of having Malcolm Page or Victor Kovalenko

(Head coach) present awards and spend time with our juniors is priceless. We hope that one day some of our juniors will be part of the Australian sailing team. Before the Olympics, there was talk of funding cutbacks for the Sailing campaign. The sailing success will most definitely have changed that; in fact Minister Kate Ellison recently announced $1.3 million dollars to install a new rigging deck and crane at the Club that will benefit both Olympians and Paralympians. In addition, she is confident that these works will provide inspiration for others to enjoy the sport of sailing.

MIDDLE HARBOUR YACHT CLUB JUNIOR SAILING & HOLIDAY CAMPS Week 1 - 15th April - 18th April, 2013 Week 2 - 22nd April - 24th April, 2013 Junior Sailing starts again in Term 2. Find all the details on the webpage

READY TO RACE? Why not join a Middle Harbour Squad. From Tackers (from 4 years) right through to Racing Squads, Holiday and Development Camps and School Programs. 9969 1244

What facilities are at the Yacht club for people who sail and also for those who don't? We have junior sailing from 4yrs through to teenage years. Opportunities to learn to sail in dinghies and then, once proficient, our teens can continue into the Olympic class boats, or take advantage of the generosity of many of our owner skippers keen to introduce our juniors to of keel boat racing. The Club caters birthday parties for all ages and discos a regular feature on our event calendar.

Family owned and operated, Bobbin Head Fruit Market has been in business for more than twenty-five years. They are locals serving the local community and offer an abundance of knowledge to share with their customers. Open seven days with free home delivery within a ten kilometres radius from North Turramurra. With the launch of their new website, which includes easy to use on-line ordering, it highlights that shopping locally can be very convenient. The friendly staff can arrange: • gift baskets (condiments, deli items, fruit or veg) • fruit platters, cheese platters and antipasto platters • flower arrangements for all occasions They cater for corporate or private needs. Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday - 7am to 4pm Sunday - 8am to 3pm Bobbin Head Fruit Market - see page 32

We are excited to be working with Lifeline Northern Beaches and Malcolm Page in the Buoyed up program.





KU-RING-GAI LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS business in October 2003 whilst the Lindfield Community Bank® Branch opened during October 2011. These bank branches now service our Ku-ring-gai community from Roseville to Wahroonga.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF COMMUNITY BANKING IN KU-RING-GAI By David Langdon Chairman Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited

Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited is the locally-owned public company which operates the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank® Branches under franchise agreements with Bendigo Bank. The Turramurra Community Bank® Branch officially opened for

March 2013

of all abilities to participate with our Special Olympics athletes and their Knox “Buddies”. Other major events will include youth development, musical, sporting and other cultural events, including an inaugural Ku-ring-gai Bowls tournament.

A host of exciting community activities will be conducted throughout 2013 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Community Banking in Ku-ring-gai. Many of these will be conducted in conjunction with major events being undertaken by the 100 local community groups already supported by the Turramurra and/ or Lindfield Community Bank® Branches.

We hope that you can join us at The 2013 Kuringgai Chase and many of the exciting events to follow throughout 2013. Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited is owned by more than 500 local shareholders and is committed to returning a percentage of profits to our local community.

These celebrations will kick off with The 2013 Kuringgai Chase, a 9km fun run or 4.5 km walk/run being held on 17 March in partnership with the Special Olympics and Ku-ring-gai Council. This event at Golden Jubilee Field in North Wahroonga will provide an opportunity for runners and walkers

Since Turramurra Community Bank® Branch opened in 2003, we have provided financial and other support to more than 100 local community groups in the form of donations, grants and sponsorship support. The value of these community group contributions already exceeds $1,000,000.

KU-RING-GAI HERO HQ STILL NEEDS YOU! In our last newsletter we reported that the slab for the new $3 million Ku-ring-gai SES and Bush Fire Brigade headquarters had been laid and the frame was up. Building is now well advanced and the $200,000 fit-out of the interior has commenced. Fundraising activities have already raised over $55,000 which means with the dollar for dollar matching by the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank® Branches, the combined total is now $110,000 and we have passed our half way goal! Donations of $250 or more can be acknowledged by an embossed paver to be installed in a landscaped area at the new facility. Tax deductible donations can be made at either the Turramurra or Lindfield Community Bank® Branches or online via




For a long time, Bendigo Bank has been saying that successful customers and successful communities create a successful bank, in that order. At Turramurra Community Bank® Branch, we have actively demonstrated over nearly 10 years that forming strong relationships with our customers and working together builds stronger communities. We are more than “just a bank” delivering financial products and services – we are a partner that understands customer needs and we work with our customers to make a difference. Since October 2003, Turramurra Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank has been providing a full banking service

NORTHSIDE DENTAL AND IMPLANT CENTRE Northside Dental and Implant Centre was established by Dr. Ian Sweeney in 1994 when he transformed a typical suburban dental practice into a dental centre that now employs close to 20 people. After 13 years of tertiary study Ian has gained post graduate qualifications in both Dental Implant Surgery and Conscious Sedation. This means patients with chronic phobias, gag reflexes or special needs are able to be treated comfortably at his purpose built rooms in Turramurra. “In addition, each of our surgeries can fit a wheel chair and a hoist which 34

to Turramurra and surrounding suburbs. However, Turramurra Community Bank® provides much more than just banking services. As a locally owned company, we pay dividends to our local shareholders and make contributions to numerous local organisations – including charitable sporting and educational bodies. To date we have given over one million dollars back to the local Ku-ring-gai community. Denice Kelly said, “It has been nearly ten years since Community Banking was introduced to Ku-ring-gai with the opening of the

Turramurra Community Bank®. We now have a second branch in Lindfield and we’re looking forward to marking this significant milestone in our bank’s history of ten years of Community Banking in Ku-ring-gai with the local community that has supported us”. Come and visit us at our newly refurbished ‘Branch of the Future’ which was officially opened in December by Paul Fletcher MP and experience the Community Bank difference. If you would like to speak to Denice Kelly, please give her a call on 0428 437 761.

Turramurra Community Bank Branch staff: L-R Gabi Phipps, Michele Ferris, Vikki Atkins, Jodie Chilvers, Karen Chivas and Diana Smith.

has proved to be beneficial to people with disabilities and elderly people”. Just as Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited (KFSL) opened a second branch in Lindfield, Ian has recently opened a second dental centre close to Hornsby Hospital so that the wide array of dental services that he offers are now available to a larger group of patients in the Hornsby area . Ian is a foundation shareholder of KFSL and served as a volunteer Director on the KFSL Board for 4 years. He has been banking with the Turramurra Branch since it opened in 2003.

Community Bank® Branch, Ian’s reply was, “Dealing with a lovely group of ladies who take an interest in my business and really care about looking after their customers. Also, witnessing firsthand how good management and good staff relations can build a successful business”. Northside Dental and Implant Centre, 1253 Pacific Highway, Turramurra. Ph 9144 4522 or 79 Burdett Street, Hornsby

When asked what he liked about banking with Turramurra


COMMUNITYNews LINDFIELD COMMUNITY FORUM UPDATE By Warren Dwyer, Branch Manager, Lindfield Community Bank® Branch

Some months ago it was announced that a three storey above-ground commuter car park was to be built on the site of the present Council parking lot behind the shops in Woodford Lane and Drovers Way. As a result of the Lindfield Community Forum (held last September) an idea was formed to build a Community Hub on this site. A group of Lindfield residents and business owners have been busy working on a project called Support Lindfield to get all the stakeholders to agree to build an underground commuter car park with community facilities on top of it that residents of all ages could enjoy. More than 80 local residents, business owners and community groups supported the idea at an “ideas workshop” held last November. A committee of 25 enthusiastic residents and business people are working on design ideas and strategies for getting full community buy-in and engaging Council and Transport NSW. A Design Sub-Committee is preparing drawings of ideas for the site. For more information, register your support and keep an eye on the progress of Support Lindfield at the web site If you would like to speak to Warren about any of your banking requirements, please give him a call on 0434 730 976.

INTRODUCING OUR QUALIFIED BENDIGO FINANCIAL PLANNER Gina Greenaway is our Bendigo Financial Planner servicing the Turramurra and Lindfield Branches. Gina has been working in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Being financially secure is about being able to afford the things you want and being able to provide for your loved ones in the way you want to. It’s all about being smarter with your money – you can do this with the help from a qualified financial expert.

