The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-10-25T06:26:02Z P4 Group welcomes new clients 2016-10-25T06:26:02Z p4-group-welcomes-new-clients P4 Group is excited to announce that they are now managing the PR and communications for Summer of Surf and Brisbane Racing Club's Spring Carnival. Summer of Surf showcases all of the action from major surf carnivals throughout the summer, providing a national series for all of the marquee events on the Surf Sports Calendar. Brisbane Racing Club's Spring Carnival features five huge race days held across Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses. Each day will be jam-packed with live racing action, impeccable spring style in the Review Fashions on the Field and all the interstate action on the big screen. Regency Celebrates its 30th Anniversary 2016-10-25T00:56:53Z regency-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary Regency Media celebrated it's 30th Anniversary this year. Under the ownership of Fiona Horman, Regency has evolved to become a diversified media distribution, DVD manufacturing and 3PL Business.  Nourish & Nurture - The Natural Way 2016-10-24T21:16:55Z nourish-amp-nurture-the-natural-way Embalm Skincare will host a special Natural Beauty Workshop to highlight how spa-quality skincare products can be made at home, the natural way!  The workshop will take place on Sunday 4th December 2016, with the option to attend either the morning session from 10.00am until 1.00pm, or the afternoon session from 2.00pm until 5.00pm. The venue for the event is the Townhouse Gallery, 36 Brisbane St, Launceston. This hands-on workshop will be led by award-winning skincare creator and owner of Embalm Skincare, Mel Driver. Mel will use her knowledge of ancient civilisations and traditional techniques to show how the power of nature can be harnessed in a range of easy-to-make beauty products. During the three-hour event, those in attendance will get the chance to make their own products to take home. With the festive season just around the corner, the workbook (included in the ticket price) comes complete with instructions and methods on how to create a host of luxuriously lavish beauty products at home – ideal for gifts, or a little personal pampering after a day at the shops. Drawing on her experience within the beauty industry, as well as her knowledge of ancient traditions, Mel Driver is looking forward to showing people how easy it is to create such products at home. “I am really looking forward to showing people how to create everything from ingredients that can be found in the pantry, fridge or garden!” Mel said. Tickets to the event are $70 per person including recipes, ingredients and packaging, as well as wine and cheese. What’s more, 10% of ticket sales will also be donated to Share the Dignity. The not-for-profit organisation works closely with women looking to escape domestic violence, or are struggling with poverty, unemployment or homelessness. With limited places available, those interested in attending should register their interest quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased via Those interested in finding out more about Embalm Skincare should visit  ### Indoni Australian Tour 2016 2016-10-24T00:17:00Z indoni-australian-tour-2016-1 A group of 14 amazing dancers is travelling to Australia for one-off performances in Perth and Sydney, representing the Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy. Coming from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, this trip to Australia will be a life changing experience for these young black South Africans, giving them the opportunity to tell their stories through dance and music. Indoni is headlining the Out of Africa festival in Perth, before travelling to Sydney to perform at the Seymour Centre on Thursday, 3 November and will visit NAISDA Dance College, participate in a cultural exchange with local indigenous groups, as well as being part of the Aboriginal cruise, Tribal Warrior.  Indoni arrives in Sydney on 31 October, staying for six days. To help fund the Australian tour, Indoni is also looking for individual and corporate contributions, through its GoFundMe page at To date, the campaign has raised almost half of its goal of $20,000. This will help cover the costs of flights, accommodation, travel, meals and venue hire for the team of 14 performers and three supervisors during Indoni’s stay in Sydney.Tickets for the Seymour Centre performance are available at“We hope to see everyone at the Seymour Centre on the 3rd of November,” said one of Indoni’s co-founders Balu Nivison. “If you can’t make it on the night, we would love for you to support our trip with a contribution through our GoFundMe page.”Most of Indoni’s dancers grew up in South African ‘townships’, like Gugulethu in Cape Town, where Indoni is based.  