lifestyle january 2019 | lifestyleqld.com.au queensland published by:
contents cover story about us 4 ipswich civic centre the lifestyle team features 1 star chat 2 community 6 welcome to defence 11 home and garden 16 back to school regular 2 community 25 competitions 28 movie reviews 29 think food managing editor john armstrong finance advertising suzette armstrong linda hann news editor aislinn dwyer february booking deadline friday 25th january 2019 contact us p 07 3282 9019 e email@example.com w lifestyleqld.com.au m po box 124, ipswich 4305 connect with us lifestyleqld @lifestyleqld @lifestyleqld #lifestyleqld publisher disclaimer lifestyle is produced by strike publications pty ltd as a commercial venture. the publication of advertising material and editorial content does not constitute an endorsement of views or opinions expressed. all advertisements in this magazine are protected by copyright and may not be copied or reproduced without the express permission of the publisher. from the editor hello ipswich – and a warm welcome to the first edition of lifestyle queensland for 2019. in particular, i’d like to welcome the new defence families who have relocated to our wonderful city. this edition will focus on not only welcoming you, our new residents of ipswich, but highlighting everything that is great about our city - from our small local businesses, to our schools, community spirit, entertainment and upcoming growth and changes. relocating to a new city away from friends and family can often mean your social calendar looks a little empty, and we’ve made sure to include what’s happening around town for both the month and year ahead. we’ve also included some must-do events for australia day. in celebrity news, i chatted to the guys from wickety wak in anticipation for their upcoming performance which is set to be totally ‘outtawak’ at the ipswich civic centre next month. for those familiar with our magazine, we’ve included our usual favourites like shannon griffiths’ movie reviews, book and movie giveaways plus the latest in entertainment, fashion, community and defence. as always, we love hearing from you – connect with us on facebook, instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. aislinn dwyer budgeting tips that won’t break the bank in 2019 if rolling into another year and thinking about your finances is already sending you into a panic, have no fear - we have simple budgeting tips and tricks to try. 1. the 52 week money saving challenge (save $1,378) this is one you see all the time from finance blogs to social media, and that’s because it works. it’s easy and doesn’t require you to put big chunks of money away at a time, making it perfect for those who earn a lower income or may have debts to pay off. in week 1, you start by saving $1. then in week 2, you save $2. you continue to do that throughout the year until you get to week 52, where you save $52. and when you add it up, you’ll have saved $1,378! of course, those later weeks may this might seem a bit tricky for some people depending on how tight their budget is, particularly around christmas time but remember you have been slowly saving a little bit more in the preceding months. you’ll already be so used to setting aside some of your salary each week, that you’ll barely notice when it goes up to the bigger numbers! for those who think they’ll struggle toward the end of the year, why not do it in reverse? save $52 from week 1, and decrease it until you’re down to saving one dollar in the final week of 2019. there’s no hard and fast rules for this challenge. you could transfer more money when you’re able to account for weeks where 2 lifestyle | january 2019 you can’t transfer as much, or simply add extra dollars here and there to beef up that final figure. 2. spare change challenge use cash a lot? whether you’re picking up your morning coffee or bigger ticket items, put the change into a jar and bank it at the end of the year. you will be surprised how much money you have saved! 3. make money on the side it may sound a little daunting, but looking at ventures outside your main source of income is a great way to save money. for starters, you’re fairly used to what you’re earning now, so earning additional money on top of that means you’re likely to save most, if not all of what you earn from your side project. the options are limitless - whether you sell items you no longer need (clothing, furniture etc.) to completing odd jobs on airtasker, picking up extra work at your current job or even getting a second job. 4. don’t buy things you can get for free you’re probably thinking to yourself: “i don’t buy anything that i can get for free!” but i bet you that you’ve purchased things on this list before. consider getting them for free instead and saving yourself some $$$: books: go to a library or do a book swap with your friends - how often do you re-read your books? there really is no need for purchasing copies of your own. also, we have plenty that you could win for free in our book giveaways each month! plants: ipswich city council provides a free plant program each financial year to assist residents in developing a greener and more beautiful ipswich. plant species are chosen and propagated to suit local climate and soil conditions. visit: www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/ beautiful-ipswich/free-plant-program for more information. furniture: facebook marketplace and curbside collections are often a treasure trove for free and decent furniture. just be prepared that you may have to do some work on your freebies! streaming services: in australia, you can access streaming services like iview (abc) and tenplay (channel 10) for free.
star chat sing a song and have a dance take a musical trip down memory lane with outtawak before wickety wak, there was nobody in the australian entertainment biz that could make people of any age laugh quite like the wak boys could, but now the outtawak gang are carrying on the tradition. “we were entertaining everyone from nine years to 90 years,” said former wickety wak lead singer, tony jeffrey. not expecting nearly half the fame that came in the years to come, jeffrey believes that a similar attitude, humour and talent is what captivated audiences state and nationwide. “we were just young guys, all of the same sort of attitude.. we wanted to have fun and entertain,” he said. “it just became bigger and bigger. it wasn’t without planning of course, but we were just getting out there and having a tonne of fun.” at the time, there wasn’t too many bands in australia doing what they did best – parodies of popular music, sung and performed with incredible talent. soaring to fame after their regular appearances on jacki macdonald’s morning show, the band produced hits that made the top 10 in the charts, numerous albums and singles, continuous television appearances and most notably, earned international fame when being appoiined ambassadors for expo 88. however in 1990, the band retired to go on and pursue their own individual careers. “i think we pulled the pin too early to be honest with you,” tony joked. so did their fans too. with the passing of greg doolan and the retirement of peter mackay, tony and other original band member rob rosenlund wanted to continue the legacy. “we’ve lost a few great comrades.. peter’s enjoying his retirement.. so we couldn’t re-pretend we were wickety wak,” he said. “we knew davo and he’s a fabulous entertainer so we asked him to join the lineup and he fit perfectly.” almost half a century since wickety wak’s conception, outtawak are still providing audiences with the same fun they always have - “lots of fun, lots of laughs.. a diversion with a bit of humour and good songs.” returning to ipswich and performing at the civic centre, tony said the band has fond memories of the place. “ipswich to us is like a home away from home, we actually performed at the pa hotel in 1976,” he said. “we’ve always been warmly received from ipswich, ever since we first started.” if you miss them this time round, don’t worry – they have no intention of retiring or slowing down. “we’re having a great deal of fun, we’re great mates, it’s good company and [rob and davo] are easy to perform with,” tony said. with demand growing to reform, “we’re not divas or pop stars and the band got together in 2016 minus pahnie jantzen, who passed away in 2013. “we missed one another and we needed to do it [perform together] again because there was demand for it,” he said. “i think greg instigated it.. to do another tour.. so we did.” we’re having a ball.” wickety wak return to ipswich on thursday, february 7 at ipswich civic centre. tickets are $15 and include complimentary tea and coffee. for tickets, visit www. ipswichciviccentre.com.au. images courtesy wicketywak.com.au injury claims specialists: motor vehicle workcover superannuation claims income protection trauma insurance tpd ipswich office 10/88 limestone street ipswich 13 58 28 email: email@example.com website: www.mcna.com.au lifestyle | january 2019 1
fashion new year... new style re-invent your own style trends v with aislinn dwyer a new year is a new opportunity to re-invent your style and experiment with different trend, and depending on how bold you want to be you can be the centre of attention wherever you go. lq has researched high and low for what’s hot and what’s not for 2019, so that all you need to do is sit back, relax and think about heading to the shops... marigold yellow may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but marigold is the perfect shade of yellow to experiment with. it suits most skin tones, isn’t too bright yet still makes a statement. it can be paired with minimal accessories or for a more summery look, match it with lilac or aqua tones. 60s california vibes tie-dye, palm trees, band tees.. all of these things are expected to come back for the summer of 2019. almost sixty years later however, the options are lot more ‘chic’, refined and with flattering silhouettes. opt for muted colours so you don’t look like you’re in a dress up costume! bike shorts the hype of the bike shorts will live on in 2019. they’re not for us personally, but some people can really rock them – especially paired with a baggy tee and sneakers. animal print whether it’s leopard, snake or zebra print, you’ll be seeing a lot of it in 2019. this comes around every few years anyway, so it’s likely you already have some animal printed garments at the back of your cupboard. recycle them and save yourself some dollars! safari suit revival from high end boutiques to high street stores, elements of the safari suit have been creeping in to our fashion forecast – think oversized breast pockets, big buttons and statement belts. it’s not just reserved for tops and shorts either – for example, australian brand zimmermann recently released a jumpsuit in this style. sheer material whether it’s sheer sleeves, sheer tops or even sheer bottoms, the see-through look is really hot right now. depending on how daring you are, you can customise it to your comfortable level – wear a modest slip underneath or dare to bare as much as you like! showgrounds. this year’s program is jam packed full of fun events and entertainment. from traditional displays like farm animals, wood chopping and the young talent and miss showgirl competitions, families will be entertained and thrilled every day of the ipswich show. all of the traditional show favourites are included: side-show alley, showbags, dagwood dogs, rides, performers, an international food court and fireworks! fri 17 – sun 19 may ipswich cup the ipswich winter racing carnival kicks off in may and finishes with the biggest day of the year on the ipswich racing calendar - ipswich cup day on 13th june. it’s a great day for social networking, with fashions on the field, bands, and of course the horses and racing. set yourself up in one of the many hospitality marquees or take a couple of picnic rugs and pick a spot on the lawn overlooking the winning post. saturday 15 june winter harvest festival the winter harvest festival is a fabulous day out for families and food lovers. taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the scenic rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce. held in aratula, the event is the highlight of the eat local week. saturday 6 july supercars ipswich supersprint the v8 supercars championship is set to heat up on the final weekend in july at queensland raceway. this is a great motorsport experience, with great trackside viewing, displays and merchandise, family zone, easy parking and the dunlop series. fri 26 – sun 28 july ipswich hospital foundation park2park the ipswich hospital foundation park2park fun run course is nestled in the most iconic parks in ipswich, queens park and limestone park. renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs; not to mention the enthusiastic water stations manned by local high school students at every one kilometre. sunday 28 july here are some of the ‘can’t be missed’ events for 2019. if it’s your first time living here in ipswich, these events are a great opportunity to connect with the local community and see the best entertainment the region has to offer. cmc rocks global superstars, florida georgia line and luke combs will headline cmc rocks qld in their 12th year! cmc rocks, the biggest country and roots music festival, is back again in 2019 at willowbank raceway in march. the lineup is set to rock, with many local and international artists on the bill including kasey chambers, michael ray, frankie ballard, carly pearce, troy cassar-daley, locash and more! thu 14 -sun 17 march ipswich show celebrating its 145th year, the ipswich show will again take place at the ipswich 2 lifestyle | january 2019
