Project Partners

AFSAlpha Flight Services provides in-flight catering at 9 airports in Australia, serving 16 customer airlines.

Alpha Flight Services currently operates in 58 airports in 11 countries worldwide producing over 120,000 meals per day.
Their global expertise and innovation are indisputable.

Alpha Flight Services is a member of the global Alpha Group and ultimately owned by global aviation and travel organisation, the Emirates Group.

See http://www.alpha-group.com to read more.

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eye spy

Since 1994 Eye Spy® has grown to be the leading signage contracting company in Tasmania. Employing over 20 Tasmanians in our Cambridge factory, we use state of the art equipment to provide our customers with quality long lasting products.

Thinking Signs? Look no further, Eye Spy® Signs have got you covered.

Phone 1300 744 697 for equiries or see http://www.eyespysigns.com.au for more information.

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EPIRB Hire has been Australia’s leading EPIRB & PLB hire service since 2002. They also hire; Iridium Satellite phones, Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, Satellite broadband BGAN, TomToms, Wireless Broadband, Marine VHF radios, UHF radios. Free delivery to most major towns Australia wide for rentals of more than one week.

Featured product; Fastfind 211 406Mhz PLB…

The Fast Find is a waterproof 406 MHz Personal Location Beacon (PLB).

The Fast Find acts as your personal emergency location beacon and is your last resort communication to the national and international search and rescue bodies.The Fastfind is designed as a direct communication to the 406 MHz search and rescue satellite system, its signal indicates that you are in need of urgent response and assistance.

Its small size belies its rugged construction and powerful output. There is no compromise. Once activated, the distress beacon will send out a signal for help and continues to transmit for at least 24 hours, at a powerful 5 watt output, ensuring that your call for help gets through whatever the conditions. The pocket sized, waterproof beacon transmits at the press of a button, to alert search and rescue services to your plight.

Call Peter on 0415 263 750 or Caroline on 0415 940 939 or alternatively email info@epirbhire.com.au

See www.epirbhire.com.au for more information and prices.

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Current Contributors

Brighton BLock
Baylisan Pty Ltd
International Truck Museum
Heritage Haulage
East Coast Concrete
Greg Worsley Transport

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Past Sponsors

Dad owned and drove Scania trucks for all his interstate work. With that knowledge I could not overlook the obvious link between Dad’s working life and a company whose vehicles he trusted and whose reliable service kept him on the road.

Scania Australia imports and distributes Scania trucks and buses, marine and industrial engines… as well, they own a network of nine branches Australia wide that provide full factory-trained and approved after sales care, including routine maintenance, repairs, roadside assistance and full fleet management facilities.

Scania’s driver training and support as well as the subsequent Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Award offer an invaluable experience and education in fully understanding the capabilities of a particular vehicle. This goes a long way toward accident prevention and contributes to further developing a positive perception of truck drivers among all road users.

‘Scania wishes Bridget all the very best for her journey through Australia and safe driving. Good luck Bridget’.

More information at www.scania.com.au or via 03 9217 3300

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Founded in 1967 by Greg Lowe, Lowepro is an international company known for producing carrying solutions for imaging equipment and consumer electronics. Basically, they make bags, cases and pouches to carry cameras and other digital gear. Their premier items cater to professional photographers and photojournalists but they also design cases for casual photographers and laptop users.

The Lowepro brand effectively began in 1967 when climber Greg Lowe invented the world’s first internal frame backpack in his Colorado work shed. In 1972, Greg introduced the world’s first foam padded, soft-sided camera bag.

Lowepro is now the world’s largest producer of camera support packs, with distribution in 107 countries.

Featured product; Lowepro Fastpack 250

Versatility and then some with the lightweight, comfortable Fastpack 250 backpack. It protects your digital SLR and 15.4″ widescreen notebook compactly while providing generous storage for your other gear. Side-entry compartments let you quickly grab equipment and accessories, even while you’re on the move. Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers. A comfortable mesh waist belt helps distribute weight evenly.

More information at www.lowepro.com/intl

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Featured product; Composer Pro…

The Composer Pro refines and enhances the popular and award winning Lensbaby Composer by upgrading the swivel ball and focus mechanism to provide professional performance.  The Composer Pro’s metal swivel ball design delivers ultra-smooth focus and tilt control.  The updated focus mechanism features a fluid and accurate dampened focus ring comparable to the focus mechanisms of the highest quality professional manual focus lenses.  This smooth, fluid operation makes the Composer Pro the perfect choice for discerning professional photographers and videographers who want to create ground-breaking creative imagery.

Featured product; Lensbaby Double Glass Optic…

A multi-coated doublet optic for Lensbaby Composer, Muse, and Control Freak lenses.  Part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap system.