The view from a shack in a Cape Town township doesn’t go very far. Outside one pieced together shelter, assembled from off cuts of wood and corrugated iron is another shack, and another and another. In winter a shack is cold, damp and dark. In summer, iron roof sheets bake under a harsh African sun. For most, an outside-shared tap is the only source of water, and a paraffin lamp the sole provider of light. All of Indoni’s dancers come from impoverished, disadvantaged families, and have been exposed to hardships and trauma that no young people should experience. The performers’ individual stories are compelling, filled with overwhelming courage and beauty of the human spirit, and this comes through in their live performances.Twenty-one year-old Olwethu Sotiya and his six brothers and sisters were raised by their grandmother in Gugulethu. He never knew his mother, and had an absent father who was abusive and violent whenever he saw him.  The family often went to bed hungry, and Olwethu had to start supporting the family when he was just 13. Over the years, a lot of people close to Olwethu have died, including a sister, and the pain of loss is ever-present. For Olwethu, being part of the Indoni Academy and performing with the dance group is an empowering and uplifting experience. Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy was established in 2014 to provide professional training to youth who lack financial support and guidance, and wish to pursue careers in dance and integrated arts. Founded by Sbonakaliso Ndaba, Balu Nivison,  Dr Mamphela Ramphele,  and Jenny Papendorp as a pathway to youth development and upliftment,  Indoni transforms the lives of its young students through a dance and leadership program led by creative director Sbonakaliso Ndaba. Inspired by the late Steve Biko’s philosophy of ‘freeing the mind’, Indoni’s holistic approach trains body, mind and spirit, creating a space in which self-development and confidence are made possible. Indoni honours the heritage of South Africa, with a contemporary African-centred approach. A vital component of the trainees’ education is the rekindling of hope, and the building of dignity and life skills. The Academy seeks to promote the arts as a channel for economic, personal and professional development. In just two years Indoni has established a company of talented, passionate dancers dreaming a new future into being. A dedicated team of mentors and investors add their support to Indoni offering its young students and graduates the support, guidance and affirmation needed to redirect the course of their lives. Indoni performances have captured the imagination of the South African public. Rousing dance narratives express the pain and struggle that is the legacy of apartheid, as well as the overwhelming courage and beauty of the human spirit. The recognition of both their intrinsic human value and their talent as dancers has proved powerful and transformational. The trip to Australia is the troupe’s first outside its homeland, which Indoni hopes will be just the first of many international tours in the future.Links:Indoni’s Facebook pageIndoni’s GoFundMe campaignIndoni performing at the 2015 Baxter Dance Festival - link for photography and video - Seymour Centre event information and ticket booking Media Contact: Merle SingerCurve of the +61 419 636 230 Prime Media Group Selects MediaHub for Nationwide Television Playout 2016-10-19T20:55:26Z prime-media-group-selects-mediahub-for-nationwide-television-playout Prime Media Group (PRIME) has selected MediaHub for its Australia-wide television playout. MediaHub will playout over 60 television channels as well as provide critical connectivity between Prime’s Canberra facility and MediaHub’s Sydney HQ. PRIME Media Group General Manager Operations Shane Wood said, “MediaHub is the clear leader in the provision of television playout managed services and we are certain of MediaHub’s ability to provide outstanding continuity of service.” Under the new arrangement parallel playout operations will begin by 1 November 2016 and a go live date has been set for 1 December 2016. MediaHub CEO Alan Sweeney said, “MediaHub has been working with PRIME for a number of years, seeking to leverage new broadcast technologies which would enhance PRIME’s broadcast operations. We welcome PRIME to MediaHub and look forward to delivering them benefits from our multi-client broadcast facility including playout, streaming, connectivity, MCR and archive services utilising the latest and most innovative technologies.” Newtown Festival 2016 program revealed 2016-10-19T06:11:38Z newtown-festival-2016-program-revealed One of Sydney’s biggest and most beloved annual events, Newtown Festival is set to return to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for a day of music, markets, food and fun on Sunday, 13 November 2016 at 9:30am to 5:30pm. Now in its 38th year, Newtown Festival 2016 celebrates