The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-14T04:10:28Z LIKULIKU LAGOON RESORT FIJI WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF 2019-11-14T04:10:28Z likuliku-lagoon-resort-fiji-welcomes-new-executive-chef LIKULIKU WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF  Australian Executive Chef, Ryan Ward, reimagines modern Fijian cuisine at Likuliku Lagoon Resort.  Hyperlocal produce, exceptional service and commitment to the Fijian community are cornerstones of the Likuliku experience  Nov 2019: Ryan Ward has been appointed Executive Chef of the multi award-winning Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji’s Mamanuca archipelago - the luxury Fijian-owned resort with Fiji’s only authentic over-water bures and a part of the prestigious collection of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.  Prior to coming to Fiji two years ago, Ryan devoted five years as Chef de Cuisine for the then 2-hatted GOMA Restaurant at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. In the early stages of his career, he was drawn to the precision and rivalrous nature of London’s kitchens, including Mayfair’s ‘Sketch’, and spent time in boutique hotels on the Cornish coastline.  Born in Queensland, his formative years were heavily influenced by his grandmother, a sculptor and artist, and his grandfather who had a genuine love of nature and understanding of the land, raising cattle on his property in Queensland. His upbringing and his time at Sketch and GOMA have shaped Ryan’s simple yet beautiful expression of ingredients.  Ryan draws inspiration from his time living on Malolo Island where he began his Fiji affinity at Likuliku’s sister property – Malolo Island Resort.    Ryan re-shaped the culinary offering at Malolo Resort with an increased focus on local produce and flavours.   During this time, Ryan gained an appreciation and true understanding of local ingredients stretching from Malolo to the tip of the Yasawa Islands.     Moving next door to Likuliku is a dream for Ryan because with that comes a daily-changing menu, a flourishing garden and a supply of fresh honey from the Resort’s bees.  “For me, the key is to focus on the origin of the ingredient and take inspiration from the Fijian people, culture, customs and tradition to create a dish that has a sense of place.” Ryan says.   A keen fisherman, Ryan spends time out of the kitchen exploring and researching the local waters and surrounding islands with curiosity. His appreciation for the environment will be influential to Likuliku’s kitchen practices ensuring a strong focus on sustainability.  “I look forward to continue to embrace Fiji as home and especially, to work alongside Likuliku’s environmental team, using their local knowledge of ingredients to help shape our menus and create a world class dining experience for our guests.”  Ahura Resorts Group General Manager, Steve Anstey says, ‘We’re delighted to have Ryan as Executive Chef at Likuliku. His gastronomic expertise, passion for the local produce and culinary creativity will help us to continue to create and build on an extraordinary dining experience at Likuliku.’  Likuliku will launch new dishes in 2020 with a focus on ethically sourced ingredients, preserving the environmental well-being of the Mamanuca archipelago.   Further information on Likuliku Lagoon Resort including special offers: http://likulikulagoon.com ENDS   For further information/images please contact: Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au     Holiday Inn Resort Phuket announces Grand Re-Opening with Exclusive Offers after $4.6 Million Make-Over 2019-11-14T02:37:19Z holiday-inn-resort-phuket-announces-grand-re-opening-with-exclusive-offers-after-4-6-million-make-over Sydney, Australia, 14th November, 2019 - The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket today announced its grand re-opening after undergoing a USD$4.6 million renovation process in the last 7 months. An oasis of tranquility in bustling Patong, the refurbished resort successfully combines the established reputation of Thai hospitality with a calm, relaxed and luxurious ambience.   Having undergone a transformative make-over in its Busakorn Wing, the resort strives to provide guests with unrivalled high-end service, personal welcome facilities, premium-use swimming pools and a host of indulgent packages.   “Offering a fabulous resort within a resort experience, we are thrilled to unveil the newly renovated Busakorn Wing where tropical sophistication meets traditional Thai luxury. Offering a fresh guest experience for our new and returning guests, the beautifully appointed Studio Rooms and Villas meld heritage-inspired décor but with Modern Thai elegance,” said Bart Callens, General Manager of the Resort.    