This multi-coated optical glass doublet is their most popular optic, providing a tack-sharp sweet spot of focus with minimum diffusion at all aperture settings.

Featured product; The Edge 80 Optic…

The Edge 80 Optic is an 80mm flat field of focus optic with a 12-blade adjustable aperture. Compatible with all Lensbaby lens bodies including the Composer Pro, the Edge 80 Optic, when tilted, delivers a slice of tack sharp focus through the image, bordered by a soft blur. When pointed straight ahead the Edge 80 can be used just like a high-quality straight lens. When tilted, the size of that slice of focus depends upon the aperture used, and the placement of the slice of focus depends upon the degree and direction of tilt. Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the lens changes between apertures from f/2.8 through f/22.  The Edge 80 also features a special close-focus function. Photographers can extend the front of the optic to focus as close as 17” away from their subject. The Edge 80 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap™ System.

Featured product; Fisheye Optic…

Turn your Lensbaby Composer® into a fun fisheye lens with the Fisheye Optic, part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. The Fisheye Optic’s ultra-wide 12mm focal length captures an eye-popping fisheye view from infinity all the way down to one inch away from the front of the lens.

Check out www.lensbaby.com for more products and instructional videos.

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Digital Camera Warehouse, established in 2001, is your one-stop purple camera shop for all your photography needs. “Working with the idea that everyone should always receive our best price up front, we show our absolute best prices online every day,” says General Manager, Sharyn McKissock. “Our prices are the same across the board – whether you choose to purchase from one of our 3 stores (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), or from our comprehensive website. We believe this is the fair and honest way of doing business”. “We will deliver anywhere in Australia, and our helpful and knowledgeable staff are available to offer expert advice”. Digital Camera Warehouse aims to remove the hassle and confusion from your next camera purchase.

So jump online and check them out at www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au or contact them on 1300 365 220.

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fireflymediaproduction – broadcast television video pre/post & advertising production.

More information at www.fireflymedia.com.au launching soon).

 

 

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‘Gecko Promotions is proud to support Bridget as she undertakes her epic journey in memory of her father. Well done Bridget’.

Our business is a Tasmanian owned and operated family business that offers a wide range of products and services to help you make your message stick.   We have four distinct areas of our business: signage and banners, promotional products, printing and graphics; trophies and awards. Our focus is to provide our clients with innovative products that can be used as corporate gifts or for functional promotions and displays.

What makes us unique is our range of in-house products that can be designed specifically to fit our clients’ needs, including fine Tasmanian timber products laser-engraved with logos, or innovative hand-crafted awards, glassware and presentational material.   We have also carefully selected a range of top quality, trade only suppliers with whom we work closely, in order to provide you with an outstanding range of promotional products.  Our sales team work with our clients from the concept and design phase, right through to the final product.

From printing and stationery, clothing, branded confectionery, custom designed awards, sports trophies, stickers and signage for cars, boats or your shop window, we’ve got all areas covered.

Gecko Promotions … making your message stick.

More informaion at www.geckopromotions.com.au or phone (03) 62 34 6788

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Good vision should not be taken for granted, Companies like Eyelines exist to see that we don’t. Whether we’re driving, reading or travelling our eye sight plays a role in our safety, our efficiency and enjoyment of life.

Eyelines specialise in eye care; eyewear and optometry. Their core values and corporate image inspire trust and reinforce the quality and value of their products and service. Eyelines role in the local Tasmanian community is impressive and a fundamental element that differentiates them from their competitors. They are 100% Tasmanian and well respected with sites across Tasmania, also offering services to the Bass Strait Islands. Eyelines employ and train local people and continually encourage the growth of their business into regional areas.

More information at www.eyelines.com.au or phone 1300 13 93 63 for your nearest store

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The Director and Head Trainer of Symmetry Personal Training is Conrad Voss. Conrad has worked in the fitness industry since 2004 and is a qualified personal trainer.

He holds Certificate III and IV in Fitness, life saving Bronze Medallion, a Senior First Aid Certificate and is a member of Fitness Australia.

Sport has been Conrad’s passion since childhood and he has represented the state in soccer, badminton and surfing as well as playing TFL football.

Since overcoming a life-threatening illness in early adolescence Conrad has devoted himself to fitness and the well being of both mind and body. He takes a holistic approach to personal training to assist his clients achieve their goals – both in fitness and in life.

More information at www.symmetrypt.com.au or phone 0419 394 558

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Rockwall bar + grill was established in November 2008 by well known local restaurateur Susan Catchpool and former Australian Rules footballer Garry Baker. Following his years with Melbourne Football Club and Footscray Football Club, Garry retired and settled in Tasmania, opening a number of pubs and restaurants in and around the city.

