The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-18T06:59:25Z Vantage Circle organizes Virtual Walkathon to promote Corporate Employee Health 2021-01-18T06:59:25Z vantage-circle-organizes-virtual-walkathon-to-promote-corporate-employee-health New South Wales, Australia, Jan 18th, 2021: In a bid to contribute to the corporate employee health across the globe, Vantage Circle is hosting a Global Corporate Virtual Walkathon to mark its 10th anniversary under its flagship product Vantage Fit from 30th January-1st March 2021.  Covid-19 has led to many challenges and the health of the greater section has been adversely affected. On the occasion, Mr. Anjan Pathak , the CTO and Co-Founder of Vantage Circle said, “Through the Global Corporate Virtual Walkathon, we want to encourage the corporate community to take a resolution to adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle. As walking is known to be one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to drive away from the monotonous work from home environment, Vantage Fit urges all the employees to be a part of this change towards a fitter lifestyle.”   Vantage Fit, a corporate wellness app designed from the ground up for enterprises. It focuses on preventive health care by promoting healthier lifestyles and habits, with a built-in framework for corporate challenges, the app provides an edge over other fitness apps for enterprises. Presently, the user base is 1.5M+ employees from some of the top corporates in India like HCL, Accenture, Infosys, WIPRO, Aricent, GE, Mu Sigma, Capgemini, to name some. The employees can register themselves till 28th January, 2021. All the participants from the winning company will be rewarded Amazon Gift cards as well as the employees of the top-scoring companies will also get a chance to win rewards.  The Vantage Fit app supports Fitness band integration of popular fitness trackers for counting your steps. The participants will get access to real-time leader boards in the Vantage Fit app and website, to keep track of their performance. To know more, please visit https://www.vantagefit.io/global-corporate-virtual-walkathon and register along with your fellow 5 co-workers to be a part of the change. Private Owner to Sell Chappell and Gavaskar Merchandise For Charity 2021-01-15T00:04:29Z private-owner-to-sell-chappell-and-gavaskar-merchandise-for-charity The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is hoping two cricketing greats will provide an injection of funding thanks to an online auction of memorabilia launching today.   The auction features a 1977 baggy green from Australian Test player Greg Chappell and 1971 Test cap from Indian Test player Sunil Gavaskar.   The two items are being kindly donated by Steven Nasteski, an Australian art dealer who purchased the items from The Sir Geoffrey Boycott Collection auction last year.   Mr Nasteski says he recalls the endless summer of watching cricket listening to Benaud, the Chappell brothers, Lawry, and Co. was almost as synonymous as hearing cicadas late in the evening.   “My first real experience as a six year old was watching Chappell, Lillee, and Marsh play in the Series vs. India in 1981.  Gavaskar was at that time the great Indian cricketer revered at home.  God like.  Greg Chappell also revered in Australia.   “I thought I could bring the two great leaders of their day together by purchasing and donating these two Caps for the benefit of all small children in my home town of Sydney.  Children deserve the best healthcare possible and I’m hoping this contribution will help achieve this,” says Mr. Nasteski.   “These caps hold great value in the cricketing community and thanks to Mr Nasteski’s generosity, they will soon gain even greater significance for sick kids and their families.  Funds raised through the sale of the caps at this auction will help to fund world-class paediatric research and clinical excellence so that children can live their healthiest lives, and that is a priceless gift,” says Nicola Stokes, CEO at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.   The auction is being managed by Australia’s leading marketplace, Pickles, who managed the record-breaking sale of Sir Donald Bradman’s Test debut baggy green late last year.  Pickles also managed the auction of Shane Warne’s No. 350 baggy green last January, resulting in more than A$1m being donated to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.   “We’re thrilled to take stewardship of Mr. Nasteski’s generosity.  Both items will be available for sale individually via an online auction at Pickles.com.au,” says Pickles spokesperson Shaquille Ali.   Mr Nasteski adds:  “The sale of these two wonderful parts of history will help the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation do what they do best; improve and help the lives of small children in my great city whilst give a potential Australian or Indian cricket tragic a chance to own something of incredible importance”.   