As Patong’s first international hotel, Holiday Inn Phuket Resort has been serving guests for over 30 years becoming one of the most well-known hotels in the region. Located centrally in Patong with direct access to prime dining, entertainment and shopping locations, the hotel is sheltered from the crowds and provides a restful ambience. As part of its re-launch, a total of 104 studio rooms, including 17 new poolside rooms, have been renovated. The new refurbishments also offer an adult-only villa area with pool access and pool view rooms, new facilities and exclusive indulgence packages. “The interior design draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of Thailand’s cotton traditional weaving styles and careful attention has been paid to the finishing touches to create a truly distinctive holiday experience for our guests. Rooms overlook tropical swimming pools framed by landscaped gardens to create a peaceful oasis right in the heart of Patong. The Busakorn Wing has its own entrance and reception, and two additional swimming pools for the exclusive use of Busakorn guests,” Callens added. Living up to Thailand's reputation as the Land of Smiles, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket aims to leave its guests with lasting smiles for the duration of their stay. The friendly and courteous staff is a reflection of the warm Thai hospitality and aligns with the highly-esteemed global reputation of The Holiday Inn Resorts as an attentive and customer-centric brand.     Guests can find a special re-opening offer here: https://phuket.holidayinnresorts.com/special-offers/busakorn-studio-re-opening-offer   About Holiday Inn Resort® Phuket Located in the heart of Patong, Phuket’s most famous beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an oasis within walking distance to key shopping such as Jungceylon Shopping Centre, vibrant restaurants and bars and the upbeat Soi Bangla nightlife. Just steps away from the beach, this beautiful tropical Resort features contemporary-styled rooms with four beautiful pools in a lush garden setting.  Holiday Inn Resort Phuket has since built a solid reputation for personalised and genuine Thai hospitality, delivering an exceptional resort experience to ensure a memorable and fun stay for guests of all ages, many of which have been loyal returning guests since its opening. About Holiday Inn® Started over 60 years ago and with nearly 1,200 hotels worldwide today, the Holiday Inn® brand is the most widely recognised lodging brand in the world. During that time, it was the first hotel brand to launch a computerised reservation system in 1965, one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984 and the first to take an online booking in 1995.   The ‘Kids Eat & Stay Free’ programme available at every Holiday Inn® property, and KidSuites® rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort® hotel, demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn® brand to serving family travellers, along with a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can sit back and relax. Viaggio Italia Travel releases 2021 tour schedule 2019-11-01T23:22:44Z viaggio-italia-travel-releases-2021-tour-schedule Viaggio Italia Travel has released its 2021 tour schedule. Tour dates, prices and itineraries are available on their website at https://www.viaggioitaliatravel.com.au or you can download the document directly from https://87bdd95c-307d-48e1-bdf6-4f88ba138934.filesusr.com/ugd/c5b63f_1b2650a6cd7f41c09694866901e1c0a4.pdf Melbourne City Welcomes New Art PARK 2019-10-22T00:28:04Z melbourne-city-welcomes-new-art-park-1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [PRESS RELEASE] Date: 7 Oct 2019  Community Art Space and Eatery PARK to Open in Chinatown  Known for reimagining unassuming spaces, the crew behind Cast of Falcons is finally launching the highly anticipated PARK. Part outdoor gallery, part communal garden, PARK - the collaborative brainchild of Cast of Falcons director, Maz Salt, and architects baracco + wright - hopes to be a creative respite amidst the hustle and bustle of Australia’s oldest Chinatown. Whilst adding to the vibrant diversity of Melbourne’s colourful CBD, the space will breathe new life into what had previously been a landmark car park for over 40 years - one of the many reasons why PARK’s concept has already been in the centre of widespread debate and media attention. With a mission to champion Melbourne’s art community, PARK will look to feature a lineup of art pieces, installations and performances, as well as being a space that encourages community gatherings, cultural appreciation and conversation. On top of cultivating an extensive exhibit covering film, music, visual, experiential and digital arts - patrons will be treated to food offerings from well-loved local food vendors available onsite. “PARK gave us an opportunity to think about what was on this site hundreds of years ago,” says baracco + wright director Louise Wright, “before it became a park for cars. This thinking is rarely afforded urban sites, and this notion of heritage is largely missing.” This thoughtful design concept is evident in PARK’s surroundings which features a variety of indigenous plants and trees, reflecting the space’s commitment to urban ecology and a nod to the land itself. If the portfolio of this group is anything to go by, PARK is set to become