JENNIFER IRWIN – A DESIGNING WOMAN Jennifer Irwin is an award winning costume designer whose spectacular career spans thirty years designing for opera, drama, film and in particular dance and ballet. She regularly designs costumes for all the all the major Australian dance and theatre companies including the Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Sydney Theatre Company just to name a few. Jennifer’s designs have also featured in large scale productions including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the Official Ceremony to mark the Centenary of Australian Federation. In addition to her costume design commissions, she is also now running a small business designing and supplying bodysuits for ballet and dance schools. Jennifer started banking with the Lindfield Community Bank® late last year. She was looking for somewhere local to open her business account and wanted to bank somewhere where they would get to know her and understand her business and the fluctuations that can occur when you are working for yourself. She now has both her business and personal accounts at the Lindfield Branch and her father now banks there as well. Jennifer also understands the Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank® Branches affinity with their local community as she was a recipient in 2001 of a Centenary Medal for service to the community. Irwin Consulting – Ph: 0401 373 214

Gina will happily assist you with debt reduction, savings plan, tax effective investments, superannuation, salary sacrificing, life and income protection, retirement planning, Centrelink advice, Estate planning and much more. Contact your local branch to book your complimentary first appointment.



COMMUNITYNews sponsorship package for the next three years. As the principal sponsor of the KNA, the two Community Bank® branches will be even more heavily involved in the Association’s many sporting programs and community initiatives.


The Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank® Branches recently re-affirmed their long and cordial relationship with the Ku-ring-gai Netball Association (KNA) by committing to an upgraded

Run by volunteers, the KNA was established in 1969 with just 520 members. Now, forty four years later, it is acknowledged as one of the leading associations on Sydney’s North Shore and comprises 18 clubs with over 4000 members drawn from the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai region. “We really appreciate the financial support we receive from the

Community Bank®. This support ensures that we can continue to provide the community with a number of initiatives including the KNA Players with Disabilities and NetSet Go programs” said KNA President Joanne Perry. “Over the years, Denice Kelly and her team have participated in all of our functions and events and offered assistance wherever they have seen a need. This personal involvement has enhanced our relationship with the Bank and has meant a lot to our members. We are looking forward to continuing and growing our partnership in the coming years” she added.

UPCOMING EVENTS Monday 4 March KYDS Youth Forums – Ku-ring-gai Council and KYDS invite parents of teens to a series of forums at Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers from 6.30-8.30pm. Bookings are required call 9424 0837 or March 4 – Adolescence 101: When to Worry; May 6 – Resilience Building 101: June 24 – Supporting Young People with Disabilities: Aug 5 – Communicating with your Teenager 101: Oct 14 – Internet Safety 101. Thursday 7 March Ku-ring-gai Business Forum Dinner at Roseville Golf Club. Guest speaker is Mark Tedeschi AM QC. For more information and to register online, please visit Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Opening Spectacular – 8pm at Ravenswood, Henry Street, Gordon – Sunday 17 March The 2013 Kuringgai Chase – 9km Fun Run and 4.5km walk/ run in association with the Special Olympics and Ku-ring-ga Council. 9am Start at Golden Jubilee Field, North Wahroonga. Registrations now open. Tuesday 19th March Seniors Security Safety Expo – Feel Safe, Be Safe. 9.3012.30pm at Turramurra Uniting Church. For more information, please call Carroll on 0405 558 660. April 2013 Ku-ring-gai Community Grants Program launch – visit for more information. Sunday 19 May Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Kids Prom 2.00pm and 3.30pm at St Ives High School St Ives – Saturday 25 May Official Opening of Hero HQ headquarters by Premier Barry O’Farrell at 10am at Jubilee Oval,

Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited 1273 Pacific Highway, Turramurra NSW 2074 ABN: 56 103 129 184 Chairman: David Langdon Directors: Peter Millard, Monika Stelzner, Roman Tarnawsky, Linda McDonald, Bill Nevill, Ian Langford-Brown, Chris Williamson. Company Secretary, Non-Director: Julie Fidler 36


Turramurra Community Bank® Branch 1273 Pacific Highway Turramurra NSW 2074 Phone: 9488 9496 Lindfield Community Bank® Branch 318 Pacific Highway Lindfield NSW 2070 Phone: 9416 6337 Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday mornings 9am - 12 noon

14 months home & contents insurance for the price of 12 Choose a new Bendigo Gold or Silver Home and Contents Insurance policy and we’ll reward you with 14 months cover for the price of 12. As well as receiving a bonus two months cover, you’ll get competitive premiums, a real pay by the month option and great service. To protect your most valuable asset and the things in it, call in and see us at Turramurra, 1273 Pacifiic Highway, phone 9488 9496, or Lindfield, 318 Pacific Highway, phone 9416 6337, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL 237879. Bendigo Home and Contents Insurance is issued by CGU Insurance Limited ABN 27 004 478 371 AFSL 238291. Please consider your situation and read the Product Disclosure Statement available online at before making any decision. Not available in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178. AFSL 237879. (154398_v3) (29/05/2012)

Turramurra & Lindfield Community Bank® Branches


RINGING IN YOUR EARS By Krystyna Zawadzka

What is causing the ringing in your ears? Tinnitus is the condition where a ringing sound is heard in the ears when there is no external sound present.

There are several common causes of tinnitus and different treatment approaches are needed in each case. • Tinnitus and hearing loss from nerve damage caused by continuous or excessive exposure to loud noise. • Eustachian tube or Sinus related tinnitus, caused by blockages in the sinuses, middle ear or Eustachian tubes.

• Stress related tinnitus – sometimes a traumatic life event can trigger tinnitus. Some tinnitus sufferers notice that their tinnitus become worse when they are stressed combination of ear damage and


In addition to the mentioned common causes of tinnitus there are other triggers of this condition, e.g. tinnitus due to jaw and/or neck muscles tension. These I will outline in more details. There are structural connections between the ear and the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint. It is well established that a malfunction of the TMJ structure can cause tinnitus. The Lateral Pterygoid Muscle that is part of TMJ structure can be responsible for tinnitus and can cause TMJ Syndrome. This muscle refers pain deep into TMJ.


The function of this muscle is opening the jaw and chewing food. Lateral Pterygoid Muscle and its referred pain patterns:

Referred Pain

• A disorder in the balance system – a mechanical disorder of the middle ear that can bring tinnitus with sudden dizziness.

brain reactivity. When a tinnitus pattern is set up, certain area of the brain become hyperactive, similar to the way they do in ‘chronic pain syndrome’.

Continued on page 41.


Podiatrist - AnitA KochAriAns -

• General Podiatry • Nail Surgery • Diabetes • Children’s Feet • Foot & Leg Pain • Heel Pain • Orthotics • Ankle Foot Orthoses




• Medicare benefits with EPC referrals from GP • Veterans’ Affairs provider • HICAPS for health fund rebates • Pensioner discounts


9418 2464

PODOlOGY Centre For Podiatric Medicine Suite 3.1 lower Ground level GPO Building, 741 Pacific Hwy Gordon (Ground level access via Wade Lane) We support Cancer Research by donating $1 from each consultation


20% OFF

Whole Body Approach to get you back on your feet faster! • Highly specialised & advanced techniques. • Patient-tailored treatment & exercise programs. • Hands-on treatment. We can help you be pain free from: • lower back pain • neck pain • joint pain • sporting injuries • muscular pain and strains • postural problems headaches and much more...

Lively Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio Our Services: Physiotherapy, Pilates, Massage, Yoga Ph 02 8065 0715 Fax 02 8065 0761 Ground Floor, 1394 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra 2074 HICAPS available (private health rebate claimable on the spot)




ADDRESS THE CAUSE The BEST treatment for many pain-related disorders, providing fast relief of symptoms and quickly promoting healing. (Journal of Advancement in Medicine)

In my 20 years in medicine I have never experienced any treatment or therapy that provides relief and results as quickly as Frequency Specific Microcurrent. I have been amazed and pleased” exciting NEW way to treat nerve pain and muscle soreness

Robert Lerman, MD, PhD

WHAT IS SOMATHERAPY Krystyna of Somatherapy has extensive professional training and experience in the treatment of many forms of myofascial pain and dysfunction. She is a certified practitioner in the clinical application of the Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy (FSM), with a diploma in Myofascial Release and Government accreditation in Tactile Therapy (highest level). Traditional approaches to chronic pain are not always effective. Krystyna provides therapy with a difference, changing what is possible in pain management. She offers highly specialised, non-invasive and painless manual therapy, in combination with the latest 40

advances in FSM Therapy. FSM Therapy represents a significant improvement in rapid pain control and injury repair stimulation. It uses currents in the micro ampere range, 1000 times less than TENS and below sensation threshold. It is an exciting new way of treating nerve pain and muscle soreness. New injuries heal in record time. It has been shown that FSM may reduce tissue inflammation by 62% in four minutes and accelerate healing of ligaments and tendon injuries by over 250%.

pain from traction injuries, disc bulges, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome, knee joint pain and more.

