The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-10-26T23:23:20Z DIY CAKE KITS - cake decorating made easy 2020-10-26T23:23:20Z diy-cake-kits-cake-decorating-made-easy We are the new kids on the block! Bringing cake trends into the homes of home bakers, using up to date styling and decorating methods.  A bit about us… I'm Roxy, the founder of Clever Crumb. I love cake decorating for the creativity, sense of personal achievement and happiness it brings to my life and those that I make cakes for. My experience with cake decorating made me realise that anyone can create beautifully decorated cakes given the right tools and know-how. Friend's of mine would often say “I wish I could create that”, “I wouldn’t know where to start” or the most untrue of them all, “I could never do that”. I'm here to tell you, you 100% can!  This is what led me on the journey to creating Clever Crumb, a cake kit company that makes baking and decorating cakes at home not only achievable and convenient but creative and fun.  For those who simply do not know where to start or need inspiration, we have a wide range of cake designs for all ages. Our kits explore all kinds of cake decorating techniques, perfect for those that want to learn something new or practise their skills. And for those that need a convenient all-in-one cake solution, our kits are perfect as all the organising is done for you, allowing you to focus on the fun stuff! So what makes us different from the rest? We use up to date cake decorating methods so that we continue to bring the best and most popular types of cakes to our customers. Cake trends move fast, and it’s important to keep up with them. We supply high quality decorating tools in all of our kits ensuring great value for money. We are extremely eco-conscious, ensuring where possible we use eco materials and packaging in our cake kits. We are immensely proud our commitment as a small business in this area. We know cake decorating and we are bringing that experience to our cake kits. With some inspiration and a clever crumb cake kit to guide you through the process, you can create something truly awesome. We are committed to helping people make memorable cakes at home! 360 PR now representing pureTAN® 2020-10-25T23:14:28Z 360-pr-now-representing-puretan-r 360 PR are excited to announce that effective immediately they will be representing the iconic and pioneering Australian tanning brand, pureTAN®. The brand was recently acquired by Chemcorp International, the owners and distributors of leading beauty brands including 1000 Hour, Real Techniques, EcoTools and SpaScriptions to name a few. Launched in 2003, pureTAN® was the original salon-profession spray tan in a can. Developed by salon-tanning experts Danielle and Michael Fletcher, the brand was formulated to provide customers with a natural, nourishing tanning product that wouldn’t dry out the skin or leave a lingering fake-tan smell. In 2020, pureTAN® remains true to its original ethos. The hydrating, plant-based formulation comes with a product promise of no nasty chemical ingredients including no Parabens, no Sulphates, no Animal Testing, and no GMOs. And the brand’s unique Base Blend technology, which works with individual skin tones, ensures the perfect tan for everybody, every time. For any questions or product requests, please contact Lisa Solomons from 360 PR – lisa@360pr.com.au or 02 9571 4448/0416 175 518. Maglia Nera Cycling Tours announces technology partnership with Australian made ‘GoCycle App’ 2020-10-23T07:20:37Z maglia-nera-cycling-tours-announces-technology-partnership-with-australian-made-gocycle-app The GoCycle App was launched in January 2020, at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia. It captured the eye of Maglia Nera Tours Director, Yvette Fuser, who identified the App’s potential immediately. Joining forces, the two businesses have extended the app’s capabilities, to include a ‘Charities’ functionality, allowing the running of ‘Virtual’ events during the COVID-19 period and beyond. The result is a new era for Charity Cycling Events – this feature can now be used by any charity organisation, around the world,  to run cycling events whether they be live or virtual, in a public or private manner. The first major charity to use this feature will be Maglia Nera Tours’ own ‘Tasmania Circumnavigation’ 100% Charity Ride^, which runs from 7-29 November. Entrants will have the choice of  three (3) different distances around Tasmania, that they can ride ‘virtually’, from anywhere in the world. GOCYCLE - EASY TO USE & GIVING BACK Developer of the GoCycle app, Jodie Van Elst, explained that the app was easy to use, effortlessly linking with Strava & Garmin Connect, to import rides directly to subscribers’ profiles, when subscribed to the ‘Pro’ version. GoCycle app initiator Greg Goodman said the app has many features that will appeal to both hard-core cycling enthusiasts and weekend bike riders. “It’s got something for everyone, and we’re thrilled to have created an app that is encouraging new riders, both young and old to get involved’,” Mr Goodman said. “To help people stay active and mentally healthy during these challenging times, we’d like to give something back to the community.” The GoCycle App can be downloaded for FREE, using the ‘Lite’ version, where individuals can immediately manually record their rides and by default, begin tracking themselves riding around the Australian continent, some 18000+ kilometres.  