The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-07-20T05:24:37Z Shark Shield technology used at J-Bay to protect contestants 2017-07-20T05:24:37Z shark-shield-technology-used-at-j-bay-to-protect-contestants The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology is currently being used at the World Surfing League Championships in Jeffreys Bay. Shark Shield’s FREEDOM+ Surf units have been placed on the jet skis of officials to protect water photographers and contestants at J-Bay, including Mick Fanning. Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield’s CEO says, “More and more event organisers are contacting us to purchase our new Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf units to prevent unwanted shark encounters at their competitions and we have a significantly better wide area solution in development.” Shark Shield is currently seeking investors to fund the commercialization of their new Ocean Guardian product, a long range shark deterrent. Powered by Shark Shield technology, the world first Ocean Guardian has the potential to provide a complete beach barrier, protecting surfers and swimmers alike. Based on 20 years of research the Ocean Guardian utilises a patented Metamaterial Electromagnetic Transducer, with expectations of repelling sharks within a 100-meter diameter of each unit installed. “We have the technology ready to go, it’s now funding the commercialization through investors or government orders. Our Ocean Guardian product has the ability to replace shark nets and drum lines around the world, stop culling, protect both humans and marine life while giving beachgoers the confidence to get back in the water,” said Lindsay. Shark Shield is seeking a $1M in investment capital to complete the commercialization of the Ocean Guardian, which will also be targeted at the global luxury yacht market, and will be partnering with independent scientists to further validate the company's own extensive testing. “We’ll be presenting to the senate enquiry into shark mitigation and deterrents an update next week on our progress with the hope that the government will come on board to support another world first from Shark Shield,” said Lindsay. For further information go to: Styling The Heart Of The Home 2017-07-19T01:09:18Z styling-the-heart-of-the-home Media Release - 19 July 2017 The kitchen has long been considered the heart of the home by owners and designers alike. Whether you’re a chef or not, it’s the most important room of any home for practical reasons. This includes our human need to be nourished, no matter what age or social status, as well as our desire to socialise, entertain and congregate. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors, says, “Visually, kitchens are the stand-out showcase feature and talking point of the home. Especially in open plan interiors, this has been a resilient design trend over the last few decades. It’s usually the most expensive room to renovate, but the kitchen has the strongest impact on potential buyers when selling your home, truly elevating the value of the existing dwelling.” Justine shares her top kitchen styling tips: 1. Overall Style The overall tone of the home how you like to cook and entertain ultimately determines whether your cabinetry should have lots of detailing and handles, or if the look should be sleeker, handless and streamlined. If you are a creative cook, maybe a freestanding island isn’t for you as it’s harder to conceal cooking mess! Perhaps a bar height counter will work better. If you don’t cook much, you can afford to have higher maintenance (but timeless) materials such as marble counter tops. 2. Bench Tops Engineered stone and marble work well in both modern or classic look kitchens. Timber can be an affordable option and looks great in industrial or rustic style kitchens. Natural stone is stunning but can be expensive and probably not ideal for a bustling family kitchen. Stainless steel bench tops in a variety of textures is predicted to make a come back, along with tiled counter tops reminiscent of country houses with a modern twist. 3. Added Functionality Consider extending your kitchen to your alfresco area by including a servery window. You can even get the look by continuing the counter material externally so it’s visually cohesive. This is a perfect idea for entertaining and helps create an outdoor room. Consider also adding study nook to the end of the kitchen cupboard or next to the pantry joinery – or if you have the space, creating a butlers kitchen will also provide added function and storage. 4. Contrasting Palette Stick with more neutral and earthy tones for counter tops and combine with deeper cabinetry colours or tones to create a dramatic visual contrast. You can always change out cabinetry doors in the future easily enough, however, under mount sinks and integrated appliances can make it more costly and difficult. Think interesting hardware, bronze, brass and metal! 