Clinical experience indicates that FSM is effective for treatment of soft tissue injuries, postsurgical scars, headaches, temporomandibular joint pain, bursitis, tendonitis, nerve

To discuss treatment options please call Somatherapy Clinic in Gordon on 9844 5406. We are here to help you.


FSM may help patients recover from chronic myofascial pain that didn’t respond to other commonly used therapies. FSM instruments have been TGA approved for pain relief in 2001. The therapy is gentle, safe (no side effects) and clinically proven to be effective.

Health Fund rebates are available to eligible patients.


By Krystyna Zawadzka

Another muscle in the head that can cause tinnitus is Masseter Muscle which is used during chewing of food. Tension in this muscle can produce wide spread referred pain in the head. Masseter Muscle and its referred pain patterns:

WHAT PATIENTS SAY I was already aware of how effective Krystyna's treatments were when I developed acute pain and swelling in the left side of my head. Everything caused pain: eating, sleeping even walking - all caused pain radiating out from my cheek, all the way to the back of my head, face and my left eye. Pain medication merely dulled the pain from acute to very uncomfortable. And I had to take it every 4 hours.

d Pain


Muscle and fascia link the ear and the jaw to the neck and shoulder muscles. Therefore chronic neck tension may also contribute to tinnitus. When treating tinnitus of this type, it may be necessary to address numerous tension patterns in the head, neck and shoulders. Somatherapy may help you to identify the triggers of the tinnitus. Highly specialised and clinically effective manual therapy, in combination with the latest advances in Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy will help alleviate muscular pain, spasm and dysfunction.

I saw Krystyna who treated me for an acute facial neuralgia. The trigger was the cheek’s muscle (Krystyna named it: Masseter muscle) and muscle in my neck. After one treatment of the nerve pain and inflammation there was an amazing improvement. Further treatments followed and within a week I no longer needed pain medication. Within three weeks of intensive treatment I fully recovered. I was very happy with my treatment. I would (and have) recommend Krystyna.

Fiona Onikul Further experiences and results available on enquiry...

1 in 5 of us suffers from chronic pain. But breakthroughs in international medical research are bringing hope for a pain-free and drug-free future.

LIVE WITHOUT PAIN! FREQUENCY SPECIFIC MICROCURRENT THERAPY AND MYOFASCIAL RELEASE Migraines, Headaches Chronic Neck Pain Back Pain, Sciatica Shoulder, Wrist Pain TMJ/Jaw Pain


9844 5406

Suite 36, Level 4, Gordon Village Arcade, 767 Pacific Highway, Gordon

YOURHealth FORGIVENESS IS NOT: • Saying that what the other person said or did was right • A one off event • Being a ‘doormat’ •

Based on waiting for the other person to change or apologise first (otherwise we would be emotional hostages to other person’s whims)

Denying that the person who has caused us to hurt is no longer responsible for their words or actions

FORGIVENESS: • Is a choice (not a feeling)


By Tina Vartis, Freelance Writer And Counsellor

Relationships are messy. Why is it that the people we care for the most are often the same people who can offend, insult, betray, neglect, abandon and hurt us? When we have been hurt, it is quite natural to feel anger, sorrow and have the desire to withdraw ourselves from the one who has hurt us. How does the wounded heart deal with this emotional pain? Do we deny its existence and carry on as if nothing has happened? Do we minimize its impact on our lives or do we harbour unforgiveness towards those who have hurt us? All these options deny reality but unforgiveness goes further, as it acts like a mobile storage 42

container for resentment, anger and bitterness. Unforgiveness colours the way we view and treat others, it affects the way we make decisions, it can manifest itself physically with headaches and digestive problems, it creates difficulty in trusting others and it locks us up as a prisoner in our own hearts and minds. Forgiveness, on the other hand, offers us a doorway to a better future. It is natural to find it difficult to forgive someone and people often feel reluctant to do so because they may not understand what forgiveness is or they simply hope to avoid further pain. Let’s demystify the act of forgiving another by examining what forgiveness is not.


• Is about being honest about our feelings •

Starts from a position of strength which allows you to move forward towards a better future

• Recognises that what happened was wrong • Is an opportunity to establish new boundaries •

Means letting go of negative emotions and the need to see the other person punished in some way

Unforgiveness can steal our joy, kill our dreams and destroy our futures. Forgiveness allows us the opportunity to protect what we value, breathe new life into difficult circumstances and restore (where possible) what’s been broken in order to usher in a sense of peace back into our lives. We can’t change other people but we can change the way in which we handle painful and difficult situations.

Your Independence Maintain Your Need a Little Extra Help?

• Personal Care • Companionship • Light Housekeeping Trusted Non–Medical Home Ca • Meal Preparation • Medication Reminders • Transport Home Instead CAREGivers provide o • Dementia Care people retain an independent lifestyle • Respite

One to one support

From 2 to 24 hours, 7 days a week. Home Care and Companionship Services

North Shore : 9144 2322 Northern Beaches 9144 2311 s provide one-on-one support to help older

suburbs of Sydney. From two hours a ent lifestyle in their own home in the Northern Trusted Non-Medical Home andare all carefully scre Our Care CAREGivers two hours a day up to 24 hours-7 days a week. Companionship Services to your individual needs. Let us take arefully screened, insured and trained to respond • Personal Care Let us take care of you. • Respite • Companionship • Transport • Meal Preparation By Robert C. Johnston Counsellor & Wholistic • Dementia Care • Medication Reminders Clinical Hypnotherapist • Shopping WARRAGAMBA • Light Housekeeping DAM AVAILABLE SUPPLY Do you want more joy? 2012 88.1% 23rd Feb• Convalescence Care Callandfor a free no-ob More peace harmony in


Jackie Hughes




21st Feb 2013

YOUR INITIAL PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT e no-obligation consultation Source: Sydney Authority OR Catchment INITIAL PILATES SESSION. Offer expires end of November 2011.

ernWe Sydney: 9144 2322 TOPcan FIVEhelp MOST POPULAR BABY NSW you be painNAMES freeINfrom: • lower pain • tendinitis 2012 Boys back William, Oliver, Lucas, Jack, Noah 2012 Girls Ruby, Emily, • Olivia, Chloe, Charlotte • sporting injuries muscle soreness • sciatica neckLucas, painLachlan, • headaches 2011 Boys •William, Ethan, Oliver • pre-post surgery rehabilitation 2011 Girls Chloe, Ruby, Olivia, Isabella, Mia are franchise office is independently owned and operated. ®

We2010 offerBoys ‘hands on’ Physiotherapy treatments, William, Jack, Oliver, Joshua, Thomas Pilates mat classes, Pilates equipment sessions. 2010 Girls Isabella, Ruby, Chloe, Olivia, Charlotte

your relationships?

2009 Boys William, Jack, Lachlan, Cooper, Joshua 2009 Girls Isabella, Chloe, Charlotte, Olivia, Mia Studio Lively Physiotherapy & Pilates

(02) 8065 8999

Northern Sydn

Offering support and facilitating self-healing. Achieve the changes you wantsyd.northern@ho such as: more confidence, decisiveness, courage, selfacceptance, peace, clarity of mind, integrity, honesty, forgiveness, transformation, spiritual development more.Senior Care® franchise Each Homeand Instead Given time to establish and ground, like the roots of a strong tree, results will speak for themselves. I look forward to meeting and listening to you. Jackie Hughes.


Tel: 0408 804 261 Level 1/762 Pacific Hwy Gordon NSW 2072 Rear, Ground Floor, 1311 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra 2074 HICAPS available (private health rebate claimable on the spot)



YOURHealth mothers, finding solutions to pregnancy problems, premature birth and stillbirth.


Kolling Institute Director, Professor Jonathan Morris, was granted an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List. Professor Morris’ dedicated service to maternal and infant health in multi-faceted roles -

clinician, educator and patient advocate - has given him experience, knowledge and a great depth of understanding to lead numerous clinical studies. As such, he has devoted his life to improving the quality of healthcare to pregnant

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR HYGIENE? ISN’T EVERYONE? Let's face it, no one likes the way our body ages. Things that were simple once are not so easy anymore. We’d love to keep our private bathroom life private, wouldn't we? Should the time ever come that you need some help in the bathroom, the new Pristine range of bidet seats can ensure you are able to maintain your personal hygiene, and your dignity, without the need of a carer. The remote control model, Pristine 501R, incorporates features and functions that customers and especially, occupational 44

therapists, have asked for. The most requested feature, which has not been available in a bidet until now, is a single button operation that provides a full cycle of wash and dry and then turn off, automatically. Because the Pristine range supplies continuous warm water for all three wash functions, we are able to program the bidet for a one-touch automatic wash and dry cycle, so users only need to press one button once to complete a thorough two minute wash followed by a three minute dry, and then turn off.