Users can then upgrade to a paid ‘Pro version, which takes them to the next level, opening an array of features such as Challenges, Goals, linking with Friends, setting up Teams and Clubs, creating Events & connecting to Strava & Garmin Connect. It is also here that the ‘Charities’ functionality becomes available for any not-for-profit to use. MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELLBEING Maglia Nera Tours runs cycling tours around world for all levels of experience, age, and budgets. ‘Maglia Nera’ in Italian means ‘Black Jersey’, which was awarded to the final rider in the Giro d' Italia between 1946 and 1951, very much like the ‘Wooden Spoon’! The company’s motto is: "You don't need to come first to be a winner" and its official hashtag is #icamelast (I came last). The motto and hashtag aim convey one important message: The importance of activity and its positive effect on the physical and mental health of all human beings. Cycling is a low impact sport, allowing one to cover vast distances if desired and incredibly social Yvette Fuser believes this collaboration is best described as  “collision of similarities… A collision of cycling passion - A collision for the love of outdoors - A collision of compassion - A collision to helping others” Note: ^Once a year, Maglia Nera Cycling Tours Staff and Volunteers join forces over two weeks to run the Tasmania Circumnavigation 100% Charity Ride. Staff & Volunteers donate their time and Maglia Nera Tours pays for their accommodation, transport, and meals. The result is Australia’s ONLY 100% CHARITY RIDE, where 100% of the monies raised goes DIRECT to the beneficiaries – there are NO administration deductions whatsoever. LITTLE BELLIES’ MISSION TO MAKE FIRST FOODS BETTER 2020-10-22T03:48:00Z little-bellies-mission-to-make-first-foods-better-1 Australia’s much-loved baby food brand Little Bellies, today officially launches its brand-new Organic Baby Bowls, offering Aussie babies a range of purees purposefully-designed to help little ones develop important spoon-feeding mechanics, aid developmental oral and motor skills, and encourage mindful eating practices and behaviours. Bucking the trend of many other ‘wet food’ baby products (which are largely in pouches), the new Bellies Baby Bowls range – featuring variety in texture, and fruit-free options – are served up in a bowl format to support interactive spoonfeeding and make baby’s development priority number one. In an age of mindful eating and smoothie bowls, it’s about time to be bubs’ turn. Spoon-feeding is particularly important for budding eaters as it facilitates eating meals one mouthful at a time; a mindful behaviour that gives little bodies time to signal fullness and respects their natural ability to regulate their food intake. Eating with a favourite spoon and from the new see-through bowl also enables true interaction between parents and their babies, helps little ones see, touch, and smell their food and learn in an engaging and enjoyable manner. “With the launch of our brand-new Organic Baby Bowls, the team at Little Bellies is proud to offer Australian parents something we believe to be missing in the shopping aisle; a product that has baby’s development front and centre, as well as featuring benefits for parents and the environment,” says Little Bellies founder and managing director Clive Sher. The new Organic Baby Bowls range features six variants, including pure-veg fruit-free options for parents who are seeking genuine veg-only for tiny tastebuds, as well as different combinations of fruit, veg, and grains blends. Natural, certified organic and with no added sugar or salt, the six flavours help babies learn about new flavours and tastes, and different food groups, making every mealtime a learning adventure. Natural Feeding Advocate and children’s nutritionist Simone Emery strongly supports using bowls and spoons for mealtimes and snacks. “Introducing a variety of natural feeding options, as well as different flavours and textures is instrumental for children’s natural development,” she explains. “The mechanics of sucking on food and swallowing food from a pouch are completely different from those required to hold a spoon, place food on the tongue, move it around the mouth, and swallow. It’s really important for children’s natural development to learn to do things that seem only natural to their parents.” Not only will bubs benefit from this range, but Aussie parents will too. The convenient Organic Baby Bowls have been designed to be easily navigable and provide clear, transparent labelling information. The naming structure used on the bowls makes it clear and easy to identify which purees are completely fruit-free, which have grains, and which offer a mix of fruit, veg, and grains. The bowls are clearly named so that the flavours represent the exact ingredients used, and in the true proportions, to ensure parents are accurately informed about what’s under the lid. Bellies Baby Bowls are also portable, resealable, and re-useable for convenience, and are also recyclable; making them the more environmentally-friendly puree snack or meal option for Aussie families. The Bellies Bowl range includes four “Simple Spoonfuls” flavours suitable for 6+ months and two “Tasty Textures” flavours suitable for 7+ months. The Simple Spoonfuls variants uniquely include three completely fruit-free options; Veggie Bowls – Pea and Carrot; Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Zucchini as well as the Jumble Bowl – Sweet Potato, Carrot and Brown Rice which is a savoury blend, combining a mix of veg and grain. The Goodie Bowl – Apple, Apricot and Millet introduces a wholesome fruit and grain-based blend, specially designed for those after-meal or in-between meal snacking moments. The Tasty Textures range introduces two Smoothie Bowls – Banana, apple and oats, and Apple, strawberry and oats; fruit and oat-based breakfast purees that contain no added sugars, and provide a healthy start to the day for early risers. Organic Baby