5. Accents Remember that colour accents and personality can be introduced through funky appliances like Smeg fridges, kitchen aid mixers and Delongi kettles and toasters, as well as feature pendant lights and accessories. For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – Local Melbourne Mum nominated for National AusMumpreneur Awards 2017-07-17T04:11:34Z local-melbourne-mum-nominated-for-national-ausmumpreneur-awards Local business woman nominated for National Awards Natalie Roberts Mazzeo of Miracle Mama has been nominated for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards. The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family. Natalie is a Melbourne based Mum and founder of Miracle Mama, an online resource that empowers and inspires mothers with special needs children. Through coaching, community and heart-centered collaborations, her mission is to create a space for women to reconnect with themselves and what is most important to them. Natalie is a passionate writer, speaker and coach. She also has a background in both the corporate and wellness worlds, with experience in Sales & Marketing as well as being a Yoga and Meditation teacher. Natalie explains: "There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood. The ability to follow our personal dreams as well as enjoy the precious time of raising our children." Yet the initially she lost the balance of work – life – motherhood, when her youngest daughter Chiara had suffered a stroke. As a result, Chiara was left with a serious brain-injury that would impede her ability to ever walk, talk or live a long life. "All of a sudden my life was catapulted into hospitals, therapies and the unknown. Due to high medical needs of my daughter I could not keep up with my yoga business at the time. Unfortunately, I had to close the business and focus on Chiara and her medical needs. Not to mention coming to terms with such a life changing diagnosis for our daughter and what that meant for her and our family as a whole. A few years on I decided to create an online business, that would be a culmination of my background in corporate, yoga, coaching and writing and deliver to the mums who needed it most, special needs mothers. It can very isolating when you have a medically fragile child, so the power of community and connection for the special needs mums has been incredible. Creating an online business helped to create flexible time and space to combine my work with my most revered role, motherhood. It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Natalie gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. ”Do your research, take your time but never stop chasing your dreams”. Natalie is in the running to be recognised as one of Australia's most outstanding mums in business, nominated under the "Influencer Award" category. You can help by voting for her via Round 1 voting ends at midnight on Friday 21 July. Round 2 voting starts 24th July and ends 13th August. For an interview with Natalie Roberts Mazzeo contact 0413 296 288, The winners of the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday 25th August. For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or WORKSHOP - NDIS minefield made clear by two carers 2017-07-12T05:10:41Z workshop-ndis-minefield-made-clear-by-two-carers For those in the know, it’s common knowledge the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is bringing in some monumental changes. Yet, for those same people, these changes might be hard to navigate. Christine Stow, author of Not Just Imyjen’s Mother and her colleague, Sue Dymond, author of I Dare U, are passionate advocates for people with disabilities and their carers, and with years of experience in dealing with the NDIS, they have a wealth of knowledge on the subject. On July 18th 2017, they’re wanting to share that knowledge with you by hosting “Cornering the Market in NDIS”, a workshop that will enable you to learn more about the NDIS, and what you can get out of it. Christine said often, carers of people with disabilities can feel lost in the technical jargon and government terms used by the NDIS and its various subsidiaries. “This can make them feel as though they lack clarity,” she said. “The pamphlets and paperwork sent out by the NDIS tend to come across as gibberish for those who aren’t familiar in dealing with them. I’ve been navigating this space for some time as the carer for my child. I want to take away this confusion for carers who may be struggling, and give them some much needed clarity. “During the workshop, you’ll hear from three experts in the field, as well as tips on what to say when dealing with the NDIS and providers, where to find participants and how to make raving fans out of them. Christine and Sue will also give participants 6 Keys to Staying Alive Under NDIS, a marketing cheat sheet, the option of a Financial Health Check, plus a take-home workbook. Christine said this workshop is a unique event. “It is an opportunity to hear from the decision makers that can so heavily influence people’s lives,” she said. Christine and Sue understand the importance of staying ahead of the game, which is the motivation behind their workshop. Having both been carers for over 35 years, they know exactly what fellow carers want and need to know. Attending their workshop will provided a clearer idea of this tough new market, and is a truly unmissable event.  