The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-09-16T23:51:27Z Christmas Gift Guides: Pure Planet Club Subcriptions 2020-09-16T23:51:27Z christmas-gift-guides-pure-planet-club-subcriptions Why buy one present when you can have a gift delivered weekly, monthly or quarterly thanks to Pure Planet Club’s plastic-free and tree-free subscription service for toilet tissue and lip balms. A box of toilet tissue may not be a standard gift for mum, dad or the grandparents, but they’re sure to be thanking you for never running out again or having to cart it home from the supermarket. Plus an organic, plastic-free lip balm is a great stocking filler! Pure Planet Club are the creators of tree-free and plastic-free toilet paper, household and beauty products. Their mission to save the planet by keeping our oceans clean and forests green began in 2017 with their toilet tissue made from bamboo. In 2019 they launched their first beauty products including organic and plastic-free lip balms. Pure Planet Club – Toilet Tissue: Pure Planet Club Double Length 3 Ply Tree-Free Rolls feature 300 sheets per roll with 36 rolls per box. RRP $52.20 per carton on a subscription basis. 100% natural, plastic-free and plant-based. Made from renewable bamboo, so it’s recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable. Septic-safe, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and BPA-free, making it the most guilt-free toilet tissue available. Unlike conventional toilet paper, which is usually wrapped in plastic, their toilet tissue rolls are individually hand-wrapped in paper featuring pretty marine-inspired designs with fun facts about the environment. Pure Planet Club – Lip Balms: The new lip balms contain shea and cocoa butter, beeswax, sunflower oil and antioxidant-rich vitamin E to moisturise and hydrate the skin. RRP $27.00 for a 3 pack on a subscription basis. Available in four flavours – natural, mint, vanilla and raspberry USDA Certified Organic Plastic-free with compostable packaging (Made from 100% uncoated PCW paper) Cruelty-free Contain no aluminium, parabens, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners Gluten-free Stay tuned for some exciting launches from the brand in 2021. All Pure Planet Club products are available online now at www.pureplanetclub.com. Low waste kitchen revolution: how getting organised can save your sanity and the planet 2020-09-16T03:56:27Z low-waste-kitchen-revolution-how-getting-organised-can-save-your-sanity-and-the-planet Low waste kitchen revolution: how getting organised can save your sanity and the planet   Tasmanian eco entrepreneur, Bronwyn Kidd, adds youthful voice to low waste living SUSTOMi supporters have saved 20,000,000 pieces of plastic from entering landfill and oceans Podcast Life Freshly Sorted offers guidance with food, environment and mindset Beeswax wraps, silicone bowl covers and silicone fridge pouches as alternatives to plastic Customised beeswax wraps now available   Walking into a local suburban Hobart cafe, Bronwyn Kidd, could be mistaken for a university student as she takes a seat, orders a chai and starts tapping away on her laptop. The young 20-something is enjoying a work-from-home day, but don’t be fooled by the casual, youthful exterior. This trailblazer is on a mission to change the world.   When Kidd returned from overseas travel five years ago, the passionate Tasmanian had acquired a fresh perspective of the way of the world, and she was not entirely happy about it. She decided it was high time an Australian voice joined the growing following of a much-needed lifestyle revolution: the low waste movement.   Thinking big picture, Kidd engaged in national research and realised there was a lack of access to obtainable resources helping people transition from high waste to low waste lifestyles. In 2016, SUSTOMi was born. The company’s mission remains the same since its inception; to be a market-leading voice for reducing single-use plastic consumption in the home.   By far the most popular product within SUSTOMi’s range is the original mainstay beeswax wrap; an easy, low waste alternative to single use cling wrap. Designed to be playful and fun to use, the brightly coloured patterns and a light honey smell make this product a feel-good choice in the kitchen. “SUSTOMi is a stylish, modern, no-nonsense way of tackling a massive issue. We want to offer access to obtainable solutions and do that with complete transparency. All of our products are carefully designed and refined to keep in alignment with our values – to provide customers with low waste goods and good intention,” Kidd said.  With environmental impact and wellbeing as Kidd’s key business focus, SUSTOMi tracks its sales and expected usage closely. From beeswax wraps to silicone covers and pouches, reusable shopping bags and clever lunch bags, there are many easy ways to give low waste living a try.  “To date, our supporters have helped us save 20,000,000 pieces of plastic from entering landfill and oceans. Our message is very simple: more people adapting to low waste lifestyles is far better than a small handful of the community living zero waste lifestyles. We offer easy solutions for those who are ready to make incremental lifestyle changes today,” Kidd firmly stated.  