ONLINE AUCTION AT PICKLES.COM.AU   1:00 p.m. AEDT Friday 15 January 2021 to 4:00 p.m. AEDT Sunday 17 January 2021   The auction will be held at Pickles.com.au starting 1:00 p.m. AEDT Friday 15 January 2021.  Interested parties are asked to register on the prior to the auction.   All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.   About the Greg Chappell Baggy Green The baggy green was handed to Greg Chappell at the start of the 1977 tour.  He gave it to Boycott at the end of the series, in which the Englishman finished as the highest run-scorer on either side.  An iconic symbol of Test cricket, the Baggy Green is worn by every Australian player in the field.  In Chappell’s day, a new cap was issued for each series.   About the Sunil Gavaskar Cap This cap was worn by Sunil Gavaskar during India’s tour of England in 1971.  India played three Test matches and surprisingly won the series 1-0 with two Tests drawn.  This was India's first ever series win in England.  The tour was not without controversy.  When taking a quick single from the bowling of John Snow, Gavaskar and Snow collided with Gavaskar falling over.  Snow was charged with deliberately barging into Gavaskar and was suspended.  The cap features the India logo to the front and inscribed 'ENGLAND 1971', with pen inscription 'S.M. Gavaskar' on the inside.   Mr Nasteski adds:  “I believe investing in collectibles like art, watches, vintage cars, and rare sporting memorabilia has enormous growth opportunities.  The history in Australia of the baggy green is so important to our culture”.   -ENDS-   IMAGES OF THE MERCHANDISE Images of the items can be downloaded here.   AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW ·         Current owner of the Chappell and Gavaskar items:Steven Nasteski  ·         Pickles spokesperson:Shaquille Ali   ABOUT SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS FOUNDATION Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is a charitable organisation that exists to fund ground-breaking research and everyday clinical care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW), Kids Research and other vital children’s services.  The Foundation has contributed more than $130 million over 30 years to support sick children and their families.  For more information visit www.schf.org.au.    ABOUT PICKLES Pickles is Australia’s leading marketplace for Transport, Construction, Mining, Aviation, Vehicles, General Goods & Salvage asset, offering thousands of quality assets every week at below-market prices.  With over 50 years’ experience selling on behalf of trusted vendors including government departments, major financial institutions, fleet, lease and insurance companies, and major corporate businesses, Pickles offers customers value, flexibility, and convenience. Calling all dogs of Canberra to feature in a fundraising book project - Tails of Canberra 2021-01-12T12:00:08Z calling-all-dogs-of-canberra-to-feature-in-a-fundraising-book-project-tails-of-canberra Ina J Photography is launching registration for her fundraising book project, Tails of Canberra. The coffee table book will showcase dogs of Canberra big and small photographed in various locations around Canberra. The limited edition book will raise funds and awareness for rescue dogs with 50 per cent of the registration fees being donated to ACT Rescue and Foster.   Registrations for the book will launch on 15 January and will be open for 2 weeks with limited number of spaces for the book. Registration fee will cover a professional pet photography session with Ina J Photography and a double spread feature in the Tails of Canberra book. The photo shoot will be conducted during February to June with the book scheduled to be published in Spring/Summer before Christmas 2021.   Ina J Photography is a Canberra Pet Photographer specialising in capturing memories of pets and their people. She is an outdoor pet photographer capturing the pet’s personality in natural outdoor location with various landmarks of Canberra as its backdrop. In 2020 Ina raised nearly $11,000 for ACT Pet Crisis Support through her Canberra Paws 2021 pet calendar contest.   