Funds for research are crucial to the ongoing research. All members of the general public are warmly invited to a charity preview performance of “Les Miserables” at the Chatswood Concourse Theatre on Monday April 8 commencing at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to support Professor Morris and the PRaMM team, please join Professor Morris at the show with drinks and canapés starting from 6:30 p.m. A ticket order form can be obtained from: prammfundraising@gmail. comMore details can be found at:

Designed in Australia for Australian bathrooms, the new Pristine range of bidets has a model to suit every budget, and every need. Pristine bidet seats fit most toilets and you don’t need a tradesman or any expensive bathroom renovations. Turn your toilet into a bidet, simply by changing the seat! Try one at Nth Degree Care, 1323 Pacific Highway, Turramurra Ph: 9983 9100


Orthopaedic Shoes Electric Lift/Recliner Chairs SUPPLIERS OF: Electric Adjustable Beds Orthopaedic Shoes SUPPLIERS OF: SUPPLIERS OF: ERS OF: Lift/ReclinerOF: Electric Chairs Rollators/Walkers ELECTRIC SCOOTERS Orthopaedic Shoes Shoes Shoes Orthopaedic Shoes Electric Adjustable Beds SUPPLIERS OF: Scooters Electric Lift/Recliner Chairs Chairs IF YOU CAN’T Lift/Recliner ecliner Chairs Rollators/Walkers Electric Lift/Recliner Chairs Stockings StairCompression Lifts Electric Beds Adjustable Beds VISIT US, WE’LL table Beds Scooters Electric Adjustable Orthopaedic Shoes Beds Wheel Chairs Rollators/Walkers kersRollators/Walkers Stair Lifts Electric Lift/Recliner ChairsOF: VISIT YOU SUPPLIERS Height Adjustable Day Chairs Scooters WheelOrthopaedic Chairs Electric Adjustable Beds Scooters Shoes NEW MODELS Walking Sticks/Crutches Stair Lifts Height Adjustable Day Chairs Electric Lift/Recliner Chairs Rollators/Walkers Stair Lifts Wheel Chairs OF LIFT RECLINER Bathroom Aids NEW MODELS Walking Sticks/Crutches Electric Adjustable Beds Scooters Wheel Chairs Day Chairs Height Adjustable Day Chairs ableStair Day Chairs Rollators/Walkers OF LIFT RECLINER Back & Seat Cushions Bathroom Aids CHAIRS from $995 Lifts Height Adjustable Day Chairs NEW MODELS NEW MODELS Sticks/Crutches Nth Degree Care Walking Sticks/Crutches NEW MODELS Scooters s/Crutches BackChairs &Products Seat Cushions CHAIRS from $995 Continence Wheel NEW MODELS Walking Sticks/Crutches OF LIFT RECLINER Bathroom Aids OF LIFT RECLINER Stair Lifts s Height Continence Products Adjustable Day Chairs OF LIFT RECLINER Ph: 9 Daily Living Aids OF LIFT RECLINER Bathroom Aids Wheel Chairs Cushions CHAIRS from $995 Back & Seat Cushions CHAIRS from $995 Cushions CHAIRS fromParking $995 Daily Living Aids Walking Sticks/Crutches available at rear of showroom Adjustable Back & Height Seat Cushions CHAIRS from $995 f you can’t visit us, Day Chairs Continence Products Products roducts Bathroom Aids If you can’t visit us, SALES, SERVICE &from HIRELIBERTY OPEN 6 DAYS M NEW MODELS Walking Sticks/Crutches Continence Products we visit you! Aids Daily Living ds will we &will visit you! Back Seat Cushions HEALTHCARE OF LIFT RECLINER Bathroom Aids $2995 Daily Living Aids BED If you can’t us, If you can’t visit us, Products visitContinence us, Back & visit Seat Cushions CHAIRS from $995 we will visit you! we will visit you!Products If you can’t visit us, you! Daily Living Aids Continence we willDaily visitLiving you!Aids If you can’t visit us, we will visit you!


Orthopaedic Shoes Electric Lift/Recliner Chairs Electric Adjustable Beds Rollators/Walkers Scooters Stair Lifts Nth Degree Care Wheel Chairs Ph: 9983 9100 Height Adjustable Nth Day Chairs Nth Degree Care Degree Care Nth Degree Care Nth Degree Care Nth Degree Parking available at rear Care of showroom NEW MODELS Walking Sticks/Crutches 1323 Pacific HighwayPh: 9983 9100 Ph: 9983 9100 SALES, SERVICE & HIRE OPEN 6 DAYS MON-SAT Ph: 9983 9100 Nth Degree Care Ph: 9983 9100 9983 9100 W: OF LIFT RECLINER Bathroom AidsPh: Parking Nth Degree Care available at rear of showroom Parking available Parking atParking rear ofavailable showroom atat rear of showroom Parking available at rear of showroom available rear showroom Ph: 9983 9100 & Seat Cushions CHAIRS from $995 SERVICE & HIRE OPEN 6 DAYS MON-SAT Ph: 9983 9100 ALES,Back SERVICE &SALES, HIRE OPENParking 6&DAYS MON-SAT SALES, SERVICE HIRE OPEN 666showroom DAYS MON-SAT available at rear of SALES, SERVICE & HIRE OPEN DAYS MON-SAT SALES, SERVICE & HIRE | OPEN DAYS MON-SAT Continence Products Parking available at rear of showroom SALES, SERVICE & HIRE OPEN 6 DAYS MON-SAT BATHROOM AIDS | WHEELCHAIRS | ROLLATORS | ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWARE | ADJUSTABLE CHAIRS

YOURHealth Co-leader of the research, Dr Brian Day said, "It’s early days, but we know cells which express the protein EphA3 can be eradicated in the laboratory with this treatment, so it’s very encouraging."

RESEARCH IS TURNING THE TABLES ON CANCER There was a time in the not so distant past when, if you (or someone you knew) received a cancer diagnosis, the first reaction would be, "How long have I got?" Cancer was seen very much as a life sentence, but increasingly, the question has started to change. Now we are asking, "What are my options?", "What are my next steps in beating this disease?" Cancer survival rates have improved by approximately 30% in just two decades and this is thanks to some remarkable advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. In fact, the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report (2012) showed the five-year survival rate is at 90% or more for people with prostate, melanoma, lip, thyroid and testicular cancer. We have some incredible preventative and diagnostic tools available to us now – for breast, bowel and cervical cancers. And more and more, scientists are discovering genetic markers of cancer that they can specifically target, combining these targeted treatments with 46

chemotherapy and radiotherapy to minimise harmful side-effects. Professor Ian Frazer, co-creator of the cervical cancer vaccine, has said to the staff at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, that one of the most exciting, recent developments in cancer research is that, "Personalised cancer medicine has arrived."

News like this certainly gives us hope for the future, but of course, we know there is still a long way to go before we can truly say we have defeated cancer. Unfortunately there are still many types of cancer, such as pancreatic cancer, which have a five-year survival rate of less than 10%. That is why the Australian Cancer Research Foundation has made it their mission to fund world-class research into all types of cancer.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation awards annual grants of between $1.5 and $5 million every year, to the very best cancer initiatives in Australia. This significant funding allows researchers to purchase and develop the most cuttingFor example, just last week [Feb 12, edge technologies and 2013] researchers in Queensland facilities available, working to identified a protein within aggressive speed up cancer discoveries brain cancer cells (‘glioblastoma and bring us closer to the multiforme’) which promotes up cures. to 50% of cases. Interestingly, the If you would like to support protein (called EphA3) has been the work of the ACRF and help known since 1992 to play a key role in promoting Leukaemia cancer cells fund vital cancer research, and so there is already a treatment in please visit trial which targets the activity of this or phone 1300 884 988. particular pro-cancer protein. "Genetically sequencing cancers has shown us that cancers which we thought 'looked' the same are actually, according to their genetic fingerprint, quite different," he said. "This fingerprint can therefore tell us which drugs will work best for that patient’s cancer."


Did you know not all Pilates Instructors are equal? Our professional instructors are the most qualified in Australia. Extensive education enables them to specify exactly what your body needs. Our intimate classes (max. four clients) allow personal instruction so you receive ultimate results, every session. There’s no substitute for quality. Pymble 9440 7130 Hunters Hill 9816 5581

try us free for 1 lose

try us free for 14 days

stay ton

this and w

try try us us free freefor for14 14 days days lose weight

stay active tone up

this and winter get fit!

lose weight

lose weight stay active tone up stay active tone up this winter this winter and get fit! and get fit!