Book here Australian adult store seeks to dispel industry stereotypes 2017-07-03T21:33:14Z australian-adult-store-seeks-to-dispel-industry-stereotypes Australians love adult toys according to online adult toy and lingerie retailer Adulttoymegastore, but the retailer says the Australian way of keeping all to do with sex and sex toys locked behind bedroom doors means many Aussies are missing out on enhancing their sex lives.  Adulttoymegastore, also known as ATMS, celebrated its one year anniversary operating in Australia this month, and says while Australians are keen on sex toys as shown through their buying behaviour, there is still a social stigma around the industry in Australia which is preventing some Aussies from trying adult toys. Adulttoymegastore content executive, Janelle Cheesman, says the retailer is working to dispel negative stereotypes around adult toys by normalising the use of sex toys in Australian bedrooms.   “Although it’s the 21st century, there’s still a social stigma around sex toys, which is really unfortunate because sex and masturbation are such natural parts of life, and sex toys are designed specifically to make good sex, great!” Janelle explains. “Sure, some adult shops can be seedy places, but that’s why buying sex toys online has become so popular. Online, people don’t feel judged for what products they buy – it’s private, discreet and stress-free.” Australians shouldn’t feel embarrassed about purchasing sex toys or wanting to try new things in the bedroom, and Janelle says those who are too shy to try adult toys are “holding themselves back” when it comes to sexual experimentation. “At Adulttoymegstore, we think of sex toys as tools of the trade for making good sex even better, and often the benefits of using sex toys are hugely underestimated!   “Sex toys can help alleviate the symptoms of impotence and erectile dysfunction, they can help women develop their pelvic floor muscles and they can contribute to a healthy and thriving sex life. “For singles, sex toys can help to fill a void. For couples, studies show that sex toys have the power to spice things up in the bedroom and even strengthen a relationship.” According to the inaugural Durex Sexsus Report by Lonergan Research, an online study conducted in June 2015 that surveyed more than 1000 Australian men and women aged 18 to 39, adult toys can strengthen intimacy between couples. “The report said three in five Australians who owned a sex toy felt more intimate with their partner while using it, which demonstrates the power toys can have in a relationship,” says Janelle. She says the study results stated that more than half (56%) of Aussies surveyed wish they owned an adult toy but are too afraid to try one. “While sex toys are increasingly being recognised as tools for creating more fun and passion in the bedroom, we still have a long way to go before Aussies can feel completely comfortable with purchasing them and introducing them to their sex lives.” Adulttoymegastore is working towards normalising the use of sex toys in Australian bedrooms. “We don’t want it to be considered taboo to own a vibrator or a Fleshlight – because the fact is that a huge amount of Aussies own them!” The most popular adult products in Australia, according to Adulttoymegastore, are rabbit vibrators, Fleshlights and lubricant. Janelle says Adulttoymegastore is working to dispel negative stereotypes about sex toys through education.    “As well as selling adult toys, Adulttoymegastore also focuses on sharing knowledge,” says Janelle. “In many cases, social stigma is a result of a lack of understanding. That’s why our website also focuses on providing in-depth knowledge about adult toys and how they can be used. Not only does this help our customers to make informed decisions about products, it also introduces them to products they have never thought of trying before.”  She says word of mouth and pop culture also contributes to the normalisation of adult toys. “The popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey series led to a greater number of people purchasing bondage-related items in Australia,” Janelle explains. “This shows the power pop culture has when it comes to changing people’s perspectives. Another example is how Sex and the City helped to normalise the use of vibrators and dildos.” Adulttoymegastore is encouraging Australians to explore the use of adult toys in the bedroom. “Australians shouldn’t feel embarrassed about buying sex toys, and online shopping means purchasing adult toys is more discreet than ever. Lots of people use sex toys, so it’s about time we stopped with the stigma!” Adulttoymegastore offers a wide range of adult toys, suited to beginners to advanced users, with a range of prices to suit people’s individual budgets. To find out more, visit Ends. Esstudio Galleria turns 5! 