aussie aussie aussie! if you’re new to the ipswich region, you may be struggling to find something to do this australia day. have no fear - the hottest events of the weekend are all here. australia day @ brothers - brothers leagues club this australia day, brothers leagues club, wildey street at raceview have an action packed day for the whole family. from 12pm, the doors to the footy fields will open for the kids to run around enjoying snow cones, fairy floss, face painting a huge jumping castle and heaps more fun activities. there’s plenty for the adults - visit www.brothersipswich. com.au for info. urbane markets - redbank plaza, 4pm-10pm held in the top carpark near the cineplex cinemas, find all of your favourite foodies, drink stalls, dessert stalls, general stalls and community stalls. of course, it’s australia day themed, so watch out for best dressed prizes, lots of surprises, sausage dog race and more! bogan bash - racehorse hotel, 9pm-2am celebrate your bogan side at the racehorse’s bogan bash! from 9pm right through to 2am, there will be prizes for best dressed and plenty of giveaways to happen. according to aislinn v with aislinn dwyer it’s january. what does that mean for those of us blessed enough to live in sunny south east queensland? swimming, barbecues, maybe a few too many drinks, relaxing and more often than not, tanner skin. let’s face it – we live in a society obsessed with tanning; showing off bronzed skin is akin to beauty, aesthetics and wealth. i can almost hear the office conversations around the water cooler: “oh karen, you are absolutely glowing!” “thank you, hubby and i spent two weeks in noosa... it’s about time this pale skin saw the sun!” however, if we’re aligning tanned skin with beauty and aesthetics, why aren’t we talking about the ugly side of uv ray damage? firstly, there’s the obvious aspect: skin cancer. according to the melanoma institute australia, melanoma is the third most common cancer in both australian men and women, killing more young australians than any other cancer. queensland’s incidence rate of 71 cases per 100,000 people vastly exceeds rates in both australia and the world if you’ve ever known someone or been someone that has had skin cancer, you’d know it’s the complete opposite of beauty or aesthetics. in fact, you often want to shove images of skin cancer in the face of glamorous influencers who are boasting about how tanned they’ve gotten this summer. obviously, this evidence still not enough to scare young australians; they still bake in the sun. so how do we combat this? why not hit people that are obsessed with beauty where it hurts, by broadcasting images of men and women with rapidly aged skin, melasma, actinic keratosis or collagen damage that makes blood vessels rupture. it’s 2019 – your natural skin tone is beautiful, baking yourself in the sun for hours on end is not, and if that still doesn’t satisfy you, slap on some fake tan and call it a day before you do some real damage. eyesight testing a must for the new school year riverlink shopping centre ipswich with the new school year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your child’s eyesight tested, to identify any problems that may be present with their vision. children with poor eyesight tend to fall behind academically during the school year, often not realising that their eyesight may be at fault. since reading, writing and computer usage are all integral parts of the school day, it’s essential that your child’s eyesight is at its best. alison and emma, resident optometrist’s at the optical superstore ipswich, agree that the most common symptoms of poor eyesight in children include: - blinking - red or watery eyes - difficulty concentrating - covering or closing one eye to read text - holding a book or handheld device too close or too far away - squinting or sitting close when watching tv or other screens - complaining of headaches or blurred and double vision. if you notice any of these symptoms in your child, or you have any concerns before the school year starts, visit the friendly family owned optical superstore, located in riverlink shopping centre, in front of coles. eye testing in bulk billed to medicare, and you can phone or call in to make an appointment on 3812 9511. eyes right for school? test your child’s eyesight is ready for school ensuring your child’s eyesight is ready for schoolwork is important to their academic and social progress during the formative years of school, and beyond. contact us today to book your child in for an eye test, which is bulk billed under medicare! eye testing bulk billed the optical superstore ipswich shop 49, riverlink shopping centre cnr the terrace & downs street ipswich phone: 07 3812 9511 lifestyle | january 2019 3
cover story it’s showtime at your ipswich civic centre in 2019 tickets to the february to july events at the ipswich civic centre are now on-sale, offering something for everyone, right here in the heart of ipswich. february in february, the outtawak trio return with all wak’d out, their hilarious new show, sure to delight new and old fans. a tribute to the highwaymen will rock their salute to the outlaws of country including johnny cash, kris kristofferson, willie nelson and more. march march kicks off with a dazzling display of 60s and 70s entertainment with the return of dusty and the divas. a variety of musical experiences are on offer; reminisce with ian moss (of cold chisel fame), as he stops by as part of his national regional tour; relish in the undeniable talent of australia’s finest guitar duo, the grigoryan brothers; or go your own way with gold dust woman, an energetic musical memorial of stevie nicks and fleetwood mac. young audiences can enjoy the stage adaptation of room on the broom from the team behind the gruffalo, while the young and the young at heart will be inspired by the sapphires, arriving in ipswich for the very first time in an all new production directed by writer tony briggs. and ipswich city symphony orchestra presenting a series of musical delights. ipswich can also dive down the rabbit hole in april when the melbourne city ballet returns with a reinvention of the classic tale of alice in wonderland, complemented by one of tchaikovsky’s most famous scores. may may brings lots of opportunities to spoil the maternal muses in your life for mother’s day – riotous dance cabaret up, up & away will take flight; the melbourne international comedy festival roadshow returns jam-packed with laughs; irish musical duo foster and allen or australian rocker james reyne are presenting two different concerts; and for something the whole family can enjoy, david walliams’ best-selling book billionaire boy will inspire all ages, in a play with a warm message reaching heads, hearts and a funny bone or two. april homegrown talent will take to the ipswich civic centre stage in march and april, with the blackstone-ipswich cambrian choir, ipswich city council seniors’ concert group, june in june djuki mala (the chooky dancers), direct from north east arnhem land, perform a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling, a marvel of comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul. for heart and soul of a different kind, husband and wife psychic team ezio and michelle de angelis also return to ipswich by popular demand for an evening of connections to the other side in mediums! july july is packed to the brim with events, including the australian buddy holly story, troy cassar-daley, acoustic guitar spectacular 2019, and the soweto gospel choir offering some live music entertainment. waist watchers the musical serves a hilarious and inspirational musical comedy experience dishing in food, diets, exercise and friendship. school holiday entertainment is covered with the splash test dummies, ready to roll out an aquatic adventure of acrobatics, juggling, and side-splitting slapstick comedy. and in a not-to-be-missed adventure, mozart’s music is reinvented in the skilful and illuminating show wolfgang’s magical musical circus by circa, with notes physically lifted off the page as performers bring renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumble and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton. for all the latest ipswich civic centre news visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au or call the box office on (07) 3810 6100. 4 lifestyle | january 2019
let the live music play! @studio 188 the old baptist church at 188 brisbane street, now known as studio 188, continues its program with even bigger and better events in the intimate, art-deco church building. studio 188 is where you’ll find jazz, rock, world tunes, classic sounds and everything in between – if you’re looking for live music, look no further! ipswich unearthed and live! at the baptist will showcase exciting indie bands and emerging performers – you never know when you’ll discover the next big star on their way up! in 2019, the popular groove & grape returns, offering easy-listening jazz showcasing the talented musicians from queensland conservatorium, griffith university. saturday sessions, occurring once a month, brings culturally diverse musicians from across the globe to play unique performances in the intimate studio 188 space. for more information on what’s happening at studio 188 visit studio188.com.au or at facebook. com/studio188ipswich. live music at studio 188 188 brisbane street, ipswich grape kick off your weekend with an evening of live jazz complemented by delicious wine and cheese. ticket only $25.00 ticket + cheese platter $33.50 table (of 4) $72.00 table (of 4) + cheese platters (4) $106.00 8.00 pm 1 february, 8 march, 5 april, 3 may, 7 june, 5 july experience diverse and dynamic music from across the globe. ticket only $25.00 table (of 4) $72.00 8.00 pm | 16 february, 23 march, 27 april, 18 may, 22 june, 20 july studio188.com.au studio188ipswich #liveat188 lifestyle | january 2019 5
welcome to our defence families 78 years of air power evolution raaf base amberley ipswich is a defence force city, with raaf base amberley on its doorstep and the air base contributing substantially to ipswich’s economic prosperity and the community fabric of the region. the base is now home to more than 8,000 personnel, with f/a-18f super hornet and ea-18g growler combat aircraft squadrons along with the c-17a globemaster, the kc-30a multi role tanker transport, and soon the c-27j ‘spartan’ tactical airlifter. historically, air operations officially commenced at raaf station amberley in june 1940, and the base played an important part in the allied war effort in the pacific during world war ii. post-war, its role shifted from aircraft maintenance towards operational flying, with the relocation of the raaf’s heavy bomber squadrons and later the raaf’s rotary and tactical airlift units. over the years, the air base has been home base to lincoln and canberra bombers, the f-111 strike aircraft, caribou tactical transport aircraft, chinook and iroquois helicopters. in the modern era, the air base continues to be home to combat aircraft such as the f/a-18f and ea-18g fighters alongside air transport and air refuelling aircraft. the base is also headquarters to air combat group, which manages air base support for all fixed air bases nationally and mounts air bases to support air operations in australia and overseas. amberley’s future as a mega defence base is assured for decades to come. early history in december 1938, 882 acres of land in the parish of jeebropilly was gazetted for defence purpose at amberley. located on the overflow floodplains at the confluence of the warrill creek and bremer river the land was known as “jeebropilly”, an indigenous name translated as ‘swamp of the flying squirrels’. the northern part, owned by a pioneer family, the colletts, was named ‘amberley’ after their country of origin in sussex england. so, amberley had indigenous ‘flying operations’ long before the arrival of the f-111s and super hornets. construction of raaf air station amberley commenced in 1939 and operations began in june 1940 with the formation of no 24 squadron, no 3 recruit training depot and no 3 service flying training school to provide recruitment and training for raaf aircrews flying avro anson and cac wirraways. what’s on in january at brassall shopping centre are you panicking about all those back to school tasks you’ve been putting off? with giant food retailers like woolworths and aldi for your lunchbox needs, brassall news for back to school stationery and hunter street medical for last minute check ups and vaccination catch ups, brassall shopping centre truly is your one stop shop for your back to school requirements. we all know how impatient kids can be when you’re trying to get everything done on your to-do list, so brassall shopping centre has come up with the perfect solution – free school holiday workshops! from monday the 21st of january to friday 25th of january, youngsters can enjoy hands on, creative activities such as these great ones: day 1- design a calendar day 2 – pencil case decorating day 3 – money box making day 4 - key ring bag tags day 5 – library bags hosted between 10am and 2pm daily, all you have to do is show up on your desired day – no bookings required. which activity will your kids choose? brassall shopping centre extends a warm welcome to all 6 lifestyle | january 2019 the new defence families in the ipswich region who will now be able to call the centre their new “local”. shoppers not only have access to their local, state and federal member of parliament all under one roof, but access to banking, australia post, various medical services, groceries, cafés, beauty and fashion retailers. for a full list of retailers, “what’s on” and individual trading hours, visit the brassall shopping centre website or call centre management on: 07 3201 4255. located at 68 hunter street, brassall, there’s always ample parking, ease of access to bus stops with a frequent timetable and a taxi rank for your convenience.
