A natural beauty

A natural beauty

While many of us are asleep or struggling to get ready for work, there are some who rise before the sun to take the time to centre themselves for the day ahead. Yoga teacher and naturopath Rebel Tucker believes a quiet moment of meditation and reflection, away from...
A coffee with Ken

A coffee with Ken

A macchiato in the morning, a catch-up with friends over a cappuccino, a latte after lunch or an espresso during a business meeting. Coffee has become so ingrained in our culture that there is a café on almost every corner. The quality of the beans and the skill of...
Head in the clouds

Head in the clouds

Some of us spend our days with our heads in the clouds. This is certainly true of Ollie Brooke of Cloud Concepts. This Irish born techno wiz has long held a passion for programing and software, and has built up a successful business showing others how they can embrace...
Stethescope at the ready

Stethescope at the ready

Day in the Life, Greater Port Macquarie Focus Magazine, April 2016 When the phone rings in the middle of the night, Dr Jonathon Hoy is up and out the door within moments, stethoscope at the ready. Many years ago house calls were common practice. And now, thanks to Dr...
Celebrating 30 years in business

Celebrating 30 years in business

Day in the Life, Greater Port Macquarie Focus Magazine, March 2016 As Direct Advisers celebrates 30 years in business this month, Director Ursula Boorman reflects on her career as a Certified Financial Planner. Ursula grew up in Port Macquarie and remembers working as...
Pins and needles

Pins and needles

Day in the Life, Greater Port Macquarie Focus Magazine, February 2016 Today, approximately 1 in 5 couples struggle with fertility. As infertility rates increase, acupuncture is becoming more popular as a safe, natural and drug-free alternative for couples. Ivana...