an icon and an unmissable addition to your summer ‘go-to’ list. Address: 132-138 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Spritzer doesn't need to be Aperol 2019-10-16T05:31:15Z spritzer-doesn-t-need-to-be-aperol If you love the taste of Orange Bitters, Prosecco and Soda Spritzers, then do try this Summers new sensation: Slider Spritzers, the smooth combination of Mandarin Bitters and Prosecco but hold the soda. Fill a large wine glass (180 ml) with ice, pour in 90 ml of the 8% Mandarin Slider and the add 90 ml of Prosecco Preparation Time: 3 min For best results, serve both the Mandarin Slider and Prosecco chilled. Garnish with slices of Mandarin or Orange or even both. So instead of 1 and 2 then 3, it's now just 1 then 2. SYDNEY FISH MARKET HOOKS DEC PR AS AGENCY OF RECORD 2019-10-10T06:05:34Z sydney-fish-market-hooks-dec-pr-as-agency-of-record p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {color: #0000ff} October 2019, Sydney, Australia – Australia’s home of seafood, Sydney Fish Market, has appointed independent agency DEC PR to manage its public relations, following a recent competitive tender process. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere; a one-stop-shop for 3 million food lovers from Sydney and beyond. Having been the flagship commercial hub for the New South Wales fishing industry for more than 70 years, today more than 13,300 tonnes of seafood is traded through the wholesale market, annually. Stephanie Margrain, Marketing & Communications Manager at Sydney Fish Market says: “Our team was impressed with the professionalism as well as the strategic and creative thinking that DEC PR showed during the tender process.” “We are excited to partner with an independent agency with such strong capability spanning consumer and corporate communications – one that will be able to support and shape stories across our seasonal events, but also work closely with our internal team and our retailers, to drive earned media outcomes that champion the consumption of seafood and promote the world-class sustainability of the industry," added Margrain. Renowned for its 36-Hour Seafood Marathon held annually from 23 to 24 December, and Good Friday Trading at Easter, Sydney Fish Market is an iconic Sydney destination for locals and tourists alike, but also aims to educate consumers on the wide range and seasonality of quality, sustainable seafood available. Agata Kenna, Managing Director at DEC PR, says: “Food and tourism are categories that the DEC PR team is incredibly passionate about, so Sydney Fish Market combines two of our favourite pastimes. We have extensive experience building brands, safeguarding reputations and cultivating genuine engagement in this space, and are looking forward to collaborating on campaigns that attract Australians from near and far to this iconic destination.” DEC PR commences work immediately. -ENDS- For more information or any media enquiries, please contact: Sarah-Ann Taylor via sydneyfishmarket@decpr.com.au or +61 2 8014 5033 For more information please visit www.decpr.com.au. A Look At London Backpackers Modernized Youth Hostel 2019-10-09T07:37:04Z a-look-at-london-backpackers-modernized-youth-hostel This central London Backpackers hostel believes that guests should have to settle for anything but the best, so have given every room and dormitory a re-fit, bringing the décor, fixtures, and fittings bang up to date and creating a truly 21st Century hostel experience. One thing that hasn’t changed to the hostel is the high-quality experience they offer. Guests from all corners of the globe can enjoy not just modernized and very stylish accommodation but also fully fitted cooking, bathing and laundry facilities, a shared lounge and games room for socializing at the end of a day exploring London, free Wi-Fi, free linen and towels and access to a wealth of free literature to help them plan sightseeing during their stay. Throw in attentive and friendly staff are ready to help visitors organize things like a plane, rail and coach tickets, so they have the complete package. The Hostel is located just 20km from London Heathrow Airport, and that’s only a 90-minute journey on the London Underground. With a tube stop just around the corner and 24-hour buses running from a bus stop over the road, the hostel is the perfect base from which travelers can explore everything this fantastic city has to offer. Sights such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park are all within quick and easy reach, and if they want to enjoy the nightlife of Soho or Covent Garden then they can do it knowing that they've got a comfortable bed waiting for them back at the hostel. Guests can take advantage of their direct booking option by visiting the website at https://www.ukhostels.com/au/, where it’s quick and easy to book the accommodation they need, from a single room for one to a dormitory for a group of travelers. As well as convenience, direct booking option offers guests the promise of the cheapest possible prices. To find out more about this modernization and everything else