Alongside useful kitchen products, Kidd has recently launched her own podcast to further reach and inspire the low waste movement. The program titled Life Freshly Sorted is available on all popular podcast streaming services, featuring special guests sharing their thoughts on all things relating to low waste living, health and wellbeing.  “With Australians spending more time at home this year, now is the time to reflect consciously on your consumption habits, deciding how your environmental choices at home impacts the wider community and future generations,” Kidd added.  Launching this month, SUSTOMi will be taking orders for customised beeswax wraps for business gift ideas (logo print, brand colours) and personalised wraps (children’s drawings, photos) in time for early December Christmas deliveries. Feelgood Female Fitness gym owner, Andrea Franke, was one of the first businesses to order custom branded wraps as gifts for her members. “We are always thinking of ways to surprise and delight our members. Not only do the beeswax wraps look great with our logo, but the product is aligned with our sustainable lifestyle philosophy. It’s a way to remind our loyal members to take care of their health and wellbeing at home too,” XXX said.  To celebrate its new product  launch, SUSTOMi is offering 10% off on orders received before 16 October 2020. Order quantities and prices vary, with the most popular option being the small, medium and large 3-wrap packs. Don’t delay though, delivery is six weeks from the date of order, and believe it or not Christmas 2020 is just around the corner.  “We are very excited to be launching these customised beeswax wraps to Australian businesses and families. Not only are we making our products even more accessible to meet our environmental impact goals, but we are also spreading joy and encouraging a sense of fun at a time when it is needed most this year,” Kidd shared.  For more information, visit: https://sustomi.com.au/corporate-gifts/  #sustomi #lowwaste #beeswaxwraps #sustainablegiftideas #ecofriendlygifts   About SUSTOMi SUSTOMi was established in 2016 by Bronwyn Kidd in Tasmania, Australia. The business mission is to encourage Australians to live healthier, low-waste lives through their philosophy, Your life: freshly sorted.   Bronwyn also hosts a podcast, Life freshly sorted, featuring special guests offering their wisdom on getting life freshly sorted in a purposeful, low waste way. This podcast is available on a number of platforms including iTunes and Spotify.   Alongside its educational value, SUSTOMi also sells alternatives to household plastics to help shift consumption habits. These products include beeswax wraps, silicone food pouches and silicone covers.   IMAGES: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8bdy52mye7ojlcl/AACLCWwQX9o3XMpYEAy_sqqfa?dl=0     AYRE Real Estate - New Listing - 1/102 Miller Street, Pyrmont 2020-09-16T01:50:09Z ayre-real-estate-new-listing-1-102-miller-street-pyrmont A rare find in Pyrmont! Property Details: Street Address: 1/102 Miller Street, Pyrmont Price Guide: $800,000 Configuration: 1 bed 1 bath 2 car spaces Sale Method: Auction - Saturday, 3rd October @ 2:00pm Last Traded: $350,000 in March 2004 Size: Apartment 97sqm & Parking 30sqm Outgoings: Strata: $1337pq approx. Water: $154pq approx. Council: $296pq approx. Agent: Adrian Wilson – 0410 444 044 & Craig Donohue – 0422 987 110 Year Built: 2000 Inspections: Thursdays and Saturdays @ 1:30pm - 2:00pm Level: 1 of 10 levels Style: This oversized courtyard apartment with a double garage is a unique and very rare property located in the heart of Pyrmont. Boasting an impressively scaled design, this quality ground floor apartment provides open plan living with huge outdoor entertaining spaces. Bedroom: Airy bedroom with built-in robe and direct courtyard access. Bathroom: Classic modern bathroom featuring floor-to-ceiling tiles. Kitchen: Stone and gas fitted kitchen offering stainless appliances. Dining/Living: Open plan living/dining room with a tranquil green outlook. Adrian Wilson, Ayre Real Estate Principal and Director says, “This is apartment is perfectly suited for either downsizers seeking the convenience of inner-city living or an executive couple. It really is a rare opportunity to be able to a one-bedroom apartment, yet have the feeling of space, outdoor living areas and two car spaces located on the city fringe.” Other features: Partially covered courtyard with private leafy surrounds Facilities include an indoor pool, gym, sauna, building manager New carpet and new paintwork plus scope to further update Double garage, ducted air conditioning and intercom system Immersed in the hub of lively Pyrmont, merely steps to shops and eateries and moments to the CBD. Check out the images here: https://ayre.com.au/listings/residential_sale-2486652-pyrmont/ McLaren Vale’s first organic producer, Bosworth Wines, celebrates 25 years of organic vineyards 2020-09-14T23:28:28Z mclaren-vale-s-first-organic-producer-bosworth-wines-celebrates-25-years-of-organic-vineyards Organic wine sales in Australia have soared in recent years, making it hard to imagine that back in 1995 organic wine was rarely heard of. This year, 2020, marks 25 years since Bosworth Wines began converting their McLaren Vale vineyards to become certified organic, the first growers in the region to do so. That decision sparked a movement that now sees McLaren Vale boasting the highest number of certified organic vineyards of any wine region in Australia.  