Bowls are the latest addition to the Little Bellies family, which features Baby Bellies (7+ months), Little Bellies (12+ months), and Mighty Bellies (3+ years). The range is the first puree and first product outside of snacks for Little Bellies. “At Little Bellies, we passionately believe in doing what’s natural,” said Sher. “Across the entire Bellies range, we use wholesome, organic ingredients free from artificial additives, genetically modified ingredients, unnecessary salt, and sugar, which is especially important during the formative baby and toddler years.” Baby Bellies Organic Baby Bowls are available now from Woolworths stores across Australia, with an RRP of $2.25. For more information please visit https://bellies.com.au. END The Baby Bellies Organic Baby Bowls offer a 110g serving and do not come with a spoon. NOTE TO MEDIA: Simone Emery and Clive Sher will be available for media interviews pending requests. ABOUT SIMONE EMERY Simone Emery is a children’s nutritionist, writer, guest speaker, and mother, and owner of the site ‘Play With Food’. Simone works at a feeding therapy clinic running the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding therapy protocol. She also offers home-based fussy eater consults in Melbourne, a unique online sensory food school, online consultations, and is a guest speaker for community groups on fussy eating. Her online content is mostly aimed at parents of 0 – 12-year olds. ABOUT LITTLE BELLIES Launched in 2011, Little Bellies provides natural, wholesome snacks for babies and toddlers, and has grown quickly to become a dominant force in the Australian market. Founded by brothers Clive and Steven Sher, Little Bellies was born from a desire to feed their kids nothing but the best quality food, free from artificial additives, genetically modified ingredients, and unnecessary salt and sugar. The age-appropriate snacks for babies and toddlers are organic, and its products for children under the age of 12 months do not contain added sugar or salt. Little Bellies works closely with its Australian and New Zealand distributors DKSH Grocery Connect to provide Australian families affordable, better-for-you snacks and now baby bowls, with the range now available across Coles and/or Woolworths. For media enquiries and to arrange interviews with Clive Sher and/or Simone Emery please contact: Neha Lokesh | nehalokesh@liquidideas.com.au | 0470 580 215 Melanie Burnicle (Beauty Boss Business) awarded 2020 Stevie Solo Entrepreneur & Podcast of the year! 2020-10-21T00:34:55Z melanie-burnicle-beauty-boss-business-awarded-2020-stevie-solo-entrepreneur-podcast-of-the-year Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of Beauty Boss Business has taken out the Gold Award for Solo Entrepreneur of the Year and Podcast of the Year in the prestigious 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Melanie Burnicle, Founder of Beauty Boss Business says, “I am so thrilled to have won these amazing awards. When the pandemic hit our industry hard in March, I decided now was the time to create the business and education platform I had always dreamt of, but never had the hours in the day. I guess you could say, thanks to Covid my passion project is now live.” Melanie owns and runs agency/production company 2Twenty2 Group, which she founded in 2014 contracting artists for short-term projects, in 2017 she realised there was a need for an industry body to look after the make-up artists in the region, so she founded The MAGAP and its awards platform. In 2020, during the pandemic she released her podcast Brilliant Brains and Beautiful Minds, chatting with business owners, CEO’s and experts who candidly open up about the honest truths of running a business. Most recently she has launched her 7C Strategy online course that teaches business foundations modules to those who are great at their craft but not so great with business. “Learning so much throughout my career and on my personal journey, something shifted for me in the last couple of years where I now feel I have a voice with enough knowledge that’s worth sharing with others and be able to do some good in an industry which has brought me so much joy throughout the years. So here we are!" said Melanie. About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. http://www.StevieAwards.com. To listen to her podcasts go to: · https://open.spotify.com/show/5z0W3QHSFA9D6IjaGnVs3t · https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/brilliant-brains-beautiful-minds-by-melanie-burnicle/id1519706031 For further information go to: www.beautybossbusiness.com & www.themagap.com Introducing Australia’s latest at-home spa essentials collection…BATHEFEX! 2020-10-20T05:12:52Z introducing-australias-latest-at-home-spa-essentials-collection-bathefex The BATHEFEX range features a signature collection of Epsom Salts, as well as complimentary cleansing bars and me-time treatment masks to revive and nurture the skin. The range has been developed to celebrate the joy of bathing and its ability to transform the mind and bring welcome respite for sore muscles. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Manager, the creators of the new Australian brand based in Sydney says, “BATHEFEX believes in the art of bathing, it is a ritual we live and breathe. We are excited to re-launch this brand into the market. They are affordable, readily available and contain sought-after ingredients, wrapped up in beautiful packaging”. BATHEFEX Epsom Salts are the heroes of the brand – there are six Epsom Salt Bath products in the range, each with its own unique blend of essential oils, for various relaxation, recovery and wellness benefits + a soothing Foot Soak to relieve sore and tired feet. BATHEFEX has worked with local suppliers, to source ingredients including essential oil blends for its salts and is also working toward transitioning the rest of the range. The BATHEFEX product range includes: BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - BREATHE EASY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - TUBEROSE + JASMINE 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - ACTIVE RECOVERY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LIME + LEMONGRASS 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - FRAGRANCE FREE 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LAVENDER + GREEN TEA 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT FOOT BATH 750G – RRP $8.99. BATHEFEX SOFTSOLE EXPRESS EXFOLIATING FOOT PEEL – RRP $9.99. BATHEFEX REPAIRING HAND MASK – RRP $7.99. BATHEFEX NOURISHING LEG MASK – RRP $9.99 BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT SOAP BAR – LAVENDER, LIME & LEMONGRASS or FRANGRANCE FREE – RRP $2.99. The complete BATHEFEX range is available online now from bathefex.com.au, Big W, Blooms The Chemist, Chempro & selected independent Pharmacies. LeVel Lemonade Expands! New magnesium boosting Lemon&Raspberry flavour 2020-10-20T03:39:23Z level-lemonade-expands-new-magnesium-boosting-lemon-raspberry-flavour After having sold more than 700,000 bottles since its introduction last year, LeVel Lemonade has today announced the launch of their new variety of their “better for you” lemonade. Taking lemonade to a new level, the new Lemon&Raspberry addition to the range boasts a full 160mg of magnesium, plus it also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, whilst being low in sugar. Caitlin Read, sports dietitian, yoga teacher and exercise physiologist who works with elite athletes says, “It is essential to ensure you meet your daily magnesium and vitamin C requirements. These two essential nutrients play an important role in maintaining energy levels, reducing feelings of fatigue and normal psychological function. Vitamin C also plays a key role in keeping our immune system firing.” LeVel Lemonade is a premium carbonated formulated supplementary sports drink that is ideal for both the sport and fitness fanatic along with the health conscious. Chrish Graebner, Founder of LeVel Lemonade says, “The flavor and crave factor of this range of drinks is what makes it stand out from other wellbeing options in the market today. I like to think of it as the angel on one shoulder telling you to pick the good for you option and the devil saying just indulge when you’re at the fridge, the beauty of these drinks is now you can have your Lemonade and drink it too.” The magnesium and Vitamin C contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue as well as normal energy metabolism and psychological function. In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals. “As a dietitian, I wouldn’t normally recommend a carbonated drink to my clients but due to the ingredients and low sugar content, this is a “better” option, and who doesn’t love a refreshing pink lemonade,” adds Caitlin. Stand out features of LeVel Lemonade: High in Magnesium – LeVel Lemonade contains 50% of your daily magnesium requirements. Low Sugar – LeVel Lemonade is 97.5% sugar-free. High in Vitamin C – The tangy drink will provide the 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! High in Fizz – LeVel Lemonade has been carefully designed for consumers who like carbonated soft drinks but are looking for a healthier alternative. ​​​​​​“We are really excited about the new flavour and hope it takes some of our older consumers back to their childhood treat on a summers day. The current lineup has performed well and with the warmer months now upon us, our consumers can enjoy a lemonade a day, without the guilt or expanding waistline,” says Chrish. LeVel Lemonade will be launched in Caltex and EuroGarage (Formerly Woolworths Petrol) nationally for a promotional price point of $3.00 or online from October 2020: www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade Take To The Skies After Covid Confinement 2020-10-19T06:20:59Z take-to-the-skies-after-covid-confinement A leading WA tourism operator has come up with a novel solution for people to ease their lockdown frustrations by announcing an innovative ‘take back 2020’ skydiving promotion. Skydive Geronimo’s special spring offer of a free Rottnest ferry ticket with a midweek tandem skydive gives adventure-seekers an opportunity to spread their wings after enduring months of pandemic restrictions. As Skydive Geronimo owner Glenn Stutt says, a day trip to Rottnest Island with amazing views of Perth and its stunning coastline during the flight to altitude, followed by an exhilarating skydive over pristine beaches and bays, is the perfect way to shake off the shackles of a challenging year. “We’ve experienced some unbelievable things this year, from toilet paper tantrums and sanitiser shortages to crazy curfews and travel bans, and our ‘take back 2020’ deal with a once-in-a-lifetime skydiving adventure is a chance to create some unforgettable memories of the good kind!,” he said. The special offer includes a free return ferry trip to Rottnest from Fremantle, a tandem skydive experience from either 14 000ft or 15 000ft with a trained instructor plus a free celebratory drink on the beach afterwards.  The offer is valid Mondays to Fridays until 30th November 2020 but in case of inclement weather, the booking can be rescheduled for another suitable date prior to 31st December 2020.  Skydive Geronimo has a number of different packages on offer, all with the same objective - to give guests a unique adrenalin-rush in one of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful locations.  