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Dec 6 - BPW South West This business networking event will start at the Warrnambool Community Gardens at 6.30pm for a tour and talk with Julie Eagles. Entertainment by the Cindy Morgan Singers and food provided by Tasty Plate. Bookings: 0438 626 004.
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Artwork by Jimmi Buscombe Dec 3 - Fletcher Jones Parade and Christmas Market Party A parade will start from the old Fletcher Jones ‘Men’s Shop’ (now the Kodak shop,) at 9am, finishing at the gardens at 10am, where there’ll be art, music, food, entertainment and activities until 4pm. Dec 7 - Jan 1 - Woodford Folk Festival The program includes concerts, dance, indigenous performances, theatre, comedy, film, street theatre, visual arts and talks about sustainability. Camping available. woodfordfolkfestival.com. Dec 16 - Portland Lane Way Party The Committee for Portland is hosting a party between Bentinck and Julia streets and there’ll also be a community market on the foreshore. From 5.30pm to 9pm. Dec 27 - Jan 26 - 69th annual Moyneyana Festival A month of free activities at Fiddlers Green in Port Fairy, including live music of many genres, performances for kids, drumming, craft activities, laughter yoga, car shows, karate and a nature day.
JANUARY Jan 7 - Peterborough Seaside Festival A family friendly community event featuring live music by the likes of Nancie Schipper, market stalls, children’s entertainment and much more on the foreshore. Jan 25 - Cheese World’s Kids’ Fun Day Free face painting, dairy-themed craft activities like puppet making, Museum tours, vintage car display and cheese tasting. From 10.30am – 2.30pm, Great Ocean Road, Allansford.
FROM OUR PUBLISHER Are you a new year’s resolution kind of person?
I gave up on the notion of new year’s resolutions a long time ago, but I do love the idea of a new year’s “theme”. For me, 2017 is going to be all about balance. I know I’m not the only person who has been guilty of imbalance during the year. I’ve come across plenty of you who are craving a little more quiet time, or space to pursue a favourite hobby or spend time with family. So let’s make a pact in 2017 that we’re all going to stop to smell the roses from time to time. This issue of bizmag ought to give you plenty of inspiration in that regard. Summer is a great time to become a tourist in your own backyard, and we’ll help you explore some of the beautiful spots that are slightly off the beaten track here in the south west. After a very “big” year, I would like to dedicate this issue of bizmag to the people and businesses that have helped us shape our 2016. We are so grateful for your
support and for your belief in our vision to be a positive and independent voice for our region. I would particularly like to single out the “punch-above-their-weight” team that has toiled tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you each edition of bizmag this year - our dynamic sales and business development guru, Chris Allsop; our uber creative and calm under pressure designer and production manager, Jody Miller; the lady who always has the just right words and knows how to dig up a great story, writer Beth Gibson; and our exceptionally organised and always sunny office manager Karryn Bell. It has been a delight and a personal honour to work with you throughout 2016. Merry Christmas and all the very best for an amazing 2017!
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ARTISAN CHOCOLATE DELIVERY DUDE Are you time-poor or without a trailer or ute? Delivery Dude can help! This new app, designed by local lads Luke Veal and Nathan Elliott, means you can engage local people to pick up groceries for you, deliver your DIY home project materials from the store, or pick up and drop off your new couch. All you have to do is punch in your job request, nominate a ‘reward’ for the work to be done and you’ll get an inbox from the closest available ‘delivery dude’! You can also sign up as a driver and earn some extra cash. Get it from the Apple App Store.
RAW ARMOUR Looking for a 100 per cent, natural deodorant that’s free of chemicals, won’t stain your clothes, and gives you all day protection? After starting a health and wellbeing journey a few years ago, local mum Rachel Matthews set about learning how to make her own natural deodorant (which has the stamp of approval from a qualified naturopath/ chemist). Packaged up in BPA-free wind up tubes, and available in two sizes, this unisex product can be found at Enique Eco Store and Go Vita in Warrnambool, or you can order through Facebook/rawarmour. From $10.
Audley Hall Artisan Chocolates is a new range of decadent, hand-made chocolates made in Port Fairy by pastry chef, Andy Hall. The 100g slabs are 100 per cent Belgian callebaut couverture, meaning it’s made with coco butter not vegetable fats, giving it a creamy, velvety taste. The ‘classic’ range includes jaffa, mocha, marshmellow, fruit and nut, smarty pants, old salty and ginger, and the ‘gourmet’ offerings are white chocolate and berries, wasabi pea and sesame seed, and beer truffles. Buy via Facebook, local markets, Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, Warrnambool Cheeseworld and Pronto Fine Foods. From $12.
What’s better than art you can look at? Art you can wear! Local fashion, art and design company Gash makes bold and contemporary jewellery from found materials and objects like leather, fur, fabric and acrylic. The one-off and limited pieces, such as these Fletcher Jones earrings, reflect the local environment around us and our community’s culture. Other wearable art with attitude includes sculpture cuffs and hand-painted patches, belts and jackets. Prices start at $90. To order, go to gash.net.au.
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Bucket List If you don’t have a ‘bucket list’, well, you should! And, if you have a beautifully bound book like this, you’ll be prompted to document your dreams, desires and ideas in one place. Whether it’s to eat pizza in Naples or just dance in the rain, this book has tips, motivation and everything you need to start your life’s greatest adventures. This is just one of the many unique gifts on offer at Cleanskins Urban Day Spa in Warrnambool. $45.
SUPER SILK Port Fairy designer Loren Hackett makes these fine silk squares from beautiful leftovers found on the cutting room floor in countries like Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam and Italy. Pair them for a headscarf, use as a swanky handkerchief, or fancy up a jacket pocket for a special occasion. $45 for a box of two. Visit superlost.co or call into Always, 107 Fairy St, Warrnambool.
COOL COLLARS Every cat and dog is unique, that’s why we love them! Animal lovers Claire Robertson and Nadia Thomson thought it would be fun to give doting pet owners a bigger choice of pet collars with designs that truly reflect their personality. From floral designs to bright geometrics, you can find their trendy pet collars at Big Big Bear on Facebook, or keep an eye out for them at your local market. Cat collars $18, dog collars $25-$32.