For further enquiries about the Tails of Canberra book fundraising project, please contact Ina on ina@inajphotography.com. Interested participants can register or find out more details about the book project on https://inajphotography.com/book-project. PRE-OWNED WATCHES: A TREASURE IN ITS OWN TIME 2020-12-28T09:44:23Z pre-owned-watches-a-treasure-in-its-own-time Everyone knows the value of a luxury watch firsthand, hence their calling price. Yet, it is a known secret that watches from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, all retain their value well. There is a high likelihood of appreciation as well. I know of someone who sold his Rolex ‘Hulk’ (Submariner 116610LV) to an acquaintance, and within a short period of time, the price had appreciated by 50%. Now, with Rolex announcing the discontinuation of the ‘Hulk’, the price is comparably double, or even higher. Rolex 116610LV Submariner Date “HULK”. Photo via watchclub Naturally, people are worried about preloved watches and their condition, that’s why Luxe Montre has its in-house atelier that is certified for watch restoration and appraisal. Indeed, there are risks in purchasing preloved watches from individuals, but it doesn’t apply to a boutique like Luxe Montre, which has experience in watch collection and retail spanning two decades. Maybe you newly discovered your enthusiasm in timepieces, or maybe you are a veteran connoisseur in the horology industry. Either way, we naturally gravitate to the people we want to be associated with. Fancy a group of business owners, professionals of a varied scope? Get yourself a Rolex Submariner or Daytona and mingle. Left: Rolex Submariner Hulk Stainless Steel | Right: Rolex Daytona Platinum Maybe feeling a little artsy and creative for a dinner? Take a Franck Muller Totally Colour Crazy Dreams to go with you. Franck Muller Totally Colour Crazy Dreams. Background via Freepik Rubbing shoulders with socialites and high society? Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Lady or Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillion Chronograph in Stainless steel would be a good fit. Left: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore | Right: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillion If you are taking part in a game of golf or going for a dive? A Panerai Luminor might be a choice pick for the occasion Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01313. Photo via Time & Tide Watches I’m not saying that these brands are the go-to picks in cases like these, but I’m certain that these images come to mind and fit, don’t you agree? That’s exactly the reason why I thoroughly appreciate and agree with the vision of Luxe Montre, to create a horological utopia for horophiles new and seasoned. It’s easier to be a part of a community that has a physical location where I can gather with like-minded individuals, expand my horizons, and network. One aspect that definitely hits home on buying preloved watches is that most of these watches are scarce, and it doesn’t matter if the scarcity is manmade. Just as everyday items like cars, computers, and phones get discontinued and upgraded, so do watches get discontinued, upgraded, change of design. There are myriad reasons as to why, but that could be the same reason why everyone knows that preloved watches will only be appreciated. They are part of the reasons why Luxe Montre exists. Look at Richard Mille. They produce fewer than 5,000 pieces in a year, and they’re only 21 years old from the point of inception. Compared to Rolex, Asian powerhouse Seiko, Audemars Piguet, it is a fledgling brand. But who wouldn’t want to own a Richard Mille, preloved or brand new? I know I would. To be fair, all timepieces are works of art, just that I subjectively prefer some things that are more unique than others. Personally, my watch of choice is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in Everose gold. Rolex Datejust 41 Everose Gold. Photo via Rolex A touch of feminine? Maybe, but I stand at 6’1” in the heavyweight category, so most large watch faces like a Pam or Audemars Piguet would honestly make me look a little too fierce. Even neutral colours do little for my image. So instead, I would choose to wear something more vibrant like a Rolex GMT-Master II Jubilee Bracelet “Pepsi” or a simpler Grand Seiko ‘Godzilla’ 65th Anniversary Limited Edition.  Left: Rolex “Pepsi”. Photo via Rolex | Right: Grand Seiko Godzilla. Photo via Seiko The truth is that the artistry and workmanship behind each and every timepiece result in a timeless treasure for their owners, both present and past. My father, a traditional, conservative Chinese person, has worn the same Rolex Daydate since I could remember. His income could easily buy luxury watches every month, but he has always worn the same one, day in, day out. It is a testament to the craftsmanship behind the Rolex that I have never once seen him send it in for service in the past three decades, and that he has used it from when he was working till past his retirement. Watch Mechanism. Photo via World Tempus Beyond the choices of colour and aesthetics, the one thing that keeps preloved watch prices ticking upward is the longevity, and mechanism behind them. For Richard Mille, some designs showcase the mechanisms directly. For Patek Philippe, it isn’t as obvious, but the