The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-25T04:22:00Z Harness your inner goddess, celebrate yourself, expand your mind and energize your spirit at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and spiritual event. 2019-03-25T04:22:00Z harness-your-inner-goddess-celebrate-yourself-expand-your-mind-and-energize-your-spirit-at-australia-s-largest-health-wellbeing-and-spiritual-event The MindBodySpirit Festival is set to celebrate 30 years of self-love, advances in holistic health, spiritual awakenings and more with over 19,000 Sydney-siders looking for a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. The party starts Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 April in iconic Darling Harbour in the new state-of-the-art International Convention Centre! The event, which is free to attend, will bring together the very best of organics, natural skincare, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, new-age spirituality and personal growth.  The 2019 Seminar & Workshop Series will feature an inspiring line-up of more than 70 guest facilitators who will share their International and Australian expertise on self-development, spiritual matters, health and nutrition. Special guests include wellness coach Elisha Maree, modern witch Stacey Demarco, botanical alchemist Cheralyn Darcey and yoga workshops with Adette Kagan, Foldenmove & Zulo Flow Zion. Find mesmerising performances and interactive and spiritual entertainment at the Performance Stage each day including celebrity spiritual mediums Natalee Flinn & Florence King, sound healing journey with Lou Van Stone and Anne Ridgeway, and Native American Indian Red Horse. For those looking to relax, unwind and take a break, the Meditation Room by Brahma Kumaris will feature free guided classes. Or for those looking to delve into their future or reflect on the past, nationally renowned psychics can be found in the Psychic Reading Room, featuring over 50 of Australia’s most talented readers. Health foodies can take a juicing masterclass, learn to combat a fatty liver or understand alkaline foods - all at the Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage! Hear from leading experts including holistic Health Coach Desiree Taylor,  Nutritional Medicine master Kathy Ashton and Instagram sensation and plant-based powerlifter Elizabeth Anna of CheekyCoconuts! It’s an exciting day out, filled with shopping, new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice. We all want to live a healthier more wholesome life and the Festival is a great way to discover how. Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most respected wellbeing events, attracting over 91,000 visitors nationwide. The 2019 Festival will be held at International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Doors open 10am daily.  Tickets (valued at $20) are FREE by registering online at mbsfestival.com.au. - ENDS -  VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 Did you know: Four-year-olds can swim with sharks? Five-year-olds can drive a race buggy? And 12-year-olds can skydive? 2019-03-13T10:08:29Z did-you-know-four-year-olds-can-swim-with-sharks-five-year-olds-can-drive-a-race-buggy-and-12-year-olds-can-skydive Wednesday March 13, 2019: With school holidays looming again, the thought of throwing your child to the sharks, or out of a plane, may become a very tempting thought. And the team at Adrenaline can help you do just that.Experiences brand Adrenaline has launched Adrenaline Kids; a range of more than 850 experiences across Australia, designed to help parents find things to do for and with their children - be that in their local area on a weekend, or when away on holidays in another city or state.Adrenaline recognised a customer need when they saw a surge of more than 20,000 people every month searching for ‘children’s experiences'; people keen to get kids off the Xbox and away from screens, to instead enjoy new and fun experiences.Experiences are available across Australia, and are targeted at specific age groups: 0-3, 4-8, 9-13 and 14+, with prices from $12 and up. Customers can search for multiple age groups and availability on specific dates, with instant booking available across all products - making life easier when planning things to do on weekends and during the school holidays.The range extends beyond the brand’s traditional footprint of largely Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - with a big product offering also in Perth and Adelaide, as well as outside the major metro areas.Experience categories include: indoor skydiving, jet boating, zoos and animal encounters, theme parks, abseiling, horse riding, tree top adventures, quad biking, jet packs, kayaking, movie tickets, surfing, sailing and many