14 day


14 day

membership membership Centres newlyBody Shape Female Fitness Bodypittwater Shape Female Fitness Dee Why Shop 4, 645-647 road Dee Why 9984 7733 for youCentre for aGordon friend Level 2, 7-9 Merriwa St Gordon Ph 9499 2477 renovated Warringah Mall Shop 601, Warringah MallValid (opp untilHoyts) 31/05/13 9939 Valid until3311 31/05/13 club Body Shape Female Fitness Centres Bodypittwater Shape Female Fitness Dee Why Shop 4, 645-647 road Dee Why Centre 9984Gordon 7733

Level Centres 2, 7-9 St Gordon Ph 9499 2477 Body Shape Female Fitness Warringah Mall Shop 601, Warringah Mall (opp Hoyts) 9939 3311 Bodypittwater Shape Female Fitness Dee Why Shop 4, 645-647 road Dee Why Centre 9984Gordon 7733 Level 2, 7-9 Merriwa St Gordon Ph 9499 2477 Warringah Mall Shop 601, Warringah Mall (opp Hoyts) 9939 3311

Body Shape Female Fitness Ce Bodypit S Dee Why Shop 4, 645-647 Level 2, 7-9 Warringah Mall Shop 601, Wa • Ladies Only • Open 7 Days • Personal Training • Weight Training And Cardio Equipment • Kids Club • Group Exercise Classes: Indoor Cycle, Yoga, Pilates, Les Mills And Zumba • Unlimited Free Assistance




GETTING AHEAD IN YOUR FIFTIES By Mark Lewin, CFP ® Financial Planner

Life in your fifties is great. You don’t have a huge mortgage, the kids have grown up and are not as dependant on you, your career has progressed… So what is next financially? When you are in your fifties you can see retirement on the horizon. Sure it might be ten to twenty years off, but it is becoming more tangible. So if you haven’t already, you need to start some serious planning. DECIDE ON YOUR LIFESTYLE Up until now you may have been reactionary in your lifestyle, with mortgage payments and work pressures being the biggest worries. But you need to start thinking about how and where you want to live for the next thirty or more years. Do you want to stay where you are? Downsize? Always wanted to move to the beach or bush? FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH YOU NEED Once you have decided how and where you want to live, you will need to set up plans to achieve it.


There are a couple things you can look at to ensure you are on the right track: Superannuation - Is your super invested appropriately? Do you need to contribute more now so that you have enough for the future? Investments - If you have managed funds, shares or property, are they invested strategically to help accommodate your changing lifestyle? Insurance - Do you have the right level of life and income insurance? Are you and your family covered if anything happens? Daily finances - Are you spending money on things you don’t use? If the kids have moved out, are there ways you can scale back? START CATCHING UP NOW You might find that you are further behind than you thought for your ideal retirement lifestyle. This happens to a lot of people but it is never too late to make a change. You could be at the peak of your earning potential, so that means you have a chance to save more and make up for lost time. GET HELP Everyone’s financial needs and goals are different and it’s worthwhile seeking professional financial advice before you make important financial decisions. Your financial adviser can provide you with strategies to help make your ideal retirement lifestyle a reality.


LIFEStyle plan for new clients, obligation free. The initial meeting is also for you and Mark to get to know each other and decide whether to proceed with a professional partnership. Mark and his team can be found in Bridge Street, Pymble and are committed to serving the needs of the Ku-ring-gai community.

LOCAL FINANCIAL PLANNER PROFILE Mark Lewin’s past experience in the financial markets as a Bond Broker, gives him an edge over many of his peers in the financial planning community. His ability to dissect and analyse the moving parts of an investment product is an essential skill in determining if a product is right for his clients.

His astute attention-to-detail is consistent with Mark’s philosophy of maintaining a manageable client-base. It gives him the time to understand the intimate needs, goals, aspirations and circumstances of each of his clients. Mark invests an initial couple of hours drawing up a strategy

Markson Financial Planning Pty Ltd is a privately owned, client focused practice that specialises in providing tailored financial solutions for mid to high-net-worth families and their businesses. They look to work with those clients that appreciate a holistic approach to the planning process, in which they protect, manage and enhance their financial well-being and allow for effective wealth transfer to the next generation.

WITHOUT AN ESTATE PLAN AS PART OF YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNING, YOUR CARING FOR YOUR LOVED ONES CEASES WITH YOU. Call to enquire about your free initial interview to see if we can be of assistance to you. Mark Lewin and Markson Financial Planning Pty Ltd are Authorised Representatives of Lonsdale Financial Group Limited. ABN 76 006 637 225 AFSL 246934

Suite 23, 19-23, Lv 2 Bridge Street, Pymble Ph: 8007 6244

Lonsdale Financial Group Limited holds Australian Financial Services License No. 246934. Information is of a general nature & does not take into account your personal circumstances, needs or objectives. Do not act or rely on this without reference to us or your adviser. Before acting consider appropriateness of the advice (regarding your objectives, financial situation & needs). This information was from sources considered reliable; we do not guarantee it is accurate or complete. Information is current at the time of publication but may change. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.




A RELAXING SHORT BREAK TO AIRLIE BEACH By David and Cynthia Holmes, Local Readers

Three nights away might not seem a lot of time but the Watersedge Resort in Airlie Beach was a perfect place to quickly wind down and enjoy the picturesque surroundings and amazing facilities that the resort had to offer. From the moment we arrived to check in, the staff were lovely and very helpful. The apartment was beautiful and spacious with everything we needed and much more, including Pay TV. We were especially appreciative of the undercover parking and high speed elevator as we were on the fourth level. The resort had three swimming pools with wet edge waterfalls, a great BBQ area as well as easy access to Airlie Beach. Admittedly, we skipped the gymnasium in favour of walks around the area.

bay were stunning. It was easy to see why it is so many people’s choice of holiday destination. There is plenty to do within easy reach. There were beautiful lakes and lagoons, people swimming, sailing or boating as well as fishing. I was surprised to see how many people were running for exercise as I took my sometimes long but leisurely walks. During a walk through the yacht club I was impressed to see just how many fish were in the water around and under the boats. One of the days we enjoyed a ten course lunch in the licensed poolside restaurant which was amazing. Some others near us were swimming in between courses. It was beautiful food and we didn’t need any dinner that night.

All in all it was a great break from our The walks around the lush tropical busy lives and we would recommend gardens of the resort and surrounding the resort to anyone. 50



Send us your holiday pics and story for your chance to be published in our next edition. We’d love to hear from you! Email:

oideryStudio – Level 2


Z: 1.00


H: 82.7 mm W: 80.0 mm Stitches: Colors: Color changes: Stops:

13227 4 8 9

Machine: Trims:

Tajima 27

Left: Right: Up: Down:

40.0 mm 40.0 mm 41.3 mm 41.3 mm

EndX: EndY:

0.0 mm 0.0 mm

Max Stitch: Min Stitch: Max Jump:

7.3 mm 0.0 mm 7.2 mm

50% 1 Bunch of flowers OFF

With every purchase over $50.

*FITA-100628* Colorway: #


4 Brand: Default 2. 3 Brand: Default 3. 4 Brand: Default 4. 3 Brand: Default 5. 4 Brand: Default 6. 5 Brand: Default 7. 3 Brand: Default 8. 2 Brand: Default 9. 4 Brand: Default Total Bobbin:

Colorway 1


Descr Code


4130 4

Fita Fruita

616 4

714 3

99b Eastern Road945 Turramurra 847 Ph. 9487 8617

3 4

1572 5

Paradise Fruitland 1391 3 Crn Edgeworth 651 David Avenue and 2359 Palmeston Road Waitara Ph. 9489 2622

2 4 16.74m


West Pymble Fruit Shop 14 Philip Mall, Kendall Street West Pymble Ph. 9498 5435

BEYONDLocal raise funds for the project on which they work. The students raised $4,000 prior to the trip which will fund a computer lab at Bhairabi Primary.