The instructors are all fully qualified and highly experienced, each with over 4 000 skydives each, whilst Glenn Stutt has logged almost 19 000 skydives. Bookings for the ‘take back 2020’ experience can be made online at www.skydivegeronimo.com.au or by calling 1300 449 669 or 08 9417 8158.  Standard times for the free same day return adult ferry with Rottnest Express are 7.30am (from B-Shed Fremantle to Rottnest Island)) and 4.30pm (Rottnest to B-Shed) but customers can design their own itineraries.  Conditions apply.  “After months of Covid confinement, West Australians are being urged to ‘wander out yonder’ and discover the many extraordinary things that our great state has to offer,” continued Stutt.  “I’m willing to bet that a day trip to sensational Rottnest Island with an exhilarating skydive and beach landing will be hard to beat in terms of an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.“ Hospitality Pest Control 2020-10-15T06:48:40Z hospitality-pest-control Effective and timely pest prevention and control is crucial in pest management and eradication. Few issues and problems pose greater threats to a successful restaurant or hospitality outlet, then unwanted pests. Whether it is smaller pests or bigger rodent problems, pests in hospitality settings can be detrimental and could possibly result in heavy fines or foreclosure of the business. For example, one negative review or encounter with a pest on your premises could result in serious financial consequences and losses for everyone involved in the business, including employees and business owners.  Therefore, having an integrated and comprehensive pest management plan and strategy in your workplace can go a long way for the business. So how does one attain a pest free outlet or environment? Ali Ghafoor, A.M.G Pest Management CEO shares four top tips to help any business, have a pest free environment and avoid nasty pests, as well as food safety breaches. 1. Regular and comprehensive pest management: This means rather than ‘spot treating’ pest problems, having an integrated pest management approach and strategy. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an individually tailored and monitored approach for your business, aimed at identifying, preventing, managing, and controlling pest infestation all year round. This means regular inspections, monitoring and treatment. IPM can also help your business save money by reducing unnecessary demand of pesticides, callouts and aims to address pest problems before they start.  2. Housekepping and safe practices: Investing in extra cleaning hours and housekeeping is highly effective in ensuring a pest-free environment that addressing pest is everyone’s role and responsibility. One helpful step in introducing a cleaner environment is by rostering and dedicating cleaning functions and schedules. For example, hiring a junior staff member to carry out additional cleaning, such as under appliances, walls and general tidy up in addition to regular cleaning activities. This extra set of eyes can pick up things possibly missed by others.   3. Responding to pest problems promptly and effectively: At the very first sign of pest problems, address it. Invest in regular pest management and call in the experts. Sometimes simply avoiding the problem will not make it better and you could have much bigger problems at the end. Upscale pest management plans if required and until the infestation is under control. 4. Staff training and mentoring: Pest management is more than chemical treatments or pesticides. Sometimes training the workforce in key areas, such as: i) effects of pest problems on the business (financially and operationally), ii) individual roles and responsibilities around pest detection, reporting and control and iii) knowing the signs of pest infestation and control, can significantly help in addressing your pest problems. Pest management should be everyone’s responsibility and not just a pest control technicians’ when called to address active problems. In summary, ineffective pest management could be costly and detrimental for a business, its staff and business owner. Effective pest management should be imbedded into the business strategic plan and forecast. More importantly pest prevention, control and management requires a holistic and integrated team and organizational approach. For more information about effective and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy for your business visit our website: www.amgpest.com.au  Maglia Nera Tours partnership with Fortem Australia. 2020-10-14T07:33:03Z maglia-nera-tours-partnership-with-fortem-australia Maglia Nera Tours Pty Ltd is proud and excited to officially announce its partnership with Fortem Australia. The two organisations have come together to leverage the benefits of group cycling programs to assist first responder personnel, and their families to build healthy social connections and promote protective factors for good mental health. Leveraging off the new group cycling programs, the partnership aims to also facilitate cycling-related fundraiser events to provide much-needed funding for future Fortem Australia operations. Combining all of this, Maglia Nera Tours and Fortem hope to support the recovery of the tourism sector in Australia with financially supported cycling tour programs. Maglia Nera Tours runs cycling tours around world for all levels of experience, age, and budgets. ‘Maglia Nera’ in Italian means ‘Black Jersey’, which was awarded to the final rider in the Giro d' Italia between 1946 and 1951, very much like the ‘Wooden Spoon’! The company’s motto is: "You don't need to come first to be a winner" and its official hashtag is #icamelast (I came last). The motto and hashtag aim convey one important message: The importance