ROCK HARD After 18 months of bunkering down, Dave Burgess has re-emerged with his third studio album Set Like Stone. Produced by Pete Bird, the song list explores Burgess’s love for RnB, blues and funk, with a solid punch of rock. Songs of life, love and loss are served up alongside Tim Conlan (bass), Jon Emry (drums), Jason Bull (keyboard), Matt Hewswon (sax) and Melissa Bowman (backing vocals). A rockin’ gift for Christmas. To order: email@example.com
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TOURIST The best thing about living in south west Victoria is that you don’t have to go very far for a fantastic day of fun, food and adventure with family and friends.
The lazy summer holidays are the ideal time to explore what’s on offer in your own backyard. Most destinations in our region are only a short drive away, so you can have the kids back in their beds that same night after a jam-packed day. Plans can be made on a whim; whether it’s driving along the rugged coastline, spending a day at the beach, climbing a volcano, or hiking through rainforests or native bushland. With so many things to do and attractions to see, you can literally choose your own adventure along the way. With so much on offer locally, what’s on your family’s hit list these summer holidays? We scouted around the bizmag kinfolk to see what they have pencilled on their calendar and this is what they came up with:
Thrills Grampians Helicopters Choose your flight path - whether it’s over the Grampians or Pyrenees - and indulge in stop overs at wineries, restaurants and olive farms. The chopper holds three people, plus pilot, and all flights require a minimum of two people. Packages start at $259 per person and gift certificates are available. They’ve also got deals with local accommodation and restaurants. Departs from Stawell Airport. Book online at grampianshelicopters.com.au.
Treats Timboon Fine Ice Cream The much anticipated Timboon Fine Ice Cream shop will open this summer in the heart of town. Using local milk and cream, the luxury ice-cream has been a favourite amongst local and
visitors for almost two decades. The architecturally designed contemporary building will even feature a ‘Sundae School’, where you can make your own ice-cream flavor to eat or take home. Portland Strawberries Picking your own succulent, juicy and sweet-smelling strawberries is a great way to spend a warm summer’s day. Peter and Pat Cutler grow their delicious fruit on their Princes Highway property from late October to early May. They also have strawberry wine, ice-cream, jam and other locally made goodies. portlandstrawberries.com.au. Warrnambool Cheese World The best ever milkshakes are just a few minutes’ drive from the ‘bool. The grown-ups can stock up on local produce at the provedore, whilst the kids check out how cheese and butter was made in the olden days at the very informative museum. Open 7 days at Great Ocean Road, Allansford. Entry is free.
Beers Forrest Brewing Company A drive through the Otways followed by a cold boutique beer on a warm day sounds pretty appealing. Situated at the old general store, the Forrest Brewing Company is a small-scale brewery that also serves up hearty food to match (including gluten-free options and yummies for the kids). You might even score a single release batch available on tap in the brew house, that’s been made from ingredients foraged from the forest. forrestbrewing.com.au.
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Nature Middle Island If you’re one of the few locals who hasn’t yet been on a tour of Middle Island, you’d better book a spot this summer! Not only will you get up front and personal with the little penguins’ colony, you’ll get to meet the Maremma dogs who keep them safe during their time in our part of the world (December to April). Tours go for about 70 minutes and are run daily at low tide. warrnamboolpenguins.com.au. Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre Did you know that we live in the middle of the third largest volcanic plain on earth? Find out the fascinating facts at the discovery centre and then climb the nearby Mount Rouse, our very own dormant volcano. Make sure you visit the crater that is Mount Eccles, too. volcanoesdiscoverycentre.com.au Ralph Illidge Sanctuary Park This 90 -hectare property at Naringal is home to rare wildlife species like the Long-nosed Potoroo, the Powerful Owl, the Rufous Bristlebird and the White Goshawk. Part of it was originally purchased by the late Ralph Illidge, a Warrnambool photographer, who, in 1975, donated the land to the former Victorian Conservation Trust (now Trust for Nature) so it’s natural state could be protected. Access via Halfords Lane. Inquiries: 5566 2319.
Action BMX Track Warrnambool is home to a world class BMX track that hosts major competitions and serves as a top training base for elite competitors. When there are no competitions underway, the public can enjoy the exciting track, which includes global best practice bitumen berms (angled track turns). Situated behind the mini golf course at Lake Pertobe. Surf School Over summer, the Go Surf School will run a three-day program for children aged from five to 12 years. Experienced, professional coaches teach surf skills, ocean awareness and beach safety. They’ll also run two-hour classes for beginners of all ages and abilities. Wetsuits and soft boards provided. From December 27 to January 29 in Port Fairy and Warrnambool. gosurf.com.au.
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Rail Trail The rail trail between Port Fairy and Warrnambool takes in farm country, remnant vegetation, wetlands, coastal and sand dunes, rivers to the sea and even skirts around Tower Hill volcano. The trail’s surface is a mix of packed limestone, bitumen and quartz gravel, perfect on foot or for a mountain bike (no racing tyres). The trail is 37.5km one way and you can start at the Port Fairy Railway Station or Warrnambool Breakwater. If you want to start at Koroit, you can park at the railway station. If you want to catch the bus back to your destination rather than doing a return trip, call 5562 5748. railtrail.com.au.
Kids’ Stuff Warrnambool Art Gallery The WAG has a Saturday Kids Club from 10am to 11am, which is $5 per child or free for gallery members. The school holiday line-up includes: January 7: A Mythical Menagerie: make your own fantastical animals with air dry clay. January 14 and 21: NGV Kids on Tour: Atelier Viktor & Rolf for Kids and John Olsen: The ‘You Beaut Country’. January 28: Ant Antenna Making Workshop. February 4: Optical Illusions: try your hand at trickery. There’ll also be a pop up café at the front of the gallery over summer. Cobden Miniature Railway Hitch a ride on this charming miniature train for just a couple of bucks per person. The 10-minute journey covers 1.8km of varied terrain on the private property. There’s also an 18-hole mini golf course, canteen, barbecue facilities and playground. Open the third Sunday of every month, and all Sundays during school holidays from 11am to 4pm. Located at Graylands Street, Cobden. To book call (03) 5593 2362.
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Â Father and son: Thomas Healey and his father, Brett Healey.