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buy furniture locally and save locally and family owned, furniture court and beds-r-us are proud to be an ipswich business, with stores in boonah and beaudesert, providing furniture, bedding and homewares at the right price and with unmatched customer service. brands under the one roof – beds- r-us, la-z-boy and the furniture court range. the holdorf family pride their business on delivering quality products and service to his customers, ensuring they get the best deal for the best price. so don’t break the bank this year trying to re-decorate or upgrade - if you’re looking to freshen the home for 2018, now is a great time to visit david and the friendly furniture court ipswich team at 30 south street, ipswich. alternatively, you can visit their other stores in boonah (34 yeates ave, boonah 4310) or beaudesert (72 brisbane street, beaudesert 4285). owner david holdorf understands the cost of everyday living can be expensive, which is why he offers great deals on furniture and homewares plus a variety of different payment options and plans to suit each individual’s needs. most recently, all three stores have added the option of certegy ezi-pay, where you can pay overtime with no interest ever! “i’ll always talk turkey for cash,” david said. “with lay-by, rental or interest free options, i ensure that everyone gets a good deal.” going above and beyond the usual furniture delivery system, furniture court also offers assembly and removal of old furniture. “the extra services we offer really sets us apart from our competitors,” david said. “from having our warehouse onsite here, to assembling the new furniture and taking the old furniture away almost guarantees repeat business. “the way you see the furniture on the shop floor is the way you get it from us, and our customers really love that.” from television units to dining settings, beds and everything in- between, furniture court offers their customers three premium m i n % 3 0 o f f a l l *discounts off rrp - floor & warehouse stock only - cash & card only sell - ebration sale 60% up to o f f mattresses* a l l s i z e s *offer applies to sleepyhead and sleepmaker mattresses only. ensemble base excluded. new year a l l s i z e s 8 lifestyle | january 2019
welcome to our defence families after the japanese raid on pearl harbor in 1941 the us army air corps established an air echelon on-base and shipped in fighter aircraft (kittyhawks, airacobra and dauntlass) in kit form for assembly at amberley for the pacific war. with the formation of no 3 aircraft depot, amberley developed into a significant aircraft assembly, salvage and maintenance facility. in 1942, no 23 squadron relocated to amberley, equipped with vultee ‘vengeance’ and bell p-39 ‘airocobra’ aircraft, then deployed to new guinea area for light bombing support duties. in 1944, the squadron was reformed as a heavy bomber squadron equipped with b-24 ‘liberator’ bombers, which were deployed to carry out bombing missions in the south pacific. amberley also hosted other units transiting through to support the war effort including the only us air force squadron to be formed outside the united states, the 75th fighter group. post-war, no 82 wing relocated to amberley equipped with b-24 ‘liberator’ bombers. this pre- empted the transformation in the post war role of amberley as the raaf’s major bomber base. nos 1, 2 and 6 squadrons were equipped with avro ‘lincoln’ bombers. no 23 squadron then reformed as a raaf active reserve unit, which remains an active unit at raaf amberley to this day. is your child’s eyesight ready for schoolwork? with a new generation of children about to start school, eyecare plus karalee optometrist emma slinger, is urging parents to have their child’s eyes tested. one in ten australian children suffer from a long-term eye disorder, according to a study by the australian institute of health and welfare. to be complacent when it comes to their child’s vision. medicare provides a rebate towards the cost of eye examinations conducted by optometrists.” the study found that along signs for parents to look out with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by australian children. emma slinger says many parents don’t realise that undiagnosed vision problems can result in learning or behavioural difficulties for children as they struggle to read, see the board, or focus on the computer screen at school. “most vision problems can be corrected, but early detection is the key to reducing their impact. picking up possible vision problems now gives your child the best possible start at school. “there is no reason for parents for include: • one eye turns in or out while the other points straight ahead • frequent blinking or rubbing the eyes • red or watery eyes • squinting or sitting very close when watching tv • covering or closing one eye when looking or reading • difficulty recognising familiar people at a distance • difficulty concentrating • complaints of headaches, blurred or double vision • difficulty learning to read make an appointment with emma today by calling us on 3812 2250 or online at www. eyecareplus.com.au/karalee it’s a new year, so get a new look...or three. face & cie interchangeable eyewear — new at eyecare plus karalee karalee shopping village 3812 2250 online bookings: eyecareplus.com.au/karalee ipswich’s premier eyewear destination lifestyle | january 2019 9
troop-lift for the australian army but also humanitarian missions. the chinook was withdrawn from raaf service and the squadron disbanded in 1989. in 1992, no 38 squadron, based at raaf base richmond, was relocated to amberley, to provide tactical transport support for the australian army with its dh-4c ‘caribou’ aircraft. the caribou, which had seen active service during the vietnam war, served for many welcome to our defence families the jet age & helicopters the era of subsonic jet aircraft came to amberley in 1954, with the arrival of gaf ‘canberra’ bomber to replace the propeller-driven ‘lincoln’. this transformed the air base into the modern era jet aircraft and later, supersonic fighter aircraft. from the mid-1960s the raaf waited with great anticipation for the arrival of the long-range, supersonic strike aircraft, the f-111, only to be thwarted by structural issues that grounded the jet in the united states. the raaf would have to wait five years from the expected delivery date before it got its f-111s. with aircrews and maintenance personnel trained, and a capability gap a real prospect the federal government decided to lease 24 f-4 ‘phantoms’ as an interim capability, enabling most of the canberra fleet to be disbanded. helicopters became a major part of base activity from december 1971, when no 9 squadron with its bell uh-1h ‘iroquois’ helicopters relocated to amberley following active service in vietnam. the iconic swing-wing f-111 touched down on australian soil in june 1973, to serve with no 1 and no 6 squadrons, and became a familiar sight in ipswich and australian skies. australia’s love affair with the f-111 centres on its raw power and its famous ‘dump & burn’ flypast at air shows and major events nationally. the f-111 added massive air power capability to australia, with its 2500 nautical mile range (unrefuelled) and being able to carry a massive bomb load. tactical transport also in 1973, no 12 squadron reformed with the twin-rotor ch-47 ‘chinook’ helicopter. the chinooks were a familiar sight in the region providing mostly years providing troop-lift and humanitarian support - including operations from remote airfields in australia, papua new guinea and iran jaya. the caribou has finally been replaced by the c-27j ‘spartan’ that will transfer to raaf amberley from raaf base richmond in 2019. is a strong defence and defence industry presence on-base. in recent times, raaf base amberley has also become home to an increasing number of australian army units that have made the air base home, along with a number of defence industry organisations that provide contractor services. clockwise from top: gaf canberra on approach to amberley. chinook helicopter at mt walker f-111 performing its ‘dump & burn’. 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welcome to our defence families keep your lawn looking good with ipswich mower & saw regardless of whether you have a small backyard or a small farm, masport mower and outdoor garden products from ipswich mower & saw service at yamanto will help make your garden maintenance jobs easy, fun and effortless. there’s never been a better time to upgrade to a new lawn mower with their minimum $50 trade-in trade up* deal. with a comprehensive selection of masport lawn mowers for a diverse range of lawn and garden conditions, you’re sure to find the mower that’s right for you. you have to be quick, however, as this offer ends 31 january 2019. ipswich mower & saw service have been apart of the local community for over 60 years, making their knowledge and customer service second to none. so, whatever your need for garden or property maintenance outdoors, why not talk to the experts there, and also get the best deal anywhere. for all of your backyard needs, visit ipswich mower & saw at 466 warwick road, yamanto or call 07 3288 8126. *terms and conditions apply combat proven in conflict super hornet excels in middle east operations any discussion of the air power capability resident at raaf base amberley has to include the performance of the two super hornet variants: the f/a-18f super hornet and the new ea-18g ‘growler’ now operational on-base. the super hornets of no 1 squadron have more than proved their worth in the skies over the middle east area of operations, conducting air strikes against the forces of daesh. australian fighter jets - f/a-18f super hornets and f/a-18a/b ‘classic’ hornets, deployed on rotation as part of the air task group, conducted more than 2700 sorties against daesh targets in both iraq and eastern syria. no 1 squadron is now the sole operator of the f/a-18f variant in australia, since no 6 squadron re-equipped with the new ea-18g ‘growler’ electronic attack fighter. the raaf bought 12 growlers, which are highly modified super hornet airframes. when fully operational, australia will have the only tactical airborne electronic attack capability in the world, outside of the united states. in raaf service the growlers will work with other defence force assets such as the navy’s new air warfare destroyers and the army’s combat units to identify, jam and when necessary, destroy enemy radar and communications systems. electronic attack (ea) refers to the offensive suppression of an adversary’s electromagnetic spectrum, primarily radar and communications. systems. in today’s technologically dependent air combat environment, denial of those systems would seriously impede an adversary’s ability to function effectively. in warfare, information is everything; you can’t defend against what you don’t know or can’t see. the ea-18g is one of the few aircraft types capable of surviving in a high threat environment. growlers aim to roll back the adversary’s air defenses. they achieve this through suppression of enemy air defence (sead) - firing the agm-88 high-speed anti-radiation missiles at emitting enemy radars), airspace dominance, and rapid reaction support (jamming). in an air combat situation, the enemy’s early warning systems provide tracking info to targeting systems, and they pass this information down to the shooters (defending aircraft and ground- based missiles primarily). if this information pathway is interrupted by ew, target engagement becomes far more difficult. trade-in and trade-up to a new masport (minimum $50) masport’s anticipated trade-in trade-up is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to upgrade that old lawnmower to a brand new masport mower!* at ipswich mowers we know that every lawn is different. with our comprehensive selection of masport lawnmowers for a diverse range of lawn and garden conditions, you’re sure to find the mower that’s right for you. masport mowers are built to last. * offer ends 31 january 2019. terms & conditions apply. ipswich mower & saw service 466 warwick road yamanto | ph: 07 3288 8126 www.ipswichmowers.com.au 12 lifestyle | january 2019 *offer available to lifestyle qld readers who mention this advert. jon, karen and staff wish everyone a happy new year.
