The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-12-06T03:40:11Z Rip into summer on your own custom Beemer 2015-12-06T03:40:11Z rip-into-summer-on-your-own-custom-beemer Sydney, Australia:  BikeBiz is delivering the ultimate in exclusive, premium quality big boy’s toys… the chance to have your own BMW motorcycle custom-built.   For those wanting to roar into summer in the saddle of something that says ‘individuality’ on two wheels, you can do no better than a perfectly personalised BMW.   With over 30 years in the game, BikeBiz is providing customers the opportunity to design and build their own BMW motorbike.  Creating an unsurpassable Christmas gift that delivers style, freedom, more raw thrills than any parachute jump - and it keeps on giving.   BikeBiz’s most recent creation is a rework of the iconic BMW RnineT to create an amazing performance Café Racer that mixes modern running gear with a nod to retro cool.   Created with selected premium parts, it’s a build that clicks perfectly, finished with a paint and graphics scheme that stops you in your tracks to drink in all the details.   While experts on every type of bike, BikeBiz is known for its creative workshop culture, where bike craft thrives, the tools are out and ideas are still made of metal in the name of performance and individuality.   “Our team really know their bikes, so depending on the customer we can just give some direction on design and performance, supply a BMW and parts and let them build it themselves, or we can really get hands-on and custom-build the whole bike from scratch”, explains BikeBiz boss and founder, Mark Condon.   “The boys love a good challenge and they are very focused on build quality and precision – that sort of care can take time - so if you want something to make the most of the summer months I’d be getting in touch soon.”   For customer enquiries on a BMW Custom build contact Scott Stewart on (02) 9682 2911 | scotts@bikebiz.com.au.   ~end~ Editors Notes About Bikebiz: BikeBiz, established in 1987 as a small second-hand bike dealer, has grown into one of Australia’s leading bike retailers, repeatedly topping the country as the leading retailer for many of Australia’s favourite brands.  Still very well known for the impeccable quality of its pre-owned motorcycles and always busy servicing bikes, BikeBiz also imports, reworks and retails Harley Davison bikes under its Iron Ride brand and runs Australia’s most popular online spares and accessories store. With a culture built around two wheels and attention to detail, BikeBiz people continue to pride themselves in providing the best in advice, bikes and service for all levels of rider.       Images: Photograph BMW Classic Sun Kist - Created by BikeBiz’ own Boris, a lifetime engineer, machinist and technician, this model is built from a 2015 BMW ‘RnineT’ with custom exhaust and fairing, Rizoma rearsets and carbon accessories. Full custom Sun Kist paint.   Design Concepts: #1 M Racer – inspired by BMW’s magnificent M Series supercar racer with its red and blue race livery.  #2:  BMW Classic Sun Kist  - inspired by BMW’s legendary R 90 S of the 70’s, now brought to life by Boris.   Credits: Design Concepts:Alex Bianchini-Kometer Photography:Saxon Shing   Rothenberger Awarded for Design and Innovation 2013-05-26T14:11:51Z rothenberger-awarded-for-design-and-innovation ROTHENBERGER Australia New Zealand, May 2013        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Rothenberger Awarded for Design and Innovation   ROTHENBERGER ANZ has received international recognition by being awarded two Good Design® Marks from the Australian International Design Awards for their Kibosh Pipe Repair and Roflare Revolver tools.  The Awards which recognise form, function, quality, safety and sustainability of a product are judged by leading Australian and international experts in design. ROTHENBERGER, which has a strong commitment to design, innovation and engineering, only entered these two products in the awards.  Created by Scottish plumber Ross Dickinson the, recently released, Kibosh Pipe Repair is a unique patented device which provides a professional, affordable, quick and easy emergency repair for burst or perforated pipes, or leaky fittings.  This quick-fix solution saves the distress and damage of flooding, allowing the pipe to remain in use, while waiting for a plumber to reach the site, locate the isolator or gain access to the pipes (underground/behind walls). It requires no tools or plumbing experience to operate. The Roflare Revolver employs patented mechanisms to ensure a leak-proof norm-flare can be assured, making it the only flaring tool on the market that can guarantee a norm-flare inside relevant industrial standards. The compact design of the Roflare Revolver means it is suitable for working in tight areas like ceiling suspended indoor units.“As a leader in product engineering and pipetool innovation we see it as our duty to deliver the most effective, well thought through, products possible to the market”, said Oliver Taylor Managing Director ROTHENBERGER ANZ.  “I see the Good Design® Marks as proof we are walking our talk.”  “The Australian International Design Awardsassessment process is recognised as one of the most thorough of all international design recognition programs" explains Brandon Gien, Managing Director of Good Design Australia.  “By today's standards, quality alone is not enough to differentiate a product from its competitors.  “Consumers are concerned about performance, value for money, ease of use, safety and environmental impact; this is why both ROTHENBERGER products received this recognition.” ~end~  About ROTHENBERGER ROTHENBERGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative, technologically sophisticated pipe tools and pipe machining equipment in sanitary, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environmental technologies for more than 60 years. With more than 5,000 items ‘Made by ROTHENBERGER’, the portfolio includes a complete product range for professional users. ROTHENBERGER regards itself as a partner of specialist retailers for tradespeople and industry. Their own production rate of approx. 