KEEPING IT IN THE
family Running a successful business harmoniously with family is indeed possible. All it takes is communication, respect and avoiding shop talk at the Sunday family barbecue.
Eleven-year-old Noah Welsh wants to work at his family’s
business, Barbeques Galore, when he grows up. Every
go home and talk about it,” commented Steve. “We try
school holidays he spends time at the Warrnambool store
really hard not to talk about it when we all get together
helping out with odd jobs.
outside of work.”
If Noah does eventually work in the family business,
“We are all so invested in the business, it’s hard not to
So, how does the trio work together each day without
he will be the fourth generation to do so. His great
letting any family bickering creep in?
grandfather John Stuckey started the business with his
wife Margaret in 1983. Today, John runs the business
said clear communication and respect for each other as
alongside his son-in-law Steve Welsh and his son, Michael –
colleagues is the key.
different ages, so we know what customers around our age
John said when he first bought into the Barbeques
Steve, who many may know from the airwaves at 3YB,
“We talk a lot and share ideas,” he said. “We are all
Galore franchise, they sold two burner camp stoves with a
want. This really adds to the cross-section of products that
hot plate, followed by the first original Weber kettle cooker.
we offer. I’m learning all the time.”
Outdoor furniture was basic, cheap, white plastic chairs.
just all pitch in and do whatever needs to be done - from
Now, there are dozens of simple to elaborate outdoor
cooking options on offer, and the outdoor furniture is “so flash you could have it inside”, said John.
The three men, who are supported in the store by
Michael’s wife, Jess, believe the customer base has evolved
Michael thinks it’s because they have no job titles; they
reading the emails, ordering stock, serving customers or cleaning the staff tea room.
John, who is an inductee with Margaret in the Barbeques
Galore Hall of Fame, said if it wasn’t for the successful
the same way as the products. working dynamics within his family business, he would have
“We see generations of customers come into our store,” “sold it years ago”.
said John. “Grandchildren of our first customers come in
“It’s definitely a better atmosphere when you have
here because they know us and the good service they’ll family working with you. It’s an honor to be able to pass receive. That hasn’t changed.” something down to them.”
Michael, who “stamped brochures after school”, said
he liked working with family because they all genuinely
Kermonds Hamburgers in Warrnambool has been
operating since 1949. Today the business is run by Brett
Healey, whose father, Peter was the first employee outside
“It’s always happy and fun here and we stir each other
up,” he said. “I’ve worked for a few of the Barbeque Galores
of the Kermond family.
stores and they’re not as personal with their customers as we are here. I had no hesitation in eventually coming back
Brett, who started working at the notorious business in
to work here.”
1984, said all of his seven siblings, plus extended family,
have all worked at Kermonds at some point in their lives.
John, Steve and Michael all agreed that one of the
biggest challenges was not talking about work at
His cousin, Margaret loved it so much that she worked
there for 60 years.
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Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network working bee & break up. Tuesday 6th December. Meet at The Flume car park, off Merri St, 6pm. Bring gloves, enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate to conditions (slip, slop, slap). Will be undertaking maintenance around National Tree Day plantings, followed by BBQ off site. Keep our Sea Plastic Free - Clean up day Saturday 21st January 10am - 12pm. Meet at Warrnambool harbour boat ramp. Friends Of Merri Marine Sanctuary will provide gloves and plastic bags. ParkRun - free 5km run 8am every Saturday at Lake Pertobe Volunteers required for timekeeping, marshalling, photography, etc. www.parkrun.com.au/warrnambool
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L-R John Stuckey, Jess Welsh, Margaret Stuckey, Noah Welsh, Arthur Welsh, Michael Welsh and Steve Welsh.
“When Dad started he was paid two bob and a burger and thought he was rich. My son’s first pay cheque was $62 bucks and a burger and he didn’t think it was worth turning up for,” laughs Brett. All jokes aside, Thomas Healey, 18, does appreciate the solid grounding that working at Kermonds has given him. “When I first started I was nervous about dealing with the customers and things like handling cash, but I’m really confident now,” said Thomas, who aims to work in welfare. “I’ve been coming in here since I was really little, so I feel a real connection to the place,” he said. “It was just a natural progression to work here.” Brett said Thomas never received special treatment in the workplace. In fact, he made him “stay on the onions for longer than usual”. “Like all of the family employees, they are treated like everyone else,” he said. “If anything, I’m probably a little harder on them because I expect more.” Brett believes that Kermonds has been so triumphant over the decades because the food and service is exactly as it was 67 years ago. It’s also because customers love coming into a family business, which seems to have a unique environment. “Not only has our family worked here for generations, some of our employees have too,” said Brett. “We train up the kids and they go off to uni to become doctors or lawyers.
“It’s definitely a better atmosphere when you have family working with you. It’s an honor to be able to pass something down to them.” John Stuckey They always come back to work in the holidays. They learn very good work habits here.” Brett said the fact that his partner, Sharon, worked in a completely different field from fast food hospitality, helped achieve a balanced family dynamic. “It’s also very important to have interests outside of work, especially working the hours that we work. For me it’s greyhound racing and fishing.”
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Have staff from outside the family to balance things out. Treat each other like colleagues, with respect. Learn from the old and learn from the young. Keep work at work and personal stuff at home. When planning succession, hand down your business to someone who genuinely wants it.
Â‚The Little Acorn cafe will give people with a disability the opportunity to learn and use new skills.
Â‚Local business person and community volunteer, Sandra Noonan.
NEW TAKE ON
TeranG By Beth Gibson
From a new café to a major revamp of the town’s dry lake, Terang is about to undergo some major changes to its urban landscape.
Sandra Noonan has lived in Terang her entire life. As a
volunteer member of the town’s progress association, she couldn’t be more excited about the community-driven developments that are about to unfold.
This includes the diversification of the dry lake, which is used
Breakky We all love a big, hearty weekend breakfast. Latte on High has a broad and interesting all-day breakfast menu that has
by local sporting clubs. Over time, the land will be enhanced attracted plenty of favourable reviews on social media. There with wetlands, native vegetation and specimen tree plantings, are lots of gluten-free and special diet options and the place is public art, seating, walking paths and even cocoon-like shelters very family friendly. 90 High Street. to peek on local birdlife.
