The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-22T22:10:42Z BLUNT and KeepCup Limited Edition Combo! 2018-01-22T22:10:42Z blunt-and-keepcup-limited-edition-combo MEDIA RELEASE Available for immediate release BLUNT™ AND KEEP CUP TEAM UP TO CREATE A LIMITED EDITION COMBO THAT’S DESIGNED TO LAST! Cult NZ umbrella brand BLUNT™ has teamed up with internationally renowned Australian company KeepCup on a limited edition combo encourages consumers on the go to resist throwaway and embrace re-use Joined by a commitment to create iconic products that are designed to be used and re-used for the conscious consumer on the go; the latest collaboration between BLUNT™ and KeepCup is all about feel good and do good. BLUNT’s mission is to create ‘for life’ products, reducing the kind of needless disposability that adversely impacts the environment. While KeepCup have been instrumental in kick-starting the demise of disposable in the minds of consumers around the world. BLUNT Founder, Greig Brebner says: “We’re pretty thrilled to be collaborating with KeepCup. The message they continue to spread regarding re-use is incredible, and entirely in line with our ethos; this combines with both brands also being all about today’s on-the-go lifestyle.” The BLUNT + KEEPCUP includes: BLUNT™ Metro umbrella - a compact model, perfect for people on the go, featuring Blunt’s unique and patented Radial Tensioning System which results in the world’s strongest umbrella. Plus a small (227ml) KeepCup - the world’s first barista standard reusable cup - designed for coffee or tea on the run. A limited number of BLUNT + KEEPCUP packs are currently available in Australia. BLUNT + KEEPCUP will be available in the BLUNT™ Metro model, RRP$99.00 online at ENDS ABOUT BLUNT™ BLUNT™ makes umbrellas with unprecedented strength and performance; laying claim to creating the only umbrella on the market with a fully tensioned canopy. Since launching in 2009, BLUNT™ has received countless accolades from design critics and press alike: being named a “revolution in umbrella design”; “a structure that falls between a suspension bridge and a NASA space probe” (The Wall Street Journal); and possessing “architectural integrity as unbroken as the dome of St. Peter’s” (Wired). In 2014, BLUNT won a prestigious iF Product Design award and a Red Dot Design Award at the International Design Awards in Germany. MEDIA Rachel King: | +61 423 833 814 Join the conversation: #bluntumbrellas #loveweather New Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers 2018-01-17T22:37:48Z new-cosmetic-and-jewellery-organisers Compactor Home introduces their new Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers designed to enhance home storage solutions. The assortment of jewellery and cosmetic organisers offers innovative and beautiful home storage solutions in strong, transparent polystyrene, which eases the task of protecting and sorting your favourite items. Nick Barnes, CEO of McGloins Supertex, the Australian distributors of Compactor Home says, “Compactor is the market leader in Europe and defines storage as being the first step in the interior decoration process. Compactor is set to make a great impact on the Australian market as their products are designed with an emphasis on functional details and quality materials.” The innovative range comes in 6 different designs to help ease your home organisation: Small Cosmetic Organiser RRP $10.99 Large Multi Purpose Organiser RRP $16.99 2 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $25.99 3 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $44.99 9 Piece Lipstick Holder RRP $6.49 Round Jewellery Organiser RRP $15.99 The Compactor Home Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers are available now at Harris Scarfe stores and selected Howards Storage World. JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with Roger Federer 2018-01-10T06:49:25Z jura-australia-celebrates-10-years-with-roger-federer JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with global brand ambassador Roger Federer Today saw Roger Federer, current world number two tennis champion and JURA global brand ambassador, celebrate JURA Australia’s 10th anniversary and officially open the new headquarters in Melbourne. Roger has been the global brand ambassador for the Swiss fully automatic coffee machine brand since 2006. In 2018, he will feature in their new Australian TVC, print and digital campaign for the release of the highly anticipated JURA S8 machine, available from April 2018. When asked about JURA’s development in Australia, Roger Federer, JURA Global ambassador says, “In my opinion JURA has gained a lot of momentum in the past ten years. The team has done a great job in building awareness for automatic coffee machines and the brand. Today, JURA machines can be found in many premium stores. Australians seem to love freshly ground, freshly brewed specialty coffees. “I enjoy Cappuccino in the morning and an Espresso after a meal. And I also started drinking Flat White which originates from Australia and can be prepared with JURA machines at the touch of a button. So, JURA has not only brought automatic coffee machines to Australia, they also brought the Flat White from Australia to the rest of the world,” adds Roger. 