2017-07-03T05:10:15Z esstudio-galleria-turns-5 Five years ago dynamic duo Aleks Abadia and Jacqui Arnold, opened the doors to Chippendale’s first hair and beauty salon - Esstudio Galleria. To celebrate the team has unveiled their upgraded Chippendale salon and announced the upcoming launch of their new colour and beauty bar located in Parramatta, due for completion in July. The salon upgrade includes: A secluded basin area: Featuring lie flat massage beds for the ultimate comfort encased in a rose gold curtained off space, dimmed for a super relaxing experience. The round table has doubled: There are now two round tables in the main area growing our styling and colour zone from eight workstations to 18. Dedicated barber zone: The signature denim barber chairs have now been given their own zone and expanded from two to three chairs covered in Aleks’s signature denims. Soundproofing: The treatment rooms have been fitted out with theatrical soundproofing to ensure clients feel they have escaped from the hustle and bustle and truly relax and enjoy their treatment without interruption. State of the art lighting system: The responsive lighting system activates based on the movement in each space. This ensures optimal lighting to produce the high standard results the team has become known to deliver. A move to be a sustainable salon: Esstudio Galleria has become a member of Sustainable Salons Australia. They have introduced new measures to recycle 95% of salon waste and use eco-friendly brands including Pureology. Pony tails for kids with leukemia: Also a part of the Sustainable Salons Australia initiative. The hair team at Esstudio now offers clients opting for the chop the opportunity to donate their hair to make wigs for kids suffering from cancer. Esstudio Galleria is located at 5 Queen St, Chippendale. Appointments can be made at or P: 02 9698 1135. New 1000 Hour Root Cover Up 2017-06-27T01:00:25Z new-1000-hour-root-cover-up Now you can say goodbye to dark regrowth and pesky grey hairs, with another quick and easy solution… 1000 Hour is excited to announce the launch of their new brush-on tinted powder for hair, 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up. Tegan Martin, 1000 Hour ambassador, recent contestant on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and qualified hairdresser, says that 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up “is the perfect hair product to use, between salon visits”. With today’s busy lifestyle, visits to the hair salon are becoming less frequent. Not by choice. 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up can offer a quick, affordable and effective solution, to re-growth, between visits. 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up is the latest hair essential. Quick and easy to use, the powder conceals and camouflages regrowth and grey hairs, instantly, allowing extended time between hair colouring, and minimising any unwarranted stress, from those dreaded, emerging grey hairs. The powder palette comes with an applicator brush, for buildable colour, ensuring natural and even coverage, and a no mess solution. “You’ll look fresh out of the salon, in an instant” adds Tegan. 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up is free from waxes and dyes, and formulated with reflective pigments that adhere to the hair, without leaving it sticky, oily or dry. 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up is water resistant and easily washes out with shampoo. Each pack contains 60 applications and is available in four beautiful shades: black, dark brown, medium brown and light brown/blonde. 1000 Hour Root Cover-Up is available now for a RRP of $14.99 at Priceline and online at Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year 2017 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z sam-nic-chapman-win-youtubers-of-the-year-2017 Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 Media Release - June 2017 Sam and Nic Chapman – the makeup artist sisters, founders of the popular YouTube channel Pixiwoo and co-designers behind the Real Techniques beauty brand – were named YouTubers of the Year at the prestigious Glamour Women of the Year Awards this month. Hosted by Glamour Magazine each June in the U.K., the awards honour extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields ranging from entertainment to education to sports and business. "It's a real honour to be recognised by Glamour alongside so many other inspiring women," said Sam Chapman. "YouTube has really come a long way since we started nine years ago, and we are just so excited to be able to use this platform along with Real Techniques to continue to engage with and inspire our tremendous community of beauty lovers." Makeup artists and YouTube sensations Sam(antha) and Nic(ola) Chapman grew up surrounded by makeup, including their aunt who was a