“It’s going to be a big drawcard for Terang,” says Sandra.
“Not only will the lake continue to act as our major sporting The Terang RSL Hall in Shadforth Street honors the precinct, it will be a modern and interesting interpretation of a contribution of service men and women from across all wars. ‘walk in the park’. We hope that it will appeal to all people.”
Sandra says it helps that the community has an excellent
working relationship with the Corangamite Shire Council.
You’ll find fascinating photos, militaria and other interesting items donated, or on loan by local families. The caretaker can
She explains that council has already overseen a recent new
also trace your relative’s military service. Open every Tuesday
streetscape, with new garden plantings, footpaths and chairs.
from 11am to 3pm and on request. Ph: 0436 411 499.
Council’s dollar-for-dollar business façade improvement
scheme has also lifted the entire look and feel of the town’s main street.
Each month, the beautifully renovated art deco chapel at
“A total of 21 priority projects came out of a community
Macqueens Funerals in Terang becomes a community events
reference group meeting three years ago,” says Sandra. “We’ve
space for local and visiting poets, musicians and story-tellers.
since ticked nine off the list and two are ongoing. We’ve also
Owners Anne Gleeson and Steve Lamb host the soirees, which
since added another five. These tasks generate quite a lot of
include afternoon tea in the adjoining CFA fire station. 118
work in the community and we know that the lake project will
High Street. Phone: 0438 921 290.
do the same once it’s all mapped out properly.”
Like most of the community, Sandra is also excited about
the opening of the town’s newest café, The Little Acorn.
Arnold’s of Noorat, located on the outskirts of Terang, has just
joined Air BnB. The quaint and cosy two-bedroom Victorian
The family-friendly café is situated at the former Maternal
Child Health building on High Street next to the lake and park.
cottage, with beautiful farmland views, was home to the six-
It’s a new initiative by Cooinda Terang, a training enterprise for
member Henderson family whilst they built their bigger home
people with a disability. Whilst preparing and serving delicious
next door. Now renovated with a fully contained kitchen, the
morning and afternoon teas and lunch (made with local
lodgings has all the comforts you’d expect, including a wood
produce), the clients will learn valuable skills in running a small
fire place. Settled on the side of Mt Noorat, you can easily walk
business, as well as customer relations. The café will be open
to a track that leads you up the extinct volcano. Prices start at
from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
$100 per night.
Terang's beautiful main street.
Shop Not only does the Terang Co-op offer a good-old-fashioned, personal service at its IGA grocery store in town, it has an online ordering capability, which makes shopping a breeze for farming families or busy professionals. Simply go to their website at terangcoop.com.au, order your groceries and household products and the staff will package them all up for your collection within a couple of hours. If you live in town, they’ll drop off your order to your doorstep.
Play The town’s brand new playground is conveniently located on the main street/highway, next to the public loos. There’s plenty of room for the kids to burn off some energy and mum and dad can kick back with a coffee before hitting the road again.
GALA NIGHT Terang traders have been running their annual Gala Night for the past 42 years as an exciting lead up to Christmas. This year the party will be held on Thursday December 22 from 5pm in the town’s main street, where there will be lots of shopping, discounts and family entertainment including jumping castle, face painting, live music and a visit from Santa.
Convenience since 1908 Simply click and collect or order by 11am for same-day delivery in the Terang township.
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WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO Joanne Madeline Moore, Astrologer Many may remember Joanne Madeline Moore from her TV, movie and theatre acting roles back in the 1970s and 80s, whilst others will know her for her astrology predictions in Cleo magazine. She works from home in Peterborough, where she lives with her husband James, who is an Indonesian teacher at Warrnambool College. Where did you grow up? Melbourne. I moved to the coast 25 years ago at a time when it was quite isolated, with farmers, fishermen, teachers and nurses predominantly being the only professionals. It’s so different now, there are artists, writers and work-from-home businesses…so many people doing a range of interesting things. What sparked your interest in astrology? Ever since I received a copy of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs at the age of 12, I’ve been interested in astrology. The book just resonated with me. I used to follow Athena Starwoman, too. I had a reading with her at 19 and she said I’d be a fantastic astrologer. I didn’t believe her at the time! Where did you study? I studied Journalism at Deakin University in Geelong and I also did a three-year diploma course at the Federation of Australian Astrologers about 20 years ago. Now, I do charts for clients and write horoscopes for different newspapers and magazines that are syndicated all over the world in various publications. I’ve also had books published.
Why do you love what you do? Astrology is a symbolic language. It’s about cycles and what makes people tick. By looking at the exact time that a person was born, we can understand their basic make up, strengths, weaknesses and talents based on the energy of the planets on the day they entered the world. It’s very mathematical. By having your chart done, you can create a life that better suits the real you. Your personal astrology chart is completely unique, like your fingerprint. Can you give me an example? I had a client who was unhappy in life. After doing her chart it was revealed that she was actually a very creative person doing a rather routine job. It was quite obvious why she wasn’t happy! Astrology is just another tool to help you understand yourself better. Some business owners even come to me to make sure they’re making big decisions at the right time and for the right reasons. What’s the difference with the charts and horoscopes? Horoscopes offer a brief snippet into what the planets are doing each day and the energies that are about; kind of like a gateway into a more in-depth reading. Some people read them to guide them for the day, just like they would with a weather forecast. To keep an eye on your daily and weekly horoscopes, or to organise a personal reading with Joanne, visit bohoastro.com.
Warrnambool tatooist, Josh Van Andel
Patrick Robinson from Enough Co. clothing
The best thing about further learning is that you can do it any time, whether you’re fresh out of high school or boosting your skills down the track. We talk to two new business owners about how their studies, both past and present, have influenced the start-up process.
Some people make a calculated decision to start their own
business, whilst others kind of fall into it. Former Koroit man,
the morning before going into creative mode in the afternoon.
Pat Robinson, tripped and fell big time into his clothing
Recently he sold his fashion line from a pop up shop in
design gig, but he couldn’t be happier with the road he’s
Warrnambool, which was a “great success”. His dream is to
eventually open his own retail store.