they offer, contact the hostel on +44 (0)20 8203 1319 or via email at info@ukhostels.com. If visitors want to take a look for themselves, they’re located at 8-10, Queens Parade, Queens Road, Hendon, London NW4 3NS, United Kingdom. PARADISE RESORT NAMED BEST FAMILY RESORT IN AUSTRALIA 2019-10-01T06:05:15Z paradise-resort-named-best-family-resort-in-australia The annual awards, which have been running for over 7 years, aim to uncover the absolute best family holiday experiences in Australia across several categories including best destination, best resort and best adventure. The award was announced on October 1st in the Spring issue of the Out and About with Kids Magazine and Paradise Resort was up against a number of worthy competitors including SeaWorld Resort and the Surfers Paradise Marriot Resort and Spa. Resort General Manager David Brook is thrilled that the Resort is continuing to provide valuable experiences for families. “Being voted the winner of ‘Best Family Resort in Australia’ is an extraordinary honour and I am grateful that our guests have voted for us,” said Mr Brook. “Winning this award only reaffirms exactly what is at the heart of what we do at Paradise Resort, and that’s providing memorable experiences for families.” Paradise Resort has its own water park, ice rink, kids club, rock climbing, laser tag and adventure park onsite and Mr Brook believes that these features are what differentiates them from their competitors. “I believe these facilities combined with our dedication to providing great family experiences, is what sets us apart from other holiday resorts,” said Mr Brook. “There’s a lot to be proud about this year and myself and my team are excited for another busy summer season here at Paradise Resort.” Paradise Resort is also nominated for the ‘Best Resort’ in the Holidays with Kids Reader’s Choice Awards, set to be announced October 4th. More About Paradise Resort Gold Coast Set on five acres close to beaches and attractions, Paradise Resort is renowned as the number one destination for families travelling to the Gold Coast. The Resort offers a range of accommodation options throughout its 360 guest rooms, with family comfort top of mind, including the popular themed King and Junior Bunkhouse rooms which feature an Xbox with free DVD and game hire. The entire central resort area features a giant lagoon pool, large heated spa and two enormous Zone for Kids (Z4K) waterpark attractions - one of the biggest Resort aqua play waterparks in the Southern Hemisphere. Both the 0-5 year and 5-12 year water park attractions sport a myriad of slides, water cannons and jets to entertain and engage the whole family, topped off with a giant bucket that fills with 600 litres of water before dumping it on the kids below in one enormous splash! And in what can only be described as the ultimate family holiday amenity, the Resort features the Zone for Kids Club – a fully supervised kids club offering separate play spaces ensuring age appropriate care and activities for kids aged 0-12. Unlike any other kids club in Australia, Z4K Club provides an engaging environment where children really want to spend time - with its 9 themed play spaces and experienced team, Z4K provides a host of activities including a subterranean play centre and maze, pedal cars, movie room, activities and more. The resort is also home to PLANET CHILL and is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere that has a permanent ice-skating rink onsite. Many of the accommodation packages include a daily complimentary session for each child in the Zone 4 Kids Club, valued at up to $60 and meals can be pre-purchased for each session, allowing parents and older children time to escape the daily routine and indulge in some holiday sightseeing or precious down time. A memorable holiday is never complete without good food at economical prices and to help the holiday budget the Resort offers child meals from as little as $12 at The Bistro and Poolside Café and Bar. The incredible value offering that Paradise Resort manages to pack into each family holiday stay is the reason guests keep re-visiting time and again and with a range of affordable holiday packages and rooms to suit all budgets, the Resort really is the perfect choice for any family holiday in Australia's favourite playground. To find out more about this amazing family holiday Resort and its packages visit: www.paradiseresort.com.au Leading Disability Service Provider Northcott Launches Intranet Built on the Elcom Digital Workplace Platform 2019-09-30T00:43:23Z leading-disability-service-provider-northcott-launches-intranet-built-on-the-elcom-digital-workplace-platform Northcott, one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, has launched their new intranet, built on the Elcom Digital Transformation Platform. The intranet, named Nula, supports a network of 2,500 staff providing services across 160 metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW and the ACT. Nula equips staff with digital tools to provide empowering, personalised services to over 13,500 people with disability, their families and carers each year.  