airlift & air refuelling now a familiar sight over ipswich, the massive c-17a ‘globemaster iii’ arrived in 2006, first with four aircraft, then six and finally eight aircraft assigned to no 36 squadron. two years later, the raaf took on a new operational support capability with the kc-30a multi- role tanker transport aircraft, assigned to no 33 squadron. both squadrons are home-based at raaf amberley but these aircraft operate on the global stage. notably, the c-17 and kc-30 aircraft assigned to the middle east added a new dimension to combat operations support. extended operations in the middle east and on australian and international exercises have proved the worth of these air transport and air refuelling platforms in support of fighter aircraft operations c-17a global airlifter the c-17a globemaster iii provides the air force with an unprecedented capacity for strategic airlift. it allows australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world. the eight c-17as operated by no 36 squadron provide the logistics backbone for australian defence force operations at home and while deployed overseas. c-17as have been an integral part of disaster relief and humanitarian missions worldwide. the c-17 is a high-wing four- engine heavy transport aircraft. it is fitted with a cargo bay ramp that allows it to airdrop cargo in-flight, and can operate from unsurfaced runways as short as 3500 feet. able to carry up to 77 tonnes of cargo, the c-17’s cargo bay can accommodate loads ranging from: an abrams tank; four bushmaster vehicles; or three helicopters. it can also be converted to a medical rescue aircraft. the c-17a can be refuelled in- flight by the kc-30a, extending its range further. kc-30 multi-role tanker transport the kc-30a multi role tanker transport is a heavily modified airbus a330 airliner, enabling air force to conduct air-to-air refuelling and provide strategic air lift. the kc-30 features advanced communication and navigation systems, and an electronic warfare self-protection system for shielding against threats from surface-to-air missiles. under the current defence white paper, an eighth and ninth aircraft are under consideration. since september 2014, a kc-30a has been deployed to the middle east for operation okra. the kc-30a mrtt is fitted with two forms of air refuelling systems: an advanced refuelling boom system mounted on the tail of the aircraft; and a pair of all-electric refuelling pods under each wing. these systems are controlled by an air refuelling operator in the cockpit, who can view refuelling on 2d and 3d screens. the kc-30a carries a fuel load of more than 100 tonnes, and can transfer part of that load to compatible aircraft, including: f/a-18a/b hornets; f/a-18f super hornets; e/a-18g growlers; e-7a wedgetails; c-17a globemaster iii; and other kc-30as, p-8a poseidon surveillance aircraft, f-35a lightning ii, and allied aircraft. in its transport role, the kc-30a is can carry 270 passengers. it’s under-floor cargo compartments which can accommodate 34,000 kilograms of military and civilian cargo pallets and containers. lifestyle | january 2019 13
welcome to our defence families aviation heritage centre open to the public while access to the amberley air base is restricted to personnel who work there, aviation enthusiasts can get their dose of military aviation history at the raaf amberley aviation heritage centre. missions out of phan rang in south vietnam 1967 to 1971 with no 2 squadron. also of that vietnam war era is a dhc-4 caribou tactical airlifter, which served at vung tau, south vietnam as part of raaf transport flight, nicknamed ‘wallaby airlines’. caribou crews of 35 squadron flew missions from the air base at vung tau, south vietnam. the raaf amberley aviation heritage centre is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in military aviation, and the centre promotes links between the community and the defence forces. the heritage centre allows a close up look at the aircraft that forged our military history. there’s a world war ii boston bomber, the wreckage of which was extricated from the jungles of papua new guinea and brought back to australia to be fully restored at the amberley restoration centre - even down to the ‘combat patches’ on the airframe skin to repair bullet holes. a controversial era of australian military history, the vietnam war, is represented by a canberra bomber of the type that flew bombing other aircraft types include the in the modern era, the f-111 cac sabre and the mirage iiio fighter jets. sabre jets undertook ground attack sorties against communist insurgents in malaya during the malayan emergency, and were the first raaf combat elements to be stationed at air base butterworth, malaysia - replaced by mirage iiio of no 75 squadron raaf (1967-1983). restored boston bomber aircraft provided the primary strike capability for australia, with its massive bomb carrying capability, flying range and the photographic reconnaissance capability of four of the jets. the public perception of the f-111 centred mostly on its famous ‘dump and burn’ flypast at airshows and other events. also on display are australian army pilatus porter, sioux and iroquois helicopters, and even an immaculate world war ii jeep. the heritage centre is housed in four hangars and is growing constantly. check on the next free public open day on 1800 623 305 or visit www.raafamberleyheritage. gov.au. members of the public aged 16 years and over must provide photographic identification. what’s on at the movies unlock great movie prices at event cinemas springfield a cherry on top. big enough to share but too delicious to want to! springfield cinebuzz members can get gold class tickets from just $22.50*. with such a great price, this affordable luxury means movie-lovers can treat themselves more often at event cinemas springfield. during the school holidays, cinebuzz members can also look out for sessions marked ‘family saver’ to see a great range of family films specially discounted to keep the kids entertained at great value prices. event cinemas springfield also hosts a variety of special free activities and colouring during the holidays to make movie-going a real occasion for families. event cinemas springfield has something for everyone and with such fantastic savings and special offerings for cinebuzz members, there’s never been a better time to join and become an avid movie goer! event cinemas springfield rewards its customers for doing what they love – seeing movies! locals can join the cinemas’ loyalty club ‘cinebuzz rewards’ and get movie tickets from just $12* and earn points towards free movies every time they do! best of all, membership is free to join. join online via eventcinemas.com. au and select springfield as your preferred cinema, or join at the box office. $12 tickets is just one of the amazing everyday offers locals can enjoy when they sign up to cinebuzz. for action fans, the ultimate big screen experience is available at springfield with two state of the art vmax cinemas. vmax features ultra-comfortable stadium style seating, dolby atmos® mutli dimensional immersive sound and giant 24 meter screens. vmax is the perfect way to see the latest blockbusters and springfield cinebuzz members can enjoy tickets from $16*. 14 lifestyle | january 2019 for those wanting a little extra indulgence, guests will love the intimate cinema setting of gold class at event cinemas springfield. the luxury cinema features full recliners with exclusive waited service in the gold class lounge or direct to your seat with a mix of all your favourite cocktails, beer or wine and a delicious chef prepared menu. the menu features a wide range of meals and snacks including spicy karaage chicken bao buns, twice cooked buffalo chicken wings, angus royale with cheese sliders and more! 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welcome to our defence families combat support for air power air operations, especially air combat operations, cannot be effective without support from a range of agencies, such as: maintenance, security, air traffic control, logistics, health services, garrison services and administation. while the operational squadrons are self sufficient in some of these areas, the provision of combat support services across the adf rests nationall with combat support group headquartered at raaf amberley. world class in providing organic support air combat operations, especially for a medium-level defence force such as the australian defence force. from deployments to east timor to set up airfields almost 20 years ago to supporting air combat operations in the middle east for more than a decade, csg has been at the forefront of base activations and expeditionary combat support services, csg’s core business. raaf amberley is one of the bases supported by csg, with more than 8000 personnel expected to be on- base by the end of the decade. csg’s focus for the future is to continue to maintain air power support capability in its three primary roles and to keep pace with requirements of what defence calls its ‘5th generation air force’, with the new and advanced aircraft and systems being introduced into service. this is particularly important, with the increased air combat capability brought about by the f/a-18f super hornet and ea-18g ‘growler’ squadrons, and the future introduction to service of the f-35a ‘lightning ii’ joint strike fighter. csg will be at the forefront of supporting these front line squadrons now and into the future. above left: cargo and an australian army mrh-90 helicopter being loaded onto a c-17a globemaster iii. above: aeromedical evacuation is a primary role of csg health services units and air transport squadrons. (defence photos) combat support group, with its headquarters at raaf amberley, provides the flying squadrons and units with world class air base support critical to the conduct of air operations within australia and while deployed on missions overseas. csg activates and secures air bases, enabling squadrons to operate in combat-related roles knowing the air base, wherever it may be in the world, can support the mission effort. csg operations focus on three main areas, providing expeditionary combat support capability, which is essentially setting up an air base away from fixed air bases. csg also manages the 14 fixed air bases across australia, providing air base services for flying squadrons to generate and sustain air power. the third role is to provide the air force’s expeditionary health capability; being able to conduct aeromedical evacuations of military and also civilian personnel. this is an important role for csg, in partnership with the air mobility squadrons: stabilising sick and wounded patients, then flying them out to safety, with medical treatment provided onboard the flight. the csg solution is considered 16 lifestyle | january 2019
prep the kids, and you, for school them in for a check up at the optometrist, dentist and any other health practitioner they see. keep food simple and healthy lunchbox ideas do not have to be tricky. as long as your child is receiving a variety of well- balanced and nutritional meals throughout the school day, don’t worry about spending hours every morning preparing their lunch or breakfast. the transition from holidays to school time is not only daunting for children, but for parents too. here are some simple back to school tips to kickstart the new year with a fresh and focused approach. re-establish routines it’s important to have established a solid routine before the first day of school by having the children waking up early and completing their morning chores and activities on time. a good idea is to print out a schedule for your children and stick it to their bedroom doors eg. wake up at 7am, breakfast at 7:15am, brush teeth at 7:30 etc. try and begin this at least a week before school goes back. schedule appointments before school starts, it’s a great idea to take your child to the doctor for a general check up to catch up on any required vaccinations, and to get tips from your gp on how to keep your kids healthy throughout the school year. it’s also a great idea to book brassall and blacksoil bush kidz child care centres offer care for your children that initiates a love of learning for life. meal prepping in advance can be advantageous to save time during the school week, so get the kids to help you out on a sunday afternoon – not only will it teach them culinary skills, but will also inform them on good food choices. problems, a learning experience be prepared for problems as the school term wears on – bullying, behavioural problems, problems meshing with a new teacher and friendship issues are just some of the things your child may encounter. begin a dialogue with your child about potential issues they may experience before they head back to school. keeping in regular contact with your child’s teacher also allows potential problems to be caught early. night before prep lay out the uniforms, have lunches already sorted and alarms set a little bit earlier so you can squeeze in some first day pictures. try to hold back the tears if it’s their first day – save it for when you get back to the car! v8 race experience tick off a new year’s resolution and drive a v8 race car around queensland raceway! purchase packages online at v8 race experience vouchers or call 1800 raceways or email v8xsales@ qldraceways.com.au. scooter comp @ riverview december 14, ipswich turf club scooter jam at riverview skatepark is the perfect school holiday activity. bring a friend or family member and have fun at the skatepark! booking is essential. visit australianskateboarding.com/ for more information. speakeasy saturday january 19, workshops rail museum celebrating the gritty exhibition titled underworld: mugshots from the roaring twenties at the workshops rail museum, cost is free with admission. film: the black smith - starring buster keaton. workshop: swing dancing lesson and social dance. expert talk: dog squad’s sergeant sean baxendell to bring in the dogs. exhibitions: glass plates and rail justice. more info at www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au. • 6am–6pm long day care programme. • before and after school care programme. • children aged six weeks through to five years of age. • early years learning framework curriculum. • qld government kindergarten approved programme. • vacation care programme. • three nutritious home cooked meals daily. all dietary requirements are observed. • mini animal farm and vegetable garden. for further information, enrolment enquiries, or to book a tour of our centres, please contact our friendly team on (07) 3813 0975 (brassall) or (07) 3201 4231 (blacksoil) or visit our website. www.bushkidz.com.au lifestyle | january 2019 17