At the end of November 2012 our school in Nepal hosted a team of volunteers from the University of NSW. Judging by the villages feedback, they enjoyed an unforgettable experience. The ten volunteer Uni students spent seven days helping in the classroom during their visit, with a particular emphasis on English language training, in three different schools: Dharapani High School, Balaudaya Primary and Bhairabi Primary. It wasn’t all work. The students enjoyed three days of acclimatisation and sightseeing in Kathmandu prior to travelling to the schools. Over the weekend, they rafted overnight down the local Budi Gandaki River, surviving the freezing water fed by melting Himalayan snow. The volunteers also spent time exploring the village, including a visit to the village Hindu temple, 52

and met the local Shaman. After their time in Gorkha the students travelled to Pokara and trekked to Poon Hill and its fabulous Himalayan panorama. And by all accounts the group enjoyed each other’s company in the evenings in the volunteer accommodation. The accommodation in the village was something different. Groups of five volunteers alternated, swapping half way through, between the new volunteer accommodation at Bhairabi Primary while the other five billeted in local homes. The local homestay would have been an horizon broadening experience to put it mildly, as the local homes are very basic: dirt floor, no heating, no running water, very smoky from the cooking fire plus nothing we would recognise as a mattress. Part of the Global Village program is that students are required to


The UNSW student organisation ARC runs an overseas volunteering program known as Global Village. During the Uni holidays the Global Village program sends teams of students to developing nations to lend a helping hand with a local community project. Global Village is only a relatively new Arc program, but they have already had groups go to Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, and Nepal working on a diverse range of projects from building houses to teaching in local primary and high schools. This is the second team organised by Global Village to visit our project in Nepal. 'SCHOOLIES 2013' After the 2013 HSC we are planning a ‘schoolies’ experience in Nepal broadly similar to the UNSW Global Village trip described above. To express your interest and register for further information as the details are confirmed, please contact Dr Anne Prescott at the UTS Lindfield on The bone bucket at Eastern Road Quality Meats has been a great source of fundraising for Nepal. Thank you for your generosity.

BEYONDLocal It really is pleasing to grow food though every stage of production - we know what they eat, we grow what they eat - and last year our Murray Grey cattle won the best quality carcass in Australia.

MEAT & MUCH MORE! By Allan Waldon, Eastern Road Quality Meats Producing our own meat, and personally knowing many of our producers helps us know more about what we sell. We think that’s important. We are not about forcing price down, or selling cheap mass-produced food. Good food is important, as is good animal welfare. Forcing prices lower will, in fact, produce lower quality produce.

We are still working on bio dynamic farming by improving: soil quality, grass species, ground cover, pasture and water quality. We recently planted 800 trees for wind protection and to better the nativeanimal habitat, and our fertilisers are also as natural as possible. We are currently growing forage herbs, which reduce the need for mineral supplements, and results in healthier animals. A mix of grasses means better ground cover and soil health; healthy soil means healthy animals, which all means better food.

In store we also carry an extensive seafood selection including a variety of fresh and marinated fish and seafood and we are also working closely with our suppliers, to expand our range of fine cheese. PICKS OF THE SEASON: • Bangalow sweet pork great produce. • Beef - our best cuts are dry aged for up to four weeks for better eating. • Scotch fillet and T-bones eat and enjoy. • Satay mushrooms in organic butter. • Green curry - great taste!

EastErn road Quality MEats, turraMurra, is no ordinary Butcher shop. it’s a quality Gourmet deli. if you are entertaining and want some ideas, Have a talk with the friendly staff. Huge range of high-quality gourmet food: • Dry Aged Beef from our own farm in Central West NSW • Boer Goat also from our farm • Gourmet Sausages - award winning, low fat & great taste • Variety of Fresh fish: Bream, Ling, Barramundi, Snapper • Salmon & Ocean Trout from Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania (Allan went to see how they are grown) • Other Seafood: Prawns, Smoked Fish, Oysters & Prawn Kebabs • Smoked Ocean Trout with the best wasabi cream • Morpeth Sourdough Bread • Selection of Quality Cheese from Australia and France

101 Eastern Rd Turramurra | Phone: 9489 4345




DO A DAY TRIP! By Edwina Hunter

NORTH SHORE TO WOLLOMBI The day trip was generously sponsored by Northshore Renault with the new Koleos Privilege. On a rainy Saturday morning we took the ninety minute drive north of Sydney to Wollombi, a picturesque little town in the Hunter Valley region.

Sadly, much of the area was covered with floodwaters as heavy rain continued to lash the region. We saw major flooding on most roads. The rain was teaming down! The Koleos's automatic windscreen wipers certainly got a work out. Just off the F3, taking the Peats Ridge exit, we were soon surrounded by beautiful bush

Up the hill from Fernances Crossing, about seven kilometres north of the Bucketty intersection, there is the Fernances Crossing Stone Culvert. This area provided a major obstacle in constructing the Great North Road. This culvert and retaining wall carried the main road till the late 1980s.

Continuing north we soon arrived at Wollombi, with an appetite. The name Wollombi is Aboriginal and means "meeting place of the waters" (ironic for the day trip). The historical town was used as the headquarters for many convicts, architects and engineers in the construction of the Great Northern Road. Turing right at Wollombi Tavern,

roughly an acre and include over two thousand lavender plants. Returning home, either go via Cessnock/F3, a longer route via Wiseman’s Ferry, or a U-turn back through the scenic way we came. Overall, the Renault Koleos was a pleasure to drive. Its spacious interior was enjoyed and I loved the electronic panoramic sunroof. Tunes were sharp with the Bose sound system. Being a 4WD, the Koleos ride offered a good compromise between performance and off-road comfort. The engine delivered consistent power all through the rev range and its response was immediate. Features like push button start, automatic handbrake, hands free smart key, hill start assist, auto wipers and headlights, GPS, dual air con and multimedia inputs all made the trip a great day out.

SUDOKU ANSWERS land without a building in sight. We travelled along the Great North Road, a convict built masterpiece, which was constructed between 1826 and 1836 to provide an overland route from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Along the way there are convict built remains such as stone retaining walls, bridges and stone cut drains. 54

we visited one of my favourite places for lunch. This hidden gem is called, Lavender Gate Farm. A gorgeous, rustic property painted burnt orange. Their lunch menu, amongst other things, includes freshly made wood-fired pizza, cooked in a traditional brick oven, perfect for a rainy day. You will find formal gardens, framed with French lavender and artistic sculptures. The grounds cover


Suduko on pg YOURHome 3 4 3 7 6 2 5 8 9 1

6 2 8 1 9 4 7 3 5

1 5 9 3 8 7 4 6 2

9 6 4 2 5 3 1 8 7

5 1 2 8 7 6 9 4 3

7 8 3 9 4 1 5 2 6

8 4 5 7 3 2 6 1 9

2 7 6 4 1 9 3 5 8

3 9 1 5 6 8 2 7 4


Visit to explore the Renault Koleos for yourself. THE RENAULT KOLEOS is a genuinely versatile vehicle. Offering the luxuries of European styling, leather seats, integrated satellite navigation and 18" alloys*, it’s comfortable and nimble when you are navigating busy city streets or the great outdoors. The Koleos is one of the few SUVs to be awarded the maximum 5 star EuroNCAP safety rating in the world. And with $299† annual capped price servicing, it’s a reassuring ride whatever the terrain.


* Privilege model only. †Standard scheduled services capped at $299 per service for 3 years/45,000kms (whichever’s first) on new or demonstrator Mégane Hatch, Fluence, Latitude, Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet, and Koleos models only, and 3 years/30,000kms (whichever’s first) on Renault Sport models. Applies from new & to normal operating conditions. Further T&Cs apply.




By Dan Yee, Salvage Specialty Coffee Gone are the days, of "dish water foamy suds" imitating foam on top of a cappuccino. So, how do you get silky micro-foam for your cappuccino or latte? Without getting into the nitty gritty of proteins, fats and the chemical reactions that are taking place when milk is heated and air is introduced, here is my go-to method of texturing the perfect milk for your coffee. Whether you have a domestic machine or commercial machine, the principles are the same. 1) You want to start with

fresh cold milk, filling the milk pitcher/jug up to the bottom of the spout in an appropriate sized pitcher (this is generally about half way). 2) Insert the tip of the steam wand just below the surface of the milk. Turning on the steam valve, start 'stretching' the milk making a higherpitched 'ch-ch-ch' noise. If you hear a lower pitched noise you need to raise up the jug and position the steam 12

tip lower into the milk. At this time, start getting a swirling or vortex spinning in the jug. Avoid moving the jug much at all and let momentum build and the milk will start to rise above the tip as it’s heated. 3) Finish 'stretching' your milk before you get to around 30 degrees Celsius. From then on you need to force that stretched milk down into the jug using the steam and continue spinning until you reach your required temperature of between fifty-five to sixty-five degrees Celsius at which you’ll want to turn off the steam valve. Once you start going past seventy degrees Celsius the milk starts to lose sweetness and over-caramelisation begins to occur, making the milk taste burnt or flat.