the theme “Home is where the heart is”, honouring the vibrant, eclectic and creative spirit of the community. The non-profit event hosted by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) aims to raise much-needed funds to support people at risk of homelessness in the inner west and to protect the ‘Newtown vibe’. More than 90,000 people are expected to come together to experience an array of music, food, the arts and creativity, produced by a new team under Festival Director and Erskineville local, Gill Minervini, who has created some of Sydney’s most iconic events. “We’re extremely excited to present the packed Newtown Festival 2016 program, which features an unbeatable line-up of performances and events, offering something for everyone. “Newtown is the creative heart of Sydney and is bursting at the seams with generosity. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm shown by the community and are thrilled that all performers are generously donating their time and talent to help inner west homeless,” said Minervini. This year’s event boasts the largest and most diverse music program in the history of the festival, with four stages and more than 40 up-and-coming and established acts – from rap to rockabilly, world music to dance, kids’ disco to DJs – including L-fresh the Lion, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Fortunes and more. Families are encouraged to arrive early to experience the most child-friendly event yet, with a new kids and world music stage, kids’ disco, giant games, carnival rides, and a nature-based pop-up play space by Edible Kids Garden. “While the festival is bigger than ever, we’ve also added two new chill out zones on Federation Road and Lennox Street to offer punters a quiet place to relax,” said Minervini. One of Australia’s most-loved musicians and Newtown local, Sarah Blasko is this year’s Newtown Festival ambassador, having performed at the festival early in her career in 2003 and 2004. “I’ve lived in and around Newtown for more than 10 years and lots of my early, fond (if not a bit hazy) memories involve Newtown Festival. While the festival and Newtown have changed a lot over the years, my hope is that it can still maintain the free, all-embracing spirit it’s always had. “This year I’m really proud to be an ambassador. I love the place and the people of Newtown a great deal, and I feel really fortunate to call it my home,” said Blasko. Festival favourite, the Writers Tent hosted by independent bookshop Better Read Than Dead will be in full swing from 10am to 6pm with an amazing line-up of talks by Australia’s leading writers, including Holly Throsby, Jane Caro, David Hunt, Melina Marchetta, and more. Furry friends will be on show at the much-loved Dog Show hosted by Sassy Treats, with registration at 9am and dog show from 9:30am to 11am. The festival will be more delicious than ever, with more than 40 food stalls across the park and Newtown Locals returning for the third year, to collaborate and create five delicious dishes for just $10 each. Locals taking part include Black Star Pastry, Bloodwood, Brewtown Newtown, Continental Delicatessen, Fleetwood Macchiato, N2 Extreme Gelato, Dandy in the Clos, Oscillate Wildly, Rising Sun Workshop, Sparrow & Vine, The Stinking Bishops, Young Henrys, Hartsyard, Stanbuli, Mary’s and 212 Bludonate. Newtown Locals generously donate all of their time, produce and profits to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. There’s also a great choice of beverages with five bars selling Young Henry's Newtowner, Young Henry's Cloudy Cider, Noble Cut Gin & Tonic, Vodka Lemonade and Lime, and Newtown Punchbowl; wine from Dandy in the Clos, Sparrow & Vine, and Krinklewood; plus Fleetwood Macchiato sodas and coffee from Newtown and Enmore’s finest cafés As well as more than 300 stalls selling food, arts and crafts, fashion, bespoke products and more, the event will feature a portraiture exhibition showcasing local faces shot by photographer Jo Wallace of Humans of Newtown, whose photographs grace this year’s festival posters. Entry is by donation at the gate via cash or PayPass, with all proceeds supporting people at risk of homelessness in the inner west. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, CEO, Liz Yeo said: “We’re asking everyone to please give generously, as all proceeds support NNC’s First Response Program, which is dedicated to helping homeless people in the community get on a pathway to finding a roof over their head.” Newtown Festival 2016 is proudly supported by City of Sydney, Inner West Council, Sydney Airport, Sydney Water, Urbane, Newtown Locals, 2SER 107.3, FBi Radio, The Music, Genea, Proud & Punch, Dresden, Dendy, Westpac, Better Read Than Dead, Environmental Enterprise, Garden Games, GoGet, Green Living Centre, Makerspace, Nathan Farrell Entertainment, Garden Reverse Garbage, Sassy Treats, Empty Suitcase, and Edible Kids Garden. Join the conversation with #NewtownFestival. For the full program or to make a donation, please visit -ENDS- EVENT DETAILS Event: Newtown Festival 2016 Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016 Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown, NSW URL:   Media contacts: Sarah Shields, Access PR, 0408 283 091, Emma Reyes, Access PR, 0424 425 813, Joyologist presents 7 habits of a Humour being at Laughter Wellness conference 2016-10-18T23:47:21Z joyologist-presents-7-habits-of-a-humour-being-at-laughter-wellness-conference The Worlds first Joyologist, Pat Armitstead,  is presenting the opening keynote at the laughter Wellness Conference in Melbourne this Friday 21st October.  Entitled “The 7 Habits of a Humour Being” the presentation has at its core a message to inspire others to step up and be a contribution to humanity.   Pat says  "Most people have all they need to be happy and fulfilled,  but rarely capture the excitement, the engagement or the levels of self expression they deserve to have.  Across the globe the emotional energy of the world is flatlining.  My life's work has been to improve the quality of peoples lives by bringing joy where it appears there is none, by creating a platform where people can live to their own values and contribute in extra-ordinary ways to their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those in the workplace "   Pat Armitstead is a Pioneer and Thoughtleader in the area of  Authentic Leadership,  Engagement and Creativity.  She has been described as a "modern day Renaissance woman" and her combined business acumen and creativity reflect that.  Pats life has been devoted to helping others to transform their lives.  Her unique personal perspectives, traumatic past, repeated losses and eventual mastery as a Multi Award Winning Speaker, TV and Radio Host  and Exhibiting Artist are a rare combination of talents. A master storyteller she combines methodology with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events. Pat sees crisis as a catalyst for personal growth and ongoing transformation, enabling high levels of intimate communication and authentic expression. She is a best selling author of two books, and co-author of another six including the recent Amazon Best Seller " Common Threads".  She has also produced ten documentaries and anchored her own Multi Award Winning radio show .  Pat provides a spiritual and creative perspective in the challenging areas of life including facing our own mortality, grief, loss and trauma.  A  highly accomplished artist,   her art is not only full of visual metaphors, it is a reflection of her encounters with humanity .   ​ She has been a regular guest on Radio and TV for 15 years and received many awards including NZ Speaker of the Year, the highest accolade bestowed on Speaking professionals  with NSANZ.  A Registered Nurse for 16 years, she went on to found her own production company and now combines her compassion and creativity to shift human consciousness. ​Her mentor for many years, Mike Hutcheson, ( ex MD of Auckland Saatchi and Saatchi ) said :- " Pat Armitstead is one the most emotionally intelligent people I know!"  ​She has toured internationally with Patch Adams and shared the platform live and online with world class speakers such as Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, Dr John Demartini, and Patricia Fripp  and addressed Australias First International Humour and Wellness conference at Armidale University. Her clients throughout Australasia include Coca Cola Amatil, Kensington Swan, Dunedin City Council, Royal Australasian Society of Paediatricians, AIMA NZ, Armidale University NSW, Smith and Nephew, Fairfax Ltd, The Diversional Therapists Association, Child Heart Foundation, Bayleys Real Estate, Fertility NZ, Martin Personnel, Fairfax Ltd, Epiphany, National OSH Society, Arthritis Foundation,  Professionals Real Estate, Mercy Hospice, Carich NZ, University of Auckland, IAL, The Mental Health Association Workforce, and  Lupus Trust.   Pat Armitstead Keynote Speaker -Facilitator - Coach - Author Authentic Leadership- Engagement - Wellbeing H.  61 7 3325 2216  M. 0487105785     Skype joyologist   "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Thurman.   Should you wish to no longer receive these communications please type UNPRESCRIBE in the subject line.     