60%, and more than 180 patents and trademarks are proof of the innovative strength of the ROTHENBERGER products. About Good Design Australia and the Australian International Design Awards Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for running the Australian International Design Awards, one of the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the world.  The Design Awards recognise products and services that do not just look good, but work better and provide improved solutions on previous offerings, incorporating and epitomising all aspects of good design. Good Design® recipients are in the running to receive a coveted Australian International Design Award and the prestigious Australian International Design Award® of the Year (given to the best product or service in the overall Awards) will be announced at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards Presentation Ceremony on 30 May in Sydney.  ROTHENBERGER - New Local Appointments 2013-05-06T05:01:17Z rothenberger-new-local-appointments In April ROTHENBERGER ANZ appointed Trent Carter to the newly created position of Sales and Marketing Director, while long serving marketing coordinator Jimmy Santos has taken on the role of Marketing Manager.“As a leader in product engineering and pipetool innovation we are always looking for ways to refine and improve what we do”, explains Oliver Taylor Managing Director ROTHENBERGER ANZ. “These new appointments mean we can better service our local customers as we implement many exciting new projects over the coming years.”Trent Carter brings significant industry experience to the team, most recently being the New Zealand National Sales Manager with Heatcraft for 5 years and prior to that with BOC. Trent has great all round experience across sales and key account management in trade markets with market leading brands. Trent has solid technical trade product knowledge across refrigeration and industrial market segments.Jimmy Santos has been with ROTHENBERGER for 4 years and has been an integral part in the successful execution of many large mid-year tool sales and promotions with Reece and Tradelink. Most recently he has been behind the improvements to both ROTHENBERGER & Super Ego catalogues and the implementation of a more focused marketing approach overall.Global AppointmentsIn September last year THE ROTHENBERGER GROUP appointed a new global Chief Operating Officer, Michel Moulin. Michel’s primary role will be to drive even greater product and service quality initiatives through the business at every level.~end~About ROTHENBERGERROTHENBERGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative, technologically sophisticated pipe tools and pipe machining equipment in sanitary, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environmental technologies for more than 60 years. With more than 5,000 items ‘Made by ROTHENBERGER’, the portfolio includes a complete product range for professional users. ROTHENBERGER regards itself as a partner of specialist retailers for tradespeople and industry. Their own production rate of approx. 60%, and more than 180 patents and trademarks are proof of the innovative strength of the ROTHENBERGER products. ROTHENBERGER ANZ brings back more innovation to make plumbing easier 2013-04-24T01:42:46Z rothenberger-anz-brings-back-more-innovation-to-make-plumbing-easier Continuing its drive for technical expertise, a team from ROTHENBERGER ANZ recently supported its European counterparts at ISH – the world’s leading trade fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies.   While engaging with the European retailers and end users, the team also investigated the latest offerings in sustainable sanitation, environmentally sound and efficient air conditioning, heating, cooling and ventilation technologies; and future-orientated building solutions.   “We see a big part of our local responsibility being to take advantage of our global network in order to find the best, most innovative products to help the local plumbers by making their jobs easier, work faster and results better” explained Oliver Taylor, Managing Director, ROTHENBERGER ANZ.   Resulting from this expedition, ROTHENBERGER ANZ will launch a number of innovative new tools this year, including the ROLOCK EXPANDER Power Torque tool. The result of 40 years of development, this tool uses ROTHENBERGER proprietary expansion and calibration engineering technology for installing pipelines without fittings. This technology allows pipelines in the sanitation, heating, air conditioning, freezing and gas sectors to be connected cost-effectively without fittings. It also features a new, quick-change system for screw and quick-change heads. Naturally being ROTHENBERGER, it is constructed from the highest quality materials to stringent German engineering guidelines.   ~end~     About ROTHENBERGER ROTHENBERGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative, technologically sophisticated pipe tools and pipe machining equipment in sanitary, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environmental technologies for more than 60 years. With more than 5,000 items ‘Made by ROTHENBERGER’, the portfolio includes a complete product range for professional users. ROTHENBERGER regards itself as a partner of specialist retailers for tradespeople and industry. Their own production rate of approx. 60%, and more than 180 patents and trademarks are proof of the innovative strength of the ROTHENBERGER products. PROJECT WOW Water Festival - Thursday 13 September 5 – 9pm 2012-09-04T23:36:53Z project-wow-water-festival-thursday-13-september-5-9pm In planning for over twelve months, the Project WOW Water Festival is the inaugural celebration of water in the Marrickville region.Comprising ‘Water’ inspired creative activities, film screenings, art exhibition, art auction, performances, food & drink, the Water Festival celebrates the world’s most precious resource, the only one we truly cannot live without . Not only is it designed to celebrate water and its impact in our lives, it also draws attention to the need for Marrickville residents to improve their mindfulness of water, as currently less than 2% of all water available is consumed by residents. While local community groups and individuals have been working hard on this event, Marrickville West Primary School has viewed it as so important it has developed a complete semester’s curriculum around it. "Authentic learning is a powerful way to meaningfully engage students in the curriculum”, explains Ruth Bradfield Ling, Principal of Marrickville West Primary School. “With the vision of Project WOW, our school has contextualised a range of subjects including Science, English, Maths, Art and HSIE, within the study of our relationship with the Cooks River.  