more. View the full range here: https://www.adrenaline.com.au/activities-for-kids/Other unexpected products from the Adrenaline Kids range - Indoor Skydiving (ages 3+)- Diving with whale sharks (ages 4+)- Trapeze Lesson (ages 5+)- Buggy driving (ages 5+)- Flying Fox Treetop Adventure Parks (ages 7+)- Off-Road Zoo Safari (ages 8+)- Ghost Tour (ages 8+)- Skydiving (ages 12+)- Jet Packs & Flyboards (ages 12+)- Full Day Stunt Academy (ages 14+)- Gliding Flights (ages 15+)- Swimming with sharks (ages 15+)Adrenaline General Manager Julia Wilson said the range was designed to make life easier for parents who often struggle with ideas of things to do with the kids on weekends, on vacation and throughout extended school holiday periods.“As a working mum myself I know how hard it is to keep the kids occupied during the holidays, and even on the weekend when you’re hearing the words ‘I’m bored’ at least ten times a day,” Ms Wilson said.“We saw a trend emerging on the Adrenaline site where people were searching more and more for experiences for children, and we took that need and ran with it. Whether they’re mini daredevils, junior artists or just full of energy, the range boasts great experiences for all ages."It's great to see families wanting to do things together and create lasting memories."Adrenaline invites media to enquire about road testing and reviewing experiences in their local area.  - ENDS -For more information, or to enquire about an experience, please contact:Lauren Gleeson, lauren@thebigredgroup.com.au, 0404 136 765 ABOUT ADRENALINE Since 1999, Adrenaline has given more than 3 million customers access to the best adventure sports and activities in Australia. Adrenaline was founded on a pure passion for adventure, and we’re constantly seeking out new trends and concepts to deliver incredible ‘heart pumping’ experiences for our customers. We love what we do and we love it when our customers feel the excitement we do. That’s why at Adrenaline we live the adventures we sell. Each team member specialises in a particular field of Adrenaline – from driving V8s to skydiving, climbing mountains to skiing down them, kitesurfing to canyoning, and much more. We joined the Big Red Group in November 2018, with the shared vision to ‘shift the way people experience life’. With more than one million happy adventurers and a range of more than 2,500 thrill-worthy experiences, we’re proud to be a part of the biggest experience business in Australia. TURON GATES PITCHES SIX NEW RIVERSIDE GLAMPING TENTS 2019-03-12T23:38:13Z turon-gates-pitches-six-new-riverside-glamping-tents Leading NSW bush retreat Turon Gates has added six new riverside, self-catering glamping tents to its 6000-acre Blue Mountains property.   The spacious new 50 sqm tents feature sophisticated neutral-toned teak and canvas interiors and combine rustic quality and functionality to stunning effect. It’s a beautiful place in the wild for grownups.   Adventure in style.   Furnishings include a sumptuous four-poster bed plus daybed and lounge area, elegant contemporary bathroom (with a tempting bath for two), kitchenette with Nespresso coffee machine and a Danish wood burner stove for cosy nights.   Turn on or turn off at Turon   A welcome gift of local wine and honey, complimentary toiletries, and an in-tent selection of magazines, books and board games, create an instantly chillaxed vibe.   All Turon’s glamping tents have a large outdoor deck with comfy day loungers and overlook the clear trout stream running through the property. The tents are fully insulated and have window coverings that unroll for extra breeze and views - the perfect recipe for a romantic night under the Turon stars.   Kirsten Lunoe of Turon Gates says, “We are excited to bring couples’ glamping to the Blue Mountains and believe it will appeal to those looking for a unique experience within easy reach of Sydney.   “Our new glamping tents offer urban escapees a unique outdoor experience in an authentic bush setting. A scenic road trip of about three hours from Sydney immerses you in the great outdoors, where you’ll be sharing the ‘hood with kangaroos, wombats, platypus and echidnas.   “Our guests love that they can choose to go bush horse riding or have an in-tent massage. Bush walks, canoeing or just chilling out are also popular at Turon. If guests then want to venture out and explore local happenings, Katoomba, Mudgee, Bathurst and Lithgow are within easy reach, but the magic of Turon tends to stop the urge to venture elsewhere,” adds Kirsten.   The new offering at Turon Gates includes The Pavilion, a unique event glamping tent accommodating up to 100 seated or 150 standing guests for special gatherings, corporate & wellness retreats.   