of activity and its positive effect on the physical and mental health of all human beings. Cycling is a low impact sport, allowing one to cover vast distances if desired and incredibly social Yvette Fuser, Director often reminds us that “people’s hearts open up out when on two wheels, more often than one can imagine” Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responder families. Every day, more than 300,000 first responders keep our communities safe. They are backed up by their families: partners, children, and parents. All of them hold vital and challenging roles. Fortem helps them to be well, and stay well, through mental fitness and wellbeing activities and support services. Fortem Co-Founder and Managing Director, John Bale says “Not only are cycling programs a great way to stay fit while promoting feelings of calm and wellbeing, they’re a great way to build wider support networks for both first responders and their families.” 2020 has been a challenging year for all Australians. First Responder’s have had an increased level of responsibility and stress, first with Australia’s 2019-20 bush fire disaster, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. WINTON’S WAY OUT WEST FESTIVAL FULL ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT 2020-10-14T06:39:57Z winton-s-way-out-west-festival-full-artist-lineup-announcement Get ready for one of Queensland’s most anticipated music festivals.  After a 12-month pause, the iconic Winton’s Way Out West Festival will return bigger than ever in April 2021 with a star-studded all-Aussie line-up, bringing more than 100 Australian artists and musicians together for six incredible days and nights of entertainment across seven venues in one of the world’s most unique outback locations.  Winton in Central West Queensland has shaped the nation with a love of country music and the beautiful Aussie Outback. Next April, the birthplace of QANTAS and Waltzing Matilda will come alive once again to host a myriad of entertainment that celebrates its roots in classic Australiana. Way Out West will be held during the Easter school holidays (Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th April, 2021), kicking off on Waltzing Matilda Day and continuing into the weekend with a roaring curated program of entertainment to complement the stunning sunsets and iconic Aussie scenery that has brought Winton to the world stage of iconic destinations. The weekend main stage headline performances feature some of Australia’s biggest names in music.  Let’s get down to the nitty gritty and have a look at the awesome line-up… Lee Kernaghan, Sheppard, Daryl Braithwaite, Busby Marou, The Wolfe Brothers, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Sara Storer, Casey Barnes, The Bushwackers, Anne Kirkpatrick, Pete Cullen & The Hurt, Linc Phelps Music, Pete Denahy, Joy McKean, The Hillbilly Goats, Jeff Brown, Greg Storer, DEAN PERRETT MUSIC, Gretta Ziller, Megan Cooper, Small Town Romance, Tracy Coster, Keith Jamieson, Raechel Whitchurch, VIC KENA MUSIC, SaltbushSix, Allan Cameron, Andy Toombs, Bush Balladeers and Cake & Cordial Sessions. See the full program here! “Winton’s Way Out West Fest has quickly become a must on the annual calendar for travellers and lovers of great music.” Says Winton Shire Mayor Gavin Baskett. “A road trip to the outback for the WWOWF in 2021 is the perfect way to help kick start our region’s tourist season and economy. Of course, we will be following the guidance provided by governments to ensure the safety of all patrons with regard to Covid-19. However, as we have not had any recorded cases to date, the Queensland Outback will be a very popular destination as restrictions are progressively lifted. So get in early, secure your tickets and start planning for an outback adventure in Winton.” Visitors are also encouraged to take time to experience this very special part of outback Australia, take in the breathtaking surroundings and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as the whole town celebrates its unique history. Winton is one of the world’s most unique locations, bringing travellers from near and far to take part in world-renowned birdwatching, embark on self-drive outback adventures, and fossick for opals in Queensland’s Opal Capital.  Check out things to do in Winton. Also known as the Dinosaur Capital of Australia, Winton is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. Learn the story of the Outback region at the award-winning Waltzing Matilda Centre, assemble a band to play the musical fence, or simply sit back and enjoy the music. Along with an extended festival program, the schedule of events family-friendly entertainment will include a series of uniquely curated offerings held in the historic Winton Shire Hall and the wonderfully rustic Royal Open-Air Theatre, including: ·         The Salute to Waltzing Matilda, a special concert held on the annual day the Shire of Winton celebrates the history and impact of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda”, which was first performed at Winton’s North Gregory Hotel in 1895. ·         The finest gathering of Australian musical story-tellers at the Aussie Bush Balladeers Show, inspired by the works of classical Aussie poets such as Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson, featuring iconic songs such as ‘When the Rain Tumbles down in July’, ‘Lights on the Hill’, and ‘By a Fire of Gidgee Coal’. ·         The screening of a new-release documentary ‘SLIM & I’ which will be accompanied by a special performance by Small Town Romance which features three generations of Slim and Joy’s family, followed by a live Q&A with celebrated songwriter Joy McKean; the daughter of Slim & Joy, Anne Kirkpatrick, and Anne’s son and daughter-in-law, James Arneman and Flora Smith. “I’m really excited to be performing at Winton’s Way Out West Fest in 2021. Outback Queensland and in particular Winton, and Boulia, hold some very special memories for me of childhood days spent travelling and touring there with the Slim Dusty Show.” Anne Kirkpatrick reminisces, “I remember performing many times in the grand old Shire Hall at Winton, so it will be fantastic to be back there again and joined by my Mum Joy, son James and his wife, Flora. After being locked down for so long, it will be a real reason to celebrate live music again in the outback. I for one can’t wait for April." Tickets are on sale now with lots of hotel and camping options available as well as an exclusive VIP option. Grab your tickets here. See the VIP option. Check out the announcement video. Artist Info.  