On Norfolk Island - a Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Enjoy a very special Norfolk Island holiday with a twist and lots of laughs when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow rolls into town on 3 August.

Five of the Festival’s most loved and fantastically funny comedians from Australia and New Zealand have packed their bags and are island-bound for a fun-filled evening of great entertainment at this fabulous setting in the South Pacific.

Get ready for belly-laughs galore with an all-star cast featuring:

Urzila Carlson – A multi award winning stand-up comedian, Urzila is a TV regular on Australia’s Have You Been Paying Attention and New Zealand’s 7 DaysSuper City and Road Madness. She has also appeared on Spicks and SpecksDirty LaundryThe Great Debate, and ABC’s Comedy Up Late, and was the host of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow earlier this year. Urzila’s natural cheeky, straight up style will have everyone eating out of her hand.

Bob Franklin – Stand-up comic, writer, director and actor Bob was a recipient of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Comic’s Choice award, the Piece of Wood Award, and also received the Sunday Age Best Comedy Show of the Year Award. Bob’s television and film work includes Jack IrishThe Last Confession of Alexander PearceBad EggsThe LibrariansStupid, Stupid Man, Please Like Me and Thank God You’re Here. Bob has written and directed two short suspense films, two recent episodes of Little Lunch for ABC TV and Lano & Woodley’s stage show, Fly.

Xavier Michelides – An active writer and stand-up comic, Xavier has travelled to each corner of the country, performing at every club, pub, watering hole, cruise line, tent and stage. Xavier is currently a writer on Network Ten’s The Project and has previously worked on Good News WeekYou’re Skitting Me and Dafuq. Xavier has also appeared on television programs including ROVE Live, Stand Up @ Bella Union and ABC’s Comedy Up Late.

Mel Buttle – Mel is a hilarious bundle of contradictions and a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country. She has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex and as a guest on ABC Radio Brisbane. Mel’s TV work includes co-hosting’s Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off and appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a regular guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor MonkeysBack Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

Dane Simpson – One of Australia’s rapidly rising stars, Dane has toured comedy shows across Australia. Dane’s TV credits include ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention. Dane starred in the hit sold out stand-up comedy show, Aborigi-LOL, in 2018 toured Western Australia with his variety show, Great Danes, and in 2019 performed his first solo show Origins at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has announced a 3-night and 7-night Norfolk Island Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow packages including:

  • Return Air New Zealand economy class ‘seat plus bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet and greet at Norfolk Island airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • 3 or 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • 3 or 7 days’ car hire (petrol additional and payable direct)
  • Ticket entry to Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow on 3 August
  • Complimentary cocktail at Black Anchor Bar
  • 10% discount on main meal at Castaway Hotel (excluding Friday night pizzas, small plates and beverages)
  • Complimentary Miniature Golf
  • Complimentary A Walk in the Wild rainforest walk plus bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card

The package is priced from:

  • $1199 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 5 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1299 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 9 August 2019  (7 nights)
  • $1229 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 6 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1379 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 10 August 2019 (7 nights)


Snow in the forecast... Only days till Opening Weekend in Thredbo

Excitement levels are rising! Experts are calling fresh snow to fall early next week with a solid period of cold temps set to follow…Come on Mother Nature!

Opening Weekend is now only 15 days away. Thredbo have got a huge winter events & entertainment line-up of après, live concerts, parties, on-mountain events and lots more.

There are three great pleasures in winter – skiing, snowboarding and après …And not necessarily in that order. Thredbo has all three in spades…And while it’s famous for Australia’s longest runs…It’s almost more famous for its long nights and pumping après scene.

Over the past few seasons Thredbo has hosted the biggest après events with some of Australia’s biggest and best music artists performing free in Thredbo Village and Alpine Hotel…this coming season will be no exception…It’s going to go off!

Source: Thredbo


Life is a Beach... But also a catwalk for Blaiz

Meet the new couture swimwear hybrids.. joining the wave of brands from Colombia making bodysuits that are not only functional beachwear but also fashionable streetwear.