MEDIA ALERT - TOMORROW NIGHT: RED CARPET ARRIVALS, DELFINA'S BISTRO OPENING AT APHA - MEDIA ALERT 2016-10-13T00:06:36Z media-alert-tomorrow-night-red-carpet-arrivals-delfina-s-bistro-opening-at-apha-media-alert RED CARPET MEDIA ALERT  DELFINA’S BISTRO OFFICIAL OPENING and ALEX PERRY HOTEL & APARTMENTS 1ST BIRTHDAY RED CARPET ARRIVALS FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER FROM 5.45PM Media are invited to cover the red carpet arrivals for the Delfina’s Bistro official opening + the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments (APHA) 1st Birthday celebrations - Friday 14th October from 5.45pm. Red carpet arrivals will be from the Ann Street entrance. In spectacular style, the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments building itself will also be lit up with projections ensuring it will not easily be missed! WHAT: Red Carpet Arrivals for Delfina’s Bistro opening at APHA, APHA 1st Birthday event WHEN: Friday 14th October, media check-in at 5.15pm @ APHA Foyer. Red Carpet Arrivals from 5.45pm WHERE: Delfina’s Bistro, Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments - 959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley EXCITING LITS OF VIPS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND. To RSVP and confirm your attendance, and for all media enquires contact: Jeremy Hansen, GlowBored PR -, (07) 3806 1753.  Designers announced for FashionAble 2016 2016-10-10T00:29:52Z designers-announced-for-fashionable-2016 Clothing from Alannah Hill, Dissh, Jerico Road, and Maiocchi will feature at the event alongside other much-loved labels Pia Du Pradal, Sacha Drake, SFH Designs and When Freddie Met Lilly. Accessories will be supplied by Pink Lane Hats and Madonna Rigby optometry. FashionAble’s special guest Fashion Compere this year is a leading figure from the Australian fashion industry, Di Cant. Throughout her long career, Di has styled and compered countless fashion shows and season launches. For nearly three decades, Di held the position of Fashion Manager for the Australian Fashion Design Awards, as was seen on Channel 9 each year. Di has also been the head fashion educator for June Dally Watkins modelling and deportment school for 40 years. Many a model who struts the catwalk today has been styled by Di Cant. Multicap’s very own media star, Georgia Knoll, will be modelling at FashionAble. Georgia’s sudden rise to celebrity over the past few months has been nothing short of astounding. Georgia shot to fame and captured hearts across the globe when she ‘photo bombed’ a Channel 7 news report in Mackay. At just 23 years old, Georgia is a young woman who has Down syndrome; she loves life and lives it to full capacity.  Those who meet her find her full of enthusiasm, vibrancy and most of all kindness. She is passionate about giving a voice to people with disability.  Multicap have some exciting sponsors for the event including presenting partner Michael Hill. Michael Hill has very generously donated $10,000 worth of exclusive jewellery for the event. Tickets to the event are available for just $75, with all funds going towards permanent accommodation for people with disability. Tickets can be purchased on the Multicap website or by by calling 07 3340 9074. About Multicap Multicap is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Celebrate New Year's Eve at Barangaroo Reserve 2016-10-10T00:27:46Z celebrate-new-year-s-eve-at-barangaroo-reserve Six thousand tickets to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Sydney’s newest harbourside headland, Barangaroo Reserve, will be released on pre-sale for subscribers to the Barangaroo e-newsletter at 12 noon today. The remaining 6,000 tickets will go on sale to the general public this Wednesday, 12 October.   The cost of a child ticket (3-15yo) has been reduced from $14.50 last year to $5.00 this year. The cost of an adult ticket (16yo +) remains the same at $29.50. Tickets sold out last year in four weeks.   Barangaroo Reserve, on the north western waterfront of the Sydney CBD, has quickly become a favourite destination for locals and tourists, with one million people visiting in its first year.   The spectacular harbourside location, sloping lawns and superb views of the sunset and the western face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge make it the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic dinner and drinks, followed by the 9pm and midnight fireworks.   Barangaroo Reserve will have a capacity of 12,000 people, with tickets priced as low as possible to recover part of the costs directly associated with hosting the event. Ticketing Barangaroo Reserve for New Year’s Eve avoids overcrowding and increases public safety.   The Barangaroo Delivery Authority will provide entertainment at a number of locations throughout the park before and after the 9pm fireworks as well as roving entertainers, extra toilet facilities, a high level of security and one of the best views of the western harbour.   The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Craig van der Laan said Barangaroo Reserve was a great family friendly option for New Year’s Eve.   “We ticket the event and limit numbers to 12,000 to ensure the comfort and safety of the public,’’ Mr van der Laan said.   “We want people to have an enjoyable and memorable New Year’s Eve experience.   “The Stargazer and Walumil Lawns make ideal picnic spots. We will have well-staffed food stalls and licenced bars, as well as a designated alcohol-free zone.   “Barangaroo Reserve is the best value ticketed New Year’s Eve venue on Sydney Harbour. To make it more family-friendly, we have reduced the cost of a child’s ticket by 65% to $5.00.   “We are providing access to one of the best harbourside locations west of the Harbour Bridge, while also providing all the amenities to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.”   Gates on Hickson Road will open at 6pm on Saturday 31 December 2016.   Ticketholders are welcome to bring their own picnics. BYO alcohol and glassware will not be permitted on the night.   Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite or people can pre-order from a range of picnic hampers when they purchase their tickets.   A total of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction. All tickets are available through Moshtix.   Detailed information about New Year’s Eve 2016 at Barangaroo Reserve can be found here.   The car park under Barangaroo Reserve will not be open on the night. For information about New Year’s Eve across Sydney and transport options, visit   Event details   Event:             New Year’s Eve 2016 at Barangaroo Reserve Where:            Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo Date/Time:     Saturday 31 December 2016, 6.00pm to 12.30am Tickets:          Via Moshtix Adult aged 16+                        $29.50 Concession                             $14.50 (Full Time Student, Seniors and Pensioners) Child aged 3-15                       $5.00   Child aged under 3                  Free     Ticket limit                               10 tickets in one transaction   Booking fees and charges will apply.   - ENDS-   For more information contact: Tim Archer, Director Media Communications, Barangaroo Delivery Authority 0418 246 420 Sarah Shields, Senior Consultant, Access PR, 0408 283 091  WORLD’S FIRST INTERNET READY COFFIN 2016-10-07T02:09:20Z world-s-first-internet-ready-coffin Just ahead of Halloween, New Zealand’s first fibre internet provider MyRepublic has created the world’s first internet ready coffin. The MyRepublic Coffin is the ultimate in online luxury, fitted with the best internet access for this world – and the next. The MyRepublic Coffin comes fully pimped with a PS4, HDTV, surround sound system and a MyRepublic high-speed router which enables a fast ‘net connection. MyRepublic Managing Director, Vaughan Baker says the coffin illustrates the lengths MyRepublic will go to to ensure New Zealanders receive internet without limits. “In the great Kiwi tradition of not taking ourselves too seriously, the MyRepublic Coffin is a way of showing we’re so dedicated to delivering high speed fibre internet that we know no limits. In fact our internet connections are so fast people will want to take it where ever they go – even to the grave!” MyRepublic’s Singapore and New Zealand operations mean it has the most gigabyte customers in Asia Pacific. MyRepublic is drawing on this experience to roll out UFB in New Zealand and in late September was the first ISP to connect Aucklanders to a gigabit connection. It is now connecting people to UFB throughout the country. “We want local businesses and consumers to be able to access UFB and particularly gig services to ensure more Kiwis can take advantage of the digital economy”, Vaughan Baker says. “We’re a creative nation and access to world leading UFB allows more people to join the revolution – which ultimately will mean more jobs and economic growth. And we haven’t even touched on the entertainment benefits for people gaming and streaming.” Baker says MyRepublic aim to have as many Kiwis as possible on a gig connection and therefore it is automatically upgrade its 200Mbps customers throughout New Zealand to a 1000Mbps gig plan for no additional cost as soon the gig is available to their neighbourhood. The MyRepublic Coffin will be out and about throughout New Zealand for punters to ‘test’ during October. The promotion will culminate in a challenge for a ZM listener to spend Halloween watching scary movies in the coffin; promoted by street posters encouraging people to “face swap with a corpse” and share it on snap chat. MyRepublic Coffin overview ENDS. ABOUT MYREPUBLIC Established in Singapore in 2011, Internet Service Provider (ISP) MyRepublic is New Zealand’s first ISP to only provide fibre broadband. MyRepublic shifted Singapore’s ISP landscape dramatically and now plan to do the same in New Zealand by delivering the benefit of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) to all Kiwis. For those who don’t yet have access to UFB in their area, MyRepublic fibre broadband plans provide a customised, enhanced level of service far beyond what is possible using older technology such as ADSL, VDSL or Cable.   