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. Emanuel Probst, CEO of JURA Global says, “The progress in Australia over the past 10 years has been phenomenal. We’re predicting 2018 to be a big year for the Australian market. The combination of a holistic marketing campaign with our global ambassador Roger Federer and the launch of the new JURA S8 in March will be the platform to take the brand to the next level.” The new JURA S8 is all about big choice and compact design. This exciting new coffee machine combines the best of the compact class with elements of the premium segment, including a hint of the GIGA. Even the most demanding coffee connoisseurs should prepare themselves for this new release in March 2018, the most exciting JURA coffee machine launch to date. Australians are going to love the S8’s impressive range of specialties and the stunning result in a cup. For more information or hi-res imagery, please contact 360 PR: Lisa Solomons – 02 9571 4448 – 0416 175 518 – Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – dermaviduals Creator & Global Director Dr Hans Lautenschläger in Australia 2018-01-09T02:50:30Z dermaviduals-creator-global-director-dr-hans-lautenschlager-in-australia Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be in Australia from Tuesday, 16 January. Presenting over the three day International dermaviduals Symposium, Dr Hans Lautenschläger will deliver the latest corneotherapy innovations and treatments. The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Adam Downer, Costhetics – Importance of Social Media in Marketing & how to harness all things digital for your strongest marketing presence Simon Murray, Frog Coaching
– From owning a job to owning a business Rebecca Miller, The Skin Whisperer – How to build a dynamic team Robyn McAlpine, Expert Skin Therapist
– What’s behind the Expert Skin Therapist? Dr Hans Lautenschläger, KOKO dermaviduals – the dermaviduals difference and what’s new John Appleton, Your Health
– Why DNA is not your destiny Rene Serbon, Dermal Systems – Melanogenesis Jennifer Brodeur, JB Skin Guru – LED and entrepreneurship Morag Currin, Oncology Training International – Oncology Aesthetics & modifying your treatments to support cancer patients Skin Experts Panel Discussion - Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Morag Currin, Florence Barrett-Hill, Jennifer Brodeur, Rene Serbon & Simone Vescio dermaviduals is now available in over 115 clinics across Australia. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For more information go to: 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium Opens in NZ 2018-01-09T02:34:01Z 5th-international-corneotherapy-symposium-opens-in-nz This Friday will see the opening of the 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium, held at the Sky City Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. Held over three days, attendees will take part in presentations and discussions with leading corneotherapy experts from around the world. Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be a key guest speaker. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals New Zealand says, “The annual Corneotherapy Symposium is always a highly anticipated event on our calendar. Being able to learn the latest innovations and new treatments from the best around the world, including our founder, ensures we are at the forefront of skincare technology for the year ahead.” The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We Recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Ph.D. Organic Chemist, Cologne, Germany. Florence Barrett-Hill: Independent educator, Madame Chair I.A.C, New Zealand. Dr. Ben Roediger: Department head, Centenary Institute, NSW, Australia Dr. Siouxsie Wiles: Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor David Cameron-Smith: Associate Director, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Chu Chia-Yu, MD, PhD. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Craig Rodger; The Chef. Founder of NZ's first LCHF restaurant, Author of ‘What The Fat’ Auckland, New Zealand. Rachel Robertson: NZARBP Vice President & Entrepreneur, Wellington, New Zealand. Trudy Fleming: ASLMS fellow, Light based hair reduction expert, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Ghita Lanzendörfer-Yu, PhD: Freelance Online editor, Germany. Rene Serbon: Independent consultant and educator, Penticton, Canada. dermaviduals is now available in over 47 clinics across New Zealand. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For further information go to: Justine Wilson on incorporating Ultra Violet in the home 2018-01-08T21:41:18Z justine-wilson-on-incorporating-ultra-violet-in-the-home PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has been announced as the PANTONE Colour of the year, it’s clear that it is on trend with the moody, rich and deep colour accents that are set to take over 2018. As a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, complimentary deep pinks, plum, purple and violet go hand in hand with the already growing interior trend of Regency Glam. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors says, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has a rich design history in that it was used to signify luxury, indulgence and wealth. Purple is an extremely dominant colour and it will fast become a must have colour in every home as it appeals to both men and women.” Justine shares her top four tips on how to incorporate PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet into your own interior scheme: Crystals make amazing decorative tools, and as a nod to the colour of the year amethyst is the perfect addition to your home. They look beautiful on sideboards, coffee tables or bookshelves; predicting 2018 will be a big year for both crystals and PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, so it’s a great way to combine both trends. Flowers add a natural decorative touch to your home, to help incorporate the colour of the year Justine suggests using some stunning orchids in a deep purple that will make a wonderful addition to your entry console. They are delicate, pretty and luxurious, orchids are the perfect flower to decorate your home with. Bedroom Decor: Injecting a pop of purple into your bedroom is as simple as adding a few scatter cushions and a throw in variations of the deep purple. If you wish to liven up your walls try to select an artwork that has the same hint of purple and you will have an on trend and beautifully styled haven. Feature Wall: It’s a bold move to paint a deep colour feature wall but if you’re brave enough you will have a dramatic talking point and it will set the tone for a space of luxury. Pair the wall with some metallic accents in either cushions or furniture pieces; add in some faux fur and you will have a vibrant and rich looking space. For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – Marc Edward Agency appointed to launch YesTelco Australia 2017-12-18T00:40:32Z marc-edward-agency-appointed-to-launch-yestelco-australia Marc Edward Agency (MEA) broadens service offering and launches Communications division with founding client, YesTelco Australia. MEA today announced the strategic shift to integrate a Communications offering into the business model to provide more effective and efficient solutions for clients. “Over the past year clients have increasingly looked to MEA to provide integrated creative solutions. The team have achieved great success in developing strategic campaigns for clients which extend activations to ensure experiences live on and touch a wider segment of consumers. Our Communications division is a natural business expansion from this work done to date.” says Nigel Hickey, Managing Director. The new MEA Comms division launched with founding client, YesTelco Australia. The telecommunications service provider has appointed MEA as PR and Experiential agency of record for its launch to market in early 2018. YesTelco Australia has appointed MEA as PR and Experiential agency of record, following a competitive pitch. YesTelco Australia CEO, Rob Fleifel, felt that culturally both businesses were a good fit, with each approaching their respective industries with a unique approach and service offering. 