top makeup artist for clients like Princess Diana and David Bowie. In 2008, to help a friend create a smoky eye effect, Sam uploaded a video to YouTube. From that, the Chapmans' instructional makeup videos were born, transforming the sisters into visionaries who pioneered a new platform of makeup artistry through YouTube. Today, the girls have more than 7 million followers across the globe. "We're pleased to continue to leverage Sam and Nic's passion and authenticity to be the 'wing women' of the beauty obsessed, and couldn't be happier that Sam and Nic were recognised with this honour," said Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, the distributors of Real Techniques in Australia. "We loved hosting the girls in September last year for their first Australian media tour, proving Sam & Nic have a loyal following here. Real Techniques has established credibility and a strong foundation among beauty lovers in Australia within only six short years." To celebrate the remarkable award win the RRPs of the popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection have been reduced, making the luxe collection much more accessible for Australian beauty lovers: GOLD – BASE • 100 Arched Powder RRP $29.50 • 101 Triangle Foundation RRP $27.50 • 102 Triangle Concealer RRP $24.50 SILVER – EYES • 200 Oval Shadow RRP $19.50 • 201 Pointed Crease RRP $19.50 • 202 Angled Liner RRP $19.50 • 203 Tapered Shadow RRP $19.50 ROSE GOLD – FINISH • 300 Tapered Blush RRP $29.50 • 301 Flat Contour RRP $29.50 The Real Techniques range is available now in Priceline stores nationally. To learn more about Sam & Nic's story, please see the attached press release or contact Rachel: 0423 833 814 or Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels 0481 369 484 Winter Window Appeal - How to create an inviting home in the cooler months 2017-06-21T04:29:04Z winter-window-appeal-how-to-create-an-inviting-home-in-the-cooler-months As winter truly kicks in and the market cools, Cameron Nicholls from Nicholls & Co Estate Agents in Abbotsford shares his tips on how to make a home inviting and warm. “With clearance rates dropping and stock availability at an all time low. Many properties owners tend to fear a winter sale campaign. However, we believe it’s a great opportunity to present new listings in a competitive buyer market,” said Cameron. Cameron’s top five tips for enticing potential buyers in the winter market are all focused around the street front windows. His tips include: Bring the outside in: Place indoor plants near the window so when I buyer drives past or looks in the greenery is visible. Double glaze windows: This is a must for insulation and creating a cosy home even on the coldest winter day. Install curtains: Even if they are just for show, the long draping lines of curtains can create a sense of warmth. Invest in a lamp: This can either be a floor lamp or place on a table near the front windows. Make sure you use a soft glow light bulb though. Rugs and throws: Position a throw over the side corner of the lounge and place a rug under the coffee table to give that homely feel. About Nicholls & Co Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador 2017-06-20T23:14:54Z anthony-walsh-joins-shark-shield-as-a-brand-ambassador Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent Media Release - June 2017 Professional surfer, a regular at Pipeline, drone enthusiast and one of the world’s biggest GoPro surf video contributors, Anthony Walsh, has joined Shark Shield as their newest Brand Ambassador. Anthony is always on the hunt for some tube time and you’ll usually find him filming in a barrel in some exotic location somewhere on the planet, having Shark Shield on hand makes for a safer adventure. Anthony Walsh says, “I’m excited to represent the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. I’ve tested out the devices for myself in Hawaii and yes without doubt Shark Shield does deter sharks without hindering surfing performance. Shark Shield launched their new Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf in 2016. The FREEDOM+ designed in partnership with two-time World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and iconic surf hardware brand Ocean & Earth. Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield’s Managing Director says, “We have created our products to enable ocean lovers to have the ability to enjoy their time in the water, personally protecting yourself from unwanted shark encounters is the only solution to enjoying the ocean without harming the environment. “We’re pleased to take on such a talented and professional surf legend as Anthony to be an ambassador of our proven technology. We look forward to sharing some of Anthony’s fantastic tube action and ocean footage ahead as he continues to travel around the globe with his Shark Shield. Stay tuned!” said Lyon. About the FREEDOM+ Surf The new FREEDOM+ Surf features a removable power module housed in a custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, which can easily be transferred from board to board. All surfers need to do is install the new Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna on each board in their quiver. The new tail pad houses the removable power module and includes a sticker-thin, adhesive decal that’s simply applied to the underside of the board. Light in weight, the solution offers nearly zero drag so there is little to no impact on surfing performance. The FREEDOM+ Surf is available now at an RRP of $599 and can be purchased from The Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna is available for an RRP of $169. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon or Anthony Walsh please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – The Ultimate NZ Experience for Wine Loving Women 2017-06-19T06:06:09Z the-ultimate-nz-experience-for-wine-loving-women Following the successful, sell-out Fabulous Ladies Tours to Champagne and Margaret River, The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society (FLWS) is thrilled to announce Australia’s first women's wine tour of New Zealand. The Fabulous Ladies Wine Tour of New Zealand departs 11 – 17 March 2018 and will visit the regions of Central Otago and Marlborough.   This small group tour is limited to just 12 guests who will experience a fabulous, VIP wine adventure not available to the general public. The 7-day wine extravaganza has been meticulously put together with every detail designed to exude fabulousness. And of course, given the FLWS' passion for promoting women in wine, there is a strong bent towards visiting and highlighting the women in the New Zealand wine industry who are doing remarkable things. From time spent with industry legends Misha Wilkinson of Misha’s Vineyard in Central Otago and Judy Finn of Neudorf Wines in Marlborough, to meeting the up-and-comers like Lucie Lawrence at Aurum Wines, guests will experience an incredible range of wines made by some of New Zealand’s most fabulous women. Home to some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, Central Otago is also renowned for incredible Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and some seriously amazing sparkling wines. All set amongst snow capped mountain peaks, deep river valleys and crystal clear glacial lakes. We’ll be exploring this picturesque region from that most adventurous and decadent of cities, Queenstown.  The world knows Marlborough for Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s not until you get here and discover the natural beauty of the landscape and the depth and diversity of it’s wines that you really understand just how special the wines from this region can be. Sav like you’ve never sipped it before (think wild ferments, cellar age, sub-regional styles and more) plus sparkling wines and Chardonnays to die for, along with distinctively delicious Shiraz and other distinctive reds to be sipped and savoured.   This fabulous wine tour will be hosted by two-time Digital Wine Communicator of the Year Award winner and FLWS founder, Jane Thomson. Jane will be opening doors (and wines!) to provide the inside secrets on some of New Zealand’s very best wine experiences. The group will be staying in extraordinary properties – including the St Moritz in Queenstown and the spectacularly located Raetihi Lodge in Marlborough – discovering incredible wines, meeting and spending time with world–class producers and eating and drinking the very best New Zealand has to offer. All in the fabulous company of other wine loving women. Bookings are now open and are available for twin-share or single. For full booking details visit or Click Here.  **ENDS**   Competition Winner - Beau the much loved dog 2017-06-17T10:48:14Z competition-winner-beau-the-much-loved-dog Pet Memorial Jewellery We recently ran a competition on Facebook.  We had some amazing stories.  It shows that every photo has a story. The winner was Beck Martin and her story was about her pet memorial.  Beck won a piece of pet memorial jewellery for sharing her beautiful story.  Here is a copy of her post... This is my old faithful boy Beau.  You may think oh yes a dog boo hoo.  But here's my story... My dad got me to go and have a look at this dog when he was a pup 12 years ago, as I was carrying a heavy heart on loosing my first dog.  I said I would only get this pup if he came straight to me upon inspection.  Guess what, he did... He was destined to be my dog.  Beau helped me through a lot of tough times, death of my dad, diagnosis of my own chronic disease and deep depression, all the time just sitting beside me listening.  When I had my daughter he loved her so much and protected her immensely and I couldn't be more prouder than tat.  Even at the end he was the biggest sook and loved mummy cuddles and lounging on my bed. Then the time came to put him down after a strong battle with heart disease.  I had to say goodbye to him on Mothers day.... Life is always hard for me on  mothers day my i2t mothers day was my dads dealth anniversary.  