MEDIA ALERT - RED CARPET ARRIVALS, DELFINA'S BISTRO OPENING , APHA 1ST BIRTHDAY - MEDIA ALERT 2016-10-07T01:41:37Z media-alert-red-carpet-arrivals-delfina-s-bistro-opening-apha-1st-birthday-media-alert RED CARPET MEDIA ALERT DELFINA’S BISTRO OFFICIAL OPENING and ALEX PERRY HOTEL & APARTMENTS 1ST BIRTHDAY RED CARPET ARRIVALS FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER FROM 5.45PM Media are invited to cover the red carpet arrivals for the Delfina’s Bistro official opening + the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments (APHA) 1st Birthday celebrations - Friday 14th October from 5.45pm. In spectacular style, the red carpet arrivals will run all the way up Ann Street outside the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments building. WHAT: Red Carpet Arrivals for Delfina’s Bistro opening at APHA, APHA 1st Birthday event WHEN: Friday 14th October, media check-in at 5.15pm @ APHA Foyer. Red Carpet Arrivals from 5.45pm WHERE: Delfina’s Bistro, Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments - 959 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley  AN EXCITING LIST OF VIP’S ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND. To RSVP and confirm your attendance, and for all media enquires contact: Jeremy Hansen, GlowBored PR -, (07) 3806 1753, 0434 247 671.  New ‘Moosical’ Brand Maggie Moo Music Launches in Australia 2016-10-05T23:16:50Z new-moosical-brand-maggie-moo-music-launches-in-australia Maggie Moo Music launches in Australia this week after Moo Music UK has thrilled young children with its infectious songs, cute farmyard characters and sensory format throughout the UK for the past four years. This popular ‘moosical’ program was developed with a songwriter and early learning professionals.   Franchising professional Carolyn Dufton, from franchisingplus and Hire For Baby, came across the franchise in early 2016 when Moo Music UK franchisor Ant Parker asked her to help develop a strategy for expansion in Australia.   “I love the humour and warmth in the brand, but most importantly the fact that there is a range of over 125 songs for children that have been written by a professional songwriter and early learning educators really demonstrated the integrity of the brand,” Ms Dufton said.   The Moo Croo includes the franchise’s namesake Maggie Moo and her farmyard friends Henry Horse, Ollie Oink, Doris Duck, Holly Hen and Barry Baa who all love to sing, dance and make music.   Maggie Moo Music Australia runs fun, interactive music and movement sessions for 0 to 5 year olds and their parents, carers or grandparents. With more than 125 original songs, the program’s interactive ‘moosical’ sessions have been designed with early learning specialists to help young children gain confidence and develop memory, language and coordination skills in a fun multi-sensory way.   Using music as part of early learning has many benefits, which Maggie Moo Music draws on in its sessions. In their 2009 study entitled, ‘The Impact of Music on Childhood and Adolescent Achievement’, Southgate and Roscigno found “Music participation, both inside and outside of school, is associated with measures of academic achievement among children and adolescents”. Other activities include ‘Moo Doos’ (parties) and ‘Messy Moo’ sessions (hands-on messy play), with the latter particularly beneficial for children who find it difficult to express their emotions, such as children on the Autism spectrum.   So impressed with the Moo Music franchise model, Ms Dufton decided to become the Australian franchisor (or head farmer) for the brand in a move reminiscent of Victor Kiam’s Remington shaver ad from 1979 where he said “I liked it so much, I bought the company”.   “Over the years I have been offered many franchise business opportunities and nothing has tempted me, until now. Moo Music was just too good an opportunity to pass up,” Ms Dufton said.   “Parker had developed a low-key, low-cost franchise model that had grown to 160 franchises in just two years. That’s so impressive by any standard,” she said.   Maggie Moo Music Australia has already been successfully piloted in Australia by Gold Coast ‘Farmer’ and mother-of-one Kristy Imrie. Expressions of interest are currently being taken from potential farmers throughout Australia.   