In November 2017, Northcott was selected by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to manage more than 100 specialist disability accommodation services. This opportunity enabled Northcott to extend their positive impact to people with disability and their families throughout the community. It also, however, highlighted the inability of the previous intranet, NIGEL, to effectively support frontline staff members working at these services. Staff couldn’t find critical information on the intranet or access NIGEL unless they were on domain, affecting the efficiency of care and support they could provide customers. This triggered the business directive for a new intranet that could be accessed from anywhere at any time.  Northcott engaged Vikki Hsieh from BeyondIT Consulting to assist with the intranet project. Vikki conducted extensive interviews with staff across the organisation, explaining, “Staff spent a considerable amount of time searching for both information and the right person to contact. Managers and the Northcott Customer Service Team were spending valuable time supporting staff because information they need is not readily available or out-of-date. Northcott is all about people. The quicker staff can get their work done, the better support they can provide to customers.”  Northcott went through a rigorous vendor assessment process. Each shortlisted vendor was ranked with an internal score card by a large team, including IT and the project sponsor, to provide an objective assessment across all the vendors. From this, Elcom emerged as the clear vendor of choice. Josh Anstey, Customer Solutions Director at Elcom explains, “We enjoyed working with the Northcott team through the delivery and launch of the Intranet. We look forward to working closely with Northcott for years to come. There are enormous opportunities to build a supportive and accessible digital workplace on Elcom to help their staff access much needed resources and efficiently support their customers.”  The new intranet, Nula, delivers an intuitive information architecture (IA) for staff. It is accessible from anywhere at any time, supporting their head office, as well as their mobile workforce. Nula currently attracts over 15,000 sessions, 12,000 unique pageviews and 800 document downloads every week.   A key tool on Nula is the Supported Independent Living (SIL) form and workflow which enables Northcott to efficiently manage the quoting process to request funds from the NDIA for SIL customers. This workflow has numerous paths and touch points of approval through it, before being sent to the NDIA. Administrators can easily monitor all forms submitted and see where each form is in the workflow, providing governance that the right people are approving it at different points along the way. For instance, touchpoints could include the assigned contact who is responsible for overseeing the process, house lead, financial reviewer, senior manager and the claiming and compliance team.     Madeleine Donkin, Communication Manager at Northcott, explains, “Enterprise search, people search, service locator, online forms and workflows, intuitive IA, team workspaces, these are intranet tools that solve real problems within the organisation. The new intranet does a great job at supporting our large and geographically diverse workforce. This in turn helps our staff optimise and maximise support and services for every customer, while furthering our purpose to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose. We wanted something out-of-the-box that could be set up fairly quickly and we're really pleased with the progress so far. We look forward to adding more social tools, richer content and integrations to take it to more of a collaborative hub.”  Read the Northcott Intranet case study ( www.elcom.com.au/northcott ) for more information.  About Northcott  Northcott is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, providing services from 160 metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW and the ACT. Northcott have more than 85 years of experience and expertise in the disability service industry. A registered NDIS provider, we employ over 2000 staff and provide empowering, personalised services to over 14,500 people with disability, their families and carers each year. For more information, visit the Northcott website ( northcott.com.au ).  About Elcom  Elcom has a long history of collaborating with not-for-profits and healthcare organisations to deliver compelling intranet, portal, website and training solutions that meet their evolving digital needs. The Elcom Digital Transformation platform empowers non-technical users to easily manage content and web experiences. Elcom is the technology partner of choice for a number of organisations including The Fred Hollows Foundation, Heart Foundation, Heartkids, WWF Australia, Cabrini, IRT Group, St Vincent’s Health and more. These organisations benefit from improved operational efficiency, as well as increased donor, customer and community engagement, connection and awareness. For more information on how Elcom works with organisations to achieve their digital objectives, visit the Elcom website ( www.elcom.com.au/showcase ).  