fact that the Grand Complications series is so sought after by horophiles everywhere is evidence of a strong mechanism, a long-lived movement. Preloved watches have something that I really take heart in: It’s the history. It need not be a bombastic history like John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Rolex Daytona, a gift from Marilyn Monroe, that became nicknamed Rolex ‘President’. It could be acquiring my father’s Rolex Daydate, it could be purchasing from a fellow watch enthusiast at Luxe Montre. Ultimately, the timepiece, its design, its purpose, all gives me an insight into the personal history of the previous owner(s). Rolex President Day-Date Masterpiece “Pearlmaster” Platinum. Photo via Luxe Montre Perhaps it is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Gran Prix” or a Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa ” Ivory ” in 18K Rose Gold, this is a strong sign that the previous owner is a racing or F1 enthusiast. Who knows what these insights will bring? A new friend is a new friend regardless of how you know him or her, but it is definitely better if we shared common interests or hobbies. Left: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Gran Prix” | Right: Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa  All in all, preloved watches are a thing to look out for. Sometimes, we might be able to find one at a good price, but if the veracity of the seller is doubtful, is it not just simpler to purchase from Luxe Montre? Not only is their reputation right there, but the atelier would also serve as a great conduit for forging stronger bonds. Fat Boy Fight Has Launched A New Website Selling Combat Sports Gear & Tech For All Fighters 2020-12-22T05:40:13Z fat-boy-fight-has-launched-a-new-website-selling-combat-sports-gear-amp-tech-for-all-fighters Press Contact andrew@fatboyfight.com.au www.fatboyfight.com.au   Fat Boy Fight Has Launched A New Website Selling Combat Sports Gear For All Fighters Fat Boy Fight has launched a new website that sells quality fight gear for both recreational and professional fighters. Fighters of all shapes, sizes and skill level can purchase the best boxing gloves, MMA gloves, protection and training equipment designed for combat sports including boxing and MMA.    This newly launched website sells a large variety of combat equipment for at-home fighters, professional boxers and studio owners. The streamlined design and comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page make the shopping experience seamless.    As the name suggests, this brand is different from other fight gear websites. This new website provides an inclusive shopping experience, providing gear to fighters of all shapes and sizes. The Fat Boy Fight community focuses on combat sports gear for everyone and anyone who needs it. A lot of thought went into the tongue-in-cheek name, “At Fat Boy Fight, we enjoy watching the big fellas throw down in the cage and in the ring. So we decided to name our business after the heavyweights and perhaps poke a little fun at our own physiques" says, Andrew Lusted, founder of Fat Boy Fight.   Fat Boy Fight has top-quality gear for all forms of combat sports. Those looking to workout at home can find everything they need to create their own home boxing studio. With a selection of boxing bags, skipping ropes, mouth guards, boxing gloves, and the best MMA gloves, the website has all the products anyone needs for a fully equipped home gym. Studio and gym owners can also find professional equipment, including gym sanitizer by searching the well laid out navigation bar or search tab.    The website is fueling all fighters. “Our passion and interest in all forms of combat sports has enabled us to create Fat Boy Fight and provide a shopping experience catering to everyone and anyone who needs fight gear” says, Lusted. The website makes it easy for shoppers, offering a 100% money-back guarantee and attentive, personalized customer service. If a customer has a question about a product, they are encouraged to send an email. This website was launched for real fighters and self-proclaimed “fat boys” who want authentic, quality equipment that prioritizes performance over appearances.    About Fat Boy Fight – Fat Boy Fight, www.fatboyfight.com.au, sells fight gear for all combat sports with a selection of the best boxing gloves and best MMA gloves. The brand is for fighters of all shapes and sizes, especially the big boys. At-home boxers, studio owners, and professional combat fighters can find all the equipment they need on the new website.  Nature Play isn't an option, it's a necessity! 