Event and Tourism Images. Facebook | Instagram | Website | Youtube For more information, please contact SueMacMedia: Sue McAullay / M: 0418 172 602 / E: sue@suemacmedia.com.au Event organized by Winton Shire Council and Chandler Shaw Events  Aperitivo Hour arrives in Australia just in time for Summer 2020-10-14T00:08:25Z aperitivo-hour-arrives-in-australia-just-in-time-for-summer Italians and travellers know that, in Italy, the transition from day to evening is marked by Aperitivo Hour - when everyone stops to have a spritz and a plate of delicious bite-sized morsels. Pizzini Wines, the Australian leaders in the production of Italian wine varietals, are making Aperitivo Hour accessible to everyone this summer with the launch of their new spritzed wines in a can. Available in three varieties - Prosecco, Rosé Spritz and Pinot Grigio Spritz – these lightly sparkling wines are conveniently sized in 250ml aluminium cans, so everyone can now enjoy their favourite aperitivo! Made from 100% King Valley fruit the wines have nothing else added except the bubbles, meaning they can be enjoyed on their own or form the base of any spritz-style cocktail. Natalie Pizzini, Marketing Manager of Pizzini Wines and third generation family member, says that Aperitivo Hour has always been an important part of life for the Pizzini family here in Australia, just as it is for their Italian relatives. “It provides a special time each day to stop, relax and reflect,” says Natalie. “And having a spritz is an integral part of the aperitivo experience. With our new spritz cans, you don’t have to open a whole bottle to be able to enjoy the quintessential Italian Aperitivo Hour. Now everyone can awaken their inner Italian this summer!” The cans are available to purchase in single varietal four-packs (RRP$22.00) or a carton of 24 (RRP$120.00), and are sold nationally through First Choice, Liquorland and Vintage Cellars, as well as direct from www.Pizzini.com.au. A Sampler Pack Carton is also available from Pizzini and includes eight cans of each variety. ***ENDS***  ABOUT PIZZINI WINES: For over 30 years Pizzini Wines have been growers and makers of Italian wine varieties in Victoria’s King Valley. With a focus on inspiring connection through wine, food and friendship, Pizzini believe that the joy of connecting with people over amazing food and wine is the Italian way and the antidote we all need for modern life. ABOUT THE NEW PIZZINI SPRITZ CANS: Containing only high-quality wine that is lightly sparkling, these new spritz cans provide a brand-new offering to Australian wine lovers. These are the same wines found in Pizzini’s bottled range, but with a soft sparkle so they can be enjoyed as your favourite aperitivo spritz. They’re also perfect for picnics, camping and our Australian summer lifestyle. Available in three types: Prosecco – the famous Pizzini prosecco you already love, now in a lightly sparkling style Rosé Spritz – a spritzed-up, dry-style rose made from Sangiovese and Nebbiolo  Pinot Grigio Spritz – classic pear, apple and lime flavours with a soft sparkle High resolution imagery to accompany this release is available here. Interview opportunities with Natalie Pizzini (Marketing Manager) and Joel Pizzini (Winemaker) are available upon request. A North Shore drive-in cinema is hosting a fright-fest in time for Halloween 2020-10-13T04:21:39Z a-north-shore-drive-in-cinema-is-hosting-a-fright-fest-in-time-for-halloween A North Shore Drive-in Cinema is hosting a fright-fest in time for Halloween   13 October 2020   It’s the spooky season and the Sunset Cinema is presenting some spine tingling titles at our drive-in this month. What better location to get the hairs on your neck prickling than parked in the eerie shadows of the St Ives Showground. After bringing you outdoor cinemas across Australia for over 7 years, the Sunset Cinema drive-in is our new COVID-safe event for the North Shore community. Gates open at 6.30pm so be sure to get in before the sun goes down and the lights go out…. Why not whip out your devil horns, scariest monster costumes and bring your halloween party to us! Starting off our fright-fest is the dark fairytale of Edward Scissorhands, starring Johnny Depp, the classic from the imagination of Tim Burton for all lovers of the freaky and weird!  