From those early days in the mid-1990’s Bosworth Wines now produce more than twenty wines from their certified organic, family-owned estates under two labels – Battle of Bosworth and the Spring Seed Wine Co. They also export to over 10 countries, including the USA, Korea, Russia, Sweden and Japan.  As there was no existing methodology for modern McLaren Vale vineyards wanting to convert to organic, viticulturist Joch Bosworth (who is also the co-founder and co-owner of Bosworth Wines, together with his partner Louise Hemsley-Smith), had to largely invent his own. This included pioneering the use of the local yellow soursob under the vines for weed control, and the modification of a rotary hoe to cultivate only the soil under the vines in order to remove weeds. Twenty-five years later, many of McLaren Vale’s organic growers use Joch’s cleverly adapted rotary hoe technique in their own vineyards. And the humble soursob has proudly become the Bosworth Wines logo.  Born and raised in McLaren Vale, Joch’s decision to convert to organic was made when he returned home after a stint working as a viticulturist in the USA and Victoria. “I realised that McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate was well suited to organic viticulture”, said Joch. “Personally, I’d never been too keen on using chemicals, so I took what I knew and made a start, devising the process as I went using some ideas and advice from a few old growers in the district.”  Joch’s vision and commitment to organic viticulture has underpinned the success of the Bosworth Wines business, capitalising on the rising consumer interest in organics over the last two decades. Some reports indicate demand for organic wine in Australia is growing at more than 50 per year as consumers become more conscious of their purchasing decisions and aware of issues like sustainability. Organic wine – which is wine produced from grapes grown without the use of synthetic or artificial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides – must also be subject to restricted levels of sulphur dioxide that can be added to the wine, as well as the chemical fining agents used.  Despite the surge in demand, the area is still considered a niche market, with organic wine making up only 1.3 per cent of all still wine consumption in Australia (Wine Australia, 2019). *** ENDS *** For further information on Bosworth Wines visit www.BosworthWines.com.au  Interview opportunities with Bosworth Wines co-founders, Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith, are available.  Hi-res imagery is available here. Fruit & Seeded Crackers for Three! 2020-09-14T04:26:48Z fruit-amp-seeded-crackers-for-three Fruit & Seeded Crackers for Three Australian family owned and run business, Tucker’s Natural has recently launched a range of premium dark rye flour Fruit and Seeded Crackers into Woolworths stores nationally. The newly released Fruit & Seeded Range consists of 3 fruit and seed combinations.   F       Apricot, Linseed & Sunflower F       Mixed Berry, Poppy & Pepita F       Blueberry, Chia & Sunflower   Filled with the goodness of real fruit and seeds, these crackers will both stimulate and satisfy the taste buds with a combination of savoury and sweet tones. They are a healthier alternative to the run of the mill sweet biscuits available on grocery shelves.   All varieties are Vegan, non-GMO, yeast free, palm oil free and provide a source of fibre.   Healthy and gourmet snack foods are projected to account for a larger proportion of the Snack Food Manufacturing industry's revenue over the next five years.   Healthier snack foods are expected to make up a greater share of consumer snacking habits. and are more likely to take share off products that are viewed by consumers as “less healthy”, like conventional potato chips, according to IBIS World on Snack Food Manufacturing in Australia outlook   “The leading supermarket chains have recognized these changing consumer trends. We worked with Woolworths to develop and deliver a healthier sweet/savoury cracker more in tune with current consumer needs”, said Managing Director Sam Tucker.   With consumers looking for “better for you” snacking options, this new range fits the bill. It also works as an accompaniment to cheese, so it is very versatile for both snacking and entertaining.” said Sam   The range will also be rolled out to Independent retailers nationally.   Tucker’s Natural Fruit & Seeded Crackers 100g have an RRP of $4.00     ABOUT TUCKER’S NATURAL “Tucker’s Natural vision is simple- Better, naturally!” said owner, Sam Tucker. “We produce all-natural snacks that complement our customers healthy lifestyles. Always delivering on exceptional taste and with the aim of contributing positively to our customer’s lives.   Our brand is aligned with the changing demands of consumer snacking- all-natural, healthier, gourmet, functionality, premium, provenance, Australian owned and made, non-GMO, environmental responsibility, and food safe practices.   