With the help of local community members from Project WOW, students are reflecting and exploring their local environment, while developing skills, knowledge and understandings about living and working in the Riverside Subcatchment and surrounding areas of the Cooks River.”” Vanessa Hyde, the project co-ordinator said that the event “will be a wonderful evening, full of fun and creativity, with something for every age. It’s a free event and the whole community is invited, so if you are free next Thursday evening, drop in.” For further information on the night contact Vanessa Hyde: ness@grakkart.com / 0430 032 716 or visit: www.projectwow.com.au. ~end~   Note to Editor: FUNDINGProject WOW has been made possible with the support of Marrickville Council and support through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Community Action Grants.Community Action Grants aim to help community groups take action to conserve and protect their natural environment. Grants of between $5000 and $20 000 are provided to groups for local environmental and sustainable agriculture projects.   IMPROVE OUR SUBCATCHMENT WATERCYCLE Did you know that each year in our subcatchment: ·         Sydney Water pipes in 287,000 kilolitres of drinking quality water. ·         521,000KL of water falls as rain. ·         Only about 0.4% (3,000KL) is actually consumed by the residents.   FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE EVENT CONTACT VANESSA HYDE: ness@grakkart.com / 0430 032 716 or visit: www.projectwow.com.au.       Stamp Duty Change and Location drive ‘biggest rush in the East’ response to Landmark Randwick development 2012-06-27T05:09:50Z stamp-duty-change-and-location-drive-biggest-rush-in-the-east-response-to-landmark-randwick-development The Eastern suburbs is already a strong investor market and the ability to take advantage of no stamp duty payable for sub $600,000 purchases before June 30th figured strongly in the list of factors that dozens of keen investors cited as motivators for their interest in the Sales Launch of “Landmark Randwick” Barker Street development in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.“Investing in off the plan has always been incredibly popular and certainly investors were as strong as ever with a hugely positive response to last weekend’s Sales Launch ” said Mint360property’s General Manager Diane Goncalves.“With the upcoming changes to stamp duty, the opportunity to secure a quality product with a quality developer at a sale price below $600,000 will effectively provide buyers with savings of up to $22,490 compared to next week. This significantly increased the motivation to exchange contracts amongst keen investors. In fact our sales director, David Gray, who is one of the areas most experienced auctioneers stated that it was the biggest rush he’d ever seen in the East” she saidThe leading boutique Eastern Suburbs real estate agency, who is marketing the property on behalf of the Zonie Property Group, reported however that the high level of competition between excited buyers for Landmark’s luxury one and two bedroom apartments, penthouses and skyhomes was primarily motivated by quality and the location: only 150 meters from the Spot with its bustling restaurants and Ritz Cinema, and an easy 980 metres to Sydney’s much-loved Coogee Beach. The introduction of 117 high quality apartments in a unique low rise residential building in the heart of Randwick The developer’s reputation for quality and design by Architects Jackson Teece whose work is characterised by a commitment to environmentally sustainable outcomes and the integration of the aesthetic, the practical and the commercial certainly added to the buzz that created a sense of real competition amongst buyers ‘in the room’ that saw more and more “RED dots” placed on the apartments as the scheduled appointments continued throughout the day. This Saturday 30th June will be the last opportunity for potential purchasers to secure one of the remaining sub $600,000 garden apartments free of stamp duty. The sales display office at 201-207 Barker Street, Randwick will reopen from 11am to 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from tomorrow (Thursday 28th June).###About Landmark Randwick:Landmark Randwick is a unique low rise residential building in the heart of Randwick by developer Zonie Property Group. The site that occupies over 4900sqm over a three street frontage is positioned on the eastern side of Avoca Street, on the corner of Barker Street. The four buildings are designed to maximise space and natural light, a feature of the project is the central landscaped courtyard. For more information on Landmark Randwick, see Information Sheet attached or visitwww.landmarkrandwick.com.auArthur Perdis, Mint360property’s Project Marketing specialist is leading sales and marketing for this development.About Mint360property:Mint360property is a leading Eastern Suburbs real estate agent who offers a complete 360o service for all property needs based on the premise of one contact, one answer, one exceptional outcome. With a staff of 32, Mint360property is an independent and forward thinking business that is passionate about property and achieving exceptional results. Its professional services encompassing sales, property management, development and finance within the one office. Its commitment to clients is ‘making your difficult decisions easier’. www.mint360property.com.auAbout RandwickIn the year to June 2011 the estimated resident population of Randwick City Council, one of Sydney’s most sought after city-coastal lifestyle areas