Parker Communications comes full circle

Parker Communications comes full circle

I’ve been writing the monthly Day in the Life column in the Port Macquarie Focus Magazine since 2013, so I was thrilled to be asked to write a version for the Manning Great Lakes edition this month! I grew up in the quiet coastal village of Old Bar, went to...
Turning houses into homes

Turning houses into homes

As the furniture and bedding proprietor of the local Harvey Norman store, Kerrie Winn has helped many Port Macquarie families choose the special items that make their house a home. “The great thing about Harvey Norman is that it operates under a franchise system so...
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...