Having worked in the restaurant trade for more than 20 years, Susan recognised Hobart’s need for an establishment which offers quality Tasmanian food in a relaxed environment.

Susan and Garry joined forces with Paul Little, Max Forster and Australian Rules footy legend Ron Barassi… three like minded mates who have joined Garry in trekking the Kokoda Trail and mountain biking in Mongolia… resulting in the opening of Rockwall bar + grill at Salamanca.

Fast becoming a dining institution, Rockwall offers visitors and Hobartians alike, the opportunity to view history from the inside. This amazing warehouse has withstood the test of time and has been artfully outfitted to accommodate modern and relaxed dining.

Rockwall offers sophisticated or casual dining in a nature-inspired environment, encompassing the amazing textures and tastes that Tasmania has to offer.

More information at www.rockwallbarandgrill.com.au or phone (03) 62 24 2929

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The Running Edge mission is to provide superior products and expert advice to the serious athlete, recreational runner and social walker. The Running Edge is a specialist running and walking store providing running shoes, walking shoes, technical clothing, accessories and recovery gear to men, women and children of all ages.

Their expert knowledge and professional customer service is supported by the best running and footwear technical knowledge available, including state of the art gait analysis for the serious athlete to the casual walker.

Located in Murray Street Hobart, just down from the State library, The Running Edge is easily accessible to regular city workers, visitors and the running community.

More information at www.therunningedge.net.au or phone 03 62 34 2844

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Claude Neon has vast experience in all forms of corporate signage and environmental branding, as well as managing and coordinating national multi-site signage programs and single site projects. It is their project management experience that makes them unique, ensuring signage requirements are met on design, on budget and on time.

As the world has changed, so have they. The company has reshaped to focus on the issues facing clients in a rapidly changing market. The team of experienced project managers, industrial designers and account managers are focused on the interests of the clients, and are not tied to any one manufacturer.

They are switched on to client needs and the needs of the communities they work in. Listening, collaborating and leading their clients to successful outcomes has been their goal since inception.

More information at www.claudeneon.com.au or phone (03) 62 34 8488

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Reliance Petroleum is a leading player in the fuel, lubricant and retail convenience industry in rural and regionalAustralia, with an extensive network of bulk fuel and lubricant depots, delivery vehicles and service stations. Reliance’s key commercial sectors include Primary Producers, Resources, Transport, Reseller, Commercial, Wholesale and Marine.

To give you some perspective of the magnitude of Reliance Petroleum, here are some interesting facts:

  • Over 2800 staff based throughout Australia, mostly within retail sites, sales and operations.
  • 220 BP branded retail sites.
  • 450+ BP branded distributor supplied sites.
  • 60,000+  customers.
  • 300 + delivery vehicles which travel in excess of 50 million kilometres per annum.
  • 300,000 deliveries, delivering 3 billion litres of fuel.
  • 1.8 million bulk fuel transactions.
  • Fuel deliveries are managed in-house with 400 drivers, from 80 depots locations.
  • In excess of 84 million fuel / shop transactions.
  • 4.5 million fleet card transactions.

More information at www.reliancepetroleum.com.au

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As the leading computer store in Tasmania and the ACT, Principal Computers specialise in computer hardware, software, notebook systems and accessories.

They offer a large range of services and their friendly staff can present you with the full IT solution – from a home office level through to the specific requirements of large organisations.

Principal Computers can help you with;

  • Virus prevention & removal
  • Desktop & Laptop repairs & support
  • Email services, such as spam filtering
  • Centralised file sharing and backup
  • Microsoft exchange & push email for pda’s
  • Server support and maintenance
  • Wireless/cabled networking
  • VOIP solutions
  • Security

Featured product; ASUS Eee PC…

It’s so light and compact; you can take it anywhere and… I will!

ASUS EEEPC 1001PXD delivers 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, eliminating worries about power while on-the-go for full day, unplugged computing. It is designed with an ergonomic keyboard for prolonged usage and a 10.1“ LED-back-lit display. It offers seamless communication featuring a built-in 0.3M camera for instant video conference and high speed connectivity with WiFi 802.11bgn that automatically detects and connects to the internet at any hot spot.

Specifically, all this;

  • Screen Size; 10″
  • Processor; Intel Atom N455 1.8 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory; 1Gb DDR3 Memory
  • Chipset; Intel GMA 3150 Graphics Chipset
  • Operating System; Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Graphics Card; Intel GMA 3150 Chipset
  • Hard Disk; 250Gb 5400RPM 2.5
  • Optical Drive; No optical drive to reduce size and weight
  • Webcam; 0.3 Mega Pixel Webcam
  • Networking; 802.11bgn Wireless & Gigabit LAN
  • Battery; 6 Cell Battery
  • Weight; 1.56 Kilograms
  • Warranty; 1 Year Warranty

Visit www.principalcomputers.com.au or phone 03 64 35 5000 for assistance.