welcome to our defence families cj vogler & son - hobby central for 142 years street, ipswich, there’s plenty of street parking available so you can pop in and trawl through the hundreds of quality hobby items. otherwise, shop from the comfort of your home by visiting their website www.voglers.com.au or their ebay store: cjvoglerson. remember, if it’s not listed online or in store, it doesn’t mean they don’t have it or can’t order it in for you – so call 3281 1440 for your hobby related needs today! one of ipswich’s longest operating businesses, c j vogler & son has been catering for local hobbyists for 142 years. it is a family owned and operated hobby store supplying customers from near and far with all their hobby needs. in fact, they’re australia’s longest running hobby store – meaning their expertise and customer service is second to none. their pricing is also affordable and competitive, so if you see a better deal elsewhere – they’ll match it! the hobby specialists are proud to stock everything from remote control items to diecast models, scalextric sets, accessories, model trains and everything else in between that you could need. conveniently located at the top of town at 138 - 140 brisbane c.j. vogler & son established 1877 t i n g k e y c u t h o b b i e s d i e c a s t m o d e l s 138-140 brisbane street, ipswich q 4305 p: 07 3281 1440 | f: 07 3281 0166 e: firstname.lastname@example.org | w: www.voglers.com.au a balance in education at faith lutheran college and, with a fleet of college coaches, provide a safe and reliable transportation service that allows students to travel to and from the college in safety and comfort. we invite you to experience the positive and supportive atmosphere of faith lutheran college and to witness a community that embraces the individual. you will be pleasantly surprised how affordable it is to have your student educated at faith. further information is available by contacting the college on (07) 5466 9900 or by visiting the college website www.faithlc.qld.edu. au. alternatively, you can visit the college at 5 faith avenue, plainland. we look forward to having you join us as we embark on our special 20th anniversary celebrations in 2019. they say ‘from little things, big things grow’, and the old adage is correct when it comes to faith lutheran college at plainland. from humble beginnings of just 40 students on temporary premises at laidley, faith lutheran college has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1999. now home to nearly 700 students, faith lutheran boasts state of the art facilities and an individualised approach to education. campus facilities include a commercial hospitality kitchen, dedicated health and fitness learning areas, an industry equipped trade training centre, high quality agriculture learning equipment and modern general use classrooms throughout. all of these facilities enrich student learning and, along with a team of dedicated and professional staff, equip students with practical skills and vocational qualifications. “at faith, we are proud to allow each student to develop at their own pace while encouraging them to challenge themselves. we enjoy seeing them excel at topics that interest them, with subjects such as agriculture, automotive, fitness and hospitality proving popular among students”, says college principal janelle anderson. faith lutheran college is at the forefront of exceptional educational opportunities available in the lockyer valley educate one student at faith lutheran college in 2019 for less than $140 per week. limited spaces still available in some year levels for 2019. contact us today 07 5466 9900 faithlc.qld.edu.au elebrating 20 y c i n 2 0 1 9 s r a e faith lutheran college plainland 18 lifestyle | january 2019
how does your garden grow? january may be time for relaxation, but it’s no time to rest when it comes to the garden. dedicate two to three times a week where you give your garden some love, and it will flourish over summer. stay on top of watering. potted plants will dry out quickly in hot or windy weather and require regular watering. don’t be fooled into thinking a light shower of rain will do the job for you – even on lawns. if you haven’t mulched in a while, top up garden beds to suppress germinating weeds. weeds will be growing vigorously, especially if some good rain falls. with the ground soft, it will be easier to manually remove localised weed infestations. if you’re on top of your watering, apply a complete fertiliser to the general garden. with growth stimulated by summer rainfall and warmth, demand for nutrients will be high and deficiencies are likely especially if heavy rainfall has leached minerals from the soil. for all your gardening needs, tips and tricks, see the friendly team at north tivoli nursery to ensure your garden looks its best in 2019. look after growing feet children’s feet are vulnerable to injury as they continue to develop into their late teenage years, so it is important to be able to recognise a few more common lower limb aches and pains that can affect your child. flat feet flexible flatfoot or a pronated foot is a condition usually caused by loose ligaments within the feet. flat feet can cause aching feet or legs especially during and/ or after exercise. other problems can include poor balance’ poor coordination, tripping over, bunions, heel and knee pain. treatment with orthotics may be required for flat feet. heel pain/severs disease severs disease is an injury to the growth plate of the heel bone where the achilles tendon attaches, commonly affecting active children aged 10 to 14. your child may experience pain at the back of the heel bone, worsening with exercise. initially, it is best to reduce exercise, ice the painful area and check the fit of your child’s footwear. if pain persists, consult a podiatrist. frequent ankle sprains an ankle sprain occurs when there is a sudden twisting motion at the ankle during weight loading. this can overstretch or even break the ligaments resulting in pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to weight bear. if your child sprains or twists their ankle frequently, a podiatrist is able to manage this through exercises and the use of orthoses. growing pains growing pains are harmless but can affect children from three years of age through to adolescence. they often occur of an evening and affect either behind the knee or the calf and thigh muscles. there are numerous causes including muscle tiredness and poor postural control. growing pains will not affect the way a child walks or runs although lower limb biomechanics can be an attributing factor to the problem. for the best fitting shoes and runners, drop into sportsco riverlink or phone 3281 1227. healthcare for the whole body it’s becoming more difficult to find practitioners who put the ‘care’ into healthcare. that’s why adam atherton, director of the kingdom health group makes it a core focus across his clinics at orion family physiotherapy: the headache & migraine clinic, allied family physio and the cancer physio. celebrating 10 years of quality service to the greater springfield region, adam and his team pride themselves treating the whole person not just the symptoms, as well as providing patients with innovating pain relief options. with more than ten physiotherapists, an exercise physiologist, two massage therapists, and dietitian, the kingdom health group provides patients with a variety of services. notably, they offer women’s health / peri-natal physiotherapy and pilates, cancer, dance and paediatric physiotherapy and breakthrough drug-free headache and migraine treatment. visit adam and his team at level 1 orion springfield central 1 main street, springfield central or call for an appointment on 07 3470 1203. asics gel-contend 5 $90 boys grade school sizes 4-7 asics gel-contend 5 $90 girls grade school sizes 4-7 asics gel- 540tr pre-school sizes k 10-3 $100 leather nike downshifter 6 $70 school / pre-school sizes 10c-7y nike eberon low mens sizes 7-14 $100 chuck taylor all star leather ox $120 sizes 3-14 (unisex) ipswich, riverlink shopping centre | (07) 3281 1227 | sportsco.com.au lifestyle | january 2019 19
is your car airconditioning coping with summer? our expert technicians can cool you down fast! call us today: 5464 3413 37 southern amberley road, amberley | www.eadiesmechanical.com.au keep your cool this summer chek air conditioning is an ipswich family owned business with more than 25 years experience, specialising in air conditioning sales, installation, service and repair of both commercial and home air conditioning. looking to beat the heat this summer and be warm in winter? then get the best advice from chek’s specialised team who are experts in all split systems and ducted systems. it’s also important to get the right advice when choosing your air-con system, so let chek air save you money. chek air conditioning also offer commercial preventative maintenance programs and are warranty and service agents for most of the major brands. all chek air technicians are qualified refrigeration mechanics, qbcc and arc licensed and work to australian standards, guaranteeing the best quality service for your home or business. don’t get the wrong aircon system for your place. chek air conditioning carries out free quotations for your home or business and guarantees to provide the right air conditioning system to suit your needs. contact them on 07 3424 5225 or visit www.chekair.com. au for more information. zambrero ipswich riverlink shopping centre 2 downs street, north ipswich zambrero bundamba shop 4, bundamba travel centre cnr ashburn rd & warrego hwy, bundamba zambrero yamanto shop 3 yamanto village square 422 warwick road, yamanto. defence force members get free guacamole | 10th burrito or bowl free! 20 lifestyle | january 2019 car air-con check at eadie’s phew! it’s been a hot start to the summer - and it feels even hotter when you’re driving a car that doesn’t seem to have a fully functioning air conditioner. aside from being a major inconvenience, having a car air conditioner that isn’t cooling as it should be means it may be losing refrigerant. the problem needs to be diagnosed by a qualified professional, and if a leak is found it needs to be repaired before the air conditioner is re-gassed. eadie’s mechanical are a licenced refrigerant handler and all of their technicians are qualified and licenced by the australian refrigeration council. using an arc-licensed technician ensure that the service you’re receiving is professional, adheres to industry codes of practice and standards, is environmentally friendly and lawful and most importantly, reduces the risk of repeated gas leaks, which will increase system performance and decrease your running costs. eadie’s can also help you with log book services, full major services, wheel alignments, automatic transmission service and repairs, powersteering flushes, radiator and suspension service and repairs and axle corrections. so stop winding down the windows and putting up with that shonky air conditioner or ignoring those niggling car problems - call 5464 3413 or visit the team at eadie’s mechanical, located at 37 southern amberley road, amberley (just outside of raaf amberley). keep your cool this summer! keep your cool this summer! specialists in all aspects of air conditioning call chek air today! locally owned & operated •sales •installation •service •repair free quotes *conditons apply ph: 3424 5225 e: email@example.com w: www.chekair.com.au qbcc 1045940 arc certified au 00559 mexican with a mission what is it about zambrero at yamanto, bundamba and riverlink that makes their food so satisfying? while you could argue that it’s their wide variety of mexican classics, their vegetarian, vegan or gluten free alternatives or even the convenience of having a drive- thru, perhaps the real reason is because they’re helping end world hunger, not just yours. thanks to their plate 4 plate initiative, every burrito or bowl you buy donates a meal to someone in need. partnering with rise against hunger and foodbank, they have a goal - to donate 1 billion meals by 2025. how good is that? whether you’re choosing the convenience of the drive-thru or eating in the restaurant, you’ll find there’s plenty to choose from. from burritos and bowls to nachos and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – even the kids, who have their own seperate menu! what’s more, they’re even licensed and have a kids room, too!* (*selected stores only). if you love zambrero as much as we do, you can even have them cater your next party or business function. whether it’s lunch on the run or dinner for the gang there’s something for everyone at zambero. to find out more, including addresses and phone numbers, check out the advert at left, or you can discover the whole zambrero story at www.zambrero.com.au.