Founded on the shores of the Caribbean, in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. Maygel Coronel takes us on a journey through unexpected paths and magical places, allowing moments of joy through movement.

The brand firmly believes in the infinite beauty of women, body and personality. To achieve the perfect silhouette, all Maygel Coronel pieces are One Size; the fabric is 100% Lycra of the highest grade, giving each piece that amazing ability to stretch without losing its form.

Each piece is designed and handmade by a team, comprising of only women. The pieces are manufactured in a small, family owned company in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia, using the most luxurious fabrics and sustainable practices.

Source: Blaiz


Samantha Armytage announced as WW ambassador

WW – the new Weight Watchers – has announced TV presenter and journalist Samantha Armytage as its newest ambassador.

Having lost 10kg since January 2019, Samantha shares her weight loss and wellness success with WW as she feels stronger, healthier and more in control than ever before.

She also graces the cover of the June issue of Australian Women’s Weekly, which is out on stands now.

For more than six years, Sam Armytage has been kicking career goals as host on breakfast show Sunrise. But with her hectic work and travel schedule, and daily 3am starts, the busy TV presenter found that her wellness goals had often fallen by the wayside.

After struggling with other programs, Sam decided to try WW. She was surprised to find that it fit perfectly into her active lifestyle, and she lost 5kg in the first five weeks. Now, after losing a total of 10kg, Sam is feeling better than ever before.

“I would say if you’re thinking about it and feel like it’s what you want to do, then absolutely do it! Don’t waste another day, because you’ve only got one life and you deserve to be the best you can be. It’s not always easy, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. It makes you a better person when you feel good about yourself.” says Sam

“I’ve become more active and have more energy, which has made a lot of things easier. When my alarm goes off at 3am it’s just torture, but it’s easier now that I feel stronger. I feel like I’m more in control of my body, too. Even when I have a bad day, I think, ‘You’ve got this. It’s not the end of the world and tomorrow’s a new day’.”

Source: Weight Watchers 


Wrangler hosts denim amnesty to support people affected by homelessness

It’s back! Wrangler Australia has announced they are returning with their infamous Denim Exchange for 2019, at the sold out Big Pineapple Festival nestled in the beautiful Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast on May 25th 2019.

This will no doubt be their biggest exchange to date with 16,000 festival attendee’s getting the chance to exchange their pre-loved denim for a brand new pair of Wrangler jeans. That’s right, festival goers just need to donate a wearable pair of jeans they no longer need, and Wrangler will give them a new pair in return.

It’s all in support of this year’s partner, HoMie – a social enterprise that uses 100% of its profits to provide brand-new clothing, retail training and job opportunities to young people affected by homelessness or hardship.

HoMie has cemented itself as a game-changing not-for-profit that helps young people gain the skills, confidence and experience to be more work ready and better prepared for their future, whilst breaking down the stigma around homelessness.

They’ll be sending along one of their Pathway Alliance grads to get some hands on experience with the Wrangler team. Wrangler will be donating new denim along with the collected pre-loved denim, which will be available for HoMie’s VIP shopping days, where some of those experiencing homelessness are invited to shop for free at the HoMie Street Store receiving new clothing and a dignified shopping experience, free food, haircuts, and beauty services.

These days aim to increase social inclusion, connectedness and confidence for Melbourne’s community of people experiencing homelessness. Alongside this Wrangler will also be working with local artists to create bespoke and unique pieces of art integrating the pre loved denim that will be auctioned off at a later stage – with all proceeds going to HoMie.

If you’re lucky enough to be headed along to Big Pineapple Festival be sure to get in early with  your wearable, pre-loved denim. The new denim on offer is limited, so it’s first in best dressed!

Wrangler will continue to accept your denim donations all day, and if you miss out on a new pair there will be some other items up for grabs, along with an awesome chill out space to hang with your mates and the Wrangler crew!

Source: Wrangler