2020-12-15T09:31:30Z nature-play-isn-t-an-option-it-s-a-necessity On the 10th of December, the NSW outdoor education sector came together to discuss the development and growth of Nature Play in the state. WA, QLD, SA, ACT, and VIC all have dedicated nature play organisations, so this was an important action for inclusion across a range of industries including urban planning, preventative and restorative health care, active recreation as well as primary and early years education. Hosted by Outdoors NSW & ACT and facilitated by Sam Crosby, Greater Sydney Parklands, there was an overwhelming 100 registrations for the one-and-a-half-hour event which proved the interest in the effort to do more. “It was so pleasing to hear that we have a united voice when it comes to the importance of nature play in this state”, said Lori Modde, CEO of Outdoors NSW & ACT. “We had representation from Nature Play Australia, Network of Community Activities, NSW Early Years Nature Connections group, Australian Association of Environment Education, early childhood practitioners, environmental educators, local councils, out of hours school care providers, landscape architects, urban planners, park managers, parents, and researchers”. Western Sydney University published a research paper, “Wild Play Garden” (Dobia, Truong, Ward, Regalado, 2019) that deduced nature play exposes children to risk in order to learn and increase resilience. Parents noticed their children enjoying the freedom to explore and to take risks in a safe environment. This is one of many research articles that prove the benefits of playing, learning, and being educated outdoors. “There is much current research about nature play and in support, we know it has benefits and those practicing can demonstrate these. What we now need is a wide-ranging association that invites more people; practitioners, teachers, and children to access nature play so we can provide results for children and families”, said Fran Hughes who is the convenor of a professional development networking group known as NSW Early Years Nature Connections. “Increase social, physical and language skills, increased resilience, self-management, cooperation with others, increase imaginative play, develop positive relationships with self, others and the environment to name a few”. As a result of demand and need, the Greater Sydney Parklands are currently developing a Nature Play Strategy in partnership with many stakeholders across NSW, including Outdoors NSW & ACT, Network of Community Activities to name a few, that will take form in 2021. “We saw the effects of COVID on our kids and youth so it’s so important we move on these solid findings and start with the younger years on getting them outdoors, playing, and discovering nature more.” Says Mrs. Modde. In a research paper about growing up in a digital age in Australia by the Gonski Institute in 2020, 84% of teachers surveyed believe that digital technologies are a growing distraction in the learning environment. More than nine of ten educators think that the number of children with psychological, social, and behavioural challenges has increased in the last 3 – 5 years. Empathy has also declined, as well as student physical activity. As we were coming out of lockdown Tom Mulvaney, Psychologist, and Co-Leader of Policy at the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy spoke to the media on a similar line, “We need to keep people physically and mentally well through a system that caters for a safe, stable and connected time in the outdoors. Going outdoors is one cost-effective and safe way to support physical, mental, and social wellbeing and prevent longer-term ill health”. Sam Crosby from Greater Sydney Parklands who facilitated the forum said, “Bringing together a wide spectrum of people and organisations to discuss the opportunities that nature play can bring was extremely inspiring and I look forward to building on the success of this forum to develop a movement for nature play in NSW and all of the benefits it brings for children and families.” 2 ANTHONY MUNDINE v MICHAEL ZERAFA NEWS CONFERENCES 2020-12-15T05:44:58Z 2-anthony-mundine-v-michael-zerafa-news-conferences 2 MUNDINE v ZERAFA NEWS CONFERENCES FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 2020 BENDIGO 10 am & MELBOURNE 2pm Anthony “The Man” Mundine & Michael “ Pretty Boy” Zerafa will face off against each other to announce details of their upcoming 2021 fight at 2 news conferences this Friday 18th December at 10am in Bendigo and 2pm in Melbourne. 10am Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis St. West Bendigo Victoria 3550 . 2pm Melbourne. Doherty’s City Gym, ‘Banana Alley’ 367 Flinders St. Melbourne 3000 MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO MAX@MARKSONSPARKS.COM OR CALL MAX MARKSON 0412 501 601 Chanukah 2020 – What’s On 2020-12-09T09:42:19Z chanukah-2020-what-s-on Chanukah (also spelled “Hanukkah”) is an eight-day ‘festival of lights', which begins each year on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. The festival begins this Thursday 10 December, at sunset! As part of the week-long celebrations, Emanuel Synagogue will hold its flagship event, Chanukah at the Beach, on Thursday 17 December. Chanukah at the beach is a family-friendly event at which the whole community is welcome. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic dinner. Emanuel will supply the sufganiyot (donuts)!  When: Thursday 17 December, from 4pmWhere: Parsley Bay Beach, Vaucluse. Horler Avenue, off Parsley Road Additionally, the Synagogue is proud to support Chanukah Inspirations, a free email journey commencing 10 December. Participants will receive a daily email with teachings about Light and Jewish Mysticism from Rabbi Dr. Orna Triguboff.  When: 10-18 DecemberWhere: Online, via email Register: orna@emanuel.org.au Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat will take place at 6pm on 11 December. Join Rabbi Triguboff and guest musicians. Light the candles, sing, and bring a picnic, at an Eastern Suburbs beach.  When: 11 December, from 6pmWhere: Beachside! Exact location confirmed to registered attendees Register: orna@emanuel.org.au Attendees at outdoor events are encouraged to practice social distancing in accordance with NSW Government guidelines.  In addition, Emanuel Synagogue Social Justice Committee is running a Chanukah Drive for the Asylum Seekers Centre. They are collecting urgently needed non-perishable food items and toiletries. Goods can be dropped to: Emanuel Synagogue (enter via Woods Ave, Woollahra) Jesse's Cafe, 443-445 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay Le Marais, 6/1094 Anzac Parade, Maroubra Grandma Moses, 105-109 Anzac Parade, Kensington Burger Centre, 120 King Street, Randwick Click here for a list of goods required, visit https://emanuel.org.au/asc-drive/ For more information email socialjustice@emanuel.org.au For details on all activities and links to recipes, songs, games, and more, visit https://emanuel.org.au/chanukah/   ---   ENDS ----  More info: Robert Klein, Head of Marketing & CommunicationsEmanuel Synagogue 0410 439 347 marketing@emanuel.org.au Outback Air Race Entries Close in Record Time 2020-12-08T04:47:03Z outback-air-race-entries-close-in-record-time In less than two weeks the Outback Air Race has received over 42 entries with more than 100 people eager to participate in the 2021 event, with more on the waiting list. The Outback Air Race raises much-needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service with over $3.1m being donated from this triennial event since it began in 1996.  It is Australia’s most successful and enduring air safari, and in 2018 this volunteer-run event was successful in several categories at the Australian Event Awards. Teams from WA, ACT, NSW, Qld and Vic will meet in Darwin for the start of the race on the 30th August and spend the next 13 days flying to various locations ending with the finale in Coffs Harbour on the 12th September 2021. The Outback Air Race is not actually a race but a time trial, with participants, scored electronically on teams’ nominated times from A-B  and “nearest to the pin” to set locations for participants to find and overfly accurately. Each ‘leg’ of the race has a winner who becomes the custodian of the actual fundraising (mannequin’s) leg, resulting in more opportunities for that team to fundraise by filling it with donations at the leg destination. Each year the Royal Flying Doctor Service helps over 370,000 patients, conducts 18,000 remote clinics and flies over 27 million km.  The RFDS has been operating for over 92 years. The Outback Air Race will be calling into nine locations from Darwin to Cooinda, Adels Grove, Karumba, Undara, Shute Harbour, Gladstone, Roma and Goondiwindi before finishing in Coffs Harbour. Participants will be flying their various light aircraft 3,900kms to achieve the target of raising $600,000.   Please see the race website www.outbackairrace.com.au for more details on our event.   Plant Gift Packs for Your Near and Dear Ones at Christmas 2020-12-07T07:51:26Z plant-gift-packs-for-your-near-and-dear-ones-at-christmas Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it twinkling light displays, gifts under the tree and reruns of Home Alone. It’s a jubilant season and The Indoor Plant Co wants to help you spread the joy with our Plant Gift Packs. Choose from one of our thoughtfully pre-selected Plant Gift Packs that of course feature a beautiful indoor plant and little gifts to please everyone. Choose the pot colour, one of the dozens of plants we offer, the delivery timeframe and add some extras to make it your own. Finish off your Christmas Gift Pack with a personalised message that will make your loved one smile.And we’ll do the rest! All packages sent from The Indoor Plant Co during the holiday season will