was 133,945: an increase of 0.8% compared with the prior year. http://www.landmarkrandwick.com.au/randwick.htmFor more information:For interviews, high res images or additional information from Mint360property about sales and marketing of this project please contactLesley White Tamara BrownMobile: 0451 301 201 Phone : (02) 8383 7926. eBay Brings Offline Audience Segmentation to Online Advertising 2012-05-17T05:54:31Z ebay-brings-offline-audience-segmentation-to-online-advertising Thursday 17 May 2012: Today eBay launched an industry-wide educational campaign and microsite to highlight the power and impact of its introduction of geoTribes, a significant industry development, where for the first time Australian marketers can target ads online based on socio economic status, lifestage and needs. eBay’s head of advertising, JJ Eastwood, stated that only a company like eBay, with the ability to segment a large database according to both age and address, could provide this type of offering and implement it online at scale. “Marketers who are familiar with offline geo-demographical and needs-based segmentation, but have struggled to map them to digital campaigns, now have a tool that brings offline audience segmentation to online advertising,” said Eastwood “e-commerce is now a $30 billion industry here in Australia and marketers are looking for opportunities to connect with consumers while they shop online. Therefore it’s important that as we bring new advertising partners on-board, we connect them with the right audience and in turn our customers receive advertising messages that are both relevant and meaningful to them. “As the leading online shopping destination in Australia with 6.9 million visitors to the site in March alone[1], eBay is proud to lead the market into the next phase of online advertising, retail media, and offer - what we believe is - the most robust segmentation[2] available online,” he said. To illustrate the outcomes that the eBay geoTribes approach can yield, Eastwood unveiled results of rolling out the platform to existing clients in the six months since his appointment. During the introduction phase, optimal results achieved have been four-fold increases in CTR (click through rate) compared with prior performance and – more importantly – clients have informed eBay that their ROI has doubled as a result of eBay’s geoTribes geo-demographic targeting. eBay stated that clients who are achieving the best outcomes have followed a stepped process where they identify the correct geoTribe to target, then refine their messaging and offers to each tribe. The microsite http://advertise.ebay.com.au/geoTribes/ illustrates the nature of each of the 15 Tribes, the accuracy of the targeting system and the reach and engagement that eBay can deliver. It incorporates an interactive tool for marketers to generate a free report based on age, gender and geographic location with social media sharing capabilities. The company emphasised that its commitment to customer privacy remains paramount and that it maintains a strict policy of never sharing members’ personal information with third parties. Since 2007, eBay’s AdChoice program has been recognised as an industry-leading solution for providing transparency and choice in the field of behavioural targeting, with prominent notice and a persistent opt-out. Key facts:For Advertisers eBay is Australia’s leading retail media platform Broad reach: eBay.com.au reached 6.9 million visitors per month in March 2012 (Source: Nielsen Netratings) Highly engaged audiences: 1h50 average per visitor per month (2.5 to 4 times more time spent on eBay than on Australian media sites and portals that host display advertising) Highly relevant targeting: geoTribes is a proprietary system of independent research company RDA Research. It groups Australians into 15 easy-to-remember Tribes based on socio economic status (SES) and Lifecycle stage. Since 2007, eBay’s AdChoice program has been recognised as an industry-leading solution for providing transparency and choice in the field of behavioural targeting, with prominent notice and a persistent opt-out. AdChoice lets users choose whether to receive customised advertising on eBay and on the websites of its advertising partners. If users prefer not to see customised advertisements, users can use AdChoice at any time to advise their preference, or not to receive targeted advertisements. For Consumers: eBay.com.au is Australia’s leading online shopping destination At eBay.com.au new products direct from the brands are a core offering. Today 83% of all products sold on eBay are new[3]. ### ends ### For further information or materials and requests for interviews with eBay’s JJ Eastwood, please contact: Lesley White – LOCKE pty ltd M: 0451 301 201 E: lesley@locke.com.au About eBayFounded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, Skype, StubHub, Shopping.com and others. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. eBay.com.au is Australia’s Online Marketplace About RDA ResearchFounded in 1987, RDA Research <http://www.rdaresearch.com.au> provides advanced geodemographic targeting solutions for Australia, New Zealand, USA, Great Britian & Canada. geoTribes is a registered trademark of RDA Research. [1] Nielsen Netratings 6.9 million unique visitors for the month of March 2012 [2] RDA Research’s geoTribes is unique amongst geodemographic segmentation systems because of the incorporation of factual age in its fitment thus providing a greater discrimination for products and services with its lifestyle stage loading. [3] Source: ebay.com.au, internal data, March 2012 Breaking Thru with Success 2012-03-06T23:31:44Z breaking-thru-with-success Sydney, March 2012: Build around the ‘celebration of success’ Break Thru, Australia’s leading disability employment, training and community services provider, looked to its clients to grow awareness. “We are very well known within the industry, but not top of mind with employers, we created this campaign to give voice to what is known at the grass roots”, explains Fayssal Sari, General Manger – Marketing & Sales at Break Thru. “We determined that our real success is the success we