In keeping with its commitment to all things sustainable, Turon Gates is solar powered. If you’d rather not do a digital detox, Wi-Fi is available around the glamping site to keep you connected and able to share your Turon experience.   For more information about Turon Gates including accommodation options, prices and availability visit: https://www.turongates.com/   A few facts… Glamping prices are from $231 per night. Dogs are welcome in the cabins at Turon but sadly not in these flash tents! The tents are self-catering. [End] Image link: https://turongates-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/p/marketing/EqA-KlIEVkxJjfeXAraSos8Ba7cA4-jN2R1cfA4oQC1GSA?e=cZpb9h   For further information or to book a review stay – Please contact Tracey Leitch – Impressions PR – +61 415 290023 tracey@impressionsmc.com.au     Procular Announces Price Cut on Range of Binocular Products on its Store 2019-03-11T04:19:27Z procular-announces-price-cut-on-range-of-binocular-products-on-its-store Procular is one of Australia’s leading online stores selling a wide range of optical products including binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes. Established in 2010 the small company has risen to become a market leading on optical products. Recently Procular announced a price cut on several of its product range especially binoculars. Procular stocks and sells binoculars from some of the leading international brands like Vortex, Bushnell, Nikon, Fujinon, Olympus and also some Australian brands like OZ-Mate. Some of OZ-Mate’s most popular binoculars include the general use Peak Dawn, the Gallop professional series and the Skipper waterproof marine binoculars. OZ Mate binoculars focus on their value intensity, which means that for the dollar that you spend, you get a solid quality pair of binoculars. Their advanced lens coatings ensure the most powerful light transmission within that price range. The store is now offering a discount from up to 30% on a select range of binocular products. For example, Discovery 8X21 Pocket Binoculars, a very commonly bought binocular priced at $99 is now available for just $79 which is a cut of nearly 20%.  Another great product that you can buy at a good discount is the Avalon 8X32 Mini HD Binoculars. If you want to enjoy breathtaking views but need to travel light, then the new Avalon 8×32 Mini HD are the right binoculars for you. They feature a compact waterproof design and fully multicoated optics, producing bright, razor sharp images. Avalon Mini HD binoculars weigh only 416 grams and fit in your jacket pocket, handbag or glove compartment. Original Price - $235, New Price - $195. If you are some who loves star gazing but do not want to spend a lot on a binocular them the Meade 15X70 astro binoculars can be the perfect choice. The Mead 15×70 binoculars can be used for terrestrial or astronomical viewing. These binoculars are an ideal solution for long distance observations or stargazers that want to enjoy the beauty of the night sky without having to pay a high price for astronomical binoculars. Original Price - $385, New Price - $299. Procular offers Australian and New Zealand wide free delivery on all orders irrespective of your order size. If you are looking to shop for binocular anytime soon this might just be the perfect time. With the cut in prices you are sure to find a good deal. Hurry prices are effective only till stocks last. About Procular We are fascinated with nature. We love the excitement of observing a spectacular moment, crystal clear and in perfect detail. Whether your passion is traveling, bird watching, hunting, star-gazing, sailing or exploring your environment, our expert guides will help you choose the best tool to enjoy it. As the Australia’s leading optics retailer, we also offer the largest selection of binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes. Media Contact Procular 3 Osborne Rd Manly NSW 2095 Australia Website: www.procular.com.au Swimwear Shack Super Saturday + Ariarne Titmus + Speedo Australia + World's Greatest Shave 9/3/19 2019-03-07T03:50:08Z swimwear-shack-super-saturday-ariarne-titmus-speedo-australia-world-s-greatest-shave-9-3-19 SUPER SATURDAY 9th March 2019 Local Woollongabba business is inviting Brisbane residents to celebrate the launch of a new Speedo Performance range, meet Ariarne Titmus and help beat blood cancer! Co-Owner of Swimwear shack, Aaron Clarke, will be shaving off his much loved mullet to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. Speedo athletes Ariarne Titmus and Cylde Lewis will be making appearances at 11am, showcasing the new Speedo Performance range and allowing local swimmers to meet these amazing athletes. Swimwear Shack is located at 9/58 Deshon Street Woolloongabba QLD 4102. For more information please contact: AARON CLARKE 0406 800 272 aaron@swimmerslife.com Corinna Wilderness Experience -TASMANIA - Accommodation Stay Deal 2019-02-20T04:50:52Z corinna-wilderness-experience-tasmania-accommodation-stay-deal Corinna Wilderness Experience Stay Deal Available for 3 night bookings between: 1st May 2019 - 1st September 2019 Inclusions: Stay in a Queen Eco Retreat cabin Hearty breakfast packs daily (to be enjoyed in your room at leisure)  Dinner Pack - first night only (hearty chef pre prepared delicious meal) Bottle of Corinna Wine (Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Noir) to celebrate an awesome day in the wilds of Tasmania.   