be gift wrapped in festive wrapping paper and colourful ribbons. We even include a delicious Christmas cookie in every Gift Pack sent during December for a special sweet treat! Running a little late with your gift-giving? Not only can you schedule a specific delivery time, but we also offer same or next day delivery. We all get busy during the holidays, let us help!Here are just a few of the curated Plant Gift Packs The Indoor Plant Co offers: ●      New Baby Gift Pack Is a new family member joining your Christmas festivities? Then this cute little Plant Gift Pack by the Indoor Plant Co is the perfect gift. Watch the indoor plant grow alongside their little bundle of joy! Let’s be honest though everyone is going to be watching the baby, hopefully while they play with their new friend: Larry the Sheep, included in this adorable gift package. Click on the link above for a full description of this gift package!  ●      Plant Lovers Gift Pack The perfect Christmas gift for your favourite green thumb! The Indoor Plant Co includes all the accoutrements your co-worker, friend or family owner needs to take care of their new green friend including Little Book, Big Plants by Emma Sibley, a beautiful antique-styled mister, plant food and a small set of trimming shears. And of course a beautiful indoor plant of your choice.  ●      Coffee Lovers Gift Pack Who doesn’t love the rich aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning? If you have a loved one that is truly enamoured by get-up-and-go-juice (i.e. coffee) then this is the perfect gift! This Plant Gift Pack by the Indoor Plant Co includes chocolate-covered coffee beans (yum!), invigorating organic coffee body scrub and a package of locally roasted and ground Bailey Brasilia Coffee. Give the delicious gift of caffeination this Christmas season!  ●      Hi Tiger Pamper Gift Pack We all need a bit of pampering, and you can give your friends and loved ones the gift of self-care, with the Hi Tiger Pamper Gift Pack. Not only will the recipient get a beautiful calming indoor plant, but also a selection of high-quality Hi Tiger and Kavari skincare products.  ●      Christmas Gift Packs Although giving gifts can be a heart-warming and thoughtful gesture, it can also be pretty challenging. The Indoor Plant Co can take the guesswork out of gift-giving with our new Christmas selections! We even include a delicious Christmas cookie in each gift pack sent in December! Personalise Your Plant Gift Pack!The Indoor Plant Co’s Plant Gift Packs can be personalised multiple ways - but you can also add a slew of extra little gifts for extra Christmas cheer! Add cookies to the Coffee Lovers Pack (or even more coffee…), an additional book about how to raise a plant to the Plant Lovers Gift Pack, maybe the new baby has a sibling that would like their own Larry the Sheep? Just want to send a plant to your loved one? No problem our name is The Indoor Plant Co after all! We have dozens of different indoor plants including succulents and Mini Christmas Trees. Best of all we are an online shop (one of Melbourne’s top online gift delivery service as voted by Time Out), meaning you can do your holiday shopping from your couch with your favourite beverage in hand! Have any questions or need help putting together the perfect Christmas gift? Send us an email at info@theindoorplantco.com.au and our customer service agents will point you in the right direction! POLICE LAUNCH HONEYTRAP BY KANIKA BATRA 2020-12-06T23:13:11Z police-launch-honeytrap-by-kanika-batra RETIRED POLICEMAN TO LAUNCH HONEYTRAP # NEW BOOK ABOUT FEMALE SERIAL KILLER # HONEYTRAP WEAVES TRUE CRIME INTO FICTION # AUTHOR IS TED BUNDY EXPERT NSW Police Senior Constable Anthony Dilorenzo (Retd) will officially launch HONEYTRAP a psychological thriller about a female serial killer by debut author Kanika Batra over “killer cocktails” at Berkelouw Books Paddington, 18 Oxford St at 6pm this Thursday 10th December 2020. Kanika is a Ted Bundy expert and weaves his activities into the fictional serial killings of the book’s female lead character. Anthony Dilorenzo has had a fascinating life as the son of a CIA agent, born in Singapore, then spending his childhood in Sydney before moving with his family to live in Malibu for 13 years. He later returned to Bondi where he became a policeman and famously was involved with the police shooting on Bondi Beach on the morning of 28th June 1997 of French photographer Ron Levi. Levi had been diagnosed as mentally ill and spent the previous evening at St Vincent’s Hospital, after suffering a delusional episode. Dilorenzo is currently finishing the book of his own life called COP THIS. Honeytrap is a psychological thriller that intersects with historically accurate true crime. The anti-heroine character Maris Caldwell is a bisexual serial killer and wealthy hotel heiress who operates in Seattle in 1974, during the time of Ted Bundy’s reign of terror. They develop a relationship, and all events relating to Ted have been heavily researched and are precisely reported by the author who is an expert on all things Ted Bundy. The controversial novel is so full of killings it may make your stomach turn. It definitely did that to some of the characters in the book which features multiple killings, slaughter and bloodshed of men , women, a child and even a dog. Honeytrap is not for the fainthearted due to the heinous nature of the crimes involved.  