This is reflected in our brand packaging, with a personal message from me on the back of most of our packaging plus a picture of my beautiful family- Cindy, my very supportive partner and wife and our three boys, Zak, Axel and Jordan. Cindy and I believe in what we do, encouraged by what we want for our children which is a better and healthier world,” said Sam.   13 years ago, Sam Tucker with his wife Cindy, started the Tucker’s Natural Gourmet Cracker brand based on their personal philosophy of healthier quality eating. Sam is a qualified chef and a graduate of the ICHM (International College of Hotel Management) enabling him to develop a product that supported this philosophy. From the first range of Gourmet Crackers it has expanded to include Gluten Free Bites, Gourmet Bites, Fibre Packed Snack Crackers, Fruit Bites, Cheese & Cracker Snacks, Cracker & Dips Snacks and Fruit Pastes. Today it has added Artisan Crackers, Fruit and Seeded Crackers and the Australian Deli Lavosh ranges.   Based in Seaton, South Australia, this family owned business is a staunch supporter of other Australian businesses, sourcing where at all possible from local suppliers.   Any queries please contact Sam Tucker on 0417 736 522 or Diana Swanson on 0418 712 320 diana@tuckersnatural.com.au www.tuckersnatural.com.au www.facebook.com/tuckersnatural/ www.instagram.com/tuckersnatural/   END Pictures of Fruit & Seeded Crackers click on this link  https://app.box.com/s/ko49s1t3wpa4r29jyg1nlh6ez6bmkwms   Samples available on request to diana@tuckersnatural.com.au It’s back! The 1000 Hour Heated Eyelash Curler returns 2020-09-10T00:55:25Z its-back-the-1000-hour-heated-eyelash-curler-returns Iconic Australian DIY lash and brow brand 1000 Hour are thrilled to announce that their Heated Eyelash Curler is once again available in Australia. After taking a short hiatus the highly request DIY beauty tool is making a comeback. The purse-sized heated eyelash curler features double heating elements to safely lift and curl lashes without crimping or breaking the strands. Tegan Martin, 1000 Hour Ambassador says, “Aside from the lash and brow dye kits, this product from 1000 Hour comes in a close second. It’s so easy to use and it really works. For me, it’s one of my beauty kit staples and the perfect size to take with me on trips – when we’re allowed!” 1000 Hour Heated Eyelash Curler – Step by Step: 1. Remove the protective cap and slide the power switch to “ON”. The heating indicator lights up green and the preheating process automatically starts. 2. The appliance is ready to use when the colour of the temperature sensor changes from blue to transparent. 3. Place the heating curler on the base of the upper eyelash and hold it for approximately 3 seconds. Slowly move the curler upwards until you reach the tip of the eyelash. 4. Lightly press the eyelash with the wire section and hold for approximately 3 seconds to create a curl. 5. Use the Eyelash comb to comb the eyelashes for superb definition. 6. After use, slide the power switch to “OFF” to turn the appliance off. Please note, this product is not designed to be left in places where humidity is high, immersed in water, used by children unless supervised by an adult and not recommended if you have eye allergies or conditions. The 1000 Hour Heated Eye Lash Curler is available now at an RRP of $19.99 from: www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. Slaughtering Jobseeker 2020-09-09T22:43:55Z slaughtering-jobseeker Dear Editor, One of Australia's biggest meat corporations says JobSeeker is too generous! Some of us might imagine that paying the rent or mortgage and feeding the family on $550 a week (soon to be reduced to $400) would not be a bed of roses. But the corporate and industry affairs manager of Teys says this is making people “a little bit too comfortable”. In his mind, the rate should be slashed further, so people will be forced to work in their hellish slaughterhouses, where COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly. There they will spend their days killing terrified animals, at processing speeds that guarantee suffering for both the workers and the animal victims. Here’s a better plan – instead of forcing people into poverty so they can keep the conveyor belts moving, cut the meat from your shopping list, and let’s close down these grim death factories. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au JURA GIGA 6 Automatic Coffee Machine Wins Good Design Award 2020-09-08T01:32:14Z jura-giga-6-automatic-coffee-machine-wins-good-design-award JURA Australia are proud to announce that the new JURA GIGA 6 fully automated coffee machine has been awarded the prestigious Good Design Award for Product Design Domestic Appliances in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “We’re thrilled to have taken out this award. The GIGA 6 which we launched earlier this year has already outperformed our projected sales volumes for 2020 and its really no surprise. The engineering that has gone into developing our most premium household machine is second to none, the Swiss really outdid themselves with this machine.” The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers. More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level. About the JURA GIGA 6 Automatic Coffee Machine Leading the way and redefining the concept of automatic coffee machines, the GIGA 6 is a top-of-the-line professional coffee machine for household use. Featuring 28 different specialties and the ability to prepare two perfect barista quality specialty coffees simultaneously at the touch of a button – always freshly ground, not capsuled. The Good Design Awards Jury praised JURA GIGA’s 6 Automatic Coffee Machine, commenting, “A lot of design hours have gone into this machine. A really stunning product exhibiting real product quality, sound design and solid construction. ” The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards. The JURA GIGA 6 is available now for RRP $6,490 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. 