bring to our clients, be it financial, physical or emotional. “Such success is something everyone can appreciate and profit from in their own way”, said Fayssal. The campaign incorporates television, radio, out of home, social media, online, public relations, sponsorship, direct mail (traditional and electronic), client relations, and internal communications. About BREAK THRU: Among the largest disability employment service providers in the countryBreak Thru People Solutions (Break Thru) is a not-for-profit company specialising in employment, training and community services. Employing over 700 staff across 56 sites throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Break Thru provides training and employment services for some of Australia's most disadvantaged groups including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Indigenous Australians, disadvantaged youth and people experiencing mental health issues. Additionally, Break Thru’s ‘Community’ arm provides centre and community based activities, counselling, family support and advocacy and work experience to assist each client reach their full potential. Simply, Break Thru helps their client’s ‘break thru barriers and create futures’. For more information visit www.breakthru.org.au Credits: Ideation, strategy & creative development by LOCKE pty ltd and Break Thru with online and social media being managed by Diiigy and buying by Delaney Advertising. ~end~ Interest rate drop ... No surprise 2011-12-07T05:51:20Z interest-rate-drop-no-surprise WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2011 - Off the back of yesterday’s Reserve Bank of Australia decision to reduce interest rates, David Gray Director of Sales at Mint360 property believes there are more to come. The Eastern suburbs-based independent real estate agent is predicting a further 25 basis point (0.25%) drop in the cash rate for each February and March of 2012 and that 2012 will present great opportunities for New South Wales property vendors. In relation to 2011, Mint360 property commented as follows: “The global economy Australian real estate has been mostly isolated from a massive global downturn. It has only been the top end market that we have seen a major correction. Mint360property believes that the currently economy situation is not a new crisis. It the final clean up of the original GFC,” said Mint360property’s General Manager Diane Goncalves. “At this stage the banks have not passed this on, due to the costs of borrowing increasing. We believe with public and media pressure we will see this reviewed in the coming weeks.” In 2011 the Stamp Duty concession for purchasers for brand new property under $600,000 really drove the market, in the month of November alone Mint360property’s office sold out 95% of two projects, The Kensington (30 apartments) and the Elizabeth (41 Apartments) all the properties sold were under the $600,000 price range As to next year, David Gray added, “Interest rate drops will help spark buyer interest in early 2012 however we feel the interest rate discussion will not be the only major influence on the real estate market in 2012 “The strongest segment in the market in 2011 and especially for the last three months has been the first home buyer market. With the first home buyer grant ceasing as of the 31st of December 2011, we feel this is going to have a massive effect on the property market in early 2012,” Gray said. Mint360property is advising investors and property owners of its expectation that stock levels in the beginning of 2012 will be lower than in past years. It is forecasting that this will be a great opportunity for sellers as they will be competing against less properties for sale and for the astute buyer they believe there will be some great opportunities for purchasers leading up to Christmas with anxious vendors looking for a successful sale before the end of the year. ### About Mint360property: Mint360property is one of the largest independent property groups in the Eastern Suburbs. It covers property needs from every angle: leasing, commercial, property management, development and financing. It prides itself on staying fresh and forward thinking and being experts at ‘making difficult decisions easier’ and ‘seeing opportunities where others can’t’. www.mint360property.com.au NSW REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY ASSOC TACKLES UNDERQUOTING CONCERNS 2011-11-24T04:05:58Z nsw-real-estate-industry-assoc-tackles-underquoting-concerns SYDNEY: November 16, 2001. In a move designed to benefit both the industry and buyers alike, David Gray, the Deputy Chair of the auctioneers chapter of the NSW Real Estate Industry Association and Director of Sales at Mint360property in Randwick, is hosting a webinar training tomorrow for association members on the topic “underquoting in real estate”. This topic is a major concern for the real estate market place. Based on surveys by real estate bodies, the public’s greatest complain about real estate is the common practice of underquoting in the industry [1] . “Underquoting is a considered a very serious violation of the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 and, as such, is monitored by the Department of Fair Trading”, said Gray “Professional real estate agents should be conscious not just of the harsh penalties that apply but also the impact on their reputation when a property goes beyond reach on auction day. It leaves many buyers disappointed and in a lot of cases out of pocket with money spent on solicitors, strata and building reports. Not only that but, as auctions are used by media as a guide to how real estate is travelling each week with four pages covering this topic in Sydney Sunday papers alone, it reflects poorly on the industry as a whole.