Bike Barn and AA Partner to Bring Customers Better Deals Across the Board 2019-09-29T23:24:28Z bike-barn-and-aa-partner-to-bring-customers-better-deals-across-the-board Bike Barn has partnered with AA to bring Kiwi customers discounts across their entire range of products, simply by being a registered member with AA. Members are able to show their card while shopping in one of Bike Barn’s stores, or they can enter the number online at the checkout to earn a 10% discount on all bikes, or 20% off of parts, accessories, footwear and apparel. New Zealand’s favourite motoring association has partnered with Bike Barn because they believe in creating a more eco-friendly, healthy, sustainable New Zealand. By getting Kiwis onto the roads with a bike instead of a car for their commute, they are helping to drastically reduce emissions across the country. They also believe in helping out with nationwide health by promoting exercise in the great Kiwi outdoors. Anyone with a membership wanting to buy a bike can enjoy the 10% discount on any products not already on sale. Furthermore, if the 10% discount falls below the price of any bikes for sale in NZ then AA members will pay the lower of the two prices, so they’re always getting a good deal no matter what. For Bike Barn customers who already own a bike and want to keep it in tip-top shape, they can use their AA membership to get a free annual bronze-level bike service (valued at $69). Their bike will have its gears, brake pads, derailleur hanger and chain checked out by a professional for wear and tear, as well as a frame cleaning to keep rust from building up. This keeps them safe while riding, and also prevents any costly repairs coming up where maintenance could have kept them away. If you would like to learn more about the AA and Bike Barn collaboration, or if you would like to browse the best online bike shop in NZ, follow the link below. https://www.bikebarn.co.nz/aa-member-benefit How To Get The Awesome New Unique Talking Surf Service! 2019-09-24T22:34:21Z how-to-get-the-awesome-new-unique-talking-surf-service GOLD COAST, QLD, Sept 25th 2019 -   A new FREE voice-activated service for the surfing community, has been developed locally in City of Gold Coast. SWELL BUDDY provides today’s hourly swell conditions at 20 of the Gold Coast’s iconic, world-famous surf spots. It’s fast, easy and free to use on over one billion android devices and one hundred million smart speakers.    Swell Buddy users simply use their voice to ask Google Assistant-enabled phones and home speakers for their Gold Coast Beach. Swell Buddy responds with the current wave height, frequency and direction. This simple swell information is designed to help surfers make a quick decision if it’s worth a surf. What’s unique about this service, is it is 100% hands-free, which means it is safe to use when driving down the M1 and deciding where to surf. Users can change their choice of Gold Coast beach and also select a different time, all just by talking - no need to type or text.  To activate SWELL BUDDY no download is needed. Users of Android phones just need to hold down the home button for a second to activate Google Assistant. iPhone users can ask Siri for the Google Assistant. Once the Assistant is active, just say “Hey Google Talk to Swell Buddy” and follow the prompts. Swell Buddy is available in the same way on all Google Home, Nest & Hub speakers and screens. Try it -Free on Google Assistant    Swell Buddy is also available on all Amazon Dot, Echo and Show devices. Just ask Alexa to enable Swell Buddy. Try It - Free On Alexa  Swell Buddy is developed by Pete Whelan. After enjoying long walks on Palm Beach, Pete wanted to create a useful service for the local surf community. Find Out More at Program Productions -more-     Notes To Editor:   PROGRAM PRODUCTIONS helps live entertainment & sports businesses to utilise new voice-activated technologies to enhance customer experiences, increase revenues and optimise operations. Cross-Platform voice-controlled applications are developed for Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa. The Buddy Range of free voice-activated services includes Access Buddy, to help disabled people plan trips to concerts and events.  