Today, Pat works from home, sorting out online orders in
Pat, 24, has launched a clothing label called Enough Co,
selling t-shirts, singlets, hoodies and hats online to a street and surf savvy market who love the simplicity, wearability and
For Warrnambool tattooist, Josh Van Andel, he too always knew that design – of a different creed – was his career calling in life.
functionality of his pieces.
in Geelong and has since spent around 15 years applying his
Pat completed a two-year, full-time graphic design diploma
After high school he completed a tattooist apprenticeship
at South West TAFE five years ago. He always loved art at high
artistic trade in both Geelong and Warrnambool. This year
school, so it was an easy decision to continue developing his
he had the opportunity to participate in the New Enterprise
Incentive Scheme (NEIS), which he saw as a way to achieve his
emerging dream of owning his own tattoo studio.
“Doing the TAFE course was a good experience and I learnt
a lot,” said Pat, who now lives in Geelong. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do but graphic design just appealed to me.”
Pat said as part of his course, he was required to design
Every day for several weeks Josh, 33, travelled to Hamilton
to learn the ins and outs of running all areas of a small business. Josh said the information was delivered in a down-
three tee shirts. The end result was so impressive that his to-earth way, which gave him the conviction to strike forward mates prompted him to do a run of them. Before long he was with his business dream. “selling them from the back of the ute.”
“Tattooing is my passion but I had no idea about running a
“I sold 25 tee shirts in the first week,” he said. “Now I’m business,” said Josh. “I learned a lot in the course, particularly
making about 1,000 products per range and shipping all over about customer relations… common sense stuff, but all very Australia and overseas. It’s starting to take off.”
Pat said at the time he “didn’t know anything about running
“The biggest thing to get my head around was having to do
important. I also learned about budgeting and book keeping. Doing a business plan was also another big thing. I had it in my head, but not written down. I go back and read through this
all aspects of the business,” he said. “It’s very time consuming.”
and my course notes all the time.”
Luckily, the basics of running a small business were covered
In May this year Josh opened The Tattoo Guys on Raglan
off in his TAFE course, giving Pat the confidence to tackle tasks
Parade. He said he invested a lot of time and effort to ensure
like marketing and administration. “I learned a lot from my
the space was exactly what he wanted before he opened the
mistakes,” he added.
doors. It was important for him to create an environment
where both seasoned and new clients felt totally comfortable.
He said his friends had been great sounding boards for his
new designs, which are inspired by Pat’s overseas travel,
He’s delighted to report that the business is doing well and
surfing odysseys and general laid-back lifestyle. He’s also
he’s about to recruit a new tattooist.
learned a lot from his tee shirt producer, who works with him
closely on the materials, garment construction and overall
seeing my clients’ smiles when they look in the mirror and see
finish of the products.
their new tattoo.”
“I love my job and going to work every day,” he said. “I love
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FIND ‘YOUR THING’ AT TAFE “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Find your thing. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” - Steve Jobs -
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FINDING YOUR ‘THING’ CAN BE THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY LIFE. BUT, WHAT IS YOUR ‘THING’? At South West TAFE, they believe that ‘your thing’ is doing what you love, what you’re good at and what motivates and inspires you. As it gears up for 2017 enrolments, TAFE will be on a mission to help others find their true passion and turn it into a successful career. Chief Executive Officer, Mark Fidge, said the institute is more determined than ever to cultivate individual talent and inspire people to “find what’s right for them”. “Students are at the centre of everything we do,” said Mark. “If you have a passion and want to turn that passion into work, TAFE can take you there and forge a future that suits your talents and interests.” Mark said finding and developing a person’s individual talents was vital and if you didn’t yet know what yours was, TAFE would soon help you find it. Port Fairy chef, Ryan Sessions, is a prime example of a student who discovered the right career path at TAFE. Ryan, a previous Regional Restaurant of the Year winner and recipient of Two Chef’s Hats in The Age Good Food Guide, now owns and runs the successful Fen Restaurant in Port Fairy with his wife Kirstyn. He left school after Year 11 and moved to Queensland, but when jobs were difficult to come by he returned to Warrnambool and enrolled at South West TAFE and found a passion for food. Ryan initially completed a Certificate I in Cookery course, which led him to an apprenticeship at the Mahogany Ship restaurant, which he also completed through TAFE. He said it was his teachers who primarily inspired him and helped him get to where he is today.
“My interest for cooking started when I got to TAFE,” said Ryan. “It was always just going to be a job, but the enthusiasm from my teachers sparked that drive in me. I was looking for a job where I could surf in the morning and afternoon. There are so many options in the industry. You can take these skills and use them to travel the world.” Mark Fidge reiterated that TAFE doesn’t just deliver courses, it delivers opportunities. “We want people to find what makes them tick, what excites and interests them and then turn that into a job they love,” he said. “Everyone has talent that can take them further. Our role is to find and harness that talent and create success for students, employers, industry and community.” Mark reminded next year’s prospective students that TAFE offered a contemporary way of learning. “We know local industries want people to be work-ready and TAFE’s blend of practical, technical and workplace learning delivers that and matches personal talents and interests with industry needs.” Apply now for 2017 Courses at swtafe.vic.edu.au or attend an upcoming information session: Warrnambool Campus (Timor Street) - Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 January @ 12.30pm and 5.30pm Hamilton Campus (Ballarat Road) - Wednesday 1 February @ 12.30pm and 5.30pm Portland Campus (Hurd Street) - Thursday 2 February @ 12.30pm and 5.30pm Colac Library (173 Queen St) – Tuesday 7 February @ 12.30pm and 5.30pm For more information visit swtafe.vic.edu.au
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DREAMING OF FOLKIE Ever since she was a little girl, Nancie Schipper has aspired to perform at the prestigious Port Fairy Folk Festival. Next March her dream will come true. The 16-year-old Killarney teenager will be just one of hundreds
watching the other musicians. Apparently there’s a green
of musicians from around the world playing original folk,
room where you get free breakfast. I’m really excited about
roots, blues, jazz, world, country and bluegrass music over the
that,” she giggled.
weekend of March 10 to 13.
will perform at her 10th folkie. This one will be extra special,
They’ll share multiple stages with big Aussie names like
Meanwhile, ‘Ukulele Queen of the Bellarine’, Sarah Carroll
Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier, Paul Kelly, Charlie Owen,
as it will be the first time she will perform with her own band;
Tash Sultana, The Waifs and Vince Jones.
singing and playing guitar and ukulele with a little bit of
everything from country, folk and blues, to reggae and gospel.