5 Ways to Green your home this Spring 2020-09-07T23:23:42Z 5-ways-to-green-your-home-this-spring Spring has arrived and according to Mark Paul, horticulturist and founder of The Greenwall Company, there is no better time to update your indoor or outdoor space by adding a living greenwall, greenroof or bespoke feature to your home. With innovation in greening systems expanding into new custom made gabion, that are lightweight and designed to fit any space, the options are endless. Mark Paul, founder of The Greenwall Company says, “Greening your home or now work-from-home space doesn’t need to be a mammoth task and thanks to our new customisable gabions you can get creative and make the most of any space in or outside your home. Or if you just want to simply hide the bins, cover up an ugly wall or fence and look out your window and see greenery then our traditional panel greenwalls and EcoPillows can simply be installed pre-planted, the only thing we need to access is to water. “All of our installations are set up with an automated irrigation system to ensure minimal maintenance from the homeowner and to keep the plants flourishing all year round,” said Mark. All of The Greenwall Company’s products use Mark’s very own and patented soilless media, which is made up of 94% recycled materials including PET Bottles, polystyrene and even coffee ground waste from the local coffee shop. The media is so light in weight in comparison to traditional soil that it makes the installation of a greenwall, roof or gabion so much simpler and more cost-effective as it removes the need to reinforce the surface it is being applied too. The options include Customised Gabions, Traditional Greenwalls, Greenroofs, Feature Walls and Blades. All installations are bespoke and are designed to last the lifetime of the surface they are applied to. Many can also easily be relocated, should the owner move and want to take the wall or gabion with them. About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. They pride themselves on the fact that their walls and roof gabions are built from 94 per cent of recyclable materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. Tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which they are installed, further reducing waste. The Greenwall Company have now installed their greenwall systems in over 200 projects and will continue to work towards the goal of reclaiming the built environment.www.greenwall.com.au Leading Gold Coast Small Business Advocate Launches New Venture Amidst Covid-19 2020-09-03T23:39:17Z leading-gold-coast-small-business-advocate-launches-new-venture-amidst-covid-19-1 A leading Gold Coast small business advocate has launched a new venture amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, designed to connect the local community.GC Connected Markets at Broadbeach is the brainchild of Paula Brand, with the Gold Coast City Council approved weekly event promising to be a fusion of her iconic Small Business Expos and a traditional farmer’s market.Ms Brand’s passion for markets was ignited when she had a small hobby business selling salad dressings at the local Gold Coast markets when she was 24. Now she has taken her love of markets to create the weekly GC Connected Markets to share her joy of connecting people and fostering a meeting place, an activity centre and a well being hub for the benefit of the Gold Coast community.“I am so excited to offer Coast Coasters the opportunity to visit a farmer’s market during the week so they no longer need to wait until the weekend for their fresh produce,” said Ms Brand.“Not everyone works 9am to 5pm during the week, we have many people who cannot get to the farmer’s markets on the weekend.“Our markets are all about connections – connecting our primary producers to the home plate, connecting our community through healthy and creative activities, connecting to local small business owners who sell items for the home, children, entertainment and connecting local artists and entertainers who will share their skills and talents to a wider community.“This is a fabulous mixed market space to bring people together of all ages – for health, fun, well being, to connect, be happy and to enjoy this wonderful park space.”Held weekly on a Tuesday from 7am to 12pm and located at 33 Fremar Street, Broadbeach Waters at the Surfers Paradise Rugby Union Clubhouse and car park, GC Connected Markets are surrounded by the Albert Park which has dog walking trails, a lake, children’s playground, basketball courts and BBQS.