Whether you are looking at building a brand new house, an investment opportunity in your own backyard, or a separate area for your family, Australian Building & Drafting Group (ABDG) are here to help. Each home is custom designed to suit your specific needs and preferences. You can be as creative and innovative as you like. ABDG offer the whole package from start to finish. ABDG specialise in all things drafting right through to taking care of the DA process, including Cross section, Notification Plan, Specification, organising other services as required, organising the Waste Management Plan, Statement of Environmental Effect, and processing and lodging documents with the council. Specialising in both attached and detached granny flats as well as internal home conversions! ABDG have an option to suit your established home. Granny flats are a cost-effective alternative to a home extension that can increase the value of your home. ABDG offer a complete granny flat solution from design to completion in as little as eight to twelve weeks. They are not a kit home company; your granny flat is built onsite right in front of your eyes! Call 1300 964 544 if you would like an obligation-free quote. Further details see page 3 - YOURHome.

4) Keep the milk moving by spinning the jug to stop the milk from separating until you pour it into your coffee. Twitter: @YeeZa




By Edwina Hunter

Bosisto's is an Australian brand and despite being around for 160 years now, didn’t know about it but wish I had! I love this product, it has so many uses! I love the eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender smell and the main feature of this product is that it is natural! They don’t contain any harmful ingredients.

ZUNY DOORSTOPS & BOOKENDS I recently discovered Zuny in Domayne Belrose and fell in love instantly. Not only are they gorgeous but they are so unique. The cute animal doorstops and bookends make a wonderful addition to any child's sanctuary as well as any adult's home! To my surprise, the bookends also work as door stops. I was doubtful that they could hold open a door (in an especially breezy room), but I placed Bobo the Dinosaur by the door to do the job and he hasn’t failed me yet!

I have tried the Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Lavender sprays, as well as the Eucalyptus oil and solution. I've used them everywhere and on everything: the entire bathroom, kitchen benches, bedrooms, floors, shoes, even on cuts and abrasions as a disinfectant. The products not only remove every trace of dirt, but leave the room with a pleasant odour.

All animals are hand-made, with amazing attention to detail. I love them all, but my favourites are: Bobo the Dinosaur, Classic Elephant and Classic Hippo. Adorable shapes and come in great colours. I have them all in tan (as you can see below), which suits my home perfectly! Zuny also make Paperweights, key rings and Giants.

It is so nice to use a product and feel assured that no harsh chemicals have just been washed down the basin or inhaled, while it also minimises allergens around the home.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS From classic, modern elegance to statement bold, Simple Ingredients can help create the perfect cake and desserts for your special day.

Specialising in wedding cakes, cute cookies, colourful cupcakes and indulging mini treats, all products are made to your individual design. Perfect for any event, including weddings, birthday parties, christenings, baby showers, garden parties, hens nights and celebrations of all kinds. 0412 048 115





After a long hot dry summer, February has been predictably wet and the gardens are growing. The insects are biting and fungal diseases will take hold of some plants as we go into winter.

• Plant spring flowering bulbs in late autumn when it's cooler. • Cyclamen in pots kept on the south side of your home will keep flowering for months.

pensioners, people on a disability support pension, and their carers, so that these people are able to remain in their own homes in Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Ryde and Hunters Hill local government areas. The volunteers love the work and many stay for years. The volunteers garden alongside other like-minded souls, chatting and making new friends while weeding garden beds, pruning overgrown shrubs, and mulching so that gardens stay tidy for longer. The volunteers can see what a difference their hard work makes for someone in the local community who can look after themselves and want to stay in their own home but can no longer look after their garden.

VOLUNTEERING IN THE GARDEN Not enough to keep you busy in your own garden? If you have some spare time during • Azaleas and camellias will the week- or appreciate cow manure as they on a Saturday get ready to flower. and love to be • Hydrangeas can be cut back to outdoors keeping just above the first set of double fit while helping buds. If they are cut back too others in the hard or into woody stem they community, then won’t flower next year. get in touch • Plant winter flowering annuals with Easy Care including pansies and primula. Gardening on • Sweet peas are traditionally 9983-1644. Easy planted on St Patrick’s Day (17th Care Gardening Cnr. Pacific Highway March) but this is just a guide. and Rohini St. organises teams Turramurra • Plant vegetable seeds including of volunteers to weed, prune, broccoli, silverbeet, broadbeans mulch and make and strawberries. gardens Cnr. Pacific Highway safe and • Rake and add leaves that drop and Rohini St. Cnr. Pacific Highway Cnr. Pacific Highway tidy and "easy toand compost or use as mulch onTurramurra Rohini St. and Rohini St. Turramurra Turramurra care" for frail aged garden beds.

• Remove blackspot affected leaves on roses and remove some of the central stems when you are deadheading to improve airflow. If necessary spray with fungicide.

Cnr. Pacific Hwy and Rohini St. Turramurra

Sharing your ga Ph. 9449 1987

Sharing your garden journey Sharing your garden journey Sharing your garden journ Sharing your garden journey




By Susan Potthurst, Elegant Outdoors, Turramurra

Autumn is a fantastic time of the year in the garden. The air and soil temperatures are perfect for new plants to get settled in before winter arrives. FEED YOUR PLANTS So it’s time to rejuvenate your tired garden beds with an all-inone composted soil improver and planting mix - Biogrow by Amgrow is the perfect choice to give your plants the best start. To feed your new additions through autumn, apply Organic Xtra, a premium organic fertiliser made from poultry manure, feather and fish meal, natural minerals, blood and bone, composted seaweed and sulphate of potash – sounds like the perfect plant-meal to me! After planting, keep the roots healthy and vigorous with a weekly application of a seaweed based solution - harvest is best as it has fulvic acid which is a natural component of humus that helps plants absorb nutrients.

ANNUALS Coming into the cooler months, the best annuals to plant are pansies, violas, primulas and polyanthus. Buy the more advanced "potted colour" size for instant results - they will only get bigger and better throughout autumn and winter. The colder it gets, the better the blooms! To keep them flowering, apply a soluble fertiliser every couple of weeks that is high in potassium. I personally use All Gro by Grokem, which I affectionately call "the magic pink stuff" - you’ll be amazed at the results.

BEGONIA DRAGON WINGS I love these plants! Flowering practically every day of the year with large glossy emerald green leaves, suited to both sunny and shady areas, this compact perennial just shines. A fabulous plant, just perfect you absolutely can’t go past this beauty. What more can I say? Every home should have one!

TRACHELOSPERMUM JASMINOIDES TRICOLOUR Well, what a mouthful! Just call it "trach tricolour". This is a more compact, slightly slower growing form of the ever popular “Chinese Star Jasmine”. With mottled, variegated leaves, the new shoots are white and pink but the dainty white flowers are unfortunately few in numbers and therefore fairly insignificant. So use this robust plant as a groundcover or low hedge for its foliage contrast. It's perfect for both sunny and semi-shaded positions and is a real toughy!

DON’T FORGET MOTHER’S DAY ON SUNDAY 11TH MAY Every woman, without exception, loves to be given plants at any time of the year, but they are especially well received on Mother’s Day. The pick of the crop has to be the Cyclamen. These plants love the cold - maybe the only good reason to look forward to winter! Put your plant out at night, like the proverbial cat, or in the fridge overnight - an odd thing to do maybe, but great to keep your Cyclamen perky! These delicately perfumed plants flower profusely, are easy to look after and look super special when popped into a simple ceramic pot. They make the perfect living gift that keeps on giving. Happy Mother’s Day ladies! LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2013





DOG WALKING All dogs come desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. TUE - SUN 2 McCowan Rd cnr Bloodwood Rd, Ingleside. Ph: 9486 3133. Email: or visit: to see all our dogs. 10AM - 3PM

NAME: Earnie AGE/SEX: 5 Years / M BREED: Shih Tzu X WEIGHS: 7.7kg ADOPTION COST: $350

NAME: Tilk AGE/SEX: 1 year / M BREED: Mini Poodle X WEIGHS: 4.5kg ADOPTION COST: $350

NAME: Eckhart AGE/SEX: 8 years / M BREED: Silky Terrier X WEIGHS: 6.3kg ADOPTION COST: $350

Earnie is a gorgeous lovable Shih Tzu X who gives you lots of kisses. He is social with other dogs and has a non-shedding coat.

Playful, lively, social with other dogs and cats. Worries about some strangers. Needs a gentle but confident leader. Bright and learns quickly. A non-shedding coat.

Eckhart is an easy going happy boy with a pretty chilled nature. He engages well with other dogs and also tolerates cats.

NAME: Kita AGE/SEX: 4 years / F BREED: Maltese X Silky WEIGHS: 6.8kg ADOPTION COST: $400

NAME: Cara AGE/SEX: 18 months / F BREED: Mini Foxy X WEIGHS: 4.3kg ADOPTION COST: $400

NAME: Lexie AGE/SEX: 2 years / F BREED: Mini Foxy X - Wiry WEIGHS: 4.2kg ADOPTION COST: $400

Kita is a happy, quite lively girl. She is social with other dogs and has a friendly nature. She has a coat that can be clipped.

Cara is a gentle, happy girl, but came from the pound lame and in pain. Had bad knees (Grade 3 medially luxating patellas). Been surgically corrected. Now jumps around. Social with other dogs.

Lexie is such a pretty girl and has a sweet nature to add. She is great with other dogs and loves a nurse. She has a scruffy coat .




DOES YOUR PET HAVE DENTAL DISEASE? By St Ives Veterinary Surgery Dental disease is extremely common in domestic dogs and cats. It causes bad breath, oral discomfort, refusal to eat, difficulty eating, drooling and tooth loss. It can also cause more serious conditions associated with chronic bacterial infection of the mouth such as septic arthritis and infection of the mouth such as septic arthritis and infection of the heart valves.

Signs you may observe in your pet that indicate dental disease include: • Swelling of the gum tissue • Bad breath • Redness of the gums • Variable amounts of plaque and tartar • Gum surfaces bleed easily on contact (for example, during play or physical examination) • Loose teeth, missing teeth and exposure of tooth roots.


Dental disease can be controlled with diet (raw bones, prescription teeth cleaning diets), daily teeth cleaning at home (before dental disease starts) or with professional cleaning by your veterinarian. At St Ives Veterinary Surgery we are committed to the health and well-being of your pet, so we are offering free dental health checks without veterinary nurses. For more information, please phone the surgery or just bring your pet in on Monday to Friday between 11:30am to 2:30pm, to have their dental health assessed. Your veterinary nurse will be able to advise you as to what treatment options are available and suitable for your pet. St Ives Veterinary 7/351 Mona Vale Road St Ives. Ph. 9983 9494

Pawfect Paws Pawfect Paws Doggie Grooming Pawfect Paws Doggie Grooming Pawfect Paws Doggie Grooming Pawfect Paws Doggie Grooming 14 Ayres Road St Ives

Doggie Beauticians Grooming Free Preventic collar to allto new Freecollar Preventic all new Free to new FreePreventic Preventic collar toall allcollar new Doggie Beauticians thatwith book with us before 01/01/2011 thatus book with us before 01/01/2011 clients that book before 01/01/2011 clientsclients thatclients book with us before 01/01/2011

29B Babbage Road

NEW Doggie Salon Roseville Chase 29B Babbage Rd Roseville Chase

(02)5782 9449 5782 (02) 9449 5782 (By (By appointment appointment only) only) (02) (02)9449 9449 5782 Ph. Ph. 98823103 98823103

Looking forward to meeting youyour and your doggie Looking toyou meeting youdoggie and your doggie Looking forward to meeting and Looking forward toforward meeting you and your doggie **AllAllmodels LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE * All models Pawfect Paws AUTUMN clients *Pawfect All are models are Pawfect Paws clients 2013 are Pawfect Paws clients models are Paws clients








Domayne ® stores are operated by independent franchisees. Ends 31/03/13. Mattress, bed linen and accessories shown are optional extras.


Cnr Mona Vale Rd & Forest Way 9479 8800







efined by devotion to design and detail, Domayne® is one of Australia’s leading retailers in Furniture, Bedding and Homewares. With only 6 years in the market, Domayne® Belrose boasts a vast collection, ranging from Australian made to European designed products. Domayne® Belrose showcases an extensive range of top quality bedding, including our new Uber sizes for added comfort and luxury, as well as a huge collection of homewares – from table spoons to artworks for every room. There is something here to suite every taste, budget and lifestyle.

The welcoming atmosphere and top class service from our experienced and friendly team will provide you with an enriching shopping experience. Furthermore, enjoy free parking at our convenient store location.

Come in today to experience brilliant design, top quality and great value!


Cnr Mona Vale Rd & Forest Way 9479 8800 Visit

Domayne ® stores are operated by independent franchisees.








bra r bi rth te Cha d ay a tsw t h oo oyt d m s and arin !


The ultimate


to meet all your birthday plan ning needs, ensuring an extra special day for your little one!

For more information contac t Hoyts Chatswood Mandarin

Ph 02 9411 8205 | Email chat


PICTURE FRAMING Custom Framing By Appointment Contemporary Artwork Exclusive Handmade Jewellery Handblown Glass Ph: Catherine Nelmes 0400 741 179 | Email:



YOURHome over the past six months and market sentiment has improved. Once the decision to downsize is made, it is a good idea to start sorting and clearing rooms in the house that are currently not being used. Bedrooms that were once occupied by children, rumpus rooms or other less frequently used rooms where you will often find items that have not been used for quite some time and that can be passed on to children, grandchildren, sold or perhaps given to charity.

NEED HELP MOVING? By Kevin Hinder, Real Estate Agent Many Australians aged sixty and older are facing a challenge as they look around their spacious homes and decide they might not need all that room anymore. The kids are gone, maybe a spouse as well. Maintenance costs are mounting and the money from a sale could be useful to bulk up retirement savings. Unless dealt with properly, downsizing can be painful and complicated and not even all that financially beneficial. With the real estate market in transition, many baby boomers are getting a little less than they expected for the old home. All too often, they have little cash left over after buying a new home and their monthly expenses don't fall as much as they expect. Then there's the emotional pain of de-cluttering and scaling back. Many find they lack the stamina to dismantle their lives. They can't bear to sort through or part with all those boxes in the basement, or argue with the adult children who want to keep the house where they grew up.

However, it doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. Experience and help is about. SELLING IN A TOUGH MARKET Some retirees or those getting close to retirement are looking to downsize to make up lost ground in their super and retirement portfolios. Even when the housing market was more robust, many downsizers had less than expected left after paying off the mortgage, solicitor, selling and moving costs.

Kevin advises “To protect against getting stuck with two homes, downsizers should be prepared to sell one before buying the next, perhaps depending on their circumstances, even if it means moving twice.”

“These days, with the real estate market still recovering, mistakes can be especially costly”, says Kevin Hinder, a real estate agent at Ray White.

Kevin Hinder, a JP and Upper North Shore Specialist, understands many of the downsizing options available and over the years, has helped many families in Ku-ring-gai make the right decision. He can provide many of the answers to your questions and help take the pressure off moving home.

But on a more positive note, right now presents as potentially a good opportunity to take advantage of buyer confidence, market the family home and with sound financial advice, reinvest into retirement growth.” Kevin suggests.

He can help you look at options for your new home, refer you to professional and reliable tradespeople, help decide when to sell and of course help prepare for sale to maximise the return on your home.

“Interest rates being so low, many retirees investments are showing little growth, however the stock market has shown good growth

Call or email Kevin for an obligation free consultation on: 0417 253 633 or 9449 9066. Email:



Need help


Kevin Hinder can help! Your local Upper North Shore specialist for obligation free advice on many of the options available and how to make them a reality. Call today on 0417 253 633 or 9449 9066 Or simply email

SUDOKU Welcome to the fourth edition of YOURHome! Inside you will find homewares, real estate, gardening and more. We hope you enjoy!



Page 5

Need Help Moving?

Page 8

Doggie Rescue

Page 9

Does your Pet have Dental Disease?

Page 10

Autumn Gardening

Page 11

Autumnal Plants

Page 12

Perfect your Froth

Page 13

Living Local Loves


Answers on p.54

4 7

2 5

8 8 4 5


4 1 2 8 2 9 7 1 6 6 1 8 4 5 2 6 8 1 5 1 2 4

Travelling? Don’t board your pets, let them stay at home. Professional dog walkers & pet feeders. Fully insured and police checked. 1300 CUDDLE (1300 283 353) LONELY PETS CLUB, WE COME TO YOU!



Email us your handy home tips to WIN To stop a trail of ants, sprinkle some baby powder in their path, movie tickets: competition@ they can’t get traction. livinglocalguide. By Julie.



ISSUE 4 | AUTUMN 2013 | 42 000 COPIES





Make Buying and Selling a Positive Experience Call Kevin for an obligation free consultation

Kevin Hinder JP

0417 253 633 or 9449 9066

Autumn 2013 Malcolm Page  

Malcolm Page - Leading Australian sailor, winner of five world titles in the 470 class. Malcolm Page has the rare sailing honour of being a...