Nancie said she was elated to finally have the chance
to claim her spot at the ‘folkie’ and showcase her original lyrics through her sweet and distinctive soulful voice, selfaccompanied by acoustic guitar.
Based near Geelong, the seasoned performer loves going
to South Coast’s colossal music festival because it gives her a chance to catch up with music peers. She’ll be introducing
“When I got the email saying my application had been folkie goers to her fifth album, Star Parade, which reflects the
accepted I was in shock,” said Nancie, whose style is world around her: from family and politics to the environment described as ‘heart-felt folk and country with sing-a-long and overseas travel. pop and alternative’.
“I had applied in previous years, but this time I finally got
in. I’ve been (to the folkie) most years since I was a little girl and have seen it grow. To perform at this huge event, close to
“The crowds are always fantastic and receptive to new
music,” said Sarah. “The Port Fairy Folk Festival is one of the major Australian festivals that all musicians aspire to. There
home, is so exciting.”
is a very high standard of performers and it’s a real honor to
Nancie said having the opportunity to play her original music
to such a diverse crowd of music appreciators was a huge
professional achievement at her young age.
host of fringe performances throughout the town, including
live music and spoken word, plus a craft market, exhibitions,
“I really feed off an audience when I’m playing,” she said. “I
write music to share and promote feelings, so to crack into the
Outside of the main ticketed tent, there will be a whole
workshops and family activities.
festival and have the chance to do this is a great feeling.”
“When I’m not singing I’m going to take in as much as I can
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Michael and Madeline Carroll
HAPPY AT HOME After 55 years it’s not an easy decision to be separated from your sweetheart. Lyndoch Living is building its Living @ Home services so that couples like Michael and Madeline Carroll can stay together, longer.
Retired Yambuk farmer Michael Carroll, 85, is a full-time carer to his wife, Madeline, 86 who has dementia. He said that whilst full time residential care for his wife is inevitable, at the moment they are content to live at home with support from Lyndoch’s home services. “We couldn’t do without Lyndoch’s help,” said Michael. “They are always ringing to see what they can do to help.” Michael said a personal carer comes to shower and dress his wife three times a week, giving him a break from the daily task. They also do a little tidying up around the house. In addition to personal care, the community services team at Lyndoch makes sure the couple gets out of the house as much as possible, inviting them along to lunches and on day trips like to the annual Sheepvention in Hamilton. During the week, Madeline spends time at Lyndoch, socialising with other residents and participating in activities and enjoying special events and performances. Madeline has also spent a month as a respite resident at Lyndoch. This means she is in excellent care, whilst her husband can go on a holiday and recharge the batteries. She’ll return for another respite stay in January. “At the moment this works well for us,” said Michael, who still drives his wife to the family farm on Thursdays so she can see what’s going on. “It’s not easy just to put someone in full-time care. We’ve had our ups and downs but I put in the effort to mind her at home because we’re not ready.”
Ron and Zora Wynd
Zora Wynd lives at home with her husband Ron, who is her full-time carer. Many years ago Zora had a serious accident that caused her to lose most of the mobility in her shoulders and arms.
At-home support provided by Lyndoch means that Zora, 76, can live longer at home with her husband. The assistance she receives has increased during the past 12 years according to her needs, explained Ron. “We get help to keep the house clean, the ironing done and the gardening,” he said. “When Zora was more mobile a lady would come in and do some cooking with her. She’d only do the things that Zora couldn’t, like use the stove. Zora felt like she was contributing.” Zora currently receives a Level 4 Home Care Package, which essentially funds the services that she receives as well as the purchase of equipment like support chairs. The rehabilitation staff, such as the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, demonstrate how to use equipment and install it.
“Zora has since deteriorated quite a bit, so she’s unable to walk far on her walker,” said Ron. “We now have a lady come to shower her five days a week and someone comes in to do most of the cleaning and cooking for us. We can extend these services whenever we feel we need to.” Ron said that whilst Zora hasn’t taken up any respite services yet, she does have a carer who takes her out for a couple of hours a fortnight, enabling Ron to run errands and enjoy a cup of coffee whilst he watches “the world go by”. “We couldn’t survive without these home services,” he said. “The workers are exceptionally good and become part of the family because you see them so often.” Former bank manager, Ron, and Zora, who also worked in finance, retired in Warrnambool from Melbourne. Ironically, after Zora’s accident they kept busy by volunteering at Lyndoch, doing everything from chatting with residents to running bingo and barbecues. “That knock on the door each morning is just wonderful. It’s good to know there’s someone there to help,” said Ron.
THE SERVICES In addition to the Warrnambool district, Lyndoch Living now offers its Living @ Home program as far afield as Portland and Hamilton. Services include: -
MEALS AND MEAL DELIVERY: a growing menu of nutritious and delicious home-cooked dishes is available to clients in the community. The meals are freshly prepared and packaged in Lyndoch’s commercial kitchen, ready to conveniently reheat at home.
Tom Bence, 84, of Kirkstall also receives a helping hand from the caring team at Lyndoch via the Living @ Home program. He comes into town regularly for an assisted shower and loves to join in on bus trips, especially when they involve tractor pulls and windfarms.
GARDENING AND HOUSE CLEANING.
PERSONAL CARE: showering and dressing, grooming and applying aides such as compression garments.
SPECIALISED CASE MANAGEMENT through the Home Care Packages Program, Linkages Program (disability) and Acquired Brain Injury Program.
Tom, who suffered a stroke around eight years ago, also spends time at the day centre doing activities like memory exercises with a group of around 15 other seniors. His regular personal carer, Wayne Tucker, enjoys spending time with Tom and listening to his stories about life on the farm. “The home services allows our clients to live longer at home,” said Wayne. “This makes them happier. It also gives them a chance to get to know the carers and the workings of Lyndoch in case they do come here for full time care. It makes the transition much easier.” A former caterer, Wayne decided to study to become a personal carer after the experience of caring for his mother. “I get great satisfaction seeing the clients enjoy their lifestyle. I don’t just do personal care like showering, I also take them for drives and we talk a lot of rubbish,” he chuckled. “There’s no reason why they can’t stay at home this way.”