“ Gray will be conducting the one hour webinar to participants on how to use best practice. By taking the initiative to train real estate agents about the dangers of underquoting as well as the very real impact it has on individual customers and in the industry as a whole, the NSW REI is doing its best to increase the professionalism in the market place by addressing valid community concerns. [1] Under quoting is where real estate agents quote a figure much lower than the true market value to get inflated interest in the property. About David Gray: Over the last 12 years, David Gray has established a name for himself as one of the most respected estate agents in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. David’s ability to adapt and communicate effectively during negotiations is what truly sets him apart from competitors. His warm and level-headed approach coupled with a dynamic energy and an innate perceptiveness have proven to be the key traits behind his success A founding member of Mint360property of Randwick’s www.mint360property.com.au and Deputy Chair of the auctioneers chapter of the NSW Real Estate Industry Association, Dave has a wealth of experience in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. His comprehensive understanding of the auction process gives his clients an immeasurable advantage on auction day. In fact he was named Winner of the 2009 REINSW Auctioneer Competition. He is also a freelance auctioneer for Auctionworks conducting between 350 and 400 auctions a year.About the NSW REI: The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) is the largest professional association of real estate agents and other property professionals in Australia. REINSW are addressing the concerns of the community by taking the initiative to train real estate agents about the danger of under quoting, the effect it has on the customer as well as the negative effect it has on the industry overall. About the Webinar: David Gray will examine the problem of underquoting in the industry, how the Department of Fair Trading looks upon underquoting and practical solutions as an agent to get the quote "right". He will take participants through: What is underquoting Why agents feel the need to underquote The effectunderquoting has on the campaign and market in general How the Department of Fair Trading looks upon quoting The correct way to quote -froma legal perspective andto achieve the best result for the vendor This webinar is ideal for residential sales agents and auctioneers who want to ensure they get the quote right. Webinar registration details ($65pp) are available here: http://www.reinswupdate.com.au/display.php?M=364667&C=6130ed2be1ca0a93b92c9207b526a081&S=738&L=34&N=225 “Oricom Peace of Mind Survey” shows new parents still losing over one hour’s sleep nightly just checking on baby 2011-10-04T05:46:28Z oricom-peace-of-mind-survey-shows-new-parents-still-losing-over-one-hour-s-sleep-nightly-just-checking-on-baby Australia’s Oricom turned to one of the largest local online communities for parents to find out whether Australian parents were doing better or worse compared with parents a decade ago. The results of the survey, made public today, unfortunately reveal that half of the respondents (51%) were losing over one hour of sleep each night, with an astounding 38% of new parents being deprived of over two hours sleep on average concerned about their baby. Furthermore, when parents are awake 9% of them are spending between one and two hours - and nearly one in five (19%) are spending over two hours - checking on their sleeping baby. The survey also questioned how much time partners were spending checking on babies. It emerged that 60% of partners were actively involved in this and that 29% of dads were spending over 30 minutes checking on sleeping babies with 13% of those over two hours. “It’s unfortunately true that for most parents what should be the most joyful time of their lives can sometimes prove to be very trying and that sleep deprivation is far more common than it should be,” commented Oricom’s Managing Director Kevin McDonnell, as he released the survey results “Interestingly, in our tech-centric world, many new parents are unaware of how much difference a good quality baby monitor can make, in particular those that have a great reputation for reception and range”, he added Today’s Oricom DECT Digital baby monitoring systems are a world away from the beeping analogue devices used by the previous generation. The inclusion of video and DECT technology for audio monitors and advanced infant respiratory monitors that monitor a baby’s breathing are bringing parents peace of mind as never before. “Whether it’s the latest Oricom video monitor, a TGA approved BabySense2 respiratory monitor or a Secure digital (audio) baby monitor our clients constantly tell us what a huge positive impact this has had on their peace of mind and ability to rest easy themselves.”, said McDonnell. Oricom’s Top 5 tips for selecting a Baby Monitor:1.Always choose Digital audio monitors to avoid interference.2.When choosing a video unit ensure it has an infrared sensor for night vision and high quality display.3.Parent talk back feature is useful to soothe baby from afar.4.Don’t buy from overseas websites as product is unlikely to be approved for use in Australia or New Zealand.5.Long warranty period offered by a reputable Australian company ~end~ About the ‘Oricom Baby Peace of Mind study’: This survey was conducted in June 2011 on one of Australia’s largest online communities mumzone.com.au 128 respondents took part. About Oricom Baby: Oricom was the first company in Australia to offer DECT baby monitors. Since then more and more people have come to rely on them as a secure and reliable means to monitor their babies. Oricom baby monitors are stylish, easy to use and are packed full of useful features such as; infrared video camera, MP3 compatibility, voice recording, 2-way talk back, temperature sensor, volume and alarm controls. In addition from this year, Oricom also supplies the cutting-edge Babysense2 Infant Respiratory Monitor: Australia’s first Infant Respiratory Monitor registered as a medical device by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia). Choosing an Oricom monitor means enjoying total peace of mind, without the high prices of other brands For more visit: http://www.oricom.com.au/baby-monitors.html. Join our Facebook community at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Baby-Face-Peace-of-Mind-for-Mums-Dads The Oricom Range: Babysense2 Infant Respiratory Monitor, $ 