It’s far stronger than anything James Patterson, David Baldacci and Dan Brown could come up with in their most fanciful dreams. Kanika Batra, who is a Ted Bundy expert, says “ I’ve worked on this novel for five years and have undertaken hundreds of hours of research into the mind, crimes and motives of Ted and I believe I can offer a new perspective to devout true crime fans everywhere. Ted Bundy has always drawn interest; a charismatic, handsome law student who managed to kill 35 women (or potentially more) in his spare time is unfathomable to people, and they to seek to understand him. There has been another surge of popularity as of late, particularly due to the movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” starring Zac Efron and the Ted Bundy Tapes on Netflix. I would like to offer these audiences the knowledge I have gained from reading every book, watching every documentary, speaking to the actual police officers that handled his case back in King County in 1974, connecting with friends and members of his family and listening to hours of conversations between Ted and Stephen Michaud/Hugh Aynesworth in a palatable and riveting manner. Honeytrap retails for $29.95 and is available now at Berkelouw Books Paddington , all good book stores and www.booktopia.com.au TO INTERVIEW KANIKA BATRA , to receive review copies email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 4501 601. ABOUT KANIKA BATRA Kanika Batra is an actress, model, operatic singer and author and has been a finalist in Miss Universe New Zealand, Miss World Australia and Miss Jetset International. Kanika has a substantial following on Instagram (@kanikabatra), Facebook (@kanikarosebatra) and snapchat       MURRAY HARTIN IS AUSTRALIA’S MODERN-DAY BANJO PATERSON NEW BOOK POCKETFUL OF POEMS OUT NOW 2020-12-06T22:16:38Z murray-hartin-is-australia-s-modern-day-banjo-paterson-new-book-pocketful-of-poems-out-now AUSTRALIA’S MODERN-DAY BANJO PATERSON # POETRY BOOK PERFECT XMAS GIFT   Murray Hartin, who has been described by Alan Jones as a “modern-day Banjo Patterson” will have his new book, A Pocketful of Poems, officially launched by Alan with a host of legendary sports stars in attendance including dual international Scott Gourley,  John Gibbs, 1984 Grand Slam winning players Nick Farr-Jones, Bill Calcraft and Tom Lawton who is MC for the event. MEDIA ARE WELCOME.  Friday 11th December at 10am at Manjits on the Wharf, 49 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney.   TO INTERVIEW MURRAY HARTIN AND/OR TO ATTEND THE LAUNCH and receive review copies email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson  0412 501 601     Published by Wilkinson Publishing, A Pocketful of Poems is a collection of Murray’s most well-known and most loved poems that optimises real Australia and will bring you to both tears and laughter. The book retails at $19.99 and is OUT AND AVAILABLE NOW to purchase on www.booktopia.com.au  or wilkinsonpublishing.com.au and all good bookstores.     About Murray Hartin Murray ‘Muz’ Hartin grew up in the Northern NSW town of Moree and started his career in journalism at The Northern Daily Leader. The job came via a win in the inaugural Bush Poetry competition as part of the 1987 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Muz helped form The Naked Poets and the crew played to packed houses at the Tamworth Festival for 13 years. He moved to Manly in 1996 to try the poetry caper full-time and has somehow stayed afloat for 24 years with the penning of his poem Turbulence in 1998 playing a huge role in his survival in the crazy world of entertainment. Muz has lived in Sydney, Tamworth, Newcastle and Melbourne but is now back home in Moree on his late Dad’s 25-acre block, four miles from town. He travels Australia performing at conferences, sporting lunches, charity functions, drought relief events, country festivals as we as conducting poetry workshops for schools. He plays bad golf, gets a big kick out of cooking for friends and making a huge mess, loves watching most sports, loves his music, can’t sing to save himself but he reckons nothing beats catching up with mates. He’s also one of the best poets in Australia. He is the author of Fair Crack of the Whip (2019).