Cost Single: $650.00 / Saving: $157.00 Cost Double: $700.00 / Saving: $198.00   Promo Code: WINTERWARMER2019   Corinna is an eco-conscious retreat and gateway to an exceptional wilderness located at the Southern end of the Tarkine, the largest temperate rainforest in Australia. The dramatic Tarkine landscape is home to unique flora and fauna including rare species such as quolls, healthy Tasmanian Devils, Wedge-tailed eagles and giant freshwater lobsters. A stay here is a truly uplifting and authentic experience, rich in history, nature and personal anecdote. Book online at www.corrina.com.au or preferably speak with our friendly staff on (03) 6446 1170. FOR PR enquiries/images please contact Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au or 0415 290023   Malolo Island Resort Fijij Wins Best Quality Accommodation Award Once Again 2019-02-19T06:13:51Z malolo-island-resort-fijij-wins-best-quality-accommodation-award-once-again News Release February 2019: Ahura Resorts is delighted to announce that its Malolo Island Resort was awarded the Best Quality Accommodation 2018 award at the annual ANZ Fiji Tourism Excellence in Tourism Awards on February 16th. Already multi award-winning and 100% Fijian-owned, Malolo Island Resort is an idyllic Fiji island paradise where guests escape the stress of modern living and relax amongst golden sandy beaches, abundant coral reefs, swaying coconut palms and azure seas. This is the 6th time Malolo has won this prestigious award since 2010.  The Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards are judged by local and international business and tourism professionals. More than 500 people from the Fiji travel industry, including major hotels, airlines, tour operators and tourism service providers, were present at this year’s Awards event. Ahura Group General Manager Steve Anstey said, ”We are once again honoured that Malolo has won this award again.    This is a significant continued achievement that demonstrates the consistency, passion and hard work of the whole Malolo team – both on the island and in our mainland and international offices, and who are all dedicated to giving guests an exceptional resort experience.   “Malolo, with its friendly service, quality cuisine and the happiest of kids clubs, is a unique destination, but it’s the people at Malolo who truly make the difference. I’d like to thank everyone for helping create a starring product that is adored by so many. “I’d also like to thank our guests, 25% of whom come back year after year to relax, recharge and experience the magic of Malolo” said Anstey. Ahura Fijian owner and Managing Director, Tony Whitton, adds:  “Receiving this award is especially auspicious as we celebrate our 20th anniversary later this year.   We would once again like to thank the Fijian and greater travel and tourism industry, our loyal guests, and our amazing team who continue to work towards creating “magical Malolo memories” to last a lifetime. We are a Fijian family business and through hard work and having a remarkable team we are very happy to see Malolo continue to shine.” Further information on Malolo Island Resort including special offers: http://maloloisland.com/ Image link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p2qrxml0cqahtwc/AABqDpM8i-z2VyHOKKfjgtXva?dl=0 Ahura was an ancient god of creations who symbolised life, kindness, equality, care of the environment, charity, loyalty and faithfulness to settlement, tribe and county. The omnipresent sun was an enduring symbol of radiance, purity and life sustenance.  Today, Ahura Resorts embodies these same values.  As a 100% Fijian-owned company, with over 30 years experience in tourism and hospitality throughout the Pacific, Ahura is dedicated to providing quality holiday and lifestyle experiences while preserving cultural values and the surrounding environment.  Ahura is the management company operating one of Fiji’s most popular and well-known resorts - Malolo Island Fiji, and the luxury escape for couples which features Fiji’s first and only authentic over-water bures - Likuliku Lagoon Resort.  