“There will be live entertainment from 9am to 12pm, active and healthy activities from 10am to 12pm and picnic mats to use to sit and relax on.“Come for a cake and coffee, join in an active and healthy activity and pick up your essential fruit and vegetables for the week, support fresh and local!“Dogs are not allowed onsite, but we do have a dog area with water bowls for furry friends.”GC Connected Markets also promise to be “Covid Safe” under 500 events. with strict social distancing measures of 1.5 metres, and hand sanitisation and washing stations available within the event precinct.No stranger to hosting large-scale events, Ms Brand’s Small Business Expos have supported small business for more than six years, connecting 20,000 businesses to generate $20 million by running large business-to-business expos in partnership with 60 sponsors, across South-East Queensland.“Our business and jobs expos represent primarily the invisible businesses – home-based, online, mobile and micro businesses. There are approximately 25,000 of these on the Gold Coast alone,” said Ms Brand.For a stall holder information pack, please email: paulabrand@smallbusinessexpos.com.au or phone Paula Brand: 0475 411 793.- ends -For more information or for interview/photo requests, please contact:Joanne RahnDirectorzanthii communicationsPhone: 0402 148 334Email: joanne@zanthii.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiaCovid 19  If, in the past fourteen (14) days: You have been overseas; You have been in contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19; You have been in a COVID-19 hotspot; You have had COVID-19; You have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, You will be unable to enter the Event Precinct. If you have symptoms conducive with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or headache), we request that you do not enter the Event Precinct. If you present with symptoms upon entry to the Event (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath) you will not be able to enter the Precinct, but will be taken to a discrete isolation area for further investigation. Additionally: Social distancing measures of 1.5 metres between people/household groups must be maintained at all times. Hand sanitisation stations and hand washing stations will be available within the Event Precinct and will be identified by signage around the Precinct. Patrons are encouraged to ensure that they regularly wash and/or sanitise their hands during their visit to the Precinct. Aggression and abuse of our staff and other attendees will not be tolerated. Anyone presenting signs of aggression or becoming abusive will be removed from the Precinct. Regular Event announcements will be conducted over the PA system to remind all attendees at the event to ensure hygiene considerations are observed. Social Distancing Ambassadors will be employed specifically to monitor and encourage social distancing in all walkways, on exhibitor sites and in high traffic areas. In the event that people find themselves in a queued situation at the entry point to the event venue, we ask that you practice physical distancing in your household groups of no less than 1.5 metres. And… please – no kissing, hugging and handshakes whilst in the event precinct. Market Management  The market is owned and operated by Paula Brand from Small Business Expos. We have always supported small business for over 6 years connecting 20,000 businesses to generate $20 million by running large business to business expos in partnership with 60 sponsors, across South East Queensland Our business and jobs expos represent primarily the invisible businesses – homebased, online, mobile and micro businesses. There are approx.. 25000 of these on the Gold Coast alone. Website: www.smallbusinessexpos.com.au  Paula Brand is the owner of the GC Connect Markets – 0475 411 793 and the owner of Small Business Expos. Her passion for markets was ignited when she had a small hobby business selling salad dressings at the local Gold Coast Markets when she was 24. Now she has taken her love of markets to create the weekly GC Connected Markets to share her joy of connecting people and fostering a meeting place, an activity centre and a wellbeing hub for the benefit of the Gold Coast community. 5 Spring Must Haves For Every Home 2020-09-01T06:36:11Z 5-spring-must-haves-for-every-home Sydney property stylist and interior designer Justine Wilson shares her spring must have that not only won’t break the bank but will give your home an instant lift this season. From florals to indoor trees and window dressings and bed linen, there is something for every home, no matter what the budget. Justine Wilson, founder of Vault Interiors says, ”We’ve made it through to my favourite time of the year. This weekend I’ll be doing my annual spring clean and changing up my bedding, cushion covers, and throw, to bring in the warmer weather and longer days. “Be savvy, to update your home, you really don’t need a big budget. Stores like Kmart, Spotlight, and Ikea have really upped their game when it comes to styling your home. I recommend doing your research online before going instore, so you have a good idea of the colour scheme