2018 Greening Predictions by Mark Paul 2017-12-13T22:54:32Z 2018-greening-predictions-by-mark-paul Mark Paul, Horticulturist and Founder of The Greenwall Company predicts that 2018 will be all about lightweight planters and maximising greenspace. Thanks to their new lightweight gabion design set to launch in the new year, Mark Paul and The Greenwall Company now have a greening solution for any space. Mark says, “I’ve been testing and trialling new ways of greening spaces keeping in mind they need to be cost-efficient, space saving and last the lifetime of the building or surface they are applied to. “I believe our new lightweight gabions, which can be created into any shape or size are the solution architects, builders and designers have been looking for. Designed using 96% recycled materials, they are not only adaptable but also sustainable.” Key facts about the next generation lightweight gabions include: A replacement option for concrete planters with traditional heavy media Fraction of the weight and associated costs of old fashioned planter boxes All plants and plantings and hidden structure Perfect for drainage and storm water run off Made from local recycled inorganic media and fabrics “We are currently doing a 17M3 lightweight gabion structure for a new kindergarten to take a mature Ficus platypoda. The storm-loaded weight should now be around 7,000kg as opposed to 60,000kg for conventional containment and media. The installation cost is a fraction of the cost saved in concrete and steel,” says Mark. About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company are the pioneers of greenwalls and green roofs in Australia. Founded by Mark Paul, a horticulturist, designer and advocate for greening cities, The Greenwall Company use award winning design techniques across both residential and commercial projects, bringing greenwalls to a new level of integration within the urban environment. Their vision is to reclaim the urban environment, wrapping facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic plants creating living, breathing architectural function. For further information, images or to speak with Mark Paul from The Greenwall Company please contact: Rachel King – 360 PR: P- 02 9571 4448/0423 833 814 or New Aqua de Soi Candle Range 2017-12-12T22:28:32Z new-aqua-de-soi-candle-range Scented candles can set the mood of a room, lift your spirits, send you into a state of relaxation and increase your overall wellness. The SOi Company have created a beautiful range of soy candles now available in Australia – introducing Aqua de Soi. Exotic and refreshing, these candles will remind you of sweet summer holiday memories, or send the travel bug into overdrive! The Aqua de Soi collection was inspired by a passion for fragrance, love of exotic travel and a strive for clean living and all their scents reflect that. The luxurious candles are hand poured using 100% soy oil for a longer, cleaner burn. Each candle comes with decorative tin that is designed to match the essence of the fragrance. The candles are currently available in the following scents: Agave Blossom: This fresh scent is a combination of saguaro cactus blossom, blue agave and desert lily. The floral scent is light and will remind you of summer days in the garden. Sea Glass: With the perfect blend of white lilac, drift wood and a touch of sea spray, this scent is sunshine and the seaside in a tin. Perfect for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Apricot Sandalwood: For something a bit more dynamic, this candle combines earthen woods, rich tobacco and golden apricots. Accents of wood violets and Persian rose are added to compliment this exotic fragrance. Features of Aqua de Soi candles: Approx. 60 hour burn time – 40% longer than wax candles Hand poured 100% kosher soy oil Reusable tin once the candle has burned out Each candle is triple scented with a variety of aromas One candle can fragrance a large room The SOi Company is a North California based company that creates all natural soy candles that are richly scented and designed to enhance your overall wellness. They use their passions to create their products, using the highest quality ingredients. Their collections of candles aromas aim to complement the décor and ambiance of your home. The new Aqua de Soi collection is now available at selected gift stores and pharmacies nationwide at an RRP of $39.95 each. Website: Social Media: or @mcgloins.supertex JURA's Espresso Martini Party Season Tips 2017-12-12T21:49:24Z juras-espresso-martini-party-season-tips A national study by Swiss engineered and designed coffee machine brand JURA Australia has revealed that one in four Australians cannot survive the day without a coffee*. However, this holiday season, getting your daily caffeine hit is set to be as important as the cocktail mixer for your Espresso Martini that night! Thanks to JURA’s innovative Z8, you can ensure the best quality coffee for your guests, whether it’s in a coffee cup or martini glass. The intuitive operation of JURA’s latest machine and across their entire range ensures consistency all at the touch of a button. George Liakatos, Head of Sales JURA Australia says, “You’d be amazed by how many JURA coffee machine owners have contacted our customer service team to ask which is the best setting for an Espresso Martini. Day or night coffee has such a great culture in Australia, some would say on par with Italy and we’re confident that our machines deliver a world-class result every time.” JURA Australia’s Espresso Martini recipe: Jura Z8 30ml Kahlua 30ml vodka 30ml espresso Coffee beans to garnish Simply prepare an Espresso by touching the 4.3inch touch screen display on your JURA Z8 then mix with the Kahlua and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a few coffee beans and serve! The Z8 from JURA boasts an unbeatable standard of coffee. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) facilitates the superb development of flavour for Espresso or Ristretto, ensuring the perfect flavour you desire – a key factor to making or breaking the true quality of an Espresso Martini. For short coffees, perfect for the cocktail mixer, the world’s first automatic speciality coffee machine for the home features a one-touch lungo function. This uses a special preparation method to additionally combine the coffee with hot water during the extraction process, resulting in full-bodied, deliciously light specialities. The JURA Z8 is available now from major retailers including David Jones, Myer & Harvey Norman at an RRP of $4,490.00. About JURA Australia: 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. Roger Federer is JURA’s global brand ambassador – a natural fit with the brand by sharing their common values of Swiss origins, performance, precision, prestige and a passion for excellence. *JURA Brand Awareness Report by McCrindle – June 2017 Two New Epsom Salts - Pink Himalayan and Coconut Oil 2017-12-10T23:51:26Z two-new-epsom-salts-pink-himalayan-and-coconut-oil Just in time for Christmas and the busiest months of year, the much-loved Dr Teal’s therapeutic bath and body products are now available in two new Epsom salt variants – Coconut Oil & Pink Himalayan. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “These two new variants include trending ingredients in the beauty world. Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan beauty products are set to grow exponentially with popularity in 2018, so we’re excited to bring these two new Dr Teal’s Epsom salts to the Australian market.” Each product is formulated with essential oils to soothe the senses, relax tense muscles and promote overall wellbeing, as well as the purest Epsom salts for efficient absorption by the body. The combination is pH neutral and alkaline- free to leave skin soft, smooth and moisturised. The two new Dr Teal’s variants include: Dr Teal’s Nourish & Protect with Coconut Oil – RRP $19.99 This nourishing soaking solution works to ease aches and soreness from muscle pain whilst moisturising and softening the skin. Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish with Pink Himalayan – RRP $19.99 As well as eases aches and soreness from muscle pains this mineral soak uses rich Pink Himalayan Salt to help you replenish and recharge while the Bergamot and Sweet Orange essential oils help provide relief from stress. New variants of the Dr Teal’s therapeutic bath range are available at selected pharmacies and For further information, images or product samples, please contact 360 PR: 02 9571 4448 New dermaviduals Anti Wrinkle Serum 2017-12-10T23:20:04Z new-dermaviduals-anti-wrinkle-serum Considering botox? Stop and try dermaviduals’ Anti-Wrinkle Serum before you go under the needle. This miracle in a bottle, based on the principles of corneotherapy, contains para cress extract with amino acids to create an instantaneous and visible smoothing effect. Managing Director of dermaviduals, Simone Vescio, says, “The summer elements, increased exposure to air-conditioning and late-night Christmas parties can all play havoc on our skin cells. “When our skin barrier, also known as the stratum corneum, has been compromised, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone become more prevalent. But, there’s no need to run out and get botox. Our Anti-Wrinkle Serum contains the active ingredient para cress containing spilanthol. Coupled with dermaviduals’ delivery system, cells are repaired from the inside out for long term results, not just a quick fix.” Key benefits and ingredients of dermaviduals Anti-Wrinkle Serum: Para cress containing spilanthol (N-2-Isobutyl-2,6,8- decatrienamide). Spilanthol reduces the muscle contractions of the mimic facial lines, and its relaxing influence causes a visible smoothing effect. Amino acids contained support the smoothing process by effectively retaining the skin moisture. dermaviduals uses only the highest quality ingredients. Fragrance free and won’t irritate or cause breakouts. This festive season skin saviour is best used in conjunction with a complete dermaviduals prescription from cleasner, moisturizer, eye cream and now incorporating their deco cosmetics collection. It can be used as an additive to the dermaviduals DMS®-base creams or by applying to serum sparingly to target areas. dermaviduals is now available in over 115 clinics across Australia. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, bespoke mineral makeup. dermaviduals Anti-Wrinkle Serum RRP $120.00 – Prep Your Health This Party Season 2017-12-10T22:50:04Z prep-your-health-this-party-season As we approach end of year festivities and summer holidays, the party season has also well and truly begun. It is a known truth that we all like to indulge at this time of year which can take a real toll on health and result in inevitable weight gain. Bounce Nutritionist Susie Burrell provides her best tips on how to spoil yourself while keeping fit and healthy. Susie says, “With all the eating, drinking and being merry, the party season will often result in leaving our health goals behind. To counteract this, don’t cut all the fun out completely, just strike a healthy balance with your food choices, exercise and of course, opt for protein rich snacks like the Coconut Macadamia Bounce ball that keeps you fuller for longer. “ Bounce Nutritionist Susie Burrell’s top tips for keeping healthy during the party season include: Don’t arrive hungry Skipping meals is a common side effect when going out for drinks and canapés. This means that you often arrive at events starving, and ready to eat everything in sight. The key is to have a protein rich snack such as cheese and crackers or a Bounce ball before heading out – Coconut Macadamia is my current favourite. Slow down, baby! When socialising, it’s easy to become distracted and mindlessly eat a number of calories need or even want. Ask yourself if you really want to eat something is often enough to control the types and how much food you’re eating. Lighten up While at some point during this season you will likely overeat, the key to weight control is to compensate these heavier days with lighter ones. When you have a night in, opt for salads, vegetables and light proteins – this will help balance the extra calories consumed on event days! Keep moving and grooving With all the longer days and warmer nights, there’s no excuse not to exercise! It can be as simple as walking to and from work or events. Priorities exercise and the gym to help balance out all the extra alcohol and party food. Bounce Coconut Macadamia: This crowd favourite is the perfect snack to keep with you wherever you go. The quality whey powder adds to the creamy texture, with the added macadamia and cashews packing in the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The Bounce Coconut Macadamia is available now at Woolworths, Coles, and major petrol stations for RRP $3.29 per ball. For more information, images or to interview Nutritionist Susie Burrell, please contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448. NEW RESTAURANT FAST TRACKING ITS WAY INTO THE BRISBANE RESTAURANT SCENE 2017-12-08T05:40:09Z new-restaurant-fast-tracking-its-way-into-the-brisbane-restaurant-scene Milton has always been home to a strong restaurant scene and La Stazione is on track to complement the existing offer, with a menu that will delight Brisbane foodies. Located underneath the new Milton Residences and right next door to Milton Station, La Stazione will serve up traditional Italian cuisine with a focus on sharing. Restaurant co-owner Luca Giacomin says the menu has been created to give diners the chance to taste a variety of high quality Italian dishes at an affordable price. “There’s a difference between sharing a meal, and sharing food. “Sharing food emulates the big Italian family dining experience and allows guests to connect, bond and try more dishes. “Share plates are now becoming very popular on Australian menus and with dishes on our menu ranging in price from $9 - $27 it’s an affordable and enjoyable option,” said Luca. As well as the small and large share plates, La Stazione will also be serving authentic Pizza and Pasta dishes. “Our pizza will be the same as the award-winning Pizza’s we offer at our Gold Coast Restaurant Cicchetti. “In 2016 Cicchetti Gold Coast won Best Pizza Restaurant in QLD at The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence - QLD Restaurant & Catering Awards, and we can’t wait to see if Brisbane diners agree with this win,” said Luca. With such a diverse menu, it’s going to be difficult for diners to choose a favourite dish, but initial standouts will be - Burrata di Pomodoro e Pesto (V) Cooper Shoot tomatoes filled with creamy burrata cheese, pesto & black olive crumbs Porchetta (GF) Crispy skin pork belly roulade, apple chutney, red wine jus & sweet potatoes chips Gnocconi della Casa Goat cheese and chives house made gnocchi with chunky veal ragu & pecorino cheese La Stazione is a collaboration between experienced restauranteurs Marco De Vincentiis (Cicchetti Gold Coast, Cicchetti Byron Bay + Local & Co Gold Coast), Luca Giacomin (Cicchetti Gold Coast + Cicchetti Byron Bay) and Sam Mustafa (Local & Co Gold Coast). This is the group’s first foray into the Brisbane market and with such an experienced team, there’s no doubt they will make their mark. “We chose the name “The Station” La Stazione because we have the railway at the back of the restaurant. The original railway was built in 1884 so we thought it would be terrific to acknowledge that history and include “since 1884” in our logo,” Luca said. The restaurant has been designed by architect Jayson Pate who is the designer behind some of the Gold Coast’s and Byron Bay’s most recognisable restaurants including Cicchetti, The Fish House and Hellinika. Co-owner Marco De Vincentiis has worked closely with Jayson to ensure that the heritage of Milton Station is perfectly captured in the fitout. “Theming and fitout of the restaurant also plays homage to the railway station history and in keeping with the theme, our staff will also be wearing station worker hats from the 1920’s.” La Stazione kitchen is headed by Italian born Executive Chef Fabio Ricciardi who grew up working in his family restaurant in Modena, Italy and is most recently from Bianco Restaurant, Brighton Le Sands in Sydney. La Stazione will be open for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Seating up to 70 people, the restaurant will also be available for functions and special events. For more information visit For media enquiries, please contact :- Karen Smith | Partner | M10 Collective Brand Marketing & PR | |Ph: 0407 527 366 3P Learning responds to Australia’s “significant decline” in mathematics 2017-12-07T03:29:05Z 3p-learning-responds-to-australias-significant-decline-in-mathematics 3P Learning responds to the reasons for Australia’s “significant decline” in mathematics, as revealed by UNSW Paper Media Release - 7 December 2017 In response to the release of a research paper published in the International Journal of Education Development by University of New South Wales, 3P Learning – a global leader in education technology and the creators of Mathletics – have commented on Australia’s ‘significant decline’ in mathematics, according to the most recent PISA results and the changing world of learning as we approach 2018. Allan Dougan, Global Head of Mathematics at 3P Learning says, “As a passionate advocate for mathematics education, it is disheartening to see ‘significant decline’ in the OECD’s PISA results, particularly in the area of mathematics. The release of the paper from UNSW exploring the ‘unsolved mystery’ of worsening test scores proffers a number of reasons for this decline.” “Learning Mathematics and becoming a competent user of the subject is a critical skill if young people are to become successful contributors in the world of tomorrow. Whilst the subject itself hasn’t changed over the years, the advent of technology – particularly mobile technology – has changed the way in which we interact with mathematics on a day-to-day basis.” “As such, the approach to teaching, learning, consolidating and using mathematics must also change.” The Mathletics program is unique in the fact that it has specifically been designed to involve and accommodate the three essential partners in learning: the student, teacher and parent or carer. Today, close to 4 million children across the globe learn with Mathletics. “At Mathletics, we believe that an engaging, but rigorous and relevant, approach to skill development and understanding of mathematics is vital. Our approach builds basic skills and allows students to collaboratively approach more challenging and demanding problems. In doing so, we are partnering with teachers, schools and parents to help the young people of today become effective citizens of tomorrow,” said Allan. About 3P Learning: 3P Learning is a global online education provider, focusing on mathematics and literacy. Their global team of passionate education and technology gurus are trusted by over 5.5 million students in over 17,000 schools across the world. 3P Learning’s resources are designed by educators and educational technologists – in partnership with schools and families. 3P Learning’s flagship product Mathletics, has been recognized with BETT Awards in the categories of Best Whole Course Curriculum Content and Best International Digital Resource.