Experience the Warm Heart of Fiji with Ahura Resorts.  www.ahuraresorts.comFor further information – Please contact Tracey Leitch – Impressions PR – +61 415 290023 tracey@impressionsmc.com.au   Procular Releases Tips on Selecting the Best Binoculars for any Age or Usage 2019-02-15T06:22:39Z procular-releases-tips-on-selecting-the-best-binoculars-for-any-age-or-usage Well-known for their use in birdwatching, binoculars provide an ideal solution for a myriad of uses but choosing the right type can be confusing. As a leading consumer informational resource, Procular offers an extensive array of guides and reviews for choosing binoculars and telescopes. Binoculars aren’t a one-size-fits-all purchase. There are different magnifications to consider and some work better on land, while others are designed for marine environments or spotting objects in the air. Selection factors include the field of view and the distance between the eyepieces is especially important for anyone that wears glasses. Procular experts are always available to answer any questions people may have. The term binocular means a device that’s adapted for using one eye or both. Traditional binoculars are designed for use with both eyes, while a monocular is a compact magnification device that can be used by either eye. Some pursuits can be enjoyed with a set of modestly priced binoculars rather than expensive and complicated equipment. A good pair of binoculars is an essential item for going on a cruise, safari or vacation. Binoculars Australia will significantly enhance any experience, but the highest magnification level doesn’t automatically translate into the best view. The best binoculars for locating elusive animals on land won’t be the best option for a whale watching expedition from a ship. Dust, fog and moisture will also figure into the selection process. One of the biggest mistakes individuals make when selecting the best telescope for beginners is choosing one that’s too difficult to operate in relation to the user’s level of experience. A telescope is specifically designed for viewing items at night, but some binoculars are just as effective for stargazing and easier to operate by those new to amateur astronomy. The wrong choice can easily sour the entire experience for a beginner. The guides and product reviews available at Procular provide people with expert advice for choosing their first binocular, monocular or telescope. The guides are equally informative for experienced users that require a device for a new interest. Procular experts are also available to answer questions to ensure everyone has the best experience possible. About Procular We are fascinated with nature. We love the excitement of observing a spectacular moment, crystal clear and in perfect detail. Whether your passion is traveling, bird watching, hunting, star-gazing, sailing or exploring your environment, our expert guides will help you choose the best tool to enjoy it. As the Australia’s leading optics retailer, we also offer the largest selection of binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes. Media Contact Procular  Phone: 02 91997071 Address: 3 Osborne Rd Manly NSW 2095 Australia United Networks launches its Global eSIM 2019-02-07T02:16:29Z united-networks-launched-its-global-esim United Networks Launches its Global eSIM Solution  United Networks has completed the commercial trials of its Global eSIM solution and is adding it to the United Trust Platform. United Networks will be the first in market with a single platform providing Global eSIM, Global WiFi and SOS alerts capabilities, offering partners and customers the ability to be globally connected and protected 24/7, 365 days a year. The United Networks Global eSIM is a game changer and connects users instantly to more than 500 networks in over 190 countries on supported devices through a completely digital process. When coupled with the United Networks WiFi and SOS app it is the ultimate travel connectivity solution.   United Networks Managing Director Nick Ghattas said, “Our Global eSIM solution gives customers a cost-effective global connectivity alternative that is always accessible and ready to use on your device at anytime.   “The Global eSIM is remotely activated in minutes with no need to change sims. The activation process is simple through online ordering. End users can simultaneously keep their local sim in the phone and receive and make calls when they travel as well as making calls, texting or use data on their Global eSIM.   “To set up the Global eSIM all a customer has to do is scan a QR code which activates the devices native activation process. Once activated the customer has access to global connectivity and our full range of insurtech solutions. The United Networks Global eSIM solution acts as the customer’s international telecommunications provider at highly competitive rates.