279.00RRP Secure700 Digital Video Baby Monitor, $ 249.00 RRP Secure200-2 Dual Parent unit Digital Baby Monitor , RRP $199.00 Secure200 Premium Digital Baby Monitor, RRP $139.00 Secure100 Digital Baby Monitor, $ 89.95 RRP About The National Sleep Research The National Sleep Research, released in 2000, was the biggest survey of Australian's sleep habits ever conducted to date. The survey was overseen by Professor Ron Grunstein, Dr David Joffe and Dr Bruce Thompson of the Australasian Sleep Association. About Oricom:Oricom International is an expert in communication technologies and leader in design and ideas across multiple categories, Oricom provides real choice. Being 100% Australian owned Oricom builds communication products for the diverse, unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand. Oricom International has partnered with some of the world's leading communication manufacturers to design and create communication products that are second to none, ensuring innovative design and excellent product performance. …wish I might, baby sleeps tonight 2011-09-22T23:13:07Z wish-i-might-baby-sleeps-tonight Beyond the celestial ceiling and soft comforting night light the Secure610 keeps check on the climate, should the room become too warm or cool, an audible alarm will sound so it can be quickly rectified.Nineteen true tone melodies including classical tunes, lullabies and nature sounds bring calm to the nursery. While an easy-to-use parent talk back system allows you to soothe baby back to sleep with a few soft caring words.The Secure610 uses premium 1.8 GHz DECT digital technology to ensure zero interference, optimum distance and a secure connection to baby.You won't miss a single feed time, either, thanks to the Secure610's vibration alert with alarm function. An easy to read blue backlit display and sound sensitive light display shows you the time at a glance and a convenient torch comes in handy for trips to bub's room in the dark of night.Offering real portability, the Secure610 comes with a charging cradle and belt clip, allowing you to take it wherever it's needed, allowing you to get on with other tasks while bubs rests.“We are always seeking to find better ideas and designs in communication and pride ourselves on creating instinctive, useful technology so parents have the very best in baby monitoring,” explains Oricom's Managing Director Kevin McDonnell. “The Secure610 not only offers crystal clear sound, privacy and security, it is durable, reliable and interference free. The Oricom Secure610 is a smart choice for safely monitoring your baby.”The Secure610 will retail for $199.00 and be available through premium baby stores from September.For more details visit: www.oricom.com.au.~ ends ~About Oricom: Oricom International is an expert in communication technologies and leader in design and ideas across multiple categories, Oricom provides real choice. Being 100% Australian owned Oricom builds communication products for the diverse, unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand. Oricom International has partnered with some of the world's leading communication manufacturers to design and create communication products that are second to none, ensuring innovative design and excellent product performance.Oricom Secure610 Features: Soothing ‘starry night’ ceiling projection, 19 true tone melodies including classical, lullabies and nature sounds, parent talk-back, parent unit with nursery room temperature monitoring with alarm function, vibration alert with alarm function to set feed times, easy to read blue backlit display, sound sensitive light display, convenient torch, fully adjustable digital volume control, adjustable microphone sensitivity, out of range/low battery warning, mains or battery powered with up to 20 hours in-use time charging cradle and belt clip included, rechargeable NiMH battery (supplied), 3 year warranty. the worker’s workmate - new 2Way Radio 2011-09-22T22:37:40Z the-worker-s-workmate-new-uhf-radio Meeting the new 80 channel standard, this 5.0 Watt DIN mounted radio was designed to be quick and simple to use, yet contain a truck-load of functionality.Front fire speakers and a large easy-to-see backlit display means the UHF088 delivers clarity and control at a glance. Set against these the rotary channel, squelch and volume controls; along with a fast-grasp microphone, provide quick and easy operation.Behind this compact unit sits the technology to deliver 80 narrowband channels, 38 CTCSS / 104 DCS codes, duplex range extender, dual watch, memory/priority scanning and all the features needed in a reliable 2-way, except the exorbitant price.“We developed our UHF088 to be the reliable mate for those that make their living on the road or farm”, explains Oricom Managing Director Kevin McDonnell.“As an Australian owned business we have always prided ourselves on our ability to deliver solid UHF radios of superior quality, priced for everyday use.”The UHF088 is available nationally through leading auto retailers and retails at around $259.00For more details visit: www.oricom.com.au.~ end ~About Oricom: Oricom International is an expert in communication technologies and leader in design and ideas across multiple categories, Oricom provides real choice. Being 100% Australian owned Oricom builds communication products for the diverse, unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand. Oricom International has partnered with some of the world's leading communication manufacturers to design and create communication products that are second to none, ensuring innovative design and excellent product performance.About UHF088: 5.0 Watts (max TX power), 80 Narrowband channels, 60 user programmable receive only channels, 38 CTCSS & 104 DCS codes, Duplex (range extender), Rugged construction, Heavy duty microphone plug, Memory/Priority scanning, Dual watch, Priority channel, Up/down channel select on microphone, Graphic strength signal, Large easy to read LCD display, Multi-colour backlit display (orange & green), Microphone with backlit keys, Digital signal strength indicator, Rotary channel, squelch & volume control, Busy channel lock out, Call tones, Emergency channel