ALLIED HEALTH: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social and welfare support (including counselling), nursing care (including continence and medication management and pressure care), podiatry, and support setting up equipment.
SHORT-TERM RESPITE CARE: overnight or weekend stays for low level care clients; day centre (for a meal, activities, social interaction or targeted support i.e for clients with Parkinsons or Alzheimers).
CASE MANAGED SERVICES for Indigenous clients on behalf of cultural organisations so their care is culturally specific and delivered in a sensitive manner.
Lyndoch carer, Wayne Tucker
MAKE PROTEIN A PRIORITY By Sarah Porter, Naturopath When clients come to see me, we talk about the individual functions of their body’s systems - digestive, immune, reproductive, nervous – as well as how they function together. We also talk in-depth about diet. Every day we are surrounded by healthy eating messages to the point where it may seem like white noise. But it’s all true. You are what you eat and your diet impacts on the way your body systems work. In a consultation I analyse the food you currently eat so I can get a thorough idea of where your overall health is at and what might be causing any symptoms that are making you feel unwell. From there I can advise on a diet that meets the unique needs of your individual body. The lack of protein in a diet almost always comes up. Most clients aren’t aware that protein forms the ‘building blocks’ of our body’s nutritional needs. Our body craves protein and it needs to be replaced often so the body can produce and burn energy, repair and maintain (eg hair, skin and nails), detoxify, digest, balance hormones and stabilise blood sugar levels. It’s also vital that you stock up on protein each morning for breakfast to stabilise your blood sugar levels for the day and help curb common complaints like afternoon sweet cravings, irritability, foggy mind and low energy. So, when you hear health messages about how important breakfast is, you really are putting your body under stress if you don’t give it a healthy kick start each morning. I have lots of yummy breakfast ideas on my website at hiderhealth.com.au and my biggest tips for time-poor, non-breakfast fans are: • Prepare your breakfast the night before to save time, or get up a little earlier. • Smoothies are quick and easy to make and ideal for people who can’t ‘stomach’ real food first thing in the morning (and, in this case, you need to retrain your habits). • Protein-rich breakfasts include eggs, chia pudding, granola or muesli (homemade is best), omelettes, zucchini fritters and nuts and seeds with fruit and yoghurt.
NEW YEAR, NO PAIN By Haylee Finn, Osteopath Summer and the silly season are upon us. It’s a delicate balance during this time of year; we want to make the most of our holidays and social engagements, whilst still maintaining or starting our ‘get fit’ campaigns. And, there’s nothing like the commencement of a new year to get people thinking about their health a little more, too. If you are a headache sufferer, this time of year can be extremely informative for identifying your predisposing factors: time away from the computer screen, time away from the stresses of work and more vitamin D exposure and exercise should help to keep your headache at bay. Conversely, lots of travel (car, plane or otherwise), consumption of rich foods, different beds and pillows, and the general deadlines and stresses of end of year activity may bring on your headaches even more. It’s important to get a diagnosis for your headache. Osteopaths are trained to assess and refer if a headache may be more serious in nature. But for the more common biomechanical headaches, the osteopathic approach is, likewise, a great solution. We know which muscles and joints of the neck, upper back and shoulders are likely to be contributing to the generation of your pain and we can use a variety of techniques to release tight muscles and realign your posture. We can detect old whiplash or strains from a fall, which may not have been fully resolved by the body and are still contributing to your existing pain. Guidance with appropriate strengthening and ergonomics, hydration and nutrition can help break the cycle of headaches and reduce the need for medication. Headaches aren’t visible to the people around us. They don’t cause us to limp and we can generally work or study with them lingering in the background. This means a lot of headache
Be sure to talk to your healthcare practitioner for individualised health advice.
sufferers simply suffer in silence and accept that they might just be a ‘headache-prone’ person. If this sounds like you, maybe make the time to see an osteopath before the year’s out so you can start 2017 with a clear head!
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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE In search of the perfect Christmas gift? Bizmag’s 2016 gift guide serves up some inspiration for beautiful and unique gifts, all of which are sure to delight. And they’re available right here in our region. Merry Christmas!
NAKED VICE BAGS Every girl loves a good bag, so spoil her this Christmas with a piece from the Naked Vice range. A beautiful simplistic leather range, they are a must have in any girl's wardrobe. Various styles and colours available to suit anyone’s taste. Mangowood, 1/27 Sackville Street, Port Fairy.
BO HO GLAM For the Bohemian beauty in your life, choose from rose, silver or yellow Swarovski double wrap bracelets. At just $149 each, build up the layers for a casual but utterly classy look. Leske’s Jewellers, Bank Street, Port Fairy.
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This delicious gift is just the ticket! An afternoon of indulgence for that special someone. With fun, food, bubbles and breathtaking views, 'High Tea by the High Sea' is the voucher to please! $59 pp Phone 03 5568 2134. FREE standard postage during December. 21 Thistle Place, Port Fairy.
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DENIM LIKE NEVER BEFORE By Kelly Van Haaren, Mangowood
Denim is a wardrobe staple that most of us have. Whether it’s the pair of jeans we’ve loved for years, or the denim jacket we can’t bear to part with, denim is a safe ‘go to’ option that just seems to work, every time. This summer, denim is really stepping out of the wardrobe
shadows to make its presence known. Jeans won’t just be
investment. Whilst the simple drop style is still popular,
something you throw on – they’ll be the main outfit statement
designers have introduced other shapes, like the cute off-the
for the social scene or casual office.
shoulder. Lightweight denim pants and jackets as part of the
relaxed ‘sport luxe’ craze are also in.
For those who love to experiment with the latest looks, flare
In the hot weather a classic denim dress is a handy
jeans are back in a big way, as are full-length denim overalls.
The more conservative dresser might like to mix it up. Try
pair of denim shorts after work, or on the weekends. Not only
wearing a pair of white jeans with a light denim shirt, or black
are they comfy, they’re tidy enough to wear from the beach to
jeans with denim jacket. Or, have some subtle fun with the
café. There are loads of different washes and lengths available.
latest denim accessories like shoes, watches with denim straps,
In fact, there’s never been a better time to stock up on this
bags and chokers.