“The Global eSIM expands the reach of the United Networks Trust Platform for our distribution partners with the Global eSim that can be activated anywhere anytime,” Mr Ghattas said.The Global eSIM is currently supported by the new IOS devices (new iPhone and iPad Pro ranges) as well as a range of other Android devices. The Global eSIM is available directly from United Networks and will be rolled out to partner websites over the coming months.     For customers, the Global eSIM provides a number of advantages including: - ·         No monthly charges, only pay for when you use it ·         The ability to receive calls from the local mobile and Global eSIM at the same time The ability to use data from the Global eSIM while travelling Internation Roaming Data from $10/GB The Global eSIM is always ready and active Data plans can be purchased for specific countries or zones at very competitive rates Multiple eSIM plans can be installed on a single device offering customers more choices and enhanced connectivity The Global eSIM also provides significant benefits for our Insurtech partners including: - ·         World first white label solution for insurers and travel partners ready to go ·         No physical costs of distribution of sims ·         Fast deployment into the market ·         Integrated with United Networks suite of Insurtech and connectivity suite of products. eSIM Definition: eSIM stands for embedded SIM and it does everything a regular physical sim card does without any limitations that normally come along with it.   For more detail on the United Global eSim offering go to esim.net.au . The eSIM is available for pre-order now from our website with distribution commencing on the 10 February.  Clubbercise training is heading to Brisbane! 2019-02-05T10:52:49Z clubbercise-training-is-heading-to-brisbane Clubbercise international Master Trainer Jade Purdie will be flying in to teach the new recruits. There are currently around 15 Clubbercise classes running across Queensland and the public want more, which is why the training course has been organised. The ‘healthy clubbing’ concept launched in the UK back in 2013 and there are now thousands of regular classes and events held around the world. Clubbercise Founder & Brand Director Claire Burlison says, “We’re super-excited to be holding our first course in Brisbane and can’t wait to get more of Queensland glowing!” Clubbercise is a cardio workout that combines dance, toning and combat moves all in one class. The routines are easy-to-follow with both high and low impact options to suit all fitness levels and abilities. Classes are taught in a darkened room with disco lights and LED glow sticks to create a nightclub atmosphere.   The Clubbercise workout offers proven results to participants, both for their physical health and their mental health. A one hour session burns an average of 600 calories. The course will be held on Sunday 17th February at Genesis Fitness in Jindalee, where Clubbercise launched in early October 2018. For more details about the training course and classes visit clubbercise.com/australia The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron announce the Inaugural Brisbane To Hamilton Island Yacht Race in Brisbane, Australia 2019-01-30T00:45:58Z the-royal-queensland-yacht-squadron-announce-the-inaugural-brisbane-to-hamilton-island-yacht-race-in-brisbane-australia Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Release Date: January 28 2019. For Immediate Release. The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron announce that the inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race for Super-Maxi, Multihull, Shorthanded, and Cruising Division fleets will be set sail from Moreton Bay, on Friday, 02 Aug 2019. Entries are now open to all competitors in this exciting new race on the Australian yacht-racing calendar, which will head to Hamilton Island just in time to participate in the hugely popular and much anticipated Whitsunday Race Weeks. The warm tropical waters off the Queensland coast of Australia are perfect for ocean yacht racing and the Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race will take full advantage of this. As one of the longest tropical category 2 offshore yacht races in Australia, it will take competitors 580 NM up the Queensland coast to beautiful Hamilton Island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Crews will glide over the sparkling pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy close up views of the world’s largest living structure before experiencing all Hamilton Island has to offer. From perfect weather to brilliant beaches and spectacular coral