Please choose my story as the saying goes "they  say diamonds are a girls best friend, well they never had a dog".  Rest easy under our old tree Beau you were a beaut dog... What an amazing story.   We are so lucky our clients share their beautiful story and a heart shaped keyring is on its way to Beck for her beautiful story.  Everyone who entered had beautiful stories, but fortunately we didn't have to pick the winner.  Our facebook followers did.  Your stories where all amazing and to us you are all winners! To see more Australia's First Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform 2017-06-16T01:17:18Z australia-s-first-off-market-property-match-making-platform New Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform For Buyers and Real Estate Agents - the home of off-market properties Media Release - 16 June 2017 In an Australian first, online business Property Whispers has launched a unique property match-making service for off-market listings – properties for sale ‘on the quiet’ or ‘pre-market’ - designed for all buyers and real estate agents. In a changing marketplace where prices have reached their peak and auction clearance rates fallen, off-market is the new “on” market! Thanks to Property Whispers, no longer do buyers need to struggle or pay fees to access the off-market inner circle, and real estate agents will now be able to reach far more ready buyers, creating a more competitive off-market sales process so the property can sell more quickly. This off-market property match-making service is now available to buyers and real estate agents by simply registering at Co-Founder of Property Whispers and former real estate agent Liane Fletcher says, “Traditionally buyers needed to be on many sales agents’ databases or engage a buyers agent to access properties being sold on the quiet or pre-market. Now, buyers finally have the tool to access off-market properties that specifically match their purchase requirements. At the same time, agents can now offer vendors not wanting to pay for expensive advertising or those wanting to keep the sale quiet a platform to do so. A positive result for all! It’s a no-brainer for real estate agents and buyers alike.” How Property Whispers Works: 1. Buyers register list their property requirements (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb). 2. Real estate agents list their off-market property specifications (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb) - only discoverable via a match. No street address is revealed to the buyer. 3. An instant match occurs when a buyer’s property requirements matches an off-market property and the contact details are immediately sent to both buyer and agent so they can make contact. 4. The buyer and real estate agent speak, arrange to meet to view the property and hopefully a sale follows! Online registration is free for buyers to join Property Whispers. A three month obligation-free trial period is available for a limited time for all real estate agents who register online; those who choose to use the website thereafter pay an annual subscription fee. About Property Whispers: Property Whispers is Australia’s first off-market property website, matching buyers and their property requirements with suitable off-market properties in their chosen area, as listed by local real estate agents. Launching in Sydney in June 2017, with the service to be rolled out nationally over the next 12 months. Register online to access Property Whispers in your local area: For more information or to set up an interview with Liane Fletcher, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – (02) 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – We are Expanding in Sunny Brisbane Queensland 2017-06-11T13:29:07Z we-are-expanding-in-sunny-brisbane-queensland Welcome Sandra Ryan who is our Exclusive Agent in Brisbane who took up our home business opportunity We are pleased to announce Sandra Ryan will be looking after Memory Keepsakes in the Brisbane area.  She lives locally and will be attending the Southbank Markets.  She decided she was interested in a home business opportunity around her family. She is based in sunny Brisbane and will be available to show pieces, do in home parties and also attend the Southbank Market in the heart of Brisbane.  She will mainly be working on weekends as this allows her the flexibility to work around her family commitments.  She is a lovely very busy lady.  We are so pleased to have her on board, as we have many clients visit us from Brisbane and they love our work, and now they will have a regular contact in Brisbane.  Sandra will be very happy to help you select your desired piece as she will have all our pieces on offer on her display. Memory Keepsakes are looking for other people who are looking for a home business opportunity.  The big plus this business provides is flexibility.  The products are unique and loved and we provide our clients with loving keepsakes of their special memories.  A very simple concept that is loved by many.