gentle care, beautiful smiles ipswich city dental is a relatively new dental practice dedicated to providing the ipswich community with exceptional dental care. they are the fresh face in dentistry and specialize in dentistry for the whole family, offering a complete range of dental services to accommodate the needs of the whole family. their truly fresh approach to dental care is completely unique with our highly trained dentists and dental professionals offering patients a unique dental experience combining exceptional patient outcomes with an outstanding patient experience. our truly fresh approach to dental care is completely unique with our highly trained dentists and dental professionals offering patients a unique dental experience combining exceptional patient outcomes with an outstanding patient experience. their team will take the time to understand your needs and concerns and to put you at ease throughout your visit. we are committed to ensuring your visit to ipswich city dental is uniquely positive and gives you a fresh view on dentistry. the gentle and caring approach in the surgery will give you something to smile about. they also utilise the most advanced equipment and treatment options to facilitate in providing our patients with beautiful smiles for life. mmm andrew m cclure andrew m cclure echanica echanica echanica lll for everything your car needs guaranteed quality affordable mechanical services our services: u log book servicings u minor & major servicings u diesel servicing & repairs u roadworthy certificates u brake & clutch repairs u exhaust system repairs u transmission service u tyres & wheel alignment u steering & suspension 10% off all vehicle repairs and servicings for defence families warranty protection we offer approved log book servicings that won’t void your new car warranty. ph: (07) 3294 1782 andrewmccluremechanical.com.au mon - fri 7.30am - 5.00pm saturday - by appointment 4 sonia court, raceview 4305 join a local cambrian choir are you or your child looking for a new hobby in 2019? is someone you know constantly singing songs around the house? would you love to work on your confidence and make new friends? the solution is clear: join one of choirs in the cambrian choir family - all choirs are a non-auditioned ensembles. there is a choir for all ages. for young singers, the junior cambrian choir (primary school age) and the cambrian youth choir (high school age) welcomes both male and female singers at friday afternoon rehearsals. for adult singers, the cambrian choir rehearsing on a monday night or coro concorde rehearsing on a wednesday morning are always looking for new members. each choir has a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding performance ensemble for singers in the ipswich area. the choirs provide unique training, competition and performance opportunities for singers across all voice types. the choir has created an impressive record of achievements, including many first prizes at recent queensland eisteddfodau. the choir also competes in local eisteddfodau, with great success, and performs at concerts and special events in the ipswich area. whether it’s for a bit of fun or something a little more serious, you or your child will love being a part of the cambrian choir family. to join, come along to one of their rehearsals, call 07 3282 1088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. lifestyle | january 2019 21 gap free check-up & clean for new patients with eligible health fund cover $99 check up and clean for new non-health fund patients 160 brisbane st, ipswich www.ipswichcitydental.com keep your car in tip-top shape everyone should start the new year with positive resolutions that are easy to keep – so add keeping your up to date with its servicings on your list! andrew mcclure, owner of andrew mcclure mechanical bosch car service often sees car owners come into the shop with engine failure caused by accumulated oil sludge from poor servicing history. to keep your car and engine in tip-top condition, andrew recommends that you service your vehicle every 10,000km or every six months – whatever comes first. andrew mcclure mechanical bosch car service offers full safety checking with their servicing, meaning you’ll leave the shop with peace of mind knowing you have a safe vehicle with six months roadside assist included. andrew mcclure mechanical bosch car service are proud to support ipswich’s defence personnel, which is why they’re welcoming new families with a 10 per cent discount on servicing and repairs. so why wait - now is the time to enquire with the friendly team at andrew mcclure mechanical to kickstart that new years resolution. call 3294 1782 or visit www. andrewmccluremechanical.com. au for more information. joi n the cambrian centre cambrian choir i we have a choir to suit all ages c c c cambrian choir competition and concert choir adult - mondays 7.30 - 9.45 pm cambrian show choir modern, movement, musical style 16 years and over - mondays 6.30 - 7.30 pm c c junior cambrian choir fun, friendship and music primary school age - fridays 3.30 - 4.15 pm coro concorde relaxed, social singing open age - wednesdays 9.00 - 11.00 am cambrian youth choir competition, performance, musicals high school age - fridays 4.30 - 6.00 pm visit us at cambrianchoir.org.au 10 south station road, booval - opposite the railway station 132 years in song _ join our family
welcome to our defence families two medical practices, same quality health services hunter street and grange road medical services are the leading names in ipswich general practice. with two local medical practices, patients have more access to some of the best doctors in the region. hunter street medical, conveniently located near aldi in brassall shopping centre boasts facilities that are modern, clean and efficient with plentiful parking provided and easy access to buses and taxis. offering patients the finest medical services available, the practice is accredited to the standards set out by the royal australian college of general practitioners, as well as being a teaching practice for the doctors and nurses of tomorrow from the university of queensland. hunter street medical understand that medical services can be costly, so they offer bulk billing for children under sixteen, most aged pensioners and at the discretion of the doctor for others in extenuating circumstances. hunter street medical is a comprehensive general practice offering skin checks, women’s and men’s health, minor procedures, mental health, preventative health, travel medicine and more. they also take urgent appointments. with opening hours from 8am-5pm monday to friday, and 8am-12pm saturday for your convenience. you also have the option to visit the grange road medical practice at eastern heights which has extended hours available. you can visit hunter street medical at 68 hunter st, brassall which is open onto the car park at the aldi entrance of the shopping centre, towards the bushkidz child care centre or grange rd medical at 92 grange rd, eastern heights. for bookings and enquiries, call 07 3281 9133 or visit www. huntermedical.com.au or www. grmedical.com.au. great dental care in walloon it’s almost back to school time for the little ones, which means it’s a great time to schedule those niggling health check ups you may have been avoiding. at walloon dental surgery, they’re proud to offer the child dental benefits scheme which provides medicare funded dental treatment to eligible children aged between 2 and 17. walloon dental bulk bills all eligible cdbs services meaning there are no out of pocket costs to you – perfect after an expensive festive season! some of the services that can be provided include examinations, x-rays, cleans, fissure seals and fillings. on top of this, walloon dental see all health funds, but are proud preferred providers of smile. com, defence health and other common health care funds. the beginning of the year is also a good time to decide whether or not your child will be playing any contact sports in 2019. contact sports can cause dental injuries and are the most common type of facial injury. having a customised dental mouthguard from a dentist means your child will have a snug fitting mouthguard designed from a mould taken of their teeth. this ensures a more comfortable mouthguard than chemist bought options, and you can choose from a variety of colours. most importantly, the mouthguard assists jaw stability upon impact. with a quick 15 minute appointment and a turn around of a few days, a customised mouthguard is the best way to protect your child from broken or missing teeth. health funds will also pay towards a mouthguard when you have dental cover, so it’s worthwhile to book an appointment at walloon dental to explore your options. local, affordable and friendly family, walloon dental surgery have made a commitment to understand your concerns and to exceed your expectations at every visit. their personalized care and attention, combined with great skill, which will provide you with a healthy mouth and a winning smile. call 3067 7990 now to secure an appointment before the school year begins. two convenient ipswich locations... same exceptional medical services we are committed to delivering the highest quality of evidence based medical care to residents of the ipswich region hunter street hours: grange road hours: 8am – 5pm monday to friday 8am – 12pm saturday 7am - 7pm monday to thursday 7am - 5.30pm friday 8am -12pm saturday 9am - 12pm sunday brassall shopping centre 68 hunter street, brassall ph: 3128 0770 online bookings: huntermedical.com.au 92 grange road eastern heights ph: 3281 9133 online bookings: grmedical.com.au 22 lifestyle | january 2019
after months of restoration, an old douglas c-47b ‘dakota’ will sit pretty in the raaf amberley aviation heritage centre for visitors across the country to enjoy. cockpit area and other parts of the plane presented the volunteers and technicians with a challenge, which they enjoyed. after a bumpy journey, the “we were fortunate that the aircraft was in a lot better condition than what we normally get them.. normally they’re a not much more than a smoking hole in the ground,” he said. “a lot of the panels had to be replaced and that’s where we use apprentices to do that stuff, under the guidance of qualified tradesmen.” ‘dak’ or ‘gooney bird’ as it was affectionately known will now call raaf amberley home. arriving at amberley in february last year, the aircraft suffered damage to the wing during its convoy from nowra. squadron leader paul ashby who headed the restoration operation said it came close to falling off the truck. “we had to go down to nowra to pick up the aircraft and unfortunately on the trip back, it suffered some damage,” he said. “it didn’t quite fall off the truck, but it came close to it, so that damage had to be repaired here.” there were some other challenges during the project, including manpower, financial constraints and the obvious, repairing an aircraft that is close to 80 years of age. despite the setbacks, the project concluded only one week later than planned. return of the raaf c-47b ‘dakota’ dealing with rust around the while it was a mammoth task “there are a few of them around involving current raaf personnel, reservists, retired servicemen and volunteers, sqnldr ashby could not be prouder of the effort – and urges the public to see it with their own eyes. “i look at this thing and i’m proud of it.. the f-111, eh.. it was pretty and whatever, but this thing here.. this one has history,” he said. “this one has been to war three times, the f-111 sort of just threatened. i’m hoping people come to see this aircraft. the place, but we’ve got the only one that’s like this.” the dakota c-47b a65-86 is the longest serving operational aircraft in the air force, entering service with number 35 squadron at raaf amberley on 15 april 1945. her 5- year operational career included service with 36 squadron, the raaf transport flight - japan, central flying school and the air force’s aircraft research and development unit. a65-86 was withdrawn from raaf operational service in december 1998, and her last flight was to nowra where she was transferred to the royal australian navy historic flight. a65-86 is back home at raaf amberley – this time to stay. the ‘dakota’ joins the impressive line up of historic military aircraft and memorabilia for public enjoyment at the raaf amberley aviation heritage centre. photo: former dakota pilot mr alan james with air commodore john meier and former chief of the air staff, air marshal david evans (rtd) unveil a plaque commemorating the restored c-47b dakota. (defence) little theatre with big ideas the incinerator theatre has become an icon of the ipswich landscape. designed by walter burley griffin, the architect who designed canberra, the incinerator was just that – existing solely to burn rubbish. in the early 1960s it was closed and was close to being demolished. the local branch of the arts council decided to save the building, and the ipswich little theatre’s president convinced members to convert it to a theatre. in desperate need of a home, as the town hall had closed, the society’s raised $2000 for the restoration work. ipswich little theatre society was formed in 1946. until 1969, virtually all performances took place in the ipswich town hall but since then the incinerator and the jean pratt building have predominated as venues. the incinertor theatre has now been an entertainment venue longer than it had been an incinerator. this year marks their 50th year in the building, so listen out for celebrations to be held at the end of the year! the society has many parts. senior theatre present 4-5 major productions each year; a one act play festival in august (the longest running festival of its kind in australia); junior theatre (5-13 years); and young theatricals for teenagers interested in performing. a daytime theatre troupe formed in 1982 to cater for people who couldn’t easily perform and rehearse at night. this group performs pantomimes for children from schools, kindies and the community. s-troupe was founded in 1992 and caters for people with disabilities who love to perform on stage. there is also tourific troupers for tourists who are treated to an al fresco meal and story of the theatre society and the incinerator and as well as enjoying a performance of a short play. ilt also offers fundraising theatre nights, for community groups to book and raise money for their own purposes. ilt is proud of the support it has provided to the local community over many years. ipswich little theatre society, is looking forward to entertaining audiences for many years to come, so join them for their next performance. all details are on the website at www.ilt.org.au and bookings can be made there or at the ipswich visitors information centre on 3281 0555. lifestyle | january 2019 23
welcome to our defence families saddle up for the ipswich 100 the ipswich 100 has been an integral part of the ipswich community for 20 years, with this year’s event set to be one of the biggest yet. offering a 100 mile, 100km, 50km, 25km and kids caper ride, there is something for the most advanced riders to those just looking for a bit of fun. the moggill mt crosby lions club have hosted this annual event since it’s conception, raising much needed funds and supporting the local charity and community. through his association with the mmc lions club, steve rainbow, owner of articulate framing is proud to again sponsor the kids caper ride in 2019. keen speedsters get to ride a small course in the grounds under supervision with a bit of bicycle safety thrown in and each rider gets a gift bag and a chance to win a special prize. the 2019 recruitment 24/7 ipswich 100 kicks off on sunday, march 31st at usq ipswich. more at www.ipswich100.com.au. we’ve got everything your pool needs at ipswich pool supplies helpful, professional services... best value for money in town locally owned family business for 23 years! ph. 3282 8233 34 downs st, north ipswich email@example.com extended warranty dealer focus on “you” resolutions january is certainly a great time to set new year health and fitness resolutions and intentions. but while many of these ideas focus on losing weight, saving money or trying new hobbies, many forget to add ‘self care’ to the top of their list at city cave, their team believes 2019 should be the year of “you”. offering relaxing floats and sauna sessions, and they also have a team of health and wellness experts in the fields of psychology, massage, naturopathy, nutrition, reiki and kinesiology. step through the front door at city cave ipswich, and you will feel the worries of the world melt away. from the busiest of ceo’s to athletes, stay at home parents, defence personnel, stressed university students and those battling an injury or illness, everybody can benefit from a treatment at city cave. with extended trading hours, there’s no excuse not to schedule yourself some “me” time. to find out more, visit www.citycave.com. au or call 3186 5921 today! 24 lifestyle | january 2019 for all your picture framing needs we are a proud ipswich business committed to the finest quality work at the right price. www.articulateframing.com.au nolan’s plaza, downtown ipswich call steve on 07 3496 1110 proudly supporting our ipswich community make a splash this summer want to take a dip in the pool this summer but your pool is looking a little worse for wear? then call in to ipswich pool supplies on the corner opposite the 7/11 garage in downs street, north ipswich. without proper care, your pool can easily become dysfunctional, resulting in nasty things like mosquito breeding grounds and exposing swimmers to illness- causing bacteria. the friendly staff know how important and difficult it can be to maintain your pool over the warm and extreme summer period, so they can offer you advice on matters like algae, pool covers, vacuuming, ph levels and more. by offering free water testing, good quality and reasonably priced pool chemicals and equipment, ipswich pool supplies will ensure your pool will be ready for the pool party season. ipswich pool supplies has 25+ years in the industry, providing pool owners with of advice, equipment and supplies, so visit the experts at 34 downs street, north ipswich and keep your pool in top condition for summer swimming fun. mloat therapy (1 hour session) inmrared sauna (45 minute session) massage (relaxation & remedial) psychology, kinesiology, nutrition... and more pets love imparra pet motel the secret is out! pets just love a holiday at imparra pet motel. so why do dogs and cats want to stay in pet motel accommodation? well, here are some of the many reasons it’s a home away from home: • standard dog rooms are fully covered and insulated with twice daily access to a grass yard. • resort rooms for dogs have air conditioning, tvs & private grassed courtyards. • lil’ dawgy fun house, for dogs under 10kg only. • paws playground & pool park for extra personal one on one playtimes. • air conditioned cattery with individual indoor and outdoor verandah areas. • pickup and delivery service. • every pet personally monitored by caring animal loving staff. imparra pet motel is a proud family owned and operated establishment, and inspections are welcomed. so, if you want the peace of mind that your pet is in the best of hands when you aren’t there visit www.imparra.com.au or call 07 5464 6758.