reefs set in crystal clear azure waters, it all awaits competitors at the end of this premier long-distance Australian yacht race. The Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race has been scheduled to coincide with one of the foremost fixtures on the international sailing calendar. The Whitsunday Race Weeks are a firm favourite with yachting enthusiasts worldwide but often the logistics and expense of delivering boats and crews to the location is challenging. However, race organisers point out that “This event offers the first direct racing opportunity north to the Whitsunday Race Weeks, which may eliminate many of the challenges associated with facilitating boat deliveries.” Building on their 134-year history in the Queensland and Australian yachting community, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron expects the race to become a firm favourite on the Australian and international ocean yacht-racing calendar. Organisers further anticipate that its similar distance and tactical difficulty to Australia’s other premier long-distance offshore yacht race will be viewed as “a good opportunity to qualify for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race later in the year.” The race presents an ideal marketing opportunity for businesses and individuals interested in increasing their brand exposure. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and Media partnership opportunities contact the Business Development Manager on 07 3396 866. Contact information: Contact person: Ben Mills Company: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Address: 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179 Phone: 07 3396 8666 Website: www.rqys.com.au - https://www.rqys.com.au/brisbane-to-hamilton-island-yacht-race Healing the Spirit Through Dance Stirs The World 2019-01-28T00:33:11Z healing-the-spirit-through-dance-stirs-the-world Natalie Southgate is a Jungian psychotherapist, an energy healer, and a mother. She is also the founder of international dance sensation Chakradance. Creating Chakradance in the 1990's Natalie's modality has spread to over 40 countries around the world with facilitators getting hips moving and chakras aligned. Her book Chakradance: Move Your Chakras, Change Your Life is a fascinating account sharing the journey and insights of the moving meditation system, it is also an anecdotal reference guide to self-expression and unique healing. "Being published by Hay House is such an honor. Louise worked for decades along with Reid Tracy to build what is now seen to many as an institution, to be a part of this is humbling, and I feel a lot of gratitude. To be able to reach even more people around the world with the book is part of the path, and when you know you are on your path, it sings true" says the talented author. The bestselling publishing house has inspired the lives of people around the globe. Hay House was founded in 1984 by author and activist Louise Hay, who is known for her books on personal growth and work of the spirit. The iconic self-help and guidance format has successfully produced best sellers for decades and is now the publishing home to the global founder of Chakradance. Described by Deepak Chopra as “Fascinating insights into the effect of movement on the chakras... and a wonderful experience” Chakradance has undoubtedly made an impression on some of the world most insightful teachers. ChakraDance: Move Your Chakras, Change Your Life has joined the bestselling ranks of the impressive Hay House library alongside names like Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue, Gabrielle Bernstein and Wayne Dyer. To purchase a copy of Natalie’s book Chakradance: Move Your Chakras, Change Your Life, CLICK HERE. For more information about Natalie Click Here. Epson NZ go Big on EcoTank 2019-01-21T21:21:08Z epson-nz-go-big-on-ecotank In a move sure to please anyone who wants the complete freedom to print without worrying about cost or convenience, Epson NZ has announced that it is expanding its EcoTank large volume ink tank range and introducing an additional six new models. The entire range now includes printers aimed at home users with the ET-2710, ET-2750, ET-3700 and ET-4700, small office users with the ET-4750, and ET-16500 and two models for high quality, large volume photo printing in the ET-7700 and ET-7750. The “Bigger and Better” line-up of EcoTank printers in NZ all stay true to and maximise the key benefits of EcoTank with two years’ worth of ink included in the box, far lower on-going printing costs and the ultimate in printing convenience. With 11 printers in the EcoTank range most users don’t have to worry about refilling the ink tanks for at least two years and when they eventually do, the cost is just $17.99 per