Putting a sinister spin on the superhero genre, new release, The New Mutants is set in a psychiatric facility where their new abilities are put to the test… but who will make it out alive? Think twice before leaving your car or wandering into the woods whilst you watch our Halloween horror double feature Scream and The Blair Witch Project. This terrifying combo is perfect for hiding under your blankets and scaring yourself silly this Halloween. Need fright night snacks? It’s easy to order at one of our delicious food trucks. We have Caminito and Miss Mabel’s serving up drool worthy hot food, whilst Le Van is making signature bone chilling sundaes. Not forgetting all the movie essentials like hot popcorn to complete your drive in experience. With excellent value of $50 plus booking fee (up to 8 people), fill up your car with your fellow movie lovers and come enjoy Sunset Drive In Ku-ring-gai this Halloween. For the full seasons programming and to secure tickets, visit https://www.sunsetcinema.com.au/ku-ring-gai/ Hurry! We’re expecting this to sell out! Photos & Logo available HERE You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram Christmas with JURA 2020-10-13T01:26:53Z christmas-with-jura After spending so much more time at home in 2020, Australians are certainly looking to upgrade their at-home coffee machines. This Christmas give the gift that keeps on giving - a JURA fully automatic coffee machine. With options to suit all sized households, JURA’s premium Swiss engineered and designed coffee machines are endorsed by Roger Federer and are fully automated to produce silky fine foam at the touch of a button. Using only fresh beans, not capsules, a JURA coffee machine is a true bean-to-cup experience that allows each user to customise their favourite cup of coffee right down the grind – it’s as easy as that! For the apartment living: ENA 8 Nordic White – RRP $1,899: Only 27.1 cm wide – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels. 10 specialties at the touch of a button including espresso doppio. A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; available in sunset red, arctic white or metropolitan black. Fine foam technology that creates airy, feather-light milk foam. For the family home: JURA S8 Chrome – RRP $2,790: A 4.3” high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 15 different specialties at the touch of a button including flat white. Graphics and animations show every step of preparation. Professional fine foam frother for the ultimate smooth milk texture. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. Built with premium materials including a bean container cover made of hand-polished die-cast zinc. For the entertainers: JURA Z8 Aluminium – RRP $4,690: Professional Aroma Grinder guarantees 12.2% more aroma and consistently high grind quality so that flavours unfold to perfection. 21 different specialities at the touch of a button including a pot of coffee. 4.3" high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 2 x 8 different specialities can be selected simply by touching the start screen. Crafted from high-quality materials with painstaking attention to detail. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Sunshine Coast-based Dairy-Free Butter Business Set To Spread Globally 2020-10-12T23:47:16Z sunshine-coast-based-dairy-free-butter-business-set-to-spread-globally-1 Sunshine Coast business Phyto is looking to spread the plant-based love through its dairy-free, natural butter, and show the world that real-food alternatives don’t have to come with a compromise on taste or health.  The Phyto Plant Butter has created a new class of butter replacement by using real foods, avoiding nasties such as canola, rapeseed, and palm oil, and uses 13 times less water to grow and produce.   Founded and developed by Sunshine Coast locals, Ashley Jubinville (The Kitchen Coach) and Matt Weller, Phyto was created from Ashley’s home kitchen and now sold in 10 Queensland independent retailers. It now looks at its potential for global expansion as Ashley joins the FLAIR Incubator program.  The FLAIR Incubator, which is led by a number of international entrepreneurs, including Ian Mason who was part of Sir Richard Brandon’s not-for-profit Virgin StartUp, works with the selected female-led businesses over a four-month period and provides them with the skills and knowledge needed to grow their business on a global scale.   “Queensland has a unique opportunity to drive it’s economic recovery and future growth through realising the substantial global potential of its food and agri-business sector,” says Ian Mason, Entrepreneur in Residence for the FLAIR Incubator.   “Companies such as Phyto, that are developing and launching innovative, on-trend food products, will be a vital part of that recovery and I’m thrilled not only to have them in the FLAIR Incubator, but to see them raising the vital funds they need to realise their vision of creating healthier families through real alternatives to everyday processed foodstuffs.”  “I am so excited that we got accepted into FLAIR! Having access to all their incredible brains, networks and support is exactly what we needed to create the impact we are seeking with Phyto,” says Ashley, Phyto Co-Founder.   Ashley, who has changed the lives of more than one thousand families across the country by helping them rediscover healthy, whole foods in just a few simple steps through her business The Kitchen Coach, says health is her number one priority.  “Humans choose better when they know better, however most people don’t know the signs of chronic inflammation in the body from eating certain foods. 65% of the world’s population are intolerant to dairy and no one benefits from transfats, but that’s not including the un-measured number of people that would feel better if they avoided dairy and margarine, if only they knew,” says Ashley.   Phyto has been in development for 12 months and has quickly progressed to the market. Now, in its next phase, the local-owned business is seeking expressions of interest from investors with a goal to become a staple brand in 10 million fridges worldwide.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PHYTO (www.phyto.kitchen) OR TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY JUBINVILLE CONTACT ANNA KANTILAFTAS ON 0419 018 993 OR MEDIA@PHYTO.KITCHEN