Carbon Buddy is developed to help attendees understand how to offset C02 emissions released on journeys to festivals. Program Productions is based in Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast. Program Productions GOOGLE ASSISTANT is a free voice assistant available on over one billion android devices. It is built into phones, speakers, smart screens, TVs, cars, wearables and more. For more information visit https://assistant.google.com/ ALEXA is a free voice assistant available on over one hundred million Amazon Smart Speakers and Screens. Alexa is also available as an app from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. For more information visit https://alexa.amazon.com.au HELPFUL LINKS How to get Google Assistant On An iPhone  How to Use Alexa On An Android Phone How to Use Alexa On An iPhone    ### NEW Hobart Dining Hot Spot - Prospect House Open For Dinner - Richmond Tasmania 2019-09-24T00:43:45Z new-hobart-dining-hot-spot-prospect-house-open-for-dinner-richmond-tasmania NEW TASMANIAN GOURMET DINING VENUE OPEN 7 DAYS   Prospect House Private Hotel Restaurant in Richmond, SE Tasmania now welcomes locals and visitors for dinner   September 2019: Prospect House Restaurant, the fine dining restaurant at one of Tasmania’s oldest and most elegant country house hotels, now welcomes locals and visitors, alongside hotel guests, for dinner every night of the week.   Head Chef Kurstin Berriman has created a sophisticated, contemporary dinner menu celebrating the very best of Tasmanian produce. She’ s delighted that locals and visitors, as well as hotel guests, can now enjoy her food:   ‘The menu at Prospect House Restaurant features simple, tasty, fresh dishes made with top quality local produce and is designed to be enjoyed with family and friends.’   Berriman, who has worked in the hospitality industry in Tasmania and the UK for over 20 years and has owned and operated award-winning restaurants including Restaurant Synergy in Launceston, is proud to bring her creativity and passion for Tasmanian produce to Prospect House Restaurant.   ‘I’m excited about creating new dishes from seasonal produce, incorporating modern and traditional techniques, while respecting the foundations of classical French cooking,’ she says.     Prospect House Private Hotel has its own orchard and gardens where mulberries, quince, walnuts, herbs, root vegetables and more are grown. Berriman regularly picks, pickles and preserves for the months ahead. There’s also an apiary, where a thriving bee community produces honey for the restaurant kitchen.   More local produce, ranging from trout and lamb to olives and cheeses, is sourced from nearby Coal River Valley. Berriman’s relationships with smaller producers and family-owned farms mean she has access to exceptional quality, limited supply ingredients. Local farmers often drop their own produce at the kitchen back door.   Prospect House Restaurant ‘s seasonal three-course dinner menu ($85 including side dishes and amuse-bouches) includes entrées such as Tarkine free-range pork belly served with Savoy cabbage and pickled quince, and main courses such as Strelleyfield free-range duck breast served with mushroom and chestnut ravioli and black truffle consommé.   Diners can enjoy fine Tasmanian wines, including a selection of cool climate Coal River Valley wines, from an extensive wine list that also includes other Australian and international drops. The drinks list features world-class Tasmanian whiskies and craft gins too. Before and after dinner drinks can be served in several cosy fireside lounge spaces or outside in the  gardens in summer.   Prospect House Restaurant is perfect for special occasion dining and can accommodate groups of up to 12 (subject to hotel occupancy). Diners can also eat outside in warmer months, casually by a courtyard fire or at a special table overlooking the pond and oak trees (on request).   Dinner guests may also book a room for the night (subject to availability).   COMING SOON:  Cooking classes with Kurstin Berriman – hotel guests will be able to join  cooking classes on Fridays (Bread and Butter Making) and Saturdays (Pickling and Preserving).   For more information visit: https://prospecthouseprivatehotel.com.au/   ENDS Please reach out if you want images as we have great shots! Be social: https://www.facebook.com/prospecthouseprivatehotel Insta: prospecthouseprivatehotel   For further information please contact: Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au Tel 0415 290023 Flaunt Marketing Lands Five New Accounts 2019-09-23T01:12:02Z flaunt-marketing-lands-five-new-accounts New accounts include: Williams Burger Days for social media management. PopSockets for Australian PR and social media management Llumar Singapore for video production of Asia Pacific Summer campaign Razor Scooters for Christmas and Summer 19/20 PR plus social media Moochies for Christmas and Back to School PR plus social media Flaunt was founded in 1995 by Director Sharyn Lowe who says the new batch of accounts signals the flexibility and scope of results Flaunt can achieve. “At the heart of our business is great ideas combined with outstanding delivery,” said Lowe. “We have people inside the business with 30 plus years of experience as well as those recently graduated, it’s this combination which is so powerful,” she said. The Razor and Moochies accounts are extensions to the work Flaunt conducts with ASX listed Funtastic Toys Australia, while the Grill’d owned Williams Burger Days and the PopSockets accounts were gained via company referrals. Llumar is a long standing Singapore based client, part of the Eastman Group. Flaunt was appointed to produce creative print and film campaigns for their window