giveaways winners are grinners! what fantastic christmas presents for our lucky winners in our operation fix-it! competition, with three families taking out the major prizes in our most successful competition for the year. norman couldn’t believe they actually won a competition – and neither could her kids or her husband. “i guess it enables us to enjoy summer dinners outside and it’s something we wouldn’t probably buy for ourselves.. something like this,” natalie said. “it’s just a lovely family thing to all enjoy together. “[entering competitions] is not something i’ve done a lot of so it was really exciting to win.. it was totally out of my mind so it was really exciting to get the phone call saying i’d won.” outdoor living jindalee familyq weber barbecue lucky winner of the weber family wouldn’t it be nice to ring in the new year, knowing you’ve won a barbecue, outdoor setting or a backyard makeover? well, for three of lq’s readers, this dream has become a reality after winning one of the major prizes in our operation: fix it! competition. here’s the rundown on who won what in the competition. peter weir $3,000 backyard makeover leanne wheeler, the winner of the backyard makeover, courtesy of peter weier landscape & sprinkler, answered our winning phone call while she was in the middle of a shopping centre. “i can’t scream right now because i’m in public,” she joked. “i’m going to tell my husband that i’ve come up with a solution to fix our backyard and that’ll cost $3000... he’ll be angry until i tell him we get it done for free!” harvey norman 8-seat outdoor setting natalie thornely, the winner of the outdoor setting from harvey q from outdoor living jindalee was amy mack, who said the win was a welcomed surprise after just graduating university. “i think my boyfriend is more excited than me but we’re both very happy to have won,” she said. a huge thank you to our generous sponsors for allowing this competition to happen: peter weier landscape & sprinkler, harvey norman booval, outdoor living jindalee, north tivoli nursery, beacon lighting – ipswich, lobb street sawmill, butts on seats, ipswich pool supplies, ireland blinds, the tile shed ipswich, shutterup blinds and choices flooring – ipswich. congratulations to all of our winners and thank you readers for the fantastic response to this our major competition for 2018. get ready for more competitions in lq during 2019. photo: natalie thornely and kids eadie, maggie and flynn love their new outdoor setting, courtesy of harvey norman, booval store. enter to win! to enter to win one of our giveaways go to our website at www.lifestyleqld.com.au , click on the enter competition button on the front page and fill in the form with the codeword or mail to strike publications, po box 124, ipswich 4305. entries close 30th of january unless otherwise stated. only one entry per household per contest. prizes to be picked up from our office in the friendly care pharmacy arcade, 13 bell street, ipswich (monday to thursday). lillian armfield code word: lillian a girl’s guide to kicking goals code word: goals a dog’s way home code word: dog she sheds style code word: style by the late 1920s, eastern sydney was the heartland of organised crime and the notorious turf battles saw bloodied bodies strewn across streets after late-night clashes. at first disapproved of by her male colleagues, and often working solo and undercover, lillian armfield investigated it all - from runaway girls to drug trafficking and murder. she dealt with the infamous crime figures of the day - who eventually gave lillian a grudging respect. she paved the way for the women of today’s police force and her story is a compelling chapter in australian true crime history. (hachette) growing up is hard for everyone. for girls today, in a world of 24- hour connectivity, it can be harder than ever. a girl’s guide to kicking goals is written by models steph claire smith and laura henshaw and is about growing confidence in yourself even while your body changes. it’s a guide to smashing your goals and bouncing back and trying again after failure. learn to be kind to yourself; stop comparing and judging others. and shake off the bullies. get stress- and time-management hacks to keep you calm in a super- busy world. plus killer workouts and delicious healthy recipes for a girl on the go. (murdoch books) lucas is shocked when, while attempting to rescue stray cats from an abandoned building slated for demolition, a puppy jumps out of a crawl space and into his arms. even though the apartment he shares with his mother doesn’t allow dogs, lucas can’t resist taking bella home. after bella is picked up by animal control for being a breed banned in denver, lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out a plan. but bella doesn’t plan to wait. with 400 miles of wilderness between her and lucas, bella goes on an impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. (pan macmillan) it’s no secret that the “she shed” revolution is underway and gaining steam. it’s simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from modern life. consider it a woman’s response to the “man cave” craze. whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, this book will help you on your journey. you’ll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, learn what architectural details play into a shed’s look, get inspired by colour palettes and explore dozens of diy projects. (murdoch books) lifestyle | january 2019 25
entertainment ‘swich on’ raceday @ t h e i p s w i c h t u r f c l u b best films of the year a year that saw many sequels, prequels, spin-offs and remakes; the return of michael myers and promises that the predator would be good (those liars), 2018 was a year full of films good and bad. simple favours were asked, marvel heroes turned to dust and even the transformers franchise had bumblebee to undo its rust. mary poppins returned and venom concerned, all the while game night’s took a turn. spider- man was in a cool cartoon movie without uncle ben. here’s 2018’s top 10, all 10…. 10. spider-man: into the spiderverse featuring an insanely cool new animation style the likes of which we’ve never seen and telling the untold story of miles morale’s iteration of the webslinger, the best animated movie in ages is a real treat for spider-man fans. 9. you were never really here joaquin phoenix plays a traumatised hit-man who rescues sex-trafficked girls. brutal and unapologetically confronting, you better believe it’s worth your time. 8. bad times at the el royale seven strangers all with a secret to bury, meet at the famous el royale and things get a little crazy. packed with talent like jeff bridges, jon hamm, dakota johnson and chris hemsworth, only one question remains - will it be california or nevada? 7. boy erased true story based on a memoir where the son of baptist parents is forced to take part in gay conversion therapy, lucas hedges is outstanding in joel edgerton’s brilliant film which also stars nicole kidman and russell crowe. 6. first man much more than just the story of man landing on the moon, ryan gosling honours the great neil armstrong perfectly in an intense, touching and enthralling experience from director damien chazelle. 5. annihilation natalie portman leads an excellent cast in this science-fiction horror following a group of scientists who discover a place of mutating landscapes and terrifying creatures. staying with you long after viewing, netflix’s biggest achievement of 2018 is waiting for you now. 4. a quiet place with an intriguing premise making for one of the year’s most memorable cinema experiences, the first on-screen pairing of real- life couple emily blunt and john krasinski still gives chills upon repeat viewings. knocking it out of the park as first time director, krasinski has cemented himself as a serious filmmaker. if they hear you, they’ll hunt you. 3. mission: impossible - fallout somehow still getting better with each film after 22 years, this isn’t just the best mission yet or one of the greatest action films ever made, but a testament to how hard tom cruise works for his craft, at 55 years old still pulling off insanely dangerous real-life stunts to put the audience right there with him. your mission? watch this film. 2. blackkklansman the latest ‘joint’ from acclaimed filmmaker spike lee, this biographical comedy-drama tells the unbelievable true story of how an african-american police officer was able to infiltrate the kkk in the 1970s. starring denzel’s son john david washington and adam driver, this was perhaps the most important film 2018 had to offer but also one hell of an entertaining epic you can’t afford to miss. 1. a star is born a tale of music, love, heartache and the struggles of fame, bradley cooper’s first film as director also features one of the best performances of his career. paired with the incomparable lady gaga in a breakout role she’ll surely win the oscar for, this is the rare film that has everything going for it and is without a doubt 2018’s best film. swich on inc held their annual christmas race day at the ipswich turf club. guests enjoyed a sunny day out and supporting the ipswich hospital foundation and a new mental health initiative by swich on inc. 1. swich on president brad bulow with ihf’s chelsea rees and phillip bell. 2. kris dieckmann, brenden harris and braydon osborne. 3. holly barnes and chelsea stefanovic. 4. katherine mclean and laura boland. 5.alli grant and liz vince. 6. angus christensen, chris porter and paul jackwitz. 26 lifestyle | january 2019
ipswich’s ‘must try’ list for 2019 suites, birthday parties, romantic picnics, all with a unique difference. perfect for those who are bohemian at heart, or want to create a unique experience for their guests in 2019! springfield central library much more than your average library, the springfield central library is a place you must try in 2019. located within the orion springfield central shopping precinct, is the newest branch of ipswich libraries providing a bright, fresh space where members can learn, enjoy and relax. it features a steam-powered maker space with a virtual reality room and an augmented reality sandbox providing a hands-on digital experience to delight young and old. the bakehouse steakhouse yes, you read correctly – the bakehouse steakhouse is back. enter the pink door nestled within the historic 1800’s brick façade and you will find a steakhouse like no other. as the next chapter begins, experience the delights and excitement of a unique steakhouse experience. whether you remember it from the 70s or are a newcomer to the bakehouse steakhouse experience, it is a place where everyone from families to friends are welcome. (pro tip: it makes a good place for instagram content!) costco bundamba oh costco, is there anything you don’t stock? from groceries and confectionary right through to appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tyres, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewellery, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, furniture, office supplies and office equipment, costco is known for carrying quality brands at very affordable prices. the catch? you do need a membership to visit, which can set you back around $60 per annum and the opening date for bundamba still hasn’t been confirmed. the soul nook collective have a big event in 2019? look no further than the soul nook collective. with their luxury bell tents & pop up picnics, they can cover a wide range of small events, like girls days, bridal the new library also boasts a wide range of resources including adult and children’s books, magazines, newspapers, dvds, cds and audio books, plus the market place where members can explore hand-curated collections to find just the right book. murder mystery train trips take a murder mystery vintage train ride in the newly restored sunlander dining carriages of the 1950s for a new night of fantasy and mystery in murder on the rails! the latest interactive murder mystery is set in 1965, in the days of the ‘underbelly’ gang feuds. guests get to work out ‘whodunnit’ with the assistance of officer rhodes as the train passes on a twilight journey through the scenic surrounds of the swanbank branch line. the evening commences upon boarding the train, which has been stopped enroute to brisbane due to a murder of a young man having been discovered on the tracks ahead. also joining the train here are four mysterious new passengers who each have a connection to the deceased. then over dinner in the vintage dining carts the audience plays detective, trying their skills at solving the murder. was it the bikers or perhaps the pair of mods? guests will be treated to a full onboard dinner service with entree, main and dessert, as well as a wine and spirits service. photo: ‘mugshots’ at the ipswich rail museum. january mega entertainment giveaway entries close january 28. prizes to be picked up from our office in the friendly care pharmacy arcade, 13 bell street, ipswich (monday to thursday). on the basis of sex in cinemas february 7 eone, with lifestyle queensland are giving away 10 double passes to see on the basis of sex. otbos is inspired by the true story of a young ruth bader ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. when ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney martin ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and how the courts view gender discrimination. the film also chronicles the storybook- like romance between ruth and marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally. directed by mimi leder and starring felicity jones, armie hammer and justin theroux, you won’t want to miss this film. to win tickets, go to www. lifestyleqld.com.au and click on the enter competition button and fill in the form. alternatively, you can mail your competition entries to strike publications, po box 124, ipswich 4305. be sure to include the codeword: judge. good luck! cold pursuit in cinemas february 7 studiocanal, with lifestyle queensland are giving five double passes to see cold pursuit. quiet family man and hard- working snowplow driver nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the rocky mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. he and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. the town has just awarded him “citizen of the year.” but nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. as a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. this unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as viking and a native american gang boss. justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no-one unscathed. entry details remain the same as the on the basis of sex competition, however, be sure to include the unique codeword for cold pursuit which is: revenge. good luck! lifestyle | january 2019 27
entertainment with shannon griffiths star shay mitchell shay mitchell is a boss babe when it comes to the roles she plays on- screen and the fashion she adorns off-screen. talking to harper’s bazaar on her own personal brand and style, mitchell says she doesn’t take fashion “too seriously”. “i’ve always been obsessed with fashion.. since i was young,” she said. “i really don’t take [fashion] too seriously because i think that it’s meant to be fun. that playful attitude surrounding her style definitely shows on her social media accounts - even joking on instagram that she dressed as a ‘christmas tree’ in the green dress [right] she wore to the cnn heroes red carpet event. shay loves playing with colour, risky hemlines and clashing prints - and that’s why she’s one to watch in 2019. be sure to watch her in the netflix smash “you”. not only does her character, peach sallinger rock some epic outfits, you’ll love her conniving attitude and general badass vibes. aquaman 3/5 stars the third consecutive film in three years to star everybody’s favourite aquatic-human turned reluctant superhero after appearances in batman v superman and justice league, the long awaited aquaman sees jason momoa reprise the role of the popular dc comics character. sixth entry in the hit & miss dceu (dc extended universe) but very much its own stand alone adventure mixing big-budget action with underwater fantasy - amber heard, nicole kidman, patrick wilson, willem dafoe and dolph lundgren co-star in the aussie filmed, visually stunning new take on the expected comic- book film formula. ditching the usual origin story for an entertaining thrill-ride which succeeds in being exactly the type of movie it aims to be, director james wan (saw, the conjuring, furious 7) delivers another crowd- pleaser fun for the whole family. once home to the most advanced civilisation on the planet, the city of atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power- hungry king orm. with plans to start a war between the oceanic people and those of the surface world, arthur curry is called upon to stop this from happening. half human and half atlantean, now known across the world as the famous ‘aquaman’ after being seen saving the world alongside wonder woman and batman, the true heir to the throne must retrieve the legendary trident of atlan to embrace his full power and destiny as not only king of atlantis, but protector of the seven seas. the butt of jokes for years, dubbed the most silly of all superheroes, aquaman was long thought to be a character impossible to translate to the silver screen. with momoa bringing a certain likability to his screen presence and doing just fine in his first real leading role in any picture, vinny chase would either be proud or jealous of his portrayal in a film that while admittedly a bit long and won’t rank in the best superhero films we’ve seen, does the job for a good time at the movies. 5/5 stars vice 4.5/5 stars starring christian bale as the most powerful vice president the united states of america ever saw, vice (originally titled backseat) follows the life of dick cheney from his early days as a young alcoholic to his ascension to the vice presidency and the many controversial decisions he made on behalf of then president, george w. bush. written and directed by adam mckay (anchorman, the big short) and the third film to pair bale with co-star amy adams after the fighter and american hustle, this unexpectedly hilarious biographical drama meshes self- aware comedy with an interesting deep-dive into things that really went down during the bush administration, giving insight into why america decided to invade iraq with little evidence, following the aftermath of 9/11. featuring another almost unrecognisable body transformation from bale (this time gaining over forty pounds for the role) and co- starring steve carell with the great sam rockwell as george w., you’ll wonder how politics could be so entertaining in a film so cleverly done, you might just end up loving it. a wealthy ceo of a massive oil company with a history of heart problems and alcoholism chosen to be governor bush’s running mate in the 2000 presidential election, cheney knew how to play the best of them. with stints as white house chief of staff and defence secretary, he sure wanted to be commander in chief but what he got ended up being more than he could have ever dreamed of. when bush became the 43rd president of the us, cheney began to use his newfound power to reshape the country and the world, for the best interests of whom? a stylised, well thought out and highly engaging piece of work that manages to put you as an audience member within the film itself whilst shifting tones more than cheney does loyalties, bale is in oscar worthy-form here and just might pick up his second. if not, vice is still presidential. 28 lifestyle | january 2019 top-right: while she joked that she looks like a christmas tree, the thigh split and slicked back hair make the outfit not look too boxy or hide her petite frame. above: the plunging neckline, colour blocking and midriff make this pants and top combo anything but boring. above: stepping out in new york city, shay proves that print clashing is here to stay with white ozzy osborne-esque shades, snake skin heels and a floral printed dress from faithfull the label. 3/5 stars
ariana dating now?!” “can they tell me too?” the “god is a woman” singer replied before adding: “spoiler for the rest of this year / probably my life: it’s no one. please refer back to this tweet for further questions.” it’s understandable to see why ariana grande isn’t in the mood for dating. having a tumultuous 2018, grande not only broke up with davidson but also had to deal with the death of her ex boyfriend, mac miller. taking to instagram before the year finished, ariana posted: “farewell 2018, you f–k. i hope this new year brings you all much laughter, clarity and healing. be gentle with yourselves and each other. if we made it thru this last year, we’ll for sure make it thru this one. thank you for everything.” let’s hope ariana has a better year in 2019! a tattooist of justin bieber’s has revealed the facial ink he did on the singer. jonathan valena, more commonly known by his instagram handle ‘@jonboy’ shared the delicate tattoo he did to bieber’s face: the word ‘grace’ in cursive handwriting, just above his eyebrow. jonboy is well known for his fine-lined designs and has tattooed many celebrities including kendall and kylie jenner, halsey and even bieber’s now wife, hailey bieber (nee baldwin). it is rumoured that bieber actually got the tattoo two months prior, but had kept the ink hidden. the photo was released while the newlyweds spent their first new years eve together in hawaii with friends. lifestyle | january 2019 29 here’s the latest celebrity gossip and entertainment news from the world of stage, screen and television. v with aislinn dwyer it’s a new year, new baby kind of vibe for the ramsay family! famous angry chef gordon ramsay was in much more jovial spirits when announcing some exciting baby news on his instagram page. as it turns out, the famous chef and his wife tana ramsay are expecting another baby. “exciting news!” he shared on instagram. “happy new year from all the ramsay’s.” in the video, the hell’s kitchen star pans the camera to his wife who shows off her baby bump as their four kids clap with excitement. “best news ever mate,” close family friend david beckham wrote in the comments section after watching the clip. the new baby boy or girl will be the fifth child of gordon and tana ramsay. the couple, that have been married since 1996 have twins holly and jack, as well as matilda and megan. they previously fell pregnant in 2016 but unfortunately tana suffered a miscarriage. who is ariana grande snuggling up to in 2019? absolutely nobody, according to the young pop sensation. the singer, 25, who split from fiancé pete davidson in october after a four-month engagement, responded to a fan post on twitter that posed the question, “who is steak and pineapple tacos everybody loves tacos, but the addition of pineapple makes this recipe extra summery. for the steak: • 500g skirt steak • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice • 1/4 cup canola oil • 2 tbsp. chili powder • 5 finely minced cloves of garlic • 1 tsp. kosher salt • 1 tsp. black pepper • 1/4 cup chopped coriander (optional) extras- • finely sliced fresh jalepeno (optional or use pickled here if preferred) • finely sliced red onion • avocado • grilled pineapple slices • corn tortillas note: add or subtract whatever ingredients you want here. you could add a regular salsa as an extra too, if you like! directions • combine lime juice, oil, chilli powder, minced garlic, coriander, salt, pepper, and steak into a large plastic bag and let it marinate for at least two hours but up to overnight. • preheat grill to 260 degrees. • let marinated flank steak come to room temperature. • grill the steak on each side for 6-7 minutes for a medium steak with a little pink on the inside. simply adjust the time based on how you like your steak prepared. • after you flip the steak, add fresh pineapple slices to the grill for about 2 minutes per side until just charred slightly. • remove pineapple and steak and let the meat rest for five minutes. • while the meat is resting, grill your tortillas for a minute per side until they are just charred or alternatively put them directly onto your gas burner on your stove and char on each side. (make sure to watch tortillas closely as they will burn very easily.) • to assemble, layer pineapple, avocado, flank steak, red onion, and jalepeno. • serve immediately. strawberry probiotic soda upset stomach from too much rich food? try this special soda! ingredients • 3 cups water kefir or coconut water kefir (you can purchase this at woolworths or coles) • 2 cups strawberries • ¼ cup apple juice • honey instructions • add strawberries and apple juice to a blender and blend on high until liquified or pureed. make sure there are no chunks. • add the water kefir and strawberry puree to a pitcher and mix well. • taste the strawberry water kefir. if it is too sour, add honey. • pour the strawberry soda into flip-top bottles or other bottle of choice and seal tightly. • place the bottles on the counter, out of direct sunlight for up to 24 hours to get bubbly. • place in the fridge and serve cold. • note: don’t leave the soda out on the counter for more than 24 hours, because too much pressure can build up and cause a big mess when opened.