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For well over half a century Tamron has been recognized as a leading innovator in cutting-edge optical design, and acclaimed for its mastery of the underlying mechanical and electronic technologies that make today’s amazing lenses possible. Developing practical, compact, easy-to-use lightweight zoom lenses with incredible zoom ranges, apertures and close focusing ability, that also deliver world-class imaging performance, is not simply a matter of refining existing ideas — it entails creative thinking at the highest level.

Featured product; Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD B008…

In addition to being the most compact and lightest lens in the world1 with 15x magnification, the Tamron 18-270mm high-power zoom lens boasts the PZD (Piezo Drive) internal auto focus drive, Tamron’s first standing wave ultrasonic motor system. Angle performance is virtually guaranteed with an unshakable new2 VC (Vibration Compensation. All that and with a 62mm filter diameter and weighing in at 450g3, this lens is the cumulation of uncompromising research and development to make a lightweight, compact, all-in-one super zoom lens.

www.tamron.com.au

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The original go-anywhere, do-everything support you won’t want to live without!

The Gorilla-series of tripods, torches and mobile supports are the most versatile accessories for those on the go. Made up of over 30 leg joints that bend and rotate, the Gorillapods and Gorillamobiles will firmly secure your camera, iPhone, iPad or other device to virtually any surface – anywhere and everywhere – while theGorillatorches provide instant portable light with the same renowned Gorilla-flexibility. The possibilities are endless!

Featured product; Gorillatorch Switchback…

This combination lantern-headlamp uses the same LED light array in a single form factor to avoid the need to carry two separate lights. Produced with the latest in high-performance materials and LED technology, the Gorillatorch Switchback combines exceptional light quality with innovative product design. 5 powerful LEDs, including a 130-lumen CREE® XLamp® XP-G LED spotlight, 6 brightness settings and an adjustable dimmer switch create a brilliant, even light that is easy on the eyes when viewed directly.

As a lantern, the Gorillatorch Switchback is capable of illuminating an 8-person family tent or small cabin, hooking easily to the inside of a tent, sitting on a table or attaching to a branch using the included flexible, wrappable lantern stand. The integrated design quickly transitions to headlamp mode, with an ergonomic woven headband that can be comfortably worn for hours. The Gorillatorch Switchback can illuminate a trail up to 18.3 metres ahead, with two additional white LEDs for flood lighting and two red LEDs to preserve night vision.

Two easy-to-find AA batteries give a battery life of up to 72 hours. The flexible lantern stand also doubles as a tripod for a point-and-shoot camera when using the supplied standard camera screw.

Featured product; Gorillapod Original…

The Joby Gorillapod is the lightest and most versatile camera tripod available today – a revolutionary device that adds a new level of flexibility to any photo opportunity. The original Gorillapod is designed for compact digital cameras, it is lightweight and compact, making it the ideal camera accessory for photographers on the go. Wrap it around a tree, perch it on a rock or clamp it on a chair… the Gorillapod can handle just about any environment!

Featured product: Gorillapod SLR Zoom…

Designed with the serious photographer in mind, the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom is built to support SLR cameras with telephoto lenses, and video cameras. It is sturdy, compact and flexible, which makes it a must-have for any professional’s camera bag. It can be used with or without a professional tripod head and supports up to 3kg.

More information at www.maxwell.com.au/joby

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The RYDA Program is a road safety education program aimed at reducing death and injury amongst young people on Australian roads. The Program targets 16 to 17 year olds who are at the stage of their lives where they start to drive or ride in a vehicle driven by their peers.

RYDA is a community-based initiative of Rotary Clubs, partnering those organisations in our community that have a responsibility for, or interest in, road safety for youth. It has been developed in consultation with relevant Government Departments and is designed to complement and supplement the school curriculum and government road safety messages.

Visit www.ryda.org.au for more information about the Ryda Program and for your nearest venue.

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Featured product; The Go Pro Motorsports Hero HD camera…

It’s the world’s most versatile wearable waterproof shockproof high definition (HD) video HD camera and still photo action cam for motorsports. This action camera is unique by design; with its one of a kind quick-release multiple mounting system and 170 degree wide angle high resolution lens. It’s a pure action camera that is light weight, compact, easy to use and 100% affordable.

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Thrillseeker are official agents for the Go Pro product here in Australia.

Get express delivery anywhere in Australia and great customer service, you’ll be dealing with Go Pro camera specialists. The don’t sell anything else and so aren’t preoccupied with other products.Their staff use the cameras in their own sports and know everything about them.

More information at www.thrillseekeradventures.com (launching soon).



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