colour tank. In other words purchasing expensive replacement ink cartridges is a thing of the past and EcoTank users have complete freedom to print as much as they want, whenever they want. The new 2019 EcoTank models feature a new, compact design and integrated front-facing ink tanks to make using them even easier. There are also new and unique drip-free “key” ink bottles for easy, mess-free filling of each tank and now photo (ET-7700 and ET-7750) and A3+ (ET-16500) capable printers included in the range. EcoTank purchasers in NZ can also enjoy an additional 2 year warranty when they register their new printer online within 90 days of purchase. Large volume ink tank printers are a global phenomenon with sales of EcoTank in New Zealand growing year on year since the concept was introduced there in 2013 when the company only had two models compared to eleven today, and Epson selling over 30 million EcoTank printers worldwide to date. Epson NZ’s EcoTank range of printers are available at www.epson.co.nz and all good Epson retailers and resellers across New Zealand for the following RRP: EcoTank Expression ET-2710 - $379.00 EcoTank Expression ET-2750 - $499.00 EcoTank Expression ET-3700 - $599.00 EcoTank Expression ET-4700 - $499.00 EcoTank Workforce ET-4750 - $749.00 EcoTank Workforce ET-16500 - $1899.00 EcoTank Expression Premium ET-7700 - $999.00 EcoTank Expression Premium ET-7750 - $1299.00 For more information on the Epson NZ EcoTank range go to: https://www.epson.co.nz/ecotank/ Newly Released Procular 2019 Guide to Choosing Binoculars now Available 2019-01-11T07:09:17Z newly-released-procular-2019-guide-to-choosing-binoculars-now-available As technology has improved, the range of binoculars has also expanded to include a range of devices for very specific uses. Procular is a leading information source for binoculars and telescopes and has released its highly anticipated 2019 Guide to Choosing Binoculars. Procular provides a comprehensive guide to purchasing binoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes that are equally advantageous for novices and experienced users. Individuals will discover which brands and magnifications are optimal for a wide range of viewing requirements, explore the benefits of compact binoculars, and locate best-selling brands at affordable prices. Choosing the right binoculars for a particular task can be a daunting endeavor. The pair of binoculars that are best for astronomy won’t be equally effective for whale watching, viewing wildlife, or in marine environments. Procular provides individuals with in-depth guides to the best binoculars for a wealth of activities ranging from bird watching to the fast and frenetic action of high-speed sports. Visitors to Procular will find the hottest deals on binoculars Australia, spotting scopes and telescopes. Individuals can peruse HD binoculars for professional level viewing and pocket models for busy people on the go. Consumers can discover cost effective telescope and tripod combinations, binoculars that provide superior results even in low light environments, and versatile binoculars that are equally applicable for terrestrial viewing or observing the heavens. Waterproof monoculars are featured that provide excellent viewing with a single compact and convenient eyepiece that can be used with or without eyeglasses. Mini and full-size HD binoculars are available, along with binocular harnesses and angled spotting scopes. Procular is known for highlighting the best telescope, along with reviews and buyer guides. There are telescopes available for daytime viewing, but those for scanning the cosmos utilize unique optics. The popular Procular guides provide individuals with everything they need to know before making a purchase. Consumers will learn which telescope, spotting scope and binoculars are best suited for viewing during daylight, nighttime or a combination of both. Procular’s 2019 Guide to Choosing Binoculars makes it easy for amateurs and professionals to choose the best device to meet highly specific air, land and marine needs. The company’s guide also includes an easy to understand a section on the best binoculars for children in terms of weight, fit, price and durability. About Procular We are fascinated with nature. We love the excitement of observing a spectacular moment, crystal clear and in perfect detail. Whether your passion is traveling, bird watching, hunting, star-gazing, sailing or exploring your environment, our expert guides will help you choose the best tool to enjoy it. As the Australia’s leading optics retailer, we also offer the largest selection of binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes. Media Contact Procular 3 Osborne Rd Manly NSW 2095 Australia Website: www.procular.com.au