Find out more about Maggie Moo Music by visiting     Matrox Now Shipping C900 Graphics Card, World’s First Nine-Output Card 2016-10-04T23:36:59Z matrox-now-shipping-c900-graphics-card-world-s-first-nine-output-card Melbourne, Australia, 5th October 2016 - Matrox® Graphics announces that the Matrox C900, the world’s first single-slot, nine-output graphics card, is now available for purchase. The award winning Matrox C900 is a single-slot, PCI Express® x16 graphics card that drives nine displays at resolutions of up to 1920x1200 @60Hz per output. Designed to power 3x3 or 9x1 video walls, C900 delivers one ultra-large desktop across all attached displays, ideal for digital signage, presentation, and video wall applications. “Matrox C900 is a great addition to our video wall product portfolio,” says Caroline Injoyan, Matrox Business Development Manager. “System integrators and installers can now power nine-synchronized displays with a single-card, and create stunning 3x3 video wall installations for digital signage, presentations and control rooms.” A special-purpose card designed to power 3x3 or 9x1 video walls, two Matrox C900 cards can be combined to create 6x3 or 3x6 video walls from one system, with the board-to-board framelock feature ensuring all displays are synchronized to reduce tearing. The C900, with its high reliability, outstanding performance, and low-power consumption delivers a cost-effective video wall solution for enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, control rooms, and more. Key Features of Matrox C900Matrox C900 is a PCI Express® 3.0 x16 graphics card with 4GB of memory that supports nine displays at a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 per display or a total desktop resolution of 5760x3600 in a 3x3 display configuration. More displays can be supported by pairing two C900 cards in a system to power an 18-screen video wall. The board-to-board framelock feature ensures synchronization of all displays. C900 features nine mini-HDMI connectors, supports digital audio through HDMI, and is DirectX® 12 and OpenGL® 4.4 compliant. Compatible with the Matrox Mura™ IPX Series 4K capture and IP encode & decode cards, the C900 is also supported by Matrox MuraControl™ video wall management software for Windows® and iPad®, allowing users to create, save and edit video wall layouts offline or in real time so their content appears exactly where and how they want it. AvailabilityThe Matrox C900 nine-output graphics card is available now from Matrox’s Australian distributor, Multimedia Technology. Renowned for Professional Workstation, AV and Gaming graphics solutions, Multimedia Technology is a major player in the Australian IT industry. Visit Download a high-resolution image of the Matrox C900 here:   About Matrox Graphics Inc.Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit   About Multimedia Technology Multimedia Technology is one of Australia's premier national IT distributors, representing the leading IT/AV/Software and Communications vendors from around the globe. Established in 1990, Multimedia has built a solid reputation to become one of the foremost distributors in the Australian IT industry. Ten Year Retrospective dinner at Taxi Kitchen 2016-10-04T00:05:53Z ten-year-retrospective-dinner-at-taxi-kitchen GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, TEN YEARS ON Executive Chef Tony Twitchett is getting the band back together for some culinary reminiscing, to remember ten years since the venue was The Age Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year in 2006. Founding Executive Chef Michael Lambie will return to the pans with Tony Twitchett and current Head Chef Sam Forte, while the familiar faces of Dan Sims, Scott Borg and Owen Brockfield will team up with newly announced venue manager Simon Morseto, to provide the excellent service that has been synonymous with Taxi for twelve years since the opening of the iconic venue in Federation Square “We wanted to gather the band back together and serve a ten course menu of dishes that have become our favourites – from when we won Restaurant of the Year and New Restaurant of the Year in the 2006 Age Good Food Guide,” said Executive Chef Tony Twitchett. “So many of these dishes have become iconic in Melbourne’s culinary lexicon and people have been returning for a decade to enjoy Szechuan Duck, Wagyu tataki, candied pork and Barramundi, to name a few,” he contin ued. “It will be a thrill to be back to Taxi Kitchen and cooking with Tony and his team. He and I worked very well together and I am looking forward to seeing how some of the dishes we created together over the years have evolved,” said Michael Lambie. The ten course degustation will be paired with some of Victoria’ s best known wine names and matched by the opening Sommelier of Taxi, Dan Sims and current sommelier Ben Preston. “ My time at Taxi Dining Room was a pivotal point in my career; a time to really 'step up’ and take on the wine challenge. The restaurant was also a training ground for so many brilliant sommeliers and hospitality professionals, many of whom went on to be awarded and applauded. To walk the floors again with the 2006 crew again will be a hilarious pleasure,” said Sims The Ten Year Retrospective dinner will be held on Monday October 10 Guests will include the 2006 Age Good Food Guide editors and the aforementioned former staff. It will be a night to remember for another decade. 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