and what pieces and sizes of things you really need. Otherwise, it can be quite overwhelming!” said Justine. Justine Wilson’s top 5 spring updates: 1. Fresh florals! Spring is all about beautiful flowers so grab yourself a bunch and create a centrepiece arrangement at home, I love florals on an entry console or at the centre of my dining table. To make a real statement use multiple size vases or vessels and do a group of three, the different heights will create a pretty vignette and you can opt for three complementary flower types, or mixed bunches on repeat will also work. 2. Sheer curtains – It’s time to pack away the heavy thick curtains and bring in the light and airy sheer looking ones. Nothing is nicer than a pretty sheer curtain blowing in the wind on a spring day, airing out your living or bedroom and letting the light flicker in. On-trend colours are linen, white, or beige. 3. Scatter cushions - Now is a great time to change out your scatter cushions and accessories for light neutrals, this year cream, caramel, linen and brown are on-trend. Think earthy and yet very simplistic. To bring the room together try some on-trend rustic urns, vases, clear quartz crystals, or vintage look breadboards. 4. Indoor plants: An olive tree in a rustic pot! This is the new go-to plant and makes a beautiful visual statement in your home. The olive tree is this year’s fiddle leaf, they work in any room and will conjure up feelings of an Italian holiday to boot. 5. Bedtime! New bed linen, this is a no brainer. Simply swap out those heavy duvets and coverlets. White linen is the vibe this spring, pair with very simple feather filled white or cream scatter cushions for a dreamy, hotel-like minimal look. For further tips and topics from Justine Wilson go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au EATING FISH AND YOUR HEALTH 2020-09-01T03:42:49Z eating-fish-and-your-health EATING FISH AND YOUR HEALTH…   There is unequivocal evidence that eating fish regularly each week may provide many health benefits. Almost all health authorities world-wide encourage consuming fish two to three times a week. Eating fish is a very important as part of a balanced healthy diet. Seafood, especially fish is the major source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids.    Canned fish is convenient, easy to prepare and an excellent option to fresh fish without sacrificing any nutritional values. They are also affordable, hearty and resourceful. Moreover, canned fish is shelf stable and should be a staple in your pantry.    Mackerel   Mackerel is an oily fish that is loaded with many nutrients like omega-3 fats, selenium, and vitamin D. Therefore, TAHI mackerel is rich in lean protein, loaded with natural goodness and tasty without any ‘fishy’ aftertaste. Incorporating TAHI mackerel in your healthy diet and lifestyle may provide benefits to your heart and brain health.    Health Benefits    Analysing more than 20 different studies engaging many thousands of participants proves that eating fish fights heart diseases in many ways. The omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart against developing erratic and cardiac rhythm disturbances. This healthy fat help lower your heart rate and lowers blood pressure. Omega-3 fats is also known to be improving blood vessel function, may ease inflammation and lower triglycerides.    Taste   TAHI canned mackerel is makes hearty meals easily. You can prepare most delicious dishes in less than 30 minutes. TAHI mackerel also comes in ‘easy open’ cans for your convenience and ease! You will love TAHI mackerel in your favourite pasta with sautéed vegetables. There are many recipes for your favourite style curries whether it is Sri Lankan, Malaysian or Caribbean type cooking. You can be a little adventurous is cooking fish cakes, in pastries or making mouth-watering fish samosas. TAHI mackerel is so good and tasty that you want to try straight out of the can with a dash of lemon juice, green chilies and fresh bread.     It is definitely a versatile and luscious fish that you will want to feed your loved ones with nutritious food.      Distribution   TAHI mackerel is distributed throughout the Sydney market, Brisbane market and now in Mildura, Victoria. They are available from independent grocers, ethnic stores, fruit markets, Asian stores, speciality outlets and certain independent IGA Supermarkets.    In Brisbane, TAHI mackerel is distributed by    YUVI Pty Ltd 52 Meadow Ave Coopers Plains, QLD 4108   P: (07) 3255 6854   NSW distributors are as follows:   Philinh Pty Ltd 64 Chadderton St Lansvale, NSW 2166   M: 0430 664 519   HiLands Foods  17/24 Garling Rd Kings Park, NSW 2148   M: 0410 353 115 P: (02) 9671 3610     Value Fish   TAHI mackerel is premium quality deep water mackerel that establishes itself as the great value canned fish. They well priced in comparison to other brands. TAHI mackerel is product of Chile, which is distinguished for classic quality canned seafoods. There are pleasantly surprising good return sales from people who loke their canned fish, especially for cooking fish curry.    