tinting products, which will be circulated around Asia. “After having the business for almost 25 years, being able to grow only via referrals is such a great feeling,” said Lowe. “It means our senior team can be focused on our clients, rather than pitching for work.” “We are so grateful for our past and present clients that refer us and those that take us along with them to their new positions,” she said. State-Of-The-Art World First Coffee Machine 2019-09-18T21:49:40Z state-of-the-art-world-first-coffee-machine International Coffee Day (1 October 2019) is just around the corner, and this year has been a significant one for innovation in coffee machines. The world’s first coffee machine made from solid aluminium hit the Australian market earlier this year and has already proven to be a popular machine due to its compact, one-cup design, combined with the traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art production technology. The new JURA ENA 8 Signature Line in Massive Aluminium was manufactured by a team of highly specialised engineers and production specialists to design this one of a kind coffee machine. George Liakatos, Managing Director of JURA Australia says, “It amazes me how a team of engineers and production specialists overcome major production and assembly-related challenges to make the world’s first coffee machine totally encased in solid aluminium.” “Not only is the machine aesthetically pleasing with integrated advanced technology, it appeals to all house-proud coffee connoisseurs who truly appreciate well-made things,” adds George. The Massive Aluminium JURA ENA 8 includes the following features and benefits: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels. Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels adds 1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. The JURA ENA 8 in Massive Aluminium is available now for RRP $2,699 online at www.au.jura.com Yesthanks App 2019-08-27T03:29:47Z yesthanks-app A new deals app called Yesthanks has just launched on the Gold Coast with close to 100 fantastic deals already being offered from a number of high profile local and national businesses. Yesthanks is a deals app unlike no other, offering only deals that provide something free to the consumer, instead of only a discounted price like most other sites. Founder and CEO Aaron Solito stated that “Yesthanks is the Home of Free Deals with a number of significant differences to other more well known deal sites, such as Groupon, Scoopon and the like. Our motto being, “Where the Buyer Wins and the Seller Grins!”. How is Yesthanks different from other Deal Sites We are different from a customer perspective because we offer something for free in every deal which guarantees the customer is receiving a bargain, for example buy 1 coffee and get 1 free or buy a main meal and receive a children’s meal free and from a merchant perspective we do not charge expensive commissions but instead an affordable monthly membership. We also give business owners the choice of either fully managed or self managed accounts where we can manage the account of their behalf or provide them the ability to manage their own account from their very own back-end admin area, to add, remove and modify deals as they wish, whilst also tracking which coupons have and haven’t been used. This is a huge plus to merchants who now have the ability to control their deals instead of having to set and forget them as they do with other deal sites. What is your marketing strategy As a marketing company ourselves we want to lead the pack when it comes to all forms of advertising. We have a very engaged and growing social media presence as well as creative and innovative boots on the ground, guerrilla type campaigns planned and in progress. We look forward to being not only the leading deals platform online but also the leading marketing company around. What does Yesthanks have planned for the next 5 years We will continue developing the Yesthanks platform to offer even more user-friendly features for the merchant whilst continuing the innovation and creativity of our marketing campaigns. We see Yesthanks being a household name in the near future and have big plans with both national and international expansion in the pipeline. We will also continue to create mutually beneficial partnerships with other exciting brands and complementary businesses to further expand the reach and awareness of Yesthanks. Our most exciting partnership to date is with a new and successful startup out of Singapore called YQueue (Australia) which is taking on the giants in the industry such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo. YQueue is a more cost effective option for merchants and offers an all in one solution, that provides the equivalent benefits and functionalities to both the end user and business that partners with them. YQueue is now live with the official launch planned on the Gold Coast later in the year. The app is available on both iOS and Android Devices and can be found in either of the App Stores or by visiting www.yesthanks.app