This season’s denim will have significant attention to detail.
Living on the coast means that we love to throw on a good
It’s worth noting that these days, denim has evolved
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What is it about wine that would entice someone with a
hallmarks and class of a traditional French Champagne style.
very successful international teaching career to return from
There is a preciously rare Pinot Meunier Rosé, a beautiful
25 years of city living in Asia and Europe to a remote and
Pinot Grigio, full of pear aromas and spice and a really pretty
boutique wine business at Cooriemungle?
passionfruit and gooseberry laced Sauvignon Blanc. The
Chardonnay, with limes, white peach and well balanced oak
This is exactly what Susie Falk did, following the decision five
years ago to go into partnership with her brother, David and his wife, Carla and purchase Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard.
The Vineyard, east of Port Campbell and 15 minutes inland
reminds me how much I love Chardonnay. The two vintages of Pinot Noir available at present are great examples of how different vintage conditions can be reflected by the same
of the Great Ocean Road, is picturesquely situated overlooking variety and there will be plenty of argument over which a beautiful and peaceful valley. It’s a stunning setting, with wine you prefer. Their Shiraz uses grapes sourced from the eight acres of vineyard planted to the varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay that thrive in this cool climate location. The roses that grace the
Grampians region (famous for this variety) and is made with the same passion and precision as all their wines.
ends of each vine row just add to the delightful scene.
The wines are excellent, exuding personality and varietal
These are real ‘vine to bottle’ wines, with Susie, David,
flavour that really reflect their variety and their origin. To allow
Carla and their families responsible for all steps of viticulture
plenty of choice, the wines are also available in half bottle sizes.
and winemaking, fiercely determined to see the entire process
Newtons Ridge is the only winery in this area, but you can
through to completion. This gives a real authenticity to these
combine a trip there with the 12 Apostles Gourmet trail and
hand-crafted, professional wines. Susie’s specialty was
spend a delightful day discovering Newtons Ridge wines, local
Chemistry, so along with the passion and artistic side of their
cheeses, chocolates, a distillery, fine ice cream, berries and even
winemaking, there is a clear scientific precision that underpins
snails - all amongst beautiful scenery.
the excellent quality found in these wines.
Susie made the move.
A visit to the cellar door to taste and discuss the wines with
When you take all this into account, it becomes clear why
the people who have nursed them through from the flower on the vine to the final finished bottled wine is well worth it and a
Newton’s Ridge Estate Vineyard is open from September school
great range of wine varieties and styles await.
holidays through to the end of Easter 11 am – 4 pm Thursday to
Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The cellar door is open
A very fine, sparkling wine made from the classic French
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seven-days-a-week between Boxing Day and the end of January.
Meunier starts the wine tasting journey and shows all the
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Tea FOR TWO By Beth Gibson 21 Thistle Place was once a run-down, six-bedroom house sitting solitary on Port Fairy’s southern beach. Today, it’s a high tea destination that would easily rival the best tea houses in Europe.
Your jaw will drop to the floor when you first walk into Time and Tide. The bright and light dining rooms, with their floorto-ceiling views of sparkling ocean lagoons, is reminiscent of a luxurious 1920s European sea side tea room, yet with a contemporary edge.
trying to be “all things to all people” they took a gamble and focused solely on high tea. This not only gave them more scope to be creative with their cooking, it awarded them extra time with their children Harrison, now 13, and Margo, 11. “We’ve always loved the idea of high tea, ever since we experienced afternoon tea at The Ritz in London,” says Steve. “We love being artistic and experimental with different combinations. We want our guests to have a unique and delightful experience, every time.”
The deliciously dramatic yellow and black décor is accented with designer wallpaper, luxurious French style ornamental couches and simple, linen adorned tables. The space has been cleverly styled with several different seating vignettes; all with sea views. Luxurious black lace curtains act as room dividers for private functions, and the yellow vintage crockery gives a charming nod to tradition. Everything is so warm and cheerful at Time and Tide, particularly its owners, Steve and Philippa Hocking. It’s plain to see that not only are they utterly smitten with each other, they are equally in love with their beautiful, and highly sought after Great Ocean Road destination. The couple revealed that 10 years ago they transformed part of the old house into a café, but, after several years of
Every miniature morsel is painstakingly created with great attention to detail by the former owners of Miss Marple’s Tearoom in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. Each weekend they serve a three tiered plate of delicacies like espresso panna cotta, lemon passionfruit shortcake tarts, freshly baked scones, smoked trout and dill pastries and poached chicken and asparagus pinwheels. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll see a whale mosey by, or a pod of dolphins playing, whilst you indulge in the fresh, home-made food that is primarily made with local, seasonal produce. So, how does this married couple work and live together in the same space and still seem so calm? “We are both very like-minded and are perfectionists,” says Philippa. Steve adds: “We feed off each other and this brings great results.”
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Zillow’s data showed that using the word ‘unique’ in a home
Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, and many of his tips can be
listing can make the house sell for as much as 50 per cent less
applied to the Australian market. Here are some of my favourites:
than expected. Why? Because the word ‘unique’ tends to be code word for ‘this house requires a lot of work and is priced
1. Buy a home near Starbucks
above the market’.
Zillow looked at decades’ worth of data on home prices versus Starbucks locations and found an amazingly tight correlation.
4. List your home in late March
In the past 17 years, the average American home has
Zillow’s analysis of four million homes listed on its website
appreciated 65 per cent, but properties adjacent to a Starbucks
shows that there’s a peak of newly listed homes in late February and early March and a peak of sold homes in June.
have appreciated 96 percent. We may not have a Starbucks on They say list your property in late March as it’s after the peak the coast, but we do have great cafes and it’s no coincidence time; which means less competition against a mass of other that a property within walking distance to one is always sought listings. Zillow found that by listing in this period, the home after and likely to appreciate ‘ahead of the curve'. sold faster, and for two per cent more than the average listing. 2. Don’t renovate your kitchen to increase the value of your house
Here, the equivalent time is late October/November, just after
Kitchen renovations are not a good return on investment.
the traditional start of the ‘Spring selling season’.
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