END Divine Food & Wine Dinner at Tilly May's 2020-08-31T02:21:36Z divine-food-amp-wine-at-tilly-may-s The Trinity invites guests to experience a divine evening of wining and dining in an ambient setting under the stars upstairs at Tilly May’s rooftop on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 from 7:00PM. Tilly May’s is all about the fun time vibes and while private functions may be on hold for the time being due to the pandemic, Tilly’s still wants to keep the good times rolling. Teaming up with Halliday 5-star rated winery - Printhie Wines from Orange, NSW, the venue is welcoming groups of up to 10 guests to join them for ‘Tilly’s Divine Wine Dinner’. The evening will consist of a 4-course menu paired with 6 meticulously selected wines to delight your palate. Elegant dishes carefully curated by head chef Derek Bell will feature locally sourced produce from drought affected areas around NSW. The menu will include dishes such as ‘Lake Canobalas Murray Cod Tortellini with Chevre & Sweet River Foam’ paired with Printhie’s Topography Chardonnay to start. This will be followed by the chef proclaimed stand out ‘Spatchcock & Prosciutto Roulad with Blue Cheese & Balsamic Onion on Cauliflower & Confit Garlic Puree’ described by Derek as “a great countryside dish, that’s always a winner”. The night is suited for everyone from wine lovers, to those who just like a tipple or two and are looking for some good recommendations on what to drink coming into the warmer months. The occasion is about enjoying good food, good wine & good company. The event will include short talks from the wine maker and a quick-fire Q&A for guests to get answers to any burning questions they may have about all things wine, without being distracted too long so you can enjoy the evening & atmosphere with friends. If you have not managed to make your way up to Tilly May’s yet, we strongly recommend checking out The Divine Wine Dinner, as a fun way to check out Surry Hills newest award-winning rooftop venue. Tickets $85pp (+bf) – On sale now via The Trinity website or Eventbrite. https://www.trinitybar.com.au/whats-on-entertainment/tilly-mays-divine-wine-dinner https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tillys-divine-wine-dinner-tickets-118573858603 ENDS  Image Link - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1O-j2uvt54VWe18W73DwK0sDm2UgIq38l?usp=sharing Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tillymayssydney Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tillymayssydney/?hl=en For further information please contact:  maddison@calligerosgroup.com.au 0432460890 The next pandemic? 2020-08-30T10:53:53Z the-next-pandemic Dear Editor, What the world does not need now is another pandemic. Yet in Victoria, hundreds of thousands of chickens, turkeys and even emus are now being killed in the hope that wholesale carnage can stop or slow the spread of at least three different, extremely virulent strains of bird flu. This is not surprising – confining and killing animals for food has been linked to SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19. You’ll never catch the flu from tofu, but when tens of thousands of birds are crammed into sheds and forced to stand in their own waste and breathe in the fumes, diseases spread and can mutate into different strains quickly. People can be co-infected with an avian and a human influenza virus. The genetic information in these viruses can then reassort to create a new virus, against which humans have little or no immunity. If you care about animals, and your own health, do what many others are doing nowadays and choose healthy vegan meals. If everyone went vegan, these birds, each of them a personality who wanted only to enjoy life, wouldn’t have lived in misery and died in terror, and humans wouldn’t be facing yet another catastrophic virus. Mimi Bekhechi Campaigns Strategist People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney, NSW, 2002 (08) 8556-5828 Last Minute Father's Day Gift! The JURA ENA 8 2020-08-27T04:21:27Z last-minute-fathers-day-gift-the-jura-ena-8 Make Dad’s day this Father’s Day with the gift that keeps on giving all year round, with a world first, fully automated, Swiss made, JURA ENA 8 coffee machine. The compact, one-cup design is the first coffee machine in the world housed from solid aluminum and is available now online from www.au.jura.com for $1,999. From the 1st August to the 13th September, JURA Australia will be celebrating Dad’s around the country by providing a JURA Starter Kit valued at $200 with every purchase. The Starter Kit includes a 500ml Glass Milk Container and a 3-month coffee subscription via local roasters, CIRRUS Fine Coffee, amounting to 3kgs of freshly roasted coffee beans over the 3 months. The JURA ENA 8 includes the following features and benefits: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 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 CLARIS Smart is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from whole 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 – including flat white which pours coffee first and espresso doppio which grinds, tempers and brews twice, with just one touch. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add 1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. The JURA ENA 8 in Massive Aluminium is available now for RRP $1,999 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries.