Award-winning Fedra Olive Grove and tourism facilities for sale 55 km from Canberra
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A multi-award winning olive grove on 87 acres of land is on the market just 55 kilometres from Canberra and comes with tourism facilities and three residences. Fedra Olive Grove at 5796 Federal Highway in Collector was started from scratch by Spiros (Jeff) and Fedra Konstantinou in May 2000 as a way of promoting their Greek heritage and their love...
The Hammer settles into new digs
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The team at Thor’s Hammer is over the moon now that they have a new home. After 23 years at the Brickworks in Yarralumla, Thor Diesendorf received a letter announcing that the site was to be redeveloped by Doma Group into a 380-dwelling residential development and informing him it was time for his business to vacate. The issue for Thor...
Club Lime acquires Goulburn’s Absolute Fitness
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Club Lime’s arrival in Goulburn has been such an outstanding hit a second club will open nearby, with exciting new features for members who are rolling up in just about every age group. Operating in Hume Street, Goulburn, and growing rapidly in regional NSW, Club Lime (part of the VIVA Leisure group) is one of Australia's largest privately-owned health and...
People matter for business leadership says RSM
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A gathering that brings together Canberra's business and commerce leaders doesn't necessarily sound like the first place you'd turn for personal growth insights. But organisers of the highly successful RSM Business and Finance Symposium say it's not always about the numbers in business: you can't succeed without a focus on people. The annual half-day conference is tailored to equip leaders...
Barr to push for direct flights to Canberra on visit to China
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Direct flights from China to the ACT will be on the agenda this week when Chief Minister Andrew Barr leads a Government delegation to Guangzhou and Canberra's sister city Beijing. Mr Barr said growing the ACT's largest international tourism market and more international flights were the key objectives for the delegation. He will meet with China Southern Airlines and representatives from...
How to be part of Canberra’s biggest night out
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On Friday 29 March, business leaders, influencers, media and avid supporters will come together at Hotel Realm to support the Menslink Big Night Out. Now in its third year, the annual event has become a crucial part of Menslink’s fundraising calendar, with monies raised going directly to support the important work Menslink do. According to Menslink CEO, Martin Fisk, the...
What an end to mortgage broking could mean for your mortgage
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Would you pay a mortgage broker upfront to find you the best home loan? Even if it meant using some of the funds from your hard earned deposit? This is one of the recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission into the financial services sector, detailed in a final report released last month. The report concluded months of investigation and thousands...
Dexar’s real estate stars show their winning ways
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Anyone entering a sales profession, in any field, would do well to follow the winning ways of John Warren, one of the big winners at Dexar Group’s Stars of Real Estate awards. After all, that is what John did. He chose mentors at the top of their game and followed their winning formula intently. Vowing to learn and train as...
Creating a better balance for women’s work and life
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The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #balanceforbetter, an idea that draws together finding balance in the workplace, the home and throughout our community. But balance is as tricky to achieve in the working world as it is on the playground see-saw, because everyone's lives are a different shape. In a profession where old standards about the work-family balance...
ANU’s new Club Lime is sparkling with possibilities
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Pretty much everything is sparkling at the ANU's new Club Lime, from the swimming pools to the wraparound trees on the university campus, framing the array of state of the art fitness equipment. But while the atmosphere is relaxing, the pace can be as tough as you want it to be. A 25m lap pool and a smaller program pool...
Social entrepreneur named ACT’s Westpac Social Change Fellow
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Twenty-six-year-old Nipuni Wijewickrema is still reeling from the news that she is one of the ten recipients of this year's Westpac Social Change Fellowship, recognising her as an inspirational individual committed to creating positive change in Australia. "I'm just really touched," she says, "to know an organisation like Westpac supports you, and with such a substantial sum of money." The money...
The capital market with David Robertson
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Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). October to December, 2018 quarter Happy New Year!...
Japanese speedboat racing and competition between the sexes
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The link between Japanese speedboat racing and gender gaps in performance and aggression is probably not an obvious one for most, and yet ANU College of Business and Economics academic Professor Alison Booth has been investigating the relationship. What is Japanese speedboat racing? Japanese speedboat racing is a tightly controlled sport, in which racers receive exactly the same intensive training...
The Red Robot: Capabilities limited only by your imagination
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If first impressions are anything to go by, the Red Robot factory in Fyshwick has the potential to change the world. This design and manufacturing hub is the virtual meeting point for ideas to meet reality. Nothing, it would appear, is out of the realm of possibility. In practice, this means that designers and innovators come up with a concept,...
How Canberra vet Karen Viggers became an international bestseller
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Canberra author Karen Viggers is probably as surprised as anyone about how she went from being a suburban veterinarian to selling 800,000 copies of her last novel in France. "That's like every single person in Canberra having two copies of The Lightkeeper's Wife," she laughs. Sales exploded after a French publisher championed the book, set on Bruny Island. In her...
Viva Leisure sets a cracking pace in 2019
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Viva Leisure, Australia’s fastest-growing health club owner is set for a stellar 2019. After beginning in Canberra in 2004 with a clear mission to open more clubs and get more people fit and healthy, Viva Leisure is on track to be the largest and most frequented health club operator in the markets which it serves. Already 17 new locations are...
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