quick select, 3.5mm External speaker connection (for optional speaker), Front facing speaker, Requires external antenna (not supplied).Pack Includes: In-vehicle UHF CB Radio, Microphone, Microphone hanger bracket, Din mounting kit, Power cable with in-line fuse. Pollen Digital confirms partnership with Droga5’s Brett Mitchell 2011-05-10T14:08:24Z pollen-digital-confirms-partnership-with-droga5-s-brett-mitchell Sydney, May 2011: Today Pollen Digital (“Pollen”) announced that Brett Mitchell will assume a newly-created role at the agency as a Director effective from June this year.Brett, who has been Director of Digital at Droga5 Sydney for the last three years, was instrumental in the creation of their most awarded campaigns, namely Virgin Mobile’s ‘Right Music Wrongs’ and V Australia’s ‘4320’ will assume his new role at Pollen in June.In making today’s announcement, Richard Bordes commented, “Pollen has always offered a balance of technical and creative services, Brett’s appointment brings to the company the brand experience and integrated strategic approach that we require as we move into our next phase of growth” “We have had a really great close working relationship for many years now, which has produced some truly ground breaking work. So it just really seemed to make sense from a skill and personality perspective to take this as far as we couldgo,” said Brett of the Pollen team.Pollen’s founding partners Richard Bordes and Ross Gales have worked closely with Brett since 2008 when Pollen commenced functioning as Droga5’s preferred production team for digital services.They have collaborated on clients that included Carlton United Breweries (VB, Crown, Cascade, VB Raw), Telstra and V Australia. This year their work on the “Cascade Brew your Own” site culminated in them being jointly awarded the AIMIA Award for “Best Advertising or Marketing Campaign”, along with Tigerspike.Droga5 reaffirmed that, for its clients, it will be very much business-as-usual, “In this new capacity, the Droga5 team is looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Pollen team- including Brett - to produce more high-calibre integrated digital projects that deliver exceptional results for our clients,” said Droga5’s Executive Planning Director/Partner, Sudeep Gohil###About Pollen:Pollen was founded in 2007 by Ross Gales, Richard Bordes & Dan Miles.Pollen built a reputation for working with other creative businesses in the architecture, design, fashion & music industries, it was the balance of creativity and sound technical solutions that made them an attractive digital partner for Droga5.In addition to its work with Droga5, a significant part of Pollen’s business is working directly with clients, including eBay & HCF amongst others. Pollen also operates behind-the-scenes providing bespoke digital media services (campaign and promotional websites, digital brand strategy, social network activity and apps) to leading Australian advertising agencies for their clients.www.pollen.com.auNote to Editors:If you would like a more comprehensive bio for Brett, a high res image or anything further, please contact Lesley White on 0451 301 201 or atlesley@locke.com.au. [The longer bio details Brett's roles and achievements from starting up indie record label Thunk Recordings, to overseeing online music projects in NYC, Spin Communications as EP and later freelancing across a range of clients before his move to Droga5.]A high res image is available on request (thumbnail included for reference). Oricom brings further peace of mind to new mums 2011-05-10T01:29:28Z oricom-brings-further-peace-of-mind-to-new-mums Later this month Oricom, Australia’s trusted name in baby monitors, will release its Babysense2™, the first infant respiratory monitor that has been registered as a medical device, available for domestic use.“Because we can’t watch over our children around the clock, the assistance of Babysense2 is a great addition to the home”, explains Kevin McDonnell, Oricom Managing Director.Babysense2™ constantly monitors the breathing movements of your baby, activating an alarm if your baby’s breathing movement slows to a rate of less than 10 breaths per minute or cannot be detected for more than 20 seconds.Sensitive, safe, unobtrusive and comfortable, Babysense’s control unit connects to sensor pads placed under your baby’s mattress. These pads cannot be seen or felt by your baby, yet they sense every breath and movement.Babysense2™ is a multi-award winning infant respiratory monitor designed for the home, though it has been used in hospitals around the world for close to a decade.Already the largest locally owned designers, manufacturers and distributors of baby monitors in Australia and New Zealand the addition of Babysense2™ to the range further grows Oricom’s offerings to new mothers.“Babysense2 complements our desire to provide the highest quality products and expertise in advanced baby monitoring technology for Australia and New Zealand families,” Kevin explained.“It brings greater peace of mind to new mothers concerned about their sleeping baby.”Babysense2 will be available through all baby stores stocking Oricom products and will retail for around $279 (inc. GST).For more details visit: www.oricom.com.au.~ end ~About Oricom: Oricom International is an expert in communication technologies and leader in design and ideas across multiple categories, Oricom provides real choice. Being 100% Australian owned Oricom builds communication products for the diverse, unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand. Oricom International has partnered with some of the world's leading communication manufacturers to design and create communication products that are second to none, ensuring innovative design and excellent product performance.Babysense Features: Constantly monitors the movements associated with your baby’s breathing. The device alerts parents via audible and visual alarms if their baby’s breathing stops for more than 20 seconds, or slows to a rate of less than 10 breaths per minute. Used by hospitals around the world Babysense2 is the first infant respiratory monitor in Australia that is registered as a medical device.